Category: Bordeaux

🍷  Here’s my top wine picks from October 12th LCBO VINTAGES Release. Cabernet Sauvignon & Rioja featured + lots more. Stock up for the holidays! http://bit.ly/31VDdKl

🍷  TGIF! Tonight’s wine is this 2016 Bordeaux (87 pts). A new release that came to LCBO VINTAGES last month. Full review here: http://bit.ly/31QpIvC

2014 Château de Landiras Graves

Ready to get this weekend started with this Merlot! Dark cherries and plums on the nose with hints of soil, red currants, violets, and cocoa. Similar on the palate with great acidity and silky tannins. Very elegant for the price!

4/5 bones

$$

Merlot (75%), Cabernet Sauvignon (25%)

Graves (Bordeaux), FRANCE

2015 Château Cap de Faugères “La Mouleyre”

Fighting the mid-week slump with this Merlot. Raspberries, plums, blackberries, red and purple flowers, and incense on the nose. Blackberries, plums, and salted dark fruit on the palate with silky, luxurious tannins. Smooth and velvety, like they do with Merlot in Bordeaux. Hey, if Miles don’t want to drink Merlot, that just means there’s more of this for you and me!

3/5 bones

$$

Merlot (80%), Cabernet Franc (20%)

15% abv

Côtes de Bordeaux, FRANCE

🍷  Enjoying this $18 Merlot from Bordeaux tonight. Arrived in LCBO VINTAGES Aug. 17. 88 pts. Full review here: http://bit.ly/2U8dqvt

2015 Château Clos des Jacobins Saint-Émilion Grand Cru

How you doin’? Cruising mid-week with this BDX on paw. Smoky plum, dark cherry, earth, mushroom, cedar, and tobacco notes on the nose. Wonderful cherries and dark plums on the palate with a soft mouthfeel. You get some more cedar, tobacco, and mushroom notes along with a nice tart red fruit finish. 

4/5 bones

$$$

Merlot (80%), Cabernet Franc (18%), Cabernet Sauvignon (2%)

14.5% abv

Saint-Émilion (Bordeaux), FRANCE

2016 Château La Gabarre Bordeaux Blanc

Oh hello, lovely lady. I brought you some white Bordeaux. Pear, apple, lemon, and white flower notes on the nose. More pear, apple, and lemon on the palate. Simple and straightforward. 

3/5 bones

$

Sauvignon Blanc

12% abv

Bordeaux, FRANCE

🍷  Celebrating Father’s Day tonight with $18

Château du Vieux Puit (88 pts) from Bordeaux. Coming to LCBO VINTAGES June 22. Full review here: http://bit.ly/2FcP1yS

2016 Château La Grolet Tête de Cuvée

A lovely Bordeaux for a long weekend. Plums, raspberries, and blackberries on the nose with twigs, wood, and a touch of graphite. Super velvety on the palate with plums, blackberries, dark tea, graphite, and cocoa. 

4/5 bones

$$

Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Malbec

13% abv

Bordeaux, FRANCE

2015 Saintayme Saint Émilion Grand Cru

May the fourth be with you! Enjoying this Saint-Émilion Grand Cru with Chewy here on this momentous day. Red and black plums, blackberries, violets, stone, and oak notes on the nose. Plums, blackberries, and a hint of cherry and vanilla on the palate. Really gentle with rounded tannins. 

4/5 bones

$$

Merlot

15% abv

Saint-Émilion (Bordeaux), FRANCE