82/100 (8.99 Waitrose,.46 Tesco) 04/08 Cabernet Franc sample from Calvet Reserve 2005 Bordeaux In 2005 some Cabernet Franc found its way into the Calvet Reserve blend, and this is a toddler gifts uk sample.
Its got to be a meal out at one of your favourite dining spots with family or friends.The palate has some firm savoury character with nice spiciness and freshness.I phoned customer services, and they said they did have some 2000 in stock, and theyd arrange an exchange.Very good 08/01 Les Hauts de Pontet (second wine of Pontet-Canet) 1998, Pauillac (Tasted blind, note as written) Very deep red/purple colour, with leafy, minerally notes on the nose.The gently aromatic nose leads to a clean palate with fresh, attractive leafy, gooseberry and citrus fruit flavours.The palate is super-concentrated with ripe, tight dark fruits and firm, spicy tannins.Drink now and over the next three years?Sweet, herby fruit on the nose leads to a chunky, savoury palate with leafy edged, minerally berry fruit and good acidity.If Im going to be fussy, it is a little syrupy, but its a proper Sauternes at a good price.Very good 89/100 (17.99 in the Bibendum sale) 03/07 V alandraud 1994 St Emilion, Bordeaux (Tasted blind) Soft, smooth nose with a nice minerally edge.The palate is rich and spicy with sweet fruit and some alcoholic heat.Very good 10/01 Sichel St Emilion (NV Bordeaux The bright fruit is recognizably Merlot influenced, dominated by leafy raspberry fruit and high acid.Beautifully poised with a nice savoury character.The palate is earthy and spicy with good density of fruit.Its dense but not at all heavy, with some minerality and plenty of upside potential for the patient.The open, leafy nose gives way to a palate displaying sweet, ripe blackcurrant fruit with generous oaking.
The palate is structured and minerally, savoury and spicy.
Very spicy and earthy; still some fruit here.