Wine press review

The press talks about our wines! Find extracts from articles inspired by the Mayne Lalande castle (Listrac appellation) and the Myon de l’Enclos castle (Moulis appellation).

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2021

Vintages, June 2021: Château Mayne Lalande

Press review to discover: Millésimes

James Sückling: Château Myon de l’Enclos 2018: 91

Nose of blueberry, black cherry, chocolate and infused tea. It is medium to full bodied with firm, mellow tannins. Medium finish. Juicy. To drink in 2022.    

2020

“A farewell to Bernard LARTIGUE  ,  Winemaker  n ° 43, Dec. Jan. Feb. 2021

Bernard Lartigue died suddenly on October 27, and remains present beyond the vinosphere. All those who once crossed his path stayed to walk by his side to drink from the source of life. One of the most beautiful stories of the Médoc was written here, in Listrac-Médoc, in capital letters. Born on October 5, 1949, “this wine tip” of the peninsula began in the mid-1970s with 1 hectare of family vines until then sold to the cooperative cellar. Thanks to his passion and tenacity, in less than ten years he transformed a mixed farming operation into a 17 hectare wine estate, Château Mayne Lalande. His legendary verve was coupled with a demanding nature in optimizing maturity and controlling yields, all followed by careful breeding. A perfectly successful challenge, raising this cru from its first vintage in 1982 into the aristocracy of tannic spirituality. A pioneer of wine tourism in his appellation with Les Cinq Sens (5 soft rooms in the castle), woodcock hunter, Bernard was one of those who tutored the granary of Castelnau like the steak in the middle of the morning. With this warm man with big laughing eyes, the word was in the glass and the words to say it flowed easily: << For 39 vintages, I have been a genetically unprocessed farmer, and I believe that if I had to reincarnate, this would be in a Cabernet Sauvignon stock, ”he liked to say. And Mayne Lalande to become over time a tasty place of identity transcended by absolute ethics. / DH   source: http://m.vigneron-mag.com  

Weinwisser n°06 / 2020

Press review to discover: Hidden Champion Mayne Lalande    

Vigneron, Eté 2020

Press review to discover: Château Mayne Lalande: Bordeaux genius is not only written …    

Forbes, May 29, 2020: Primeur tasting 2019 (Tom Mullen) 

Located in Listrac on Bordeaux’s left bank, this 60/30/5/5 blend of Cabernet Sauvignon / Merlot / Cabernet Franc / Petit Verdot includes aromas of oats, chocolate, cola, cranberries and dark wood and also includes a menthol lilt. Beautiful. In the mouth, a solid taste layered with black fruit.   source: https://www.forbes.com

Guide DVE, Château Mayne Lalande 2017, 90 / 100

Deep ruby ​​color with purplish purple nuances which color the glass, limpid and brilliant, with numerous tears. The nose is intense and rich, we perceive aromas of aging (cocoa, mocha, just ground coffee and vanilla), fragrances of fresh red and black fruits (raspberry, blackberry). Airing adds notes of sour cherry, but also an interesting spicy and balsamic dimension. The palate is a delight, it is a complete, elegant and tasty wine. The attack is full and creamy with pretty fruity and juicy flavors that make you salivate. With evolution, we keep power but we have sap and the latter does its work to frame tannins that are nevertheless very present. The whole, although young, is smooth with freshness. This wine which is still a chubby baby will melt and finish to settle down. Final between fruit,

Opinion of DVE: Ce Listrac-Médoc a une âme et de belles années devant lui.

Myon de l’Enclos 2017 : 14,5/20

A Moulis full of fruit and gluttony. The wood gives it a smooth side without crushing it. Nice balance and nice finesse of tannins. € 14

Source : La Revue des Vins de France

2019

Yves Beck, Beckustator, Avril 2019 : Château Mayne Lalande 2018 = 93 / 100

Purplish purple. What a beautiful expression of the bouquet with fruity and floral notes. On the palate, the wine is compact, dense, creamy and endowed with precise tannins, with fine grains which confer a suave touch; A pleasant, convincing, powerful and fine wine. Great success.

