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2006 Château Fleur Cardinale

St. Émilion Grand Cru Red Bordeaux Blend more

7/31/2015 - bestdamncab Likes this wine: 91 points

Nose of black currants, black cherry fruit, pencil lead, and ripe fruit, the best bottle of the auction bottles purchased, more of the same on the palate, medium body, mouth coating fruit, lots of Merlot showing its colors tonight, elegant, decanted for three hours, rich, taasty and delicious, long, long finish.

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1996 Château L'Arrosée

St. Émilion Grand Cru Red Bordeaux Blend more

7/27/2015 - bestdamncab Likes this wine: 94 points

Fairly bright plum color in the glass, nose of cigar box, fragrant and ripe black cherry, and hint of roasted meat, mush better the first night on the palate than the second which suggests it has peaked and time to drink up, medium body, and a long, long, wonderful cigar box finish.

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2006 Château Fleur Cardinale

St. Émilion Grand Cru Red Bordeaux Blend more

7/25/2015 - bestdamncab Likes this wine: 90 points

Nose of black cherry, currants, and a touch of forest floor, more of the same on the palate, medium body, tasty and mouth filling Merlot, auction wine that represents good Bordeaux value which is difficult to find these days, this bottle showed more age than the last two bottles, and a medium/long finish.

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2000 Château Faugères

St. Émilion Grand Cru Red Bordeaux Blend more

7/21/2015 - bestdamncab Likes this wine: 90 points

Entering these tasting notes seemed the appropriate time to enjoy Bordeaux. Nose of ripe, red cherry fruit, touch of cigar box, dusty earth and allspice, more of the same on the palate, medium body, very tasty, mouth filling fruit, at it's best, time to enjoy. long, fruity finish.

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2012 Château Arnauld

Haut-Médoc Red Bordeaux Blend more

5/16/2015 - bestdamncab Likes this wine: 83 points

Bordeaux Confidential USA, nose of plum, currants, and cigar box, more of the same on the palate, medium body, subdued fruit, touch simple, in a dumb state ?, rinsed my glass and moved on.

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2012 Château Cheval Noir

St. Émilion Red Bordeaux Blend more

5/16/2015 - bestdamncab Likes this wine: 90 points

Bordeaux Confidential USA, nose of spring flowers, rich ripe cherry fruit, and wet shale, more of the same on the palate, fruit forward, tasty, medium body, about a year from it's best, lovely finish, first time tasting this wine.

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2010 Château Lynch-Moussas

Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend more

5/16/2015 - bestdamncab Likes this wine: 91 points

Bordeaux Confidential USA, nose of black cherry, sage, and catmint, more of the same on the palate, medium body, fruit forward, very rich and tasty, long, long, flavorful finish, a value wine.

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2012 Château Trotte Vieille

St. Émilion Grand Cru Red Bordeaux Blend more

5/16/2015 - bestdamncab Likes this wine: 91 points

Bordeaux Confidential USA, nose of Sumatra coffee, lovely cherry fruit, and plum, more of the same on the palate, touch simple, very tasty, slightly fruit forward, medium/big body, needs two years to be it's best, long, flavorful finish.

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2006 Déclassé de Château Rauzan-Ségla

Margaux Red Bordeaux Blend more

5/16/2015 - bestdamncab Likes this wine: 89 points

Bordeaux Confidential USA-called Cuvee Segla in the catalog, nose of cassis, currants, and red fruit, more of the same on the palate, tasted very young, medium body, lovely taste, first time tasting this second wine, should be a value if you can find it, medium/long finish.

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2006 Château Rauzan-Ségla

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5/16/2015 - bestdamncab Likes this wine: 91 points

Bordeaux Confidential USA, nose of cassis, spring flowers, and red cherry fruit, more of the same on the palate, medium body, very tasty, young-needs cellar time to reach it's potential, long. fruity finish.

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2010 Château Rauzan-Ségla

Margaux Red Bordeaux Blend more

5/16/2015 - bestdamncab Likes this wine: 93 points

Bordeaux Confidential USA, nose of rich currants, plum, and cigar box on the nose, more of the same on the palate, fruit forward, rich tasting, medium/big body, good acid suggests ageing potential, and flavorful, long finish.

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2012 Château Prieuré-Lichine Confidences de Prieuré-Lichine

Margaux Red Bordeaux Blend more

5/16/2015 - bestdamncab Likes this wine: 90 points

Bordeaux Confidential USA, nose of cherry, plum fruit, touch of cigar box, more of the same on the palate, slightly astringent on the mid palate, full bodied for a second wine, fruit forward, tasty, touch simple, to me the best of the three wines from this Chateau today.

