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Red

2001 Marqués de Murrieta Rioja Castillo Ygay Gran Reserva Especial

Tempranillo Blend, Tempranillo more

4/26/2015 - Anonymous wrote: 92 points

In the bouquet red and dark fruits, herbs and spices, some iodine and earthy flavors. Same impression on the palate; ripe dark fruits, a lot of herbs and spices, beautiful acidity and mild but still powerful tannin. Already open and friendly and in its early maturity stage. Has a life ahead of it until into the 2020's. 92+

  • Comment posted by Anonymous:

    7/3/2015 5:22:00 PM - Hi Harley, I did not respond on your comment on Gruaud 2002, because I expected a comment from you about this wine. Concerning Gruaud; 2018 will be perfect. Concerning this wine; you might be right, and I hope I will be still around in 2046… ;-) On the other hand I already learned that our palates slightly differ. Although I can really appreciate very mature wines, I generally prefer wines which also still have a bit of power left. :-)

  • Comment posted by Anonymous:

    7/4/2015 4:18:00 PM - We have a date in 2036! Nice :-)

Red

1994 Château Montrose

St. Estèphe Red Bordeaux Blend more

4/25/2015 - Anonymous wrote: 94 points

This is another note of the same wine on the same day. The story is that we got both wine completely blind, not even knowing it was a Bordeaux. The first glass (which is my other tasting note) came from a 0.75 bottle and this note is from the wine that came from magnum. And no one of the six tasters recognized these two wines as being the same wine. The wine from magnum showed a beautiful and smoky bouquet with dark forest fruits and beautiful luxurious oak as well as a pleasant touch of barnyard. On the palate cassis, luxurious oak, a touch of pleasant sweetness, some good chocolate, beautifully fresh acidity and soft tannin. Also this wine from magnum is fully mature, but showed just a bit more freshness and a longer future ahead. We thanked our host for pouring those two mature bottles completely blind to experience the difference because of the bottle size. This magnum wine scored one point more.

  • Comment posted by Anonymous:

    7/4/2015 4:14:00 PM - Hi Edgar, I am not sure if the 0.75 bottle was decanted, but the magnum definitely was for about half, because the person who played this trick ;-) on us did not want us to know there was a magnum involved in this pair of wines. In my opinion a normal 0.75 doesn’t really need decanting if you drink the bottle with a few persons, because then you can see how the wine develops over the evening. If you want to share the wine with a group then a half hour decant will do for a normal bottle. For a magnum a decant of 1 or 2 hours will be fine. In general I am not such a great fan of decanting older wines, especially not when you have the opportunity to taste several glasses over an evening. With decanting you can lose some volatile flavors which add to the complexity and experience of tasting the wine. And when those flavors disappear, they don’t come back. It is a small dilemma every time what is the wise thing to do. Taste just a little bit usually helps me to decide. Hope this is of any help. Cheers, Zweder.

White - Sparkling

NV Jacques Selosse Champagne Grand Cru Blanc de Blancs Extra Brut V.O.

Chardonnay more

6/26/2015 - Anonymous wrote: 94 points

I just read some of the comments and I am happy to read that more people agree the traditional flute is not the proper glass to taste Champagne. The bottle we drank/tasted today was disgorged Sept. 8, 2013. The bouquet is beautiful and complex with minerals and some anise. On the palate very intense, a bit reductive, or even a bit oxidized in a beautiful way. Oloroso Sherry and rasped apple impressions, beautifully dry, anise again and tight acidity. This is a great and complex Champagne, but not one for beginners.

  • Comment posted by Anonymous:

    6/28/2015 6:24:00 PM - :-) ;-) Selosse is GREAT! Thanks for your comment!

  • Comment posted by Anonymous:

    6/29/2015 3:25:00 AM - Zalto’s are great. Like a thin skin around the wine :-). In fact we brought Zalto Universal to this restaurant to taste our wines.

