Médoc, Bordeaux

Château Montbrun

Margaux Red Bordeaux Blend 1983

It's time for my #FridayCabernetfix. Here is a nice surprise from Margaux, Bordeaux.

Dark brown in color with a wide brick rim.

Great complexity on the nose with blueberries, black currants, potpourri, raspberries, earth, wood, spices, peppercorn, green vegetables, vinaigrette, black tea, mashrooms, forest floor, smoke, tobacco leaf, spices and graphite.

Medium plus in body with medium acidity and nice legs.

Dry on the palate with blueberries, dried fruits, wood, cloves, forest floor, tobacco leaf, spices, black pepper, earth, black tea, vinaigrette, mushrooms, wet leaves, herbs and graphite.

Long finish with fine grained tannins and tangy cranberries.

What a great experience this is. This 36 Year old, Cabernet based Bordeaux, is drinking very nicely now. Showing great complexity on both the nose and palate, with a soft mouthfeel. Resembles a 40 year old Barolo.

Good right out of the bottle and better as it opens up. Took 90 minutes to peak.

Not from a great vintage, but it is still holding great.

I paired it with good friends, and a charcuterie board of meats and cheeses.

I can't say what the alcohol level is, but it feels like 12.5%

91 points.
— 8 days ago

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Bordeaux 83's I had never disappointed!

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Château Pichon-Longueville Baron

Baron de Pichon-Longueville Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend 1989

1989 vintage. Still a great deal of fruit. At the top of the bell curve and seamless right now. Plenty of good years left. Nice, lingering finish of 45+ seconds replete with wet earth, cedar, baking chocolate and tobacco. — a day ago

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Château Cos d'Estournel

Saint-Estèphe Red Bordeaux Blend 1988

What a bottle ! It is like it prepared itself for 30 years to be drunk at a specific date! One of the best bordeaux i have tasted — a day ago

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Château Clement-Pichon

Cru Bourgeois Haut-Médoc Red Bordeaux Blend 2015

Jam and leather on the nose. Light red fruit on the front. Medium level tannic structure. Soft landing on the end, but this wine resonates on the palate long after the swallow. — 7 days ago

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Château Lafite Rothschild

Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend 1971

Just a basic pop and pour kind of evening...

Maybe not. Thanks to
@Kuan Lim for sharing this 1971 (birth year wine) and a 1996. These age so gracefully and they were both spectacular in their own ways. I am going to give them both collectively a 96. Not often you get to taste such great wines together. Awesome!
— 2 days ago

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I love those kinds of boring PnP nights!

Château Sociando-Mallet

Haut-Médoc Red Bordeaux Blend 1990

This was phenomenal. It’s incredible how youthful and powerful a 29-year old wine can be. Wonderful spicy nose, not a hint of age, beautiful color, great complexity, acidity, and length. This was a real pleasure and very memorable experience. — 14 days ago

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Agree! Fantastic pick, and thanks for sharing!

Château La Lagune

Haut-Médoc Red Bordeaux Blend 2010

I wish I had more of this before it was gone. Decanted for 2 hours. Black frui and earth. Nice acidity. Smooth tannins. This could easily go another 10+ years. — 6 days ago

Deborah, Paul and 15 others liked this
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The best vintage I have tasted from La Lagune to date.
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@David T I was really pleasantly surprised since it was my first time having. I have one from an earlier vintage that I should probably open soon. Been holding it for a while. Was so thrilled how this one opened up. I “need” to find more.

Château Pichon-Longueville Baron

Le Pauillac de Pichon Longueville Red Bordeaux Blend 2003

Tawny color. Not overly dark. Nice nose. Notes of black cherry, mocha, light tobacco and a hint of coffee. Very smooth and great mouth feel. Gave this 7 hours of air which was very much needed as this was closed and quiet at open. Everyone liked this. — 2 days ago

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Château Lynch-Bages

Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend 1975

Another great old LB that is fresh & drinking well. This had notes of red fruits, cedar, leather, earth, underbrush & tobacco leaf — 10 hours ago

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Château Mouton Rothschild

Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend 1982

Delectable Wine

The 1982 Mouton-Rothschild continues to be the extravagant Pauillac that it has always been. This has an irresistible, exotic bouquet of precocious kirsch, hoisin, graphite and blueberry scents that gain intensity in the glass. The palate is a little headier than previous bottles, sensual and almost glossy, presenting a glycerin-rich smorgasbord of dark cherries, black currant, crème de menthe and mint that almost knocks you off your feet. Fabulous. Tasted from an ex-château jeroboam at the Palace of Versailles charity dinner. (Neal Martin, Vinous, December 2019)
— 9 days ago

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