65.4% Merlot, 4% Cabernet Franc, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon.
The second wine of Chateau Brane Cantenac- Elegant medium bodied wine with a high percentage of Merlot making it silkier and more seductive.
74% Cabernet Sauvignon, 22% Merlot, 2% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot.
Ripe fruit, notes of graphite and spice, pleasing and giving, surprisingly crisp acidity, given the ripeness, keeps this in balance, along with ripe, melting tannins.
85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 11% Merlot, 3% Petit Verdot and 1% Cabernet Franc.
Ch Batailley is reliably good and this vintage is no exception.
Fresh blackcurrants on the nose and fine raspberry and blackberry fruit on the palate with an earthy minerality. Dense fruit, ripe tannins and a wonderfully finish.
57% Cabernet Sauvignon, 39% Merlot and 4% Petit Verdot.
Medium to deep garnet coloured, the 2009 Belgrave gives up baked cherries, mulberries, stewed plums and forest floor scents with camphor and spice box nuances. Medium to full-bodied, soft and fleshy on the palate, it has a spicy/raisin cake finish.
55% Merlot, 35% Cabernet Sauvignon and 10% Malbec.
A pleasing nose of small berried fruits with spicy touches. The generous, well-balanced palate reveals classic cassis & leathery hints with notes of cedar wood. Carefully managed, well-integrated tannins make for a smooth, supple and measured finish.
The Chateau is the highest point in the Entre deux Mers and has been a landmark in the region since the XVI century !
The wine is 100% Merlot which is made with very much XXI st century way and is aged for 15 months.
The wine is a brilliant garnet colour with delicate aromas of black fruits. Mouth filling and satisfying with a nice long finish.
45% Merlot, 21% Cabernet Franc, 19% Cabernet Sauvignon and 15% Malbec.
The nose is expressive onnotes of fruit and lots of spice; it reveals ripeness and is very fresh. On the palate, this wine is charming, with surprising fullness, smoothness, and a lot of depth.
55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 22% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Franc and 8% Petit Verdot.
Ch. du Tertre’s 2009 is a fantastic gem of a wine. With forward, fruity, fresh red and black fruit aromas, this has wonderful concentration with layers of creamy blackberries rolling across the palate, super-silky tannins and a mocha hint at the finish adding complexity.
75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot.
The 2006 Ducru Beaucaillou has a precocious bouquet for the vintage: opulent ripe dark cherry, red plum and cassis fruit, mint and hints of vanilla pod. It is very well defined and very sensual. The palate is medium-bodied with a sweet opening, plenty of dark cherry and blackberry, Hoisin, a touch of cedar and again mint.
This is certainly one of the great 2012s from Pomerol. What’s amazing is that it is 100% Merlot. Superb terroir and incredibly well-placed on the plateau of Pomerol, adjacent to Petrus and across the road from Lafleur. It is inky purple in colour, with a glorious nose of black fruits, an unctuous texture, and a full-bodied mouthfeel.
60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc.
Second wine of Grand-Puy-Lacoste. Expressive scents of crushed strawberry, raspberry coulis, cedar and light mint aromas that are well defined. There is joie de vivre here. The palate is medium-bodied with light tannin, a juicy Lacoste-Borie that wears its heart on its sleeve, hints of vanilla toward the finish.
Deep, dark ruby-red, not quite opaque. Aromas are deep, brooding dark fruit & liquorice, well integrated with cedar notes. The palate has vibrant acidity and cassis fruit at first, but this is closed up by the oak on the mid palate. Alcohol adds a touch of warmth and the fruit fights back on the finish, showing rich dark fruit at the end.
71% Cabernet Sauvignon, 29% Merlot.
The 2005 vintage exhibits aromas of blackcurrant fruit, liquorice, spice, and forest floor. The palate is medium bodied, with a velvety rich tannin. A quintessential Pauillac that will bring joy to all!
38% Cabernet Sauvignon, 52% Merlot, 6% Cabernet Franc and 4% Petit Verdot
It could not come from anywhere else. Crushed violets infuse black cherries, blueberry, and iodine. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannin, very well-judged acidity, an elegant and very charming Margaux with pencil lead and a touch of spice on the long finish.
54% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Merlot, 6% Cabernet Franc and 5% Petit Verdot.
Forward and lifted cassis fruit on the nose with violets and notes of graphite. More of the same across the palate, flamboyant and dense with bags of acidity providing a linear feel – very typical of the finest 2014s. This is fleshy and generous but with the firm tannin backbone that we expect from the commune.
60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 36% Merlot, 4% Petit Verdot.
A Cru Bourgeois which regularly produces to the quality standards of the more exalted Cru Classe of the Medoc ! A bargain
The Chateau is located south of Gruaud Larose in the commune of Cussac-Fort Medoc.
54% Cabernet Sauvignon, 34% Merlot, 12% Cabernet Franc.
Brimming a fine colour and offering a fine fragrance of Cabernet fruit, it is quite firm and tries to hide, but floral, pretty, and noticeably alluring notes emerge. Soft and approachable, there is a crunch to the palate and an elegant polish on the finish.
90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc
It’s a rich, surprisingly structured, and tannic wine in the vintage. Deep purple/plum coloured with a great bouquet of black cherries, plums, chocolate and tobacco leaf, this medium to full-bodied and concentrated.
50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot, and 25% Cabernet Franc, spending up to 15 months in oak barrels, roughly 50% of which are new. On the nose ripe red fruits as blackberry and dark plum. On the palate: Almost full-bodied, soft, and round. It melts on your tongue. A marvellous integration of tastes from the dark fruit, tannins, oak, and vanilla.
42% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot and 18% Petit Verdot.
The 2012 Château Meyney turned out to be a bit of a star at a recent ‘Ten Years On’ tasting of the 2012 Bordeaux vintage. It seems to have shaken off its youthful tannic coast and is entering a phase of delightful openness.
39% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot, 18% Cabernet Franc and 3% Petit Verdot.
Coming from the same stable as Léoville las Cases in Saint-Julien, the wine is finely structured with firm tannins and dark fruit. Rich plum flavours are counterbalanced by solid tannins.
From the same owners of Ch L'Eglise Clinet, it is made of 100% Merlot with 30% new barrel. Deep garnet purple with aromas of blackberries, chocolate and cherries, nice medium to full bodied with refined tasting. Benefits from an hours breathing
Blended of 75% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc and 5% Malbec, the 2018 Clos Rene is deep garnet-purple in colour with a nose of baked blueberries and plums with balsamic and crushed rocks. The palate is medium to full-bodied, firm, and chewy with loads of earth laced black fruit preserves on offer and good length.