Bordeaux Wimps

La Trompette, Chiswick

Tasted April 28, 2022 by Paul D with 50 views

Flight 1 (1 note)

White - Sparkling
N.V. Gaston Chiquet Champagne Grand Cru Blanc de Blancs d'Aÿ France, Champagne, Champagne Grand Cru
From Magnum. Pale straw. Appley fruit, refreshing, quite light, fine mousse.

Flight 2 (2 notes)

White
2017 Château Latour-Martillac Blanc France, Bordeaux, Graves, Pessac-Léognan
89 points
Pale lemon. Nose shows grapefruit, spice, vanilla. Medium bodied, grapefruit again, some weight, creamy vanilla, fresh acids, grassy notes on good length finish.
White
2004 Château Pape Clément Blanc France, Bordeaux, Graves, Pessac-Léognan
Medium gold. Rich nose, buttery, oxidative notes. Medium bodied, buttery, oxidative, finishes flat. just about clinging on but has seen better days. NR

Flight 3 (3 notes)

Red
2007 Tertre Rôteboeuf France, Bordeaux, Libournais, St. Émilion Grand Cru
89 points
Opaque garnet core, narrow rim. . Nose is ripe, plum fruit, soil. Quite sweet. Medium/full bodied, soft tannins, ripe plums, nice fresh acids, good length finish. Very good.
Red
2004 Château Léoville Barton France, Bordeaux, Médoc, St. Julien
90 points
Deep ruby core, narrow pale rim. Nose shows dark fruit, lovely purity, touch of cedar. Medium bodied, pure blackcurrant fruit, touch of cedar, very good length balanced finish. Correct and attractive if not overly complex
Red
2004 Château Figeac France, Bordeaux, Libournais, St. Émilion Grand Cru
91 points
2/12. Nose shows red and black berries, touch of soil and caramel. Medium bodied, ripe fruit, touch of spice and caramel, tactile with soft tannins, fresh acidity, expands nicely on finish.

Flight 4 (4 notes)

Red
1998 Château Pape Clément France, Bordeaux, Graves, Pessac-Léognan
93 points
Aromatic nose, cigar box, dark fruit, smoke. Medium/full bodied, ripe blackcurrant fruit, cigar box, soft tannins, some richness but has line with fresh acidity carrying a very good length, harmonious finish. Excellent, drinking well, absolutely no hurry.
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Red
2001 Château Canon France, Bordeaux, Libournais, St. Émilion Grand Cru
94 points
5/11. Medium garnet. Nose show plum, a touch of opulence and richness. Medium bodied, plum fruit, now quite soft and round, spice and leather notes, vibrant acidity, good length harmonious finish. Has put on a touch of weight and softened nicely, really drinking very well now.
Red
1985 Château Canon France, Bordeaux, Libournais, St. Émilion Grand Cru
Slightly dusty with cabbagey/seaweed notes which blew off a but with time. Red cherry fruit, soil, a bit mean on the palate with a slightly drying finish. NR
Red
2001 Château Léoville Barton France, Bordeaux, Médoc, St. Julien
92 points
Pure, blackcurrant fruit, touch of gravelly mineral. Medium bodied, blackcurrant, smoke and mineral notes, fine tannins, good length finish.
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Flight 5 (1 note)

White - Sweet/Dessert
2006 Château Climens France, Bordeaux, Sauternais, Barsac
91 points
Medium gold. Rich, but with some freshness, apricot, spice, touch of orange, good length finish
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