domingo, 22 de abril de 2012

Bordeaux 2011: avaliação dos vinhos de Graves e Pessac-Léognan (Decanter)

Château Haut-Brion

Para uma safra considerada "mediana" em Bordeaux, as primeiras avaliações da Decanter demonstram que a maioria dos vinhos está ótima. Se o radical corte de preços anunciado se confirmar, pode voltar a valer a pena adquirir estas preciosidades vínicas da margem esquerda de Bordeaux.

Conheça a seguir as avaliações dos vinhos tintos de Graves e Pessac-Léognan:

Chateau Haut-Brion, 1er Cru Classe Graves, Pessac-Leognan 2011
Deep velvety red, wild roses bouquet, taffeta smooth texture, great precision and clarity, restrained and aristocratic. Drink 2020-2040. (18.5 points)

Chateau la Mission Haut-Brion, Cru Classe Graves, Pessac-Leognan 2011
Earthy, even smoky nose, lots of grippy vigour now, richness and depth to come through. Drink 2018-2035. (17.5 points)

Chateau La Louviere, Pessac-Leognan 2011
Well-extracted, slightly earthy blackcurrant fruit, good ripeness and good natural concentration. Very good medium term. Drink 2015-2025. (16.5 points)

Domaine Allary Haut-Brion, Pessac-Leognan 2011
Lovely fragrant violets and wild roses nose, lovely texture and fruit, expression without exaggeration, quite forward style. Drink 2015-2020. (16.5 points)

Chateau Latour-Martillac, Cru Classe Graves, Pessac-Leognan 2011
Very attractive cassis nose with Graves elegance and ripe, slightly tobacco-y fruit on the palate. Quite classy and classic. Drink 2015-2025. (16.5 points)

La Chapelle de la Mission-Haut-Brion, Pessac-Leognan 2011
Floral summer fruits, clarity and purity. Quite vigourous, it needs time to soften. Drink 2016-2025. (16.5 points)

Chateau Olivier, Cru Classe Graves, Pessac-Leognan 2011
Good black summer fruits, quite broad and open style, but vineyard elegance will show more in the medium term. Drink 2015-2028. (16.5 points)

Chateau Malartic-Lagraviere, Cru Classe Graves, Pessac-Leognan 2011
Finely concentrated Cabernet cassis with a leafy lift, tannins a bit green, but good depth of elegant aromatic fruit to show through. Drink 2016-2030. (17 points)

Chateau Pape-Clement, Cru Classe Graves, Pessac-Leognan 2011
Fragrant and lifted black summer fruits, very good natural ripeness and rather tough tannins that need time to show elegance and polish for the long term. Drink 2017-2035. (17 points)

Chateau Smith-Haut-Lafitte, Cru Classe Graves, Pessac-Leognan 2011
Well-extracted cassis fruit, slight gamey edge that adds character, firm fruit with a tobacco leaf lift. An elegantly concentrated palate with a good future. Drink 2015-2030. (17 points)

Le Clarence de Haut-Brion, Pessac-Leognan 2011
Rich, spicy, slightly exotic nose, lovely smooth palate, rich yet restrained. Drink 2016-2028. (17 points)

Chateau Bouscaut, Cru Classe Graves, Pessac-Leognon 2011
Nicely concentrated Cabernet cassis nose, good depth and clarity of fruit and firm tannins for the future. Drink 2015-2025. (16.5 points)

Chateau Haut-Bailly, Cru Classe Graves, Pessac-Leognan 2011
Concentrated, slightly spicy and earthy black fruits, fine ripeness and great vineyard expression, tannins are still a bit raw but the rich middle fruit will dominate. Drink 2017-2035. (17.5 points)

Domaine de Chevalier, Cru Classe Graves, Pessac-Leognan 2011
Elegant black berry fruits, lightly expressed concentration, lovely texture and depth, strong tannins already blending in and a long life in front of it. Drink 2016-2035. (17.5 points)

