Graves, Bordeaux

Château Haut-Brion

Pessac-Léognan Red Bordeaux Blend 2011

I have favoured Haut-Brion in blind tastings before, but not this time. This is not the most praised vintage by any means but still. Haut-Brion still comes with some expectations. It’s solid and well made, but fairly closed. There are of course signs of class and aristocracy shining through but too underwhelming at this occasion. — 11 days ago

Andrew, Fabian and 2 others liked this

Château Rieussec

Sauternes Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend 1999

excellent Sauternes — 8 days ago

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Pétrus

Pomerol Red Bordeaux Blend 1961

This is really special. Dark plummy fruit with a hint of the wild- some black pepper, dried herbs and bloodiness but gorgeous finesse. Floral notes of violets scent a really gorgeous and intense midpalate. What a crazy bottle. Wonderful — 9 days ago

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Andrew, John and 12 others liked this
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Château La Mission Haut-Brion

Pessac-Léognan Red Bordeaux Blend 1985

Lovely vintage In a perfect spot showing the classic La Mission character with its red & black fruits, cedar, leather, graphite, mineral, dried herbs & cigar box. — 9 days ago

Aaron, Ira and 7 others liked this

Château Pichon-Longueville Baron

Baron de Pichon-Longueville Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend 1995

1995 vintage. Great fill, foil and label. Perfect cork. From a top-notch cellar. Decanted and tasted over the course of two hours. Volcanic ash-styled sed vs chunky-style. Big funk on the nose that resolved after 7-8 minutes. Wine was showing decently (in the 69-72 degree range) but lacking any tannic structure. Placed the decanter atop an ice bucket bath to drop the temp down to 60 degrees or so. Took about 20 minutes but the tannins kicked in the door to say hello. Fruit components stayed constant. Pauillac tendencies were all there. As is the case often with older BDX, the decaying matter/leaves at the onset transitioned to graphite/lead pencil and espresso flavors. This was a superior bottle in great shape. Top of this wine’s specific bell curve. Comparable bottles would look to be drinking this well for the next 5-7 years without dropoff. Out of larger format…could possibly push this into 9.4 status. 2.5.24. — 7 days ago

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Château Lynch-Bages

Grand Cru Classé Pauillac Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 1995

Classic lunch bags. Inky sour cherry and stony grippy fruit. Really straight down the line bordeaux. Classic. — 2 days ago

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with Paul
Juan, Iwan and 13 others liked this

Château d'Yquem

Sauternes Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend 1987

Not quite up to other years of d’Yquem but still lovely of course. Lacking some acid on the finish. Overall less density and length than I was hoping. But the palate entry and overall aromatics are still incredible. — 18 days ago

Severn, Neil and 4 others liked this

Château Pape Clément

Pessac-Léognan Red Bordeaux Blend 2019

Yes this is young but there is already a good wine coming through. Not the heaviest Bordeaux and with floral und fruit notes there is plenty to enjoy. Obviously it needs more time but would visit again in the future. — 14 days ago

Maura, Bob and 24 others liked this

Château Brane-Cantenac

Grand Cru Classé en 1855 Margaux Red Bordeaux Blend 2016

This 2016 is still too young. Tight and needs many years to mature properly.

Elegant and robust.

Delicious nonetheless. Has great potential.

92 points.
— 17 hours ago

Vanessa, Ted and 9 others liked this

Château L'Evangile

Pomerol Red Bordeaux Blend 2015

The powerful and dense l’Evangile 2015 is according to some experts the last vintage of the classic style of the chateau. I have no experience with more recent vintages, all I can determine is this wine is wonderful. Fairly fragrant. The palate is voluptuous with a creaminess and melted tannins. Ripe fruits, baking spices, black truffle, olives, peppercorns, rock salt, sweet tobacco, noble wood, chocolate, roasted coffee beans. So opulent and so delicious. — 14 days ago

Bob, Martin and 17 others liked this