Château Lafon-Rochet, Saint-Estèphe, 2000
A particularly successful vintage that offers a complex nose which, although still quite restrained, has clear potential. In the mouth, the wine is superbly balanced, silky and warm, with a lingering, elegant finish. Both modern and classic, the 2000 vintage perfectly represents the essence of Lafon-Rochet.
91 Points Wine Spectator | 90 Points Wine Enthusiast
750 ml | Case of 2
One Wine. Three Vintages.
Château Giscours Margaux
750 ml | Case of 2
The bouquet offers very fine intensity with blackberry and cedar, here a tinge of cassis that becomes accentuated with time. The palate is medium-bodied with fine, slightly grainy tannin. It is very well balanced and focused with a sustained, mineral-rich finish. This is an excellent Giscours that will age nicely over the next 20-25 years.
94 Points Wine Spectator | 93 Points Wine Enthusiast
The aromatics are very focused with black fruit, violets, fig and mineral scents that are very well defined. The palate delivers delineation and poise, freshness, an intensity that is supremely well focused and length in the mouth. There is even a dab of mint chocolate on the aftertaste.
95 Points James Suckling | 95 Points Wine Enthusiast | 94 PointsWine Spectator
Very expressive wine composed of fruit aromas with red cherries, raspberry and blackcurrant laced with cedar and graphite. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin, pure red cherry and crushed strawberry fruit with a precise finish. It is well balanced and shows a great ageing capacity.
95 points James Suckling | 95 points Wine Enthusiast | 91 Wine Spectator
The 2010 vintage is known to have produced great wines. An early and relatively fast flowering in early June, followed by a warm, sunny and dry July caused a slowdown and a stop in the growth of the vines at the beginning of the veraison. An ideal ripening thanks to the exceptionally dry and relatively warm months of August and September. This provided the wines a lot of freshness and balance, as well as an extraordinary ageing potential.
A great vintage remembered by most wine passionates and connoisseurs. Ideal temperature, long sunny days, cool nights... 2015 was truly an optimal year for the production of great wines. Distinctive, harmonious, mature wines with perfectly-balanced, molten tannins.