95-100 / 100
95-100 / 100
Châteauneuf du Pape
DOMAINE COMTE GEORGES DE VOGUE 1999
CHÂTEAU GRAND PUY LACOSTE 1999
CHÂTEAU PAPE CLEMENT Magnum 1999
Nuits Saint Georges
(05-2012) This wine renews its performance of 2009 when it was first out of the 50 biggest Bordeaux of the vintage. I'm surprised myself to prefer it to 1998. However, Denis Durantou makes the same observation today about the Clinet Church. The 1999 are delicious to drink right now. Evolved color of medium intensity. Medium aromatic nose, fresh, young, fruity, liquorice with a hint of crème fraîche. Suave and tight mouth developing deep and complex in the middle with a lot of taste and very fine tannins. Grand finale rising and complex. A delight right now.
A pretty, fruity red with beautiful tobacco, berry and cedar. Medium-bodied, with good soft tannins and a pretty finish.
(06-2009) Very rich and spicy, this wine earns its special status in this vintage. Gloriously concentrated and hedonistic. Long and rich - very well done. Huge pleasure promised.
(4-2002) This wine is turning out much in the style of such wonderful Petrus vintages as 1967 and 1971. Although not as outstanding as either the 1998 or 2000, it displays beautiful intensity and finesse in a more evolved style than one normally expects from this estate. The wine has a dense, nearly opaque rubypurple color, sweet black cherry, mulberry, truffle-infused fruit, full body, low acidity, admirable purity, and sweet tannin.