Mr. Black

Black Stallion Estate Winery

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

Has aged into a balanced Cab. Not complex but a nice dinner wine. June 2024. — 14 days ago

Château Léoville-Las Cases

Grand Vin de Leoville du Marquis de las Cases Saint-Julien Red Bordeaux Blend 1986

Youthful, full bodied, old school style of Bordeaux with sweet black fruits, cassis, cedar, leather, graphite, spice box, cigar ash & tobacco notes. No rush with many years ahead — 14 days ago

Severn, Shay and 20 others liked this

Opus One

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2003

After 20 years, it still took extensive decanting to soften the initially gripping tannins. Once it did, beautiful dark fruits came through. Black currants, stewed prunes, delicious and full on the palate. Outstanding. Paired well with Brie and beef chow fun!!  — a month ago

Thomas liked this

Celler Cecilio

Black Slate Porrera Vi de la Vila Priorat Garnacha Blend 2019

Totally enjoyed this one. Blackberry, black plum, and black cherry notes. Bigger body with a bit of vanilla and oak. The dry tannins get absorbed by the fruit and they balanced out quite nicely. Already bought another bottle! — 15 days ago

Matthew HeyboerEthan HeyboerJody Wycech
with Matthew, Ethan and 2 others

Château de Beaucastel

Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red Rhône Blend 2021

Delectable Wine
9.2

Bottled in June 2023, the 2021 Châteauneuf-du-Pape ended up slightly below my initial assessment from barrel last year. Nonetheless, it presents a distinctively elegant and refreshing character that’s neatly defined by ripe black cherry, licorice, violet, strawberry and meaty traces. Round tannins neatly frame this savory and polished red that offers highly enjoyable drinking right out of the gate. (Nicolas Greinacher, Vinous, June 2024)
— 9 days ago

Château Pontet-Canet

Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend 1964

Paul J
9.0

Short decant. Amazed at the quality after seeing an almost black cork and a very low fill level. Wouldn’t be craving a glass, but for a wine this old it was consumable with a few in the party really enjoying it. Garnet, almost brown in color. Leather and stewed fruit dominate. — a month ago

Steve GautierBrooke Weaver Jakubowski
with Steve and Brooke
Jan, John and 7 others liked this

Château Cos d'Estournel

Saint-Estèphe Red Bordeaux Blend 1996

Drinking beautifully showing black currant, plum, cassis fruit with notes of cedar, leather, graphite, spice & tobacco, — 8 days ago

Kevin, Shay and 12 others liked this

Château Montrose

Saint-Estèphe Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2000

David T
9.4

Just entering its drinking window. It has 40 years ahead of it. Excellent with Ribcap from Costco.

Interesting that there are some vegetable notes on the nose.

Very good evolution. Medium plus tannins. Juicy, ripe blackberries, black raspberries, darkest cherries, black plum/ with skin, ripe strawberries, some blue fruit hues, cedar, black licorice/cola, dark rich earth w/ leaves, sandstone, steeped sun tea, light limestone powder, ripe, light, dark spice, clove, light cinnamon, hints of nutmeg, vanillin, moist volcanic clay, fresh red, dark flowers, framed in violets, round acidity with polish/balance, softly tensioned, elegant that falls on mineral & clay that lasts two-minutes.
— a month ago

Thijs, Andrew and 19 others liked this

Château Léoville Barton

Saint-Julien Red Bordeaux Blend 2004

Delectable Wine
9.2

The 2004 Léoville Barton is less opulent on the nose than the Langoa but offers a little more refinement and terroir expression. A touch of seaweed develops with time. The palate is fresh on the entry. It is one of the most saline Léoville Barton that gets the saliva flowing. It is classic old-school Anthony Barton with a judicious dab of black pepper and menthol furnishing the finish. Excellent. (Neal Martin, Vinous, June 2024)
— 15 days ago