It's no surprise that Pétrus, the flagship château of the Mouiex family holdings, has turned in a stunner in the Pomerol-favored vintage of '98. Leaves me speechless; like gazing at a Canaletto painting. Has a high-toned nose, with violet, floral, berry —James Suckling
Perhaps better known for Chiantis and super-Tuscan reds, Antinori produces this white from a blend of Chardonnay and Grechetto. White Burgundy in Umbria. Aromas of ripe pineapple, honey and toasted oak follow through to a full-bodied wine with rich fruit —James Suckling
Owned by the Moueix family, the owners of Château Pétrus, the '98 Trotanoy is another classic Pomerol from this vintage. A subtle and harmonious young red with berry, tobacco and vanilla character. Full-bodied, with masses of extremely polished, fine ta —James Suckling
Here's another classic right-bank wine from the two-faced '98 Bordeaux vintage. Captivating aromas of wild raspberry, cherry, mineral and grilled meat mark this full-bodied wine, along with huge, silky tannins and an extra-long, caressing finish. Envelops —James Suckling
Despite a rainy harvest on the Left Bank in '98, this second-growth turned in an outstanding performance. Well done. Aromas of black truffles and ripe fruit introduce a full-bodied wine with lots of fruit and velvety tannins. A mouthful. Amazing for the v —James Suckling
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