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Tight tannins, full extraction and very modern. Ripe coffee fruit and grippy tannins; plenty to enjoy. One of the bigger expressions of the vintage. Wine-Searcher stockist search

Points 90

Slightly bitter lemon finish but still has Pessac-Léognan polish. Mid-weight, mid-acidity, good food wine from 80% Sauvignon Blanc and 20% Semillon, fermented then aged for 10 months in barrel with…

Points 88
Château Les Carmes Haut-Brion 2015

The highest proportion of Cabernet Franc on the Left Bank at 45%, with just over 1ha of ungrafted vines more than 80 years old. Additional 25% Cabernet Sauvignon and 30%…

Points 95

70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, aged in almost 50% new oak. Grippy tannins and attractive lifted dark fruits. Vinified in small stainless steel tanks. An enjoyable value option for mid-term…

Points 88

Good grip and excellent apricot and lime blossom fruit plus mouthwatering wet stone minerality...

Points 90

Bought by Smith Haut Lafitte in 2012. Vinified in stainless steel then aged in 15% to 20% new oak. More restraint and elegance than sister estate Cantelys but a touch…

Points 91

Firm but square tannins. Can see the ripe fruit and ambition on display, but the overall structure needs to be elongated and freshened. Wine-Searcher stockist search

Points 87

90% Sauvignon Blanc, 10% Semillon, aged in one third new oak. Fruit-forward citrus – mouthfilling without being too much. Attractive easy drinking. Wine-Searcher stockist search

Points 88
Château Le Pape 2015

An easy recommendation; the third vintage under Haut-Bailly ownership. Pesticides had been used previously so they are retraining the roots to go deeper. 75% Merlot and 25% Cabernet Sauvignon. Lovely…

Points 92
Château Le Cossu 2015

Warm nose and underpowered on the palate by sweet fruit without much to deepen the experience. Drink young. Wine-Searcher stockist search

Points 84
Château Lassalle 2015

Fabien, Michel and Perrine Lalanne are the owners here, and have produced a soft, effortless wine for early drinking. Very pleasurable, well-handled, soft red fruits. Wine-Searcher stockist search

Points 87

Rich dark chocolate and damson coulis nose – fruit over finesse. It’s a touch heavy with the ripe fruit but still very pleasurable. 62% Cabernet Sauvignon, 33% Merlot, 5% Cabernet…

Points 91

A wine worth following in both red and white – a regular value pick. This is a lovely example: not huge intensity or grip this year, it’s more about soft,…

Points 88
Château Lafon Menaut 2015

Great-value wine, not hugely well known, but delivers consistently. Fresh, balanced, classic flavours of fresh red fruits with a hint of sleekness. Wine-Searcher stockist search

Points 88

Silky, sexy, rich damson fruits aged in 30% new oak. A beautiful example of this wine: very strong in an already good vintage. Tannins grip the fruit without strangling; plenty…

Points 92

A sure-value buy from the Kressmann family. Slightly sweet ripeness on the nose and a little soft on the palate compared to the 2014, even though there are lovely fruits…

Points 88

Taut and tense from the off: coffee, smoky almond and pulsing with vibrancy and energy. Reservations over the high alcohol at 15.1%abv but 3.74pH means you barely feel it. Such…

Points 96

Like the white, a modern expression. Enjoyable, for mid-term drinking. 40% new oak gives glossy, coffee sheen to Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Petit Verdot. Wine-Searcher stockist search

Points 88

Weighty apricot fruit from a blend of Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon, and 30% new oak with lees stirring...

Points 90

Nose fairly closed, but well-knitted damson fruit, fresh fine tannins and good promise to age. An estate that now offers sure-fire value. 62% Merlot, 31% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Cabernet Franc,…

Points 89

Firm, creamy and confident expression of apricot flesh – a rush of sweetness hits the mid palate. A pretty, enjoyable, aperitif wine. 73% Sauvignon Blanc, 17% Sauvignon Gris, 10% Semillon.

Points 88
Château La Croix l’Acacia 2015

This has the violet edging, depth and drive that you rarely get in the smaller appellations. Not perfect balance – there is a touch of acidity on the finish –…

Points 86
Château La Blancherie 2015

A little flat in its fruit flavours. Reasonable, clean but short. 70% Merlot, 25% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Cabernet Franc. Wine-Searcher stockist search

Points 84
Château Haut-Selve 2015

A little disappointing compared to the quality of the appellation overall. Light and fresh with the aromas less precise than some. Short but fresh wild strawberry palate. Wine-Searcher stockist search

Points 84

This is pushing the vintage with kirsch cherry flavours and heat from alcohol. The acidity saves things, and there is an attractive silky texture and sense of lift. Wine-Searcher stockist…

Points 87

Stéphane Derenoncourt is the consultant at this 15ha estate owned by the Briest family. Lovely fruit from 59% Cabernet Sauvignon, 39% Merlot, 2% Petit Verdot and 33% new oak. Lifted,…

Points 90

Redcurrants and soft summer fruits but they haven’t hit full ripeness. Fresh but an early drinker. 65% Merlot, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Petit Verdot, aged in oak. Wine-Searcher stockist search

Points 86