Lussac St. Émilion, Libournais

Château Fleur Cardinale

Grand Cru Classé Saint-Émilion Red Bordeaux Blend 2018

Lyle Fass
9.5

Gorgeous nose of sweet wood, bittersweet cocoa, tobacco, spices and striking loamy minerality. This wine goes to 11 on the nose with air but compared to the 16 it is more aromatically exciting on the pop and pour. Palate is rich and ripe with deep cassis and berry fruit but also terrific energy and minerality. A gorgeous mid palate plumpness as well. Really nice and long finish. Such amazing energy and with the requisite ripeness of 18 it still has stunning freshness and energy. Now after some coaxing the air has really opened tbis nose with glorious ethereal spices and sweet tobacco. — 2 days ago

LM, Severn and 5 others liked this

Clos de l'Oratoire des Papes

Comtes de Neipperg St. Émilion Red Bordeaux Blend 2014

Blend of Merlot (90%) and Cabernet Franc (10%). Medium ruby/garnet color with a slight brick colored rim. Aromas and flavors of dried cherries, currants, boysenberries and blueberries with notes of orange zest, graphite and violets. Pleasant long finish. Soft tannins and creamy/velvety texture. Extremely well balanced. Silky tannins. Aging gracefully. — 21 days ago

Bob, Tom and 1 other liked this

Château Bellefont-Belcier

Grand Cru Classe St. Émilion Red Bordeaux Blend

I thought it’ll be a bigger wine but it didn’t matter as it was delightful to drink this easy wine w dinner . Not much decanting but being 2010 vintage it was ready to drink. — 14 days ago

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Château Barde-Haut

Saint-Émilion Red Bordeaux Blend 2001

Another great wine from Bordeaux by Barde-Haut. EXCELLENT 2001!!! — 6 days ago

Château Monbousquet

Saint-Emilion Red Bordeaux Blend 2012

Paul J
9.5

This is why I love Bordeaux! $40 bottle tastes like $100! Lovely dark red color with purple and maroon rims. Classic Bordeaux nose of cedar, rust, flowers, and subtle cow shit. Aged cherries, anise, cedar, and lilacs on the palate. Lovely texture that coats and sticks. Medium plus depth and finish. Really good! — 10 days ago

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Bernard Magrez

Château Fombrauge Saint-Èmilion Grand Cru Red Bordeaux Blend 2020

Dark, glass-clinging purple with opaque black core. Abundant, blue-fruity nose. Echoed on the lush, full palate which adds red apple peel, blackberry, and bitter black plum. Medium acidity. Velvety medium tannins. Very nice, everyday St. Emilion. Food is, of course, naturally its friend. Drink now through 2030. — a month ago

Laura liked this

Château Fonplégade

Saint-Émilion Grand Cru Red Bordeaux Blend 2017

Popped, double-decanted, and poured. Engaging right out of the gate. Rich nose shows deep cassis and dark berries, underbrush, graphite, and low-toned minerality. Rich on the attack, with mouth-coating, clingy fruit that later shows persistent savory and dark mineral notes. The tannins are there but are overwhelmed by the fruit. Really nice concentration with zero jamminess and loads of elegance. Nice but subtle acids. Very impressed with this. — a month ago

Brandon, Pinotman and 17 others liked this

Château Angélus

St. Émilion Grand Cru Red Bordeaux Blend 2003

Was slightly surprised how far along this was. Cellar and mushroom notes with a massive alcohol kick that needed 90 minutes to calm down. Became very enjoyable after that but i wouldnt buy this again. — 9 days ago

Ira, Ted and 9 others liked this

Château Grand Mayne

Saint-Émilion Red Bordeaux Blend 2012

2012 vintage. From Coravin. Light-medium body. Coming at you, in both nose and flavors, with the earthy, leathery, darker fruits trifecta. Ample tannins and definitely dry but enough balance lingering, long-term concerns under the rug for now. Had I been blind-tasting this, likely woulda guessed Pomerol. Definitely lacking any betraying trace of St. Émilion fleshiness now. 5.9.24. Really nice, affordable bottle of BDX with 10+ years of age on it. I'd hit this again. 5.9.24. — 18 days ago

Ruud, Jan and 10 others liked this

Château Pavie

Saint-Èmilion Grand Cru Red Bordeaux Blend 2017

This rating is just my taste. Not a reflection of the quality of the wine. I generally don’t care for the St Emilion region. The wine is just too austere for me. It’s 22% cab franc. It had a slight puckering dried out character without balance to me. Definitely can tell it’s a well made wine. Perhaps with a strong food pairing this would be a better experience for me but it was a wine I didn’t enjoy drinking. — 25 days ago

Tom, Adam and 13 others liked this
Scott@Mister A’s-San Diego

Scott@Mister A’s-San Diego

Imho, the Pavie stuff needs, at least, a 20-spot. Otherwise, it's discombobulated, jumbled and fragmented.
Vino Joe

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TY. Into the archives the rest shall go and I will let you know in 2037!