Médoc and Haut Médoc


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2017 CHÂTEAU LA TOUR DE BY Cru Bourgeois Médoc

2017 CHÂTEAU LA TOUR DE BY Cru Bourgeois Médoc

Release date: 24/5/2018

75cl bottles, case of 12

Little berry fruit. Crunchy and slightly astringent on the palate. It has a light weight feel to it. The fruit is well defined and pretty. Little berry fruit. Crunchy and slightly astringent on the palate. It has a light weight feel to it. The fruit is well defined and pretty. Rating: 85 L&S (Apr 2018)

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2017 CHÂTEAU POUJEAUX Cru Bourgeois Exceptionnel Moulis-en-Médoc

2017 CHÂTEAU POUJEAUX Cru Bourgeois Exceptionnel Moulis-en-Médoc

Release date: 15/5/2018

75cl bottles, wood case of 12

From the Moulis region in the southern part of the Médoc, the 2017 Château Poujeaux has a classic, pretty, red fruit-driven style as well as lots of spice and floral nuances, medium body, light From the Moulis region in the southern part of the Médoc, the 2017 Château Poujeaux has a classic, pretty, red fruit-driven style as well as lots of spice and floral nuances, medium body, light tannin, and terrific purity. It’s quite likely the best wine in the appellation. Rating: 88-90 L&S (Apr 2018)

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2017 CHÂTEAU CANTEMERLE 5ème Cru Classé Macau

2017 CHÂTEAU CANTEMERLE 5ème Cru Classé Macau

Release date: 14/5/2018

75cl bottles, wood case of 12

Medium bodied. Sweet red fruit. Mineral backbone. Quite tight in its youth. There is a hint of wood and spice. Fresh acidity and small tingly tannins give the Cantermerle some energy but it does fade Medium bodied. Sweet red fruit. Mineral backbone. Quite tight in its youth. There is a hint of wood and spice. Fresh acidity and small tingly tannins give the Cantermerle some energy but it does fade slightly on the finish. Probably one that will give relatively early pleasure. Rating: 88-89 L&S (Apr 2018)

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2017 CHÂTEAU CHASSE SPLEEN Cru Bourgeois Exceptionnel Moulis-en-Médoc

2017 CHÂTEAU CHASSE SPLEEN Cru Bourgeois Exceptionnel Moulis-en-Médoc

Release date: 14/5/2018

75cl bottles, wood case of 12

Some leafy red fruit. A little bit hollow on the mid-palate. Definitely at the lighter end of the spectrum. Tannins are slightly chewy and drying on the finish. Not the most generous or charming Some leafy red fruit. A little bit hollow on the mid-palate. Definitely at the lighter end of the spectrum. Tannins are slightly chewy and drying on the finish. Not the most generous or charming Moulis from the vintage. It's ever so slightly austere but it was undoubtedly a tricky season here and it must be seen in that context. Rating: 86-88 L&S (May 2018)

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2017 CHÂTEAU BELGRAVE 5ème Cru Classé Haut Médoc

2017 CHÂTEAU BELGRAVE 5ème Cru Classé Haut Médoc

Release date: 8/5/2018

75cl bottles, wood case of 12

88% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Merlot. Smooth on entry. The wine is quite fat but not expressive at this stage, it is closed with a creamy texture. There is some energetic acidity which keeps it lively. 88% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Merlot. Smooth on entry. The wine is quite fat but not expressive at this stage, it is closed with a creamy texture. There is some energetic acidity which keeps it lively. Rating: 88 L&S (Apr 2018)

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2017 CHÂTEAU SOCIANDO MALLET Haut Médoc

2017 CHÂTEAU SOCIANDO MALLET Haut Médoc PRIMEUR FAVOURITES

Release date: 4/5/2018

75cl bottles, wood case of 12

A medium bodied Haut Médoc with impressive polish and a notable lightness of touch. The cherry and dark berry fruit is beautifully fresh and nicely balanced by the soft, silky tannin. There's just A medium bodied Haut Médoc with impressive polish and a notable lightness of touch. The cherry and dark berry fruit is beautifully fresh and nicely balanced by the soft, silky tannin. There's just enough stuffing in the mid-palate to carry this through to a lovely spice-inflected finish. Really quite refined and very enjoyable to taste. This should be ready to drink relatively soon. Drinking range: 2022 - 2035 Rating: 90 L&S (Apr 2018)

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2017 CHÂTEAU MALESCASSE Cru Bourgeois Haut Médoc

2017 CHÂTEAU MALESCASSE Cru Bourgeois Haut Médoc

Release date: 4/5/2018

75cl bottles, case of 12

Dark notes detected on a relatively light nose. Smooth for an Haut Médoc. The dark fruit continues on the palate with some cedar notes in the background. Should develop nicely with a short stint in Dark notes detected on a relatively light nose. Smooth for an Haut Médoc. The dark fruit continues on the palate with some cedar notes in the background. Should develop nicely with a short stint in the cellar. Rating: 87 L&S (Apr 2018)

