Domaine Saint Roch

Saint Roch Kerbuccio

Maury Sec Grenache 2013

Nose dark black-red fruits, smoke, The palate, cherry, balsamic notes. Drinking quite well — 8 days ago

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Aurelien Pinheiro

Saint Joseph Syrah 2018

Lyle Fass
9.2

Big blueberry and granite nose. Some olive and game, classic and old school. Gorgeous blackberry. This is such a deal. Palate is juicy, complex and deep. Lovely granitic crunch. Opulent and rich but also racy and mineral. Lots going on here. — 8 days ago

Severn, Matt and 6 others liked this

Château Ducru-Beaucaillou

Saint-Julien Red Bordeaux Blend 2008

3 hour decant (plenty of chunky/fine sediment). A prodigious inky dark magenta color. On the nose: blackberry, cedar, floral, pine, currants, and vanilla toast. Taste: A smooth, balanced medium plus body wine with blackberry, chocolate, earth, cigar box, and a minerally dark cherry long dry finish. DUCRU...still a 13% alc old world style treat. — a day ago

Brenda Terzich-Garland
with Brenda
Brenda, Shay and 15 others liked this

Château Capet Duverger

Saint Emilion Red Bordeaux 1997

Hopla! 24 years and wonderfully alive! Splendid nose and sooo tasty.! Textbook St Emilion! — 3 days ago

Daniel, Bob and 17 others liked this

Domaine Grosbot-Barbara

S.A.S Prince Charles-Henri de Lobkowicz St. Pourçain Chardonnay Blend 2016

Needs 30 minutes.

Nose is apricot, some elegant richness.

Palate is elegant apricot, a hint of apricot. Elegant richness. Almost some apricot pit. Some spice.

A wine from a random place that is very distinctive and also very well made.

Bought from gm fass selections.
— 11 days ago

Andrew, Neil and 4 others liked this

Domaine Faury

Saint Joseph Syrah 2017

This is quite a bit more accessible at this point than I expected, even without a decant. The “typicity” factor is very high - olives, some earth, some meat, maybe the slightest hint of some green notes. Excellent acid and medium tannins - nice with pork chops. Delicious. — 4 days ago

Michael, Bryan and 5 others liked this
Matt Perlman

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This stuff slays at the price. Trying to keep my hands off a few more years

Château Lilian Ladouys

Saint Estèphe Red Bordeaux Blend 2015

2018 vintage. This estate was bought by Jacky Lorenzetti in 2007 and the investments are paying off (see also the spectacular quality improvement at their Pauillac estate Pédesclaux). While previous vintages featured a majority of Merlot, this 2018 is a blend of 59% Cabernet Sauvignon, 37%. Merlot and 4% Petit Verdot. This might very well be the best vintage to date for Lilian Ladouys in a year where Jacky's daughter Manon joined the business. She is highly devoted to organic farming and the Lorenzetti estates are now officially in conversion to organic. Moreover, Lilian Ladouys was promoted to "Cru Bourgeois Exceptionnel" status in 2020. An estate to watch and the wines are very affordable too at around 20 euros. Classic nose with ripe cassis and cedar wood, intertwined with a fresh minty aroma. In the mouth the fruit is concentrated and layered with amazing freshness and a solid ripe tannin structure that make the alcohol (abv. 14,5%) go unnoticed. Long mineral finish. Highly recommended. Still very young, give it time to open up or decant. Should age beautifully for at least 15 years. — 13 days ago

Dawn, Romain and 3 others liked this

Château Tour Saint-Christophe

Saint-Émilion Red Bordeaux Blend 2016

Blue and dark fruit with menthol, violets and slight notes of caramel and liquorice. That vivid and lush fruit is on thenpalate as well, a rich and full texture, envelopping and agreeable tannins make this wine approachable and impressive for that price, even if it’s not a grand right bank name.

Fruits noirs et bleus au nez, menthol, violettes et des notes légères de caramel et réglisse. En bouche ce fruit mur et éclatant se manifeste tout autant, une texture assez riche, pleine et des tannins enrobants et agréables. Impressionnant pour le prix sans être grand. 90-91
— 2 days ago

Bob, Jean-Philip and 11 others liked this
Mario Vaillancourt

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Very true, we had a glass left on day two and it was great @Rob Brobst III

Domaine Paul Pillot

Les Pitangerets Saint-Aubin 1er Cru Chardonnay 2017

Revisiting an appellation whose wine I haven’t tried for years: Saint Aubin. The Pitangeret lieu-dit straddles the border with Chassagne, overlooking en Remilly and is classified a premier Cru. This 2017 by Dom. Paul Pillot (headed up by the young Thierry) is a commendable wine from an exciting producer. The wax seal makes for an attractive bottle.

Burnt butter and lime peel dominate the nose, with toasty oak, wet stone, struck match and after two hours’ air a little toffee.

The palate is gorgeous, very taut, direct and vibrant, with a juicy core of lime juice, granny Smith apple, Meyer lemon, finishing with medium length and a touch of vanilla. At around £35, this is a good value Burg that I’ll look out for again.
— 6 days ago

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Clos Fourtet

Saint-Émilion Red Bordeaux Blend 2009

Been looking forward to trying this producer for a while now. This was insanely concentrated and unfortunately the alcohol was very present. Could have been bottled yesterday. Probably need decades and I cant ever see it reaching its 100 point rating.
Served with coffee glazed short ribs and pomme puree.
— 9 hours ago

Alex, Rob and 2 others liked this
Rob Brobst III

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@Andrew McIntyre Yikes 😬 Are you a Merlot guy? Something we reference our Bordeaux palate to Cabernet Sauvignon. This approach leaves us feeling like there is something lacking when we drink French merlots. 🤷🏽‍♂️🤷🏽‍♂️ Maybe try it against other St. Emilion bottles? I almost want to recommend a head-to-head with Cheval Blanc. 💯😊🍷 of course if you do... I’d want to be there.✌🏼🤘🏼🎉
Andrew McIntyre

Andrew McIntyre

I do love a good Merlot which added somewhat to the disappointment. Cheval Blanc or Angelus are far better balanced and silky. This was a punch to the face! I like the idea of that head-to-head though!