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| ||Tasted by Burgundy Al on 11/25/2013 & rated 89 points: Double Blind 1993s From Around the World (Chez Hughes - Chicago IL): Tasted double blind in what turned out to be a flight of 1993s from around the world. Pale-medium color. Earthy aromas with mature red fruit. Moderate intensity with good mushroom flavors with good spice. Moderate length or finesse, perhaps a few years past its peak, but very clean and pleasurable tonight. (1019 views)|
| ||Tasted by Nanda on 11/25/2013: 1993 Double Blind Horizontal (Chris'): Double blind. Pale ruby color. Fragrant aromas of aged red fruit and herbs. Palate shows medium body with good dose of acid that provides balance. More earth-driven flavors on the palate. Medium finish. (346 views)|
| ||Tasted by vinojones on 6/7/2013 & rated 92 points: med garnet color; nose of figs, herbs, tart red cherry/pomegranate juice; first flavors follow the nose, add light spices, tart red cherry, hint of stewed strawberry ; med body, light balanced finish, complex "echo" of the first impressions; med long, crisp finish, tartness more than "weight"; very balanced wine, maybe 5 yrs beyond "fruitiness" prime but at a very good place for me (722 views)|
| ||Tasted by elliotgl on 1/2/2008 & rated 85 points: In the glass a light ruby color with the faintest of amber at the edge - The nose is very reticent and with coaxing the faintest of cranberry,spice and the telltale aroma of maturing pinot - In the mouth an acidic backbone, little fruit and a lingering stemminess that is not all that attractive - Not one of WS better efforts (1625 views)|
| ||Tasted by peternelson on 4/3/2007 & rated 92 points: Pinot Cafe: Lots of rim change--brick color; fantastic aromatics of asian spice, tar, truffles, licorice, with great high notes; 1st notes were musk and wet sock, tho, and appeared a couple times during the evening. Long finish, earthy, complex, Barbaresco-like! Amazingly good!!! W/truffles on a egg thing on a brioche. So perfect w/this. Also had succulent veal loin w/celery cream sauce, apple deep fried. Killer. (948 views)|
| ||Tasted by mshivers on 12/19/2005 & rated 88 points: This was an auction bottle, so I have no idea how it was stored... The cork was pushed up a bit, and wine had seeped all the way through the cork. The wine was a pale plum color, with a little bit of murkiness. On the nose, some raspberry and cherry, vanilla and cola; light bodied in the mouth; tart with a faint impression of berry sweetness and a hint of porcini mushroom. Short finish. It drinks like a once excellent pinot that is dying with dignity. (1943 views)|
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Pinot Noir is the Noble red grape of Burgundy, capable of ripening in a cooler climate, which Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot will not reliably do. It is unpredictable and difficult both to grow and to vinify, but results in some of the finest reds in the world. It is believed to have been selected from wild vines two thousand years ago. It is also used in the production of champagne. In fact, more Pinot Noir goes into Champagne than is used in all of the Cote d'Or! It is also grown in Alsace, Germany, the U.S., Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Croatia, Serbia, Italy, Austria, and so forth, with varying degrees of success.
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