Robert Parker: 89+ Punkte The dark ruby/purple-colored, slightly austere and angular 2011 Montrose possesses a more masculine style with firm tannin, medium body, and cassis, black currant and earth notes. The wine tails off slightly on the palate leaving an acidic, tangy character. It will benefit from several more years of cellaring, and should last for 15+ years thereafter. Wine Spectator: 93 Punkte Features some lovely plum, black currant and blackberry fruit, already melded into the core, while a pure, long and rather regal structure runs through the finish, letting extra charcoal and pebble notes play out. Offers precision, range and a beautiful mix of fruit and austerity. Trinkreife: von 2017 bis 2027 Decanter: 18 Punkte Lovely restrained fragrance of Cabernet fruit with an iron backbone, classic depth and firmness of a great Montrose. Trinkreife: von 2018 bis 2040
Robert M. Parker(Wine Advocate): 96+ Punkte The 2010 is a quintessentially elegant, classic wine of Bordeaux – firm, rigid, perhaps slightlylighter than most of the other St.-Juliens, but stylish, potentially complex,and reminiscent of the style of the 1986, but more concentrated and powerful.It is a blend of 82% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Merlot and 8% Cabernet Franc witha normal pH of 3.56. It was raised in 75% new oak and the alcohol came to13.7%. This wine displays loads of black currants, cedar wood and vanillin, butneeds a good 7-8 years of cellaring, if not much longer. It should last for 30+years. What I like about tasting at Las Cases is that Jean-Hubert Delon opens one bottlein my presence, and has another already decanted four hours in advance tocompare. It is nearly unanimous on each visit that the decanted wine showsbetter, which probably gives you some insight into the aging potential of LasCases. It is certainly one of Bordeaux’slongest-lived wines, and seems to have more and more of a character resemblingLafite Rothschild more than its nearby neighbor, Chateau Latour. Genussreife: 2020-2050 Weinwisser (RenéGabriel): 19/20 Punkte 82 % Cabernet Sauvignon, 10 % Merlot, 8 % Cabernet Franc, Ertrag: 36 hl/ha. Extremdunkles Purpur mit lila und violetten Reflexen. Berauschende Frucht, dezentdropsiger Beginn, dann viel schwarze Kirschen und Edelhölzer zeigend. Eineunglaubliche Souplesse bei massiven Tanninen, stoffiger, veloursartigerGaumenfluss, sehr homogen, erinnert im Stil an den 2006er. Genussreife: 2019-2045 Wine Spectator(James Molesworth): 95-98 Punkte This has almost searing acidity running through it, but it´s ripe andmouthwatering, harnessing a massive core of black currant and red licoricenotes. Supertight but very fine-grained, this gets tighter, but also longer, asit moves along. This could age in reverse for a while, before it starts tounwind. A brick house. Tasted non-blind. Decanter (StevenSpurrier): 19,5/20 Punkte Stunning concentration of fruit, precision and purity, a great vineyardexpression and a totally great wine in the most simple sense of the term. Genussreife: 2025-2050
Ein Klassiker unseres Subskriptionsangebots aus Saint-Émilion, auf den wir ebenfalls sehr gespannt waren. Hatte er 2014 noch etwas geschwächelt, spielt er in 2015 in der Liga der Weine mit dem besten P/G-Verhältnis ganz oben mit. Super gefällig, tolle Frucht und einladend sanft verspricht er schon früh viel Trinkspaß! (92+ Punkte) Wine Advocate: 90-92/100 Punkte The 2015 Château Fleur Cardinale is a blend of 70% Merlot, 25% Cabernet Franc and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon matured in 100% new oak. It offers sweet dates and figs tincturing the dark cherry and blueberry fruit on the nose. Heady perhaps, yet there is more delineation here than I have discerned in other vintages. The palate is full-bodied with lush ripe black cherry fruit, blueberry and cassis coming in behind, fanning out towards a plush finish that just needs a little more precision to come through. Trinkgenuss: 2020 bis 2045 Wine Spectator: 93/100 Punkte ´´Dark fig and boysenberry confiture flavors run from start to finish here, with a graphite spine embedded along the way. Not shy, but has the cut to pull it off. Best from 2022 through 2032.´´ James Suckling: 95-96/100 Punkte ´´This is tight and very focused with gorgeous blackberry, blueberry and stone aromas and flavors. Such purity of fruit here. Full and very, very polished. Compacted and compressed.´´ Decanter: 91/100 Punkte One of the latest to harvest in St-Emilion. Rich, plush and modern – oozes fruit. Tannins are ripe and firm with chocolate notes from the oak. Successful in that seductive, come-hither style. Trinkgenuss: 2020 bis 2030 Bitte beachten Sie die Sonderbedingungen der Subskription in unseren AGB.
