Bordeaux Merlot

Clos Sainte Anne (Francis Courselle)

Premières Côtes de Bordeaux Merlot 2014

I tend to be picky with what Old World wines I enjoy, but this predominantly Merlot blend won me over. Would definitely get again. — 7 days ago

Château d'Armailhac

Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend 2014

Classified as a Fifth Growth in 1855, is a close neighbor of Château Mouton Rothschild. A blend of 50% Cab Sauvignon, 36% Merlot, 12% of Cab Franc & 2% Petit Verdot. A wonderful wine with the higher % of Merlot than usual, ripe fruit, citrus and spice aromas. Cherry, plum and currant flavors with a nice mineral edge, creamy soft tannins, lingering finish ending with a earthy mineral tang. Very Nice! — 9 days ago

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Château Batailley

Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend 2010

Probably drinking young, could use 3-5yrs. You wouldn’t think Bordeaux from the nose. Large cherry flavors with surprisingly high OH on the palate. Smooth, but not sure that’s a good thing as it lacks power, definitive characteristics, and finish. Merlot like but honestly disappointing. — 7 days ago

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I had the ‘09 back in March which I thought was drinking quite well. As a warmer vintage, it was definitely ripe, but not overtly so. I was considering trying the ‘10, but your note has me second guessing. Thanks for the review.

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
— 11 days ago

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Haha, I trust CE points more.
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@Peter van den Besselaar most kind 🤣😂🤣😂👍🍷

La Dame de Malescot

Margaux Red Bordeaux Blend 2011

Vintage 2011 / dark colour, beautiful smell, complex with vanilla, cedar, milkchocolate, laurel, stewed red fruit, refined taste with narrow spine. Still tannic but good with food after aeration. Partnered it with Uzbek Plov made from basmati rice, lambsmeat, spices and carrots. #margaux #Cabernetsauvignon #merlot #cabernetfranc — 2 days ago

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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

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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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Interesting notes @Chris England 🤣

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

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Château Mazeyres

Pomerol Red Bordeaux Blend 2014

A blend of 72% Merlot, 22% of Cab Franc & 6% Petit Verdot. Aged for 14 months in French oak, nice fruit nose with floral citrus notes. On the palate, cherry and strawberry fruit, leaning towards the ripe side, crisp acidity with slight tangy character. Firm tannins, medium finish ending with an earthy mineral style. Nice value, will benefit from some short-term aging. — 9 days ago

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