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Decanter's En Primeur report/60 tempting 2022s
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What to buy: Hindle highlights 60 tempting 2022s

Château Belgrave and Le Boscq have come up top in Georgie Hindle’s En Primeur report in this month’s Decanter Magazine.

Médoc, Haut-Médoc, Listrac, Moulis

TOP-SCORING & VALUE

Château Belgrave, Haut-Medoc 5ème Grand Cru Classé is the number one top scoring and value wine in Georgie Hindle’s 60 tempting 2022s (Médoc, Haut-Médoc, Listrac, Moulis section)

Château Belgrave, Haut-Medoc 5ème Grand Cru Classé – 95 Points

“Forward, bright and vibrant, great energy. Detailed and precise, lovely definition to the overall frame with plenty of subtle liquorice, mint and crushed stone. Will be excellent. Ageing 12 months in 29% new oak barrels, six batches in amphora. Tasted twice.” Drink 2026-2046 Alcohol 13.5%

Saint-Estèphe

TOP VALUE

Château Le Boscq is top value in the Saint-Estèphe section

Château Le Boscq, St-Estèphe Cru Bourgeois Exceptionnel  94 Points

“Fresh and fragranced. Crystalline fruit purity, energy and focus with cool blue fruit and graphite charm. Quite compact and tannic right now, though beautifully textured and controlled, just a little pent-up. Gorgeous frame and succulence, lovely refinement and supreme drinkability. Ageing 12 months in oak barrels, four batches in amphora.” Drink 2027-2042

Also in the 60 tempting 2022s list comes Château La Garde in the Dry Whites.

Dry Whites

Château La Garde, Blanc, Pessac-Léognan 95 Points

“Lively and bright, with such intensity of lime and lemon at the beginning, straight but forward and expressive. Crunchy and crisp, charming and enjoyable with lift and length. Lovely saline, mineral aspects towards the finish give different nuance and complexity. A welcome bitter tang reminds you it’s serious, one of the best whites with such sherbet juiciness, sharp, lively, intense: I love it.” Drink 2023-2030

 

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