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Pessac-Léognan Red Bordeaux Blend

9.237 ratings
9.29 pro ratings
Pessac-Léognan, Graves, Bordeaux, France
Red Bordeaux Blend
Top Notes For
Greg Ballington

Co-Founder of Millennial Drinkers Wine Blog

9.1

Fifth red in flight two for the Bordeaux Master's Class at Heart's Delight with all wines from Pessac-Léognan.

Medium to light garnet red with brick edges. Bret on the nose with barnyard notes, a bit of earthiness, and dried cherries. Medium tannins (5.5/10) and medium tannins. Solid acidity with layers of red cherries, leather, tobacco and gravel. Long finish. Drink till 2023.

Fifth red in flight two for the Bordeaux Master's Class at Heart's Delight with all wines from Pessac-Léognan.

Medium to light garnet red with brick edges. Bret on the nose with barnyard notes, a bit of earthiness, and dried cherries. Medium tannins (5.5/10) and medium tannins. Solid acidity with layers of red cherries, leather, tobacco and gravel. Long finish. Drink till 2023.

May 14th, 2017
James Parker Huston, CWE

Sommelier Charlie Palmer

9.2

Great wine to enjoy with Easter Dinner.

Great wine to enjoy with Easter Dinner.

Mar 28th, 2016
Jeff Bergeron

Cheers to a great friend and mentor...

Cheers to a great friend and mentor...

Mar 1st, 2015
Marshall Parrish

Actually enjoyed this wine. Right balance of tannin and flavors. Love is blind.

Actually enjoyed this wine. Right balance of tannin and flavors. Love is blind.

Feb 15th, 2015
Thomas Monroe

Winemaker Division Winemaking Company, Owner/Winemaker SE Wine Collective

8.2

Still has a little life! Nice semillon and sauv blanc blend.

Still has a little life! Nice semillon and sauv blanc blend.

May 14th, 2014
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Bordeaux Master Class - May 13, 2017

Bordeaux Master Class - May 13, 2017

Apr 13th, 2017
Peter Keohan

Lovely richness on nose and palette long concentrated and still young

Lovely richness on nose and palette long concentrated and still young

Sep 24th, 2017
Wally Jackpot

Still spectaculair full Bouquet and body after 20 yrs

Still spectaculair full Bouquet and body after 20 yrs

Jul 6th, 2017
RustyR

Open decanted Took 40 min to open gets brick red in edges. Flavor of earth and leather longish finish tannin is still there. Nose of herb some stone. Meaty aroma. Say it won't get any better so drink up. Very good.

Open decanted Took 40 min to open gets brick red in edges. Flavor of earth and leather longish finish tannin is still there. Nose of herb some stone. Meaty aroma. Say it won't get any better so drink up. Very good.

Feb 25th, 2017
Jeff Briggs

1998. Full bodied. Fine tannins. Round aromas. 4 more left thankfully!

1998. Full bodied. Fine tannins. Round aromas. 4 more left thankfully!

Feb 22nd, 2016