BDX 2016: New Neal Martin Scores

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Neal Martin has just released his in bottle scores for the excellent 2016s, awarding 5 perfect 100 point scores (Cos d'Estournel, Mouton Rothschild, Latour, Figeac and Vieux Chateau Certan).  Neal's report follows closely after the Wine Advocate's impressive in bottle scores and those of his Vinous colleague Antonio Galloni
 
2016 is a truly great vintage that delivers excellent quality at all price levels and is well worth stocking up on.  Please see below for some of the highest upgrades and top performers from our current stocks.  Click through on the wines in the table at the bottom of the page for all of the latest notes in full.

"2016 is a fantastic, sublime and at times entrancing vintage. For once, the frothing hype that presaged en primeur was justified. The 2016 vintage already feels haloed. The promise that was so palpable in barrel remains, and many of these wines are destined to give immense pleasure, not only at the top of the hierarchy but on the lower rungs too – always the litmus test of a truly great growing season."
Neal Martin, Jan 2019, vinous.com

"2016 is an incredible vintage that produced a lot of outstanding and some extraordinary wines throughout Bordeaux, the greatest wines of this amazing year sing not so much about the vintage, or even their communes, but about their vineyards."
Lisa Perotti-Brown, Wine Advocate

"The best 2016s are powerful, richly layered, vibrant and stunningly beautiful, not to mention incredibly delicious and alluring.  For so many wines and estates, 2016 is an epic vintage"
Antonio Galloni Jan 2019, vinous.com
 
 
 
Fantastic value drinking
Beaumont - £110 cs "a refined finish. Classy stuff" 91 NM
Senejac - £115 cs "wonderfully expressive"  91 AG
La Chenade - £140 cs "A stupendous wine from Durantou that oozes class" 92 NM
Capbern - £170 cs "a superb Capbern, easily the best ever made."  92 NM
Montlandrie - £175 cs "irresistibly beautiful, exotic and beguiling"   92 AG
Les Cruzelles - £198 cs "a striking combination of fruit intensity and structure. I loved it."   93 AG

£250-£500
Chasse Spleen - £260 cs "one of the best quality-to-price ratios on the Left Bank"   93 NM
Fonroque - £270 cs "black cherries, kirsch, warm blueberries and spice box scents"   95 LPB
Dame de Montrose - £312 cs "flat-out delicious... a stellar wine. Don't miss it." 93 AG
Gloria - £360 cs "one of the undisputed stars of this vintage... a real head-turner" 96 AG
Barde Haut - £360 cs "all of the elements impeccably balanced. I loved it." 96 AG
 
£500+
Malescot St Exupery - £510 cs "classic finish. A magnificent Margaux"  95 NM
Brane Cantenac - £630 cs "have a penchant for traditional claret, it really doesn’t come better than this."  96 NM
Grand Puy Lacoste - £734 cs "one of the most elegant GPLs of recent years."  95 NM
Leoville Barton - £745 cs "wonderfully focused, leaving the tongue tingling with glee"  95 NM
Rauzan Segla - £750 cs "an utterly seductive Margaux, one of the finest in recent years"  97 NM
Leoville Poyferre - £800 cs "one of the most sophisticated Poyferré in recent year"  96 NM
Smith Haut Lafitte - £930 cs "superbly plush tannins, finishing epically long and beautifully layered"  98 LPB
Haut Bailly - £990 cs "The best Haut-Bailly in the modern era? For certain"  97 NM
Calon Segur - £1080 cs "A brilliant wine from François Millet and his team"  96 NM
Lynch Bages - £1240 cs "easily the best since the twin titans of 1989 and 1990"  97 NM

Stars of the Vintage
Carmes Haut Brion - £1400 cs "clearly one of the wines of the vintage. Breathtaking in its beauty"   98 AG
Canon - £1580 cs "now firmly ensconced among the top-flight Right Banks"   97 NM
Pichon Lalande - £1650 cs "an epic Pichon Comtesse in 2016. Don't miss it!"   100 AG
Cos d'Estournel - £1800 cs "This is a monumental, benchmark Cos d’Estournel"   100 NM
Leoville Las Cases - £2200 cs "epic length and depth. Simply captivating even in its youth"  100 LPB
Eglise Clinet - £2740 cs "one of the best L’Eglise-Clinet... Stunning"   98 NM
Palmer - £2780 cs "truly unforgettable. In a word: magnificent!"   100 AG
Haut Brion - £4950 cs "an extraordinary sense of harmony that really stands out. What a wine!"  100 AG
Margaux - £5300 cs "harmony and seductiveness that elevates Margaux into the stratosphere"  99 AG
Cheval Blanc - £6200 cs "wonderfully fragrant, beautifully poised and intellectually compelling"  100 LPB
 

For enquiries please email the team or order below.

