Total Wine. $28.99. Excellent blend. 75% Cab/20%Merlot/5%Petit Verdot. Nice smooth tannins. — 10 days ago
Smells like rotting papaya. Tastes like ... Black fruit and herbs? — 10 days ago
Enough concentration. Burned and mushroom flavor. 2010 is good right now. @, TMH, 200215 — 2 days ago
Soft tannins, light rosemary and herbs flavors. Decent balance. — 11 days ago
The 2017 Citran has a powerful nose of black fruit laced with peppermint and light loamy aromas. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannins, a fine bead of acidity and perhaps more refinement than suggested by the aromatics. As it coheres in the glass, this turns into a very fine Haut-Médoc that is probably punching above its weight. Very fine. (Neal Martin, Vinous, February 2020)
— 5 days ago
Beautiful Bordeaux smooth but strong tannins. A bit of cigar and leather. Gorgeous — 4 days ago
Haut-Bailly Dinner in SF with Veronique Sanders of Haut-Bailly.
The 2010 is an excellent vintage but, it is for the later part of your life or your children.
This is drinking beautifully with a 4 hour decant. The structure & tension are just starting to their softening stage. The length and balance are in the forget about it range and will just get better & better. Ripe, stunning fruits of; blackberries, dark cherries, black raspberries, plum & a touch of blue fruits. Moist clay & top soils, stones, mint, graphite, fresh tobacco, dark cola, anise to black licorice with stunning, withering floral bouquet. Acidity is perfect. The finish is everything you want in a Bordeaux.
Definitely a 99-100 point wine in 15 years plus.
Served with the Cheese Plate; Red Hawk, Hop Along & Roquefort. @Mathilde French Bistro
Photos of; Clyde Beffa Owner of K&L Wine Merchants & Veronique Sanders, dinner menu & pairing, Veronique talking terroir/vintages & dinner guests. — 8 days ago