Retasting a few Clarets


We are constantly re-evaluating the contents of our cellars to judge if the ideal moment for popping a cork is approaching. Here are our notes on a few recently sampled Clarets:


2007 Ch Paveil de Luze Cru Bourgeois Supérieur Margaux
£244.80 per 12 inc VAT

Good mature truffle fruit aromas. A forward and approachable Margaux ideal for current drinking. Drink 2013 – 2015

2007 La Réserve de Léoville Barton St Julien
£270.00 per 12 inc VAT

Striking aromas of bitter dark chocolate. On the palate this wine contains the characteristic power and strength of the estate, but remains forward drinking reflecting the easy style of the vintage and very St Julien in character. Drink 2013 – 2016

2007 Ch Grand Corbin Despagne Grand Cru St Emilion
£289.00 per 12 inc VAT

Very composed reserved plum aromas. This possesses superb balance with its attractive red fruit flavours and rounded grainy tannins. A classically forward St Emilion from this superbly positioned estate on the borders of St Emilion and Pomerol. Drink 2013 – 2017

2009 Pavillon de Leoville Poyferré Château Léoville Poyferré
£322.80 per 12 inc VAT

Deep rich wild berry fruit aromas. This is a beautifully layered wine, with flamboyant sweet succulent fruit flavours and hints of mocha and chocolate. A very appealing and giving style. Drink 2013 – 2020

2006 Bonalgue Pomerol
£375.00 per 12 inc VAT

A well structured and traditionally styled Pomerol, this is approaching full maturity and is a good reflection of the 2006 vintage. Drink 2013 – 2015

1998 Ch Langoa Barton 3ème Cru St Julien
£502.80 per 12 inc VAT

A sensational wine from one of Bordeaux’s most under-rated vintages. This balances good sweet mature fruit flavours, with a natural robustness and depth. This is fresh long and full and entering its prime. Top class. Drink 2013 – 2016