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2017 Château La Rame Bordeaux Sauvignon Blanc Sec


Rating: 87/100

This white Bordeaux wine was Awarded an Oscar des Bordeaux de l’été 2018, as probably the greatest wines in a collection of 99 cuvées made by a jury of girls to rejoice 2018 Summer time season.

Tasting Notes

It shows a shiny lemon-yellow shade of medium depth, barely pale.

The nostril is relatively pungent and overtly fruity dominated by notes of pear, ardour fruit, grapefruit and lemon. It’s zesty to odor at, in a typical Sauvignon Blanc vogue.

Dry and crisp, the palate options grassy flavors, grapefruit and lime, some tropical tones of pineapple and mango, with barely bitter phenolics to the end making you salivate and alluring to pair the wine with meals.

The proper pairings that come to thoughts sound summery certainly, salad, antipasti, contemporary oysters or creamy seafood dishes.

Take pleasure in 🙂

Julien Miquel

Château La Rame Bordeaux White Label Photographs

2016 Chateau Lamothe Castera Cuvée Margaux Pink, Bordeaux


Rating: 90/100

Made in well-known Bordeaux area of France, this cuvée ‘Margaux’ was made in collaboration with and distributed within the USA by JP Bourgeois.

Chateau Lamothe-Castera is positioned within the village of Roquebrune within the Entre Deux Mers space, area of Bastides, 50 miles from Bordeaux. It’s reportedly been producing wine because the 15th century.

These days, Claire and Renaud Jean run this 190 acres vineyard within the Bordeaux and Bordeaux Superieur AOP zones. The vineyards consists of 30-year-old vines on common. The Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, and Merlot are farmed ‘sustainably’ right here.

The Margaux Cuvée is a mix of mix of 85% Cabernet Sauvignon 15% Merlot aged for 12 months in chrome steel tanks.

Tasting Notes

This Bordeaux Rouge is available in a fairly intense and darkish pink colour stuffed with youthful purple hues giving depth to its look.

The nostril feels fruity and suave, dominated by aromas of vanilla and ripe cherry with vibrant contemporary blackcurrant and blackberry notes. Tempting!

The wine feels clean on the palate, dry with good acidity however extra importantly that includes comfortable velvety tannins and a spherical physique. The entire feels nearly silky and beneficiant, actually simple to take pleasure in.

The dominant flavors of cherry liqueur, black pepper, and ripe pink bell pepper are coated in considerable though nicely built-in oaky vanilla, clove and caramel notes.

General

A really nice and likeable Bordeaux wine, remarkably comfortable and dry for a Cabernet Sauvignon wine. It options vigorous fruity characters and a really comfortable clean texture, whereas delivering a way of savoriness from being spicy, dry, with a strong acidity and a definite licorice-like character.

A strong reasonably priced Bordeaux, enjoyably and proudly offering an entry level to the wine universe the nice French wine area presents. Fruity and considerably restrained generosity, a clean and considerably savory expression of Cabernet Sauvignon in a convincing French fashion.

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Julien Miquel

Chateau Lamothe Castera Cuvée Margaux Label Photographs

Cave des Vignerons de Tutiac Lalande Bellevue Merlot, Blaye Côtes de Bordeaux


Rating: 85/100

This Bordeaux purple wine is made by the dynamic Cave de Tutiac cooperative vineyard within the Northern a part of the Bordeaux wine nation, from 100% Merlot grapes.

This 2015 classic comes with an alcohol content material of 12.5% abv.

Tasting Notes

With a brilliant purple shade of medium depth, trying youthful with purple hues, this Bordeaux purple from the Northern Blaye space has a lifted fruity nostril that includes exact bitter cherry aromas. Extra importantly, it smells and feels somewhat spicy boast notes of white pepper and inexperienced chili aplenty.

The palate is delicate and comparatively spherical as anticipated from Merlot, on a comparatively mild physique and tannic density. It is a dry Merlot in an acidic and extra savory than candy/opulent expression.

