Bordeaux: Articles on France's Bordeaux Wine Region

2000 Château Gruaud Larose, France, Bordeaux - Wine Review

Grade: 
A
Score: 
94

Opened and allowed to breathe for 10 hours, decanted for sediment and served.  That seemed to be about the right amount of air.  This was drinking well but still has years left of course.

2011 Château Pichon-Longueville Baron, France, Bordeaux - Wine Review

Grade: 
A-
Score: 
92

A nice wine considering the vintage.  Purple in color.  The nose has nice cassis, slight tobacco and slight bell pepper.  On the palate, this is medium bodied with good cassis fruit.

2006 Château Clinet, France, Bordeaux, Pomerol - Wine Review

Grade: 
B
Score: 
86

Well, this was disappointing.  Sometimes Bordeaux's can go thru a dumb phase and sometimes that is just an excuse.  Watched over a couple of days with no improvement.  It wasn't bad,

010 Château Le Conseiller (Jean-Philippe Janoueix), France, Bordeaux - Wine Review

Grade: 
A-
Score: 
90

Purple in color.  The nose is pretty tight at first but opend to show cassis, slight cedar and a bit of spice.  On the palate, nice black cherry fruit with some baking spice.  Good f

2010 Château Rauzan-Gassies "Gassies", France, Bordeaux, Margaux - Wine Review

Grade: 
A-
Score: 
92

This is the second wine of Rauza-Gassies.  Very nice showing for this.  Purple in color.  A very pretty noce of cassis, dark cherries, and baking spice.  On the palate, slightly

2010 Château Fleur Cardinale, France, Bordeaux, St. Emillion - Wine Review

Grade: 
A
Score: 
96

Great showing for this wine.  It needs some time to develop but not as much as many of the better 2010's I have tasted.  Purple in color.  The nose has nice dark cherries but this al

2009 Château Grand Mayne, France, Bordeaux, St. Emillion - Wine Review

Grade: 
A
Score: 
96

What a showing for this wine.  Performing way above my expectations.  A tremendous value in Bordeaux.  Purple in color.  A huge nose with dark cherries, charcoal, spice and cher

2009 Château La Tour de Mons, France, Bordeaux, Margaux - Wine Review

Grade: 
A-
Score: 
90

Some real value here.  Probably one to loof or in 2015/2016.  The 09 was purple/ruby in color.  The nose has spice and dark cherries.  Very soft, accessible and seeming at peak

2009 Château Larcis Ducasse, France, Bordeaux - Wine Review

Grade: 
A-
Score: 
92

Purple in color.  The nose has black cherries and baking spices.  Perhaps a bit of smoke.  On the palate, this is tannice bu very good black cherry fruit.  It opens in the glass

2009 Château Le Conseiller (Jean-Philippe Janoueix)

Grade: 
B+
Score: 
89

Purple/Ruby in color.  The nose has sandalwood, cherries and baking spice.  On the palate, tart dark cherries.  Open and drinking well though not old.  Nice finish.  Nothin

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