Bordeaux, France

Château La Tour Blanche

Duo de la Tour Blanche Sec Red Bordeaux Blend 2013

2013 vintage on 13.11.18
Nice crisp white Bordeaux. Made of 65% semillon and 35% sauvignon. Typical sauvignon nose.
Tried the same vintage last year and remembered that I found the acids too heavy then. But the year extra in the bottle balanced it all out.
— 5 days ago

Chris, Willem and 1 other liked this

Château Montrose

Médoc Red Bordeaux Blend 2003

Shay A
9.6

Part 1 of the final and main event for the Fall WNH. The most spectacular lineup of wines I’ve ever seen, and an overall wonderful ending to an amazing trip with fantastic people.

This is a monster. A battle between fruit and herbal spices. Saddle leather, dusty/earthy underripe fruit (black and red dominant) with a graphite and charcoal/smoke finish. Didn’t get any stewed/muddled fruit notes which some say is common for this vintage. Hold and enjoy in 7+yrs (and the next 20 after that!) A treat,
@Mike R .
— 4 days ago

Mike RDavid LJoe Lucca
with Mike, David and 5 others
Mike, David and 37 others liked this
Mike R

Mike R Influencer Badge Premium Badge

Easy to see after drinking this why the wine received 100 points from RP
9.7
Alex Lallos

Alex Lallos Influencer Badge

My favorite montrose ever. Better than 1990
Bill Bender

Bill Bender Influencer Badge Premium Badge

Bruising tannins but with open layers of silky fruit as well. Transcends the hot vintage.

Château Guiraud

Le G De Bordeaux Blanc Sec White Bordeaux Blend 2016

Not their best Sauterne but still nice supple white from Guiraud. 50:50 Sauvignon blanc: semillion nicely balanced but some hits of Sauternes on the nose. Bang for the buck. — 15 days ago

P, Paul and 3 others liked this

Château Pichon-Longueville Baron

Les Tourelles de Longueville Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend 2015

Picked one of these up for a really good price and figured I’d give it a try in case I should go back and grab more. Popped and poured; consumed over eight hours. Pours really dark purple; opaque at the core. Initially, the nose was a little awkward with a sort of metallic smell (like licking a battery and yes, it’s one of this smells like something tastes things) developing shortly after opening. However, after about 30 minutes of air, the metallic thing was long gone and in its place was dark cherry, cassis, graphite, tobacco, a bit of a floral thing and some tilled earth. This only gained power and balance as time went on and the last glass was best. Honestly, this is astoundingly good QPR for sub $35 but it does need some patience at this stage. Give it some serious air if you must drink now or hold for 3-5 years in the cellar. Who knows, it could go longer considering the quality of the Chateau. I’ll buy more at this price. — 8 days ago

Ira, Daniel P. and 4 others liked this

Château Noaillac

Médoc Red Bordeaux Blend 1990

Remarkably good condition for a 28-year-old cru bourgeois. Brilliant color, excellent clarity, pretty tannins. Showing minimal oxidation for a wine of this pedigree. Lots of dried flowers, plum and red apple skin character with resinous herbs, tar, old leather and orange peel. I doff my cap to the most devoted collector who curated this collection for us. Truly outstanding provenance. — 4 days ago

P, Anthony De and 3 others liked this

Château Margaux

Pavillon Rouge Margaux Red Bordeaux Blend 2009

Shay A
9.5

WNH event number 4. Perfect Pizza Pairing bottles. Not a bad bottle in the bunch!

This was a fantastic bottle with our pizza. A wonderful year in Bordeaux with a more approachable and fruit forward style. Not a ton of leather and smoke...more ripe black and red fruit. Cherry pipe tobacco, and rose petal and violets. No problem popping these now! All smiles,
@Mike R !
— 7 days ago

Mike RDavid LShawn R
with Mike, David and 5 others
Mike, David and 48 others liked this

Château Hosanna

Pomerol Red Bordeaux Blend 2010

The 2010 Hosanna is an interesting one. Vanilla yogurt in the nose, or is it white chocolate? Ripe on the palate with plums and then mocha through the finish with a touch of sweetness. Fun to try this from the tiny Moueix owned estate. — 8 days ago

Craig, Dick and 16 others liked this

Château Mouton Rothschild

Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend 2010

The 2010 Mouton is one of the most delicious and extraordinary wines I've ever tasted. It is utterly beguiling in its intensity and complexity. Sipping a glass will reveal more and more layers over time. It was a little difficult to wrap my head around it initially. Everything is in perfect balance. Purely exquisite. (Interestingly, the label is by Jeff Koons whose Balloon Dog (Orange) just had its record beaten by Hockney (2014 vintage Mouton)'s Pool as the most expensive artwork by a leaving artist.) — 9 days ago

Freek, Brandon and 23 others liked this
Hugh O'Riordan

Hugh O'Riordan

I’m jealous
Neil Valenzuela

Neil Valenzuela

Wow! Cheers!

Château Lynch-Bages

Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend 1990

Shay A
9.6

Part 1 of the final and main event for the Fall WNH. The most spectacular lineup of wines I’ve ever seen, and an overall wonderful ending to an amazing trip with fantastic people.

Greatest LB vintage yet? Sweet and crunchy cranberry, dark cocoa dusted bay leaf, saddle leather, tar/old pipe tobacco. A distinct smoked herbal note towards the back of the palate and in to the finish. 28yrs young and full of life! What a bottle,
@Shawn R .
— 4 days ago

Mike RDavid LJoe Lucca
with Mike, David and 5 others
Mike, David and 59 others liked this
jesus g

jesus g Influencer Badge

THIS
Bill Bender

Bill Bender Influencer Badge Premium Badge

Definitely a top 3 for me out of 60+ wines
jesus g

jesus g Influencer Badge

I need to take weekend trips down there if y’all are pushin 5 cases in one night

Château Margaux

Margaux Du Chateau Red Bordeaux Blend 2003

Still ruby centre and pink watery rim , quite youthful considering it’s from 2003. Out of the bottle is quite aromatic though feel that there is a lot held back . Quite youthful again , showing ripe , but no overripe black fruits . Lots of large tears , high in glycerin . There is also a floral, violet quality . Lots hidden and appear with each swirl of the glass. Chocolate and coffee also. On the palate lovely ripe dark fruits , ripe but not overly so, acidity is balanced and the wine certainly feels balanced . Probably slightly more masculine and full bodied than normal . Tannin is present and sweet , quite high alcohol but it doesn’t detract from what is a real success for the vintage . Lovely now but can age really quite well I suspect. — 14 days ago

Severn, Anthony De and 8 others liked this