Score: 93-94 The second wine of Lynch is linear and tight with beautiful blackberry and currant character. Medium to full body, firm tannins and an energetic finish. Super concentrated on the center palate. James Suckling
Château Gazin is offered @ £720.00 IB per case. 94-96 Points from Neal Martin: "Now this has quite a powerful bouquet for Gazin, more heightened fruit compared to recent vintages with blackberry, briary and pressed flower aromas that are well defined..."
Score: 99-100, James Suckling Incredible depth of fruit. Dense yet agile and energetic. It has so much dynamic fruit and tannin structure. Makes you want to taste and taste. What a young wine! We will see if 2016 is better than 2015. Both are great.
Score: 98-100, Neal Martin The 2016 Pavie is a blend of 60% Merlot, 22% Cabernet Franc and 18% Cabernet Sauvignon cropped at 38 hectoliters per hectare between 10 and 20 October.
Score: 17.5, Jancis Robinson Exceptionally dark purple. Very meaty, concentrated nose with real lift. Lots of graphite and grit. No spare flesh but truly terroir wine. Sinewy. Bone-dry finish. Very much in its own style. But long and precise.
Score: 17.5, Jancis Robinson Rich and very lively on the nose. Real freshness and raciness. Beautiful wine! Really vibrant and rich. But with masses of energy. Just very slightly dry on the end. But such a charmer! GV.
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The magnificent Château Palmer is available @ £2,840.00 IB per case or £1,420.00 IB per case of six... James Suckling: 99-100 Points I wrote that the 2015 was incredible, and this 2016 is again. It’s equally structured and powerful as the 2015, yet there’s an underlying intellectual serenity to this wine...
Château Gloria is offered @ £360.00 IB per case. Score: 93-95, Neal Martin The 2016 Gloria is a blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 3% Petit Verdot and 7% Cabernet Franc that was picked from 29 September until 17 October...
The Saint Julien property, Château Saint Pierre is offered @ £545.00 IB per case. Score: 94-95, James Suckling Blueberry, blackberry and fresh currant-leaf character. Full-bodied, refined, beautiful, dense and tight. Great depth. Best ever.
Today we kick-off with Bruno Borie’s utterly delicious Château Lalande-Borie, which is produced by the Ducru Beaucaillou team and comes highly recommend for the cellar @ £230.00 IB per case.
Bordeaux En-Primeur 2016
- Cotes de Castillon (1)
- Graves (2)
- Haut Médoc (8)
- Lalande de Pomerol (3)
- Margaux (4)
- Médoc (9)
- Pauillac (2)
- Pomerol (1)
- Saint Emilion (1)
- Saint Estephe (6)
- Saint Julien (7)
- Saint-Émilion (6)
- Sauternes (2)