Pauillac, Médoc

Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande

Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend 2004

1 hour plus decant. Dark red color. Nose contains graphite, black cherry, and some medicinal elements. Wine has more oak than expected but nice cherry fruit. Awesome texture and great depth. Medium plus finish. Not as good as the ‘12 I recently had, but still one of my favorite producers! — 5 days ago

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Château Lynch-Bages

Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend 1995

Exquisite and impressive. Firm color loaded with kirsch, red and dark currant flavors and the presence of horse sweat, horse blanket and leather. Even a red rose aroma. Tannin is light and impressively balanced. Holds its presence two hours plus decanted. With soft tannins that eventually fell into the glass. I predict this wine would hold well 15-20 years — 14 days ago

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Château Pichon-Longueville Baron

Baron de Pichon-Longueville Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend 1976


From .360, deep brick red. Medium bodied, long finish, lead pencil, smooth and balanced. — 5 days ago

Château Latour

Le Pauillac de Chateau Latour Red Bordeaux Blend 1990

1990 vintage was 100 point wine when first released. It still has the typical great taste. It still has deep ruby red color, very smooth and rich. Berries and earths. — 13 days ago

Château Pontet-Canet

Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend 2005

A bit disappointing. Strong start but fishes mid palate. Nice left bank nose. Dark fruit. A hint of cherry leather and chocolate. Tannins present but doesn’t feel like it will evolve to be a classic. — 6 days ago

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David Stein

David Stein

Yikes. Thanks for heads up.

Château Pédesclaux

Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend 2011

A little bit of Bordeaux for this afternoon’s Options game, it’s been a while since someone pulled a Cabernet at S+S — 8 hours ago

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Château Mouton Rothschild

Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend 1945

Delectable Wine

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)
— 21 days ago

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Tan Tingwei

Tan Tingwei

Have you drank it yet??

Château Haut-Bages Libéral

Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend 2010

I like this big, dark, brooding wine. It did take some time to open up and evolve in the glass. Tannins have mellowed from the last time I had over 3 years ago. Tomorrow may be better. Dark bramble fruit. Plush mouthfeel. Also presents with a smokey/earthen quality. Generally pleased with this one. Paired with reverse seared ribeye filet. — 13 days ago

Ron, Shay and 17 others liked this
Deborah M

Deborah M

Thanks @Shay A My first time trying to reverse sear. Ended up being delicious!
Deborah M

Deborah M

@Mike R I saw your notes on this one and was not expecting much. I have to say, this one was much better than the bottle I opened in 2017. Maybe it will slowly hit its stride. I believe I have 2 more to try in a couple years.
Mike R

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I am excited to hear this @Deborah M as I have a few more so in a few months will have to plan to open one at the same and compare cheers

Château Grand-Puy-Lacoste

Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend 2003

45+ minute decant. Dark red color with bricking. Wine is slightly past prime and very tired. Awesome nose of pencil shavings and smoke, but slides downhill after that. Thin, minimal cherry fruit, and lacks depth. Short finish. Had high expectations and if it weren’t for the nose the score would be lower.

‘04 and ‘09 were much more impressive.
— 21 days ago

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This is surprising. Sorry to read this.

Château Duhart-Milon Rothschild

Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend 1998

Soooo much better than the 1989! — 5 days ago

Rob, Shay and 29 others liked this
Jason Brater

Jason Brater

Wow 1998. Love this wine.