1980's & 1990's
3eme growth of Margaux, Bordeaux. Chateau Palmer produces a sensuous wine of beauty.
As a longtime fan of this property, I have been candid about my disappointment with most vintages of Trotanoy between 1983 and 1989. Certainly the ...View full details
A perfectly scored Cheval Blanc. Undoubtedly one of the most famous chateau in Saint Emilion, and also being rated as Grand Cru Classe A.
The 1989 Nenin is frightfully light and simple for the vintage resembling a generic Bordeaux rather than one of the better-known estates of Pomerol...View full details
Scents of dried herbs, underbrush, cassis, and currants emerge from this attractively perfumed, supple, spicy, medium-bodied St.-Julien. It possess...View full details
This medium-bodied wine offers spicy, tea-like aromas, diluted, austere flavors, and enough tannin in the finish to make the wine's balance suspect...View full details
Compared with the flamboyant aromatics of the 1997, Yquem's 1996 plays it closer to the vest, although there is a lot going on. Light gold with a t...View full details
The 1995 Clerc-Milon, a 56% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 14% Cabernet Franc blend, reveals more tannin and grip than the 1996 (ironically, the 1...View full details
Delord comes a bottling of sublime and unbelievably great value Bas-Armagnac, with a stunning wooden box. A range of vintages are available at King...View full details
It has a clean and precise bouquet - you could almost describe this as dainty, which I mean in a positive sense. The fruit is beautifully delineat...View full details
The 1996 Petit-Village exhibits an intriguing, intense bouquet of smoked herbs, grilled meats, and cherry jam. In the mouth, black currants make an...View full details
A word of admiration and praise is in order for Bruno Prats. One of St.-Estephe's most forward thinking producers, Prats is never content with mere...View full details
A definitive Pauillac, the dense purple-colored 1998 Pichon-Baron offers up a sweet bouquet of licorice, smoke, asphalt, blackberries, and creme de...View full details
If it were not for the prodigious 1996, everyone would be concentrating on getting their hands on a few bottles of the fabulous 1995 Leoville-Las-C...View full details