St Hallett

St Hallett

Blockhead Barossa Shiraz Grenache 2017

New St Hallet offering - Medium to full, plum/raspberry with ripe tannin giving it substance. An easy crowd pleaser. Street price @ $20/bottle. — 20 days ago

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Château Cos d'Estournel

Saint-Estèphe Red Bordeaux Blend 2002

Shay A
9.3

Weekly Wine Committee. 1 sparkler, 3-4 whites, 3-4 reds and 1 dessert wine format. Served blind.

I called this left bank Bordeaux from the get go. It showed a ripe side at first but quickly settled in to some saddle leather, pepper, tar, tobacco and bay leaf. Power is in the mid palate and finish here as tannins were still strong. Black tea, black cherry, oak and a streak of greeness down the palate. No rush.
— 8 days ago

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Bryan Kesting

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@Shay A : Hey Shay, I know you gave me this info before but what is the absolute best place in Fort Worth to get wines that are allocated? Wines you won’t find everywhere. Also, are you all getting together for wine sometime tomorrow? I’m flying in for dads weekend and may be able to stop by, depending on the timing.
Shay A

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@Bryan Kesting : I’d say between Ellerbe’s and Kent & Co, those are your best bets. And, coincidentally, they are down the street from each other off of Magnolia. Ellerbe’s is a local high end restaurant that has a small wine shop and Kent & Co is a high end wine bar. Both have hidden gems and some big hitters.
As for tomorrow, a small group may meet at Classic. Tomorrow is actually my birthday so there’s a chance a get together will happen earlier in the day (the wine storage place’s social room is reserved after 5PM, so sometimes we meet from 2-5). Shoot me an email if you find yourself free. Shay.Aldriedge at gmail.com

Château Ducru-Beaucaillou

Saint-Julien Red Bordeaux Blend 1961

#1961 #ducrubeaucaillou was singing with all the fruit you would expect from a 20 year old wine. Amazing bottle shared by our favorite boss man teacher #perryfoto — 2 days ago

Rebecca LoewyScott Domer
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Château Teyssier

Le Dôme Saint-Emilion Red Bordeaux Blend 2008

Shay A
9.3

Today was my annual hosting of the Wednesday Wine Committee. There was 1 sparkler, 3 whites, 4 reds and 1 dessert, all provided by me. Tasted blind, as always.

Wine number four in a flight of four Cabernet francs. Bordeaux is all over this (as it should be) with the more delicate and savory herbal notes next to some leather and pepper spice. This is probably beginning it’s prime drinking window (where I’m sure it will remain for a good while). Showed a lot of complexity. Most guessed left bank cab blend. Not very tannic, solid acidity. Old plum, black cherry core and dusty graham cracker highlight the aromatics. There is a mix of red and black licorice on the palate next to bay leaf and cocoa dusted dates which works really well.
— a day ago

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Mark Flesher

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Bam! Nice one @Shay A
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@David T : I had the ‘10 a year ago and it was just spectacular. I wish I had one to try in a few more years.

@Mark Flesher : This was tasting really solid today. It was one of the bottles we bought from JJB. Saw your note from opening one of these a few months ago and I figured I’d roll the dice. Wish I had another!
John Van Trijp

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@Shay A @David T the 08 is good but “average”. 2009 is a real step up and till now they maintain that high level year after year (11 and 13 are less)

Château Lassègue

Saint Émilion Red Bordeaux Blend 2005

Damp forest floor and mushrooms on open. A 30 minute decant helped this wine blossom into tart cherry, old leather and a bit of cigar box. Med tannins. Dark chocolate and spice hold thru the velvety finish. Still evolving and great value on an extensive list — 6 days ago

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Château Barde-Haut

Saint-Émilion Red Bordeaux Blend 1997

This very nice 22 year old Saint Emilion is still drinking nicely with lots of complexity and a gentle mouthfeel.

Showing blue and black fruits with lots of earth notes, dark coffee, forest floor, wood and earth.

Medium plus in body with medium plus acidity.

Nice length on the finish with round tannins and tangy cranberries.

Needs 90 minutes to open up properly.

A right bank Bordeaux off vintage, that is very yummy. That's a good score.

I've had the 2014 not too long ago, and it is worth putting it down for 15 years, especially if you get the 2015.

12.5% alcohol by volume.

91 points.
— 15 days ago

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Owned by an actress named Bridget. Bridget Bard-Haut. 😂

Chateau Grand Barrail Lamarzelle Figeac

Saint-Émilion Red Bordeaux Blend 2009

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9.0

The #Bordeaux 2009 vintage was legendary and this lovely Saint Emilion is another example. Not a big wine, yet delicious, elegant and complex, lovely notes of : oak , tobacco ,plum , cherry cedar wood, cassis, minerals, pencil shavings, graphite, mint and bell pepper, medium to full body with lovely tannins and an elegant finish. Starting to show its full potential. My score 90, drink to 2023 — 4 days ago

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Domaine de la Croix Senaillet

Les Buis Saint-Veran Chardonnay 2015

College baseball and a nice Maconnais white. Nose is very deep, with wet limestone minerality, and pear fruit augmented by a clean sweaty note. Nice depth of flavor, with pear skin fruit and dark minerality in equal measure. Very good length and some nice acidity peeks though at the very end (unusual for the Maconnais). Fantastic value, and in the top 1% of wines from this region. — 9 days ago

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Virginie de Valandraud

St. Émilion Red Bordeaux Blend 2015

No formal notes but a superb rive droite nose, a perfectly balanced palate with a bright fruit and some wood and vanilla yes but not overwhelming and rather well integrated already. Long finish with currant and vanilla. Great effort — a day ago

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Château Pavie

Saint-Èmilion Grand Cru Red Bordeaux Blend 2000

Quite dense and sticky. An almost syrupy blast of dark red fruit, with underlying dark blue fruit. Intense and loaded. Not sure about this stylistically but it certainly has presence. — 2 days ago

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David McNally

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What to say? Big. Extracted. Yes. Balanced? More or less. Enjoyable? Yeah, if you like this style of wine. I do not, and hope it has the guts to age like a regular Bordeaux and not a cult Cali cab
9.2