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."
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...
Decanter ~ 16.5 Points
"Good vigourous Cabernet fruit, ripeness and length, good future."
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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"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)
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.
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."