St. Gabriel

Château Phélan Ségur

Saint-Estèphe Red Bordeaux Blend 2018

Over the weekend I opened the 2018 Château Pgélan Ségur Saint-Estèphe Left Bank Bordeaux. A blend of 57% Cabernet Sauvignon and 43% Merlot.

On the nose was very expressive and floral, black cherry, blackberry, fig, black currant, licorice, creamy chocolate, iron, violets and earth.

On the palate was black cherry, blackberry, black plum, black currant, licorice, spice, minerality, light oak, herbal and dark rich earth.

This is a full bodied wine wiyg smooth fresh mouthfeel mouthwatering medium + acidity and medium + grainy tannins that leaves you with a long black fruit earthy graphite finish. This is a beautiful wine and worth the price. You can drink now or cellar for a later date. Have a wonderful week ahead and please stay safe and healthy. Nostrovia! 🍷🍷🍷🍷🍷
— 5 days ago

Shay, Sharon and 26 others liked this

Château Gruaud Larose

Sarget de Gruaud Larose Saint-Julien Red Bordeaux Blend 2017

Deep Ruby with rich fruit aromas. Don’t be fooled by the easy fruitiness of this delicious wine, look underneath the palate shows blackberry flavors with a meaty tannic structure. Rich, long ending, starting to taste well, will age for another decade. and dense, it promises considerable aging. — a day ago

Josh, Anthony and 1 other liked this

Château Bellefont-Belcier

St. Émilion Red Bordeaux Blend 2018

It’s time for some Merlot on this #MerlotThursday. Here's a delicious one from Saint Emilion.

Dark ruby in color with a short purple rim.

Fruity nose of blackcurrants, black plums, vanilla, dark coffee, oak, chocolates, fresh herbs, tobacco leaf, light black tea and black pepper.

Full-bodied and soft with medium acidity.

Dry on the palate with black currants, plums, cooked cherries, oak, earth, vanilla, licorice, spices, peppercorn, tobacco, chocolates and dark coffee.

Nice length on the finish with soft tannins and tangy raspberries.

This is a very tasty Merlot based red blend from Bordeaux. Showing nice complexity with a nice mouthfeel.

Good right out of the bottle and better after 2 hours of airtime.

I had it a year ago, and it is drinking much better now. Will continue to age nicely in the next 10 to 15 years.

Tasty and spicy. Rich and elegant.

I paired it with a Charcuterie board of meats and cheeses.

A blend of 68% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon. Aged in French oak barrels (30% new).

14.5% alcohol by volume.

92 points.

— 16 days ago

Peter, Daniel and 16 others liked this

Château Lagrange

Saint-Julien Red Bordeaux Blend 2019

Dark, beautiful color. Decanted for an hour and forty five minutes or so.

Nose: Pencil shavings/graphite, cassis, orange peel, coffee, earth, raisin, milk chocolate, dried flowers, oak, dried herbs, dark berries. Oh boy!

Taste: the milk chocolate and cocoa really come through - along with a lot of herbs Mulberry (think a blackberry with a much more mineral taste.). Medium weight. Silky, elegant. Very, very good. You can tell it’s young (some vegetal tannins on the finish), but still a treat. Of the three excellent, high-er-end-ish (for me) red wines that I’ve had recently, I think this is the one I would be most likely to come back to. 94-95.

— 6 days ago

Bob, Dawn and 8 others liked this

Château La Gaffelière

Saint-Émilion Red Bordeaux Blend 2017

Deep ruby color with a viscous grip of the glass. Fresh flowers and herbs, cranberry, spearmint, but otherwise youthful nose. Medium weight, medium plus alcohol, dry. Red fruits are more prominent on the front palate with medium acidity, and medium gripped tannins. Medium finish. Way too early to open this one. My fault. It will add at least 2 points with age. Thankfully, I have more that I will not disturb.

93 points
— 8 days ago

Eric, Ron and 4 others liked this

Château Branaire (Duluc-Ducru)

St. Julien Red Bordeaux Blend 2021

Plummy and warm with peppercorn and blackberry, rye toast, cedar, walnut and oak, hazelnut, sweet tobacco, milk chocolate, and very ripe blueberries. Definitely fruit forward for such young Bordeaux, even after long decant. Disjointed youth, with gravel and tight green spears distracting. Spruce and maple nut, with a green pine nut tighten the leather bands. Good structure though, and really pleasant lurking power.

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— 14 days ago

Severn, Andrew and 5 others liked this

Château Langoa Barton

Saint-Julien Red Bordeaux Blend 2017

A blend of 54% Cab Sauv, 38% Merlot & 8% Cab Franc, aged in 60% new oak, deep Ruby with aromas of dark berry fruits, floral and sweet notes. On the palate flavors of blackberry, currents and cacao with notes of violets, oak and spice. Fine gritty tannins, long finish ending with fruit, floral and mineral spice. Tasting well! — a day ago

Andrew, Josh and 5 others liked this

Château Léoville-Las Cases

Clos du Marquis Saint-Julien Red Bordeaux Blend 2017

First tried about a year ago. A blend of 72% Cab Sauv, 27% Merlot and 1% 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 grainy tannins, medium+ finish, good balance ending with fruit, earthy herbs and cedar notes. — a day ago

Josh, Anthony and 3 others liked this

Château Serilhan

St. Estèphe Red Bordeaux Blend 2019

Nose: dark berries, warm spices, varnish, some plant I can’t identify, plum. Some tobacco?

Taste: tasty, but not as good or as interesting as the professional reviews claimed. Seems one dimensional to me - regular inexpensive bordeaux. Medium weight, a little bitter - a little vegetal, even - perhaps it needs more air or age. Was hoping for more, given the price ($22?) and praise. Won’t bother again. 89.
— 11 days ago

Brent, Bob and 1 other liked this

Château Léoville Poyferré

Saint Julien Red Bordeaux Blend 2005

Wow. Still unresolved tannins. Nice dark fruit and tobacco and bramble berry on the nose - but wow - hold on for the next one. Hopefully more years will allow it to settle down , but not so sure🙈🙈 — 7 days ago

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David Stein

David Stein

Do you think next one will be better?
Bruce Leboff

Bruce Leboff

Not optimistic - 17 years in - would have expected to be drinking better - do not know it as that long lived a wine