WINE ENTHUSIAST: 2015 En Primuer Review

April 10th, 2016 @ 03:51pm Jonathan Maltus En Primeur 2015, EnPrimeur, WineEnthusiast

THE RIGHT BANK IS RIGHT ON POINT

“It has been a pleasure to sit behind the bottles and pour these wines,” said owner Jonathan Maltus of Château Teyssier in Saint Émilion, who also produces top single-vineyard wines, such as Le Dôme and Vieux Château Mazerat. And he’s right. The 2015 vintage is a success in Saint-Émilion. - Roger Voss.

Le Dôme 2015 Barrel Sample (Saint-Émilion)

96–98 points.

This is a densely concentrated wine with dark plum and spice flavors. It has so much perfumed character from the dominant Cabernet Franc. It will develop into a beautiful wine with charm and richness yet for now it will need to age.

 

Vieux Château Mazerat 2015 Barrel Sample (Saint-Émilion)

95–97points.

This is an impressively perfumed wine, with fragrant black fruits and rich tannins moving together. It has a sumptuous character, powered by fruit as much as by tannins. It is a very fine, rich and dense wine that will age well.

 

Les Astéries 2015 Barrel Sample (Saint-Émilion)

95–97 points.

Structured, tight and firm this wine is focused around dominant tannins, yet shows the potential of black fruit flavors. Destined for long-term aging.

 

Le Carré 2015 Barrel Sample (Saint-Émilion)

93–95 points.

Big, bold and rich, the wine is full of ripe blackberry fruits and vibrant acidity. It is round, smooth and concentrated.

 

Château Laforge 2015 Barrel Sample (Saint-Émilion)

91–93 points.

Structured and spicy, this wine is dense in firm tannins, with fine acidity and brilliant fruit flavors. The freshness of the Merlot shines through the structured palate. The aftertaste is juicy and full of berry fruits.

 

Château Teyssier 2015 Barrel Sample (Saint-Émilion)

89–91 points.

This is a perfumed wine, finely balanced and with fine acidity. With the juicy freshness, it leaps from the glass with black currant and blackberry fruits. It is an open wine that will develop easily and quickly.

 

Le Nardian 2015 Barrel Sample (Bordeaux Blanc)

88–90 points.

Sweet citrus flavors and spice are lifted by vibrant acidity. It is a ripe wine, reflecting the vintage, with its lively acidity and tight, mineral finish.

Review in full: http://www.winemag.com/?s=2015%20barrel%20sample&drink_type=wine&country=France®ion=Bordeaux&appellation=Saint-Emilion,Pomerol&page=1

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