Bordeaux

Château Marjosse

Bordeaux Blanc White Bordeaux Blend 2016

All sorts of mineral and chervil and just blooming honeysuckle. Golden hued with a bit of sap. All sort of understated but just complex enough and thirst quenching enough to keep one going. I believe there is a goodly amount of Semillon and a smidge of Muscadelle at play here, it is not especially expressive of Sauvignon Blanc but, you get it. Quite elegant. Rather balanced. I can drink a lot of it. And I suppose I shall it’s lockdown time, what else to do? — 6 days ago

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Paul T- Huntington Beach

Paul T- Huntington Beach

Does it include a bong?
Ellen Clifford

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@Paul T- Huntington Beach ha nooooo. It smells much better than weed though
Paul T- Huntington Beach

Paul T- Huntington Beach

Good to know,
Surprised you’re up this early, you normally post or comment at 1:00am or later🤷🏼‍♂️, actually I have to work tomorrow,, lame! Up at 1:30am tomorrow. I liked the shut down when I could sleep till noon🙄,

Château d'Yquem

Sauternes Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend 1980

The 1980 vintage in Sauternes was challenging to say the least but Chateau D’Yquem has crafted one of the shining stars of the vintage. Aromatically quite expressive, the Sauternes takes the lead with candied ginger, lychee, apricot and shades of bananas foster that all sing in unison. The palate comes off with an unusual combination of sweet and sour tones, with a strong vein of salinity that races through the core of quince, sour apricot, vanilla creme brûlée and roasted pineapple flavors. Texturally elegant, this is far less on the unctuous side of D’Yquem, but has a beautiful feeling of refinement, freshness and elegance. Still humming at the forty year mark, the 1980 D’Yquem will provide drinking enjoyment for at least another five to ten years. Drink 2020-2027- 94 — 7 days ago

Shay, Eric and 25 others liked this

Château Haut-Bages Libéral

Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend 2010

I like this big, dark, brooding wine. It did take some time to open up and evolve in the glass. Tannins have mellowed from the last time I had over 3 years ago. Tomorrow may be better. Dark bramble fruit. Plush mouthfeel. Also presents with a smokey/earthen quality. Generally pleased with this one. Paired with reverse seared ribeye filet. — 8 days ago

Ron, Shay and 16 others liked this
Deborah M

Deborah M

Thanks @Shay A My first time trying to reverse sear. Ended up being delicious!
Deborah M

Deborah M

@Mike R I saw your notes on this one and was not expecting much. I have to say, this one was much better than the bottle I opened in 2017. Maybe it will slowly hit its stride. I believe I have 2 more to try in a couple years.
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I am excited to hear this @Deborah M as I have a few more so in a few months will have to plan to open one at the same and compare cheers

l'Hêtre

Côtes de Bordeaux Castillon Red Bordeaux Blend 2017

Jan A
9.2

95% merlot blend from Anne & Jacques Thienpont of amongst others Le Pin. Very approachable already but I think it will improve more with some more shelflife. 92+ excellent qpr. — 6 hours ago

Sander, Peter and 7 others liked this

Château Montlandrie

Castillon Côtes De Bordeaux Red Bordeaux Blend 2015

Seemed appropriate to open this in honor of Denis Durantou. Love this wine and has always been an amazing value. — 6 days ago

David, Mike and 11 others liked this

Château Ducasse

White Bordeaux Blend 2019

Erik Helms
9.2

New 19s are in and this bottle stood out immediately. Expressive right out of the pour with refreshing lemon zest and a quenching acidity that keeps you returning to the glass. I’ll be opening quite a few of these this summer. — 15 days ago

David, Kevin and 5 others liked this

Château Smith Haut Lafitte

Graves Red Bordeaux Blend 2012

Deep ruby hue with garnet rim variation. Nose offers candied cassis, baked cherry, black and red licorice, molasses, black pepper, leather, baking spice, and oak notes. Spice is prominent on the palate. Medium tannins. Elegant and balanced. Long finish. Vintage 2012. ABV 14%. — 2 days ago

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Deked1, Paul and 25 others liked this

Moulin D'Issan

Supérieur Red Bordeaux Blend 2015

Really enjoyed this wine. Pretty rich with some smoke and cherry where stood up to a meal of lamb. But also enjoyable and not too much on its own. — 4 days ago

Pooneet, Alex and 4 others liked this

Château Margaux

Pavillon Blanc White Bordeaux Blend 2004

A simply glorious aged Bordeaux Blanc, shared for my big four zero, the 2004 Pavillion Blanc by Chateau Margaux is silky, opulently textured and has insanely good poise and length. Right out of the gate you are impressed with the range of aromatics from lychee and starfruit to damp earth, wild mushroom and brandy soaked pear. Once on the attack, you are surprised by the freshness imparted in this wine that now stands at sixteen years of age. The soft mouthfeel gives this an err of elegance as the wine effortlessly glides across the mid palate with a bright beam of salinity. The captivating, exceedingly long finish produces the final crescendo. One thing is clear — this beautiful Bordeaux Blanc still has a long life ahead of it. Drink 2020-2035- 97 — 9 hours ago

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Ron R

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Many happy returns, OB 🎈 Nice touch with the wine choice!
P A

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@Dr. Owen Bargreen Dr. Great post and enjoy your Memorial Day weekend. Cheers 🍷
Hugh O'Riordan

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Good review

Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande

Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend 2004

1 hour plus decant. Dark red color. Nose contains graphite, black cherry, and some medicinal elements. Wine has more oak than expected but nice cherry fruit. Awesome texture and great depth. Medium plus finish. Not as good as the ‘12 I recently had, but still one of my favorite producers! — 9 hours ago

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Tom, Shay and 3 others liked this