A striking copper gold in the glass. Floral aromas dominate the nose, with pretty white flowers and a touch of lavender. Creamy vanilla, lemon rind, and cinnamon accentuate. Pineapples and oranges top it off. While it can be a bit jammy, this is still a smooth, sleek Sauternes. Never degenerates into a syrupy goopy mess. Juicy with good minerality.
Candied fruit on the palate initially with more orange zest and lemon rind. The pineapples reappear and brings apricots with it. White flowers and subtle traces of almonds on the finish. Wonderful balance here throughout. Exquisite stuff.
— 11 days ago
The 2018 is drinking very well. The 2019 need another year because the sauvignon blanc over powers. And it still retains a mild spritz. Neither vintage is "classic" representation of a Graves. But the 2018 is very enjoyable and easy to drink. Low alcohol. Fair price for quality. — 20 days ago
1hr decant. One of the best smelling corks ever! Dark red color. Classic Bordeaux nose of earth, cedar, smoke, and massive floral elements. One of the deepest wines I’ve ever had. Dark cherry, flowers, and tar on the palate. Medium plus finish. Who said 2004 was an off year? This was awesome! — 19 days ago
Let's start the week off with another Left Bank Bordeaux the 2016 Les Clos Des Carmes Haut-Brion. The second wine from Château Les Carmes Haut-Brion a blend of 51% Merlot, 48% Cabernet Sauvignon and 1% Petit Verdot.
On the nose the is brambly black fruit, black cherry, cherry, raspberry, blackberry, plum, vegital notes, bay leaf, chocolate, currants and minerals.
On the palate I am getting black cherry, cherry, plum, blackberry, vegital notes, green bell pepper, violets and minerals.
This wine is medium to full bodied with medium + acidity and medium+ grippy tannins that has a long dark fruit mineral finish. Have a great week and stay healthy and safe for the rest of the week. Nostrovia! 🍷🍷🍷🍷 — 2 days ago
Outstanding year. ML never disappoints. Ruby, tannins but well balanced. A really great wine. — a day ago