Hold And Hollo

Château Mouton Rothschild

Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend 1989

1989 vintage. Still broad-shouldered and powerful. No shrinking violet here. Don’t believe it’s improving but clearly in the sweet spot currently. Can easily hold this excellence for another decade. No rush to crush. — a month ago

Shay, Jonathan and 21 others liked this
Ron R

Ron R Influencer Badge Premium Badge

That’s a nice example. You got more of em?


@Ron R Wish that I did.
Ron R

Ron R Influencer Badge Premium Badge

I’d be happy with a smell or taste. Least you had some!!! 😊

Dom Pérignon

Brut Champagne Blend 2012


Fantastic wine. On the nose an intense mixture of floral, stone fruit, raspberries, lemon oil, some flint - so much power. Concentration of a grand cru white burgundy. I would say hold for some time to let this develop further. Amazing wine in the making. Precise, powerful. — 7 months ago

Eric, Aaron and 10 others liked this

Château Léoville Poyferré

Saint Julien Red Bordeaux Blend 2005

Wow. Still unresolved tannins. Nice dark fruit and tobacco and bramble berry on the nose - but wow - hold on for the next one. Hopefully more years will allow it to settle down , but not so sure🙈🙈 — 7 months ago

LM SegalDavid Stein
with LM and David
LM, Eric and 19 others liked this
David Stein

David Stein

Do you think next one will be better?
Bruce Leboff

Bruce Leboff

Not optimistic - 17 years in - would have expected to be drinking better - do not know it as that long lived a wine

Joseph Phelps Vineyards

Insignia Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2007

Shay A

Curiosity finally got the best of me as it was a buddy’s birthday and he wanted to try this 2007. I think this received a three digit score, so whether points matter to you or not, it’s fun to try and get a data point.

Tried a glass right at pop, then drank from the decanter over the next 4-5hrs.

This was quite the rollercoaster. It was big and bruising the first hour, then blossomed in to an extremely smooth and balanced Bordeaux style blend. Dark red and black berry fruits, violets, mocha, dark chocolate and pipe tobacco all dominate the rich mid-palate. It seemed to somewhat shut down after 3+hrs, so either pop and enjoy or hold another three years for this drinking window.
— a month ago

Jan, Jonathan and 40 others liked this

Bodegas y Viñedos Vega Sicilia

Unico Ribera del Duero Tempranillo Blend 2006

Third time (!) I have this wine and this exact vintage. Very disinct character with tertiary notes jumping out of the glass. Dill, cranberry, coffee, leather and some fresh herbs. They hold this back at the winery for 12 years before releasing it to the market. — 3 months ago

Nicolas and Fabian liked this

Chateau Montelena

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 1996

Don’t need to hold any longer! Drinking great! — 7 months ago

Château Pichon-Longueville Baron

Baron de Pichon-Longueville Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend 2006

Four hour decant. Lush, rich with blackberries, black olives, cassis well balanced wine. It felt it had more to give than what I could get from it. Longer decant? Hold? Unsure. The dry tannin towards the end was a bit jarring — a month ago

Domaine Jean-Louis Chave

Hermitage Syrah 1990

Deep scarlet tawny color. Almost opaque. Beguiling nose with notes of sweet fruit including raspberry and strawberry, some stone, some earth. Rich and luscious in the mouth. My guesses were in burgundy. This wine continues to hold at peak. Love this wine. — 2 months ago

Shay, Andrew and 15 others liked this

Ridge Vineyards

Monte Bello Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2012

The 2012 Monte Bello has had time to open and develop and it’s now perfect for drinking. It can still hold good for another 10 or more years, but it’s reached it’s prime. Plenty of aroma and flavor, with plum and fig dominating, flavors from the cask (mostly wood and subtle smoke) and some black fruit. A delicious wine, very expensive but still worth the price. — 7 months ago

Château Cos d'Estournel

Saint-Estèphe Red Bordeaux Blend 2003

A majestic dark crimson color with bricking. Invites you in with mystical perfumed notes that jump from the glass.  Palate is as good as the nose (SEE PRIOR NOTES).  Should hold with a nice drinking window ahead.  Triple YUM tonight! — 9 months ago

Brenda Terzich-Garland
with Brenda
Brenda, Ira and 26 others liked this
Hugh O'Riordan

Hugh O'Riordan

The good stuff
Tom Garland

Tom Garland

@Hugh O'Riordan No doubt. Cheers!