James Suckling, avril 2019 :  Château Mayne Lalande 2018 = 92 / 100

A fresh and lightly chewy young red with blackberry and light tobacco character. Medium body, firm tannins and a fresh finish.

En Magnum, Bettane et Desseauve, avril 2019 : Quatre beaux millésimes et les 40 valeurs = Château Mayne Lalande

In an appellation that is too isolated, here is a true artisan wine, just as careful as an aristocrat in its viticulture and its oenology and particularly complete when the Merlot excels, which it did in great abundance in 2015.

DVE, Guide des Vins : Château Mayne Lalande 2016 : 91 / 100

Ruby color of good intensity which colors the glass, with luminosity, and some tears. The nose is fine and expressive; it exudes fragrances of gourmet red and black fruits (cherry, redcurrant jelly, blackberry, overripe raspberry), liquorice and floral scents. The aeration incorporates aromas of aging that are expressed with restraint, toasted, smoked and roasted notes but also a touch of Havana leaf on a spicy background (vanilla). On the palate, the attack is full, ample with the juicy restitution of small black berries and liquorice. The evolution displays power and character with a well-established structure, on the other hand there is flesh and a fine material which coats the tannins present. The whole is young balanced with sap and, even if this wine still needs to bind, he has very good predispositions. Persistent finish with a hint of firmness, with a finish on zan, chocolate and sweet spices.Beautiful work for this tasty and pulpy wine which has yet to bind and digest its aging. Pretty, well-born, distinguished and distinctive Listrac which does justice to its terroir even if it is still in the making.

Yves Beck, Beckustator, January 2019: Château Mayne Lalande 2016 = 93/100

Garnet red with purple reflections. What an inviting bouquet! Complex, spicy, lots of fruit. On the palate, the wine is delicious, compact, creamy and perfectly balanced. Its tannins are powerful, well integrated, in synthesis with the structure which confers liveliness and race. The fruit is revealed slowly and appears at the end of the mouth. It will take time for this Mayne Lalande. Very promising.

Weinwisser, Top 100 Bordeaux: Château Mayne Lalande 2016 = 18/20

Purpur mit violettem rand. Komplexes, blaubeeriges Bouquet mit brombeeren und Veilchen, dahinter viel Cassis und dunkle Edelhölzer. Molliger Gaumen mit feinmehligem Tannin und charaktervoller Struktur; endet in einem langen Finale mit einem Korb voll Heidelbeeren und Schokonoten. Grossartiger Listrac, auf gleichem Level wie der grandiose 2004er!

Château Mayne Lalande selected from a restricted selection of “assimilated Grands Crus wines” Walter-wine.com, January 2019: Château Mayne Lalande among the most elegant wines of the Médoc

Bernard Lartigue, owner of Mayne Lalande, in love with his land and his vines, creates some of the most elegant wines of the Médoc. 2016 is expressed with a greedy nose of ripe fruit, complex with some floral touches, a fine minerality extended by aromas of vanilla and liquorice. Great substance on the palate, grain. Nice volume of ripe black fruits, lots of sparkle, a remarkable smoothness balanced by long sapid tannins.

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Bettane and Desseauve Wine Guide 2019: Château Mayne Lalande **

Not content to manage for more than forty years, with passion and competence, its 20 hectares of vines on Listrac and Moulis with its Château Myon de l’Enclos, Bernard Lartigue works in parallel as a hotelier, with very beautiful rooms of ‘hosts (Les Cinq Sens) in the heart of its vineyard. Hubert De Bouard has been advising it since 2010. Since this vintage, the wines have gained in finesse and density, always possessing a harmonious woodiness, proof of well-controlled aging, and a very appreciable freshness. 2015 is superb and remains quite accessible. A true Listrac of character which fully deserves its second star. Coup de cœur, Listrac 2015 : On adore le charme et le caractère de ce listrac. Nez puissant, fruits noirs, résineux, cacao, boisé toasté, bouche flatteuse, ample, avec des tannins voluptueux, des arômes qui s’étirent et un bon équilibre sur la fraîcheur.

