Château Haut Blanville

Château du Retout

Cru Bourgeois Haut-Médoc Red Bordeaux Blend 2014

Love this Left Bank Bordeaux Blend (76% Cabernet Sauvignon, 17% Petite Verdot, 7% Merlot) because of the high amount of Petite Verdot that is included. Dark in color and structure. Intense black fruit that is ripe but not overly so. Hint of licorice on the finish. Bright acidity. Rich with robust tannins. Great QPR! — 6 days ago

Paul, Daniel and 2 others liked this

Château Hourtin-Ducasse

Haut-Médoc Red Bordeaux Blend 2011

2011 drinking in 2021 🍷 one of my favourite family run vineyards, where buying futures are definitely recommended. 2011 vintage wasn't perfect though 10 years of age has had a positive effect. Its perhaps abit past due, however solid notes of blackberry notes and earthy undertones compliment a cherry vanilla finish. Lots of smoky pepper goodness make this an interesting and enjoyable spring night home — 10 days ago

Château de Ville George

Cru Bourgeois Haut-Médoc Red Bordeaux Blend 2006

Toujours eu des hauts et des bas avec Villegeorges, cette bouteille était à point, bel équilibre, tannins bien fondu, finale un peu asséchante. — a month ago

Mario, Jean-Philip and 5 others liked this

Château Lanessan

Haut-Médoc Red Bordeaux Blend 2005

Quite nice. Deep purple in color. Plum and hints of oak on the nose. Solid balance of fruit and tannins, wonderful mouthfeel of raspberries, blackberries, plums balanced with oak and smoke. — a day ago

Jason, David and 3 others liked this

Cheval Quancard

Chateau Haut-Logat Cru Bourgeois Haut-Médoc Red Bordeaux Blend

Scent - a leather that reminds me of a new vinyl shower curtain.
Little smoky, medium bodied, nice but not overwhelming tannins.
Overall I enjoyed this one!
— 8 days ago

Château Peyrabon

Cru Bourgeois Haut-Médoc Red Bordeaux Blend 2006

Delicious wine. Once decanted, opens with primary black fruit and dried black fruit primary flavors, secondary chocolate and smoke, and tertiary earth. Complex with an interesting finish. — 8 days ago

Joseph Cattin

Alsace Gewürztraminer 2018

Superb example with rose petals and Turkish delight. Long and sweet. — 11 days ago

Château Cantemerle

Haut-Médoc Red Bordeaux Blend 1989

Absolutely lovely Bordeaux, dark and redfruits, still somewhat primary fruit flavors, soft tannins, drinks beautifully tonight but should hold for another 10 years or more!! — 16 days ago

Jim Powers
with Jim
Aravind, Severn and 5 others liked this

Château Sociando-Mallet

Haut-Médoc Red Bordeaux Blend 2008

This is definitely a Giant Schnauzer wine. Dark ripe fruits, like purple plums or olallieberries. Smooth, like a newly discovered berry bush refreshed after a spring rainfall. Bold, yet humbled. — 2 days ago

Haut-Fonrazade

St. Émilion Grand Cru 2008

Is Merlot Monday a thing? Okay so this is only 80% Merlot (20% Cab Franc) but it is working for me. Smells like purple plums got inspired to write poetry about the cedar trees and violets blooming in their backyard (plums DO have backyards) so they naturally whipped out number two pencils, lit a pipe, and chilled out to write in situ. The plums, the pencils, the trees and flora, the birds and bees, you get all this in here. And soy sauce. I can’t explain it. Mayhaps I’ll go old-school and give it the ol’ WSET analysis:
Eye: medium ruby teasing at the beginnings of garnet at the rim. Thick slow tears.
Nose: medium plus intensity of Ted plums, cassis, cedar, violet, tobacco and dare I say...garrigue‽ in Merlot? Who knew.
Palate: dry, medium acidity, medium fine-grained tannins, medium plus alcohol (albeit nowadays we would have to call it high as it is 14.1 so just barely high), medium body medium plus flavors echoing the nose with the added savory soy note that is quite compelling. Finish is medium plus.
It may be too late for new year resolutions but mine is now to not neglect Merlot. Merlot Monday’s it is!
— 13 days ago

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