Marquis De Vingeanne

Château Bel Air-Marquis d'Aligre

Margaux Red Bordeaux Blend 1996

As others have noted, a world away from modern Bordeaux. High toned, as much red fruit driven as black, minimal (no?) wood or extraction. Accessible with a bit of air and continued to evolve over the next day. Raspberry, plum skin, black currant, tobacco leaf, old leather and earth. Tastes like a decent proportion of cab franc. Autumnal, austere, but not unwelcoming. Feels like something to sip on a quiet night in a wood paneled study by a fireplace. — 2 days ago

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Marquis de Bacalon

Red Bordeaux Blend 2019

Good White - Buy again — an hour ago

Domaine Marquis d'Angerville

Domaine du Pélican Arbois Savagnin Ouillé 2013

Wow ...drinking great in the pandemic. Clean, crisp , ample acidity . Something slightly different and a prefect break from Chardonnay and Riesling. Need more of this in my wine world. — 23 days ago

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Château Léoville-Las Cases

Le Petit Lion de Marquis de Las Cases Saint-Julien Red Bordeaux Blend 2010

Decanted for 3 hours. Ruby-purple color. Violet aromatics. Sour cherry, cassis, pencil shavings. Balanced tannins. Drinking beautifully. Part 2 of filet dinner. — 19 days ago

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Château Léoville-Las Cases

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

David T
9.6

Every major holiday demands a celebratory wine. This Saturday Labor Day weekend, it’s a 1986 Leoville Las Cases.

The other weekend, we had Ribcap’s with a good Bordeaux & Napa Cabernet but, it was not what I was looking for with an Allen Brothers Ribcap. Allen Brothers steaks are the top 1% of beef in the country.

This 86 Leoville Las Cases started slow but, in short order excelled. The cork (not from my storage) made me hesitate to an extended decant. Even with the Durand corkscrew, it was a little tricky to remove the cork. However, the wine was still sound.

My favorite pairing is a Ribcap & an old Bordeaux. For me, no meal is slower or better. I grew up the youngest in a family of seven...raised by a single mother. My father passed away while I was four months conceived. So, we ate fast and fought for every scrap.

The nose reveals classic Bordeaux notes & style. Ripe, funky barnyard fruits of; cooked; blackberries, dark cherries, black raspberries, strawberries, black plum, dark cherries, slight dry cranberries, pomegranate, blueberries & rhubarb. Steeped tea, cola/red licorice, anise, golden brown to slightly burnt pie crust, dark, rich, turned earth, dry stones, limestone, cedar notes, old tobacco, underbrush, graphite, dry crushed rocks, dry top soil, bay leaf, hints of eucalyptus/mint, old, soft leather, touch of mushrooms, just a hint of band-aid/va, with bright, fresh & withering; dark, red, blue, purple flowers framed is soft violets.

The palate is; smooth, elegant, ripe and juicy. The 86 still shows some baby, slightly tarry & teethe tannins. The structure, tension, balance and length are incredible. This 86 has years of life ahead of it if you enjoy them at this age and older as I do. Ripe, funky barnyard fruits of; cooked; blackberries, dark cherries, black, strawberries, black plum, dark cherries, slight dry cranberries, pomegranate, blueberries, faint raspberries notes, & rhubarb. Steeped tea, cola/red licorice, anise, golden brown to slightly burnt pie crust, crispy toast, dark, rich, turned earth, dry river stones, charcoal w/ ash, limestone/sandstone, dry clay, cedar notes, old tobacco with ash, underbrush, graphite, dry crushed rocks, dry top soil, bay leaf, some vegetal characteristics, hints of eucalyptus/mint, old, soft leather, touch of mushrooms, used expresso grounds, dark chocolate, caramel, mocha powder, hints of band-aid/va, with bright, fresh & withering; dark, red, blue, purple flowers framed is soft violets. The acidity is a gentle rain shower and perfect. The long finish defines elegance, balance in fruit & earth, well knitted and goes on for several minutes in perfect harmony ending with dry earth & juiciness over the top.

What a treat it is to drink Bordeaux of this age & older. I love the style of 80’s Bordeaux and really appreciate the 12-13% ABV of that decade. Wish that never changed.

Not sure this makes it to 2060 but, there is still plenty of life in it. Don’t be afraid to decant it 1-2 hours without question on well stored bottles.

Photos of; Chateau Leoville Las Cases, old large wood vats, their archway you see as you enter the property from the D2 & staff working their Estate vines.
— 13 days ago

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I am always blown away by Las Cases. I’m jealous that you’re enjoying this without ME!
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@Ron R Your palate would have done the happy dance. Cheers! 🍷

Domaine Marquis d'Angerville

Caillerets Volnay 1er Cru Pinot Noir 2009

Stunning fruit and mineral balance and a terrific vintage for D’Angerville. Out on the terrace at Meadowood. — a month ago

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Château Fayard

Marquis de Musset St. Macaire Red Bordeaux Blend 2015

Dan R
9.1

@Delectable This is the blanc, no red can be bottled under the Saint Macaire appellation. Anyway, most of the wines in the appellation are sweet, this is the rare dry one, and it's fantastic. 70% Semillon, the rest SB and Muscadelle. Drinking very well, pretty with a few years of age. There's a honeyed, nutty tone to the passion fruit, apricot and vanilla flavors. Creamy, textured and rich. Really good stuff. Relatively pricey at €18, but worth every penny. — 23 days ago

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Château Calon-Ségur

Le Marquis Saint-Estèphe Red Bordeaux Blend 2015

Delightful nose with a palate to match. — 3 days ago

Château Léoville-Las Cases

Grand Vin de Leoville du Marquis de las Cases Saint-Julien Cabernet sauvignon 1995

Wow! Fully mature Bordeaux is one of my favorites. Aromatics of dark black and blue fruits of blackberry, blueberry. Mid palate of leather, tobacco, saddle leather, spice. Long finish of more than a minute. Still young and viable. Nice big boy who takes charge and names. This is a great wine! — 13 days ago

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Marquis de Talandier

Côtes De Bordeaux Red Bordeaux Blend 2018

Marquis de Talandier Bordeaux Blanc 2018 -- March Bundle of the Month from Thrive Market (white wine with charcuterie for Ana's Zoom wedding 8/22/20) — a month ago

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