Guide Dussert – Gerber des Vins 2019 : Château Mayne Lalande ♥♥♥♥♥

Its Listrac Médoc 2015 has a beautiful, deep color with aromas of fresh fruit and pepper, supple and full in the mouth, with a good balance, with a complex nose predominantly of plum and humus, with very present tannins, a dense finish with this lingering spice flavor. The 2014 , 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 5% Cabernet franc, 5% Petit Verdot, very well matured in barrels (30% new barrels) is rich in bouquet and material, with balanced tannins, complete, elegant, on the palate, with nuances of blackcurrant, truffle and humus. The 2013 is very successful, elegant, with rich and velvety tannins at the same time, all in aromatic finesse (leather, redcurrant,…), a wine with a deep garnet color, full-bodied. The 2012, particularly tasty, with a beautiful deep purple color, with notes of raspberry and cinnamon, is a great harmony, very fragrant, sappy, a generous and persistent wine, perfect with a mutton curry or a goose confit. The 2011 (50% new barrels) is full on the palate, predominantly round, firm, all in aromatic nuances (black cherry, cinnamon, etc.), with a very good development. The 2010 (50% new barrels), with a rich mouthfeel, with scents of blackberry and humus, with balanced tannins, is fat, distinguished, with a flattering and rich palate at the same time, where we find smoky and cinnamon on the finish. Beautiful guest rooms.

2018

Cuisine and Wines of France, September 2018, Special issue Chateau Mayne Lalande 2015

It is in this secret countryside that Bernard Lartigue, in love with his land and his vines, creates some of the most elegant Médoc wines of sky and light. In his cellar as a thoughtful winemaker, he writes this wine with delicate spices, sculpted tannins, detached and clear notes, played with talent and experience on the harpsichord of flavors.

La RVF N ° 623, July / August 2018: Listrac – Médoc, the most “continental” of the Médoc appellations by Sophie de Salettes

(…) The 38 plots of the Château Mayne Lalande vineyard are located three quarters on gravel. But for Bernard Lartigue, the owner, not all of them have the potential to produce a Cabernet Sauvignon that meets its requirements. “I really like the race of Cabernet Sauvignon and it always dominates in my wines, but my terroir does not allow me to have as many as I would like”, indicates the winemaker. (…)

Bernard Burtschy, Moulis et Listrac 2017 : charmants, à déguster sur leur fruit

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Guide DVE, avril 2018 : Château Mayne Lalande 2015

« Robe rubis d’une bonne intensité avec quelques notes grenat, limpide et brillante, avec de la viscosité et des jambes. Le nez est expressif ; il débute sur des parfums de fruits noirs bien mûrs (cassis, mûres, myrtille et cerise noire), de réglisse qui se mêlent à des parfums d’élevage élégants (grillés, fumés, toastés et torréfiés); viennent ensuite des parfums de coppa et de salaison. L’aération confirme ce 1er nez et malgré les notes boisées assez présentes il y a une réelle finesse. Très jolie bouche avec un vin concentré qui affiche d’ores et déjà de belles dispositions. Si l’attaque est ample et veloutée avec une expression fruitée et juteuse, à l’évolution ce vin affiche de la puissance et de la robustesse. C’est un vin opulent où la chair n’a aucun mal à intégrer la charpente tannique et l’élevage du vin. L’ensemble reste harmonieux même si la finale doit se fondre. Joli Médoc dans sa jeunesse, il nous invite à l’oublier un peu. Longue finale sur des notes toastées et fumées. »

DVE Guide, April 2018: Château Mayne Lalande 2015

“Ruby color of good intensity with some garnet notes, limpid and brilliant, with viscosity and legs. The nose is expressive; it begins with aromas of ripe black fruits (blackcurrant, blackberries, blueberries and black cherries), liquorice which mingle with elegant aromas of aging (grilled, smoked, toasted and roasted); then come aromas of coppa and salting. Airing confirms this first nose and despite the fairly present woody notes there is real finesse. Very pretty on the palate with a concentrated wine which is already showing good dispositions. If the attack is ample and velvety with a fruity and juicy expression, in the evolution this wine displays power and robustness. It is an opulent wine where the flesh has no trouble integrating the tannic structure and the aging of the wine. The whole remains harmonious even if the finish must blend. A pretty Médoc in its youth, it invites us to forget it a little. Long finish on toasted and smoky notes. “

