JEAN-MARC QUARIN / Bordeaux Wine Critic
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Zhao Dao Lee / Wine Importer, Wine Importer (China)  had a tasting of  27 Wines  from  25 Producers 

Latour 2017 is an extraordinary wine, it is a shining example of the best its appellation can produce. The wine is deep in colour and has a concentrated, powerful bouquet. It is full-bodied on the palate, with a strong personality. An eminently attractive wine!

1h 11min ago

Jasper Morris MW, Pro (United Kingdom)  had a tasting of  7 Wines  from  1 Producers 

The white wines of 1996 Burgundy, in general, are causing some anxiety about their evolution. Some have taken on distinctly oxidised characters without losing their acidity. It was very instructive therefore to see the full range of 1996 white wines from the Domaine des Comtes Lafon. Two wines showed some signs of early evolution - Clos de la Barre and Perrières - but the others did not. However wines which have been less than perfectly stored away from the Domaine may be evolving more quickly.


1d 10h ago

Stuart Robinson, Wine Blogger (Australia)  had a tasting of  13 Wines  from  6 Producers 

d'Arenberg Coppermine Road Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 / This 2015 release was polarising. Day 1 it was sullen and the body inconsistent. A day later it was a different beast, rewarding the patient.

Salt bush, bay, blackcurrant lurks in the background, with damson. There's cedar wood offering a delightful seasoning over a core of fruit. 

Twists of Mediterranean herb, oregano/marjoram and the like. Seasoning of cedar, pepper. Inherently more savoury. With time the black fruit shows a strong hand on entry and through the core of the wine. 

Tannin profile feels gravelly and coarse initially, before a finer presence makes itself known. A little dark chocolate bitterness concludes the wine, it's on an impressive length, yet my overall conclusion is it does still need time to mesh together. Really more about the parts being greater than the sum at present. But I consider this an excellent cellaring prospect 92+ 

3d 11h ago

Markus Del Monego MW / Best Sommelier in the World 1998, MW (Germany)  had a tasting of  88 Wines  from  78 Producers 

2017 is a vintage bringing back Bordeaux to its roots, offering a very classic wine style with lower alcohol levels than in the previous years but with often excellent aromatic expression. 2015 and 2016 have surely been better vintages than last year, but based on a first impression 2017 seems to be better than 2014. The evolution will show, that 2017 is far from becoming a "forgotten vintage". Some nice surprises will be waiting for us.