Robert Parker´s Wine Advocate: 90-92/100 Punkte ´´With a larger proportion of Cabernet Sauvignon this year, the blend is 67% Cabernet Sauvignon and 33% Merlot. Deep garnet-purple in color, the 2017 Cantenac Brown leaps from the glass with exuberant notes of cassis, warm plums and black forest cake with touches of violets, dark chocolate, cloves and cigar box plus a waft of lavender. The palate is medium-bodied and firm with fine-grained tannins and tons of freshness, finishing with plenty of black fruit and perfumed layers.´´ Wine Spectator: 89-92/100 Punkte ´´A bright savory streak leads off here, offering fresh cassis and bitter plum fruit flavors. A tangy mineral note runs through the finish. A pure and elegant wine that should fill out a bit more with the élevage.´´ James Suckling: 92-93/100 Punkte ´´This is a very pretty cabernet sauvignon with currants, raspberries and blueberries. Bright and vivid. Medium to full body, firm and silky tannins and a fresh and clean finish.´´ Vinous (Neal Martin): 89-91/100 Punkte ´´The 2017 Cantenac Brown feels a little disjointed on the nose, not quite as ripe as its peers with moderate fruit intensity. There is just a little greenness that nags away in the background. The palate is medium-bodied with firm, quite grippy tannins. This is a structured and more masculine style of Cantenac Brown, although it manages to deliver plenty of finesse towards the finish and there is commendable length. I would just like a little more charm by the time of bottling. Tasted on three occasions.´´ Decanter: 92/100 Punkte ´´The dial is just a little more turned-up here compared to most Margaux this year, but it works. Subtle charred oak notes are evident on the nose, with tight, savoury cassis and bilberry running through the mid-palate without dipping at all. It ends well, with a breadcrumb trail of carefully placed fruits. Nobody is going to call this broad-shouldered or a fruit bomb, but it is successfully expressed and really elegant, with layers of flavour. It´s a wine that should be lovely to open in around eight years, so a little earlier than usual, but with good ageing potential. Drinking Window 2024 - 2038´´ Wine Enthusiast: 89-91/100 Punkte ´´Barrel Sample. This wine has tight black-fruit flavors with some stalky acidity on the palate. It is a bright, fruity style, backed by fine tannins and a fresh black-currant character on the finish. Drink from 2023.´´ Bitte beachten Sie die Sonderbedingungen der Subskription in unseren AGB.
Robert Parker´s Wine Advoctate: 94-96/100 Punkte ´´A blend of 70% Merlot and 30% Cabernet Franc, the deep purple-black colored 2017 Angélus is a little closed to begin, opening out beautifully to notes of baked plums, fresh blackberries and chocolate-covered cherries with hints of mocha, bay leaves, beef drippings and wood smoke plus a touch of roses. Medium to full-bodied with a great density of mid-palate fruit and firm, fine-grained tannins, it finishes long and earthy with a compelling lift.´´ Vinous (Neal Martin): 94-96/100 Punkte ´´The 2017 Angélus has a crisp, direct and very pure bouquet that is almost Burgundy-like in style. Crushed blackberry, hints of cassis, just a suggestion of bell pepper emanating from the Cabernet Franc and a faint estuarine scent all come through although unusually for this Saint-Émilion, they take three or four minutes to coalesce. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin, but quite firm in the mouth. There is a marine-influence to this Saint-Émilion with a chalky, lightly spiced and, relative to 2015 and 2016, quite conservative and linear style. It feels very saline on the finish, perhaps more than I have encountered in recent years. It foregoes the roundness of recent vintages, perchance an Angélus that will be best shown on the dinner table instead of on its own. That´s not a bad thing. Excellent. Trinkreife: 2022-2045´´ Wine Enthusiast: 95-97/100 Punkte ´´Barrel Sample. Big tannins and powerful fruit go together in this finely perfumed wine. It has a smoky backdrop, with intense fruits and juicy acidity. It is so fruity and juicy now, though the tension behind the fruit suggests that it will mature quickly and then be at its peak for many years.