Saint-Émil­ion Grand Cru Classé

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notes of cherry as­so­ci­ated with small touches of ripe red fruits (rasp­berry, red­cur­rants), car­damom, un­der­growth, cedar as well as very dis­creet toasted hints, nut­meg, tonka bean hint and a very dis­creet hint of mush­room (in the back­ground). Tan­nins are very dis­creetly firm and very dis­creetly tight / dry.

Score : 16+/20 (92-93/100)

Château Canon-La-Gaf­fe­lière 2008

Saint-Émil­ion Grand Cru, 1er Grand Cru Classé B

The nose is el­e­gant and offers a beau­ti­ful gour­man­dise, rich­ness as well as a beau­ti­ful fi­nesse. It re­veals notes of fleshy straw­berry, black­berry as­so­ci­ated with fine touches of carameliza­tion, in­cense and small notes of ripe rasp­berry, spices, small toasted notes as well as a very dis­creet hint of vi­o­let and an im­per­cep­ti­ble hint of Sichuan pep­per. The palate is fresh, well-bal­anced, fruity and offers a beau­ti­ful def­i­ni­tion, a beau­ti­ful suavity as well as a beau­ti­ful fi­nesse of the grain. On the palate this wine ex­presses notes of juicy black­berry, wild fleshy straw­berry and small notes of crushed cassis as­so­ci­ated with small / fine touches of carameliza­tion, hazel­nut, graphite / in­cense as well as very dis­creet hints of spices. Good length.

Score : 18/20 (96/100)

La Mon­dotte 2008

Saint-Émil­ion Grand Cru, 1er Grand Cru Classé B

The nose is gour­mand, offers rich­ness (but full of bal­ance), a very slight aus­ter­ity as well as fleshi­ness. It re­veals notes of fleshy black­berry, wild fruits and small notes of cassis, tonka bean, truf­fle, hazel­nut as well as a dis­creet hint of lily / flow­ers (in the back­ground). The palate is fruity, well-bal­anced, fresh, min­eral, juici­ness, gour­man­dise, beau­ti­fully el­e­gant and offers a small den­sity, a beau­ti­ful depth­ness, a racy min­er­al­ity, a beau­ti­ful fi­nesse as well as a min­eral frame. On the palate this wine ex­presses notes of fleshy / juicy black­berry and small notes of crushed rasp­berry, cherry, crushed cassis as­so­ci­ated with small touches of vanilla, small toasted touches, al­mond as well as dis­creet hints of spices. Tan­nins are fine and slightly firm. Small chew on the fin­ish. Good length.

Score : 18.25/20 (96-97/100)

Château La Cous­paude 2008

Saint-Émil­ion Grand Cru, Grand Cru Classé

The nose is fruity, well-built and offers el­e­gance / pre­ci­sion. It re­veals notes of black­berry, cassis and small notes of wild small fruits as­so­ci­ated with slight touches of crushed straw­berry, vanilla, toasted as well as dis­creet hints of car­damom and pep­per. The palate is fruity, well-bal­anced, silky and offers a good def­i­ni­tion, suavity, soft­ness, gour­man­dise, a very slightly tight grain as well as a slight acidu­lous frame (in the back­ground). On the palate this wine ex­presses notes of black­berry, crushed cassis and small notes of small wild berries, vi­o­let / lilac as­so­ci­ated with small touches of car­damom, tabaco, Zan as well as dis­creet hints of spices and nut­meg. Good length. There is a dis­creet hint of vanilla on the fin­ish / per­sis­tence.

Score : 16.25+/20 (93/100)

Château Belle­vue 2008

Saint-Émil­ion Grand Cru Classé

The nose is aro­matic and offers a small gen­eros­ity and el­e­gance. It re­veals notes of black­berry, straw­berry and small notes of rasp­berry as­so­ci­ated with toasted touches, sweet spices as well as a very dis­creet hint of flow­ers / gray pep­per and an im­per­cep­ti­ble hint of un­der­growth. The palate is fruity, well­bal­anced, very slightly tight and offers a slight acidu­lous frame, min­er­al­ity, a small fresh­ness as well as juici­ness. On the palate this wine ex­presses notes of cherry, rasp­berry and juicy / fresh black­berry as­so­ci­ated with small touches of un­der­growth, Zan, small berries as well as a dis­creet touch of tobacco. Good length. Tan­nins are fine, a bit firm and well-built. There are an im­per­cep­ti­ble touch of al­mond and tonka bean on the per­sis­tence.

Score : 16.25/20 (92-93/100)

Château Angélus 2008

Saint-Émil­ion Grand Cru Classé

The nose is el­e­gant, fruity and offers a fine power as well as a beau­ti­ful grain. It re­veals notes of rasp­berry, cassis, red berries and small notes of black­ber­ries com­bined with small touches of spices, choco­late, small toasted touches as well as dis­creet hints of pep­per, tobacco and an im­per­cep­ti­ble hint of sweet spices. The palate is fruity, well-bal­anced, well-man­aged, suave and offers a good def­i­ni­tion, fi­nesse, a good fi­nesse of the grain, har­mony, a beau­ti­ful acidu­lous frame, gour­man­dise as well as a beau­ti­ful and racy min­er­al­ity. On the palate this wine ex­presses notes of black­ber­ries, wild straw­berru and small notes of cassis as­so­ci­ated with small / fine touches of ripe red berries, liquorice, zan, un­der­growth, flow­ers as well as a very dis­creet hint of sweet spices and an im­per­cep­ti­ble hint of mush­room. Tan­nins are fine, well-built and very dis­creetly firm. A very dis­creet chews on the fin­ish. Beau­ti­ful per­sis­tence. There are hints of red fruit, juicy / fresh black­berry and an im­per­cep­ti­ble touch of dark choco­late and toasted al­mond on the per­sis­tence (brings gour­man­dise). The wine needs to be put in carafe.

