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THE CLASSICS COLLECTION

OCTOBER 2017

21 VINTAGES

CHÂTEAU PIPEAU 2006

AC Saint-Émilion Grand Cru

TaSTING NOTE:

Shows black licorice,

black pepper and berries on the nose.

Full-bodied, with a solid core of fruit and

ripe, chewy tannins, but in balance. This

has very stylish flavors. Should be nice to

drink soon. always excellent value.

Best after 2012. 11,665 cases made.

Score:

90

(John Szabo, MS,

winespecta

tor.com

, March 31, 2009)

522383 (XD) 3000 mL $267.00

CHÂTEAU L’HERMITAGE 2005

AC Saint-Émilion Grand Cru

TaSTING NOTE:

L’Hermitage, one of

the original garagiste estates, is a blend

of 65%Merlot and 35% Cabernet Franc

from a small 9-acre site sandwiched

between such titans of St.-Emilion as

Beausejour-Duffau and angelus. The

2005 is typically pure, mediumto full-bodied,

opulent, and showy, with more elegance

(largely because of its fresh, lively acidity)

and serious structure than usual. Its

intense aromatics of blackberry, black

cherry, and herbs is backed-up by a

full-bodied wine possessing ripe tannin as

well as outstanding weight, length, and

overall harmony. anticipated maturity:

2011-2022. Score:

92

(Robert Parker Jr.,

robertparker.com

, april 29, 2008)

401968 (XD) 750 mL $110.00

CHÂTEAU BARDESHAUT 2004

AC Saint-Émilion Grand Cru

TaSTING NOTE:

a gorgeous nose of

ripe raspberry, with hints of vanilla and

blackberry. Intense yet subtle. Full-bodied,

with lots of fruit, yet refined and layered

with silky tannins. Long and caressing.

Gets better and better. I like it more than

the 2003 or the 2000. Best after 2012.

Score:

91

(James Suckling,

winespecta

tor.com

, March 31, 2007)

62646 (XD) 750 mL $58.00

CHÂTEAU LATOUR 2001

1

er

cru, AC Pauillac

TaSTING NOTE:

a brilliant offering,

which should be drinkable much earlier

than the blockbuster 2000, the 2001

Latour boasts an inky/ruby/purple color

to the rim as well as a glorious bouquet of

black currants, crushed stones, vanilla,

and hints of truffles and oak. a blend of

80% Cabernet Sauvignon and the balance

primarily Merlot with a touch of Cabernet

Franc and Petit Verdot, it reveals a sweetness

on the palate that is atypical for such a

young Latour. The beautiful integration

of tannin, acidity, and wood is stunning.

The wine flows across the palate with

fabulous texture, purity, and presence.

This luscious, full-bodied Latour was

surprisingly open-knit on the three occasions

I tasted it from bottle. However, do not

mistake its aging ability as this 2001,

despite its precociousness, will last 20-25

years. anticipated maturity: 2007-2025.

Score:

95

(Robert Parker Jr.,

robert

parker.com

, June 29, 2004)

506303 (XD) 750 mL $1,470.00

CHÂTEAU PIPEAU 2001

AC Saint-Émilion Grand Cru

TaSTING NOTE:

Gorgeous aromas of

blackberry, with minerals and lightly

toasted oak. Full-bodied, with fine tannins

and a fresh, fruity finish. Delicious already

but will be better with a little time. Best

after 2007. Score:

90

(James Suckling,

winespectator.com

, 2007)

522375 (XD) 3000 mL $280.00

CHÂTEAU PIPEAU 1999

AC Saint-Émilion Grand Cru

TaSTING NOTE: This 1999 was

barrel-aged for only 12 months, which is

perfect: 80%Merlot complemented by

the two Cabernets in equal parts, producing

an exquisite dark garnet colour. On the

nose are ripe aromas of red and black

fruits, supported by a lovely oak. The

palate reveals a marvellous concentration,

generous volume, breadth and body,

and a long, tasty finish. Wonderful for

cellaring. Score:

HKK

(

Guide Hachette

,

2003)

102756 (XD) 3000 mL $300.00

WHITE WINE

LA CHAPELLE DE

LAFAURIESPEYRAGUEY 2009

Second wine of Château Lafaurie-

Peyraguey, AC Sauternes

TaSTING NOTE:

Remarkably bright and

lively, with an almost dry edge of blanched

almond and white peach that skirts the

core of citrus pâte de fruit and shortbread.

Open and inviting through the finish. Best

from 2013 through 2020. 2,941 cases

made. Score:

90

(James Molesworth,

winespectator.com

, March 31, 2012)

477588 (S) 375 mL $29.00