Monthly WTF guys blind tasting group. This month was our annual, and famed, Left Bank vs Right Bank theme. All wines served blind as usual. Started off with a Rosé and a champagne. Great night.
This was one of my favorites of the night. One of the best young Bordeaux’s I’ve tasted. Ripe and modern nose (fruit forward) with smoked meat and baked blackberry pie. The palate revealed cocoa/dark chocolate, baking spices and a hint of blue fruit wrapped by black fruit. Big. Will obviously get better, but was shocked how good this was now. I called this ‘12-14 Left Bank. — 8 days ago
🏅 Rating 95/100 (4,5🌟)
Super Vintages of SuperSeconds🍷
'90 Pauillacs flight.
Bit modest as opposed to Pichon Baron, lesser concentration. More flowers and jammy fruits, juicy plum, cassis.
5eme GC Classé which in fact made its way to SuperSeconds!
Large estate: 222 acres, planted w/ 73% CS, 15% M, 10% CF, 2% PV. Fermented in steel vats. 15mo aging in 60% new oak. Racking every 3mo. Fining w/ egg whites. Filtration only if necessary.
"Poor man’s Mouton Rothschild" is among best buys in Bordeaux. — 7 months ago
The 1989 Chateau Pichon- Longueville Comtesse de Lalande is absolutely extraordinary at this stage in its development. Automatically quite stunning, there are notes of white rose, dark berry compote, leather and smoky undertones take their shape in the glass. Once on the palate this shines with its silky, luxurious texture that entices. A beam of salinity connects with the loaded dark fruit, coffee ground and earthy flavors. Simply gorgeous now, this is nowhere near finished. Enjoy this magical Pichon-Lalande over the next fifteen years. Drink 2019-2035- 97 — 15 days ago
2009 vintage — 5 days ago
What a lovely find today!! Was in search of a half bottle to pair with a half bottle I already had and found this gem @ £25! Now you have to like that classic, powerful French Bordeaux smell or you’ll absolutely hate this.
30+ minutes open in the bottle. Dark red color. The nose smells like you just walked through cow shit and then past a herd of horses on your way to Paris! Love it! Wine has depth and structure, but finish is medium at best. Excellent QPR and I plan to try more of the better vintages. Love when things like this happen!! — 3 months ago
Impressive given the vintage. First 2002 I’ve had and we had two of them. Old school PLLE profile with the light vintage tacked on top — 10 days ago
Second wine of Pichon Baron. Pretty darn solid - a great effort, I think. On the nose dark cherries, frothy mocha, oaky vanilla, licorice, leather, and blackberries. On the palate, wow...tannins 👀 very pronounced and chewy. Cedar, sawdust, baked plums with baking spices. A little on the austere side at this point in its lifespan but nothing that a little time in the bottle can’t remedy. The perfect selection to break in (not literally, hopefully 🤞🏻) my new Riedel Superleggero Bordeaux Grand Cru stemware. — 2 months ago
Magnum 1990 Ponsot Clos de la Roche. Decanted. Excellent. Great to drink this before the ‘82 Pichon Longueville, which was epic. — 10 months ago