Graves, Bordeaux

Château Coutet

Chartreuse de Coutet Sauternes Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend 2011

Quite consistent with my notes from ~6 months ago:

Nose has over-ripe apricot, almond oil, marzipan, meringue cookie and cold butter.
Palate has warmed apricot pie with extra flakey, buttery crust, sweet sand, white flower honey and mango.

Admittedly I love Sauternes and have many bottles, yet it's a rarity on opening and posting to the Community. We paired this bottle with a hard, smoked goat cheese from a local, Hudson valley producer, a solid match of sweet and salty.
— 6 days ago

Paul, Alex and 32 others liked this
Josh Morgenthau

Josh Morgenthau

Want some of that apricot pie
Severn Goodwin

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Mmmm yeah, me too! Would also be a solid pair!

Domaine De Cheval

Grand Cru Classé De Grave Bordeaux Blend 2014

Leather on the nose. Lovely smooth tannins. Definitely lives up to the Graves — well, Pessac. Lots of minerality. Medium tannic body. Earth fruit. — 7 days ago

Shay, David and 3 others liked this

Château Haut-Bailly

La Parde de Haut Bailly Pessac-Léognan Red Bordeaux Blend 2016

Used a Corvin 3X over 6 months, still fresh, great product. Second wine of Chateau Haut-Bailly, a blend of 60% Merlot, 30% Cab Sauv & 10% Cab Franc, deep Ruby with aromas of black fruits, cassis and flinty notes. On the palate flavors of blackberry, red currants and juicy blueberry with cedar notes and baking spice. Firm tannins, medium acidity ending tangy with fruit and mineral finish. Very Nice! — 8 days ago

Paul, Alex and 3 others liked this

Clos Floridene

Graves Blanc White Bordeaux Blend 2015

Tasted at least twice before as recently as August 2019. Previous notes apply. This was quite delicious with the small oak component adding perfectly balanced texture. Made for earlier consumption. — 7 days ago

Daniel P., Peter and 14 others liked this

Château d'Yquem

Sauternes Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend 1996

Stunning. Apricot, ginger, white peach with orange marmalade. Nutty finish. Never miss an opportunity to drink or taste Yquem — 2 days ago

Daniel P., Ellen and 1 other liked this

Château La Mission Haut-Brion

Graves Red Bordeaux Blend 1979

Classic La Mission that is fully mature showing red & black fruits with notes of smoky tar, leather, cedar, forest floor & cigar box. — 8 days ago

Iwan, Eric and 9 others liked this

Château Climens

Barsac 1er Cru Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend 2000

Bradley Brown
9.5

Delicious and drinking beautifully. Honeyed nectar with some underlying complexity — 3 days ago

Hermes, Ira and 3 others liked this

Château Bechereau Philipperie

Cru Bourgeois Grand Vin de Sauternes White Bordeaux Blend 1983

Château Bechereau Philipperie Grand Vin de Sauternes 1983 Bordeaux, France

This is a nicely aged sweet wine from Bordeaux.

Brownish in color with a brick hue.

Great nose, although a little stinky, with honey, vegetables, herbs, wet leaves, citrus and Indian spices light curry and cumin.

Medium plus in body and buttery, with medium plus acidity.

Sweet on the palate with limes, citrus, honey, apples, earth, wood, over ripened pears, honey, Indian spices and black pepper.

This is an interesting sweet wine, but i prefer these younger.

This 36 year old is nicely balanced and enjoyable by itself. Not too sweet, with a lot of complexity. A little bitter on the ending. Spicy and tangy.

I paired it with a Macadamia Nut ice cream.

The nose is very overwhelming, so I figured I need to give it a day to chill out, which was a great idea.

Next day update: It's good that I didn't post my review yesterday, as this is a nice surprise. A tastier wine today.

Lost most of the bitter and vegetables notes, and it is showing very nicely.

If you have one, let it open up for a long time. Delicious and complex.

13% alcohol by volume.

92 points.
— 18 days ago

Alex, Andrew and 23 others liked this
Douglas Braun

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Super fun wine for the Holidays

Château Roûmieu-Lacoste

Sauternes Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend 2014

I just don’t know how they make such a delicious wine for the price creamy apricot / pineapple , honey ( sugar /acid ratio is amazing ) nice and viscous in the mouth spiced apricot pineapple amazing — 11 days ago

Billy, Mark and 2 others liked this

Château La Tour-Martillac

Pessac-Léognan Red Bordeaux Blend 2000

This a a wonderful Pessac, mid-weight, classic and completely mature. Dark fruit, sweet spicy tobacco, dusty sandalwood, black olives and damp earth. Soft, well integrated tannines, perfect acidity - supportive and refreshing.
Very, very good.
— 4 days ago

Dick, Thijs and 13 others liked this