Château Ausone 2018 – Saint-Emilion Grand Cru, 1er Grand Cru Classé A

Château Ausone 2018 – Saint-Emilion Grand Cru, 1er Grand Cru Classé A

The nose is elegant, precise and offers a small power (full of control), a small richness beautifully racy and a small concentration (controlled). It reveals notes of pulpy blackberry, pulpy violet plum and small notes of violet associated with touches of small ripe black fruits, small notes of violet associated with touches of small ripe…

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Château Figeac 2018 – Saint-Emilion Grand Cru, 1er Grand Cru Classé B

Château Figeac 2018 – Saint-Emilion Grand Cru, 1er Grand Cru Classé B

The nose is racy, elegant and offers a beautiful definition, a beautiful complexity, precision, a beautiful purity of the fruit, a beautiful concentration (in finesse), a beautiful finesse of the grain as well as concentration (full of elegance and complexity). It reveals notes of bright blackberry, small blue berries and small notes of graphite, bright…

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La Mondotte 2018 – Saint-Emilion Grand Cru, 1er Grand Cru Classé B

La Mondotte 2018 – Saint-Emilion Grand Cru, 1er Grand Cru Classé B

The nose is fresh, very elegant and offers a very beautiful fine grain, subtility and a beautiful precision just like a square of silk. It reveals notes of wild blackberry, raspberry, small notes of ripe wild plum associated with fine touches of violet as well as fine hints of camphor, very fine hints of pepper,…

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Château Angélus 2018 – Saint-Emilion Grand Cru, 1er Grand Cru Classé A

Château Angélus 2018 – Saint-Emilion Grand Cru, 1er Grand Cru Classé A

The nose is elegant, gourmand, beautifully racy and offers a beautiful finesse of the grain, a beautiful finesse of the definition, deepness, gourmandize as well as harmony. This wine takes time to open. It reveals notes of pulpy cassis, small blue plums, small notes of cornflower associated with touches of wild strawberry, violet, crushed blueberry,…

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Château Cheval Blanc 2010 – Saint-Emilion Grand Cru, 1er Grand Cru Classé A

Château Cheval Blanc 2010 – Saint-Emilion Grand Cru, 1er Grand Cru Classé A

The nose is elegant, racy, well-built and offers a beautiful precision, definition, deepness and intensity (in finesse). This wine should be decanted. It reveals notes of wild blackberry, wild cassis, small notes of grey pepper associated with small touches of graphite, ripe plum as well as very fine hints of fig, dry raspberry, liquorice a…

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Château Bélair Monange 2010 – Saint-Emilion Grand Cru, 1er Grand Cru Classé B

Château Bélair Monange 2010 – Saint-Emilion Grand Cru, 1er Grand Cru Classé B

The nose is elegant and offers a certain intensity, power (but always full of elegance) as well as a small aerial side and freshness. It reveals notes of dry blackberry, small quite ripe wild black fruits, quite ripe wild strawberry associated with touches of underwood, tobacco box, cloves, very discreet hints of almond, hazelnut, mushroom…

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Château Croix de Labrie 2018 – Saint-Emilion Grand Cru

Château Croix de Labrie 2018 – Saint-Emilion Grand Cru

The nose is aromatic and offers a beautiful finesse of the grain, freshness, power as well as a small deepness, complexity, elegance and intensity. This wine should be decanted. It reveals notes of wild cassis, violet, fresh wild blackberry associated with fine touches of crushed blueberry as well as hints of graphite, toasted hazelnut, discreet…

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Banjo Jozo Co. Ltd (Aichi – Japan) – Kamoshibito Kuheiji – 16% alc

Banjo Jozo Co. Ltd (Aichi – Japan) – Kamoshibito Kuheiji – 16% alc

The saké is transparent with some silver reflects. The nose is intense with some complex aromas of fruits (pineapple, apple) but also some spices (anis seed), rice pudding and even a salty sea breeze note. The attack is slightly fizzy. The mouth is very well balanced with pronounced aromas: it’s an explosion of pineapple, cooked…

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Aihara Shuzo Co. Ltd (Hiroshima – Japan) – Ugonotsuki Junmai Ginjo Yamadanishiki – 16% alc

Aihara Shuzo Co. Ltd (Hiroshima – Japan) – Ugonotsuki Junmai Ginjo Yamadanishiki – 16% alc

The saké is transparent with a pale straw color. The nose is clean with high intensity of fruits like banana, pineapple and a lot of pear flavors. It’s very gourmand. The attack is fresh with pear notes but also a hint of golden apple and some spices like vanilla and pepper. The mouth is a…

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Château d’Yquem 2018 – Sauternes, 1er Cru Classé

Château d’Yquem 2018 – Sauternes, 1er Cru Classé

The nose is beautifully racy, elegant and offers a small minerality as well as a fine grain. It reveals notes of fresh kumquat, small ripe citrus and small notes of fresh William pear associated with fine touches of crunchy apple, flowers, very fine almond notes, toasted as well as a discreet hint of vanilla. The…

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