Red Bordeaux Blend

Château Smith Haut Lafitte

Pessac-Léognan Red Bordeaux Blend 2012

It is Friday night and what better way to celebrate the start of the weekend then with a Bordeaux. I can't think of one. This 2012 Château Smith Haut Lafitte is a fine example of what I have come to love about Bordeaux. The blend is 55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot, 4% Cabernet Franc and 1% Petit Verdot.

The nose has that rich black fruit of black plum, black cherry, blueberry, black currant, a touch of strawberry, violet, black pepper, sweet tobacco leaf, graphite and some nice soil.

Upon entry onto the palate there is a smooth creamy sweetness, black cherry, blackberry, blueberry, black currant, tobacco, spice, graphite and a rich earthy soil.

The wine is full has a full body mouth feel, a medium + fresh acidity with medium + round mouth coating tannins that transitions right into a long lasting finish. My kind of Bordeaux setting up a start to an expected beautiful weekend. Please enjoy yourselves this weekend and be safe. Nostrovia! 🍷🍷🍷🍷
— 5 days ago

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Château Pontet-Canet

Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend 2001

Opened briefly - then closed down hard. Some clovey Brett nuances over a ripe plum-and-cassis nose. Still somewhat primary but no noticeable oak taint. Needs a decade to come around — 7 days ago

Phil, David and 14 others liked this

Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande

Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend 1986

A wonderful wine. In the secondary and tertiary flavor stages which were fun to discover and harmonious. A silky elegance holds it together. — 3 days ago

Ira, Mike and 24 others liked this

Château de Camarsac (Thierry Lurton)

Red Bordeaux Blend 2014

Color of hazy bloody red mixed with brown and abut purple note. Nose is nice with ripe cranberries, and anise. Taste is also very pleasant, light yet full of flavors. Taste of medicinal herbs, cocoa, vanilla, cranberry, peppery, and anise. Aftertaste is medium Ling with good tannins, and some sweet note. I enjoy her very much. — 15 days ago

Mike, Bill and 4 others liked this

Château Trotanoy

Pomerol Red Bordeaux Blend 1993

Great producer in an off vintage that is still going strong at 24 yrs. Red berry fruits, cedar, leather, tobacco, mineral & black pepper. Just reaching full maturity with a nice balance & finish. — 6 days ago

Tom, "Odedi" and 6 others liked this

Château Latour

Le Pauillac de Chateau Latour Red Bordeaux Blend 1989

Robert Cunningham

From 6L bottles. Full, Rich tannic structure with nice classic Latour character. Unfortunately outshone by the 6L 1989 Chateau Margaux, which was just more elegant and balanced and perfumed — 8 days ago

Keith, Leo and 5 others liked this

Château Margaux

Margaux Du Chateau Red Bordeaux Blend 1989

Purchased on futures in 2000 for $60 btl. Wanted to try tonight so I cracked open the OWC. With an hour decant this was elegant, floral & lighter in weight with notes of blackberry, cassis, cedar, leather, truffle, graphite, tobacco & violets. — 11 days ago

Tom, Jeff and 22 others liked this

Château Mouton Rothschild

Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend 1994

In today's Oasis of fine wine, this 1994 was Definitely Maybe a Rock 'n' Roll Star that was clearly made by a Shakermaker to Live Forever. Whether Up in the Sky or in Columbia, people will recognize this as a Supersonic wine, particularly for the otherwise difficult vintage where the rains did indeed Bring It on Down, driving winemakers to Cigarettes & Alcohol. The soft tannins would make for flexible pairing choices for Digsy's Dinner; this Mouton Rothschild could be Married with Children's chicken nuggets and be just great. — 13 days ago

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It’s time to acquiesce and drink another bottle

Château Lafite Rothschild

Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend 1947

Seventy years have passed since this wine was made. It is hard to imagine how the winemakers of the day could have focused on things like pump-overs when their country had just been through hell and back. But I'm glad they could and did because this wine is delicious. Shadows of red fruit upon layers of black tea, vanilla and pine. This was a very rare treat indeed. — 13 days ago

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James, Eric and 23 others liked this
Bill Bender

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Wow!!! @James Forsyth congrats stud. I know the ‘47 Cheval Blanc is supposed to still be drinking cool to see the Lafite killing too. Special night for you.
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A real treat!

The Winemakers' Collection

Cuvée No. 1 Michel Rolland Haut-Médoc Red Bordeaux Blend 2005

63% Merlot, 37% Cabernet Sauvignon. Dark fruit, cassis, charcoal, cedar, iodine, brett, tobacco, and chocolate, with a damp truffle edge. Still noticeably backward after an hour, but starting to ease up a little. — 4 days ago

Daniel, Anthony De and 12 others liked this