  • Comment posted by Anonymous:

    6/29/2015 6:03:00 PM - Well BuzzzzOff; Zalto is special and I love the glass because it is so light and thin and always a great pleasure to drink from. But…. for Sauternes the Riedel Sommeliers Sauternes is better than the Zalto meant for this wine. Even a real Zalto adept agreed upon that after he tried several wines. And personally, for good Bordeaux, I not seldom prefer The Riedel Vinum above the Zalto when it concerns the bouquet. Have tried it several times beside each other. (And yes, I could almost fill a wine glass store, because I have Spiegelau and Schott Zwiesel as well….;-))

  • Comment posted by Anonymous:

    6/29/2015 6:16:00 PM - :-) Wine glasses without stems…… I will NEVER understand that…. Use it for water; the only wise thing to do! :-) ;-)

  • Comment posted by Anonymous:

    6/29/2015 6:27:00 PM - :-) :-) And now I go to bed, because on my side of the pond it is quite late already ;-)!

White - Sparkling

NV Jacques Selosse Champagne Brut Initiale

Chardonnay more

6/26/2015 - Anonymous wrote: 96 points

Possibly more experienced Champaign drinkers will disagree about this tasting note (or score), but I will explain. This Initial was disgorged May 22, 2014. First we had the V.O. Then the Dom Perignon 2002 and now this one. The V.O. so special. The DP 2002 so lush. And then this Initial holds the middle, but in fact complements both other two wines. Beautiful and complex bouquet with some reductive/oxidized impressions and beautiful minerals. On the palate also a bit oxidized in a beautiful way, beautiful lime acidity and enormously tasty with a great length. For most of the tasters including me, this was the winner of the evening because it combined special complexity and lushness in a beautiful way.

  • Comment posted by Anonymous:

    6/28/2015 6:39:00 PM - Thanks ;-)! Sitting here with a smile on my face. Entering just a few Champaign notes in CT and getting pleasant and positive feedback from several persons…. Cellartracker is great fun! And a perfect way to keep track of what I am tasting/drinking.

Red

1998 Château Haut-Bailly

Pessac-Léognan Red Bordeaux Blend more

6/22/2015 - Anonymous wrote: 92 points

Bordeaux 1998 tasting by my friend who calls himself “100wines”: In the bouquet beautifully fresh dark forest fruits and beautiful and exclusive oak. Same on the palate; juicy dark fruits, beautiful oak, good acidity and fairly soft but still powerful tannin. Still a quite youthful and really beautiful wine. First half of its mature life and it can easily last until 2020. Great wine!

  • Comment posted by Anonymous:

    6/27/2015 5:29:00 AM - Right you are! Just bought a few of the 2012. And I saw you recently added Selosse Initiale. Drank it yesterday evening. Great Champagne! TN will follow soon.

White - Sweet/Dessert

1975 Moulin Touchais Coteaux du Layon

Chenin Blanc more

6/12/2015 - Harley1199 Likes this wine: NR

Start-up Business Lunch (Restaurante Cuenllas - Madrid): Old golden colour. Nose is simply delicious but lacks some depth. Perhaps I am very simple too and want more and more. More even the bottle aromatically can offer.
On the other hand, palate is majestic, unctuous, very long. Perfectly balanced between sweetness and acidity. Delicate. Great bottle to be remembered. Aged to perfection. We perfectly know what we want. Superb. Devoted to that green of the bottle.
Matching a meringue lemon pie.

Color a oro viejo. En nariz es simplemente deliciosa pero carece de cierta profundidad. Tal vez soy muy sencillo también y quiero más y más. Más aún de lo que la botella puede ofrecer aromáticamente.
De otra parte, en boca es un vino majestuoso, untuoso, muy largo. Perfectamente equilibrado entre dulzor y acidez. Delicado. Gran botella para recordar. Envejecida a la perfección. Sabemos perfectamente lo que queremos. Superior.
Acompañó una tarta de limón y merengue.

  • Comment posted by Anonymous:

    6/12/2015 3:41:00 PM - Hi Harley, Have one 1975 as well so maybe time to drink it. 1975 was not the greatest vintage for this wine, but if you can lay your hands on a 1959.... The best Moulin Touchais ever. (Have tasted 23 vintages; 1933 was the oldest)
    Cheers, Zweder.

