Tasting Notes: Primarily cabernet sauvignon, with some carménère added to provide suppleness and some brightness, this wine is a very dark ruby in the glass. The nose and palate share the same intensity of black fruit, with cocoa and vanilla notes. The weight and richness on the palate are well balanced by its structure and lingering finish.
Tasting Notes: Mostly merlot with a 10% dollop of cabernet franc to seduce the palate. Generous amounts of dark fruit emerge, exposing notes of blackberry, raspberries and plum, with a slight touch of cocoa powder on the long, steady finish. Soft tannins create a silky mouthfeel. A wonderfully seductive wine that way overdelivers for its price point.
Tasting Notes: Michael Broadbent, one the first Masters of Wine, declared the '53 Haut-Brion as one of his favorite wines of the 20th Century. Sixty-eight years after the harvest, the wine still shows outstanding power, with plenty of finesse as well. It still possesses dark fruit characteristics, with a spicy, meaty complexity. The finish was long, leaving echoes of its superb complexity and quality.(If you can find it.)
Tasting Notes: A little more than two-thirds of the blend is cabernet sauvignon, with merlot comprising most of the remainder. Vintage conditions allowed for long and complete ripening of the grapes, allowing for a wine of power and elegance. The dark saturated fruit is balanced by good acidity, contributing to mouthfeel and food pairing. A great wine: drink it if you'd like, but aging will be generously rewarded
Tasting Notes: Deep, dark, black fruit and blueberries are aromatically powerful and very smooth on the palate. A subtle herbal character is laced throughout the wine, with bright acidity adding to the complexity
Tasting Notes: Bordeaux steal of a bargain. 65% merlot and 35% cabernet. Palate is bursting with blackberry and black currant with silky tannins on the finish. Bonus: it's sustainably farmed with no pesticides or chemicals.