Silver ~ Concour International
Wine Enthusiast Magazine
"A smoky, wood-aged wine with both structure and good fruitiness. Red currants and attractive berry fruits are developing well to give both fresh acidity and a ripe feel."
James Suckling ~ 90 Points
"Floral nose with cherries, blueberries and strawberries. Full and soft on the palate with good pure fruit and ripe and nicely textured tannins. Long and with some new wood in the finish"
** As Seen in Gourmet Traveller Wine ** ~ 92 Points
Haut Brillette is the second wine of Chateau Brillette, from Moulis-en-Medoc, but appeared as good as some grand vins. Paterson thought it offered " a fabulous aroma with delicate blueberry, earth and redcurrant. Ripe and generous with sweet fruit flavours that are almost New World-like. Attractive, ripe tannins...
Wine Enthusiast Magazine
"A fresh and fruity rosé that has 50% Cabernet Sauvignon and 50% Merlot in the blend. It has a light caramel touch along with raspberry fruitiness and delicate acidity. "
Neil Martin (eRobertParker) ~ 90 Points
"Tasted at Chateau Ausone. Alain Vauthier’s “entry-level” Saint Emilion had a “curled up” nose of raspberry coulis, spice, sweet ‘n sour and plum. The palate has a slightly brusque entry with chalky tannins, but it calms down towards its more elegant finish."
Guide Hachette ~ 1 Star
"Acquired in 2002 by the Manoncourt family, owners of Figeac, this wine has an interesting blend with an important percentage of Cabernet Franc (35%) along with the merlot. The result is a balanced, classic wine, combining black fruit with toasty, soft on the attack, evolving more powerful, moving on a bed of fleshy tannins with final acce...
Jancis Robinson - 17 Points
"Pale greenish straw. Vigorous, wake-up call that seems very Sauvignon in Graves idiom. Piercing aroma but lovely and fat on the palate. Mouth filling and much fresher than usual. Great stuff!"
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In keeping with the house style. Refined and has especially expressive, powerful fruit. Generous, well-balanced, and very vivacious on the palate.
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Wine Enthusiast ~ 91 Points
"Still young, with its dry tannins, this is a wine that has developed depth and concentration over the last 3-4 years. It has power, the berry fruits driving through the structure to give a layered, attractive, serious finish."
Neil Martin (erobertparker.com) ~ 90 Points
"A very ripe, sumptuous bouquet engendered with a sorbet-like character: orange/mango notes coming through .. The palate is better: soft, harmonious and approachable, clean and svelte on the finish with a touch of spice/ black cedar-infused fruits. Very fine, nice purity – this is a great showing."
James Suckling ~ 91 Points
"This is intense and stylish with a spice, dark chocolate and mineral character. Full and chewy. Long finish. Made from 80-year-old vines."
"A sleeper of the vintage, this is the best wine I have ever tasted from this property. A dense purple color is followed by abundant meaty, black currant, black cherry, licorice, underbrush, and forest floor characteristics. Full-bodied, powerful, rich, and silky-textured, it will provide plenty of pleasure over the next decade." Robert Parker - Rating (89-91)
" This highly-focused wine exhibits a deep ruby/purple hue in addition to a beautiful bouquet of black raspberries, blueberries, camphor, spring flowers, and spice box. With superb concentration, a hint of minerals, and a lovely textured mouthfeel.." Robert Parker - Rating (94)
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"Very racy, with a sanguine frame to the delicious core of red currant, damson plum and linzer torte notes. Long, with tar and juniper lingering through the finish." Wine Spectator - Rating (90)
Guide Hachette ~ 1 Star
(..) Good work, since the tasters liked its aromatic expression, carried towards white flowers, citrus and honey. They also liked the well-balanced palate, both well built, fresh and fine.
Wine Spectator ~ 92
"Seductive aromas of chamomile, lanolin and pear give way to tight but focused flavors of grapefruit, green almond and quinine in this vibrant white, which has a firm, lean character that persuades rather than imposes."
Robert Parker ~ 90 Points
"A sleeper of the vintage, this muscular, concentrated, full-bodied wine is atypically backward and dense for a 2008. It exhibits an opaque ruby/purple color along with notes of licorice, truffles, graphite and black currants. Intense and powerful.."
Wine Spectator ~ 94 Points
"Almost as excellent as the 2003. There's intense botrytis spice on the nose, with lemon peel and dried pineapple. Full-bodied, superspicy and intense. Extremely racy. A beautiful wine."
Wine Enthusiast ~ 93 Points
"Great, fresh swathes of Sauvignon Blanc give a delicious herbaceous character to go with the fresh fruits. Good green character, with a light spice from new wood."
"This shows a solid core of dark fruits such as blueberries and blackberries, with hints of flowers. Full body, with a fine tannin structure and a clean finish." James Suckling - Rating (92)