´´ Decanter: 96/100 Punkte ´´Emmanuelle has been making wine here for 22 years now. The freshness of the Merlot in 2017 reminds her of 2001 - I would certainly agree, and maybe with a hint of 2014 too. It´s a beautiful wine, voluptuous but elegant. These vines were not frosted, but the Cabernet Franc produced less than usual, and they also made an extremely careful selection overall, leading to a yield of 30hl/ha. The wine has great complexity, which is a standout character in 2017, with bilberries, charcoal and plush damson - the Angelus signature of power and glamour. There is good tannic density here and it will clearly merit long ageing. 85,000 bottles of Angelus produced, representing around 80% of total production. Matured in 100% new oak.´´ James Suckling 95-96/100 Punkte ´´A layered and fine-grained young Angelus with very focused and integrated tannins that give the young wine form and focus. Full body and a subtle and fascinating fruit character. Should turn out beautifully.´´ Wine Spectator: 93-96/100 Punkte ´´This is jazzed up a bit, with dark anise and black tea aromatics leading off, followed by juicy blackberry, boysenberry and bramble notes. Has some flashy spice on the finish and some expensive-feeling toast, but everything is in lockstep as this moves along.—J.M.´´ Weinwisser: 19/20 Punkte ´´70 % Merlot, 30 % Cabernet Franc. Dichtes Purpurgranat mit violettem Rand. Komplexes rot-und blaubeeriges Bouquet mit reifen Himbeeren und frischen Alpenheidelbeeren. Im zweiten Ansatz duftige Veilchen, parfümierter Pfeifentabak und intensiver Holunder. Am kräftigen Gaumen mit polierten Tanninen und grandioser Rasse unterlegt, so eine hinreissende Eleganz habe ich bei diesem Wein noch nie bei einer Primeurs-Verkostung erlebt. Im ewig langen Finale besticht dieses Finessenpaket mit einer Explosion von schwarzen Johannisbeerpastillen und edlen Mokkanoten. Hat seine (schwierige) Aufgabe mit Bravour gemeistert und gehört in die Spitzengruppe von St.-Émilion. 2025-2050´´ Bitte beachten Sie die Sonderbedingungen der Subskription in unseren AGB.
Robert Parker: 89 Punkte An impressive effort from this well-situated estate sandwiched between Vieux Chateau Certan, Petrus and La Fleur Petrus, Certan de May’s dense ruby/purple-colored 2011 exhibits a big, spicy, earthy, plum and black-fruited nose, a medium to full-bodied, masculine style, and some noticeable tannins still to be shed. Cellar it for 2-3 years and drink it over the following 12-15. Wine Spectator: 90 Punkte Shows a slight edge, with charcoal, game and tobacco notes out front. The core of steeped fig and macerated black currant fruit is studded with ganache and waits in reserve. Reveals a smoldering edge on the finish, offering a flicker of game. Genussreife: 2016-2023 Decanter: 16,5 Punkte Attracttive red berry fruit expression. Very pure. Palate has agreeable zest and energy. Firm, long grippy finish. Genussreife: 2017-2026
Ein Sleeper des Jahrgangs! Was 2017 in Pessac-Léognan möglich war, beweist Château Louvière auf Vorzüglichste! Perfekt strukturiert, harmonisches Frucht-, Säure-Spiel, Blaubeere, Cassis, Tabak und leichte mineralische Noten. Viel Druck und Saft - unser Tipp: kistenweise zugreifen. (93+ Punkte) Wine Spectator: 90-93/100 Punkte ´´Bright and juicy, with good plum and cherry compote notes lined with dried anise and tar details. Has a grippy feel. Slightly gutsy in style and well done.—J.M.´´ Wine Enthusiast: 92-94/100 Punkte ´´Barrel Sample. Dark and dense, this wine has an impressive structure behind concentrated blackberry flavors. It is rich, full and with a fine future. Drink from 2024.´´ James Suckling 90-91/100 Punkte ´´A pretty core of fruit to this with a mineral, dark-fruit and crushed-stone character. Medium body, firm tannins and a clean finish.´´ Bitte beachten Sie die Sonderbedingungen der Subskription in unseren AGB.
