Château Haut Brion

Château Haut-Brion

Graves Red Bordeaux Blend 2011

The 2011 Chateau Haut-Brion is one of the best wines made from this challenging vintage in Bordeaux. Showing off its dark hue, on the nose this Haut-Brion opens with wonderful damp earth aromas with wild mushroom and peat moss that combine with the dark fruits and milk chocolate undertones. The palate shows incredible freshness and tension with red bell pepper, red cherry, anise and cassis accents. I admire the strong salinity that weaves through the mid-palate. This finishes strong with bright minerals that connect with the dark fruits. While not exceedingly rich, this is a wonderful wine from what was a challenging vintage in Bordeaux. This is classic Bordeaux with great elegance and finesse. Drink 2021-2040- 94 — 7 days ago

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@Hugh O'Riordan It was a really cool experience to try this at the chateau, cheers 🍷
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@David Shaw It truly was marvelous considering the challenges of the vintage 🍷👌

Château Cantemerle

Haut-Médoc Red Bordeaux Blend 2006

30+ minute decant and could have used a little more. Pretty much an average Bordeaux. Nose is the best and the finish the worst. Describe your favorite Bordeaux and then pair everything back 3-4 times; that’s this wine. Decent value at £25, but unmemorable in every regard. If someone asks me if I have had this in 3yrs I probably wouldn’t be able to recall it, hence the need for Delectable :). Somehow I have one more bottle of this exact vintage in the U.S. Not sure how I acquired that. — 3 days ago

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Château Sociando-Mallet

Haut-Médoc Red Bordeaux Blend 2003

45+ minute decant, but needs more like 2 hours for some of the harshness to dissipate. Mild nose with more fruit than the terroir I was expecting. Wine lacks depth and character. That being said it goes down like velvet and has a medium plus finish. The early harshness is a turn off and I think my expectations were too high. Not bad, but probably won’t try again. — 19 days ago

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Château La Mission Haut-Brion

Graves Red Bordeaux Blend 1988

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9.5

Opened a few fun bottles to celebrate my birthday this past weekend. Cheers to 31!

Enjoyed en mag as a birth year wine on my birthday. I went back and forth with how much to decant (if at all), and ended up just giving this about 10-15mins to blow off some funk while still in bottle and the fireworks started. Youthful. In the glass, deep, dark purple with a black core. Didn’t notice any bricking. Huge aromatics of graphite, dusty yet ripe blackberries, bay leaf and saddle leather. From start to finish, the wine was still pretty dense with good tannic structure. The palate showed more sweet pipe tobacco, black fruits and dark cocoa dusted dates. We enjoyed this over the course of probably an hour and a half and it stood strong the entire time and never fell off. A gorgeous wine!
— 10 days ago

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Happy birthday 🎂
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Sounds amazing. What a birthday wine.

René Muré

Clos Saint Landelin Crémant d'Alsace Rosé

Where pedigree and value intersect. 12 generations. Flesh and cream - rooted in bruised orchard fruits, strawberries, raspberries, and wet sour dough starter. Precision and generously expressive. — 9 days ago

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Château Tourteran

Haut-Médoc Red Bordeaux Blend 2015

An attractive Haut Medoc that has blackberries and raspberries in abundance. Mid weight and polished. — 14 days ago

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Château La Tour Haut-Brion

Pessac-Léognan Red Bordeaux Blend 1998

A very enjoyable 21 year old, Left Bank Bordeaux, from Pessac Léognan.

Showing black fruits with earth, wet leaves, herbs, oak, spices, chocolates, pencil lead, black pepper, forest floor and tobacco leaf.

Full bodied and bold with medium acidity and nice legs.

Long finish with firm tannins and tangy raspberries.

A great quality wine with good complexity and mouthfeel. I had it blind, and called it right. Missed the vintage by 2 years 😊

Good right out of the bottle and better as it opens up and shows some tannins and structure (90 minutes).

Very enjoyable now, and will continue to age nicely in the next 15 years.

13% alcohol by volume.

91 points.

$80.
— 10 days ago

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Château Haut-Brion

Pessac-Léognan Red Bordeaux Blend 1966

Tawny and dark. Almost opaque. Notes of cola, smoked meat, earth and with air some sweet fruit emerges. Briary. Short finish. This showed well and held steady over 5 hours. Nice showing. — 12 days ago

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Château Haut-Brion

Cru Classe de Graves Pessac - Léognan Red Bordeaux Blend 2002

Excellent et assez puissant bien que 2002
Dubs a toujours raison
— 7 days ago

Château Beaumont

Cru Bourgeois Haut-Médoc Red Bordeaux Blend 2012

I like this and it’s a great example of left bank. 2012 too, so a good example from a tough vintage. Has been open for two days.

It’s very typical of the region so it’s song is complex and stately, with a quiet grace. Oaky tannins leap forth, very dusty and earthy. Some pipe tobacco notes. Generous blackberry flavors and a hint of mint on the backend. Good structure and in prime drinking state right now.
— 12 days ago