St. Laurent

Johanneshof Reinisch

Holzspur St. Laurent 2013

17/20 (92/100) Красивый, богатый, многослойный аромат спелых чёрных ягод и разнообразных специй с нотой копченостей. Сухое, тело не очень плотное, кислотность высокая, танины мягкие. Вкус не такой насыщенный, как того обещает аромат, тем не менее, вино отличное. — 13 days ago

Château Canon

Saint-Émilion Red Bordeaux Blend 2015

Delectable Wine
9.7

The 2015 Canon has a tightly wound bouquet with mineral rich black fruit, raspberry coulis, rose
petal and desiccated orange peel. It takes time to come together, but it does. The palate is well defined, very focused with fine minerality. This is discreet but beautifully balanced, clean and precise with a sense of energy and precision on the finish. It is less showy than its peers at the moment, which
explains why I am more parsimonious with my score. Yet the potential is locked inside this wine and it will aspire toward perfection with a decade in bottle.Tasted blind at the Southwold 2015 Bordeaux tasting. (Neal Martin, Vinous, July 2019)
— 10 days ago

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Joseph Drouhin

Saint-Véran Chardonnay 2018

Entry level from this very famous Burgundy producer. Cost about $20. If you blur your eyes while looking at the bottle and hold your nose while tasting the wine, you can pretend it's the Chambolle-Musigny.

Lovely, zest, white flowers. Bright and appealing. Not complex but perfectly attractive for a casual evening.
— 3 days ago

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Château La Gaffelière

Saint-Émilion Red Bordeaux Blend 2011

Challenging vintage be damned! After a solid hour and a half of breathing this wine was opulent and seductive. Smooth dark fruit and lingering finish made for a wonderful sipping experience. Not to mention they were enjoyed on a French terrace which improved the overall experience. 🤙🏻👌😎 — 10 days ago

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Umathum

Frauenkirchner Vom Stein St. Laurent 2009

16.5/20 (90/100) Плотный аромат с нотами кровяной колбасы и копченого чернослива. Умеренная тельность, невысокая кислотность, ненавязчивые танины. Вкус слабее аромата. Хорошее вино, хоть и на любителя, пожалуй. — 9 days ago

Château Cos d'Estournel

Saint-Estèphe Red Bordeaux Blend 1990

David T
9.5

The reason I fell in love with Bordeaux is because I had one of the greatest mentors one could have, Clyde Beffa Jr. - Owner of K&L Wine Merchants. I could never thank him enough or show enough gratitude for the kindness he has shown me. He has been going to Bordeaux multiple times a year for 40 plus years and shown me the greatness of well made Bordeaux’s enjoyed at the age of 25 years plus!

Many who open well made Bordeaux’s young will never know the absolute Heaven they bring to the palate and even more so with a great steak. You only rob yourself of perfection when you open them inside of 25 years. Sure you can check em at 10-15 years for longevity but, you need to have/save bottles for 25 years plus.

Also, an old Bordeaux at 95 is not nearly the same as a young 95. At this age, technical scores are simply not the same as young wine. The enjoyment is completely different.

The nose reveals; a slight touch of funk, dark, ripe, currants, blackberries, dark cherries, black plum, black raspberries, strawberries on the edge of the glass, anise, cedar, graphite, used leather, just a whiff of green pepper, vanilla, caramel, mocha, dark Asian spice, incense, dark & mid berry cola, dark, rich earth, underbrush, limestone, dry stone, hint of sweet tarriness, light, dry herbaceousness, black tea, with dry, withering, fresh, dark, red, blue candied flowers and violets and lavender for days.

The body is round, soft and full. The 90 is the definition of elegant and floral. The structure, tension, length and balance are perfect with another 5-10 years of pleasure to give. It’s gorgeous and sexy. Dark, ripe, currants, blackberries, dark cherries, black plum, black raspberries, some blueberries, strawberries on the long set, anise, cedar, graphite, soft, used leather, vanilla, caramel, mocha, dark chocolate, salted, milk chocolate, dark Asian spice with just a touch of palate heat, a hint of green pepper, savory meats, incense, dark & mid berry cola, dark, rich earth, underbrush, limestone, dry crushed minerals, dry stone, hint of sweet tarriness, light, dry herbaceousness, black tea, with dry, withering, fresh, dark, red, blue candied flowers and violets and lavender for days. The acidity is perfect like a warm gentle rain shower. The finish is a “forget about it.” It’s; gorgeous, sexy, lush, ripe, just the right amount of earthiness, elegant, well balanced and will persist until you go to sleep.

13% ABV. I sure miss the 12–13% ABV of the 80 & early 90 Bordeaux’s.

Photos of; the majestic Chateau Cos d’Estournel and Estate vines, their barrel room with translucent floor to walk above, their library cellar that most would love to raid and their sitting salon.
— 14 days ago

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Sofia Jalilie

Sofia Jalilie

We were fortunate to visit this winery and experience first hand the attention to detail this Chateau strives for in every aspect of their production. The result is an outstanding wine that paired perfectly with the steaks we had tonight
Severn Goodwin

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@David T Another path where we intersect, a love of the well aged Cos d'! A truly special bottle.

Meinklang

Roter Mulatschak Zweigelt Blend

Fruity, dark cherry, low acid and light earth. Not overly complex but highly quaffable — 5 days ago

Becker Landgraf

Muschelkalk Sankt Laurent 2017

Tysk ”bourgogne” när det är som bäst. Wow — 16 days ago

Château Le Tertre Rôteboeuf

Saint-Émilion Red Bordeaux Blend 2015

Delectable Wine
9.5

The 2015 Tertre-Rôteboeuf has a sumptuous, decadent and multi-layered bouquet with
billowing black cherries, blueberry, crème de cassis and violet aromas that are hedonistic and irresistible. The palate is full-bodied with a lot of extraction: chocolate-tinged black fruit, sweet and candied with veins of peppermint toward the no-holds barred finish. A powerhouse of a Saint Émilion, I was initially prudent with my score but the manner in which it coalesces in the glass is convincing. Tasted blind at the Southwold 2015 Bordeaux tasting. (Neal Martin, Vinous, July 2019)
— 10 days ago

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Château Léoville Poyferré

Saint Julien Red Bordeaux Blend 1983

Ready from the start, but started to really fire on all cylinders after 10-15mins in the glass. Not the most stories of vintages but this bottle drank young and was very well put together. Tannins were soft but still engaging and the strong core of dark fruit with hints of graphite was all you could ask for in a maturing Bordeaux. — 8 days ago

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