90-94 / 100
90-94 / 100
CHÂTEAU BAHANS HAUT BRION 1978
DOMAINE GROFFIER ROBERT Les Amoureuses 1978
(06-2004) Nice nose, quite complex of fruits, cedar. The palate pleases for its melting character and final aromatic nuances. Nice severe length. Delicious wine. The undiluted is firmer and more acidic in the finish. Fribourg cheese will remove any acid and firm feeling. Delicious in magnum.
(01-2010) Jéroboam Strong carmine grenade, ruby reflections, delicate ochre rim, dark color. In the nose substantial dark berry jam, delicate animalistic touch, fine dark chocolate, multi-faceted bouquet, through and through Ducru. On the palate highly elegant, balanced, sweet, ripe plum blackberry jam, chocolaty and seductive, carried by a finesse-rich acidity, a great wine that convinces with great length.
(09-2009) Served at the Ducru offline in London. One of the highlights of this vertical, this is a classic 1970s Saint Julien that is aged much better than one would presuppose. The nose is leafy, unashamedly austere with cedar, cigar box and a touch of peppermint, yet there is still agreeable clarity and precision. The palate is medium-bodied, very well balanced with sturdy but fine tannins, an “unbending”, conservative Ducru Beaucaillou that has great focus and vigour. Lively dark cherry finish with hints of tomato and even some toffee/creme-brulee notes lingering on the aftertaste. Very elegant and poised, this is the kind of mature claret I adore. Lovely.