Nitty Gritty Wines

Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande

Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend 2010

Vanilla, asphalt, ashtray, red pomegranate, dark chocolate, …… densely concentrated, very shy still, long, med acidity, finely integrated yet gritty towards the end. — 22 days ago

Château Grand-Puy-Lacoste

Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend 1990

Pretty deep colour with very little bricking . Pretty deep cassis , black fruit nose , touch of truffle , grafite . Lovely red and dark fruits , great acidity , ripe slightly gritty tannins , long slightly slate and grafite finish . Young still , better with time in the decanter and will be better still in 5-10 years and will last a further 10. — 4 months ago

Severn, Ira and 11 others liked this

Eagles Trace

Estate Grown Latitude 38 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2006

Opened to celebrate my son’s 15th birthday. Poured alongside the 2006 Caravina. This wine pours a deep garnet with a semi translucent core no obvious signs of age. Medium+ viscosity. On the nose, medium+ intensity with notes of tobacco, desiccated cherry, black cherry, black currant, purple flowers, green bell pepper, leather and baking spice. On the palate, confirming the dark fruits with cherries, currants, leather, leaf tobacco, Szechuan peppers and baking spice. The finish is so long and savory. the wine is dry, medium+ tannin and medium+ acid. The tannins are still pretty gritty. The finish is long and satisfying. This still has many good years ahead of it. — 2 years ago

Shay, Tom and 9 others liked this


Konkret St. Laurent

Crushed St. Laurent, crushed velvet, crushed granite.

All up in each other, purple murky sediment, gritty and suspended in perfumey rolling acid.

Sour plums, blackberries, rain water, dusty pebbles.
— 2 months ago

Lyle, "Odedi" and 7 others liked this
Pinotman /// Andreas

Pinotman /// Andreas

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Aconcagua Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2018

Thinner and bright pink rim . Touch more red fruit and floral than the 2017, spicy, richer and riper also . Bit more riper and spicier darker fruits . Nice balancing acidity with quite gritty tannin . Quite long and detailed, well balanced on the finish . Richer than the 2017 or 2016 . Needs time but will be good . Leave 5 years then drink over the next 10 — a year ago

Byron, Alan and 2 others liked this

Château Cantemerle

Haut-Médoc Red Bordeaux Blend 2006

1hr+ decant and needed every bit. Dark red color with purple rims. Dark cherries, stewed fruit, and graphite on the nose. Well balanced wine that is chewy with a lovely, gritty texture. Medium finish. Much better than my bottle in London. — 2 years ago

Brooke Weaver Jakubowski
with Brooke
Tom, Shay and 5 others liked this

Château Pontet-Canet

Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend 1996

Quite deep ruby slightly narrower rim . This is more closed than any of the previous wines . Quite austere and more mineral , grafite notes . Quite serious on the palate with mineral and dusty cassis , cedar . Good refreshing acidity , slightly dry gritty tannins noticeable . This probably shows the best balance of the 4 so far , all the parts seem better integrated. Dark cassis , cedar and grafite , though not the marine/seashell influence of the 1995. Better length than all the previous wines . This will go further and is probably in the middle of its drinking window, from now and onwards for another 10 years perhaps ? — 3 months ago

Tom, Severn and 11 others liked this

Château Langoa Barton

Saint-Julien Red Bordeaux Blend 2017

A blend of 54% Cab Sauv, 38% Merlot & 8% Cab Franc, aged in 60% new oak, deep Ruby with aromas of dark berry fruits, floral and sweet notes. On the palate flavors of blackberry, currents and cacao with notes of violets, oak and spice. Fine gritty tannins, long finish ending with fruit, floral and mineral spice. Tasting well! — a year ago

Andrew, Josh and 9 others liked this

Saunter Wines

Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

Very typical mountain fruit texture; gritty in a good way. Dark fruit profile. Blue fruit. Blue. — 3 years ago

Tom, Daniel P. and 13 others liked this

Bodegas y Viñedos Vega Sicilia

Alion Ribera del Duero Tinto Fino 2015

We are kicking off the weekend with a beautiful Tempranillo blend tonight. We both ordered the Lobster and Shrimp Fra Diavolo fettuccine. The aromatics of this wine are fantastic. I get a lot of dried flowers and vanilla. Lisa picks up hints of almond extract and bubblegum. I know. Not a traditional note! On the palate there are great tastes of plums, wild berries and maybe strawberries. The tannins are still a little gritty but the acidity is perfect and keeps this wine very balanced. It paired very nicely with the spiceness of the fra diavolo. The finish is long but the tannic grip tells me this wine is still a baby. — 4 years ago

Lisa Mayer
with Lisa
Lisa, Tom and 7 others liked this