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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 It could well be my knowledge about the Norwegian system is outdated.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.

  • Comment posted by Anonymous:

    5/4/2015 5:37:00 PM - :-) You never stop writing comments. Ok, you have to, if you want to stay on top of the list...;-). Isn't it time to go to sleep in Spain now? Here it is, but I am always up extremely late. Btw; the rain is pouring down like hell here...
    Cheers and thanks for the invite... :-).

  • Comment posted by Anonymous:

    5/5/2015 2:47:00 AM - :-) I should have been born in Spain....

  • Comment posted by Anonymous:

    5/5/2015 2:51:00 AM - Tasted Valbuena no5 1977 recently. That was not too young and still perfectly ok :-)

  • Comment posted by Anonymous:

    5/5/2015 3:00:00 AM - Fyi In 1975 I was in Madrid..... I arrived by train from Bordeaux and was waiting for the train to Algeciras..... Still a teenager then.....

White

NV Domaine Des Masques Vin de Pays des Bouches-du-Rhône Silex

Chardonnay more

3/22/2015 - garethb Likes this wine: 90 points

Really interesting wine.
A nose off smooth caramel & whiskey.

Dry spicy palate. Had it open for a week and it's holding together perfectly.
Pairs brilliantly with salty adobo beef. Also works with coriander heavy dishes.

  • Comment posted by Anonymous:

    4/29/2015 4:15:00 PM - Thank you for sharing these food suggestions, Cheers Zweder.

Red

2008 Clos des Papes Châteauneuf-du-Pape

Red Rhone Blend more

2/15/2013 - Anonymous wrote: NR

In the bouquet cherry yoghurt and butter milk Ok garrigue. On the palate still very lactic as well. A lot of cherries and a good balance between acidity and sweetness, round tannin, but overall still much too young. No score for today, but eventually this will be a 92 or 93 points wine.

  • Comment posted by Anonymous:

    4/20/2015 3:48:00 AM - Thank you for your update! Did you drink it in 2014 or 2015? Cheers!

Red

1989 Château Poujeaux

Moulis en Médoc Red Bordeaux Blend more

4/8/2015 - Anonymous wrote: 88 points

Beautiful and mature bouquet with still some cassis, earth, leather, tobacco, sweet spices and some licorice. On the palate still some red fruits and cassis, sweet spices, a firm amount of (old age) acidity and soft, slightly drying tannin. Very mature, but still a pleasure. Drink up.

  • Comment posted by Anonymous:

    4/17/2015 7:53:00 AM - :-) Thanks!

Red

2006 Glaetzer Shiraz The Bishop

Barossa Valley more

7/15/2013 - Anonymous wrote: 89 points

I was looking for a bottle and found this one. Pity I did not read my previous note; I should have waited a bit longer. Ok, the wine is drinking well right now; full bodied with black forest fruits and supple and round tannin. But it is all a bit one dimensional at the moment. I think that with more age it will show more finesse and complexity. I really should put my last bottle far away, so I will not touch it before 2016 or 2017.

  • Comment posted by Anonymous:

    4/16/2015 3:50:00 PM - Hi Depechemoroder, Thanks for your comment. As you can see this was an almost two years old note which I forgot to put in CT in time and in the meantime I drank my last bottle…. Luckily I still have a few other (and even better) Glaetzer wines to look forward to. But good you were wise enough to hide yours. Cheers! Zweder.

Red

2010 Domaine Philippe Gilbert Menetou-Salon Les Renardières

Pinot Noir more

7/8/2013 - Anonymous wrote: NR

Asian spices in the bouquet. On the palate spiciness, clove, harsh red fruits and bitterness. Lacks in harmony. This is the note as I wrote down this evening and fellow tasters agreed about this. I scored the wine 81. However, seeing the other scores in CT, it could well be we had an off bottle. So I need to taste again and no “official” score in CT for tonight.

