Médoc, Bordeaux

Château Lascombes

Margaux Red Bordeaux Blend 2003

David T
9.1

The right order with our Porterhouses. Still has the Margaux elegance presence but, lacks the quality of fruit & characteristics of the 06 Rauzan-Segla.

Not the best vintage I’ve had from Lascombes. Interesting as this was a warm vintage. All my previous 2003’s have shown bright, ripe fruit. The fruits were dull & lacked freshness which, is very different than the other 03’s I’ve had to this point. I don’t know if the staff trimmed too much canopy and the fruit got too much heat and UV light, therefore losing freshness along with a lack of water during the season.

This will still drink well for another 5-8 years before it declines. Our Porterhouses helped contribute to a better experience masking some of its shortcomings.

The wine showed dull, dark fruit with more earthiness than expected given its evolution from its bottle age. Dry soil & clay, stones, dry forest floor, dry tobacco, used leather and withering & dark flowers. The acidity was pleasant but not up to par. The finish lacked Margaux beauty but, it did pop up here and there. Just no consistency. The fruit was flat and lots of dry earth on the long set. Not bad just no up to what I expect from Lascombes and the vintage.

Photos of; Chateau Lascombes, concrete tank cellar, barrel room with some unique lighting for a Bordeaux producer and their tasting salon.
— 2 days ago

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Château Lafite Rothschild

Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend 2002

1 hour decant(decent chunky sediment). A dazzling dark ruby red color with some bricking. On the nose: bursting from the glass are dark plum, toast, stewed meat, graphite, and a sweet minty chocolate. Taste: a elegant, smooth, medium weight wine with plum, currants, tea, crushed rocks, earthy....velvety mostly resolved tannins coat the mouth with a chocolate tobacco long dry finish. — a day ago

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Les Brulières de Beychevelle

Haut-Médoc Red Bordeaux Blend 2015

Very nice wine made by Chateau Beychevelle, really enjoyable. Based on enjoying both this and the Amiral from 2015 I guess it is almost time to splurge on the main wine. — 16 days ago

Bob, Severn and 15 others liked this

Château Rauzan-Ségla

Margaux Red Bordeaux Blend 2006

David T
9.4

The Rauzan-Segla delivers everything you come to expect in an aged Marqaux. Over delivering was is just an ok 2006 Bordeaux vintage.

Paired excellently with our Porterhouse steaks cooked on the Green Egg.

From the first sip you got the beauty and creamy velvety tannins that I love so much from the region of a good Margaux producer.

The nose showed beautiful dark & mid red fruits with amazing red florals bounding from the decanter at first pour & better later in the glass.

The body is elegant, round & creamy. The fruits ripe, fresh; blackberries, dark cherries, strawberries, black raspberries and strawberries bring up the rear. Excellent florals, mixed red & purple fruit cola, soft, fresh tobacco notes, suede leather, limestone, moist clay, moist, dark earth and an array of; blue, purple & red florals. The acidity round & perfect. The long finish is like a velvety glove, well balanced, fresh, ripe, elegant, creamy and similar wire to wire.

It is out performing its original reviews at this point and has another 8-10 years of good drinking ahead of it.

Photos of; Chateau Rauzan-Segla, one of their near perfect fruit clusters, Winemaker- Nicolas Audebert and their barrel room
— 2 days ago

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Château Giscours

Margaux Red Bordeaux Blend 2002

Loving this, 18 years old, rich and dark in the glass with no real sign of ageing. The nose is great with plenty of blackcurrant, tobacco, cedar, oak, truffle and mushroom. Balanced flavours on the palate with a long fruit, leather and Christmas spice finish. Tannins are present and a little drying but the layers of flavour keep them subdued. There is plenty of life in this wine, probably another 10+ years. Rating tonight and will update if what is left shows higher tomorrow. — 3 days ago

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I bet even better today @Clive McNish
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@Mike R so can I tell my wife you’ve told me to finish it tonight? 😃
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Château Mouton-Baronne-Philippe

Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend 1975

Our anniversary year! Found a low fill and we had it with filet . Still a fine bottle of wine with amber on the edge but plenty of mature fruit and the signature oak. Top shoulder fill and that is why we drank it. Much sediment but decanting saw a pure Bordeaux with complexity and mouth coating flavor. A treat to consume.😄🍷🍷🍷 — 6 days ago

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Château Belgrave

Haut-Médoc Red Bordeaux Blend 2000

Classic Bordeaux. Lovely hint of dry dung in the nose. Underbrush, twigs and stems, spicebox, pencil shavings and fading forestfruit. Still some tannic grip on the long and balanced finish.
Nice.
— 4 days ago

pascal, Eric and 12 others liked this

Château de Villegeorge

Cru Bourgeois Haut-Médoc Red Bordeaux Blend 2010

To fully understand the Lurton family one needs to be a professional genealogist, but if you meet a Lurton in Bordeaux it would be safe to bet she/he is involved in wine business. Marie-Laure is one of the 10 children of Lucien Lurton, and she owns Chateau de Villegeorge in Haut-Médoc and Tour de Bessan in Margaux. Villegeorge 2010 is blend of Cabernet Sauvignon (79%) and Merlot (21%). Attractive nose of cassis, cedar wood and violets. Still plenty of very ripe fruit at 10 years old, good concentration and length. Fine value today at 28 euro. — 5 days ago

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Château Sociando-Mallet

Haut-Médoc Red Bordeaux Blend 1996

Felt so young still. Lots of bell pepper smells but also cassis, leather and tobacco. Tanins were still present but don't perturb the enjoyment of the wine.... — 8 days ago

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Château Margaux

Pavillon Rouge Margaux Red Bordeaux Blend 2006

Paired with Bison Filet with port and rosemary sauce. Classy nose with medium aromatics of spices, black currant and a touch of cedar. Palate is silky, smooth, medium bodied at best, with yet some nice elegance and Margaux finesse. The length is ok at best, probably the somewhat average 2006 vintage, would have rated higher otherwise, but still nice. 91-92

Pour accompagner un filet de bison sauce porto romarin entre autres. Nez moyennement aromatique mais avec une belle classe sur les épices, cassis et un peu de cèdre. La bouche de corps moyen a beaucoup de finesse et d’élégance, avec cette signature Margaux, la longueur est bien moyenne par contre, surement ce millésime 2006 bien ordinaire, bonne bouteille quand même. 91-92
— 11 days ago

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