St. Hugo

Château Montrose

Saint-Estèphe Red Bordeaux Blend 2006

2006 vintage. Not a great vintage but a great property and great wine. Amazing concentration and length of finish. Pedigree counts. Especially when they keep after it. Really nice balance which is something the French are generally good at. — 3 days ago

Shay, Ron and 7 others liked this

Pierre Gonon

"Les Oliviers" Saint-Joseph Marsanne-Roussanne Blend 2016

Stupendous, maybe the best Rhône white I’ve ever had. Pale gold, smells like tiny white spring blossoms, baked apple and Meyer lemon. Viscous, oily mouthfeel with more lemon and flowers, peaches, melon, honey, tea and marzipan, a little smoky on the back, somehow maintains great freshness through all of that. The Gonon St Joseph rouge is probably overrated at this point (I wouldn’t know, it’s been a while and it’s too expensive) but this might be underrated — 8 hours ago

Keaton, Adam and 6 others liked this

Weingut Bernhart

-S- St. Laurent 2017

Vintage 2017 | this is the red St Laurent -S- @delectable | Good balance, perfumed with a hint of paprika — 6 days ago

Willem, Josh and 8 others liked this

La Croix de Beaucaillou

Saint-Julien Red Bordeaux Blend 2011

1hr+ decant and needed more. Dark purple color. Lovely nose of violets, coffee, oak, and tar. Wine is harsh on the palate and lacks fruit and depth. Was more spicy than I would have expected. Develops earthy and smoke flavors with air, but had a medium minus finish. Not bad value, but expected more. — 10 days ago

Brooke Weaver Jakubowski
with Brooke
David, Tom and 3 others liked this

Château Calon-Ségur

Saint-Estèphe Red Bordeaux Blend 1998

No more fruit left...drying, very underwhelmed...i usually like a lot calon segur but this was not a good bottle — 2 days ago

Mike, Severn and 4 others liked this

Château Léoville-Las Cases

Grand Vin de Leoville du Marquis de las Cases Saint-Julien Red Bordeaux Blend 2004

This was tightly structured & more austere in style that needed time to show its black fruits, graphite, leather, spice, dried herbs & tobacco. — 10 days ago

Alex, Eric and 23 others liked this

Château Gruaud Larose

Saint-Julien Red Bordeaux Blend 2009

Pasta pomodoro with spices and black fruit. Smoke and grilled meat. Finish lingers. Tannin still holds court. Can’t beat. — 2 days ago

Shay, Andrew and 1 other liked this

Domaine des Pierres Seches

Gauthier Sylvain Saint-Joseph Syrah 2016

Lyle Fass
9.3

A great vintage to drink now. Nose of olive, pepper, grilled meats, floral, granite and red berry fruit. Showing so well. Palate is easy like Sunday morning. Silky and ripe wirh outstanding balance and purity. Loads of berry fruit and ample freshness. So pure and sappy. Peppery finish and lovey granite and earth tones. No rush but this is in a great place now.

After air, more aromatic with blackberry, violets, olive and game, herbs, granite. So good. 9.2 to 9.3. Gains more elegance on the palate and really brings the fruit and refined tannin.
— 9 hours ago

Bob, Matthew and 9 others liked this

Château Treytins

Montagne-St. Émilion Merlot Blend 2011

Just concluded the annual Fall seclusion at our cabin in the Rangeley lakes region of Maine, mobile service up there is mostly non-existent, after several days I am posting again. Notes are somewhat brief, as my focus is relaxing and watching the Common Loons swimming and diving in the cove in front of our camp.

Decanted 6+ hours, no new notes; a fantastic St. Emillion! Paired to Allen Bros. USDA Prime Filets, melt in your mouth good at 130°F.
Nose has black cherry, ripe red cherry, dark cocoa powder, light barrel toast, plum skin, washed blackberry and crushed blueberry.
Palate has ripe black/red cherry, wet leather, high cacao content chocolate, under-ripe plum, wet clay and trailing hints of dehydrated mint.
Awesome pairing to Allen Bros. USDA Prime beef fillets, three day salt rest and Hickory smoked on the grill to ~130° = Heaven, should you believe in such post-life retirements.
— 2 days ago

Ryan, Vanessa and 19 others liked this

Château Lassègue

Saint Émilion Red Bordeaux Blend 2016

Don’t get mad at me delectable....wanted to taste one to see where things are falling. Pretty awesome so the rumors about the ‘16 vintage are probably true. — 12 days ago

Jim, Chris and 8 others liked this
David Nicewicz

David Nicewicz

Haven’t had the 16 yet - how long of a decant?
Phil Castellano

Phil Castellano

Good to go in about an hour. Was much more developed on day 2.