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Château Lynch-Bages

Grand Cru Classé Pauillac Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 1975

This had the classic LB nose showing mostly black fruits with currant, cedar, leather, menthol, spice box, cigar ash & tobacco leaf. — a month ago

Aravind, David and 20 others liked this

R. López de Heredia

Viña Tondonia Reserva Rioja Tempranillo Blend 2012

Blend of mostly Tempranillo with about equal amounts of Garnacho, Graciano and Manzuelo, deep Ruby with a graceful bouquet of berry fruits, cigar box spice with fresh earthy tones, a traditional Rioja, still reticent. On the silky smooth palate, elegant with layers of flavors of ripe blackberry and cherry, tobacco, smoky cedar, dark fruit, vanilla spice, very well balanced with fine soft tannins and a clean structure ending with a nice long chalky earthy character. Delicious! Still has room to age. — 3 months ago

Tom, Daniel and 1 other liked this

Château La Mission Haut-Brion

Graves Red Bordeaux Blend 1975

Perfect btl so fresh at 48 yrs that was classic La Mission showing red & black fruits, tar, sweet spice, menthol, cedar & cigar box. — 5 months ago

Shay, Severn and 9 others liked this

Château Léoville Poyferré

Saint Julien Red Bordeaux Blend 2000

Showing well with notes of black fruits, graphite, sweet tobacco & spice box — 6 months ago

Shay, Vino and 15 others liked this

Château La Mission Haut-Brion

Pessac-Léognan Red Bordeaux Blend 2014

Delectable Wine
9.5

The 2014 La Mission Haut-Brion offers bright and vivid scents that immediately captivate the olfactory scenes: black fruit, cedar, pencil box and light, minty aromas. It's much better than its First Growth neighbor. The palate is medium-bodied with pliant tannins, very harmonious, and has lovely depth with a gentle grip. This is a sophisticated and entrancing 2014, one of my favorites in Bordeaux. Highly recommended. Tasted blind at the Southwold 10-Year-On tasting. (Neal Martin, Vinous, March 2024)
— 2 months ago

David, Ekra and 1 other liked this

Black Box Wines

California Merlot

I think this is a very good inexpensive wine. Just the right amount of sweetness. — 3 months ago

Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande

Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend 1989

Beautiful, mature Bordeaux. Pencil lead, cigar box, cassis. Harmonious and long. — 4 months ago

Tom, David and 27 others liked this
Bob McDonald

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What a treat!

Château Montrose

Saint-Estèphe Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2014

Delectable Wine
9.6

The 2014 Montrose has an engaging and complex bouquet with black fruit, a pencil box, pressed violet and warm earth scents, gaining intensity with aeration. The palate is medium-bodied with excellent tannins that frame the mineral-rich black fruit (in fact, this is one of the most mineral-laden 2014 Left Banks I tasted.) The oak is seamlessly integrated, and the finish has real panache. Beautifully, and it's just entering its drinking window. Tasted at Bordeaux Index's 10-Year-On tasting. (Neal Martin, Vinous, March 2024)
— 2 months ago

Ekra liked this

Bota Box Vineyards

California Old Vine Zinfandel

K S
10

My FAVE Box Wine!
From HyVee w/Sale & Rebate!
— 5 months ago

Château Gruaud Larose

Saint-Julien Red Bordeaux Blend 1982

A wine that I have had many times that never disappoints. This had a nose you could smell all night. Lots of black fruits, sweet & savory with spice box, cedar, leather, game, lead pencil & cigar ash. This was still fresh, almost youthful with many years left. — 4 months ago

Byron, Eric and 13 others liked this
Pinotman /// Andreas

Pinotman /// Andreas

I had this wine when it was 40.
Scott@Mister A’s-San Diego

Scott@Mister A’s-San Diego

Had 3 btls of the 1982 chillaxing at work. May need to liberate one...and soon.
Ron Siegel

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I would definitely open a btl (no rush) I can’t see this getting better than it is now. Cheers!