Château Cheval Blanc

St. Émilion Red Bordeaux Blend 2005

Rich and warm dark chocolate and raisin nose foreshadows coming depth. Browning grasses, hazelnuts and baked pecans, cinnamon-blueberry tort, black cherry and black currant, wet rose petals, violet-cocoa, and jasmine branch. Tight and young entry still satisfies with spruce buds, pronounced tea leaf, sharp oak tones, cinnamon, red cherry, underripe red currant, pointy graphite; myrrh. Don’t drink ‘em if you got ‘em.

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— 2 years ago

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Château Margaux

Premier Grand Cru Classé Margaux Red Bordeaux Blend 1989

Charles (Chad) Bucklin

Sexy, elegant, seductive. #margaux #chateaumargaux #premiergrandcru #bordeaux #1989 — 9 years ago

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Château Lafite Rothschild

Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend 1986

Charles (Chad) Bucklin

Decanted and opened beautifully over 2 hrs. Initial nose was perfumed but overwhelmed by new oak. Palate was tight and ripe. After opening up the new oak mostly blew off showing incredible complexity dominated by ripe black, red, and some blue fruit, along with mounds of flowers, truffle, smoke, graphite, and earth. The palate was full but perfectly balanced. Great complexity and concentration. The structure was still very sturdy with silky tannins and taught acid. The length was tremendously long. This was in great shape and will only continue to get better. #chateaulafite #pauillac #bordeaux #premiergrandcru #firstgrowth #cabernetsauvignon #ctbucklinwine — 7 years ago

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A good bet that was in it's prime drinking window?
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@David Trumper in my opinion, it was just entering the prime drinking window. It still felt on the young side to me and contained the great structure, fruit, and balance to drink well for a long time.

Château Latour

Premier Grand Cru Classé Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend 1997

1.5 litres of fun because this Bordeaux is looking mature; presented by Domaine Serisier for lunch at @public #400GeorgeSrreet #Bordeaux #Pauillac #premiergrandcru #magnum #mature #wagyu #1997 #18yo ; lovely, spicy, elegant, spicy; soft; fun to drink; merci — 9 years ago

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Château Haut-Brion

Graves Red Bordeaux Blend 1975

Charles (Chad) Bucklin

This #hautbrion is missing lift and its structure has faded away but the delicateness and complexity is fantastic. There are no living fruits left but there is smoke, licorice, peppers, forest floor, and a seductive meatiness along with some #bordeaux staples. Moderate intensity and med + length. Drink up now. #pessacleognan #premiergrandcru #ctbucklinwine — 8 years ago

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Château Mouton Rothschild

Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend 1990

Charles (Chad) Bucklin

Out of a #magnum The nose and length were really impressive. The nose was very intense and complex and the wine sat and developed on the palate for at least 4 min. The palate was a little beyond where I thought it should be and the tannins were a little disjointed though. The black and red fruit was very ripe. The balance was slightly off but still a wonderful wine. #pauillac #bordeaux #moutonrothschild #premiergrandcru — 8 years ago

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