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Robert Parker (Apr 2014) Drink date 2017-2037 An attractive nose of creme de cassis, earth and oak jumps from the glass of this dense ruby/purple-colored wine. A classic, impressive effort from the Casteja family, this 2011 transcends the vintage character, and is an unqualified success as well as a major sleeper
Robert Parker (Apr 1996) The 1994 may turn out to be too tannic, as it is excruciatingly hard and astringent. There is plenty of density in the dark purple color, and the wine offers up pure, ripe blackcurrant aromas intermingled with scents of new oak. It is a medium-bodied, well-made wine,
Robert Parker (Oct 2016) The 1996 Grand-Puy-Lacoste, now at 20 years old, has a very typical bouquet for this estate: correct, linear, well defined, conservative but intense, with pencil shavings, cedar and a subtle balsam aroma. The palate is medium-bodied with a firm structure and well-judged acidity that lends this 1996
Robert Parker (Feb 1998) Another unbelievably rich, multidimensional, broad-shouldered wine, with slightly more elegance and less weight than the powerhouse 1996, this gorgeously proportioned, medium to full-bodied, fabulously ripe, rich, cassis-scented and flavored Grand-Puy-Lacoste is a beauty. It should be drinkable within 4-5 years, and keep for 25-30. This classic Pauillac
Robert Parker A delicious wine, this 1997 reveals plenty of herb, cedary, black currant fruit, medium body, fine concentration and stuffing, low acidity, and a soft, attractive, velvety-textured finish. Neither dense nor long-lived, it is an ideal selection for restaurants as well as consumers looking for a wine to drink over
Haut Batailley is one of fine wine from Pauillac.
Robert Parker(Jun 2000) One of the big surprises is how delicious this wine has turned out. It is a beautiful, classic claret. Dark ruby-colored with purple hues, it reveals aromas of dried herbs, smoke, leather, grilled meats, and copious black cherry and currant fruit. Medium-bodied, powerful, rich, and surprisingly evolved, this
Robert Parker quoted (Apr 99) I was shocked by how backward the 1996 Pontet-Canet was on the three occasions I tasted it in January. This wine possesses superb potential, but it appears a decade's worth of patience will be necessary. The color is a saturated dark purple. With coaxing, the wine
Robert Parker quoted (Feb97) Readers should take note that the Tesseron family is making major efforts to rebuild the image of Pontet-Canet and establish it as one of the finest wines of the northern Medoc. Quality has soared since the 1994 vintage, but prices have not yet caught up with the
Robert Parker quoted (Feb 09) The 2006 is a wine to stockpile, especially for those in their thirties and forties as it needs another decade to reach maturity, after which it should keep for 30+ years. This vineyard, just south of Mouton Rothschild, has produced an opaque bluish/purple-colored 2006 with an
Robert Parker quoted (Jun07) Backward and powerful for the vintage, this blue/purple-colored 2004 exhibits classic creme de cassis, smoke, incense, and spring flower characteristics. Medium to full-bodied, dense, and excruciatingly tannic, this impressively endowed Pauillac is built for the long haul. However, patience will be required. Anticipated maturity: 2014-2025+.
Robert Parker quoted (May11) A candidate for the â€œwine of the vintage,â€ Pontet Canetâ€™s 2008 boasts an opaque purple color as well as copious aromas of sweet blueberries, blackberries and black currant fruit intertwined with lead pencil shavings, subtle barbecue smoke and a hint of forest floor. Full-bodied, with fabulous richness,