The Chevalier de Lascombes 2014 has a plush, easygoing, quite opulent nose that is clearly designed to be punter friendly. The palate is rounded with gritty tannin, tarry black fruit.
Château Sociando Mallet is always a bench and never disappoints. In the very good vintage of 2014, a particularly concentrated wine was produced, which glistened with perfectly mature tannins. The aromas of blackberries, ripe black currants and roasted scents are found. The fully mature Cabernet Sauvignon provides intensity, the tannins are finely...
The grapes are selected from small vineyards spread in the Barolo region. The vines are between 7 and 40 years old, planted in a clay-limestone soil. Plants are trained with guyot method, with an average density of roughly 4500 units per hectare. All the different crus are vinified and aged separately with slightly different processes to underline the...
Benefitting from a similar micro-climate to its neighbor Haut-Brion, Pape Clément produces highly aromatic, supple and incredibly refined red wines. A substantial proportion of Merlot gives the wines a remarkable silkiness, and makes them accessible for drinking young, although they also have an exceptional capacity to age in great vintages.
Again, Merlot dominates this second wine with 68% of the blend, and this imparts the notes of black berry and black cherry which dominate the nose. The palate shows spicy red fruit, with a fair density and length, and abundant tannins which should ensure good ageing potential.