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  • Chateau Bel-Air – Marquis d’Aligre Margaux 2010


    “The 2010 Bel-Air Marquis d’Aligre is even better on the nose than the 2009: beautifully defined with blackberry, raspberry preserve, a hint of tobacco and later a hint of black truffle. The palate is medium-bodied with tangy red berry fruit, raspberry and wild strawberry. This is endowed with impressive density and it offers a captivating and slightly saline finish. You could broach this now if you wish, though I would prefer to let this age for another four or five years. What a magnificent, cerebral proposition this is. Tasted at the Bel-Air Marquis d’Aligre dinner. Drink: 2021-2035. 93 points”

    Neal Martin, Vinous (05/18)

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  • Chateau La Grave a Pomerol 2015


    “Solidly built, with a core of dark plum and blackberry preserve flavors leading the way, backed by a tasty ganache note. Notable flashes of tobacco and warm earth course through the fleshy finish. Best from 2022 through 2032. 2,633 cases made. 92 points”

    James Molesworth, Wine Spectator (03/18)

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  • Chateau La Grave a Pomerol 2016


    “Ripe, polished and youthful strident, this sports a solid core of plum and cassis detail that is well-enmeshed with roasted apple wood, black licorice and sweet tobacco notes. The juicy finish has latent grip, with a great graphite edge, as it moves through with authority. For the cellar. Best from 2023 through 2036. 2,200 cases made. 93 points”

    James Molesworth, Wine Spectator (03/19)

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  • Chateau Lagrange a Pomerol 2016


    “The 2016 Lagrange (Pomerol) is an intriguing wine. Savory herb, dried rose petal, mint and earthy notes add quite a bit of character to a core of fleshy, dark red fruit. The 2016 offers good depth and plenty of persistence in a slightly rustic style that nevertheless holds considerable appeal. 95% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc. Drinking window: 2021-2036. 92 points”

    Antonio Galloni, Vinous (01/19)

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  • Chateau Latour a Pomerol 2016


    “The 2016 Latour à Pomerol is a very beautiful wine. It is also quite a bit more reticent than most Pomerols in this vintage. Savory herb, leather, rose petal, blood orange, cedar, tobacco, menthol and dried cherry lift from the glass. En primeur, the 2016 was quite sensual, whereas today is decidedly powerful and structured. It will be interesting to see where things go in the coming years. One thing is for sure. I would not dream of opening a bottle anytime soon. Drinking window: 2026-2046. 94+ points”

    Antonio Galloni, Vinous (01/19)

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  • Chateau Sociando-Mallet Jean Gautreau Haut-Medoc 2009


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  • Chateau Trotanoy Esperance de Trotanoy 2016


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  • L’Aurage 2015


    “The 2015 Domaine de L’Aurage, the Côtes de Castillon from Louis Mitjavile, has a fragrant and pure blackberry and wild hedgerow scented nose, not intense but very well defined. The palate is supremely well balanced with fine tannin, a little powdery in texture with a hint of dark chocolate complementing the red berry fruit towards the composed and refined finish. What an absolutely beautiful wine in the making. Drink: 2020-2035. 90-92 points”

    Neal Martin, Wine Advocate (224)

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  • L’Aurage 2016


    “The 2016 Domaine de l’Aurage is the recently introduced Castillon Côtes de Bordeaux by Louis Mitjavile, son of François Mitjavile of Tertre-Rôteboeuf. It has a pure, seductive bouquet of strawberry pastille, morello cherries and touches of blood orange and crème de cassis. The medium-bodied palate is well balanced and offers supple tannin, a judicious sprinkling of white pepper and oregano and a feisty, joyful finish that exudes energy. There is a straightforwardness to this L’Aurage that I like. A wine determined to give pleasure. Drinking window: 2022-2035. 91 points”

    Neal Martin, Vinous (01/19)

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  • Roc de Cambes Cotes de Bourg 2012


    “A dark, imposing wine, the 2012 Roc des Cambes is distinctly dark and brooding. Black cherries, smoke, licorice, tar and dark spices fleshed [?]. Vertical in style and quite structured, the 2012 could use another few years in bottle to fully come together, which will also help the chewy tannins to integrate a bit more fully. Roc des Cambes is 75% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Malbec that spend 18 months in 100% new French oak. Drinking window: 2017-2027. 93 points”

    Antonio Galloni, Vinous (01/16)

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  • Roc de Cambes Cotes de Bourg 2013


    “Sweet red berries, hard candy, crushed flowers, spices and mint are some of the many notes that meld together in the glass as the 2013 Roc de Cambes opens up in the glass. The 2013 is super-ripe, racy and layered, but in the soft, silky style of the year. Roc de Cambes is 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Sauvignon aged in 10% new oak barrels. The style is all about texture and silkiness. The 2013 finishes with sweet floral and spice notes, as well as terrific freshness. 88-91 points”

    Antonio Galloni, Vinous (04/14)

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  • Tertre Roteboeuf Saint-Emilion Grand Cru 2017


    “The 2017 Tertre-Rôteboeuf is once again one of the wines of the year. Deep, unctuous and concentrated, the 2017 is wonderfully rich from start to finish. Inky dark cherry, chocolate, licorice and cloves all open up in the glass. The 2017 is going to need a few years to soften, as the tannins are pretty imposing, and yet all the elements are in place for it to develop into a great wine. Tertre-Rôteboeuf remains one of the most distinctive wines in all of Bordeaux. Wow. Drinking window: 2025-2047. 97 points”

    Antonio Galloni, Vinous (03/20)

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