JEAN-MARC QUARIN / Bordeaux Wine Critic
since January 2016. Thank you for your trust!

Izak Litwar / The most important Scandinavian Bordeaux Critic, Pro (Denmark)  had a tasting of  17 Wines  from  3 Producers 

At de Rayne Vigneau, I tasted vintages 2017-2016-2015-2013 and 2012 of Grand Vin, plus 2017 and 2015 of dry white. 2017 dRV has already been mentioned above, so I go straight to 2016. Not so refined and well-proprtioned as 2017, less acidity, botrytised flavours and complexity. 92-93p. 2015 however, showed same fine qualities like 2017, was more potent, stronger, with more acidity and length. 94p. 2013 displayed great potential and may edge 2015 in the long run. 94-95p. 2012reminded of 2016, pleasant, round and tasty. Perfect as aperitif wine for receptions. 92-93p.

2h 45min ago

Gérard Basset MW MS OBE / Best Sommelier in the World 2010 , Pro (United Kingdom)  had a tasting of  3 Wines  from  3 Producers 

"Yquem 2001 / 97 points. Intense young gold with silver tinges. Very expressive with a beautiful array of aromas: Apricot, peach, tangerine, banana and pineapple, roasted fruit and sweet spices.
Round and rich but not heavy with a superb harmony and a long candy finish. Wonderful wine

8h 14min 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.

1d 5h ago

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

2d 16h ago

Achim Becker / Wineterminator.com, Wine Writer (Germany)  had a tasting of  21 Wines  from  1 Producers 

A large Keller Hubacker vertical from 1997 vinte to 2016.

3d 22h ago

Julia Ducournau, Sommelier (France)  had a tasting of  13 Wines  from  4 Producers 

Taylor's Vintage Port 2011 / Intricate and fine aromas display classic Taylor elegance and poise. Dense and pure, complex blackberry and cassis fruit shows fragrant violet traces. Resin-like garrigue and subtle notes of of licorice and black coffee emerge. Taut, linear tannins form a framework for fine dark berry flavors which linger into the finish, where tannins re-emerge with an austere note. Textbook Taylor’s: fine aromas and distinctive floral character of Vargellas blends with Terra Feita's dense, dark woodland fruit and herbal scents. 97 points

5d 15h ago

Aldo Sohm / Best Sommelier in the World 2008, Pro (Austria)  had a tasting of  3 Wines  from  1 Producers 

"The flagship of the 6 hectare Domaine René Engel is a wonderful Clos Vougeot from near the top of the Clos, along with a very fine Grands Echezeaux. These were supported by a third grand cru, Echezeaux, premier cru Vosne Romanée Les Brulées and a delicious village Vosne Romanée."

5d 18h ago

Markus Del Monego MW / Best Sommelier in the World 1998, MW (Germany)  had a tasting of  66 Wines  from  65 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.

