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[Add to wish list] [Add to pre-order list] Armailhac Pauillac Unreleased - - 92-94 95-96 17 92-95 -
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62% Cabernet Sauvignon, 28% Merlot, 8% Cabernet Franc, 2% Petit Verdot. Expressive almost heady nose with creamy spicy fruits and mocha and some toasty notes. Robust plum and spices fruit, deep in the middle with a creamy texture, tasty and complete.

Score: 92 - 94 Albany Vintners

This is really tannic and muscular for d’Armailhac. Perhaps the most powerful ever. Full and chewy yet balanced and polished. Very, very impressive. Greatest ever?

Score: 95 - 96 James Suckling, Jamessuckling.com

Very dark, blackish purple. Perfumed and rather seductive. Pretty chunky and solid. Tannins more in evidence than in some (though admittedly this is my first Pauillac in a long run of wines). A long-distance runner. Very juicy. (17-)

Score: 17 Jancis Robinson MW, Jancisrobinson.com Maturity: 2027-2045

Inviting, with notes of currant preserves and cherry sauce giving way to taut charcoal and singed alder accents. The chalky finish is a bit tight, but the stuffing is there. This has really good energy.

Score: 92 - 95 James Molesworth, Wine Spectator

Such richness through the palate, with deep crushed blackberry notes alongisde soft coffee bean. I get hints of Petit Mouton here. The Mouton stable measure their tannins in weight, not IPT, and this year comes in even higher than 2010, 4.5g compared to 4g. You don't feel it because the grain of the tannins is so fine, but it is clearly going to age well, without any dryness. Incredible balance, with a pH of 3.55 giving freshness to the alcohol, and making these wines really not very difficult to taste. 62% Cabernet Sauvignon, 28% Merlot, 8% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot, to be aged in 30% new oak.

Score: 93 Decanter Maturity: 2027-2040

[Add to wish list] [Add to pre-order list] Batailley Pauillac Unreleased - - 92-93 95-96 17 91-94 -
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85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Merlot, 3% Petit Verdot, representing 70% of production. Rich and dense with lots of concentration of spiced black fruits. powerful but ripe tannins.

Score: 92 - 93 Albany Vintners

I thought the 2015 defined the new Batailley, but this is fantastic. Full-bodied and so tannic and powerful. Flavors of chocolate, coffee and spices. Excellent finish. Very muscular. Tight and precise.

Score: 95 - 96 James Suckling, Jamessuckling.com

Lifted, sweet and very Pauillac on the nose. Thick and sweet on the palate though – rather different from the nose. Pretty sharp on the palate with some overtones of the right bank even though the nose is pure Pauillac. Quite a dramatic play, this wine! Drama in spades. (17+)

Score: 17 Jancis Robinson MW, Jancisrobinson.com Maturity: 2025-2043

Enticingly fresh, this is open-knit in feel, offering a pretty display of cherry paste and red currant preserve flavors. A twinge of warm earth on the finish keeps this grounded and adds some needed bass.

Score: 91 - 94 James Molesworth, Wine Spectator

A tunnel of tannins takes you right through the palate, but it is not fully walled in as with 2010, rather the tannins are pliable and the overall feeling is of well controlled fruit that deepens as you go along. The blend is 85% Cabernet Sauvignon, with 12% Merlot and 3% Petit Verdot, and a pH of 3.6. Wonderfully deep fruit flavours of blackberry and crushed cassis reside against black chocolate and well contained tannins. A lovely vintage that has power but is just the right side of big extraction. Good persistency with a coffee-scented finish. This is a buy, for sure.

Score: 93 Decanter Maturity: 2027-2045

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A fresh cherry and violet nose with some green pepper and spices. Creamy fruit with firm tannins and an angular finish.

Score: 90 - 92 Albany Vintners

The most tannic and textured Carruades ever. Full-bodied, big and powerful. Very, very long. New style?

Score: 94 - 95 James Suckling, Jamessuckling.com

49% Merlot, 44% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Cabernet Franc, 2% Petit Verdot. There's a putty note on the nose. Neat, restrained, rather tight nose and a tad mean on the end. Just as there's a big gap between Petit Mouton and the grand vin, so there seems to be between Carruades and Lafite. Drying tannins on the end. Seems to be a lack of phenolic ripeness towards the end of the palate experience even though it starts out pretty ripe and round. (16.5+)

Score: 16 - 17 Jancis Robinson MW, Jancisrobinson.com Maturity: 2024-2038

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55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 29% Merlot, 13% Cabernet Franc, 2% Petit Verdot, 1% Carmenere. Exciting polished blue and black fruits, crème de cassis and spices. Intense, long and mineral with high toned fruits in the middle and bright acidity. A great Clerc Milon.

Score: 94 - 96 Albany Vintners

Refined and ultra-fine with a linear and polished character. Full-bodied, yet tight and racy. A classy and sophisticated young wine.

Score: 94 - 95 James Suckling, Jamessuckling.com

Real aromatic lift. Calm, collected, lovely 'minerality'. Completely pure. Fully ripe but not a trace of sweetness. So cool! (17.5+)

Score: 17 - 18 Jancis Robinson MW, Jancisrobinson.com Maturity: 2025-2043

Very fresh in feel, with bright cassis and cherry fruit racing along an iron edge. Shows a good sleek feel through the finish and a light tug of earth at the very end. A vivacious and delicious wine in the making.

Score: 93 - 96 James Molesworth, Wine Spectator

An estate that has been making great leaps forward over recent years, and once again we have a gorgeous Clerc on our hands. This is extremely succulent, with aromatic complexity and a freshness that just bursts out of the glass. Things start off closed for the first minute or so, then the juice comes rushing through. The mid-palate is smooth and polished but also bursting with energy. This is quite clearly one of their best ever wines, ripped through with sweet cherry and wild blackberry fruit, tightened up by slate and cedar. 55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 29% Merlot, 13% Cabernet Franc, 2% Petit Verdot and 1% Carmenere (some of the oldest plantings of this grape in Bordeaux).

Score: 96 Decanter Maturity: 2027-2050

[Add to wish list] [Add to pre-order list] Duhart Milon Pauillac Unreleased - - 93-95 94-95 17 - -
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Inky nose, with blue and black fresh fruit, very clean and fresh and scented. Elegant on the palate, subtle but strong tannins. Impressive.

Score: 93 - 95 Albany Vintners

A firm and silky young red with a medium to full body and lovely chocolate, cedar and currant character. Flavorful finish. One of the best in a very long time.

Score: 94 - 95 James Suckling, Jamessuckling.com

67% Cabernet Sauvignon picked from 3 to 12 October, 33% Merlot picked 26 to 29 September. Dark glowing crimson. Black pepper and intensity on the nose. Bone dry and enormous energy and savour. Real elegance and some majesty. Neat and well balanced. Bravo! Very much speaks of the vintage with its freshness and intensity. (17+)

Score: 17 Jancis Robinson MW, Jancisrobinson.com Maturity: 2027-2042

Streamlined and pared back to the essentials, this is an excellent Duhart that has the classic reserve of this wine but with a pure fruit quality. There is a beautiful balance between fruit and tannins, and a clear elegance, almost surprsingly soft for a wine known to be backwards when young. But the softness is deceptive because there is both concentration and richness, it's simply the 2016 sleight of hand. From a blend of 67% Cabernet Sauvignon and 33% Merlot, to be aged in 50% new oak.

Score: 95 Decanter Maturity: 2027-2050

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