En Primeur, Day Three:
The Great Whites of Bordeaux

Ratings and reviews of stellar wines from Pessac-Léognan and Graves.

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More from En Primeur 2013: Roger Voss tastes Bordeaux

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Château Haut-Brion 2012 Barrel Sample Red (Pessac-Léognan)

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96–98. Barrel sample. A beautifully ripe wine that’s very dense in its character. The wine is generous and rich, while also structured. It already has delicious black plum fruit and velvet tannins. A wonderful, opulent wine that’s packed with full-throated Merlot.  — R.V.  (4/10/2013)
95
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Château Haut-Brion 2012 Barrel Sample Bordeaux-style White Blend (Pessac-Léognan)

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94–96. Barrel sample. This is a ripe, wonderful wine that’s full of spice, pineapple and apricot with a green tang of herbaceous character. It's simply beautiful, with great style and a deceptively simple use of wood.  — R.V.  (4/10/2013)
95
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Château La Mission Haut-Brion 2012 Barrel Sample Red (Pessac-Léognan)

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94–96. Barrel sample. Ripe and concentrated, this shows all the opulence for which La Mission Haut-Brion is famed. It's dark, intense, and packed with rich Merlot.  — R.V.  (4/10/2013)
94
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Château Haut-Bailly 2012 Barrel Sample Red (Pessac-Léognan)

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93–95. Barrel sample. Dark in structure, with a sense of austerity and dark tannins, this is a wine that will need time to develop. There’s a hint of tobacco and ripe plum on the palate, and the aftertaste promises juiciness.  — R.V.  (4/10/2013)
94
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Château la Louvière 2012 Barrel Sample Bordeaux-style White Blend (Pessac-Léognan)

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93–95. Barrel sample. With all its fruitiness and full, stylish character, this is a ripe wine with weight, richness, spice, lemon and tropical fruits. Opulent on the palate, it ends with an intensely fruity finish.  — R.V.  (4/10/2013)
94
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Domaine de Chevalier 2012 Barrel Sample Red (Pessac-Léognan)

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93–95. Barrel sample. Firm, wood-aged character shows strongly here. The wine is dense and very firm, with a dark feel of extraction, but the juicy fruitiness underneath shows enormous potential.  — R.V.  (4/10/2013)
94
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Domaine de Chevalier 2012 Barrel Sample Bordeaux-style White Blend (Pessac-Léognan)

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93–95. Barrel sample. Complex, rounded and full bodied, this wine is still reticent at the moment, hiding its rich fruit. As it develops, this will be impressive, with it’s mineral texture over apricot fruits and layers of spice and wood.  — R.V.  (4/10/2013)
93
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Château Brown 2012 Barrel Sample Red (Pessac-Léognan)

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92–94. Barrel sample. Ripe black currant and firm tannins combine well in this structured wine. It has a fine depth of a dusty texture, a wine that shows fine acidity, not heavy but full of fruit.  — R.V.  (4/10/2013)
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