Tolle Bewertungen für 2018er Bordeaux im DECANTER 03/2023

Josef Schreiblehner
2023-03-15 10:58:00

Chateau Le Boscq 2018

- 95 Punkte und somit unter den Top 3 Weinen im DECANTER (03/2023) Panel Tasting Cru Bourgeois 2018: „Le Boscq lies minutes from the Gironde estuary, 18ha of vines on a deep gravel bank with clay subsoils. The château first obtained cru bourgeois status in 1932 when the classification began, then in 2020 was promoted to exceptionnel. The 2018 wine is a blend of 63% Cabernet Sauvignon, 33% Merlot and 4% Petit Verdot. Individual plots were fermented in small stainless steel vats, then the wine spent 12 months ageing in oak barriques, of which 45% were new. Georgina Hindle: Smooth and full of energy, a touch of sweetness to the red, blue and black fruits and lashings of dark chocolate, liquorice and slate. Brilliant purity of expression and definition. Vincenzo Arnese: Blackcurrant, figs and charred wood, the palate riper with a sweeter feeling: crisp tannins, intense and very oaky, and notes of nutmeg and vanilla. Daphne Teremetz: Blackcurrant cordial fruit and some cedar and light nutty complexity on the nose. Full, bold body with super-fine, tight tannins – moderately smooth, soft acidity and a ripe blueberry finish. Drinking Window: 2023 - 2045“

Chateau du Retout 2018

- 95 Punkte und somit unter den Top 3 Weinen im DECANTER (03/2023) Panel Tasting Cru Bourgeois 2018: „Located just south of CussacFort-Médoc, du Retout has 34ha of vineyards for red wines, sitting on clay/gravel and deep Garonne gravel-based soils; vines average 30 years old and some were planted in the 1950s. The 2018 blend was 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 28.5% Merlot and 11.5% Petit Verdot, handpicked and sorted, fermented in stainless steel with twice-daily rack and return, then aged for 12 months in 33% new barriques. Georgina Hindle: Aromatic and expressive, alive and upfront. A celebration of cherry fruit: ripe, fresh, potent, with cherry stones, liquorice and graphite. Nuance and texture, with lots to like. Vincenzo Arnese: Elegant and perfumed yet powerful nose, notes of fresh fig, plum and blackcurrant, violet and lily. Poised, intense but refined. Stunning! Daphne Teremetz: Ripe black cherry and blackcurrant cordial. Pure ripe black fruit with a floral violet lift. Plush tannins and a little coffee bean oak on the finish. Drinking Window: 2023-2045“

Chateau Plantey 2018

- 94 Punkte und somit unter den Top 6 Weinen im DECANTER (03/2023) Panel Tasting Cru Bourgeois 2018: „Well built, with a muscular frame, cool blue fruits with a lovely broad and firm tannic frame. Strong and super seductive. Smoky, rich weighty palate with grainy and densely packed tannins. Drinking Window: 2023-2032“

Chateau Lilian Ladouys 2018

- 93 Punkte und somit unter den Top 10 Weinen im DECANTER (03/2023) Panel Tasting Cru Bourgeois 2018: „Really scented, perfumed, violets, roses, bramble fruit, dark chocolate, liquorice, menthol aromas. Very densely tannic palate consistent with the origin. Mineral black slate is the main flavour on the finish. Drinking Window 2023-2032“