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2011 Latour, Pauillac
Review Date: 5-5-2014
Smoky flavors of graphite, slate and minerals, with a sweet core of black berries and red currants. Still firm on the finish. A very good Latour. 93-95 points.

2011 Lafleur-Gazin, Pomerol Pre-Arrival
Review Date: 5-5-2014
Very fresh crushed fruit aromas, sweet core of fruit, spicy, toasty cola flavors. Long, balanced and very nice.

2011 Hosanna, Pomerol Pre-Arrival
Review Date: 5-5-2014
Dark fruit and smoky, almost meaty aromas. On the palate, the fruit is there, but underneath a mass of tannin and structure. This wine will need some time to come around.

2011 Margaux, Margaux (1.5L) Pre-Arrival
Review Date: 5-5-2014
Sweet mocha upfront and fleshy fruit, seamless in the middle with a long finish. Lush, sweet and rich. From a very small crop. This is very approachable young. The tannins are silky, but the wine is quite serious. May be my favorite of the vintage. 94-96 points.

2011 Palmer, Margaux Pre-Arrival
Review Date: 5-5-2014
Their smallest harvest since 1961. Dense and concentrated, with juicy blue fruits. This is big and firm, quite tannic, with a bit of a hard edge but still a solid effort. 91-93 points.

2011 Beychevelle, St-Julien Pre-Arrival
Review Date: 5-5-2014
Perfumy nose, good spice, surprisingly sweet, with a soft, smooth finish. Fleshy mid-palate. A bit light but good.

2011 Rieussec, Sauternes (375ml) Pre-Arrival
Review Date: 5-5-2014
Big, rich, lush and sweet, very decadent and fat in mouth but has the acid to back it up. Excellent wine. 92-94 points.

2011 Mauvesin-Barton, Moulis
Review Date: 5-4-2014
Good fruit, very fresh, lively. A bit light, but clean and not green. Elegant. Good Value! We tasted this three times, and it was very good all three times.

2011 Pontet-Canet, Pauillac (1.5L) Pre-Arrival
Review Date: 5-2-2014
Inky dark color, roasted black coffee aromas, very ripe, slightly alcoholic nose. Spicy, with a very fleshy texture--the tannins are silky and ripe. This will be an earlier drinker. It seems quite elegant and fleshy, and it tastes good now. 92-94 points.

2011 Pontet-Canet, Pauillac Pre-Arrival
Review Date: 5-2-2014
Inky dark color, roasted black coffee aromas, very ripe, slightly alcoholic nose. Spicy, with a very fleshy texture--the tannins are silky and ripe. This will be an earlier drinker. It seems quite elegant and fleshy, and it tastes good now. 92-94 points.

2011 Pontet-Canet, Pauillac (6L) Pre-Arrival
Review Date: 5-2-2014
Inky dark color, roasted black coffee aromas, very ripe, slightly alcoholic nose. Spicy, with a very fleshy texture--the tannins are silky and ripe. This will be an earlier drinker. It seems quite elegant and fleshy, and it tastes good now. 92-94 points.

2011 Pontet-Canet, Pauillac (3L) Pre-Arrival
Review Date: 5-2-2014
Inky dark color, roasted black coffee aromas, very ripe, slightly alcoholic nose. Spicy, with a very fleshy texture--the tannins are silky and ripe. This will be an earlier drinker. It seems quite elegant and fleshy, and it tastes good now. 92-94 points.

2011 Cos d'Estournel, St-Estèphe (6L) Pre-Arrival
Review Date: 5-2-2014
Black licorice aromas, this is an inky, dark, meaty, chewy wine, with a ripe nose. Concentrated and intense. Lacks finesse and elegance now. A big and bold wine.

2011 Cos d'Estournel, St-Estèphe Pre-Arrival
Review Date: 5-2-2014
Black licorice aromas, this is an inky, dark, meaty, chewy wine, with a ripe nose. Concentrated and intense. Lacks finesse and elegance now. A big and bold wine.

2011 Cantemerle, Haut-Médoc
Review Date: 5-2-2014
Great balance, sweet fruit--almost jammy plum and red fruits--minerals, lots of spice. Polished.

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