Pauillac

Pauillac had a trickier time. Power is really their strong suit and some wines struggled to imbue themselves with enough of it to justify recognition. Price will have a stronger influence here than perhaps anywhere else. We thought Lafite did a fantastic job fighting the adversity, producing a wine which took us back to the 80s in all the best ways, Lynch Bages & Gruaud Larose proved why they deserve to bat so far above their classification and Haut Batailley, under its new stewardship, seems to be really growing into itself.

One the value end of the spectrum, Pedesclaux made a deeply exciting wine. We take out hats off to them for consistently raising their game.

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2021 PETIT MOUTON Pauillac Château Mouton Rothschild

2021 PETIT MOUTON Pauillac Château Mouton Rothschild

Release date: 13/6/2022

Beautifully rich and ripe, with sweet black cherry and raspberry fruits, and soft tannins that are earthy and supple. This is an excellent Petit Mouton that delivers consistency in an inconsistentBeautifully rich and ripe, with sweet black cherry and raspberry fruits, and soft tannins that are earthy and supple. This is an excellent Petit Mouton that delivers consistency in an inconsistent year, managing to exert a gentle pressure of grilled oak without pushing too hard - one of the best 2nd wines of the year. 50% new oak. 40% Petit Mouton, harvest September 25 until October 6. The first vintage where it was Jean-Emmauel Danjoy from beginning to end, after Philippe Dhalluin retirmement. No frost impacting the yield here, and no significant impact from mildew. Drinking range: 2025 - 2038 Rating: 92 Jane Anson, www.janeanson.com (May 2022)

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2021 CHÂTEAU MOUTON ROTHSCHILD 1er Cru Classé Pauillac

2021 CHÂTEAU MOUTON ROTHSCHILD 1er Cru Classé Pauillac

Release date: 13/6/2022

Jewel-ruby in colour, crystalline reflections. This is less exuberant than a usual Mouton, more of a classic Pauillac with intensity and depth through the palate. Plenty of grip and length, with richJewel-ruby in colour, crystalline reflections. This is less exuberant than a usual Mouton, more of a classic Pauillac with intensity and depth through the palate. Plenty of grip and length, with rich layers of raspberry and blackberry fruits and curls of gunsmoke, liqourice and cocoa bean, giving hints of a more generous wine that should be released further over ageing. Focused and supple. 100% new oak. 3.73ph, 59IPT, 41hl/h yield. Harvest September 25 until October 6. The first vintage where it was Jean-Emmauel Danjoy from beginning to end, after Philippe Dhalluin's retiremement. 41% of overall production in Mouton. Strong candidate for an upscore in bottle. Drinking range: 2028 - 2042 Rating: 95 Jane Anson, www.janeanson.com (May 2022)

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2021 CHÂTEAU PICHON LONGUEVILLE BARON 2ème Cru Classé Pauillac

2021 CHÂTEAU PICHON LONGUEVILLE BARON 2ème Cru Classé Pauillac

Release date: 10/6/2022

A brilliant achievement, the 2021 Pichon-Longueville Baron opens in the glass with aromas of dark berries, blackcurrants, cigar wrapper, loamy soil, pencil shavings and licorice. Medium toA brilliant achievement, the 2021 Pichon-Longueville Baron opens in the glass with aromas of dark berries, blackcurrants, cigar wrapper, loamy soil, pencil shavings and licorice. Medium to full-bodied, deep and layered, it's concentrated and penetrating, with terrific concentration and a beautifully refined, classy profile. A blend of fully 89% Cabernet Sauvignon and 11% Merlot, it represents the wine this great estate could have produced in 1996. One of the real successes of the vintage, readers who overlook this wine will live to regret it. Rating: 94-96+ William Kelley, The Wine Advocate (May 2022)

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2021 CHÂTEAU PICHON LALANDE 2ème Cru Classé Pauillac

