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    1er Cotes de Bordeaux – 1953 – Domaine de Lafaurie

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    The vine, truly the lady of the house, has inspired a wide range of Lalique products. The mosaic of terroirs – spread across the four villages of Bommes, Sauternes, Fargues and Preignac – give the wines of Château Lafaurie their typical, long-reputed style. The main grape variety is Semillon (93%), combined with Sauvignon and Muscadelle.

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    Chateau Caillou – 2000 – Pomerol

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    Level: Very Top Shoulder
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    The wines of Château Le Caillou reflect the uncompromising work of three generations on their cultures. The size and leaf stripping are adapted to the plant and the vintage, the harvest is manual and allows a selection of the fruit well before the sorting table. The products of Château Le Caillou are characterized by the delicacy of their bouquet, their great silkiness, their velvety appearance due mainly to Merlot as well as their subtle scent of red berries.

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    Chateau Bouffevent – 2009 – Bergerac

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    For four generations this precious terroir has been handed down by the family. Enriched by family know-how, these passionate winemakers never cease to surprise us with wines of exceptional quality. Located near Bergerac, the vineyards aim for a production of high quality grapes that reach an optimal maturity for each type of wine produced. The vines of Château Bouffevent are cultivated with methods in line with the life of the soil, the balance of the plant as well as the conservation of the ecosystem, for the implementation of a reasoned and sustainable production.

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    Chateau Bouet – 2013 – Cotes de Bourg

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    Deep purplish color. Pleasant nose of black fruits, light woody touch. On the palate, a flattering attack, polished tannins. The evolution and the finish are denser and firmer but remain harmonious.

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    Château Cheval Blanc – 1971 – St Emilion

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    Level: High shoulder
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    The 1971 Cheval Blanc is simply a beautiful example of the vintage that remains at its absolute apogee of drinkability and offers up glorious complexity on both the nose and palate. The deep, pure and very vibrant bouquet delivers a superb aromatic constellation of cherries, pomegranate, spiced meats, menthol, tobacco, a touch of nutskin, a complex base of soil tones, cedar and a bit of orange peel in the upper register. On the palate the wine is full-bodied, pure and velvety on the attack, with a superb core, outstanding transparency, tangy acids, melted tannins and superb focus and grip on the very, very long and perfectly balanced finish.
    J.G. 95+

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    Château Cheval Blanc – 1971 – St Emilion

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    Level: Medium-high shoulder
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    The 1971 Cheval Blanc is simply a beautiful example of the vintage that remains at its absolute apogee of drinkability and offers up glorious complexity on both the nose and palate. The deep, pure and very vibrant bouquet delivers a superb aromatic constellation of cherries, pomegranate, spiced meats, menthol, tobacco, a touch of nutskin, a complex base of soil tones, cedar and a bit of orange peel in the upper register. On the palate the wine is full-bodied, pure and velvety on the attack, with a superb core, outstanding transparency, tangy acids, melted tannins and superb focus and grip on the very, very long and perfectly balanced finish.
    J.G. 95+

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    Château Troplong Mondot – 2005 – St Emilion

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    The 2005 Troplong Mondot is a blend of 90% Merlot and the rest Cabernet Franc. It was emotional tasting this wine, thinking of the late Christine Valette, who made this compelling wine while battling with considerable courage against an insidious disease. It is a great effort and a superstar of the vintage. Dense purple, it offers notes of white chocolate, blackberry, cassis and licorice as well as a hint of truffle and some subtle background oak. Full-bodied, multi-layered, and spectacularly pure and rich, it is a tour de force, and a great tribute to an incredible woman. Remarkably youthful, this wine probably needs another 4-8 years of bottle age, and should keep for 20 or more years. Kudos to the late Christine Valette! Drink 2019-2043.

    R.P. 100

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    Château Mouton Rothschild – 2003 – Pauillac

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    The 2003 harvest began on September 15 and finished ten days later. The result is an outstanding 2003 Mouton-Rothschild, but it is not one of the superstars of Pauillac or the Northern Médoc. Its nearby neighbors, Lafite-Rothschild, Cos d’Estournel and Montrose, all produced wines that qualitatively dominate this effort from Mouton-Rothschild. Nevertheless, there is a lot to like. The tannins, which were so tough initially, have softened somewhat, and the nose offers up notes of cedarwood, roasted coffee, tobacco leaf and red and blackcurrants. This spicy, earthy, fleshy, medium to full-bodied 2003 is not one of the stars of the vintage. It is close to full maturity, where it should remain for another 10-15 years.

    R.P. 91

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    Château Mouton Rothschild – 1995 – Pauillac

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    This profound Mouton is more accessible than the more muscular 1996. A blend of 72% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Cabernet Franc, and 19% Merlot, it reveals an opaque purple color, and reluctant aromas of cassis, truffles, coffee, licorice, and spice. In the mouth, the wine is “great stuff”, with superb density, a full-lasts for 40+ seconds. There is outstanding purity and high tannin, but my instincts suggest this wine is lower in acidity and slightly fleshier than the brawnier, bigger 1996. Both are great efforts from Mouton-Rothschild.

    R.P. 95+

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    Carruades Lafite Rothschild – 2002 – Pauillac

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    Similar to its bigger sibling, but leaner and not nearly as concentrated, as one might expect being a second wine, the 2002 Carruades reveals the Lafite fragrance of lead pencil shavings intermixed with red and black currants, plums, and a hint of cherries. Medium-bodied, with tart acidity, this is a wine to drink over the next decade.

    R.P. 87

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    Carruades Lafite Rothschild – 1998 – Pauillac

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    This has become one of the finest second wines produced. The 1998 (a blend of 61% Cabernet Sauvignon, 33% Merlot, 4.5% Cabernet Franc, and 1.5% Petit Verdot) is an outstanding effort. While very Lafite-like (although more supple and forward), it exhibits a dense ruby/purple color in addition to an excellent bouquet of black fruits, smoke, earth, and minerals, supple tannin, an excellent texture, and a long, fine finish. Anticipated maturity: now-2015.90 points Drink 2001-2015

    R.P. 90

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    Château Lafite Rothschild – 2002 – Pauillac

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    A brilliant offering and a candidate for wine of the vintage, this is classic Lafite that reminded me somewhat of the 1976, although the vintage conditions were completely different. This is a medium-weight, quintessentially elegant style of Lafite with notes of lead pencil shavings/graphite along with black currants, plums, and crushed rocks/mineral. Wonderfully pure, dense, with a deep ruby/purple color and loads of fruit, definition, and a long finish, this is a brilliant, elegant Lafite Rothschild that builds incrementally in the mouth and has more power and density than it initially seems. Anticipated maturity: 2008-2025.

    R.P. 94

The Bordeaux region is the area that more than any other has made French wines world famous. This success has been achieved thanks to centuries of tradition and the pursuit of quality. The fame of the Bordolese is mainly due to the red wines, 80% of the production, with their impressive structure and power, but also for the botrytized or botrytized wines. The famous and expensive wines of Bordeaux actually make up a small percentage of the total production, while most of the wines produced in the region (700 million bottles a year) are simply good wines and often with very affordable prices.

Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Merlot are the three main grapes with which the red wines of Bordeaux are produced. This composition known as “Bordeaux Cut” is now present in many wines produced all over the world.