Bordeaux Merlot

Château Martet

Réserve de Famille Bordeaux Merlot 2012

Dark berries, chocolate, roses, vanilla. Very smooth tannins. Round and medium long finish. Very pleasant but needs to breathe for at least an hour for everything to come together. — 12 days ago

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Château La Tour de Mons

Margaux Red Bordeaux Blend 2009

Ron R
9.1

An experiment for me that appears to have worked. A lovely Bdx example that has aged gracefully. Still so fresh. Lovely notes of plums and blackberries, delicate oak treatment, finishing with a hint of licorice. Plush tannins and soft acidity. Very nice indeed. — 17 days ago

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Stephen Pierron

Stephen Pierron

I love wines from Margaux. They are the perfect blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot varietals and are far different than a Bordeaux in that they are not as tannic. Glad to see you enjoyed it! Cheers! @Ron R
Ron R

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Hey @Stephen Pierron, thanks for the input. I'm totally aligned with you. And this producer creates magic in the $25 range.

Château Peyrat-Fourthon

Haut-Médoc Red Bordeaux Blend 2009

Nose of black currant, meat, black berry. Very interesting palate with black currant again, a fierce acid backbone, quite not fully integrated, a bit vivid tannins, a silky touch, a good width with salt on the sides, and a nice long salty bitter fruity finish. Pretty much everything a medoc should be to be very enjoyable — 14 days ago

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Château Haut-Marbuzet

St. Estèphe Red Bordeaux Blend 1987

Leather, earth, woods, raspberry, Blue berries, spices. Wonderful old medoc nose, progressively reaching its dawn though. Palate with a strong acid backbone, fully integrated and a bit dusty tannins, raspberry and cherry, mushrooms and chocolate. The finish is quite quick with a bitter chocolate taste. Still very alive — 7 days ago

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Chateau SABY

Superieur Bordeaux Merlot 2015

Nice and dry great value — 16 days ago

Château Montrose

Saint-Estèphe Red Bordeaux Blend 2005

After a long day of golf, enjoying this with pizza and the Big Ten Championship. Who do I want to see lose? 😂 Loads of Black cherry and really, really dark color in the glass. Needed a decant but was enjoyable nonetheless. IMO This has at least another decade - or two- ahead of it. — 13 days ago

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Michael Mathews

Michael Mathews

Nice juice Hydrant.
Rick Zywotko

Rick Zywotko

Yep....I hear ya brother....those 05 Bordeaux still are needing to sit! I feel your pain.....great house though!

Château la Grange Clinet

Grande Réserve Côtes De Bordeaux Red Bordeaux Blend 2015

Looks quite grand but image isn't everything. On the more elegant side of Bordeaux wines, with lots of Merlot in there. Very flexible when it comes to food choices. Good for fifteen bucks or so. — 14 days ago

Château Berliquet

Saint-Émilion Grand Cru Red Bordeaux Blend 2010

Well, here it is the first weekend December and a finish to another year is upon us. I have opened the 2010 Château Berliquet to start the last month of the year off right. The blend to this Right Bank Bordeaux is 70% Merlot, 25% Cabernet Franc and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon.

On the nose there is luscious black fruit, black cherry, sweet black plum, blackberry, black currant, herbal notes, clove and sweet silky chocolate.

The palate reveals the same luscious black fruit, black cherry, blackberry, black currant, black plum, green bell pepper, clove and a soft minerality.

This wine is well balanced and well structured with medium to full bodied with fine medium + acidity, medium + smooth firm drying tannin and the finish is long with continued dark fruit to the end. Have a great weekend and a safe and to 2017. Nostrovia! 🍷🍷🍷🍷
— 14 days ago

Kirk, Shawn and 16 others liked this
James Cahill

James Cahill

Nostrovia

Château Bois Redon

Alfio Moriconi Selection Bordeaux Supérieur Merlot Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

My favorite everyday wine. Very palatable and affordable. Super smooth. — 11 hours ago

Château Dalem

Fronsac Merlot Cabernet Franc 2015

Clean. Bright. Medium plus intensity on the nose. Fruit and spice notes. Black cherry and plum with some raspberry coulis . Baking spices, nutmeg and hint of mellow vanilla. On the palate, medium plus body, very fine but present chewy tannins, and medium acidity. Nice wine. — 12 days ago