UCGB tasting Bordeaux 2016

Beurs van Berlage, Amsterdam.

Tasted February 25, 2019 by Zweder with 554 views

Flight 1 (7 notes)

White
2016 Château Rahoul Blanc France, Bordeaux, Graves
87 points
White fruits. Firm and fresh citrus acidity. Clean and refreshing wine. 86 - 87
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White
2016 Château Larrivet-Haut-Brion Blanc France, Bordeaux, Graves, Pessac-Léognan
91 points
Creamy bouquet with vanilla as well. On the palate white fruits, oak, focused acidity and some pleasant bitterness. 91+
White
2016 Château La Tour-Martillac Blanc France, Bordeaux, Graves, Pessac-Léognan
91 points
Floral wine, mild oak, good acidity and length and soft bitterness. Really pleasant wine.
White
2016 Château La Louvière Blanc France, Bordeaux, Graves, Pessac-Léognan
90 points
The wine is still locked, but shows white fruits, fresh citrus acidity and a firm amount of grapefruit bitters in the finish. 89 - 90
White
2016 Château Pape Clément Blanc France, Bordeaux, Graves, Pessac-Léognan
93 points
Locked, some mint, focused acidity, vanilla and a pleasant touch of sweetness. 92 - 93+
White
2016 Château Smith Haut Lafitte Blanc France, Bordeaux, Graves, Pessac-Léognan
94 points
Enormously tasty wine with a lot of white fruits and good vanilla. Firm oak, but the wine can handle it. For me the best white wine of the tasting, but I did not taste them all. 93 - 94
White
2016 Château Picque Caillou Blanc France, Bordeaux, Graves, Pessac-Léognan
89 points
Overall still quite locked, firm and fresh citrus acidity, minerals. Not extremely complex, but certainly a very good wine. 89+
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Flight 2 (8 notes)

Red
2016 Château Carbonnieux France, Bordeaux, Graves, Pessac-Léognan
Juicy fruits and also some soup impressions. Ok acidity and round tannin. Not sure what to think. (And it was most likely not from the same bottle as Xavier tasted.) No score.
Red
2016 Domaine de Chevalier France, Bordeaux, Graves, Pessac-Léognan
94 points
Beautifully ripe dark berries, well dosed and integrated oak as well as beautiful and juicy acidity. Still a bit locked, but holding a beautiful promise, A wine to follow. 94+
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Red
2016 Château Haut-Bailly France, Bordeaux, Graves, Pessac-Léognan
94 points
Red and dark berries. Full bodied and also elegant. Firm and fresh acidity and beautifully round tannin. Pleasant touch of oak and a good length. Beautiful wine. 94+
Red
2016 Château La Tour-Martillac France, Bordeaux, Graves, Pessac-Léognan
92 points
Dark berries, lead pencil shavings, good acidity and a firm amount of round tannin. 92+
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Red
2016 Château Malartic-Lagravière France, Bordeaux, Graves, Pessac-Léognan
93 points
Beautifully ripe dark berries and cherries, good acidity and round tannin. No more specific note, but this is a beautiful wine. 93+
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Red
2016 Château Olivier France, Bordeaux, Graves, Pessac-Léognan
90 points
Firm amount of red berries and acidity. Pleasant use of oak. For the moment 90+, but I hope to taste it again with some age on it. The wine might surprise.
Red
2016 Château Pape Clément France, Bordeaux, Graves, Pessac-Léognan
96 points
Beautiful bouquet with dark berries, graphite and cedar. Same on the palate. A firm dose of medium toasted oak and the wine can handle it beautifully. Good acidity and tannin. Complexity and elegance. This wine belongs to the top 5 of the tasting I suppose. 95 - 96+
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Red
2016 Château Smith Haut Lafitte France, Bordeaux, Graves, Pessac-Léognan
94 points
Red and dark berries, beautiful oak and vanilla. A beautiful balance between a touch of sweetness and acidity and tannin. A seductive wine already.
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Flight 3 (15 notes)

