Time for my #FridayCabernetfix. Here's a wonderful Cabernet Sauvignon blend from Bordeaux.
Deep purple in color with a purplish rim.
On the nose, black currants, plums, cherries, chocolates, wood, earth, vegetables, graphite, spices, bitter herbs, wet leaves, river rocks, peppercorn, tobacco, dark coffee and light bell pepper.
Full bodied with medium plus acidity and long legs.
Dry on the palate with plums, cherries, sweet strawberries, oak, licorice, spices, chocolates, light vanilla, vegetables, tobacco, peppercorn, espresso, wet leaves and earth.
Long finish with fine-grained tannins and tangy cranberries.
This is a delicious Cabernet blend from Bordeaux. Nicely balanced with a nice mouthfeel and great complexity.
This great vintage is already enjoyable, although it could use some additional time to mature properly, 5 to 10 years.
This Second Growth is good right out of the bottle and better as it opens up (4 hours).
Good by itself or with food. I paired it with smoked meats. Delicious and yummy.
A blend of 62% Cabernet Sauvignon and 38% Merlot.
14% alcohol by volume.
$75. — 9 days ago
Valentine's day....time for pinot and pizza! Decanted 1 hour. A forbidding dark ruby red color. On the nose: Earthy, red fruit, floral, mushrooms, cinnamon...all jump out of the glass. Taste: Dark cherry, spice, tobacco, minerals....a power Burgundy from 60 year old vines. — 3 days ago
We had a couple of friends over and did a fun little 2010 Saint-Damien Gigondas side-by-side consisting of “La Louisiane” and “Les Souteyrades”. Both wines were opened six hours prior to service; each spent three hours in the decanter and also slow-ox’ed in the bottle for an additional three. I initially questioned whether decanting was even necessary but after reading some of the notes on CT and trying a small bit after pulling the corks, it seemed to me that air would be beneficial.
The “Les Souteyrades” was a trip to the Woodland Realm. On the nose this was brambles, oud (agarwood), boiled spinach, curaçao, smoke and mushrooms. A much more powerful and rustic wine than “La Louisiane”. This should drink well for another decade. — a month ago
Hedy’s main entree, Duck Confit - Bread Pudding made with Brioche, Bried Cherries, Kale, Nutmeg, and Mushroom Puree.
I brought three Burgundies with me. This was good with a dark seasoned Duck Confit and was a favorite amongst the group. I think because it was like Goldilocks...this porridge was just right with both the entree and side.
Checkout Hedy’s Pop Up dinner business @Plate&Bottle on Facebook — 8 days ago
Hedy’s main entree, Duck Confit - bread pudding made with brioche, dried cherries, kale, nutmeg, and mushroom puree.
I brought three Burgundies with me. This was stellar with a dark seasoned Duck Confit. You can’t go wrong with Pommard and Duck Confit.
Checkout Hedy’s Pop Up Dinner business @Plate&Bottle on Facebook — 8 days ago
For £40 this is a decent Margaux in a top year that’s drinking great already but will still improve 😉
📍 Chateau Desmirail 2010
🏵 90 points
🍇 60% Cabernet Sauvignon & 40% Merlot
🍷 Opaque deep ruby
👃 Damp soggy earth, squished leaves & rock minerals through dark plum & blackcurrant w/ mocha, red liquorice, herbs & broken pencils
👄 Med body of creamy smooth mocha & liquorice infused dark plum & blackcurrant w/ a slight dry mineral storey backbone
🎯 Med+ dark plump earthy fruits finale w/ a dry stoney mineral mocha liquorice linger
— 2 days ago
Rich, ripe and full throttle. I’m describing @Kimberly Anderson but the scarecrow was all of that and in a phenomenal place. Lots of power and ample grace here. A special wine. I lobbied Kim for a BBB style cleavage pic and Chad was down for it, but she demurred....and it was 18 degrees outside so I get it. — 2 months ago