Château Clos St. Émilion Philippe

Château Pavie Macquin

Saint-Émilion Red Bordeaux Blend 2018

Decanted for a couple hours. High expectations.

NOSE: branches and brambly fruit … raspberry … a little leather and shoe polish … cassis … blueberry … old book (but not must, mid-century) … minerals and earth … something very fresh … leaves …

TASTE: elegant and subtle. Smooth. Dark fruits and leaves and smooth tannins. Black raspberry. Distinct minerals - clay, stones. Something very fresh, like fresh cut herbs or spices - but not green ones. Turkish coffee? There’s some very complex range of spices I can’t quite get to … cardamom is in there. Burnt orange. A dash of rose petal. A real treat. Started subtle, then once I had a bit to eat, began to explode. 95

EDIT: I believe this is the highest rating I have handed out for a red wine. It’s good.
— 6 days ago

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Château Angélus

St. Émilion Grand Cru Red Bordeaux Blend 2012

Delectable Wine

The 2012 Angélus has a fragrant bouquet: a mixture of red and black fruit, truffle, crushed stone and light wilted flower scents. Very pretty. The palate is medium-bodied with fine delineation and good acidity, quite sappy with modest depth. Fairly structured with a dash of white pepper and peppermint on the finish. This Angélus has tons of personality and is drinking well now. Tasted twice at Bordeaux Index's Ten Year-On tasting and blind at the Southwold Ten-Year On tasting. (Neal Martin, Vinous, September 2022)
— a day ago

Château Pipeau

St. Émilion Grand Cru Red Bordeaux Blend 2019

Deep Ruby with aromas of dark fruits. On the palate flavors of blackberry, plum and black pepper. Medium finish, firm tannins, lively acidity, ending with fruit and spice. — a day ago

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Château Faugères

Saint-Émilion Red Bordeaux Blend 2016

A brilliant effort, the 2016 Château Faugeres shines all the way through. Deep ruby colored, the nose reveals whafts of tobacco, violets, red and black plum, blackcurrant, mint, leather and forrest floor. Full bodied with boatloads of ripe and polished tannins, the wine closes with a long, intense finish. This is a fantastic wine from Château Faugeres. Drink now until 2041. — 6 days ago

Andrew, Tom and 3 others liked this

Château Larcis Ducasse

Saint-Émilion Red Bordeaux Blend 2010

I love me a 2010 Bordeaux!!! Dont think this vintage has ever let me down and I definately prefer it to 2009. This was very smooth with lots of dark fruits. Still insanely young on the palate. I think these wines will go pretty much forever! — 15 days ago

Lyle, Aravind and 7 others liked this

Château Fleur Cardinale

Saint-Émilion Red Bordeaux Blend 2018

Paired with Lamb cavatelli 👌 2018 vintage on 10/'22. Decanted 1.5 hours.

Nose: spearmint, leather, oak, earthy with subtle vanilla notes.
Palate: medium plus acidity, likely from the Merlot. Medium tannins, nicely integrated. Black currants, tobacco, cacao, dried fig, bell pepper with a nice Long finish.
— a day ago

Château Canon

Saint-Émilion Red Bordeaux Blend 2003

I rarely disagree by a wide margin with Stephen Tanzer about a rating, but I am going to here (although he rated this wine in 2006 - giving it an 87 - before it much chance to age). This wine is outstanding. It has a lot of plum, currants, black cherries, blueberries, and a hint of mocha. — 18 days ago

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Clos de l'Oratoire des Papes

Comtes de Neipperg St. Émilion Red Bordeaux Blend 2015

Splendid right bank Bordeaux. Big and bold with an adorable fruity sweetness. Some additional bottle age so everything gets together and this wine will really rock! — a day ago

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Château Cheval Blanc

St. Émilion Red Bordeaux Blend 1982

Delectable Wine

The 1982 Cheval Blanc is a vintage that I have not drunk for a number of years, so this was a pertinent reminder of its pulchritude. It has a flat-out gorgeous bouquet with ebullient red fruit, warm bricks (terracotta), hints of liquorice and strawberry jam. It's the kind of bouquet that you could bathe in. The palate has a ripe entry, voluptuous yet exquisitely balanced, the Cabernet components of this Cheval Blanc quite expressed and more pronounced than I recall. Yet it's toying with you as it segues into a more Burgundy-like final third. Mercurial, sensual and riveting. Tasted at the 1982 Dinner at Hatched. (Neal Martin, Vinous, September 2022)
— a day ago

Chateau de Valandraud

Saint-Émilion Red Bordeaux Blend 1998

The 98 vintage was considered a great vintage for right bank Bordeaux. This wine has hardly budged since 1st trying, still youthful with a polished mouth feel showing notes of plum, berry fruit, graphite, spice, menthol & tobacco. This will go another 20-30 yrs — 20 days ago

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