One of my favorites. Ever. — a month ago
July 4th Friday was a total blowout! Killer bottles one after another. Here are just a few of the bottles we all enjoyed!
En mag and insanely youthful. This was pop and poured and it could have been decanted half of the day. Enjoyed trying a glass of this shortly after it was opened to see how it was right out of the gate...currant, underripe black fruit, vanilla pipe tobacco, and leather. Powerfully tannic. Bay leaf and ripe black cherries with a dense profile. — 2 months ago
Pontet Canet tasting and dinner with Alfred Tesseron.
The 13 was a brutal tannin vintage when I tasted it at En Premier. The tannins are still bitty but, nothing like they were out of barrel.
The fruit in the 13 shows the difficulty in the vintage. They are duller and it’s really stands out from other vintages and not in a good way.
It’s lean and there is nothing that really draws you in. Fruits are; dark cherries, rhubarb, blackberries, some blueberries@and the strawberries show some ripeness the other do not. Lots of dry earth, dry stones, some herbs, dark withering florals, decent acidity and a uneventful dry finish.
Photos of; Clyde and Alfred at the bar, their Amphora style cement tanks they ferment part of each vintage now, road signs of the good neighbors they keep and Chateau Pontet Canet. — 8 days ago
Old very drinkable and financially responsible Bdx from the kl bin. — 2 months ago
For a 30yr old wine, it's rather light in flavour. — 2 months ago
At Petit Philippe — 10 days ago
A touch over 50% Merlot, this wine was in a really good spot. The news had fig and raspberry and some verbal qualities. The entry had a little bit of cola and wild strawberry with dirty raspberry and fig. Got a little bit darker as it finished, but the body of this wine stayed much more to the full side and never really leaned out. Still quite young with a very rounded quality. Silky tannin finish on this wine. Medium acidity. This one tastes like it is 5 years old. I really think that additional celler aging for up to 10 years will really help the integration process, although it is in a really good spot right now! — 25 days ago
Bel équilibre tout en souplesse, vanille au nez et tourbe en finale.
2009... (BC) 36$ — 2 months ago