LVMH Sammlerbox Vin d'Exception LVMH 2016
Diese exklusive Sammlerbox enthält je eine Flasche Château d'Yquem, Château Cheval Blanc, Clos des Lambrays und Colgins IX Estate.
Sammlerbox Vin d'Exception LVMH 2016
Lobenberg: Ein großartiger Jahrgang 2016 mit 4 außergewöhnlichen Weinen in limitierter Auflage. Man darf über LVMH denken was man möchte, aber es ist wohl unbestritten, das man unter diesem Firmennamen ausschließlich Luxusmarken findet. In der Welt der Weine und Champagner zählt aber nicht nur das Image, sondern vor allem der Genuss. Und das darf man mit Fug und Recht hier voraussetzen. Chateau Cheval Blanc, (Saint Emilion), Chateau d'Yquem (Sauternes), Domaine des Lambrays (Cotes de Nuits) und IX Estate, Colgin Cellars (St. Helena, Kalifornien) sind die kleinen, feinen Diamanten im Portfolio des Unternehmens. Erstmalig gibt es nun und in begrenzter Anzahl eine Sammleredition verbunden mit der Einladung verschiedene Aspekte des Jahrgangs 2016 durch das Prisma von vier außergewöhnlichen Terroirs zu entdecken.
Jeb Dunnuck über: Sammlerbox Vin d'Exception LVMH
-- Jeb Dunnuck: Colgin IX Estate: Another perfect wine is the 2016 IX Estate, which is made from 68% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Cabernet Franc, 10% Merlot and 7% Petit Verdot, all from the hillside vineyard at the estate, high up on Pritchard Hill. It’s another ethereal, pure, seamless wine that does everything right. Huge notes of crème de cassis, ground herbs and tobacco, graphite, chocolate, and spring flower notes all emerge from this full-bodied 2016 that has building tannins, incredible depth of fruit, no hard edges, and a terrific finish. I wrote “wow” three times in my notes on this beauty. Hide bottles for 3-5 years if you can, and it’s capable of lasting for 3-4 decades. It’s another magical wine from winemaker Allison Tauziet that just could not be any better. 100/100
Parker über: Sammlerbox Vin d'Exception LVMH
-- Parker: Chateau Cheval Blanc: The 2016 Cheval Blanc is a blend of 59% Merlot, 38% Cabernet Franc and (the return of) 3% Cabernet Sauvignon from the gravel soils since in this vintage the vines showed absolutely no stress. It delivers 14.25% alcohol with an IPT of 75 and a pH 3.67, which Pierre Lurton told me is a little lower than normal. As usual, it is matured in 100% new oak. It has a very pure, correct and quite penetrating bouquet with black cherries, blackcurrant, graphite and a touch of wild mint. It is bashful at first but opens with confidence with aeration (incidentally, I allowed my sample 40 minutes to open). The palate is medium-bodied with filigree tannin and a killer line of acidity that imparts so much freshness from the starting gun. That soupçon on Cabernet Sauvignon does make a difference, lending a subtle vein of graphite that runs throughout the wine. It remains linear, with laser-like focus towards the extraordinarily persistent finish, pencil lead on the 'HB' aftertaste. This is a classic and intellectual Cheval Blanc, not as charming perhaps as the 2015 Cheval Blanc, but it will unquestionably age gracefully over decades not years. 97-99/100Chateau d'Yquem: Containing 135 grams per liter of residual sugar, the pale lemon-gold colored 2016 d'Yquem leaps from the glass with honeyed apricots, pineapple, green mango, crushed rocks, candied ginger, coriander seed and citrus peel with hints of orange blossom. The palate is very tightly wound, vibrant and refreshing with layer upon layer of minerals and spices, finishing with epic poise and persistence. 98+/100Clos des Lambrays Grand Cru: The 2016 Clos des Lambrays Grand Cru includes 85% whole-bunch fruit and is matured in 50% new oak. It was picked around 24 to 29 September. It has a fresh and discrete bouquet at first, the whole bunch influencing the red fruit, infusing scents of autumn leaves and Earl Grey into the mix. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin, good grip in the mouth, building with time to a very composed, classically styled, quite persistent and lightly spiced finish whereby the whole bunch is completely subsumed by the fruit. Wonderful. 93-95/100Clogin IX Estate: The 2016 IX Proprietary Red Estate is a blend of 68% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Cabernet Franc, 10% Merlot and 7% Petit Verdot. Deep garnet-purple, it comes strutting out of the glass with flamboyant Black Forest cake, blueberry compote and plum pudding notions plus hints of spice cake, unsmoked cigars, menthol, licorice and dusty soil and accented by wafts of tar and black tea. The palate is full-bodied yet incredibly poised and vibrant with amazing freshness and very fine-grained, very firm tannins. It possesses the most provocative earthy sparks, providing arresting depth to the very long, beautifully perfumed finish. Stunning. 100/100
Suckling über: Sammlerbox Vin d'Exception LVMH
-- Suckling: Chateau Cheval Blanc: Wet earth and sliced, fresh mushrooms. Menthol. Dark berries, such as blackberries and blueberries. Full-bodied, dense and whole, but you don’t feel the tannins, even though it is so powerful and structured. Detailed and defined. Cashmere. Wonderful finish. Glorious young Cheval. Try after 2025, but so wonderful already. 99/100Chateau d'Yquem: A very classic Yquem. Breathtakingly wide spectrum of floral honey, exotic fruit (passion fruit, mango and pineapple), caramel and marzipan aromas. But none of this is a jot too much. In fact, the wine is extremely precise and finely nuanced. Wonderful freshness and textural complexity, in spite of the considerable concentration and extravagance. Very suave and sensual finish that goes on and on. Drink or hold. 99/100Colgin IX Estate: Aromas of blackberries, black truffles, burnt orange peel, forest floor and blueberries. Decadent. Full to medium body. The tannins are so tight and dense with super fine and caressing texture. An amazing, mesmerizing wine. Drinkable and glorious, but better after 2022. 100/100
Wine Spectator über: Sammlerbox Vin d'Exception LVMH
-- Wine Spectator: Clos des Lambray Grand Cru: A racy style, defined by bracing acidity propelling the black currant, blackberry, iron, earth and spice flavors to a lingering conclusion. Balanced and full of energy, this needs time to really settle in and reveal all its facets in a harmonious way. Best from 2022 through 2043. 96/100