Château Desclau

Bordeaux Supérieur Red Bordeaux Blend

8.847 ratings
9.14 pro ratings
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
Zachary Sheldon

Not very concentrated or complex. Blackberries and tobacco on the nose with a more enjoyable palate. Tannins have definitely smoothed out over time, but are easily detected.

Not very concentrated or complex. Blackberries and tobacco on the nose with a more enjoyable palate. Tannins have definitely smoothed out over time, but are easily detected.

1 person found it helpfulNov 22nd, 2016
Ian Staub

Nice value BDX with some age for around $15. Showing some brick red on the rim. Took about 15-20 minutes in the glass with aeration to start showing its brighter aromas of dried cherry, dried plum, and violet. A lot of “grandpa’s study” throughout - graphite, old leather, tobacco smoke, cedar, incense; as well as black pepper, potting soil, and gravel. Slightly bitter with very little fruit on the palate. Quite drying. Med+ tannin, med- acid, medium finish. There’s a decent amount going on here for the price. Enjoyed a glass or two on three consecutive nights, and it held up great, benefitting from the extra oxygen.

Nice value BDX with some age for around $15. Showing some brick red on the rim. Took about 15-20 minutes in the glass with aeration to start showing its brighter aromas of dried cherry, dried plum, and violet. A lot of “grandpa’s study” throughout - graphite, old leather, tobacco smoke, cedar, incense; as well as black pepper, potting soil, and gravel. Slightly bitter with very little fruit on the palate. Quite drying. Med+ tannin, med- acid, medium finish. There’s a decent amount going on here for the price. Enjoyed a glass or two on three consecutive nights, and it held up great, benefitting from the extra oxygen.

Jan 30th, 2018
Scott E. Becker

[Tasted on November 2, 2017 at Home]

Value Right Bank Bordeaux blend. 40% Merlot, 25% Cabernet Sauvignon, with Cabernet Franc, Malbec and Petit Verdot. Blackberry fruit, barnyard, forest floor. Not overly complex. Nice everyday Bordeaux.

[Tasted on November 2, 2017 at Home]

Value Right Bank Bordeaux blend. 40% Merlot, 25% Cabernet Sauvignon, with Cabernet Franc, Malbec and Petit Verdot. Blackberry fruit, barnyard, forest floor. Not overly complex. Nice everyday Bordeaux.

Nov 3rd, 2017
Chris Sowick

Great value for Left Bank Bordeaux. Chain Bridge Cellars.

Great value for Left Bank Bordeaux. Chain Bridge Cellars.

Jun 14th, 2017
Patrick Rodrigues

Nice complexity and depth of flavors and aroma.

Nice complexity and depth of flavors and aroma.

Dec 27th, 2016
Rolf

The 2008 has an interesting palate. First flavor is fruity with a nice fullness to it. Slowly it transcends to tobacco and black pepper. Moderately lingering aftertaste which is a bit acidic.

The 2008 has an interesting palate. First flavor is fruity with a nice fullness to it. Slowly it transcends to tobacco and black pepper. Moderately lingering aftertaste which is a bit acidic.

May 27th, 2015
Kent Foulker

A little tart, a little tannic, little flavor. A little late?

A little tart, a little tannic, little flavor. A little late?

Apr 20th, 2014
Gio Hwang

Fell in love with this wine! Color is pretty dark but taste is so well balanced-sweetness, bitterness, body... Can't describe any further but fantastic.

Fell in love with this wine! Color is pretty dark but taste is so well balanced-sweetness, bitterness, body... Can't describe any further but fantastic.

Apr 10th, 2014
Anton Cruz

I liked

I liked

Feb 27th, 2014
Paul Ayo

Select nice

Select nice

Oct 23rd, 2013