Bordeaux, France

Château Peybonhomme-les Tours

Energies Red Bordeaux Blend

2019 vintage. Biodynamically farmed. Merlot 60 % and Malbec 40%. Aged in amphorae, no wood. Red berries, strawberries and flowers. Very fresh in the mouth, juicy and energetic (yes, the name is well-chosen). Has a light feel about it, even with 14% abv. Delicious. — a day ago

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Domaine de l'Île Margaux

Bordeaux des Îles Red Bordeaux Blend 2018

Decanted for 30 minutes. Dark fruit, charcoal, cedar, and cinnamon notes. Good now but better with more time. — 6 days ago

Ron, Jonathan and 3 others liked this

Château Malescot St. Exupéry

Margaux Red Bordeaux Blend 2018

2018 vintage. That big-boned, Malescot body with plushy fruit. A dollop of astringency on the back end. Love me don’t hate me tannins. Meh nose. This juice has nowhere to go but up. Über-drinkable now but not performing in certain categories currently. Wouldn’t hurt to revisit in a year or two. — 5 days ago

Colleen, Ted and 10 others liked this

Château de Fargues

Sauternes Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend 1997

Grandiose, quel délice, texture incroyable, acidité encore présente, une finesse incroyable, du bonbon.

Such a delight, incredible texture, acidity still there, fresh and full, such finesse and elegance, amazing bottle. 94-95
— 4 days ago

Bob, Diane and 10 others liked this

Château Barde-Haut

Saint-Emilion Grand Cru 2010

This was awesome! 1hr+ decant and needed every bit of it. Dark red color. Amazing floral and perfumed nose. Medium tannins. Minimal fruit but lots flowers and earth. Chewy and deep. Long finish. Obviously a strong vintage, but producer seems very solid. Awesome QPR! — 7 days ago

Brooke Weaver Jakubowski
with Brooke
Shay, Tom and 8 others liked this

Etalon Rouge

Red Bordeaux Blend

2018 vintage. 100% Cabernet sauvignon grapes from a small vineyard in Blaye. First vintage vinified in the small winery in the town of Blaye by Clarissa Schaeffer and consultant Christian Prud'homme (Mouton Rothschild, Yquem) with "vinification intégrale". The result is spectacular. More density and complexity than any previous vintage, with perfect integration of the wood, impeccable balance and impressive length. Extremely hard to find (5000 bottles produced on average). The cult wine of Blaye. — 5 days ago

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Château Prieuré-Lichine

Margaux Red Bordeaux Blend 2015

2015 vintage. Last tasted 7.28.21 and 6.1.21. Smoke, coriander, roasted nuts and dark cherry still wafting throughout the nose but it’s picked up a leather/cedar habit to add to the dossier. Consistently medium-bodied altho starting to transition ever so slightly to light medium body. Baby fat almost completely gonzo. Finish maintaining balanced fruit/acidity and keeping a 30+ second wave goodbye. Cocoa powder that was dancing circles around the endgame palate six weeks ago is on vacation. — 11 days ago

Ted, Peter and 8 others liked this

Guinaudeau

Acte 4 Red Bordeaux Blend 2012

This is one of the first few vintage of what is now known as Les Perrières de Lafleur. It has a clear frame of cabernet to it with the dark fruit, tobacco and leather notes. Round, medium bodied, balanced and punches above its price point. Drinks excellent now. — 18 days ago

Adriana Pagliano
with Adriana
Adriana, Severn and 6 others liked this

Celene

Diamant Grande Réserve Crémant de Bordeaux Brut Nature Blanc de Blancs 2015

Vintage 2015 | Cremant from… Bordeaux! Semillon and Muscadelle. 36 months sur lie. Love it! | Paired with sushi — a day ago

Andrew, Eric and 12 others liked this

Château Margaux

Premier Grand Cru Classé Margaux Red Bordeaux Blend 1983

Birthday wine. Was skeptical when I tasted right after I opened but with a few hours of air opened up beautifully. Tertiary notes of mushrooms, leather and tobacco but still plenty of fruit characteristics which makes me suspect this vintage will only continue to shine. Thankfully have 2 more bottles left — 7 days ago

Vanessa, Severn and 11 others liked this