Properly made, the aromas of cherry and purple berries marry touches of caramel and clove for an pleasing, clear and exact entire.

A wine to pair with grilled meats and different beneficiant dishes.

Its savoriness and marked acidity, in addition to its barely drying salivating really feel, and the dominant pepperiness will enable it to chop by means of the richness of the meals and supply a satisfying thirst-quenching fruity expertise.

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Julien Miquel

Cave Tutiac Lalande Bellevue Merlot

2007 Domaine de L’Ile Margaux, Bordeaux Supérieur


Rating : 87/100

The Domaine de l’Île Margaux is a really distinctive wine property situated on a small island in the course of the Garonne River, its Gironde estuary in reality to be extra exact, going through the celebrated vineyards of Chateau Margaux.

The vineyards are grown organically, and the 5 traditional Bordeaux grapes are represented on the property which is these days very uncommon in Bordeaux. Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Petit Verdot, and even Malbec (hardly anybody grows Malbec round Bordeaux anymore) are cropped on the island.

The 2007 classic was a really tough one within the Bordeaux area, with moist and funky climate all alongside the rising, specifically by means of summer season making it tough to ripen diluted grapes.

Tasting Notes of 2007 Domaine de L’Ile Margaux Purple

This Bordeaux purple is available in a darkish purple colour certainly, a darkish purple to the core, intense purple with orange hues to the rim betraying we’re right here with a 10-year-old wine though it’s nonetheless wanting vibrant.

The nostril seems a bit restrained and never too talkative, appreciated light by a dominant dusty tone. Some ripe darkish cherry fruit comes by means of, along with hints of blackcurrant, vanilla and clove, touches of inexperienced capsicum, and a wealth of spicy white pepper aromas. However the entire feels a bit of shy, like blurred in a cloud of a forest-floor scent.

The palate shows a gentle and spherical, velvety, fairly full a physique. It’s dry and fairly savory in a typical Bordeaux trend. A refined end, with well-integrated oak, loads of spices, and layers of fruit.

Total

Sadly, this bottle feels and tastes just like the shadow of a really attention-grabbing purple wine. Maybe the cork has transfered a bit of dusty parts to the wine, it did seem the wine had gone half-way by means of the cork already which isn’t quite common after ten years for a good-quality cork.

The wine on this specific bottle I tasted is blurred and unclear, tough to understand and revel in, though the weather of a ripe, savory and sophisticated Bordeaux wine do appeared within the background. It will be attention-grabbing to strive a special bottle, within the hope this was only a one-off closure challenge.

Julien Miquel

Domaine de L’Ile Margaux Label Photographs

2015 Caractères André Lurton ‘Initiales’ Haut-Médoc, Bordeaux


Rating: 89/100

Tasting Notes

This Bordeaux crimson from the Haut-Medoc space is available in a reasonably darkish crimson colour for the model, trying comparatively dense and intense.

The nostril is pungently fruity and options highly effective vanilla aromas. Darkish cherry, blackberry and recent raspberry notes present a vigorous fruity really feel to the fragrant profile, whereas hints of toast, caramel and the vanilla add generosity and enchantment. Spicy white pepper and chili are clearly to be smelt too.

The palate is comfortable and reasonably oily at first, fairly clean, though grippy and edgy tannins kick in from the mid-palate on and grip your style buds o the end, considerably in a typical Bordeaux wine trend. Strong salivating acidity nicely balanced by a round-enough physique.

Once more, flavors are beneficiant, fruity and wealthy from ripe berry characters mixed with spherical oaky notes.

Total

A well-made, ripe, generously fruity and spicy Bordeaux wine, approachable in model, but delivering layers of sentimental roundness and a lovely spiciness.

Take pleasure in 🙂

Julien Miquel

André Lurton Initiales Haut-Médoc Label Pictures

Ginestet Bordeaux Classique Margaux 2005

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