Tasting notes: As might be expected, Cheval Blanc outperforms, exhibiting a heady nose of lush black fruit and spice followed by complex notes of cocoa, vanilla and berry on the palate.
Tasting notes: Dances with astoundingly deep plum, blackberry, cassis and lively acid. As close to perfect as merlot gets.
Tasting notes: Shows bright prune and dried apricot with luscious sweetness, racy acidity, and incredible length. Luxurious texture with amazing depth and unbelievable intensity.
Tasting notes: Amber in color, filled with the flavors of rich honey and creamy vanilla.
Tasting notes: A dazzling composition of crisp apple and sweet pear mingled with a mouthwatering crème brûlée. Lively acidity shows, with a long, layered finish.
Tasting notes: Delivers layers of creamy flavor—vanilla, hazelnut, and buttery brioche—that dissolve gradually to a precisely focused finish punctuated by pinpoint bubbles.
Tasting notes: Magnificent misty gold color with a satin texture: pear, apricot, white peach layer atop a creamy custard that dissolves on the long finish to a bright pinpoint of acidity.
Tasting notes: Silky, elegant, and smoky, this California take on pomerol is cooler than, say, the bright, berry-filled 2005 vintage, showing more dark plum and earthy spice.
Tasting notes: A classic, it's dense and packed with mineral and spice and delivers concentrated peach and stone fruit.
Tasting notes: Primarily a blend of Tinta Roriz, Touriga Nacional, Tinta Barocca varietals.