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
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
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
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
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
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
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