jamessuckling.com, 93 points: A refined and pretty wine for the vintage with a salty, chalky and mineral character on the nose and palate. Medium body, firm tannins and a fresh finish. This needs two or three years to soften. Better in 2020.
Wine Enthusiast, 92 points: Light and fruity, this
wine has attractive acidity and layers of red berry
fruits. The silky tannins are present, although light
and dominated by the fruitiness of the wine. It’s
fresh, packed with acidity and likely...
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, 94 points: This estate is owned by the brilliant Michel Gracia, so it’s a shame so little of this wine was produced, but the vineyard itself is microscopic. Approximately three acres are planted on sandy and clay-like soils with a...
Antonio Galloni's Vinous, 92 points: (AG89-92 points) The 2013 Fleur Cardinale is a huge wine. Blood orange, pomegranate, white pepper and bright red cherries all explode from the glass. Unapologetically rich and intense, the 2013 is beautifully layered and...
Wine Enthusiast, 95 points: This
wine is so rich, with generous black plum
and berry fruits. It has a structure that is full, ripe
and that will sustain the fruitiness of the wine over
many years. The sensation is of velvet, with some
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, 90 points: The 2013 Beauséjour (Duffau Lagarrosse) offers impressive intensity given the growing season with crisp and pure dark cherries, raspberry coulis and subtle earthy bordering upon loamy scents. The oak here is nicely...
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, 93 points: A strong effort from this Premiere Grand Cru Classe in St.-Emilion, the 2013 final blend of 80% Merlot, 16% Cabernet Franc and 4% Cabernet Sauvignon hit 13.5% natural alcohol. The wine was made from grapes harvested...
Wine Enthusiast, 94 points: Cellar Selection. With ripe, spicy fruit, this is a concentrated, dense wine. It has young, firm tannins that are beginning to integrate with the juicy black fruits and fine, perfumed acidity. This is a serious wine...
Wine Enthusiast, 96 points: This is an impressive wine that transcends
the problems of the vintage. It has rich fruit that
is sustained by the tannic structure that rests on a
bed of fresh blackberry fruits cut with fresh acidity.
The wine will...
Wine Enthusiast, 94 points: Powered by its structure and texture, this
complex wine is dense, structured and firm. Plenty
of dry and taut tannins dominate at this stage, but
it is also full of fruit. The wine will age over many
years while not...
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, 94 points: La Dominique is an up-and-coming property with the son of Clement Fayat in full control. There is also a new cellar next to the striking, space-age, futuristic cellar of Cheval Blanc. The 2013 is unquestionably one of the...
Wine Enthusiast, 94 points: The tannin structure of this wine is
firm and dense considering the vintage, giving impressive
concentration that contrasts with the ripe
black berry and plum fruits that are beginning to
show through. The wine is...
Wine Enthusiast, 92 points: Continuing
the impressive improvements at this
château even in a tough year, this wine is ripe, full of
structured tannins and blackberry fruits. It is fresh,
a sign of the vintage, but it has concentration as
Wine Enthusiast, 94 points: This
wine is a success for the vintage with its
ripe Cabernet flavors and dark, dense tannins. It is
fruity certainly, with a juicy, perfumed background.
However, the structure and texture show best—firm
Wine Enthusiast, 95 points: This wine is structured with impressively
ripe fruit. Black-plum juice and blackberries are
balanced with a strong tannic content that gives
the wine backbone and structure. It has weight, although
with its already...
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