Jancis Robinson ~ 17 Points
"Syrah, Grenache, Carignan. Deep bloody red. Very perfumed! A dramatic nose, spicy and deep dark fruited and glowingly warm. Spiced, but dry in the mouth - layers of eastern spices sifted over a tight core of as-yet-unfolded fruit. Jewelled, elegant, with a fine etch of acidity. Silk-spun tannins. Aristocratic Faugères!...
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"
Jancis Robinson ~ 16+
Very green and herbal and a wild tangle of tannins that seems to trip you up. There is plenty of tangy, sharply attractive fruit underneath but getting to it is a bit of a challenge. Still, there is a fierceness and a wildness here that I can't help liking. Needs both time and decanting.
Jancis Robinson ~ 17 Points
"Rich and still tinged with purple. Baked plums and spice. A sweet beguiling nose. Warm-spiced and comforting on the palate, gorgeous fruit draped in deep velvety tannins. Sumptuous and glowing and jewelled. A little bevel of black-olive and rosemary savouriness to balance. Like the rich timbre of a cello. Being really n...
"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)
"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)
** 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 ~ 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."
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...
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."
Neil Martin (e-RobertParker.com) ~ 90-92 Points
"A blend of 62% Cabernet Sauvignon, 32% Merlot and 6% Cabernet Franc the Lacoste-Borie displays light briary and blackberry fruit on the nose, just a hint of cold black tea and truffle. Fine definition. The palate is quite supple on the entry, that Merlot adding a pleasant fleshiness to counter the precise Cab...
Robert Parker ~ 90 Points
"Sociando Mallet’s big, extracted, rich, classic 2004 boasts a deep ruby/purple hue as well as aromas of charcoal, wet stones, cold steel, and abundant black currant and cassis fruit."
Robert Parker ~ 90 Points
" the 2005 Potensac has a deep ruby/purple color, a classic bouquet of sweet red and black fruits, as well as gorgeous texture and purity. Medium-bodied and concentrated, this wine behaves like a Medoc cru classe. Very impressive!"
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Decanter ~ 4 Stars (Highly Recommended)
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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."
Decanter ~ 4 Stars
Ripe yet reserved, hints of succulent berry fruit and exotic spice. Silky textured with sweet, ripe fruit. Flowing, succulent, with a well-crafted frame.
"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)
Wine Spectator ~ 92 Points
"An amped-up style, with showy aromatics of toasty spice and wood, but there's good solid density to the blackberry, black currant and fig fruit, and the toast melds into a more honest graphite edge through the finish. A solid expression of the modern style."