Barsac, Graves

Château Climens

Barsac 1er Cru Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend 2005

Easily rivals Y. — a day ago

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Bernard Magrez

Chateau Pape Clément Grand Cru Classé de Graves Red Bordeaux Blend 2013

The first harvest at this estate was in 1252. Property owned by Bernard Magrez, a wine, art, culture and gastronomy patron Ruby with aromas of aromas of berry fruits and rich spices. On the palate cherry and blackberry flavors with cedar and earthy spices, well balanced. Fine firm tannins, long complex depth, ending with elegant fruit and slight mineral notes. Just starting to open up and will develop over next decade. — 3 days ago

Shay, Alex and 2 others liked this

Château de Fargues

Sauternes Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend 1990

Robe vieil or
Nez calisson d épices douces de raisin grillé
Bouche puissante mais avec superbe liqueur finale se caramélisant un peu à boire mais sans urgence
— 5 days ago

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Anthony, Romain and 1 other liked this

Château Smith Haut Lafitte

Smith Havt Lafitte 2006

David T
9.4

I am likely one of the few people who would sing this wines praise on it own at this stage. With the Ribcap, everyone would hail its pleasure and pairing. So good. Great time for a first look at the 2006...even better things ahead in 5 plus years. — 4 days ago

Paul, Sean and 28 others liked this

Château Haut-Brion

Graves Red Bordeaux Blend 1961

From a gorgeous bottle with 4cm of ullage. Slow-ox'd for 3 hours, then gave it 45 min in a decanter, then back in the bottle for consumption and debauchery over 5 more hours. Reddish tawny with amber rims, translucent. Gorgeous nose from the get go. Notes of raspberry jam, cola, cool slate rock, gravel and tan spice. Silky, velvet glove in the mouth. Has some solid structure that balances the ton of fruit this wine still has. The impact of this wine is both its elegance and the energy in the background that makes each sip memorable. This bottle was even better than the year-ago birthday bottle, and tonight it eclipsed my previous favorite 61 Bordeaux of all time (the 61 Palmer). (Bday 9 of 13) — 4 days ago

Shay, Alex and 22 others liked this

Château Haut-Brion

Pessac-Léognan Red Bordeaux Blend 1989

Wanted to put up a future all-time great against two all-time great HBs... the 45 and the 61. Opened and decanted this 9 hours before serving. Light tawny color, translucent and darker than the other HBs. Intense nose with notes of black cherry, black raspberry, hickory, gravel, moist soil, some mocha and some menthol. Huge and powerful in the mouth. Still tannic and young at age 31. Almost port-like. This is easily a 75 year wine, like the 45 sitting next to it - a wine that it can probably surpass as it gains more age, weight, advanced notes and complexity. (Bday 11 of 13) — 4 days ago

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Domaine de Chevalier

L'Esprit de Chevalier Pessac-Léognan Red Bordeaux Blend

2015 vintage. 60% cabernet sauvignon, 30% merlot and 10% petit verdot (compared to 55% cabernet sauvignon, 35% merlot, 5% cabernet franc and 5% petit verdot for the grand vin). The grand vin is absolutely fabulous in this vintage, so it comes as no surprise that the lesser lots are pretty good too. The nose has some of the class of his big brother, with cassis, cedar wood and the typical spiciness, but without the ripeness and complexity. The mouth is pure and fresh with ripe cassis fruit and the acidity shining through a bit more here, but still it's layered, balanced and very attractive for one third of the price. A slight vegetal touch in both nose and aftertaste might be related to a higher percentage of Petit Verdot (?). By all standards a very nice Pessac-Léognan for the price, just don't compare it to the amazing grand vin. — 12 days ago

Hermes, Romain and 4 others liked this

Château d'Yquem

Sauternes Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend 1967

Dark brown gold with a huge nose. Notes of tropical fruit including oranges and ripe citrus, toffee, apricots, crème brulee, stones and some amazing spice. In the mouth this expands as the dense fruit is able to roam about. While this is a fruit driven experience, there is still a ton of acidity there. This bottle was maybe a bit more advanced than some others we've had of this in the past, it still hit the bullseye and finished off the evening in style. (Bday 13 of 13) — 4 days ago

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What a treat

Château Coutet

Sauternes-Barsac Sémillon Blend 1995

Marmelade, nice sweetness but it was late at night so i did not take many notes — a month ago

Josh, Ira and 7 others liked this

Château Suduiraut

Sauternes Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend 2015

Syrupy and (cloyingly) sweet without quite the acidity needed to enjoy more than a few sips at this point in time. Superb high tone perfume and likely to be beautiful over time as the sugars mellow. — 10 days ago

Severn, Vanessa and 35 others liked this