Red Bordeaux

Château Montbrun

Margaux Red Bordeaux Blend 1983

It's time for my #FridayCabernetfix. Here is a nice surprise from Margaux, Bordeaux.

Dark brown in color with a wide brick rim.

Great complexity on the nose with blueberries, black currants, potpourri, raspberries, earth, wood, spices, peppercorn, green vegetables, vinaigrette, black tea, mashrooms, forest floor, smoke, tobacco leaf, spices and graphite.

Medium plus in body with medium acidity and nice legs.

Dry on the palate with blueberries, dried fruits, wood, cloves, forest floor, tobacco leaf, spices, black pepper, earth, black tea, vinaigrette, mushrooms, wet leaves, herbs and graphite.

Long finish with fine grained tannins and tangy cranberries.

What a great experience this is. This 36 Year old, Cabernet based Bordeaux, is drinking very nicely now. Showing great complexity on both the nose and palate, with a soft mouthfeel. Resembles a 40 year old Barolo.

Good right out of the bottle and better as it opens up. Took 90 minutes to peak.

Not from a great vintage, but it is still holding great.

I paired it with good friends, and a charcuterie board of meats and cheeses.

I can't say what the alcohol level is, but it feels like 12.5%

91 points.
— 5 days ago

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Bordeaux 83's I had never disappointed!

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Château La Tour-Martillac

Pessac-Léognan Red Bordeaux Blend 2000

This a a wonderful Pessac, mid-weight, classic and completely mature. Dark fruit, sweet spicy tobacco, dusty sandalwood, black olives and damp earth. Soft, well integrated tannines, perfect acidity - supportive and refreshing.
Very, very good.
— a day ago

Dick, Thijs and 10 others liked this

Château Lafite Rothschild

Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend 1986

Happy birthday Chris! Soft and deep notes of pencil shavings. Dark cherries and cooked red fruit. Soft and elegant perfect balance. What a treat — 6 days ago

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Knowing Lafite and the vintage, probably just now in peak form. Nice 👍

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It was absolutely the perfect time to indulge!
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Wow! 👍

Château Les Dames de la Renardière

Bordeaux Supérieur 2003

Read a lot about the bottle variation on this one, but mine was quite pleasing. Ruby red to purple in color. Medium to full bodied. Light tannins, moderate acidity. Plum, cherry, tartness, etc etc etc. Go enjoy it! — 6 days ago

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Château Haut-Bailly

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

Used a Corvin 3X over 6 months, still fresh, great product. Second wine of Chateau Haut-Bailly, a blend of 60% Merlot, 30% Cab Sauv & 10% Cab Franc, deep Ruby with aromas of black fruits, cassis and flinty notes. On the palate flavors of blackberry, red currants and juicy blueberry with cedar notes and baking spice. Firm tannins, medium acidity ending tangy with fruit and mineral finish. Very Nice! — 5 days ago

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Domaine De Cheval

Grand Cru Classé De Grave Bordeaux Blend 2014

Leather on the nose. Lovely smooth tannins. Definitely lives up to the Graves — well, Pessac. Lots of minerality. Medium tannic body. Earth fruit. — 4 days ago

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Château La Mission Haut-Brion

Graves Red Bordeaux Blend 1979

Classic La Mission that is fully mature showing red & black fruits with notes of smoky tar, leather, cedar, forest floor & cigar box. — 5 days ago

Iwan, Eric and 9 others liked this

Château Bellefont-Belcier

St. Émilion Red Bordeaux Blend 2016

Tonight's wine is the 2016 Château Bellefont-Belcier. A Right Bank Bordeaux blend of 70% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon.

On the nose there is abundant black fruit, black cherry, blackberry, black plum, bbn lack currant, chocolate, tobacco, menthol, herbs, graphite, oak and earth.

On the palate the black fruit continues throught with black cherry, blackberry, black plum, black currant, green bell pepper, chocolate, toasty oak, tobacco and earthy flavors.

This wine is full bodied with a firm, vibrant mouthfeel and medium + acidity and high mouth coating crunchy tannins that lead into a long dark fruit finish. Let's have a wonderful weekend and please be safe doing so. Nostrovia! 🍷🍷🍷🍷
— 12 days ago

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Château La Pointe

Pomerol Red Bordeaux Blend 2015

Cherry and red fruit on the nose. Definite earthen quality that predominates. Took a while to open up, but was beautiful once it did. Another one that could age for a few more years. — 4 days ago

Tom, David and 9 others liked this

Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande

Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend 2009

Contained and plush. Allon place but not showing a huge amount right now... but the balance is great. — 3 days ago

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