|Winery:||Château Haut-Bages Libéral|
|Region:||France » Bordeaux » Saint-Julien|
|Varietal:||Cabernet Sauvignon , Merlot|
Deep plummy color. Wonderful nose, with cherry fruit aromas. Fine tannins. Needs at least an hour in the decanter. We drank this over 2 hours, and it just got better and better. Terrific Bordeaux.
|Region:||France » Bordeaux » Margaux|
I bought this bottle of wine a while ago from a wine merchant in Sussex and I think I paid around £10 for it. Margaux is the largest AOC on the Medoc peninsular and the home of 21 cru classe in the famous 1855 classification. My bottle is not one of t...
|Region:||France » Bordeaux » Margaux|
|Varietal:||Merlot , Cabernet Sauvignon|
This is a second wine of the forth growth Bordeaux Château Prieuré-Lichine (Classification of 1855). This is the first wine that I have had that I understood the aroma of "cat piss". Don't let this put you off though, this wine is very complex and enjo...
|Winery:||Hedges Family Estate|
|Region:||USA » Oregon » Columbia Valley|
It has been a while since anything from the Red Mountain AVA has passed my lips, but the Hedges 3 Vineyards was available at the Safeway in Mt. Vernon WA, so... you know what came next (or should). This (mostly) Meritage blend (there is a 16% Syrah com...
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I bought this bottle of wine as part of a lot from the website ... 11 Grand Cru Classe in the 1855 classification,one of which was Chateau Leoville Poyferre as a second growth.The Grand wine of 2001 is a blend of 75% cabernet sauvignon,20%merlot and 5% petit verdot which spent 18 months in oak barrels before bottling in mid 2003..I started my ... Read More
The 2013 Chateau Belgrave (Cinquieme Cru of 1855) opens on the nose with some blueberry, smoky oak and a hint of more dark fruit such as blackberry. Entry is surprisingly light (and lean), bracing and acidic - without heady tannin but some blackberry fruit poking through. Depth and core is absent here, but a light tasty early drinker is found ... Read More
This bottle was part of a lot I bought on the website ... 11 Grand Cru Classe in the 1855 classification,one of which was Chateau Branaire [Duluc-Ducru] as a fourth growth.Although my bottle was over 20 years old it had obviously been well cellared as it was in perfect condition with the level high in the neck.The Grande wine is a cabernet sauv... Read More
I did not really know much about wine when I started my junior year abroad ... ... student loans. Back in 1855, Napoléon III called for a classification of the top Bordeaux producers and, for the most part, it has remained unchanged (despite clear changes in quality--both up and down--over that time). Since then, there have been other classifi... Read More
Regardless of the Barolo's style, you'll get more of its potential out ... Napoleon III’s famed 1855 classification, today, Château Montrose is firmly ensconced as one of the most desirable ‘super-seconds’ of Bordeaux’s left bank. While the First-Growths can often eclipse $1000 a bottle for great vintages, today’s Château Montrose from the 200... Read More
This bottle was part of a lot I bought on the website ... home of 21 cru classe in the 1855 classification. Chateau Saint-Marc is not one of them but a small family concern.It consists of 70% cabernet sauvignon and 30% merlot and was aged in oak barrels.I started my bottle last night with my roast pork supper and I did enjoy it.There is some bl... Read More
I bought this bottle of wine from the website ... 11 classed growths in the 1855 classification including Chateau Saint Pierre as a fouth growth.My bottle is made from a blend of 75% cabernet sauvignon,15% merlot and 10% cabernet franc from vines averaging 50 years in age and aged in oak barrels for 18 months..I started my bottle last night wi... Read More
Really Big Al, Your last post and the accompanying picture of ... of the First Growths in the 1855 clqassificatio Read More
There are hundreds of sweet wines but if we had a survey to name just one, bet ... were famously classified in 1855, Sauternes and Barsac merited their own classification. Unlike the Medoc, which had five levels of classified status, there was only two levels in Sauternes; First Growth and Second Growth. Eleven chateaux were awarded First Grow... Read More
OT, how do you place Insignia or Dominus or Mayacamas or Heitz Martha's or ... ... in the Classification of 1855. Château Lafite Rothschild, Château Latour, Château Margaux, Château Haut-Brion, and Château Mouton Rothschild all qualify. Right-bank wines from Pétrus, Château Le Pin, Château Angélus, and Château Cheval Blanc are also highly soug... Read More