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Château Lynch-Bages

Grand Cru Classé Pauillac Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2001

Just fantastic tonight. Truly singing and such a wonderful example of classic Bordeaux from a producer we love and have had the good fortune to visit. Paired with a grilled leg of lamb on a beautiful early fall evening. Classic nose, seamless on the palate, great acid. Finish is slightly thin but still really a great wine. So fun. Opened 5 hours before drinking, no decant. — 7 days ago

Severn, Byron and 20 others liked this

Olga Raffault

Les Picasses Chinon Cabernet Franc 2009

Confrérie Des Chevaliers du Tastevin Sous-Commanderie d'Albany; 11 September 2022 at Old Inn on the Green, New Marlborough, MA — 20 days ago

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Paul Jaboulet Aîné

La Chapelle Hermitage Syrah 1998

Until Caroline Frey took over wine making responsibilities, “La Chapelle” was sort of known to me as a perennial underachiever with very few vintages in the last 40 years really meeting their potential. The late 90’s was perhaps the deepest point of the malaise. That being said, this bottle proves that the underpinnings were always there and I found it to be very enjoyable, if not quite on the level of the other examples of late-90’s Hermitage we enjoyed on the night. There is still quite a bit of life left. — 14 days ago

Shay, Ely and 10 others liked this

Joseph Phelps Vineyards

Insignia Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2016

Full bodied, dark and inky. Nice spicy and floral aromas. Very luxurious mouthfeel. Dark fruit, graphite, cardamom, roasted coffee beans. In compartment to other 2016 Napa Cabs I’ve tried of this dignity I would hold on to this a few more years if I could. — 20 days ago

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Marcel Lapierre

Morgon Gamay 2018

Non-sulfured cuvee shows wild bramble bush and dried herbs. Some funk and fruit and still very sound for four years on. — 8 days ago

Shay, Daniel and 10 others liked this

Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande

Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend 1981

Dark rubi robe with a hint of brick color on the rim, nose of crushed flowers, cigar box, tobacco and blackcurrant, medium bodied, complex, elegant, fresh and balanced, ready to drink but will for sure last a fee decades more. Great bottle and we are happy we bought others :) — 2 days ago

Adriana Pagliano
with Adriana
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Adriana Pagliano

Adriana Pagliano

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Château Latour

Premier Grand Cru Classé Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend 1982

Delectable Wine
10

The 1982 Latour is the most consistent of the First Growths in this auspicious vintage. Tasted from both bottle and magnum in the UK in recent months, this note comes from an ex-château magnum tasted at a private dinner in Bordeaux. It exudes class and majesty on the nose with its copious but brilliantly focused black fruit laced with cedar and graphite. To use a phrase I have written before, it is blue-blooded...regal. That comes through on a palate that has a haunting symmetry and a killer finish that is brilliantly defined and audaciously long, graphite lingering on the aftertaste. Quite simply, claret does not come better than this. Tasted at a private dinner in Bordeaux. (Neal Martin, Vinous, September 2022)
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Silver Oak

Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

Drinking with my bro and sis on Kinsman Stud celebrating our survival of hurricane Ian! — 2 days ago

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Château Cheval Blanc

St. Émilion Red Bordeaux Blend 2012

Delectable Wine
9.4

The 2012 Cheval Blanc has a lovely bouquet with raspberry coulis, hints of marmalade and just a touch of espresso, nicely detailed though not intense. The palate is medium-bodied with a strict entry. This is quite backward and tight, lightly spiced with a touch of sour cherry and cracked black pepper on the finish. This is a delicious, well-crafted Cheval Blanc. A second bottle demonstrates just a little more backbone and persistence. Tasted twice at Bordeaux Index's Ten Year-On tasting and blind at the Southwold Ten-Year On tasting. (Neal Martin, Vinous, September 2022)
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Château Pichon-Longueville Baron

Baron de Pichon-Longueville Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend 1989

This was special. Just a 375mL opened late for a US Open Men’s semi. From the jump the bouquet grabbed me. Lots going on. Earth menthol aged nicely. This is a mature wine but not dusty. It’s packing it’s own punches and was a wonderfully unique ride. Lots of small sips and tastes because it’s one to savor but also so much going on - it seemed more appropriate. The fruit on the back end is memorable and layered. — 22 days ago

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