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Alex Pross

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2013 Margaux, Margaux (1.5L) Pre-Arrival
Review Date: 5-1-2014
**½ Margaux may have been the hardest hit by the difficult weather in 2013. Menthol and rhubarb notes add a coolness to its bright, red berry and raspberry sherbet-laced fruit.

2013 Léoville-Las Cases, St-Julien Pre-Arrival
Review Date: 5-1-2014
*** 74% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Merlot and 14% Cabernet Franc. Located at the edge of where St-Julien ends and Pauillac begins, Leoville Las Cases is the greatest producer in St-Julien as well as the most expensive. The 2013 displays notes of raspberry liqueur as well as black raspberry fruit, with hints of tobacco. Needs time to settle.

2013 La Mission Haut-Brion Blanc, Pessac-Léognan Pre-Arrival
Review Date: 5-1-2014
***½ Loads of lemon crème here, lots of layers of fruit-explodes on the palate. Iodine and a structure reminiscent of a fine white burgundy with a price tag to match!

2013 La Mission Haut-Brion Rouge, Pessac-Léognan Pre-Arrival
Review Date: 5-1-2014
***½ to **** This rivals the Haut Brion, really floral on the nose, feminine to the masculinity of the Haut Brion. Loads of berry fruit, minced meat pie, fine, silky tannins this is an impressive La Mission Haut Brion.

2013 Doisy-Védrines, Sauternes Pre-Arrival
Review Date: 5-1-2014
**½ to *** Racy, menthol, white chocolate and spirit gum. Always elegant and always a stellar bargain.

2013 Doisy-Védrines, Sauternes (375ml) Pre-Arrival
Review Date: 5-1-2014
**½ to *** Racy, menthol, white chocolate and spirit gum. Always elegant and always a stellar bargain.

2013 l'Evangile, Pomerol Pre-Arrival
Review Date: 4-29-2014
From the Lafite family, this winery went through a complete remodel several years ago, and instituted a stricter harvesting program. The wine is one of the top wines from Pomerol, pretty much every year. Loads of fresh macerated berries, spice & plum notes, hints of chocolate--lots going on here. Very pretty wine.

2013 Doisy-Daëne, Sauternes Pre-Arrival
Review Date: 4-29-2014
90% Semillon & 10% Sauvignon Blanc. Sweet apricots mingled with notes of honey, dried apricots and hints of candied lemon peel. Very smooth and viscous. 3 out of 4 stars.

2013 d'Armailhac, Pauillac Pre-Arrival
Review Date: 4-28-2014
Very impressive showing from this Mouton-owned property. The wine displays lots of berry fruit, good grip and nice length and complexity. **½ to ***
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2013 Cantenac Brown, Margaux Pre-Arrival
Review Date: 4-28-2014
*** Pleasant surprise, lots of fruit here, deep and rich berry fruit accented by notes of milk chocolate. Big, full wine.

2013 Smith Haut Lafitte Blanc, Pessac-Léognan Pre-Arrival
Review Date: 4-28-2014
*** A full-bodied wine, has more oak than most of its counterparts, tropical fruit as well as citrus notes dominate the wine with a slightly saline quality on the finish.

2013 Giscours, Margaux Pre-Arrival
Review Date: 4-28-2014
**½ to *** Lots of nice red fruit here, spicy, peppery with hints of chocolate. Tasted three times.

2013 Rieussec, Sauternes Pre-Arrival
Review Date: 4-28-2014
Another Lafite property that is doing wonderful things. 95.5% Semilion & 4.5% Sauvignon Blanc with apricot blossoms and hints of candied lime with a gorgeous punch of candied ginger/orange peel.

2013 Suduiraut, Sauternes Pre-Arrival
Review Date: 4-28-2014
Very rich and powerful, golden and honeyed, with lots of candied orange and caramel.

2013 Smith Haut Lafitte Rouge, Pessac-Léognan Pre-Arrival
Review Date: 4-28-2014
Displays nice minerality, large-scaled; there's good deep dark berry fruit along with tell-tale signs of black licorice and tar. Goes back to a style seen in 2003-2008 wines.

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