Red Bordeaux

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Region Vintage Name Qty Unit Case Size Format Price Note Rating
Red Bordeaux 2017 Clos Saint Martin 2 Case 6 75cl £350
  • Rating

    90+

    Release Price

    NA

    Drink Date

    2020 - 2032

    Reviewed by

     Lisa Perrotti-Brown

    Issue Date

    16th Mar 2020

    Source

    March 2020 Week 3, The Wine Advocate

    Medium to deep garnet-purple colored, the 2017 Clos St. Martin has a very ambitious nose of cedar chest, plum preserves and Christmas pudding with touches of pencil shavings and smoked meats. Medium to full-bodied, the palate is packed with dried berries flavors and lashings of new oak, framed by chewy tannins, finishing a little woody. The blend here is8 0% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Cabernet Franc.

    According to Christian Moueix, most of their frost damage happened to Lalande de Pomerol. At Chateau Belair, there is absolutely no production this year. Production for the lower parts of Pomerol was down by around 33%.

Tasting Notes
90
Red Bordeaux 2017 Trotanoy 1 Case 6 75cl £825
  • Rating

    97+

    Release Price

    NA

    Drink Date

    2024 - 2067

    Reviewed by

     Lisa Perrotti-Brown

    Issue Date

    16th Mar 2020

    Source

    March 2020 Week 3, The Wine Advocate

    Medium to deep garnet-purple in color, the 2017 Trotanoy is 100% Merlot and begins quite stubborn and broody on the nose at this youthful stage, needing a lot of coaxing to reveal a core of plum preserves, blackberry pie and licorice with suggestions of cast-iron pan, underbrush, tilled soil and charcoal. Medium-bodied, the palate is not at all weighty, but it is built like a brick house, with bags of restrained, muscular fruit and a solid line of firm, grainy tannins, finishing with epic length and fantastic tension. A very impressive wine that should by incredibly long-lived!

    According to Christian Moueix, most of their frost damage happened to Lalande de Pomerol. At Chateau Belair, there is absolutely no production this year. Production for the lower parts of Pomerol was down by around 33%.

Tasting Notes
97
Red Bordeaux 2017 La Fleur-Petrus 1 Case 6 75cl £870
  • Rating

    94+

    Release Price

    NA

    Drink Date

    2022 - 2049

    Reviewed by

     Lisa Perrotti-Brown

    Issue Date

    16th Mar 2020

    Source

    March 2020 Week 3, The Wine Advocate

    A blend of 93% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot, the medium to deep garnet-purple colored 2017 la Fleur-Petrus is a little youthfully reticent to begin, opening to offer glimpses at kirsch, black raspberries and warm plums plus nuances of potpourri, powdered cinnamon, dusty soil and dried lavender. Medium-bodied, the palate is finely knit and elegant with a firm frame of grainy tannins and fantastic freshness, finishing long and mineral laced.

    According to Christian Moueix, most of their frost damage happened to Lalande de Pomerol. At Chateau Belair, there is absolutely no production this year. Production for the lower parts of Pomerol was down by around 33%.

Tasting Notes
94
Red Bordeaux 2017 Petrus 1 Case 3 75cl £6,600
  • Rating

    98+

    Release Price

    NA

    Drink Date

    2023 - 2063

    Reviewed by

     Lisa Perrotti-Brown

    Issue Date

    16th Mar 2020

    Source

    March 2020 Week 3, The Wine Advocate

    Deep garnet-purple in color, the 2017 Petrus comes galloping out of the glass with bold, expressive notions of Black Forest cake, blueberry preserves and Christmas pudding with nuances of molten chocolate, Chinese five spice, candied violets, licorice and kirsch plus wafts of roses and cinnamon stick. Full-bodied, rich, spicy and fantastically concentrated, the palate has compelling freshness and a solid base of wonderfully ripe, velvety tannins, finishing very long and opulent. The aromatics at this youthful stage are atypical for Petrus and quite stunning—this 2017 is a bombshell! Furthermore, it is a unique style for this estate and one avid collectors should seek out!

    I asked Pétrus winemaker Olivier Berrouet what he felt had changed about this 2017 since I last tasted it from barrel. "During primeurs the wine was based on its aromatic side. With further time in barrel, the structure came through." He hit the nail on the head. I remember clearly how forward the wine appeared when I tasted it from barrel—a little blousy even. Now in bottle, it has gained backbone, layers and that underlying gravitas that makes Pétrus what it is. And yet, this is an exotic, downright flamboyant expression of the vineyard. I don't generally like surprises, but I loved this one!

Tasting Notes
98
Red Bordeaux 2018 La Fleur-Petrus 1 Case 6 75cl £970
  • Rating

    (94 - 96)

    Release Price

    NA

    Drink Date

    NA

    Reviewed by

     Lisa Perrotti-Brown

    Issue Date

    23rd Apr 2019

    Source

    April 2019 Week 4 - Bordeaux 2018, The Wine Advocate

    Composed of 91% Merlot, 6% Cabernet Franc and 3% Petit Verdot, the 2018 la Fleur-Petrus has a medium garnet-purple color and opens softly and quietly with perfumed nuances of violets, potpourri, underbrush and garrigue with a core of warm plums, blueberry compote and raspberry pie plus touches of smoked meats and crushed rocks. Medium-bodied, the palate is charged with wonderfully energetic red and black fruits, framed by fine-grained tannins and oodles of freshness, finishing beautifully fragrant.

Tasting Notes
96
Red Bordeaux 2018 Trotanoy 1 Case 6 75cl £1,350
  • Rating

    (97 - 99)+

    Release Price

    NA

    Drink Date

    NA

    Reviewed by

     Lisa Perrotti-Brown

    Issue Date

    23rd Apr 2019

    Source

    April 2019 Week 4 - Bordeaux 2018, The Wine Advocate

    The medium to deep garnet-purple colored 2018 Trotanoy is made of 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc. The first sniff and WOW, it gives an incredible perfume of red roses, candied violets, molten licorice and spice cake over a core of plum preserves, raspberry compote, dried mulberries, iron ore and camphor plus a waft of woodsmoke. Medium to full-bodied, the palate is laden with exquisitely polished, beautifully poised red and black fruit layers with loads of mineral sparks, framed by super ripe, rounded tannins and wonderful freshness, finishing very long, culminating in a lingering ferrous note

Tasting Notes
99

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