Le Week-end des Grands Crus

Bordeaux

Tasted May 12, 2012 by Bisty with 1,419 views

Introduction

The early May tasting in Bordeaux of 2009's and and extra, older vintage from the member châteaux of the UGCB.

Flight 1 - POMEROL (12 notes)

Red
2009 Château Clinet France, Bordeaux, Libournais, Pomerol
97 points
85M, 12CS, 3CF.
Black colour.
Enormous fruit power, tobacco minerality on the nose. Very soft and round taste. Outstanding! Wait 7-8 years but delicious alreadu now!
96-98
Red
2009 Château Gazin Pomerol France, Bordeaux, Libournais, Pomerol
96 points
Very dark.
Overwhelming fruit, coffee.
Red
2009 Château La Conseillante France, Bordeaux, Libournais, Pomerol
95 points
Excellent fruit and minerality.
Red
2009 Château Beauregard France, Bordeaux, Libournais, Pomerol
94 points
70%M, 30%CF.
Tobacco, barnyard, very perfumed, delicious scent and good astringency. Wait 5 years.
93-95
Red
2009 Château La Cabanne France, Bordeaux, Libournais, Pomerol
94 points
Very young and great acidity. Wait 3-4 years.
Excellent fruit, tobacco, corinths.
Very good storing ptential.
93-95
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Red
2009 Château La Pointe France, Bordeaux, Libournais, Pomerol
91 points
Good fruit and minerality. Wait 5 years.
Red
2008 Château La Pointe France, Bordeaux, Libournais, Pomerol
90 points
Some greenness, good minerality. Surprisingly soft already but wait 5 years.
Red
2006 Château Clinet France, Bordeaux, Libournais, Pomerol
95 points
Very dark, with almost darkbrown edges.
The power of the fruit is overwhelming. More developed than the 2009 but very young still. Wait 4-5 years.
Red
2006 Château Beauregard France, Bordeaux, Libournais, Pomerol
94 points
75%M, 25%CF
From magnum.
Edge starting to turn slightly brick.
Tobacco, barnayard, very refined, dark and sweet fruit. Nice "saltiness" minerality.
93-95
Red
2006 Château Gazin Pomerol France, Bordeaux, Libournais, Pomerol
95 points
Very dark.
Overwhelming fruit, Coffee.
Red
2005 Château La Cabanne France, Bordeaux, Libournais, Pomerol
95 points
Good cioncentration, starting to show darkbrown edges.
Corinths, tobacco.
Very soft on the palate, medium+ concentration, very good acidity and very good storage potential.
Red
2004 Château La Conseillante France, Bordeaux, Libournais, Pomerol
94 points
Excellent fruit and minerality.

Flight 2 - SAINT-EMILION (18 notes)

