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Where available, tasting scores and notes are by Robert Parker (RP) and taken from his website www.erobertparker.com  The Wine Spectator (WS) from www.winespectator.com or Stephen Tanzer (ST) from www.wineaccess.com

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Tasting
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Best Drinking

           
46 75cl

BATAILLEY
Pauillac

Vinous.com/Neal Martin - The 2016 Haut-Batailley was tasted from two bottles, the first showing a touch of TCA. The second has an airy and well-defined bouquet of blackberry, graphite and subtle floral aromas. The palate is medium-bodied with fine-boned tannins and very classic in style, displaying impressive grip. I appreciate the substance toward the finish, and the pencil lead lingering on the aftertaste. This is an outstanding Haut-Batailley. Tasted blind at the Southwold tasting in August 2020.

2016 £55.00 NM94
2022-42
33 75cl

BATAILLEY
Pauillac

RP - From the famous château estate of the Castéja family, the 2012 Batailley is a very strong effort. This is a big-time sleeper of the vintage. A dense purple wine with loads of crème de cassis, blueberry notes, background forest floor and cedar, this is a strong effort from Batailley and may well usher in a new era for this fifth-growth chateau that is capable of producing great wine. The tannins are sweet and the wine has an opulence and richness that is rare for a Médoc in 2012.

2012 £46.00 RP92
2015-40
3 75cl

DOMAINE de SAINT GUIRONS
Pauillac

RUDY -
75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot. Dark, inky colour. A little muted on the nose, but blackberry fruit dominates the palate with cassis, cedar and fresh tobacco. The fruit is pure and focused with good depth and concentration. Lovely supple texture. This delicious wine bears all the hallmarks of both the Pauillac appellation and the brilliant 2015 vintage. Super value.

2015 £28.00
2018-28

Domaine de Saint-Guirons is owned and produced by Francois-Xavier Borie, the proprietor of Château Grand-Puy Lacoste in Pauillac.

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12 75cl

CLERC-MILON
Pauillac

Vinous.com/Antonio Galloni - Inky blue/purplish fruit, lavender, spice and licorice, along with the natural generosity of the vintage, give the 2015 Clerc-Milon is plush, sumptuous personality. Although not especially complex or nuanced, the 2015 offers plenty of raciness in an accessible, fleshy style that can be enjoyed with minimal fuss. From barrel, the 2015 gave the impression of being quite structured, but the bottled wine is far more forthcoming at this early stage. The blend is 51% Cabernet Sauvignon, 34% Merlot, 13% Cabernet Franc, 1% Petit Verdot and 1% Carmenère.

2015 £74.00 AG92
2
020-35

TOP Vintage

 

5 75cl

DUHART-MILON
Pauillac

Vinous.com/Neal Martin - The 2015 Duhart-Milon has an intense bouquet of blackberry, undergrowth, mint and pencil shaving scents that soar from the glass, demonstrating much more conviction than its peers. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin and well-judged acidity, and quite natural and classic in style, though it misses a little depth toward the finish, which attenuates prematurely.

2015 £58.00 NM90
2
020-30

BIN END PRICE

 

7 75cl

LES FORTS de LATOUR
Pauillac

RP/Lisa Perrotti-Brown - 2009 had a very hot, dry summer with a little rain in mid to late September. The wines are rich, opulent and generously fruited, approachable when young, though they have the substance to age beautifully. This is no exception. Deep garnet-purple coloured, the 2009 Les Forts de Latour is very spicy on the nose, strutting star anise, fenugreek and cumin seed notions over a core of crème de cassis, violets, plum preserves and blueberry compote with a waft of camphor. The palate is full-bodied, rich, opulent and wonderfully velvety in the mouth with a very long, multilayered finish.

2009 £250.00 RP/LPB95
2019-40
21 75cl

LE PAUILLAC de CHATEAU LATOUR
Pauillac

3rd  Wine of Chateau Latour

Vinous.com/Neal Martin
 - The 2015
Le Pauillac de Château Latour has gone up in my estimation since I tasted it from barrel. It has a fleshy, ripe, raspberry, blackberry and boysenberry scented nose, a little smudged with subtle hints of marmalade in the background. It is open and inviting. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannins and well judged acidity. As a Troisième Vin, even for a First Growth, it only achieves moderate complexity, but there is something winsome about this wine with an attractive pencil lead finish that is impressively well defined.

2015 £65.00  

vinous/NM90
2020-30

TOP  Vintage

 


 

31 75cl

ECHO de LYNCH-BAGES
Pauillac

2nd  Wine of Lynch-Bages
The estate's top wine from the excellent 2015 vintage currently sells for  £74 a bottle! - so this represents real value!


Vinous.com/Antonio Galloni -
The 2017 Echo de Lynch Bages is soft, open-knit and easygoing. A rush of sweet red cherry and red plum fruit gives the 2017 its open-knit, distinctive personality. Perhaps it is a bit less expressive than it can be in top vintages, but the balance here is impeccable. Pretty floral and spice notes add an attractive element of suaveness to this lush, supple wine.

