Après un mois d’avril particulièrement animé par les dégustations de nos vins Dourthe 2014 au  Château Belgrave , les journalistes anglo-saxons ont été parmi les  premiers à publier leurs notes sur leurs sites.  Les commentaires positifs sur nos vins récompensent le travail de nos équipes dans nos propriétés. Nous vous en proposons ici un premier aperçu, en V.O.

Château Belgrave – Grand Cru Classé Haut-Médoc


91-92  James Suckling –

« Full and very chewy. A powerful and rich sample. Best ever? « 

92/100  Roger Voss – The Wine Enthusiast

“This is a structured, yet fruity wine…”

16,75/20 de Steven Spurrier- Decanter   

“Masses of ripe fruit, good plummy richness and firm tannins for the future. Fine Modern Medoc”.

 Neal Martin – The Wine Advocate

“ … a boatload of blackberry and wild strawberry fruit on the nose…”

17+/20 Matthew Jukes – Bordeaux En Primeur Vintage report 2014

Château Belgrave part of “My ten best value red wines in 2014- a selection of superb wines which should represent great value”.

89-92 Antonio Galloni- Vinous  

“…A wine of notable density, the Belgrave is super –expressive today with more than enough fruit and midpalate sweetness to stand up to the tannins…”

 Château Le Boscq –  Saint Estèphe


91-93 Neal Martin- The Wine Advocate :

« … What a superb Saint Estèphe ! Tasted twice with consistent notes.  The dark horse of the appellation? “

16.5+/20 Jancis Robinson –  :

“…Lots of fruit concentration. Round and Racy. Polished and very well made. Really lovely relatively early drink.”

89-92 James Molesworth– Wine Spectator : 

“ A fleshy, toasty style in the making, with an espresso note melding into the core blackberry and cassis fruit…”

16,5+/20  Matthew Jukes – Bordeaux En Primeur Vintage report 2014 :

“…this is one of the star wines in the affordable spectrum in this vintage.”

93/100 Roger Voss– The Wine Enthusiast  :

“Smoky tannins are complex and well embedded into the dark plum aromas and flavors in this wine…”

88-90Antonio Galloni– Vinous: 

 » …the 2014 is absolutely delicious and full of personality…”

Château La Garde- Pessac  Leognan Red


89-91 James Molesworth- Wine Spectator  :

« this has a good mix of black cherry and cassis flavors, with a tarry spine giving the finish energy… »

91 Roger Voss– The Wine Enthusiast  :

“ This is a firmly tannic wine, packed with blackberry fruits and acidity. It is developing well and will be a wine to drink in the medium term.”

88-91  Antonio Galloni- Vinous 

« …There is a lot to like here. Best of all, the 2014 should be a terrific value.”

16.5/20 Jancis :

“…Rather luscious fruit with energy. Good Balance. Not heavy but with the oak and young fruit well synchronized.”

Château La Garde – Pessac-Leognan White


91-92 James Suckling- :

“Fresh and tangy with lots of minerals and dried lemon peel. Full bodied, direct and racy. Shows excellent potential.”

17/20 Jane Anson– Decanter :

“…this has lovely definition and lift, with a much-needed addition of stone fruits and apricots care of a touch of Sauvignon Gris…”

89-92 James Molesworth– Wine Spectator :

“…very pure.

88-90 Neal Martin- The Wine Advocate :

« …There is a good depth and vigour here- a fine Graves blanc in prospect.” 


Château Grand-Barrail Lamarzelle Figeac- Saint Emilion Grand Cru


16/20 James Lawther MWDecanter :

 “Attractive red fruit flavour. Hint of integrated oak. Supple texture. Well-handled tannins.”

91 Roger Voss– The Wine Enthusiast :

“…this estate has produced an attractive wine. It’s fresh, with bright acidity alongside crisp blackcurrants and ripe plums.”

16/20 Matthew Jukes – Bordeaux En Primeur Vintage report 2014 :

“…Perfectly balanced and not too challenging, this is a sleek, balanced, forward wine …”

Château Rahoul Graves


 16.75/20 Jane Anson– Decanter :

« Rich round fruit on the nose, spicy plum, gourmet touches of oak, fairly charged impact on the attack…tannins that are chewy and front-of- mouth…”

89-90 James Suckling- :

“… Best Rahoul in years.”

88-91 James Molesworth- Wine Spectat  :

“…Fresh and nicely rendered.”



Ces extraits sont une introduction aux retombées des principales publications françaises  et européennes dont nous nous ferons l’écho prochainement.