Drank 10\20\20. Nice with Lamb Kebabs.
Reidel vs Zalto Bordeaux glass tasting.
Reidel Vinum (approx $15\stem)
Graphite, black fruit, and earthy scents. Plum, black cherry, and earth flavors are backed by medium tannins. More red and black cherry, with a bit of oak on the finish.
3\21\8\4\3 +50 =89 pts.
Zalto Bordeaux Glass (approx $60\stem)
Nose a bit more floral, with violets, plum, and graphite. Plums, blackcherry, red cherry, oak, and earth on the palate. Seems to have a bit more lift. Finish similar to the Reidel.
3\21\8\4\3+50 = 89 pts.
Same score, but perhaps slightly preferable from the Zalto, and easier to pick out individual notes. Reidel seems a bit heavier. This wine was better a couple of years ago, and seemed to fade a bit after a couple of hours as well. Drink now. — 11 days ago
2018 vintage. Located in Ludon, with famous neighbours La Lagune and Cantemerle. A blend of Cabernet Sauvignon (55%), Merlot (42%) and Cabernet Franc (3%). A bit timid on the nose, the fruit hidden by cedar wood and a hint of coffee. Medium-bodied with bright cassis fruit and impeccable freshness. Needs time to balance out the oak, but everything is in place. A little patience required, but another fine Bordeaux value at 14 euros. — 20 days ago
2014 vintage. Whereas the grand vin Château Belgrave typically features a majority of Cabernet Sauvignon, this second wine is dominated by Merlot (79%) with the remainder Cabernet Sauvignon. Medium-bodied, with good fruit concentration, freshness and balance with ripe tannins and a good smokey length. A pleasure to drink now, but should age well for a few years. Good value for 17,90 euros. Abv. 13%. — 12 hours ago
Update / Edit : 2 hrs later. This just needed time to open up, and is now actually pretty amazing. Lots of balance, dark fruits and time.
Original: 2007 Bordeaux drinking now in late 2020. 13 years hidden in the cellar was probably a bit too much aging. It's past prime, and tough to tell what it started with. All that's left is a bit of oak cherry and leather — 17 days ago
2018 vintage. Dourthe managed this estate for the Japanese owners (Mercian) since 2001 and finally bought it in 2014. The soils are somewhat atypical for the Médoc, with a lot of clay, which explains why Reysson has probably the highest Merlot content (92%) on the left bank. Cru Bourgeois Supérieur. Another great Bordeaux value. Black cherries and very subtle oak. Round and balanced, with the high (abv. 14,5 %) alcohol well-integrated. Soft tannic structure and good length. — 15 days ago
Этот шикарный магнум 2005 выпит в Пильницн с друзьями Даши и Паши вечером 31.10.2020 в Пильнице. Сбалансированное, нежное, питкое. Мое. — 7 hours ago
Great aperitif red. Good with cheese/charc. — 4 days ago