Bergerac, Southwest France

Dom Pérignon

Brut Champagne Blend 2009

Half off wine Wednesday. At less than retail - we couldn’t resist. Was solid but not spectacular — 6 days ago

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Martin Bergo

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Half-off on a DP??? Madre mia. Congratulations.

Domaine François Raveneau

Montée de Tonnerre Chablis 1er Cru Chardonnay 2013

Not sure there are better 13 whites than Raveneau. Lafon also comes to mind. It’s an early drinking vintage (by Raveneau standards) while you wait for 12 and 14. Also, no Chapelot this year so it’s blended in here. A multi hour advance decant has it rocking, stunningly aromatic, soaring with layers of créme fraîche, baking spice, crushed stones and a whisper of botrytis influenced saffron. The palate shows immense power, concentration and depth of waxy yellow fruit chiseled with Chablisen minerality. Brilliant tension and racy lemony acids provide a seamless balance to its power and richness. MDT always hits 🫰🏻 — 17 days ago

Mark, Paul and 7 others liked this

Château Lafite Rothschild

Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend 1979

Classic Lafite. Hard to put into words. It was delicate yet still powerful. I’ve had the wine in my cellar since a year or so after release. We were stunned at how well it had aged…45?years old and still retained its fruit. It was worth the wait — 3 days ago

Louis Roederer

Cristal Brut Champagne Chardonnay Pinot Noir Blend 2009

Jeremy Shanker
9.2

Never not delicious. Love Cristal with a little age. — 2 days ago

Billy, Andrew and 6 others liked this

Château Montrose

Saint-Estèphe Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 1979

Dark rubi robe with bricking at the rim. Nose of asphalt, cedar, liquorice and asian spices. Very mineral, medium bodied, complex, good length, very polished tannins. Cork was not perfect and bottle was low shoulder. Still excellent which makes us think pristine bottles might taste even better. Great stuff. — 2 days ago

Jose Roberto PalazzoAdriana Pagliano
with Jose and Adriana
Peter, Rob and 1 other liked this

Château Cos d'Estournel

Saint-Estèphe Red Bordeaux Blend 2005

This was polished, youthful showing lush dark berry fruit, aromatic spices, cedar, pencil, mocha, mineral with floral & tobacco notes — 4 days ago

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Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande

Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend 1986

I’m tasting a bit of greenness and it’s faded but for what it is and its age - nice — 14 days ago

Shay, Bob and 5 others liked this
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Always get the green streak on Lalande.

Château Calon-Ségur

Saint-Estèphe Red Bordeaux Blend 2000

David T
9.4

Amazing w/ the Allen Brothers A-5 wagyu.

This is another Bordeaux producer that makes wines for the ages. I’ve waited & waited on 2000, this shows some readiness. Yet, will go another 20 plus years.

Tonight this is well balanced earth & candied fruit. In 10 years, this is candied fruit & florals.

Still medium plus tannins. Blackberries, black raspberries, black plum with ample skin, juicy dark cherries, poached strawberries, raspberries, dry limestone grains with powder, dark, forest floor with dry leaves, some dry herbaceousiness-bay leaf, mint, dark spice, clove, nutmeg, some cinnamon, hints of vanillin, mid berry cola, sandalwood to cedar shavings, used leather, pipe tobacco, anise, some mocha, sun tea, dark, red, purple flowers with a touch of blue, excellent acidity and a well knitted structure, balanced, nicely tensioned with a ripe, elegant finish that lasts two-minutes.

Photos of; Chateau Calon Segur, tasting room, barrel cellar and estate vineyard.
— 10 days ago

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Ready?
We've got, but waiting out...
David T

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Ready with a long decant but worth the longer wait. Now, it needs steak.
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We've got patience & plenty of beef, thanks. 🙏

Château Latour

Premier Grand Cru Classé Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend 2000

Dark and brooding with great rich fruit. Dark plum, leather, cedar, a whiff of iodine. Still tight and pure. Very good. Years ahead. — 12 days ago

Garth AncierMatt Lichtenberg
with Garth and Matt
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Jacques Selosse

Initial Brut Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru Champagne Chardonnay

Clean. Nice balance of brioche notes and airy fruit — 8 days ago

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