Pauillac 2016

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We will be updating this page with full tasting notes on the 2016 vintage, written by our Master of Wine, Nicola Arcedeckne-Butler MW over the coming weeks. Prices will be included as wines are released so please keep re-visiting the site for the latest news. To request a wine, simply click on the wine name to send us an e-mail, or for an immediate response, please contact your salesman directly (details below) or call the office on 01353 721 999.

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Pricing: Prices are £ per case of 12 bottles, in bond London, unless otherwise specified. Please note that this includes shipping to the UK and landing in our warehouse but does not include Duty, VAT and onward delivery once the wine is shipped.

Wines offered may be subject to allocation and an offer does not constitute a guarantee of supply. Please let us know which wines you would like to purchase as soon as you can and we will come back to you if we are unable to fulfil your order.

                                                            

Pauillac  
Carruades de Château Lafite, Pauillac 2016 (6 per case)
Price in 2015: £640
44% Cabernet Sauvignon, 49% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc, 2% Petit Verdot
Harvested 23rd September – 12th October
Dense red black, more opaque than Duhart Milon. On the nose perfumed, musky spice, creamed black fruits, very tight, leading to a palate of slightly amorphous black fruit on entry, musky and earthy too, tannins ripe and supple with good freshness behind and going to a long, very ripe, black fruited mono-syllabic finish. Drink 2020-2032
 

£810

6 per case

sold out

Château Clerc Milon, Pauillac 2016
Price in 2010: £560; price in 2015: £465
55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 29% Merlot, 13% Cabernet Franc, 2% Petit Verdot, 1% Carmenère
Dense purple black right to the edge with a perfumed nose of dark, dusty black fruits, almost savoury in the background, ripe but tight. On the palate big, sweet black fruit on entry, rich, almost truffly and savoury, with substantial ripe, supple tannins behind, well integrated, really smooth and pretty, going to a long, supple, blackcurrant fruited finish. Drink 2024-2038+
 

£590

Château d'Armailhac, 5ème Cru Classé Pauillac 2016
not offered in 2010; price in 2015: £310
62% Cabernet Sauvignon, 28% Merlot, 8% Cabernet Franc, 2% Petit Verdot
Vivid red black, with a penetrating nose of sweet blackcurrant Cabernet fruit, spirity and very ripe. Grilled on the palate, spiced with nutmeg and rich, very ripe – surmaturité - fruit going to a long, red and black fruited, intense finish. Drink 2023-2040
 

£385

sold out

Château Batailley, 5ème Cru Classé Pauillac
Cabernet Sauvignon 85%, Merlot 12%, Petit Verdot 3%
Very deep dark purple to the rim, semi-opaque, with a nose of tight, slightly twisted black fruit, black skinned fruit (mulberry, sloe) with a hint of spice behind, particularly oak spice. On the palate juicy black fruit on entry, big coffee/grilled notes, tannins huge but ripe, perfumed with lovely spice and blueberry notes too, much more effusive than the nose, fresh and mouth-coating with coffee right to the finish. Very alluring, partially because of the grilled notes, very long and grilled on the finish. Drink 2025-2040
 
£414
Château Duhart Milon-Rothschild, 4ème Cru Classé Pauillac 2016 (6 per case)
Price in 2015: £255
67% Cabernet Sauvignon; 33% Merlot
Harvested between 26th September and 12th October
Deep red black right to the rim, not opaque but dense with a nose of fresh, crushed blackcurrants, some vibrant spice and crème pâtissière leading to a palate of tarry black fruit, tight and crunchy with substantial yet ripe tannins behind, some richness and sweet with hints of spiced pain d’épice going to a long finish of spiced black fruits. Drink 2023-2040
 

£320

6 per case

sold out

Echo de Lynch Bages, Pauillac 2016
Price in 2015: £270
73% Cabernet Sauvignon, 27% Merlot
Dense, semi-opaque, with sweet black fruit on the nose, some floral tones and some crunchy notes too, leading to a deliciously sweet palate of black fruit, savoury, with big tannins behind, ripe and structured, with crunchy notes again; spice distant but there, fresh, with richness and structure on the finish. Surprisingly forbidding at present but with lots of stuff behind and needs some time to meld. Drink 2023-2035
 

£340

Château Grand Puy Ducasse, 5ème Cru Classé Pauillac 2016
not offered in 2010; price in 2015: £278
Deep, semi opaque, with a nose of really attractive toasty black fruit, grilled, spiced, nice richness, perfumed, leading to a similar palate, broad and fresh with black fruit, really good example, with substantial tannins and a slightly spirity feel, well made and balanced with ripe spice and earthy underbrush notes going to a long, grilled finish. Good wine. Drink 2023-2040
 

£340

Château Grand Puy Lacoste, 5ème Cru Classé Pauillac 2016
Price in 2010: £670; price in 2015: £505
79% Cabernet Sauvignon, 21% Merlot
Deep black red, with a rich and juicy nose of black skinned fruit, spiced and alluring leading to a stunning palate of intense black fruits, spiced, rich, cool and mineral, with blackcurrant fruit behind, really delicious, with some distant grilled notes too, rich, fresh, mineral, spiced, some grilled new wood, beautifully layered and a lovely fresh finish. A triumph. Drink 2025 - 2045
 

£725

Château Haut Batailley, 5ème Cru Classé Pauillac 2016
Price in 2010: £330; price in 2015: £305
 

