Robert Parker ~ 97+ Points "(...) This wine exhibits beautifully pure notes of creme de cassis, blueberry liqueur, pen ink, graphite and hints of toast and vanillin. The wine is full and rich, and although aged in 80% new oak, the wood is a subtle background component. (..)" This wine exhibits…$500.00
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."
**BACK IN STOCK** "Full-bodied with fabulous concentration, exceptionally high tannin, good acidity, and massive layers of richness that build incrementally on the palate, this monumental effort is more structured than their outstanding 2003. It may be the finest wine produced at this estate since…rrp: $745.00 $521.50
Jean-Marc Quarin ~ 99 Points "(..) the wine melts on fruity and floral flavors towards a powerful finish where the fruity, floral and finely liquorice tannin can be literally sucked on the palate.This wine delivers great impressions of freshness and concentration while overall appearing so…$2697.00
"The 1990 Lafite has turned out far better than my early assessment. While it still possesses some firmness, and performs like a late adolescent in terms of its evolution, it boasts gorgeous aromas of cedar, tobacco leaf, cassis, and lead pencil shavings. The explosive aromas are followed by a…$3136.00
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…$60.00
Robert Parker ~ 90-91 Points "A saturated black/purple color is followed by broodingly backward yet intense aromas of jammy blackberries, earth, vitamins, licorice, and new oak. There is good fat, a concentrated, full-bodied, multilayered palate, and a sweet mid-palate as well as finish ... always a…$234.00
Neil Martin (eRobertParker.com) ~ 92 Points "A very dense, slightly broody nose with faint scents of blackberry, hedgerow and cedar. The palate is full-bodied and full of freshness and vitality, puissance but with a certain lightness of touch. Fine, filigree tannins, quite feminine with superb focus…$180.00
"La Mission’s 1998 exhibits a healthy, opaque blue/purple color with no lightening at the edge. Thirty minutes of aeration brings forth a sensational bouquet of chocolate, cedar, truffles, graphite, blackberries, cassis and incense. Full-bodied with superb purity, a multilayered texture, sweet…$1109.00
Robert Parker ~ 94+ Points
"As one might suspect, the dense purple-hued 2005 is still tannic, firm and young, with concentrated blackberry and cassis fruit, beautiful ripeness, a full-bodied mouthfeel and undeniable youthfulness. Tasting like a 2-3 year old wine rather one that has passed its sixth…
Wine Spectator ~ 96 Points "Wow. Wonderfully fresh, with currant, blackberry and flowers on the nose. I just want to keep on smelling it. Full-bodied, with ultravelvety tannins and loads of berry and chocolate character. Dense and firm. Big wine, muscular."
Jean-Marc Quarin ~ 97 Points Fantastic and large on entry, this wine starts to melt while evolving very complex, juicy, silky, caressing and aromatic at the same time. (..) It is marvelous and above all totally impossible not to swallow this wine with pleasure. I strongly recommend tasting it today.$1384.00
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