The two newest Grand Cru Classe 'A' wines have been released today along with some of their stablemates.
One of the wines of the vintage in our book, the 2015 Pavie is now available at £2680. An astonishing wine highly rated by James Suckling (indeed this is one of James’ ‘perfectly scored’ 2015s), Neal Martin and Antonio Galloni – and indeed by us – this is a Pavie built for the long term. The 2015 from barrel was reminiscent of the great 2000 from barrel, according to one member of our team who was at both tastings... and we all know how that turned out (100 from Robert Parker, in case you weren’t sure).
Also from Gerard Perse's estate we have Bellevue-Mondotte, rated 98-99 from James Suckling, at £1150. Neal Martin was less convinced by this one (91-93) although he does suggest that is will be a fascinating one to watch and there is a chance he could be proved wrong...
In addition we have Pavie Decesse at £960 - slightly higher from Neal (93-95) and slightly lower from James (97-98) in addition to a moderating 17.5/20 from Jancis - this looks a good buy.
The highly-rated Grand Cru Classe ‘A’ St. Emilion Angélus is also available at £2680. The pinnacle of Hubert de Boüard’s considerable achievements, the rise and rise of Château Angélus is one of the stories of Bordeaux over the last 10-15 years. The 2015 has excellent ratings across the board and shows the true nature of great St. Emilion in this extraordinary vintage: power, precision, purity and elegance all combine to make a wine with enormous projected longevity.
Troplong Mondot is also available at £880.
This afternoon we have seen a second tranche release of Pontet Canet. There is a little stock now available at £900.