Gascony, Southwest France

Château Mouton Rothschild

Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend 2008

1.5 hour decant(little fine/cloudy sediment). A majestic deep ruby red color. On the nose: perfumed nose of plum, smoked meat, old leather, eucalyptus, burnt cedar, green veggie. Taste: smooth, slightly creamy, elegant, structured wine with black plum, currants, herbaceous, nutty chocolate, leather, graphite and a long peppery savory dry finish. YUM!

The financial crisis and excess wine to sell had the 08 1st growths all priced less than $200 a bottle so I bought a bunch.  At 15 years,  it's finally time to check em all out. This Mouton is a nice start.
— 2 days ago

Brenda Terzich-Garland
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Nicolas Greinacher

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Loving the background 😉
Tom Garland

Tom Garland

@Nicolas Greinacher Yep, gotta use those empty wood cases for something and I have a perfect concrete block wall in the basement I glue em onto. Cheers!

Billecart-Salmon

Brut Rosé Champagne Blend

Ron R
9.3

Very enjoyable. Light on its feet. Not too energetic. Brioche with a hint of marzipan. Very good stuff. — 17 days ago

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Neil Valenzuela

Neil Valenzuela

Love this one. Cheers!
Jose Lorenzo

Jose Lorenzo

Love love their bubbles. If you can get your hands on their Elizabeth Rose offerings do so. Cheers!
Ron R

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Yes @Neil Valenzuela, @Jose Lorenzo, I plan on stocking up on some… 👍🏾

Jean Foillard

Côte du Py Morgon Gamay 2005

High fill, perfect cork. Dense red and dark fruit, somewhat developed. No signs of fruit fading. A little bit of forest floor. Was expecting it to be a lot more developed, presumably this bottle had a long way to go. I wish I had another… — 16 days ago

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Château Lafite Rothschild

Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend 1996

Delectable Wine
9.7

The 1996 Lafite-Rothschild is the strongest wine from the First Growth in that decade. This bottle, served blind and ex-château in Bordeaux, is so precociously backward that I estimate it to be half its age. Blackberry, cedar and graphite are here as usual, though this bottle has even more intensity than the one served at the estate in 2018. The palate is brilliantly balanced with fine tannins and very intense graphite-infused fruit; there's just a touch more fruité on the finish. Superb. (Neal Martin, Vinous, January 2023) — 4 days ago

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Domaine François Raveneau

Montée de Tonnerre Chablis 1er Cru Chardonnay 2011

Beautiful, poised. Very Raveneau. A calm nose with soft lemon, slate, some marine notes. Secondary notes showing through now- a little peach, some light spice too — 3 days ago

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Alan Weinberg

Alan Weinberg

Damn. Call me! I’ll bring a bottle.

Château Lynch-Bages

Grand Cru Classé Pauillac Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2020

Nose: lovely but indistinct at this point.

Palate : complex. Some hints of oak but ok. Dense blackberry. Some chocolate.
— 5 days ago

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Dawn E.

Dawn E.

Holding a 2016! Will consider visiting around 2040!

Vincent Dauvissat

La Forest Chablis 1er Cru Chardonnay 2005

Nice young yellow canary color. Heavy in the glass. Tropical nose with notes of sea breeze, lemon, kiwi, white stones and tan spice. Glycerol and rich in the mouth. California like, but with nice Chablis nuances. I wonder how this will evolve over next 10 years. Maybe like 92’s? — 8 days ago

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Dom Pérignon

Brut Champagne Blend 2006

Apple, limestone, some sweetness. Nice a acidity. This is settled and tasty — 10 days ago

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Château Montrose

Saint-Estèphe Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2000

2000 vintage. Briar, earth and slight brickish nose. Color as if bottled yesterday. Light-medium/medium body. Throwing some serious sed. Decanted for two hours and a little watery on the concentration but plenty of fruit. I suspect this would have fared better with a six hour decant/lounge sesh. Also follows on the heels of last week’s tasting of the massive and undying 1990 vintage so there’s that. — 4 days ago

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Château Latour

Premier Grand Cru Classé Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend 2001

Drinking beautifully. Lots of life left. Elegant and smooth on the palate Lovely nose of red berries and a hint of tobacco and sarsaparilla. Long graceful finish. — 9 days ago

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