Vintage Name Size Cs Bt GBP Price Per Actions scores
VIN BU JR DEC
2016 Angelus 75cl 1 - £3,400 CS (12) [Add to shopping basket] 96-98 96 - 17 -
2016 Aromes de Pavie (2nd wine of Pavie) 75cl 2 - £875 CS (12) [Add to shopping basket] 87-89 91 - - -
2016 Barde Haut 75cl - - £320 CS (12) [Add to shopping basket] - 93 - - -
2016 Beaumont 75cl 5 - £110 CS (12) [Add to shopping basket] 88-90 85 - 16 -
2016 Branaire Ducru 75cl - - £480 CS (12) [Add to shopping basket] 92-94 93 - 17 -
2016 Brane Cantenac 75cl 4 6 £630 CS (12) [Add to shopping basket] 96-98 93 - 17 -
2016 Calon Segur 75cl 1 - £1,075 CS (12) [Add to shopping basket] 95-97 97 - 18-19 -
2016 Canon 75cl 3 6 £1,580 CS (12) [Add to shopping basket] 98 97 - 18-19 -
2016 Cantemerle 75cl 5 - £270 CS (12) [Add to shopping basket] 89 91 - 15-16 -
2016 Capbern (formerly Capbern Gasqueton) 75cl 13 - £170 CS (12) [Add to shopping basket] 92 92 - 17 -
2016 Carmes Haut Brion 75cl 1 - £1,400 CS (12) [Add to shopping basket] 95 96 - 17 -
2016 Carruades de Lafite (2nd wine of Ch Lafite) 75cl - - £2,560 CS (12) [Add to shopping basket] 92 90 - 16-17 -
2016 Chasse Spleen 75cl 6 - £260 CS (12) [Add to shopping basket] 92-94 93 - 16 -
2016 Chenade 75cl 15 - £140 CS (12) [Add to shopping basket] 88 92 - 16-17 -
2016 Chenade 150cl 15 - £150 CS (6) [Add to shopping basket] 88 92 - 16-17 -
2016 Cheval Blanc 75cl 1 - £6,200 CS (12) [Add to shopping basket] 100 98 - 18-19 -
2016 Clinet 75cl 3 - £890 CS (12) [Add to shopping basket] 97 94 - 16 -
2016 Clos Fourtet 75cl 3 - £1,000 CS (12) [Add to shopping basket] 95-97 96 - 16-17 -
2016 Clos du Marquis 75cl 4 - £470 CS (12) [Add to shopping basket] 94 94 - 17 -
2016 Conseillante 75cl 2 - £1,860 CS (12) [Add to shopping basket] 98 97 - 17 -
2016 Cos d'Estournel 75cl - - £1,800 CS (12) [Add to shopping basket] 100 100 - 18 -
2016 Cruzelles 75cl 15 - £198 CS (12) [Add to shopping basket] 92 92 - 16-17 -
2016 Dame de Montrose (2nd wine of Montrose) 75cl 20 - £312 CS (12) [Add to shopping basket] 91 93 - 17 -
2016 Duo de Conseillante (2nd wine of La Conseillante) 75cl 5 - £440 CS (12) [Add to shopping basket] - 89 - - -
2016 Echo de Lynch Bages (2nd wine of Lynch Bages) 75cl 1 - £340 CS (12) [Add to shopping basket] 90 89 - 16 -
2016 Eglise Clinet 75cl 5 - £2,740 CS (12) [Add to shopping basket] 98 98 - 17-18 -
2016 Evangile 75cl - 6 £2,120 CS (12) [Add to shopping basket] 97 94 - 17-18 -
2016 Fleur Petrus 75cl 1 - £1,900 CS (12) [Add to shopping basket] 97 94 - 17 -
2016 Fonroque 75cl 8 6 £270 CS (12) [Add to shopping basket] 95 93 - 16 -
2016 Gay 75cl 2 - £1,040 CS (12) [Add to shopping basket] 95 94 - 16 -
2016 Gloria 75cl 13 - £360 CS (12) [Add to shopping basket] 93 - - 16-17 -
2016 Grand Puy Lacoste 75cl 9 6 £734 CS (12) [Add to shopping basket] 94 95 - 17 -
2016 Griffons de Pichon Baron (2nd wine of Pichon Baron) 75cl - - £395 CS (12) [Add to shopping basket] 93-95 91 - - -
2016 Gruaud Larose 75cl 2 - £650 CS (12) [Add to shopping basket] 94 93 - 17-18 -