Red
2009 Château Canon France, Bordeaux, Libournais, St. Émilion Grand Cru
95 points
75M, 25CS.
Dark colour.
Great personality with a typical caramel fruit. My kind of wine!
Red
2009 Château Figeac France, Bordeaux, Libournais, St. Émilion Grand Cru
95 points
Great personality with some special, very distinctive aromas of cinnamon rolls and yeast in the midst of the fruit!
Red
2009 Château La Dominique France, Bordeaux, Libournais, St. Émilion Grand Cru
93 points
Dark colour.
Good concentration, will need 5 years before revealing its potential.
92-94
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Red
2009 Château Beau-Séjour Bécot France, Bordeaux, Libournais, St. Émilion Grand Cru
92 points
Good concentration.
Will need some time.
92-93
Red
2009 Château Canon-la-Gaffelière France, Bordeaux, Libournais, St. Émilion Grand Cru
92 points
Very dark.
Too marked, at this stage, by vanilla . Nice, sweet fruit.
92-93
Red
2009 Clos Fourtet France, Bordeaux, Libournais, St. Émilion Grand Cru
92 points
Dark colour.
Rather restrained on the nose and palate, not showing very much now although the fruit concentration is great!
92-94
Red
2009 Château Trotte Vieille France, Bordeaux, Libournais, St. Émilion Grand Cru
92 points
60CF, 40M.
Deep, dark fruit
Long aftertaste, very good concentration with a healthy acidity. Wait 3-5 years.
91-92
Red
2009 Château Villemaurine France, Bordeaux, Libournais, St. Émilion Grand Cru
90 points
Actually less fruit concentration than the 2008 and quite high acidity levels. Wait 5 years!
Red
2009 Château Larmande France, Bordeaux, Libournais, St. Émilion Grand Cru
85 points
Dark colour.
Unbalanced at this stage with lots of alcohol and austere.
Red
2009 Château La Tour Figeac France, Bordeaux, Libournais, St. Émilion Grand Cru
Seems to be going through a difficult period!
Red
2008 Clos Fourtet France, Bordeaux, Libournais, St. Émilion Grand Cru
92 points
Slightly lighter than the 2009 but with very nice herbaciousness!
Red
2008 Château Villemaurine France, Bordeaux, Libournais, St. Émilion Grand Cru
92 points
Dark fruit (cherries) and very nice minerality. Good stuff, wait 5 years!
91-92
Red
2007 Château Beau-Séjour Bécot France, Bordeaux, Libournais, St. Émilion Grand Cru
92 points
70M, 22Cf, 8CS.
Dark colour, very nice barnyard aromas, Surprisingly complex for a 2007. Really nice!
Red
2007 Château Villemaurine France, Bordeaux, Libournais, St. Émilion Grand Cru
90 points
95M, 5CF.
Surprisingly dark colour.
Very nice chalky minerality.
Good concentration with soft fruit but with some oak tannins still. Wait 2 years.
Red
2006 Château Canon-la-Gaffelière France, Bordeaux, Libournais, St. Émilion Grand Cru
92 points
Like the 2009 very marked by vanilla. Otherwise, nice underlying dark fruit.
Red
2004 Château Canon France, Bordeaux, Libournais, St. Émilion Grand Cru
93 points
Reminiscent of the 2004 fruit flavours but with some astringency that wuill need another 3 years to balance the wine.
Red
2004 Château Figeac France, Bordeaux, Libournais, St. Émilion Grand Cru
93 points
Very nice herbaciousness. Nicely developed and enjoyable as from now.
93-94
Red
2001 Château La Tour Figeac France, Bordeaux, Libournais, St. Émilion Grand Cru
90 points
65M, 35CF.
Still quite dark colour.
Leather, minerality. Needs a further 3 years to become more balanced.

Flight 3 - PAUILLAC (17 notes)

Red
2003 Château Clerc Milon France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Pauillac
93 points
At the estate cellars.
A bit shy on the nose but the fruit is excellent and soft. Drink now!
Red
2005 Château Clerc Milon France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Pauillac
95 points
Excellent barnyard, big nose and concentration.
Ok acidity and some tannins left. I cant sense the oak at all, excellent fruit. Wait 3 years. Could easily be cellared for another 15 years.
Red
2006 Château Clerc Milon France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Pauillac
93 points
Nice ndeveloped notes, Cassis, very good balance acidity/tannins. A very typical Pauillac.
Red
2009 Château Clerc Milon France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Pauillac
94 points
50CS, 44M, 1PT, 1CF, 1Carmenère.
Very classical Pauillac, very good balance an very good storage potential. Wait 5 years.
93-95
Red
2011 Château Clerc Milon France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Pauillac
89 points
At the estate cellars, tasted from cask. 64%CS.
Cassis, already quite soft actually. Medium concentration. 89-90.
Red
2003 Château d'Armailhac France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Pauillac
92 points
Good concentration with a brick rim.
Very nuanced fruit, barnyard.
The heat is retracabeable in the on the palate. Quite a lot of tannins still. Ok acidity. Probably best in 2-5 years
Red
2007 Château Croizet-Bages France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Pauillac
88 points
Very dominant minerality and herbaciousness. Quite soft and ready to drink.
Red
2009 Château Croizet-Bages France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Pauillac
90 points
70CS, 26M, 4CF.
Rather dark for a Pauillac.
Very fruity, good minerality, quite a lot of tannins. Needs time!
89-91
Red
2009 Château d'Armailhac France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Pauillac
93 points
Very soft and warm fruit, delicious already!
Red
2003 Château Lynch-Bages France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Pauillac
93 points
Lots of fruit aromas. Blackberries with nice warm aromas.
Red
2009 Château Lynch-Bages France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Pauillac
94 points
Very dark.
Dark fruit and quite warm aromas. Some sweet tobacco!
Red
2004 Château Haut-Bages Libéral France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Pauillac
90 points
Good mature aromas.
Red
2009 Château Haut-Bages Libéral France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Pauillac
91 points
70CS, 30M.
Lots of Cassis! Good, warm fruit, raspbery, good tannins.
Red
2009 Château Pichon-Longueville Baron France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Pauillac
94 points
68CS, 29M.
Very dark color.
Very typical cassis but almost distilled black currants!
Very concentrated and surprisingly sof style. Good acidity to go with it.
Wait 5 years.
Red
2009 Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Pauillac
94 points
Immediately very classy nose, perfumed.
Warm fruit, blackberries. Soft and som vanilla from the oak. Wait 5-6 years.
Red
2004 Château Pichon-Longueville Baron France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Pauillac
93 points
Impressive concentration on the nose. Very concentrated. Wait 3 years.
Red
2004 Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Pauillac
93 points
Surprisingly dark.
Quite a lot of new oak. Very good fruit. I bit too much vanilla right now. Wait!