Was da auf Château Palmer kreiert wird, verschlägt einem schier den Atem! Biodynamie scheint wahrhaftig der Schlüssel zum dauerhaften Erfolg zu sein. Ganz gleich, welche Wetterbedingungen herrschen. Die hoch interessante, leicht minzige Note des Alter Ego auch im Château Palmer. Viel Teer, Tabak, Espresso, Würze, dazu tiefdunkle Frucht, frisch, saftig, druckvoll. Perfekt eingebundene Gerbstoffe machen ihn zu einem wahren Bordeaux-Kunstwerk! Wine Advocate: 95-97/100 Punkte ´´The 2016 Palmer is a blend of 47% Merlot, 47% Cabernet Sauvignon and 6% Petit Verdot cropped at 29 hectoliters per hectare between 3 and 18 October. Matured in 65% new oak (my sample coming from a used barrel), the bouquet is perhaps not quite as intense as some of its peers and takes time to click into fifth gear. Eventually it offers tightly wound blackberry, briary and mineral scents; it is very focused, but maybe less extrovert and more classic in style compared to recent vintages. The palate is medium-bodied with a gentle grip on the entry, quite firm in the mouth with slightly tarry black fruit, hints of black truffle developing towards the finish that feels masculine and linear. It has very impressive length, completing what is an intellectual Palmer, one that I suspect will really blossom in bottle.´´ Trinkgenuss: 2024 bis 2055 Weinwisser: 19/20 Punkte ´´… (47% Merlot, 47% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Petit Verdot, 29 hl/ha, 65% Grand Vin) Konzentriertes, samtenes, komplexes, süsses Bouquet, Cassis, schwarze Brombeeren, Amarenakirschen, Tabak, Pralinen, fein Eukalyptus, Dörrfrüchte, Trüffel, Lakritze. Konzentrierter, vielschichtiger, samtener, fein opulenter Gaumen mit cremiger, dichter Struktur, kräftiger, süsser Frucht, vielfältiger, süsser Aromatik, viel gutem Tannin, sehr langer, aromatischer, dichter Abgang mit vielen, süssen Rückaromen. Kann noch zulegen.´´ James Suckling: 99-100/100 Punkte ´´I wrote that the 2015 was incredible, and this 2016 is again. It´s equally structured and powerful as the 2015, yet there´s an underlying intellectual serenity to this wine. You taste it, and you want to know and experience it even more. Full and tannic yet ever so polished and beautiful. Mesmerizing. Made from biodynamically grown grapes.´´ Decanter: 98/100 Punkte ´´The grand vin represents 65% of production in 2016, the highest ever. It has many similarities in style with the 2001 and 1986, being a classically styled wine full of soft slate, fern, liquorice and cassis, but from the modern era where you can achieve so much more precision. This is a wine that makes you smile from the first sip, and keeps on getting better, caressing you gently across the palate. There is never any let up through the mid-palate, and the biodynamics that have been practised here for the past few years are clearly paying off. Elegant, utterly silky and precise, the structure is just effortless with reasonably fresh alcohols that are the result of late ripening. A perfect example of the appellation, it has the florality, density and slow tannic pace that means it takes you right along with it as the flavours build. The blend is 47% Merlot, 47% Cabernet Sauvignon and 6% Petit Verdot. Intellectual without being overbearing, and built to age. This is impressive stuff.´´ Antonio Galloni vinous: 95-98/100 Punkte ´´Sophisticated and polished from the outset, the 2016 Palmer is utterly captivating. Dark shades of fruit, accented by hints of smoke, leather and discreet French oak open up in the glass, but it is the wine´e effortless, gracious personality that stands out most. The 2016 literally hovers on the palate with exquisite grace. I can´t wait to see how it ages.´´ Wine Enthusiast: 98-100/100 Punkte ´´Potentially an 100-point wine, this is beautifully ripe and rich, with sweet tannins as well as opulent black fruit tones. A higher than usual proportion of Cabernet Sauvignon in the blend gives the wine its density, sophistication and great sense of presence.´´ Bitte beachten Sie die Sonderbedingungen der Subskription in unseren AGB.
