St. Supéry Estate Vineyards

St. Supéry Estate Vineyards

Napa Valley Merlot 2010

This is a wine that aged phenomenally. One of the top merlots I’ve had anywhere. But the age is so key to mellowing this out. Super drinkable wine. But 10+ years in the bottle is necessary to put it into great. — 8 days ago

Château Destieux

Saint-Émilion Grand Cru Red Bordeaux Blend 2010

This is excellent, one of the best Bordeaux I have tasted. Rich and dark purple in the glass, the nose reminds me of great Napa juice. Full of blackcurrant, cedar, leather and vanilla aromas. Palate is soft, rounded and just delicious with plenty of dark fruit, plum, tobacco and liquorice. The finish is long with some soft tannins and light acidity. I will go back tomorrow and pick up another couple of these, there is no better recommendation than that. If you love Napa Cabernet and modern style Bordeaux this is perfect. — 9 days ago

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Château Canon-la-Gaffelière

Saint-Émilion Red Bordeaux Blend 2003

Similar to my prior note. Dominated by burning wood and campfire aromas and flavors. Decanted for 1hr+ but probably could have PnP’d. My style, but could use more depth. Medium plus finish. French Bordeaux all the way, no question! — 7 days ago

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Château Pontet Plaisance

St. Émilion Grand Cru Red Bordeaux Blend 2015

Jan A

Rounded out very nicely on day two. I would say that the remaining bottles would peak in two to three years. Not the most complicated wine but a pleasure to drink nevertheless — 5 days ago

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Château de Lescours

Saint-Émilion Red Bordeaux Blend 2015

Cabernet-Franc in front with its tangy notes of raspberry, green pepper, fern, Merlot is also present. 5 years old and still young and lively, marked acidity. Wine "on the fruit". Cut for the guard.

Cabernet-Franc avec ses notes acidulées de framboise, poivron vert, fougère, le Merlot est aussi bien présent. 5 ans et encore jeune et vif, acidité marquée. Vin « sur le fruit ». Taillé pour la garde.
— 11 hours ago

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Château Léoville Barton

Saint-Julien Red Bordeaux Blend 1998

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Leoville Barton Saint Julien Grand Cru Classe is a lovely Bordeaux that shines again again over vintages. It seems to me that it never surrendered to the Parker impact and stayed true to its old school nature of restrained power and complexity at a good value.
This wine needs time to mature, it’s not made for early drinking and it requires patience and this patience pays of!
The 1998 is simply singing these days and I am so happy I secured a case! The wine is earthy with notes of dry leaves, dump forest floor, coffee, licorice, black currents and cigar box, the body is full and complex with lovely dry tannins that add a nice touch of sophistication and complexity, the finish is long and elegant. Old school and delicious!
My score 91, drink to 2024
— 14 days ago

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Trinchero Napa Valley

Mario's Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

It's time for my #FridayCabernetfix. Here's a fantastic one from California.

Pretty color of dark ruby with a reddish rim.

Strong nose of blackberries, sweet cherries, black currants, dried figs, tobacco, cedar, leather, vanilla, licorice, spices, dark chocolates, coffee, cola and peppercorn. Great nose.

Full bodied, elegant and smooth, with medium acidity and fat legs.

Dry and very fruity on the palate with blackberries, black cherries, raisins, toasted cedar, leather, vanilla, tobacco, licorice, chocolates, medium roasted coffee, coke, sweet spices and black pepper.

Long finish with fine grained tannins and cherries.

This is a wonderful Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley. Well balanced with nice complexity and a great mouthfeel.

The nose is gorgeous and I just kept on smelling on it for a long time.

This 5 year old is drinking very nicely now, and will continue to age nicely in the next 10 years and beyond.

Good right out of the bottle and better after 90 minutes of airtime.

This Single Vineyard Cabernet is just plain delicious. Tangy and interesting, rich yet elegant.

Aged for 20 months in French Oak barrels (70% new).

14.8% alcohol by volume.

93 points.

— 8 days ago

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Château Cos d'Estournel

Les Pagodes de Cos Saint-Estéphe Red Bordeaux Blend 2016

Very masculin wine with granite, tar, leather, liquorice notes with amazingly soft silky tannin. It opens in 30 min to this explosion of aforementioned notes with black fruit in the background. Green bell pepper in the background give away the youth. It should develop very well over the years. Great length: good 35 seconds on the palate. Now I need to try the real deal COS from the same vintage. — 5 days ago

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Rodolphe Clérac

I have a Cos 1985 for you for your next visit... if I did not drink it before...
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Muralee Murugesu

@Rodolphe Clérac buddy if this Covid mess wasn’t on I will take a flight for it.
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Rodolphe Clérac

Hopefully soon! I can keep it for another year...

Château Capbern

St. Estèphe Red Bordeaux Blend 2013

Vintage 2013 | half transparant, tuilé, complex smell, rich with dominant earthy impression - specific for Saint Estephe. Also pipe tobacco, chocolate, plums. The taste is à Point, very smooth. | paired with Gruyère cheese. — 6 days ago

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Vieilles Vignes Le Suchat Saint-Péray Marsanne 2017

Lyle Fass

Superb air minerality. Honeycomb, honeysuckle, huge airiness. Dense, ethereal and layered nose. Wow. This smells like Hermitage. So refined and elite. Palate is incredibly rich and pure. So much energy. Also very very young. Acid is intense as is the finishing minerality. Superb elegance. So well knit and textured. Juicy and so so so mineral. Nimble. Shows it’s old vine breeding. So intense and sappy. Wonderful wine. Treat this like white hermitage. Wait 5-7 years.

9.3 to 9.5 on Day 2.

Sleek aromas of mineral, layered minerals. Huge Marsanne minerality. Yellow fruits, what balance, concentration and juiciness. Sick texture. How pure. Awesome. Amazing depth. This is brilliant. Nimble, long, energetic and mineral. Stunning.
— 3 days ago

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