Red
2016 Château Beau-Séjour Bécot France, Bordeaux, Libournais, St. Émilion Grand Cru
93 points
Creamy cherries and very youthful. A firm dose of new oak and good acidity and length. Hard to score from a bottle which was just uncorked. 91 - 95.
Red
2016 Château Canon-la-Gaffelière France, Bordeaux, Libournais, St. Émilion Grand Cru
92 points
Red and dark berries, beautiful dose of oak, good acidity and a firm dose of sticky tannin. 92+
Red
2016 Château Dassault France, Bordeaux, Libournais, St. Émilion Grand Cru
90 points
Dark and red berries, firm acidity, sticky tannin, a firm dose of oak and cherry yoghurt. 90+
Red
2016 Château La Dominique France, Bordeaux, Libournais, St. Émilion Grand Cru
92 points
Red and dark berries, cherries, creamy yoghurt, full bodied, beautiful acidity, tannin and vanilla. 92+
Red
2016 Clos Fourtet France, Bordeaux, Libournais, St. Émilion Grand Cru
94 points
Sweet start with a lot of ripe dark berries and cherries, good acidity and a firm amount of sticky, round tannin and bitterness. 93 - 94 for now.
Red
2016 Château La Gaffelière France, Bordeaux, Libournais, St. Émilion Grand Cru
91 points
The wine is a bit locked. Some sweet red and black berries are there, firm acidity and bitterness. Need to taste again. For today 90 - 91
Red
2016 Château Grand Mayne France, Bordeaux, Libournais, St. Émilion Grand Cru
91 points
Creamy cherries, some sweetness, a firm dose of oak which is not integrated yet. For today 91+
Red
2016 Château Larcis Ducasse France, Bordeaux, Libournais, St. Émilion Grand Cru
92 points
Beautiful bouquet with dark berries and elegant oak. Firm acidity. Would like to taste again 10 years from now.
Red
2016 Château Larmande France, Bordeaux, Libournais, St. Émilion Grand Cru
91 points
Creamy red and dark berries, a touch of sweetness, oak, good acidity and round tannin. 91+
Red
2016 Château Pavie Macquin France, Bordeaux, Libournais, St. Émilion Grand Cru
94 points
Herbs, medicine, dark berries, great concentration, good oak and a firm amount of tannin. Very youthful and promising wine. 94+
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Red
2016 Château Soutard France, Bordeaux, Libournais, St. Émilion Grand Cru
91 points
The wine is still a bit locked, but shows red and dark berries, pleasant oak, a touch of sweetness and fresh acidity. 91+
Red
2016 Château La Tour Figeac France, Bordeaux, Libournais, St. Émilion Grand Cru
91 points
Beautiful wine which is already approachable, good acidity, round tannin, some pleasant sweetness and a good dose of oak.
Red
2016 Château Trotte Vieille France, Bordeaux, Libournais, St. Émilion Grand Cru
92 points
Juicy dark and red berries, some green impressions, good acidity, round tannin and some pleasant bitterness in the finish.
Red
2016 Château Valandraud France, Bordeaux, Libournais, St. Émilion Grand Cru
94 points
Full bodied and round and still a bit locked. Ripe dark and red berries, a firm dose of sweetness and good acidity.
Red
2016 Château Villemaurine France, Bordeaux, Libournais, St. Émilion Grand Cru
91 points
Perfumed bouquet, red and dark berries, vanilla, juicy acidity and round, slightly sticky tannin.

