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
Cabernet Sauvignon 55%, Merlot 39%, Cabernet Franc 3%, Petit Verdot 2%, Carmenère 1%
The wine has a deep and glittering colour, shading to brick at the rim, and a solar, intense, slightly minty nose which opens on aromas of...more
Full bodied wines which more often than not aspire to cru classes quality. A full bodied wine with lovely brick red colour. This Chateau produces wine with heaps of fruit and underlying chocolate and spice, drinking...more
Cabernet Sauvignon 58%, Merlot 25 %, Cabernet Franc 14%, Petit Verdot 3%
Beautiful colour, deep and dense with violine highlights.
The nose is still a bit closed, but at airing opens up with slight touches of blackcurrant,...more
2004 will remain in the memory as the driest year since 1962, with only 560 mm of rainfall. The drought conditions began during the winter and continued throughout the spring and summer. Glorious weather in September enabled...more
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Château Lafite Rothschild’s second wine, Carruades de Lafite presents similar characteristics to the Grand Vin, but with its own personality linked to a higher proportion of Merlot...more
A lovely nose of forest fruit, up front with hints of mixed spices. On the palate there is a firm but integrated style with well knit tannins and a precise long finish of cassis and graphite, with a good flavour. This is a very...more
Batailley 2004 has proven to be a classic vintage Pauillac. This medium to full bodied wine, made with 69% Cabernet Sauvignon, 26% Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot, has a bouquet of cedar and spice, with a palate of big...more
Benefitting from a sheltered position with wonderful exposure, this wine is characterised by early maturity combined with a good structure and body. The complex aromas are dominated by oak with ripe fruit flavours that lead onto...more
A full bodied, powerful wine made for long term cellaring and has the potential to keep for another 10-15 years. Ripe black cherry and plum on the nose, with hints of cedar. Bold dark fruit flavours with a little spice, good...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
The Chateau asserts 2005 as an exceptional vintage. Although it can be drank now, it`s ageing potential is particularly good, thus allowing for the flavours to mature. Ideally, decant an hour before drinking.
A dense colour, but very bright, with a blue-purple rim. Ripe fruit on the nose, notes of cherries and blackberries. Gentle attack on the palate. Seems a touch lean, melded with some sweet fruit on the finish.
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This structured, tannic, dense ruby/purple-tinged Pauillac offers up hints of cassis, licorice, chocolate, and earth. Medium to full-bodied with good purity, strong tannins, and...more
Cabernet Sauvignon 60%, Merlot 29%, Cabernet Franc 10%, Petit Verdot 1%
The wine has an attractive colour, dark and deep. The nose delicately combines floral aromas, berry fruit (blackberry and cherry), fresh fruit reminiscent...more
The grapes were harvested between 21 September and 6 October in conditions that may be described as ideal. Although the atypically dry weather meant that yields were relatively low, the wines show rich, powerful and stylish...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