Drinking the 2011 on March 2020, a nice aromatique of black fruits and the first note of evolution appears for a good complexity. The structure is silky with clean tannins. It’s balance. Good to drink now and in the next 5 years. — 4 days ago
Home-isolation pandemic angst and impatience drove me to open this wine perhaps a few years early as the 2016s are said to have aging potential. Even somewhat young this #bordeauxsuperior hailing from #hautmedoc delivers elegance at a great price. Cassis, some violet and graphite - classic layers from #petitverdot. I love PV and this Château blends 50% with 30% #merlot and 20% #cabernetsauvignon . In the mouth there’s juicy acidity, fresh blackberry and good power in the tannins. Found it at Costco a while ago for less than $15; talk about great QPR - should have picked up half a case at this price. — 16 days ago
This wine can stand tall as a gatekeeper of its provenance and act as a proof of the true greatness of Merlot when its crafted with respect. Everything is there, we have some dark, graceful and plush fruit, we have some red soft fruit acting in the background, we have complexity coming from spice, nutmeg, coffee and we have a fine dose of pencil shavings luring in the background. The palate jumps off with a prune like character, but the tannins are quick to act, embracing the fruit, keeping the wine dry and surrounds the palate throughout a good lenght. A bit of heat from the alcohol in the back end, but I guess you need that after a week like this. It’s lovely and makes me long for the great right bank of Bordeaux. — 4 days ago
3.4. Very good Bordeaux with excellent nose, lovely taste, smooth aftertaste. $18 at Kensington. — 4 days ago
Deep ruby; medium plus intensity aromas of blackberry, red plum, black plum, raspberry, thyme, garrigue, baking spices, perfumed dried flowers as it warms up; dry, medium plus acid, medium plus grippy tannins, high alcohol, full body, medium plus intensity flavors consistent with aromas; medium plus finish, very ripe example, opens up to beautiful perfume, very good — 17 days ago
Wife: I want Sancerre.
Me: None of it is 'ready', maybe later this year or next year.
Wife: Then just pick something...
Me: This OK?
Wife: Yum, lemons!
Nose has fresh lemon peel, lemon zest, crushed wheat grass, apricot skin and wet stainless steel.
Palate has dried lemon, dried tangerine with a lingering herbal note, acidity is mostly mute now.
We enjoy inexpensive Bordeaux blanc, but it needs some age to cut the edges, like Sancerre (blanc). It's been nearly two years since our last bottle, I can't get over how stable this wine has been. Close to the end of the line, this bottle doesn't really have the structure for extended aging, but satisfying none the less. Fantastic QPR at ~15$. Last bottle 🤷🏻♂️ — 2 days ago
Great for the price. Would buy again — 9 days ago