Château Giscours Margaux 2014
This Classified Growth in 1855 is the first label of Château Giscours. It is of great finesse and elegance. Delicacy and power are combined in this flask to bring you the elegance expected of a great Margaux wine. The aging potential of this great wine is between 8 and 20 years or even more for the most exceptional vintages.
Wine SpectatorBarrel Tasting. Fresh, with pretty cherry and plum fruit, lined with a light red licorice thread and backed by violet and iron notes on the finish. Not that dense but has good range and definition.
Château Meyney St. Estephe 2014Château Meyney's vineyard is planted of 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot and 10% Petit Verdot, on a perfectly-drained gravel soil that provides ideal conditions for grapes ripening. This unusually high share of Petit Verdot explains a particular trait of the wines, which regularly show notes of leather and musk after a period of time. The wine is full-bodied, well-rounded and structured. After ageing, the wine displays the remarkable charm of the best Saint-Estèphe: complexity, balance and harmony.
Château Phélan Ségur Saint Estèphe 2014A new vat room with small volumes of 40 to 60 hectolitres allowed extension of the selection work started in the vineyard. Precision viticulture was carried out through, among others, an approach to the vigour of the vine. The 2014 blend was very strongly influenced by Cabernet Sauvignon (64%).
Chateau Montrose Saint Estèphe 2014
Château Branaire Ducru Saint Julien 2014
Chateau du Glana Saint-Julien 2014Château Du Glana is located on the Route des Grands Vins running parallel to the Gironde estuary, between the towns of Beychevelle and Saint-Julien, opposite the famous Château Ducru-Beaucaillou. Château Du Glana was constructed in 1870 by Mr Nadeau, the city of Blaye's architect, for Mr Cayx. At about this time, a small (5 hectares) vineyard of gravelly soil was consolidated thanks to the purchase of several plots of land from neighbouring Château Saint-Pierre. After several other owners, Mr Gabriel Meffre bought Château Du Glana in 1961. He increased the vineyard to 43 hectares in the following years by acquiring several plots belonging to third growth Château Lagrange. Helped by his young sons Ludovic and Julien, Jean-Paul Meffre now looks after the estate. They are motivated by a major ambition: to achieve the estate's full potential. Surrounded by some of finest great growths in the Médoc, Château Du Glana has made tremendous strides in quality since 1999. Much thought has gone into making improvements over the past several years and the vineyard has been entirely renovated. Château Du Glana produces modern elegant wines of character reflecting the estate's superb terroir. The estate's completely restored buildings (vat room, grape reception area, ageing cellar, offices, and reception room), the immense care taken in the vineyard, and precious winemaking advice from Professor Denis Dubourdieu provide a sound equilibrium between modern methods and respect for tradition. Château Du Glana is thus a well-balanced, velvety, and complex wine enjoyable young, but also with excellent ageing potential (over ten years).
Château Gloria Saint Julien 2014A deep red, violetish colour. A jammy nose of red fruits. Notes of liquorice, catechu and vanilla. On entering the mouth it is silky with an exceptional melting quality. Highly precise tannins with exceptional elegance and length.
Château Langoa Barton Saint Julien 2014Work in the vineyards: traditional ploughing, no weed killing, reasoned additives. Pruning: double cane pruning adapted to the vigor of the vines. Manual harpening, topping and reasoned deleafing. Manual harvesting follow by successive sorting operations of the grapes. De-stemming, crushing and fermenting plot by plot. 16 to18 months in French oak barrels in a cellar kept at constant temperature of 15°C. Percentage of new barrels: 50/70% according vintages. Topping 3 times a week. Barrel to barrel racking. Fining in the barrels with fresh egg whites.
Château Gruaud Larose Saint Julien 2014The colour shows intense ruby highlights. The nose reveals red fruity notes like cherry, but also delicious notes of almond paste and flowers like jasmine. The fleshy mouth is sustained by fine, silky tannins that lead to great length. The finish is aromatic, fresh and tasty.
Château Ducru Beaucaillou Saint Julien 2014
Château du Tertre Margaux 2014Château du Tertre (Margaux AOC): This Classified Growth in 1855 is the first label of Château du Tertre. It is of great sweetness and flavour. Silky and freshness are combined in this flask to bring you the elegance expected of a great Margaux wine. The aging potential of this great wine is between 8 and 20 years or even more for the most exceptional vintages.
Château Prieure Lichine Margaux 2014￼The wines have a flavorsome profile with a dense, full and velvety mouth-feel and fully express the greatness of the Prieure-Lichine terroir.
Chateau Lacoste Borie Pauillac 2014
Château Grand Puy Lacoste Pauillac 2014The 2014 blend for Grand Puy Lacoste has, once again a large proportion of cabernet sauvignon (82%) proving once more the potential of this vineyard to really express all the best characteristics and charm of the cabernet grapes. This wine has an impressive intense ruby red colour. The nose expresses ripe, concentrated black fruits, blueberries and blackcurrant liqueur, typically Grand-Puy-Lacoste, with a slight spicy, peppery note. On the palate the first impressions are of density and great precision, carrying on with ripe tannins, powerful and elegant. This 2014 possesses a beautiful balance and freshness with a long finish and an intense note of cocoa. We find in this wine the framework of the great vintages of Grand-Puy-Lacoste where the richness and complexity of the terroir, combine with the refined fruit and ripe tannins which are perfectly expressed.
Château Pontet Canet Pauillac 2014The colour is a steady purple. The nose is composed of forest fruit and spices with a continuous graphite line. The attack is flavourful. The evolution on the palate is dense and rich carried by a comforting freshness. One has the impression of biting into a cluster of grapes with gusto. A real Pauillac of intense pleasure.
Domaine de Chevalier Pessac Leognan 2014Deep and brilliant ruby color. Intense nose of great wine. Fine and complex with outstanding purity of red ripe fruits. Spicy (pepper) and mineral (very typical graphite notes). Full mouth, very precise, chiseled fine tannins, coated with delicate fruity and crisp flesh. The balance is impeccable. The wine is energetic, very clear with long finish.
Chateau Sansonnet Saint Emilion 2014Dark ruby and deep color. The nose is intense and complex, it reveals aromas of red and black berries. Wood aromas small present are elegant and spicy, which will bring a beautiful complexity during the ageing. In mouth, the wine is silky, round and persistent.
Chateau Pavie Macquin St. Emilion 2014Pavie Macquin is situated on a plateau, next to the hill of Mondot and on the edge of the Fongaban rift. The vineyard sits at an altitude of between 75 and 100 metres at its highest point. A single tenant, its neighbour to the west is Troplong Mondot with Chateau Pavie (1er G.C.C.) to the south, while to the north lies Trottevieille (1er G.C.C.).
Château Troplong Mondot Saint Emilion 2014
Chateau Beaumont Haut Medoc 2014Ruby colour, very deep thanks to the good extractability of the anthocyans. The nose is generous, fruity and complex. The attack is silky on the palate with a tannic structure present, all in balance. The lightly oaky fruit aromas are very elegant and contribute to the long aromatic finish.
Château Lynch Moussas Pauillac 2014