Clos Du Bois

Château Du Bois Chantant

Supérieur Red Bordeaux Blend 2015

It is time for #MerlotThursday. Here is a nice surprise from the Right Bank of Bordeaux.

Dark ruby in color with a brick rim.

Earthy nose of blueberries, plums, currants, oak, vanilla, cloves, spices, earth, wet leaves, herbs, barnyard, black pepper, vegetables, bell pepper, black tea, graphite, leather and tobacco.

Full bodied with medium acidity and nice legs.

Dry on the palate with black currants, blueberries, wood, earth, light vanilla, vegetables, tobacco, black pepper, spices, dark coffee, wet leaves, bitter herbs, pencil lead, bell pepper and earth.

Medium finish with round tannins and tangy cherries.

This is a nice Merlot blend from Bordeaux. Earthy and nicely balanced, with a nice mouthfeel.

This 4 year old is drinking very nicely now, but not one for long term aging, even though it is from a great vintage. Tastes much more aged than a 4 year old.

Good right out of the bottle and better as it opens up and shows some tannins (2 hours).

Wine Enthusiasts 89 points.

I paired it with a charcuterie board of meats and cheeses, nuts and crackers.

A blend of 63% Merlot, 21% Cabernet Sauvignon and 16% Cabernet Franc.

14% alcohol by volume.

89 points.

— 9 days ago

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Domaine Joseph Matrot

La Piece Sous Le Bois Blagny Pinot Noir 1962

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La Reine des Bois Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red Rhone Blend 2001

Wow... amazing wine... This bottle was firing on all cilinders!
Great complexity, élégance and depth...
Fantastic stuff and in my top 3 Grenaches ever tasted (up there with SQN Incognito and Beaucastel 81).
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Les Vins Contés (Olivier Lemasson)

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Cuvée La Reine des Bois Lirac Red Rhone Blend 1994

Savory and tasty, a touch of mint and leather and sweet fruit , showing younger than expected, drink up because it isn’t getting any better. I didn’t care for this much when it was young, as it was more modern than I prefer, and it has evolved far better than I would have predicted. — 21 days ago

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@Mike Evans love when a bottle from an unheralded vintage shines.
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@Ira Schwartz I think 1994 was underrated. A recent Vieux Telegraph was singing and a Chave was sensational.


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Black fruits and sous bois, lovely and drinking well 🤩 — 6 days ago

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