Critical AcclaimAll Vintages
Barrel Sample: 93-95
I loved the 2018 Lynsolence from barrel, and it doesn't disappoint from bottle, offering a bright, perfumed bouquet of blueberries, candied violets, chocolate, and graphite. This cuvée always shows a nicely oaked, richer, modern style yet it has wonderful Saint-Emilion chalky minerality, a stacked mid-palate, and beautiful length on the finish. Give this ripe, sexy 2018 3-4 years in the cellar and it should evolve for 10-15 years or more. I expect this to match the 2009 in terms of quality.
Currant, blackberry-leaf, tobacco, black-tea and bitter-chocolate aromas. It’s medium-to full-bodied with firm, chewy tannins. Tight, tannic and focused. Extremely polished and refined. Better from 2025.
The Denis Barraud estate has been family owned since it was first created at the end of the 19th Century. His grandfather, Pierre-Henri Descrambe enlarged it and he passed on to him his love for the vine. Denis has been in charge since 1971.
He's believes you can only make good wine if you have meticulously looked after the vines so that they give good grapes. Denis explains "We take great pains over our viticultural methods to obtain perfectly ripe grapes. We then vinify in such a way as to let these ripe healthy grapes express themselves and in so doing, perfectly reflect our wonderful terroir."