Château Grand Pontet

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. — 15 days ago

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Château Pontet-Canet

Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend 2009

This one was up there for me. — 11 days ago

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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. — 9 days ago

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Château Margaux

Premier Grand Cru Classé Margaux Red Bordeaux Blend 1992

Thoroughly integrated tannins in an aged wine that has started its decline. Dark fruit, vanilla oak and cedar on the palette. Classic Bordeaux on the nose. — 14 days ago

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. — 16 days ago

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Scott@Mister A’s-San Diego

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Imho, the Pavie stuff needs, at least, a 20-spot. Otherwise, it's discombobulated, jumbled and fragmented.
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TY. Into the archives the rest shall go and I will let you know in 2037!

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 — 10 days ago

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Brut Tradition Grand Cru Champagne Blend 2019

Absolutely delicious. Stone fruit, light minerality, Long creamy finish — 5 days ago

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 — 14 days ago

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Happy bday Grace!!🎂

Château Fleur Cardinale

Grand Cru Classé Saint-Émilion Red Bordeaux Blend 2016

Lyle Fass

Drinking so well. A great wine and a first for me. It’s got so much freshness and energy is the headline. Nose is cassis, vanilla, tobacco, spice and some hints of black fruits. Also a background of awesome minerality. A plump nose which belies what comes on the palate. It’s rich but just teeming with energy and so much black and red fruit that is super crunchy and luscious. Gorgeous clarity to the minerality and a freshness I haven’t tasted in Bordeaux maybe ever. I really like the vibe of this wine. The finish keeps pumping. Very very impressive. It’s also so sappy on the finish and just outrageously complex. — 15 days ago

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@Scott@Mister A’s-San Diego i’ve got 18/17 as samples yet to taste.
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@Scott@Mister A’s-San Diego is 19 an ultra ripe vintage?
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@Lyle Fass Compared to Napa Cabs-no. For BDX, depends on the producer.

Château Léoville-Las Cases

Grand Vin de Leoville du Marquis de las Cases Saint-Julien Red Bordeaux Blend 2010

This should cellar longer. Maybe another 5 yrs before I try again. Decanted over 3 hrs. Tight in first hour. It needs a lot air now. Many layers and complex fruit. It lingers. Meaty after taste. Dark fruit. Earthy. I liked it very much and look forward to the next one. — 14 days ago

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