En Primeur Bordeaux 2016

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[Add to wish list] [Add to pre-order list] Boyd Cantenac Margaux Unreleased - - - 94-95 16 - -
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Extremely dense, fruity and full-bodied, yet it’s also tight and very refined with silky tannins and a flavorful finish. This is something in the making. Best in years.

Score: 94 - 95 James Suckling, Jamessuckling.com

Very dense glowing crimson. Rather farmyard aromas - are we in Chianti Classico? Masses of extraction and slightly syrupy texture but not enough freshness. Out of balance.

Score: 16 Jancis Robinson MW, Jancisrobinson.com Maturity: 2025-2037

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64% Cabernet Sauvignon, 27% Merlot, 6% Petit Verdot, 3% Cabernet Franc. Harvesting from 28th September to 19th October. Wild bramble fruit nose. Huge concentration of blue and black fruit in the middle, this is powerful stuff with plenty of extract and ripe but chewy tannins on the back end. Extremely ripe, achieving slightly higher alcohol in 2016 than 2015.

Score: 92 - 95 Albany Vintners

This is clearly the best wine I have tasted from Branaire-Ducru. Exquisite depth and richness are on offer, yet this is always framed and focused. Layers of fruit and tannins. So deep and long. Incredible quality.

Score: 95 - 96 James Suckling, Jamessuckling.com

Juicy, savoury nose. Fresh and fine-boned. Could only be bordeaux - tant mieux! Silky texture with some energy.

Score: 17 Jancis Robinson MW, Jancisrobinson.com Maturity: 2026-2043

A fresh bay leaf note leads off, followed quickly by pure, enticing layers of cassis, blackberry and black cherry fruit that emerge steadily through the long finish. Offers lovely mouthfeel and purity. A very pretty expression of St.-Julien.

Score: 94 - 97 James Molesworth, Wine Spectator

Branaire-Ducru is gorgeous in 2016. A rush of inky blue/purplish fruit, licorice, violet, lavender and dark spices give the wine its rich, textured feel. Gracious and nuanced, in the classic Branaire style, the 2016 possesses lovely depth and sensuality, with no hard edges and terrific overall balance. Time in the glass brings out the wine's more floral and spiced notes. Above all else, Branaire is a wine of finesse despite its considerable intensity. It is also arguably the most polished of the Saint-Juliens. Tasted two times.

Score: 92 - 95 Antonio Galloni, www.vinousmedia.com

Always a supremely elegant, measured take on St-Julien that delivers in spades in 2016. Plush damson fruit comes through with just the right level of extraction. Beautifully rich, ripe fruit is joined by touches of oak at exactly the right moment. An exceptional showing from Branaire that rises above its 2015.

Score: 94 Decanter Maturity: 2027-2045

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Exotic nose of ground coffee roast and blackcurrant jam. Rich and full-bodied with deep cherry fruit, blackforest gateau. Palate-staining, firm and ripe, this is big but balanced.

Score: 91 - 93 Albany Vintners

This is really strong from Brane-Cantenac this year with toned muscles and beautiful fruit. Full-bodied, chewy and polished. Shows wonderful intensity and density yet remains reserved and very tight. Very impressive from here. Grabs you. One of the best ever from here.

Score: 95 - 96 James Suckling, Jamessuckling.com

Dark purplish crimson. Neat, unforced, smells fully ripe. Salty finish and a fine spread across the palate. Bone dry, but not too drying, finish. Cool, unforced and sophisticated. Very competent indeed.

Score: 17 Jancis Robinson MW, Jancisrobinson.com Maturity: 2026-2044

Shows a coffee edge, along with tobacco and bay notes that meld steadily into the core of steeped plum and black cherry fruit. The fleshy finish lets the bay element take an encore. A touch old-school.

Score: 90 - 93 James Molesworth, Wine Spectator

Gorgeous campsite woodsmoke effect on the nose and the effect, as is so often the case with Brane, is that their use of oak ageing is extremely cleverly thought out. This is a luscious wine with rich, deeply layered fruits and gentle spices, all set against well brushed, caressing tannins. This is a great vintage for this property, so effortless. 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 27% Merlot, 2% Petit Verdot and 1% Carmenere (now old enough at 10 years, and successful enough due to the late harvest, to finally make it into the grand vin). Excellent.

Score: 94 Decanter Maturity: 2027-2050

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A juicy and fruity red that shows reserve and structure. Full body, polished and chewy tannins and a long finish. Big wine for the vintage. Serious… again!

Score: 94 - 95 James Suckling, Jamessuckling.com

Big and bold with pinched sweetness on the end but a neat, dry finish.

Score: 16 Jancis Robinson MW, Jancisrobinson.com Maturity: 2020-2027

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60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 18% Cabernet Franc, 20% Merlot & 2% Petit Verdot. High quality Cabernet Franc distinguishes the 2016 from the 2015 when none was used in the Grand Vin. A sophisticated nose, a wealth of ripe black and blue fruit. Profuse and weighty savoury black fruits in the mouth, very dense character that seems to build and build, with exciting freshness, elegant bite of ripe tannins and length. A great Calon Segur.

Score: 96 - 97 Albany Vintners

Wow. This is the Calon we have been waiting for! Intensity and power. Chewy and polished tannins. Full body, great depth. It goes on for minutes. Shows a classic, historical character that really excites me. The essence of this estate and St.-Estèphe. Best ever?

Score: 98 - 99 James Suckling, Jamessuckling.com

60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 18% Cabernet Franc, 20% Merlot, 2% Petit Verdot. Rich, deep, glowing purplish crimson. Pungent and really interesting and layered on the nose already. Creamy texture and massive energy. Lots of tannin but all beautifully balanced. This is seriously intriguing rather than just ticking boxes. Glows on the end. Old-vine influence - really gives layers and intrigue. Sweetness of tannin. But the freshness really lifts it. 14%

Score: 18 - 19 Jancis Robinson MW, Jancisrobinson.com Maturity: 2028-2055

This sports a dark fruit core, a mouthwatering iron edge and a long, tobacco-accented finish. The broad and racy feel gives this a distinctive profile. This should put on some weight.

Score: 94 - 97 James Molesworth, Wine Spectator

The 2016 Calon Ségur is dense, powerful and radiant. Even so, it possesses striking aromatic intensity. Much of that no doubt comes from the Cabernet Franc. Sweet red cherry, plum, spice, mint and rose petal build into the silky, textured finish. In 2016, Calon Ségur is all class. There is quite a bit of tannin (more than 2014 and 2015) but the tannins are totally woven into the wine's fabric. The 2016 is not an explosive or obvious Calon, but rather a wine of exquisite beauty and pure class. Don't miss it! As of today, the best Saint-Estèphe wine of the vintage.

Score: 94 - 97 Antonio Galloni, www.vinousmedia.com

An extremely complete and well balanced vintage for Calon Ségur that shows how, with the right levels of acidity, tannin and depth of fruit, even 100% new oak can melt away. This is one of the signs of a great vintage and we have it here in spades. Great definition on the darkly spiced palate, with powerful cassis, liquorice, mint and violets that are dense yet feathery, with chalky tannins that need time to bed in. I love that the tannins are extremely high (80IPT) but not upfront, helped by a pH of 3.6. Just 35% of production made it into the grand vin because so much replanting was done back in 2006, although this should ramp up as the vines mature - they believe the potential is for 70% grand vin. The blend is 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot, 18% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot.

Score: 96 Decanter Maturity: 2027-2050

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