7d 23h ago

Pauillac de Latour 2017, Château Latour
Alter Ego 2017, Château Palmer
Réserve de la Comtesse 2017, Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande
Goulée by Cos d'Estournel 2017, Château Cos d'Estournel
Le Carillon d'Angélus 2017, Château Angelus
Le Marquis de Calon-Ségur 2017, Château Calon-Ségur
Les Tourelles de Longueville 2017, Château Pichon-Longueville Baron
Château De Pez 2017, Château De Pez
Blason d'Issan 2017, Château D´Issan
Château Siran 2017, Château Siran
Château de France 2017, Château de France
Blanc 2017, Château Brown
Château Trottevieille 2017, Château Trottevieille
Château Clos des Jacobins 2017, Clos des Jacobins
Chasse Spleen 2017, Château Chasse-Spleen
Château La Garde 2017, Château La Garde
Château Vray Croix de Gay 2017, Château Vray Croix de Gay
Château Le Prieure 2017, Château Le Prieuré
Château Destieux 2017, Château Destieux
Château La Tour de Mons 2017, Château La Tour de Mons
Chateau Taillefer 2017, Chateau Taillefer
Château Lalande-Borie 2017, Château Lalande-Borie
Château Serilhan 2017, Château Serilhan
Château Jean de Gué 2017, Château Jean de Gué
Château Poujeaux 2017, Château Poujeaux
Château Cantemerle 2017, Château Cantemerle
Château Sociando Mallet 2017, Château Sociando Mallet
La Tour Carnet 2017, Château La Tour Carnet
Château d´Aighuile 2017, Château d´Aighuile
Clos Badon 2017, Château Clos Badon
Château Branas-Grand-Poujeaux 2017, Château Branas-Grand-Poujeaux
Château Moulin-Saint-Georges 2017, Château Moulin-Saint-Georges
Château Le Crock 2017, Château Le Crock
Château Fonroque 2017, Château Fonroque
Château de la Rivière 2017, Château de la Rivière
Château de la Dauphine 2017, Château de la Dauphine
Château Beaumont 2017, Château Beaumont
Château La Croix du Casse 2017, Château La Croix du Casse
Château de Lamarque 2017, Château de Lamarque
Château La Marzelle 2017, Château La Marzelle
Clos Dubreuil 2017, Clos Dubreuil
Château Capbern 2017, Château Capbern
Blanc 2017, Clos Floridene
Château Alcée 2017, Château Alcée
Château de Cérons 2017, Château de Cérons
Château La Fleur Peyrabon 2017, Château La Fleur Peyrabon
Château Lilian Ladouys 2017, Château Lilian Ladouys
Château Veyry 2017, Château Veyry
Château Moulin Haut Laroque 2017, Château Moulin Haut Laroque
Château Les Trois Croix 2017, Château Les Trois Croix
Château La Fortune 2017, Château La Fortune
Château Moulin Riche 2017, Château Moulin Riche
Blanc 2017, Château Roquetaillade La Grange
Château Roquetaillade La Grange 2017, Château Roquetaillade La Grange
Château La Bridane 2017, Château La Bridane
Chateau Pierre 1er 2017, Chateau Pierre 1er
Château Clos de Bouard 2017, Château Clos de Bouard
Château Clos de la Vieille Eglise 2017, Château Clos de la Vieille Eglise
Château de Haut Coulon 2017, Château de Haut Coulon
Château La Galiane 2017, Château La Galiane
Blanc 2017, Château Lamothe-Bouscaut
Château Mangot 2017, Château Mangot
Château Montlabert 2017, Château Montlabert
Château Patris 2017, Château Patris
Château Réaut 2017, Château Réaut
Vieux Château Palon 2017, Vieux Château Palon
Château Moulin-Saint-Georges, Bordeaux, France
Château Clos de Bouard, Bordeaux, France
Château Clos de la Vieille Eglise, Bordeaux, France
Château Patris, Bordeaux, France
Château Angelus, Bordeaux, France
Château Capbern, Bourgogne, France
Château de France, Pessac Leognan, France
Château de la Dauphine, Bordeaux, France
Château de Lamarque, Bordeaux, France
Château Fonroque, Bordeaux, France
Château La Garde, Pessac-Léognan, France
Chateau Taillefer, Bordeaux, France
Château Trottevieille, Bordeaux, France
Château Sociando Mallet, Bordeaux, France
Château Cos d'Estournel, Bordeaux, France
Château Les Trois Croix, Bordeaux, France
Vieux Château Palon, Bordeaux, France
Château La Tour Carnet, Bordeaux, France
Château Réaut, Bordeaux, France
Château Montlabert, Bordeaux, France
Chateau Pierre 1er, Bordeaux, France
Château Mangot, Bordeaux, France
Château Siran, Bordeaux, France
Château Lamothe-Bouscaut, Bordeaux, France
Château La Galiane, Bordeaux, France
Château de Haut Coulon, Bordeaux, France
Château De Pez, Bordeaux, France
Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande, Bordeaux, France
Clos des Jacobins, Saint-Emilion, France
Château Cantemerle, Bordeaux, France
Château Branas-Grand-Poujeaux, Bordeaux, France
Château de la Rivière, Bordeaux, France
Château Alcée, Bordeaux, France
Château Serilhan, Saint-Estephe, France
Château Jean de Gué, Lalande de Pomerol, France
Château La Bridane, Bordeaux, France
Château Le Crock, Bordeaux, France
Château La Marzelle, Bordeaux, France
Château Pichon-Longueville Baron, Bordeaux, France
Clos Dubreuil, Bordeaux, France
Château Calon-Ségur, Bordeaux, France
Château Palmer, Bordeaux, France
Château Poujeaux, Bordeaux, France
Château La Fleur Peyrabon, Bordeaux, France
Château Lilian Ladouys, Bordeaux, France
Château Lalande-Borie, Bordeaux, France
Château de Cérons, Bordeaux, France
Château Veyry, Bordeaux, France
Château Vray Croix de Gay, Pomerol, France
Château Moulin Haut Laroque, Bordeaux, France
Château Destieux, Bordeaux, France
Château d´Aighuile, Bordeaux, France
Château Le Prieuré, Bordeaux, France
Château Beaumont, Bordeaux, France
Château Chasse-Spleen, Bordeaux, France
Château La Tour de Mons, Bordeaux, France
Château Roquetaillade La Grange, Bordeaux, France
Château D´Issan, Bordeaux, France
Château Brown, Bordeaux, France
Clos Floridene, Bordeaux, France
Château Moulin Riche, Bordeaux, France
Château La Fortune, Bordeaux, France
Château Latour, Bordeaux, France
Château Clos Badon, Bordeaux, France
Château La Croix du Casse, Bordeaux, France

