Bordeaux, France

Château Lascombes

Margaux Red Bordeaux Blend 2008

Grand Cru.
Chateau Lascombes has been producing fine wine on the same location for about 300 years or so. In the 1855 Classification it was ranked as one of the 15 “Second Growths” of Bordeaux, which meant it was one of the 20 best vineyards in France and therefore - at least according to the French - the world. It’s had its ups and downs over the years but has been a top performer in most rankings for the last 30 years or so. At one point in the 1970’s I believe it was owned by one of the worlds best known wine critics, Alexis Lichine (with financial backing from David Rockefeller). I think it was bought from them in the late 1990’s or so.

Known for its smooth flavors and never overly tannic, I would bet it tasted great!
Parker gave this one a “94” when he tasted it and said to drink it between 2014 and 2020. In Honor of Nick!
— 5 days ago

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Jeff Orlowski

Jeff Orlowski

Nice. Very very nice.

Château Lynch-Bages

Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend 2009

Lynch Bages is one of my favourite wines & clearly it’s too young to open this 98 pointer 09 but I’ve found a stash @ £120 so wanted to unleash a bottle for the community 😁 oh and me 😉

📍 Chateau Lynch Bages 2009 Pauillac

🏵 94 points now but 96+ potential in 3-5yrs

🍇 76% Cabernet Sauvignon, 18% Merlot, & a dollop of Cabernet Franc & Petit Verdot

🍷 Opaque blackened ruby

👃 Gravel, flint & pencil lead infused soft smoked oak through earthy blackcurrant w/ wet leaves, red liquorice & mocha

👄 Med body of rich ripe blackcurrant infused with minerals, blackberry, blueberry, red liquorice & mocha w/ fine dry tannins

🎯 Long touch dry vibrant earthy blackcurrant & blackberry, red liquorice, blueberry & mocha mouth coating w/ a mineral stone linger
— 14 days ago

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Château Laville Haut-Brion

Graves Red Bordeaux Blend 2002

Decanted for two hours appeared to be the optimal time, as the bottle(s) were fantastic with ripe black cherry, plum and tobacco leaves. Very smooth tannins with firm structure. — 2 days ago

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Bravo

Château Palmer

Alter Ego Margaux Red Bordeaux Blend 2009

Second wine of Palmer in a top year @ £45, now £70+ & still has 10 yrs life in it easily 👍 Excellent value from a top Chateau & one of my favourite 2nd wines showing great elegance 😎

📍 Chateau Palmer Alter Ego Margaux 2009

🏵 94 points

🍇 52% Merlot & 48% Cabernet Sauvignon

🍷Deep opaque ruby red

👃 Juicy plump blackcurrant & dark plum through soft smokey oak, mocha, cracked mineral rock, soggy earth & leather w/ lead & liquorish

👄 Med rich body of ripe blackcurrant & dark plum w/ earthy mocha, red berry liquorice & a touch dry mineral in fine slight dry tannins & minerals

🎯 Med+ mocha blackcurrant & red liquorice slight dry finale which lingers raspberry & blackcurrant mocha
— 4 days ago

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Château Clos du Moulin

Médoc Cru Bourgeois Red Bordeaux Blend 2015

Lyle Fass
9.0

Lovely purity and classic old school medoc aromas. Tobacco, cassis, leather, mineral and smoke. Wild yet refined and very aromatic. Ripe as well.Palate is fresh and energetic with good fruit and nice tobacco leaf and mineral flavors. Very juicy. Good ripe yet big tannins. Long finish. Such a killer value. — 5 days ago

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Château Clinet

Pomerol Red Bordeaux Blend 2014

Another beautiful evening over stunning views, this time with a right bank Pomerol. Château Clinet has done a great job with this one. Mix of red and dark fruit, slighty favouring the red/wild fruit variety. Healthy amount of red currant flavour. Some mild vanilla and toffee. The right bank wines really have a smooth finish without lingering tannin (from the merlot and sans cab). The complex fruit flavours persist but don’t overwhelm, inviting you to continue enjoying the moment. Nice change of pace. — 12 days ago

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AgeyFixey

AgeyFixey

I am curious what it would set you back in Canuckistan
AgeyFixey

AgeyFixey

Sorry, it seems delectable was a bit of a mess
Michael Bleszynski

Michael Bleszynski

@AgeyFixey no worries. This bottle was $69 euro. The wine was truly great. In the setting of a great memory, well worth it.

Château d'Yquem

Sauternes Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend 1988

On the lighter side of d’Yquem. Nothing compared to 89 or 90. But still amber in the glass with good acid and very pure fruit. Just not as long of a finish or as intense of concentration as used to. — 5 days ago

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Château Doisy-Védrines

Sauternes Sémillon Sauvignon Blanc Blend 2003

This noble manor and its vineyards were once called Doizic, and during the middle of the 17th century, belonged to Jean Raymond, a Registrar with the Guyenne Borard of Excice. Tasted several vintages recently. Beautiful nose of ripe sweet fruit and complex spice. On the palate aromatic flavors of peach & apricot emerge with citrus zest and sweet spice. Still tasting great, sweet and fresh. Lingering finish ending pleasantly fresh and sweet. Good value. Tasting Sample. — 6 days ago

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Château Mouton Rothschild

Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend 1986

Waiting, waiting, waiting..... Wait some more... Still a toddler, basically out of diapers. 4hrs in a decanter and maybe just a hint of mint and lead coming out. Dark ruby almost no bricking at all. Can’t imagine how long these bottles will last... But it’s going to be a long long time. Amazing. This is a triple 100pt wine when it finally grows up. — 20 hours ago

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Château Pavie Macquin

Saint-Émilion Red Bordeaux Blend 2000

The Pavie flagship may get all the love but this Macquin is extraordinary! This may have the most intriguing sultry nose of any wine I’ve opened this year—crushed violets, burnt cedar chips and granite with a dash of garrigue. My actual nose actually touched the wine and got wet, that’s how drawn I was to the bouquet. But this Bordeaux was a a great deal more than mere aromatics.....dark full viscosity waves mark the sides of the glass, the oak is there but it melds very harmoniously with the black cherry, blackberry compote, stewed fig and damp earth flavor flood. Very lush, undeniably elegant and so smooth and satisfying. I’m enjoying this tonight and I know this is my first post in a while but I’m still alive....I hope to catch up with my @Delectablewine Delectablewine wine fam and post all the wines in my photo queue soon. Cheers 🥂 — 5 days ago

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Kimberly Anderson

Kimberly Anderson

Sounds lovely @Bill Bender. And glad you’re still alive!
Paul Treadway Huntington Beacher Bum

Paul Treadway Huntington Beacher Bum

Did you have to decant?
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Yes @Paul Treadway Huntington Beacher Bum a couple hours...but didn’t even try it before the decant. But I’d guess it needs it.