onsdag 2. mai 2018

2017 Primeur Saint-Estèphe



2017 Château Le Boscq
Ruby. Dark fruits, spices, blueberries, quite intense nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, blueberries, anise, spices, some minerals, long. 89-91

2017 Château Calon Ségur
Ruby. Blueberries, anise, floral, scented, red berries nose, detailed. Minerals and boysenberries. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, dark berries, red fruits, elegant texture, somewhat leaner, long. 93-95

2017 Le Marquis de Calon Ségur
Bright ruby. Red berries, anise, fruity, some spices, fresh nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fresh, fruity, red berries, some anise, leaner finish. 88-90

2017 Château Capbern
Ruby. Blueberries, fruity, scented, lighter nose, red berries. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fresh, leaner, juicy, red berries, on the light side. 87-89

2017 Château Le Côme
Ruby. Anise, blueberries, fruity, floral, red berries nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, red berries, anise, juicy, lighter. 86-88


2017 Cos d'Estournel
Ruby. Blueberries, anise, some spices, cassis, faint mocha note, something exotic very far back, almost undetectable at this stage. White peppery note. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fresh, fruity, detailed, elegant, lovely balance, refreshing and nuanced, layered, superb liveliness and elegance, one refined Cos. Long. With 2016 one of the best every made in my book. 97-99

2017 Pagodes de Cos
Ruby. Scented, dark fruits, some spices, almost a bergamot Earl Grey sort of note going on. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, anise, blueberries, elegant, detailed, nuanced, lovely balance, long. 91-93

2017 Cos d'Estournel blanc
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, minerals, fruity, some grapefruits nose. Fresh acidity, fruity, apples, minerals, detailed, elegant, nuanced, refined, long. 92-94

2017 Château Cos Labory
Ruby. Cassis, blueberries, spices, fruity, intense nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, anise, spices, detailed, long. A beautiful Cos Labory. 92-94

2017 Château Haut-Beauséjour
Ruby. Scented, blueberries, anise, fruity, floral nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, red berries, some anise, some spices, blueberries, good length. 87-89

2017 Château Haut-Marbuzet
Ruby. Dark fruits, red berries, anise, some spices nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, anise, blueberries, some spices, good length. 88-90

2017 Château Lafitte Carcasset
Blackberries, fruity, blueberries nose, some spices, scented. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, leaner palate, dark fruits and spices, good length. 86-88

2017 Château Lafon-Rochet
Ruby. Scented, blueberries, anise and spices, fruity nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, dark berries, spices, nuanced, structured, somewhat firmer, long. 92-94


2017 Château Lilian Ladoys
Ruby. Light nose, floral red fruity. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, light palate and body. 84-86

2017 Château Meyney
Ruby. Blackberries, anise, fruity, blueberries, scented nose, minerals. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, dark berries, anise, some spices, long. 90-92

2017 Château Montrose
Ruby. Scented, red berries, cassis, blueberries, fruity, nuanced, detailed, elegant nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, dark berries, anise, spices, juicy, detailed, intense, juicy, layered, playful, long. 95-97

2017 La Dame de Montrose
Ruby. Blueberries, anise, some spices, faint floral note, cassis nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, dark berries, juicy, elegant, playful, blackberries, long. 90-92

2017 Château Ormes de Pez
Ruby. Blueberries, anise, spices, floral nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, anise, some spices, juicy, long. 90-92

2017 Château Petit Bocq
Ruby. Dark fruits, anise, spices, blueberries, fruity, scented nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, dark berries, anise, fruity, spices, fresh, good length. 88-90

2017 Château de Pez
Ruby. Blueberries, anise, some spices, tighter nose. Floral nose, violets. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, red berries, anise, cassis, lovely. 89-91

2017 Château Phélan Ségur
Ruby. Blackberries, anise, fruity, some spices, elegant nose, detailed. Floral. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, juicy, dark berries, anise, spices, liquorice, long. 92-94

2017 Château Ségur de Cabanac
Ruby. Blueberries, fruity, scented nose, lighter. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, red berries, anise, fruity, lighter, juicy. 86-88

2017 Château Sérhilan
Ruby. Blackberries, anise, fruity, blueberries, lightly scented nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, dark berries, anise, some spices, good length. 87-89

2017 Château Tour de Pez
Ruby. Blueberries, anise, some spices, fruity nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fresh, fruity, elegant, detailed, playful. 87-89

2017 Château Tour de Termes
Ruby. Dark fruity, scented, lovely nose, charming. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, dark fruity, anise, some spices, good length. 88-90

2017 Château Tronquoy-Lalande
Ruby. Blueberries, anise, scented, fresh and bright nose, some violets, light minerals note beneath. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, anise, blueberries, elegant, some structure in the finish, long. 89-91


2017 Primeur Pauillac



2017 Château d'Armailhac
Ruby. Blueberries, anise, fruity, some spices, floral nose, detailed. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, red berries, some anise, some spices, leaner, juicy, long. 91-93

