Graves, Bordeaux

Château Lassalle

Graves Red Bordeaux Blend 2014

Vintage 2014 / I wanted a classic French wine in honour of Bastille Day. Decanted two hours in advance.. Developed very well in the last 24 months. Classic smell with laurel, chocolate, forrestwood. Well balanced taste. If the vintner can make such a good wine in’14 how will the wine taste from a great year? Interesting domaine in Graves to follow. / Paired with a Boeuf Brochette and cheeses. — 3 days ago

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Château Haut-Brion

Graves Red Bordeaux Blend 1959

From a bottle with a nice fill and solid cork. Tawny color. Dense. Exotic nose. Notes of plum, black cherries, old wood desk, tobacco, leather saddle, dark soil and a little menthol. Improved over 5 hours as it got more air. Long finish. A truly great aged bottle of HB. — 14 days ago

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That is definitely a happy birthday wine I hope @Mike Saviage
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@David L @Mike R Nope. Just a Wed night dinner at the neighbor’s 😀
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Well then glass please lol

Alexander Vineyards

Graves White 2014

@Delectable Wine this is Alexander Graves WHITE. Red was there, but not the white.

92 is where this one was, but is probably 89 to 90 right now. I see this wine holding for another few years but already has lost a step on the finish. Seemed to have more power than it did today. Still with decent acidity, this wine is honeydew and cantaloupe. Some Asian pear. Hint of herbal quality. Decent finish. I'd say if you have this wine, it is better to drink without food at this point.
— 17 days ago

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Château Guiraud

Sauternes Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend 2014

Deep gold with pronounced aromas of ripe fruits, honey, currants and floral notes on a rich sweet nose. On the palate flavors of pure honey, apricot, baked apple, raisins and sweet vanilla. Rich full-bodied, syrup like, Botrytis at its best. Long finish, vivid acidity, luscious, great to drink now. Tasting Sample. — 19 hours ago

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Château La Mission Haut-Brion

Pessac-Léognan Red Bordeaux Blend 2015

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9.8

The 2015 La Mission Haut-Brion is blessed with an outstanding bouquet of brilliantly focused and delineated black fruit laced with graphite and cedar - pure class. The medium-bodied, harmonious palate delivers fine-grained tannin and impressive
depth. There is a slight savory element (just like the Haut-Brion) that infuses the middle, and brown spices and sage linger on the finish. This is a profound La Mission Haut-Brion that dares surpass Haut-Brion on this showing. Tasted blind at the Southwold 2015 Bordeaux tasting. (Neal Martin, Vinous, July 2019)
— 7 days ago

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Château Haut-Bailly

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

Finally, back stateside in Miami. Was very ready to come home. Maybe should have started with a big fat Napa cab, but this is what I had handy at my mother in law's house.

Thanks to everyone for following our Italian voyage.

This was a very solid Bordeaux that I should rebuy and cellar.

92 points
— 5 days ago

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Anthony De Blasi

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There is no place like your own home!😁

Château Rieussec

Carmes de Rieussec Sauternes Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend 2015

This fabulous 2015 vintage is fresh, vibrant, acidic and crispy with pineapple 🍍, candied orange, caramel apple and hints of fresh banana! This may be the second wine of rieussec but the great vintage makes up for it. Deliciously cuts through the fattiness of the fois gras. Very nice. — 4 days ago

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Château Graville-Lacoste

Graves Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend 2017

My go-to casual oyster shucking wine for summer. A little less complex and nuanced than the 2016 but very solid nonetheless. — 21 hours ago

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Domaine de Chevalier

Pessac-Léognan Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend 2005

The “assemblage” Sauvignon and sémillon 85/15 is just perfect. Lemon, grapefruit, and exotic fruits are mixed in an amazing and smooth way. Absolutely fabulous, the best white Pessac Léognan, I have ever drink.., just unbelievable. I need to buy more of this 2005! That was my last bottle. Parker: 95 — 3 days ago

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Château Coutet

Sauternes-Barsac Sémillon Blend 1989

This is the second time in several years that I have enjoyed this wine. The bottle that I enjoyed at Château Coutet with their winemaker showed quite a bit better than the first bottle that I purchased at auction. The ’89 Coutet nose is quite evolved with a bit of oxidation. Honey and ripe pineapple with apricot aromas come together with nutmeg accents. The palate shows really good richness and intensity which makes it difficult to believe this wine is thirty years old, Apricot marmalade, ripe pineapple, creme brûlée and butterscotch flavors come together in the glass with wild mushroom undertones. Showing serious range and intensity, this gorgeous wine has a minute long finish that completes the package. Drink 2019-2035- 96 — 21 days ago

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