Domaine Saint Gayan

Château Montrose

Saint-Estèphe Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2000

David T
9.4

Just entering its drinking window. It has 40 years ahead of it. Excellent with Ribcap from Costco.

Interesting that there are some vegetable notes on the nose.

Very good evolution. Medium plus tannins. Juicy, ripe blackberries, black raspberries, darkest cherries, black plum/ with skin, ripe strawberries, some blue fruit hues, cedar, black licorice/cola, dark rich earth w/ leaves, sandstone, steeped sun tea, light limestone powder, ripe, light, dark spice, clove, light cinnamon, hints of nutmeg, vanillin, moist volcanic clay, fresh red, dark flowers, framed in violets, round acidity with polish/balance, softly tensioned, elegant that falls on mineral & clay that lasts two-minutes.
— 3 days ago

Thijs, Andrew and 17 others liked this

Château Cos d'Estournel

Saint-Estèphe Red Bordeaux Blend 2005

Rich dark fruits, sweet on the palate that is youthful showing, licorice, spice box, graphite, mocha & tobacco notes — 5 days ago

Austin, Jan and 13 others liked this

Château Beychevelle

Saint-Julien Red Bordeaux Blend 2019

Quite closed on the nose right now. Closed yet rich. With black currant leaf, a bit of cedar wood, a hint of dark plum.
On the palate this is already surprisingly ready. Very elegant, the tannins velvety, juicy, so finely grained & smooth. Amazing quality. Poised, impeccably balanced, with great depth. This is quite spectacular. Even if it’s infanticide.
— 15 days ago

Tom, Lyle and 7 others liked this

Pierre Gonon

Saint-Joseph Syrah 2017

Another great btl with a silky, elegant mouthfeel showing notes of dark fruits, meat, iron, mineral, savory spice & violet — 7 days ago

Lyle, Ira and 9 others liked this

Château Monbousquet

Saint-Emilion Red Bordeaux Blend 2012

Paul J
9.5

This is why I love Bordeaux! $40 bottle tastes like $100! Lovely dark red color with purple and maroon rims. Classic Bordeaux nose of cedar, rust, flowers, and subtle cow shit. Aged cherries, anise, cedar, and lilacs on the palate. Lovely texture that coats and sticks. Medium plus depth and finish. Really good! — 12 days ago

Brooke Weaver Jakubowski
with Brooke
Tom, Shay and 5 others liked this

Château Talbot

Saint-Julien Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2019

Quite smoky & raw. Gravel & raw cacao. The fruit really hidden right now. Barely hinted. After some time a bit of cassis emerges.
Dense on the palate. And quite burly. Big tannins, juicy yet very present. Great depth. Roast, cacao, very masculine.
This is way too early to drink this, still needs time to settle down. Brilliant but way too young.
— 15 days ago

Tom, Gage and 11 others liked this

Raul Pérez

Ultreia Saint Jacques Mencía

A nice example of a fairly obscure varietal. It worked better with my tuna entrée than with Bonnie’s rack of lamb. I think it needs a bit more aging. — 3 days ago

Bonnie Hodur
with Bonnie

Château Ducru-Beaucaillou

Saint-Julien Red Bordeaux Blend 2018

Excellent Bordeaux probably one of the most approachable examples despite its young age. Bright red and dark fruit with good crescendo balanced by velvety tannins and soft notes of vanilla, nutmeg and wet dirt. Medium bodied and medium alcohol with balanced acidity. Cheers. — 6 days ago

Peter, Juan and 16 others liked this

Château Calon-Ségur

Saint-Estèphe Red Bordeaux Blend 2000

David T
9.4

Amazing w/ the Allen Brothers A-5 wagyu.

This is another Bordeaux producer that makes wines for the ages. I’ve waited & waited on 2000, this shows some readiness. Yet, will go another 20 plus years.

Tonight this is well balanced earth & candied fruit. In 10 years, this is candied fruit & florals.

Still medium plus tannins. Blackberries, black raspberries, black plum with ample skin, juicy dark cherries, poached strawberries, raspberries, dry limestone grains with powder, dark, forest floor with dry leaves, some dry herbaceousiness-bay leaf, mint, dark spice, clove, nutmeg, some cinnamon, hints of vanillin, mid berry cola, sandalwood to cedar shavings, used leather, pipe tobacco, anise, some mocha, sun tea, dark, red, purple flowers with a touch of blue, excellent acidity and a well knitted structure, balanced, nicely tensioned with a ripe, elegant finish that lasts two-minutes.

Photos of; Chateau Calon Segur, tasting room, barrel cellar and estate vineyard.
— 18 days ago

Severn, Paul and 17 others liked this
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Ready with a long decant but worth the longer wait. Now, it needs steak.
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We've got patience & plenty of beef, thanks. 🙏

Château Gruaud Larose

Saint-Julien Red Bordeaux Blend 1983

I liked this quite a bit. Cleaner than the ‘82. Nice fruit. Tannins are mostly resolved. — 6 days ago

Jan, Scott@Mister and 10 others liked this