Bordeaux Red Bordeaux Blend

Château Montbrun

Margaux Red Bordeaux Blend 1983

It's time for my #FridayCabernetfix. Here is a nice surprise from Margaux, Bordeaux.

Dark brown in color with a wide brick rim.

Great complexity on the nose with blueberries, black currants, potpourri, raspberries, earth, wood, spices, peppercorn, green vegetables, vinaigrette, black tea, mashrooms, forest floor, smoke, tobacco leaf, spices and graphite.

Medium plus in body with medium acidity and nice legs.

Dry on the palate with blueberries, dried fruits, wood, cloves, forest floor, tobacco leaf, spices, black pepper, earth, black tea, vinaigrette, mushrooms, wet leaves, herbs and graphite.

Long finish with fine grained tannins and tangy cranberries.

What a great experience this is. This 36 Year old, Cabernet based Bordeaux, is drinking very nicely now. Showing great complexity on both the nose and palate, with a soft mouthfeel. Resembles a 40 year old Barolo.

Good right out of the bottle and better as it opens up. Took 90 minutes to peak.

Not from a great vintage, but it is still holding great.

I paired it with good friends, and a charcuterie board of meats and cheeses.

I can't say what the alcohol level is, but it feels like 12.5%

91 points.
— 5 days ago

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Bordeaux 83's I had never disappointed!

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Domaine De Cheval

Grand Cru Classé De Grave Bordeaux Blend 2014

Leather on the nose. Lovely smooth tannins. Definitely lives up to the Graves — well, Pessac. Lots of minerality. Medium tannic body. Earth fruit. — 4 days ago

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Château La Mission Haut-Brion

Graves Red Bordeaux Blend 1979

Classic La Mission that is fully mature showing red & black fruits with notes of smoky tar, leather, cedar, forest floor & cigar box. — 5 days ago

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Château Les Dames de la Renardière

Bordeaux Supérieur 2003

Read a lot about the bottle variation on this one, but mine was quite pleasing. Ruby red to purple in color. Medium to full bodied. Light tannins, moderate acidity. Plum, cherry, tartness, etc etc etc. Go enjoy it! — 6 days ago

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Château Barde-Haut

Saint-Emilion Grand Cru 2006

Very good wine albeit a little pricey for the quality IMHO. Plush and smooth on the palate and cool nose of dried fruits, flowers & gravel. — 13 days ago

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Château Lafite Rothschild

Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend 1986

Happy birthday Chris! Soft and deep notes of pencil shavings. Dark cherries and cooked red fruit. Soft and elegant perfect balance. What a treat — 6 days ago

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Knowing Lafite and the vintage, probably just now in peak form. Nice 👍

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It was absolutely the perfect time to indulge!
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Château La Pointe

Pomerol Red Bordeaux Blend 2015

Cherry and red fruit on the nose. Definite earthen quality that predominates. Took a while to open up, but was beautiful once it did. Another one that could age for a few more years. — 4 days ago

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Château Haut-Bailly

La Parde de Haut Bailly Pessac-Léognan Red Bordeaux Blend 2016

Used a Corvin 3X over 6 months, still fresh, great product. Second wine of Chateau Haut-Bailly, a blend of 60% Merlot, 30% Cab Sauv & 10% Cab Franc, deep Ruby with aromas of black fruits, cassis and flinty notes. On the palate flavors of blackberry, red currants and juicy blueberry with cedar notes and baking spice. Firm tannins, medium acidity ending tangy with fruit and mineral finish. Very Nice! — 5 days ago

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Château La Tour-Martillac

Pessac-Léognan Red Bordeaux Blend 2000

This a a wonderful Pessac, mid-weight, classic and completely mature. Dark fruit, sweet spicy tobacco, dusty sandalwood, black olives and damp earth. Soft, well integrated tannines, perfect acidity - supportive and refreshing.
Very, very good.
— a day ago

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Château Tour de Mirambeau

Bordeaux Red Bordeaux Blend

Nice medium body with medium tannins and acidity. Well balanced with a medium finish. Red fruits - cherry, raspberry as well as a hint of blueberry. A little spice, but softened by a bread aroma and a touch of vanilla, even coconut. Enjoyable to drink. — 3 days ago