Stunning. Very strong shape. Minerality and acid for days, plus the intrigue of time. Drink but can hold too — 20 days ago
Vintage 2010 / archetypical Haut Medoc smell with dark fruit tones, spices like laurel, forrest, a hint of a stable, even chocolate. Good acidity. And not sturdy stubborn in concentration but light footed which makes it a lovely Sunday luncheon wine. It’s not only the quality of a wine that counts but also if it matches the occasion. This is probably the most quaffable Sociando Mallet I ever tasted. / Paired with Cantonese beef and paksoi. — 4 days ago
Monthly WTF guys blind tasting group. This month was our annual, and famed, Left Bank vs Right Bank theme. All wines served blind as usual. Started off with a Rosé and a champagne. Great night.
This is in a good spot now, but will benefit from another 3-5years. A little modern in style as it seems Napa cab-esque...baked fruit spectrum (red, blue and black), graphite, and baking spices on the nose with herbal notes and bay leaf on the palate. I called this ‘12 Left Bank. Thanks @Jack Thompson . — 8 days ago
This is a great Left Bank Bordeaux.
Showing black fruits with earth, chocolates, tobacco, spices, peppercorn, graphite, dark coffee, bell pepper, oak, vanilla, black pepper and black tea.
Full bodied and smooth with medium acidity and nice legs.
Great nose with nice complexity.
Dry and fruity on the palate. Nice complexity and a great mouthfeel.
A Great vintage with lots of fruits and drink very nicely now.
Could age very well in the next 20 years.
Good length on the finish with round tannins and tangy cherries.
A blend of 62% Cabernet Sauvignon and 38% Merlot. Wine Advocate 93 points.
14% alcohol by volume.
$75. — 13 hours ago
I was simply mesmerized by this 2010 Pio Cesare Barolo (WWB, 94) which showed considerably better on the second day. While only an infant now, this displays wonderful red rose, red raspberry cordial, blood orange zest, and sweet tobacco with leather flavors. The weight and verve of this Barolo really entices, particularly once the tannins begin to settle. This great Pio Cesare will age gracefully for many decades. Drink 2019-2035- 94 — 4 days ago
I met @Aaron Hamrock on Wednesday and the first wines he shared were a ‘86 Mouton (my Red Wine of the trip), a ‘90 Beausajor a ‘07 Larkmead Lark and this, the holy grail of Spanish wines. Pretty solid intro. This was rich and round but still not fully strutting in my opinion. If the dinner was 2 hours longer and it hadn’t been completely drained it would have been interesting to see where this went. I say hold if you have one, which you probably don’t. — 5 days ago
My last bottle out of the a 6 pack I bought from the lovely domaine Jacque Prieur. This Beaune 1er Cru is elegant yet sexy and powerful with lots of flavor and character, notes of lightly smoked oak, hint of pepper, ripe cassis, earthy notes, mushroom, forest floor, black fruit, cedar and a light touch of tobacco, medium body, lovely acidity, pleasant tasty finish. My score 89, drink to 2021 — 2 days ago