Pessac Léognan, Graves

Château Malartic-Lagravière

Le Comte de Malartic Pessac-Léognan White Bordeaux Blend 2018

From a particularly ripe year this wine is already more expressive than usual. With just 10% semillon in the Blend, the Sauvignon comes wonderfully to the fore: Ripe pear, lemon, green apple, gooseberry, beeswax, white flowers, white peach, a kiss of toasted oak, flint, struck match and wet stone. Crisp acidity, medium body and wonderfully long on the finish. It has another decade of pleasure at least but it’s hard to resist now. — 11 days ago

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Château La Mission Haut-Brion

Pessac-Léognan Red Bordeaux Blend 1985

Red & black fruits with cedar earth, leather, good spice, floral tones & tobacco. Soft, silky texture with a long finish. — 10 days ago

Eric, Severn and 15 others liked this

Château de France

Pessac-Léognan Red Bordeaux Blend 2014

Nice drinkable Bordeaux blend on opening. Not much nose - the closest I can come to describing is a cross between a plum and a fig. Musky wet bark with minimal dark fruit and tannic with prominent minerals on the palate. Finish is long and very dry with with emphasis on bark and earth. Probably best with a dense stew. — a day ago

Château Smith Haut Lafitte

Smith Havt Lafitte 2010

Vintage 2010 | wonderful wine with a lot of expression in smell: cherries, cedar, spices. Powerful taste with still a lot of potential to ripen further. Paired with Beef Wellington — 5 days ago

Ericsson, Dick and 23 others liked this

Château Smith Haut Lafitte

Les Hauts de Smith Pessac-Léognan Red Bordeaux Blend 2015

2015 vintage. An amazing year for Pessac-Léognan as demonstrated by this second wine of Smith Haut Lafitte. A 50/50 Merlot/ Cabernet Sauvignon blend, aged 14 months in barriques (20% new). Interestingly this estate has its own "tonellerie", they make their own barrels. Beautiful nose with truffles and ripe red and black fruit. In the mouth it shows serious fruit concentration, ripe tannin and great spicy length. Very charming indeed. One can imagine the quality of the "grand vin" in this vintage. Abv. 14% — 2 days ago

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Château Bouscaut

Pessac-Léognan White Bordeaux Blend 2016

Wow. Nose is so complex. The palette is so complex. Deep flavors of smoke, white fruit, oxidation, apricot, earthy, and just wonderful. A great wine. — 11 days ago

Château Smith Haut Lafitte

Pessac-Léognan Red Bordeaux Blend 2006

Unmistakenly old school classy Bordeaux. Currants, plum, pencil shavings, black truffel, damp forest floor. The fruit has slightly started to fade in favour of earthy tones. Nice pairing to grilled spring lamb. Drink now. — a month ago

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Château Haut-Brion

Pessac-Léognan Red Bordeaux Blend 2000

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@David L and @Bill Bender - man we were drinking like kings - thank God weddings are once in a lifetime — 2 days ago

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Domaine de Chevalier

Pessac-Léognan Red Bordeaux Blend 2015


Very sappy and youthful. Intoxicating nose of cherry liquor, licorice, sweet tobacco, cedar, sandalwood, violets. Salinity and dark fruit concentration on the palate. Tannins still muscular and punchy lead to a long finish. Will likely need decades to properly integrate. Awesome juice. — 18 days ago

Ira, Vanessa and 10 others liked this

Château de Fieuzal

Grand Vin De Graves Pessac-Léognan Red Bordeaux Blend 2019

2019 vintage. Owned by the Irish Quinn family. Seriously understated, it showed better the next day. Dark fruit, juicy acidity, spices and good mineral length. Patience required, but this should turn out a classic Fieuzal. Abv. 13,5%. — 18 days ago

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