tirsdag 21. april 2015

Château Nairac

Barsac 2 Grand Cru Classé

2017 None made due to frost

2015 Château Nairac
APR 16 Pale golden. Apples, minerals, botrytis, pineapples, fresh and nuanced nose. Fresh acidity, fruity, rounded, elegant, fresh, leaner but lovely balance, refined. 93-95

2014 Château Nairac
JUN 17 Golden. Apples, apricots, fruity, elegant nose, tight. Fresh acidity, fresh, fruity, elegant, detailed, faint bitter note, long. 91

2014 Château Nairac
APR 15 Pale golden. Fruity, vanilla, apricots and pineapples nose. Fresh acidity, fresh, fruity, elegant, lively, elegant palate but somewhat short. 89-91

2013 Château Nairac
APR 14 Pale golden. Pineapples, popcorn, citrus and vanilla nose. Fresh acidity, fresh and lively, fruity, elegant, bit leaner, playful, long. 92-94
2012 Château Nairac
SEP 15 Towards lemon yellow. Some pineapples, lighter nose, delicate, apples, light botrytis note, pure nose, refreshing. Fresh acidity, elegant, lively, lovely balance, very elegant and detailed, not the most intense, long. 93

2012 Château Nairac
APR 13 Pale golden. Apples and vanilla nose. Fresh acidity, fruity if not that complex, elegant. 87-89

2011 Château Nairac
SEP 15 Pale golden. Pineapples, apricots, bit shut nose, light vanilla note, elegant. Fresh acidity, elegant, lively rounded, lovely playfulness, detailed and nuanced, never a blockbuster but pure, fruity, lively and refreshing, a true beauty. Long lasting finish. Subtle and subdued. Not everybody will catch its greatness. Easy to overlook. 95

2010 Château Nairac
JUN 11 Pale golden. Tropical, beautiful texture, gorgeous acidity, lively, playful, long. 93-94

2010 Château Nairac
MAY 11 Golden, almost "violent" acidity, Riesling feeling, very fresh, the fruit is nice but lacks intensity and complexity for greatness, but fine. 89-91

2008 Château Nairac
APR 18 Golden. Fruity, apricots, pineapples, detailed nose, elegant, refreshing. Fresh acidity, fresh, fruity, pineapples, detailed, playful, lovey balance, long. 93

2008 Château Nairac
JUN 15 Golden. Orange blossoms, marmalade, apricots and vanilla nose, quite elegant. Fresh acidity, lively, lovely balance, playful, detailed, elegant fruit and texture, long. 94

2008 Château Nairac
NOV 12 Pale golden. Leaner nose of apricots and vanilla. Fresh acidity, elegant palate, again some VA feel. 90

2007 Château Nairac
SEP 15 Pale golden. Apricots, light vanilla, some pineapples, fruity and pure, again not the most intense nose. Fresh acidity, fresh, fruity, elegant and detailed, nuanced, apricots and pineapples, really refreshing, a pure expression, beautiful balance, long finish. Ever so slight bitterness in the finish. 95

2005 Château Nairac
SEP 15 Towards golden. Apricots, some vanilla, botrytis, pineapples, somewhat richer nose, more intense. Fresh acidity, fruity, rounded, fresh and lively, detailed, pure and superb balance, intense yet layered and refined, tiptoeing yet creamy, beautiful fruity, rounded and elegant finish, very long. 97

2001 Château Nairac
MAY 15 Golden, amber hue. Apricots, vanilla, intense nose, botrytis, peach nose, quite lovely nose. Fresh acidity, fruity, fresh, lively, rounded, leaner for the vintage but detailed, quite lovely. Long. 92

1997 Château Nairac
APR 17 Magnum. Amber. Apricots, caramel, nuts, spices and pineapples nose. Fresh acidity, fresh, fruity, minerals, spices, apricots and crème brulée, long. Fairly mature for the vintage. 93

1989 Château Nairac
APR 19 Amber. Apricots, pineapples, fruity, detailed, nuanced, some caramel nose. Fresh acidity, fresh, apricots, dried fruits, caramel, layered, touch of the vintage bitterness, long. 91

1979 Château Nairac
APR 19 Magnum. Amber. Apricots, fruit stones, spices and dried fruits nose. Fresh acidity, leaner, figs, dates, elegant texture, nuanced, detailed and long. 91

1976 Château Nairac
APR 16 Golden. Apricots, ripe fruits, rich, intense nose, some caramel. Fresh acidity, fruity, raisins, dried apricots, fruit driven if leaner body and intensity, long finish. 90

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