Médoc, Bordeaux

Château Camensac

Haut-Médoc Red Bordeaux Blend 1998

Firmly in tertiary territory at first, with mushroom and soy sauce on the nose and palate. After 20 minutes or air time fruit came to life, still with good acidity and chewy tannin. Has plenty of life in in but very tasty right now. — 5 days ago

Tom, Ron and 9 others liked this
Pinotman /// Andreas

Pinotman /// Andreas

Another one of those inexpensive underrated Bordeaux’s.
Iwan

Iwan

@Pinotman /// Andreas Agreed. It usually punches above it’s weight.

Château Brane-Cantenac

Grand Cru Classé en 1855 Margaux Red Bordeaux Blend 2009

First sip after opening was incredibly watery and light.

Took about 3 hours to open up and show. And then it was exactly as expected with great depth and fruit. Solid backbone and balance.

Finished before dessert
— 2 days ago

Ira, Tom and 6 others liked this

Château Branaire (Duluc-Ducru)

St. Julien Red Bordeaux Blend 2009

We had the 2009 and 2010 Vintages in a vertical tasting on 6/26/22. The 2009 had a more floral bouquet. The 2010 was more minerality and earthy. The 2010 got better with aeration. Tastes of black cherry and cassis. The 2009 was more red berry. For both the tannins smoothed out. Both had long finishes. Both, of course were classic Old World; have to consider them medium bodied. — 5 days ago

Iwan, Tom and 7 others liked this

Château Lafite Rothschild

Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend 1970

Ghosts and whispers of sensual, cigar-laden and mushroom-infused royalty. Friendly, happy ghosts and sexy-ass whispers. Needed 15 mins to come together and fell off before an hour but 40 mins of pure joy. — 7 days ago

Bruce, Severn and 45 others liked this
ESF

ESF

You described my Friday night
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Hugh O'Riordan

Hugh O'Riordan

Wow! 1970

Château Palmer

Margaux Red Bordeaux Blend 1989

One of the great vintages for Palmer only exceeded by their 61 that is elegant, silky showing power with notes of black, red fruits, plum, graphite, leather, spice & tobacco .Just starting to hit its stride with decades ahead — 6 days ago

Tom, Severn and 14 others liked this

Château Langoa Barton

Saint-Julien Red Bordeaux Blend 2017

A blend of 54% Cab Sauv, 38% Merlot & 8% Cab Franc, aged in 60% new oak, deep Ruby with aromas of dark berry fruits, floral and sweet notes. On the palate flavors of blackberry, currents and cacao with notes of violets, oak and spice. Fine gritty tannins, long finish ending with fruit, floral and mineral spice. Tasting well! — 8 days ago

Andrew, Josh and 9 others liked this

Château d'Issan

Margaux Red Bordeaux Blend 2006

Tight at first but the wine opened up quickly and gloriously! Tar and graphite on the palette to complement forest floor on the nose. This vintage continues to be a winner! — 6 days ago

LM, Eddie and 5 others liked this

Château Pontet-Canet

Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend 2010

Ken Z
9.6

Drank 6/18/22.

Nose of cherry, blueberry, smoke, earth, and hint of cedar. On the palate, morello cherry, leather, tar, with long, dry finish. Give it another 5-10 years to shine.

4/23/9/5/5 +50 = 96 pts , but needs time

Special wine geek note. This was tasted along with the 2009 pontet, and the 2000 Dominus. This was the best of the lot. Sorry, no pics
— 13 days ago

Ken, ESF and 18 others liked this
Ron R

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I think I have the 00 of this producer.
Ken Z

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Probably drinking well now Ron.

Château Lynch-Bages

Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend 1982

This had black fruit, cassis, smoke, graphite, leather, spice box & tobacco. Still going strong with many years left. — 7 days ago

Lyle, Rob and 14 others liked this

Château Haut-Marbuzet

St. Estèphe Red Bordeaux Blend 2003

Great! 1hr decant but probably should have PnP’d as this tired quickly and is a little past prime drinking window. Started out at 97 and ended at 94. Dark red, maroon color with ample bricking. Nose has bramble, cedar, and licorice. Massive depth which separates the $50+ Bordeaux’s from the same priced Napa wines. Lots of cherries and some Amarone and Port elements near the end. Medium finish. A fav of mine! Very consistent across vintages. — 6 days ago

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