Château Petrus Gaïa

Realm Cellars

Farella Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2021

David T
9.3

This one is a 93+ at this stage with room for improvements with some more age.

The Farella showed a more savory character than the rest. It’s body thicker than the others. Ruby; blackberries, black plum, black raspberries & raspberries. Herbaceous notes, soft minerality-rock powder, limestone, volcanics and just drying top soil, dry tobacco, sandalwood, perfectly executed baking spices, dark spice, vanillin, withering dark, red, blue and violets, nice round acidity, nice tension, structure, well knitted & balanced structure with an excellent full minute finish.

Pano photo of Pritchard Hill from the estate (what a stunning view), barrel room, the estates wine collection; which given the excellent producers in it (bottles of Petrus just one of very expensive producers), I’d be a little earthquake nervous & lay some thin wire over the bottles to hold them in place and their tank room.
— a month ago

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Château Cheval Blanc

St. Émilion Red Bordeaux Blend 1964

Tasted blind. Totally different in style from the more elegant 1970 Château Petrus, the 1964 Château Cheval Blanc bursts with brettanomyces notes, but aristocratic and interesting rather than off-putting. Once your sense of smell gets past the brett, pronounced aromas of earth, dried plums and figs, cinnamon, licorice and mint emerge. Full-bodied, densely structured, concentrated and powerful, this is a hedonistic, sexy beast of a wine, waiting to be unleashed. Drink now. — a year ago

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Château de Chambrun

Lalande de Pomerol Merlot Cabernet Franc 2015

Les voisins de Petrus
C'est pareil en 10fois moins cher

Quelle belle référence

Un régal, à garder facile 15ans
— 2 years ago

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Cap de Haut

Comtesse du Fumel Haut-Médoc Red Boreaux Blend 2000

Выпито третьей бутылкой у Савваса и Юли. На фоне великого Petrus оно конечно потерялось. Но как увеличение дозы - очень было к месту. Те не менее великий 2000 год в полном соку- уверенных 9.3 ставлю. По составу оно необычно для классического Бордо - Каберне совиньон 45%, Мерло - целых 39%, Каберне фран -16%. — 2 years ago

Château Hosanna

Pomerol Red Bordeaux Blend 2000

A rich ruby red. Plummy dusty notes. A slight barnyard manure note. Pipe Tobacco. Medium plus bodied palate. Smooth supple fine tannins. Part of the Moueix stable. Someone wrote “a feminine counterpoint to Petrus”. Haven’t had enough of either Cuvée to verify that. A wonderful expression of right bank Merlot from a great vintage. 70% Merlot 30% Cabernet Franc. Only 1500 cases made. — 2 months ago

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Marine Leys

Vignereuse Gaïa Quoi! Syrah Rosé 2022

Pet nat de Syrah, 0 sucre résiduel. Discrète amertume. Belle longueur fruité, fringant, buvabilité au top. — 10 months ago

Cantillon Brewery

Bruocsella 1900 Grand Cru Organic Lambic Ale 2021

Vintage Lambic “which has matured for three years in oakwood barrels and has been selected for its exceptional colour, taste and flavour.”
“Powerful yet elegant, Bruocsella can be considered the missing link between the worlds of wine and beer. Since there is no secondary fermentation in the bottle Bruocsella is a flat, non-sparkling beer.”
“This aristocratic beer is to our national beer patrimony what Mouton-Rotschild, Petrus or Romanée-Conti are to the wines.”

apples, dried apricot, candied ginger, honey, soft cheese rind

addition of artisanal bread, cantaloupe, apricot marmalade ~ ricola

gritty woody breadth w an intense sour acidic mid palate lift
— 2 years ago

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Severn Goodwin

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Cantillon fills the bottom shelf of our wine cooler, but I don't have that bottle.
Daron Watson

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It was the first time I had ever seen it when I bought it

Jérôme Bretaudeau (Domaine de Bellevue)

La Justice Gaïa Melon de Bourgogne 2020

Superb Muscadet, mineral but not too acidic. Thin, light, complete bouquet. The oppositions blend perfectly in a very coherent wine. Winemaker to watch.

Superbe Muscadet, minéral mais pas trop acide. Bouquet fin, léger, complet. Les oppositions se marient à merveille au sein d’un vin très cohérent. Vigneron à surveiller.
— 9 months ago

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Michael Younkins

Michael Younkins

Another beautiful pic!
Romain Fitoussi

Romain Fitoussi

@Michael Younkins due to light. I was on an event 😉
Romain Fitoussi

Romain Fitoussi

@Daniel Bloom this identification is ok. Thank you… i had problem with Pinot Noir Chateau Bouscassé. 🙏

Carter Cellars

Hossfeld Coliseum Napa Valley Red Blend 2018

The Petrus of Napa 80% Merlot 20% Cabernet. 2 hrs decanting definitely helped. — 2 years ago

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Stef Van Der Vorst

Stef Van Der Vorst

Nice what year ?

Château Chantecaille Clauzel

Saint-Emilion Red Bordeaux Blend 2014

See previous note which was my longest ever Delectable note. This wine has such an interesting story. Virtually unknown and surrounded by Right Bank royalty like Evangile, La Dominique and Petrus. Mainly Merlot with a small % of Cabernet Franc. Dark fruits with blackberry and a touch of vanilla. Only medium weight with soft fine tannins. Quite detuned. Cost $45 and drinks to its price point unlike the expensive wines produced by the neighbours. This tiny 0.4 hectare block’s grapes would normally be absorbed by one of the neighbours and end up in a much more expensive Cuvée. The previous Delectable note is incorrectly called Chateau Vieux Chantecaille but the lengthy description refers to this same wine. — 2 years ago

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Peter van den Besselaar

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Often neighboring domaines of the Very Famous provide interesting drinking
Bob McDonald

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Yes Peter. Having only 0.4 hectare there is no room for a winery so it is vinified elsewhere.