Normally I would never describe a white wine as being chewy, but this wine is chewy. It’s got some lovely velvety tannins from the Semillon. And the Sauvignon Blanc give it sparkle. Meyer lemon and limes on the nose. Vanilla and hint of brown sugar on the front. The medium tannic structure adds an understated solidity to this wine. Grapefruit high notes on the top of the palate and on the finish, with a return of the vanilla as I swallow. This is the setting sun in the glass that Emily Dickinson wrote about.￼ — 10 days ago
Vintage 2000 ~ only a brown rim, 3/4 deep colour, awesome bouquet with prominent leather and spices, laurel, stewed red summerfruit, brushwood, taste á point with 21 years, soft and velvety very refined. Transcends its appellation. | paired with Tournedos and king fungus, turnip greens. Happy Easter! — 17 days ago
2019 vintage. Supersexy unoaked organic Merlot from mechanically harvested young vines. Dark ruby with purplish rim. Raspberry and flowers. Juicy red fruit and bright acidity and a nice little tannic bite. Delicious, fun and great value. Highly recommended. Abv. 13%. — 18 days ago
2008 vintage. Bernaleau family (also owners of Haut-Médoc Château de Braude and Moulis Château Galland). Situated in Arsac between Château du Tertre and Château d'Arsac. Mostly Cabernet Sauvignon (around 70%) with Merlot and 2% Cabernet Franc. Great effort in a difficult vintage. Dark red with orangy rim. Cassis, flowers and cedar wood. Textbook elegant Margaux. Drinking beautifully without the harsh tannin that characterises many 2008s. Lovely and nice value. — 4 days ago
Such a great vintage for LB at 38 yrs. A wine that I have had many times fully mature & should drink well another 5-10 yrs. Perfectly stored btls will have a deep dark color showing red & black fruits, currant, cedar, earth, leather, lead pencil, dried herbs, licorice, savory spices & tobacco notes.
tobacco notes. — 9 days ago
2014 vintage. The website being very vague, the information is coming from other sources. A Sémillon (60%) and Sauvignon Blanc (40%) blend from selected parcels vinified completely in wood. Note that this estate produces more white than red, with 25 hectares out of 40 planted with white grapes. Brilliant light golden yellow. Exotic fruits and white peach with a toasted hint. Lightweight in alcohol (abv. 12,5%) but intense flavour of ripe pineapple and peach with crisp acidity and good length. Not particularly complex but attractive and probably at its peak. — a day ago
The wine last night was the 2015 Clos René Pomerol Right Bank Bordeaux. A blend of 70% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc and 10% Malbec.
On the nose there is cherry, raspberry, black currant, violets, anise, faint hints of oak and earth.
On the palate there is bkack cherry, black raspberry, plum, blaxk currant, licorice, minerals and earth.
This is a full bodied wine with a silky smooth mouthfeel, medium to medium + acidity and medium to medium + fine tannins that moves into a long dark fruit earthy finish. As we move firmly into spring and into this coming weekend lets enjoy our lifes fortunate new beginnings. Let us keep or eyes, minds and hearts open to all lifes new rewards. Please stay safe and healthy. Nostrovia! 🍷🍷🍷🍷 — 12 days ago