Graves, Bordeaux

Château Auney L'Hermitage

Red Bordeaux Blend 2014

It is time for some Merlot on this #MerlotThursday.

Dark ruby in color with a short reddish rim.

Nose of black currants, plums, cooked cherries, oak, cloves, vanilla, licorice, herbs, tobacco leaf, black tea, black pepper, coffee, pencil lead and earth.

Medium plus in body with medium acidity.

Dry on the palate with plums, cherries, currants, oak, light vanilla, spices, dark chocolates, earth, peppercorn, herbs, tobacco leaf and light forest floor.

Medium finish with fine grained tannins and tangy raspberries.

This is a tasty Merlot blend from Graves. A unique blend for this region.

Showing nice complexity with a nice mouthfeel. Tangy and interesting.

Good right out of the bottle and better after 2 hours of airtime.

Will continue to age nicely in the next 10 years.

A good food wine and good by itself too. Will pair nicely with BBQ Meats.

A blend of 60% Merlot, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Cabernet Franc and 5% Malbec. Aged for 15 months in French oak barrels.

12.5% alcohol by volume.

91 points.

$30.
— 19 days ago

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Leognan

Domaine de Chevalier Pessac-Léognan 2014

2014 vintage. This estate is extremely reliable and while it has a long track record of excellence, it has been shining even more under the reign of Olivier Bernard. Definitely among the best wines of the vintage, it features a complex nose with black fruits (blackberries, black cherries, cassis), intertwined with spices, a subtle smokiness and some floral hints. While it may not be as profound as the incredible 2015 and 2016 Domaine de Chevalier, this is an excellent wine in its own right and seriously good value at this quality level. Cabernet Sauvignon (65%) dominates the blend, combined with 30% Merlot and 5% Petit Verdot. Layers of dark fruit, fresh acidity, combined with classic Pessac-Léognan spiciness and a ripe tannic backbone. Terrific length too. Highly recommended. Abv. 13,5%. — 4 days ago

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Château Guiraud

Sauternes Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend 2009

Nose: Pronounced Aromas Lemon and Apricot.

Palate: Sweet. Medium Acidity. Low Tannin. Full Body. Pronounced Flavours of Apricot, Peaches, and Oranges. Long Finish of Caramelized Pineapple.
— 14 days ago

Château d'Yquem

Sauternes Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend 2008

Tropical fruit mixed with such harmony. Absolutely delicious. Very good to Superior vintage. — 8 days ago

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I haven’t had a sticky in quite a while…
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It’s such a treat in the cool summer evening.

Le Dauphin de Guiraud

Sauternes Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc 2005

This is a second label Sauternes. Deep straw color. 65% Semillon and 35% Sauvignon Blanc. Intense nose that features raisins, pear, vanilla and a bit of citrus. Just a bit of a floral note. Dense ripe fruit and honey flavors. Hint of oak. Mouth coating texture. Nice way to end the day. Thank You for sharing Ron B! — 2 days ago

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Château de Rayne-Vigneau

Sauternes Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend 2014

2014 vintage. Kosher version. Candied pineapple and brown sugar. Less fresh and more monolithic compared to the best in this excellent Sauternes vintage, but nevertheless a nice wine. — 9 days ago

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Château Rieussec

Sauternes Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend 2003

Solid and good Sauternes but not great. Missing some fruit complexity and punch beyond the sweetness. — 6 days ago

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Château Smith Haut Lafitte

Graves Red Bordeaux Blend 2009

2009 vintage, kosher version. Don't have good experiences with most kosher wines, but this is a great wine with layers of fruit, Pessac-Léognan spiciness , velvety tannin and a very long finish. — 16 days ago

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Château Carbonnieux

Pessac-Léognan Red Bordeaux Blend 2019

Just for the curiosity. This is way too young but full of promise. Dark purple. On nose this is full of dark fruits, herbs, cedar and licorice. On palate this is youthfully upfront as expected. There is nice balance with deep ripe fruits, acidity and fine tannins making a solid appearance. Give this 3-5 years and you are in for a treat if I think this continues to drink well for another decade after that — 17 days ago

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I’m having a 2015 tonight. Still young but approachable and really good!

Château Graville-Lacoste

Graves Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend 2019

Apple and citrus nose. A bit tart, light acidity. Tart apple, grapefruit, lemon. Good value. — 20 hours ago

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