Château Desclau

Bordeaux Supérieur Red Bordeaux Blend

8.713 ratings
101 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
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
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
Rolf

Aged really well. Aniseed, well developed body, cherry. Packed with flavor. Great mineral aftertaste. Tannins smoothed out nicely.

Aged really well. Aniseed, well developed body, cherry. Packed with flavor. Great mineral aftertaste. Tannins smoothed out nicely.

Apr 28th, 2019
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
Rodney Rosser

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Feb 6th, 2019
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Jan 29th, 2018
Patrick Rodrigues

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Mar 31st, 2017
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Jun 16th, 2016