Château Gruaud Larose

Château Talbot

Saint-Julien Red Bordeaux Blend 1986

Like Gruaud Larosse they made great wine in the 82 & 86 vintage. This had black fruit, cassis, earth, graphite, spice box, cedar & tobacco leaf. — 9 days ago

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Severn Goodwin

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A great value BDX, I don't own any '80's, but just extracted '96 & '00 from storage. Hopes are dashed for '96, but'00 should be wonderful, if not closed...
Ron Siegel

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Severn, have not tried the 96 & 00 as the 82 & 86 were the only vintages I purchased in qty of Talbot based on RP’s notes. Cheers!
Severn Goodwin

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Thanks Ron. Our BDX buying started mid-90's, for better or worse. All our pre-90's stuff was careful acquisitions, and we've been served well by that strategy.

Château Gruaud Larose

Saint-Julien Red Bordeaux Blend 1986

Cathy Corison

Tasting group. My ranking 4th, group ranking 2nd. Spice. Meat. Mineral. — 5 months ago

Château Gruaud Larose

Faur Bethmann St. Julien Red Bordeaux Blend 1928

Nicholas bottling that was young & fresh. — 3 years ago

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Château Haut-Bages Libéral

Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend 1983

Another beautiful drinking 83 that is just a point or two below Montrose, Lynch Bages & Gruaud Larose that I had last month. — 4 years ago

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Château Larose-Trintaudon

Haut-Médoc Red Bordeaux Blend

Wonderful. Deep color with raspberry notes. — 5 years ago

Château Larose-Trintaudon

Cru Bourgeois Superieur Haut-Médoc Red Bordeaux Blend 2011

Excellent! Enjoyed at the Keg. Great with or without food! — 5 months ago

Spring Mountain Vineyard

Elivette Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2012

Shay A

A few fun 4th Friday wines from tonight.

I’ll be honest...this was very similar to the ‘09 Gruaud Larosse it shared the table with. Nice compliment. These Elivette’s have so much structure and can age for a good while, and while I’m sure this vintage is no different, it seemed much more approachable at a young age than previous vintages. Aromatically it shows potpourri, brambly fruits, some fig, and only a hint of leather. Dark core that is fairly soft, with blue and black fruits, pencil shavings, baked plum, dark chocolate and a very lengthy finish. Lots to like here.
— 3 years ago

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Château Gruaud Larose

Larose de Gruaud St. Julien Red Bordeaux Blend 1995

Soft, trim and supple. A fun Claret wine. Slightly bricked edge, deep crimson color. Muted palate that shows it’s in a closed session. Fruit may be overtaking by tannins. Not sure time helps. Drink soon. — 4 years ago

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Severn Goodwin

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No Ch GL in the cellar for '95, but we do have some Léoville Barton, perhaps I'll check in this year on it.
Shawn R

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I’ve got one more. I’ll drink it soon. Look forward to your notes on how the Léoville performs.
Ron R

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Dude, I’m. Very impressed with the depth and breadth of your cellar. I’m certainly going to darken your doorstep one day soon! 🤠