St. Clair Winery

Domaine Bruno Clair

Clos St. Jacques Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Pinot Noir 2017

Cathy Corison

La Paulée webinar. Leaner and more mineral than the Jadot. So complex and aromatic. — 5 days ago

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Château Lagrange

Saint-Julien Red Bordeaux Blend 2000

Nice classic-ish Bordeaux. Decanted for 1.5h. Overall just missing an extra level - either slightly restrained still, or perhaps past its prime. Lots of classic pepper and earth and subtle red fruit on the nose. Tannins are relatively integrated but perhaps very slightly “chunky”. Acid is there on the finish, which is decently long. Nice with grilled lamb kebabs. Overall solid but definitely underperformed expectations especially for an SJ (favorite left bank appellation). — a day ago

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Better at 5h of air.
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@Pooneet K has been a while but had lunch at the estate in 2003 and they showed wines back to the 50’s and nothing seemed old.
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Yeah as the night went on I came around more to the view that it just needed more air. We have a couple other bottles I think, shall see.

Château Angélus

St. Émilion Grand Cru Red Bordeaux Blend 1989

1989 vintage. Ain’t getting any better but in a good holding pattern. So many subtleties in the nose that ultimately didn't follow through in the flavor profile. Elegance and class still shining through however. Analysis: Drink it up! — 19 hours ago

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Château Bellefont-Belcier

St. Émilion Red Bordeaux Blend 2018

It’s time for some Merlot on this#MerlotThursday.

Ruby in color with a wide reddish rim.

On the nose, plums, black currants, strawberries, sweet cherries, light cedar, licorice, vanilla, earth, herbs, chocolates, tobacco, spices, dark coffee and black pepper.

Medium plus in body and soft, with medium acidity and long legs.

Dry on the palate with currants, black plums, cherries, oak, light vanilla, spices, dark chocolates, coffee, peppercorn, earth, light vegetables and herbs.

Medium finish with fine tannins, tangy raspberries and peppercorn.

This young Bordeaux from Saint Émilion is already showing nice complexity with a nice mouthfeel.

Tasty and interesting. Tangy and rich. Needs a couple of hours to open up properly.

Still young, but starting to drink nicely now. I am surprised of how approachable it is already. Still a little unbalanced, and needs another few years in the bottle to mature properly. Would be nice to revisit it in 5 years.

This 2018 vintage is showing a lot of potential. A little lighter than the 2016 I had a couple of weeks ago.

A good quality wine that will age nicely in the next 15 to 20 years.

I paired it with Brie cheese and crackers.

A blend of 68% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon.

14.5% alcohol by volume.

90 points.

— 17 days ago

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Château Léoville-Las Cases

Grand Vin de Leoville du Marquis de las Cases Saint-Julien Red Bordeaux Blend 2005

In my mind, there’s no better way to celebrate another trip around the sun than with loved ones, watching the sunset, while sharing a delicious meal and wine pairing. This evening hits the mark!

This wine is a 2nd growth Saint-Julien from the Médoc, left bank, region of Bordeaux, France. When I say 2nd growth, that means the Château from which this wine hails received the second highest quality designation as of part of the “1855 Classification” that took place during the Universal Expedition in Paris in 1855. This quality designation remains intact today despite the centuries that have passed.

This wine is clear with a deep ruby hue and garnet rim variation. On the nose this wine has medium intensity(+) of developing aromas with a large focus on blackberry, fig, cassis, prune, potpourri, incense, anise, cedar, vanilla, clove, nutmeg, earth, leather, and tobacco. On the palate this wine is dry. It has medium acidity, a medium(+) body, medium alcohol, high tannins, and medium intensity in flavors consistent with the nose. The finish is long.

Interestingly, the fermentation took place in various vessels, including those made from oak, steel, and concrete and then this wine aged in oak barriques (small oak vessels) until it was ready for bottling.

It was also cellared at the Château from harvest until shipping in 2015.

