A touch over 50% Merlot, this wine was in a really good spot. The news had fig and raspberry and some verbal qualities. The entry had a little bit of cola and wild strawberry with dirty raspberry and fig. Got a little bit darker as it finished, but the body of this wine stayed much more to the full side and never really leaned out. Still quite young with a very rounded quality. Silky tannin finish on this wine. Medium acidity. This one tastes like it is 5 years old. I really think that additional celler aging for up to 10 years will really help the integration process, although it is in a really good spot right now! — a day ago
Time for my #FridayCabernetfix. Here's a great one from Bordeaux.
Dark ruby in color with a short brick rim.
Nice nose of black currants, cherries, sweet raspberries, tobacco, spices, peppercorn, chocolates, wood, dark coffee, light vegetables, pencil lead and black pepper.
Full bodied and gentle with medium plus acidity and long legs.
Dry on the palate with blueberries, currants, oak, vanilla, licorice, spices, chocolates, tobacco, mocha, coke, earth, light vegetables, pencil lead, vinaigrette and wet leaves.
Medium plus on the finish with round tannins and tangy raspberries.
This third growth Left Bank Bordeaux, is starting to drink very nicely now. Nicely balanced with a big mouthfeel.
Earthy and spicy with lots of fruits. Already showing nice complexity, and beginning to show age on the palate.
Needs 3 hours to open up properly and show the big tannins, so be patient and don't drink it right out of the bottle.
This 10 year old is good by itself as a sipping wine to enjoy with friends.
Still young and needs 5 to 10 years in the bottle to mature.
Robert Parker 92 points.
I paired it with meats, cheeses and light appetizers.
A blend of 56% Cabernet Sauvignon, 17% Merlot, 13.5% Cabernet Franc and 13.5% Petit Verdot.
13.5% alcohol by volume.
$80. — a month ago
Opened this afternoon. Very astringent finish initially with lots of oak and ash. The nose initially was worthy of a 96. Wildflowers, herb-rich, sweet fruit, but quite a bit of oak. Palate was soft, yet rather powerful. Wild herb, black cherry, fig, ash, sweet tobacco and rather complex. Would have gone perfectly with a marinated pork loin and herb roasted potatoes. Still getting quite a bit of astringency and acidity on the finish. Capable of so much more. Goes to show you the structure of the second wine of Ch Margaux! — 8 days ago
Cinquiemes Cru, Fifth growth Margaux very supple and approachable. I always pick a wine with the Chateau depicted on the label. Shows they are proud. Sir Winston Pub, Lille, France — 7 days ago
96 proche de 98 derrière le fruit le sous bois car fin de saison chaude — 2 days ago
Beautiful ruby color with a garnet rim. Red and back fruit, soil, lead pencil, clay and dry herbs on the nose. Same on the palate with hints of white pepper that lasts on the lingering finish. Almost rated it on the nose only. Such a treat, all class and elegance. — 6 days ago
Superb pairing with the pigeon, served cellar temp (slightly chilled on a balmy Berlin August evening); very finely blended velvety tannins and somewhat stanky earth flavors. Someone I know imports this to the US and I happen to have some of the '14 and '15 waiting for me at home!!! — 3 days ago
super balanced, tannins has mellowed out a lot. Actually still had great fruit with some earthy / tobacco notes — 5 days ago
Located on a 300 hectare estate, the Giscours vineyard is located in the famous Margaux AOC and eventually included as a Third Growth in the 1855 classification. The young palate on this blend of 70% Cab Sauv, 25% Merlot & 5% Petit Verdot, note older vintages were 50/50 Cab/Merlot. Aromas of ripe berry fruits with subtle toasty oak notes. The tannins are smooth but needs development. The long complex finish shows potential over the next decade. Great now but wait and you will be rewarded. — a month ago