Graphite and raisin, fig and marinated porcini, smoky dried cherries, black pepper on grilled beef fat, toasted sesame, dried black and red currants, all within an aura of damson and violet and honeyed rose petal. Palate leaps with damson and dried and fresh bing cherry, dried spiced plum, cedar and dried lavender, black olive, moist tobacco, and perfectly toned tannins which come off as a separate, undefinable taste of fruit skin extraction with stunning depth; tea leaves meet dried blackberry in a redwood stand. Soft date and creamy fig follow to a tart raspberry end.
#châteauchevalblanc #chevalblanc #1ergrandcruclassé #1995 #stemiliongrandcru #saintemiliongrandcru #grandcruclassé #grandcru #appellationsaintemiliongrandcrucontrolée #misenbouteilleauchateau #stcivileduchevalblanc #gironde #bordeaux #rightbank #bordeauxrouge — 3 months ago
Satisfying #stemiliongrandcru - stewed currant, spiced rum cake, forest floor, leather, nose - forward acidity and soft tannins. Beautiful wine for juicy mushroom burgers. — 3 years ago
Textbook #rightbankbordeaux - a riper youthful style, black/blue fruit on nose, some cigar box, earthy notes. Quite approachable palate, of course nicely balanced acidity, firm tannins. This would be fantastic in a decade but lovely wine to drink on our 15th wedding anniversary this night. Great bottle price second wine from an eminent #stemiliongrandcru estate offered at one of our favorite Houston restaurants. — 6 months ago
Dusty cherry and dense Christmas pudding nose features baked blueberry and dried red currants with blue spruce, Connecticut cigar wrap, sunflower, marigold and tea. There is ample black pepper, cinnamon, nutmeg and lacquered oak. Silky smooth and incredibly well-integrated layers of aforementioned spices with a surprisingly green tobacco note. Cedar and dried blackberry atop baked raspberry and peppercorn tart. Simply delicious and unwaveringly structured.
#chevalblanc #cheval #châteauchevalblanc #1ergrandcruclassé #1986 #stemiliongrandcru #appellationsaintemiliongrandcrucontrolée #misenbouteille #misenbouteilleauchâteau # — 2 years ago
Celebrating a vacation break with #stemiliongrandcru . Purchased directly from the charming owner/proprietor Guy-Petrus Lignac who took us on a tour of his historic Château and cave in summer of 2018. Now after a full decade of laying down it was a good time to open it. After a solid 2 hours to open up, it presents a luxuriant aroma of cassis liqueur, stewed plums, a touch of tobacco and leather. Classic earthy #rightbankbordeaux character on the palate, soft rich dark fruit backed by firm tannins that build in your mouth. Easily 20+ years of cellar time could await this wine but it paired wonderfully with burgers. — 3 years ago
Loveliest of mushroom-violet, saddle leather and fresh wool, dark legume, black olive, cool licorice notes and lavender. A graphite tip made of concentrated grape; a fig parchment carefully folded over smoke. Outstanding nose.
Tobacco flaking blackly over licks of flame, chicory, black licorice, cloves and black olives dance and darken to blackberry, charred elm and black pastry. Biomass folding in crystalline-spiked, smoky, charred cedar. Burnt cinnamon and peek-a-boo plum. Loamy and dense earth that encapsulates. Great wine to grow on!
#stemiliongrandcru #rightbankbordeaux #bordeaux #bordeauxgrandcru #bordeauxrouge #closlamadeleine #2010 #2010bordeaux #saintemilion #misenbouteilleálapropriéte #appellationsaintemiliongrandcrucontrolée — a year ago
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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#stemilion #misenbouteilleauchateau #premiergrandcruclasse #premiergrandcru — 2 years ago
Deep ruby color medium(+) aromas and flavors ripe red fruit and tart black fruit (red currants, cranberries, red tart plums, black cherries and plums) secondary aromas of pencil shavings, cedar and cocoa powder. Light balsamic aromas and flavors. Medium body medium acidity, medium(+) fine grained tannin and medium(+) finish. It is a good compromise between a traditional #saintemilion #stemilion #stemiliongrandcru and a more modern, riper contemporary approach. — 3 years ago