Barboursville Vineyards Octagon Red Bordeaux Blend 2014

Ratings on Delectable

Michael Chelus Delectable Pro

Blackberry, raspberry, black cherry, vanilla, eucalyptus, licorice and oak. Great structure and velvety tannins.

Blackberry, raspberry, black cherry, vanilla, eucalyptus, licorice and oak. Great structure and velvety tannins.

9.2

Saman Hosseini Delectable Pro

Writer Maison Abattoir

Conservative winemaking but in the best way. Firm tannins and dark fruit, nothing confected nor herbal, new oak has yet to fully integrate, but I trust this is the right call for a wine that deserves medium-long term cellaring. I asked Luca about their Nebbiolo, which they have been bottling since the 80s that have aged exceedingly well, spurring then to plant more. #sommcon

Conservative winemaking but in the best way. Firm tannins and dark fruit, nothing confected nor herbal, new oak has yet to fully integrate, but I trust this is the right call for a wine that deserves medium-long term cellaring. I asked Luca about their Nebbiolo, which they have been bottling since the 80s that have aged exceedingly well, spurring then to plant more. #sommcon

8.9

Anne Carman

Black raspberry, blackberry, toasted nut, elegant structure, subtle spice overtop warm finish.

Black raspberry, blackberry, toasted nut, elegant structure, subtle spice overtop warm finish.

9.3

Frank Kuo

Another bottle of this (last tasting is 2018). Nose is really beautiful, fragrant, and concentrated. Noses are consistent with last tasting and definitely superior than 2013. Taste is slightly sweet and almost no tannins, dark fruits, oaky, tobacco leaves, and mineral. Consistent with last tasting too. Finish is long and savory.

Another bottle of this (last tasting is 2018). Nose is really beautiful, fragrant, and concentrated. Noses are consistent with last tasting and definitely superior than 2013. Taste is slightly sweet and almost no tannins, dark fruits, oaky, tobacco leaves, and mineral. Consistent with last tasting too. Finish is long and savory.

9.4

Manuel Seman

Just great, acidic but complex

Just great, acidic but complex

9.2

Laura Purdy

2013-16 vertical tasting. 2014 is the winner in my book.

2013-16 vertical tasting. 2014 is the winner in my book.

9.1

Stanislav Lobanov

17/20 (92/100) Несмотря на то, что купаж базируется на мерло, в аромате преобладают чёрная смородина и ежевика. Довольно тельное с умеренной кислотностью, готовыми танинами. Насыщенное во вкусе. Благородно, с потенциалом, но уже сейчас может приносить удовольствие.

17/20 (92/100) Несмотря на то, что купаж базируется на мерло, в аромате преобладают чёрная смородина и ежевика. Довольно тельное с умеренной кислотностью, готовыми танинами. Насыщенное во вкусе. Благородно, с потенциалом, но уже сейчас может приносить удовольствие.

9.2

Thomas Barry

JB Smooooove

JB Smooooove

9.1

Manchester Sheldon

Distinct leather and terroir on the nose, twiggy tannins that soften. vanilla and dark red cherry on the palate.

Distinct leather and terroir on the nose, twiggy tannins that soften. vanilla and dark red cherry on the palate.

9.0

Steven Sigsbury

A fantastic red for special occasions, am trying to save a flight of 5-6 different vintages. My favorite vineyard in Virginia for sure

A fantastic red for special occasions, am trying to save a flight of 5-6 different vintages. My favorite vineyard in Virginia for sure

9.6

Location

  • 300 Massachusetts Ave NE
    Washington D.C., DC 20002

  • Hours:
    Monday - Saturday
    10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
    Sunday
    11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

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