Cigar Box

Château Lynch-Bages

Grand Cru Classé Pauillac Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 1975

This had the classic LB nose showing mostly black fruits with currant, cedar, leather, menthol, spice box, cigar ash & tobacco leaf. — 6 days ago

Aravind, David and 19 others liked this

Marchesi Antinori

Tignanello Toscana Super Tuscan Blend 1988

Birthday year wine for me! Might not be the best Tig vintage, but nothing to scoff at. The ‘88 is getting to be almost last prime, this time bottle showing well. Rusty red with strong aromas of cigar box, leather, and pencil shavings. Drinks slightly thin, and im not getting much fruit. Still, it’s tasty and a special vintage to me. — 2 months ago

Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande

Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend 1989

Beautiful, mature Bordeaux. Pencil lead, cigar box, cassis. Harmonious and long. — 3 months ago

Tom, David and 27 others liked this
Bob McDonald

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What a treat!

Château La Mission Haut-Brion

Graves Red Bordeaux Blend 1975

Perfect btl so fresh at 48 yrs that was classic La Mission showing red & black fruits, tar, sweet spice, menthol, cedar & cigar box. — 4 months ago

Shay, Severn and 9 others liked this

Château La Mission Haut-Brion

Pessac-Léognan Red Bordeaux Blend 2014

Delectable Wine
9.5

The 2014 La Mission Haut-Brion offers bright and vivid scents that immediately captivate the olfactory scenes: black fruit, cedar, pencil box and light, minty aromas. It's much better than its First Growth neighbor. The palate is medium-bodied with pliant tannins, very harmonious, and has lovely depth with a gentle grip. This is a sophisticated and entrancing 2014, one of my favorites in Bordeaux. Highly recommended. Tasted blind at the Southwold 10-Year-On tasting. (Neal Martin, Vinous, March 2024)
— a month ago

David, Ekra and 1 other liked this

Château Gruaud Larose

Saint-Julien Red Bordeaux Blend 1985

Classic old school style of GL that was fresh showing good acidity mostly black fruits, cassis, leather, cedar, sweet & savory spices, graphite with a smoky, tarry, cigar ash on the finish. — a month ago

Severn, Ira and 9 others liked this

Château Grand-Puy-Lacoste

Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend 1982

Cigar box, black currants, cassis, lovely, somewhat mature fruit, still shows a somewhat firm structure, seems close to fully mature, very long finish, but I’d bet will still hold another decade in a cool cellar, one of the great bargains of the 1982 vintage on release!! — 3 months ago

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Peter van den Besselaar

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Love the description, esp. “Somewhat mature fruit” 👊🏼

R. López de Heredia

Viña Tondonia Reserva Rioja Tempranillo Blend 2012

Blend of mostly Tempranillo with about equal amounts of Garnacho, Graciano and Manzuelo, deep Ruby with a graceful bouquet of berry fruits, cigar box spice with fresh earthy tones, a traditional Rioja, still reticent. On the silky smooth palate, elegant with layers of flavors of ripe blackberry and cherry, tobacco, smoky cedar, dark fruit, vanilla spice, very well balanced with fine soft tannins and a clean structure ending with a nice long chalky earthy character. Delicious! Still has room to age. — 2 months ago

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Château Montrose

Saint-Estèphe Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2014

Delectable Wine
9.6

The 2014 Montrose has an engaging and complex bouquet with black fruit, a pencil box, pressed violet and warm earth scents, gaining intensity with aeration. The palate is medium-bodied with excellent tannins that frame the mineral-rich black fruit (in fact, this is one of the most mineral-laden 2014 Left Banks I tasted.) The oak is seamlessly integrated, and the finish has real panache. Beautifully, and it's just entering its drinking window. Tasted at Bordeaux Index's 10-Year-On tasting. (Neal Martin, Vinous, March 2024)
— a month ago

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Château Margaux

Premier Grand Cru Classé Margaux Red Bordeaux Blend 2009

Way to ring in the New Year! Lithe, feminine nose led a nicely delineated palate of dark red fruit, cigar box and velvety tannins. Wonderful. — 4 months ago

Andrew, Scott@Mister and 35 others liked this