Bordeaux: Articles on France's Bordeaux Wine Region

2004 Château Smith Haut Lafitte Blanc, France, Bordeaux, Graves - Wine Review

Grade: 
A-
Score: 
92

Very nice showing.  Perhaps a bit past prime, but very good nonetheless.  Golden in color.  The nose has a very slight oxidation to it.  Minerals, limes, slight wax, slight melo

1988 Château Lafaurie-Peyraguey, France, Bordeaux, Sauternes - Wine Review

Grade: 
A
Score: 
94

From a 375ml bottle.  This was very impressive.  Drinking very well.  Deep golden in color.  The nose has honey and burnt orange peel.  On the palate, this is sweet not clo

2010 Château d'Yquem, France, Bordeaux, Sauterne

Grade: 
A
Score: 
95

What can you say about d'Yquem?  An amazing wine.  The nose has honey and crem brulee.  Unctuous.  Sweet not cloying.  THe honey and crem brulee continue thru to the palate

1999 Château Mouton Rothschild, France, Bordeaux, Pauillac - Wine Review

Grade: 
A
Score: 
94

Really nice showing for this first growth from an under appreciated vintage IMO.  Ruby in color with purple swirls.  The nose is great.  Classic.  Cassis, barnyard, cigar tobacc

2015 Chateau Haut Laborde (Vergne), France, Bordeaux, Lalande-de-Pomerol - Wine Review

Grade: 
B+
Score: 
88

Purple in color, ruby at the rim.  The nose is good with black cherries, cedar and slight cigar.  On the palate, there is nice cherry fruit, some dark cherry.  A bit of earthiness.&n

2014 Chateau l'Abbaye de Giraudon

Grade: 
B
Score: 
84

Ruby/purple in color.  The nose is earthy with cherries.  On the palate, the cherries are tart finishing up a bit shrill.  Not great depth.  That said, there is something nice a

2009 Château Nairac, France, Bordeaux, Barsac - Wine Review

Grade: 
A
Score: 
95

What a nice way to end a meal.  This is drinking great right now.  Deep golden in color.  The nose has honey, apricots and a floral note.  Really pretty.  It is sweet and b

1996 Château Cos d'Estournel, France, Bordeaux, St. Estèphe - Wine Review

Grade: 
A+
Score: 
97

This is fantastic.  This is quite open and soft and semmingly at or near peak.  Ruby/purple in color.  The nose is very good with cassis, pencil lead, soy sauce, dust and a bit of ci

2005 La Mondotte, France, Bordeaux, Saint Emilion - Wine Review

Grade: 
A
Score: 
95

This had been decanted for a bit.  Purple in color.  Great nose.  Just gorgeous.  Tobacco, dark cherries and spice.  A hint of funk.  On the palate, nice acidity.&nbsp

2000 Château Bellefont-Belcier, France, Bordeaux, St. Emilion - Wine Review

Grade: 
A-
Score: 
92

This wins is at peak right now.  As good as it gets.  Ruby/purple in color.  The nose has cherries, cassis and leather.  Complex.  Layers of fruit, earth and funk on the pa

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