Large Format Bordeaux

Mouton 2005, 1.5L - World Class Wine

Mouton 2005, 1.5L

"The 2005 Mouton Rothschild (85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 14% Merlot and 1% Cabernet Franc) has a sensational nose of crème de cassis and incense as we...

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Lafite 1997, 1.5L - World Class Wine

Lafite 1997, 1.5L

"Only 26% of the crop made it into the final blend, resulting in only 15,000 cases of the 1997 Lafite-Rothschild. Readers should not ignore this wi...

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Lafite 2017, 1.5L - World Class Wine

Lafite 2017, 1.5L

"Composed of 97% Cabernet Sauvignon, 2.5% Merlot and 0.5% Petit Verdot, the 2017 Lafite Rothschild is deep garnet-purple colored. It opens slowly, ...

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Lafite 1994, 1.5L - World Class Wine

Lafite 1994, 1.5L

"Because Lafite-Rothschild (1) tends to lack the weight of many wines of the northern Medoc, and (2) is never a flashy, ostentatious style of wine,...

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Lafite 2005, 1.5L - World Class Wine

Lafite 2005, 1.5L

"Beautiful, elegant red, blue and black fruits (89% Cabernet Sauvignon and 11% Merlot) as well as some graphite and spice notes jump from the glass...

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Latour 1995, 1.5L - World Class Wine

Latour 1995, 1.5L

"A beauty, the opaque dense purple-colored 1995 exhibits jammy cassis, vanillin, and minerals in its fragrant but still youthful aromatics. Medium...

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Latour 2003, 6L - World Class Wine

Latour 2003, 6L

"Administrator Frederic Engerer says the 2003 is “the sexiest Latour ever made.” He also described it as “the 1990 without any brettanomyces.” I lo...

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Petrus 2008, 1.5L

Petrus 2008, 1.5L

"It is hard to call Petrus a “sleeper of the vintage,” but the 2008 will merit more attention than most consumers would think. Low yields of 30 hec...

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Mouton 2016, 1.5L - World Class Wine

Mouton 2016, 1.5L

"The 2016 Mouton Rothschild is a blend of 83% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Merlot, 1% Cabernet Franc and 1% Petit Verdot, with the Cabernet Franc and Pe...

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Margaux 2002, 1.5L - World Class Wine

Margaux 2002, 1.5L

"Performing better from bottle than at any time in cask (which of course is the objective of great winemaking, isn’t it?), this wine reveals a dens...

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Clinet 2009, 3L - World Class Wine

Clinet 2009, 3L

"Clinet has been on a hot streak lately and the 2009 appears to be the greatest wine ever made at the estate, surpassing even the late Jean-Michel ...

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Pavie 2005, 6L - World Class Wine

Pavie 2005, 6L

"Gérard Perse believes this is the greatest Pavie he’s made to date, although certainly I would argue that list includes the 2000, as well as the 2...

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Palmer 2009, 1.5L - World Class Wine

Palmer 2009, 1.5L

"Deep garnet colored, the 2009 Palmer delivers a beguiling array of black fruit—warm plums, cassis and black cherry compote—with kirsch and wild sa...

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Mouton 1986, 6L - World Class Wine

Mouton 1986, 6L

"After stumbling over some wines I thought were high class Bordeaux, I nailed this wine in one of the blind tastings for this article. In most tast...

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