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 August 2012 



Vinexpo 2013 Press ReleaseKarl Laczko

Wines Region / Country Source Cost Comments
1. Le Sec de Rayne Vigneau 2010 Bordeaux Blanc
Bordeaux (Sauternes)
Grapes are handpicked and tank fermented with lees stirring to enhance flavour & texture. New World Sauvignon Blanc style, good weight with refreshing acidity and lemon citrus.
2. Château de Rochemorin 2007 Blanc
Barrel-fermented and matured in 35% new oak for 10 months on the lees with bâtonnage (lees stirring). No malolactic. Oaky with wood on the nose. A little butterscotch on the palate with a waxy texture, a touch flabby.
3. Château Charron 2005 Acacia
Premières Côtes de Blaye
Old-vine (30yrs) Semillon (70%) and Sauvignon Blanc (30%), barrel fermented and aged in oak. A typical old white Bordeaux, a little oxidised, lacking structure and short - probably 2 years past its peak
4. Château St. Georges 2007
St. Georges St. Emilion
A little too young and a touch "hard". Sweet nose, juicy, lean acidity, smoky chocolate but thin with no complexity.
5. Château St. Georges 2006
St. Georges St. Emilion
Vegetal, savoury nose with a little tar. Black fruit with a lifted aspect, edgier grainy tannins. A good wine although finished a touch bitter.
6. Château St. Georges 2004
St. Georges St. Emilion
 A little polish/Germolene on the nose, some mushroom & underlying fruit. Lean with a soft palate, this improved in the glass.
7. Château Fonréaud 2004
A lifted black fruit but simplistic nose. Fresh on the palate with soft, straightforward fruit and an enjoyable simplicity of flavours, good but a short finish.
8. Château Larmande 2001
St. Emilion Grand Cru
£26.38 Fresh fruit nose for a reasonable mature wine, delicately floral on the palate - someone said it was "nubile". Well integrated flavours and so soft, a lovely wine to drink with grippy tannins on the finish.
9. Château Potensac 1998
Closed nose, a little perfume coming through. A touch acidic with light tannins, savoury with good mouthfeel and texture, a little liquorice and a fruity finish. A joint of beef was suggested as a partner.
10. Château Filhot 2001
Costco / Richard Granger
Perfumed nose with good complexity, just enough acidity to keep going with the sweetness which wasn't overdone. A good cheese wine.


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