søndag 7. august 2016

Château Patache d'Aux



Médoc

2015 Château Patache d'Aux
APR 16 Ruby. Dark fruits, ripe notes, light floral touch nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, dark berries, some spices, good length. 87-89

2011 Château Patache d'Aux
SEP 15 Ruby. Dark fruits, mulberries, lightly scented but a bit reductive still. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fresh, fruity, rounded, ripe, good length. 87

1997 Château Patache d'Aux
SEP 09 Garnet. Herbs, blueberries and cedar on the nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, lean, almost thin and tannic. 83

1996 Château Patache d'Aux
MAY 11 Ruby, brick rim. Blackberries, anise, hung game and stable. Fresh acidity, structured, drying, dusty finish. 84

1996 Château Patache d'Aux
NOV 09. Ruby with brick rim. Still fruity, blueberries, leather, stable nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, rustic, lacks some fruit. 85

1995 Château Patache d'Aux
FEB 10 Ruby, thin orange rim. Blueberries, violets, anise, leaner nose but elegant. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, elegant sweet and sour palate, leaner, forest floor and leather. 86

Château Coufran



Haut-Médoc

2015 Château Coufran
APR 16 Deepish ruby. Floral, dark fruits, spices nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, dark berries, structured, good length. Probably the best vintage I’ve tasted from here. 88-90

2012 Château Coufran
NOV 13 Deep ruby. Fruity and intense nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, a lively Coufran, good length. 84-86

2010 Château Coufran
JUN 11 Simple 78-79

2010 Château Coufran
APR 11 Ruby. Fruity, some vanilla and spices. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, easy going. 85-87

2005 Château Coufran
MAY 16 Warm storage problems

2005 Château Coufran
MAY 15 Ruby. Scented, fruity, figs, spices nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, leaner, starting to dry. 84

2005 Château Coufran
NOV 13 Ruby. Cassis, vanilla and blueberries nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, lovely balance, cassis palate, good length.
May be kept another five to ten years. 88

1995 Château Coufran
FEB 13 Dusty, some dried fruits trying to hold on.

1982 Château Coufran
MAY 14 Tired, lean and thin.

Château Tronquoy-Lalande



Saint-Estèphe

2015 Château Tronquoy-Lalande
APR 16 Ruby. Scented, dark fruits, spices, blackberries nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, structured, ripe, textured, long. 89-91

2014 Château Tronquoy-Lalande
APR 15 Ruby. Scented, dark fruits, some vanilla, spicy notes. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, leaner, fresh, somewhat rustic far back, good length. 87-89

2013 Château Tronquoy-Lalande
APR 14 Ruby. Scented, fruity and charming nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, leaner, thin, slightly herbal.
85-87

2012 Château Tronquoy Lalande
APR 13 Ruby. Floral, scented and cassis nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, some vanilla. A bit lean, good length. 86-88

2011 Château Tronquoy-Lalande
NOV 12 Deep ruby. Fresh cassis and some herbs, tight and spicy, maybe floral behind. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, a bit austere and rustic now. 86

2010 Château Tronquoy Lalande
JUN 16 Ruby. Scented, dark berries, fruity nose. Fresh acidity, dark berries, spices, fruity, intense. Good length. 89

2010 Château Tronquoy-Lalande
MAR 13 Deep ruby. Coffee, dark berries, floral, vanilla, deep nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, rich and fairly full, refreshing and long. 88

2009 Château Tronquoy-Lalande
APR 10 Deep ruby, pink rim. Darker berries, plums, vanilla and a touch of minerals. Elegant, fresh acidity, high of ripe tannins, grippy texture, ripe, blackberries, long finish. 88-90

2009 Tronquoy de Sainte-Anne
APR 10 2nd Tronquoy-Lalande. Deep ruby, pink rim. Chocolate, red berries, good fruit, some vanilla. Good acidity, ripe tannins, good structure, elegant fruit, touch of herbs in the finish.
83-85

Château Verdignan



Haut-Médoc

2015 Château Verdignan
APR 16 Ruby. Scented, red berries, some spices nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fresh, fruity, structured, good length. 87-89

2012 Château Verdignan
APR 13 Ruby. Fruity nose, nuanced for Verdignan. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, vanilla a bit showy, but an elegant Verdignan. 83-85

2010 Château Verdignan
APR 11 Some freshness, easy going. 79-81

2005 Château Verdignan
AUG 15 Ruby. Scented, fruity, cassis and vanilla nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fresh, fruity, leaner. 86

2005 Château Verdignan
MAY 15 Magnum. Ruby. Scented, dark fruits, quite flirting and detailed after the bottle yesterday. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fresh, fruity, rounded, quite lovely. 86

2000 Château Verdignan
NOV 13 Ruby, garnet rim. Scented, cassis and leather nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fresh, fruity, liquorice and cassis palate, good length. 87

2000 Château Verdignan
JAN 13 Ruby, garnet rim. Maturing nose, cassis and starting figs. Some vanilla. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, easy and OK length. Not that bad from an often drab property. 85

Château Bel- Orme Tronquoy de Lalande



Haut-Médoc

2012 Château Bel- Orme Tronquoy de Lalande
APR 13 Ruby. Scented, fruity and cassis nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity and slightly lean body, refreshing and good length. 85-87

2005 Château Bel Ormes Tronquoy de Lalande
JUL 13 Ruby. Fairly young and lively nose, fruity, hardly any evolvement on the nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, elegant and fruity, lovely balance, good length. 88

1990 Château Bel-Orme Tronquoy de Lalande
APR 12 Deep ruby, brick rim. Deep nose, somewhat unrefined with plums and coffee notes. Freshish acidity, ripe tannins, liquorice and some vanilla in the finish. 88

1989 Château Bel Orme Tronquoy de Lalande
JAN 13 Smoldering cork, in neck fill. Garnet, brick rim. Lean and quite oxidized.

1975 Château Bel Orme Tronquoy de Lalande
SEP 10 A level fill, pale, bright ruby, orange rim, lots of sediments. Redcurrants, stable, sour cherries, very old and mature aromas, still lively texture and feel and some fruit, elegant, good length, pure, fresh acidity, ripe tannins, great balance and beautiful long length.
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