Château Talbot Saint-Julien (Grand Cru Classé) 2012
The grapes were picked at Talbot from the 1st until the 18th October and the Grand Vin is a blend of 59% Cabernet Sauvignon, 36% Merlot and 5% Cabernet Franc, the same assemblage as the previous vintage. The nose is nicely focused with blackberry and cedar aromas. The palate is medium-bodied with grainy tannins and a pleasant citric edge of acidity.
84-87 Wine Spectator
89-91 Wine Advocate
90 Wine Advocate
90-92 Wine Advocate
Chateau Branaire-Ducru Duluc De Branaire-Ducru Saint-Julien (Chateau Duluc) 2016
Youthfully rigid, with a strong apple wood frame around the vivid cherry and cassis fruit flavors, cruising through a grippy, briar-edged finish. The fruit is pure, but this has moderate range overall. Drink as soon as the tension eases up. Best from 2021 through 2028.
89 Wine Spectator
Chateau Lafon-Rochet Les Pelerins De Lafon-Rochet Saint-Estephe 2016
Wine beautiful purple color. Slim and spicy aroma of the wine reveals notes of black cherry and currant nuances of tobacco leaf. The wine has an elegant taste with a wonderful balance and ripe tannins. Long pleasant finish emphasizes the originality of this wine.
Chateau Beychevelle Saint-Julien 2018
The deep garnet-purple colored 2018 Beychevelle wafts sensuously from the glass with fragrant Black Forest cake, potpourri, star anise and black tea scents over a core of black raspberries, warm blackcurrants and kirsch with touches of fallen leaves and lavender. Full-bodied and packed with fragrant red and black fruit layers, it has a firm, velvety texture and fantastic freshness lifting the very long, perfumed finish.
94-96 Wine Advocate
94-97 Wine Spectator
93-94 James Suckling
Chateau Prieure-Lichine Margaux (Grand Cru Classe) 2017
It is in these difficult years that the Great Margaux Terroirs shine through and demonstrate their ability to maintain the quality potential of a vintage in spite of the vagaries of the weather.
Chateau Marquis de Terme Margaux (Grand Cru Classe) 2016
Bright garnet with purple highlights. Complex nose of cassis, cherry, spices and pepper. Balanced palate, tannic with a roundness and a long end ending with spice flavors and vanilla.
91 Robert Parker
90 Wine Spectator