White Bordeaux Blend

Clos de Lunès

Lune d'Argent White Bordeaux Blend 2017

This was extremely pleasant. Honeycomb with some lemon zest. Completely neutral on the palate. Great mouthfeel. — 8 days ago

Rob, Sharon and 6 others liked this

Château Palene

Cuvée Prestige White Bordeaux Blend 2018

Really enjoyed this Bordeaux. Had it with roast beef and dark chocolate. Went well with Girl Scout thin mints. Berry, fruit forward, raspberries. — 4 days ago

Château Climens

Barsac 1er Cru Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend 1989

Gorgeously supple and engaging. Honey, lemon tart, bright mint, limestone. Intense and focused. Amazing acidity and drive but all so light. Gorgeous. — 11 days ago

Gregg GRick K
with Gregg and Rick
Ron, Steve and 20 others liked this

Château La Tour-Martillac

Pessac-Léognan AOC White Bordeaux Blend 2000

Vintage 2000 / impressive wine, vanilla tropical fruit rondeur with minutes aftertaste. Wow! — 16 days ago

Ira, Jan and 17 others liked this

Château d'Yquem

Sauternes Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend 2007

If somebody can find a better way to finish lunch then this, please let me know! A perfect balance of cooked apricots and honey. As usual, the crème brûlée didn’t hurt us at all either! — 7 days ago

Leonard VarvaroJoe Lucca
with Leonard and Joe
Shay, Ron and 32 others liked this

Château Rieussec

Sauternes Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend 2001

Vintage 2001 / Botrytis Par Ecellence. Clove. Apricot. Caramel. Honey. Heavenly, with that characteristic stinking tone of the pourriture noble. Syrupy structure. A treat! With lots and lots of life ahead. — 16 days ago

Iwan, Bob and 34 others liked this

Château Malescot St. Exupéry

Margaux Red Bordeaux Blend 2016

Wow. This guy shed its youthfulness within the hour after it went into the decanter. Evolved several times over the next two into a real treat. Dark fruit, cedar, leather, lavender. Scent geek stuff. Silky tannic grip emerged to frame dark fruit, tobacco/mint, a l’il spice box. This producer delivers every time for me. Quickly becoming my go to Bordeaux house. Awesome again. — 5 days ago

Shay, Mark and 21 others liked this

Château Suduiraut

Sauternes Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend 2013

Disaster for reds but great vintage for Sauternes. I always found 01, 05, 10 a bit heavy to drink now but this is refreshing and has beautiful acidity. One of my favorite Sauternes vintages. — 12 days ago

Eric, Severn and 8 others liked this

l'Hêtre

Côtes de Bordeaux Castillon Red Bordeaux Blend 2016

Alex Lallos
9.5

This gets the score because of the value. Pop and pour. Uber clean... le pin roots in Castillon. Unbelievable value. 90% merlot. Ripe, plump and delicious yet still very Bordeaux and fresh. Highly highly recommended — 5 days ago

Eric, Shay and 7 others liked this
Peter Zandbergen

Peter Zandbergen

Fully agree, this may become a treasure from the Thienpont stables

Château Croix de la Nauve

Saint Emilion Red Bordeaux Blend 1982

Château Croix de la Nauve Saint Emilion 1982, Bordeaux, France

Time for
#MerlotThursday. Here is a gorgeous one from Bordeaux.

Dark brown in color with a wide copper rim.

Nose of cherries, blueberries, wood, licorice, spices, dark coffee, green tea, light barnyard, black pepper and tobacco.

Medium plus in body with medium acidity.

Dry on the palate with blueberries, cherries, plums, currants, oak, vanilla, licorice, cloves, herbs, earth, wet leaves, leather, light vegetables, spices, tobacco leaf, black tea, dark coffee and black pepper.

Medium finish with no tannins and cherries.

This Saint Emilion from a the great 1982 vintage is drinking very nicely now. Showing nice complexity and mouthfeel. Smooth, soft and elegant.

Not very earthy, which surprised me, and easy drinking. Simpler on the nose than on the palate, and still holds lots of fruits.

Good right out of the bottle and didn't need much to open up.

Good by itself or with food. I paired it with a charcuterie board of meats and cheeses.

91 points.
— 7 days ago

Iwan, Brandon and 31 others liked this