Barsac, Graves

Château Simon

Cuvee Prestige Barsac 2015

Exotic fruits, pineapple, passion fruit. On the grassy side, hay, peach in syrup, apricot... superbly in place for this 2015 with a potential for evolution over the next 25 years, potential evolution towards notes of dried fruit and nuts. Sweet without saturated sugar. Digestible and light. A real wine in the refined sense of the term. Magnificent on a Roquefort cheese.

Notes fruits exotiques, ananas, fruits de la passion. Côté herbeux, foins, pêche en sirop, abricot… superbement en place pour ce 2015 avec un potentiel d’évolution sur les 25 prochaines années, évolution potentiels vers des notes de fruits secs. Doux sans sucre saturé. Digeste et léger. Un vrai vin au sens raffiné du terme. Magnifique sur un Roquefort.
— 15 days ago

Tom, Alan and 16 others liked this

Château Haut-Brion

Pessac-Léognan Red Bordeaux Blend 2011

Jeremy Shanker
8.9

One of the most disappointing first growths I’ve had. Not sure if the 11s need more time, or if they’ll just never come around. Atypically lean vintage of this with a fairly predictable and uninspired aromatic profile. — 10 days ago

Ira, Bob and 5 others liked this

Domaine de Chevalier

Pessac-Léognan White Bordeaux Blend 2012

Mid yellow in colour. An interesting marine type note which became oxidative with time. Notes of citrus and white peach, a little broad. A creamy texture from part oak maturation. 76% Sauvignon Blanc 24% Semillon. Fermented in barrel on lees for 18 months. 35% new barrels. — 13 days ago

Byron, Peter and 27 others liked this

Château Doisy-Daëne

Barsac Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend 2005

Apricot and honeysuckle but not too sweet, additionally enjoyed that it wasn’t too viscous. Def not earth shattering but enjoyable! — 8 days ago

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Eddie liked this

Château de Landiras

Graves White Bordeaux Blend 2021

Very nice aromatic white Graves. Pineapple and citrus notes along with some herbal notes. The palate is very well made with a very strong acid backbone, some great width, and a soft mouthfeel with a bit of grip (I know it makes little sense but I can't put it better). Long and fresh citrusy finish. This is a great effort and it pairs very well with oysters — 11 days ago

Anthony, Daniel and 8 others liked this

Château Rieussec

Sauternes Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend 2005

Mature. Enjoyed with apricots sautéed with the same wine topped with pistachio mascarpone cream. Delicious all around. — 14 days ago

ESF, Brent and 18 others liked this

Leognan

Domaine de Chevalier Pessac-Léognan 2016

I guess it doesn’t matter what champagne I am drinking, a good red always wins. This was an elegant, well balanced left bank Bordeaux with very fine grained, polished tannins fully integrated with the dark earthy fruit. My kinda wine. — 17 days ago

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Jan, Skip and 3 others liked this

Château Larrivet Haut-Brion

Pessac-Léognan Red Bordeaux Blend

65%CS, 20%M & 15%CF. A lot of oak, smoke, incense, very floral and earthy. Red and blackfruit (blackberries, blackcurrant), some green notes also. Very dark red with firm structure, needs time. Second day better integrated. 91+ — 3 days ago

Peter, Sander and 2 others liked this

Château Guiraud

Sauternes Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend 2008

Special stuff (and special bottle acquired at the chateau in ‘16, a magical place). Lighter and less sweet vs what I was expecting. Millions of peaches (and apricots) & wildflower honey. Lychee. White pepper, candied ginger, orange peel and mandarin orange on the finish. Slightly muted but delicate florals on the nose. Bottle probably still too cold. Either way, great with baked peaches & vanilla custard.
— 19 days ago

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Severn Goodwin

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Great stuff, and great value. Whenever I happen across aged bottles for sale I try to acquire, always a good move.
Adriana Fabbro

Adriana Fabbro

It pains me to think about Sauternes as a value because it takes so much effort and expense to make these beautiful (and woefully under appreciated wines), but you’re right, they are values—and better with age. After 10+ years, the oak is completely subsumed, the interesting tertiary notes are beginning to peak through and there’s still so much freshness and bright fruit.

Château Haut-Bergey

Pessac-Léognan Red Bordeaux Blend 2009

Perfectly mature. Soft pruney fruit, gingerbread spice, mellow chocolatey tannines. Dashes of oak, mocha and smoke, as well. Not overly complex, nor complicated. A fun wine.
Very good QPR.
— 16 days ago

Peter, Jan and 14 others liked this