2018 vintage. From the estate formerly known as Château Goubau (renamed 2016) and from the same family that brings you L’If and some wine called Le Pin. 95% Merlot. 5% Cab Franc. Really dark hue. Mint, blackberries, earth and tobacco in the nose. Medium-bodied with ample, silky tannins. The longer in the glass, the more white pepper and herbaceous flavors gain prominence. Nice QPR and will look to pick up more. Pretty now but just may be a stunner in a few years. — 15 hours ago
Nice and sturdy on the nose - and a nice dive into the terroir & mature red fruit that is a mature French Bordeaux. Tart cherry offers the first greeting on the palette as it then transitions into a dark mature tobacco-esque finish. Lingering notes of that incredible soil. All the while, an incredible smooth blend as this ride on your tongue registers as a smooth, pleasant journey that culminates in the perfect finish! — 11 days ago
Black fruits (plum, blackcurrant), well-integrated oaky tertiary notes. Aromas of coffee, caramel, tar, tobacco, musk, humus. Beautiful aromatic range, and flexible.
Fruit noirs (prune, cassis), notes tertiaires boisées bien intégrées, avec des notes café, caramel, goudron, tabac, musk, humus. Belle gamme aromatique, et souple. — 3 days ago
Color of purple with slightly gray and blue tone on the rim. Nice legs. Nose of good aldehyde, dried strawberry, prune, dark cherry, ripe grapes, and leather. Taste is smooth, with addition of soft tannins, suckling acidity, a bit minty, a tiny bit sweet, some spice, dark fruits, and zest. Aftertaste is medium long, a revisit of the taste, and quite tasty. Good one. — a day ago
Bordeaux raised up as old school Rioja.
25% Cab Franc, 25% Cab Sav, 30% Red Stem Merlot*, 20% Petit Verdot.
Very interesting indeed.
N: Dark chocolate, leather with buried cassis. On the nose it’s big, but it’s only 12.5°
P: Black Cherries, bitter chocolate, brambles, cassis, tiny blueberries, very refreshing acidity and well integrated tannins.
Here’s to the old/new world. — 9 days ago
Smooth, black cherry. There is some bitterness but I liked it. Bought at Mitsukoshi for ¥5,000. — 24 days ago
Comparison between 05 and 18. 05 is crushing it. Such a beauty showing that an oak-influenced Sauvignon Blanc-Sémillon blend can be this good, rivals with those best whites in burgundy. If you buy newer vintages, please be patient. Wait till at least 10 years to open it! — 17 days ago
Blind Date Wine! Black fruits (black cherry, plums) and some earthy notes... slightly vegetal and almost bell pepper. Lots of acid with tart black cherry flavors, spices and black pepper. Pretty light bodied with minimal tannins at first, but they start to come through with more sips. My guess was a cab sauv or melon, so I guess I did pretty good! — 3 days ago