Search Results - Save This Search

Wine Type Vintage Name Variety Locale Date Posted Score Helpful Comments Comment Date Community Score More...
White

1999 Weingut Josef Jamek Riesling Smaragd Klaus

Wachau more

5/19/2015 - drwine2001 wrote: NR

Light golden. Peach, herbs, and petrol. Gorgeous glycerine texture. Completely dry, stone fruit and lemon, ginger, and tea. Rising finish full of shimmering acidity and distilled beverage high tones-really penetrating and powerful. Brilliant wine, that's about all I can say.

  • Comment posted by drwine2001:

    5/20/2015 6:38:00 AM - Seth-As opposed to a Moreau Naudet Chablis a few days earlier which had salinity in spades, I'd have to say no. This did not come across as salty.

Red

1990 Paul Jaboulet Aîné Hermitage La Chapelle

Syrah more

4/21/2015 - Jeffrey Silver Likes this wine: 98 points

This is one wine for the ages. Decanted for 5hrs and frankly it can easily use more. It continued to evolve in our glasses over next 60 min. At 25yrs this wine is still young but very approachable. The nose of leather saddle, carmel toffee and strawberry pie. The taste was so smooth and balanced. It had warm plum with wild blueberries. It also had molten lava chocolate cake. The Finnish seems to go one for a full minute +. Loved this wine but can easily age for another 35yrs.

  • Comment posted by drwine2001:

    4/21/2015 4:57:00 PM - From my last experience with it 5 years ago, I completely agree with you about its trajectory and glacial evolution; perhaps it would be more apt to refer to it as a "wine for the aged"! I'm afraid that 35 years is not in the cards for this old codger...

Red

2012 Domaine G. Roumier / Christophe Roumier Chambolle-Musigny

Pinot Noir more

4/9/2015 - drwine2001 wrote: NR

Some Wines from a Spring Trip to France; 4/4/2015-4/11/2015 (Paris and Burgundy): Deep ruby robe. Incredibly complex nose-ripe strawberry, blood orange, menthol, and black pepper. Medium weight, sappy, concentrated fruit with that great mix of strong acidity and soil. Caressing and long. Miraculous for a mere village wine. In anyone else's hands, this would be a high end Premier Cru. Superb now, enough stuffing to evolve for 20 years. This brought tears to my eyes.

  • Comment posted by drwine2001:

    4/9/2015 2:58:00 PM - What can I say? I liked it.

  • Comment posted by drwine2001:

    4/11/2015 11:30:00 PM - Exactly because it transcended its hierarchical place by such a wide margin. We tried the Premier Cru Cras a few nights later and that was similarly mind boggling for its level. There is the touch of genius in these wines.

White - Off-dry

2001 Joh. Jos. Christoffel Erben Ürziger Würzgarten Riesling Spätlese

Mosel Saar Ruwer more

3/25/2015 - drwine2001 wrote: NR

Medium yellow. Slightly different fruit character than I've gotten with past bottles-yellow peach and fresh cut apple with minimal secondary aromas. Off dry, fairly full bodied and textural for a Mosel Spatlese. Glorious freshness and clarity of fruit (with even a bit of pear on the palate), good but not particularly prominent acidity, fine slate finish. Excellent, as it has been on every occasion.

On the second day, more spicy, just as lively, and now more tangerine. Delicious!

  • Comment posted by drwine2001:

    3/27/2015 8:17:00 AM - Jeff-I completely agree. As I was marveling about how youthful this was, the thought crossed my mind that many of these 2001's remind me of 1971's which were still going strong at 30 years of age.

White

2008 Vincent Dauvissat (René & Vincent) Chablis Grand Cru Les Clos

Chardonnay more

3/1/2015 - brooklynguy Likes this wine: NR

Alt-Paulée at Bouley: Showing tons of potential, and a lovely drink right now, although clearly too young. Vibrant pungency at its core with classic floral and marine influenced aromas, and seems to be beautifully built - no excess but very focused and pure.

  • Comment posted by drwine2001:

    3/1/2015 9:40:00 AM - We drank the Dauvissat-Camus bottling of this last night and had a similarly great experience. The acidity bored right through us just as the cold New York weather has over the past few days!

