Bordeaux Merlot

Château Cap Saint-Martin

Cuvée Prestige Premières Côtes de Blaye Merlot Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

Vintage 2015 / Mostly #merlot from selected plots in the 22 ha vineyard, with #cabernetsauvignon. Yesterday the regular cuvee was more pleasant with frivolous red fruit. Today after 24 hours aeration the bouquet of this wine is more open: pleasant spicyness and impression of cherries and plums. The cedar smell of sigarboxes. And my God such a velvety taste, roundness in excelsis! This wine has potential to be cellared but it’s super seductive now. #blaye #bordeaux Partnered it with dry aged entrecote, forest mushrooms and red wine sauce. — 11 days ago

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Eric Hoepelman

Eric Hoepelman

Met zo'n verhaal krijg zelfs ik trek! Enjoy

Château Fourcas Hosten

Les Cedres d'Hosten Listrac-Médoc Red Bordeaux Blend 2009

Like a Hell's Angel without their bike: it's all about the leather and not much more. Unlike the biker, it's not too burly and quite attractive. — 7 days ago

Trixie, Neil and 8 others liked this

Château La Fleur de Boüard

Le Plus Lalande de Pomerol Merlot 2004

16.5/20 (90/100) Насыщенный аромат с сильной «дубовой» составляющей - кофе и чёрный шоколад; чернослив, кожа. Тельное с умеренной кислотностью и интенсивными, обволакивающими танинами. Мощное вино в американском стиле. — 23 days ago

Château Lamothe Bergeron

Haut-Médoc Merlot Blend 2009

Really impressive wine...dark red fruits, blueberry and plum was quite obvious, tart and fresh fruit, leather, soy sauce, some mild baking spices..med ruby fading to garnet...med + acid, tannins, med and polished. Great last nite..dull tonight..if you have some 09 laying around..drink it now. 50/50 cab/merlot — 10 days ago

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Château La Fleur de Boüard

Lalande de Pomerol Red Bordeaux Blend 2005

David T
9.3

The nose reveals, dark currants, ripe, slightly liqueur; blackberries, black plum, dark cherries, black raspberries, charred strawberries, hints of cooked rhubarb and raspberries. Mixed berry licorice/cola, anise, vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg, touch clove, steeped fruit tea, herbaceous notes, leather, tobacco, charcoal, wood shavings, limestone minerals, dry stones, a little forest floor, dark fresh florals, lavender & violets.

The body is round, lush with some dusty tannins on the long set. It’s really beautiful right now but, there is still better things ahead over the next 5-8 years before it peaks. It’s silky & satiny. The structure, length, tension and balance are really starting to hit its stride. Dark currants, ripe, slightly liqueur; blackberries, black plum, dark cherries, black raspberries, plum, charred strawberries, hints of cooked rhubarb and raspberries. Mixed berry licorice/cola, anise, vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg, touch clove, mocha powder, medium dark spice, steeped fruit tea, herbaceous notes, mint, expresso roast, leather, cedar, limestone minerals, dry stones, crushed dry rock & clay, a little forest floor, dark fresh florals, lavender & violets. The acidity is round & beautiful...really shows the greatness of the vintage. The finish is; lush, rich, ripe, elegant, well balanced, polished and quite persistent.

Photos of, Chateau La Fleur de Bouard, the tops of the stainless steel tanks that flow by gravity into the tanks that hang from the other side of the floor/ceiling and their Merlot vines.

I think this was under $35 when I bought it in futures.

Producer history & notes...Chateau La Fleur de Bouard was started by Hubert de Bouard, the owner of Chateau Angelus and Chateau Bellevue in St. Emilion. Hubert de Bouard purchased the vineyard from in 1998. This is a relatively new wine, as the first year for the wine was produced with the 2000 vintage.

Chateau La Fleur de Bouard is produced from a specific a two hectare parcel of old vines that are around 45 years of age, situated on the Lalande de Pomerol Plateau. The vineyard for Chateau La Fleur de Bouard Le Plus is planted to 100% old vine Merlot.

In 2011, La Fleur de Bouard completed a multi-year, top to bottom reconstruction of their entire wine making making facilities and the chateau, making this one of the most modern estates in the Right Bank. The most striking new feature is their hanging, reverse, conical, stainless steel vats as shown in my photos.

