2011 Chateau Ausone Saint Emilion (Futures)
2011 Chateau Gracia Saint Emilion (Futures)
2011 Chateau Clos de Sarpe Saint Emilion (Futures)
-Wine Spectator, 89 to 92 pts.
"The 2011 Clos de Sarpe represents a return to form after a somewhat underachieving 2009. This small 12+ acre vineyard had remarkably low yields of 16 hectoliters per hectare, and the final blend from the proprietor, Monsieur Beyney, was 85% Merlot and 15% Cabernet Franc. Along with La Fleur Morange, this is one of the most powerful wines of the vintage (15% natural alcohol). While most top vintages of Clos de Sarpe reveal excruciatingly high levels of tannin, the 2011’s tannin levels are very manageable and the tannin is remarkably sweet and well-integrated, giving this wine more charm and appeal at an early age than one normally sees. Nevertheless, it is a powerful, opaque purple-colored wine displaying notes of incense, blueberry and blackberry liqueur and spring flowers. Concentrated, full-bodied and multidimensional with lots of intensity as well as the aforementioned sweet tannins, it should drink well for at least two decades."-Robert Parker
2011 Chateau Fleur Cardinale Saint Emilion (Futures)
2011 Chateau Croix de Labrie Saint Emilion (Futures)
2011 Chateau Pavie Macquin Saint Emilion (Futures)
-Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate, 92 to 94 pts.
"Quite expressive, offering bright blueberry and raspberry aromas and flavors, with lots of lightly toasted spice flittering through the long, silky finish. Showing lovely purity, this is a really beautiful, tender expression for the vintage."
2011 Chateau Troplong Mondot Saint Emilion (Futures)
-Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate, 91 to 93+ pts.
"A gorgeous red, offering ganache and fig notes melded nicely together, with ample heft, but good freshness, with a long, dark, richly layered finish. This goes for power—and pulls it off."
2011 Chateau Faugeres Saint Emilion (Futures)
2011 Chateau Barde Haut Saint Emilion (Futures)
-Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate, 90 to 92 pts.
"This has solid flesh, with plum and cherry compote notes framed by a lightly taut plum skin edge. There's good spice through the finish. Well-extracted but not overdone."
2011 Chateau Larcis Ducasse Saint Emilion (Futures)
-Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate, 89 to 93 pts.
"This is lovely, with floral notes at first, which are then followed by pure, precise blueberry, plum and blackberry fruit aromas and flavors. Features a silky texture, fine acidity and a buried mineral hint on the finish. Classy."