2017 Château Batailley
Ruby. Cassis, blueberries, spices, some florl notes nose. Nuanced. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, dark berries, juicy, bit leaner, elegant texture, long. 90-92

2017 Château Bellegrave
Ruby. Dark fruits, anise, blueberries, some spices, nuanced nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, juicy, fruity, dark berries, anise, lovely balance, long. 89-91

2017 Château Clerc Milon
Ruby. Blueberries, anise, scented, dark berries, some spices, faint tobacco and minerals nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, red berries, anise, detailed, red fruity, elegant, nuanced, long. 92-94

2017 Château Croizet-Bages
Ruby. Blueberries, cassis, fruity, scented, detailed nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, blueberries, spices, bit leaner, good length. 89-91

2017 Château Duhart Milon
Ruby. Cassis, blueberries, anis, some spices, minerals, touch tobacco and a bit of herbs nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, cassis, spices, dark fruity, anise, spices, blackberries, detailed, minerals, long. 92-94

2017 Château La Fleur Peyrabon
Ruby. Blueberries, cassis, and herbs nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, dark berries, anise, lighter. But juicy. 86-88

2017 Château Fonbadet
Ruby. Cassis, blueberries, fruity, anise, scented, elegant if somewhat lighter nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, dark berries, anise, spices, good length. 87-89

2017 Château Grand-Puy Ducasse
Ruby. Blackberries, anise, fruity, blueberries, anise, some spices nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, dark berries, anise, some spices, juicy, long. Bitter herbal finish pulls it down. 89-91

2017 Château Grand-Puy-Lacoste
Ruby. Blueberries, fruity, scented, detailed, floral and nuanced nose. Lovely. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fresh, fruity, cassis, juicy, lively and nuanced, long. 94-96

2017 Château Haut-Bages Libéral
Ruby. Blueberries, scented, fruity, fresh nose somewhat leaner. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fresh, fruity, leaner but lovely balance and has a new energy to it somehow, red berries, anise, juicy. Long. 92-94


2017 Château Lafite Rothschild
Ruby. Blueberries, anise, fruity, some spices, anise, filigree, floral, nuanced, almost delicate nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, red berries, anise, juicy, detailed, intense, playful, refined, superb balance, soothing, long. 96-98

2017 Carruades de Lafite
Ruby. Subtle, gentle, nuanced, detailed, elegant, tobacco, cassis, light floral note. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, blueberries, anise, spices, juicy, detailed, nuanced, long. 92-94

2017 Château Latour
Ruby. Blueberries, scented, cassis, detailed, intense, floral, seductive nose, layered, minerals, superb. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, blueberries, anise, some spices, nuanced, playful, layered, a filigree Latour, superb stuff this one. 97-99

2017 Les Forts de Latour
Ruby. Cassis, fruity, spices, blueberries, some floral notes, intense nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, dark berries, anise, some spices, detailed, nuanced, long. 92-94

2017 Pauillac
Ruby. Blueberries, fruity, anise, some spices, elegant nose. Nuanced. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, anise, red berries, fresh, lighter. Good length. 87-89

2017 Château Lynch Bages
Ruby. Blueberries, floral, blackberries, scented, detailed and layered nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, juicy, detailed and layered, playful, superb balance, intense yet refined, very long finish. 95-97

2017 Château Lynch-Moussas
Ruby. Blueberries, cassis, some vanilla and spices nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, dark berries, spices, long. Another vintage where this has left behind the somewhat drab wines of past. 90-92


2017 Château Mouton Rothschild
Ruby. Cassis, anise, spices, faint exotic note, blueberries, nuanced, minerals, touch of tobacco nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, juicy, red berries, anise, spices, detailed, intense, layered, bit lighter but nuanced, long. 96-98

2017 Petit Mouton de Mouton Rothschild
Ruby. Cassis, blueberries, anise, fruity, fresh, detailed, nuanced, faint tobacco note. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, anise, fruity, detailed, elegant texture, lovely balance, long. 91-93

2017 Aile d'Argent
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, citrus, minerals, vanilla, spices nose. Grapefruits. Fresh acidity, fruity, minerals, grapefruits, detailed, long. 91-93

2017 Château Pauillac
Ruby. Blackberries, anise, cassis, scented nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, dark berries, anise, juicy, some structure in the finish. 87-89

2017 Château Pédesclaux
Ruby. Blueberries, anise, fruity, scented nose, floral. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, red berries, anise, some spices, long if narrower. 89-91

2017 Château Pibran
Ruby. Cassis, blueberries, anise, some liquorice nose, spices. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, structured, red berries, dark fruits, elegant yet structured, long. 90-92

2017 Château Pichon Longueville Baron
Ruby. Intense, cassis, blueberries, some tobacco notes far back, faintly of violets, detailed and layered. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, dark berries, anise, spices, detailed, nuanced, layered, intense, long. 95-97

2017 Les Griffons de Longueville
Ruby. Floral, dark berries, fruity, cassis, blackberries, denser nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, anise, fruity, dark berries, juicy, structured, more rounded than Tourelles, long. 91-93

