Daily Archives: Thursday 3 June 2010

Bordeaux 2009 Release: Haut-Batailley

From the same stable as perennial Lay & Wheeler favourite, Grand-Puy-Lacoste,  Haut-Batailley is a masterclass in refinement and subtlety. With fine Cabernet characters dominating, this is appealing and elegant, with each element in perfect balance.  2009 Château Haut-Batailley, Cru Classé Pauillac £143 per case of 6 bottles in bond With scented, almost perfumed fruit of plum […]

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Bordeaux 2009 Release: Potensac

 Following yesterday’s relative quiet, today has brought a small flurry of releases, including the good value and classic Potensac. Potensac was one of the Châteaux described by Robert Parker as producing its best ever wine, eclipsing the “stunning 1982”. We were greatly taken with the style of this consistently impressive Cru Bourgeois ourselves and are […]

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Bordeaux 2009 Release: Larcis-Ducasse

Made by the dynamic team of Nicolas Thienpont and Stéphane Derenoncourt, Larcis-Ducasse demonstrates the modern approach to St-Emilion winemaking. Concentrated and rich in nature, this none-the-less has a restraint and freshness that makes this highly attractive. 2009 Château Larcis-Ducasse, Grand Cru Classé St-Emilion £234 per case of 6 bottles in bond A modern, glossy, concentrated […]

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