Entre Deux Mers, Bordeaux

Château Marjosse

Entre-Deux-Mers Red Bordeaux Blend 2015

Puerto class September 2018. Outstanding — a month ago

Château Doisy-Daëne

Bordeaux Sec Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend 2016

Ken Z

Lemon tart and orange pith and floral notes on the nose. Lemon curd and honey on the dry palate. Bright, but well balanced acidity. Medium body and finish.

— 10 days ago

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Château Duplessy

Premières Côtes de Bordeaux AOC Red Bordeaux Blend 2011

Enjoyed the ‘13 so much last night, figured the ‘11 would be a perfect bottle to open on the train to Paris! — 10 days ago

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Château de Haut Coulon

Cadillac Red Bordeaux Blend 2012

Fantastic nose full of big bold aromas; excellent start. Wow and the taste to follow does not disappoint. Well balanced without any pairing. (Hint: let it age!) — a month ago

Château Lestrille

Entre-Deux-Mers Sauvignon Blanc 2018

Easy to drink. No headaches — a month ago

Château d'Arthus

Bordeaux Red Bordeaux Blend 2016

Color of cloudy purple with some bright ruby hue. Nose of nice dark fruits like cherry, cherry jam, blackberry, spice, some tobacco leaves, and some strength of alcohol. Taste of spicy tannins, oaky note, a bit refined sweetness, nice strawberry note, a touch of vanilla and zest, and some fresh grape. Aftertaste is medium long, with sweet and spicy notes surface more while tannins is pretty much marginal. A bit light considering she is a Bordeaux, but a crowd pleaser for sure. Not sure why she has lower ratings from others. — 8 days ago

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Château Le Pin

Pomerol Red Bordeaux Blend 2011

Ethereal, silky and marvelously poised, the 2011 Le Pin (WWB, 97) is sourced from an extremely small estate is located in the commune of Pomerol. It is amongst the world's most expensive red wines, as this was very graciously shared by my colleague Dr. Hong. I was most impressed by the opulent, pillowy texture of the wine, which is still quite primary now at the eight year mark. Elegant tannins line the massive core of dark fruits, all leading the breathtaking, near minute-long finish. This true heavyhitter really needs another ten years of bottle age to hit its stride and will provide drinking enjoyment past my lifetime. Drink 2025-2055- 97 — 4 days ago

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Dr. Owen Bargreen

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@Hugh O'Riordan Thanks my friend, this was quite a treat 👌
Tom Garland

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2011 was a tough summer in Bordeaux.....Except for Pomeral...nice choice!!
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@Tom Garland Yeah a tricky vintage for sure but R Bank fared pretty well overall 👌

Château Turcaud

Sec Entre-Deux-Mers Sémillon Sauvignon Blanc 2017

Wet gravel, lemongrass, lime leaf, galangal. A lovely, exotic overtone and extra length and richness on the palate from a big dollop of Semillon. As ridiculous a value as the Bordeaux Rouge of Turcaud. Literally buries other white Bordeaux in the $15ish range. — a month ago

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Château Lynch-Moussas

Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend 1989

David T

Whenever I have a really older bottle of wine, I think, what was I doing in this case 1989?

About this time of year, I was walking into Candlestick Park for the Bay Bridge World Series while this wine was fermenting. I was walking through the parking lot when the 89 earthquake hit. It was like Godzilla was a Gopher tunneling under my feet. The stadium erupted with a resounding cheer. Earthquake during the World Series...yeah! It wasn’t until an hour later that hard reality set in.

This Chateau Lynch-Moussas is a recent direct purchase from the Negotiant. 89 was a pretty good Bordeaux year. So, why not see how a 5th Growth producer wine evolved over 30 years. It’s a treat to enjoy wine with this much age.

While Lynch-Mousses has improved vastly in more recent vintages, back in the day, they made some nice wines but, not great. This wine shows beauty & elegance but, it lacks fundamental elements of high quality. However, its fruit and structure have held up nicely over the years.

The nose reveals a fair amount of; barnyard, mushrooms, ripe; blackberries dark currants, dark cherries, black raspberries & strawberries on the edges of the glass. Black plum skin, dark chocolate, raspberry cola, mocha, caramel, clove, nutmeg, burnt cinnamon, tarriness, graphite, leather, old tobacco, dark spice, dry herbs, dark, rich, black earth, stones, dry brush, steeped tea with withering red & dark florals.

The body is still full and round. The fruits are still ripe & slightly candied. The wine is still holding an interesting drinking window, it’s on the decline. While that sounds not good, I find them in this phase infinitely more interesting. Ripe; blackberries dark currants, dark cherries, black raspberries & some strawberries. Black plum with skin, dark chocolate, raspberry cola, mocha, caramel, clove, nutmeg, burnt cinnamon, vanillin, tarriness, graphite, leather, old tobacco, dark spice, dry herbs, dark, rich, forest floor, mushrooms, stones, touch of limestone minerals & crush rocks, dry brush, steeped tea with withering red & dark florals with violets. The acidity is round & excellent. The long finish is; rich, ripe, well balanced & intergraded with long drier but, very floral persistence.

Excellent with our steaks. Still has another 5-7 years of good drinking ahead with excellent storage. I also miss the 12-13% ABV of the 80’s Bordeaux’s.

Photos of; the entrance view of Chateau Lynch-Moussas, Count Jean-Baptiste Lynch of Ireland and Chateau founded in the 1800’s, the owner/operator since 1961 - Emile Casteja and their barrel room.
— 18 hours ago

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Peter van den Besselaar

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Fine description. Trustful and with respect for vintners. I like that, thx
Norman Gennaro

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Was in the Bay Area and remember the earthquake and my boss’s husband calling the office saying the bay bridge had collapsed. I clearly remember laughing and telling him it was just an earthquake...calm down.