Château Montlabert

Saint-Émilion Red Bordeaux Blend 2009

Charles (Chad) Bucklin

This took about 30 minutes to wake up and then it shut down after about 2 hours. Medium intensity with nice complexity. Ripe black fruit and graphite. Structure was beginning to fade on palate. Full body and fine balance. Medium finish. #saintemilion #merlot #cabernetfranc #chateaumontlabert #rightbank #bordeaux #ctbucklinwine — 3 months ago

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Napa Valley Merlot 1995

For all of the Napa Valley #Merlot #haters - the '95 Liparita Merlot is in gorgeous form tonight. The bouquet showed a mix of ripe strawberry, cherry, blueberry and brown spice with hints of sweet herbs, crushed stone, and clove. It was soft on the palate with zesty acidity and perfectly resolved tannin which added body and tactile textures as notes of spicy cherry and blueberry caressed the senses along with a hint of dried citrus. It finished long with notes of tobacco, sweet herbs and remnants of dried red and blue fruits. Amazing for a wine that most people have either consumed early or forgotten about. — 3 months ago

Riddley, Daniel and 6 others liked this

Château Lassalle

Graves Red Bordeaux Blend 2014

Vintage 2014 - crimson rim, very dark colour, very young and less accessible than other Bordeaux I tasted from 14. There are promising hints of cherries in the smell, laurel, leather-tones and a hint of chocolate and mocca. Powerfull in taste. Partly made of 'vieilles vignes' and one can taste this. Good concentration. Promising domain. #bordeaux #graves #vieillesvignes #cabernetsauvignon #merlot — 2 months ago

Severn, jerod and 8 others liked this

Ex Nihilo Vineyards

Okanagan Valley Merlot

Enjoy this gem from our ladies weekend! @kelmerfud #exnihilo #merlot #okanagan — 3 months ago


Limited Release Napa Valley Merlot 2015

I've had 2 bottles of this excellent WSJWC "white label" Napa #merlot and can report loads of jammy dark fruit on the nose, some vanilla and acidity and soft tannins on the finish. It will get better with age but still trying to decide if it is as good as touted. — 3 months ago

Château les Vieux Rocs

Lussac-St. Émilion Merlot Blend 2010


I love it. True pronounced aromas of #cabernetfranc #cabfranclover roses and peppery spice, of course the #merlot shines with ripe plums And red cherries and then the cassis notes of the #cabernetsauvignon come in. So soft and lovely texture. Truly a surprise. A fantastic wine #stemilion — 4 months ago

Ted, Jonathan and 12 others liked this

De Muller

Tarragona Merlot 2006

Vintage 2006 - quite a surprising wine, this #merlot from Tarragonna — 2 months ago

"Odedi", Martijn and 6 others liked this

Château Turcaud

Red Bordeaux Blend 2015

The greatness of 2015 for well under $20. Lots of stuffing; ripe, structured, mocha, gravel, cigar wrapper. Proper claret. #turcaud #cabernetsauvignon #merlot #bordeauxblend — 2 months ago

Château Milens

St. Émilion Grand Cru Red Bordeaux Blend 2010


#stemilion #grandcruclassé Deep ruby, needed to open to decant, tight at beginning, then dark jammy cherries and plums, seems pure #Merlot, dark chocolate and hint of pepper. Very little tertiary notes, a little savoury sweet marinated meat. Dry, soft entry, medium acidity, pronounced silky smooth tannins, high alcohol. Full bodied and medium+ flavor intensity. Very good. I feel like this wine is overtly alcoholic and lacking intensity of aromas and flavors. There's no precision, no standout complexity or character because it's 14.5 alcohol and it seems like it could use a little mojo or funk. Very sleek very sexy, whatevers, but I'm digging the slightly green and funky Lalande that I'm tasting side by side that's half the price. — 3 months ago

DAD, Ted and 6 others liked this