Bordeaux Merlot

Château Loudenne

Le Chateau Rose Bordeaux Merlot 2020

Chateau Loudenne le Chateau Bordeaux Rosé 2020, France

Time for some Merlot on this
#MerlotThursday. This week we have a unique opportunity for a Rosé made with Merlot grapes.

Light salmon in color.

Nice fruity nose with lemons, citrus, light strawberries, earth, minerals, peaches, herbs and light vegetables.

Light to medium in body with medium plus acidity. Crisp and refreshing.

Dry on the palate with light red berries, citrus, grapefruits, green apples, limes, spices and black pepper.

Medium finish with bitter almonds and limes.

This is a nice and interesting Rosé from Bordeaux. Nice and easy drinking. Pleasant and light.

Crisp and refreshing and a good pool wine.

A good food wine that I paired with cheeses and light appetizers. Paired well with the mashroom Brie cheese.

12.5% alcohol by volume.

89 points.

— 15 days ago

Alex, Daniel and 12 others liked this

Château Lacombe Cadiot

Supérieur Red Bordeaux Blend 2019

Now this is a surprise. Bought for 9€ primarily for cooking, this proves to be highly drinkable!
Merlot-dominated seductive dark fruit, with a whiff of pencil shavings and a cool graphite streak (Haut-Medoc gravel). On the palate this is medium bodied, perfectly balanced with ripe fruit and nice grippy (but not dry) tannins. Good length & definition, too.
Pretty sure I wouldn’t give it 97pts Decanter awarded this with, but for an everyday Bordeaux, this is actually hard to beat!
— 10 days ago

Daniel and leon liked this

Château Bellefont-Belcier

St. Émilion Red Bordeaux Blend 2018

It’s time for some Merlot on this#MerlotThursday.

Ruby in color with a wide reddish rim.

On the nose, plums, black currants, strawberries, sweet cherries, light cedar, licorice, vanilla, earth, herbs, chocolates, tobacco, spices, dark coffee and black pepper.

Medium plus in body and soft, with medium acidity and long legs.

Dry on the palate with currants, black plums, cherries, oak, light vanilla, spices, dark chocolates, coffee, peppercorn, earth, light vegetables and herbs.

Medium finish with fine tannins, tangy raspberries and peppercorn.

This young Bordeaux from Saint Émilion is already showing nice complexity with a nice mouthfeel.

Tasty and interesting. Tangy and rich. Needs a couple of hours to open up properly.

Still young, but starting to drink nicely now. I am surprised of how approachable it is already. Still a little unbalanced, and needs another few years in the bottle to mature properly. Would be nice to revisit it in 5 years.

This 2018 vintage is showing a lot of potential. A little lighter than the 2016 I had a couple of weeks ago.

A good quality wine that will age nicely in the next 15 to 20 years.

I paired it with Brie cheese and crackers.

A blend of 68% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon.

14.5% alcohol by volume.

90 points.

— 8 days ago

Dick, Daniel and 20 others liked this

Château La Rose Bellevue

Élément Terre Merlot 2020

2020 vintage. Brand new Blaye wine from Château La Rose Bellevue. 100% Merlot, no wood. Bottled in a Burgundy bottle. Super juicy vibrant fruit, fresh with soft tannin. Delicious and uncomplicated. — a day ago

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Château Seraphine

Pomerol Merlot

Strong effort from this young producer, concentrated and silky — 22 days ago

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Peter Zandbergen

Is this 2020 primeur sample?

Château Treytins

Montagne-St. Émilion Merlot Blend 2011

Prior notes still apply, a wonderful bottle, decanted 8H.

👃 Black cherry, ripe red cherry, dark cocoa powder, light barrel toast, plum skin, washed blackberry and crushed blueberry; 👅 Ripe black/red cherry, wet leather, high cacao content chocolate, under-ripe plum, wet clay and trailing hints of dehydrated mint.

Paired with a slow roasted beef roast from our favorite local farm (Kinderhook Farm; Valatie, NY).
— 20 days ago

Aravind, Josh and 28 others liked this

Château Tour du Moulin

Fronsac Red Bordeaux Blend 2018

A nose of alpine berries

Decanted for 4 hours, as it’s such a young wine for this region, medium to heavier bodied with a rounded mouthfeel. Austere in its own right, this has flavors akin to raspberry, blueberry, white stone, anise acidity and firm, yet forgiving tannins.
French Merlot for the win.
— 2 days ago

Tom, Ron and 2 others liked this

Château Cos d'Estournel

Les Pagodes de Cos Saint-Estéphe Red Bordeaux Blend 2009

Starting the week off right with the second bottle from Chateau Cos d'Estournel the 2009 Les Pagodes de Cos. This is a blend of 69% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot and 1% Petit Verdot.

On the nose there is black cherry, blackberry, plum, black currant, cassis, green bell pepper, chocolate, violets, cedar, spice, and earth.

On the palate I am able to get notes of black cherry, blackberry, black plum, cassis, green bell pepper, asian spice, tobacco and earth.

This a beautiful full bodied smooth fresh mouthfeel with medium + to high acidity and medium + to high mouth coating grippy sweet tannins that lead into a long dark fruit spicy earth finish. What a great way to start the week. This second bottle would be a classic first anytime. Have a great week ahead and pleas stay healthy and safe. Nostrovia! 🍷🍷🍷🍷
— 4 days ago

Eric, Shay and 31 others liked this
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Nice note & pull
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Justin Merlot de Bel Air La Royère

2019 vintage. Supersexy unoaked organic Merlot from mechanically harvested young vines. Dark ruby with purplish rim. Raspberry and flowers. Juicy red fruit and bright acidity and a nice little tannic bite. Delicious, fun and great value. Highly recommended. Abv. 13%. — a month ago

Veronika, Romain and 8 others liked this

Château Bellevue de Fourcas Dupré

Listrac-Medoc Merlot Blend 2007

Medium garnet
Intense aromas
primary: black cherry, blackberries, black currant, dried herbs
secondary: clove, cigar box, vanilla, tobacco
tertiary: meat, leather, coffee, forest floor, mushroom
Medium tannins, because of the age they have mellowed and integrated beautifully.
Medium acidity
Medium alcohol
Full body
Long finish
Mature flavors are intense with
primary: dried cherries, black currant, dried herbs, blackberries
secondary: vanilla, clove, tobacco
tertiary: cured meat, coffee, mushrooms, dried leaves

Found this bottle tucked away in a small liquor store and took a chance on it. Damn! What a happy find.
Drinking the 2007 in 2021 and it's good now, no further aging will improve it. The fruit flavors are still intact and in balance with the matured tertiary flavors.
Great long finish
Outstanding wine
— 19 days ago