St. émilion, Libournais

Château Croix de la Nauve

Saint Emilion Red Bordeaux Blend 1982

Château Croix de la Nauve Saint Emilion 1982, Bordeaux, France

Time for
#MerlotThursday. Here is a gorgeous one from Bordeaux.

Dark brown in color with a wide copper rim.

Nose of cherries, blueberries, wood, licorice, spices, dark coffee, green tea, light barnyard, black pepper and tobacco.

Medium plus in body with medium acidity.

Dry on the palate with blueberries, cherries, plums, currants, oak, vanilla, licorice, cloves, herbs, earth, wet leaves, leather, light vegetables, spices, tobacco leaf, black tea, dark coffee and black pepper.

Medium finish with no tannins and cherries.

This Saint Emilion from a the great 1982 vintage is drinking very nicely now. Showing nice complexity and mouthfeel. Smooth, soft and elegant.

Not very earthy, which surprised me, and easy drinking. Simpler on the nose than on the palate, and still holds lots of fruits.

Good right out of the bottle and didn't need much to open up.

Good by itself or with food. I paired it with a charcuterie board of meats and cheeses.

91 points.
— 4 days ago

Iwan, Brandon and 30 others liked this

Château Fonroque

St. Émilion Red Bordeaux Blend 2009

Spectacular! I think I hit this one at its highest peak. Sweet, multi layered nose. Beautiful mouthfeel accompying our lamb roast. — 2 days ago

Byron, Mike and 11 others liked this

Château Canon

Saint-Émilion Red Bordeaux Blend 1950

Fresh with gnarly blackcurrant fruit. Lovely acidity and balance. Meatiness. Still fresh and punchy. Wow — 13 days ago

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Ceccherini, Keith and 11 others liked this

Château Bellefont-Belcier

St. Émilion Red Bordeaux Blend 2005

It's time for some #Merlot on this #MerlotThursday. Here is a nice one from Bordeaux.

Dark ruby in color with a wide brick/ reddish rim.

Nose of blueberries, black currants, wood, vanilla, vegetables, spices, tobacco, forest floor, nail polish remover, Indian spices and black pepper.

Full bodied with medium acidity and nice legs.

Dry on the palate with black currants, cherries, sweet raspberries, tobacco, cedar, leather, vanilla, vegetables, licorice, spices, dark chocolates, black pepper, peppercorn, tobacco, earth, green herbs and forest floor.

Medium plus in finish with firm tannins and tangy raspberries.

This is a very nice Right Bank Bordeaux. Probably has some flaw on the nose, but not corked. Much nicer on the palate.

This 15 year old from a great vintage, is rich and extracted with a lot of earth notes. Showing a nice mouthfeel with nice complexity.

Needs a few hours to open up properly. Drinking very nicely now, and will continue to evolve in the next 5 to 10 years.

Thank you Jesus for sharing this with me.

Good by itself or with food. I paired it with cheeses, crackers and fresh berries.

A blend of 70% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon. Aged for 16 months in Oak barrels

14.5% alcohol by volume.

92 points.

$60.
— 11 days ago

Peter, Daniel P. and 22 others liked this

Château Grand Mayne

Saint-Émilion Red Bordeaux Blend 2012

Merlot was king in 2012, balanced wine drinking well now with plenty of vanilla, raspberries, truffle and spice. Smooth with soft tannins and a light, spicy, leathery sweetness. This is really nice Bordeaux from an underrated vintage. — 15 days ago

Bob, Severn and 14 others liked this

Château Fleur Cardinale

Saint-Émilion Red Bordeaux Blend 2016

Black cherries, blueberries, vanilla, oak, dried sage, dark chocolate, full-bodied Merlot-based, right bank Bordeaux. Smooth tannins and great versatility. Vintage 2016. So delish! Oui, s'il vous plaît!
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#chateaufleurcardinale #merlotblend #rightbankbordeaux #stemiliongrandcru #oldworldwine
— 20 days ago

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Château Beau-Séjour Bécot

Saint-Émilion Red Bordeaux Blend 2012

Ken Z
9.2

Drank 2/16/20. Beautiful with a New York Strip.

No formal notes taken, but scents of plum, blackberry, mint, and tobacco. Flavors of black fruit. Nice balance, black fruit on the finish. Very nice. Ready to drink now, but will easily hold another 5 years.

92 pts
— 19 hours ago

Ken, Tom and 6 others liked this

Château Fonplégade

Saint-Émilion Grand Cru Red Bordeaux Blend 2010

Happy valentine's day aka my first date and engagement anniversary with my wife (got married in 2010). Big black and blue fruits with charcoal, mint, eucalyptus, and cedar along with tannins that are still showing fairly well. No rush, easily have a decade plus to go. — 3 days ago

Shay, David and 1 other liked this

Château Beauséjour

Héritiers Duffau-Lagarrosse Saint-Émilion Red Bordeaux Blend 2017

Delectable Wine
9.3

The 2017 Beauséjour Duffau-Lagarrosse in bottle offers a mélange of red and black fruit: cassis, raspberry coulis, veins of Valrona chocolate and a touch of crushed stone. It feels fresh and focused. The palate is medium-bodied with fine, saturated tannins. There is plenty of black fruit here laced with traces of marmalade and fig jam, perhaps a touch exotic considering the vintage but everything is controlled and focused on the finish. I would just like to see more personality here - maybe that will evolve with time? (Neal Martin, Vinous, February 2020)
— 5 days ago

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Château Leydet-Valentin

St. Émilion Grand Cru Merlot Cabernet Franc 2012

In a really nice place. Leads with graphite, then plum flavors, then some tart red fruit. — 8 days ago

Severn, Lyle and 9 others liked this