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Red

2005 Château Côte de Baleau

St. Émilion Grand Cru Red Bordeaux Blend more

10/22/2014 - Klugi Wine wrote: 90 points

Getting better with time. The wood is better integrated now and the wine shows a medium body and classic bordeaux earthiness. The bouquet is dominated by black fruit and some coffee and dark chocolate. Overall a good PQR.
Time will tell, if it improves further.

  • Comment posted by Nubian:

    2/7/2015 4:01:00 PM - Be sure this wine will ameliorate with time. Haven't touched my bottles yet. 2005 is widely unapproachable by now. This regards the 02 and 04 vintages too. So don't wonder about 2005... For now, the 98s St. Emilion have to be approached...

Red

2012 Pflüger Friedelsheim St. Laurent

Pfalz more

8/11/2014 - danielbleier wrote: 88 points

tart cherry, tight and herbal on the finish

  • Comment posted by Nubian:

    12/14/2014 3:06:00 PM - Thinking about the declared drinking horizont, the just consumed 2003 is drinking very well right now, winery considers 2012 as Holding date. The fruit is still dominant. So, some patience may help...

Red

2004 Château Smith Haut Lafitte

Pessac-Léognan Red Bordeaux Blend more

10/1/2014 - Nubian wrote: 92 points

From half bottle, no decant, ready within 30 minutes. Deep youngish color, purple reflets. Fantastic, balanced, slightly toasted bouquet, earthy, dark fruits in palate with medium to long, consistent finish. Much better than expected.

  • Comment posted by Nubian:

    10/3/2014 2:44:00 PM - Well Robert, let's happily look forward to our next bottle, good wine has oftenly its own personality. To be approached with humbleness...

Red

2005 Château Beaumont

Haut-Médoc Red Bordeaux Blend more

6/7/2014 - johneagle Does not like this wine: 75 points

The first bottle of 5 dozen. Very disappointing indeed. Overripe and over extracted. At first, chocolate and stewed plums. Muddled and not particularly pleasant. I don't think it will improve. Will try another bottle or two but I think it's one to sell. Another casualty of the Parker influence? Such a pity, the 2000 was terrific quality for the money. Got quite a bit of the 09 too, I wonder if that's as bad as this too.

  • Comment posted by Nubian:

    9/25/2014 2:21:00 PM - Hi John, having the 06 in my glass and wondering what this aftertaste is about, would think this is very interesting stuff which is just evolving. For now it is a light wine which needs certain notice and perhaps even sympathy. Next time it has a real chance to metamorphose into an awful even if extraordinary wine. Would approach your 05 - of which 6 btls are sleeping in my cellar - step by step. Good luck.

White

2011 Van Volxem Saar Riesling

Mosel Saar Ruwer more

5/2/2014 - Paul S wrote: 90 points

Van Volxem Tasting (Park Palace, Grand Park Hotel): This was really good for a cheap, entry level wine from a less than heralded vintage. It had a lovely nose, very pretty, with little touches of chalk dancing around pretty accents of chamomile and sweet herb and fresh cut white flowers on a base of Fuji apples. The palate had a lovely, almost pitch perfect balance to it, with gentle acidity running through simple but beautifully detailed flavours of green apples laced with flowers and stone fruited notes. It finished with just a little suggestion of mineral and a grip of citrus lime. Very nice. It is a great summer afternoon wine, great for drinking early.

  • Comment posted by Nubian:

    8/28/2014 3:53:00 PM - Had tasted this in Sep 2012 and fully agree with recommendation to enjoy this early. 3 D feeling, rating was even 91 pts

White

2008 Van Volxem Scharzhofberger Riesling Pergentsknopp

Mosel Saar Ruwer more

7/30/2013 - Anonymous wrote: 90 points

Concentrated with a very good balance between acidity and sweetness, But one way or another the wine doesn't strike me as extremely special. It has finesse, but I miss some elegance. Maybe I should have waited until 2020, but I didn't and this was my last bottle so…over and out.

  • Comment posted by Nubian:

    8/28/2014 3:48:00 PM - seems to me it was unresistable stuff to drink right now... for myself I am a little sad having just emptied my 2008 Scharzhofberger normal btls. Only one magnum left, but this will be kept for sure...

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