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2014 Château Malescot St. Exupéry Margaux Red Bordeaux Blend
12/16/2020 - GiantRam wrote:
89 points
I am open to opinion and help with this wine. I sat down this wine for few hours before and after for drinking. Raspberry and cherry and dark. Not as great as a regular California cab though I expect differences. I suspect this wine required for storage of several years before any drinking. It wasn't dry enough but the acidity level is mellow even without lot of food such as steak.
  • tbuysse commented:

    12/17/20, 1:17 PM - Agree with the other experts. Please hold for at least 5 more years. Some Bordeaux really have the tendancy to "shut down". It is o so true.

  • tbuysse commented:

    2/25/21, 12:08 AM - Could not agree more. 2014 has many hidden gems at a very reasonable price (e.g. domaine de Chevalier, Malescot, Smith H L, la Gaffelière, etc...). I will also wait 10+ years for the bigger ones.

2010 Tertre Rôteboeuf St. Émilion Grand Cru Red Bordeaux Blend
11/29/2020 - tbuysse wrote:
99 points
I am still in love with this great wine from this unique wine maker. Yes, you smell, taste and experience the sometimes over-extraction. But all is in place. Not for readers looking for more soft and easy accesible wines. Can carry on for another 5+ years. Easily. Had the 2010 a few weeks ago, whic needs at least 10 more years to blowwom. Not joking
  • tbuysse commented:

    11/29/20, 9:03 AM - Dear Billy, the 2010 has really completely shut down. The 2015 is gone for 15+ years. The 2016 is also gone for decades. I would recommend in top vintages (2010, 2005, 2010, 2015) to wait at least 15 years.

  • tbuysse commented:

    11/29/20, 11:38 AM - Always welcome at my place for tasting, but I live in Antwerp (Belgium) gents. Enjoy the remaining 3 bottles! TOP wine.

2008 Château Léoville Poyferré St. Julien Red Bordeaux Blend
7/18/2020 - Eric Becker Likes this wine:
93 points
Bought en primeur, it is my first bottle of this wine.
Still impressively dark red, slightly translucent and with a glossy viscosity. In the mouth this is classic medoc with bramble and blackcurrant, cedar and a touch of mint. Perfumed, precise and with the sweetness of perfectly ripe fruits.
In the mouth the wine may only be medium-bodied, but it boasts intense aromatics, and very good texture and persistence on the finish. Although not youthfully tannic there is lots of structure left and the wine will easily keep for 10+ years. Vintagewise this does not feel as big as a 2005 or 2010, it is more remiscent of a 1996. Somehow a Medoc of old times in a very good rendition. Not supercharged, but with a perfect cross between ripeness and restrained elegance.
  • tbuysse commented:

    7/20/20, 2:16 PM - Full agree.. Had the LP08 a few weeks ago, to round up a night after Flacianello 2011 and Oreno 2012. The LP was by far the best. What a wine..

2013 Fattoria Le Pupille (Elisabetta Geppetti) Maremma Toscana Saffredi Red Bordeaux Blend
4/13/2020 - tbuysse Likes this wine:
98 points
I try to be strict and rather conservative. But wow. Blew me away. What a gorgeous hedonistic wine. Round, full, creamy and purest expression of Sangiovese. Drink now or hold 5+ years easily. Very well made.
  • tbuysse commented:

    4/15/20, 12:00 AM - @ SpoochMan : absolutely right on the blend! Sorry

2014 Domaine de Chevalier Pessac-Léognan Red Bordeaux Blend
6/9/2017 - jviz wrote:
92 points
Eucalyptus and tar. Pleasant tannins could be a little softer but it's drinking pretty well early... which for me is a shame because I was hoping for a long 2014 (my son's birth year) Bordeaux to buy a case or two that will be truly special in about 18 years... suggestions appreciated. Which do you think is the standout chateau of this vintage?
  • tbuysse commented:

    7/4/17, 12:53 AM - Good P/Q: Smith H lafitte, Canon La Gaffeliere, Montrose, Domaine de Chevalier, Lynch Bages, Pape Clement. Happy bthday

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