5d 5h ago

Cheval Blanc 2017, Château Cheval Blanc
Le Pin 2017, Le Pin
Les Forts de Latour 2017, Château Latour
Château Latour 2017, Château Latour
d'Yquem 2017, Château d'Yquem
d'Yquem 2014, Château d'Yquem
Pétrus 2017, Château Pétrus
Lafite-Rothschild 2017, Château Lafite-Rothschild
Château Margaux 2017, Château Margaux
Chateau Margaux Pavillon Blanc 2017, Château Margaux
Château Haut-Brion Blanc 2017, Château Haut-Brion
Château Haut-Brion 2017, Château Haut-Brion
Château Ausone 2017, Château Ausone
Château Mouton-Rothschild 2017, Château Mouton-Rothschild
Aile d'Argent 2017, Château Mouton-Rothschild
Château Palmer 2017, Château Palmer
Vieux Chateau Certan 2017, Vieux Château Certan
Château Smith Haut Lafitte Blanc 2017, Château Smith Haut Lafitte
Château Smith Haut Lafitte 2017, Château Smith Haut Lafitte
La Mission Haut Brion Blanc 2017, Château La Mission Haut-Brion
La Mission Haut Brion 2017, Château La Mission Haut-Brion
Pavie 2017, Château Pavie
Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande 2017, Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande
Château Cos d'Estournel 2017, Château Cos d'Estournel
Cos d’Estournel Blanc 2017, Château Cos d'Estournel
Léoville-Las Cases 2017, Château Léoville-Las Cases
Château Suduiraut 2017, Château Suduiraut
Château L´Evangile 2017, Château L´Evangile
Montrose 2017, Château Montrose
Château Rieussec 2017, Château Rieussec
Château Beychevelle 2017, Château Beychevelle
Château de Valandraud 2017, Château Valandraud
Château Grand-Puy-Lacoste 2017, Château Grand-Puy-Lacoste
Château Angelus 2017, Château Angelus
Château Pape Clément Blanc 2017, Château Pape Clément
Château Pape Clément 2017, Château Pape Clément
Chateau Leoville-Barton 2017, Château Leoville-Barton
Le Gay 2017, Le Gay
Chateau Lynch-Bages 2017, Château Lynch-Bages
Château de Rayne Vigneau 2017, Château de Rayne Vigneau
Château Canon-La-Gaffelière 2017, Château Canon-La-Gaffelière
Château Calon Ségur 2017, Château Calon-Ségur
Château La Fleur-Pétrus 2017, Château Lafleur-Pétrus
Château Coutet 2017, Château Coutet
Château Pichon-Longueville Baron 2017, Château Pichon-Longueville Baron
Trotanoy 2017, Château Trotanoy
Chateau Ducru-Beaucaillou 2017, Château Ducru-Beaucaillou
Château Pontet Canet 2017, Château Pontet Canet
Château Clerc Milon 2017, Château Clerc Milon
Château Lascombes 2017, Château Lascombes
Château Malescot-Saint-Exupery 2017, Château Malescot-Saint-Exupery
Château D´Issan 2017, Château D´Issan
Domaine de Chevalier 2017, Domaine de Chevalier
Domaine de Chevalier Blanc 2017, Domaine de Chevalier
Château Haut-Bailly 2017, Château Haut-Bailly
Château Malartic-Lagraviere Blanc 2017, Château Malartic-Lagraviere
Château Guiraud 2017, Château Guiraud
Château Raymond-Lafon 2017, Château Raymond-Lafon
Château Lafaurie-Peyraguey 2017, Château Lafaurie-Peyraguey
Château de Myrat 2017, Château de Myrat
Château Trottevieille 2017, Château Trottevieille
Château Pavie-Decesse 2017, Château Pavie-Decesse
Château Troplong-Mondot 2017, Château Troplong-Mondot
Château Grand-Mayne 2017, Château Grand-Mayne
Château de Figeac 2017, Château de Figeac
Château La Conseillante 2017, Château La Conseillante
Château Petit-Village 2017, Château Petit-Village
Château Gazin 2017, Château Gazin
Château Beauregard 2017, Château Beauregard
Château Clinet 2017, Château Clinet
La Mondotte 2017, La Mondotte
Chateau Beausejour Duffau-Lagarosse 2017, Château Beausejour Duffau-Lagarosse
Château Certan De May de Certan 2017, Château Certan de May
Château Léoville Poyferré 2017, Château Léoville Poyferré
Château Nenin 2017, Château Nenin
Clos Fourtet 2017, Clos Fourtet
Beau Sejour-Becot 2017, Château Beausejour-Becot
Quintus 2017, Château Quintus
Château La Couspade 2017, Château La Couspade
Château Doisy-Vedrines 2017, Château Doisy-Vedrines
Château Hosanna 2017, Château Hosanna
Château Violette 2017, Château La Violette
Château Doisy-Daene 2017, Château Doisy-Daëne
Blanc de Valandraud No. 1 2017, Ets Thunevin
Château La Tour Blance 2017, Château La Tour Blance
Bélair Monange 2017, Château Bélair Monange
Château Larcis Ducasse 2017, Château Larcis Ducasse
Château Pavie-Macquin 2017, Château Pavie-Macquin
Château Lafaurie-Peyraguey, Bordeaux, France
Château de Rayne Vigneau, Bordeaux, France
Château Beauregard, Bordeaux, France
Domaine de Chevalier, Pessac Leognan, France
Château Pavie-Decesse, Bordeaux, France
Vieux Château Certan, Bordeaux, France
Château Pontet Canet, Bordeaux, France
La Mondotte, Bordeaux, France
Château Ducru-Beaucaillou, Bordeaux, France
Château Haut-Brion, Bordeaux, France
Château Suduiraut, Bordeaux, France
Château Troplong-Mondot, Bordeaux, France
Château Guiraud, Bordeaux, France
Château Coutet, Sauternes, France
Château Beausejour Duffau-Lagarosse, Bordeaux, France
Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande, Bordeaux, France
Clos Fourtet, Bordeaux, France
Château Lafleur-Pétrus, Bordeaux, France
Château La Conseillante, Bordeaux, France
Château Montrose, Bordeaux, France
Château Ausone, Bordeaux, France
Château Smith Haut Lafitte, Bordeaux, France
Château Pavie, Bordeaux, France
Château Pichon-Longueville Baron, Bordeaux, France
Château de Figeac, Saint-Emilion, France
Château Trotanoy, Pomerol, France
Château Palmer, Bordeaux, France
Château Lafite-Rothschild, Bordeaux, France
Château Doisy-Vedrines, Sauternes, France
Château Rieussec, Sauternes, France
Château Angelus, Bordeaux, France
Château Malartic-Lagraviere, Bordeaux, France
Château Pétrus, Pomerol, France
Château Canon-La-Gaffelière, St.Emilion, France
Château Leoville-Barton, Bordeaux, France
Château Petit-Village, Bordeaux, France
Château Clinet, Bordeaux, France
Château Nenin, Bordeaux, France
Château Gazin, Bordeaux, France
Château Calon-Ségur, Bordeaux, France
Château Beausejour-Becot, Saint-Emilion, France
Château Raymond-Lafon, Bordeaux, France
Château Lascombes, Margaux, France
Château Mouton-Rothschild, Bordeaux, France
Le Gay, Bordeaux, France
Château Clerc Milon, Bordeaux, France
Château Grand-Puy-Lacoste, Bordeaux, France
Château Cos d'Estournel, Bordeaux, France
Château La Mission Haut-Brion, Bordeaux, France
Château Léoville-Las Cases, Saint-Julien, France
Château Pavie-Macquin, Bordeaux, France
Château Trottevieille, Bordeaux, France
Château Valandraud, St.Emilion, France
Château Certan de May, Bordeaux, France
Château Lynch-Bages, Pauillac, France
Château Beychevelle, Bordeaux, France
Château Léoville Poyferré, Bordeaux, France
Château La Couspade, St Emilion, France
Château Margaux, Bordeaux, France
Château La Tour Blance, Sauternes, France
Château Doisy-Daëne, Bordeaux, France
Château Haut-Bailly, Pessac Leognan, France
Château Cheval Blanc, Bordeaux, France
Château Larcis Ducasse, Bordeaux, France
Château Quintus, St Emilion, France
Château Hosanna, Bordeaux, France
Château D´Issan, Bordeaux, France
Château Grand-Mayne, Saint-Emilion, France
Château Malescot-Saint-Exupery, Bordeaux, France
Château Bélair Monange, Bordeaux, France
Château La Violette, Bordeaux, France
Château de Myrat, Barsac, France
Château L´Evangile, Pomerol, France
Château Latour, Bordeaux, France
Château Pape Clément, Bordeaux, France
Le Pin, Bordeaux, France
Ets Thunevin, Bordeaux, France
Château d'Yquem, Bordeaux, France

