Margaux, Médoc

Château du Tertre

Margaux Red Bordeaux Blend 2009

Shay A
8.9

I think this bottle was either in a dumb phase or was just slightly off. Aromatic notes of leather, bay leaf, old cherries and earth. Still some tannin but seems slightly evolved for its age...I would have thought this was at least 7-10yrs older. Graphite, more leather, and very underripe red fruits on the palate. — 2 days ago

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@Stephen Pierron I own three vintages of Chateau Giscours; 05, 09 & 10. I like this Chateau in good vintages. I find the fruit and the overall quality to be better than Chateau du Tertre. I find Tertre to be astringent and bitty and lacking elegance with under 15-20 years of bottle age. Where as Giscours has shown me those qualities in their good vintages. They can be inconsistent in lesser vintages. I should also note that I like my Cabernets (old & new world) on the well aged side. I find the Bordeaux drinking windows given out by the well know professional critics to be very conservative. IMHO, if I were to pay attention to those suggested Bordeaux drinking windows, I would look to the backside of them in opening my bottles. Cheers! 🍷
Stephen Pierron

Stephen Pierron

@David T Thank you sir! I don't think I could avoid the temptation if I had an 09 Giscours in my cellar. 15 reminds me so much of 09. Same with 10 and 16. Guess that is where we have different palates... I an not a huge fan of aged wine over 10+years... I suppose it is an acquired taste. I would be intrigued to try an old Burgundy from a HQP. Agree the aging windows are fairly conservative for Bordeaux....best to buy a case (Drink 6 and Hold 6) 😀🍷 Cheers!!
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Everyone should drink there wines how they like them. I had my first well made and aged Cabernet in the later 90’s. I took one sip and my whole body reacted. I remember having one immediate thought, it was, I am in so much trouble. Because at that minute, I knew I was going to invest a lot of money into aging wine. And, that’s what happened. I don’t buy 6 of anything unless it is a really good value and well surpasses its price point. There is just too much good wine, from so many good producers all over the world to buy more than 2-3 bottles of a particular producers vintage. But, everyone should drink, buy what they like without question and at any year(s) of bottle age.

Château Kirwan

Margaux Red Bordeaux Blend 2006

After 13 years of aging, this wine has softened and become nicely integrated. There is a nice taste of vanilla and oak. Not as powerful as some of the bigger Margaux wines but still nicely enjoyable, especially for an otherwise unremarkable vintage in Bordeaux. — 5 days ago

Château Margaux

Margaux Du Chateau Red Bordeaux Blend 1995

Dark fruit and elegant nose. Layer ANDRE layer of pure perfection. Wow can you say “stupid” ridiculous. Dark soft berries and earthy velvety tannins — 8 days ago

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This is the reason I’m pissed I couldn’t join you guys! Well done!
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Me too, Joe ! Love this wine !

Château Palmer

Margaux Red Bordeaux Blend 1999

Ron R
9.3

Out with my boy, Mo, so old world in the house. Nose displays cow shit and cedar.
Palate is youthful. Tannins are integrated, acid is slightly out of balance - too much. Nice notes of cherry, cardamom and saddle leather. 99 wasn’t a great vintage, so under the circumstances, this is a good effort. Not going to evolve to a better place in my opinion.
— 19 days ago

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@Hugh O'Riordan Huckleberry-scented cow poop
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@Stephen Pierron, very funny come-back! Somebody or something shittin in my glass ain’t cool, tho.
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99 a much better vintage with time than critically reviewed young! 🍷👍

Château Tayac

Margaux Red Bordeaux Blend 2017

A nice Cabernet Sauvignon based blend from Bordeaux.

Showing black fruits with earth, vegetables, tobacco leaf, spices, oak, vanilla, licorice, black tea and black pepper.

Medium plus in body with medium plus acidity.

Dry on the palate with a nice mouthfeel and nice complexity.

Still young and needs another 5 years to mature properly. However, it is drinking nicely now by itself or with food.

13.5% alcohol by volume.

89 points.

$24.
— 22 days ago

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Château Le Coteau

Margaux Red Bordeaux Blend 2010

Smoky, tobacco and spice. Lively fruit with a balance of tannins. A solid margaux. — 20 days ago

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Château Rauzan-Gassies

Margaux Red Bordeaux Blend 2000

Wow! Stunning wine. Never guessed it is already 19 years old/ young. Not showing age in color as still very dark red. Stable nose and blackberries. Drinking so easy. Still tanins present! — 12 days ago

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Château Margaux

Margaux Premier Grand Cru Classé Red Bordeaux Blend 1981

It’s a Bordeaux evening with an aged 1981 Chateau Margaux. A wonderful ruby brown color. A distinct mint eucalyptus and red fruit nose with floral notes and a meaty beef scent. Red strawberry, tobacco and lead taste. A bit jammy and medium tannins. Enjoying this old Bordeaux with a variety of Italian foods: pizza, pasta and meat dishes and, of course, bread. — 19 days ago

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Château Giscours

Margaux Red Bordeaux Blend 1990

Took a while to open up, but a stellar Margaux to celebrate 27 years of marriage! Dried herbs and black fruit on open. Developed into scents of dark chocolate. Mid-palate of black fruit, anise and a touch of tobacco. The finish is full of raspberry and dried plums — 20 days ago

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Kimberly Anderson

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@Stephen Pierron Waterford Wine Company in Milwaukee
Stephen Pierron

Stephen Pierron

Thank you @Kimberly Anderson !!! I didn't see it on their website, but may have to call! Glad you enjoyed Giscours! Definitely visit the Château if you ever have the chance!
Stephen Pierron

Stephen Pierron

@Kimberly Anderson Congratulations to you and your husband on 27 years!

Château Giscours

La Sirène de Giscours Margaux Red Bordeaux Blend 2015

Phenomenal 2nd wine. Highly concentrated and complex with tannins of silk. Finish lingers for days. Incredible value here. 2015 vintage on Sep 30, 2019 — 9 days ago

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