Chateau Bernadotte 2000, Haut Medoc - Correct, but unremarkable on the palate, feels slightly hot for my liking as well.
Chateau Liversan 2000, Haut Medoc - Earthy, farmyard with burnt capsicum; pungent nose; rounded fruits, drink now - 2015+.
Chateau Cantemerle 1996, Haut Medoc - Earthy, woody also gamey edge, some primary fruit remaining; fleshy still, expressive and feels much younger than it actually is; impressive showing, will keep a while yet.
Chateau Lascombes 2000, Margaux - Seductive and fragrant on the nose; but lacks concentration and weight that you'd expect from a superb vintage, drink now - 2020+
Chateau Labergorce-Zede 2001, Margaux - Despite being from an overlooked year, this was expressive and keen to impress; mellowed out fruits, soft.
Chateau Malescot-St-Exupery, 1994 Margaux - Unfortunately beginning to fade away, drink up.
Chateau Leoville Poyferre 2004, St Julien - sweet woody, licorice and cassis; plenty of fruit, its dark, brooding and powerful, has yet to open up; still in its youth, this has a long and bright future ahead of it; drink 2017 - 2025+.
Chateau Langoa-Barton 2002, St Julien - cool nose, not very yielding, dark fruits showing; nicely integrated flavours, no one thing dominates, but feels rather one dimensional at the moment; in an awkward phase?
Chateau Langoa-Barton 1994, St Julien - has reached its plateau now, if anything probably towards the end of its drinking window.
Chateau Haut-Batailley 2003, Pauillac - perfumed and very lifted, sweet cassis and blueberries, expressive nose; good concentration, just beginning to open up; rather voluptuous, lively and delicious.
Chateau Haut-Batailley 2000, Pauillac - outshone by the 2003 in all departments, probably wont outlive it either ...
Chateau Pichon Lalande 1976, Pauillac - old, quite musty, capsicum and leather; very yielding on the palate, soft yet not faded; has held up surprisingly well ..
Chateau Beau-Site 2006, St Estephe - still rather closed and dense, texture feels quite dusty / sandy, has good potential.
Chateau Tronquoy-Lalande 1996, St Estephe - drinking nicely, feels evolved and settled; surprised at how well its held up, drink now - 2016+.