The 2015 Canon has a tightly wound bouquet with mineral rich black fruit, raspberry coulis, rose
petal and desiccated orange peel. It takes time to come together, but it does. The palate is well defined, very focused with fine minerality. This is discreet but beautifully balanced, clean and precise with a sense of energy and precision on the finish. It is less showy than its peers at the moment, which
explains why I am more parsimonious with my score. Yet the potential is locked inside this wine and it will aspire toward perfection with a decade in bottle.Tasted blind at the Southwold 2015 Bordeaux tasting. (Neal Martin, Vinous, July 2019) — 8 days ago
Tuesday evening and the wine I have chosen tonight is the 2015 Château Franc Mayne St. Emilion. I picked this wine up last week and wanted to try it last week but things came up that I had to attend to. This wine is 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernat Franc, a very typical Right Bank Bordeaux.
On the nose there a notes of black cherry, blackberry, ripe plum, black currant charred oak and wet gravel.
On the palate are beautiful notes of, black cherry, blackberry, boysenberry, black currant, bell pepper and wet crushed rock.
This is a complex medium to full bodied wine with medium acidity and mesium+ fine mouth coating tannins that leads to a long fresh dark fruit finish. A beautiful week is ahead and we ha a lot of people that won't know what to do with themselves. Have a wonderful week ahead, just remember to keep yourselves safe. Nostrovia! 🍷🍷🍷🍷 — 22 days ago
This was my last bottle out of a six pack from Saint Emilion that I bought back in 2011, this wine was simply lovely and really evolved over the course of the last decade, showing the greatness of the 2009 vintage in Bordeaux. As greatness is showed on the less famous wines of the vintage not on first growth who have unlimited resources. Really elegant, balanced and delicious, lovely notes of earth, black fruits and coffee, with a touch of minerals. My score 90, drink to 2021 — 22 days ago
The 2015 Tertre-Rôteboeuf has a sumptuous, decadent and multi-layered bouquet with
billowing black cherries, blueberry, crème de cassis and violet aromas that are hedonistic and irresistible. The palate is full-bodied with a lot of extraction: chocolate-tinged black fruit, sweet and candied with veins of peppermint toward the no-holds barred finish. A powerhouse of a Saint Émilion, I was initially prudent with my score but the manner in which it coalesces in the glass is convincing. Tasted blind at the Southwold 2015 Bordeaux tasting. (Neal Martin, Vinous, July 2019) — 8 days ago
This was so good that we did two of them. This might be the best value I’ve had in Bordeaux in the past four or five years. Cedar, cherry, smooth as a baby’s bottom and yet - some ripe acidity! Win. Would buy a case or two if see it again. — 5 days ago
Challenging vintage be damned! After a solid hour and a half of breathing this wine was opulent and seductive. Smooth dark fruit and lingering finish made for a wonderful sipping experience. Not to mention they were enjoyed on a French terrace which improved the overall experience. 🤙🏻👌😎 — 8 days ago
The weekend before the 4th of July has crept up on us and I have opened a gift given to me from my oldest son from this past Christmas. The 2015 Château Fombrauge from St. Emilion. A Right Bank Bordeaux is a blend of 93% Merlot and 7% Cabernet Franc.
On the nose is very expressive black cherry, black plum, blackberry, black currant, chocolate, graphite, cedar box, vanilla, violets and faint oak.
The palate is a myriad of opulence with black cherry, blackberry, black plum, bell pepper, spices, black currant and graphite.
This wine is full bodied with a silky mouth feel, medium + acidity and medium + fine tannins that lead into a long beautiful black fruit finish. Have a wonderful weekend and please be safe. Nostrovia! 🍷🍷🍷🍷 — 19 days ago