Bordeaux Merlot

Le Jardin de Petit Village

Pomerol Merlot 2014

100% Merlot. Complex nose with aromas of dark fruit, chocolate, leather, green pepper and a hint of mint. Lots of red fruit on the palate, smooth, silky tannins. Good acidity — 4 days ago

Guinaudeau

"G" Acte 6 Red Bordeaux Blend 2014

This is getting better each year. Great blend of merlot and cab franc, it has black berries, cherries, violettes and crushed roses, in a medium bodied and very balanced wrap. No excess maturity nor excess alcohol, all done to perfection. Still requires a few years, maybe 3 to 4, but hard to resist now. Top notch stuff and goes for such low prices if you can find them. 2018 is now called Les Perrières de Lafleur and goes for 99 bucks. Plays in the big league !!! — 4 days ago

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Anthony De Blasi

Anthony De Blasi

Good to hear, I bought the 2016 because I didn’t want follow the price increases of classic Bordeaux wines for 2016. Looking forward opening one!
Alexandre Pagliano

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We did bought 2014, 2015 and 2016. Just found some 2012 and buying too. Have yet to taste the 2016. 2015 is richer and less classical than the 2014 but really good and well done. I guess each year will get better. Let me know your thoughts on the 2016 once you have it !

Château Lascombes

Margaux Red Bordeaux Blend 2005

Lots of black fruits, plum, spice box, leather, floral, tobacco that is still youthful. — 9 days ago

Neil, Tom and 18 others liked this

Château La Sergue

Lalande de Pomerol Cabernet Franc Blend 2011

Wow this is great! The nose is made of meat juice, cedar, tobacco leaves, oak and vanilla, black currant and an earthy thing which is typical for pomerol in my mind. The palate is well designed with a massive acid backbone, a bright red and black berries note all along, a good width, a velvety mouthfeel. In the rear tannins kick in adding a dry layer which is stylish and elegant, and that carries on on the finish with black currant, some oaky notes too, a reminiscence of the meat juice notes that could be felt on the nose and a tiny bit of bitterness. This is a great effort, what a wine in this vintage! Served along a massive ribeye steak that had matured for 42 days... A pairing made in heaven — 7 days ago

Serge, Ira and 17 others liked this

Ségla

Margaux Merlot Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

Beautiful. Just ripe blackberries, small red berries, savory dried herbs. Then leather and a lot of minerality. The palate is so fresh, high acid and fine tannins that still have more grip then you expect from 9 years — 2 days ago

Chateau Carignan

Prima Premières Côtes de Bordeaux Red Bordeaux Blend 2006

Ming L
9.1

While the nose is deep and brooding with plum, blackberry, pine cone, worn leather, and dried herbs, not dissimilar to the 04 and 05 vintages, this 06 shows the juiciest and freshest palate. Grainy but gripping tannins that will take another 3-5 years to resolve.

Lovely Merlot!

— 6 days ago

Ericsson, Douglas and 5 others liked this

Château Beauséjour

Puisseguin Saint-Émilion Cuvée Spéciale Merlot & Cabernet Franc 2018

Purpley (look and taste!), earthy (probably a Virgo) and it does have that Virgo-esque ability to be heady (Ready to conquer nose! Tannins! So much!) but, again, earthy and grounded. With a hint of mint. — 2 days ago

Severn, Romain and 3 others liked this

Château Cos d'Estournel

Les Pagodes de Cos Saint-Estéphe Red Bordeaux Blend 2014

Still opening, closed but already striking classic feminine St. Estephe. — 3 days ago

Shay, Tom and 15 others liked this

Château Montrose

Saint-Estèphe Red Bordeaux Blend 1994

When food and wine come together in perfect harmony. 27 years old accompanied by truffle risotto and a cote du boeuf grilled perfectly. Pairing heaven! The wine has an incredible nose. — 4 days ago

Eric, Shay and 9 others liked this

Château Andron Blanquet

Cru Bourgeois St. Estèphe Red Bordeaux Blend 2014

Blend of 60% Cab Sauvignon, 35% Merlot & 5% Cab Franc, 33% new oak aged, owned by the same family as Cos Labory. Deep Ruby with aromas of ripe black fruits, spice and cedar. On the palate juicy blackberry and plum with notes of cacao and cedar. Fine tannins, medium+ finish ending with fruit, cedar and earthy notes. Good value. — 14 days ago

Eric, Tom and 4 others liked this