Château Hautes Graves

Château Guiraud

Sauternes Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend 2005

Deep gold verging on amber. Sweet vanilla, Xmas spices - cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice...,passion fruit candy, lemon candy, honey, saffron, VA- geranium, creme brûlée, caramel, gravelly minerality, forest floor. High acid and long finish. — 4 days ago

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Bernard Magrez

Chateau Pape Clément Grand Cru Classé de Graves Red Bordeaux Blend 2009

2009. Tellement encore jeune!!! Les coups arrivent de partout. A revoir dans 15-20 ans — 10 days ago

Daniel, Severn and 14 others liked this

Château Smith Haut Lafitte

Graves Red Bordeaux Blend 2009

Releases an incredible perfume of flowers, berries, pastels, potpourri, lead pencil, and graphite (w a hint of sautéed wild mushrooms on day 2) ~ cherry, blueberry, and blackberry flavors gain richness in the glass leading to a pain grillé and cocoa puff finish!

Will easily develop over the next 5-10 years w over a decade of plateau following BUT delivers plenty of enjoyment now as well

— 20 days ago

Shay, Ken and 15 others liked this

Château La Mission Haut-Brion

Pessac-Léognan Red Bordeaux Blend 1966

Perfectly stored btl of La Mission that is one of my favorite drinking vintages. This has been fully mature for more than 10 years & has not lost a step showing the classic La Mish character. An underrated vintage that has never disappointed. — 9 days ago

Severn, Ryan and 35 others liked this

Château Rieussec

Sauternes Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend 1999

From a half bottle.
Had this wine more than a dozen times now, and it NEVER lets me down.
Fantastic value and perfect cellar material.
— 10 days ago

Josh, Peter and 19 others liked this
Peter Zandbergen

Peter Zandbergen

Yes, fully agree!

Château de la Louvière

Pessac-Léognan Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend 2015

Enjoying some White Bordeaux lately. Previous notes from 10 July, a few months ago still apply. A whiff of passion fruit on this occasion. A creamy textural palate with a touch of pineapple juice on the 2nd night Barbara thought. Back Story: Andre Lurton who bought this property in 1965 is an aficionado of Sauvignon Blanc, and Semillon is very much in the minority in this blend. Usually 85/15. Great match with fresh prawns. One of the 1001 wines. — 15 days ago

Severn, Paul and 21 others liked this

Château Haut-Brion

Graves Red Bordeaux Blend 1959

From what can best be described as a bottle that was clearly not in great condition... 6cm ullage, faded light-kissed label, shrunken loose cork but the sludge around it at the top kept a good seal. Opened and let sit for 2 hours in the bottle, then decanted and left in decanter for 60 min. Dark amber tawny, opaque with some age showing in the rims. Killer old Bordeaux nose with notes of black cherry, tobacco leaf, cigar ash, old cedar wood and gravel stone. Silky in the mouth. Luscious. Lasting finish. This was a bottle that was part of a larger auction lot I bought a few years back and I knew there were risks with this particular bottle. Thus its amazing how what clearly wasn’t the best stored bottle can tonight still deliver a most memorable experience. — 23 days ago

Charlie, Keith and 34 others liked this
Alan Weinberg

Alan Weinberg

this was revelatory a couple decades ago, near mindbending. Only time I’ve had it.
Daniel Maquin

Daniel Maquin

Thank you for the note!

Château d'Yquem

Sauternes Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend 1983

What better way to close the night....took a few hours to open up but the balance (acidity/sweetness) is uncanny....easily can stay on its plateau for another couple of decades — 8 days ago

Josh, David and 29 others liked this

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@Bob McDonald hold on to him as a friend maybe one day he will bring with him a 1920's yquem 😅
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👍 Wife and I have been on some wonderful wine tours (paid in a small group of 12) through Tuscany and Piedmont on one trip and Sicily on another trip. Memorable trips. COVID has destroyed his business for the time being unfortunately.

Clos Floridene

Graves Blanc White Bordeaux Blend 2015

Mid Lemon to pale gold in colour. Oak maturation in the background but is there discreetly with a vanilla note amongst the citrus aromas. Also an oxidative note. The palate is lemon and lime with plenty of citric acid nicely balanced by the oak. On the 2nd night notes of Quince and mandarin - quite supple on the palate. — 19 days ago

Daniel P., Severn and 21 others liked this

Château Haut-Bailly

Pessac-Léognan Red Bordeaux Blend 2014

Dan R

Beautifully textured, with a savory - first personality centered around tobacco, olives and graphite, with a macerated cherry core. Layered and harmonious. Stupid value at < €20 — 12 days ago

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