Montagne St. émilion, Libournais

Château Figeac

St. Émilion Red Bordeaux Blend 2005

The Cháteau Figeac is coming along beautifully and showing absolutely phenomenal after a decade in bottle. It instany begins to dazzle with its highly perfumed aromatics of ripe dark fruits which are surrounded by wet gravel, toasty oak and lovely nuances of tobacco leaf. On the palate this is displays a gorgeous supple texture with round polished tannins, which are nicely integrated. Showing a wonderful combination of power and class, this continues to impress with its mouth-watering acidity and layers of ripe blackberries, black cherries, crushed mint and roasted coffee flavors that continue to build and leave a lasting impression. Completely compelling now, the 2005 has only just begun to hit its stride, and should continue to provide years of drinking pleasure ahead. Drink 2019-2040- 95 — 4 days ago

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Château Trimoulet

Saint-Émilion Grand Cru Red Bordeaux Blend 2012

Decent everyday Bordeaux. Rich, fairly ripe, black plums, tar, tobacco, and on the finish some cassis. Quite giving and overt. It's accessible and a crowd pleaser. Perfect with a peasants' stew. — 2 days ago

Trixie, P and 20 others liked this

Château Fombrauge

Saint-Émilion Red Bordeaux Blend 2014

Alex Lallos
9.3

Massively rich and beautifully endowed bottle. It has been showing great since the day it was released and today was no different. Loads of fruit. Soft velvety tannins and a long finish — a month ago

Shay, Mark and 3 others liked this

Château Angélus

St. Émilion Grand Cru Red Bordeaux Blend 1990

Superbowl of wines. Thank you @Monica O
Always a great time. Awesome wines. Awesome food. Awesome friends to share these amazing wines.
Oh and did I mention the amazing wines?
— 14 days ago

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Just had this!
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Wow!

Château La Confession

St. Émilion Red Bordeaux Blend 2016

It has been awhile since my last posting. I had caught the flu back around 01/21/19 and it has taken me until now to really get all my senses back to honestly rate these wines properly. Tonight I have opened the 2016 Château La Confession Saint-Émilion Grand Cru by Jean-Philippe Janoueix. The blend is 72% Merlot and 28% Cabernet Franc.

The nose is showing good black fruit, black cherry, blackberry, black currant, licorice, clove, tobacco leaf, violet, graphite and earth.

On the palate is luscious dark fruit, black cherry, black raspberry, black currant, black plum, graphite, pencil shavings, tobacco, cedar and mocha.

This wine is full bodied with a soft juicy mouthfeel, medium+ acidity and medium + chewy tannins that lead to a long sustained dark fruit finish. I am glad to be back tasting and feeling 100%. It is the middle of the week so please be safe and work into the weekend. Nostrovia! 🍷🍷🍷🍷
— 10 days ago

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Great starter 😏👍
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You go!

Clos Fourtet

Saint-Émilion Red Bordeaux Blend 2005

Very stoic and brooding wine. Dark and inky in the glass, creosote and black licorice. Well made but not ready for prime time. — 6 days ago

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Wow, 13 years in and this is still a green banana! Sorry to learn this, @Bill Bender. Subconsciously, I’ve stopped buying Bdx because of this. I’ll be in my eggshell before some of these come around 😏
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Château Figeac

Petit-Figeac Red Blend 2012

Pencil shavings, coffee, chocolate, lots of blue fruits, slightly gritty. — 4 days ago

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Château Barde-Haut

Saint-Émilion Red Bordeaux Blend 2014

This is a case buy at Total Wine. I gotta tell you at $28 a bottle after discount... It's a wow! My friend @Antonio Galloni rated this a 91 and how can I argue with the master.

This is a deep dark delight. Notes of cola, unsweetened black licorice, and maybe blackberries but without any sweetness.

Palate is consistent with the nose. Low-medium acidity, moderate tannins. I get some potting soil--probably another aroma.

Finish is probably it's weakest link. Short and uncharacteristic. Overall, I'd say 92 points.

92 points
— 8 days ago

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Château Fonplégade

Saint-Émilion Grand Cru Red Bordeaux Blend 2015

Shay A
9.3

Monthly WTF group. Theme this month was merlot. All wines tasted blind.

My guess was domestic and that it was a 2013-2015. Very surprised this was French. I found it to be a very modern expression. Ripe fruits, licorice, plum, cassis, and just a faint hint of leather at last sip. I imagine its French pedigree would have shown itself more as the night went on. Really enjoyed this.
— 10 days ago

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Stephen Pierron

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@Shay A Glad to know I'm not the only one.... I too guessed this as a Domestic Merlot in a blind tasting. Since I am deemed "the French wine expert" of the family, my father has been teasing me nonstop.... LOL!
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@Stephen Pierron : Ha! Misery loves company, right?! Definitely modern, but I really enjoyed it.
Dan Kelly

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Well the Adams (owners) are from Connecticut so maybe that explains it ha

Château Canon

Saint-Émilion Red Bordeaux Blend 1949

Dense and pure and purple. Amazing color for a 70 year old wine. Slightly medicinal note hovers above dark fruit with real purity and persistence. Wonderful. — 11 days ago

BOT Matt LichtenbergPaul Woolls
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Ira, Shay and 16 others liked this