Grenache Blend

R. López de Heredia

Viña Tondonia Reserva Rioja Tempranillo Blend 2011

I am biased for Rioja but this is a very good demonstration of why. Great balance ripe reserved fruit in harmony with some slight puckering length. Better in 10 years. Totally fine now. — a month ago

Ed, Shay and 21 others liked this

Château Ducru-Beaucaillou

Saint-Julien Red Bordeaux Blend 2018

Excellent Bordeaux probably one of the most approachable examples despite its young age. Bright red and dark fruit with good crescendo balanced by velvety tannins and soft notes of vanilla, nutmeg and wet dirt. Medium bodied and medium alcohol with balanced acidity. Cheers. — 2 days ago

Peter, Juan and 13 others liked this

Marchesi Antinori

Tignanello Toscana Super Tuscan Blend 2015

2015 vintage. Decanted and tasted immediately. Very little sediment. Medium-medium-heavy body. Structure and both ample grip and fruit in a beautiful balance currently and for the foreseeable future. No rush to crush. Revisit in a decade. Wowzers. 5.17.24. — 7 days ago

Ted, Jan and 14 others liked this

Château Gruaud Larose

Saint-Julien Red Bordeaux Blend 1983

I liked this quite a bit. Cleaner than the ‘82. Nice fruit. Tannins are mostly resolved. — 2 days ago

Jan, Scott@Mister and 8 others liked this

Château Rayas

Réservé Châteauneuf-du-Pape Grenache Blend 2011

Almost perfect. Stewed fruit, great bitterness, extremely round and perfect tannins. Close to a grand cru burgundy in a good year with 10-15 years of age. — a month ago

Jan, Brecht and 1 other liked this

Dom Pérignon

Brut Champagne Blend 2009

Half off wine Wednesday. At less than retail - we couldn’t resist. Was solid but not spectacular — 10 days ago

Scott@Mister, Andrew and 8 others liked this
Martin Bergo

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Half-off on a DP??? Madre mia. Congratulations.

Château Cos d'Estournel

Saint-Estèphe Red Bordeaux Blend 2005

Rich dark fruits, sweet on the palate that is youthful showing, licorice, spice box, graphite, mocha & tobacco notes — a day ago

Austin, Jan and 10 others liked this

Château Montrose

Saint-Estèphe Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 1979

Dark rubi robe with bricking at the rim. Nose of asphalt, cedar, liquorice and asian spices. Very mineral, medium bodied, complex, good length, very polished tannins. Cork was not perfect and bottle was low shoulder. Still excellent which makes us think pristine bottles might taste even better. Great stuff. — 6 days ago

Jose Roberto PalazzoAdriana Pagliano
with Jose and Adriana
Peter, Rob and 6 others liked this

Bodegas y Viñedos Vega Sicilia

Unico Ribera del Duero Tempranillo Blend 1922

Remarkable. This is deep and intense and still rich. A little cloudy but vivacious. A rich nose with sweet notes. Dark plum, some rustiness, a hint of Madeira at the edges. Delicious with a tangy zip. Wow — 3 days ago

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with Tony and David
Shay, Ira and 11 others liked this

Château Calon-Ségur

Saint-Estèphe Red Bordeaux Blend 2000

David T
9.4

Amazing w/ the Allen Brothers A-5 wagyu.

This is another Bordeaux producer that makes wines for the ages. I’ve waited & waited on 2000, this shows some readiness. Yet, will go another 20 plus years.

Tonight this is well balanced earth & candied fruit. In 10 years, this is candied fruit & florals.

Still medium plus tannins. Blackberries, black raspberries, black plum with ample skin, juicy dark cherries, poached strawberries, raspberries, dry limestone grains with powder, dark, forest floor with dry leaves, some dry herbaceousiness-bay leaf, mint, dark spice, clove, nutmeg, some cinnamon, hints of vanillin, mid berry cola, sandalwood to cedar shavings, used leather, pipe tobacco, anise, some mocha, sun tea, dark, red, purple flowers with a touch of blue, excellent acidity and a well knitted structure, balanced, nicely tensioned with a ripe, elegant finish that lasts two-minutes.

Photos of; Chateau Calon Segur, tasting room, barrel cellar and estate vineyard.
— 14 days ago

Severn, Paul and 17 others liked this
Severn Goodwin

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Ready with a long decant but worth the longer wait. Now, it needs steak.
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We've got patience & plenty of beef, thanks. 🙏