One of our preferred wines. A great assemblage of Merlot and Cabernet Franc with great floral notes intertwined with earthy and spicy aromas and flavors. A bomb fruit as well but with very polished tannins and medium body and freshness that’s wonderful with food. Great now but absolutely no rush. This is Pomerol at its best and enthusiastically recommended ! — 7 days ago
A close friend and I shared this Bordeaux, the 2009 Château de Chantegrive. The blend is 55% Merlot and 45% Cabernet Sauvignon.
On the nose there is black cherry, blackberry, black plum, black currant, violet, tobacco, coffee beans and earth.
On the palate there is black cherry, blackberry, blueberry, black currant, tobacco, herbaceousness and earth.
This wine is full bodied with a velvety mouth feel, medium + acidity and medium to medium + fine tannins that moves along to a long dark fruit finish. Please stay safe and healthy. Nostrovia! 🍷🍷🍷🍷 — a day ago
A simply glorious aged Bordeaux Blanc, shared for my big four zero, the 2004 Pavillion Blanc by Chateau Margaux is silky, opulently textured and has insanely good poise and length. Right out of the gate you are impressed with the range of aromatics from lychee and starfruit to damp earth, wild mushroom and brandy soaked pear. Once on the attack, you are surprised by the freshness imparted in this wine that now stands at sixteen years of age. The soft mouthfeel gives this an err of elegance as the wine effortlessly glides across the mid palate with a bright beam of salinity. The captivating, exceedingly long finish produces the final crescendo. One thing is clear — this beautiful Bordeaux Blanc still has a long life ahead of it. Drink 2020-2035- 97 — 11 days ago
Consider this $10 #castillion #cotesdebordeaux: laid-back cassis, blackberry preserves, smoked meat, and faint black pepper nose with vibrant acidity in your mouth, Right Bank earthy character and sturdy tannins that trail off on a long finish. The only fault is it lacks some concentration being medium bodied. Truly excellent QPR for the bargain Bordeaux lover available at Costco. I’m tempted to buy a few more bottles to see how it might age for another 5 years. — 8 days ago
All sorts of mineral and chervil and just blooming honeysuckle. Golden hued with a bit of sap. All sort of understated but just complex enough and thirst quenching enough to keep one going. I believe there is a goodly amount of Semillon and a smidge of Muscadelle at play here, it is not especially expressive of Sauvignon Blanc but, you get it. Quite elegant. Rather balanced. I can drink a lot of it. And I suppose I shall it’s lockdown time, what else to do? — 17 days ago
Time for some Merlot on this #MerlotThursday.
Ruby in color with wide reddish/ brick rim.
Pretty nose with blueberries, plums, red currants, spices, wet leaves, oak, tobacco leaf, pencil lead, earth, black tea, thyme, light vinaigrette and black pepper. Very aromatic.
Medium plus in body with medium plus acidity.
Dry on the palate with plums, blueberries, cranberries, currants, oak, tobacco, earth, bitter herbs, spices, wet leaves, coffee, cola, pencil lead, black tea and black pepper.
Medium plus on the finish with fine grained tannins and tangy pomegranates.
This young Merlot based Bordeaux is starting to show its potential. From a great vintage, and still has a lot of room to grow. A good quality wine.
The nose is already beautiful and I loved smelling on it for a while.
Needs a couple of hours to open up properly. Would be nice to revisit it in 5 years. Still young and tight.
Still a bit unbalanced and better with food right now. I paired it with Brie cheese, olives and crackers.
A blend of 65% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Cabernet Franc and 10% Petit Verdot. Kosher.
14% alcohol by volume.
$50. — 7 days ago