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Château Léoville-Las Cases

Clos du Marquis Saint-Julien Red Bordeaux Blend 2000

Reddish brown. Very nice bouquet after 23 years of aging. Plum and herbal. Medium tannins. — 4 months ago

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Domaine Bruno Clair

"En la Rue de Vergy" Morey-Saint-Denis Pinot Noir 2017

Pop and pour. Sadly, this is the only btl.lf this I purchased: very pleasurable already. On the nose: glossy wild strawberry, soft herbs, soft smoke, spice, so complex. On the palate: fantastic acidity and density; lightweight, but jam-packed with soft earth, stems, roaring red fruit, and the finest dusting of soft tannin on the finish. Glad I popped this now, as it's unclear how this will age. — 10 months ago

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Château Faugères

Saint-Émilion Red Bordeaux Blend 2009

Ron R

Home alone, and as a result, I can return to some French faves. Regretfully, wifey tastes vomit if it’s anything other than a Napa fruit-bomb. Yes, I’m exaggerating, but you get my point...
This is on another level. 2009 was in my opinion a breakout year for this winery. With the winery renovations complete in 09, and Michel Rolland consulting on the winemaking, it’s easy to see the future state. This is a Merlot blend with double digit cab franc, and a dollop of cab sauv. I poured this pretty much at cellar temp (unusual for a typical Bdx), and it’s simply wonderful at this point.
Nose displays kirsch, nutmeg and a hint of sweet tobacco. The palate explodes with fresh black fruits, brown sugar, bold tannins, and a touch of white pepper. Judicious oak treatment allows the components and winemaking to take center-stage. A very contemporary example, which will sail on for another 15 years, minimum.
@Deborah M, your gentle nudge moved me. While I didn’t decant, I did open it 2hrs prior to tasting 🙂
— 3 years ago

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Ron R

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@Bryan Kesting, like I, just suck it up, and know your role.


@Ron R Gentlemen a man has to do what a man has to do, drink the wine Cheers 🍷
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Brilliant vintage.


St. Henri Shiraz 2016

Deep purple with light orange / brown tinge. High alcohol. Dark berry, strawberry, peppery scent. Strong punchy chocolate, moss, dark fruit flavour. Heavy body. Lingering chocolate tannin feel. Good for punchy flavour. — 6 months ago

Château Malescot St. Exupéry

Margaux Red Bordeaux Blend 1990

Color a is murky red brown. Nose—a sweet red cherry plum and forest floor barn yard funk with green veggie. A slight menthol lingering. Taste— Sweet strawberry tea flavors hit the pallet. A slight smoky and tobacco medium finish with touches of currant, tea and spices hanging around making the wine soft and pleasant and wanting more. Tannins have sweeten but definitely still there! — 2 years ago

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Château Talbot

Saint-Julien Red Bordeaux Blend 1949

Shared with co-workers. Brown color with a lighter rim. Notes of Almond, concentrated fruit and barnyard mustiness. Reminiscent of a PX sherry on the palate. — 3 years ago

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St. Clair Winery

Mimbres Valley Nebbiolo

Pretty good, I like the sweet lightness of it. — 8 months ago

Domaine Bruno Clair

Clos St. Jacques Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Pinot Noir 2012

Solid CSJ, widely considered a Grand Cru equivalent. But for those who wonder if Fourrier and Rousseau’s CSJ’s are that much better to be more than double the price, the answer is yes. — 9 months ago

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Château Léoville-Las Cases

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

I thought I would open another LLC tonight. The 86 is one of my favorite drinking vintages. This was classic & old school that has a burly, muscular style & is starting to enter its drinking window with many years ahead displaying black fruits, cassis, graphite, iron, leather, forest floor, brown spices & tobacco. This btl was in perfect shape showing how monumental this wine can be. — 2 years ago

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Severn Goodwin

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Oh man, the best vintage.