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Château Grand-Puy-Lacoste

Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend 2020

Deep Ruby with aromas of dark fruits, floral spice and cedar notes, blend of 76% Cabernet Sauvignon and the rest Merlot. On the palate flavors of blackberry, plum and black cherry with cacao, tobacco, licorice and oak. Fine grainy tight tannins, well balanced on long finish, ending with fruit, cedar and earthy floral mineral character. Very nice, will age well but wait a few more years to really enjoy! — 4 days ago

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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. — 12 days ago

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Château Cos d'Estournel

Saint-Estèphe Red Bordeaux Blend 2005

2005 vintage. Decanted and tasted immediately and through 3 hours. Great fill/appropriate aging cork. Medium sed. Noticeably dark color. Any trace of the usual Cos baby fat for the first decade+ after release long gone geek. Interesting. This was a lean, mean, street-fighting machine with "minerality" to spare. Intense. Compact. Unsure if it will continue to menace in the next decade of life or retreat into a reclusive, "turtling" period. Best guess? Street-fighter par excellence. Regardless of taking the high or low road, it's not devolving into a drink 'em if you got 'em any time soon scenario. Thanksgiving 11.23.23. — 15 days ago

Ted, Severn and 17 others liked this

Château Cantemerle

Haut-Médoc Red Bordeaux Blend 2016

Tomo F
9.2

Dark ruby with no sign of age. Tobacco, dark berries, pencil, soil, and a lot of complex aroma. A bit more closer and dark fruit forward than a year ago. A really good wine — 14 days ago

Severn, Andrew and 3 others liked this

Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande

Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend 2003

2003 vintage. Last tasted 10.16.22 (9.1) and a relatively disappointing showing then. This time round, decanted and tasted multiple x's after 1.5 hours-3 hours. Decent sed yet less than expected. Good fill but cork seemed a tad dry. The blueberry, cocoa powder nose was there with the quintessential, P-L hallmarks. Light-medium body. A billowing, smoky initiation, then plum along with graphite and touches of cedar + espresso crema. Left me wanting just a little more and thinking a different bottle of this same P-L vintage just might yield a 9.5. This and La Mission Haut-Brion fave two red BDX producers and this did nothing to change that. Hopefully, another P-L 2003 cycles through soon enough to prove my theorem. Thanksgiving 11.23.23. — 15 days ago

Vino, Ted and 16 others liked this

Château Lynch-Bages

Grand Cru Classé Pauillac Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 1989

Very elegant. Well integrated tannins A well aged beauty. Lovely. — 15 hours ago

David Stein
with David
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Château Prieuré-Lichine

Margaux Red Bordeaux Blend 2008

Ruby core still , thin garnet rim . A bit of development , quite cool spicy black fruits , touch of earthy , mineral notes , tobacco. After a while more red fruit , floral notes , elegant . Quite linear and cool on the palate , dark cedar blackcurrant fruits . Nice balanced acidity and quite gritty tannins still . Ok length , with mineral and saline finish . Good to drink now and over the next 10 years — 22 minutes ago

Château Pontet-Canet

Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend 2009

Last had this 3 years ago and there has been minimal development. That being said its still a total banger. Chocolate, berries and graphite but its the finess and silky smoothness that stands out. Went well with Pizza 🤣 — a day ago

Bob, Maura and 13 others liked this
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Had this three or four times. Stunning every time. The best is yet to come.
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Love this wine but @David T said I have to be patient with other bottles 😉 so thanks for the progress update! Cheers gents!
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If 09 lives up to the comparison of 1982, then given the number of 1982’s I’ve had over the years, worth waiting.

Château Léoville-Las Cases

Grand Vin de Leoville du Marquis de las Cases Saint-Julien Red Bordeaux Blend 1986

Plummy, blackberry, dried currants, mulberry, lavender, cedar, tobacco and smoke.
Smoky graphite and mineral opening with fully integrated tannins and overall cohesion. Lovely floral and berry mix with mulberry, cassis and currant, lavender, rose, and violet. Strong showing on a 38 year old wine.


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— 2 days ago

Paul, Severn and 3 others liked this

Château Gruaud Larose

Saint-Julien Red Bordeaux Blend 1945

Meaty and dense in the nose. Tobacco and leather. A whiff of iodine and a savory and still there palate. Some fresh and pretty fruit still which is kinda epic. Fascinating — 6 days ago

Tony GarciaDavid Schachter
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