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[Add to shopping basket] Ausone St Emilion £3,250 £2,500 - £4,200 - 17-18 91-94 91-92 91-93 92
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Deep blackcurrant fruit, supple tannins on the palate that grip the finish. A smidgen more concentration than their Chapelle, but it doesn’t scale the heights that you might hope for. That’s not to say it isn’t good, it is very delicious, but the quality is constrained by the vintage (17.5+).

Score: 17 - 18 JancisRobinson.com, Richard Hemming, JancisRobinson.com Maturity: 2019-2033

A beautiful and complex fresh black and blue fruit nose, very penetrating. Lovely and pure in the mouth with blueberry, rich plums and spice. Some complexity and a really appealing silky smooth texture.

Score: 91 - 94 Albany Vintners

A balance red for the vintage with a solid core of fruit and dense palate. Silky tannins and stylish character. Full body, with a outstanding intensity and finesse for the vintage. Hazelnut and minerals. Half the normal production.

Score: 91 - 92 James Suckling, Jamessuckling.com

The Ausone 2013 is a blend of 55% Cabernet Franc and 45% Merlot, picked from 2 to 6 October. Pauline Vauthier told me that the 10 days in July burnt away the pyrazine notes however, there is just half the usual production at 9,000 bottles. Interestingly, the Merlot character comes through more prominently on the nose that feels just a little monochromatic compared to recent vintages. The palate is medium-bodied with a fleshy entry, the acidity (pH 3.55) noticeable. The finish has a citrus freshness, not as complex as recent vintages but showing admirable persistency. This is a commendable effort in the context of the vintage. Tasted April 2014.

Score: 91 - 93 Neal Martin, erobertparker.com

Follows the style of 2012. Accent on the fruit. Pure, elegant and digestible. Less density than top years but long, fine tannins for ageing.

Score: 92 Decanter, Decanter.com Maturity: 2020-2038

[Add to shopping basket] Batailley Pauillac £240 £220 - £280 - 16-17 90-93 91-92 89-91 88
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Sweet fruit, but with a very slight herbal edge to give a savoury twist. Dry, furry texture, but plenty of refreshing acidity to balance. Nicely made, not too ambitious, but offers lots of drinking pleasure. (16.5)

Score: 16 - 17 JancisRobinson.com, Richard Hemming, JancisRobinson.com Maturity: 2016-2026

94% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Merlot and 2% Petit Verdot. A lovely nose with berries and lift, then very pure and concentrated on the palate with plenty of red fruit. Light, fresh and appealing. Harmonious.

Score: 90 - 93 Albany Vintners

This very and racy with a pretty purity and length. Full body, with mineral and stone. Muscular. 94% cabernet sauvignon with the rest in merlot and petit verdot. Very, very impressive from here.

Score: 91 - 92 James Suckling, Jamessuckling.com

The Grand Vin has the highest proportion of Cabernet Sauvignon in the blend: 94%, augmented by 2% Petit Verdot and 4% Merlot cropped at 33hl/ha. It has a pure, well-defined bouquet with blackcurrant, fresh strawberry and cedar that is tightly enmeshed with the oak. The palate is medium-bodied with a soft, almost understated opening. There are pleasant tobacco and dried herb notes infusing the black fruit and whilst the finish does not possess the structure of recent vintages, it expresses the Cabernet fruit with aplomb and there is something easy drinking, almost languid on the finish (not meant in a pejorative sense.) Fine.

Score: 89 - 91 Neal Martin, erobertparker.com

Dense colour, quite meaty Cabernet fruit with some florality and lift, nice earthiness on the palate, good Pauillac.

Score: 88 Decanter, Decanter.com Maturity: 2017-2025

[Add to shopping basket] Belgrave Haut Medoc £165 £160 - £230 - 16-17 - 88-89 - 88
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Rich cassis and sweet oak spice. Fine but very firm tannins. Attractive smoked-meat character. Good, solid stuff. (16.5)

Score: 16 - 17 JancisRobinson.com, Richard Hemming, JancisRobinson.com Maturity: 2017-2028

Pretty core of fruit for the vintage with plum, berry and hints of earth. Medium body, round tannins, fresh finish.

Score: 88 - 89 James Suckling, Jamessuckling.com

Dense colour, well-extracted berry fruit, quite fleshy and good tannins for the future.

Score: 88 Decanter, Decanter.com Maturity: 2017-2025

Soft and forward, with friendly plum and cherry compote notes and a sandalwood stitching that holds the finish nicely

Score: 85 - 88 James Molesworth, Wine Spectator

[Add to shopping basket] Bellevue-Mondotte St Emilion £880 £600 - £1,100 - 15 - 87-88 91-93 88
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Rather sweet oak, very tough tannins. Impenetrable, but without much fruit generosity to back up.

Score: 15 JancisRobinson.com, Richard Hemming, JancisRobinson.com Maturity: 2020-2026

This is a little lean and firm but has some decent fruit, with spice and berry character. Lacks a center palate.

Score: 87 - 88 James Suckling, Jamessuckling.com

The Bellevue-Mondotte 2013 has a bright bouquet with crème de cassis, iodine and blueberry, the 80% new oak nicely integrated. The palate is medium-bodied with grippy tannins, fine in the mouth with admirable precision on the finish. This is a more tempered Bellevue-Mondotte, but it has great potential. One of the more successful Saint Emilion crus this year. Tasted April 2014.

Score: 91 - 93 Neal Martin, erobertparker.com

A Gérard Perse wine. Deep, dark and reserved. Firm, tight structure. A little heavy handed in a year that needs a light touch.

Score: 88 Decanter, Decanter.com Maturity: 2019-2030

This has some depth for the vintage, with a solid core of raspberry and plum paste notes lined with red licorice hints and backed by toasted spice details on the finish. A showy style.

Score: 88 - 91 James Molesworth, Wine Spectator

[Add to shopping basket] Beychevelle St Julien £425 £330 - £500 - 17 88-90 89-90 86-88 89
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Opulent fruitiness, brambles and cherry. Modern, sleek and aromatic with a white pepper and sweet spice element. Good persistence, really nicely done. (17+)

Score: 17 JancisRobinson.com, Richard Hemming, JancisRobinson.com Maturity: 2018-2028

A rich sweet black fruit nose, leading to quite good depth of black cherry richness and body. Slightly woody tannins and a dry finish.

Score: 88 - 90 Albany Vintners

Delicate and pretty with blueberry and mineral character. Medium body, fine tannins, fresh finish. Well-crafted for the vintage.

Score: 89 - 90 James Suckling, Jamessuckling.com

The Grand Vin is a blend of 54% Cabernet Sauvignon, 38% Merlot and 8% Petit Verdot cropped at 28.5hl/ha between 1 and 10 October. There is around 9% vin de presse. It has a rather "sedate" bouquet with earthy black fruit, a hint of graphite originating from the Cabernet Sauvignon. The palate is balanced, light with that graphite theme interwoven through the black fruit. It is nicely focused although very linear and a little hollow towards the finish. As Philippe Blanc said, this is "honest" Beychevelle that will not set the world on fire, but it should drink nicely over the next decade.

Score: 86 - 88 Neal Martin, erobertparker.com

Deep colour, good Cabernet fruit, well-expressed vineyard and will show well, classic St-Julien.

Score: 89 Decanter, Decanter.com Maturity: 2018-2027

Presents a piercing feel to the plum pit and red currant fruit, with a hint of graphite lining the finish, set against a backdrop of warm stone notes.

Score: 87 - 90 James Molesworth, Wine Spectator

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