You know your day is going to be great when you start off with a glass of sparkling wine. So today was a good one. Tried a nice French sparkling wine today. Light fresh on the nose. Floral and slight lemon on the nose. Light crisp and fresh on the palate. This is a lovely way to start your day paired with lovely brunch. — 2 days ago
Friday night is here and I have opened the 2015 Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande Réserve de la Comtesse a blend of 53% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot, 4% Cabernet Franc and 3% Petit Verdot.
The nose is is rich in dark fruit, black cherry, blackberry, blueberry, black plum, mocha, tar, cedar and dark rich soil.
On the palate the dark fruit continues through with black cherry, blackberry, blueberry, black currant, licorice, oak, graphite and rich earthy notes.
This wine is full bodied with a silky mouth feel, medium + acidity and medium + fine tannins that lead to a long dark fruit earthy finish. Have a great weekend, stay safe and have some nice wines. Nostrovia! 🍷🍷🍷🍷 — 3 days ago
This is a delicious Sauvignon Blanc from Pessac-Léognan. Crisp and refreshing with nice weight and complexity.
Nose is gentle and elegant. The palate is crisp, dry and rich.
Showing citrus, lemons, spices, light wood, green apples, grapefruits and minerals.
Nice length on the finish with limes and minerals.
A Good quality wine. Definitely my favorite white Bordeaux so far.
This 5 year old is drinking very nicely now, and will continue to evolve in the next 5 years.
Needs 30 minutes to open up properly and show more complexity.
Robert Parker 93 points. 94 points Wine Spectator.
I paired it with a charcuterie board of meats and cheeses.
A blend of 90% Sauvignon Blanc, 5% Sémillon and 5% Sauvignon Gris.
13.5% alcohol by volume.
$95. — 2 days ago
FINALLY - a French wine that is incredible in the USA. You know they keep the good stuff there! How do I describe this? The nose has a fresh mint bouquet. The initial palate is blueberry and black licorice. There is a back seat to blackberry and raspberry. The mid palate has chocolate and hints of oak all over it. The finish is extremely dry and lingering with a tart finish! — 6 days ago
Opened this afternoon. Very astringent finish initially with lots of oak and ash. The nose initially was worthy of a 96. Wildflowers, herb-rich, sweet fruit, but quite a bit of oak. Palate was soft, yet rather powerful. Wild herb, black cherry, fig, ash, sweet tobacco and rather complex. Would have gone perfectly with a marinated pork loin and herb roasted potatoes. Still getting quite a bit of astringency and acidity on the finish. Capable of so much more. Goes to show you the structure of the second wine of Ch Margaux! — 5 days ago
Estate dates back to Crusades & Scottish navigator, George Smith, owner in the 18th century. Followed by M. Duffour-Dubergier, Mayor of Bordeaux, then Louis Eschenauer, a famous wine shipper. In 1990, Daniel & Florence Cathiard now own estate. Blend of 60% Cab Sauv & 40% Merlot, dark berry aromas, herbs and earthy spice. Palate is complex with cherry & currant flavors, pepper, tobacco & cacao notes. Soft tannins, rich and full, lingering, earthy, mineral ending, needs a bit of time. — 20 days ago
Very enjoyable Bordeaux....can't remember the last time I enjoyed a table red so much
The quality of this Bordeaux was amazing. 100% Merlot with a nice balanced acidity with notes of black cherry, blackberries, tobacco, herbs, and velvety jammy finish. I am a huge fan of Château Clinet and this was quite an enjoyable surprise! Cheers! 🍷a 92 might be a high rating for a Bordeaux superior, but I really liked this! — 12 days ago
The 2011 ‘Le G’ by Chateau Guiraud is simply gorgeous from this great vintage for white wine in Bordeaux. Balanced and silky, with a plush mouthfeel, the wine delivers bright Gravenstein apple, cantaloupe, and brandy and clove infused Bosc pear flavors that mingle with minerals and shades of wild mushroom. Outstanding now, I can’t imagine this improving with age, as this is best enjoyed over the next several years. Drink 2019-2024- 91 — 16 days ago
Beautiful ruby color with a garnet rim. Red and back fruit, soil, lead pencil, clay and dry herbs on the nose. Same on the palate with hints of white pepper that lasts on the lingering finish. Almost rated it on the nose only. Such a treat, all class and elegance. — 2 days ago
Located in southern Bordeaux Medoc near villages Macau & Ludon, designated a great growth 1855 Classification. Blend; 52% Cab Sauv, 39% Merlot, 5% Cab Franc & 4% Petit Verdot, aged in 40% new oak for 12 months + 4 months in vats before bottling. Rich and dark with berry aromas, complex and enticing. On the palate perfectly ripe blackberry and black cherry with earthy dried herbs, some tobacco and spice. Fine tannins, well balanced with acidity building to a great finish. Very special. — 9 hours ago