Château de Portets

15 Barons du Château de Portets Graves Red Bordeaux Blend

9.16 ratings
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Graves, Bordeaux, France
Red Bordeaux Blend
Chili & Hot Spicy, Potato, White Rice, Mushrooms, Pasta, Pork, Salami & Prosciutto, Pungent Cheese, Lamb, Tomato-Based, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Beef, Hard Cheese, Venison
Top Notes For
Tom Casagrande

Such a great value in a textbook Graves. Moist gravel, tobacco, cracked stones, plummy fruit. Mouthfilling, soft, balanced, earthy. Not the length or depth of a classified growth but gives the vibes without draining the bank account.

UPDATE: After 2 nights under a Vacu-Vin, this took on weight and density, and developed an intense black olivey character.

Such a great value in a textbook Graves. Moist gravel, tobacco, cracked stones, plummy fruit. Mouthfilling, soft, balanced, earthy. Not the length or depth of a classified growth but gives the vibes without draining the bank account.

UPDATE: After 2 nights under a Vacu-Vin, this took on weight and density, and developed an intense black olivey character.

Jan 28th, 2018
Simon Gilligan

Good fruit density, plum, soft tannin, easy drinking. 55% Merlot, 45% Cab Sav, 9€/$13.50

Good fruit density, plum, soft tannin, easy drinking. 55% Merlot, 45% Cab Sav, 9€/$13.50

Oct 13th, 2017
Tom Casagrande

Open, friendly, typically Graves nose of moist gravelly earth, cigar box, and plummy fruit. Soft and mouthfilling. Very nice balance. Dark plummy fruit, earthy minerality, no noticeable new oak. Ready now and will last a few more years.

Open, friendly, typically Graves nose of moist gravelly earth, cigar box, and plummy fruit. Soft and mouthfilling. Very nice balance. Dark plummy fruit, earthy minerality, no noticeable new oak. Ready now and will last a few more years.

Jan 23rd, 2017
Jérémie Robert

The subtle balance of Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon is close to perfect from start to finish, there's a delicate punchiness which makes it easy to drink, and not just with red meat... works for aperitif too.

The subtle balance of Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon is close to perfect from start to finish, there's a delicate punchiness which makes it easy to drink, and not just with red meat... works for aperitif too.

Apr 24th, 2017
John Greer

A dry descent wine. It's lighter than I expected. Blend 65% Merlot 35% Cab.

A dry descent wine. It's lighter than I expected. Blend 65% Merlot 35% Cab.

Jul 7th, 2016
Bob Boyle

Good color, nose of cherry & cedar, body has medium tannins holding the cherry in suspension as it evolves on rmthe palate with pleasant medium long finish

Good color, nose of cherry & cedar, body has medium tannins holding the cherry in suspension as it evolves on rmthe palate with pleasant medium long finish

Feb 19th, 2016