Château Lalande Bellevue

Château Rocher Bellevue

Côtes de Castillon Red Bordeaux Blend 2019

2017 vintage. The Côtes de Bordeaux is a fantastic playground for value seekers and this Castillon is no exception. To be honest I feel sorry for owner Patricia Aroldi that she has to sell a biodynamical wine of this quality at such a low price (4,95 euro consumer price, I kid you not!). A blend of 86% merlot and 14% cabernet franc. Bright red fruit and flowers in the nose. Good fruit concentration and ripe tannin structure with vibrant acidity and more than decent length. Very easy to drink now, but this should age well for a few years. Highly recommended. Abv. 13%. — 3 days ago

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Peter van den Besselaar

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I agree Stefan, wrong distribution channel 🤨
Stefan Dolhain

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It just shows that it is not that easy to sell lesser known Bordeaux regions. And contrary to the image, Bordeaux produces some of the greatest values in the world.
Peter van den Besselaar

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It must be frustrating if you want to invest in making quality wine that there are price barriers linked to the place/region

Château Bellevue La Randée

Bordeaux Red Bordeaux Blend 2015 when you smell wet mushy fertile live earthwormy soil with cherries budding in the fleshy forest. A bit of farmy cheese funk. The palate showcases earthiness and young fruit, even red apple skins. Supple tannins and a finish that floats over that wet young ground. Pair with tapas leaning toward hard cheeses. Think manchego with hard salami. — 18 days ago

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Daniel Bouland

Bellevue Morgon Gamay 2018

Deliciously dark berry fruits with some chunk — 24 days ago

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Château Haut-Chaigneau

Lalande de Pomerol Red Bordeaux Blend 2014

A mellow, subdued red that makes me think merlot as the dominant grape but. . . Appears it is a Cabernet Sauvignon. — 17 days ago

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Château Lalande-Borie

Saint-Julien Red Bordeaux Blend 2014

Dan R

Enjoyable and drinking well, if a little on the oaky side. Plum, black cherry, graphite in the palate with an herbal finish that folds in a dash of barrel char. A firm, taut style typical of the vintage. Good stuff. — a day ago

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Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande

Réserve de la Comtesse Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend 2016

When you’re learning the systematic approach to tasting (SAT) wine and really enjoying your practice. 🙋🏻‍♀️
👁 This wine has a deep ruby hue. It has clarity, noticeable tearing, and extraction on the glass.
👃 On the nose, this wine has medium(+), developing aromas of dark fruit, such as black cherry preserves, candied cassis, blackberry bramble, as well as baking spices, such as cardamom, nutmeg, and cinnamon alongside vanilla, molasses, and cedar. It also has delicate potpourri, earth, and leather aromas.
👄 On the palate, this wine is dry, with medium acidity, a full body, medium alcohol, grippy tannins, and medium(+) flavor notes consistent with the nose, including dark fruit (black cherry, cassis, blackberry), baking spices (cardamom, nutmeg), also anise, molasses, tobacco, and earth.
This wine is very good albeit youthful. It has impeccable balance of tannins, acid, and flavor notes. It could be improved with more age in the bottle, which will soften the tannins and reveal an increased complexity in tertiary aromas. This wine may be consumed with joy now, but will be improved with more aging in the bottle.
Réserve de la Comtesse. 👑 Pauillac AOC, France 🇫🇷 ABV 13%. Vintage 2016.
— 20 days ago

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@Dawn E. Thank you 🙏 I very much appreciate your vote of confidence and encouragement! Cheers 🍷🍷
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Well documented young lady 👌
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@Severn Goodwin ah, many thanks 🙏 Here’s to enjoying the learning journey! Cheers!

Château Vieux Potana

Lalande de Pomerol Red Bordeaux Blend 2015

Merlot cab franc blend. Medium bodied, well balanced, paired nicely with a tri tip. — 6 days ago

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Château Garraud

Alfio Moriconi Selection Lalande de Pomerol Merlot Blend 2015

I actually think is this a pretty good Bordeaux. Dry but not harsh. — 11 days ago

Château Tronquoy-Lalande

Saint-Estèphe Red Bordeaux Blend 2000

A bit lacking in the nose. A good well balanced left bank Bordeaux. Solid effort is a great year. — 11 days ago

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