Federal Wine & Spirits

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The Wines of This Week's Tasting:

Fall for Bordeaux
September 14, 2022





2019 D de Dauzac (Bordeaux); Color: very dark; Aroma: soft, nicely heady, very dense, light fresh; Mouth: thick clean rounded, very well balanced, rounded full, a classic claret with an excellent marriage of cab & Merlot; Very Good 18.99; Case, 15.99

2018 Petit Paveil (Bordeaux); Color: very dark; Aroma: heady & rich, dense, heady rich, nicely intense, nice edge, evocative; Mouth: juicy, rounded classic claret, fresh, clean, bright finish, rounded; Very Good Plus 19.99; Case, 16.99

2018 Ch de Roquebrune (Lalande de Pomerol); Color: very dark black opaque; Aroma: sweet cherry, heady ripe intense deep, sweet red currant fruit; Mouth: clean rather fine edge, juicy, fine tannins, savory & saline, mouth-filling and succulent without weight; Very Good - Excellent 21.99; Case, 18.99

2016 Ch Peyrabon (Haut Medoc); Color: very dark; Aroma: spicy, light pretty, rather fine, spicy, heady, elegant; Mouth: clean, lean r pretty, bright acid pure; Very Good Plus 28.99; Case, 24.99

2016 Fourcas Dupre (Listrac); Color: Dark Ruby; Aroma: Clean, very rich, and pretty, with light notes of wood spice, cherry & tobacco; Mouth, Medium body Clean herbal fine very rich, firm tannins, red cherry & mineral on the finish Very Good Plus 26.99; Case, 22.99

2019 Ch de Sales Pomerol “a deep garnet-purple color, rolling effortlessly out of the glass with impressively intense baked cherries, plum preserves, and fruitcake scents with nuances of potpourri, licorice, chocolate box, and fragrant earth. The medium to full-bodied palate is chock-full of ripe, seductive black fruit preserves, framed by rounded tannins and seamless freshness, finishing long and perfumed.” – Wine Advocate late September arrival $45, case $35


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