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“Château Myon de l’Enclos  ” , Winemaker n ° 32, March 2018, Special crus bourgeois du Médoc, Jean-Luc Barde

“A peasant retreat, vines on the edge of the woods, sensitive and biodynamic attention, a few hectares of pure love: this is Bernard Lartigue’s Médoc. (…) The learning of taste begins there and that of wine slipped into the time of childhood, a cuisine of soul and wines of spirit, two sources that irrigate the life of Bernard, the peasant. 100% Médoc, a sensitive observer of nature that he honors every day. “

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”  Wine tourism: already good plans for visits for this summer”, South West, February 20, 2018, wine section, César Compadre

“Putting in contact the châteaux and agencies offering tours was the objective of a workshop organized in Bordeaux. Examples of places to discover (…), Château Mayne Lalande, in the hands of Bernard Lartigue, in AOC Listrac, is an excellent base, in a family atmosphere. “

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 Bordeaux is really back with 2015  ”, JamesSuckling.com, February 2, 2018, James Suckling

“After tasting about 1,300 Bordeaux 2015 in France, my team and I concluded that the 2015 vintage has lived up to its great potential in every sense of the word. Red, white or sweet, the wines show wonderful harmony, intensity, structure and freshness. Exciting and exquisite, the best of 2015s benefit enormously from this freshness quality, which derives from the slightly higher acidity and lower alcohol levels. (…) I do think that 2015 has truly made phenomenal, transparent wines that emphasize the greatness of their terroirs. This vintage is definitely a new benchmark for Bordeaux. ”

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Hachette Wine Guide 2018

 Château Mayne Lalande 2014 obtains a star in the Guide Hachette des Vins 2018. Go to the guide’s website

Guide Hubert des Vins 2017-2018

Château Mayne Lalande 2014 obtains a score of 17.5 out of 20 in the Guide Hubert des Vins 2017-2018 edition. “Superb powerfully fruity nose, with notes of violet, wild rose, truffle and flint, dense, tasty and truly voluptuous palate, with a big and beautiful substance, tight tannins and vigor, balance and great potential. “

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2017

“The two Listrac at the top  “, bordeauxwines.canalblog.com, June 14, 2017

“His 2014 Listrac Médoc, 60% Cabernet-Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 5% Cabernet franc, 5% Petit Verdot, very well matured in barrels (30% new barrels), is rich in bouquet and material, with   balanced tannins , full, elegant, all in the mouth, with nuances of blackcurrant, truffle and humus. “

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Château Mayne Lalande 2014 elected Gold Medal by Gilbert and Gaillard, May 2017

 “Beautiful dark garnet color. Racy nose favoring quality toasted oak, sweet spices, mocha, plum. On the palate, a concentrated, tense, velvety wine, a solid structure that will take time to blend, a nice emerging complexity. A good listrac. “

Score: 89/100 Read the note on the guide’s website

“[Primeurs 2016] Listrac-Médoc” Mybettanedesseauve, May 3, 2017

Score: 91/100

“Blooming and elegant aromas, ripe fruit, floral touches, found in a full mouth, with very tight tannins and excellent freshness. Personality. “

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“Five appellations, five great favorites of the Guide 2017”, 20 minutes, January 2017

“For the good palate, his Listrac Médoc 2012, 60% Cabernet-Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 5% Cabernet franc, 5% Petit Verdot, very well matured in barrels (30% new barrels), is particularly tasty, of beautiful deep purple color, with notes of raspberry and cinnamon, very harmonious, very fragrant, sappy, generous and lingering on the palate, leading to a Milanese-style breaded veal chop or roast goose. “

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The Guide to the Best Wines of France, LRVF 2017

“Bernard Lartigue manages this Listrac property with passion and conviction. He develops a powerful wine, without rusticity, in a modern and very regular spirit. It generally ages well over a few years, especially as the vineyard has now aged. A sure bet for the appellation. The wines: the last vintages have gained in density and depth. “

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2016

“Listrac et Moulis, the twins of the Médoc”, Karine Valentin, Cuisine et Vins de France, sept-oct 2016

