Château Cos d'Estournel

Saint-Estèphe Red Bordeaux Blend 2010

Cherry,dried and black; scribbles of graphite in a tinder box. Campfire smoke, and dark tobaccos brood in clusters of black currant. Glints of plum skin and baked raspberries. Cinnamon and cedar shavings. Dried cherry and black berries persist into the palate, with green peppercorns and dried violets dusted in graphite. Smoke snakes around black bread with currants, fig and black raisins. A phenomenal fall treat. That’ll do the trick!

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— 2 months ago

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Château Garraud

Lalande de Pomerol Red Bordeaux Blend 2012

This wind pours a dark plum purple. We decanted it for about half an hour first. It has flavors of dried berries, cinnamon, and other spices. It’s tannins were somewhat mild. But overall very good and went great with the grass-fed New York steaks repaired it with. #lalande #pomerol #bordeauxrouge #rightbankbordeaux — 5 months ago

Château Lafon-Rochet

Saint-Estèphe Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2001

Tons to unwind here. Black and green olives, clay and uncooked peat, multi grain bread, pecan, black sesame, mushroom fricassee, grilled filet with beurre blanc and jus. Sage, mint, and tarragon. All cohesively woven together; immaculate. That’s just the nose. Graphite and oak pencil the initial signature, which delineates the oeuvre. The cherry life cycle, from underripe to dried expressed in black and red; still-grainy tannins supporting. Raspberry tart, briary berrries. Rooibos tea, cinnamon and clove. Impeccable.

#chateaulafonrochet #lafonrochet #saintestephe #grandcruclasséde1855 #2001bordeaux #bordeauxrouge #leftbank #misenbouteilleauchateau
— 8 months ago

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Château Margaux

Premier Grand Cru Classé Margaux Red Bordeaux Blend 2000

Blast this app. sometimes! Can’t save anything. Warm and earthy soil, smoky graphite with cassis and black roses, grilled meats. Lovely mouthfeel and continued graphite with baked plum and tart blackberry, black and red cherry reduction, anise and espresso, tobacco and velvety depth.

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— 10 months ago

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Château Roudier

Montagne-Saint-Émilion Red Bordeaux Blend 2010

This wine is a testament to the “buy the vintage” concept. Back when I couldn’t really afford cellear-able wines, I heard that 2010 was a great vintage for a Bordeaux and bought this at Trader Joe’s. I kept it cellared until now. The wind poured a deep, reddish purple in the glass. I aerated it and let it sit for nearly an hour after that. Although its nose was moderate, the flavors were fantastic. Strawberry, cranberry, other dried fruit. The tannins were intense. With a fairly decent finish. This is all I could hope for from a bottle of Bordeaux. I will probably be revisiting this winery, since it’s so easy through Trader Joe’s. The wine was a perfect accompaniment to the grass fed ribeye steaks we paired it with. Talk about a great deal for just probably $12-$13 at Trader Joe’s. #bordeauxrouge #saintemilion #redwine #traderjoes #rightbank #rightbankbordeaux — 2 months ago

Château Léoville Poyferré

Saint Julien Red Bordeaux Blend 2005

Ripest red cherry and red rose aromatic hybrid. Cherry and strawberry blossoms. Herbaceous basil and tarragon sweetness awash in warm plum and baked currants. Flowering elms with wet black bark. Finally, oak and smoke. Perfect integration on the palate. Ready now but also for the foreseeable. Sweet raspberry and blackberry flash and recede to an obverse tart cherry with incredible indelible, satisfying depth. Sweet tobacco is outlined by Saigon cinnamon, clove, allspice and a strangely sweet pepper dichotomy. Really a perfect wine in every way. Smoke and graphite find a way to bow into the shimmery finish with finesse.

#châteauléovillepoyferré #léovillepoyferré #saintjulien #bordeaux #2ndgrandcruclassédumédoc #leftbankbordeaux #leftbank #misenbouteilleauchâteau #bordeauxrouge #Cuvelier #familleCuvelier #frenchwines #rougefrançais
— 6 months ago

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Bernard Magrez

Chateau Pape Clément Grand Cru Classé de Graves Red Bordeaux Blend 2010

Depth of purple-black is stunning. Rim to rim unvarying. Currant leaf, black currant blackberry, burnt plum, smoke, mussel shell, morel, black cherry powder, African violet. Rich and focused both in mouthfeel and expression. Moist pipe tobacco, black cherry, graphite, dark chocolate, blueberry skins, cedar, cinnamon and dried violets. Generous finish with herbal-fruit interplay magnificently articulated.

#chateaupapeclement #graves #grandcruclassédegraves #bernardmagrez #pessacléognan #2010bordeaux #bordeaux #bordeauxrouge
— 8 months ago

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Château Cheval Blanc

St. Émilion Red Bordeaux Blend 1995

Graphite and raisin, fig and marinated porcini, smoky dried cherries, black pepper on grilled beef fat, toasted sesame, dried black and red currants, all within an aura of damson and violet and honeyed rose petal. Palate leaps with damson and dried and fresh bing cherry, dried spiced plum, cedar and dried lavender, black olive, moist tobacco, and perfectly toned tannins which come off as a separate, undefinable taste of fruit skin extraction with stunning depth; tea leaves meet dried blackberry in a redwood stand. Soft date and creamy fig follow to a tart raspberry end.

#châteauchevalblanc #chevalblanc #1ergrandcruclassé #1995 #stemiliongrandcru #saintemiliongrandcru #grandcruclassé #grandcru #appellationsaintemiliongrandcrucontrolée #misenbouteilleauchateau #stcivileduchevalblanc #gironde #bordeaux #rightbank #bordeauxrouge
— 2 months ago

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Château Pontet-Canet

Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend 1999

Black cherry and plum tart emerging through aromas of violets dotting brown breads, shiitake and black oak. Cinnamon, cedar and clove coalesce. Raspberry reduction with currants. Hints of mints. Tart cherry palate brings cherry reduction and black currants, tons of dark cedar wrapped cigar, tart blackberry, peppercorn and cinnamon stick. Green notes suggest this is still young and half-blossomed despite the quarter century. Grainy tannins, though rounded.

#pontetcanet #chateaupontetcanet #pauillac #appellationpauillaccontrôlée #1999 #1999bordeaux #bordeaux #misenbouteilleauchâteau #leftbank #leftbankbordeaux #bordeauxrouge #grandcruclasséen1855
— 6 months ago

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Château Pontet-Canet

Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend 2014

Black olive, rye crust, bran, olive wood, wood ear, black currant, cassis, and gravel nose. Black and tart cherries, rose stem, mulberry, cassis, mocha cigar, baking chocolate, plum skins. Elegant, if a little closed.

#chateaupontetcanet #pontetcanet #bordeauxrouge #bordeaux #grandcruclasséde1855 #pauillac #appellationpauillaccontrôlée #leftbank #leftbankbordeaux
— 8 months ago

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