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Château Lynch-Bages

Grand Cru Classé Pauillac Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 1988

Red & black fruits, cassis, leather, graphite, spice box & tobacco notes. — 18 days ago

Severn, Eric and 25 others liked this

Château Angélus

St. Émilion Grand Cru Red Bordeaux Blend 1990

1 hour decant (decent chunky/fine sedimen). A thrilling tawny ruby red color with some bricking. On the nose: beautiful notes of plum, cigar box, old leather, musty planting soil, just a touch of barnyard funk, and pine cones...could sniff this all night. Taste: soft, smooth, creamy, layered wine with woody fruit, red currants, tobacco, leather, cedar, and a slightly bitter coffee long finish. YUM! The complete package!! — a month ago

Brenda Terzich-Garland
with Brenda
Bob, Jan and 18 others liked this

Magic Box Wines

Red Blend 2021

Very sweet, but casual drinking wine — 4 months ago

Château Montrose

Saint-Estèphe Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2011

Dense black currant and creme de cassis. Faint cigar box, dried soil, and graphite. Powdery tannins with very smooth consistency. Hour decant. Christmas steak with charred leek and anchovy butter. — 5 months ago

Lars, Andrew and 6 others liked this

Château Léoville-Las Cases

Grand Vin de Leoville du Marquis de las Cases Saint-Julien Red Bordeaux Blend 1983

Cigar box, pencil lead, also some lovely spicy redfruit aromas, still pretty structured, but showing a deep core of lovely dried redfruits, some sweet fruit notes in the long, lingering finish, very fine LLC!! — 11 days ago

Jim Powers
with Jim
Paul, Ira and 8 others liked this

Château Léoville Barton

Saint-Julien Red Bordeaux Blend 1990

Cassis, blackcurrants, cigar box in this lovely, still youthful Bordeaux, really nice balance, seems very fresh still, long finish, terrific bottle!! — 3 months ago

Jim Powers
with Jim
Ira, Severn and 15 others liked this
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Château Pontet-Canet

Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend 2009

Thought I’d give this bottle a try after sitting on it for a number of years. Deep garnet color. Cigar box, wild berries, espresso and leather on the nose. Tastes of red plums, tart cherries, dark chocolate and a hint of of licorice. Tannins are still a little rustic and acidity is perfect. I don’t know if this wine improves much more with age. While it paired great with a steak tonight, it is not a wine I would probably want to just sip. — 4 months ago

Vanessa, Tom and 15 others liked this

Château Haut-Brion

Pessac-Léognan Red Bordeaux Blend 2008

2 hour decant(decent fine/chunky sediment). A majestic purplish dark magenta color. On the nose: bursting from the glass are notes of red and black fruit, charred wood, milk chocolate, some mint, touch of cigar box. Taste: smooth, delicate, elegant wine with red berries/plum, leather, gravel, herbaceous, mocha, and a spiced tobacco medium plus finish. YUM! Drinks well with the decant, but no hurry, time to go. — 15 days ago

Brenda Terzich-Garland
with Brenda
Tom, Brenda and 19 others liked this

Château Latour

Premier Grand Cru Classé Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend 2003

Medium deep ruby core , medium wide ruby garnet rim . Quite slow and fat tears. Quite exotic nose , slightly high toned, lots of ripe spicy blackcurrant , dark cherry , blackberry and underneath a grafite and earthy note , marine scents also . On the palate round, ripe and sweet dark fruits, blackcurrant , blackberry and dark cherry , touches of grafite and cigar box. Surprisingly good , even refreshing acidity , ripe ample tannins; there is great intensity here. Balanced alcohol even though it is quite decadent and rich, lots of glycerin . Very long and succulent but balanced finish with touches of mineral and tobacco. The plumpness and exoticism does come across as pretty atypical for Latour , though it is a real success for the vintage and an undeniably enjoyable wine. Drinking ok now , with a decant of an hour or two but really did improve over the 5 hours we had it open. Will obviously last and improve over the next 20 years and I’m sure go further still . — 3 months ago

Severn, Byron and 17 others liked this

Ridge Vineyards

Monte Bello Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 1994

Taken to Merrimans in Waimea on the Big Island. Darkish tawny, not quite opaque. Notes of black cherry, tobacco leaf, cedar, plums, cigar box and some spice. Super silky. Paired perfectly with my ribeye. The waiter said it best, “Oooh… Yummy!” — 5 months ago

Ira, Josh and 20 others liked this
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