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2006 Bodega Numanthia Toro Numanthia

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11/26/2012 - Happybob wrote: 87 points

Big and a bit too fruity/jammy for me. Nice crowdpleaser though for folks who don't like more traditional styled wines

  • Comment posted by yayinski:

    12/3/2012 5:01:00 PM - Totally agree with you. Too much unrestrained power.

Red

2008 Dominus Estate

Napa Valley Red Bordeaux Blend more

11/12/2012 - morewine wrote: 94 points

I decanted this wine for about two hours. he wine looks Crimson colored. The legs are Medium to slow. It smells like Blackberry, Black currant, Espresso, and Black Pepper with a hint of coffee and leather on the nose. It tastes like Black currant (cassis), Blackberry,with a hint of Oak, and spicy Black Pepper. Full Body and wonderful with a ribeye or ny steak. The wine has Smooth texture with a long finish.

The wine definitely needs to open up and I would wait another year or two before this wine is really ready to go. If you dont have a couple of hours to get this wine decanted and up to about 72 deg then you should wait to open this bottle or you will be disappointed.

  • Comment posted by yayinski:

    12/3/2012 5:00:00 PM - This wine will probably peak by 2020. Amazing still. Dominus is one of my fav Napa wines. regards

Red

2004 Fernando Remírez de Ganuza Rioja Reserva

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12/3/2012 - awineo Likes this wine: 93 points

Thought I would give it a shot. Not as good as some of the previous vintages, but a fine wine just the same. Still way too young. I think maybe 5 more years at least.

  • Comment posted by yayinski:

    12/3/2012 4:58:00 PM - Have you tried Trasnocho from this same bodega? Cheers

Red

1982 Château Lynch-Bages

Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend more

11/11/2012 - raginbajan wrote: 96 points

Had alongside the 89 Lynch and clearly a beauty. More feminine than the powerful, muscular 89...but it has plenty of life left for those that enjoy mature clarets.

  • Comment posted by yayinski:

    12/2/2012 5:27:00 AM - Did you decant the LB 82? If so, how long?

  • Comment posted by yayinski:

    12/2/2012 9:56:00 AM - Smart, would have done the same. I have one bottle left of that vintage. Do you drink mostly Bordeaux? Are you in the wine business?

  • Comment posted by yayinski:

    12/2/2012 6:42:00 PM - Same here. I am particularly fond of Tuscan wines, Rioja, and of course, California. Nonetheless, it is very hard to top mature claret or aged burgundy.

Red

2007 Tenuta San Guido Bolgheri Sassicaia Sassicaia

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11/5/2012 - BuffaloBill25 wrote: 95 points

Monday Wine Club (BYOB at Hawksmoor) (Hawksmoor Air Street): Wow. Silky smooth, great balance, and great fruit. Seamless, this should age gracefully, but to be honest, was drinking so well already. Great with the steak. My WOTN, and WOTN for the majority of the party of 8. The smoothness is the lasting memory, really remarkable. 95+

  • Comment posted by yayinski:

    12/2/2012 5:30:00 AM - What were the other wines?

  • Comment posted by yayinski:

    12/2/2012 4:59:00 PM - Sassicaia is an amazing wine. I still have 2 bottles from 2007. Ceretto makes amazing barbarescos as well (the asili is fantastic). If you are on FB you can check out my wine group (Wine News). Regards from Puerto Rico.

Red

2005 Joseph Phelps Insignia

Napa Valley Red Bordeaux Blend more

11/10/2012 - bubbachumps wrote: 93 points

After 2 hours in the decanter, darker fruit on the nose than the '02. Notes of blackberry, cassis and some spice. In the mouth, not showing a lot. Flavors very reserved, but I pick up rich cherry/raspberry. This should develop very nicely for the Insignia dinner tonight - the lineup '02, '05, '06, '07 and '08. In addition, to an '05 Backus and the regular '07 Phelps Napa Cab. Looking forward to some great wine!

After 6 hours in the decanter, not much changed from my initial take. In the mouth, still very reserved, but a tad more open than earlier. Will benefit from some more time in the bottle.

  • Comment posted by yayinski:

    12/2/2012 5:26:00 AM - Which was the best Insignia of the night? Regards from Puerto Rico

Red

2006 Benjamin Romeo Rioja La Cueva del Contador

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7/6/2011 - Wine-Strategies wrote: NR

Pop n pour. Perhaps this is what is wrong with wine journalism and winemaking today. It's been a while since my last BR experience but it would seem that little has changed. I find the BR wines to be the definition of hype/name/style at a ridiculous price with little if any sense of place and/or varietal. That may seem harsh to some, and it may not be perfectly fair to single out this wine, but you've to start somewhere. This wine typically retails for ~ $58, I purchased it for $35. Notwithstanding my purchase price, I feel slighted and poorer for the experience. Sure, it's juicy, plump, round and without any hard edges in sight, but with that comes, well, nothing. Easy drinking fermented grape juice, it's what the masses demand and it's what this wine delivers in spades. If this is your style, do yourself a favor and buy any one of a few hundred others that are within a hair's breadth of this, and likely under $15. The only saving grace is some balancing acidity and a conspicuous absence of (excessive) oak. Being a second wine doesn't automatically grant a license for mediocrity. I'm really hoping this was an off bottle. C/C+, drink now, 14,5% abv

  • Comment posted by yayinski:

    7/29/2012 6:07:00 PM - Totally agree

Red

2005 The Colonial Estate Emigré

Barossa Valley Shiraz Blend, Syrah more

8/7/2010 - davidandrose wrote: 85 points

Decanted and rebottled based on tastings over the first hour. More like an over-ripe port than any wine, and totally unlike the other bottles of this I've had Rate 84 today. Will return to the recorked/gassed bottle tomorrow.
Day 2 - Better but still nothing I'd seek out. Rate 87 today. Went from port to a soft grenache-syrah blend, predominately fruit. Hope this was an off-bottle or that the wine has hit a dumb phase, otherwise I've got a lot of marinade base.

  • Comment posted by yayinski:

    7/29/2012 6:05:00 PM - Totally agree

Red

2005 Bodegas Emilio Moro Ribera del Duero Malleolus de Valderramiro

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9/28/2011 - ricard Likes this wine: 94 points

Had with friends to celebrate the birth of my daughter. Emilio Moro is incapable of making a bad wine, and the two top Malleolus - Valderramiro and Sanchomartín - are textbook new-wave top-flight Ribera del Dueros. The 2005 vintage yielded in general more tannic and powerful wines than 2004 and 2001, which were famous for their purity and grace more than their power and panache. But I like 2005 - it has grown on me, and I love its boldness and fearlessness across most of Spain's regions. This Valderramiro, although outstanding, was a slight disappointment because I expected practically to weep at its profundity, and yet I merely oohed and aahed, as did the others present (who have had more than their fair share of these Spanish beasts with me). It has a superbly expressive nose of cocoa, truffles, liquorice and crushed blackberries, leading to an intensely expressive mouth of bacon fat, wood smoke, juicy forest fruit, plums, figs, molasses and layers and layers of dark chocolate. The finish gets longer as the bottle remains open for longer. The only downside for me was that it is still rather tannic (not green, but astringent), almost drying on the tongue, and a little bit rough-edged. So, over time (admittedly this wine is still young), it will soften and become more sophisticated. So what is today one-point short of the magic 95-point threshold, will no doubt be astounding in a few years' time. I still think this thing can grow and grow for another couple of decades. Great, but not quite amazing just yet.

  • Comment posted by yayinski:

    6/7/2012 1:25:00 PM - Good review!

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