Beautiful dense, deep purple silky colour. The nose offers very ripe fruit with slight hints of menthol finishing with roasted notes (toast, hazelnuts). The attack is supple with good length carried by pleasant, well-integrated tannin leading onto a smooth finish.
Grand-Puy Ducasse 2006 has an intense, deep garnet colour, with a pure nose of ripe fruits and blond tobacco. The palate, juicy and delicious, is dominated by a vibrant fruit, mixed with notes of soft spices and of licorice. The wine is medium-bodied with integrated and silky tannins, and has a long length. It is a Pauillac to keep in the cellar and that has started to show a part of its charms.
The wines show elegance in their aromas. Fresh fruit is the chief aromatic component, with impressively deep colour and soft tannins.
A fragrant, ethereal-styled, dark ruby/purple-tinged effort, Le Dome’s 2004 offers a precise, pure nose of menthol, cranberries, raspberries, and cherries. This medium-bodied St.-Emilion, which obviously includes considerable Cabernet Franc in the blend, exhibits good ripeness, striking elegance, and potential complexity as well as purity. Although there is not a great deal of depth, it is a suave 2004 that should shed its tannin in 2-3 years, and drink well over the following 12-15. Drink 2007-2022. - Robert Parker JnrThe OWC wooden case has been opened and there are spaces in the case. Whilst this wine will not be sent out in OWC we can send the OWC out separately if you would like to use this for storage on buying all available stock.
A strong effort for this vintage, the 2008 exhibits a dark plum/purple color, plenty of firm, rugged, austere tannins, copious red and black fruits, admirable flavor intensity and medium body.
A brilliant effort from proprietor Denis Durantou, this classic Pomerol reveals a dark purple color as well as sweet aromas of raspberries, black cherries, cassis, and hints of caramel and vanilla. It is made in a layered, medium to full-bodied style with moderately high tannin, and superb concentration, structure, and depth. Anticipated maturity: 2011-2025.
The deep ruby/purple-colored 2001 l’Evangile is a beauty. Revealing notes of beef blood, black fruits, and white flowers, it is medium-bodied and lush with sweet tannin, a pliant, opulent texture, and a long, rich finish revealing hints of forest floor, truffles, and licorice.
86% Merlot 14% Cabernet FrancThe mild spring was followed by lovely weather in July and quite a cool August. These conditions produced nicely ripened grapes with lots of freshness. At the beginning of September the sun came back in full force, bringing the phenolic maturity to a perfect finish.TASTING NOTESA dense colour and a nose with notes of raspberry and fresh blackcurrant. Spicy, roasted and truffle aromas follow on the attack. Despite a powerful first impression, the elegant tannins bring great finesse and the finish is very silky and smooth.
Thick coatings of plums and red fruits, with liquorice notes.
The intense ruby colour of this wine leads the taster to predict a rich and powerful substance. Very expressive on the nose, the wine shows lovely notes of blueberries, blackcurrant, violet, followed by mineral hints and notes of grilled bread. On the palate, as predicted by the appearance, the wine is powerful, with a great elegance. It is perfectly balanced, medium bodied with velvet tannins and a long length, leaving a sensation of accomplished pleasure after tasting.
Monbousquet is a blend of 60% Merlot, 30% Cabernet Franc and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon. The grapes are fermented in temperature-controlled, stainless steel tanks and the wine is then aged in 100% new oak barrels for 18 months. Monbousquet is bottled unfined