Domaine Saint Préfert

Joseph Drouhin

Saint-Véran Chardonnay 2018

Entry level from this very famous Burgundy producer. Cost about $20. If you blur your eyes while looking at the bottle and hold your nose while tasting the wine, you can pretend it's the Chambolle-Musigny.

Lovely, zest, white flowers. Bright and appealing. Not complex but perfectly attractive for a casual evening.
— 3 days ago

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Château Cos d'Estournel

Saint-Estèphe Red Bordeaux Blend 1990

David T
9.5

The reason I fell in love with Bordeaux is because I had one of the greatest mentors one could have, Clyde Beffa Jr. - Owner of K&L Wine Merchants. I could never thank him enough or show enough gratitude for the kindness he has shown me. He has been going to Bordeaux multiple times a year for 40 plus years and shown me the greatness of well made Bordeaux’s enjoyed at the age of 25 years plus!

Many who open well made Bordeaux’s young will never know the absolute Heaven they bring to the palate and even more so with a great steak. You only rob yourself of perfection when you open them inside of 25 years. Sure you can check em at 10-15 years for longevity but, you need to have/save bottles for 25 years plus.

Also, an old Bordeaux at 95 is not nearly the same as a young 95. At this age, technical scores are simply not the same as young wine. The enjoyment is completely different.

The nose reveals; a slight touch of funk, dark, ripe, currants, blackberries, dark cherries, black plum, black raspberries, strawberries on the edge of the glass, anise, cedar, graphite, used leather, just a whiff of green pepper, vanilla, caramel, mocha, dark Asian spice, incense, dark & mid berry cola, dark, rich earth, underbrush, limestone, dry stone, hint of sweet tarriness, light, dry herbaceousness, black tea, with dry, withering, fresh, dark, red, blue candied flowers and violets and lavender for days.

The body is round, soft and full. The 90 is the definition of elegant and floral. The structure, tension, length and balance are perfect with another 5-10 years of pleasure to give. It’s gorgeous and sexy. Dark, ripe, currants, blackberries, dark cherries, black plum, black raspberries, some blueberries, strawberries on the long set, anise, cedar, graphite, soft, used leather, vanilla, caramel, mocha, dark chocolate, salted, milk chocolate, dark Asian spice with just a touch of palate heat, a hint of green pepper, savory meats, incense, dark & mid berry cola, dark, rich earth, underbrush, limestone, dry crushed minerals, dry stone, hint of sweet tarriness, light, dry herbaceousness, black tea, with dry, withering, fresh, dark, red, blue candied flowers and violets and lavender for days. The acidity is perfect like a warm gentle rain shower. The finish is a “forget about it.” It’s; gorgeous, sexy, lush, ripe, just the right amount of earthiness, elegant, well balanced and will persist until you go to sleep.

13% ABV. I sure miss the 12–13% ABV of the 80 & early 90 Bordeaux’s.

Photos of; the majestic Chateau Cos d’Estournel and Estate vines, their barrel room with translucent floor to walk above, their library cellar that most would love to raid and their sitting salon.
— 14 days ago

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Sofia Jalilie

Sofia Jalilie

We were fortunate to visit this winery and experience first hand the attention to detail this Chateau strives for in every aspect of their production. The result is an outstanding wine that paired perfectly with the steaks we had tonight
Severn Goodwin

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@David T Another path where we intersect, a love of the well aged Cos d'! A truly special bottle.

Pierre Gonon

Saint-Joseph Syrah 2016

The 2016 Saint-Joseph from Pierre Gonon is utterly brilliant. This dazzling wine instantly bursts open with vivid aromas of fresh blackberries and red berries along with violets, salted meat, black olives, pepper, smoke and dried savory herbs. On the palate this is full-bodied, backed by beautiful polished tannins that surround a juicy core of fresh dark berries laced with pepper and spice flavors. On the palate this displays remarkable balance and concentration as well as striking freshness and purity all the way through the long expansive finish. Showing incredible youthful energy and vibrancy, this also displays serious aging potential. — 11 days ago

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Château des Rontets

Côte de Besset Saint-Amour Gamay 2016

Crazy nose on this one - very meaty and jerky-like, with hints of fresh tennis balls and the strong scent a bull elephant in musth. On the palate, light and fruity initially, finishing with that meaty, musthy flavor from the nose. Mellowed quite a bit after being open a couple of hours, into more of a traditional Beaujolais, with just a hint of pepper and that funkiness that dominated at the start. — 13 days ago

Raymond Trollat

Saint Joseph Syrah

This was incredible and was brimming with personality and life. It tasted like a hypothetical blend of Allemand, Gonon and Clape. A rare treat - 2005 — 7 days ago

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Château Le Tertre Rôteboeuf

Saint-Émilion Red Bordeaux Blend 2015

Delectable Wine
9.5

The 2015 Tertre-Rôteboeuf has a sumptuous, decadent and multi-layered bouquet with
billowing black cherries, blueberry, crème de cassis and violet aromas that are hedonistic and irresistible. The palate is full-bodied with a lot of extraction: chocolate-tinged black fruit, sweet and candied with veins of peppermint toward the no-holds barred finish. A powerhouse of a Saint Émilion, I was initially prudent with my score but the manner in which it coalesces in the glass is convincing. Tasted blind at the Southwold 2015 Bordeaux tasting. (Neal Martin, Vinous, July 2019)
— 10 days ago

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Domaine Jean-Louis Chave

Saint-Joseph Syrah 2013

Deep purple color. Nose reminds me of plum sauce, blackberry bramble, black olive, cured meat, and leather. Nicely balanced with acidity on the palate, noticeable tannins, and notes of tobacco, cigar box, vanilla, graphite, and leather. — 7 days ago

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Domaine Sylvain Langoureau

En Remilly Saint-Aubin 1er Cru Chardonnay 2013

Really like this producer & this vineyard. This is a bit taut & unyielding right now. It shows little moments of brilliance, but I’d love to coax out a bit more. Fresh & crisp, but not as elegant as other bottles I’ve had. Still very good though. — 15 days ago

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Stuart Scheff

Stuart Scheff

Would have been good with Miles Davis
Todd Abrams

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Good producer. They make some nice “value” reds as well.

Château Canon

Saint-Émilion Red Bordeaux Blend 2015

Delectable Wine
9.7

The 2015 Canon has a tightly wound bouquet with mineral rich black fruit, raspberry coulis, rose
petal and desiccated orange peel. It takes time to come together, but it does. The palate is well defined, very focused with fine minerality. This is discreet but beautifully balanced, clean and precise with a sense of energy and precision on the finish. It is less showy than its peers at the moment, which
explains why I am more parsimonious with my score. Yet the potential is locked inside this wine and it will aspire toward perfection with a decade in bottle.Tasted blind at the Southwold 2015 Bordeaux tasting. (Neal Martin, Vinous, July 2019)
— 10 days ago

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Château Léoville Poyferré

Saint Julien Red Bordeaux Blend 1983

Ready from the start, but started to really fire on all cylinders after 10-15mins in the glass. Not the most stories of vintages but this bottle drank young and was very well put together. Tannins were soft but still engaging and the strong core of dark fruit with hints of graphite was all you could ask for in a maturing Bordeaux. — 8 days ago

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