Clos Saint Michel

Château Montrose

Saint-Estèphe Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 1990

1990 vintage. Last tasted 01.20.23 (9.6) and 05.16.21 (9.4). This slots in just between. Tastes as if from a colder cellar because this specimen was as fresh (too fresh) as a daisy. Decanted and tasted after 2 hours. Tannins for tannins sake. And I love big tannins. Less evolved than the January visit and drinking better than the 5.16.21 visit. Still bleeping massive as it ever was upon release back in the day. Very little has changed. This wine and the 1989 Gaja Sorí Tilden Barbaresco the two biggest, uncompliant wines with years to go before really revealing those hidden charms that I've tasted in recent memory. Getting closer but not quite ready to settle down any time soon. Out of a larger format bottle, must be positively overwhelming…like jumping to hyperspace accidentally…or on a boozy dare. 9.21.23. — 3 days ago

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Raul Pérez

Ultreia Saint Jacques Mencía

Mary H

Currant, cranberry, dry fall leaves, bloody maguro — 9 days ago

Château Léoville Barton

Saint-Julien Red Bordeaux Blend 1999

Compared to 2001; leafier, mintier, greener. Prunier, figgier, meatier. Soy sauce, mushroom, forest floor, bacon fat (could be just less Brett than 2001), pencil shavings. — 16 days ago

Château Phélan Ségur

Saint-Estèphe Red Bordeaux Blend 2020


Still on the green side but going to be really tasty with some quiet cellar time. — 7 days ago

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Château Léoville Poyferré

Saint Julien Red Bordeaux Blend 2018

Decanted for 3 hrs, mellowed out those tannins — 15 days ago

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Château Gloria

Saint-Julien Red Bordeaux Blend 2019

Very floral. Violets & lavenders & plum blossoms. Deep ruby color. Fresh cassis, graphite!!, hints of tomato leaf / pyrazene. Expressive with plush tannins and velvety black fruits blackberry blackcurrant black plum. — 16 days ago

Château Gruaud Larose

Saint-Julien Red Bordeaux Blend 1983

Classic vintage for GL that is drinking well mirroring my many prior notes — 11 days ago

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Château Cos d'Estournel

Saint-Estèphe Red Bordeaux Blend 1996

From a newly opened owc that was suave & polished showing red, black fruits, savory spice, menthol, leather with sweet tobacco, — 16 days ago

Shay, Tom and 14 others liked this

Domaine Jean-Louis Chave

Offerus Saint-Joseph Syrah 2020

Needs time. Black fruit and dark flowers. — 10 days ago

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Domaine Jean-Louis Chave

Saint-Joseph Syrah 2011

Lithe yet muscular. Very enjoyable - medium long finish - expected more - and yet I still liked how t. — 21 days ago

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