Fronsac, Libournais

Château Vrai Canon Bouché

Canon-Fronsac Red Bordeaux Blend 2017

ESF
9.1

Suave sophisticated, a country squire wearing an ascot. Seamless, well-knit, go get some w/approachable price point. Firm believer in the value & quality of Fronsac — 2 days ago

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Château Angélus

St. Émilion Grand Cru Red Bordeaux Blend 1989

Beautiful nose that was truly overshadowed by the palette presentation! Aromatic notes of cedar joined the complex tannins that while soft, needed a decant to take their rightful place. And while Parker has this wine in decline, I believe that this wine continues to show beautifully and should have many more years in a cellar. — 9 days ago

Matt, Eddie and 2 others liked this

Château de Fonbel

Saint-Émilion Red Bordeaux Blend 2015

Blend of Merlot with 5% Carmenere and 5% Petit Verdot. Deep Ruby with aromas of red berry fruits, floral and spice notes. On the palate flavors of ripe cherry and raspberry with dried flower and baking spice. Fine tannins on medium finish ending with a fruit character, good to drink now! — 11 days ago

Rob, Eric and 5 others liked this

Château La Grave a Pomerol Trigant de Boisset

Pomerol Red Bordeaux Blend 2008

Very dark rubi robe, discrete nose of top soil, asian spices and tobacco notes. Very floral in the mouth, elegant with soft tannins and green quite long. This is a top notch Pomerol at very reasonable prices. Another great bottle from this great 2008 vintage. — a month ago

Adriana Pagliano
with Adriana
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Château Taillefer

Pomerol Red Bordeaux Blend 2018

Good Pomerol from one of the appellation’s largest estates, with around 12 hectares on the southern part of the Pomerol plateau, in an area known for its iron-rich clay subsoils. Known locally as “crasse de fer” or iron dirt, this type of subsoils have a high content of iron-oxide, which gives Pomerol wines their characteristic aromatic richness. It was also the inspiration for the estate’s name (“taille fer” translates to “carve the iron”). 81% Merlot and 19% Cabernet Franc, aged for 12 months in oak barrel (40% new). Aromas of dark fruit, plums, chocolate and earthy notes. Full-bodied, rich and concentrated. Noticeable tannins. — 2 days ago

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Château Cheval Blanc

St. Émilion Red Bordeaux Blend 1985

The initial nose was marginal but improved tremendously in the glass as the Cabernet franc came to the fore. For a lessor known vintage I was surprised by the youthful vigor and freshness of the wine. — 9 days ago

Matt, Eddie and 1 other liked this

Château Moulin Saint-Georges

Saint Émilion Red Bordeaux Blend 2010

Wow what an amazing buy. Complex nose, classic but complex. Right bank stunner. Cedar, truffle, cassis, olive tapenade , slate, salt, with even an iron complement. Quite structured with amazing tannins still rounding out the fruit. Dark berries, blueberries , ripe blackberries, great tannins to give this wine the structure it needs to keep on aging. Great now, would love to try again in another 5 years. 14.5% — 9 days ago

Jonathan, Ruud and 5 others liked this

Château La Conseillante

Pomerol Red Bordeaux Blend 1989

Deep and sexy. A hint of dried wood. Dark plum and underbrush. Gnarly and delicious. Seems a bit brutish alongside a perfectly stored 90. Very good though. — 12 days ago

Chris ThalkenJean-Francois PelletierMatt Lichtenberg
with Chris, Jean-Francois and 2 others
Iwan, Eric and 15 others liked this

Château Royaumont

Lalande de Pomerol Merlot Blend 2018

It's time for some Merlot on this #MerlotThursday.

Deep purple in color with a short reddish rim.

Strong nose of blackberries, cooked plums, ripe cherries, earth, cedar, licorice, eucalyptus, spices, chocolates, dark coffee and peppercorn.

Full-bodied with medium acidity and long legs.

Dry and fruity on the palate with plums, black currants, coffee, oak, vanilla, spices, licorice, peppercorn, dark coffee, tobacco leaf, earth and light black tea.

Long finish with round tannins and tangy raspberries.

This is a delicious Merlot based blend from Bordeaux. Showing nice complexity, a teeth staining color, and a nice mouthfeel.

Still young and will be even better in the next 10 to 15 years.

Good right out of the bottle, and better after a couple of hours.

Very enjoyable by itself or with food. I paired it with a roasted lamb dish.

A blend of 70% Merlot and 30% Cabernet Franc. Kosher and not Mevushal.

15% alcohol by volume.

92 points.

$50.
— 5 days ago

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