Category Archives: Bordeaux

Château La Brande 2015

Dark in color with a nice plum/black berry nose. On the mid palate the wine matches the nose with nice soft black plums coming through backed almost immediately by firm, acidity tannins and even a metallic flavor. There’s some green … Continue reading

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Château Le Grand Verdus Réserve 2015

Every now and then an inexpensive Bordeaux shows up that is well worth the price. It encourages me to keep looking for that bargoon. This wine (spoiler alert) is one of those … Dark in color with a nice black … Continue reading

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Château Sénéjac 2015

I last tasted the 2014 vintage of this wine that I bought through the Bordeaux futures program for $22. This time around I bought it through normal vintages and paid $29. Not sure if the difference is merely the futures … Continue reading

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Château Recougne 2014

Dark in color with a mild red berry nose along with some oak. On the mid palate the wine displays some nice smooth red berries, plum and cherries along with some noticeable oak. The cab franc in spite of being … Continue reading

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Château d’Argadens Blanc 2016

Pale in color with a nice citrus note. On the mid palate the wine displays some nice crisp citrus notes to match the nose along with some floral hints. On the medium length finish the wine displays some nice crisp … Continue reading

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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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