L'ostal Cazes

Roquette e Cazes

Douro Red Blend 2020

Smooth, big blackberry with a long finish. — 2 months ago

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l'Ostal Levant

Zamble Malbec

Wow. Brambly, crunchy, blackberries, clean, linear and expansive…. Subtle effervescence that held throughout the bottle. Buy all of them if you come across. It’s one of those bottles you ask, what else can you give? A very much perfect bottle but I can’t give 100 for some reason. — 10 months ago

Louis et Charlotte Pérot

L'Ostal Les Trilles L'Ostal Levant

How to make Merlot cool! 50/50 Merlot and Cot. Great balance between juicy easy drinking and ending with some complexity. Cranberry soda changes to earthy complexity. Will seek out again. — 2 years ago

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Château Villa Bel-Air

Graves Red Bordeaux Blend 2014

This estate was bought in 1988 buy Jean-Michel Cazes (Lynch Bages and more recently Haut-Batailley) and sold in 2017 to the Balland family (Baret). 50% Merlot, 40% Cabernet Sauvignon and 10% Cabernet Franc. Aged in used Lynch Bages barrels. This 2014 is in a very good place now, but should age well for a few more years. Fresh and elegant, with typical Graves spiciness. Not the most complex but a very solid and seductive effort for the vintage. — 3 years ago

Ira, Josh and 3 others liked this

Domaine de l'Ostal

Estibals Minervois Red Blend 2017

Vintage 2017 | beautiful! Spicyness, smell of new wood, voleptuous, inky, lots of body/filling. Domaine from family Cazes (Lynch Bages), quite interesting. — 4 months ago

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Domaine L'Ostal Cazes

La Livinière Minervois Red Blend 2016

2016 vintage. Jean-Michel Cazes (owner of famous Pauillac Cru Classé Lynch-Bages and more recently Haut-Batailley) bought this Minervois estate in 2002. This is the "grand vin", a blend of 70% Syrah, 15% Carignan, 20% Grenache and 5% Mourvèdre. A very spicy concentrated wine that is more about power than finesse. The colour is still deep dark red with hardly any sign of evolution. Intense spicy nose. Bold and powerful with black fruit hidden in spices. Long peppery finish. Take no prisoners. Abv. 14,5%. — 2 years ago

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Château Villa Bel-Air

Graves White Bordeaux Blend 2005

2016 vintage. 65% Sauvignon blanc with 35% Sémillon. At the time this estate was owned by Jean-Michel Cazes (Lynch Bages and more recently Haut-Batailley), but the current owners are the Groupe Ballande (Bordeaux négociants who also own Prieuré Lichine and Baret). Exotic fruit and a hint of flowers. Round and ripe with enough acidity in this warm vintage. Good length with impressions of vanilla. Good value. — 3 years ago

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J. M. Cazes de Lynch Bages

Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend 2010

Mellowed fruit. Dark color. Drank over two nights. Better day 2. Reliable and solid. — 6 months ago

Shay, Jeroen and 15 others liked this

Domaine des Sénéchaux

Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red Rhone Blend 2016

Have CdP somewhat rarely now but was curious to try this both because it’s 2016 and because it’s now owned by the Cazes family of Lynch-Bages in Bordeaux and who have been extremely hospitable to us in the past. Was skeptical of the 15% labeled abv but I think this is in a great place with a bit of a chill. The fruit is quite powerful, but in a great way, and nothing is overbearing. Perfect with skirt steak off the grill. — a year ago

Ira, Andrew and 3 others liked this

Château Ormes de Pez

Saint-Estèphe Red Bordeaux Blend 2019

2019 vintage. An estate owned by the Cazes family (Lynch Bages, Haut Batailley). A blend of Merlot (50%), Cabernet Sauvignon (40%), Cabernet Franc (7%) and Petit Verdot (3%). Less flashy compared to the Capbern 2019 tasted yesterday, give it some time to open up. Even with the high Merlot percentage, it has more of a dark Cabernet Sauvignon personality with black fruit and a serious, slightly severe tannic backbone. Abv. 14,5 %. — 2 years ago

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