Chateau Hyot Beausejour

Château Beauséjour

Croix de Beausejour Saint-Émilion Grand Cru Red Bordeaux Blend 2020

Glorious - right quarter final night so bold yet mercurial — 7 months ago


Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

Ron R

Storming @Mike R and Rhonda’s cellar, which is broad and deep. First time trying this, and @Anne-marie Beausejour and I are in love. Excellent showing. Texture, layers and a pristine tannic structure, make this a near perfect wine. Stunning. Thank you Mike and Rhonda! — 4 years ago

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@Ron R : This is first growth Napa status. Not many wines I’d buy over this.
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Thank you Eric for gifting this amazing wine /so good

Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande

Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend 2005

David T

Pichon Lalande is my favorite 2nd growth with a steak.'s #SteakandClaret night to quote my buddy Gary Westby. Further, it's certainly one of my favorite producers period. I've waited for this wine to be in the bottle for 10 years before finding out definitely how good it was or wasn't. You see, the 05 Bordeaux vintage was exceptional. It's drinking right now better than 00. 00 may turn out to be better, but not for some time. The real issue was the division of scores between RP & NM. Parker had this as low as an 86 and now has it at 89. Neil Martin has been consistently at 95-96. I found it simply inexplicable that Pichon Lalande could have bombed in such a great vintage. Tonight, I know they didn't. This wine is beautiful. Although, I don't believe it will cellar as long as their some of their very best vintages and many others I've enjoyed. On the nose, bramble, ripe blackberries, dark cherries, notes of blueberries, poached strawberries, graphite, baking spices, cedar, lightly perfumed violets and dark, fresh & dry red flowers. The body is medium-medium plus, tannins nicely resolved with 10 years to be completely resolved. Fruits of; ripe blackberries, dark cherries, notes of blueberries, poached strawberries and pomegranate with a whiff of spice. There's notes of dry bramble, soft leather, fresh violets, graphite, cedar, dry stones, dark rich earth, limestone, tobacco, spice-box, vanilla, very light cinnamon & nutmeg. The finish is very long, elegant, ripe, round, smooth, good acidity and beautifully elegant...50-50 earth & fruit. I bought more bottles of this at $85 after it's was first released in futures and I do not regret it. $85 is proving to be a steal for this wine when it normally sells for between $100-$150 a bottle and higher. Might heavy up further after tonight if I find more around the same price. Oh yes...I'm with NM on the scoring. Photos of the Chateau, estate vines, newer tasting room & the Virginie de Pichon-Longueville, Comtesse de Lalande. Forgive my long post, but my passion and love for this producer is profound. Producer history and I wrote in an earlier post for Pichon Baron, Pichon Baron and Lalande started as one entity. The first mention of what is now called Chateau Pichon Lalande was the creation of Pierre de Mazure de Rauzan. Pierre de Mazure de Rauzan is responsible for forming many of the top Bordeaux estates today. Pichon Lalande was given its name when Therse, the daughter of the founder received the estate as a dowry when she married Jacques de Pichon Longueville. Pichon Lalande was essentially managed by three women, Therese de Rauzan, Germaine de Lajus and Marie Branda de Terrefort. On the eve of his death in 1850, Baron Joseph de Pichon Longueville divided the property between his five children. His three daughters received Pichon Lalande and his sons Pichon Baron. What happened next was Virginie, the wife of the Count of Lalande took over the management of the estate under the name of Comtesse de Lalande. In 1850 she commissioned the popular, architect Duphot to build a residence inspired by the Hotel de Lalande, located in Bordeaux. Without heirs, Pichon Lalande passed down from aunts to nieces. Following World War I, the Miailhe brothers, bought Pichon Lalande in 1925. They were the ones who planted even more Merlot. May-Eliane de Lencquesaing, the daughter of Edouard Miailhe became the new owner and general manager of Chateau Pichon Lalande in 1978. She expand the size of Chateau Pichon Lalande from 40 hectares to it's current 89 hectares. Chateau Pichon Lalande remained in the same family for more than 250 years! In fact, over three centuries, only two families have owned Pichon Lalande. May-Eliane de Lencquesaing sold Pichon Lalande to the owners of Roederer Champagnein in January 2007. This family-run company is managed by Frederic Rouzaud who owned several other wine estates in Bordeaux; Chateau Bernadotte, Chateau de Pez, Haut Beausejour and Chateau Reaut la Graviere. He sold Chateau Bernadotte in December 2012. In February, 2011, Sylvie Cazes was named the director of Chateau Pichon Lalande. She replaced Gildas d’Ollone. Sylvie Cazes was replaced in 2012 by current Director Nicolas Glumineau, who was previously at Chateau Montrose. In 2012, Pichon Lalande renovated the estate with a budget estimated at over 15 Million Euros. The new facilities included; building of a new underground barrel aging cellar and several new that houses their new tasting room as shown. This renovation provided numerous improvements in their wine making. Most importantly, in the vinification. They created a new, triple tiered, cellar where everything moves by gravity. They also added numerous new, stainless steel, temperature controlled, double skinned vats. These new vats allow Pichon Lalande to vinify on a parcel by parcel basis as well as get much softer & gentle extractions. The 89 hectare vineyard of Chateau Pichon Lalande is located adjacent to Chateau Latour and and across the road from Pichon Baron. The terroir of Chateau Pichon Lalande is deep gravel with clay and limestone soil and is planted to; 61% Cabernet Sauvignon, 32% Merlot, 4% Cabernet Franc and 3% Petit Verdot. — 7 years ago

