TAG ARCHIVES: 2016 Bordeaux

2016 Bordeaux – Malescot Saint Exupéry, Lagrange, Calon-Ségur and more…

By on 31/05/2017

MALESCOT SAINT EXUPÉRY   has been released at £252 per 6 bottles IB. We were all really impressed by this - it was clearly one of the stand-out wines from Margaux in 2016. Neal Martin gave it 94-96/100 and called it 'sensual and voluptuous' but with great delineation and precision on the finish.

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2016 Bordeaux: Haut Brion, ‘utterly gorgeous with a hand-in-glove power’ Anson

By on 30/05/2017

After the bank holiday lull, a very exciting morning in Bordeaux today. We have the release of the Domaine Clarence Dillon wines - most notably HAUT BRION and LA MISSION HAUT BRION - as well as LARCIS DUCASSE and RÉSERVE DE LA COMTESSE. HAUT BRION is out at £2,490 per 6 bottles IB.

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2016 Bordeaux: Grand Mayne, Carbonnieux, Gazin, Trottevieille

By on 24/05/2017

While Lynch Bages (now sold out) was obviously the big news of yesterday, several other releases are more than worthy of mention. 2016 CHÂTEAU GRAND MAYNE  at £360 per dozen was not only given a terrific note by Neal Martin (94-96), but was also mentioned in his introduction to the vintage: 'I was deeply impressed by Grand-Mayne this year.

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2016 Bordeaux – Talbot, ‘A jewel of a wine’ Galloni (92-95)

By on 17/05/2017

Lots of En Primeur activity this morning. The pick of the bunch is CHÂTEAU TALBOT at £246 per 6 bottles IB. Jancis says this is a wine that represents all that is best about the 2016 vintage. She's absolutely right. It's a wine of typically profound structure but there is plenty of intense blackberry fruit behind all that mass.

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2016 Bordeaux – Château Branaire Ducru, Château Pibran & Château Les Trois Croix

By on 09/05/2017

With their election over, and confidence in the future of La France restored it is back to business in Bordeaux this morning. Château Branaire Ducru has been released at £232.50 per case of 6 IB. Jane Anson in Decanter, gives it 95 points: ‘Always a supremely elegant, measured take on St-Julien that delivers in spades in 2016.

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