Excellent. Dark garnet robe, nice legs, tannins evident but resolved. Slow ox’d and drank with pork loin, which proved to be a smashing idea. Delicious. — 17 days ago
Last night I opened the 2016 Château Barde-Haut Saint Emilion Grand Cru. What an exquisite Right Bank Bordeaux a blend of 81% Merlot and 19% Cabernet Franc.
The nose has fragrant aromas of black cherry, black plum, black raspberry, fig, strawberry, chocolate, vanilla and damp earth.
The palate show luscious notes of black cherry, raspberry, green bell pepper, plum, herbaceous notes, black currant and crushed rock.
This wine is medium to full bodied, well balanced, rich fruited mouthfeel with medium + acidity and medium + fine tannins that lead into a black fruit finish. Again we are all preoccupied by the goings on of the events of the last several weeks that seem to be turning everyone into weak minded individuals. Please be strong, go about your lives as normal and most of all stay safe. Enjoy your wine and be good to each other. Nostrovia! 🍷🍷🍷🍷 — 14 days ago
It's time for some Merlot on this #MerlotThursday . Here's a nice one from Saint Emilion.
Dark ruby in color with a short brick/ reddish rim.
On the nose, blueberries, cherries, licorice, oak, vanilla, wildflowers, spices, peppercorn, pencil lead, dark earth and coffee. Not very powerful though.
Full bodied with medium acidity and nice legs.
Dry on the palate with cooked cherries, oak, licorice, spices, chocolates, tobacco, diet cola, coffee, earth, vegetables and wet leaves.
Medium minus on the finish with firm tannins and tangy cranberries.
This 8 year old is drinking nicely now, although not from a great vintage. Easy drinking with a nice mouthfeel and nice complexity. Showing some over ripen fruits, which might be a storage issue. A good food wine, though.
Needs a couple of hours to open up properly.
I had it blind, and called Right Bank Bordeaux 2011.
A blend of 50% Merlot, 40% Cabernet Franc and 10% Cabernet Franc. Aged in French oak barrels for 15 months.
13.5% alcohol by volume.
$100. — 16 days ago
Vintage 2005 / I wanted a comforting wine, so better choose an older one. I wanted a reliable wine, so choose a right bank Bordeaux. I wanted a wine that cheeres me up, so it became Saint Emilion. Lots of red fruit. Well ripened, velvety taste, spicyness. Paired with a Flemish stew and cauliflower gratin. I think this is my last bottle, the best tasted. — 3 days ago
This rich, golden, sweet wine smells like honey and dried apricots. There's a layer of earthy minerals, a chalkiness, that beautifully counterpoints the sweetness. On the palate, a viscous mouthfeel carries marmalade-like fruit flavors along on a subtle wave of acidity. This is dessert on its own, but why limit such a wonderful wine? Have it with hard cheese, almonds or a lobster roll. — 11 days ago
One of my favorite vintages of GL that I have had many times over the last few years. This has been fully mature & still holding showing red & black fruits, cedar, leather, earth, tar, forest floor, licorice & tobacco. One of the reasons why I love older Bordeaux! — 8 days ago
Survived my first full week of WFH. My two “office assistants” helping show this bottle. Really enjoying this beautiful full bodied Bordeaux. Blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot and the rest Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc. Dark inky color. Amazing nose. This is a gorgeous rich wine. It presents with a fresh silky mouthfeel. Black berries, licorice and black currant. One word - elegant! Perfect for a social distancing night. — 8 days ago
this Saint Julien was tight at open. Decanted and then sang w cherries, a touch of vegetal, followed by a slight note of cranberry, then maybe some baking spice and a dash of white pepper at finish. After an hour the cherries were still dominant upfront and the wine had a velvety mouthfeel with a touch of cocoa powder. Lesser white pepper notes to finish. — 11 days ago