Domaine Tour Saint Michel

Chateau Haut Tour de Coutelin

Saint Estephe Red Bordeaux Blend 2014

Love it! Not a super long finish, but full of berries, baking spice, tobacco leaves (for sweetness), and cedar on the nose. — 18 days ago

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Château Saint Michel

Bordeaux Supérieur Red Bordeaux Blend 2011


Balanced and full. Perfect aging. — a month ago

Château La Tour du Pin

Saint-Emilion Grand Cru Classe Red Bordeaux Blend 2010

Nicely made Saint-Emilion (75% Merlot/25% Cab Franc). Didn’t expect the wine to show as well as it did and punches well above its weight. Big and bold, this wine has great weight and depth. Finish is long and savory. Wish I had more than 2 bottles remaining. Probably at peak though doesn’t appear in danger of going downhill anytime soon. — 2 months ago

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Ermitage du Pic Saint Loup

Tour de Pierres Coteaux du Languedoc Pic St. Loup Grenache Blend 2012


First encounter of this southern France Grenache blend. Nice balance and good texture still. Roast duck, pork, all good. — a month ago

Jan de Weerd

Jan de Weerd

Ha! I have one in my cellar. Just looked at it the other day. You gave me a good reason to try it now.

Château La Rose Figeac

Pomerol Red Bordeaux Blend 1990

1990 vintage. An under the radar Pomerol, bought in 1961 by the grandfather of current owner Nathalie Despagne. He also owned La Tour Figeac in Saint-Emilion and La Rose Figeac is just across the Saint-Emilion border. The 4,56 hectare vineyard consists of 9 parcels (all within 500 m of each other) on gravelly sandy soils and is planted with Merlot (90%) and Cabernet Franc. My bottle had a near-perfect level and as the smell was a bit musty upon opening, but there was still good fruit in the mouth and the colour looked very solid, I took the risk to decant it. It turned out to be a wise decision as the wine evolved positively, even if the tannins remained a bit rustic. On the other hand it still has lively fruit and freshness, it is a testimony to the ageing potential of Bordeaux wines and an attractive food wine. Abv. 12,8% . — 2 months ago

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Domaine Tour Saint-Michel

Cuvée des Deux Soeurs Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red Rhone Blend 2012

Post drinking note: damn good. This wine was weird when initially released, but after several years in a cellar, delicious. See my most recent prior notes for more specifics. — 2 months ago

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Domaine Tour Saint Michel

Cuvée du Lion Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red Rhone Blend 2019

Previous comments of 1/8/22 pretty spot on. Comes off as somewhat confectionery, jammy…but with air it livens up. Absurd qpr at $30 @wtso.
Toughen up a little bit more and I’m there.
— 2 months ago

Ray, Lyle and 9 others liked this

Domaine Louis Michel & Fils

Montmains Chablis Premier Cru Chardonnay 2018

Ron R

I’m rolling with the punches after our weekly “no drink” fasting. Fridays take on a whole new meaning as a result.
Well balanced, lifted and a pure express of the varietal. Oak treatment is in the foreground, acidity is a little dumb, while hazelnuts and marzipan complete what is a tour de force.
— 3 months ago

Daniel, Tom and 40 others liked this