Château Guadet

St. Émilion Grand Cru Red Bordeaux Blend 2008

Finally get to open this 2008 #chateauguadet on our 11th wedding anniversary. Even an hour after opening it wasn’t ready so after 24 hours it’s lovely - quintessential #stemilion, strongly subtle cassis and forest floor on the nose. Fine well-integrated tannins mid-taste, liberal acidity in the palate and a finish as long as a serpent’s tail. It’s kinda of cool this 175 year old estate was restored to #grandcruclasse status in 2008. — a year ago

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Château des Moines

Cuvée Prestige Lalande de Pomerol Merlot Blend 2012


Loving this #lalandedepomerol bought it for 25€ in #stemilion from little shop. Deep ruby garnet rim. Pronounced aromas of red and black fruits (cassis, cherries and blueberries) and also celery, tomato leaf and capsicum,secondary (cigar tobacco, cedar) and tertiary (mushrooms). Dry, medium- acidity, medium+ fine soft tannins and medium+ alcohol. Medium+ finish. Only very good because it's lacking tertiary complexity and it's slightly scratchy or metallic texture. — 3 years ago

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Château Vieux Verdot

Epigone Saint Emilion Red Bordeaux Blend 2014

Good but not great #stemilion - this second bottle matches my previous 8.7 rating. It’s got that classic #bordeaux St Em aroma, distantly ripe fruit, earthy forest floor. Nice acidity on the tongue but I’m missing some richness, opulence. It’s definitely needs to breathe a long time. — 2 years 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 — 3 years ago

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Château Troplong Mondot

Mondot St. Émilion Red Bordeaux Blend 2008

Bright, juicy and delicious! Not as big as the Grand Vin but silky and rich. Loads of pleasure. #stemilion #bdx #bordeaux — 4 years ago

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Château Béard La Chapelle

Saint-Émilion Red Bordeaux Blend 2014

What a charming #stemilion Bordeaux Grand Cru. Classic Saint Emilion approachable style, the 2014 is ready to drink now with nicely balanced black currant against earthiness, mid-level acidity and soft tannins that taper away gracefully on the finish. Interestingly this subtle Bordeaux paired well with a mildish Camembert and cherry tomatoes on a toasted baguette. — 2 years ago

Château Faugères

Saint-Émilion Red Bordeaux Blend 2008

Roasted fruits, cocoa, maduro wrapper leaf, spice box. Loads of cool vintage character; a real old school Bordeaux. Plush, polished, really fine. #stemilion #bordeauxblend #rightbank — 3 years ago

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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 years ago

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