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White

2000 Clos Floridene Blanc

Graves Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend more

2/1/2007 - bevetroppo wrote: NR

How not to drink a wine. Discover a bottle in your refrigerator and have no idea how it got there. Come home from work one night to find your wife has started to cook with it. Shove it back untasted into the refrigerator with a loose stopper and forget about it. Open it up two weeks later and pour a glass. Now if this wine tasted like bad sherry it could only have been my fault. But miraculously it didn't. There was a lilting grapefruit fragrance and some fruit with a straw-like finish, and only minor signs of oxidation. What is this stuff? Clearly there was something really good in here (it's 7 years old for god's sake) before I butchered it. No rating under the circumstances except for the zero that should be tattoed on my forehead. Note to self, figure out how it came into my undeserving possession.

  • Comment posted by Vini Ciclismo:

    12/24/2014 10:48:00 PM - Hilarious note! I hope you found some more because I just drank another and it was delicious, at 14 years old. Cheers

White

1985 Marc Brédif Vouvray

Chenin Blanc more

11/21/2014 - Vini Ciclismo Likes this wine: 90 points

Burgs & Barolos (Bronte): pale yellow, good lustre, but not obviously old
virtually nothing on the nose, some faint hint of florals on long aeration.
lovely off-dry wine, definite residual sugar gives weight and a pleasing long after-taste. not overly complex, mainly about honeyed fruits, not much spice. a decent not especially long finish. drinks beautifully given its age.

  • Comment posted by Vini Ciclismo:

    11/22/2014 7:50:00 PM - Thanks Chatters, we had some pate on the go during this first bracket and it went very nicely with this wine.

Red

2007 RingBolt Cabernet Sauvignon

Margaret River more

12/27/2013 - johnn89 wrote: 85 points

Medium ruby colour, no tawny. nose of old fireplace char from burned eucalyptus. Palate dry with plenty of tannin. some dark fruit. plenty of length but some bitterness. Don't know if it needs more time or is falling apart.

  • Comment posted by Vini Ciclismo:

    5/28/2014 3:59:00 AM - Whatever it is, 'burned eucalyptus' doesn't sound too appealing! Falling apart, or maybe never was any good. Had any other bottles since?

Red

1986 Château Gruaud Larose

St. Julien Red Bordeaux Blend more

1/13/2011 - Vini Ciclismo Likes this wine: 94 points

black core, red rim. rich and smooth, black berries, mulberry, tobacco leaf spice, earthy and very fragrant.
very smooth, deep dark plums, tobacco leaf, cigar box, long and even, strong fine tannins, poised, red earthy edge.

  • Comment posted by Vini Ciclismo:

    8/11/2013 12:32:00 AM - For me to score it like that the acid had to be reasonably in balance, although to be honest it's too long ago to remember! I've got a few more so I will pay more attention and note the acid next time.

White

2010 Domaine Weinbach Gewurztraminer Cuvée Laurence

Alsace Gewürztraminer more

4/30/2013 - Vini Ciclismo Likes this wine: 93 points

Soft lychee and tropical fruits. Hint of rosewater, med intensity nose.
Sweet fruit, deeply honeyed and with Turkish delight. Pulpy, fleshy and rich. Quite creamy, very smooth and with good length. Not OTT cloying, easily drink multiple glasses.

  • Comment posted by Vini Ciclismo:

    8/11/2013 12:29:00 AM - There's so much going on with these wines when young it just hard to stay away from them. Enjoy!

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