Category: happy thanksgiving

🍷  TGIF of a long weekend! Enjoying

2012 Rioja Bordón Reserva

($20, 88 pts) from Spain tonight. Just arrived in LCBO VINTAGES. Full review here: http://bit.ly/2VDy8V0

1983 Château Mouton Rothschild

Gobble gobble! Happy Thanksgiving! I busted out the big guns for tonight. This wine is best described as a place – a gentleman’s room. The aroma is filled with notes of everything you’d expect there – dried old tobacco, old leather, cedar, lead pencil, dried flowers and graphite. Add cassis eucalyptus, shiitake, and blackberry and you’ve got the smell of this wine! It smells so good that you almost don’t want to drink it and you just want to smell it, buuuut… the taste is beautiful with notes of cassis,  cherry, blackberry, tobacco, leather. Dried tea and potpourri comes on mid-palate with notes of mint, and graphite. Beautiful. Elegant. Polished.

5/5

Bordeaux blend (Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot)

11.5%

Pauillac (Bordeaux), FRANCE