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Awesome, I would even just love to smell the 1879!
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2005 is not the best Pichon comtesse lack of concentration not very good maturity not at the level for the vintage. The opinion of a French winemaker in médoc area
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@François Hugueniot Thank you for your note. I appreciate you joining the conversation. However, I never said, this 05 was the best vintage of Pichon Lalande or wine of the vintage. I simply believe it's much better than Parker has given it credit and I was more inline with Neil Martin's evaluation. I've certainly had better 05's and better vintages of Pichon Lalande. In fact, I made mention in my post that as much as I enjoyed it the other night, I didn't think 05 would cellar as long as many of their other vintages. I do agree their 05 is not as concentrated as I would expect from them. However, it doesn't mean that wasn't enjoyable or taste good. Especially, paired with a very good Ribeye. Also, it was all the better for purchasing it for well under original release pricing. Cheers. 🍷

Château Lynch-Bages

Grand Cru Classé Pauillac Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 1989

Out of 375ml a brooding monster of a wine dense and alcoholic some overripe notes on the nose prune and dried plums . Four square a little soil signature. Lots of power coats the taste buds not refined in the least but the shear density and material is impressive . Reminds me of the 1990 beausejour Duffau the way it’s built . Going to have it with a steak and give it more air maybe some magic will happen ! — a year ago

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Bar-M Vineyard Chardonnay 2018

This is a beautiful wine! Very Chablis in presentation! Loads of stone fruits...white flowers...acidity is awesome..with generous salinity to coat your palate! I am enjoying this a bit chilled but not enough that the glass looks cold. Thank you @Ron R and @Anne-marie Beausejour for a nice recommendation! 😉 — 5 years ago

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Boom, @Dawn E.. We are pleased you love it as much as we do 🙂


@Dawn E. Dawn it looks great and with Ron’s endorsement it has to be great @Ron R Cheers 🍷

Château Hyot

Réserve Castillon-Côtes De Bordeaux Red Bordeaux Blend 2012

Medium bodied and an excellent example of house wine from Bordeaux! — 7 years ago

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Soil Specific Sauvignon Blanc 2018

Really Really great Sauvignon Blanc! Perfect balance of fruit and acidity.. Alc. 14.5% ..not sure where it is...coats your mouth like candy. 😁😉.
Thank you!
@Ron R &
@Anne-marie Beausejour ...great recommendation!
— 4 years ago

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Dawn, delighted you enjoyed it. We get the majority of our white wine recos from @David L. He put us on to this. Follow him for whites. We are grasshoppers 😏
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@David L this just knocked my prior favorite California SB right out of the park! So great!
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Their whites are exceptional. Puts a smile on my face that you enjoyed it.@Dawn E.


Steiner Vineyard Chardonnay 2016

LOVE this Chardonnay. To me, it was like Goldilocks: not too this, not too that - just right...there’s oak, but not too much, there’s acid, but not too much, there’s fruit, but not too much, it’s Cali but not too much, it’s Burg, but not too get the idea. I think this has broad appeal (except if you only like a “Steel” Chard). Paired so well with truffle pizza and then a lemon (!) pizza.
Completely new to me so thank you
@Ron R @Anne-marie Beausejour for sharing this gem with us!
— 5 years ago

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Sounds awesome. So jealous! Love you guys. Hope to see all of you soon!


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Château Beau-Séjour Bécot

Saint-Émilion Red Bordeaux Blend 2005

Full loaded of spices, cedar wood, and ripe black fruits. Full bodied and very tannic at the moment. Another good one from Beausejour-Becot with long term aged potential. — 7 years ago