2016 Petite Laurence, Bordeaux
2016 Petite Laurence, Bordeaux
"2016 is an epic vintage" - Antonio Galloni, vinous.com
The 2016 Petite Laurence is one of my favourite finds in recent years. We've now sold out of the 2015 and I have tasted and approved the delicious 2016 vintage. As you'll know, 2016 was an outstanding year resulting in a claret of great pedigree and character. It was made in conjunction with the esteemed Hubert de Boüard of Château Angélus, one of the most prestigious Saint-Émilion estates classified Premier Grand Cru Classé A status.
When I tasted this outstanding claret with the team recently, it unanimously secured first place among other red Bordeaux wines priced between £10 and £15 per bottle - this is what we call our 'superb drinking claret' price range and this is an everyday wine to enjoy with a chilli con carne or a well-aged steak.
Petite Laurence hails from the wonderfully intense 2016 vintage and offers pronounced dark currant and plum on the nose, and a palate laden with plush, ripe dark berry fruit with a hint of spice to the finish. This is a claret to buy a case or two of to stock up.
- Johnny Wheeler, Chairman of Mr.Wheeler.
On the nose dark fruits stimulate the senses at first, cherry, plum, and cassis with light hints of perfumed violets. As one continues to appreciate the primary aromas, the five years in bottle is starting to encourage savoury aromas of leather, too.
The palate is wondrously smooth where the dark fruit is extremely well integrated and there is this savoury coolness that you can only belong to Bordeaux. We are carried back to school with ‘Petite Laurence’ as the evolving palate exudes that strangely appealing characteristic of lead pencil shavings… so calming, so uplifting, so Bordeaux.
"The 2016 Petite Laurence is a pretty, delicate red to drink now and over the next few years. Pipe tobacco, herb, cedar and mint add nuance to a core of sweet red cherry fruit. This is an especially perfumed, lifted red. Aging mostly in steel keeps the flavors bright and focused. Laurence is co-owned by Hubert de Boüard and his cellarmaster at La Fleur de Boüard, Philippe Nunes."
Antonio Galloni, vinous.com
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