2017 Les Tourelles de Longueville
Ruby. Blueberries, anise, fruity, scented, dark berries nose, almost white peppery. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, juicy, fresh, dark berries, blackberries, some spices, touch of leather, long. 91-93

2017 Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande
Ruby. Blueberries, anise, spices, floral, cassis, blackberries, nuanced, detailed, layered, intense yet delicate in a way. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, cassis, bright, detailed, blueberries, cassis, almost filigree with more power. Long. 95-97

2017 Reserve de la Comtesse
Ruby. Blueberries, cassis, minerals, nuanced, floral, lovely nose, violets. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fresh, fruity, red berries, anise, spices, long. 91-93

2017 Château Tour Sieujean
Ruby. Blueberries, anise, fruity nose, some spices. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, blueberries, some spices. 87-89


2017 Primeur Saint-Julien



2017 Château Beychevelle
Ruby. Blueberries, spices, detailed, nuanced, floral, cassis nose. Intense and deep. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, fresh, detailed, elegant, playful, superb balance, layered, intense yet refined, superb effort, WOW. 95-97

2017 Château Branaire-Ducru
Ruby. Scented, blueberries, floral, blackberries nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, anise, some spices, bit leaner body, blueberries, long. Somewhat lighter. 90-92

2017 Château La Bridane
Ruby. Blueberries, anise, fruity, some spices nose, faint floral note. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, structured, firmer. 87-89

2017 Château Ducru-Beaucaillou
Ruby. Blueberries, anise, some spices, blackberries, minerals, some mint, detailed nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, blackberries, intense, detailed, nuanced, fruity, some spices, minerals, layered, long. 95-97

2017 La Croix de Beaucaillou
Ruby. Blueberries, fruity, anise, some spices, elegant nose, some floral notes. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, red berries, anise, some spices, good length. 88-90

2017 Château du Glana
Ruby. Scented, blackberries, anise, fruity, blueberries and floral notes nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, dark fruits, anise, blueberries, fresh and lively if somewhat leaner. 90-92

2017 Château Gloria
Ruby. Blueberries, cassis, fruity, floral, spices, nuanced nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fresh, fruity, red berries, spices, detailed, long. 91-93

2017 Château Gruaud Larose
Ruby. Blueberries, cassis, fruity, paprika, scented, minerals, detailed nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fresh, fruity, detailed, intense, blueberries, nuanced, balanced, probably a bit too structured for some (as maybe not always, but often enough) but this is serious. 94-96

2017 Château Lagrange
Ruby. Floral, fruity, dark berries, anise, scented nose. A bit tighter this year. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fresh, fruity, red berries, anise, juicy, playful, long. Lovely effort. 92-94

2017 Fiefs de Lagrange
Ruby. Blueberries, anise, fruity, some spices nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fresh and juicy if light. 85-87

2017 Château Lalande-Borie
Ruby. Red berries, anise, blueberries nose, some spices. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, red berries, anise, some spices, good length. 86-88

2017 Château Langoa Barton
Ruby. Scented, blueberries, fruity, anise, floral, lovely nose, charming. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fresh, fruity, red berries, anise, spices, detailed, playful and long. 93-95

2017 Château Léoville Barton
Ruby. Dark fruits, anise, blueberries, scented, detailed, floral and scented nose, this is flirting! Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fresh, fruity, red berries, detailed, intense, elegant, superb balance, lovely energy, long. 94-96

2017 Château Léoville Las Cases
79 CS 11 CF 10 M Ruby. Scented, red berries, cassis, blueberries, minerals, detailed, floral, violets nose. Layered nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, red berries, cassis, blueberries, juicy, detailed, intense, cassis, layered, minerals, long. 95-97

2017 Le Petit Lion du Marquis de Las Cases
Ruby. Blueberries, anise, fruity, cassis, light floral note nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, red berries, juicy, blackberries, long. 89-91

2017 Château Léoville Poyferré
Ruby. Fruity, blueberries, spices, scented, blackberries nose, tighter. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fresh, fruity, dark berries, detailed, playful and intense, lovely balance, mouthwatering. Long. 93-95

2017 Clos du Marquis
Ruby. Blueberries, anise, some spices, cassis, tighter. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, blueberries, anise, some spices, juicy, detailed, quite intense, long. Beautiful Clos du Marquis packed with 72% ripe Cabernet Sauvignon. 92-94

2017 La Petite Marquise
Ruby. Blueberries anise, some spices, light floral note nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, juicy, red berries, anise, nuanced, lovely balance, long. Best yet of this? 89-91

2017 Château Saint-Pierre
Ruby. Scented, blueberries, spices, elegant nose, floral. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, anise, spices, fresh, fruity, playful, lovely balance, long. 92-94

2017 Château Talbot
Ruby. Blueberries, floral, elegant nose, detailed and scented nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fresh, fruity, red berries, anise and spices, juicy, long. Somewhat leaner. 92-94