2012 Chateau Rauzan Segla Margaux (Futures)
-Reviewed by: Wine Spectator - 89 to 92 pts
"It boasts an inky/blue/purple color as well as gorgeous aromas of black and blue fruits, spring flowers, and hints of background toast and forest floor. Well-integrated wood and acidity as well as moderately ripe tannins make for a medium to full-bodied, expansive, flavorful, rich, well-delineated effort. It will need 3-5 years of bottle age and should drink well for two decades thereafter."-Robert Parker
2013 Chateau Pontet Canet Pauillac (Futures)
Reviewed by: James Molesworth, Wine Spectator - 89 to 92pts
"Barrel Sample. This wine is very true to the vintage. It has an attractive fragrance and great fruit purity, along with touches of wood and black currant. It is a fine wine, while showing the lightness of the year."
2013 Chateau Doisy Daene Sauternes (Futures)
Reviewed by: Wine Spectator - 93-96pts
"Denis Dubourdieu has a created a fine Doisy-Daene, with attractive white peach and honeysuckle on the precise bouquet, which exudes wonderful transparency. The palate is very well-defined with fine acidity, the oak deftly integrated. It gradually builds in the mouth: harmonious and refined with great composure towards the long and satisfying finish. This is one of the finest Barsac wines of the vintage."
2013 Chateau Haut Brion Pessac Leognan (Futures)
Reviewed by: James Molesworth, Wine Spectator - 91-94pts
"Barrel Sample. This is a concentrated wine, with a complex structure as well as a fine texture. Dark berry fruits give freshness, contrasting the dense structure of this solid wine that has been teased out of a meager vintage. This wine will age well."
2011 Chateau Gracia Saint Emilion (Futures)
Reviewed by: Wine Spectator - 90pts
"One of the few blockbuster wines in this vintage, Gracia’s 2011 exhibits an opaque blue/purple color along with gorgeous aromas of graphite, chalk, black currants, blueberries, camphor and a hint of truffles. Full-bodied and rich, with good acidity, this luscious St.-Emilion should drink well in 2-3 years and last for 15." - Robert Parker, Jr.
2013 Chateau Doisy Vedrines Barsac (Futures)
Reviewed by: Neal Martin, The Wine Advocate - 91-93pts
"Ripe, unctuous, rounded style, with lots of orange cream, almond, heather and ginger notes backed by hazelnut and tangerine. Long, powerful finish should really stretch out."
2012 Chateau Smith Haut Lafitte Pessac Leognan (Futures)
2012 Chateau Pavie Macquin Saint Emilion (Futures)
2012 Chateau Beau Sejour Becot Saint Emilion (Futures)
2013 Chateau Margaux (Futures)
Reviewed by: Neal Martin, The Wine Advocate - 91 to 93pts
"Barrel Sample. For the first time, there is no Merlot in this wine. Cabernet Sauvignon is complemented by small amounts of Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. It’s a lovely, aromatic wine, on the delicate side, with sustained black currant fruits and gentle tannins. The aftertaste is deliciously fruity and fine."
2012 Chateau La Mission Haut Brion Pessac Leognan (Futures)
Reviewed by: Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate - 91 to 94 pts
Features pure, racy, floral cassis, violet and bergamot notes, with a long, mineral-tinged finish. Very expressive, this represents a noticeable step up from the second wine in this vintage.
2012 Chateau Cos d'Estournel Saint Estephe (Futures)
2012 Domaine de Chevalier Rouge Pessac Leognan (Futures)
2012 Chateau Lafite Rothschild Pauillac (Futures)
2013 Chateau La Mission Haut Brion Pessac Leognan (Futures)
Reviewed by: James Molesworth, Wine Spectator - 90-93pts
"Barrel Sample. This is a powerful wine, with firm tannins that are well embedded in the ripe blackberry fruits. There is freshness, but the wine also has density and richness. It is a wine for medium-term aging."
2012 Chateau Canon La Gaffeliere Saint Emilion
Reviewed by: Wine Spectator, 90 to 93 pts
"Exotic notes of Christmas fruitcake, cedar wood, cassis, espresso roast and chocolate soar from the glass of this sensual, impressively well-endowed 2012. Full-bodied with silky tannin and well-integrated wood, this beauty is a tribute to the impeccable viticulture and fermentation techniques of Neipperg and his head consultant, Stephane Derenoncourt. This wine will be drinkable upon release and should evolve for 15 years." -Robert Parker
2012 Vieux Chateau Certan Pomerol (Futures)
2012 Chateau Palmer Margaux (Futures)
Reviewed by: Wine Spectator - 90 to 93 pts
"The 2012 Palmer's inky/purple color is more saturated than most Margaux's, and it offers complex notes of blackberries, cassis, licorice, truffle and spring flowers. The wine is dense, rich and full-bodied with a muscular appeal, but the tannins, as high as they are, are sweet and well-integrated. None of the new oak used during the wine-s upbringing is noticeable. Interestingly, this wine showed no evidence of dilution from the October 7-9 rainfall. I suspect it will require 3-4 years of cellaring, and should last for two decades." -Robert Parker
2012 Chateau Clinet Pomerol (Futures)
2012 Chateau Larcis Ducasse Saint Emilion (Futures)
2012 Chateau Montrose Saint Estephe (Futures)
2012 Chateau Clos de Sarpe Saint Emilion (Futures)
2012 Chateau Margaux (Futures)
Reviewed by: Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate - 92 to 94 pts
"Shows a tight nose, but manages to convey pure, fresh notes of red fruit and violet. Almost sleek, with fine-grained tannins carrying the red currant paste and iron accents. The plum skin-tinged finish sings, displaying remarkable integration already. A very impressive showing today."
2013 Chateau Picque Caillou Blanc Pessac Leognan (Futures)
Reviewed by: Neal Martin, The Wine Advocate - 89 to 91pts
"Barrel Sample. Full and ripe, this is a fine wine. It has rich fruit notes of apricot and kiwi, with fresh acidity on the finish. The wood aging gently brushes the aftertaste."