St. Andrea

Château Pavie Macquin

Saint-Émilion Red Bordeaux Blend 2018

Decanted for a couple hours. High expectations.

NOSE: branches and brambly fruit … raspberry … a little leather and shoe polish … cassis … blueberry … old book (but not must, mid-century) … minerals and earth … something very fresh … leaves …

TASTE: elegant and subtle. Smooth. Dark fruits and leaves and smooth tannins. Black raspberry. Distinct minerals - clay, stones. Something very fresh, like fresh cut herbs or spices - but not green ones. Turkish coffee? There’s some very complex range of spices I can’t quite get to … cardamom is in there. Burnt orange. A dash of rose petal. A real treat. Started subtle, then once I had a bit to eat, began to explode. 95

EDIT: I believe this is the highest rating I have handed out for a red wine. It’s good.
— 2 days ago

Dawn, LM and 7 others liked this

Château Lafon-Rochet

Saint-Estèphe Red Bordeaux Blend 2017

The deep ruby colored Château Lafon-Rochet 2017 reveals aromas of blackcurrant, black cherries, red and black plum, cedar wood, mint and wet leafes. The palate is medium to full bodied, balanced by good acidity, decent fruit concentration and grippy tannins. Well made but fails to deliver a lasting impression. Drink from 2024 until 2037. — 2 days ago

Tom and Ted liked this

Château Meyney

Saint-Estèphe Red Bordeaux Blend 2015

Like a spicy hot chocolate. Pepper, graphite and fruity nose. Blackberry, licorice, spice and toasted sugar. Medium tannins — 2 days ago

Château Léoville-Las Cases

Clos du Marquis Saint-Julien Red Bordeaux Blend 2015

A blend of 66% Cab Sauv, 31% Merlot and 3% Cab Franc, deep Ruby with aromas of black fruit and floral aromas. On the palate blackberry, currant and plum flavors with cacao and oak notes. Fine tannins, long finish, good balance ending with fruit, cacao, tobacco, earthy herbs and cedar notes. — 6 days ago

Dawn, Anthony and 9 others liked this

Château Lagrange

Saint-Julien Red Bordeaux Blend 2016

2016 vintage. Very balanced , very tasty, long finish.
Deep garnet, aromatic, medium body, some plum and tobacco notes. Excellent value.
— 12 days ago

Daniel, John and 11 others liked this

Château Branaire (Duluc-Ducru)

St. Julien Red Bordeaux Blend 2010

Blackish purple robe, nose of cigar box, asphalt, blackcurrant and a hint of black pepper and spices. Medium bodied and very velvety, good length. Ready now but no rush. A really good bottle from a vintage we dont particularly like. — a month ago

Adriana Pagliano
with Adriana
Adriana, Severn and 8 others liked this

Château Cos d'Estournel

Saint-Estèphe Red Bordeaux Blend 1982

Excellent start to fall with 82’ Cos. Perfume of cassis, old library and saddle leather gives way to an unctuous palate - cassis, hoisin, bacon, animal, tobacco and the classic Cos silky tannins. Excellent wine. — 3 days ago

Sagee, Ira and 17 others liked this

Château Cheval Blanc

St. Émilion Red Bordeaux Blend 2000

Delicious plummy fruit. Soft and supple and silly in the mouth. Plums, iron, damson. Very opulent but still a little contained. All the 2000’s need a bit more time to really shine. — 13 days ago

BOT Gregg GMatt Lichtenberg
with BOT, Gregg and 2 others
Jan, Douglas and 20 others liked this

Château Gloria

Saint-Julien Red Bordeaux Blend 2018

Yum. Juicy. Balanced. Get more. — a day ago

Iwan, Ted and 3 others liked this

Château Talbot

Saint-Julien Red Bordeaux Blend 1983

No formal notes. Floral/leather/camphor. Wonderful with lamb. — 16 days ago

Alsu ShakirovaGeoff Franz
with Alsu and Geoff
Geoff, Pooneet and 9 others liked this