Chateau Les Graves David

Château Auney L'Hermitage

Red Bordeaux Blend 2014

It is time for some Merlot on this #MerlotThursday.

Dark ruby in color with a short reddish rim.

Nose of black currants, plums, cooked cherries, oak, cloves, vanilla, licorice, herbs, tobacco leaf, black tea, black pepper, coffee, pencil lead and earth.

Medium plus in body with medium acidity.

Dry on the palate with plums, cherries, currants, oak, light vanilla, spices, dark chocolates, earth, peppercorn, herbs, tobacco leaf and light forest floor.

Medium finish with fine grained tannins and tangy raspberries.

This is a tasty Merlot blend from Graves. A unique blend for this region.

Showing nice complexity with a nice mouthfeel. Tangy and interesting.

Good right out of the bottle and better after 2 hours of airtime.

Will continue to age nicely in the next 10 years.

A good food wine and good by itself too. Will pair nicely with BBQ Meats.

A blend of 60% Merlot, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Cabernet Franc and 5% Malbec. Aged for 15 months in French oak barrels.

12.5% alcohol by volume.

91 points.

— 9 days ago

Tom, Jay and 19 others liked this

Château Luchey-Halde

Pessac-Léognan Red Bordeaux Blend 2021

Gooseberry, clove and grapefruit nose with lemon peel and nano peach slivers. Pear and pineapple afterthoughts. Pithy entry of undulating weight, lemon lime and grapefruit, a chalkiness ensues, briny and a touch of angelica.

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— 14 days ago

Severn, ESF and 4 others liked this

Château La Mission Haut-Brion

Pessac-Léognan Red Bordeaux Blend 1961

A little band aid at the start. Then deep fruit… plummy and sour cherry. Good but maybe a slightly flawed bottle — 14 days ago

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Jan, Ron and 18 others liked this

Château Smith Haut Lafitte

Graves Red Bordeaux Blend 2009

2009 vintage, kosher version. Don't have good experiences with most kosher wines, but this is a great wine with layers of fruit, Pessac-Léognan spiciness , velvety tannin and a very long finish. — 6 days ago

Dawn, Ted and 9 others liked this

Château La Mission Haut-Brion

Graves Red Bordeaux Blend 1985

Drinking well showing the classic La Mission nose of black fruits, cedar, menthol, road tar, crushed rock, spice box & cigar ash. — 15 days ago

Ira, Severn and 12 others liked this

Lagrave Martillac

Pessac-Léognan White Blend 2019

58/42 Graves Blend of Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon. Beautiful golden color. Aromas of bold citrus fruits, apricots and white flowers. Bright lemon on the pallet. Creamy finish that has a touch of grass/mint. Fresh and well balanced. — 14 days ago

Jason, Bob and 5 others liked this

Château d'Arche

Sauternes Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend

To close the evening again a great bottle of d’ Arche, compared the classic way with some blue cheese from Ireland. Nothin more to say then: is was a great evening, sleep well! — 22 days ago

Jan, Peter and 2 others liked this

Château d'Yquem

Sauternes Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend 1998

Apricot, roses, honey, sunflowers, oolong tea, fennel pollen, hay, saffron, rainwater. Beautiful wine. Could smell this all day. — a day ago

Severn, Brent and 6 others liked this

Château Carbonnieux

Pessac-Léognan Red Bordeaux Blend 2019

Just for the curiosity. This is way too young but full of promise. Dark purple. On nose this is full of dark fruits, herbs, cedar and licorice. On palate this is youthfully upfront as expected. There is nice balance with deep ripe fruits, acidity and fine tannins making a solid appearance. Give this 3-5 years and you are in for a treat if I think this continues to drink well for another decade after that — 7 days ago

Jay, Ruud and 7 others liked this
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Anthony De Blasi

I’m having a 2015 tonight. Still young but approachable and really good!

Château Guiraud

Sauternes Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend 2009

Nose: Pronounced Aromas Lemon and Apricot.

Palate: Sweet. Medium Acidity. Low Tannin. Full Body. Pronounced Flavours of Apricot, Peaches, and Oranges. Long Finish of Caramelized Pineapple.
— 4 days ago