The 2015 'Y' from Chateau D’YQuem is a head turning, simply brilliant blend of Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon. The Sauvignon Blanc is harvested rather early in the growing season to retain its freshness, while the Semillon is given more time to mature and allow botrytis to take effect. The wine itself displays a lovely golden hue, and begins with an exotic bouquet consisting of star jasmine, honeydew melon, starfruit and lemongrass aromatics which all take shape. On the palate this possesses remarkable tension and viscosity, which is truly one of a kind as the mouthfeel takes on a sultry, unctuous character as lemon cream, kumquat, cantaloupe and roasted pineapple flavors all come together beautifully. It continues to impress with its gorgeous seamless quality and balance while showcasing the ripeness and intensity of the vintage. While this is already showing trememdous appeal it should go on to age exceedingly well over the course of the next two plus decades. This is a absolute gem from the legendary Château. Drink 2019-2038- 97 — 14 hours ago
The 2005 Chateau Climens is a simply astounding Sauternes. Showing off its golden hue, the wine starts off with an intense bouquet of vanilla creme brulee, honeyed ginger, roasted pineapple and suggestions of butterscotch. The nose is so compelling and complex that it makes you constantly go back to the glass for more. The palate is exceedingly good. Honeyed ginger, lemon curd, vanilla creme brulee, apricot jelly, macadamia nut and butterscotch. The range to this wine is just insanely good as the texture of this wine borders ethereal. Stunning, captivating and simply marvelous, this is a perfect wine made by Chateau Climens and superstar winemaker Berenice Lurton. Drink 2018-2055- 100 — a day 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
— 5 days ago
Drank 2/9/19. Paired with Burgers.
Found a couple of 09's on sale , so I snatched them up.
Scents of overripe plums, blackberry, raspberry, and some barnyard and petrol notes that remain present after a couple of hours. Palate shows the concentration of the vintage, with rich black fruits, plum, and medium, well integrated tannins.
4/22/7/3/4 +50 = 90 pts. — 10 days ago
The 2012 Grand-Puy-Lacoste is comprised of of 76% Cabernet Sauvignon and 24% Merlot made by François-Xavier Borie, oenologist Christel Spinner and consulting oenologist Eric Boissenot. The vines at Grand-Puy-Lacoste are 38 years old and are set on gravel soils. The wine needs more than a two hour decant to unveil ripe creme de cassis, anise and graphite flavors with lighter earthy tones. Bright and focused, this is just an infant now. Drink 2022-2040- 93 — 12 hours ago
Seems a bit wood/deprived, but I get it. Perhaps all stainless prebottling maturation v. otherwise. Intriguingly subtle nose on first blush that develops with a few spins as it finds its place in the glass going post rain wet earth , grass and fungi hinting blueberry and black pepper. A nice acid balance and tannic presence allows for a nice coating from front to back that lingers post plunge leaving a juvenile blackberry aftermath encouraging another spin, hit and contemplation... PS good value, low alc,, and interesting characteristics✌🏽💙👣🕶🍷💚🌀 — 12 hours ago
Benoit Touquette’s simple Bordeaux blend. There’s a lot of value here, considering you’re getting the winemaker from Realm. Juicy black cherry fruit along with classic garrigue, mineral, tobacco, and spice notes. Nice tannic structure to offset the fruit. — 7 days ago
The 2001 Château Mouton Rothschild is wonderful showing from a challenging vintage in the left bank. Composed of 86% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Merlot and 2% Cabernet Franc, this begins with aromatics of dark fruits, leather, damp earth and wet gravel all developing in the glass. On the palate this possesses a gorgeous silky texture, with outstanding balance and notable concentration considering the cooler conditions that occurred late in the growing season. While the 2001 is certinaly enticing at this stage, it happens to be lacking some of the characteristics readers might expect from a classic vintage of Mouton. Nonetheless, this is still an excellent wine, which drinking beautifully right now and should go on to provide another decade of enjoyment. Drink 2019-2033- 93 — 14 hours ago
The wine is taking a long time to blow off the funk but the elegance is shining through - color has not broken down but not fruit forward which I am glad - structure still in tact 19 years later and finish is softer than I desire but bottom line drinking and enjoying and helping me absorb shitty music like John Denver my wife is playing / I pray her playlist ends soon / this wine is not to be enjoyed by itself like I am doing as I started a diet so no cheese 😢 / this is not going to age and get better so enjoy if you have - just a little smile tonight — 3 days ago