Montagne St. émilion, Libournais

Château Treytins

Montagne-St. Émilion Merlot Blend 2011

We're entertaining my in-laws and parents today, fun 🤷‍♂️. Bottles go fast when you're pouring for six glasses.

Consistent notes from our prior bottle, a few weeks ago, decanted 5+ hours:
Nose has black cherry, ripe red cherry, dark cocoa powder, light barrel toast, plum skin, washed blackberry and crushed blueberry.
Palate has ripe black/red cherry, wet leather, high cacao content chocolate, under-ripe plum, wet clay and trailing hints of dehydrated mint.

Paired with a local, 3.5lb. beef roast, slow cooked at ~200°F for 3.5 hours, beautifully medium on the core temperature. Local potatoes roasted then covered in a herb/shallot compound butter, so yum!
— 9 days ago

Sharon, David and 17 others liked this

Château Tour de Lagarde

St. Émilion Grand Cru 2009

Deep garnet purple in the glass. Abundant nose of cassis and graphite, echoed on the palate with a bit of additional black fruit. Medium acidity. Medium tannins. Lengthy, dark finish. Classic right bank Bordeaux that’s drinking very well now, but still has a few good years left. Filet with Bordelaise is a natural, but work your way out from there. — 19 days ago

Ron, Laura and 2 others liked this

Château Canon

Saint-Émilion Red Bordeaux Blend 2009

This is so lush and yummy. I’d like a touch more acid but it’s still a baby so could be hiding in all that jammy fruit. — 15 days ago

David, Shay and 25 others liked this

Château Grand-Pontet

Saint-Émilion Red Bordeaux Blend 2015

Awesome Saint Emilion! Very dark color; almost blood like, full bodied. Awesome nose, pasified strawberries and blueberries, black currant, dark chocolate, also earthy notes and an interesting note of ink that undoubtedly comes from the cab franc. On the palate it has almost a perfect balance of everything. Round and long. Absolutely worth it! — 9 days ago

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Château Angélus

St. Émilion Grand Cru Red Bordeaux Blend 1989

Delectable Wine

The 1989 Angélus is a vintage that I have tasted multiple times from various formats. It remains one of my favorite of that era. Still quite deep in color, it has a glorious, almost hubristic bouquet of layers of lush black cherries, cedar, sage and meat juice aromas as it moves assuredly into its secondary phase. The palate has always been very harmonious and smooth, the tannins finer than preceding vintages. There is lovely grip here, and black truffle and smoky notes appear on the finish. A quite marvelous Château Angélus. Tasted at the château. (Neal Martin, Vinous, September 2019) — 3 days ago

Dick, yoav and 1 other liked this

Château La Mondotte

Comtes de Neipperg Red Bordeaux Blend 1999

Delectable Wine

The 1999 La Mondotte, which was picked on October 3, is a wine that I had not drunk since 2009. It has quite a deep color with little aging on the rim. The bouquet is fairly intense, offering small black cherries, cassis, violets and a touch of glycerine. The palate is medium-bodied with supple ripe tannin and a fine bead of acidity, quite muscular in style but focused and with good grip. I appreciate the spiciness and salinity on the finish. A solid La Mondotte that maybe just lacks a little charm. Tasted from an ex-château bottle at the estate. (Neal Martin, Vinous, September 2019) — 3 days ago

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Château Pavie Macquin

Saint-Émilion Red Bordeaux Blend 2000

2-4 hour decant & you’re set
Last one, definitely need to get some more 2000
— 12 days ago

David, Shay and 23 others liked this
Jeff Venier

Jeff Venier

And the Carlsbad, CA store had Petrus a while back
Paul T- Huntington Beach

Paul T- Huntington Beach

Seriously I wasn’t at Costco, its just one of the locations on my phone.
Too many people, haven’t been to a Costco in at least 20 years
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Don't snub Costco for the lack of a waterfall feature.

Chateau Puynormond

Montagne-St. Émilion Merlot Cabernet Franc 2015

This is probably the most earthy chateneauf that I've had. Not a bite at all. Kathy says it's good. She didn't like it initially but it settled in. I want to try something other than St emilion. — 7 days ago

Château Cheval Blanc

St. Émilion Red Bordeaux Blend 1989

Delectable Wine

The 1989 Cheval Blanc is a vintage that I have not encountered since 2010. One bottle opened was rustic and fatigued, and Pierre-Olivier Clouet opened a second that was much better. It has a gorgeous bouquet of ample red fruit, morels, black truffle, cigar box and hints of brown sugar, all very well defined and charming. The palate is medium-bodied with grainy tannin and approaching full maturity; brown spices, bay leaf and clove infuse the red berry fruit. At 30 years of age, I suspect this 1989 will not improve further, but its robustness suggests that any decline will be graceful. Tasted from an ex-cellar bottle at the château. (Neal Martin, Vinous, September 2019) — 3 days ago

Dick and Norman liked this

Clos Fourtet

Saint-Émilion Red Bordeaux Blend 2003

Although enjoyable now it still needs more time to develop as it was somewhat primary. — 11 days ago

Iwan, Shay and 14 others liked this
James Cahill

James Cahill

Love, love, love this wine and this vintage. Went deep so happy to hear this has run way.