923 days ago
Carole scored this wine: 93/100
The excellent Château Haut-Lalande, Côtes de Bordeaux 2015 is a merlot, cabernet sauvignon and malbec blend. This medium bodied dry red delivers complex aromas of nutmeg, blueberries, cassis and oak. On the palate, this wine has mouth-watering acidity, well integrated tannins and some of the same flavors encountered on the nose. Very drinkable now, it can be cellared for a couple of years. This wine is a very good value for the price.
Pairing suggestion: this wine was superb with beef tenderloin Madeira demi-glace sauce.
The Laughing MagpieMclaren Vale, South Australia, Australia 929 days ago
Carole scored this wine: 85/100
The Laughing Magpie 2012, a Shiraz and Viognier blend, delivers earthy and prune aromas as well as a touch of oak. It is a powerful full-bodied dry red with a hint of residual sugar, fresh acidity and firm tannins. After letting it breathe for 30 minutes in a carafe, the tannins were much smoother and allowed to better taste the prune, fig and pepper flavors. Still young, this wine can be cellared for a few years.
Pairing suggestions: BBQ ribs
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