Flight 4 - MARGAUX (4 notes)

Red
2002 Château Rauzan-Gassies France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Margaux
89 points
Good fruit, still some tannins, leave it another year!
Red
2006 Château Giscours France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Margaux
88 points
Rather coarse at this moment.
Red
2007 Château Cantenac Brown France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Margaux
89 points
Rather accesible fruit already now but ought to gain a dimension in a few years.
Red
2009 Château Cantenac Brown France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Margaux
91 points
Very dark. Lots of Cassis flavours. Should be ready to drink in 3-4 years.
91-92

Flight 6 - LISTRAC-MEDOC (2 notes)

Red
2009 Château Fourcas Hosten France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Listrac-Médoc
90 points
Gives a very young and somewhat closed impression. But it´s all there. Wait 5 years!
Red
2007 Château Fourcas Hosten France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Listrac-Médoc
88 points
Lots of barnyard. Some tannins left, should be very enjoyable in 2 years!

Flight 7 - MOULIS-EN-MEDOC (5 notes)

Red
2009 Château Poujeaux France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Moulis en Médoc
91 points
Very good concentration. Viola fruit.
91-92
Red
2009 Château Maucaillou France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Moulis en Médoc
90 points
Very good, sweet fruit. Give it a lot of time! 90-91
Red
2007 Château Poujeaux France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Moulis en Médoc
90 points
Nice nose of root vegetables and very good, pure fruit of viola. Astonishing for a 2007!
Red
2000 Château Maucaillou France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Moulis en Médoc
86 points
Rather rustic nose of cellar. On the palate still needs time (as Maucaillou always does).
Red
2007 Château Chasse-Spleen France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Moulis en Médoc
Not fun at all, very marked by a nose of root vegetables!

Flight 8 - HAUT-MEDOC (5 notes)

Red
2009 Château Cantemerle France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Haut-Médoc
90 points
Very dark colour.
Lots of tannins and quite a feisty chap at the moment with great potential. What will become of it?
92-93?
Red
2009 Château Coufran France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Haut-Médoc
89 points
85M.
Very dark colour.
Very nice on the nose with a hint of greenness. Almost enjoyable now but I would prefer that some of the tannins are mellowed out ina 2-3 years!
88-90
Red
2009 Château Citran France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Haut-Médoc
89 points
Classical nose, very nice. Should prove to be outstanding QPR in 5 years time!
90-91?
Red
2006 Château Cantemerle France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Haut-Médoc
89 points
Nice, rather soft fruit. Wait 2-3 years!
Red
2003 Château Coufran France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Haut-Médoc
89 points
Very expressive nose.
Very good concentration and weight. Still some tannins left.
89-90
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