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Château Lacoste Borie, Pauillac 2016
Price in 2015: £182
61% Cabernet Sauvignon, 29% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc
Deep purple black, not opaque but dense with a nose of spiced black and red fruits, creamed, primary and also some fumey notes. Sweet and inviting. On the palate sweet, juicy black fruit, primary blackcurrant notes and light spice, pretty and fresh, with acidity behind and a deliciously light bitter twist, with some grilled notes, sweet and fresh going to a long, grilled finish. Drink 2023 - 2035
 

£225

Château Lafite, 1er Cru Classé Pauillac 2016 (6 per case)
Price in 2010: £6,125; price in 2015: £2,200
92% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Merlot
Dense purple black right to the rim, solid in colour. On the nose, tight black fruit, spiced and perfumed, very closed leading to an incredibly rich and perfumed palate, sweet, ripe, intense, with huge ripe tannins behind, supple too but incredibly elegant, going to a long, evolving and spiced finish. Really fine wine. Drink 2026-2055
 

£3,000

6 per case

sold out

Château Lynch Bages, 5ème Cru Classé Pauillac 2016
Price in 2010: £1,200; price in 2015: £885
75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 19% Merlot, 4% Cabernet Franc, 2% Petit Verdot
Intense, dense black red to rim, opaque, with a nose of tight black fruits, rich, not sweet, with spice – not flatteur at all at present; some blueberry and very distant spice leading to a palate of huge black fruits, much more expressive than the nose, with substantial ripe tannins behind, very rich and layered with acidity masked by the fruit, saline and savoury too, lovely layering, with some perfume and going to really rich long, evolving, intense finish. Persistent and refreshing, really long. What a wine! Drink 2025-2045+
 

£1,130

sold out

Château Mouton Rothschild, 1er Cru Classé Pauillac 2016 (6 per case)
Price in 2015: £2,130
83% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Merlot, 1% Cabernet Franc, 1% Petit Verdot
Deep, intense purple black, spiced and herbal on nose, some garrigue notes, big blackcurrant fruit, earthy, violets, spice, rich, dark and brooding, some new wood too. On the palate, violets, substantial black fruit, rich, layered, intense, sweet and spiced, intense, big tannins but really ripe and sweet, intense and truly fabulous to a long, evolving but supple and ripe finish; not flamboyant but beautifully rich and layered. Lovely wine. Drink 2028 - 2050
Please call 01353 721 999 for availability
 

£2,550

6 per case

sold out

 

Le Petit Mouton de Mouton Rothschild, 1er Cru Classé Pauillac 2016 (6 per case)
Price in 2010: £650; not offered in 2015
62% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Merlot, 3% Cabernet Franc
Dense purple black with a nose of mineral, stony black fruit, some crunchy cabernet fruit, perfumed and ripe, spiced too but very different to Clerc Milon tasted just before. On the palate big, smooth, sweet black skinned fruit, spice in the distance, ripe, almost crunchy too despite the sweetness, fresh vibrant tannins with rich, grilled, crème pâtissière notes on the finish, rich, layered, mineral again with lovely concentration to the end. LONG! Drink 2026 – 2040+
 

£775

6 per case

Château Pichon Baron, 2ème Cru Classé Pauillac 2016
Price in 2010: £1,550; price in 2015: £1,000
Dense purple black, totally opaque, with a deliciously appealing nose of grilled, toasty black fruit, some cooked notes, savoury and intense, very tight and very primary too leading to a rich, layered, ripe palate, intense, vibrant and multifaceted with substantial but very ripe and supple tannins, balanced and rich, not quite sweet but definitely appealing. A superb effort, much more impressive than Comtesse this year. Wow! Drink 2026-2050
 

£1,360 per dozen

£685 per six

Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande, 2ème Cru Classé Pauillac 2016
Price in 2010: £1,625; price in 2015: £996
75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 21% Merlot, 4% Cabernet Franc
Deep, dense dark black with hugely perfumed nose, rich with Morello and bitter cherry, sloe, mulberry and spice. Big, smooth black fruit on the palate, rich, intense and alluring, really supple with just enough bite to avoid being too elastic, perfumed and very smooth, with big, supple tannins behind to a grilled and spiced finish. More on power than elegance this time and needs a few years to round off. Drink 2025-2046
 

£1,450

Château Pontet Canet, 5ème Cru Classé Pauillac 2016 (6 per case)
Price in 2015: £400
Deep, dense purple, tactile in colour with an extraordinary nose of dense, super-ripe black fruits, some animal and savoury notes, really alluring. On the palate big spiced mulberry fruit, savoury again but sweet too, with incredibly ripe tannins behind, rich and intense to a long, exotic, cedary finish. Rich, rather than fresh, in contrast with many other wines in this vintage. Drink 2024-2050
 

£685

6 per case

Réserve de la Comtesse, Pauillac 2016
Price in 2010: £360; price in 2015: £290
54% Cabernet Sauvignon, 37% Merlot, 4% Cabernet Franc, 5% Petit Verdot
Red black, with some evolution towards the rim and an expressive nose of big Cabernet fruit, fumey, and stalky, spiced, sweet and racy, really attractive. On the palate, smooth black fruit, intense, supple, not full-bodied to start with but then the big black fruit comes through, with impressive tannins and some cedar notes, cool and fresh with a lovely suppleness behind to a sweet, spiced finish, elegant and balanced with a savoury note on the very end. Drink 2024-2034
 

£355

 


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