85-89 / 100
85-89 / 100
CHÂTEAU LES ORMES DE PEZ Magnum 2001
CHÂTEAU GRAND PUY LACOSTE 2001
Ribera del Duero
CHÂTEAU LARRIVET HAUT BRION 2001
(6-2004) Tasted on three separate occasions, this 2001 did not perform nearly as well from bottle as it did from cask. A blend of 54% Cabernet Sauvignon, 36% Merlot, and 10% Cabernet Franc, it exhibits aromas reminiscent of a Starbuck espresso, melted licorice, black currants, cherries, cedar, a notion of dried herbs, and elevated oak.
(3-2004) Sleek and racy, with a beautiful structure of very fine tannins and ripe fruit. There are minerals, currants and berries throughout, yet it's subtle and caressing. Lovely wine. I like this as much as the 2000.
(01-2008) Quite pale mid red. Curiously ripe on the nose. Fresh, vigorous on the palate – just medium weight but complete and satisfactory. Long and well balanced. Bright fruit. Long term.
(05-2014) Vibrant, medium bodied with a bright, red berry quality to the fruit, the wine is probably close to fully mature. The wine was produced an unusual blend of 54% Cabernet Sauvignon, 36% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc.
(04-2003) Dark red color. Good intensity. Bordeaux. Nose of medium intensity. Fruity. Floral. Fresh, fresher than Petit Mouton. Creamy. Fine. Pure. Round on the attack, then caressing, slender and juicy, this wine shows fatness and even takes on a certain power from the middle of the mouth. It moves forward dynamically and finishes tannic but coated. It is a wine with flesh and a little less aromatic charm.