Montagne St. émilion, Libournais

Château Teyssier

Le Dôme Saint-Emilion Red Bordeaux Blend 2008

Shay A
9.3

Today was my annual hosting of the Wednesday Wine Committee. There was 1 sparkler, 3 whites, 4 reds and 1 dessert, all provided by me. Tasted blind, as always.

Wine number four in a flight of four Cabernet francs. Bordeaux is all over this (as it should be) with the more delicate and savory herbal notes next to some leather and pepper spice. This is probably beginning it’s prime drinking window (where I’m sure it will remain for a good while). Showed a lot of complexity. Most guessed left bank cab blend. Not very tannic, solid acidity. Old plum, black cherry core and dusty graham cracker highlight the aromatics. There is a mix of red and black licorice on the palate next to bay leaf and cocoa dusted dates which works really well.
— 6 days ago

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Bam! Nice one @Shay A
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@David T : I had the ‘10 a year ago and it was just spectacular. I wish I had one to try in a few more years.

@Mark Flesher : This was tasting really solid today. It was one of the bottles we bought from JJB. Saw your note from opening one of these a few months ago and I figured I’d roll the dice. Wish I had another!
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@Shay A @David T the 08 is good but “average”. 2009 is a real step up and till now they maintain that high level year after year (11 and 13 are less)

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Chateau Grand Barrail Lamarzelle Figeac

Saint-Émilion Red Bordeaux Blend 2009

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9.0

The #Bordeaux 2009 vintage was legendary and this lovely Saint Emilion is another example. Not a big wine, yet delicious, elegant and complex, lovely notes of : oak , tobacco ,plum , cherry cedar wood, cassis, minerals, pencil shavings, graphite, mint and bell pepper, medium to full body with lovely tannins and an elegant finish. Starting to show its full potential. My score 90, drink to 2023 — 8 days ago

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No formal notes but a superb rive droite nose, a perfectly balanced palate with a bright fruit and some wood and vanilla yes but not overwhelming and rather well integrated already. Long finish with currant and vanilla. Great effort — 6 days ago

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Château Lassègue

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Damp forest floor and mushrooms on open. A 30 minute decant helped this wine blossom into tart cherry, old leather and a bit of cigar box. Med tannins. Dark chocolate and spice hold thru the velvety finish. Still evolving and great value on an extensive list — 11 days ago

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Château Barde-Haut

Saint-Émilion Red Bordeaux Blend 1997

This very nice 22 year old Saint Emilion is still drinking nicely with lots of complexity and a gentle mouthfeel.

Showing blue and black fruits with lots of earth notes, dark coffee, forest floor, wood and earth.

Medium plus in body with medium plus acidity.

Nice length on the finish with round tannins and tangy cranberries.

Needs 90 minutes to open up properly.

A right bank Bordeaux off vintage, that is very yummy. That's a good score.

I've had the 2014 not too long ago, and it is worth putting it down for 15 years, especially if you get the 2015.

12.5% alcohol by volume.

91 points.
— 20 days ago

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Owned by an actress named Bridget. Bridget Bard-Haut. 😂