Chateau les Carmes Haut-Brion, Pessac-Leognan 2011
Deeply concentrated black summer fruits, rich extraction and slightly raw tannins, but the ripeness of fruit will dominate in time. Drink 2017-2027. (16-plus points)

Chateau Rahoul, Graves 2011
Lifted blackcurrant fruit, still a little green, but good depth of fruit is there for the medium term. Drink 2015-2020. (15.5 points)

Chateau Couhins, Pessac-Leognan 2011
Attractive crushed summer berries bouquet, good ripeness and natural acidity. Has freshness, purity and depth for the medium term. Drink 2015-2022. (16-plus points)

Chateau Le Thil Comte Clary, Pessac-Leognan 2011
Fine violetty/tobacco leaf nose, good fruit, good grip and good future. Drink 2015-2022. (16 points)

Chateau Branon, Pessac-Leognan 2011
Lifted cassis fruit, good clarity and depth but a shows a little greenness. Drink 2015-2020. (15.5 points)

Chateau Haut-Bergey, Pessac-Leognan 2011
Nicely concentrated cassis with a lifted leafiness, good grippy concentration on the palate but it needs time to lose the greenness. Drink 2016-2024. (16 points)

Chateau Picque-Caillou, Pessac-Leognan 2011
Nicely concentrated warm summer fruits, supple and quite forward with charm and elegance for the medium term. Drink 2015-2022. (16 points)

Chateau Ferrande, Graves 2011
Good black berry fruits, good clear fruit, still a touch of green. Drink 2014-2018. (15 points)

Chateau Cantelys, Pessac-Leognan 2011
Good clear fruit and nice balance. Drink 2014-2018. (15.5 points)

Chateau de France, Pessac-Leognan 2011
Nicely expressed blackcurrant fruit, slightly smoky, good firmness but a bit on the lean side. Drink 2015-2022. (15.5 points)

Chateau de Chantegrive, Graves 2011
Very dense colour, rich blackcurrant nose with tobacco hints, good ripeness, smooth texture and supple tannins. An attractive wine. Drink 2014-2018. (16 points)

Les Hauts de Smith, Pessac-Leognan 2011
Good cassis/tobacco leaf nose, smoothness and nice length. Drink 2014-2019. (16 points)

Chateau Gazin-Rocquencourt, Pessac-Leognan 2011
Fine cassis/tobacco leaf nose, good clarity and depth of fruit and quite tannic. Good future. Drink 2015-2022. (16-plus points)

Chateau Brown, Pessac-Leognan 2011
Cassis fruit, good modern style with charm and some class. Drink 2014-2018. (15.5 points)

Chateau Carbonnieux, Cru Classe Graves, Pessac-Leognon 2011
Good crushed berry fruit, lifted and fragrant and has suppleness and charm for the medium term. Drink 2015-2020. (16-plus points)

Chateau de Fieuzal, Cru Classe Graves, Pessac-Leognan 2011
Concentrated black fruits, quite robust, slightly gamey, lots of flesh and well-extracted tannins. Good, if chunky, style. Drink 2015-2025. (16-plus points)

Chateau La Garde, Pessac-Leognan 2011
Very good concentration of ripe vineyard fruit. A classy impression. Drink 2014-2020. (16-plus points)

Chateau Larrivet Haut-Brion, Pessac-Leognan 2011
Nicely concentrated cassis fruit, fragrant with a hint of tobacco and good supple personality with nice firmness for the future. Drink 2015-2025. (16-plus points)

Chateau Ferran, Pessac-Leognan 2011
Ripe Merlot dominated fruit, good supple elegance and length. Drink 2014-2019. (16 points)

Chateau Haut-Nouchet, Pessac-Leognan 2011
Cassis and tobacco leaf nose, nice complexity, elegance and depth. Drink 2014-2020. (16 points)

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