Very fresh, juicy, concentrated, funky in just the right way. Blackberry and menthol. A pretty peppery quality. So clean and juicy and elegant. I’ve found all of Sunier’s wines to be top notch and in league with the region’s best producers.
Update: on the half full bottle that has been in my fridge for a week, it’s positively stunning.. resolved into the most seductive florals. Rerating to 9.4. Bodes very well for storage. — 25 days ago
Opened a magnum and after a short decant the wine was expressing a classic and inviting Bordeaux nose. Tannins were a bit tight, and the concentration could have been better for my palette. — 9 days ago
Tawny with amber rims and nearly opaque. Old Bordeaux nose with some funk on it. Notes of black cherry, spice, old wood, cut cigar and some barnyard floor. Fruit still present and part of the equation with tannins mostly faded. The barnyard notes seems to be brett to me as it becomes a bit more pronounced over the evening (but I’m not as affected by it as some). I liked this more than others. — 15 days ago
2007 comparative tasting. Perfumed red and black fruits. Elegant. Lighter bodied. My favorite of the 3 estates. — 2 days ago
2007 comparative tasting of the 3 Leoville estates. Almost like a blend of the Las Cases and the Barton. — 2 days ago
2014 vintage. The website being very vague, the information is coming from other sources. A Sémillon (60%) and Sauvignon Blanc (40%) blend from selected parcels vinified completely in wood. Note that this estate produces more white than red, with 25 hectares out of 40 planted with white grapes. Brilliant light golden yellow. Exotic fruits and white peach with a toasted hint. Lightweight in alcohol (abv. 12,5%) but intense flavour of ripe pineapple and peach with crisp acidity and good length. Not particularly complex but attractive and probably at its peak. — 21 days ago