Tasting Notes for lantrix

(6 notes on 6 wines)

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White - Sweet/Dessert
2013 Maison Johanès Boubée Sauternes Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend (view label images)
12/21/2019 - lantrix Likes this wine:
82 points
Tasted nice. Nothing outstanding but a good drinking Sauternes
1/27/2019 - lantrix Likes this wine:
91 points
Fresh and crisp. Bread and cheese nose and melon on the palate. Great with pesto trofie Genovese.
2/15/2015 - lantrix Likes this wine:
89 points
Tasted at Cellar door before purchase. On discussion with Viognier in February 2015 it was only recently bottled so should cellar for 10 years.
2/15/2015 - lantrix Likes this wine:
90 points
Tasted before purchase at the Cellar Door. On discussion with Viognier in February 2015 it was only recently bottled so should cellar for 5 years.
3/12/2017 - lantrix Likes this wine:
90 points
On opening this it was nice but way too sweet. One week later the last glass was sublime. Smelt like apples and a ripe pear I had eaten earlier in the day, and tasted like melon and honey. It was much better after opening and 7 days left in the fridge. Maybe this was a way of aging it super fast.
2006 Château Phélan Ségur St. Estèphe Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
8/9/2014 - lantrix Likes this wine:
90 points
This wine is an 8 year old Bordeaux, with a majority of Cabernet Sauvignon in the blend. I chose to pair it with lamb shanks and some cheeses. Trying the wine up front, after a refreshing sparkling water, at first taking in the bouquet of a glass left sitting for 10mins and I got an intense chocolate, cigar and tobacco highlight. This no doubt comes from the Cabernet Franc blended into this release. A second smell and I'm getting earthy boquet with hints of mint. A very complex nose!
Tasting this wine is a smooth almost dry/chalky sensation, but defiantly smooth. Bitter chocolate and plum stand out as the main flavours, no doubt due to the merlot content. Trying the Qatar in flight lamb shank makes the palate much lighter and makes me think of a younger Shiraz. It's amazing how matching this with a red meat changes the flavour of the Bordeaux.
Moving on to the cheese, and the wine is overpowered by blue cheese. It does intensify the moldy taste of the blue, but I wouldn't drink this with blue. Combining it with the Brie, and it makes for an acidic palate. Not really matching with soft cheeses. However the semi hard cheese is much better. It highlights the original smoothness experienced when tasting this wine on it's own, but the fattiness of the cheese cuts through the previous experiences dryness of this wine on it's own. The combination of a semi-hard cheese and this Bordeaux is recommended.
This wine would stand up in it's own, match perfectly with red meat - particularly game (or even duck!) or go as a perfect accompaniment for a selection of hard and semi hard cheeses.

A great wine, and a very enjoyable tasting session was had with this single glass of Château Phélan Ségur. This 2006 vintage is perfectly placed to drink now, but will improve over another few years out to 2018 and indeed well beyond.
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