Pauillac, Médoc

Château Pichon-Longueville Baron

Baron de Pichon-Longueville Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend 1995

1995 vintage. Great fill, foil and label. Perfect cork. From a top-notch cellar. Decanted and tasted over the course of two hours. Volcanic ash-styled sed vs chunky-style. Big funk on the nose that resolved after 7-8 minutes. Wine was showing decently (in the 69-72 degree range) but lacking any tannic structure. Placed the decanter atop an ice bucket bath to drop the temp down to 60 degrees or so. Took about 20 minutes but the tannins kicked in the door to say hello. Fruit components stayed constant. Pauillac tendencies were all there. As is the case often with older BDX, the decaying matter/leaves at the onset transitioned to graphite/lead pencil and espresso flavors. This was a superior bottle in great shape. Top of this wine’s specific bell curve. Comparable bottles would look to be drinking this well for the next 5-7 years without dropoff. Out of larger format…could possibly push this into 9.4 status. 2.5.24. — 2 days ago

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Château Duhart Milon

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Amazing Pauillac Bordeaux from an amazing year! Beautiful fruit, cherry, Camembert on the front, leather and new tobacco in the mid and finishes strong with cassis and candied fruit. Says it’s past its prime, but I have to disagree - no brown edge / oxidation and still holds like a good aged Bordeaux should! — 13 days ago

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A very young, but delicious, wine. Full-bodied and earthy with blackberries, plum, and oak. — 18 days ago

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Lovely wine. Dark fruit, lots of minerality. Still needs some air to open up. Tannins still strong, matched nicely with a ribeye for dinner. — 3 days ago

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Château Grand-Puy-Lacoste

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10 GPL killing it with lamb chops. Instructive balance with a restraining force and fruit for days. Wow. — 10 days ago

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Château Lynch-Bages

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Drinking well, polished showing black & red fruit, cassis, spice box, graphite, leather, & sweet tobacco. Just beginning to enter its drinking window with many years ahead. — 19 days ago

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Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande

Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend 2008

Medium ruby with wide garnet rim . On the nose quite red fruit focused with earthy , sous bois and truffle notes , grafite coffee and cedar . On the palate medium bodied with a mix of red and dark fruit, soy , tobacco , iron filings and cedar. Quite good acidity , with fine tannin , balanced alcohol . Pretty good length with a saline , grafite finish . This is showing well now and be at its best over the next 5-8 years , and last a further 10. On Singapore Airlines FRA - SIN — a month ago

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Château Latour

Premier Grand Cru Classé Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend 1997

Oops, i did it again. Cab franc-y with substantial stuffing and a powerful frame. Tons of authority across all disciplines. — 10 days ago

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Château Clerc Milon

Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend 2000


Pretty color of ruby with a wide reddish rim.

Medium plus in body with medium plus acidity.

Dry on the palate with nice complexity and mouthfeel.

Showing black currants, cooked cherries, tobacco leaf, herbs, vegetables, light wood, licorice, coffee, light cola, vegetables and black pepper.

Long finish with fine grained tannins and tangy raspberries.

This beautiful 24-year-old Bordeaux from the great 2000 vintage seems still young, although decanted for 4 hours.

Elegant and powerful. Rich, yet subdued. I loved the nose, that showed lots of wild flowers.

Wine Spectator 91 points. Robert Parker 92 points.

This Fifth growth is nicely balanced with nice complexity at this point. Still needs a few more years in the bottle to mature properly.

I've had many vintages of this wine, and so far the 2009 was my favorite.

Good by itself and better with food. Paired nicely with dried meats and cheeses.

12.5% alcohol by volume.

92 points.

— 21 days ago

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Château Mouton Rothschild

Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend 1994

0.375, dank vriend — 4 days ago

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