Fronton, Southwest France

Château la Vieille Bergerie

Quercus Pecharmant Merlot Blend 2015

Château La Vieille Bergerie Quercus Pecharmant Rouge 2015, France

It's Thursday and it's time for
#MerlotThursday. Here is a nice French Merlot blend.

Dark ruby in color with a dirty purplish rim.

Strong nose of black currants, plums, cooked cherries, oak, dried figs, tobacco, vegetables, earth, vanilla, licorice, spices, dark chocolates, peppercorn, dust and vinaigrette.

Full bodied and bold with medium plus acidity and long legs.

Dry on the palate with plums, cherries, blueberries, wood, cloves, vanilla, spices, espresso, cola, light vegetables, leather, earth, peppercorn, pencil lead, spices and bitter herbs.

Medium plus on the finish with round tannins and tangy raspberries.

This is a nice surprise. A bold French blend with nice complexity and a great mouthfeel. Still young, from a great vintage, and 5 years in the bottle will make it better. Too bad we didn't have enough patience... 😃

Good right out of the bottle and better as it opens up and shows some tannins and structure.

Thank you, Eric, for sharing this with me.

14.5% alcohol by volume.

89 points.

— 19 days ago

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Peter van den Besselaar

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Pecharmant! Interesting wine, the best from Bergerac region

Domaine Philemon

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Fruit forward like a juicy Malbec, medium acidity as well. Red currants and black raspberries and maybe a touch of tobacco followed by white pepper and a huge wash of drying tannins. — 21 days ago

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Georges Vigouroux

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Ken Z

Drank 1/4/18. Nice pairing with char grilled burgers. Would benefit from a couple of hours decanting.

Black fruits, smoke, tilled soil on the nose. Black fruits, plums, soil, and firm, but well integrated tannins on the palate. Medium drying finish, filled with black fruits. It is difficult to discern some of these Cahors malbec's from Bordeaux, but they perhaps posess bit less depth, lack graphite notes, and are a bit lighter in terms of body.

3/22/8/4/3 + 50 = 90 pts
— 18 days ago

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Варенье из абрикосов,кора липы, ванильное мороженое. Интригующий аромат.
Высокая кислотность, чуть горчинки, тело среднее, финиш средний +.
Очень высокая кислотность! Хочется кушать
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Napoleon Armagnac 1815

jesus g

This is the oldest liquid I’ve ever had the honor to enjoy, from 1815. Made in honor of Napoleon Bonaparte who passed away 6 years after it’s production. It was so oxidized it wasn’t brown at all. More of this olive-green color to it, and very clean on the pallet. I’ll never forget this. All these unicorn wines were shared with us from Mr. George Dos Santos personal cellar in Lyon. His shop is called Antic Wines — 21 days ago

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Ron R

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Were you able to keep the empty bottle???
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Nah man. He wouldn’t let me take it. The metals on the bottle are pretty valuable i guess