Fruity. Enough concentration. Slightly sour. A bit different from the latest vintage with heart label @1700, Xuheng - Sunrise, 191220-191221 — 3 months ago
I thought I'd try a new Bordeaux for the evening, and learned it is produced by none other than Château Calon Ségur! (Which by style doesn't surprise me.)
I know, I know. It is 2014. "Matt, why would you open full throttle Bordeaux so early?"
Because I can, and I had a long Monday. Deal with it.
Dark purple in the glass, and a slight amount of heat in the nose. The perfume is a composition of bell pepper, cedar, mushroom, and dried lavender. The pallet is intense and concentrated (14.5% ABV), with firm chewy tannins reminding me a bit of a barrel tasting of Mouton 2016.. Blackberry & black plum, vanilla, red apple skins, and black and green peppercorns to the dark chocolate finish.
I will say, for a $25 bottle of St Estephe, this has some major potential.. I would buy a case of this incredibly affordable wine, and lay it down for a few years.
Might have to do that... — 3 years ago
From 375mL. My kind of Bordeaux - tobacco, herbaceous, old school left bank profile. Some may be put off by the greenish profile. Drinking at its prime with some years to go in this format. — 7 days ago
Amazing wine — 2 months ago
Very smooth and very good with lamb — 3 years ago
Marvellous — a month ago
The nicest part of a late afternoon meal in a chain restaurant in Lyons shopping district. — 2 years ago
Cab strong. Love it! — 5 years ago