Red - Fortified

1985 Gould Campbell Porto Vintage

Port Blend more

2/16/2015 - drwine2001 wrote: NR

Approaching tawny color. Medium weight (which is to say pretty elegant for vintage port), moderately sweet plum, herbs, and spice. Still a smidgeon of alcohol sticking out but this is still pretty much "a point" and as good as it's going to get, which is to say high quality but not memorable in any way.

After an overnight stay in the decanter, more in the way of figs and dusty cocoa. Powerful and the heat is still noticeable in the mid-palate.

  • Comment posted by drwine2001:

    2/17/2015 6:27:00 AM - captjimo-Due to last minute circumstances, this spent less than an hour in the decanter before we tried it.

Red

2005 Joseph Drouhin Chambolle-Musigny

Pinot Noir more

1/2/2015 - Rieslingfan wrote: NR

I gave this about two hours of air from pulling the cork until dinner. That was almost but not quite enough. About an hour into the meal it began to shine. The fruit is red, fresh and very elegant, there is some development, and the finish is a lovely blend of fruit, minerality and a subtle note of clean earth. I am inclined to give my other bottles 2-3 more years of age, but I do not regret opening this at all.

  • Comment posted by drwine2001:

    1/3/2015 7:58:00 AM - Your note makes complete sense to me. Having tasted this out of half bottle during the summer, I found it to be a bit more developed than you have described and probably about where it will be in a couple of years out of a full sized bottle.

Red

2000 Les Cailloux (Lucien et André Brunel) Châteauneuf-du-Pape Cuvée Centenaire

Red Rhone Blend more

12/29/2014 - drwine2001 wrote: NR

Medium center, light edge. Old fashioned, savory Chateauneuf nose with a compelling mix of blue and black fruit, potpourri, tobacco and licorice. Similarly savory in the mouth-chewy, ripe but dry fruit, bark and tobacco leaf, fine acidity, and significant soil and minerality at the end. My one and only other bottle of this was a complete mess, whereas tonight, the wine was triumphant with real old vine depth and complexity.

After being recorked overnight, it held up really well-more creosote and tar on the second night, but solidly persistent, redder fruit and now some spice. No oxidation. This is very well constituted stuff.

  • Comment posted by drwine2001:

    12/30/2014 7:46:00 AM - Lilja-Based upon how it evolved in the glass over a few hours, I would be inclined to attack any remaining bottles over the next year or two. I recorked about a third of the bottle and am interested in seeing if it is more robust than I initially thought.

Red

2008 Domaine Marquis d'Angerville Volnay 1er Cru Les Fremiets

Pinot Noir more

1/16/2014 - drwine2001 wrote: NR

Angerville-Meursault Santenots and Volnay Fremiets (Arlequin Wine Merchant, San Francisco): Pale, translucent. Floral, briary nose with some funkiness as well. Lighter weight, tart red fruit, electric acidity that is well integrated. Structurally, this is much more akin to the '10 than the '09, but is a significant step down, without the balance or completeness of 2010. Still, for a leaner Cru in a high acidity vintage, not bad at all and may improve and soften over 3-5 years.

  • Comment posted by drwine2001:

    11/19/2014 9:19:00 AM - Point well taken. I am also a (slightly less old, I guess) geezer and did not taste the 1972's until they were 8 years old, but this rings true about how they evolved. The difference between then and now is that it did not cost a tycoon's fortune to buy most bottles of Burgundy, so one could afford to be wrong about some ugly acidic ducklings that did not turn into swans yet not pour enormous sums of money down the drain.

White

2004 Domaine William Fèvre Chablis Grand Cru Les Preuses

Chardonnay more

11/9/2014 - drwine2001 wrote: NR

Remarkably light yellow in color. Wonderful aromatic mixture of orange peel, lemon, and some green herb. Rich entry (somewhat atypical for an '04, in fact) with minimal footprint of oak, but this slims down and has marvelous salinity and acidity as it finishes. Deceptively powerful. Let the Fevre crap shoot continue, bottle by excruciating bottle. This one was a definite winner and as fresh as a 10 year old Chablis could be-a great producer for those who value the element of surprise above all else.