2021 CHÂTEAU PICHON LALANDE 2ème Cru Classé Pauillac

Release date: 9/6/2022

88 Cabernet Sauvignon, 10 Cabernet Franc, 2 Merlot | 70% new oak | 12.9% alc Lalande has made another love story to Cabernet Sauvignon in 2021, and it is thrillingly pure and direct on the nose and88 Cabernet Sauvignon, 10 Cabernet Franc, 2 Merlot | 70% new oak | 12.9% alc Lalande has made another love story to Cabernet Sauvignon in 2021, and it is thrillingly pure and direct on the nose and palate, and the slender chassis are also riveting. The oak is fairly firm, adding delicious detail to the overall experience. There is a keen edge to this wine that is both refreshing and also uplifting, and it will propel it forwards for thirty or more years with ease. I am falling for Lalande’s newfound confidence and flair, and in 2021 it deserves to have a strong following. Rating: 18.5 Matthew Jukes www.matthewjukes.com (Jun 2022)

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2021 PICHON COMTESSE 'LA RÉSERVE'

2021 PICHON COMTESSE 'LA RÉSERVE'

Release date: 9/6/2022

The 2021 Resèrve de la Comtesse offers up aromas of sweet berry fruit, blackcurrants, petals and classy new oak, followed by a medium to full-bodied, deep and impressively concentrated palate that'sThe 2021 Resèrve de la Comtesse offers up aromas of sweet berry fruit, blackcurrants, petals and classy new oak, followed by a medium to full-bodied, deep and impressively concentrated palate that's framed by lively acids and beautifully refined tannins. It's a blend of 56% Cabernet Sauvignon, 36% Merlot and 11% Petit Verdot, and Nicolas Glumineau tells me that some wine was sold off in bulk this year to guarantee the quality of the Resèreve. It's certainly among the best second wines of the vintage. Rating: 89-91+ William Kelley, The Wine Advocate (May 2022)

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2021 CHÂTEAU CLERC MILON 5ème Cru Classé Pauillac

2021 CHÂTEAU CLERC MILON 5ème Cru Classé Pauillac

Release date: 8/6/2022

Sappy, concentrated, powerful, this is a wine that has a lot of power naturally and in a vintage like 2021 (and with higher Cabernet Franc and higher Carmanère than the past few years), it runs theSappy, concentrated, powerful, this is a wine that has a lot of power naturally and in a vintage like 2021 (and with higher Cabernet Franc and higher Carmanère than the past few years), it runs the risk of being austere. Certainly you feel a sterner character than over the past few years, but there is flexibility in the tannins, and well-worked blackcurrant and blackberry fruit. Will benefit from fattening up through the mid palate over ageing, because all the elements are here. 55% new oak. 57IPT. 3.73ph. Caroline Artaud technical director as of this vintage. Strong candidate for upscore in bottle. Drinking range: 2025 - 2040 Rating: 92 Jane Anson, www.janeanson.com (May 2022)

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2021 CHÂTEAU LAFITE 1er Cru Classé Pauillac

2021 CHÂTEAU LAFITE 1er Cru Classé Pauillac

Release date: 7/6/2022

Polished and refined with a firm, fine and linear tannin structure. Harmonious. Perfumed violets, roses and subtle licorice. All in balance here, with precise layers of black fruit, minerals andPolished and refined with a firm, fine and linear tannin structure. Harmonious. Perfumed violets, roses and subtle licorice. All in balance here, with precise layers of black fruit, minerals and pencil lead. Rather seamless. Firm, yet fine and sleek to the end. Very classy. Fine-velvet texture. 96% cabernet sauvignon, 3% merlot and 1% petit verdot. Rating: 97-98 James Suckling, www.jamessuckling.com (May 2022)

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2021 LACOSTE BORIE du Château Grand Puy Lacoste Pauillac

2021 LACOSTE BORIE du Château Grand Puy Lacoste Pauillac

Release date: 1/6/2022

Perfumed and nicely polished second wine of Grand-Puy-Lacoste with pretty sandalwood, blackberry and currant notes. Some fresh herbs and mocha, too. Nicely framed with fleshy tannins. 56% cabernetPerfumed and nicely polished second wine of Grand-Puy-Lacoste with pretty sandalwood, blackberry and currant notes. Some fresh herbs and mocha, too. Nicely framed with fleshy tannins. 56% cabernet sauvignon, 36% merlot and 8% cabernet franc. Rating: 92-93 James Suckling, www.jamessuckling.com (May 2022)

