Château du Grand Barrail

La Révélation Des Vignobles Denis Lafon Premières Côtes de Blaye Red Bordeaux Blend

8.920 ratings
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Côtes de Blaye, Côtes De Bordeaux, 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
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Peter van den Besselaar

Vintage 2000 | A gem from a little visited part of the cellar. Beautiful tertiairy smell: autumn forrest and impression of truffle. Velvety taste, a Point. I love this right bank cuvée from du Grand Barrail, 100% Merlot. Paired with Liege Salad.

Vintage 2000 | A gem from a little visited part of the cellar. Beautiful tertiairy smell: autumn forrest and impression of truffle. Velvety taste, a Point. I love this right bank cuvée from du Grand Barrail, 100% Merlot. Paired with Liege Salad.

Jul 25th, 2022
Peter van den Besselaar

Vintage 1999 | if you like mature wines, if you have a cellar, but not an endless budget, it is a search to find unknown but reliable wines, which are pearls after maturation. Right bank wines provide solutions. This 1999 is wonderful: lots of red fruit combined with minerals, solid structure, good balance. Two years ago I put 2015 in the cellar.

Vintage 1999 | if you like mature wines, if you have a cellar, but not an endless budget, it is a search to find unknown but reliable wines, which are pearls after maturation. Right bank wines provide solutions. This 1999 is wonderful: lots of red fruit combined with minerals, solid structure, good balance. Two years ago I put 2015 in the cellar.

Mar 17th, 2021
Peter van den Besselaar

Vintage 2004 | I am so happy with this matured ‘petit’ Bordeaux from old Merlot grapes

Vintage 2004 | I am so happy with this matured ‘petit’ Bordeaux from old Merlot grapes

Dec 4th, 2020
Peter van den Besselaar

Vintage 2015 / much potential, a Blaye for the cellar. Mon Cherie cherries and chocolate, juicy

Vintage 2015 / much potential, a Blaye for the cellar. Mon Cherie cherries and chocolate, juicy

Mar 3rd, 2019
Peter van den Besselaar

Vintage 2005 / still powerfull and not totally a Point... red fruit, taste with good concentration. 13 y old #merlot quite velvety taste. #Blaye #bordeaux that is comparable with Saint Emilion - in my modest opinion 🙃 I love it.

Vintage 2005 / still powerfull and not totally a Point... red fruit, taste with good concentration. 13 y old #merlot quite velvety taste. #Blaye #bordeaux that is comparable with Saint Emilion - in my modest opinion 🙃 I love it.

Nov 29th, 2018
Peter van den Besselaar

Vintage 2004 - it’s quite comforting and energizing to drink a good bottle from my cellar after a hard day’s work. This special cuvee from old merlot vines exceeds my expectations: very rich and complex smell with tobacco, vanilla, morello cherries and a taste of minerals, beautiful ripened. What a great effort of grower Denis Lafon this is, it makes me só happy. #bordeaux #merlot #cotedeblaye #petitbordeaux Partnered it with a deer hamburger.

Vintage 2004 - it’s quite comforting and energizing to drink a good bottle from my cellar after a hard day’s work. This special cuvee from old merlot vines exceeds my expectations: very rich and complex smell with tobacco, vanilla, morello cherries and a taste of minerals, beautiful ripened. What a great effort of grower Denis Lafon this is, it makes me só happy. #bordeaux #merlot #cotedeblaye #petitbordeaux Partnered it with a deer hamburger.

Feb 1st, 2018
Peter van den Besselaar

Much power, still to young, needs more cellar years

Much power, still to young, needs more cellar years

Oct 18th, 2015
Peter van den Besselaar

Vintage 2004, lots of fruit, cedar And vanille - à Point!

Vintage 2004, lots of fruit, cedar And vanille - à Point!

Aug 9th, 2015
Peter van den Besselaar

With entrecote. Exceptional good drinking, in the beginning a bit austere. A textbook Bordeaux, gives lots of fun. A Point!

With entrecote. Exceptional good drinking, in the beginning a bit austere. A textbook Bordeaux, gives lots of fun. A Point!

Feb 28th, 2015
Chris Shott

Bonne avec barbecue

Bonne avec barbecue

Aug 7th, 2016