  • Comment posted by drwine2001:

    11/10/2014 6:45:00 AM - Enfant-Your comment spurred me to go back and look at my recent experience with Fevre, and I was surprised to see that it has been 3 years since I ticked off a bottle as flawed (with over 50 bottles tried over that period of time). So, my experience is much better than that of many other tasters and less uneven than I would have guessed from all of the anecdotes that circulate about this house. Some bottles, particularly 2004's and 2008's, have been truly excellent.

White - Sweet/Dessert

1995 Château d'Yquem

Sauternes Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend more

10/24/2014 - drwine2001 wrote: NR

Half bottle. Lighter color than the '98. Medium weight, terrific acidity with some secondary perfume. Lovely lighter, spicy, less botrytized vintage that is fresh and drinking beautifully out of this smaller format.

  • Comment posted by drwine2001:

    10/26/2014 8:00:00 AM - Ah, thanks for noticing my typo. It was indeed the '95, but I meant to compare the color to the '98, also in half bottle, and corrected the note to reflect this.

Red

2001 La Rioja Alta Rioja Gran Reserva 904

Tempranillo Blend, Tempranillo more

7/11/2014 - drwine2001 wrote: NR

Faded red. Exaggerated pickle barrel, dill wood. Better in the mouth with medium weight and some cherry fruit. Dry finish. I'd have to hold my nose if I were drinking this-that is how offputting the pine-laden wood is at this level.

  • Comment posted by drwine2001:

    10/10/2014 7:43:00 PM - md-I am glad to hear that better bottles of this exist. Your experience is certainly different than mine. Two bottles tasted one year apart showed remarkably similar traits, so you won't run into any competition from me if you are in the market to acquire more!

Red

2001 Domaine Tempier Bandol Cuvée Spéciale La Migoua

Mourvedre Blend, Mourvedre more

7/27/2014 - Paul D wrote: flawed

Medium/deep garnet core, pale garnet rim. Very horsey, spicy nose, hot and porty on the palate. Not as it should be.

  • Comment posted by drwine2001:

    7/30/2014 1:53:00 PM - Perhaps not as it should be, but as it can sometimes be (see my note from 7/10/2009). This sounds like old school Tempier being old school Tempier.

Rosť

2013 Domaine de la Reuilly Reuilly

Pinot Gris more

5/16/2014 - drwine2001 wrote: NR

First Tranche of 2013 French Roses (Dig Wines, San Francisco): Pale copper. Strong sense of herbs on both the nose and palate. Light and sprightly with good acidity.

  • Comment posted by drwine2001:

    6/3/2014 1:07:00 PM - Martin-I thought that it was pretty good in a style that is clearly lighter and (in this case) more herbaceous than the bigger, more tannic and assertive examples from Provence.

Red

2010 Azienda Agricola Montevertine Le Pergole Torte Toscana IGT

Sangiovese more

3/7/2014 - drwine2001 wrote: NR

Ruby. Licorice, volatile acidity and black fruit-smells very Italian! Compared to the fluid, forward nature of the 2009, this is lean and grippy, not displaying much fruit at all. It also has an unpleasant, unclean aftertaste that makes me wonder if there was any rot taint. At any rate, not as good as either of the preceding 2 vintages that were poured.

  • Comment posted by drwine2001:

    3/9/2014 9:13:00 AM - Quite possible, although hard to know since this was the first time I've tried this wine

Red

2007 Domaine G. Roumier / Christophe Roumier Bonnes Mares

Bonnes Mares Grand Cru Pinot Noir more

1/11/2014 - dcwino wrote: 97 points

Last minute impromptu gathering but some great wines – Roumier, Mugnier, Lafite, CB and etc. (Paul's house then to Adam's): Justin mentioned how wonder this bottle was a few weeks ago and kindly brought one. This is absolutely singing. Gorgeous red and black fruits, raspberry, strawberry and blackberry, sweet spices, cola, caramel, sap and earth. Excellent concentration, hedonistic, pure and harmonious intense fruit driven palate impression, silky palate and sweet tannins. Just drinking so incredibly well for such a young wine. For me, most of the 07s lack the middle palate and tend to have short finishes but not here. Not need to dig deep/ponder as the wine is simply stunning. Wow!

  • Comment posted by drwine2001:

    1/13/2014 2:30:00 PM - DC-Completely agree. This wine stole the show at the Verticals session at last year's La Paulee, so much so that I donned a fake moustache and a wig to go back and sneak a second taste! It is a great wine and an absolute bolt from the blue considering the quality and style of the vintage.

