St. Andrea

Château Tour Saint-Christophe

Saint-Émilion Red Bordeaux Blend 2016

Blue and dark fruit with menthol, violets and slight notes of caramel and liquorice. That vivid and lush fruit is on thenpalate as well, a rich and full texture, envelopping and agreeable tannins make this wine approachable and impressive for that price, even if it’s not a grand right bank name.

Fruits noirs et bleus au nez, menthol, violettes et des notes légères de caramel et réglisse. En bouche ce fruit mur et éclatant se manifeste tout autant, une texture assez riche, pleine et des tannins enrobants et agréables. Impressionnant pour le prix sans être grand. 90-91
— 3 days ago

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Mario Vaillancourt

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Very true, we had a glass left on day two and it was great @Rob Brobst III

Château Villemaurine

St. Émilion Grand Cru Classé Red Bordeaux Blend 2018

2018 vintage. Owned by Belgian Justin Onclin, consulted by Hubert de Boüard. A spectacular effort. A blend of 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc. Classy nose with ripe red fruit, flowers and subtle cedar wood. Concentrated and very elegant, impressive depth, beautifully balanced with perfectly integrated alcohol (abv. 15 %) and a knock-out finish. Definitely up to Premier Grand Cru level. Highly recommended. — 8 days ago

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Château Angélus

St. Émilion Grand Cru Red Bordeaux Blend 1995

Purchased on futures from an owc. This needed some air to open showing a beautiful melange of dark cherry, plum & currant with notes of lead pencil, olive, chocolate, forest floor, violet & tobacco. Rich, med bodied that should drink well for many years — 9 days ago

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Château Ducru-Beaucaillou

Saint-Julien Red Bordeaux Blend 2008

3 hour decant (plenty of chunky/fine sediment). A prodigious inky dark magenta color. On the nose: blackberry, cedar, floral, pine, currants, and vanilla toast. Taste: A smooth, balanced medium plus body wine with blackberry, chocolate, earth, cigar box, and a minerally dark cherry long dry finish. DUCRU...still a 13% alc old world style treat. — 2 days ago

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Clos Fourtet

Saint-Émilion Red Bordeaux Blend 2009

Been looking forward to trying this producer for a while now. This was insanely concentrated and unfortunately the alcohol was very present. Could have been bottled yesterday. Probably need decades and I cant ever see it reaching its 100 point rating.
Served with coffee glazed short ribs and pomme puree.
— a day ago

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Rob Brobst III

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@Andrew McIntyre Yikes 😬 Are you a Merlot guy? Something we reference our Bordeaux palate to Cabernet Sauvignon. This approach leaves us feeling like there is something lacking when we drink French merlots. 🤷🏽‍♂️🤷🏽‍♂️ Maybe try it against other St. Emilion bottles? I almost want to recommend a head-to-head with Cheval Blanc. 💯😊🍷 of course if you do... I’d want to be there.✌🏼🤘🏼🎉
Andrew McIntyre

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I do love a good Merlot which added somewhat to the disappointment. Cheval Blanc or Angelus are far better balanced and silky. This was a punch to the face! I like the idea of that head-to-head though!

Château Gloria

Saint-Julien Red Bordeaux Blend 2009


Dark ruby in color with a wide reddish rim. Not showing much age.

Nice nose of blueberries, blackberries, black plums, cooked cherries, oak, licorice, spices, coffee, light vegetables, herbs, light vanilla, tobacco leaf, pencil lead, black pepper and light medicine.

Full bodied and smooth with medium acidity and long legs.

Dry on the palate with blackberries, black currants, plums, cooked cherries, oak, licorice, cloves, earth, light vegetables, pencil lead, coffee, dark chocolates and peppercorn.

Long finish with round tannins and coffee notes.

This is a nicely aged Bordeaux from the great 2009 vintage. Showing a great nose and mouthfeel.

Elegant with lots of fruits. Nicely balanced with nice complexity.

Needs a couple of hours to open up properly and show its pretty nose, so be patient. Tannins come in after 90 minutes.

Robert Parker 93 points.

Will continue to age nicely in the next 5 to 10 years.

Tasty and spicy. A delicious wine.

13.5% alcohol by volume.

93 points.

— 13 days ago

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Château Lilian Ladouys

Saint Estèphe Red Bordeaux Blend 2015

2018 vintage. This estate was bought by Jacky Lorenzetti in 2007 and the investments are paying off (see also the spectacular quality improvement at their Pauillac estate Pédesclaux). While previous vintages featured a majority of Merlot, this 2018 is a blend of 59% Cabernet Sauvignon, 37%. Merlot and 4% Petit Verdot. This might very well be the best vintage to date for Lilian Ladouys in a year where Jacky's daughter Manon joined the business. She is highly devoted to organic farming and the Lorenzetti estates are now officially in conversion to organic. Moreover, Lilian Ladouys was promoted to "Cru Bourgeois Exceptionnel" status in 2020. An estate to watch and the wines are very affordable too at around 20 euros. Classic nose with ripe cassis and cedar wood, intertwined with a fresh minty aroma. In the mouth the fruit is concentrated and layered with amazing freshness and a solid ripe tannin structure that make the alcohol (abv. 14,5%) go unnoticed. Long mineral finish. Highly recommended. Still very young, give it time to open up or decant. Should age beautifully for at least 15 years. — 13 days ago

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Château Clos St. Martin

St. Émilion Red Bordeaux Blend 2008

Dark, sturdy, spicy, inky and oaky.
This feels very young and masculine.
Great acidity, sweet tobacco, breadcrust and chocolate shavings. I suspect (or hope..) there’s a lot of fruit present down there.
Wait another 2 years.
— a day ago

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Château Lalande-Borie

Saint-Julien Red Bordeaux Blend 2015

Deep red, subdued nose with pepper, potato, and soil. Medium body, medium plus alcohol, not showing too much on the palate, but otherwise nicely balanced. Good, not very good.

90 points
— 2 days ago

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Château Lafon-Rochet

Saint-Estèphe Red Bordeaux Blend 1999

Vintage 1999 | deep colour 3/4 transparant with brown rim, earthy smell with dried forrest leaves, red cherries and a light truffle expression. Silky taste, no need to keep this wine that is á Point now. Lovely that the wine delivers. Paired with a shitake chestnut mushrooms toast, venison beef and a salad. — a day ago

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Jay Kline

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Lovely producer.