Bordeaux Red Bordeaux Blend

Château Au Grand Paris

Red Bordeaux Blend 2006

Blend of 65% Merlot and 35% Cabernet Sauvignon. Interesting wine based on the fact that age has really mellowed it. Nose features violets, asphalt, Forrest Floor with a note of dark cherry/cassis fruit. Dark berry fruit is muted on the pallet with hints of dark chocolate. Soft tannins on the medium finish. Austere. — 5 days ago

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Chateau Peymelon

Cru Bourgeois Blaye Côtes de Bordeaux 2009

This is a classy and true, aged French Bordeaux. Woodsy, best berries, savory, chewy. It’s what I imagine the wine Claret tasted of. The old books and robusta beans are here too. Complex and deep. Wonder if I would have found it as interesting young. — 3 days ago

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Château Palmer

Margaux Red Bordeaux Blend 1999

Ron R

Not even surprised. Rick went to his cellar and slapped his you know what on the table. This is a beautiful example of Bdx.
Cow dung nose gives way to a sweet, textured palate. Tannins are close to be resolved, but zero tertiary notes. Great acid structure completes an excellent presentation from a lack luster vintage - boys w/end in Pittsburgh.
— a day ago

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I totally agree with Ron’s assessment.
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Love your notes my English brother - bravo

Château Doisy-Daëne

Bordeaux Sec Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend 2018

100% Sauvignon. Star bright straw gold. Inviting nose of green apples and honeysuckle. Firm acidity leads the medium palate which yields green apple, citrus rind, and a touch of birch. Moderately lingering, slightly stony finish. Sauvignon done Bordeaux style with body and brightness that makes a perfect pair for seafood, roasted poultry, or Asian cuisine. Drink now through 2024. — 2 days ago

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Used to sell this wine many moons ago. Haven’t had it since but miss it!

Château des Granges D'Or

Médoc Red Bordeaux Blend 2017

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

Ruby in color with a wide reddish rim.

Strong nose of cherries, sweet strawberries, black currant, plums, earth, oak, barnyard, vegetables, spices, wet leaves and black pepper.

Medium plus in body with medium acidity.

Dry on the palate with strawberries, raspberries, plums, cherries, light oak, spices, earth, vegetables, bitter herbs, dark chocolates, tobacco leaf, black pepper and coffee.

Short finish with soft tannins and tangy raspberries.

This is a nice Merlot based blend from Bordeaux. Balanced and easy drinking with a soft mouthfeel. Already showing nice complexity.

Needs time to open up. I gave it two hours. A little stinky, but some like that too.

Would be interesting to revisit it in 3 years and see how it evolves.

I paired it with a Charcuterie board of meats and cheeses. Paired very nicely with the wild mushroom Brie cheese from the Netherlands.

A blend of 71% Merlot, 27% Cabernet Sauvignon and 2% Cabernet Franc.

13.5% alcohol by volume.

90 points.

— 2 days ago

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Château Montrose

La Dame de Montrose Saint-Estèphe Red Bordeaux Blend 2018

Tonight I have opened the 2018 Château Montrose La Dame de Montrose. This wine is from the left bank of Bordeaux, St.Estephe. A blend of 52% Merlot, 39% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Petit Verdot and 4% Cabernet Franc.

The nose hase very expressive notes of black cherry, blackberry, blueberry, blaxk currant, herbaceous notes, violets, chocolate and mint.

The palates gives us notes of black cherry, blackberry, black currant, bell pepper, graphite and underbrush.

This wine is medium to full bodied with a silky, velvety mouthfeel and beautifully balanced, medium+ acidity and medium+ polished tannins that move seamlessly into a long dark fruit spicy finish. Well, Happy Birthday to me. This is the wine I chose to have even though it was four days after my birth date. I wish everyone a healthy and safe weekend. Nostrovia! 🍷🍷🍷🍷
— 3 hours ago

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@Daniel P. Drake Happy Birthday! 🥳 🎂🍷
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Happy Birthday!!!
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Thank you @Dawn E. and @Severn Goodwin always appreciated!👍

Château Margaux

Premier Grand Cru Classé Margaux Red Bordeaux Blend 1945

Tasted blind. Regal tawny color. Almost opaque. Sweet nose, but less so than the 64 red burg. Notes of cola, red fruit, cut cigar, smoke and some nice soil and spice thing. Rustic and austere in the mouth. Still has some pucker and a little structure but acidity is lighter. Reminds me of a very old Clos de Tart I had once so go with a 45 as my guess. Right vintage, wrong grape/region. Ha. — 5 days ago

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Good god

Château Léoville-Las Cases

Grand Vin de Leoville du Marquis de las Cases Saint-Julien Red Bordeaux Blend 2005

In my mind, there’s no better way to celebrate another trip around the sun than with loved ones, watching the sunset, while sharing a delicious meal and wine pairing. This evening hits the mark!

This wine is a 2nd growth Saint-Julien from the Médoc, left bank, region of Bordeaux, France. When I say 2nd growth, that means the Château from which this wine hails received the second highest quality designation as of part of the “1855 Classification” that took place during the Universal Expedition in Paris in 1855. This quality designation remains intact today despite the centuries that have passed.

This wine is clear with a deep ruby hue and garnet rim variation. On the nose this wine has medium intensity(+) of developing aromas with a large focus on blackberry, fig, cassis, prune, potpourri, incense, anise, cedar, vanilla, clove, nutmeg, earth, leather, and tobacco. On the palate this wine is dry. It has medium acidity, a medium(+) body, medium alcohol, high tannins, and medium intensity in flavors consistent with the nose. The finish is long.

Interestingly, the fermentation took place in various vessels, including those made from oak, steel, and concrete and then this wine aged in oak barriques (small oak vessels) until it was ready for bottling.

It was also cellared at the Château from harvest until shipping in 2015.

Château Léonville, Grand Vin de Léonville du Marquis de Las Cases, Saint-Julien, Médoc. Vintage 2005. ABV 13%.

This wine has complexity, balance, structure, and length. It’s outstanding. I’m not surprised to see a 100-point rating from Wine Spectator. Thank you @Deke for the amazing Birthday selection!
— 3 days ago

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Château Mouton Rothschild

Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend 1955

And now for something completely different. Tasted blind. Deep, dark and opaque. Herbal nose. Red fruit, tobacco leaf, menthol, some old cedar planks, some stone and some moist dark soil. Luscious in the mouth. Long finish, lingers forever. In a perfect spot. I guessed 61 Mouton. So regal, with big shoulders. Bottles like this have many more years of special delivery. Top top old Bordeaux... Thanks Stan! — 7 days ago

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Amazing line up of exceptional and rare wines!

Château Lagrange

Saint-Julien Red Bordeaux Blend 2000

Nice classic-ish Bordeaux. Decanted for 1.5h. Overall just missing an extra level - either slightly restrained still, or perhaps past its prime. Lots of classic green pepper and subtle red fruit on the nose. Tannins are relatively integrated but perhaps very slightly “chunky”. Acid is there on the finish, which is decently long. Nice with grilled lamb kebabs. Overall solid but definitely underperformed expectations especially for an SJ (favorite left bank appellation). — 4 hours ago

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Had this a lot. Drink now or hold. Acid in 2000 ensures long life.
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I don’t think it needs a ton more based on this bottle.
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Better at 5h of air.