Kistenweise einlagern sollten Sie sich Château Charmail. Bei der Cru Bourgeois Verkostung überzeugte der Wein mit einem „bon prix´´ auf ganzer Linie! Eine tiefdunkle Fruchtexplosion gepaart mit kräftigen Tanninen und einem fulminanten Abgang. (92) Wine Advocate: 90-92/100 Punkte ´´The 2016 Charmail is a blend of 12% Cabernet Franc, 10% Petit Verdot, 36% Merlot and 42% Cabernet Sauvignon cropped between 3-21 October and matured in one-third new oak. It has a slightly leafy bouquet that is nicely detailed, good depth with cracked black pepper emerging with time. The palate is medium-bodied with rustic tannin, great depth and grip, very fine salinity with a Saint-Estèphe-like structure on the finish. The 2015 Charmail was excellent and this is likewise.´´ Trinkgenuss: 2021 bis 2035 James Suckling: 91-92/100 Punkte ´´Blueberry and blackberry character with hints of stones and minerals. Medium to full body and firm and silky tannins. Wonderful tannin quality here.´´ Antonio Galloni vinous: 88-91/100 Punkte ´´One of the sleepers of the vintage, the 2016 Charmail is dark, ripe and voluptuous. Dark red fruit, new leather, spice and oak are pushed forward. Readers should expect a ripe, concentrated style. This is a big, big wine and there is real depth and density here. Tasted three times.´´ Bitte beachten Sie die Sonderbedingungen der Subskription in unseren AGB.
Eine wahnsinnig gute Überraschung in Saint Julien auf Branaire-Ducru. Hier ein eindeutiges, betörendes Cabernet-Aroma, typisch Bordeaux mit feiner Salzigkeit und gegrillten Pimentos. We really like!!! (93-95) Wine Advocate: 92-94/100 Punkte ´´The 2016 Branaire-Ducru is a blend of 64% Cabernet Sauvignon, 27% Merlot, 6% Petit Verdot and 3% Cabernet Franc picked from 28 September until 19 October at 50 hectoliters per hectare, one of the longest harvest periods at the estate. The nose is quite intense with black fruit infused with pencil shaving and a touch of tobacco, unashamedly classic in style, a little distant compared to some other Saint Juliens but undeniably well defined and full of character. The palate is structured and masculine, exerting a firm grip in the mouth, spicier than its peers with cracked black pepper complementing the black fruit, tobacco and smoke towards the structured finish. There is great length here, very persistent in the mouth, a little ´´rougher´´ in texture than others, but that will be smoothed out during élevage and in bottle. Give this Branaire-Ducru five or six years in bottle because it has great potential, one of the best produced at the estate in recent years. (NB This sample was taken from a new barrel, though the final blend will be 60%.)´´ Trinkgenuss: 2023 bis 2050 Wine Spectator: 94-97/100 Punkte ´´A fresh bay leaf note leads off, followed quickly by pure, enticing layers of cassis, blackberry and black cherry fruit that emerge steadily through the long finish. Offers lovely mouthfeel and purity. A very pretty expression of St.-Julien.´´ James Suckling: 95-96/100 Punkte ´´This is clearly the best wine I have tasted from Branaire-Ducru. Exquisite depth and richness are on offer, yet this is always framed and focused. Layers of fruit and tannins. So deep and long. Incredible quality.´´ Decanter: 94/100 Punkte ´´Always a supremely elegant, measured take on St-Julien that delivers in spades in 2016. Plush damson fruit comes through with just the right level of extraction. Beautifully rich, ripe fruit is joined by touches of oak at exactly the right moment. An exceptional showing from Branaire that rises above its 2015.´´ Antonio Galloni vinous: 92-95/100 Punkte ´´Branaire-Ducru is gorgeous in 2016. A rush of inky blue/ purplish fruit, licorice, violet, lavender and dark spices give the wine its rich, textured feel. Gracious and nuanced, in the classic Branaire style, the 2016 possesses lovely depth and sensuality, with no hard edges and terrific overall balance. Time in the glass brings out the wine’s more floral and spiced notes. Above all else, Branaire is a wine of finesse despite its considerable intensity. It is also arguably the most polished of the Saint-Juliens. Tasted two times.´´ Wine Enthusiast: 95-97/100 Punkte ´´Branaire-Ducru is gorgeous in 2016. A rush of inky blue/ purplish fruit, licorice, violet, lavender and dark spices give the wine its rich, textured feel. Gracious and nuanced, in the classic Branaire style, the 2016 possesses lovely depth and sensuality, with no hard edges and terrific overall balance. Time in the glass brings out the wine’s more floral and spiced notes. Above all else, Branaire is a wine of finesse despite its considerable intensity. It is also arguably the most polished of the Saint-Juliens. Tasted two times.´´ Bitte beachten Sie die Sonderbedingungen der Subskription in unseren AGB.