Tag Archives: Pauillac

En Primeur 2013: Is the correction coming??

James Molesworth has written about tasting the 2013 Latour, the wines of Baron Philippe de Rothschild S.A., and Pontet-Canet. It’s an enjoyable read, and I’d recommend it. Mouton – one of my favourite Pauillac wines, and yes, their great strategy … Continue reading

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Pichon Longueville Baron 1998, Pauillac, Bordeaux

The 1998 Pichon Baron has aged very nicely, and is well developed at 15 years of age. It has held on to its intense black ruby colour, with a garnet shade. A fresh robust nose after 3 hours of decanting, … Continue reading

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Hauts de Pontet-Canet 2009, Pauillac, Bordeaux, France

The first bottle of my 2009 en primeur orders that I’m busting open. And I think the second wine of Pontet Canet can’t be a bad place to start. Given the lack of age and probable inaccessible tannins, I popped … Continue reading

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Mouton-Rothschild 2000, Pauillac, Bordeaux

Purchased from Langton’s auctions. A blend of 86% cabernet sauvignon and 14% merlot. Decanted for 20 hrs but in hindsight, this should be extended to at least 36 hrs. Intense ruby garnet with a lighter rim. Youthful earthy nose with … Continue reading

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Mouton-Rothschild 1994, Pauillac, Bordeaux

Dark ruby colour with developing hints of garnet. Fine legs. Fresh blackberries, red currants and a hint of chocolate grainy powder, fresh tanned leather. Medium+ bodied wine, fresh high acidity, soothing sheath of tannins, rich dark berry fruit, hint of … Continue reading

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