Tagged with 1996

Duval-Leroy Femme de Champagne 1996

Straw gold. Fine bead. Bread dough and light florals, quite reserved nose. Dry and clean, elegant florals, a touch heavy but good acid with apple, lime and citrus characters that linger. A good bubbles. Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. Vertus, Champagne, France 18/20 [tasted 26-12-2011]

Duval-Leroy Brut 1996

Straw gold. Fine bead. Yeasty marmite nose with apricots and stone fruits sitting nicely in the background. In the mouth, a touch oxidative, ripe stone fruits and more marmite yeast. Good length with the stone fruits and some florals lingering, nicely balanced with the acid. Vertus, Champagne, France 17.5/20 [tasted 10-12-2011]

Ch Bourgneuf 1996

Mid deep red with amber edge. Quite dusty, fragrant but delicate, some light plum notes. Palate reflects nose. Red fruits (especially plums) come through on the finish. Good wine but fading. Pomerol, Bordeaux, France 16.5/20 [tasted 17-09-2011]

Ch Potensac 1996

Lovely deep red – far younger than its age. Lovely nose too. Cedar, red fruits, some blackcurrants and truffles. Round, rich, mellow. Lovely balance. Fruit, acid and oak all in balance. Finish is plums, berries and cedar with a touch of fresh earth. Lovely. Should have bought more. Medoc, Bordeaux, France 19/20 [tasted 25-06-2011]

Ch Bourgneuf 1996

Lovely red robe with a touch of amber edge. Plums, light florals, violets. Mature palate with a hint of dusty wood and herbaceous/Bordeaux edge. Well balanced, good finish with fruit alive. Quite a nice wine, at its best. Pomerol, Bordeaux, France 16/20 [tasted 17-06-2011]

Ch Cantermerle 1996

Touch of lanolin/lamb’s wool, meaty with a touch of leather and Cabernet blackcurrants bubbling through. Good ripeness – in balance, fruit and acid work together, nice chalky tannins. Refreshing red – 12.5% alcohol and perfect with BBQ lamb shoulder chops. Touch austere on the finish – drink up. Haut-Médoc, Bordeaux, France 16.5/20 [tasted 25-12-2010]

Ch Potensac 1996

Lovely deep red – far younger than its age. Lovely nose too. Cedar, red fruits, some blackcurrants and truffles. Round, rich, mellow. Lovely balance. Fruit, acid and oak all in balance. Finish is plums, berries and cedar with a touch of fresh earth. Lovely. Should have bought more. Medoc, Bordeaux, France 19/20 [tasted 25-06-2011] http://www.potensac.com orContinue reading