Cep A Graves

Château d'Arche

Sauternes Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend 2006

We have relatives over at home for diner and I thought why not open a sweet wine over dessert as this is something we rarely do. There are less and less occasion to open such a wine and tonight felt like the right time.
Roasted pineaple, honey, apricot, this is very inviting. The palate is well designed because it's very sweet Yes, with honey and pineaple notes, but there is a strong acid backbone that cuts deep into the sweetness of the cake we are eating alongside. There is some weight on the sides, that typical viscous touch of a mouthfeel before a long and rather fresh finish with pineaple. This is great stuff!
— 10 hours ago

Peter, Romain and 6 others liked this

Château d'Yquem

Sauternes Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend 2013

Another Yquem for desert. Excellent. Still young and somewhat refreshing. Floral fruity goodness. Such a great wine. — 6 days ago

Eric, Peter and 8 others liked this

Château Larrivet Haut-Brion

Pessac-Léognan Red Bordeaux Blend

65%CS, 20%M & 15%CF. A lot of oak, smoke, incense, very floral and earthy. Red and blackfruit (blackberries, blackcurrant), some green notes also. Very dark red with firm structure, needs time. Second day better integrated. 91+ — 14 days ago

Peter, Sander and 3 others liked this

Château La Mission Haut-Brion

Graves Red Bordeaux Blend 1966

Another great btl of this wine showing the classic La Mission nose. A wine that I have had the pleasure of drinking more than 7 cases over the last 15 yrs. The wine has barely budged & has been fully mature & holding at its prime since I opened my 1st btl. Showing red & black fruits, cedar, leather, tar, smoke, licorice, balsamic & graphite are just some of the notes. A wine that you will still taste & think of after you finish the btl. — 6 days ago

James, Eric and 14 others liked this

Château Climens

Barsac 1er Cru Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend 1986

Delectable Wine
9.7

The 1986 Climens has a lucid golden colour. It demands coaxing from the glass, notes of Seville orange, marmalade, quince and lanolin. The palate is where it's all happening with a power that bowls you over. This 1986 has wonderful balance and poise, building towards a taut Clementine and apricot finish. Perhaps this is overshadowed by the end of the decade triumvirate, but it should not be ignored. From an ex-château bottle. (Neal Martin, Vinous, August 2022)
— 9 hours ago

Château Simon

Cuvee Prestige Barsac 2015

Exotic fruits, pineapple, passion fruit. On the grassy side, hay, peach in syrup, apricot... superbly in place for this 2015 with a potential for evolution over the next 25 years, potential evolution towards notes of dried fruit and nuts. Sweet without saturated sugar. Digestible and light. A real wine in the refined sense of the term. Magnificent on a Roquefort cheese.

Notes fruits exotiques, ananas, fruits de la passion. Côté herbeux, foins, pêche en sirop, abricot… superbement en place pour ce 2015 avec un potentiel d’évolution sur les 25 prochaines années, évolution potentiels vers des notes de fruits secs. Doux sans sucre saturé. Digeste et léger. Un vrai vin au sens raffiné du terme. Magnifique sur un Roquefort.
— 25 days ago

Tom, Alan and 16 others liked this

Château Olivier

Pessac-Léognan Blanc White Bordeaux Blend 2018

Lovely white Bordeaux. The Semillon dominated at the beginning, finishing with lemon from the Sauvignon Blanc. Straightforward and nowhere as complex as the Malartic-Lagraviere, but a delicious bottle of wine. The nose had a great citrus and flower aroma. — 4 days ago

Byron, Peter and 3 others liked this

Château Climens

Sauternes-Barsac Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend 1988

Delectable Wine
9.4

The 1988 Climens has a focused bouquet with lovely orange pith, quince, wet wool and showing a very light sea spray influence. The palate is well balanced with fine delineation, not quite as deep as the 1989. A more feminine and elegant Climens with a poised and quite persistent finish that just fades a little. Very fine. Tasted at the Climens vertical at the château in April 2022. (Neal Martin, Vinous, August 2022)
— 9 hours ago

Château Smith Haut Lafitte

Le Petit Haut Lafitte Red Bordeaux Blend 2016

I used the Coravin tonight for a glass of this wine. Much better than 2 years ago. Clearly a well made, full bodied wine. It could get more integrated with a couple more years, but seems fairly balanced now. Not my favorite, but not bad. — 7 days ago

Shay, Tom and 6 others liked this

Château Malartic-Lagravière

Pessac-Léognan Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend 2008

Wow! Great white Bordeaux. A symphony of white fruit flavors that is just so complex. Ready to drink right out of the bottle. The palette just keeps changing throughout the sip, starting sweeter and fruitier and going drier but more intense. The nose is extraordinary: flowers in spring. A great experience. — 5 days ago