Pla De Bages

Masies d'Avinyo Abadal

3.9 Pla de Bages 2011

Great after dinner drink — 25 days ago

Château Haut-Bages Libéral

Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend 2009

Classic Bordeaux… ripe cherry, pencil lead, a bit of cedar and a touch of old leather when open and decanted for an hour. A beautiful wine with an initial acidic finish… but mellowed out with air and some time in the decanter. Fully mature… and this bottle Slightly oxidized at the edges… but no drop off in intensity. A few years left, but drinking well now. — 2 months ago

Château Haut-Bages Libéral

le Haut-Medoc Red Bordeaux Blend 2018

Dark ruby, garnet. Abundant nose of black, cherry and soft cranberry. Medium, full palate, echoes the nose adding a slight hint of graphite. Medium acidity, medium tannins, medium long finish. The third label of HBL is an excellent left bank from a classic vintage at a great price. Drink now through 2028. — 3 months ago

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Château Haut-Bages Averous

Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend 1985

Very alive and shockingly young. From well-stored OWC. Nose minty & cedary. Body fairly fat but extremely well balanced. Long. Drinks like a third growth, let alone second wine of a fifth growth. — 4 months ago

Château Lynch-Bages

Grand Cru Classé Pauillac Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2000

Easily WOTN with a great showing despite slight bottle variation. Fully resolved in all respect, wafting pipe tobacco keeled this baby from nose to back of palate. Bright cherry, tar and tea notes, blackberry and smoke poking through on the entry. Drink ‘em if you got ‘em. — 10 days ago

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Bob McDonald

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@LM Segal Interesting to see your comment “Drink ‘em if you got ‘em “. I had a bottle in August 2020 and said I would have my last bottle in the next few years. There was pushback from several tasters that I was drinking them too young and that this was at least a 30 year wine. Jancis had said to 2024. I’ll probably have my next bottle some time later this year. Thanks for the note.
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Thanks, Bob. 23 years and there’s bound to be bottle variability…storage, shipping, aeration…to my palate with some air these were at an apogee, but 1 bottle (purchased here in Canada) was a tad more evolved than the other (purchased in CA and shipped 10 yrs ago). They both went to fast to see if they would fall apart but 3 Bordeaux vets at the table all thought they were peaking but not downsloping - yet. Cheers!
Severn Goodwin

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Great notes, thanks both.

Château Lynch-Bages

Echo de Lynch-Bages Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend 2019

Black cherry, great. Bought at Enoteca for ¥6,500. — 3 months ago

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J. M. Cazes de Lynch Bages

Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend 2011

Dark ripe berries, anise, and cloves on the nose, along with milk and dark chocolate — 17 days ago

Château Lynch-Bages

Calvet & Co Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend 2003

Rich, full bodied, and very long on the palette after an hours decant. Dark fruit abounds; tannins we’re fine and we’ll integrated. Still quite young in presentation with decades of life remaining i. This vintage! — 4 months ago

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