Bordeaux Cabernet Sauvignon

Château Lascombes

Margaux Red Bordeaux Blend 1990

After my fabulous experience with Ch Margaux, Ch Palmer & Ch Dauzac 1990s a few months ago (remember the boxing 🥊 match review 😁) I just couldn’t resist buying one of my favourite Margaux’s, Ch Lascombes, when I saw this €108 1990 gem in St Emilion with high level & good cap 👍 In 🇬🇧 retails £85 - right at its peak 😉 Oh & Mr Parker it’s not 86 points 🤣

🏵 94 points

🍇 50% Cab Sauv, 45% de Merlot & 5% Pet Verdot

🍷 Deep ruby w/ brick edge

👃 Heady dark fruit soaked charred soft oak oozing toasted beaten blackcurrant & dark plum w/ a sooty mocha red liquorice herby date infusion in a damp mushroom cellar filled w/ leather whips

👄 Med body of velvety soft blackcurrant, red cherry, date & chocy double mocha w/ earthy red liquorice & dried blackberry twang

🎯 Long earthy mocha liquorice red & black fruit linger
— 10 days ago

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Château Rabaud-Promis

Premier Grand Cru Classe Sauternes Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend 2011

Located opposite the Chateau d'Yquem, the Rabaud-Promis castle, on the hill Rabaud since the late eighteenth century. Sweet stone fruit aromas with hints of honey. On the palate full flavors of orange and peach with notes of citrus notes adding a bit of spice. Balanced acidity, rich finish ending with botrytis-like character. Very nice! — 4 days ago

Jeff, Ken and 2 others liked this

Château Les Roches de Ferrand

Fronsac Merlot Blend 2007

In a 350ml, perfect for one + a wagyu strip steak. — 3 days ago

Château Montrose

Saint-Estèphe Red Bordeaux Blend 2004

A few years ago I had this bottle as a birthday gift & enjoyed immensely one Xmas with cheeses, so when in St Emilion & I found a lone bottle for €110 it was meant to be, so here we are again reunited with cheese to boot 😍 two lost lovers reunited 💗

🏵 94-95 points

🧀 Comte, Cambozola & Creamy mild goat

🍇 65% Cab Sauv, 30% Merlot & 5% Cab Franc

🍷 Opaque blackened ruby

👃 Tortured blackcurrant & beaten dark plum thrown over torched smoking sooty oak in a damp cellar w/ leather bondage, herby happiness, liquorice whips & a mocha tickles on a gravel earthy floor

👄 Med body of black currant/berry w/ plum, red liquorice & touch dry mocha

🎯 Med+ dark fruity liquorice mocha slap on your tastebuds
— 8 days ago

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Château le Meynieu

Haut-Médoc Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2009

Vintage 2009 / from magnum / Beautifully balanced, cedar and laurel in smell, light-footed wine, a Point now. — 18 days ago

Chris, Severn and 11 others liked this

Château Aney

Haut-Médoc Red Bordeaux Blend 2014

Well made Bordeaux, only Kermit Lynch can find it. Tasted a lot more fruit than tannins, so assume quite a bit of Merlot. Also only 12.5% alcohol, so not too dry, can taste the residual sugar. — 6 days ago

Château Lafon-Rochet

Saint-Estèphe Red Bordeaux Blend 1995

Palmer Emmitt
9.0

This bottle might be ever so slightly corked but it drinks nicely. Lots of black currant fruit character, some graphite and faint vegetal notes, great acid and still plenty of cedar-y tannin. Wish I had another bottle to compare... — 13 days ago

Kimberly, Shawn and 17 others liked this

Château Figeac

Petit-Figeac Red Blend 2015

In Roman times, the estate belonged to a family called Figeacus, whose main villa stood on the site of the present château. Traces of the original pipework remain. A blend of 48% Cab Sauv, (typical Figeac high % Cab), 32% Merlot & 20% Cab Franc with wonderful fruit aromas and floral notes. This second wine shows blackberry and raspberry flavors with light spice & gentle oak on soft balanced tannins. Full-bodied, lingering ending with fruit and earthy mineral. Good now will develop over next 5 years. — 22 days ago

Shay, Jeff and 4 others liked this

Château La Tour Blanche

Donation Osiris Sauternes Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend 2011

“The Return of Mike Grammer” Dinner on 7/5. - although I have met up with Toronto native Mike Grammer at an annual charity event in the OC several times, we hosted a dinner for Mike on Thursday marking his first return to the San Diego area since 2009. The original dinner nine years ago was my first wine offline event, and I met a number of great folks that I have been able to share wine with since that time. We capped the 2009 dinner off with a phenomenal 2001 La Tour Blanche contributed by @Bill Bender and Mike brought a 2011 version to commemorate that evening. Great to share a night of wine and fun with some of the SD crew. Cheers! — 13 days ago

Keith, Michael and 15 others liked this

Château de Ribebon

Cuvée Supérieur Bordeaux Cabernet 2014

Red raspberries, cherries, red currants. Decent acidity. Late-arriving, mouth-drying tannins. A little tight at pop and pour, but opened nicely. Definitely has potential. — 22 days ago

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