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Château Caronne Ste. Gemme

Haut-Médoc Red Bordeaux Blend 2005

Just needed time, both in storage and decant. Better on the 2nd day
Some historical stuff I found online,

The Chateau Caronne Ste. Gemme property has been making wine since the French Revolution and has existed since the mid 1600's. Now in the hands of the Nony family, who is related to the Borie family of multi-chateau fame, the estate is in excellent hands.
The vines average about thirty years of age and are located in the southwest corner of Saint Julien. The grapes are fermented in cement vats where they also undergo malolactic fermentation. From there they're aged in one third new French oak for one year before bottling.
— 12 days ago

Paul, Tom and 17 others liked this

Château Camensac

Haut-Médoc Red Bordeaux Blend 2012

Oak, black currant, wet withered leaves, leather. Classic. One hour, smooth. 2012 @1372, xiaduo, 220729 — 16 days ago

Château Peyrabon

Cru Bourgeois Haut-Médoc Red Bordeaux Blend 2006

Sour cherry, mild tobacco on the palate. Long finish. — 15 hours ago

Château Lestage-Simon

Haut-Médoc Red Bordeaux Blend 2014

Dark, blackish robe, nose of asphalt, black cherries, anise and flowers. Medium bodied and rich but not overdone. Lots of Merlot here but good share of Cabernet too, like 60/40 I guess. Very classical in style and most pleasant, we liked it a great deal. — 20 days ago

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Severn, Anthony and 1 other liked this

Château Lanessan

Haut-Médoc Red Bordeaux Blend 2016

Poured through an aerator and sat for 15 minutes…

NOSE: strong, clear cassis. Meat. Pine, forest. Very mild chocolate and a little ash - and some raisin - but the cassis dominates.

Taste: medium weight, elegant, fruity bordeaux, with enough tannin to balance it perfectly - as on the nose, cassis and dark berry flavors dominate, but with a good herbal backbone. Simpler than I’d hoped, but just so very well made it doesn’t matter. Would love to taste this in a few years. 92.
— a month ago

Ron, Bob and 6 others liked this

Château Smith Haut Lafitte

Le Petit Haut Lafitte Red Bordeaux Blend 2016

I used the Coravin tonight for a glass of this wine. Much better than 2 years ago. Clearly a well made, full bodied wine. It could get more integrated with a couple more years, but seems fairly balanced now. Not my favorite, but not bad. — 2 days ago

Shay, Tom and 6 others liked this

Château La Lagune

Haut-Médoc Red Bordeaux Blend 2000

My contribution to the 1St Saturday of month gathering. Really nice. Lots of barnyard, but acidity still there. — 7 days ago

Tom, Shay and 7 others liked this

Château Grand Médoc

Crus Bourgeois Haut-Médoc Red Bordeaux Blend 2016

2016 opened July 2022. Earth, tobacco, old books on the nose. Heavy red fruit along with a soft tannic structure on the front of the palate. Gravelly high notes an the middle palate, but it has a slightly sour finish. Very drinkable, but not great. — 21 days ago

Daniel P., Serge and 2 others liked this

Château Sociando-Mallet

Haut-Médoc Red Bordeaux Blend 2010

Really pleasant left bank Bordeaux. — 18 hours ago

Château Belle-Vue

Haut-Médoc Red Bordeaux Blend 2008

Petit go-to Bordeaux bien fait — 2 months ago

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