Tag: Margaux

Château Giscours La Sirene de Giscours Margaux 2010, Bordeaux, France





This is a delicious second wine from this Chateau.

Full bodied with medium acidity and dry on the palate with a great nose.

Showing blackberries, black currants, cooked cherries, cedar, vanilla, spices, espresso, cigar box, tobacco leaf, graphite, light bell pepper, peppercorn, earth and sweet black tea.

A beautiful wine from a great vintage. Very enjoyable with nice complexity and mouthfeel.

Decanter gave it 86 points. I think they missed it this time.

Needs 3 hours to open up properly and show the complexity. It’s definitely worth the wait.

Feels like a Napa Bordeaux blend right out of the bottle, but then it changes as it opens up.

Good by itself or with food. I paired it with a charcuterie board of meats and cheeses.

A blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Merlot.

13.5% alcohol by volume.

93 points.

$60.

Château Dauzac Margaux Grand Cru Classé 2009 Bordeaux, France

Dark ruby in color with a reddish/ brick rim.

Nice nose of blueberries, black currants, black cherries, wood, vanilla, chocolates, dark coffee, spices, pencil lead, tobacco and black pepper.

Full-bodied and smooth with medium acidity and nice legs.

Dry on the palate with currants, plums, cooked cherries, blueberries, wood, earth, licorice, spices, coffee, cola, pencil lead, peppercorn, leather and herbs.

Long finish with round tannins and tangy raspberries.

This 12 year old red Bordeaux is drinking very nicely now. Nicely balanced and fruit forward, with nice complexity and a great mouthfeel. I really liked the nose, and kept smelling on it for a while.

This Fifth Growth Bordeaux from the great 2009 vintage, is drinking very nicely all by itself. Will continue to age nicely in the next 20 years.

Needed a few hours of airtime, I gave it 3 hours. Delicious once it opens up, so please be patient.

Robert Parker 92 points. Wine Enthusiasts 90 points.

Tasty, rich and flavorful, and good with food too. I paired it with cheeses and light appetizers.

A blend of 64% Cabernet Sauvignon and 36% Merlot.

13% alcohol by volume.

93 points.

$90.

Chateau Cantenac Brown Margaux Grand Cru Classé 2015 Bordeaux, France

Dark ruby in color with a reddish rim.

Fruity nose with blackberries, black currants, black plums, black cherries, oak, light vanilla, licorice, earth, tobacco, dark chocolates, spices, light herbs and coffee.

Full-bodied and smooth with medium acidity and nice legs.

Dry on the palate with black cherries, raspberries, currants, licorice, oak, tobacco, spices, peppercorn, light vegetables, alcohol, earth and leather.

Medium plus on the finish with fine-grained tannins and tangy cranberries.

What a great third growth Left Bank Bordeaux. This 5 year old from the great 2015 vintage, is showing nice complexity with a nice mouthfeel. Already balanced, yet still very young.

Needs 4 hours to open up, so I recommend taking your time with it. (I tasted it every 30 minutes).

Still needs 10 years in the bottle to mature properly, but so delicious now.

A blend of 61% Cabernet Sauvignon and 39% Merlot. Aged for 16 months in French oak barrels. Kosher for passover.

14% alcohol by volume.

92 points.

$85.

Château Montbrun Cru Bourgeois Margaux 1983 Bordeaux, France

It’s time for my #FridayCabernetfix. Here is a nice surprise from Margaux, Bordeaux.

Dark brown in color with a wide brick rim.

Great complexity on the nose with blueberries, black currants, potpourri, raspberries, earth, wood, spices, peppercorn, green vegetables, vinaigrette, black tea, mashrooms, forest floor, smoke, tobacco leaf, spices and graphite.

Medium plus in body with medium acidity and nice legs.

Dry on the palate with blueberries, dried fruits, wood, cloves, forest floor, tobacco leaf, spices, black pepper, earth, black tea, vinaigrette, mushrooms, wet leaves, herbs and graphite.

Long finish with fine grained tannins and tangy cranberries.

What a great experience this is. This 36 Year old, Cabernet based Bordeaux, is drinking very nicely now. Showing great complexity on both the nose and palate, with a soft mouthfeel. Resembles a 40 year old Barolo.

Good right out of the bottle and better as it opens up. Took 90 minutes to peak.

Not from a great vintage, but it is still holding great.

I paired it with good friends, and a charcuterie board of meats and cheeses.

I can’t say what the alcohol level is, but it feels like 12.5%.

91 points.

Château Kirwan Margaux Grand Cru Classé 2009, Bordeaux, France

Time for my #FridayCabernetfix. Here’s a great one from Bordeaux.

Dark ruby in color with a short brick rim.

Nice nose of black currants, cherries, sweet raspberries, tobacco, spices, peppercorn, chocolates, wood, dark coffee, light vegetables, pencil lead and black pepper.

Full bodied and gentle with medium plus acidity and long legs.

Dry on the palate with blueberries, currants, oak, vanilla, licorice, spices, chocolates, tobacco, mocha, coke, earth, light vegetables, pencil lead, vinaigrette and wet leaves.

Medium plus on the finish with round tannins and tangy raspberries.

This third growth Left Bank Bordeaux, is starting to drink very nicely now. Nicely balanced with a big mouthfeel.

Earthy and spicy with lots of fruits. Already showing nice complexity, and beginning to show age on the palate.

Needs 3 hours to open up properly and show the big tannins, so be patient and don’t drink it right out of the bottle.

This 10 year old is good by itself as a sipping wine to enjoy with friends.
Still young and needs 5 to 10 years in the bottle to mature.

Robert Parker 92 points.

I paired it with meats, cheeses and light appetizers.

A blend of 56% Cabernet Sauvignon, 17% Merlot, 13.5% Cabernet Franc and 13.5% Petit Verdot.

13.5% alcohol by volume.

91 points.

$80.