A close friend and I shared this Bordeaux, the 2009 Château de Chantegrive. The blend is 55% Merlot and 45% Cabernet Sauvignon.
On the nose there is black cherry, blackberry, black plum, black currant, violet, tobacco, coffee beans and earth.
On the palate there is black cherry, blackberry, blueberry, black currant, tobacco, herbaceousness and earth.
This wine is full bodied with a velvety mouth feel, medium + acidity and medium to medium + fine tannins that moves along to a long dark fruit finish. Please stay safe and healthy. Nostrovia! 🍷🍷🍷🍷 — 20 hours ago
One of our preferred wines. A great assemblage of Merlot and Cabernet Franc with great floral notes intertwined with earthy and spicy aromas and flavors. A bomb fruit as well but with very polished tannins and medium body and freshness that’s wonderful with food. Great now but absolutely no rush. This is Pomerol at its best and enthusiastically recommended ! — 7 days ago
Time for some Merlot on this #MerlotThursday.
Ruby in color with wide reddish/ brick rim.
Pretty nose with blueberries, plums, red currants, spices, wet leaves, oak, tobacco leaf, pencil lead, earth, black tea, thyme, light vinaigrette and black pepper. Very aromatic.
Medium plus in body with medium plus acidity.
Dry on the palate with plums, blueberries, cranberries, currants, oak, tobacco, earth, bitter herbs, spices, wet leaves, coffee, cola, pencil lead, black tea and black pepper.
Medium plus on the finish with fine grained tannins and tangy pomegranates.
This young Merlot based Bordeaux is starting to show its potential. From a great vintage, and still has a lot of room to grow. A good quality wine.
The nose is already beautiful and I loved smelling on it for a while.
Needs a couple of hours to open up properly. Would be nice to revisit it in 5 years. Still young and tight.
Still a bit unbalanced and better with food right now. I paired it with Brie cheese, olives and crackers.
A blend of 65% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Cabernet Franc and 10% Petit Verdot. Kosher.
14% alcohol by volume.
$50. — 7 days ago
2015 vintage. For those who didn't know that Bordeaux can be sexy, try this. The fruit is much thicker than you'd expect, the tannins are present but well-tamed and there's an interesting minerality in the finish. Very straightforward, but what it lacks in complexity it compensates with charm. Abv. 14%. — 7 days ago
Enjoyed it a lot with food, more bland without. Very good but didn't blow my mind — 7 days ago
1970 Medium red color and a mild browning of the edges with a nice light slightly baked fruit nose, a medium body that is smooth without much complexity and a full length aftertaste. What a bargain since after taxes it only cost slightly more than $5.00 probably in 1972 or 1973. — 6 days ago