Monday 29 June 2015

Exploring The Forgotten Side Of Bordeaux - Chapter VII

These were poured as starters at Peters 2012 Bordeaux tasting.
Forgot to take any pics of the bottles.

2012 Château Brown
The first one has a rather dense, deep nose with notes of grapefruit peel, linoleum, road dust, candle grease and dried peach. Very good. A fine creamy character.
The taste is young and fairly elegant with lots of sweet yellow fruit and notes of lanolin, gravel and some nuts. The finish is medium long with a balancing acidity. This is very good and will need some years in the cellar.
89p   (tasted 2015/06)

2012 Château Larrivet Haut-Brion
A wonderful spicy, deep nose with notes of ripe peaches, candied orange peel, thai basil and some cap gun smoke. Very intense and complex. Some warm chalk after a while. Really fine.
The taste is young and seedy with notes of peach, lemon cream, candle grease, fudge and warm hay. The finish is very long, powerful yet balanced. Needs time. This will be really fine with 6+ years in the cellar. The 2010 tasted earlier.
93p   (tasted 2015/06)

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