2017 £34.00 AG90
2020-29

 

6 75cl

LYNCH-BAGES
Pauillac

RP/Neal Martin - The 2015 Lynch Bages is a blend of 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 24% Merlot, 4% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot that was picked from 23 September until 2 October, matured in 75% new oak. There is an overwhelming sense of purity on the nose: perfumed, almost floral blackberry, wild strawberry, graphite and cedar scents, unmistakably Pauillac in style. The palate is medium-bodied with fine-grain tannin, a keen citrus thread that impart tension and ample freshness. Tasting this as the first wine of the day, it instantly refreshes the mouth and leaves it tingling with energy after it has departed. This is an excellent, top-grade Lynch Bages that deserves 8-10 years in bottle and then will offer three decade of pleasure, maybe more.

2015 £115.00 RP/NM95
2024-60

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24 75cl

LYNCH-MOUSSAS
Pauillac

Vinous.com/Neal Martin - The 2016 Lynch-Moussas has a clean, pure bouquet of slightly meaty black fruit, quite harmonious if not as complex as the Batailley. The palate is well balanced, with mint-infused black fruit, tobacco and sage. I like the density of this Pauillac, which is focused and elegant yet classic on the finish. I suspect it will improve in bottle.

2016 £38.00 NM92+
2022-45

TOP Vintage

 

9 75cl

LYNCH-MOUSSAS
Pauillac

RP/Neal Martin - The 2015 Lynch Moussas is a blend of 79% Cabernet Sauvignon and 21% Merlot cropped at 44 hl/ha between 17 September and 1 October. It has a very controlled bouquet at first with tightly wound raspberry and wild strawberry fruit, the oak nicely integrated and some lovely undergrowth aromas surfacing with aeration. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannin, the acidity well judged, leading to a spice-tinged finish that lingers long in the mouth. It is a very fine follow-up to the 2014 last year, with a freshness and class that I did not find conveyed ten years ago.

2015 £36.00 RP/NM94
2020-40

TOP Vintage

 

6 75cl

PICHON BARON
Pauillac

Vinous/Neal Martin - The 2015 Pichon-Baron has an engaging, complex bouquet of blackberry, cedar, mint and graphite, demonstrating more cohesion and more conviction than its peers. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin and extremely well-judged acidity that imbues this Pauillac with a sense of effortlessness and class lacking in some of its peers. A stunning 2015 and one of the greatest releases from the estate.

2015 £120.00  

NM97
2025-65

 


 

12 75cl

PONTET CANET
Pauillac

Vinous/Neal Martin - The 2016 Pontet-Canet was bottled in July 2018. Jean-Michel Comme says it is the best vintage in recent years, a reference point for the estate, with more definition and precision than the 2010 Pontet-Canet. I do like the bouquet here: very pure and precise, the oak nicely integrated, subtle floral scents emerging with time. In the background there is a touch of fresh fig, conveying the warmth of that summer but not impeding upon the terroir expression. The palate is very well balanced and extremely pure, with fine tannin and an almost satin-like texture; the acidity here is well judged. A subtle spiciness becomes more pronounced toward the finish, which exerts gentle grip. This is a very sophisticated Pontet-Canet, easily the finest from Alfred Tesseron and winemaker Jean-Michel Comme in recent years.

2016 £124.00  

 

 

NM96
2024-60

 


 

12 75cl

PONTET CANET
Pauillac

Vinous/Antonio Galloni - Proprietor Alfred Tesseron and winemaker Jean-Michel Comme produced an absolutely stellar Pontet-Canet in 2015. Sumptuous, racy and totally inviting, the 2015 is all class. Super-ripe dark cherry, plum, spice and exotic floral notes build as the 2015 shows off its alluring personality. Even with all of its raciness, the 2015 speaks with authority and power. Fine tannins extend the persistent, highly nuanced finish. The 2015 is 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 3% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot aged 50% new oak, 4% in terra cotta and 15% in neutral oak. Tasted three times.

2015 £92.00

 

 

 

AG97
2023-40

 


 

24 75cl

RESERVE de la COMTESSE
COMTESSE de LALANDE
Pauillac

2nd  Wine of Pichon Comtesse
The estate's top wine from the excellent 2015 vintage currently sells for  £108 a bottle! - so this represents real value!


Vinous/Antonio Galloni -
The 2017 Réserve de la Comtesse is deep, dark and intense. Charcoal, grilled herbs, smoke, game and liquorice add to a real impression of serious power. The 2017 is far more convincing in bottle than it was en primeur. An increase in Cabernet on the property has had a number of effects, including moving the Réserve closer to the Grand Vin stylistically. The Cabernet is especially evident today in what is an important, big second wine.

2017 £35.00  



AG92
2024-37

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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