Annonce de Belair Monange St Emilion Grand Cru 2017
“It’s hard to believe that this is a second wine and it would certainly stand up confidently against many grand vins, even in this excellent quality vintage. More serious than the 2015, it has more depth to its dark fruits with swirls of liquorice and smoke adding interest to the finish. I would give it a few years before opening – although it tasted great when this same bottle was tried again after 48 hours – and it has real potential for ageing. The definition of an insider wine and definitely worth getting hold of. 30% new oak. Drink 2021 – 2027” Jane Anson, Decanter.com
Chateau du Seuil Graves Blanc 2019
The wine is of an appealing golden colour, has a fresh aromatic bouquet, is full and fruity with a long aftertaste. The wines are situated in the deep river gravels that cover the entire plateau. This gravel is combined with sand, clay and limestone which all contribute to the uniqueness of the Graves and the characteristic minerality which is expressed in the wines.
Chateau Moulinet Lasserre Pomerol 2017
The Vineyard lies on the western side of Pomerol, in a place named ‘Moulinet’, on sandy and gravelly soils. This wines has 70% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc, 10% Malbec. After a manual picking, vinification takes place in temperature controlled concrete tanks, ageing in partly new oak barrels, for about 18 months. Beautiful deep red ruby color. Aromas of fresh red fruits are dominant and bring elegance and complexity to finely structured palate.
Domaine du Seuil Cadillac Cotes de Bordeaux Rouge 2017
This wine is fruity with soft integrated tannins giving a long fine aftertaste. Emphasis is upon ripe fruit at harvest time and consequently the bouquet is strong and full of character with a deep, intense colour that takes on a brick-red tinge with age.
Pauillac de Chateau Latour 2016
‘Lots of mineral, crushed stone, iodine and graphite with blackcurrants and blackberries that follow through to a medium body with ultra fine tannins that are ever so polished and give length and energy to the wine. Drinkable now, but even better in 2023’ James Suckling
‘2016 Pauillac is the vintage to own. More than just quality, what makes these wines so memorable is their character. To start with, all the wines show a beautiful, almost, inky, dark color. They have complex aromatics, even at this young stage. 2016 Pauillac wines are intense, concentrated, powerful, tannic and fresh. There is a beautiful purity of fruit here. The wines coat your palate with hedonistic pleasure. Clearly, there is a lot of tannin in the wines, but the tannins are so velvety, these wines feel like pure silk.’ The Wine Cellar Insider