Bordeaux Red Bordeaux Blend

Château Roquevieille

Castillon Côtes de Bordeaux Red Bordeaux Blend 2014

Ken Z
8.9

Drank 12/5/18. Paired with lamb burgers.

This was a great value, originally priced around $17, currently on special for December with an additional 20% off at total wine for around 11$.

Nose of plumbs, cherries, leather, and black pepper.
Flavors of red and black cherry, soil, and tar backed by medium tannins. Dry, medium to long finish. An impressive wine for a lesser chateau in a mediocre year.

3/21/7/4/4+50 = 89 pts.
— 4 days ago

Ron, Daniel and 1 other liked this

Château Roc de Cambes

Côtes de Bourg Red Bordeaux Blend 2014

Côtes de Bourg is a Bordeaux region that many don’t know that delivers incredible wines for a fraction of the price of other regions. This higher priced bottle at £40+ sure delivers an amazing wine that would be triple in St Emilion & made by the folks from Tertre Rôteboeuf & called “the junior Tertre Rôteboeuf“ 👍 Drinking great young but will improve 😉

📍 Roc de Cambes 2014

🏵 93 points

🍇 80% Merlot, 5% Malbec & 15% Cabernet Sauvignon

🍷 Blackened opaque ruby

👃 Soggy soil pot & thick farmyard through muted dark plum, blackberry, crushed rocks & gravel galore w/ mulberry, blueberry, broken twigs, pencil lead, violet, fresh mint & parsley herbs

👄 Med body of rich ripe blackcurrant & damson bathed in minerals w/ earthy soil stone tones, raspberry liquorice & a touch dry bitter mocha

🎯 Med+ touch dry mineral earthy black, purple & red fruit liquorice smack
— 17 hours ago

Chris, Riddley and 12 others liked this

Château Lagrave Paran

Cuvée Géraldine Bordeaux Supérieur 2011

Good Garagiste action here. Lovely classically styled Bordeaux for 14$ (before shipping) — 3 days ago

Hermes, Ken and 9 others liked this

Château L'Evangile

Pomerol Red Bordeaux Blend 2005

Robe noire
Nez fruit noire tabac truffe et cep puissant
Bouche ample crémeuse ultra suave cœur de bouche xxl mais suave et fiable sur des tanins ultra généreux et gourmand à boire maintenant je ne voit pas ce que l attente lui apporterait 👍👍👍
— 19 hours ago

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Riddley, Serge and 1 other liked this

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
— 2 days ago

Chris, Neil and 20 others liked this

Château Pontet-Canet

Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend 2010

This has a great nose. Think chocolate coffee beans with hints of cherry. This was allowed to sit for a while and after about an hour and a half you get rewarded with fresh dark fruits, cassis touches of earth and a hint of tea. Overall a very enjoyable glass of wine. — 3 years ago

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Wow. Very nice. I’m sitting on an ‘09 I plan to hold for a while!

Château Branaire (Duluc-Ducru)

St. Julien- Beychevelle Red Bordeaux Blend 2006

🎄 Advent Halfy Callander Day 02🎄

🎅 Santa says I wouldn’t mind quaffing this with Rudolf & watching his nose glow oh so red

📝 I say a fab wine in an off year that’s showing well at peak in a half bottle 😉

⏩ 🍾 Mrs E got Ruinart Rose 😄

📍 Château Branaire Ducru 2006

🏵 91-92 points

🍇 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 23.5% Merlot, 4% Petit Verdot & 2.5% Cabernet Franc

🍷 Deep blackened opaque ruby

👃 Smoked oak bathed blackcurrant & dark plum in thick melted liquorice w/ prune, date, minerals, damp cellar & worn leather

👄 Med body of smooth blackcurrant, red plum & dark cherry in cocoa & liquorice w/ an earthy creamy coffee tone & mineral twist

🎯 Med+ silky earthy dark berry/cherry finale w/ a liquorice kiss 💋 & a mineral linger
— 7 days ago

Chris, P and 27 others liked this

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
— a day ago

Chris, Severn and 15 others liked this

Château Kirwan

Margaux Red Bordeaux Blend 2006

Shay A
9.2

12yrs young...still dark and brooding. The front palate and finish here were very powerful...chalky and underripe blackberry, old fig, saddle leather and tobacco. The mid palate felt a bit light/hollow (a smoky plum note), but this didn’t have the opportunity to open up as we didn’t have time to decant. — a day ago

P, Jason and 27 others liked this

Château Tronquoy-Lalande

Saint-Estèphe Red Bordeaux Blend 2010

I loved this in 09 so was eager to try the £37 2010 😁 & it’s a winner to 🏆 Great quality & value lives in this bottle to drink now & into the next 10 years 😉

📍 Chateau Trinquoy-Lalande 2010

🏵 92 points w/ a touch more potential

🍇 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot & 10% Petit Verdot

🍷 Opaque blackened ruby

👃 Blackcurrant & blueberry in light smoked oak w/ blackberry, liquorice, mocha, herby violet tones & touches of mineral rock

👄 Med+ body of plump black currant & berry in mocha, rich minerals & liquorice w/ tones of red berry

🎯 Long mineral & chocolate infused dark fruit touch dry linger w/ a tickle of liquorice & bitter mocha grounds
— 6 days ago

Chris, Bill and 17 others liked this