Score : 17.75/20 (95-96/100)

Château Corbin 2008

Saint-Émil­ion Grand Cru, Grand Cru classé

The nose is aro­matic and offers a small fresh­ness as well as a small con­cen­tra­tion. It re­veals notes of fleshy black­berry, crushed cassis and small notes of blue­berry, wild small red fruits as­so­ci­ated with dis­creet hints of tonka bean, sweet spices / Sichuan pep­per, un­der­growth as well as a very dis­creet hint of flow­ers (vi­o­let) / va­ri­etals in the back­ground. The palate is fruity, min­eral, racy and offers a beau­ti­ful acidu­lous frame, a good fresh­ness, a good grain, a chis­eled side as well as pre­ci­sion. On the palate this wine ex­presses notes of juicy / crunchy cassis, black­berry and small notes of crunchy small red fruits as­so­ci­ated with slight touches of tonka bean, sweet spices as well as very dis­creet hints of un­der­growth, toasted hints / vanilla. Good fresh­ness. Tan­nins are fine and very slightly chalky. There is an im­per­cep­ti­ble va­ri­etal hint / bit­ter­ness on the fin­ish / per­sis­tence.

Score : 16.25/20 (93/100)

Château Che­val Blanc 2008

Saint-Émil­ion Grand Cru, 1er Grand Cru Classé A

The nose is el­e­gant, fruity, gour­mand, el­e­gant and offers a slight rich­ness / aus­ter­ity, a small depth­ness, com­plex­ity as well as a beau­ti­ful in­ten­sity. It re­veals notes of black­berry, cherry / sour cherry, red fruits and small notes of small wild black fruits as­so­ci­ated with touches of ripe rasp­berry, cassis, liquorice, blue fruits as well as slight / dis­creet toasted hints / al­mond, in­cense, an im­per­cep­ti­ble touch of men­thol and tonka bean in the back­ground. The palate is fruity, fresh, well-bal­anced and offers a nice min­er­al­ity, a pretty acid frame, a slight suavity, pre­ci­sion as well as fi­nesse. On the palate this wine ex­presses notes of juicy / fresh black­berry, juicy rasp­berry, ripe / juicy red­cur­rants as­so­ci­ated with fine touches of co­coa / tonka bean, sweet spices and vanilla. Tan­nins are very slightly grainy and slightly firm. Good length and per­sis­tence. There are very dis­creet hint of un­der­growth, mush­room and liquorice on the per­sis­tence. A beau­ti­ful wine!

Score : 17.75/20 (95-96/100)

Château Pavie-Mac­quin 2008

Saint-Émil­ion Grand Cru, 1er Grand Cru Classé The nose is fruity, aro­matic, el­e­gant and offers a beau­ti­ful def­i­ni­tion as well as in­ten­sity. It re­veals notes of cassis, Sichuan pep­per, vi­o­let and small notes of black­berry as­so­ci­ated with slight toasted touches and car­damom. The palate is fruity, well-bal­anced, and offers a beau­ti­ful acidu­lous frame, a good def­i­ni­tion, el­e­gance, a good guide­line, a racy min­er­al­ity, ten­sion as well as a beau­ti­ful fi­nesse of the grain. On the palate this wine ex­presses notes of black­berry, crunchy cassis and small notes of ripe red­cur­rants, small wild berries as­so­ci­ated with slight touches of fleshy blue­berry as well as dis­creet touches of Zan, tobacco, ripe / dried al­mond and tonka beans and dis­creet hints of spices. Tan­nins are fine, el­e­gant and slightly firm. Small firm­ness and slight chew on the fin­ish. Good length.

Score : 17+/20 (94-95/100)

Château Pavie 2008

Saint-Émil­ion Grand Cru, 1er Grand Cru Classé

The nose is fruity, gour­mand, el­e­gant, racy and offers power as well as a beau­ti­ful fi­nesse of the grain. It re­veals notes of black­berry, vi­o­let and blue fruits as­so­ci­ated with touches of fleshy straw­berry, spices as well as small hints of gray pep­per, flow­ers, an im­per­cep­ti­ble hint of cam­phor and al­mond. The palate is fruity, well-bal­anced, silky, racy and offers a beau­ti­ful def­i­ni­tion, a beau­ti­ful fi­nesse, fresh­ness, gour­man­dise, pre­ci­sion, a good struc­ture as well as suavity. On the palate this wine ex­presses notes of juicy black­berry, juicy ripe rasp­berry, blue fruits and small notes of cassis as­so­ci­ated with fine

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