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Ch Gruaud Larose 2016 | £620 per 12 IB | “Excellent” 93-95 points Neal martin

May 30th 2017

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Gruaud Larose, situated to the west of Chateau Beychevelle on deep Garonne gravel soil, has the ability to produce stunning wine. The 1982 and 1986 vintages are close to 1st Growth in quality and the 1990 and 2000 are both brilliant wines. The 2016 is certainly the greatest wine produced by this estate since their 2009 and 2010.

Ch Gazin Pomerol 2016 | £720 per 12 IB | A beauty 94-96 points

May 24th 2017

Bottles-no-vintage-blog

Chateau Gazin, one of Pomerol’s superstar properties, have released a superlative 2016 today at £720 per 12 IB. Versus it’s illustrious next door neighbours Chateaux Petrus and Lafleur, located on precisely the same terroir, this perfectly positioned 26 hectare property offers unbelievable value by way of comparison. In 2016 Gazin has exploited all of the finest points of the appellation’s success to create a wine which has received phenomenal praise from all of the major critics.

Ch Langoa Barton 2016 | £420 per 12 IB | “Understated and classic Langoa” 92-94 points, Neal Martin

May 22nd 2017

Langoa-for-blog

It looks like this could be St Julien’s week. This commune was one of our favourites during the Union des Grands Crus tastings, and vies with St Estèphe as the best of this top-rated vintage. This morning sees, amongst others, Ch Langoa Barton out of the blocks.

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