Unsere Saint-Émilion Entdeckung aus 2014 und 2015 ist auch in 2016 wieder große Kunst. In der Preisklasse um 30,- Euro ist Château Grand Mayne unschlagbar. Wine Advocate: 94-96/100 Punkte ´´The 2016 Grand-Mayne is a very different wine from those of old when sometimes it could be pushed too much in the winery. Certainly, the addition of Louis Mitjavile, François´s son, has had a positive impact upon Grand-Mayne in the last two or three years. This is very elegant and refined, displaying more terroir characteristics with a gorgeous herbal lift, almost as if owner Jean-Antoine Nony had used some stems! The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin, crisp acidity, almost Pomerol-like in style with more mineralité and refinement on the finish. This is a new style of Grand-Mayne, and frankly, it is one of the best I have tasted from this Saint Emilion estate.´´ James Suckling 91-92/100 Punkte ´´Solid density of fruit and velvety tannins to this one. Medium to full body, chewy tannins and a fresh finish.´´ Wine Spectator: 89-92/100 Punkte ´´The dusty edge that this sports from the beginning lingers throughout, while the core of plum, anise and blackberry meanders through. It´s ripe but lacks some energy.´´ Weinwisser: 18/20 Punkte ´´Frisches, elegantes, samtenes Bouquet, Heidelbeeren, Brombeeren, Erdbeeren, Pralinen, fein Röstaromen. Ausgewogener, dichtverwobener, feingliedriger Gaumen mit dichter, feiner Frucht, vielfältiger, süsser Aromatik, feinem Tannin, fein muskulöser Struktur, langer, duftiger Abgang.´´ Trinkgenuss: 2023-2040 Wine Enthusiast: 91-93/100 Punkte ´´This is a rich and balanced wine. It has generous tannins and ripe black fruits, nothing in excess. Spice and fine acidity in the aftertaste show the wine has a good medium-term future.´´ Decanter: 89/100 Punkte ´´This walks the line between extraction and freshness, with slick damson fruits and oak that stands up to attention, imparting a cinnamon biscuit feel. It´s contemporary and enjoyable, but just seems to speak of cellar more than vineyard.´´ Trinkgenuss: 2023-2040 Bitte beachten Sie die Sonderbedingungen der Subskription in unseren AGB.
Château Malartic-Lagraviére ist das Musterexemplar eines perfekt gelungenen Pessac. War zu Beginn die feine Cassis-Frucht im Duft und Geschmack noch etwas zurückhaltend, bewirkten die wundervolle Extraktsüße und fein eingewobenen Tannine einen Nachhall der Extraklasse! Ein Riese in der Preisklasse zwischen 50 und 60 Euro! Wine Advocate: 94-96/100 Punkte ´´The 2016 Malartic-Lagraviere is a blend of 53% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot, 4% Cabernet Franc and 3% Petit Verdot picked between 13 October at 46 hectoliters per hectare. It is matured in 80% new oak and the remainder one year old. It has a very composed and pure bouquet with blackberry, mint and just a touch of blueberry, the new oak neatly integrated and menthol developing with time. The palate is very well balanced with crisp acidity, fine structure and a keen line of acidity; this is a pixelated Pessac-Léognan that exudes style and panache. There is an effortless nature to this wine and it feels so persistent in the mouth that you cannot wait to take another sip. This is (another) impressive release from the bonny Bonnie family and do not be surprised if it eventually surpasses the outstanding 2015.´´ Trinkreife: 2023-2045 James Suckling: 95-96/100 Punkte ´´This is so linear and refined with compacted fruit and superb tannin texture. The length and beauty to this grab you immediately and make you pay attention. Wait and see.´´ Wine Spectator: 92-95/100 Punkte ´´Ripe and pure, with a long, sleek feel to the cassis and warm cherry preserve flavors. Shows a snap of licorice at the end, as well as floral lift throughout.´´ Vinous: 92-95/100 Punkte ´´The 2016 Malartic Lagravière is a stunningly beautiful wine. Rich, sumptuous and creamy, it captures all the intensity of the vintage while retaining considerable brightness, energy and lift. Propped up by lively acids, the flavors are remarkably vivid and delineated in this moving, exceptionally beautiful wine. Even with all of its density, the 2016 retains tons of freshness and energy. Ripe red stone fruits, graphite, smoke and cured meats add nuance throughout. Michel Rolland is the consultant. Tasted three times.´´ Wine Enthusiast: 96-98/100 Punkte ´´A powerfully dense, impressive wine from a top-performing estate with a solid, foursquare structure. The crisp acidity so much in evidence in this vintage shines through all this richness. Keep the wine for at least 12 years.´´ Decanter 94/100 Punkte ´´This is great, with clear cinnamon and black pepper spicing and lovely upfront impact with coffee and tar edging, black fruits and a very appealing sense of balance. It softens through the mid-palate then lengthens out again on the finish, providing the full architectural experience. The tannins are well placed and careful but need time to soften; this is a wine built with ageing in mind. 53% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot, 4% Cabernet Franc and 3% Petit Verdot, aged in 80% new oak. Michel Rolland consults.´´ Trinkgenuss: 2027-2045 Bitte beachten Sie die Sonderbedingungen der Subskription in unseren AGB.