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2011 Château Prieuré-Lichine

Margaux Red Bordeaux Blend more

5/16/2015 - bestdamncab Likes this wine: 88 points

Bordeaux Confidential USA, nose of plum, red cherry fruit, allspice, more of the same on the palate, touch simple, tasty, medium body, and medium/long finish.

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2010 Château Prieuré-Lichine

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5/16/2015 - bestdamncab Likes this wine: 89 points

Bordeaux Confidential USA, nose of plum, lots of tobacco and cigar box here, berry rather than cherry fruit, more of the same on the palate, subdued fruit on the mid palate, some complexity, medium/big body, and medium/long finish.

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2003 Château Pontet-Canet

Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend more

5/16/2015 - bestdamncab Likes this wine: 92 points

Bordeaux Confidential USA, nose of cassis, currants, no plum, more red than black fruit here, more of the same on the palate, lovely, open , ready to enjoy, medium body, no downside just not up to its peers today, the 2006 and 2009, long finish.

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2006 Château Pontet-Canet

Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend more

5/16/2015 - bestdamncab Likes this wine: 93 points

Bordeaux Confidential USA, nose of plum, currants, and wet shale, more of the same on the palate, medium/big body, tasty, at it's best, long, fruity finish.

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2009 Château Pontet-Canet

Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend more

5/16/2015 - bestdamncab Likes this wine: 97 points

Bordeaux Confidential USA, nose of cigar box, rich currants, cassis, and plum, more of the same on the palate, tremendous complexity, needs three years to mature in the cellar, big body, rich and delicious, long, lovely finish.

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2006 Château Fleur Cardinale

St. Émilion Grand Cru Red Bordeaux Blend more

7/18/2015 - bestdamncab Likes this wine: 92 points

Nose of currants, barnyard, and black cherry fruit, more of the same on the palate, medium body, tasty, every mouthful shows its complexity, elegant, medium amount of soft tannins on the mid palate, has potential, long finish.

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2012 Baldacci Family Vineyards Chardonnay Sorelle

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7/18/2015 - bestdamncab Likes this wine: NR

Typical, floral nose for the Carneros region, lots of citrus and lemon, more of the same on the plate, needs time to grow in the cellar, very rich and velvet smooth, medium body, delicious and paired well with cold grilled salmon on a hot day, round and starting to smooth out, long finish.

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2009 Château Tronquoy-Lalande

St. Estèphe Red Bordeaux Blend more

5/16/2015 - bestdamncab Likes this wine: 87 points

Bordeaux Confidential USA, nose of red and black fruit, more of the same on the palate, tasty, near it's best, touch simple, medium body, and medium finish.

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2010 La Dame de Montrose

St. Estèphe Red Bordeaux Blend more

5/16/2015 - bestdamncab Likes this wine: 87 points

Bordeaux confidential USA, tasted after the 2005 Chateau Montrose, hint of vanilla from the oak on the nose , mocha, tea, and fig, more of the same on the palate, this is not a sibling to the 2005 but a poor step child to it, subdued fruit, tasty, medium/big body, and medium/big finish.

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2005 Château Montrose

St. Estèphe Red Bordeaux Blend more

5/16/2015 - bestdamncab Likes this wine: 94 points

Bordeaux Confidential USA, nose of cigar box, black currants, mocha, and allspice, more of the same on the palate, big body, mouth coating fruit, just lovely, at it's best with a minimum decant to promote the bouquet, almost elegant, great complexity, long, long finish and flavorful aftertaste.

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2012 Château Larose-Trintaudon

Haut-Médoc Red Bordeaux Blend more

5/16/2015 - bestdamncab Likes this wine: 85 points

Bordeaux confidential USA, nose of red cherry fruit, vanilla from the oak, and dusty earth, more of the same on the palate, very simple fruit, tasty, medium body, medium finish.

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2009 Château Laroque St. Émilion Grand Cru

Red Bordeaux Blend more

5/16/2015 - bestdamncab Likes this wine: 89 points

Bordeaux Confidential USA, nose of cherry, plum, fig, and cigar box, more of the same on the palate, medium body, at it's peak, mouth filling fruit, best of the three vintages tasted today, long finish,

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2012 Château Laroque St. Émilion Grand Cru

Red Bordeaux Blend more

5/16/2015 - bestdamncab Likes this wine: 87 points

Bordeaux Confidential USA, nose of plum, mocha, black cherry, more of the same on the palate, medium body, fruit forward, needs a year in the cellar to peak, long, finish.

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