We had a great vintage! The longer growing season made it possible to concentrate on each varietal, each plot of land with great precision… The Merlots were fresh and full of fruit.
The Cabernets matured slowly; They had beautiful colour and were full of aroma and soft velvety tannins.
Blending was the key!
The low yield of the vine promotes the ripening of the Cabernet Sauvignon, of a stunning precision. They come naturally to equilibrate with the roundness of the Merlot, to deliver a wine of classic style with elegant finesse. Still slightly on the reserve, Cos d’Estournel 2008 with beautiful freshness rounds gradually, the powerful notes permitting the appearance of a bright fruit.
The 2010 vintage of Chateau d’Issan 2010, classified under the Margaux appellation, appears as concentrated as the 2009, but with a vivacity, a fresh aroma and a much higher degree of richness. This great wine of the Margaux appellation presents a subtle and deep nose. The attack on the palate is broad and generous. This wine is ample, bold and powerful, while maintaining a beautiful elegance and a coated finish typical of the great Margaux wines.
The wine is deep in color, with a lovely tint of garnet. The nose is complex, its numerous traits dominated by a note of fresh black fruits (blackberries, black cherries) but also with an elegant floral touch. The attack is gentle and supple, full and generous in the mouth thereafter, and finally yielding truly voluptuous sensations in a very long finish.
The 2009 Ducru-Beaucaillou boasts a beautiful deep violet robe. In the mouth, it exhibits a thick and luscious structure, as well as dense, albeit velvety and elegant, tannins. Its fruit is at once rich and dazzling and its finish silky smooth and wonderfully persistent.
The legendary vintage of 2000 has a young deep crimson colour. The nose offers opulence and concentration with intense aromas of plum, blackberry, red pepper and violets. This wine needs substantial aeration to develop its richness and complexity with an elegant minerality. This balance remains very persistent in the mouth.
Chateau Grand-Puy-Lacoste 2008 presents an intense ruby red color. On the nose, it offers blackberries aromas dominated by the cassis. In the mouth, this wine has a great aromatic attack with a lot of texture and fruits. Its breed is evident in the splendid length of the finish. Its shows already great balance and style, but it will need time to age to express all its charm.
The 2007 Grand-Puy-Lacoste has a bright ruby red color. On the nose, this wine presents a wonderful aromatic complexity with a touch of black berries and cherry aromas trimmed with spices, vanilla and liquorices. On the palate, this velvety, well concentrated wine shows a nice fruit extract. It is a very charming wine with silky tannins and beautiful harmony.
Dense ruby/purple, with notes of creosote, spring flowers, blueberry and blackberry fruit, this is a rich, medium to full-bodied wine with loads of character and depth. It is usually one of the better values of Bordeaux and it certainly stands out as a major sleeper of the vintage. Anticipated maturity: 2014-2025.
Beautiful very dark colour. Discreet nose with primary notes that develop in fullness and density. Quite powerful on the palate with very good structure and a nice tannic finish with well-integrated woody notes.
The 2006 Latour performed even better from bottle than from barrel… From barrel, I thought it was a modern day version of the 1996 or 1986, and certainly the 1996 comparison still holds. I thought it was somewhat austere from barrel, but that is no longer an issue. This is a beautifully rich Chateau Latour boasting a dense ruby/purple color, a sweet, smoky, charcoal, cassis, graphite, and forest floor-scented nose, full body, an attractive freshness, and sweet, noble tannins. This layered Latour is one of the vintage-s top dozen or so wines. Anticipated maturity: 2013-2030
Khi được đóng vào chai, Latour 2006 ngon hơn là khi còn trongthùng gỗ sồi… Khi thử nếm rượu từ thùng gỗ sồi, tôi đã nghĩ rằng đó là một phiên bản hiện đại của năm 1996 hoặc năm 1986, và hôm nay, sau khi so sánh lại, tôi chắc chắn chai Latour 2006 tương đương niên vụ 1996.Tôi cũng đã nghĩ rằng nó đã có gì đó khắc khổ khi thử nếm nó từ thùng gỗ sồi, nhưng nay thì đó không còn là một vấn đề nữa. Đây là một chai Latour đậm đặc màu ruby sẵm pha sắc tím, ngọt ngào mùi khói, than, nho đen, than chì, và mùi lá rừng ẩm ướt. Hơn thế, rượu rất đậm đà, tròn trịa, tươi mới và hấp dẫn, và ngọt ngào, vị chát thanh tao.Chai Latour 2006 này là một trong số hơn 10 niên vụ thành công nhất, thực sự là chai vang đẳng cấp. Thời gian trưởng thành dự kiến:2013-2030
Colour: very deep, dark colour. Brilliant.
Nose: very fresh, spicy, empyreumatic (hints of coffee)
Attack: powerful and fleshy.
Palate: plenty of freshness, beautifully fine and elegant tannins.
Really persistent and powerful, reminiscent of the great vintages to keep.
Colour: blackish and deep.
Nose: extremely complex with aromas of ripe fruit and spice, liquorice along with empyreumatic, toasty notes.
Attack: powerful and fresh.
Palate: dense and plump, with silky, ripe tannins.
2008, the great classical latecomer !
The fully mature 2001 exhibits aromas of tapenade, bay leaf, licorice, red and black currants, damp earth and new saddle leather. Medium-bodied and atypically elegant and charming for a Lynch Bages with soft, fully resolved tannin and a moderately long finish, it is much lighter than a great vintage such as 2000.
“Robert Parker Jr “