Domaine Clarence Dillon

Hirsch Vineyards

The Bohan-Dillon Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir 2019

Good fruit red fruit, fungi, earthy…. Good family wine! — a month ago

Château Grand-Pontet

Saint-Émilion Red Bordeaux Blend 2010

Lunch 🥪

K&L notes as follows, Grand Pontet is an interesting property, positioned in the neighborhood of other stars of the appellation such as Châteaux Canon, Beau-Séjour-Bécot and Clos Fourtet. It is, however, a small estate, a mere 14 hectares, and its prices are much better than some of its more prestigious neighbors. In 1980 it was purchased by Gerard and Dominique Bécot, owners of the neighboring Beau-Séjour-Bécot. They have applied the same high standards to both Châteaux in their possession, and their winemaking team crafts Grand Pontet alongside the Beau-Séjour-Bécot wines. Recently purchased in 2021 by Domaines Clarence Dillon (Haut-Brion, La Mission Haut-Brion, et al.), the property was combined with and incorporated into Château Quintus. Full-bodied and luscious, this Grand Pontet is laden with ripe blackberry fruits, savory tobacco, licorice notes, and ripe, softened tannins. It’s seamless and bold, not shy. It’s going to require something decadent to pair with, such as filet mignon or some other black-tie dish with plenty of flavor and rich umami presence.
— 3 months ago

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Château Haut-Brion

Le Clarence de Haut-Brion Pessac-Léognan Red Bordeaux Blend 2016

Very special vintage second growth Boudreaux with captivating nose of red rose petals, so apparent I can feel them! Pallet is beautiful: exquisitely balanced, full, lengthy finish, crowd pleaser. — 8 months ago

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Château Tertre Daugay

St. Émilion Red Bordeaux Blend 2005

Nice bottle for $50.00, decant an hour so & you’re set
Info I found on the dark web as follows,

This property possesses 16 hectares of vines (60% Merlot and 40% Cabernet Franc) and was purchased in 1978 by Comte Léo de Malet Roquefort, the owner of Château La Gaffelière. In June 2011 it was acquired by the Clarence Dillon group, which also owns Haut-Brion and La Mission Haut-Brion. Its new owner decided to rename the property, starting with the 2011 vintage. Château Tertre Daugay, the fifth cru classé to be acquired by the Clarence Dillon group, became Château Quintus.The property is located on a high promontory that forms the edge of the Saint Emilion plateau. It commands a panoramic view far into the distance of the surrounding villages and the Dordogne Valley. It is here that, since time immemorial, a watchtower has stood to guard the village of Saint Emilion. The exceptional microclimate is due to the area's diversity in terms of soil, slopes and orientation. Consequently, it comes as no surprise that in 1844 and 1848 the wine was among the 14 most sought-after and expensive in Saint Emilion. For nearly a century, Bordeaux et ses Vins, the standard reference work produced by Cocks and Féret, listed the property as a Saint Emilion Premier Cru. The property was also one of the prestigious vineyards in Saint Emilion to win a gold medal at the Paris Universal Exhibition of 1867.
— 2 months ago

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Jody Scharf

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great notes ty

Domaine Clarence Dillon

Chateau La Mission Haut-Brion Pessac-Léognan Red Bordeaux Blend 2004

From the not so great 2004 vintage but what a gorgeous nose and perfume. Cedar, camphor, cherries, cassis, tobacco and smoky earthy notes. Barb said very dark red Roses. After about 6 hours in the decanter notes of Olive Tapenade and Coffee grounds. The palate is medium weight with silky fine grained tannins of great length and persistence. A constant throughout was an effusive nose with an alluring perfume. Aristocratic. — 5 months ago

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Peter van den Besselaar

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2004 is underestimated


Very nice review. LMHB is one of those few wineries in the world that shines through in lesser/difficult vintages. Always a treat.
Bob McDonald

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Agreed. My purchases over the past 6 to 10 years have been focused more on Burgundy but when you have a wine like this you should never forget Bordeaux.

Château Haut-Segottes

Clos Petit-Corbin St. Émilion Le Clarence de Haut-Brion 2018

Finally cracking this open. Got it as a Christmas gift from my boss. Really good! It’s going very well with the homemade tofu katsu 🙂 — a year ago

Domaine Clarence Dillon Groupe

Chateav Qvintvs Saint Emilion Red Bordeaux Blend 2016

My first merlot blend from the right bank in a long time. Exquisite combination of perfume on the nose and fine tannins in the mouth. Great balance. It’s finally Friday! — 3 months ago

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Hirsch Vineyards

Raschen Ridge Pinot Noir

Typical Hirsch style - red fruits on the front end with a dusty finish. Nice, but prefer the Bohan-Dillon at half the price. — 3 months ago

Severn, Paul and 6 others liked this

Château L'Arrosée

Saint-Émilion Red Bordeaux Blend 1986


Greg and Louis late evening visit. Asked for St Emilian and found this first. Surprisingly fresh tasting with good mellowed dark red fruits and balanced palate. Yum. Only bottle probably. Ancient Vineyard folded into chateau Quintus in Dillon portfolio in 2012. 40/20/20 Merlot Cab Franc Cab. — 3 months ago

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Domaine Clarence Dillon

Saint-Émilion Red Bordeaux Blend 2018

Slight fruity aroma. Dry, black fruits, berry as main. Tannic. Young or need to decant. 2018 @1250, xiaduo -, 220305-220309 — a year ago