  • Comment posted by Anonymous:

    6/12/2015 4:29:00 PM - Well…… not the expert, but as you say the lucky one to have had the opportunity to taste these wines ;-)

  • Comment posted by Anonymous:

    6/12/2015 4:41:00 PM - I say no more. ;-)! Just Salud!

Red

1998 Domaine du Pégaü Châteauneuf-du-Pape Cuvée Réservée

Red Rhone Blend more

12/20/2012 - Anonymous wrote: 95 points

Very intense and expressive bouquet with ripe dark fruits, garrigue, asphalt, tar and good bell pepper. On the palate a mouth full of beautiful fruits juice (dark forest fruits and cherries) and spice box. Some pleasant sweetness, beautifully balanced by good acidity and soft tannin. Overall an almost explosive wine which is complex, extremely harmonious, soft and round and has a great length. Completely ready now and the next 4+ years, but no reason to wait any longer.

  • Comment posted by Anonymous:

    6/4/2015 3:39:00 PM - Hi ratrop1, Bottle variation is a Pégaü problem, but nevertheless almost always a great pleasure to drink. Hope you have a few more recent vintages as well ;-). Cheers!

Red

2003 Château Pontet-Canet

Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend more

1/14/2013 - Anonymous wrote: 95 points

This is one comparative note for the 2001, 2002 and 2003. In color the 2001 is the most transparent and the 2003 the most dark. In the bouquet all three vintages are almost the same. Very classical with cassis and other dark forest fruits, graphite (lead pencil) and luxurious oak with a beautiful toast. On the palate the 2001 shows good dark fruits, smoke, sweet spices, some chocolate and beautiful oak. Also a beautiful balance between acidity and sweetness and soft tannin. All mentioned for the 2001 also goes for the 2002, but there is a little more extraction. Also more creaminess, coffee and finesse. The 2003 is a category of its own. Enormously concentrated, luxurious cedar, sweet spices, chocolate and intense luxurious juice, finesse and complexity. All three wines will improve with some more ageing. The 2001 will probably be at its best between 2016 and 2018. The 2002 between 2017 and 2020 and the 2003 between 2019 and 2025+. Wihout any doubt the best flight of the evening and I scored the wines as follows: 2001 - 91. 2002 - 92 and 2003 - 95+

  • Comment posted by Anonymous:

    6/3/2015 9:19:00 AM - :-) Excellent idea!

Red

2001 Faustino Rioja I Gran Reserva

Tempranillo Blend, Tempranillo more

5/11/2015 - Anonymous wrote: 90 points

Bouquet with cherries, spiciness and rustic impressions. On the palate red berries like raspberries, cherries, some oak. Chocolate, juicy acidity, round tannin with still a pleasant bite and soft bitterness. Just in the glass the wine was a bit musty, but that disappeared quickly. Beautiful wine, ready now and the next 4 – 5+ years.

  • Comment posted by Anonymous:

    5/24/2015 4:28:00 AM - Tack så mycket ;- ) Indeed I do. I would like to keep track of all the wines I taste. Still many to go, also from the past. I don’t know the assortment of System bolaget, but I hope you can find nice wines there. Skål! (I am curious where in Sweden you live.)

  • Comment posted by Anonymous:

    5/24/2015 2:59:00 PM - Thank you for your reply. Beautiful city with Gamla Stan and Djurgården and more. I stayed at Bredäng Camping some time ago when I was a teenager (and was not interested in wine at all ;-)). The Swedish wine system sounds better than the Norwegian system…

  • Comment posted by Anonymous:

    5/24/2015 3:13:00 PM - Sorry, don’t know the details about Norway, except that they have the Vinmonopolet which is more or less the same as Systembolaget. Your example of democratic sales of DRC (Which I still have to taste…) releases was new to me. It could well be my knowledge about the Norwegian system is outdated.