Marie Ahm, Wine Writer (Denmark)  had a tasting of  7 Wines  from  1 Producers 

Petrolo Galatrona 2013 / Great nose! Sensual, dark, lush and very enticing. Extremely complex on the palate with tons of fruit, tobacco and the most velvety tannins ever. Violets, vanilla, layers of lush fruit. Never ending! … Sex in a bottle! 97p+

8d 22h ago

Matteo Cali, Sommelier (United Kingdom)  had a tasting of  6 Wines  from  6 Producers 

2015 Ten minutes by Tractor Coolart Road Pinot Noir Mornington Peninsula. On the appearance it looks pale ruby with a hint of garnet on the edges. On the nose it is very fragrant and pronounced. It shows a primary fruit character focus on red fruits such as ripe Cranberry and ripe strawberry cherry and red currants secondary aromas of
Cinnamon cloves and nutmeg. Some tertiary aromas started to emerge : games, tobacco, savory notes, dried prune. On the palate it is dry and has high acidity with low tannins,  thought hey are very ripe,  the wine has an high level of alcohol and is a medium in body.
The finish is long on the palate,complexity and structure of the wine make this Pinot Noir outstanding.Tasted in 2018 8/10

10d 18h ago

Omar Khan, Wine Writer (United States)  had a tasting of  22 Wines  from  3 Producers 

Romanee Conti 1971 / A wine of a life-time on this showing. A spellbinding perfume of Vosne spices, tea and dark cherries, all “riffing” together splendidly. Round and velvety, abounding with nuance and depth, rich with a ravishing core of sweet fruit, superlatives are readily exhausted. At the mid palate, incense, cranberries, pepper and forest floor. The wine is mesmerizingly beautiful with a further “gentle” eruption of cinnamon, ginger and pomegranate. The finish is long, seductive, pure, lithe and smooth, reverberating with passion and poise. 100 Points+ (the “+” is for alternate life-form factor)

14d 3h ago

Jeannie Cho Lee MW, Pro (China)  had a tasting of  11 Wines  from  2 Producers 

Domaine Leroy Les Beaux Monts Vosne-Romanee 2012 / A seductive wine that is clearly filled with power and concentration yet wrapped around sumptuous, velvety tannins and firm acidity. There are plenty of dark berry and violet flavours that changes in the glass. Very long finish. An intense, energetic wine with a long life ahead. Tasted in: Burgundy, France. Maturity: Young. 97p

14d 17h ago



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