Southwest France, France

Château Pontet-Canet

Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend 1964

Paul J
9.0

Short decant. Amazed at the quality after seeing an almost black cork and a very low fill level. Wouldn’t be craving a glass, but for a wine this old it was consumable with a few in the party really enjoying it. Garnet, almost brown in color. Leather and stewed fruit dominate. — 2 days ago

Steve GautierBrooke Weaver Jakubowski
with Steve and Brooke
Jan, John and 3 others liked this

Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande

Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend 1989

This was drinking well showing dark fruits, currant, cedar, leather, pencil, savory spice & tobacco leaf — a day ago

Shay, Aravind and 8 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.
— 15 days ago

Severn, Paul and 17 others liked this
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Ready with a long decant but worth the longer wait. Now, it needs steak.
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Dom Pérignon

Brut Champagne Blend 2009

Half off wine Wednesday. At less than retail - we couldn’t resist. Was solid but not spectacular — 11 days ago

Scott@Mister, Andrew and 8 others liked this
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Half-off on a DP??? Madre mia. Congratulations.

Louis Roederer

Cristal Brut Champagne Chardonnay Pinot Noir Blend 2009

Jeremy Shanker
9.2

Never not delicious. Love Cristal with a little age. — 8 days ago

Billy, Andrew and 7 others liked this

Domaine de la Romanée-Conti (DRC)

La Tâche Pinot Noir 1980

What an extraordinary nose. Wild strawberry, violets, cherry pop, plums, mushrooms. This is enchanting and dynamic. On the palate light and subtle. Delicate., quite haunting with a pretty spring sweetness. This is lovely. — 4 days ago

Tony GarciaDavid Schachter
with Tony and David
Ceccherini, Shay and 12 others liked this

Château Lynch-Bages

Grand Cru Classé Pauillac Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 1988

Smoooth! Beautifully balanced. Not green at all. — 3 days ago

Jan, Scott@Mister and 15 others liked this

Château Montrose

Saint-Estèphe Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2000

David T
9.4

Just entering its drinking window. It has 40 years ahead of it. Excellent with Ribcap from Costco.

Interesting that there are some vegetable notes on the nose.

Very good evolution. Medium plus tannins. Juicy, ripe blackberries, black raspberries, darkest cherries, black plum/ with skin, ripe strawberries, some blue fruit hues, cedar, black licorice/cola, dark rich earth w/ leaves, sandstone, steeped sun tea, light limestone powder, ripe, light, dark spice, clove, light cinnamon, hints of nutmeg, vanillin, moist volcanic clay, fresh red, dark flowers, framed in violets, round acidity with polish/balance, softly tensioned, elegant that falls on mineral & clay that lasts two-minutes. ,
— 11 hours ago

Thijs, Andrew and 3 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. — 4 days ago

Peter, Juan and 16 others liked this

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 — 2 days ago

Austin, Jan and 13 others liked this