Château Haut Marbuzet

Château Lanessan

Haut-Médoc Red Bordeaux Blend 2012


NOSE: plum…cherry…yeast…and — I’m not joking — DEAD MOUSE. Like, right out of the mousetrap. Also some kind of wild brambly berry cordial. Also, raspberry tea.

TASTE: silky cherry - you can really taste the cherry pits. Light-medium weight. A little almond extract. Some herbs I can’t quite peg - like a really mild clove. Weak drip coffee on the finish. Mild mannered (you’ll notice all my adjectives connoting watered-down), but good. No dead animal tastes that I notice. 🤣

To me, this is an 89 or a 90 … I usually err on the lower side of my instincts, but I think a 90 is warranted.
— 9 days ago

Château Belgrave

Haut-Médoc Red Bordeaux Blend 2003

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Medium plus in body with medium acidity.

Dry on the palate with nice complexity.

Showing red currants, cooked cherries, oak, spices, vanilla, herbs, licorice, cloves, dark coffee, pencil lead, earth, wet leaves and bitter vegetables.

Medium finish with fine grained tannins and tangy raspberries.

This 19 year old has a lot of fruits still, and needs time to open up properly (1 hour), so be patient.

Showing great complexity at this point. Tasty and interesting.

I paired it with a charcuterie board of meats and cheeses.

A blend of 46% Merlot and 46% Cabernet Sauvignon with Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc. Aged in (50% new) French oak barrels.

13% alcohol by volume.

91 points.

$60.
— a month ago

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Château Smith Haut Lafitte

Le Petit Haut Lafitte Red Bordeaux Blend 2019

Slight oak aroma. Rich, rounded. Honey. White fruits, then citrus. banana, pineapple. Enough acidity. Nuts. 2019 @1380, wine plus, 221106 — a month ago

Château Malescasse

Cru Bourgeois Haut-Médoc Red Bordeaux Blend 2015

Nice, easy drinking Bordeaux if you like aged dark austere character wine with notes of tobacco, cigar box and leather. Polished tannins gave it a nice balanced finish. — 15 days ago

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Jan and Skip liked this

Château Haut-Batailley

Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend 2005

Going strong approaching its drinking window. Generous and unwound. — 2 days ago

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Château Haut-Brion

Pessac-Léognan Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend 2003

Honey colour with structure. No oak but slight musk melon flavor — a day ago

Château Barde-Haut

Saint-Émilion Red Bordeaux Blend 2001

Drinking really nice, integrated tannins, leather and dried fruits, a bit of eucalyptus and menthol, Nom nom! — 18 days ago

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with Natasha
Eddie and Ryan liked this
Ryan Colthorp

Ryan Colthorp

Got Natasha in the photo - no need to pay $8 a month for Delectable Blue Check
Jason Keefer

Jason Keefer

@Ryan Colthorp i got the grey/blue/rainbow/mauve/burgundy/black checks, don’t fuck with me!
Ryan Colthorp

Ryan Colthorp

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Château Haut-Bages Libéral

Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend 2000

Wow, still ripe, lush black fruit, bell pepper and jalapeños popping thru. Lots of secondaries…leather, smoky, mushrooms, bakkng spices and slight vanilla..this could age another 10 years easily…incredible. — a day ago

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Château Haut-Brion

Pessac-Léognan Red Bordeaux Blend 1949

Once opened up, Smelled like truffle butter. At first tasted like grass — 6 hours ago

Château Les Carmes Haut-Brion

Pessac-Léognan Red Bordeaux Blend 2012

Delectable Wine
9.0

The 2012 Les Carmes Haut-Brion was the first vintage with whole bunches (40%) and 18 months in barrel. It was the introductory vintage under current winemaker Guillaume Pouthier. This is much more enticing on the nose after the 2011: well-defined black cherries, cola, peppermint, light rose petal scents and a hint of marmalade that emerges with time. The palate is medium-bodied with sappy black fruit, more freshness and tension than the 2011, and frankly, you would never be able to tell there was whole bunch here. This appears to be maturing with style and panache, but it will give another decade or more of drinking pleasure. Tasted at the Les Carmes Haut-Brion vertical at the château. (Neal Martin, Vinous, October 2012)
— 17 days ago