Andrew Caillard MW, Wine Writer (Australia)  had a tasting of  11 Wines  from  1 Producers 

Jasper Hill Emily's Paddock 2016 / Medium deep Crimson. Intense lifted blackcurrant menthol aromas with chinotto inky notes. Well concentrated blackcurrant blackberry fruits, with menthol sage like notes, fine chocolaty but vigourous tannins and underlying mocha ginger oak complexity. Finishes firm with plenty of fruit persistency. Elemental with plenty of richness and density to offset the muscular structure. Should age for decades. 15.5% Alc 94 points

6d 22h ago

Julia Ducournau, Sommelier (France)  had a tasting of  7 Wines  from  1 Producers 

Romanée-Conti Richebourg 2005 / Intense, deep-fruit aromas rise from the glass, and the palate is crisply layered and mouthfilling, with slightly gritty tannins.  Ripe black and red fruits get complexity from hints of dried herbs and earth, but the texture is of crushed velvet.  The impeccable balance and racy acidity ensure a very long life. 95 points

7d 6min ago

Juha Lihtonen / The Best Scandinavian Sommelier 2003, Pro (Finland)  had a tasting of  11 Wines  from  11 Producers 

FC Barcelona captain Andres Iniesta scores well not only in soccer but also in wines!

7d 20h ago

Jeannie Cho Lee MW, Pro (China)  had a tasting of  16 Wines  from  2 Producers 

Domain Leroy Richebourg 1955 / 100p / Wonderful generosity and ripeness on this Richebourg that is incredibly powerful on the palate. Exuberant, intense and explosive on the palate with such youthfulness that if tasted blind, no one would guess it to be a 1955. Sweet dried fruits and flowers on the palate with a salinity on the incredibly long finish.

8d 5h ago

Allison Tauziet / Colgin Cellars, Wine Maker (United States)  had a tasting of  4 Wines  from  1 Producers 

Our 2015 “IX Estate” is exotic and intoxicating. Dark notes of chocolate truffle are infused with bright, lively aromas of lavender, mint, and dark cherry. A gorgeously savory aroma of fresh and dried herbs fuses together with the soil driven flavors of iron and crushed rock. A sumptuous sexy texture coats the palate alongside a satisfying touch of acidity as the aromas expand in the mouth, then linger for a very long finish. This vintage of the “IX Estate” exudes liveliness with its bright, bold fragrances, reflecting a vintage with full ripeness that hits every level of satiation.

