All First-Growth 600-point Grand Cru Classe Vertical Six Pack
Bordeaux Red Blends | Alc: 13%-14.5%
Pauillac / Margaux / Pessac-Leognan / St. Emilion, Bordeaux, France
Set of set Grand Cru Classe Bordeaux in a heavy, custom oak box.
Chateau Margaux 2000We were unaware at that time that we were harvesting one of the greatest vintages of the late 20th century. The grapes had rarely, perhaps never, been as concentrated, particularly the Cabernets. In certain cases we surpassed the already historic levels of the 1986 and 1995 vintages, with an elegance and softness on the palate, reminiscent also of the 1990 and 1996 vintages. It seemed in fact that 2000 was setting a new benchmark in quality, never before attained, at least in terms of style. Throughout the barrel ageing time, these first impressions were gradually confirmed. The wine has now acquired a slightly tighter texture and at the same time keeps such a soft and especially long finish that it seems to go on forever… The bottling took place in November 2002, after over 2 years of barrel ageing. Such a long ageing is unusual but not as rare as one might think: most of the greatest vintages are aged for that length of time.
90% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Merlot.
100 WA, 100 JS, 100 D, 99 WS, 98 W&S
Chateau Latour 2009
Great concentration and a previously unseen quantity of tannins characterized the wines, which possessed extraordinary aromatic intensity, freshness and precision. Rich, ripe and mineral, with a very long, lingering finish. An exceptional year which will improve for many years.
91.3% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8.7% Merlot
100 WA, 100 JS, 99 WE+Cellar Selection, 99 D
Chateau Lafite Rothschild 2010
Fine, concentrated color. Solid and dense on the palate, presenting good structure and well-defined tannins. A long, lingering palate with notes of violets on the finish. The 2010 is an elegant wine with excellent balance.
Blend: 87% Cabernet Sauvignon, 13% Merlot
100 WA, 100 WE+Cellar Selection, 99 JS, 98 D, 97 WS
Chateau Haut-Brion Rouge 2015
Very beautiful, deep, garnet-red color. The nose is ripe and concentrated. After swirling in the glass, it becomes more complex with hints of very ripe – but not excessively so – red and black fruit. There are also liquorice nuances and a soupçon of clove. The wine starts out with a very soft mouth feel and immediately shows tremendous volume and depth in every respect, with flavors reminiscent of ripe fruit and cocoa beans. The long aftertaste features mocha and slightly bitter coffee nuances. Barrel ageing will undoubtedly bring out more of this wine’s greatness and confirm its place among the finest vintages of Château Haut-Brion.
50% Merlot, 42% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Cabernet Franc
100 WA, 100 JD, 98 JS, 98 WS, 97 WE+Cellar Selection, 97 D
Chateau Cheval-Blanc 2016
59.5% Merlot, 37.2% Cabernet Franc, 3.3% Cabernet Sauvignon
100 WA, 99 JS, 98 D, 97 WE+Cellar Selection, 97 WS, 97 JD
Chateau Mouton-Rothschild 2016
The wine is a dark and intense cherry red. The highly refined nose reveals perfectly ripe fruit. Ripe bilberry and blackcurrant aromas combine harmoniously with floral notes. With airing, the nose unfolds on pepper and spice balanced by elegant notes of graphite and blonde tobacco, bringing charm and nobility to an extensive range of aromas. The full and dense attack exhibits exceptionally well-rounded and silky tannins. The ample mid-palate abounds in black fruit along with cocoa flavours and biscuity notes, leading into a full-bodied and remarkably persistent finish, the sign of a great vintage.
83% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Merlot, 1% Cabernet Franc, 1% Petit Verdot
100 WA, 100 V, 100 JD, 100 JS, 99 D, 98 WE+Cellar Selection, 98 WS
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