Great! 1hr decant but probably should have PnP’d as this tired quickly and is a little past prime drinking window. Started out at 97 and ended at 94. Dark red, maroon color with ample bricking. Nose has bramble, cedar, and licorice. Massive depth which separates the $50+ Bordeaux’s from the same priced Napa wines. Lots of cherries and some Amarone and Port elements near the end. Medium finish. A fav of mine! Very consistent across vintages. — a day ago
Whoa Nelly this was good. It hit its stride in the third hour, at which time it showed it with rich dark fruit, charred toast, cola, silky tannin, and nice medium acid. Lots of life left in this vintage I’m sure, but splendid right now. — 8 days ago
It is time for some Merlot on this #MerlotThursday.
Dark ruby in color with a short reddish rim.
Nose of black currants, plums, cooked cherries, oak, cloves, vanilla, licorice, herbs, tobacco leaf, black tea, black pepper, coffee, pencil lead and earth.
Medium plus in body with medium acidity.
Dry on the palate with plums, cherries, currants, oak, light vanilla, spices, dark chocolates, earth, peppercorn, herbs, tobacco leaf and light forest floor.
Medium finish with fine grained tannins and tangy raspberries.
This is a tasty Merlot blend from Graves. A unique blend for this region.
Showing nice complexity with a nice mouthfeel. Tangy and interesting.
Good right out of the bottle and better after 2 hours of airtime.
Will continue to age nicely in the next 10 years.
A good food wine and good by itself too. Will pair nicely with BBQ Meats.
A blend of 60% Merlot, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Cabernet Franc and 5% Malbec. Aged for 15 months in French oak barrels.
12.5% alcohol by volume.
$30. — 10 days ago
Brownish red. Surprisingly light bodied.. Blackcurrant, plum, cloves, liquorice. Medium tannins giving it some structure. — 7 days ago
2015 vintage. Kosher version. Owned by Belgian Maurice Velghe. 55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 45% Merlot and the rest Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. Slightly rustic but well-done with Saint-Estèphe typicity. — 7 days ago
Kinda forgot how white Bordeaux is a bit of a sleeper when it comes to summer whites. A bit sleeker & more crystalline than my top dog White Bordeaux, but still fresh white flowers, some marzipan, & distant cut grass. Heavier on Semillion blend, which is my preference. — 8 days ago