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2021 CHÂTEAU GRAND PUY LACOSTE 5ème Cru Classé Pauillac

2021 CHÂTEAU GRAND PUY LACOSTE 5ème Cru Classé Pauillac

Release date: 1/6/2022

85 Cabernet Sauvignon, 15 Merlot | 75% new oak | 13% alc | 40 hl/ha This wine uses the highest percentage of Cabernet Sauvignon ever at GPL because, as Christel Spinner explained, ‘the Merlot85 Cabernet Sauvignon, 15 Merlot | 75% new oak | 13% alc | 40 hl/ha This wine uses the highest percentage of Cabernet Sauvignon ever at GPL because, as Christel Spinner explained, ‘the Merlot lacked concentration’. Nevertheless, yields were spot on, so the Grand-Puy-Lacoste team is justly excited about this wine. This is a fine-boned, super-intense, but equally weightless Cabernet-dominant wine with epic purity and freshness that bites at the palate on the finish. I am keen on this style of wine because the fruit notes linger for minutes, and yet they also leave the palate refreshed and wanting more. The classiness, Pauillac signature, silkiness and elegant framework make this a compelling prospect. Rating: 18.5 Matthew Jukes www.matthewjukes.com (Jun 2022)

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2021 ECHO de Lynch Bages Pauillac Château Lynch Bages

2021 ECHO de Lynch Bages Pauillac Château Lynch Bages

Release date: 1/6/2022

Lots of Lynch character to this wine, with a full body and blackcurrant, dark-chocolate, tar and lean-pencil character. Full and flavorful. Solid center-palate. Second wine. Nicely put together. 56%Lots of Lynch character to this wine, with a full body and blackcurrant, dark-chocolate, tar and lean-pencil character. Full and flavorful. Solid center-palate. Second wine. Nicely put together. 56% merlot and 44% cabernet sauvignon. Rating: 93-94 James Suckling, www.jamessuckling.com (May 2022)

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2021 CHÂTEAU LYNCH BAGES 5ème Cru Classé Pauillac

2021 CHÂTEAU LYNCH BAGES 5ème Cru Classé Pauillac

Release date: 1/6/2022

This is really cool to smell, with lead pencil shavings, iron filings and oyster shells. Blackcurrants, too. Full to medium body with layers of firm tannins, but a dusty and powdery texture, too.This is really cool to smell, with lead pencil shavings, iron filings and oyster shells. Blackcurrants, too. Full to medium body with layers of firm tannins, but a dusty and powdery texture, too. Lovely finish. 67% cabernet sauvignon, 25% merlot, 5% petit verdot and 3% cabernet franc. Rating: 96-97 James Suckling, www.jamessuckling.com (May 2022)

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2021 CHÂTEAU D'ARMAILHAC 5ème Cru Classé Pauillac

2021 CHÂTEAU D'ARMAILHAC 5ème Cru Classé Pauillac

Release date: 31/5/2022

63 Cabernet Sauvignon, 22 Merlot, 13 Cabernet Franc, 2 Petit Verdot | 50% new oak | 13% alc | 3.72 pH | 60 IPT With new winemaker directrice Lucie Lauilhé at the helm of a new facility, this wine63 Cabernet Sauvignon, 22 Merlot, 13 Cabernet Franc, 2 Petit Verdot | 50% new oak | 13% alc | 3.72 pH | 60 IPT With new winemaker directrice Lucie Lauilhé at the helm of a new facility, this wine marks the first chapter in d’Armailhac’s next thriller. Small tweaks were made in 2021, with the same percentage of oak used but more sensitive toasting levels employed, and this relaxation in spiciness balances nicely with quieter fruit and a more sensual wine overall. This is a silky, not velvety, wine, and the Cabernet Franc adds lovely perfume as well as crisp acidity to the finish. It is clear that this is a thoughtful creation, and with lovely length and a palate that is, according to Estates Manager Jean-Emmanuel Danjoy, growing every day, this is an impressive wine for d’Armailhac. Rating: 17.5 Matthew Jukes www.matthewjukes.com (Jun 2022)

