Berry Bros & Rudd - Bordeaux Psyche

Berry Bros, London
Tasted Monday, May 11, 2009 by chatters with 285 views

Introduction

Hosted by Alun Griffiths MW, Berrys' Wine Director

Flight 1 (6 Notes)

  • 2001 Château Lynch-Bages 89 Points

    France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Pauillac

    Nose: Chocolate, tobacco, cedar
    Mouth: Smooth, balanced tannins, some acidity, not a very long finish.
    Quite light and forgettable. .

    Post a Comment / Do you find this review helpful? Yes - No / Report Issue

  • 1996 Château Lynch-Bages 91 Points

    France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Pauillac

    Nose: cigarbox, leather, brambles
    Mouth: Tannic and meaty, some fruit there but still quite closed, for me, almost austere but not in a bad way. Good mouth feel and a lovely long finish.
    Rating reflects relative price as well - if it was a bit cheaper it would be 93-94.

    Post a Comment / Do you find this review helpful? Yes - No / Report Issue

  • 2005 Château Haut-Bailly La Parde de Haut Bailly 93 Points

    France, Bordeaux, Graves, Pessac-Léognan

    Nose: Black fruits - blackberry, currants, and, oddly, cherry for me.
    Mouth: Everything and then some, acid, tannin, fruit, huge mouth feel, long finish, all over the place and still very, very young.
    This was marvellous value and is my first crack at a 2005. I have some others tucked away in my cellar and I think a case of this will be joining them. Rating reflects value for money.

    Post a Comment / Do you find this review helpful? Yes - No / Report Issue

  • 2004 Château Haut-Bailly 88 Points

    France, Bordeaux, Graves, Pessac-Léognan

    Nose: Bacon, Toast, fruit cake, horse sweat
    Mouth: tobacco, blackcurrant, some tannin, not much mouth feel, not much finish.
    Had this after the 2005 La Parde de Haut Bailly and, whilst this was more sophisticated, it was pretty much blown away by the richness of the 2nd wine.

    Post a Comment / Do you find this review helpful? Yes - No / Report Issue

  • 1999 Château Léoville Poyferré 87 Points

    France, Bordeaux, Médoc, St. Julien

    Nose: lovely fruitiness, chocolate, cedar, wonderful fruit in fact.
    Mouth: tannin, not much fruit at all. some licorice. Not much mouth feel or length on the finish. Disappointing as so much was offered on the nose.

    Post a Comment / Do you find this review helpful? Yes - No / Report Issue

  • 2005 Château Léoville Poyferré 94 Points

    France, Bordeaux, Médoc, St. Julien

    Nose: Rich, fruity but not stewed jammy fruit. Underlying savoury meatiness that sits there insisting that you drink it.
    Mouth: Massive fruit, tannin and acidity, some pepper, huge finish.
    Best wine of the evening for me. I'm not a big fan of huge wines but this is just so good. More for the cellar I suspect.

    Post a Comment / Do you find this review helpful? Yes - No / Report Issue

×
×