When to drink our wines

Wine
Château Gombaude-Guillot

Vintage Drink from Peak maturity Drink by Our appraisal Now At maturity
2 011 2 016 2 020 2 040 Almost as superb as its predecessor! 16.50 19.00
2 010 2 015 2 020 2 040 Superb fruit and great silky texture. A top wine! To keep. 17.50 19.90
2 009 2 014 2 017 2 035 Rich in flavour, powerful, air-light and deep. To keep. 16.50 19.50
2 008 2 014 2 018 2 040 Floral. Well-constructed, fine, fruity, mineral. To keep. 15.50 18.50
2 007 2 011 2 015 2 027 Lovely nose, already flavoursome, silky and pure. 16.00 17.50
2 006 2 014 2 017 2 036 A great intense, pure wine. Wait some more! 16.00 19.00
2 005 2 010 2 014 2 035 Superb! Your patience is now rewarded, but it’s still developing. 18.50 19.50
2 004 2 008 2 012 2 024 Air-light volume, balance and complexity. 17.00 17.00
2 003 2 007 2 011 2 023 Freshness enveloped with opulence. 17.50 17.50
2 002 2 006 2 010 2 022 A classic -balance, freshness and savoury fruit. 16.50 16.50
2 001 2 008 2 009 2 022 Elegance, velvet, nuances -it makes your meal a special occasion. 18.50 18.50
2 000 2 006 2 009 2 022 Air-light power, depth and delicacy: a “great”. 19.00 19.00
1 999 2 003 2 005 2 019 Volume, complexity and freshness -sheer enjoyment! 17.00 17.00
1 998 2 002 2 006 2 018 Guess which the favourite is today! 19.50 19.50
1 997 2 000 2 003 2 015 Great to enjoy with food. 16.00 16.00
1 996 2 001 2 003 2 020 Lovely fruit, elegant structure and superb length. 17.50 17.50
1 995 1 998 2 003 2 020 A “great”, expressing itself completely. 18.00 18.00
1 994 2 000 2 001 2 020 A lovely wine with lots of future. Enjoy! 17.00 17.00
1 993 1 996 1 998 2 013 To drink now. Wonderful grace, but fragile. 16.00 16.50
1 992 1 997 1 999 2 010 Start the magnums now. A vintage still offering drinking pleasure. 13.50 14.00
1 991 1 998 2 000 2 012 Elegant but likely to lose substance. To finish. 14.00 14.50
1 990 1 994 1 999 2 015 Still superb, don’t hold back! 18.50 18.50
1 989 1 994 1 999 2 018 Still really great -a seldom disputed top wine. 19.00 19.00
1 988 1 998 2 000 2 018 Same assessment, same punishment! 17.00 17.00
1 986 1 995 1 995 2 015 A great old-style classic -enjoy with good meat! 16.50 17.00
1 985 1 992 1 995 2 015 The great remain great… for many years! 18.50 18.50

Wine
Clos Plince

Vintage Drink from Peak maturity Drink by Our appraisal Now Maturity
2 011 2 015 2 018 2 025 Good mouth-feel, velvety fruit. To keep. 15.00 17.00
2 010 2 013 2 015 2 025 A “great” –elusive and complex. Try tasting now! 16.50 17.50
2 009 2 012 2 014 2 022 Intimate alchemy is going on. A “great” to leave to hatch. 16.00 17.00
2 008 2 012 2 014 2 022 A “great”, developing beautifully. To keep some time more. 16.00 16.50
2 007 2 009 2 011 2 020 Wonderfully harmonious. Delicious already. 16.00 16.00
2 006 2 009 2 011 2 020 Intense, vibrant, all harmony and nuances. 16.50 16.50
2 005 2 008 2 010 2 018 Silky, intense and fully opened out. A real treat. 16.50 17.00
2 004 2 007 2 009 2 016 A classic. All elegance, balance and finesse. 16.00 16.00
2 003 2 005 2 008 2 013 A touch sunny and flamboyant, almost Mediterranean. To drink now. 15.00 15.00
2 002 2 005 2 008 2 015 Fresh, fine, balanced and nuanced -a perfect wine to enjoy with food. 14.50 14.50

Wine
Cadet de Gombaude

Vintage Drink from Peak maturity Drink by Our appraisal Now At maturity
2 011 2 014 2 016 2 030 Superb fresh fruit character 15.00 16.50
2 010 2 013 2 015 2 030 Even the Cadet is great in 2010. Leave it to open out! 16.00 17.00
2 009 2 012 2 015 2 029 Give it some time. Your patience will be rewarded. 16.00 16.50
2 008 2 012 2 014 2 028 Lovely, pure, ripe fruit and mouth-feel. A real treat! 16.00 16.00
2 007 2 009 2 011 2 020 Charming, sensual and fresh. Good and will stay good for a long time. 15.00 15.00
2 006 2 009 2 011 2 020 Intense and vibrant. Delicious! 15.50 15.50
2 005 2 008 2 010 2 020 All the characteristics of a very fine vintage: a real joy. 16.50 16.00
2 004 2 007 2 009 2 019 Layers of fruit, full of sap: good today, good tomorrow. 14.50 14.50
2 003 2 004 2 006 2 015 Round, full of sun-drenched fruit. Sheer pleasure. 14.00 14.00
2 002 2 004 2 006 2 015 Balanced, fine and digestible: the perfect luncheon claret. 13.50 13.50