Château Léonville, Grand Vin de Léonville du Marquis de Las Cases, Saint-Julien, Médoc. Vintage 2005. ABV 13%.

This wine has complexity, balance, structure, and length. It’s outstanding. I’m not surprised to see a 100-point rating from Wine Spectator. Thank you @Deke for the amazing Birthday selection!
— 4 days ago

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Merci, vous aussi
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Happy Birthday.


@Bob McDonald Many thanks!! 🙏 Cheers 🥂

Château Cos d'Estournel

Les Pagodes de Cos Saint-Estéphe Red Bordeaux Blend 2009

Starting the week off right with the second bottle from Chateau Cos d'Estournel the 2009 Les Pagodes de Cos. This is a blend of 69% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot and 1% Petit Verdot.

On the nose there is black cherry, blackberry, plum, black currant, cassis, green bell pepper, chocolate, violets, cedar, spice, and earth.

On the palate I am able to get notes of black cherry, blackberry, black plum, cassis, green bell pepper, asian spice, tobacco and earth.

This a beautiful full bodied smooth fresh mouthfeel with medium + to high acidity and medium + to high mouth coating grippy sweet tannins that lead into a long dark fruit spicy earth finish. What a great way to start the week. This second bottle would be a classic first anytime. Have a great week ahead and pleas stay healthy and safe. Nostrovia! 🍷🍷🍷🍷
— 13 days ago

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Château Meyney

Saint-Estèphe Red Bordeaux Blend 2010


Needs decanting or time in the glass to fully express itself. At first pour it was all about black olives and chewiness and then over time the ripe black plums and cherries appeared and things mellowed out in a good way. #bordeaux #claret #stestephe #leftbank #leftbankbordeaux — 9 days ago

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Château Montrose

La Dame de Montrose Saint-Estèphe Red Bordeaux Blend 2018

Tonight I have opened the 2018 Château Montrose La Dame de Montrose. This wine is from the left bank of Bordeaux, St.Estephe. A blend of 52% Merlot, 39% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Petit Verdot and 4% Cabernet Franc.

The nose hase very expressive notes of black cherry, blackberry, blueberry, blaxk currant, herbaceous notes, violets, chocolate and mint.

The palates gives us notes of black cherry, blackberry, black currant, bell pepper, graphite and underbrush.

This wine is medium to full bodied with a silky, velvety mouthfeel and beautifully balanced, medium+ acidity and medium+ polished tannins that move seamlessly into a long dark fruit spicy finish. Well, Happy Birthday to me. This is the wine I chose to have even though it was four days after my birth date. I wish everyone a healthy and safe weekend. Nostrovia! 🍷🍷🍷🍷
— 21 hours ago

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@Daniel P. Drake Happy Birthday! 🥳 🎂🍷
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Happy Birthday!!!
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Thank you @Dawn E. and @Severn Goodwin always appreciated!👍

Château Cos d'Estournel

Saint-Estèphe Red Bordeaux Blend 2003

Celebrating Mother’s Day and our son’s 18th b-day with a 2003 Cos. A beautiful crimson red with definite bricking. A very fragrant nose filling the senses with a perfume raspberry dark plumb, stewed meat , and cedar, pine-menthol and lingering notes of a vanilla forest floor. Creamy and rich in flavor; a juicy layered fresh feel on the palate. Flavors of dark raspberry-cherry mint spice, pencil lead tobacco with a smokey earthy chocolate-coffee long finish, yum, yum!! A great wine to celebrate today m honor of our son! — 7 days ago

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Château du Parc

Saint-Émilion Grand Cru Red Bordeaux Blend

2015 vintage. This 5.5 hectare estate was owned by famous consultant Alain Raynaud who sold it in 2016 to Tom Sullivan. Mainly Merlot with 20% Cabernet Franc. Attractive nose with red fruits, cedar wood and a hint of truffle. Structured, a little severe still, but good balance and complexity. Will benefit from further bottle ageing. Decanting recommended if you want to enjoy it now. — 9 days ago

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