The 2015 “IX Estate” is a blend of 62% Cabernet Sauvignon, 19% Cabernet Franc, 15% Merlot and 4% Petit Verdot.

8d 11h ago

Essi Avellan MW / Editor of the Champagne magazine, Pro (Finland)  had a tasting of  44 Wines  from  32 Producers 

Champagne Magazine's The 100 Best Champagnes 2018-tasting / Day 1

10d 11h ago

Egérie Extra-Brut Millesime 2006, Pannier
Rich NV (10's), Pol Roger
Cuvée Royale Brut Blanc de Blancs NV (10's), Joseph Perrier
Brut Réserve NV (10's), Charles Heidsieck
Blanc des Millénaires 2004, Charles Heidsieck
Special Cuvée NV (10's), Bollinger
Grand Brut NV (10's), Perrier-Jouët
RSRV Cuvée 4.5 NV (10's), G.H. Mumm
Cordon Rouge N.V NV (10's), G.H. Mumm
Vintage 2008, Piper-Heidsieck
Rare 2002, Piper-Heidsieck
Essentiel Cuvée Brut NV (10's), Piper-Heidsieck
Joyau de France 2007, Boizel
Brut Antique Premier Cru NV (10's), Cattier
Clos du Moulin NV (10's), Cattier
Extra Brut NV (10's), Duval-Leroy
Gold Label 2008, Lanson
Cuvée des 6 Cépages NV (10's), Moutard-Diligent
Cuvée Louise Brut Nature 2004, Pommery
Cuvée Garance 2008, Thiénot
Palmes D’Or 2008, Nicolas Feuillatte
Brut Vintage 2008, Nicolas Feuillatte
Orpale Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru 2004, Orpale
De Saint Gall Blanc de Blancs Extra Brut NV (10's), De Saint Gall
Millésime 2009, Dumangin J. Fils
Zero Dosage NV (10's), Barons De Rothschild
Mycorhize Grand Cru Extra Brut NV (10's), De Sousa & Fils
Cuvée 3A NV (10's), De Sousa & Fils
Blanc de Noirs NV (10's), Palmer & Co
Extra-Brut NV (10's), José Michel
Grand Vintage 2010, José Michel
Grand Vintage 2010, José Michel
Blanc de Noirs Extra Brut NV (10's), Edouard Brun
Réserve 1er Cru Brut NV (10's), Edouard Brun
Carte Blanche Extra-Brut NV (10's), Forget-Chemin
Marie Forget NV (10's), Forget-Chemin
Blanc de Noirs NV (10's), Philippe Gamet
Millesime Brut Nature 2012, Philippe Gamet
Brut Rosé NV (10's), Champagne de Castelnau
Grand Cru Blanc de Noirs Brut NV (10's), Mailly Grand Cru
Cuvee Reserve NV (10's), H. Billiot & Fils
Biographie Grand Cru Blanc de Blancs 2010, Michel Genet
Marius Nature Zéro Dosage NV (10's), Yannick Prévoteau
Bansionensi Extra-Brut NV (10's), Eric Taillet

Ken Gargett, Wine Writer (Australia)  had a tasting of  37 Wines  from  18 Producers 

Main Ridge “Half Acre” Pinot Noir 2007 / Tasting this, after the glorious 2005, was interesting. At this stage, the older wine is the superior wine but one has to wonder whether or not, in three to five years, that the 2007 won't take the honours.

It is ripe, concentrated, tight and with plush fruits from the dark fruit end of the spectrum. Some spice and forest floor notes as well. Good acidity. At this stage, it looks considerably younger than the 2005 – the difference is quite noticeable.

Gorgeous now, and although currently pipped by the '05, it is likely to be the better wine. How exciting is that! 94 points

11d 10h ago

Huizi Zeng, Wine Writer (China)  had a tasting of  14 Wines  from  1 Producers 

ZIND-HUMBRECHT Gewürztraminer Herrenweg Vendange Tardive Vielles Vignes 2009 / The nose shows great aromatic intensity with fresh exotic fruits (litchi), citrus zests and an overall sensation of maturity while the botrytis remains discreet. The palate is an profound continuation of the nose. The Herrenweg has a restrained influence on the wine, allowing the Gewürztraminer to speak out in an elegant fashion. The wine finishes on an attractive round sweet mouth-feel, superbly balanced with a nice citrusy acidity. Although this wine is already very approachable, it will benefit from extra aging.

13d 4h ago



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