Pessac Léognan, Graves

Château Haut-Bailly

Pessac-Léognan Red Bordeaux Blend 2010

David T
9.6

Haut-Bailly Dinner in SF with Veronique Sanders of Haut-Bailly.

The 2010 is an excellent vintage but, it is for the later part of your life or your children.

This is drinking beautifully with a 4 hour decant. The structure & tension are just starting to their softening stage. The length and balance are in the forget about it range and will just get better & better. Ripe, stunning fruits of; blackberries, dark cherries, black raspberries, plum & a touch of blue fruits. Moist clay & top soils, stones, mint, graphite, fresh tobacco, dark cola, anise to black licorice with stunning, withering floral bouquet. Acidity is perfect. The finish is everything you want in a Bordeaux.

Definitely a 99-100 point wine in 15 years plus.

Served with the Cheese Plate; Red Hawk, Hop Along & Roquefort. @Mathilde French Bistro

Photos of; Clyde Beffa Owner of K&L Wine Merchants & Veronique Sanders, dinner menu & pairing, Veronique talking terroir/vintages & dinner guests.
— 18 days ago

Eric, Shay and 35 others liked this

Domaine de Chevalier

Pessac-Léognan Red Bordeaux Blend 1990

Jeremy Shanker
9.3

Still young! This has years and years of life left. — 11 days ago

E, Ryan and 4 others liked this

Château Smith Haut Lafitte

Pessac-Léognan Blanc White Bordeaux Blend 2012

Timothy Eustis
9.3

Super aromatic. Unripe melon and grapefruit and a waxy nose. Rich palate. Beautiful. — 17 days ago

Severn, Keith and 1 other liked this

Château La Mission Haut-Brion

Pessac-Léognan Red Bordeaux Blend 1966

Another good btl of 66 that has red & black fruits, tar, cedar, leather, forest floor & cigar ash. Fresh btls will continue to drink well. — 12 days ago

Arden, Severn and 26 others liked this

Château Haut-Bailly

La Parde de Haut Bailly Pessac-Léognan Red Bordeaux Blend 2016

David T
9.1

Haut-Bailly Dinner in SF with Veronique Sanders of Haut-Bailly.

The La Parde is fresh, bright, ripe, dark fruit & easy to drink young. The La Parde will be renamed as Haut-Bailly II with the release of the 2018 vintage. They are also releasing a third wine Haut-Bailly III and a Rosé wine beginning with their 2019 vintage.

Served with Gnocchi a la Parisienne. The best Gnocchi we’ve had outside of Italy @Mathilde French Bistro

Wine will improve 2-3 points with 7-10 more years in bottle.

Photos of; Clyde Beffa Owner of K&L Wine Merchants & Veronique Sanders, dinner menu & pairing & dinner guests.

— 18 days ago

Severn, Paul and 18 others liked this

Château Carbonnieux

Pessac-Léognan Red Bordeaux Blend 2017

Delectable Wine
8.9

The 2017 Carbonnieux has quite a showy bouquet with blackberry, blueberry and subtle mint aromas, perhaps just missing the tertiary character that would pin it down as a Pessac-Léognan at the moment. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannins and a fine bead of acidity. It constitutes what you might describe as a "mellow" Pessac-Léognan that I suspect will drink earlier than its peers. (Neal Martin, Vinous, February 2020)
— 14 days ago

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Château Malartic-Lagravière

Pessac-Léognan Red Bordeaux Blend 2013

Very nice nose of black currant and cherry and a bit of caramel and brown sugar. The palate is a very good with strong acid and a bright fruit, a great width, a thick matter with a silky touch on the sides. Some tannins spice things up before a fruity finish. It's in a great place now! — 17 days ago

P, Ken and 11 others liked this

Château Bouscaut

Pessac-Léognan White Bordeaux Blend 2012

Wow! What a great complex white Bordeaux — 3 days ago

P, Dawn and 17 others liked this

Château Haut-Brion

La Clarté de Haut-Brion Pessac-Léognan Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend 2014

Cathy Corison
8.9

Tasting group. My 4th, group 5th. Quiet. Green. Hints of organic solvent, peppermint. Wood. Broad palate, full feel. Tart. Green around the edges. — 2 days ago

Château Malartic-Lagravière

Pessac-Léognan Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend 2017

Lemon, lime, minerals, peach. Plenty of acidity. Rich and yet fresh. Excellent. — a month ago

Trixie, Daniel and 22 others liked this