Cigar City Brewing

Château Mouton Rothschild

Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend 1995

Still remarkably youthful, it’s rich, dense and dark fruited, layered with classicism of cigar box, cedar and spices. The palate is concentrated and powerful with a silky texture and incredible length. 95 is nowhere near its peak. Many more years to go. And while I’ll never be a real Bordeaux lover, it’s clear what makes these first growths special. — 4 days ago

Severn, Douglas and 10 others liked this

Bodegas Faustino

Gran Reserva Faustino I Rioja Tempranillo Blend 2006

Popped and poured, enjoyed over two hours. The 2006 “Faustino I” Gran Reserva pours a deep garnet color with a near opaque core. Medium+ viscosity with moderate staining of the tears and no obvious signs of sediment. On the nose, the wine is vinous with notes of dark, cherry, dried leather, cigar paper, organic earth, pencil eraser, mocha, and a hint of warm spices. On the palate, the wine is dry with medium+ tannin and medium+ acid. Confirming the notes from the nose. The body is silky and lean. The finish is tart and long. Tasty now but should drink very well over the next decade. Definitely a more traditionally made Rioja and I’m here for it. Bottle No. 1629/247680. — a month ago

Daniel P., Douglas and 8 others liked this

Château Gruaud Larose

Saint-Julien Red Bordeaux Blend 1985

Dinking well with good acidity that kept it youthful & fresh showing black fruit, cassis, cedar, leather, pencil, cigar ash & sweet tobacco — 3 months ago

Shay, Eric and 10 others liked this

Château Ducru-Beaucaillou

Saint-Julien Red Bordeaux Blend 2015

Herbal and minty ROSEMARY. DARK CHOCOLATE. Red cassis, currant, crushed minerality. Empty cigar box. Intensely concentrated. — 19 days ago

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Château Musar

Bekaa Valley Red Blend

Timothy Eustis

This is my fav. Cigar. So good. 1999 — a month ago

Severn, Tom and 2 others liked this

Château Lynch-Bages

Grand Cru Classé Pauillac Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 1989

Great vintage for LB that was singing, suave & polished with its red & black fruits, graphite, leather, licorice, sweet savory spice & cigar ash. Just entering its drinking window with many years ahead. From an owc purchased on futures — 2 months ago

Shay, Paul and 17 others liked this

Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande

Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend 1983

Delectable Wine

This bottle of 1983 Pichon-Lalande (I really can't be bothered to type out its full name) is the best of many encountered over the years. This offers gorgeous melted red fruit, woodbines, smoke and cigar humidor scents that could only come from Pauillac. Hints of black truffle and morels follow after about an hour in the glass. The palate displays lovely balance, poised and fresh, perhaps more vigor than I ever expected, with just a hint of dried blood on the finish. Impeccable provenance played a role here, but it is still a 1983 that should not be underestimated. Tasted blind at Pichon-Lalande. (Neal Martin, Vinous, August 2023)
— 4 months ago

K Vintners

M.C.K Motor City Kitty Syrah 2020

Consistently good for the price. Light enough to pair with something other than red meat but sturdy enough to hold up to most cuisine. — 2 months ago

Ericsson, Martin and 1 other liked this
Jamie Lauder

Jamie Lauder

Charles K Smith is the man!!!

Château Latour

Premier Grand Cru Classé Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend 2002

Celebrating with a couple of fun bottles tonight. 2 hour decant(decent chunky/fine sediment). A stunning dark garnet with bricking. On the nose: lightly fragrant notes of stewed red fruit, cassis, floral, little cigar box, herbaceous. Taste: silky, elegant, soft wine with a great mix of dark plum, currants, iron, scorched earth, tobacco, and cedar/bitter chocolate medium plus finish. YUM! Drinks well with the decant and more time to go. — 2 months ago

Brenda, Shay and 23 others liked this

Herman Story

Smash City Pinot Noir 2019

The fruit is way lusher that you’ll get from basically any other Pinot, but somehow still very drinkable. Ripe rasberries and strawberries, spicecake, nougat. Ultra plush and flamboyant. — 3 months ago

Tommy, Raul and 8 others liked this
Eric Urbani

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@Adam Gäfvert lol Russ makes a 15.4% abv Pinot that blows your socks off - such fun