Monthly WTF group. Theme this month was merlot. All wines tasted blind.
I opened this as a starter for everyone and was very pleased. For around $25, this is a wonderful champagne. Roasted lemon & lime alongside brioche aromatics. Very creamy mousse. Chalky minerality on the palate. Honeyed guava, touch of honeycomb. Really good acidity. I was introduced to this by @David T ; thanks David! — 2 days ago
Very rich, mouth-filling, long finish that tastes like blackberries. Excellent with pot roast. — 15 days ago
Best $18 bottle Pinot that I’ve had in quite some time. Thank you to the great people at the California Wine Country podcast for turning me on to this wine... — 11 days ago
The smoothly balanced tannins and vibrant fruit benefit from the whole bunch fermentation at Chateau Baron. Delicious, easy-going, and completely drinkable in all situations. Dimension, character, and palatable french personality! — 2 days ago
Superb Bordeaux blend. slightly red fruit like. now enjoyable and can keep longer. — 12 days ago
Magnum! Found this at a great price at a wine store in Sendai, Japan. Could not pass this up - red meat and blue cheese on the menu to open this old friend up and enjoy. Viva lá France in the heart of Japan! Trustworthy old world big French Bordeaux - open it up, let it breathe and even decant if you can - lovely and what you expect...big bold flavor, earthy and a tobacco like finish. — 8 days ago
The nose reveals, perfume floral, dark, ripe cassis. Ripe; blackberries, dark cherries, black raspberries, black plum, plum, strawberry flesh, sweet tarriness, black licorice, steeped, dark, fruit tea, limestone minerals, dry stone, cinnamon, clove, nutmeg, vanilla, dark spice, rich, moist dark soil, just a hint of herbaceous notes, mint, leather, fresh tobacco, graphite, dark berry cola, fresh, dark red, blue and purple florals with violets.
The body is; rich, lush, gorgeous, sexy, and full. The tannins are; round, velvety, still a little firm and sticky with tarriness. The structure, tension, length and balance are just hitting harmony. Ripe; blackberries, dark cherries, black raspberries, black plum, blueberries, plum, strawberry flesh, sweet tarriness, black licorice, steeped, dark, fruit tea, limestone minerals, dry stone, wet clay, cinnamon, clove, nutmeg, vanilla, dark spice with heat, rich, moist dark soil, dry crushed rocks, just a hint of herbaceous notes; mint, bay leaf, thyme, leather, expresso roast grounds, cigar with ash, graphite, dark berry cola, fresh, dark red, blue and purple florals, lavender with violets. The acidity is a fresh water stream. The finish is unbelievably; elegant, well balanced & polished, lush, rich, ruby, gorgeously sexy and lasts minutes.
Warm, ripe Bordeaux’s vintage with roughly two decades of good drinking ahead of it.
Photos of, my favorite Chateau in Bordeaux, their newer barrel room that sits under the bottom photo, field hands harvesting their Estate fruit and the outer building that is their barrel room. — 13 days ago
I have had the pleasure of experiencing this vintage a few time and found this time delivered just like the past. Decanted four hours and drank over the next 4+ hours. Classic Bordeaux on the nose with no sings of age. Could this be a 50+ year wine? Red fruit with truffle and Asian spice on the palate. Tannins and acid are nearly perfect with an lingering finish that sails for over a minute. What I find so intriguing is the wine only got better as time went one. Stellar! — 20 days ago