The new wine was deeply-coloured, almost black. It had great concentration with powerful, complex, and elegant aromas of red and black fruit, spices, herbs, cedar, liquorice, clove, and graphite…This complexity was also present on the palate, and the wine soon proved to be rich, powerful, balanced, and refreshing. With time, power and concentration have become its hallmarks – but not at all at the expense of finesse. The tannin is incredibly rich and there is a beautiful, long aftertaste. The aromatic complexity on the nose carries over to the palate, which features superb red fruit and spicy flavours (clove,liquorice, and cinnamon) as well as subtle overtones of graphite, gunflint, and violet…
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.
94 points Neal Martin’s Wine Journal: “Tasted at Bordeaux Index’s “10-Year On” tasting in London. The 2003 Chateau Margaux has a lovely nose with superb delineation – blackberry, cedar, minerals and wilted violets. To be brutally honest, it is clearly streets ahead of Palmer that was tasted in tandem. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannins and (hoorah!) a decent thread of acidity. It is not a complex Margaux, but it has personality, fine balance, elegance and admirable tension and race towards the finish. This First Growth shows its class. Excellent. Tasted March 2013.” (05/2013)
The 2007 is a very deep and concentrated wine sitting like black plum in the glass. The wine itself on opening is tight with little aromatics of very dark blackberry and cedar notes. The palate was also tight and slightly aggressive like an angry youth. The tannin and acid structure were clunky and made themselves known immediately, the drying tannins took some time to die down and let the rest of the wines characters to shine through. After 6 hour of decanting the wine became more approachable and the delicacy of the fruit and savoury notes appeared. The black fruit, cedar, and made way for the red cherry, hint of instant coffee granules, and dried shitake mushroom.
Chai Smith-Haut-Lafitte 2007 là chai rượu có màu mận chín đậm đà, sâu lắng. Hương thơm lan tỏa một cách chậm rãi của mùi dâu đen và gỗ tuyết tùng. Vị cũng chuyển dần từ êm dịu sang mạnh mẽ và hung hăng như một chàng thanh niên mới lớn. Cấu trúc của vị chát và acid rất hài hòa và sự nhận biết gần như tức thời, vị tannin hơi thô lúc đầu sẽ trở nên mềm mượt hơn cùng với thời gian và nhường chỗ cho những cá tính khác trở nên nổi bật.Nếu bạn đủ kiên nhẫn để chờ 6 tiếng sau khi rót ra decanter rượu sẽ trở nên rất tinh tế với mùi vị nhiều loại trái cây hòa quyện. Hương vị đặc trưng của trái cây màu đen, của gỗ trắc bá chuyển dần sang mùi quả anh đào đỏ, điểm xuyết mùi của hạt cà phê và nấm hương phơi khô.
A very dense, almost black colour, with a pure, jammy nose. On the palate, there are hints
of liquorice, cashew nuts and vanilla. A rich, remarkably smooth structure. The finish is
exceptionally long, with plenty of finesse and elegance. Saint-Pierre 2005 will certainly be
a great wine to lay down.
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.
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 !
Floral bouquet. Notes of ripe fruit, blackcurrants, cedar, and spices.
A dense, rich wine with very refined, well-integrated tannins. Excellent length; overall, an elegant, balanced wine.
The medium-bodied 2011 Lynch Bages possesses a saturated ruby/purple color as well as beautiful creme de cassis notes, a generous, concentrated, well-made, medium to full-bodied style and supple tannins. A successful effort in 2011, it should be drinkable in 3-4 years and last for 15+. It is a sleeper of the vintage.
“Robert Parker Jr “
This vintage benefitted from weather conditions that contributed to the production of perfectly ripe grapes. These wines are bright ink black. On the nose, the ripe fruit aromas are fresh, not jammy. Pure red cherries, raspberries, and blackberries. On the palate they display lovely concentration with substance, but are in no way heavy. Their silky tannins balance perfectly with their supple richness. These wines are powerfull and concentrated, but velvet smooth and subtle too.
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.
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 “
After an early start to growth, weather conditions in August and at the beginning of September caused slow ripening, making it possible to focus on freshness and ensure long ageing. Since the grapes were disease-free and perfectly ripe, harvesting could be carried out with full attention to detail. These wines are dense with beautiful fruity aromas and delicate grilled hints. The wines are dense, well balanced and have very elegant freshness.
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!
Almost black in colour, Château Pichon Lalande 2007 gives aromas of cherry, brioche and violet. This fragrant and powerful wine is bursting with fruit, flower and spice notes.