Château Larrivet Haut Brion

Château Les Carmes Haut-Brion

Pessac-Léognan Red Bordeaux Blend 2015

Deep Ruby with pronounced aromas of black fruit, cigar box and floral aromas. On the palate blackberry, currant and plum flavors with cacao, tobacco and oak notes. Big fine tannins, long finish, good balance ending with fruit, savory earthy herbs and toasty cedar notes. Nice! — 5 days ago

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Château La Mission Haut-Brion

Graves Red Bordeaux Blend 1961

Tasted blind. Dark red color. Fruit-forward nose with notes of black currants, violets, herbs, pipe tobacco, minerals and gravel and soil. Some menthol comes on later, as does a little brett thing (but only slightly). Rich and massive in the mouth. Flamboyant and powerful. Seems like it's fortified, as it really packs a wallop. Pretty awesome to put this up side by side with the 61 HB and compare. Both are all time greats, with the 61 HB a little better tonight given the slight bretty note that hangs around in the La Mish. (M's 60th bday 10th of 14) — 25 days ago

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The hits just keep coming!

Château La Mission Haut-Brion

La Chapelle de la Mission Haut-Brion Pessac-Léognan Red Bordeaux Blend 1989

This is classic Graves leather tobacco metallic hint and hot stones - deep dark fruit flavor - perfect now and for at least another 20 years — 2 months ago

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Château Haut-Brion

Pessac-Léognan Red Bordeaux Blend 2006

Smoky weighty and lingering. Finish is shorter than it should be but still very good. More earthy than fruity but very solid. A bit underwhelmed vs my last bottle of this vintage. — 18 days ago

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Château La Mission Haut-Brion

Pessac-Léognan Cru Classe des Graves Red Bordeaux Blend 2008

Beautiful La Mish character that will need more time in the cellar. — 15 days ago

Alex, Shay and 12 others liked this
John Howard

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We’ve had this one. Delicious!

Chateau Bahans Haut-Brion

Pessac-Leognan Red Bordeaux Blend 2001

This vintage has aged better than the critics expected. An old world earthy nose. A relatively straight forward wine with a long yet non complex finish. Low alcohol level (I am guessing low half of 11%) makes for an approachable and enjoyable wine. Wine kept calling me back to pour another glass. — 2 months ago

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Sine Qua Non

Stock California Syrah 2012

Shay A
9.6

This was my contribution for my local group’s “hurt locker” theme, where the goal is to bring a bottle that it hurts you to open. ‘67 Lafite, ‘78 Haut Brion, ‘91 Grange, ‘99 Grange, 06 Harlan, ‘12 Second Flight, ‘15 Screaming Eagle were some of the highlights.

The beauty of this wine for me is that it was opened almost on the 4yr anniversary of my first SQN (2011 Dark Blossom Syrah). Ever since then, I’ve been chasing that profile. For me, this sports the most “hermitage-like” of the SQN Syrahs I’ve had. A balance between high toned dark fruits (ripe blackberries, dark currant) with herbal dusted plums and black cherries. On the palate it shows a really pretty smoked meat/bacon fat note that certain Cote Rotie wines can show, and stops short of being overblown in a svelte/restrained package. The meatiness/savoriness of this wine is balanced by wonderful acidity with floral/potpourri notes and a hint of richness. Don’t pick up much whole cluster usage, but certainly a lifted profile.
— a month ago

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Bryan Kesting

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@Shay A: what a fantastic tasting. Several beauties there.
Mark Turner

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@Shay A Definitely going to blatantly steal your Hurt Locker theme. Fantastic idea. Reminds me of the Wall Street Journal open that bottle night.
Vino Joe

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What a write up… great! Thank you very much for sharing.

Château La Mission Haut-Brion

Pessac-Léognan Red Bordeaux Blend 1986

Classic La Mish showing black fruits, cedar, mineral, spice, leather, tobacco, smoke, tar & rose petal. — 12 days ago

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Château Haut-Brion

Graves Red Bordeaux Blend 1961

Tasted blind. Dark reddish tawny color, almost opaque. Dense in the glass. Notes of cola, high-pitched fruit, wood, herbs, gravel and some barnyard. Rich in the mouth with ample fruit. Long, lasting finish. Silky is an understatement. So youthful and in such a great zone, this seems like it could last another 60 years. We all settle on a guess that this is the 61 HB which I served last year at my bday so we have a recent data point to use. (M's 60th bday 9th of 14) — 25 days ago

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Dude, you certainly know how to celebrate!

Château Haut-Brion

Pessac-Léognan Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend 1985

Layers of flavors...still evolving — 2 months ago

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