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2021 CHÂTEAU PIBRAN Cru Bourgeois Pauillac

2021 CHÂTEAU PIBRAN Cru Bourgeois Pauillac

Release date: 31/5/2022

Packed with cassis bud and blackberry fruit with salinity on the signoff, enjoably sappy and easy to drink, although lower ripeness overall than the past few years. 60% new oak. A little morePacked with cassis bud and blackberry fruit with salinity on the signoff, enjoably sappy and easy to drink, although lower ripeness overall than the past few years. 60% new oak. A little more Cabernet in the blend than usual, because of the frost and mildew, Drinking range: 2023 - 2032 Rating: 90 Jane Anson, www.janeanson.com (May 2022)

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2021 CHÂTEAU PEDESCLAUX 5ème Cru Classé Pauillac

2021 CHÂTEAU PEDESCLAUX 5ème Cru Classé Pauillac

Release date: 30/5/2022

At 29 HL/HA and with mightily low tannin levels, this is a masterclass in the restraint required this year, to showcase aromatics above concentration or volume. Brilliantly balanced, with prettyAt 29 HL/HA and with mightily low tannin levels, this is a masterclass in the restraint required this year, to showcase aromatics above concentration or volume. Brilliantly balanced, with pretty red berries and just a notion of dark plum flesh this is expressive and charming on the mid palate. The extraordinary, futuristic cellars here proving their worth in such a complicated vintage. Giving the team all the firepower necessary for careful plot by plot vinification and the gentlest of touches. Zippy, fine feel. Bright for sure and lots of finesse. With that fine line at the middle of sweet red fruit. 64% Cabernet Sauvignon, 27% Merlot, 6% Cabernet Franc and 3% Petit Verdot. Élevage will be I'm just 60% new wood, so as to preserve that graceful feel.L&S (Apr 2022)

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2021 CHÂTEAU HAUT BATAILLEY 5ème Cru Classé Pauillac

2021 CHÂTEAU HAUT BATAILLEY 5ème Cru Classé Pauillac

Release date: 25/5/2022

This is setting out a serious stall, with depth through the palate and a sense of lively momentum. Cabernet dominant, with savoury fruits that are just a little short on the finish, rose stems,This is setting out a serious stall, with depth through the palate and a sense of lively momentum. Cabernet dominant, with savoury fruits that are just a little short on the finish, rose stems, raspberry leaf, whispers of violet and peony and a ton of slate and pencil lead giving the Pauillac character. 70% new oak. 40ha now in total, after extra planting of the vineyard. Drinking range: 2024 - 2038 Rating: 91 Jane Anson, www.janeanson.com (May 2022)

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2021 CHÂTEAU PONTET CANET 5ème Cru Classé Pauillac

2021 CHÂTEAU PONTET CANET 5ème Cru Classé Pauillac

Release date: 24/5/2022

Offering up wild, exotic aromas of blackberries, cloves and Indian spices mingled with notions of rose petal, bruised orchard fruit and cherry pit that evolve rapidly in the glass, the 2021Offering up wild, exotic aromas of blackberries, cloves and Indian spices mingled with notions of rose petal, bruised orchard fruit and cherry pit that evolve rapidly in the glass, the 2021 Pontet-Canet is medium to full-bodied, ample and fleshy, with a layered mid-palate and refined tannins that assert themselves on the firm, saline finish. Always one of the Médoc's most singular, idiosyncratic wines, it will be interesting to see how it performs in bottle. Rating: 91-93 William Kelley, The Wine Advocate (May 2022)

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2021 CHÂTEAU LYNCH MOUSSAS 5ème Cru Classé Pauillac

2021 CHÂTEAU LYNCH MOUSSAS 5ème Cru Classé Pauillac

Release date: 23/5/2022

Finely textured with firm, fine tannins that coat a core of dark berries, cocoa and some tobacco. Medium body with a broad mid-palate. Expansive finish. 72% cabernet sauvignon and 28% merlot.Finely textured with firm, fine tannins that coat a core of dark berries, cocoa and some tobacco. Medium body with a broad mid-palate. Expansive finish. 72% cabernet sauvignon and 28% merlot. Rating: 92-93 James Suckling, www.jamessuckling.com (May 2022)

