St. émilion, Libournais

Château Bellefont-Belcier

St. Émilion Red Bordeaux Blend 2016

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! 🍷🍷🍷🍷
— 12 days ago

P, Severn and 28 others liked this

Château Larcis Ducasse

Saint-Émilion Red Bordeaux Blend 2005

Still very youthful & tight like most 05’s showing lots of black fruits, graphite, licorice & violets. Not sure this will rise to reach RP 100 pt score but will need a min of another 5 - 10 years. — 11 days ago

Tom, David and 12 others liked this
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Recently auctioned my bottles for double what I paid.
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Nice!

Château Rol Valentin

St. Émilion Red Bordeaux Blend 2005

A beautiful older Bordeaux, with soft tannins and fruit in the background. It’s time to drink this wine. — 3 days ago

Cindy blandino
with Cindy

Château Le Grand Faurie

St. Émilion Grand Cru 2012

Strolled into Trader Joe’s; the shelf was stocked with this. Couldn’t believe it. Picked up another half case. This is a phenomenal bordeaux and one of the best QPRs around. Haven’t tasted in a year and it’s just as memorable. Lots of great mushroom and sweaty gym socks with a dusty, tannic finish. Perfect example of a phenomenal wine at sub-$20 that drinks at 3-4x the price. — 17 days ago

Daniel, Steve and 5 others liked this
Ken Z

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@JJ Lumia , I have no experience with this producer. You obviously enjoyed it. Drinking well now?
JJ Lumia

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Totally. Drink up!

Château La Mondotte

Comtes de Neipperg Red Bordeaux Blend 1998

This was the star of Thanksgiving. The barnyard nose was (strangely) inviting with hints of white pepper. But the flavor... oh the flavor, was excellent. We let this breathe for an hour and could/should have let it breathe for another hour. The flavors changed from spices and cherry to smooth cola. A very long finish of pepper, toast and liquid smoke. — 13 days ago

Andy Francis
with Andy
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Château Ripeau

St. Émilion Grand Cru Red Bordeaux Blend 2015

I get the hype. A nice blend of Napa fruit and Bordeaux structure. Lots of oak. — 5 days ago

Château Cheval Blanc

St. Émilion Red Bordeaux Blend 1990

Delectable Wine
9.8

The 1990 Cheval Blanc is a vintage that once upon a time I drank regularly, although I had not seen it since March 2016. Poured against the 1990 Lafite-Rothschild, this is the clear winner. Still youthful in color with modest bricking. The bouquet explodes from the glass with kirsch, mulberry, antique furniture and black truffle scents. With aeration it becomes more savory, the Cabernet Franc wanting to see more of the olfactory action. The palate is medium-bodied and comes equipped with a stunning velvety texture. This Saint-Émilion feels spherical, conveying a sense of controlled decadence but avoiding any ostentation. This is as good a bottle as I have encountered over the years. Brilliant. Tasted at Noble Rot's “Xmas” dinner. (Neal Martin, Vinous, December 2019)
— 6 days ago

Daniel liked this

Château Figeac

St. Émilion Red Bordeaux Blend 1990

Still had a fair amount of fruit after 30 yrs. Very nice Thanksgiving wine — 13 days ago

Brian, leon and 6 others liked this

Château Maison Blanche

Montagne Saint-Émilion Red Bordeaux Blend 2008

Please, drink more Bordeaux. And then drink more white Bordeaux. This kills — 8 days ago

Chris, Keith and 2 others liked this

Château L'Arrosée

Saint-Émilion Red Bordeaux Blend 1982

The 1982 is very nice right now. Black cherry and cigar tobacco in in the nose. Soft rich full fruit flavor with vibrant acidity. Very nice now but will hold up for a few years to come. Long bright finish. Lovey wine. — 15 days ago