Friday, April 27, 2007


Thursday, April 26

Additional notes from Jean Marc Quarin regarding the wines I take care of:

CLOS BADON St-Emilion Grand Cru 15
Beautiful deep red, good intensity. Aromatic nose, fruity, finely toasted. Warm and soft notes of Merlot. Delicious palate extremely aromatic. The wine develops softly, with a caressing touch and a finely velvety body. Good intensity with tannins melted in the fruit. Juicy finish picked up by reminiscing aromas. Delicious wine.

DOMAINE FAYAT THUNEVIN Lalande de Pomerol 14,75
New cru from Lalande de Pomerol. As its name indicates, it is owned by Mrs Fayat and Thunevin.
Very nice color purple, intense. Fresh nose, ripe fruit and quite fine. Delicious mouth, round, developing on a good structure and flavors of fruit liquor. Very seductive. Its tannins are very well integrated. Pleasure and charming wine. Normal length.

HAUT MAZERIS Canon-Fronsac 15,25
Dark red, good intensity. Fruity nose, fresh, ripe, fine. The palate starts velvety and rapidly becomes ample and fleshy in the middle. Creamy touch, it develops aromatics, with tannins particularly coating and ends on a nice length. It is very good.

HAUT MAZERIS Fronsac 15,25
The color is the same red, dark, good intensity, beautiful, sparkling. The nose is finer, fruity, purer and especially fresher. Very elegant notes of orange zest. Very well built palate and finely fleshy from start to finish. Good built and the wine evolves slowly, delicious and constantly fleshy. It is the success story of this vintage.

This property is located on the left of the Nationale 89. It was previously called Ratouin and before that, Angélus in Pomerol. Its area covers 2.5 ha (6.5 a) with 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Francs. Ratouin had a good reputation within the local community. Since August, it is the property of Jean-Luc Thunevin . He still hasn’t found the final name: Enclos du Beau-Père or Clos du Beau-Père?
I have been charmed twice by the suave taste and full structure of this wine. The second part of the mouth is quite rich, melting and aromatic. Good length with fleshy tannins. Next year, with the work put in the vineyard, these could be even more subtle. This wine has potential. To be continued.

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