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2017 CHÂTEAU LA LAGUNE 3ème Cru Classé Ludon

2017 CHÂTEAU LA LAGUNE 3ème Cru Classé Ludon

Release date: 3/5/2018

75cl bottles, wood case of 12

A wine that captures the best of the vintage. Medium bodied, dark berry fruit is joined by dried herbs, stone and some cedar notes. Very elegant. High pitched acidity and powdery tannins keep it A wine that captures the best of the vintage. Medium bodied, dark berry fruit is joined by dried herbs, stone and some cedar notes. Very elegant. High pitched acidity and powdery tannins keep it focused and fresh. Quite tight at this stage but should be approachable without too much time in the cellar. Rating: 90 L&S (May 2018)

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2017 CHÂTEAU LA TOUR CARNET 4ème Cru Classé Haut Médoc

2017 CHÂTEAU LA TOUR CARNET 4ème Cru Classé Haut Médoc

Release date: 2/5/2018

75cl bottles, wood case of 12

This estate to the west of St Julien was hit by frost, as evinced by the yield, just 16.5 hl/ha. The Merlot was picked from September 21st until October 5th, the Cabernet Sauvignon from September This estate to the west of St Julien was hit by frost, as evinced by the yield, just 16.5 hl/ha. The Merlot was picked from September 21st until October 5th, the Cabernet Sauvignon from September 27th until October 5th, and the Petit Verdot was picked on October 4th. The fruit was cooled in a refrigerated tunnel after picking, and there was a cold maceration before fermentation. It has a very fresh, crunchy fruit character on the nose, wrapped up in some buttery oak. This leads to a similarly lifted, fresh and rather loosely composed palate, with a medium-bodied presence of fruits and grilled nuts wrapped in some firm, dry and extracted tannins which, while ripe, do have a grain and prominence which really dominates the middle and end of the palate. It has potential, and it has fresh fruit flavour without greenness which is admirable, but the structure feels a little overpowering right now, especially in the finish. Give it time. Rating: 89-91 Chris Kissack, www.thewinedoctor.com (Apr 2018)

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2017 CHÂTEAU MAUVESIN BARTON Cru Bourgeois Supérieur Moulis-en-Médoc

2017 CHÂTEAU MAUVESIN BARTON Cru Bourgeois Supérieur Moulis-en-Médoc

Release date: 27/4/2018

75cl bottles, wood case of 12

Tasted with the rest of the outstanding Barton 2017s. This isn't the heaviest Moulis you'll find. It's more mid-weight but there is still plenty of concentration to the crunchy, juicy berry fruit. Tasted with the rest of the outstanding Barton 2017s. This isn't the heaviest Moulis you'll find. It's more mid-weight but there is still plenty of concentration to the crunchy, juicy berry fruit. Then come those unmistakable Médocian tannins. There's good freshness, tension and charm to this very well-made Moulis. Drinking range: 2022 - 2030 Rating: 87 L&S (Apr 2018)

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2017 CHÂTEAU POTENSAC Cru Bourgeois Médoc

2017 CHÂTEAU POTENSAC Cru Bourgeois Médoc

Release date: 26/4/2018

75cl bottles, wood case of 12

Lots of red fruit packed into this medium bodied Médoc. Crisp and precise with grippy tannins and good acidity. There is a slight green stalk finish. Lots of red fruit packed into this medium bodied Médoc. Crisp and precise with grippy tannins and good acidity. There is a slight green stalk finish. Rating: 86 L&S (Apr 2018)

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2017 CLOS MANOU Médoc

2017 CLOS MANOU Médoc PRIMEUR FAVOURITES

Release date: 25/4/2018

75cl bottles, wood case of 12

This is quite dark and brooding at the moment. A coiled spring. There is rich, dark berry fruit all wrapped up in some very nicely integrated oak. It has an attractive sweetness balanced by really This is quite dark and brooding at the moment. A coiled spring. There is rich, dark berry fruit all wrapped up in some very nicely integrated oak. It has an attractive sweetness balanced by really ripe, powdery tannins. The wine has plenty of power and drive and that vital ‘pep’ which keeps it energetic and intriguing. No hint of rusticity or excess weight. The finish is clean and long. It’s a very smart Médoc from the northern reaches beyond St Éstephe. Rating: 88-90 L&S (Apr 2018)

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2017 CHÂTEAU CAMBON LA PELOUSE  Cru Bourgeois Supérieur Haut Médoc

