St. Émilion, Libournais

Château La Gaffelière

Saint-Émilion Red Bordeaux Blend 2017

Deep ruby color with a viscous grip of the glass. Fresh flowers and herbs, cranberry, spearmint, but otherwise youthful nose. Medium weight, medium plus alcohol, dry. Red fruits are more prominent on the front palate with medium acidity, and medium gripped tannins. Medium finish. Way too early to open this one. My fault. It will add at least 2 points with age. Thankfully, I have more that I will not disturb.

93 points
— 8 days ago

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Château Cheval Blanc

St. Émilion Red Bordeaux Blend 2018

Young but very promising! Definitely will improve with age! — 7 days ago

Iwan, Shay and 12 others liked this

Château Fonplégade

Saint-Émilion Grand Cru Red Bordeaux Blend 2018

Violets, blackberries, fresh hint of peach, some balsamic hints, red and dark. Medium bodied, fine tannins, mouthfill and decent length. Good value, good complexity. — 12 days ago

Château Bellefont-Belcier

St. Émilion Red Bordeaux Blend 2018

It’s time for some Merlot on this #MerlotThursday. Here's a delicious one from Saint Emilion.

Dark ruby in color with a short purple rim.

Fruity nose of blackcurrants, black plums, vanilla, dark coffee, oak, chocolates, fresh herbs, tobacco leaf, light black tea and black pepper.

Full-bodied and soft with medium acidity.

Dry on the palate with black currants, plums, cooked cherries, oak, earth, vanilla, licorice, spices, peppercorn, tobacco, chocolates and dark coffee.

Nice length on the finish with soft tannins and tangy raspberries.

This is a very tasty Merlot based red blend from Bordeaux. Showing nice complexity with a nice mouthfeel.

Good right out of the bottle and better after 2 hours of airtime.

I had it a year ago, and it is drinking much better now. Will continue to age nicely in the next 10 to 15 years.

Tasty and spicy. Rich and elegant.

I paired it with a Charcuterie board of meats and cheeses.

A blend of 68% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon. Aged in French oak barrels (30% new).

14.5% alcohol by volume.

92 points.

$50.
— 15 days ago

Peter, Daniel and 16 others liked this

Château Godeau Ducarpe

Saint-Émilion Red Bordeaux Blend 2015

Classic French Bordeaux, nice fruit to start with just the right amount of sweetness, with a peppery leather tannic finish. I can’t remember the price but others are reporting inexpensive. — 7 days ago

Château Côte de Baleau

St. Émilion Grand Cru Red Bordeaux Blend 2019

Pop and pour yesterday. Unyielding for the first 3 hrs open, giving only dark graphite and muted black fruit. On the counter unrefrigerated overnight. On the nose: black fruit, soft vegetal notes, some va, loads of savory. On the palate: excellent acidity, some heat, loads of dark red and black fruit, good density and finely grained tannin on the finish. Excellent for the price and plenty of upside. ABV is huge at 14.5%, but we'll see how this ages. — 25 days ago

Severn, Tom and 19 others liked this
Lyle Fass

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Used to drink this back In the day
Aravind A

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@Lyle Fass nice. Do you remember if the ABV was typically lower than this btl?

Château Pavie

Saint-Èmilion Grand Cru Red Bordeaux Blend 2000

Holy mother of god delicious. Presence that dominates with high-wire balance. Will be around long after we all pass. — 12 days ago

Daniel, Severn and 22 others liked this

Château La Dominique

Grand Cru Classé St. Émilion Red Bordeaux Blend 2014

Vintage 2014 | dark colour, classy Bordeaux smell with red fruit, laurel and brushwood. I gave it a two hours decant, but still much power and tannins. Does not have the real depth of a great year, but is very decent and enjoyable. Perhaps a bit over extracted. Charming wine. Paired with a Cote de Boeuf and ratatouille, cheeses afterwards. — 18 days ago

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Château de Pressac

St. Émilion Grand Cru Red Bordeaux Blend 2018

Nice light bouquet of black cherries and dark chocolate. The beauty extends on the palate with just enough acidity to make this wonderful 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻. Please note, I let it sit about 25 minutes. — 5 days ago

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