St. Laurent

Château Montrose

Saint-Estèphe Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2000

2000 vintage. Briar, earth and slight brickish nose. Color as if bottled yesterday. Light-medium/medium body. Throwing some serious sed. Decanted for two hours and a little watery on the concentration but plenty of fruit. I suspect this would have fared better with a six hour decant/lounge sesh. Also follows on the heels of last week’s tasting of the massive and undying 1990 vintage so there’s that. — 4 days ago

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Château Gloria

Saint-Julien Red Bordeaux Blend 2020

Nose : elegant blackberry jam. Lilacs.

Palate: delicious. Sweet elegant blackberries.

Long. Juicy. Very good.
— 5 days ago

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Château Figeac

St. Émilion Red Bordeaux Blend 2010

Hello lovely. This was a beautiful Bordeaux. Never would have guessed it was 12 years old. Another gem that I got to try at the Bottle Share. — 10 days ago

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Severn Goodwin

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2010 👍

Château Léoville-Las Cases

Grand Vin de Leoville du Marquis de las Cases Saint-Julien Red Bordeaux Blend 2003

Very 2003. Plush, leaning a touch overripe for my palate, but still well-managed. On the nose: dense black fruit, with loads of plum. Lovely density, weight and acidity. Comes off more elegant on the palate. Softer tannin than expected on the finish, but maybe it was just covered up by ripe fruit. — 16 days ago

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Peter C

Peter C

Sadly only got to smell it. Was too busy. Sniff sniff.

Château Beychevelle

Saint-Julien Red Bordeaux Blend

Black currant and plum amidst loamy earth and wet espresso grounds, light black peppering and river rock. Violets. Young! Grainy tannins, dried lavender and violet, dried savory, cedar, maduro tobacco, bing cherries, black cherry skin, and underripe blackberries and black currants. Do yourself a favor and age this vintage.

#châteaubeychevelle #saintjulian #2016 #bordeaux #grandvin #grandcruclasséde1855
#misenbouteilleauchateau
— 7 days ago

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Dawn E.

@David Kline vintage? Thanks! 😊

Château Lagrange

Saint-Julien Red Bordeaux Blend 2020

Nose : rubber. Some florals. Hints of beauty.

Palate: tiny berry blackberry fruit. Good acidity.
— 5 days ago

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Château Gruaud Larose

Saint-Julien Red Bordeaux Blend 1982

Delectable Wine
9.6

This bottle of 1982 Gruaud-Larose came direct from the château cellars. It is just pure joy on the nose with fabulous scents of black fruit, hung game (less so than previous bottles), clove and a faint aroma of a stately home. It manages to offer both ample fruit and life-affirming complexity. The palate has aged little since I last tasted it; there's more red fruit here, with freshly rolled tobacco, cedar and a touch more spiciness on the finish than previous tastings, with a sweet yet structured finish. This may well represent the finest bottle that I have encountered. (Neal Martin, Vinous, January 2023) — 4 days ago

Château Léoville Barton

Saint-Julien Red Bordeaux Blend 2020

Nose : closed. Hints of lilacs and blackberry flowers.

Palate : very mineral. Sweet small berry blackberries. Really elegant. Focused. Terrific.

Long grippy finish.
— 5 days ago

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So young!

Château Lafon-Rochet

Saint-Estèphe Red Bordeaux Blend 2002

Earth, wood, tobacco, sun dried tomato, oak, coffee, pencil lead and lovely balance to top it off. True to type! I’m quite surprised, since this used to be stubborn years ago, and I was wondering if it had enough substance to go the distance. It does. — 12 days ago

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Peter van den Besselaar

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Soms duurt het lang… en dan heb je geen flessen meer 😉

Château Cos d'Estournel

Saint-Estèphe Red Bordeaux Blend 1982

MRM
9.5

Still plenty of tannins. Full of flavour and nose, even if it’s supposedly past it’s drinking window. Demi-size. — 10 days ago

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