Dinner with Otto

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Tasted Tuesday, January 15, 2008 by kstoddard with 363 views

Flight 1 (12 Notes)

  • 2005 Bouchard Aîné et Fils Corton-Charlemagne 90 Points

    France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru

    Strong, dominating vanilla oak component that needs integration hopefully with time. Tastes of pears, caramel and cat pee. Well balanced. Refreshing acidity. Tight.

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  • 2002 Bouchard Aîné et Fils Corton-Charlemagne 92 Points

    France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru

    Apples, caramel and pear. Very well integrated oak. Nice mid palate depth and length in the finish.

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  • 1990 Château Montrose Flawed

    France, Bordeaux, Médoc, St. Estèphe

    Corked with lots of brett

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  • 1990 Château Pichon-Longueville Baron 90 Points

    France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Pauillac

    Blackberries, earth, barnyard, blackcurrant and leather. Spicy finish with some bell pepper.

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  • 1986 Château Mouton Rothschild 93 Points

    France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Pauillac

    Blackberries, black cherries and earth. Very firm tannins. Well balanced with good acidity. Built to last. Rather rustic in style. Nice complex finish. Not the best bottle I've ever had.

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  • 1996 Château Lafite Rothschild 96 Points

    France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Pauillac

    Blackberries, blackcurrant, earth and charred french oak. A medium bodied wine that is impeccably well balanced with vibrant acidity. The focus and layers of fruit and texture in the mid palate are impressive. Long complex and elegant finish that stays with you for over a minute. A beautiful wine.

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  • 1996 Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande 91 Points

    France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Pauillac

    Blackcurrant, black cherries,leather, graphite and blueberries with a touch of green bell pepper. Good balance. Smooth elegant finish.

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  • 2000 Château Lynch-Bages 95 Points

    France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Pauillac

    Intoxicating nose of dark fruit and french oak. Tastes of blackberries, raspberries, black cherries, earth, leather and pencil lead. Medium bodied with excellent balance and freshness. Extremely complex in the mid palate. Poweful finish that goes on and on. This wine has a glorious life ahead of it.

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  • 2000 Château Pavie 93 Points

    France, Bordeaux, Libournais, St. Émilion Grand Cru

    Midnight black in color. Tastes of blackberries and charred french oak. Rich and extracted. Full bodied with bright acidity. Powerful monolithic finish. Not giving up much at the point. Closed for business. Try again in a decade.

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  • 1994 Shafer Cabernet Sauvignon Hillside Select 95 Points

    USA, California, Napa Valley, Stags Leap District

    Blackberries, blueberries and caramel. Medium bodied. Great balance with fresh acidity. Nice, long complex finish. 14.0% alcohol.

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  • 2001 Shafer Cabernet Sauvignon Hillside Select 94 Points

    USA, California, Napa Valley, Stags Leap District

    Blueberries, blackberries, chocolate, charred oak and mocha. Good mid palate complexity. Full bodied with nice balance. Great finish. 14.9% alcohol.

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  • 2002 Shafer Cabernet Sauvignon Hillside Select 90 Points

    USA, California, Napa Valley, Stags Leap District

    Blackberries, leather and earth. Rich and a touch over extracted to a point where it tastes a bit reduced. Powerful finish. Very young and closed. Quite tiring to drink. Could use a bit more acidity to freshen everything up and make it more lively on the palate. The last few times I've had this it showed much better. Off bottle perhaps. 14.9% alcohol.

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