Grand Cru Wines

Value: $ 1,683.00

Most wines made universally are not meant for ageing, and the vast majority are consumed within a few weeks of purchase. Bordeaux wines are completely different. The ones included in the Bordeaux classification of 1855, all require meticulous care in ideal conditions-temperature, humidity, vibration free and very limited light. The 2001 vintage offered for the ABNC auction have been cellared since release, in the above conditions. They represent wines from 4 separate communes, each with specific terroir, making for an interesting comparison between the wines. All wines are in their drinking ranges now, with at least a 5 year runway of enjoyment ahead of them, from a “sleeper vintage”, now recognized as almost the equal of the 2000 vintage, long considered one of the finest vintages of the current century. This item consists of  a mixed case three bottles of each of the 2001 Grand Cru wines listed below.

Chateau Chasse-Spleen Moulis en Médoc 2001 Superb nose with an intoxicating mix of spices and dark fruit. The mouth is just as good, more red-fruited and with a backbone of refreshing acidity; resolved tannins but good grip nevertheless. Pretty good length. Not opulent in any way, and the oak is well integrated.

Chateau Beauregard Pomerol 2001 Mature Pomerol with much vibrant life left. It being from a magnum only adds to the impressive forecast. Earthy notes with farmyard and tertiary signs of leather and licorice. Quite drying palate with no flaws but surprisingly fruity finish.

Château Haut-Bages Libéral Paulliac 2001 Roasted bell pepper pairs to ethereal thyme and dried tobacco leaves. Sour cherry and peppermint come to the nose as well. Pretty smooth, yet present tannins at the palate and quite good acidity. I love the dusty minerality of this wine. I like this freshness and young flavours. Sour cherry and minty finish again.

Château Malescot St. Exupery Margaux 2001 A great Margaux. Intence with dark berries and spicy with hints of espresso and tobacco. Silky and fine tannins with ripe berries on the palate. A full-bodied-wine with a very long and deep finish.

Chateau Chasse-Spleen


Moulis en Médoc

Chateau Malescot

Château Malescot

St. Exupery

Chateau Beauregard

Château Beauregard


Chateau Haute Bages

Château Haut Bages Libéral


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