Neal Family Vineyards

Neal Family Vineyards

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

Old school in style with some age on it. Cassis, oak, dusty and some green pepper. — 2 days ago

Château Haut-Brion

Pessac-Léognan Red Bordeaux Blend 1945

Delectable Wine
10

The 1945 Haut-Brion is poured against the legendary 1945 Mouton and might just have come out on top. It is difficult to put this wine into words. Showing modest bricking, it presents a sublime bouquet of vibrant red fruit, warm gravel, wilted rose petals and a hint of earthenware. It is crystalline in terms of definition. The palate follows suit with pitch-perfect acidity, a very slight, refreshing hint of balsamic, and finely chiseled tannins. Beguiling in every way, this is a profound Haut-Brion that is absolutely flawless. Tasted at Koala's 1945 dinner. (Neal Martin, Vinous, May 2020)
— 2 months ago

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Xavier Gerard

Côte - Rotie 2017

Classic CR with miles to go. Drinks balanced now after an hour or two decant but will cellar for 15 years. Schist! Zoomed with XG May 2, 2020 Saturday Wine with Neal Rosenthal too! — 2 months ago

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Château La Violette

Pomerol Red Bordeaux Blend 2010

Delectable Wine
9.6

The 2010 La Violette has a well-defined bouquet with predominantly red fruit laced with scorched earth, leather and just a touch of cassis in the background. The palate is medium-bodied with a grippy entry. This has fine backbone, perhaps a good deal of Cabernet Franc in the blend. Very expressive towards the finish and extremely persistent. A class act that is just beginning to show what it is capable of. Tasted blind at Farr Vintners 10-Year On Bordeaux horizontal. (Neal Martin, Vinous, April 2020)
— 3 months ago

Mike, Alex and 2 others liked this

Neal Family Vineyards

One Lane Bridge Cabernet Sauvignon 2007

Dark and brooding. Bottle number 139 gone — 17 days ago

Château Mouton Rothschild

Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend 1945

Delectable Wine
10

This bottle of 1945 Mouton-Rothschild is my fourth encounter and actually showed better than one poured three months earlier that came directly from the château. Ethereal as always on the nose, that distinctive menthol scent is present and correct, and this bottle is perhaps more elegant and almost Burgundian in style. The palate has heavenly balance, quite opulent and velvety, with morello cherry, raspberry preserve, orange pith and a delicate touch of cedar on the never-ending finish. Monumental. Tasted at Koala's 1945 dinner. (Neal Martin, Vinous, May 2020)
— 2 months ago

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Tan Tingwei

Tan Tingwei

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Château Margaux

Margaux Premier Grand Cru Classé Red Bordeaux Blend 2010

Delectable Wine
9.7

The 2010 Château Margaux performed far better at this horizontal than at Farr's blind tasting a few days later. It has a beguiling bouquet, highly perfumed with crushed violets infusing the blackberry and crushed strawberry scented, hints of pencil box and cedar emerging with time. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannins and a fine bead of acidity. There is a wonderful sense of symmetry here with a silky elegant finish that is amazingly persistent. It is one of the best wines that Paul Pontallier ever made. Tasted from an ex-château bottle at the BI Wines & Spirits 10-Year On tasting. (Neal Martin, Vinous, April 2020)
— 3 months ago

Mike, Alex and 3 others liked this

Neal Family Vineyards

Napa Valley Zinfandel 2016

Soft tannins, fruit forward.. very pleasant indeed — a month ago

Château La Mission Haut-Brion

Pessac-Léognan Red Bordeaux Blend 1945

Delectable Wine
10

The 1945 La Mission Haut-Brion from the château cellar is transcendental. It is blessed with the most beautiful bouquet you can imagine, effortless and natural, featuring woodland, red-berried fruits, a minerally quality and a faint touch of leafiness; given time to settle, it develops a lovely gamy note. The palate is medium- rather than full-bodied and sublimely balanced, upholding that effortless grace with an elegant, bittersweet, dried orange peel finish. One of the most harmonious wines I have ever consumed. Perfect. Tasted at the La Mission Haut-Brion vertical in London in September 2009. (Neal Martin, Vinous, May 2020)
— 2 months ago

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Decroux

Radian Vineyard Pinot Noir 2016

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