“The asset of the estate is also its vineyard in small pieces, which do not facilitate the winegrower thing but make the assembly obvious. With bits of land everywhere, Bernard Lartigue makes the link between the two villages. Myon de l’Enclos, Moulis 2012 (€ 14) lists its Cabernets among the best in the area; Mayne Lalande 2014 and 2015 are two Listracs united under the Lartigue signature, little miserly on the quality of its tannins. “

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Château Mayne Lalande 2014, Antonio Galloni, Vinous, October 7, 2016

“The 2014 Mayne lalande is exotic, bold and quite beautiful. Inky blue and black fruits and the full-throttle style suggest a late harvest, but there is plenty of underlying structure to carry fruit as well. Attractive spice and leather overtones add nuance as the wine opens up. The 2014 should be a terrific value. “

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Château Mayne Lalande 2013, Wine Guide, September 2016

Score: 90/100

« Robe grenat soutenue, de fort belle tenue, sans trace d’évolution, lumineuse et brillante, avec un joli jambage. Le nez est fin et séduisant, il marie des notes de fruits rouges et noirs mûrs (la framboise, la cerise noire, la mûre, le cassis) à des fragrances de réglisse. A l’aération s’ajoutent des notes d’élevage de qualité (fève de cacao, torréfaction et épices douces) sur un arrière-plan délicatement mentholé. En bouche, c’est un vin avec une certaine largeur d’épaule. L’attaque est ample, pleine voire même enveloppante, avec des parfums fruités charnus et gourmands qui restituent des parfums de fruits noirs et de zan. L’évolution est nettement plus étoffée, avec une matière dense qui contient des tanins qui doivent encore se fondre. La finale d’une bonne longueur est encore un peu ferme et s’oriente sur des parfums de fève de cacao, de vanille et de torréfaction. »

Château Mayne Lalande 2012, Guide Dussert Gerber des vins, September 2016

“For the good palate, his Listrac Médoc 2012, 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc, 5% Petit Verdot, very well matured in barrels (30% new barrels), is particularly tasty, beautifully colored. Deep purple, with notes of raspberries and cinnamon, very harmonious, very fragrant, sappy, generous and lingering on the palate, leading to a Milanese-style breaded veal chop or roast goose. “

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Château Mayne Lalande 2012, Guide DVE, summer 2016

“Still ruby ​​in color, in its youth, very deep, luminous and brilliant, good viscosity with many tears. the racy and personalized nose develops notes of liquorice, there are also notes of mocha, toasted and roasted touches as well as fragrances of sweet spices and burnt wood (…). The whole seduces by its richness and generosity but also by its beautiful greedy substance and its freshness. Good persistence with notes of liquorice, mocha and spices. “

Score: 91/100 Read the full guide for Summer 2016

L’Express, Special Issue of June 8, 2016, Special Primeurs 2015

 “  Intense, enveloping and tense, this vintage has a beautiful character which will be refined with aging. It is advisable to reserve it in magnum. “

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Château Myon de l’Enclis 2014 elected Gold Medal by Gilbert and Gaillard, June 2016

“Dark garnet red color. Nose delivering beautiful notes of black fruits and graphite when aired. Pleasant on the palate, revealing a nice balance, both fleshy and fresh. This rigorous and elegant wine will go perfectly with lamb meat. “

Score: 89/100 Read the note on the guide’s website

Château Mayne Lalande 2015, Decanter

 Score: 88/100

“Good plummy cassis fruit – more Moulis than Listrac. An elegant wine. “

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“Bordeaux Futures 2015, our best marks! »Le Point, Jacques Dupont, April 2016

Note: 16/20

“Very ripe, fleshy, mellow black fruits, velvety tannins, character, black pepper, spices. “

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“Primeurs 2015: Bernard Burtschy’s selection for Listrac and Moulis” lefigaro.fr, April 2016

Note: 16/20

“The color is dark and the nose oscillates between blackcurrant and blackberry. the wine is dense, nicely woody, full of charm. “

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Tasting notebook, Bordeaux Primeurs 2015, Yves Beck

