Médoc, Bordeaux

Château Sociando-Mallet

Haut-Médoc Red Bordeaux Blend 2011

Sociando normally doesn’t disappoint, and it didn’t today but I must admit it didn’t meet expectations neither. A certain bitterness that bothered me, kind of unripe taste that shouldn’t be there taking the age into account — 19 hours ago

Rob, Ken and 17 others liked this

Château Lynch-Bages

Echo de Lynch-Bages Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend 2009

Classic Bordeaux in the way that you want. With 11 years of age this is showing well. Suggest decanting for at least 2 hours. Deep crimson color, tannins are still there but in a good place. Restrained fruit, heavy earth. Nice wine and great with hanger steaks. — 7 days ago

Severn, Matt and 3 others liked this

Château Pontet-Canet

Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend 2007

This bottle is painfully elegant with acid, body, tannins in astonishing balance. Black currants, pepper, rich earthy spice and fruit and a little mustiness. Beautiful now; seems like it could go another 10 years or more. — 9 days ago

Andrew, Ron and 11 others liked this

Château Lascombes

Margaux Red Bordeaux Blend 2004

This has gained weight since last tasted showing sweet berry, cherry fruits with notes of cedar, graphite, leather & tobacco. — 3 days ago

Tom, Ryan and 25 others liked this

Château Rauzan-Ségla

Margaux Red Bordeaux Blend 2005

From the great 2005 vintage and #2 on Winespectator top 100 wines of 2008.

2 hour decant(lots of chunky sediment). A irresistible dark ruby red color. On the nose: bursting from the glass are those floral Margaux notes, sweet red fruit, cedar, some eucalyptus, crushed rocks, hints of cinnamon. Taste: dark plum, graphite, smoke, with red berries hitting mid palate. A creamy berry tobacco medium plus finish. Good acidity, still some tannins that need to work themselves out. Early in its drinking window, showing lots of promise for the future....easy to enjoy now if you like more fruit and less secondary flavors.

Thanks for the push @Paul Jakubowski
— 6 days ago

Brenda Terzich-Garland
with Brenda
Brenda, P and 35 others liked this

Claire Villars Lurton

Liberal La Fleur De Haut Bages Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend 2015

When you see Pauillac on a label, you just expect a certain amount of refinement, structure, and class. Even as a second label, this delivers. Deep dark burgundy with thin edges and light ruby accents. Such a wonderful nose full of red and purple fruit, cedar, and just the right amount of smoke. There’s also some light floral notes and trace amounts of barnyard. It needs quite a bit of air to open up but when it does it sings. Left Bank Bordeaux is almost always delightful but this is so naturally refined and elegant compared to so many of its cousins. Full bodied and lively on the tongue, there is a streak of freshness running throughout. On the palate, very pleasant plums, blackberries, and dark chocolate shine. This is a very sleek and focused wine. Power, finesse, and beauty. Not bad for a second label. — 15 days ago

P, Trixie and 12 others liked this
Trixie

Trixie

Definitely a wine worth investigating. Like your photo and notes. Have a good weekend!🍷
Willie Carter

Willie Carter

@Trixie Same to you
Willie Carter

Willie Carter

@P A Cheers to you

Château Cantenac Brown

Margaux Red Bordeaux Blend 2015

Loved it. When this baby grows up it will be a stunner. At opening the nose filled the room. Then it shut down. At hour 6 it was game on again. — 12 days ago

Iwan, Ira and 15 others liked this

Château Palmer

Margaux Red Bordeaux Blend 2000

Shay A
9.6

Wednesday Wine Committee from this past week. A fantastic hosting by @joe leatherwood . 1 sparkler, 2 whites, 5 reds, 1 dessert wine. All tasted blind as usual.

Possibly in its prime drinking window, and it is gorgeous. Everything about this screams high quality left bank Bordeaux (which is what I called it). It was beautifully perfumed with a mix of potpourri, dried black cherries, blackberries, graphite, saddle leather and herbs de Provence. Perfectly balanced on the palate with dark fruits enveloped in cedar and sweet pipe tobacco. There is a line of ripe purple fruits down the middle accompanied by dust and mocha which is just delicious.
— 13 days ago

Dan Fitzgeraldjoe leatherwoodWill Adams
with Dan, joe and 2 others
Ira, David and 59 others liked this
David T

David T Influencer Badge

😍 older vintages from Palmer. Great style. This will still be improving for some time.

Château Le Reysse

Médoc Red Bordeaux Blend 2016

Lyle Fass
9.3

A brilliant vintage for this. Awesome nose. Tar, leather, tobacco, cassis, dark blackberry. Ripe but cooling. Complex and concentrated with awesome purity, elegance and freshness. Sweet dark cassis and black currant on the finish. Intense, brooding and delicious. — 8 days ago

Severn, Rob and 7 others liked this

Clos Manou

Médoc Red Bordeaux Blend 2014

Black currant, leather, cedar, menthol. Very nice nose. The palate is full on fruity, with a good width and some coffee and milky touch on the sides. Some grainy tannins in mid palate kick off a very long and delicious finish with currant and meat juice and that coffee and milky touch. This wine has presence, texture, complexity and class. This is very good — 13 days ago

Bob, Diane and 13 others liked this
Peter van den Besselaar

Peter van den Besselaar Influencer Badge

Strange label. But at least I will remember 😉
Daniel Maquin

Daniel Maquin

@Romain Fitoussi encore jeune mais suffisamment fondu pour être très appréciable en l'état. Une bombe de fruit et une belle concentration sans pour autant tirer sur le compoté et sans trop de bois. C'est juste bien dosé. Et ça coûte moins qu'un GCC, de mémoire bouteille payée 18€
Daniel Maquin

Daniel Maquin

@Peter van den Besselaar ahah let's address the elephant in the room! 🐘😂