Flight 4 (7 notes)

Red
2016 Château Beauregard France, Bordeaux, Libournais, Pomerol
92 points
Approachable and full bodied, well dosed oak, ripe dark and red berries, good acidity and tannin and a pleasant touch of sweetness.
Red
2016 Château Le Bon Pasteur France, Bordeaux, Libournais, Pomerol
95 points
Juicy and lush, beautifully ripe dark and red berries, beautifully dosed oak, good acidity and round tannin. One of the best in the tasting so far. 94 - 95
Red
2016 Château La Cabanne France, Bordeaux, Libournais, Pomerol
91 points
The wine is still a bit locked, but shows good dark berry juice, round tannin, good acidity and a pleasant touch of sweetness. 90 - 91
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Red
2016 Château Clinet France, Bordeaux, Libournais, Pomerol
92 points
Still quite locked. Full bodied, dark and red berries and round, fairly mild tannin. Beautiful wine, but at this moment I am not overly impressed. Wait 10 years? 92+
Red
2016 Château La Conseillante France, Bordeaux, Libournais, Pomerol
96 points
For me personally one of the very best wines of the tasting. Full bodied, luxurious and elegant. Ripe fruits and beautifully dosed oak. 95 - 96+
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Red
2016 Château La Croix de Gay France, Bordeaux, Libournais, Pomerol
90 points
Perfumed bouquet with beautifully dosed oak, creamy red and dark berries and juicy acidity. Quite lactic at the moment.
Red
2016 Château Gazin Pomerol France, Bordeaux, Libournais, Pomerol
93 points
Beautifully ripe red and dark berry fruits, well dosed oak, good acidity and tannin. Beautiful wine with a good future.

Flight 5 (1 note)

Red
2016 Château Fourcas Hosten France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Listrac-Médoc
87 points
Red and dark berries, a lot of acidity. Disappoints at the moment.

Flight 6 (1 note)

Red
2016 Château Chasse-Spleen France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Moulis en Médoc
91 points
Creamy and round dark and red berries, well dosed oak, good and juicy acidity and tannin. Always a good bet at a fair price and also this year. 90 - 91

Flight 7 (9 notes)

Red
2016 Château Brane-Cantenac France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Margaux
91 points
Red berries and a good dose of oak. Good acidity, but for me personally the wine disappoints a bit at this moment. 91+
Red
2016 Château Cantenac Brown France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Margaux
92 points
Red berries, a firm dose of good oak, juicy acidity. Overall an elegant wine.
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Red
2016 Château Desmirail France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Margaux
91 points
PnP the wine is still a bit locked, but it shows red and dark berries, good vanilla, acidity and bitterness. 90 - 91
Red
2016 Château Giscours France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Margaux
92 points
Red and dark berries, well dosed oak, beautiful acidity and tannin. No more notes, but a lovely wine.
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Red
2016 Château Kirwan France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Margaux
92 points
Juicy fruits, a pleasant touch of sweetness and fresh acidity. Already an elegant pleasure. 91 – 92
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Red
2016 Château Monbrison France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Margaux
89 points
Elegant red berries in the bouquet and on the palate. Pleasant acidity.
Red
2016 Château Prieuré-Lichine France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Margaux
91 points
Dark and a lot of red berries. Firm dose of oak, tannin and acidity. This wine needs time. Wait until 2030 at least is probably wise. 91+ for now.
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Red
2016 Château Siran France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Margaux
89 points
Red berries, a firm dose of acidity and oak. Juicy and elegant style. 89+
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Red
2016 Château du Tertre France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Margaux
91 points
Juicy red and dark berries, well dosed oak. Creamy and elegant.

Flight 8 (6 notes)

