Robert Parker: The 2018 D'Issan is composed of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon and 40% Merlot, aging in 50% new and 50% second-year barrels for an estimated 18 months. With 13.97% alcohol and deep garnet-purple color, it features baked berries, warm cherries, and cassis with spice box and fragrant earth plus..
Robert Parker:The 2018 Haut-Brion is composed of 49.4% Merlot, 38.7% Cabernet Sauvignon and 11.9% Cabernet Franc. Deep garnet-purple in color, the wine needs a lot of swirling before it begins to release a whole complex melody of notes, one at a time to begin: tilled earth, followed by pronounced li..
Robert Parker: The deep garnet-purple-shaded 2015 Lafite Rothschild has blended 91% Cabernet Sauvignon and 9% Merlot and was matured for 20 months in new oak barrels from Tonnellerie des Domaines (their own cooperage). It is still sporting a lot of cedar at this nascent stage with a vibrant core of ..
Deep garnet, youthful tints. The nose of beautiful ripe blackcurrant, plum, refined spices, smoky touch. Very elegant, silky, rich, and nervy palate with great finesse and precision. A hint of firmness on the finish, wonderful persistency.Blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, and Merlot from ..
Robert Parker: The 2018 Château Margaux is composed of 90% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Merlot, 4% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot, representing 36% of the crop this year. The wine has a pH of 3.8 and 14% alcohol. Deep purple-black in color, it slowly unfurls to reveal tantalizing scents of crème de ca..
Robert Parker: The 2015 Meyney has a rounded red cherry and blackcurrant scented bouquet with a touch of spice that only develops with rigorous aeration. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannin. I appreciate the fleshiness of this Saint Estèphe and it is nicely balanced...
Truffle, cigar wrapper, smoke, and forest leaf share top billing with the black currants. The tannins are soft, there is a sweetness to the fruit along with roundness in the mouth.Blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, and Merlot from Pauillac, France...
James Suckling:Fleur de Pedesclaux 2018 is characterized by a high proportion of Merlot from clay-limestone soils. It has a rich nose of wild blackberries and strawberries, supported by spicy notes of cedar, camphor, and Sichuan pepper. The palate, delicate and fresh, is supported by soft, vel..
Rich, full-bodied wine has intense aromas and flavors of blackcurrant, cassis, tobacco, and cedarwood. It has a firm, smooth texture and a lingering finish.Blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Petit Verdot from Pauillac, France...
Robert Parker:"Ripe and seductive, with a caressing wave of cassis, plum puree, and blackberry compote flavors that hold sway throughout, but not without support from enticing savory, licorice, warm loam, and mineral accents along the way. Cashmere finish lets everything sail on and on. Gorgeous.Cab..