Bordeaux 2011: Beau-Séjour-Bécot, Doisy Daëne, Ormes de Pez

Châteaux Beau-Séjour-Bécot, St-Emilion, Right Bank, Doisy-Daëne, Ormes de PezToday has seen several new releases, including Châteaux Beau-Séjour-Bécot, a wine from St-Emilion that shows exactly why the Right Bank is so well thought of in this vintage, Doisy-Daëne and Ormes de Pez.

2011 Château Doisy-Daëne, Cru Classé Barsac
£147 per case of 6 bottles in bond
£156 per case of 12 half bottles in bond

A slightly restained style with concentrated tangy fruit and spice. Delicate acidity brightens the fruit. Clean pure and vibrant with persistent length.
Drinking: 2015-2029

2011 Château Chasse-Spleen, Cru Bourgeois Moulis
£195 per case of 12 bottles
Chasse Spleen is said to reflect the extraordinary diversity of its terroir through the ‘fresh mineral qualities of Cabernet Sauvignon and the smoothness of Merlot’. The 2011 displays a beautifully fragrant cherry nose, leading on to ripe juicy fruit on the palate, with spicy undertones backed up by ample tannin and fresh acidity. An elegant wine.
Drinking: 2016-2027

2011 Château Ormes de Pez, Cru Bourgeois St-Estèphe
£210 per case of 12 bottles in bond

Quite brooding on the nose, with a hint of florality and a touch of woodsmoke. On the palate, this has quite a linear structure, with finely-realised tannins and a taut minerality. Held within this structure is a core of layered dark fruit and subtle, sweet oak characters. Fresh and pure on the finish, this is a very well-made wine and a great example of modern St-Estèphe.
Drinking: 2015-2021

2011 Château Beau-Séjour Bécot, 1er Grand Cru Classé St-Emilion
£381 per case of 6 bottles in bond
This fabulous wine displays a delightfully perfumed nose of black berry and cherry fruit, rose and violet alongside herbal, menthol nuances.  These aromas lead through onto the palate which is thickly set with taught tannins, balanced by excellent concentration and structure.  There is a very fine flash of acidity which gives an extremely pleasing freshness and lift to the finish.
Drinking: 2016-2028

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