Supple, but with generous red fruit defined by silky tannins, this elegant claret would be ideal with a piece of roast top-side beef, possibly lamb, or just to drink on its own. Excellent value.
‘Deep dark colour, an obviously ripe Cabernet nose, as one might expect of a 2009, with some oakiness. Fleshy and expansive on the palate, with good volume of ripe dark berry fruit and soft feel of ripe tannins.
The following wines have been released by Château Latour in small volumes. These wines represent the last releases from the property for these wines, and the last chance to buy ex-chateau stock. They come with proof-tags and back labels saying they are the 2014 release.
Selected by Victoria Moore for her 2012 Christmas wine list, we’ve only 7 cases left of this very drinkable yet pleasingly priced claret worth snapping up.
Today Neal Martin begins his note on the 2013 Sauternes with "Usually, I urge readers to go out and buy Sauternes at the end of my report, but instead.
What has been quite a busy day for releases in Bordeaux, has been dominated by the right bank. Two more of the first growths (Ausone & Cheval Blanc) have broken cover and so has one of our perennial favourites from the left bank – CHÂTEAU LÉOVILLE BARTON.
CHÂTEAU FIGEAC impressed during our week in Bordeaux and it is one of the wines we have been waiting for, with somewhat bated breath, to see how they would price it….
2013 Grand Puy Lacoste (£340) was voted one of the best value wines in a poll around the wine trade before the campaign began this year, but at around this price there are several mature and drinkable vintages around the market so this seems to have been a bit premature.
The second week of releases from the 2013 primeur campaign is over, and Lynch Bages has emerged as the first wine to ‘work’ in any real sense. The Château has released 65% less wine than last year, and has dropped its price a little.
In recent vintages the Bordeaux primeurs campaign has been an unruly affair, stretching out until the beginning of the summer holidays with no one wanting to be the first to jump. This year it seems to be the opposite..
“I arrived in Bordeaux on Sunday to taste the 2013 wines which are being shown en primeur. I think we knew all the way through last year, right from the beginning, that it was going to be a difficult vintage. “Making wine in 2013 was like sailing through a storm,”