St. Bernardus

Château Phélan Ségur

Saint-Estèphe Red Bordeaux Blend 2016

The 2016 is a blend of 55% Cabernet Sauvignon and 45% Merlot. Deep Ruby with aromas of Deep Ruby with aromas of dark fruits, cigar box spice and cedar notes. On the palate flavors of fresh blackberry and black cherry with cacao, tobacco and complex spice. Youthful firm tannins, well balanced on long finish, ending with earthy mineral elegance. Very nice. Tasted ’15 and ’16 side by side, ’16 slightly better, will age well. — 5 days ago

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Château Fonplégade

Saint-Émilion Grand Cru Red Bordeaux Blend 2011

Smelling this wine put such a smile on my face. A heavenly cacophony of dark red fruit, vanilla and cedar. On the palate, this is a very full bodied, virile Saint Emilion with lots of red fruits - cranberry, blackberry, cassis - and a wave of strong espresso, dark chocolate and vanilla.

Still incredibly youthful, very dry with abundant tannin and pitch-perfect acidity. Finish is very long. Impressive and seriously enjoyable stuff.
— 12 days ago

Lise, Keith and 5 others liked this

Vice Versa

Vice Versa Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

I love me some Vice Versa. The only thing better than the wine might be the people! Samantha and Patrice are amazing people, and Maayan and team Atelier Melka need no introductions. I am so happy to watch them succeed. Having purchased an estate property last year, we can’t wait to visit them in the future. Ok, back to the wine. While “im”patiently awaiting my single vineyard designates to age I am enjoying two of their lines, Le Petit Vice and the Napa Valley blend. While I prefer the 15s and 16s to the 17, the Napa Valley blend never fails to impress. More tasting notes next time. — 11 hours ago

Hanibal, Mike and 3 others liked this

Domaine des Pierres Sèches Sylvain Gauthier

Saint-Joseph Marsanne Roussanne 2016

I always love drinking this. A crazy sick value, an early drinker, consistent. Year in year out.

Nose is apricot skin. Almost a kiss of old Rieslingy aromatics. Super integrated. Lovely.

Palate is apricot and a kiss of honey. Pleasantly but not over the top rich. That’s the style. Juicy. Great acidic balance.

Bought from Fass selections.
— 3 days ago

Josh, Severn and 2 others liked this

Château Cos d'Estournel

Saint-Estèphe Red Bordeaux Blend 2004

Having had the coveted 2005 vintage just a few months ago, ‘04 is far more open and rewarding today. So seductive and captivating. Smoked meats, black fruits, balsamic glaze and hints of roasted sage leaves and tobacco. The tannins are integrated beautifully and the finish shows wonderful finesse, elegance and length. Gorgeous now but will continue to improve over the next 8-10 years. — 6 days ago

Ryan, Josh and 6 others liked this

Château Montrose

La Dame de Montrose Saint-Estèphe Red Bordeaux Blend 2009

1hr+ decant, would benefit from more. Dark red color. Nose was fairly tight, but contained dark fruit and tar. Wine displayed excellent texture and medium body. More fruit forward with cherries than French terroir. Medium plus finish. Always enjoyable and developed nicely with more air. Started at 94 and ended at 95. — 6 days ago

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Château Laforge

Saint-Émilion Red Bordeaux Blend 2010

Lovely cherry, strawberry and fine liquorice notes on the nose with supple round tannin that shows great depth. Needs a good hour to open up. Delicious merlot pairs well with a roasted lamb. — 9 days ago

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Severn Goodwin

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Whoa, that's a good lookin' roast you've got there... Worth a drive over the north border 😋
Sharon B

Sharon B

@Severn Goodwin I’ll be right behind you!
Muralee Murugesu

Muralee Murugesu

@servern goodwin ans @sharon B You are always welcome. I will fire up the big green egg.

Château Ducru-Beaucaillou

Saint-Julien Red Bordeaux Blend 1975

🏅 Rating 94+/100 (4,45⭐)

This is my 3rd and the last bottle over the past year. It definitely sits at its plateau now and fully awake. Difficult to say when the drinking window will close down. ⁣

Lots of energy and precision. Cabernet Sauvignon dominant. Perfumed black currant jam with leaves. Complex tertiary aromas make a beautiful bouquet. Balance of tannins, fruits and acidity at its perfection. Tannins have soften but not yet faded away.⁣

Undoubted 2nd Growth quality.
— 9 days ago

Alexander, Severn and 6 others liked this

Château Gruaud Larose

Saint-Julien Red Bordeaux Blend 1983

One of my favorite go to wines for a grilled steak & a great vintage for GL that is drinking beautifully. Perfectly stored btls match my more than 2 dozen tasting notes listed below. — 6 days ago

Martin, Ryan and 16 others liked this
Manny Abascal

Manny Abascal

Love the 82 but don’t know the 83. After seeing your numerous positive notes on this I really need to find some. Any suggestions on where to source it?
Ron Siegel

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The last 2 cases that I purchased have been owc’s bought at auction & were in perfect condition. I have found single btls at various retailers, Benchmark, HDH, K&L where conditions can vary. The 82 is legendary & priced accordingly but the 83 if found can be had at 1/4th the price. Cheers!

Château Gloria

Saint-Julien Red Bordeaux Blend 1982

Drink up! I liked the 1st glass better than the 2nd which says this wine needs to be consumed showing sweet red & black fruits on the palate with notes of cedar, leather, carob, forest floor & tobacco. — 10 days ago

Ryan, Alex and 12 others liked this