Tonight's wine is the 2016 Château Bellefont-Belcier. A Right Bank Bordeaux blend of 70% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon.
On the nose there is abundant black fruit, black cherry, blackberry, black plum, bbn lack currant, chocolate, tobacco, menthol, herbs, graphite, oak and earth.
On the palate the black fruit continues throught with black cherry, blackberry, black plum, black currant, green bell pepper, chocolate, toasty oak, tobacco and earthy flavors.
This wine is full bodied with a firm, vibrant mouthfeel and medium + acidity and high mouth coating crunchy tannins that lead into a long dark fruit finish. Let's have a wonderful weekend and please be safe doing so. Nostrovia! 🍷🍷🍷🍷 — 6 days ago
The 1990 Cheval Blanc is a vintage that once upon a time I drank regularly, although I had not seen it since March 2016. Poured against the 1990 Lafite-Rothschild, this is the clear winner. Still youthful in color with modest bricking. The bouquet explodes from the glass with kirsch, mulberry, antique furniture and black truffle scents. With aeration it becomes more savory, the Cabernet Franc wanting to see more of the olfactory action. The palate is medium-bodied and comes equipped with a stunning velvety texture. This Saint-Émilion feels spherical, conveying a sense of controlled decadence but avoiding any ostentation. This is as good a bottle as I have encountered over the years. Brilliant. Tasted at Noble Rot's “Xmas” dinner. (Neal Martin, Vinous, December 2019)
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It's time for some Merlot on this #MerlotThursday. Here is a nice one from Bordeaux.
Showing red and blue fruits with earth, wood, spices, peppercorn, tobacco and coffee.
Medium plus in body with medium plus acidity.
Long finish with firm tannins and tangy cranberries.
This is a very nice Merlot based red wine from Bordeaux. Still young and needs another 5 years to mature properly.
Still unbalanced and better with food. A Good quality wine, nice and engaging.
Needs a few hours to open up properly.
Will pair nicely with BBQ Meats.
A blend of 80% Merlot and the rest are Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon.
14% alcohol by volume.
$50. — 14 days ago
Strolled into Trader Joe’s; the shelf was stocked with this. Couldn’t believe it. Picked up another half case. This is a phenomenal bordeaux and one of the best QPRs around. Haven’t tasted in a year and it’s just as memorable. Lots of great mushroom and sweaty gym socks with a dusty, tannic finish. Perfect example of a phenomenal wine at sub-$20 that drinks at 3-4x the price. — 11 days ago
Deep ruby hue, subtle garnet, fuchsia rim variation. Black fruit on the nose, such as plum, black cassis, and baking spices like cinnamon, nutmeg, and molasses, anise, and leather. #rightbankbordeaux #chateaugrandcorbin #merlotblend — 7 days ago