Star bright straw gold. Wildly aromatic nose of citrus zest and white flowers. These are echoed on the medium light palate with lemongrass, orange rind, and balsa wood. Juicy, medium plus acidity. Taut minerality masquerading as the slightest hint of tannin. Classic BDX Blanc with typical balance of SB and Semillon that delivers the quintessential experience. Go traditional with trout almandine or modernize with fried chicken or Maryland crab cakes. Drink now through 2026. — 15 days ago
It's time for my #FridayCabernetfix. Here is a beautiful one from Bordeaux.
Dark ruby in color with a short reddish rim.
Fruity nose with black currants, plums, cooked cherries, cedar, vanilla, spices, espresso, earth, tobacco leaf, herbs and black pepper.
Dry on the palate with black currants, plums, cooked cherries, oak, light vanilla, earth, wet leaves, herbs, peppercorn, pencil lead, dark coffee, dark chocolates and tobacco leaf.
Long finish with fine grained tannins and tangy raspberries.
This 7 year old, from the great 2015 vintage, is drinking very nice right now.
This Fifth growth Bordeaux is showing nice complexity, with a soft and elegant mouthfeel.
Good right out of the bottle, and better after 3 hours in the decanter.
Young, but already delicious, and will continue to age nicely in the next 20 years.
Robert Parker 97 points.
Good by itself as a sipping wine, and good with food too. Will pair nicely with a nice piece of steak.
A Delicious wine that drank better than the 1996 I had 4 years ago.
A blend of 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot and a touch of Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc. Aged in French oak barrels (50% new) for 16 months.
13.5% alcohol by volume.
$130. — 15 days ago
Deep golden in color.
Strong nose of honeydew, citrus, lemons, honey, spices, melons, oranges, tangerines, tropical fruits and pineapples. A really beautiful nose.
Full bodied and buttery with high acidity.
Sweet on the palate with melons, red apples, honey, tropical fruits, spices, light earth, honeysuckle and white pepper.
Long finish with oranges and spices.
This is a fabulous dessert wine from Bordeaux, France.
Very complex with a great mouthfeel. Well balanced with enough acidity to balance the sugars.
Delicious right out of the bottle, good by itself, and even better after an hour of airtime.
Thanks Scott for sharing this with me.
This 19 year old is smooth and generous. Rich and extracted. Sweet and well balanced.
I've had the 2009 vintage not too long ago, and this is showing so much better. What a wonderful surprise.
Paired very nicely with the blue cheese. Drank from a 375ml bottle.
13.5% alcohol by volume.
$40. — 11 days ago
Deep gold. Opulent, Sauternes-like nose of baked quince and vanilla. Bright acidity leads the medium full palate layered with citrus rind, vanilla, baked quince, and magnolia blossom adding a hint of balsam in the lengthy finish. "Elegant and refined" is an understatement! A wonderful Bordeaux Blanc for your main course of trout almandine, roasted fowl, or Tandoori salmon (to name a few). Drink now through 2027. — 10 days ago
Very enjoyable, excellent value left bank red. Nicely aromatic, with red currant, tobacco and pencil lead on the nose. Medium bodied , tight and firm on the palate with excellent concentration and grip. Not an ounce of fat on this chiseled red. Glides to a finish featuring polished tannins and a kick of crushed rock minerality. 31 € on the list and worth every penny. — 9 days ago
2010 vintage. Cocoa powder, black currant, river bank, cedar, cinnamon dusting, gingerbread, dark rye, espresso, sapodilla, and croissant nose. Red cherry, red currant, cinnamon bark, black pepper, espresso, tart blackberry, crushed violet, light anise and cherrywood. Lovely wine with lots to grow, and lots to love.
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