Nose has warmed pear, wildflower honey, dried grapefruit peel and cold butter.
Palate has baked yellow apple & pear, fading citrus notes, sandstone-like minerality, under-ripe white peach and hint of dried apricots on the long finish.
This wine has improved markedly in two years since from our last bottle. As usual, it's the last bottle, but should anyone be holding 2010, no concerns for 4-6 more years. Solid bottle from a very solid vintage, just coming into it's prime, when in proper storage.
Paired tonight with some beautiful cuts of Halibut, perfectly cooked in sous vide. Accompanied by roasted broccoli, shallots and lemons, just stellar with this bottle.
Decanted ~2hrs. — 5 days ago
Opened a few fun bottles to celebrate my birthday this past weekend. Cheers to 31!
Enjoyed en mag as a birth year wine on my birthday. I went back and forth with how much to decant (if at all), and ended up just giving this about 10-15mins to blow off some funk while still in bottle and the fireworks started. Youthful. In the glass, deep, dark purple with a black core. Didn’t notice any bricking. Huge aromatics of graphite, dusty yet ripe blackberries, bay leaf and saddle leather. From start to finish, the wine was still pretty dense with good tannic structure. The palate showed more sweet pipe tobacco, black fruits and dark cocoa dusted dates. We enjoyed this over the course of probably an hour and a half and it stood strong the entire time and never fell off. A gorgeous wine! — 9 days ago
Wow Bordeaux at it finest the nose is popping with red fruit florals. The body and mouth feel is a typical of Bordeaux. It tingles every taste bud in your mouth. It keeps giving even when you think it should be over. As it’s young, we decanted for an hour. Rose blossoms and cherries led to smooth tannins. God i loved this — 7 days ago
Today was my annual hosting of the Wednesday Wine Committee. There was 1 sparkler, 3 whites, 4 reds and 1 dessert, all provided by me. Tasted blind, as always.
Birth year Sauternes. Drinking just like you’d expect a 31yr old Sauternes to be drinking, and maybe even slightly younger. Basically perfect provenance, the color has really darkened over the last 2-3yrs. Amber in the glass and molasses like up front. This checks all the boxes for Classic Sauternes. Honeyed sweet fruits with ripened pineapple, golden peach and nectarine with a touch of savory/nutty notes on the finish. Very lengthy finish with tons of complexity and life left. Wish I had another 1-2 bottles! — 7 days ago
A very enjoyable 21 year old, Left Bank Bordeaux, from Pessac Léognan.
Showing black fruits with earth, wet leaves, herbs, oak, spices, chocolates, pencil lead, black pepper, forest floor and tobacco leaf.
Full bodied and bold with medium acidity and nice legs.
Long finish with firm tannins and tangy raspberries.
A great quality wine with good complexity and mouthfeel. I had it blind, and called it right. Missed the vintage by 2 years 😊
Good right out of the bottle and better as it opens up and shows some tannins and structure (90 minutes).
Very enjoyable now, and will continue to age nicely in the next 15 years.
13% alcohol by volume.
$80. — 9 days ago
Vila. 43,95 -15% = 37,36
23.03.19 — a month ago
The 2011 Chateau Haut-Brion is one of the best wines made from this challenging vintage in Bordeaux. Showing off its dark hue, on the nose this Haut-Brion opens with wonderful damp earth aromas with wild mushroom and peat moss that combine with the dark fruits and milk chocolate undertones. The palate shows incredible freshness and tension with red bell pepper, red cherry, anise and cassis accents. I admire the strong salinity that weaves through the mid-palate. This finishes strong with bright minerals that connect with the dark fruits. While not exceedingly rich, this is a wonderful wine from what was a challenging vintage in Bordeaux. This is classic Bordeaux with great elegance and finesse. Drink 2021-2040- 94 — 6 days ago
Green olives dominate ... Lots of Merlot notes. Getting ahead of myself. Deep opaque ruby, with organgy rim. Very vegetal... Green olive, green bell pepper, perhaps some evergreen, the palate adds oak, nutty, hint of vanilla.
It's a little weighty, tired? Good not great.
91 points — 9 days ago
Very nice. 45+ minute decant. Dark purple color. Massive cow shit and earthy nose. Wine shows the same on the palate. While I really like this, it was a bit much. Could be more refined. Did have some deep cherry fruit, which gave it some American characteristics. Very long finish. Probably better wines at a lower price point as it lacked finesse. — 5 days ago
Do NOT sleep on White BDX. This is ethereal, lacy, fresh cut white flowers—killer with chilled King Crab legs. As the price of Burgundy becomes more and more offensive I am turning to other regions that offer high quality wine at reasonable price points. This bottle is an easy pounder—and food friendly—for sub $20 is exactly what I’m looking for. — 2 days ago