A blend of 54% Cab Sauv, 38% Merlot & 8% Cab Franc, aged in 60% new oak, deep Ruby with aromas of dark berry fruits, floral and sweet notes. On the palate flavors of blackberry, currents and cacao with notes of violets, oak and spice. Fine tannins, still tight and a little gritty, long finish ending with fruit, floral and mineral spice. — 2 days ago
Needs a couple hours of air & a few oz of 🥩
K&L notes as follows,
We sell a lot of this favorite second wine and the 1999 is quite elegant, with intense concentration and complexity. Plus, it is drinking well now. This estate is one of K&L’s veteran Bordeaux expert Ralph Sands’ favorites. I just tasted (July 7) another bottle from this recent shipment. Wonderful Bordeaux to drink tonight with a lamb chop. Some smoky aromas with cola and red fruit undertones. Typical, elegant 1999 Bordeaux with a sweet middle palate and smooth finish.
Drink from 2016 to 2024 — 18 days ago
2016 vintage. Those classic Leoville-Barton feminine stylings. Light/light-medium body. Delicate and soft but with enough concentration to do the usual LB dance...gliding along for decades with almost imperceptible drop off/loss. There are going to be a bunch of WS readers that pick this up and find themselves disappointed since it never plays the heavy and expected. Embrace the subtle side of life. — 12 days ago
I’ll be frank people. Your organic, orange wine pet-nat stuff is all well and good. But a classically constructed, traditional left bank Bordeaux is the highest expression of what wine can be and that is simply that. Branaire-Ducru’s 2015 is an intense plummy, jammy, rich delight. Like bananas foster, baked Alaska, or roasted prime rib. It’s classic, old fashioned, and so good that new fashioned simply cannot compare. Merci Patrick Maroteaux for sticking with the tried and true. — 12 days ago
1986 Ducru Beaucailou. BYOB at Gramercy Tavern (only $35 corkage!). What a great wine enjoyed with a great friend. Slow evolution over the course of a 150+ minute tasting menu. Also paired with the wines of the house that night, but they were for drinking, this was for sipping. Cedar, tobacco, mushrooms and earth on the nose. Still excellent fruit for a 35 year old wine. This wine could go on for decades. — 22 days ago
Wow, still had tannins, still a lot being said on this vintage... Incredible fruit and depth... Wishing we had more — 6 days ago
Pine nettle, Black plum reduction, cassis, blackberry tart, graphite, rye toast, caraway, dried roses, pecan and earth. Resilient and long, deep throaty echoes of red and black currents on campfire ash, cassis, oak bark, black olive and dried black currant for ever, plus a scribble of pencil.
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#leftbank #leftbankbordeaux — 22 days ago