2016 Haut Bailly 75cl 1 6 £990 CS (12) [Add to shopping basket] 98 97 - 17 -
2016 Haut Brion 75cl - 6 £4,950 CS (12) [Add to shopping basket] 100 99 - 19 -
2016 Labegorce 75cl - - £260 CS (12) [Add to shopping basket] 93 94 - 16-17 -
2016 Lagrange (St Julien) 75cl 1 - £420 CS (12) [Add to shopping basket] 95 93 - 16-17 -
2016 Langoa Barton 75cl 4 - £420 CS (12) [Add to shopping basket] 93 92 - 17-18 -
2016 Leoville Barton 75cl 1 - £745 CS (12) [Add to shopping basket] 95 96 - 18 -
2016 Leoville Las Cases 75cl - - £2,200 CS (12) [Add to shopping basket] 100 98 - 19 -
2016 Leoville Poyferre 75cl 1 6 £800 CS (12) [Add to shopping basket] 97 97 - 18 -
2016 Lynch Bages 75cl 2 - £1,240 CS (12) [Add to shopping basket] 97 96 - 17-18 -
2016 Malescot Saint Exupery 75cl 9 - £510 CS (12) [Add to shopping basket] 95 95 - 15-16 -
2016 Margaux 75cl 2 - £5,300 CS (12) [Add to shopping basket] 99 99 - 17-18 -
2016 Mission Haut Brion 75cl 1 - £3,950 CS (12) [Add to shopping basket] 98 97 - 18-19 -
2016 Montlandrie 75cl 8 - £175 CS (12) [Add to shopping basket] 90 92 - 17 -
2016 Ormes de Pez 75cl 7 - £250 CS (12) [Add to shopping basket] 91 92 - 16-17 -
2016 Pagodes de Cos (2nd wine of Cos d'Estournel) 75cl 12 - £385 CS (12) [Add to shopping basket] 92 91 - 17 -
2016 Palmer 75cl - - £2,780 CS (12) [Add to shopping basket] 98 97 - 17-18 -
2016 Pape Clement 75cl - 6 £895 CS (12) [Add to shopping basket] 96 96 - 16-17 -
2016 Pavie Macquin 75cl 3 6 £720 CS (12) [Add to shopping basket] 96 95 - 16-17 -
2016 Pavillon Rouge du Chateau Margaux (2nd wine of Ch Margaux) 75cl 1 6 £1,680 CS (12) [Add to shopping basket] 91-93 92 - 16-17 -
2016 Petit Haut Lafitte (2nd wine of Smith Haut Lafittte) 75cl 2 - £252 CS (12) [Add to shopping basket] 91-93 92 - 17 -
2016 Petit Mouton (2nd wine of Mouton Rothschild) 75cl - - £2,120 CS (12) [Add to shopping basket] 92-94 93 - 17 -
2016 Petite Eglise (2nd label of Eglise Clinet) 75cl 5 - £360 CS (12) [Add to shopping basket] 93 92 - 17 -
2016 Pichon Baron 75cl 1 - £1,350 CS (12) [Add to shopping basket] 97 96 - 18-19 -
2016 Pichon Lalande 75cl 1 - £1,600 CS (12) [Add to shopping basket] 98 97 - 17 -
2016 Prieure Lichine 75cl 4 - £350 CS (12) [Add to shopping basket] 90-92 91 - 16-17 -
2016 Rauzan Gassies 75cl - - £470 CS (12) [Add to shopping basket] 86-88 87 - 16-17 -
2016 Rauzan Segla 75cl - - £770 CS (12) [Add to shopping basket] 97 97 - 17 -
2016 Saintayme 75cl 2 - £125 CS (12) [Add to shopping basket] 91 91 - 16-17 -
2016 Senejac 75cl 11 - £115 CS (12) [Add to shopping basket] 90 91 - 16-17 -
2016 Serilhan 75cl 5 - £150 CS (12) [Add to shopping basket] 91-93 92 - 16-17 -
2016 Smith Haut Lafitte Rouge 75cl 1 - £930 CS (12) [Add to shopping basket] 98 97 - 17-18 -
2016 Talbot 75cl 9 - £515 CS (12) [Add to shopping basket] 92 92 - 17 -
2016 Tour Carnet 75cl 4 6 £270 CS (12) [Add to shopping basket] 91 92 - 17 -
2016 Valandraud 75cl - - £1,550 CS (12) [Add to shopping basket] 96 96 - 17 -