It is currently Sun Nov 19, 2017 11:38 am

All times are UTC [ DST ]




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 4 posts ] 
Author Message
PostPosted: Fri Jan 26, 2007 10:58 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Mon Jun 14, 2004 10:02 am
Posts: 6450
At last, a red that smells beautiful. (rather a dull start to the red section at Sains tasting) Ripe blackcurrants on the nose. Spicy, almost like chocolate in the mouth. Nice acidity. Woody finish. Much better buy than the Clement Pichon at £15.

07/09/2006

:qofgold:

_________________
mel


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sun Jun 01, 2014 12:51 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Sun Oct 12, 2008 8:13 pm
Posts: 3717
Location: Berkshire
Nearly 8 years later . . . . . and the 2010 vintage is available / has been available from Sainsbury. I missed the '09 Barreyres, so I was not reminded that this property particularly succeeds in riper years.

A pound off, and then the extra 25% discount last week at Sainsbury. Odd that this wine does not figure on their web site - Not listed ? BTW - the Clement Pichon is now £22.

I'm rather impressed, I bought another 5 bottles on Thursday 29/05/14.

This is probably the most successful vintage that Barreyres has ever produced. A feminine claret, not quite enough cab for me. 50% cab 50% merlot. A very good value cru bourgeois, 16.5 points from Steven Spurrier, who likes the more oppulent left bank styles, such as the luscious Gloria. I liked this wine, a jolly good QPR.

Very spicy, some dark chocolate & earth as Mel says, rather full-on just now, and I'm hoping it will mature with more complexity, but not overly oaky, rich and dark blackberry and ripe blackcurrant, just as it should be from this 2010 vintage, which produced very dark skinned small grapes from a summer that had very little rain from May to September.
This wine is now immediately approachable but with sufficient tannin from those dark skins to prop-up the merlot, glad I tried the wine on Bank holiday Monday with roast chicken. Spurred me on to acquire more. Now till 2019 I'd say, depending on cellar conditions, a little longer.

This stunning haut medoc vintage and the offer price last week, and an automatic :qofgold:

01/06/2014

_________________
Duncan


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Tue Jun 03, 2014 5:08 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Tue Jul 21, 2009 1:59 pm
Posts: 4009
Location: Ibuprofen Bay Winery
You're a rotten cad Mr. D.
Just got one, it's in the dark, I shall try to forget about it.

_________________
Four wheels move the body - 2 wheels move the soul.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Wed Jun 04, 2014 9:12 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Sun Oct 12, 2008 8:13 pm
Posts: 3717
Location: Berkshire
Sorry Mr B,
A rotten memory is more apropriate. Although I did mention the untried Ch. Barreyres on the Sains 25% thread. I only got back the day before, and was supposed to buy more of this wine on the way home, we got back very late.

Yeah, I know, I should have posted a TN on Thursday, before the 25% discount campaign expired - Sorry :oops:

Since you are now acquiring a few well bred reds - I'll get more up-to-date.

_________________
Duncan


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 4 posts ] 

All times are UTC [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 3 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
cron
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group