Bordeaux Cabernet Sauvignon

Ségla

Margaux Merlot Cabernet Sauvignon 2010

David T
9.0

The nose reveals; some dark cherry liqueur, blackberries, black plum skin, blueberries, black raspberries, dark chocolate bar, mocha notes, cinnamon, some nutmeg & clove, leather, dry top soil, dry stone, underbrush, fresh dark florals & violets.

The body full. The tannins still firm but coming around. The palate show the region and still needs another eight years. The fruits show the ripeness the 2010 vintage delivered. When you taste it, you gets it’s Rauzan’s little brother. It gets better as it opens up but, wait to open any bottles in your cellar. The 2010 vintage is a long cellar and this is no different.

Dark cherry, blackberries, black plum skin, blueberries, black raspberries, strawberries come on as it sits on the palate, dark chocolate bar, mocha notes, cinnamon, some nutmeg & clove, herbaceous notes, touch of black pepper corns, leather, dry black soil, dry stone, dry crushed rocks, underbrush, fresh dark florals & violets. The acidity is nice. There is good structure, length, tension and balance but, again needs time. The finish is nice but, still earth dominate and persistent minutes.
— 8 days ago

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Château Cos Labory

St. Estèphe Red Bordeaux Blend 2009

Nariz: mora, cassis, arándano, cuero, eucalipto, humo

Boca: Seco, Tanino M/M+, Acidez M, Alcohol M/ M+.

— 4 days ago

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Clos Floridene

Graves Blanc White Bordeaux Blend 2010

Nose has warmed pear, wildflower honey, dried grapefruit peel and cold butter.

Palate has baked yellow apple & pear, fading citrus notes, sandstone-like minerality, under-ripe white peach and hint of dried apricots on the long finish.

This wine has improved markedly in two years since from our last bottle. As usual, it's the last bottle, but should anyone be holding 2010, no concerns for 4-6 more years. Solid bottle from a very solid vintage, just coming into it's prime, when in proper storage.

Paired tonight with some beautiful cuts of Halibut, perfectly cooked in sous vide. Accompanied by roasted broccoli, shallots and lemons, just stellar with this bottle.

Decanted ~2hrs.
— 6 days ago

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Tom Casagrande

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Sounds really nice
Severn Goodwin

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@Tom Casagrande Yes, it was. Unfortunately I rarely have the patience to let white Bordeaux rest long enough to get to this stage.

Château Haut Peyruguet

Bordeaux Merlot-Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

Bought after Bordeaux Class. Red fruits and herbaceous notes on the nose, very round body with red fruits dominating, very mild acid and really don't get any tannins. Very drinkable and went very well with our fancy pizza as suggested. — 11 days ago

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Château Lascombes

Margaux Red Bordeaux Blend 1985

Greg Ballington
9.4

Deep garnet red with brick edges. Layered and aged nose coated in dried cherries, truffles, damp forest floor, wet tobacco, and some light baking spices. Medium tannins (5.5/10) and acidity with a medium body. Delicious and well balanced palate with red cherries, dried currants, tobacco, earthiness and leather. Long and lingering finish. Drink till 2025. — 9 days ago

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Bernard Magrez

La Référence Cépage Bordeaux Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

Light and smooth. Really enjoyed it. — 2 days ago

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Château La Vieille Cure

Fronsac Red Bordeaux Blend 2012

Got so much better after it was open for several hours. Starting to show some aged characteristics. I think you could hold it longer but personally I think it’s great right now. — 2 days ago

P, Ron and 7 others liked this

Baron Philippe de Rothschild

Château Mouton Rothschild Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend 1995

Always a treat when a restaurant owner brings a little bonus wine to the table to share. Even better when it’s a first growth. Balance and depth were amazing. Loads of cassis and tobacco. Tannins are still youthful but starting to resolve. — 5 days ago

Shay, Mike and 6 others liked this

Château Suduiraut

Le Blanc sec de Suduiraut Sémillon Sauvignon Blanc 2018

Delectable Wine
9.0

The Sémillon-based 2018 Blanc Sec de Suduiraut is creamy, supple and wonderfully inviting. Green apple, almond, dried flowers and chamomile are all laced together in a racy wine that shows how compelling the best dry whites of Sauternes can be. $20.00 (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, April 2019) — 3 days ago

Alex, Shay and 16 others liked this

Château Rieussec

Sauternes Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend 1988

Shay A
9.4

Today was my annual hosting of the Wednesday Wine Committee. There was 1 sparkler, 3 whites, 4 reds and 1 dessert, all provided by me. Tasted blind, as always.

Birth year Sauternes. Drinking just like you’d expect a 31yr old Sauternes to be drinking, and maybe even slightly younger. Basically perfect provenance, the color has really darkened over the last 2-3yrs. Amber in the glass and molasses like up front. This checks all the boxes for Classic Sauternes. Honeyed sweet fruits with ripened pineapple, golden peach and nectarine with a touch of savory/nutty notes on the finish. Very lengthy finish with tons of complexity and life left. Wish I had another 1-2 bottles!
— 8 days ago

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David T

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Had their 83 with “Chocolate Creme de Pot” 👌
David T

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Oh...last weekend.
Peter van den Besselaar

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Always nice when a birthyear wine delivers... 💪