The production of La Fleur de Bouard sees a five day cold soak at 10 degrees Celsius and a four-week maceration in “OVNI” stainless steel tanks. The wine is vinified in a combination of stainless steel vats and short, squat shaped oak barrels. The wine receives regular pigeages.

Malolactic fermentation takes place in 100% new, French oak barrels from four different coopers, Taransaud (40%), Demptos (40%), Darnajou (15%) and Vicard (5%). Aging sur lies takes place in 100% new, French oak barrels for an estimated 33 months prior to bottling. The wine requires collaring time for the oak to fully integrate into the wine, and for the secondary notes to develop.
— 12 days ago

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Château d'Armailhac

Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend 2004

🎄 Advent Halfy Calendar Day 07 🎄

🎅 Santa says this lovely wine would make him dance like the chap on the label, but naked of course for Mrs Claus 🤶 Ho Ho Ho

📝 I say this £42 halfy is at prime drinking & darn quafftastic 😍

⏩ 🍾 Mrs E got Louis Roederer Brut Premier NV

📍 Baron Philippe de Rothschild Chateau d'Armailhac 2004

🏵 92 points better than rated by “pros” in 2007 😉

🍇 Cabernet Sauvignon 58%, Merlot 25 %, Cabernet Franc 14%, Petit Verdot 3%

🍷 Deep dark ruby

👃 Smokey oak, pencil lead, gravel & minerals through earthy blackcurrant & dark plum w/ herbs, raspberry liquorice, leather & mocha

👄 Med body of creamy ripe rich blackcurrant in cocoa w/ dirty liquorice, plum, red berry tones, blackberry & minerals

🎯 Long touch dry mineral infused plummy dark fruit mocha liquorice linger
— 6 days ago

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Château Montrose

Saint-Estèphe Red Bordeaux Blend 1995

23 year old St Estephe @ £115 that’s drinking rather lovely right now 👍

📍 Chateau Montrose 1995

🏵 94 points

🍇 63% Cabernet Sauvignon, 31% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc & 1% Petit Verdot

🍷 Dark garnet ruby

👃 Minerals, gravel, pencil lead, earth & wet leaves through stewed spiced blackcurrant, prune, date & plum w/ farmyard, liquorice, herbs, smoke, leather, mocha & black tea 😍

👄 Med body of deluxe smooth silky blackcurrant, plum & red berry in dark mocha, minerals & black tea

🎯 Med earthy dark aged mashed fruit coating w/ mineral tea linger
— 8 hours ago

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Kimberly Anderson

Kimberly Anderson

Sounds lovely @Chris England! Cheers!

Château Gros Moulin

Côtes de Bourg Malbec Blend 2009

Vintage 2009 / My favorite ‘petit’ #bordeaux always reliable and comforting. Very true to type. Cherries and cassis in smell. Supple taste. From magnum. Not ready yet but developing nicely. Partnered with goose rillettes. — 6 days ago

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Château Grand-Puy Ducasse

Josephine De Grand Puy Ducasse Red Bordeaux Blend 2011

🎄 Advent Halfy Calendar Day 08 🎄

🎅 Santa says .... if only my plums shone as bright as Rudolf’s nose we’d be in plumtastic harmony 😍

📝 I say a good typical dark plummy black fruit chewy mouthful

⏩ 🍾 Mrs E got Billecart Salmon Rose NV

📍 Chateau Grand-Puy Ducasse 2011

🏵 90 points

🍇 A bit more Cabernet Sauvignon than a little less Merlot

🍷 Deep dark ruby

👃 Blackcurrant, blackberry & sweet damson plum through light smoked oak & blueberry w/ raspberry, cocoa, mineral, gravel, pencil lead & vanilla liquorice

👄 Med body is smooth creamy black berry fruit & dark damson plum w/ a dry mineral tone & touch of mocha liquorice

🎯 Med+ touch dry plummy dark fruit in cocoa & mineral linger
— 5 days ago

Chris, Severn and 17 others liked this

Ormiale

Bordeaux Supérieur Merlot 2015

Total knockout. Swept me off my feet.
This Bordeaux has truly made me love the region even more.
— 14 days ago

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