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2021 CHÂTEAU DUHART MILON ROTHSCHILD 4ème Cru Classé Pauillac

2021 CHÂTEAU DUHART MILON ROTHSCHILD 4ème Cru Classé Pauillac

Release date: 12/5/2022

Minty cool nose, is fleshed out with smart dark fruit. The palate is sophisticated with some impressive Lafite-like grandeur and concentration. You can sense the family link. Classic notes of cigarMinty cool nose, is fleshed out with smart dark fruit. The palate is sophisticated with some impressive Lafite-like grandeur and concentration. You can sense the family link. Classic notes of cigar box spice, graphite mark the mid-palate. Long and well-balanced with wholesome patina of polish to the dark fruit coulis at the core. A really good Duhart, particularly considering the vintage's challenges. 81% Cabernet Sauvignon, 19% Merlot.L&S (May 2022)

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2021 CARRUADES DE CHÂTEAU LAFITE Pauillac

2021 CARRUADES DE CHÂTEAU LAFITE Pauillac

Release date: 12/5/2022

The Carruades this year was a pleasure to taste. Dark and brooding with a delightfully juicy feel. There is a good frame here, a Lafite-like tautness at the core, but the tannins are supple and easy.The Carruades this year was a pleasure to taste. Dark and brooding with a delightfully juicy feel. There is a good frame here, a Lafite-like tautness at the core, but the tannins are supple and easy. All round, its a surprisingly generous style for Carruades. Very suave, with real push and easy glide. Fresh lift to the finish speaks of this grand terroir. Much of the fruit, particularly the Merlot, would normally make it to the Grand Vin. Declassified this year to Carruades, it really bolsters the mid palate. Definitely a Lafite wine, but with a shade less graphite and firmness than in some years. 55% Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot 36%, Petit Verdot 4%, Cabernet Franc 5%.L&S (May 2022)

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2021 CHÂTEAU BATAILLEY 5ème Cru Classé Pauillac

2021 CHÂTEAU BATAILLEY 5ème Cru Classé Pauillac

Release date: 9/5/2022

We were delighted to taste such a promising young Batailley this year. Following their recent run of good form this 2021 is satisfyingly rich and broad. Laden with classic cigar box notes layeredWe were delighted to taste such a promising young Batailley this year. Following their recent run of good form this 2021 is satisfyingly rich and broad. Laden with classic cigar box notes layered over nicely ripe plum flesh and black berry coulis at the heart. This stays generous, supple and darkly attractive from start to finish. Trad for sure - with real appeal. Drinking range: 2025 - 2034L&S (May 2022)

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2021 CHÂTEAU HAUT BAGES LIBÉRAL 5ème Cru Classé Pauillac

2021 CHÂTEAU HAUT BAGES LIBÉRAL 5ème Cru Classé Pauillac

This is already open and delicious with cherry, cassis, blueberry and chocolate-orange character. Some peach notes, too. Medium to full body with velvety, ripe and plush tannins. Caressing, yet itThis is already open and delicious with cherry, cassis, blueberry and chocolate-orange character. Some peach notes, too. Medium to full body with velvety, ripe and plush tannins. Caressing, yet it remains firm and solid. Lovely, creamy finish. 90% cabernet sauvignon and 10% merlot. From biodynamically grown grapes with Demeter certification. Rating: 94-95 James Suckling, www.jamessuckling.com (May 2022)

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2021 TOURELLES DE LONGUEVILLE de Château Pichon Baron Pauillac

2021 TOURELLES DE LONGUEVILLE de Château Pichon Baron Pauillac

Supple and charming, the 2021 Les Tourelles de Longueville is a medium-bodied, ample and expressive wine evocative of violets, sweet berry fruit and spices.Supple and charming, the 2021 Les Tourelles de Longueville is a medium-bodied, ample and expressive wine evocative of violets, sweet berry fruit and spices. Rating: 87-89 William Kelley, The Wine Advocate (May 2022)

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