søndag 5. august 2018

Château Quinault L'Enclos

Saint-Emilion Grand Cru

2017 Château Quinault L'Enclos
APR 18 22 CF 14 CF 64 M Ruby. Dark berries, anise, spices, blueberries, scented, some minerals, nuanced nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, dark berries, anise, spices, juicy, elegant texture, long. 91-93

2016 Château Quinault L'Enclos
APR 17 Ruby. Blackberries, raspberries, fruity, light spicy note, faintly floral nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, dark berries, some spices, anise, long. 91-93

2015 Château Quinault L'Enclos
APR 16 Ruby. Dark fruits, red berries, some chocolate and minerals nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, rounded, slight bitter note, some vanilla. 91-93

2014 Château Quinault L'Enclos
SEP 15 Ruby. Fruity, dark berries, some spices on the nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, rounded, dark berries, fairly smooth, good length.
88-90

2011 Château Quinault L'Enclos
SEP 17 Ruby. Blackberries, some anise, fruity, blueberries, anise and spices nose. Minerals. Fresh acidity, rip tannins, spices, red berries, anise, structured, firm, dark berries, long. 90

Château Sansonnet


Saint-Emilion Grand Cru Classé

2017 Château Sansonnet
APR 18 Ruby. Dark fruits, blueberries nose, faintly scented. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, leaner, red berries, light palate. 86-88

2016 Château Sansonnet
APR 17 Ruby. Blackberries, some vanilla, spices, dark berries, red fruits nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, dark berries and spices, anise, long. 90-92

2015 Château Sansonnet
APR 18 Ruby. Dark fruits, blackberries, ripe, vanilla, rich nose, some graphite. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, dark berries, spices, vanilla, long. 90

2015 Château Sansonnet
APR 16 Deepish ruby. Spices, dark fruits, blackberries, minerals, woody nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fresh, fruity, juicy, dark berries, some spices, red berries, long. 89-91

2011 Château Sansonnet
SEP 15 Deep ruby. Spices, dark fruits, heavy nose, chocolate and coffee. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, big, rich, warm and somewhat ungainly. 84

Château Beauséjour Duffau (Lagarosse)



Saint-Emilion Premier Grand Cru Classé B

2017 Château Beauséjour Duffau (Lagarosse)
APR 18 Ruby. Scented, blueberries, fruity, minerals and spices nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, anise, spices, blueberries, detailed, juicy and long. 93-95

2016 Château Beauséjour Duffau (Lagarosse)
APR 17 Ruby. Raspberries, anise, vanilla, blueberries, scented nose, ripe and rich nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, dark berries, some anise and spices, ripe, intense, structured, bit bitter, long. 93-95

1998 Château Beauséjour Duffau (Lagarosse)
OCT 12 Ruby, garnet rim. Anise, minerals, blueberries and spices, figs and dates nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, anise, fruity, blueberries, spices, elegant texture, long. 91

1990 Château Beauséjour Duffau (Lagarosse)
NOV 14 Ruby. Blackberries, anise, ripe and rich nose, detailed, vanilla, coffee, liquorice, dense nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, rich, fruity, spices, liquorice, alcohol, intense, layered, big and long. A bit bigger than I prefer it. A Mustang of a wine. 96

1990 Château Beauséjour Duffau (Lagarosse)
OCT 10 Ruby. Blackberries, liquorice, blueberries, dense and layered, alcoholic, lots of wood and coffee notes. Heavy. Freshish acidity, ripe tannins, big, extracted, layered, dense, massive, long. 94

1982 Château Beauséjour Duffau (Lagarosse)
In neck fill. Ruby, thin orange rim. Mature nose, some figs, prunes, light graphite minerality nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity and juicy if somewhat leaner, figs, raisins and prunes, long and quite refreshing. 93

1970 Château Beauséjour Duffau (Lagarosse)
APR 12 Ruby, orange rim. Earthy, figs (few), dusty, autumn leaves nose, lean and skinny palate, tired. Bottle had mid shoulder fill, so probably better ones out there.

fredag 3. august 2018

Château Le Caillou



Pomerol

2017 Château Le Caillou
APR 18 Ruby. Scented, blueberries, anise, fresh and fruity nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fresh, lighter, elegant. 86-88

2016 Château Le Caillou
APR 17 Ruby. Dark fruits, some spices, anise nose, scented.
Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fresh, fruity, leaner, elegant. 85-87

2015 Château Le Caillou
APR 15 Ruby. Scented, fruity, dark berries, some spices nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, juicy, rounded, elegant. 87-89

2007 Château le Caillou
APR 15 Ruby. Blueberries, lightly scented and paprika nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, red berries, easy going. 85

1996 Château le Caillou
JUN 11 Ruby, garnet rim. Light herbal, figs and raisins nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, mature, drink now. 87

torsdag 2. august 2018

Château Bel-Air


Pomerol

2017 Château Bel-Air
APR 18 Ruby. Scented, red berries, anise, fruity nose, elegant. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, dark berries, juicy, fresh, nuanced, lively, long. 89-91

2016 Château Bel-Air
APR 17 Ruby. Blackberries, coffee, fruity, ripe nose, richer.
Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, woody, dark berries, spices. 85-87

2015 Château Bel-Air
APR 16 Ruby. Dark fruits, violets, floral notes nose, scented, deeper nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, ripe, fruity, dark berries and spices. 86-88

2010 Château Bel-Air
JUN 13 Ruby. Blueberries, vanilla, blackberries nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, dark fruity, spices and wood. 87

2001 Château Bel-Air
JUN 11 Ruby. Blackberries, figs and vanilla nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, leaner, dark fruity and figs. 86