Category Archives: France

2008 Chateau Les Barraillots Margaux

Ruby color. On the nose, youthful, medium+ intensity, plum, black cherry, currants, leather, dirt, ash, perfume, some oak, and layered mineral notes. On the palate, dry, medium intensity, medium body, good acidity, medium tannins, balance, structure, and a solid finish. A hard sell considering no one has ever heard of it, but it delivers.

2006 Chateau Tour du Roc Milon Pauillac

60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot, 15% Cab Franc, 5% Petit Verdot/ Malbec. Ruby color. On the nose, youthful, medium intensity, plum, cherry, mineral, spice box, tobacco, leather, some oak, and loaded with earth. On the palate, dry, medium intensity, medium body, with good balance, medium tannins, medium acidity, chocolate spice laden finish, solid wine with…Continue Reading

1988 Chateau Mouton Rothschild Pauillac

This was arguably the greatest present I’ve ever gotten at work. There was a Riedel with saran wrap on it in my locker with a note reading 1988 Mouton Rothschild, you’re welcome, Kyle! Brown ruby color. On the nose, developed, medium intensity, black currant, cigar, leather, basement, cedar bark, loaded with earth, with some oak…Continue Reading

1999 Chateau Palmer Margaux

Legendary estate from an amazing vintage. Purple to ruby color. On the nose, youthful with some development, black currants, cherries, leather glove, basement character, with layers of tobacco, lots of spice, some oak, and definite earth. On the palate, dry, medium+ intensity, medium tannin, medium acidity, very balanced, shockingly youthful, classic Bordeaux sophistication, with layer…Continue Reading

1996 Chateau Lafleur Pomerol

Ruby color. On the nose, the Cabernet Franc really shows through, this wine is developed, medium intensity, earthy, vegetal tree bark, leather, spice, oozing mineral and basement, with moderate oak and lots of earth. On the palate, dry, medium intensity, medium tannin, medium acidity, serious depth and complexity, cherry, black currant, loaded with spice, and…Continue Reading

2006 Louis Jadot Puligny-Montrechet Les Folatieres

Golden blonde color. On the nose, youthful, medium intensity, apple, pear, loaded with mineral, lots of stone, with butterscotch, spices, layered, with lots of oak and earth too. On the palate, dry, medium+ body, medium intensity, medium acidity, I’d call this one a delicious candy bar, layered with mineral, and a whole lot more complex…Continue Reading

2005 Chateau du Seuit Graves

Wine I’d never heard of before from a very reputable importer. Ruby orange color. On the nose, youthful, medium intensity, black currant, black cherry, nice earth and basement character, cedar, spice box, leather glove, with oak and earth. On the palate, dry, medium intensity, medium tannin, real nice balance, and a layered finish. I’d like…Continue Reading