Classic Bordeaux, great nose of dark berries and earth/forrest floor. Well integrated wood. Perfect maturity, medium body, right after opening a bit restained fruit on the palate, so acidity dominates first. Much better after 2hr of aeration and the day after. Then perfect harmony, classic bordeaux lovers are looking for. Drink now or over the next 3-5 years. 91pt.
As with so many other wines from the 2001 vintage, this Palmer is classic Margaux. It has delicacy and elegance, but it also packs power, concentration and dark, dry flavors. Intense and concentrated, the richness of the high proportion of Merlot in Palmer's blend shows through, while the Cabernet Sauvignon gives a fresh lift at the end.
The inky/ruby/purple-colored 2001 exhibits a tight but promising nose of crushed stones, a liqueur of blackberries, cherries, and black currants, and subtle smoke and licorice in the background. Powerful, with impressive elegance, fine harmony among its elements, a multi-layered texture, it has a finish that lasts for 50+ seconds. There is considerable tannin, but it is well-integrated. Give it 3-4 years, and drink it over the next two decades. A profound effort for the vintage, it is an example of a perfectionist proprietor pushing the envelope of quality.
Deep colour, still young. Expressive nose of ripe black fruits. Same signature expression on the palate which reveals seductive fullness, fine-grained tannins and lingering fruit on the finish. A wine with breeding really beginning to reveal itself. (21-Jun-2010)
Red and blue fruit fruit and baking spices with vanilla on the nose. Blueberry with loads of oak inductors. Lots if spice. Pepper in the finish with high tannins. Could lay down well, needs time to breathe.
Another overlooked vintage, the 2001 Chateau Leoville Poyferre is a relative bargain, especially as Leoville Poyferre was on its steep quality climb by this time. Medium bodied, complex and nuanced, it has that softness and subtlety that are St Julien’s trademarks alongside some juicy black fruits and warm spices. Drink over the next decade.
Beautiful aromas of white peaches, crushed rocks, candle wax, and lemon rind along with a touch of quince emerge from this medium-bodied, crisp, flavorful effort. Excellent acidity as well as a long finish suggest it will drink well for 10-15+ years. Wine Advocate. April, 2008
The wine has an elegant, balanced taste with soft silky tannins . The wine has a very open and expressive bouquet with aromas of red fruit,spice and soft oak. Wine combines pefectly with beef, grills and cheese.
This great value for money Bordeaux is a supple example of a Haut-Medoc with body, fullness and balance that suggests excellent ageing potential. It's spicy, woody and slightly smoky, with subtle tannins and a round, elegant structure.