  • Comment posted by Anonymous:

    4/16/2015 3:44:00 PM - Hi Mark, Thank you for your comment. As you can see this was an almost 2 years old tasting note, which was not entered in CT yet. Seeing the scores of other vintages just now, there might have been something wrong with the wine, so I changed my note. To tell the whole story; I do remember the occasion and the wine was tasted with seven other quite experienced tasters and we all agreed the wine was not what we expected it to be. I really don’t know/remember if the wine was decanted before we tasted it. But by changing the note I hope I have put it in a better perspective. Cheers, Zweder.

Red - Fortified

2000 Kopke Porto Vintage

Port Blend more

3/30/2015 - Anonymous wrote: 89 points

Retailer tasting. Not many notes. There are some first signs of development, good dark fruits, sweetness and acidity. In this stage not extremely impressive. Maybe around 2020? 89 for today.

  • Comment posted by Anonymous:

    4/15/2015 2:27:00 PM - You could be right ;-)

Red

2011 Saint-Cosme St. Joseph

Syrah more

3/30/2015 - Anonymous wrote: 90 points

According to the fact sheet the wine is made of 100% Serine (which is ancient Syrah) and not destemmed. The wine gets 20% new oak. The result is a classical wine with that typical Northern Rhone bouquet with minerals, leather and meaty impressions. Good garrigue and red and black berries and cherries as well. Good fresh acidity as well as a touch of sweetness, pleasant tannin. An elegant and beautiful wine. Early maturity now.

  • Comment posted by Anonymous:

    4/10/2015 4:22:00 PM - Hi Daniel, Messages can be made on the profile page and in the tasting note comments. It is a pity private messages are not implemented yet. It was in fact another CT user who asked me to do this in a tasting note comment, because that is a little more private, and I think that was a good idea, so that’s why I asked you to do it this way as well. I hope you will have a wonderful trip in May to Italy. It is a great country and the weather should be really pleasant then. Not too hot yet. It is a pity I live too far north in Europe for a quick visit and beside that I have to work these weeks. Enjoy the trip and plenty of good wines for sale there at fair prices ;-) Cheers, Z.

Red

2004 Domaine Joseph Voillot Volnay 1er Cru Champans

Pinot Noir more

4/10/2014 - Anonymous wrote: 90 points

In the bouquet red fruits and some pleasant barnyard impressions. On the palate red forest fruits, some spiciness and earth. Pleasant acidity, slightly sticky tannin and pleasant bitterness in the finish. Not extremely complex, but certainly a focused and good wine. Early maturity now and no hurry at all. For a 2004 really good. 89 -90+

  • Comment posted by Anonymous:

    4/4/2015 7:01:00 AM - My pleasure :-) Thanks!

Red

2006 Clos Saint Jean Châteauneuf-du-Pape

Red Rhone Blend more

2/3/2015 - Anonymous Likes this wine: 92 points

Beautiful and exclusive bouquet with dark and red berry fruits, soft garrigue and sweet licorice. On the palate juicy fruits, raisins, a lot of sweet spices like cinnamon, chocolate and melted and integrated tannin. Overall an intense and elegant, beautiful wine which is completely ready now, but no real hurry either. 92+

  • Comment posted by Anonymous:

    3/22/2015 8:58:00 AM - One - two hours before drinking will do the wine good. Cheers, Z.

  • Comment posted by Anonymous:

    3/22/2015 3:53:00 PM - Looking forward to your tasting note :-)

Red

2000 Château Léoville Poyferré

St. Julien Red Bordeaux Blend more

1/17/2015 - Oskiwawa wrote: 93 points

popped and let breathe in the bottle for 60 minutes. Very approachable 2000 that is ready to drink but will improve over the next 5 years and will last for 10+ more years. No harm at all in drinking these now. If I had several I would certainly open one in the near future.

  • Comment posted by Anonymous:

    3/20/2015 7:15:00 PM - Thanks for sharing this impression! I fully agree with you.

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