Grand Marquette

Château Rauzan-Ségla

Margaux Grand Cru Classé Red Bordeaux Blend 2000

2000 vintage. Last tasted 12.2.22. Scored a 9.6 then. This go-round, nice fill and pristine cork. Decanted and tasted over the course of 5 mins-2 hours. Throwing respectable sed. Darker than expected given the age. Huge funk on the nose which remained for approx 4-5 mins despite much decanter swirling/agitation. Wine angular and tight upon first sip after 5 mins. Large, decaying leaves presence in the nose that morphed into a beefy espresso mélange at the 15 mins decanted mark. Gradually started to unfold, revealing massive graphite and cocoa powder flavors. Some forest floor aromas/flavors cruised by around the hour mark. Really started to show anticipated balance slightly thereafter. No absence of tannins/structure. Plenty of time left on the "in the zone" plateau but feel the wine crested the top of the bell curve in the last year or so. Not improving but enough components to keep this one in the rocking Y2K conversation as best of show. 2.7.24. — 13 days ago

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Château Latour

Premier Grand Cru Classé Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend 1997

Oops, i did it again. Cab franc-y with substantial stuffing and a powerful frame. Tons of authority across all disciplines. — 4 days ago

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Château Brane-Cantenac

Grand Cru Classé en 1855 Margaux Red Bordeaux Blend 2003

David T
9.3

Love Margaux wines with rack of lamb. It is a classic pair as long as you are not doing a Mediterranean mint prep. This is salt, pepper, Napa Valley rub and red wine.

As it airs and intermixes w/ the meal, it rises from 93 to 94.

The wine is approaching its peak. Still has another 10 yrs of appropriate drinking.

The fruits are ripe, juicy; blackberries, black raspberries, plum, dark cherries, strawberries, raspberries with hues of purple & blue fruits. There is excellent integration & evolution. Led pencil shavings, fresh & dry herbs, moist grey volcanic minerals/clay, fresh & dry tobacco, sandalwood, used leather, soft, dark spice with heat on the long set, limestone, dry crushed rocks into powder, touch of black pepper, saline, fresh dark, red flowers with violets, excellent, cool rainfall acidity, well woven, balanced, softly tensioned & structured with a pure elegant finish that lasts a full two-minutes.
— 25 days ago

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Tom Casagrande

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Agree! Classic pairing! (Although I’m not as geo-precise as you—I’ll take any nice Cab-majority left banker!)

Domaine des Lambrays

Clos des Lambrays Grand Cru Pinot Noir 2017

I don’t get to try this ultra premium segment of Burgundy much so it is a treat to have this. This displays ripe aromas of berries, rose petal, leafs and wine gum pastille. It is medium bodied. On the palate you get more berries, citrus fruits, vanilla and cinnamon. The finish is fresh and dry with district fine tannins. — 13 days ago

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Château Pavie

Saint-Èmilion Grand Cru Red Bordeaux Blend 2004

Black cherry, berry fruit, full bodied with violets, mocha, sweet , savory spices, tobacco & chewy tannins — 11 days ago

Severn, Shay and 12 others liked this

Château Margaux

Premier Grand Cru Classé Margaux Red Bordeaux Blend 1934

Very light. Roses. Lifted with dried flowers and a light tense finish — 13 days ago

BOT Matt LichtenbergPaul Woolls
with BOT, Matt and 1 other
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Château Lynch-Bages

Grand Cru Classé Pauillac Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2000

Drinking well, polished showing black & red fruit, cassis, spice box, graphite, leather, & sweet tobacco. Just beginning to enter its drinking window with many years ahead. — 13 days ago

Ira, Shay and 17 others liked this

Château Grand-Puy-Lacoste

Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend 2010

10 GPL killing it with lamb chops. Instructive balance with a restraining force and fruit for days. Wow. — 4 days ago

Severn, Andrew and 5 others liked this

Domaine Leflaive

Chevalier-Montrachet Grand Cru Chardonnay 2012

Calm and almost Sauvignon blanc like with hints of melon and slate. Poised and balanced and delicious. Very unlike the other two. Elegant — a month ago

BOT Alan WeinbergMatt Lichtenberg
with BOT, Alan and 2 others
Jan, Shay and 11 others liked this

Jacques Selosse

Initial Brut Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru Champagne Chardonnay

D:11/20 superlative bubbles, held their own through the full meal. Richer and rounder than prior initial bottling, almost felt glimpses of Substance.. — 5 days ago

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