Absolutely astonishing Champagne from Veuve Clicquot. This is Pinot Noir led, and it offers a wonderfully floral, chalky aroma with tonnes of complexity and balance. The 1998 La Grande Dame has the classic Veuve Clicquot style
This vineyard has a total area of 10.5 hectares and has been established since the end of the 16th Century. The wine spends 6 months in vats and 18 months in both new and 2 year old barrels during maturation.
The wine is bright,...more
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50.5% Cabernet Sauvignon, 42% Merlot, 6% Cabernet Franc, 1.5% Petit Verdot
Château Lafite Rothschild’s second wine, Carruades de Lafite presents similar characteristics to the Grand...more
Léoville-Barton has produced another excellent wine in 2001, with pure, spicy fruit in perfect harmony with creamy oak and ripe tannins leading to a dry finish. This tightly structured wine is Claret at its very best, very...more
Cabernet Sauvignon 54%, Merlot 36%, Cabernet Franc 10%
A deep and glittering garnet red, the wine has a highly refined nose which develops aromas of graphite, nutmeg, vanilla and dried flowers.
From a supple and attractively...more
A truly outstanding Chateau considering that it is not a growth classed claret. It is considered by many to be the equal of growth wines in any vintage. A deep plum-colour, full bodied wine with masses of fruit and a rich...more
Aged in French oak barrels, 70% of which are renewed each year. True to the signature characteristics of their appellation, the wines of Lynch-Bages are well known for their complexity, and combine elegance with a powerful...more
Cabernet Sauvignon 58%, Merlot 42%
The wine has a fine, dark red colour with a garnet tint.
The nose, both floral and full of fruit, reveals fine smoky notes.
On the palate, well-balanced structure on forward mature tannins,...more
Cabernet Sauvignon 67%, Merlot 33%
A very deep and dense purple, the wine has a powerful and elegant nose on opulent aromas of black fruit macerated in spirits, together with notes of mint and camphor, tobacco and mocha.
An exceptional year for the Chateau, (critically acclaimed and thought to be one of the best vintages to come out of the Chateau), producing a full bodied wine full of ageing potential but equally as good to drink now. Ideally...more
A wine with real charm, with its hints of tobacco, black raspberry, cedar and earthy character. The tannins are soft, but still evident allowing this wine to give pleasure now but will reward still further with more time in the...more
Cabernet Sauvignon 60%, Merlot 40%
A deep and intense colour with a slightly brickish hue.
Initially discreet, the nose opens up to reveal a variety of red fruit and humus aromas together with some subtle biscuity, toasty...more
This wine has a ripe tannic structure with succulent fruit, it is well coloured,With hints of minty cassis. Robust in style with a complex creamy oak aftertaste. The wine is matured in
wood for 16 - 18 months using one third new...more
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The 2001 Lafite Rothschild’s deep, saturated plum/purple color is accompanied by lead pencil liqueur-like notes intermixed with sweet red and black currants, plums, and cedar. This blend...more
Wonderful deep, intense colour. Aromas of red berry fruit combine well with elegant oak. An explosive attack on the palate, with powerful concentration, richness and roundness, is followed by a delicious mingling of fruit, spice...more
A big wine matured in oak for 18-20 months, using new oak, more solid a structure than one normally expects from St. Julien. Full bodied, rich and plummy, with masses of fruit. Its spicy blackcurrant flavour is supported with a...more
A dark red coloured red wine, red fruit and toasted aromas, good balance between tannin and fruit, full bodied, harmonious. Impressive quality for this wine. Loads and blackberry, mint and cherry aromas. Full bodied and very...more
This wine has a fine and elegant aromatic profile. It blends subtle hints of cocoa beans & black fruit with a floral touch. Nice aftertaste, tannins are still present, but the wine has beautiful structure.
A nice, evolved nose here, quite claretty in style, but still showing some very appealing primary fruit. Full and plump on the palate, pleasingly so in view of the vintage. There is a good structure quite evident, a core of...more
The weather in 2002 was warmer and less wet than the average, especially in the first half of the year.
An exceptional Indian summer from 27 August to 9 October enabled the grapes to mature in outstanding conditions. The harvest...more
Cabernet Sauvignon 55%, Merlot 40%, Cabernet Franc 3%, Petit Verdot 2%
A deep and intense garnet red that shows little sign of age, the wine has a precise and intense nose, dominated on airing by sappy aromas of fresh tobacco,...more
Cabernet Sauvignon 65%, Merlot 20%, Cabernet Franc 12%, Petit Verdot 3%
The wine has an attractive, forthright red colour and a refined, fruity nose on which cherry aromas mingle with violet and tobacco.
Round on the palate,...more