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
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
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