Red
2016 Château Beychevelle France, Bordeaux, Médoc, St. Julien
93 points
Red and dark berries, well dosed oak, firm acidity and tannin and also finesse. Excellent wine with a good future. 93+
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Red
2016 Château Branaire-Ducru France, Bordeaux, Médoc, St. Julien
92 points
Beautiful and elegant dark and red berries. Silky and refined. This will probably be a great beauty between 2030 and 2035+
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Red
2016 Château Langoa Barton France, Bordeaux, Médoc, St. Julien
92 points
A mouth full of good wine. Firm acidity and oak. Give it time. Around 2030?
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Red
2016 Château Léoville Barton France, Bordeaux, Médoc, St. Julien
95 points
A complete and luxurious wine with beautifully ripe red and dark berries as well as beautifully dosed oak. Good and fresh acidity and powerful tannin. Will probably be at its peak between 2035 and 2040+ Great wine! 94 – 95+
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Red
2016 Château Léoville Poyferré France, Bordeaux, Médoc, St. Julien
94 points
Very luxurious and modern made wine with a firm dose of oak and ripe dark berry fruits. Fresh acidity and round tannin. A beauty which will be a feast around 2030++
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Red
2016 Château Talbot France, Bordeaux, Médoc, St. Julien
92 points
A bit locked and rustic, good dark berries, espresso, and a well toasted oak. 92 for now.

Flight 9 (6 notes)

Red
2016 Château Batailley France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Pauillac
92 points
Beautifully ripe dark berries and toast. Juicy acidity and tannin. Modern made and tempting wine.
Red
2016 Château Clerc Milon France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Pauillac
flawed
Unfortunately a corked bottle and I did not find the opportunity to taste the wine later that day.
Red
2016 Château Grand-Puy Ducasse France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Pauillac
89 points
Very creamy and lactic with red and dark berries. Good acidity, but lacks finesse and luxury.
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Red
2016 Château Haut-Bages Libéral France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Pauillac
90 points
Beautiful dark berries and good acidity. Not extremely concentrated, but certainly elegant. 89 - 90
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Red
2016 Château Lynch-Bages France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Pauillac
95 points
A bit rustic in a beautiful way, dark berries, graphite, beautiful and luxurious oak, juicy acidity and powerful, round tannin. A great wine. 94 – 95
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Red
2016 Château Lynch-Moussas France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Pauillac
91 points
Full bodied wine with ripe dark berries, licorice and some graphite. Easy going, tempting and already a real pleasure.

Flight 10 (4 notes)

Red
2016 Château Cos Labory France, Bordeaux, Médoc, St. Estèphe
90 points
Red berries, well dosed oak, elegant and juicy acidity as well as some pleasant bitterness. 90+ for today.
Red
2016 Château Lafon-Rochet France, Bordeaux, Médoc, St. Estèphe
92 points
Juicy red and dark berries, beautifully dosed oak. Not really outstanding in this tasting, but certainly very good and promising.
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Red
2016 Château Ormes de Pez France, Bordeaux, Médoc, St. Estèphe
91 points
Ripe red berries and also some green bell pepper impressions in the bouquet, firm acidity and sticky tannin. Give the wine some ageing. Around 2028? 90 – 91
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Red
2016 Château Phélan Ségur France, Bordeaux, Médoc, St. Estèphe
90 points
Red and dark berries, juicy acidity and tannin. No more notes.

Flight 11 (5 notes)

White - Sweet/Dessert
2016 Château Bastor-Lamontagne France, Bordeaux, Sauternais, Sauternes
89 points
Apricots and orange zest. Elegant style. Good balance between acidity and sweetness.
White - Sweet/Dessert
2016 Château Clos Haut-Peyraguey France, Bordeaux, Sauternais, Sauternes
92 points
Concentrated and powerful, apricots and a firm dose of sweetness. Quite overwhelming at the moment.
White - Sweet/Dessert
2016 Château Lafaurie-Peyraguey France, Bordeaux, Sauternais, Sauternes
93 points
A lot of orange zest and apricots. Beautiful balance between sweetness and acidity. Beautiful wine.
White - Sweet/Dessert
2016 Château de Rayne-Vigneau France, Bordeaux, Sauternais, Sauternes
92 points
A lot of concentrated sweetness. Apricots and orange zest. Excellent wine.
White - Sweet/Dessert
2016 Château Sigalas Rabaud France, Bordeaux, Sauternais, Sauternes
92 points
Concentrated wine with apricots, yellow tropical fruits and orange zest. Excellent wine.
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