Category Archives: Bordeaux

2014 Chateau Clauzet

Another one from my Bordeaux futures order. Ink dark in color with a mild dark cherry nose and some oak. On the mid palate the wine displays some solid rich black cherry notes to match the nose along with some … Continue reading

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2014 Chateau Senejac

I recently decided to try something I hadn’t done before, buy a Bordeaux future. This is one of those. You buy them in advance of their release based on barrel tasting. Dark in color with a lovely cab dominating nose. … Continue reading

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2012 Château Argadens Bordeaux

I last reviewed the 2011 which I only had a tasting of so I thought I would grab a bottle of it. The wine is a vinatges essential so available in many LCBO web stores. Dark in color with a … Continue reading

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Château Argadens Bordeaux 2011 mini review

Dark in color with a nice red berry nose. On the mid palate the wine displays some lovely rich red berries to match the nose. On the medium length finish the wine displays some firm tannins and lively acidity along … Continue reading

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Château Pierre de Montignac 2009

Dark in color with a mild nose. on the mid palate the wine displays some nice dark berries backed by some nice woody notes along with some firm acidity and tannins. There’s a hint of pepper on the finish, some … Continue reading

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2012 Chateau Chantant mini review

Dark in color with a nice nose of black berries. On the mid palate the wine displays some nice black berries to match the nose. On the medium length finish the wine displays some nice smooth tannins and dryness along … Continue reading

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Château de Panigon 2011

I last wrote up the 2010 vintage of this wine and enjoyed it. Dark in color with a lovely dark berry nose. On the mid palate the wine displays some lovely dark berries to match the nose along with some … Continue reading

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Château Arnauton 2010

Dark in color with a mild nose. On the mid palate the wine displays some soft black berries along. On the medium length finish the wine displays some subtle tannins and moderate dryness. The wine is kind of disappointing given … Continue reading

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Château Saint-Nicolas 2010 Bordeaux

Inky dark in color with a nice nose of black berries. On the mid palate the wine displays rich black cherries to match the nose. On the medium length finish, right out of the bottle the wine displayed noticeable alcohol … Continue reading

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Château de Panigon 2010 Bordeaux

I last wrote up the 2005 vintage of this wine and was impressed giving it a 90. I even stored some of this wine for future consumption and it held up well. So when I saw it on the release … Continue reading

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Château Hyot 2010 Bordeaux

2010 is suppose to have been a very good year for Bordeaux! Dark in color with a dark red berry nose. On the mid pallet the wine displays some dark red berries and cassis to match the nose. On the … Continue reading

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Château Brandeau 2010

Dark in color with a with a nice nose of dark red cherries. On the mid pallet the wine matches the nose with dark red berries coming through backed almost immediatly by firm acidity, some nice spicy notes and firm … Continue reading

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Château La Maroutine 2009

Dark color smooth nose. Nice red berry cab franc mid pallet. On the medium length finish the wine displays some lovely dryness and some tannins. 89 or so. Not in the LCBO but Lifford lists the wine for $17.99. From … Continue reading

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CHÂTEAU MANON LA LAGUNE 2010

Dark in color with a lovely nose of dark berries. On the mid pallet the wine matches the nose with some nice black berries coming through along with some nice chocolate and mocha. On the medium length finsih the wine … Continue reading

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CHÂTEAU HAUT BEYZAC CUVÉE O’PEYRAT 2009

Dark in color with a nose of black berries. On the mid pallet this wine is dominated by alcohol and green notes. Some coco, some herbaceous notes, even some mint. The green notes linger in the medium length finish. This … Continue reading

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CHÂTEAU CLÉMENT SAINT-JEAN 2010

Dark in color with a nose of dark berries. On the mid pallet the wine displays dark berries to match the nose. ON the medium length finish the wine displays some nice complexity and some nice dryness along with some … Continue reading

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CHÂTEAU GRAND VILLAGE 2010

Dark in color with a nice nose of dark berries. On the mid pallet this is definitely a cab franc dominated wine. I like cab franc but expect a lot more from a Bordeaux. The wine is medium in length … Continue reading

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CHÂTEAU ROLAND LA GARDE 2009

Anytime I see a Bordeaux under $20 it catches my eye. And this one was recommended by a friend. Inky dark in color with a mild nose of red berries oak and some earthy notes. On the mid pallet the … Continue reading

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CHÂTEAU BEAULIEU COMTES DE TASTES 2009

Anytime I see a Bordeaux that is rated well I jump at it. This one is dark in color with a mild nose of red berries. On the mid pallet the wine displays some lovely red berries to match the … Continue reading

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CHÂTEAU CROIX-MOUTON 2009

Any time I see a Bordeaux rated well, for under $20 I jump at it. In this case the wine was late to the release date making it a whole lot easier than usual to be able to find it! … Continue reading

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CHÂTEAU LESTRUELLE 2009

This was on the Oct 26th release and caught my eye as a reasonably priced bordeaux with a good rating. Dark in color with a lighter nose of reddish to black berries and some oak. On the mid pallet this … Continue reading

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2009 CHATEAU DUCLA BORDEAUX SUPERIEUR

Inexpensive good Bordeauxs are a hard thing to find. I last tasted the 2005 and was impressed with how well it aged for an inexpensive wine. Dark in color with a mild nose of red berries. On the mid pallet … Continue reading

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Two Euro Bordeaux Wine

Think long and hard about what $2.60 can buy you. Once you have that vivid image in your hand, take a sip of the glass of wine you have by your side. Bet that glass by itself is worth more … Continue reading

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A Week in Bordeaux

This post is coming from a quaint little restaurant at the base of the church in St-Emilion. The weather is a stunning cloudless 27c and for mid-May one cannot ask for more. This is the first of a few posts … Continue reading

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FRANCOIS LURTON SAUVIGNON DE BORDEAUX 2010

Pale in color with a mild varietal sauv blanc nose of citrus fruit. On the mid pallet this wine matches the nose with citrus fruits, and some lemon. This is a smooth wine for the price. Nice and complex on … Continue reading

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