2018 Haut-Bages Monpelou (Pauillac)

2% Cabernet Franc 71% Cabernet Sauvignon 26% Merlot
Pauillac, Medoc, Bordeaux FRANCE
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Dominant Grape
Cabernet Sauvignon
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Wine Score
91 points, Jane Anson, decanter.com, April 2019 89-91, Antonio Galloni, vinous.com., April 2019

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Media Reviews

Jane Anson

This is a wine located next to Batailley that I regularly tip as value for money and do so again here. It’s not as exuberant as some, a little austere at the moment and lacking the depth that perhaps it had in 2016, but it’s highly enjoyable with plenty of Pauillac markers; slate, cassis and tobacco that will fill out over time. There is a savoury edge to the fruit alongside spice and tannins with a lovely juicy lift on the palate and a menthol freshness on the finish. 1% Petit Verdot completes the blend. An extremely generous yield of 52hl/ha - the kind that turns some of their neighbours green. Drink 2025 - 2038. 91 points

Antonio Galloni

The 2018 Haut-Bages Monpelou is plump, juicy and forward, all of which make it an excellent candidate for near and medium-term drinking. This is an especially bold, racy Pauillac built on fruit density and voluptuousness. Inky dark blue fruit, lavender and sweet spice lead into the layered, expressive finish. 89-91 points

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