2017 CHÂTEAU CAMBON LA PELOUSE Cru Bourgeois Supérieur Haut Médoc PRIMEUR FAVOURITES

Release date: 24/4/2018

75cl bottles, wood case of 12

This has been an L&S favourite for the last 20 years and I am delighted to say the quality is once again excellent. Sweet dark fruit mingles on the palate with fresh hedgerow and nettle flavours. It This has been an L&S favourite for the last 20 years and I am delighted to say the quality is once again excellent. Sweet dark fruit mingles on the palate with fresh hedgerow and nettle flavours. It is medium bodied, with some lovely juice, good structure and refreshing minerality. One to fill the cellar with for short to medium term drinking. Rating: 89 L&S (Apr 2018)

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2017 CHÂTEAU CHARMAIL Cru Bourgeois Supérieur Haut Médoc

2017 CHÂTEAU CHARMAIL Cru Bourgeois Supérieur Haut Médoc

Release date: 24/4/2018

75cl bottles, wood case of 12

Lovely smoky nose - some flint too. This continues on the palate where it is joined by some glossy sweet dark fruit. Mineral and green notes on the finish. This should offer guilt free enjoyment for Lovely smoky nose - some flint too. This continues on the palate where it is joined by some glossy sweet dark fruit. Mineral and green notes on the finish. This should offer guilt free enjoyment for the next decade. Rating: 88 L&S (Apr 2018)

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2017 CHÂTEAU FOURCAS DUPRÉ Cru Bourgeois Haut Médoc

2017 CHÂTEAU FOURCAS DUPRÉ Cru Bourgeois Haut Médoc

Release date: 24/4/2018

75cl bottles, case of 12

Another solid effort from Listrac Médoc. The wine has plenty of tension and bite from firm acidity. Linear with a skinny feel, there is plenty of Listrac character: Bramble fruit, bell pepper and Another solid effort from Listrac Médoc. The wine has plenty of tension and bite from firm acidity. Linear with a skinny feel, there is plenty of Listrac character: Bramble fruit, bell pepper and mineral charm. Good without being complex or compelling. Rating: 86 L&S (Apr 2018)

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2017 CHÂTEAU PALOUMEY Cru Bourgeois Supérieur Médoc

2017 CHÂTEAU PALOUMEY Cru Bourgeois Supérieur Médoc

Release date: 23/4/2018

75cl bottles, case of 12

Some meat on the nose. The juicy fruit is matched by mineral and green hedgerow flavours which gives it a linear feel. Crisp acidity and fine grippy tannins. This will hopefully fill out in time. Some meat on the nose. The juicy fruit is matched by mineral and green hedgerow flavours which gives it a linear feel. Crisp acidity and fine grippy tannins. This will hopefully fill out in time. Rating: 86 L&S (Apr 2018)

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2017 CHÂTEAU LANESSAN Cru Bourgeois Haut Médoc

2017 CHÂTEAU LANESSAN Cru Bourgeois Haut Médoc

Release date: 18/4/2018

75cl bottles, case of 12

Another Haut Médoc we have enjoyed over the years. Some lovely dark fruit concentration on both the nose and then the palate. The weight is kept in check by some coarse tannins. Bell pepper and Another Haut Médoc we have enjoyed over the years. Some lovely dark fruit concentration on both the nose and then the palate. The weight is kept in check by some coarse tannins. Bell pepper and mineral stone on the finish. Good value. Rating: 87 L&S (Apr 2018)

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2017 CHÂTEAU BEAUMONT Haut Médoc

2017 CHÂTEAU BEAUMONT Haut Médoc

Release date: 17/4/2018

75cl bottles, case of 12

Tasted twice over primeurs week. Not giving much away. Mineral nose with a dark fruit profile. Quite tight and mute on the palate. There is good structure with some nice acidity and grippy tannins. Tasted twice over primeurs week. Not giving much away. Mineral nose with a dark fruit profile. Quite tight and mute on the palate. There is good structure with some nice acidity and grippy tannins. Slightly reserved at this stage but should be a decent everyday drinker after some time in bottle. Rating: 85 L&S (Apr 2018)

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2017 CHÂTEAU CAMENSAC Cru Bourgeois Supérieur Haut Médoc

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2017 CHÂTEAU SÉNÉJAC Cru Bourgeois Supérieur Haut Médoc

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2017 CHÂTEAU CLARKE Cru Bourgeois Listrac-Medoc

2017 CHÂTEAU CLARKE Cru Bourgeois Listrac-Medoc

75cl bottles, wood case of 12

The 2017 Château Clarke is medium-bodied, slightly straightforward, and has bright, almost racy acidity. It’s a pleasant, tight, vibrant 2017 that could use more flesh. The 2017 Château Clarke is medium-bodied, slightly straightforward, and has bright, almost racy acidity. It’s a pleasant, tight, vibrant 2017 that could use more flesh. Rating: 84-86 Jeb Dunnuck, www.jebdunnuck.com (Apr 2018)

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