  • Comment posted by Anonymous:

    5/24/2015 3:30:00 PM - :-) Thank you for the invitation. Stockholm is not on my short term list, but if I plan to come to your beautiful city again I will let you know and bring something nice to taste… :-) If it will be Bordeaux 2005 it might be wise to choose a moment between 2020 and 2023…. ;-)

Red

2007 Domaine du Vieux Télégraphe Châteauneuf-du-Pape La Crau

Red Rhone Blend more

11/30/2012 - Anonymous wrote: 92 points

No formal notes and just for the record. Beautiful wine with good fruits and garrigue, some chocolate and good acidity and tannin. Hope to taste again at a more relaxed moment. Plenty of future in this wine.

  • Comment posted by Anonymous:

    5/18/2015 4:23:00 AM - Nice! Two great C9duP vintages. It will be a feast every time to compare the two over the next 10+ years or so. Cheers!

Red

1982 Château de Marbuzet

St. Estèphe Red Bordeaux Blend more

9/26/2012 - Anonymous wrote: 90 points

Beautiful mature bouquet with some smoke and red fruits. On the palate some sweetness and cigar impressions, blood. A bit thin and completely ready, but still a very nice and even complex wine.

  • Comment posted by Anonymous:

    5/12/2015 12:33:00 PM - No, not really, but there are some very old notes of the 1983 from my hand as well, although I just saw they were entered in CT under "Marbuzet" and not "de Marbuzet" I mailed Andrew the two wines are the same and can be merged. He did that within 10 minutes. Cheers, Z. ;-)

Beer

NV Brouwerij Rodenbach Rodenbach

Poperinge Malt more

6/13/2012 - Anonymous wrote: 85 points

5.2% alc. in this beer. This is something really special. In the bouquet acidic fruit impressions. On the palate high acidity and a special combination of red cherries and raspberries. There is just a slight bit of bitterness and sweetness and in the long finish the fruits remain present. For my taste this beer scores 85, but I think there will be wide range in scoring this beer; you love it or hate it.

  • Comment posted by Anonymous:

    5/6/2015 5:58:00 PM - ;-) That is a comment on a very old note...... Thank you for it! Maybe time for me to retaste it. Just to see if my palate has changed... :-)

  • Comment posted by Anonymous:

    5/6/2015 6:31:00 PM - Hi Ombibulous,
    Just had a quick look at your profile and your tasting notes. You are even more conservative in scoring than I am. Nice! Well…… I have adapted to the inflation a bit. You will notice that if you see my scores from the 1990’s and before. And to be honest, if I compare the RP scores from the 1980’s to his current scores, I think I am still conservative with my scores about recent wines compared to the RP team.
    I am not as much into classical music as you, but I definitely like what you write about. Something else; Carmina Burana by Carl Orff… I love it. Grieg as well.
    About cheese and wine…. To be honest, I don’t think they really work together, contrarily to what everyone says. Cheese after wine: great! I love all sorts of cheeses. But together…. the cheese generally dominates the wine, so you can’t taste the wine properly. One I like is Saint Agur; a creamy blue cheese. With a piece of bread beside it, it doesn’t spoil the taste of the wine too much.
    Since you seem to be a Burgundy life style person like me (Do you understand this?/Is this proper American/English) I would like to follow your tasting notes, so I will add you to my favorites.
    Cheers,
    Zweder.

Red

2004 Fernando Remírez de Ganuza Rioja Reserva

Tempranillo Blend, Tempranillo more

6/18/2013 - Anonymous wrote: 91 points

Very sweet bouquet with ripe red as well as black forest fruits. On the palate juicy fruits and firm acidity. A lot of oak. Still very youthful. The majority thought this was almost mind blowing, but I was a little less enthusiastic. Ok a very good wine, but all the pieces, especially the oak, still have to fall in its proper place. 91(++?) for tonight.

  • Comment posted by Anonymous:

    5/4/2015 4:06:00 PM - Agree with you dear Harley. As you can see by the (++?) behind the score. But fyi; this was not my bottle. And to be honest; I don’t even own a single bottle of this producer. But I know in the meantime I should have. So I am waiting for a good opportunity to buy some. Cheers! Z.

  • Comment posted by Anonymous:

    5/4/2015 5:16:00 PM - :-) :-) :-) ;-). Be sure, whenever I plan to go to Madrid, I will let you know in time.

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