Chateau St. Jean

Domaine Jean-Louis Chave

Circa J.L. Chave Sélection Saint-Joseph Roussanne 2016

Leaps from the glass with honeysuckle and white peach. Slightly richer on the palate showing additional pear and some toasted white oak leading to a nice rich finish. A great winter time white that should improve over a few years but is delicious now. — 4 days ago

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Château Langoa Barton

Saint-Julien Red Bordeaux Blend 2010

🎄 Advent Halfy Calendar Day 11 🎄

🎅 Santa says “what’s Mrs Claus after giving me this lovely festive juice on a Tuesday 😊”

📝 I say this is drinking well young but I’d leave 5-20 years 😉

⏩ 🍾 Mrs E got Pommery Brut Royal NV

📍 Chateau Langoa Barton 2010

🏵 92 points w/ more potential

🍇 73% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Cabernet Franc & 17% Merlot

🍷 Deep dark blackened ruby

👃 Smoked oak through blackcurrant & dark plum w/ a touch of raspberry liquorice, cocoa, black cherry, light blueberry & minerals

👄 Med body of rich ripe punchy blackcurrant w/ dark plum, cocoa & raspberry liquorice

🎯 A long blackcurrant driven dark fruit bomb with a real raspberry undertone & blueberry tickle
— 4 days ago

Chris, Tom and 18 others liked this

Domaine Jean Chauvenet

Les Bousselots Nuits St. Georges 1er Cru Pinot Noir 2009

Decanted for 90 minutes. Terroir driven. Aromas of mushrooms, earth, and cherry. Black cherry, earth, and leather. Right in its drinking window. — 23 days ago

Mark, Mike and 1 other liked this

Maison Jean Rijckaert

En Faux Vieilles Vignes Saint-Veran 2016

- 100% Chardonnay aged on Lee’s, that gives it a creamy taste, great texture and buttery, toasty notes, citrus and great minerality
Vieilles Vignes means old vines -
— 14 days ago

Paul and Alex liked this

Domaine Jean-Louis Chave

Saint-Joseph Syrah 2012

Savory meats and forest floor. The Domaine JL Chave St. Joseph never ceases to impress; Arguably the greatest value for rouge in the Northern Rhône. — 24 days ago

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Gotta have good fruit to start but, guiding hands go along way as well! 👍

Domaine Jean-Louis Chave

Offerus Saint-Joseph Syrah 2015

If i needed a wine to serve to a big group of people with a wide variety of experience and tastes, this would be it. Not too geeky, nice balance of fruit and earth, medium minus well-integrated tannins, nice body to keep you warm on a chilly evening. Paired well with duck bolognese and warm bread pudding. — a month ago

Mark, James and 13 others liked this

Château Branaire (Duluc-Ducru)

St. Julien- Beychevelle Red Bordeaux Blend 2006

🎄 Advent Halfy Callander Day 02🎄

🎅 Santa says I wouldn’t mind quaffing this with Rudolf & watching his nose glow oh so red

📝 I say a fab wine in an off year that’s showing well at peak in a half bottle 😉

⏩ 🍾 Mrs E got Ruinart Rose 😄

📍 Château Branaire Ducru 2006

🏵 91-92 points

🍇 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 23.5% Merlot, 4% Petit Verdot & 2.5% Cabernet Franc

🍷 Deep blackened opaque ruby

👃 Smoked oak bathed blackcurrant & dark plum in thick melted liquorice w/ prune, date, minerals, damp cellar & worn leather

👄 Med body of smooth blackcurrant, red plum & dark cherry in cocoa & liquorice w/ an earthy creamy coffee tone & mineral twist

🎯 Med+ silky earthy dark berry/cherry finale w/ a liquorice kiss 💋 & a mineral linger
— 13 days ago

Chris, P and 27 others liked this

Château Tronquoy-Lalande

Saint-Estèphe Red Bordeaux Blend 2010

"One of the Finest Wines I have ever tasted from Tronquoy Lalande, this estate has been resurrected by the Bouygues family (also the owners of Chateau Montrose) capably assisted by Jean Bernard Delmas, the Wine Architect at Haut Brion between 1961 and 2003. A Blend of 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot and a whopping 10% Petit Verdot, the 2010 boasts a dense purple color as well as a big, sweet bouquet of violets, black currants, earth and subtle oak. Admirable concentration, sweet, well-integrated tannin and a surprisingly sexy, opulent mouthfeel result in a Gorgeous Wine to drink over the next 12-15+ years". [Score: 90/93 Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (194), May 2011 / Score: 92 (205), March 2013] — 16 days ago

Château Montrose

Saint-Estèphe Red Bordeaux Blend 1995

23 year old St Estephe @ £115 that’s drinking rather lovely right now 👍

📍 Chateau Montrose 1995

🏵 94 points

🍇 63% Cabernet Sauvignon, 31% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc & 1% Petit Verdot

🍷 Dark garnet ruby

👃 Minerals, gravel, pencil lead, earth & wet leaves through stewed spiced blackcurrant, prune, date & plum w/ farmyard, liquorice, herbs, smoke, leather, mocha & black tea 😍

👄 Med body of deluxe smooth silky blackcurrant, plum & red berry in dark mocha, minerals & black tea

🎯 Med earthy dark aged mashed fruit coating w/ mineral tea linger
— 2 days ago

Chris, Keith and 22 others liked this
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Kimberly Anderson

Sounds lovely @Chris England! Cheers!

Domaine Jean Grivot

Les Charmois Nuits St. Georges Pinot Noir 2013

Slightly maderized and “cooked” aromas, smoke, wet leaves, red raspberry, a bit of a grippy finish. — 10 days ago