Bordeaux, France

Château de la Dauphine

Fronsac Merlot Cabernet Franc 2016

Dan R
9.1

Here’s a plump, juicy bdx red with the volume cranked way up. Despite its size and intensity, it manages to stay feeling fresh with a sense of proportion and balance. Dark fruited with an herbal twang. As other tasters noted, CF is noticeable (15% in ‘16). 30% new oak doesn’t feel cumbersome. Love the tannin work here, sweet and grainy, enough to give needed structure but not impede drink-now-ability. Overall I quite enjoyed this, although not my preferred style. After 2 glasses, I‘m guessing the 14.5% is lower than reality. Nevertheless, great party/cocktail wine, killer value - Napa drinkers should back the truck up. — 2 days ago

Ira, David and 4 others liked this

Château d'Armailhac

Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend 2012

Deep ruby hue with fuchsia rim variation. Dark cherry preserves, creme de cassis, fig jam, blackberry, leather, cedar, smoked red meat, wet earth, black truffle, crushed rose, bay leaves, and sage. Deliciously balanced. Lovely structure and complexity and a long, elegant finish. Vintage 2012. ABV 13.5%. #chateaudarmailhac #baronnephilippinederothschild #grandcruclassé #pauillac — 12 days ago

Deked1
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Deked1, Vasanth and 31 others liked this
Vanessa D

Vanessa D

@David T - What an incredible story and beautiful memory. Thank you for sharing it. 🙏. I have no doubt your friend Jean’s work and contributions will continue to touch Clerc Milon well beyond his move to Mouton Rothschild. Glad to hear he will be next door in any case. ☺️
Neil Valenzuela

Neil Valenzuela

❤️this wine ... 🍷
Vanessa D

Vanessa D

@Neil Valenzuela you and me both — Cheers!

Château Machorre

Bordeaux Supérieur 2006

This was a celebration moment - quit a job and about to start anew. This wine tasted French. Oak - check (mid to heavy). Deep red - check. It came out of a wine fridge - 57 F. Temperature helped.
Currants maybe. Maybe cinnamon and black pepper.
— 3 days ago

Mike liked this

Château d'Yquem

Y Ygrec Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend 2015

From the illustrious Château d’Yquem, a blend of Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon. Lively and fresh and with a gorgeous nose. Lemon pie, coconut, honeydew melon, and hints of sea salt. Finishes super long. Fantastic Bordeaux blanc from one of the elites. — 9 days ago

Billy, Clive and 1 other liked this

Château La Conseillante

Pomerol Red Bordeaux Blend 2006

1 hr decant and probably could have used more. Dark red color. Wine has a great nose of graphite, dirt, and chalk. Nice flavor but lacks depth and character. Seemed very Merlot dominated. Short finish. Wine goes from great to pretty good from nose to finish. Probably better wines at this price point, but was very nice. — 4 days ago

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Tom, Shay and 8 others liked this

Château La Clémence

Pomerol Red Bordeaux Blend 1999

Great Bordeaux, plenty of years in the bottle and drinking well despite reading that it was past it’s prime. Initial savoury flavours develop with cherries, French oak, menthol, mushroom and wood smoke. Nose is rich with dark fruit and vanilla in the background. Deep red, vibrant colour in the glass, certainly doesn’t look 20 years old. Enjoyed this. — 11 days ago

Paul, Alex and 11 others liked this

Baron Philippe de Rothschild

Mouton Rothschild For Philippine Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend 2001

Had this iconic wine from a 3L bottle. What a great experience.

This 19 year old, is dense, rich, elegant, and young with huge tannins.

Showing a phenomenal nose.

Dry on the palate with wood, vegetables, black fruits, earth notes, chocolates, tobacco, herbs and leather. So complex.

Can't even say how many years are in it still, Maybe 50?

12.5% alcohol by volume.

95 points.
— 4 days ago

Eric, Vanessa and 34 others liked this
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Very much so @Iwan 🍷😋
Shawn Thompson

Shawn Thompson

Congrats on this experience. Don’t see many 19 year old bottles in the feed. Cheers! 🍷
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I post plenty of old wines but not in this caliber😉

Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande

Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend 1986

Alex Lallos
9.6

Inanely good. Deep mahogany color. still so much beautiful fruit. Perfectly evolved and easy to drink but I wouldn’t hesitate to keep it another 10 years. Absolutely beautiful with finesse for days. Perfect example of lalande. In fact I can’t picture any vintage of this wine drinking better today — 2 days ago

Josh, Shay and 6 others liked this

Château Coutet

Sauternes-Barsac Sémillon Blend 2017

The 2017 Chateau Coutet is a beautiful wine that is needing a bit more time in the bottle to gain complexity. Aromatically intense, the wine shows good range from honey and nutmeg infused creme brûlée tones that combine with lighter wet stone and brandy soaked pear aromas that take shape in the glass. Flavors of vanilla cream and butterscotch with apricot jelly accents highlight this gorgeous wine. The palate has great tension and verve, revealing a silky mouthfeel. The exceedingly long finish lingers long on the tongue. Give this beautiful wine a few years in the cellar prior to enjoying. Drink 2022-2040- 94 — 5 days ago

Eric, Shay and 26 others liked this

Château Rauzan-Gassies

Deuxieme Cru Classé Margaux Red Bordeaux Blend 2008

I’ve had my mind on this bottle for a few weeks - the wife wanted a special bottle for a regular Friday night. It only needed an hour to decant for a 12-year old vintage. Subtle cassis, cured meat, mushroom, hint of licorice and leather on the palate. Fine dense tannins polish off a savory finish. Beautiful wine. #margaux #2ndgrowth — 12 days ago

Manny, Alex and 2 others liked this