FINALLY - a French wine that is incredible in the USA. You know they keep the good stuff there! How do I describe this? The nose has a fresh mint bouquet. The initial palate is blueberry and black licorice. There is a back seat to blackberry and raspberry. The mid palate has chocolate and hints of oak all over it. The finish is extremely dry and lingering with a tart finish! — 4 days ago
Opened this afternoon. Very astringent finish initially with lots of oak and ash. The nose initially was worthy of a 96. Wildflowers, herb-rich, sweet fruit, but quite a bit of oak. Palate was soft, yet rather powerful. Wild herb, black cherry, fig, ash, sweet tobacco and rather complex. Would have gone perfectly with a marinated pork loin and herb roasted potatoes. Still getting quite a bit of astringency and acidity on the finish. Capable of so much more. Goes to show you the structure of the second wine of Ch Margaux! — 3 days ago
Very enjoyable Bordeaux....can't remember the last time I enjoyed a table red so much
The quality of this Bordeaux was amazing. 100% Merlot with a nice balanced acidity with notes of black cherry, blackberries, tobacco, herbs, and velvety jammy finish. I am a huge fan of Château Clinet and this was quite an enjoyable surprise! Cheers! 🍷a 92 might be a high rating for a Bordeaux superior, but I really liked this! — 10 days ago
Friday night is here and I have opened the 2015 Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande Réserve de la Comtesse a blend of 53% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot, 4% Cabernet Franc and 3% Petit Verdot.
The nose is is rich in dark fruit, black cherry, blackberry, blueberry, black plum, mocha, tar, cedar and dark rich soil.
On the palate the dark fruit continues through with black cherry, blackberry, blueberry, black currant, licorice, oak, graphite and rich earthy notes.
This wine is full bodied with a silky mouth feel, medium + acidity and medium + fine tannins that lead to a long dark fruit earthy finish. Have a great weekend, stay safe and have some nice wines. Nostrovia! 🍷🍷🍷🍷 — a day ago
The 2011 ‘Le G’ by Chateau Guiraud is simply gorgeous from this great vintage for white wine in Bordeaux. Balanced and silky, with a plush mouthfeel, the wine delivers bright Gravenstein apple, cantaloupe, and brandy and clove infused Bosc pear flavors that mingle with minerals and shades of wild mushroom. Outstanding now, I can’t imagine this improving with age, as this is best enjoyed over the next several years. Drink 2019-2024- 91 — 14 days ago
Nice while cooking well rounded and not too serious. 15 — 5 hours ago
Estate dates back to Crusades & Scottish navigator, George Smith, owner in the 18th century. Followed by M. Duffour-Dubergier, Mayor of Bordeaux, then Louis Eschenauer, a famous wine shipper. In 1990, Daniel & Florence Cathiard now own estate. Blend of 60% Cab Sauv & 40% Merlot, dark berry aromas, herbs and earthy spice. Palate is complex with cherry & currant flavors, pepper, tobacco & cacao notes. Soft tannins, rich and full, lingering, earthy, mineral ending, needs a bit of time. — 18 days ago