Château Cru Cantemerle

Château Cantemerle

Haut-Médoc Red Bordeaux Blend 2009

AHF
9.1

From half with perfect cork. Very balanced with drying tannins. Much better after two+ hour decant. — 12 days ago

Domaine François Raveneau

Montée de Tonnerre Chablis 1er Cru Chardonnay 2013

Not sure there are better 13 whites than Raveneau. Lafon also comes to mind. It’s an early drinking vintage (by Raveneau standards) while you wait for 12 and 14. Also, no Chapelot this year so it’s blended in here. A multi hour advance decant has it rocking, stunningly aromatic, soaring with layers of créme fraîche, baking spice, crushed stones and a whisper of botrytis influenced saffron. The palate shows immense power, concentration and depth of waxy yellow fruit chiseled with Chablisen minerality. Brilliant tension and racy lemony acids provide a seamless balance to its power and richness. MDT always hits 🫰🏻 — 19 days ago

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Domaine Armand Rousseau

Chambertin Clos de Bèze Grand Cru Pinot Noir 1996

Gorgeous roses and soft plum. A super expressive and beautiful nose. Just goes in forever and the fruit is so poised and succulent. Sift, delicious and long- this is brilliant stuff — 14 days ago

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Louis Latour

Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru Chardonnay 1983

Served around 55°F. The cork looked all kinds of nasty underneath the capsule but I was able to extract it, intact, with the help of a Durand. I then poured the bottle into a decanter about 30min prior to service. At the ripe age of 41, the 1983 pours a deep gold with a transparent core; medium viscosity with some slight signs of sediment. On the nose, the wine is vinous with notes of baked stone fruits: peach, apricot, marmalade, hazelnuts, baked lemon, and those gummy peach rings. On the palate, the wine is dry with medium+ acid. Confirming the notes from the nose. The finish is long and the texture is creamy, buttery. I thought this was a lovely, mature Corton Charlemagne and while it is very much alive, its life-force is fading. Drink now. — 20 days ago

Juan, Steve and 9 others liked this

Château Pavie

Saint-Èmilion Grand Cru Red Bordeaux Blend 2017

This rating is just my taste. Not a reflection of the quality of the wine. I generally don’t care for the St Emilion region. The wine is just too austere for me. It’s 22% cab franc. It had a slight puckering dried out character without balance to me. Definitely can tell it’s a well made wine. Perhaps with a strong food pairing this would be a better experience for me but it was a wine I didn’t enjoy drinking. — 20 days ago

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Scott@Mister A’s-San Diego

Scott@Mister A’s-San Diego

Imho, the Pavie stuff needs, at least, a 20-spot. Otherwise, it's discombobulated, jumbled and fragmented.
Vino Joe

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TY. Into the archives the rest shall go and I will let you know in 2037!

Château Latour

Premier Grand Cru Classé Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend 2000

Dark and brooding with great rich fruit. Dark plum, leather, cedar, a whiff of iodine. Still tight and pure. Very good. Years ahead. — 13 days ago

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Château Angélus

St. Émilion Grand Cru Red Bordeaux Blend 2003

Was slightly surprised how far along this was. Cellar and mushroom notes with a massive alcohol kick that needed 90 minutes to calm down. Became very enjoyable after that but i wouldnt buy this again. — 4 days ago

Ira, Ted and 8 others liked this

Domaine Marquis d'Angerville

Champans Volnay 1er Cru Pinot Noir 2013

Beautiful wine. In the zone. Cherry fruit, hints of black tea. — 2 days ago

Lyle, Joe and 15 others liked this

Vincent Dauvissat

Les Clos Chablis Grand Cru Chardonnay 2004

This is superb. So balanced and saline and savory. Hints of lime, slate, pear. Great tension and a glossy resolved mid palate. Long and complex and delicious. Happy birthday Grace! Love you!! X — 18 days ago

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🙌🏽
Gregg G

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Happy bday Grace!!🎂

Domaine François Raveneau

Butteaux Chablis 1er Cru Chardonnay 2014

Not showing great tonight — 19 days ago

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