• SimonG wrote: 93 points

    November 15, 2021 - Neil’s Langoa Barton @ Hawksmoor (Hawksmoor, Guildhall): Halfway through the case. Bright red fruit and classic cigar box when double decanted 2 1/2 hrs previously, but darker in the glass now. Fuller too. Lots of oomph here albeit in a classical frame. Proper claret. Does exactly as expected. ****

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  • Sean Tay wrote: 94 points

    April 23, 2021 - Pristine condition, ex chateau. Pronounced nose intensity with notes of chocolate, spices, cedar. Medium+ acidity and tannin. Still have many years ago if kept well.

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  • SimonG wrote: 90 points

    June 20, 2020 - Deep ruby. Cedar and pencil shaving nose at the woodier end of that spectrum. Trad claret, but this bottle lacking some flair. Solid enough. ***1/2

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  • Paul D wrote: 89 points

    June 7, 2020 - 9/14, vg cork. Decanted 1/2 hr.
    Deep garnet core, pale garnet rim. Nose is cedary, spicy, red fruited. Lightly creamy. Touch of earth. Medium bodied, elegant middleweight wine with cedary red fruit, some spice, firm but fine tannins, fresh acidity, lightly savoury notes emerging on the good length slightly firm finish. VGI.

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  • Claret & CdP Gang Likes this wine:

    June 2, 2020 - Posting an old note drank in 2012, deep red, ripe red fruits, pungent, medium bodied, lovely with food, tannic finish, youthful

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  • Rupert wrote: 92 points

    February 7, 2020 - At 67PM: delightful, classic claret, at its peak, cedar, quite ripe, fersh and fragrant.

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  • MJohnsen83 Likes this wine: 92 points

    September 1, 2019 - Pure class. Textbook bordeaux but at its peak right now.

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  • ccn wrote: 90 points

    May 21, 2019 - Benefited from 60 minutes of decanting. Showing very well with 10+ years of development ahead but likely at plateau.

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  • Andrewbdc wrote:

    March 12, 2019 - Michael Schuster: 1996 Medoc - An Affordable Maturity? (Mullenlowe, C-Space, 37-45 City Riad, London, EC1Y 1AT): Dark garnet. Cassis, gravel, earth, cedar, leather. Developing. Medium fresh acidity, fine tannins, long finish. Sweet blackcurrant on the palate. Beautifully balanced, mid-weight. Benchmark St Julien in early maturity.

    57% CS, 34% M, 9% CF, 12.5% alcohol

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  • MLipton wrote:

    August 10, 2018 - Classic Bordelaise aromas of cedar, spices, herbs and earth, all framing a central core of red and black fruit. Medium weight, it had good acidity and enough tannic backbone to stand up to grilled steaks.

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