Château Haut Batailley

Château Beaumont

Cru Bourgeois Haut-Médoc Red Bordeaux Blend 2016

Nose has licorice-laced black currant, sage, menthol, a hint of sweet tobacco. Palate is medium, nice red plum skin notes with a savory edge. Medium bodied finish, great acidity and gentle tannins. — 7 days ago

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Château Larrivet Haut-Brion

Pessac-Léognan Red Bordeaux Blend 2017

Good old-fashioned style claret. Saturated color. Nose has cedar, smoky gravel, a subtle menthol note, and cassis fruit. Equal parts dark fruit and gravelly minerality in the mouth. Dry impression, and no extra fat on this one. Tannins are soft and don’t intrude. — 12 days ago

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Château Haut-Brion

Pessac-Léognan Red Bordeaux Blend 1985

La suite, un 85 qui est à point, les notes classique d’un Bordeaux de 38 ans. De belles notes tabac, boite à cigare, terre humide, champignons. Belle finesse, belle longueur. — 19 days ago

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Château Haut-Bailly

Pessac-Léognan Red Bordeaux Blend 2009

Delectable Wine

The 2009 Haut-Bailly remains a glorious example from this Pessac-Léognan estate and confirms my recent encounters. Blueberries and cassis scents soon join black cherries, blood orange and iris flower notes on the nose. It skillfully translates the precocity of the growing season, though there is just a touch of alcohol that blurs the edges compared to more recent vintages. The palate is medium-bodied with a sensual, creamy, velvety texture. It is laden with black fruit and just a hint of liquorice, more primal than the bottle opened at the vertical the previous year. Drinking perfectly now if you like a bit of hedonism, otherwise, leave it four to five more years. Tasted at the château. (Neal Martin, Vinous, January 2023) — 13 days ago

Château La Lagune

Haut-Médoc Red Bordeaux Blend 2020

Nose: closed but hints of loveliness. Lilacs

Palate : focused blackberry fruit. Good acidity. Hints of good internal aromatics. Hints of blueberry rock candy. Delicious.
— 14 days ago

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Château Haut-Brion

Pessac-Léognan Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend 1998

From mag. Very pretty and precise. Super clear and lifted. Chalk, slate. Detailed set notes. Persistent but super pure. Lovely stuff. — 8 hours ago

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Shay, Jan and 3 others liked this

Château Larose-Trintaudon

Cru Bourgeois Haut-Medoc Red Bordeaux Blend 2015

Really nice. PnP. Lovely texture. Dark fruit with subtle hints of earth and cedar. Surprisingly more like a new world blend than Bordeaux. I enjoyed it. — a month ago

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Château Haut-Batailley

Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend 2013

Missed out on notes here. Light-ish Bordeaux. Guessed left bank. Close enough. — 2 months ago

Peter, Severn and 14 others liked this
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Tackle this one again on a decent vintage like 2015 or 2016. Just might be more impressive.

Château Smith Haut Lafitte

Pessac-Léognan Blanc White Bordeaux Blend 2003

Warm flavors. Lemon oil and sweetness. A touch hotter in the mid palate. — 8 hours ago

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Andrew, Shay and 3 others liked this

Château Smith Haut Lafitte

Pessac-Léognan Red Bordeaux Blend 2014

Well balanced and easy to drink…maybe too easy. — 4 days ago

Andrew, Sagee and 6 others liked this