91-93 range scores- Wine Advocate #206, April 2013. The 2012 La Reserve comes from a 7.5-acre parcel that produces a slightly different style of wine. Composed of 98% Merlot and 2% Cabernet Franc, it is slightly riper at 14% natural alcohol. Yields were slightly lower at 30 hectoliters per hectare, and Michel Rolland, the consulting winemaker for all of Kwok’s properties, appears to have fully exploited the potential of this estate located on the “wrong” side of the main road bisecting the appellation of St.-Emilion. This fruity, medium to full-bodied, opulent 2012 can be enjoyed over the next 10-15 years.
Haut Brisson La Reserve St. Emilion 2012 Futures
The more traditional cuvee, the 2010 La Fleur Morange is an equal-part blend of Merlot and Cabernet Franc from a tiny, 4.5-acre parcel. This is showing better from bottle than it did from barrel. Remarkably, it has 15.5% natural alcohol, which may be the highest level of natural alcohol of any of the wines from the better estates in Bordeaux. Of course, there is not much of it, since yields were 17 hectoliters per hectare, so there are only...
La Fleur Morange St. Emilion 2010
A blend of 75% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Franc and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon that hit 14% natural alcohol, the wine has an extraordinary purity and vivaciousness in 2009. Dense ruby/purple, with beautiful black currant and black cherry notes as well as hints of raspberry and spring flowers, despite the fact that 100% new French oak is used, it is completely buried beneath a cascade of glorious fruit...
Clos St. Martin St. Emilion 2009