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James Suck­ling’s top scores for Bordeaux En Primeur 2015

Hong Kong Tatler - - Life Wine -

The best Péby I have ever tasted. The pu­rity of fruit and den­sity is fan­tas­tic yet it re­mains bright and float­ing. It’s full yet ag­ile. Per­fect tan­nins. Pure mer­lot magic.

99-100 points

château va­lan­draud st-émil­ion A fab­u­lous Va­lan­draud with verve and dis­tinc­tion. So much bright black­berry, min­eral and dark choco­late char­ac­ter. Full and ul­tra-silky tex­ture. Pow­er­ful and bal­anced fin­ish. Great­est Va­lan­draud ever.

98-99 points

château suduiraut sauternes A phe­nom­e­nal white with dried fruit such as apri­cots and man­gos. Masses of botry­tis spice. Full body yet ag­ile and bright with in­cred­i­ble light­ness and del­i­cacy. So much cherry blos­som too. Great fin­ish.

97-98 points

château pape clé­ment pes­sac-léog­nan Shows amaz­ing depth of fruit with fab­u­lous pol­ish and length. Elec­tric acid­ity. Full body, very in­te­grated and re­fined tan­nins. Pheno­lic fi­nesse shows here. Great fin­ish. It lasts for min­utes. Best young Pape Clé­ment I have tasted. Grows in the glass.

97-98 points

château smith haut lafitte pes­sacléog­nan This is a very pol­ished and pre­cise young wine with beau­ti­ful depth and in­ten­sity. Full and sexy. It shows blue­berry and black­cur­rant char­ac­ter with wal­nut and choco­late un­der­tones. The tan­nins have a lovely tex­ture. Joy to taste.

97-98 points

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