Pétrus Pomerol 2007

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Pomerol · France

TYPE – Red

GRAPES – Cabernet FrancMerlot

DESCRIPTION – PETRUS displays an intense color, a rich and complex nose and an opulent fruit. In great vintages, the wine can easily be kept 25 years or more.

“Sadly, the nose & palette I managed to detect a tinge of vegetal & rawness, it’s definitely not perfect Petrus vintage, but for 2007, I was still impressed with the great effort here, the kind of dense fruits almost inky, coupled with sweetness pure like honey, it’s hard not to like Petrus. I think keep for another 5-8 yrs for optimal drinking window.”

Haut-Brion Graves Premier Grand Cru Classé 2009

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Graves · France

TYPE – Red

GRAPES – Cabernet SauvignonMalbec,MerlotPetit Verdot

DESCRIPTION – Dark ruby color with lightening at the edge. Intense, persistent aromas of saddle leather, roasted herbs, scorched earth, and sweet black currant fruit were followed by complex flavors of minerals, spice box, and cedar.

“No doubt, this is for sure a 100 yr old wine, u can still drink it in 2114 & still enjoys it. Absolutely stunning due to the structure, balance of fruit & acidity, and the elegance & finesse. Nose was a bit muted, but trust me, keep it for your grandson.”

Margaux Grand Vin Premier Grand Cru Classé 2010

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Margaux · France

TYPE – Red

GRAPES  – Cabernet SauvignonCabernet FrancMalbecMerlotSauvignon BlancPetit Verdot

DESCRIPTION – It had a hint of everything – iron, spice, cedar, cinnamon, musk and purple fruits and flowers. Its aromas were so long in an elegant way, but its palate was rich and expansive.

“My goodness, my friend blinded this btl and asked me to guess the vintage & label! Never in my right frame of mind would get it right – big, extremely tannic, extremely dense. I got partial answer that the dark chocolate & coffee giveaway as a Margaux of Pomerol. Not a bad attempt, but never would I thought it was Margaux 2010!”

Mongeard-Mugneret Echezeaux Vieilles Vigne Grand Cru 1985

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Côte de Beaune · France

TYPE – Red

GRAPES – Pinot Noir

DESCRIPTION – Echezeaux wines are a clear garnet or ruby red, the exact hue often varying considerably. When young these wines have vanilla-scented, smoky, woody aromas or a hint of torrefaction, combined with suggestions of red fruits and spices. After a few years the nose becomes more vegetable or animal, with scents of mushrooms, truffles or woodland undergrowth. The great complexity of the bouquet makes this a wine which is both rich and feminine; it is silky, fat and mellow, with fine, delicate and fairly supple tannins. In the mouth the attack is spirited, the balance pleasant and there is a succulent fullness with aromas of red fruits.

“Wow, this is intense burgundy! Structurally great, with elevated acidity but mellowed down with the blend of air. This wine is made to last, absolutely no problem for the next 2 decades.”

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