Bordeaux - Page 2

  • Dusty Wine Bottles

    … Dusty Wine Bottles A corner of a cellar, a stack of wine bottles gathering dust. Uncertain if these are wines being given some serious age or just discarded, The winery, Chateau Saint Marie, out in the depths of Entre deux Mers was one of my favourite visits – its rustic, has lovely rolling countryside around (none of the trimmed and plucked…

    Andrew Barrow/ Spittoon- 4 readers -
  • 2006 Château Gaudin I just can’t get enough of the aromas...

    … 2006 Château Gaudin I just can’t get enough of the aromas of Bordeaux. There’s a certain “je ne sais quoi" about it that’s irresistible. Cassis, blackberry, leather, mixed herbs, and loads of earth on the nose. Strong tannins on the palate with more of that cassis, blackberry, rocabar, leather, and earth bouquet. Classic Bordeaux. 3/5 bones $$ Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot 13% abv Pauillac (Bordeaux), FRANCE …

    Shiba Sommelierin Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot- 2 readers -
  • Happy New Year & 3 Wines of the Week…

    … the impression that Moscato d’Asti is an old fashioned wine, or that you won’t like it, just try it with an open mind. These wines deliver pure, uncomplicated pleasure and joy to the drinker, go on, you know you want to try it. Available in the UK for £7.50 a bottle from The Wine Society. Stockist details in the US are available here. Red Bordeaux…

    Quentin Sadler's Wine Pagein Cabernet Franc- 4 readers -
  • My Ten Wines of the Year

    …–that I did not choose a Wine of the Week), 9 Pinot Noirs (all American, including two rosés), 8 Champagnes, 7 Chardonnays (5 American, 2 French), 3 Italian, 3 Alsatian, and one Bordeaux, Loire, California Cabernet, California Merlot, and Canadian Bordeaux blend. Of course, I thought there would have been more champagnes on the list, but it just goes…

    the drunken cyclistin Cabernet Sauvignon Pinot Noir Riesling- 3 readers -
  • New Year’s Resolution: 12 Months – 12 Cabernets

    … and character; a road map that will entice your senses and open you to new wines you may never have considered. (NOTE: The original holiday version of this article was published in The Hollywood Reporter-DEC/2014) Amici Cellars 2011 Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon: From Calistoga, winemaker Joel Aiken has a pedigree worth toasting. He made the BV…

    Michael Cervin/ Boozehoundzin Cabernet Sauvignon- 2 readers -
  • 1998 Château La Fleur-Pétrus Hanging out with another Santa in...

    … 1998 Château La Fleur-Pétrus Hanging out with another Santa in giddy anticipation of Christmas! This time with an amazing wine. Velvety (like Santa’s robe!) nose of cassis, plums, violets, black cherries, blackberries, and cocoa powder with some sanguine notes, iron, and wet earth. Classic Merlot velvet on the palate with tart acidity to carry through. Chocolate-dusted plums and violets. YUM. 4/5 bones $$$$$ Cabernet Franc, Merlot 13% abv Pomerol (Bordeaux), FRANCE …

    Shiba Sommelierin Cabernet Franc Merlot- 2 readers -
  • A Night in Bordeaux

    …. Burnt caramel or is it crème brûlée? Whoa. I have only had a few old Bordeaux but this is amazing. Still some tannin even on the back-end. Whoa. A bit of stewed fruit but in a good way. Whoa. On the verge of mind-blowing. Unique (and four “Whoas”). 94-96 Points. Still great color for 50 years old…. I don’t know if the other tasters that night…

    the drunken cyclist- 1 readers -
  • Wine of the Week

    … The wines of Bordeaux that receive all the attention and hype and that command high prices at retail and auction probably number fewer than 150. The estates that produce these august wines are located primarily in the Left Bank communes of Margaux, Pauillac, St-Julien, St-Estephe, Graves and Pessac-Leognan and the Right Bank communes of St…

  • Don’t spit great wine!

    … of cherries, leather and earth with a savoury twist to the sweet fruit. The palate still has lots of fruit: there are sweet berries and red cherries, plus a thrilling elegance. Incredible mouthfeel with fine grained, chalky tannins, as well as subtle spice. Taut and correct, this is a sensational bottle. 97/100 Ornellaia 1997 Tuscany, Italy I didn’t want…

    jamie goode's wine blog- 1 readers -
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