Red Bordeaux Blend

Château Clerc Milon

Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend 2016

This is very good and of course very young. It is rich and dark red in the glass with a great nose of cigar tobacco, spice, leather and red berries. The palate is youthful but approachable and the fruit sits above other more complex flavours at this stage. There is also some pepper and acidity which is not harsh but definitely present. Tannins are politely hanging around in the background and I think over the years this will all blend together to be a great wine. Score reflects the wine now but no doubt that will improve. — 6 days ago

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Château Brane-Cantenac

Margaux Red Bordeaux Blend 2010

Happy Thanksgiving!! This was really good on PnP, but didn’t improve and may have even weakened after air in the bottle. Phenomenal nose of earth, dust, and tar. Classic Bordeaux. Good structure with dark fruit. Finish is medium plus. I would drink sooner rather than later even though it’s a 2010. — 7 days ago

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Shay, Mark and 21 others liked this

Château Gruaud Larose

Saint-Julien Red Bordeaux Blend 1989

This has greatly improved since my last bottle several years ago. Dark cherry, cedar, florals. Long and delicious finish. Several years ago, a friend told me the best wine with truffles was old Bordeaux. That was news to me as I always chose Barolo or Burgundy. I’m now a convert. — 21 hours ago

Jonathan, David and 1 other liked this

Château Fontenil

Fronsac Red Bordeaux Blend 2009

Excellent QPR! Great vintage and maker definitely helped, but I was very impressed with this. Well balanced with good dark cherry fruit. I would say a nice mix of Bordeaux and Napa. Paired nicely with pork loin and cheese perogies. — 9 days ago

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Mike, Tom and 5 others liked this

Kirkland Signature

Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend 2015

Nose has dried cherry, dried rose petals, dark chocolate bar, ripe plum and distant cedar closet.
Palate has prune, dried cherry (unsweetened), dried raspberry, (light) canned plum tomato, grippy tannins and medium finish.
Honestly, much better than I was expecting, it's punching above the ~$23 price point; way to go Costco! I'll be intrigued to see if a 2016 version shows up, I'll surely be buying it, even if it's a little above this cost.
Decanted 3+ hours, paired with a whole chicken from the slow cooker, great.
— 6 days ago

Peter, David and 27 others liked this
Peter Sultan

Peter Sultan

Go Costco, go...
Severn Goodwin

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@Peter Sultan For real! If there's a 2016, or any 2016 BDX showing up at my Costco, I'll be buying several bottles! Generally I'm a one and done guy on Costco wines. Too much other stuff to enjoy already in the cellar.
Hugh O'Riordan

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I enjoy Costco wins also

Château Duhart Milon

Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend 2005

So well structured that you almost forget to note the flavors. If you can cognate how precisely Lafitte’s little sister is constructed, you will be rewarded with intense saddle leather, plum liqueur, wet stones and a light herbaceous finish. Merci à la famille Rothschild. — 9 days ago

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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 — 19 hours ago

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Shay, Brandon and 20 others liked this
David T

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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 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! 🍷🍷🍷🍷
— 7 days ago

P, Severn and 27 others liked this

Château Barde-Haut

Saint-Emilion Grand Cru 2006

Very good wine albeit a little pricey for the quality IMHO. Plush and smooth on the palate and cool nose of dried fruits, flowers & gravel. — 8 days ago

Alex, Serge and 1 other liked this

Château Nenin

Pomerol Red Bordeaux Blend 2007

I love finding a great wine from a poor vintage and here is one. Beautifully clean in the glass, vibrant, deep colour with a rounded inviting perfumed nose. Very smooth on the palate, tannins are fully integrated and a savoury start of peppers and truffle gives way to fruit, cedar, lavender and leather. Very drinkable and enjoyable, probably at the peak of its window given the vintage. As a side note, Chateau Nenin has aged this at their cellars until 2017 before shipping . Recommended if you’re having a Bordeaux night. — 13 days ago

Severn, Bob and 20 others liked this
David T

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When a Bordeaux vintage is classified as poor or difficult, I see opportunity & value pricing.