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Bordeaux 2015: Union des Grands Crus

February 15, 2018

2015 is probably the best vintage in Bordeaux since the great 2010, Pomerol is a fantastic success for the vintage, also St-Julien and Pessac Leognan are very high quality… Somehow the Margaux were a bit dissapointing… See detailed notes below.

2015 Château Clinet
Very nice nose of mineral, lactic, loads of ripe black cherries… fresh ripe tanin, loads of ripe black fruit, super fresh, great wine!! (96 points)

2015 Château Léoville Poyferré
Huge noise of cassis, BBQ smoke, ripe black cherries, cedar wood, lead pencil… WOW super concentrated fruit, loads of silky tannins length of 30 sec!! (96 points)

2015 Château Pape Clément
Lead pencil nose, mineral, ripe black cherries, very complex nose… Nice silky tannin, ripe black cherries, mineral, delicious, great length!! (96 points)

2015 Clos Fourtet
Big nose of black and red ripe cherries, sandalwood.. Loads of super ripe tannin, loads of ripe black cherries, characoal (96 points)

2015 Château Le Bon Pasteur
Mokka, coffee, loads of black ripe cherries, hint of vanilla… Super ripe tannins, loads of black cherries, 45 sec finish… Great Bon Pasteur!! (95 points)

2015 Château Léoville Barton
Huge nose of cedar, vanilla, red and black cherries… Loads of silky tannins, ripe red cherries, sappy finish (95 points)

2015 Château Les Carmes Haut-Brion
Very nice nose of ripe black fruit, cedar wood, characoal, hint of smoke… Deliciously sappy black cherries, super soft tannins… Fabulous!! (95 points)

2015 Château Valandraud
Huge nose of black ripe cherries, moka, cocoa, smoke, BBQ meat… Fresh red cherries, good acidity, sappy tannin (95 points)

2015 Château La Couspaude
Huge nose of black ripe cherries, cedar wood, BBQ beef… Deliciously ripe, black cherries, good length, super silky tanins… A great discovery!! (94 points)

2015 Château La Pointe
Very nice nose of black fruit, mineral, moka… Delicious sappy tanin, good concentration, black fruit, length of 20 sec (94 points)

2015 Domaine de Chevalier
Medium nose of ripe green pepers, red berries, red cherries, hint of vanilla… Super delicious, silky tannin, delicious sappy ripe red cherries, less concentrated than Carmes… (94 points)

2015 Château Gloria
Super delicious lactic nose, mineral, black smoke, black cherries… Loads of ripe tannins, ripe black cherries, delicious!! (93 points)

2015 Château La Tour-Martillac
Nice nose of ripe black cherries, cigar box… Great concentration, of black cherries, hint of tannin (93 points)

2015 Château Lagrange (St. Julien)
Light nose, black fruit, mineral… Super silky tannin, delicious black fruit, great Lagrange!! (93 points)

2015 Château Saint-Pierre
Nose of mokka, wood, vanilla.. Loads of ripe black cherries, hint of tannins, black cherries (93 points)

2015 Château Smith Haut Lafitte
Black cherries, hint of alcohol, cedar wood… Tannin present, black fruit, average length… Was a bit disappointed for it’s pedigree, to be retasted!! (93 points)

2015 Château Talbot
Nose of olives, black cherries, sandalwood… Super silky tannins, loads of black ripe cherries (93 points)

2015 Château Grand-Puy-Lacoste
Huge nose of black ripe fruit, hint of alcohol… Tannins present, lacking a bit of fruit to be in balance (92 points)

2015 Château Larrivet-Haut-Brion
Ripe green peper, nose of red cherries, … Taste of ripe red cherries, good acidity (92 points)

2015 Château Phélan Ségur
Very black cherries, characoal… Tannins present, nice balanced fruit (92 points)

2015 Château Haut-Bailly
Nice nose of ripe red cherries, cedar wood… red cherries, tannin slightly present, not very long (91 points)

2015 Château Haut-Bergey
Very fruity forward nose, loads of ripe black cherries, moka… Red berries, red cherries, nice acidity, tannin present (91 points)

2015 Château Kirwan
Very woody nose, wet forest, black fruit… Very ripe, hint of overripe, lacking freshness and tension (90 points)

2015 Château Lascombes
Hint of green , black fruit, wood… Very ripe fruit, a bit too modern and lacking freshness (90 points)

2015 Château Chasse-Spleen
Hint of green, hint of black fruit… quite tanic and light (89 points)

2015 Château de Fargues
Nice nose of confit ananas, very fres.. Taste loads of ananas, sugar… Good nose, but not great taste (90 points)

2015 Château Lafaurie-Peyraguey
Huge nose of apricot jam, highly refreshing acidity… Taste of mainly sugar, good freshness, lacking a bit of fruit… Nose is good but not great taste (89 points)



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