Winemakers Collection From AOC Pauillac
May 14, 2021

 

Chateau Lynch-Moussas Pauillac (Grand Cru Classe) 2018 $88

Garnet-purple color. Nice nose composed of roses, chocolate, blueberries and blackberries with hints of garrigue and smoke. On the palate, the wine is fresh with a mineral character.

Award:
94 Wine Enthusiast
91 Wine Spectator
92 Jeff Leve, The Wine Cellar Insider
VIVINO 4.1

Click here to purchase Chateau Lynch-Moussas Pauillac (Grand Cru Classe) 2012 $108

Click here to purchase Chateau Lynch-Moussas Pauillac (Grand Cru Classe) 2016 $98

Click here to purchase Chateau Lynch-Moussas Pauillac (Grand Cru Classe) 2018 $88

Chateau Pedesclaux Pauillac (Grand Cru Classe) 2016 $88

It has a deep garnet-purple color and nose of crushed red and black currants and blackberries with cigar box, new leather, pencil lead and crushed rocks. The palate is medium-bodied, elegant, fresh and lively with loads of mineral nuances and a lovely earthy finish.

Award:
93 Jeff Leve, The Wine Cellar Insider
92 Wine Spectator
VIVINO 4.1

Click here to purchase Chateau Pedesclaux Pauillac (Grand Cru Classe) 2014 $88

Click here to purchase Chateau Pedesclaux Pauillac (Grand Cru Classe) 2016 $88

 

 

Chateau Fonbadet Pauillac 2016 $88

Dense, dark garnet colour, drawing on purple in its youth. The aroma consists of black and red fruits, roasting, licorice and leather. The Pauillacs are vigorous and tannic, which softens with age which allows the tannins to melt and give a nice and round structure.

Award :
92 Wine Enthusiast
92 James Suckling
16.5/20 Jancis Robinson
VIVINO 4.0

Click here to purchase Chateau Fonbadet Pauillac 2012 $98

Click here to purchase Chateau Fonbadet Pauillac 2016 $98

 

Chateau Haut-Bages Liberal Pauillac (Grand Cru Classe) 2014 $98

The notes of red and black berries, toast and dark chocolate mingle in a fairly elegant nose. The palate is structured by fine and well-integrated tannins.

Award:
90 Wine Spectator
90 Jeff Leve, The Wine Cellar Insider
93 Wine Enthusiast
17/20 Bettane et Desseauve
VIVINO 4.0

Click here to purchase Chateau Haut-Bages Liberal Pauillac (Grand Cru Classe) 2014 $98

 

 

Chateau Grand-Puy-Lacoste Pauillac (Grand Cru Classe) 2018 $138

This wine is deep magenta, intense and brilliant. The bouquet reveals aromas of ripe black fruits and liquorice, underlining the grapes' perfect maturity, whilst keeping a pretty freshness and good minerality. On the palate, the attack is precise, very dense and complex. 

Award:
95 Wine Spectator
94 Jeff Leve, The Wine Cellar Insider
VIVINO 4.0

Click here to purchase Chateau Grand-Puy-Lacoste Pauillac (Grand Cru Classe) 2018 $138

 

Chateau Pontet-Canet Pauillac 2011 $188

The bouquet leaps from the glass and yells Pauillac - thanks to its graphite seam interwoven through the black fruit. Over ten minutes, tobacco scents join the fray and it develops what you might call mint fresh aromatics. The palate is medium-bodied and remains understated on the entry, perhaps exaggerated by the exuberance of the nose. However, there is no question that this is a refined, pure and seamless Pontet-Canet with crme de cassis and cedar inter-layered on the sustained finish.

Award:
92 Jeff Leve, The Wine Cellar Insider
92 Wine Spectator
96 Wine Enthusiast
96 Tim Atkin
17.5/20 Bettane et Desseauve
VIVINO 4.3

Click here to purchase Chateau Pontet-Canet Pauillac 2011 $188

 

Chateau d"Armailhac Pauillac (Grand Cru Classe) 2012 $188

The intense nose offers a subtle combination of red fruit and attractive oak, giving way to denser aromas of roast coffee and some slightly spicy notes. The palate is well-structured, on expressive, velvety tannins mingled with a host of ripe fruit and toasted flavours. A long and silky finish reveals excellent balance and fine expression of the terroir.

Award:
90 Jeff Leve, The Wine Cellar Insider
89 Wine Spectator
91 Wine Enthusiast
92 Tim Atkin
16.5/20 Bettane et Desseauve
VIVINO 4.0

Click here to purchase Chateau d"Armailhac Pauillac (Grand Cru Classe) 2012 $188

 

Chateau Lynch-Bages Pauillac (Grand Cru Classe) 2018 $248

Fruit compote, blueberry, dark chocolate, cherry, tar, earth. Gorgeous dark berries, grainy tannins, dark chocolate, great length

Award:
96 Robert Parker The Wine Advocate
97 Wine Spectator
97 Jeff Leve, The Wine Cellar Insider
96 Wine Enthusiast
VIVINO 4.4

Click here to purchase Chateau Lynch-Bages Pauillac (Grand Cru Classe) 2018 $248

 

Chateau Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande Pauillac (Grand Cru Classe) 2009 $438

Deep garnet colored, the 2009 Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande is a little reticent to begin, slowly giving way to notions of warm black cherries, blackcurrant cordial, stewed plums and sautéed herbs with hints of damp soil, tobacco and beef drippings. Medium to full-bodied, the palate is packed with tightly wound black fruit and earthy layers, framed by ripe, fine-grained tannins and lovely freshness making for a long, lively finish. Classic!

Award:
94 Jeff Leve, The Wine Cellar Insider
97 Robert Parker The Wine Advocate
95 Wine Enthusiast
92 Tim Atkin
16/20 Bettane et Desseauve
VIVINO 4.5

Click here to purchase Chateau Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande Pauillac (Grand Cru Classe) 2009 $438