Tag: chateau

2005 Chateau Moulin Haut-Laroque Fronsac

For me, the 2005 Chateau Moulin Haut-Laroque Fronsac is not yet ready for drinking. Though it is a decent medium ruby red it is not yet showing the personality one would expect from the nose. A solid 87 points, with notes of spicy black cherry. This wine is an “experience”. The extremely ripe nose followed by equally surprising silky palette is only exceeded by the long finish of ripe tannins finally concluding with a powerful floral lift. The complexity and structure of this wine leads me to believe this will be an incredible ager. Lay it down for 20-25 years […]

Score! Bordeaux Bargain!

What a way to start a blog post about wine! OK I guess I better get to the point. I just got a Chateau Lafite Rothschild for $106. Can you believe that!? OK, I know, you want to know what year… 1999. A 1999 of the most coveted Bordeaux on the planet for $106. I know, you wine snobs out there are turning your noses up and regurgitating Parkerisms like, “…completely overshadowed by the 2000 and 2005 vintages…” but this wine should not be overlooked! This wine received 95 points by Parker, 92 points by Tanzer and 95 points by […]