 Score: 93-95 / 100

“Purplish purple. Seductive bouquet revealing fresh candied fruit and cloves. Airing reveals notes of red fruits and blackcurrant. Delicious and fruity attack. The body has density, structure and well integrated tannins, in symbiosis with acidity. They appear at the end of the mouth and are of the grainy type. A very beautiful wine, juicy and greedy, with excellent aging potential given its racy and lively structure. “

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“Château Myon de l’Enclos  ” , Winemaker n ° 34, February 2016, Special Médoc 2016, Denis Hervier

“When the 1970s bowed out, Bernard Lartigue planted his first vines. This man is an example of tenacity, courage and self-sacrifice. The work of his life will be Château Mayne Lalande, a tremendous job! Row of vines by row of vines, plot by plot, patiently and systematically, he will negotiate, plant. Hercule du Médoc, he succeeded in transforming a mixed farming operation in Listrac into a 20 hectare wine estate. “My parents lived sparingly, a little breeding, a little forest and 1 hectare of vines from which they brought the grapes to the cooperative cellar. “

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“Listrac-Medoc” vertdevin.com, spring 2016

“Château Mayne Lalande 2012: The nose is a bit powerful. It reveals notes of undergrowth and ripe fruit combined with slight notes of coffee. The palate is fruity, nicely mineral, racy, fresh and offers a certain elegance. In the mouth this wine expresses notes of blackberry, cherry and slight notes of raspberry associated with touches of licorice, Zan and oak. Tannins are fine and slightly dry. Good length. Château Mayne Lalande 2014: The nose is a bit powerful. It reveals notes of ripe fruit, strawberry and cassis combined with touches of cherry, blond tobacco as well as a hint of spices and a touch of cardamom. The palate is fruity, juicy, relatively gourmand and offers a nice minerality, a good matter and a small suavity. In the mouth, this wine expresses notes of blueberry, cassis and strawberry associated with slight notes of licorice, cherry, plum and toasted notes. Tannins are fine, well-conducted and (currently) a bit young. “

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Guide Hachette des Vins 2016

“Noticed in the first edition of the Guide (three stars for his 1982 vintage), Bernard Lartigue continues to stand out for the quality of his production. Its 2012 Listrac makes a very nice impression with its generous bouquet of brandy fruit and spicy and roasted oak, as with its ample, powerful and fat palate, backed by a solid frame but well coated by a flesh. dense and velvety. A perfect balance which translates a rigorous aging and promises a beautiful evolution in the cellar. 2020 – 2028. Beef tenderloin in crust. “

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“The wine list” Terroirs de Bordeaux, Edition 2016 

“I was really delighted to see Bernard Lartigue again during our Vinexpo Garden Party. This passionate winegrower has succeeded in imposing his wine, giving it his “paw”, and it is very good that way. The 2011 (50% new barrels), is full on the palate, predominantly round, firm on the palate, all in aromatic nuances (black cherry, cinnamon…), very good evolution. And the 2010 (50% new barrels), still young, of course, with a rich mouthfeel, with scents of blackberry and humus, balanced tannins, all round, fat, ample and distinguished, with a flattering and rich palate. at the same time, where we find smoky and cinnamon on the finish. “

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2015

Guide Hubert 2015 

Château Myon de l’Enclos 2012: 4 out of 5 glasses

“A massive Moulis, which offers a powerful and complex nose, with great ripe fruit, smoky, spicy and minty notes, a solid palate, leaning against a dense tannic structure. Good balance and potential. “

Château Mayne Lalande 2012: 4 1/2 glasses of 5

“Very nice nose of good intensity, melted fruit, spicy and resinous notes, nicely woody, full-bodied, fleshy, well-structured and vigorous, with aromas that persist for a long time. Good potential. “

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Gilbert and Gaillard 2015

Château Myon de l’Enclos 2012: Gold Medal, 88/100

“Beautiful dark color, purplish reflections. Pleasant rather fine nose with fruity, mineral and woody accents. E, mouth, the attack is dense, collected, the tannins are polished. The finish still shows some firmness. A wine of the future. “

Read the full note Château Mayne Lalande 2012: Gold medal, 85/100

“Dark color, purplish reflections. Nose marked by its aging in which roasted woody tones are expressed. The palate is dense, tannic, collected even if the fruit discreetly asserts itself on the finish ” 

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