Red

2011 Domaine Robert Chevillon Nuits St. Georges 1er Cru Les Vaucrains

Pinot Noir more

1/11/2014 - drwine2001 wrote: NR

Nuits St. Georges-Mostly Chevillon and Mugnier (Beltramo's, Menlo Park): Perfumed blue and red fruit. Berryish quality, slightly fuller than the Cailles but more penetrating acidity and great impact on the palate. Smooth, round, generous and long. Rich, sappy, serious black fruit and excellent punch at the end. Lots of buried tannin. A complete young wine with tremendous potential.

  • Comment posted by drwine2001:

    1/12/2014 9:06:00 PM - Good question. I bought both wines as I always do and was very disappointed to see how the Cailles is currently showing. I suppose it is possible that the Vaucrains will eventually exhibit these green traits as well, perhaps buried beneath more material, but I certainly hope not.

White

2011 François Raveneau Chablis 1er Cru Butteaux

Chardonnay more

11/24/2013 - dcwino wrote: 91 points

Lime like fruit impression, margarita, honey, a hint flowers, mountain stream that I typically get from Raveneau and seashell. There is a hint of green/pyrazine note, not GM impression at this stage. As usual, oily palate impression but the middle palate a bit hollow and the finish is a bit short. The palate also gives margarita like acidity. IMO, the oily/unctuous style of Raveneau makes this 1er crus a step above the Dauvissat’s. No GM but a slight hint of green that comes and goes. Quiet enjoyable but a step below the 10s for me.

  • Comment posted by drwine2001:

    12/3/2013 6:43:00 PM - DC-I understand and completely endorse your point about the texture of Raveneau versus Dauvissat but don't necessarily agree with your conclusion about this quality making Raveneaus the better wines. I thought about this tonight while having another Chablis with Dungeness crab. I love both of these producers but find that their wines work best with different food pairings (which is how I drink Chablis and all other wine!). The richness of Raveneau sometimes results in a small trade off which sacrifices a bit of Chablis typicity; the wines are still outstanding but even more so when viewed through a Cote de Beaune rather than Chablis prism.

  • Comment posted by drwine2001:

    12/3/2013 7:11:00 PM - Ah, thanks for the clarification. I have not found this problem with the 2011 Dauvissats but have only tasted the range once, shortly after bottling.

Red

2003 Domaine du Pégaü Châteauneuf-du-Pape Cuvée Réservée

Red Rhone Blend more

12/1/2013 - drwine2001 wrote: NR

Medium core, lighter edge. Volatile acidity, ripe raspberry and some anise. Plenty of sweet fig and red fruit on entry, moderate body, good acidity and then a powerful licorice/tobacco juice finish. This finish got significantly drier as the bottle sat open-at or beyond its apex?

  • Comment posted by drwine2001:

    12/2/2013 5:40:00 AM - chatters-I think the fruit began to fade as this bottle aerated, leaving some astringency from the remaining structure. It was opened and poured immediately from the bottle without decanting, so from first sip to last vestiges of the bottle was no more than 3 hours.

Red

2010 Enfield Wine Co. Syrah Haynes Vineyard

Napa Valley more

9/7/2013 - drwine2001 wrote: NR

Dark. Explosively fragrant with great fidelity to the violet florality of Syrah. Powerful but lean in the mouth. This would be a good mystery wine in a northern Rhone flight. It actually reminded me of a Gonon St. Joseph, which is high praise.

  • Comment posted by drwine2001:

    11/27/2013 9:55:00 AM - Rieslingfan-I drink virtually no domestic Syrah, but I must say that I found this one really striking. Enjoy your stash and please post a note when you get around to one.

Red

2012 Coudert Fleurie Clos de la Roilette Cuvée Tardive

Gamay more

11/6/2013 - drwine2001 wrote: NR

La Paulee Off Grid (Bluxome Street Winery, San Francisco): Medium red. Smooth, elegant red fruit of perfect ripeness complemented by some herbs. Long, sappy and tannic. This balances airiness with excellent concentration. A beauty and a Beaujolais for the Burgundy afficionado.

  • Comment posted by drwine2001:

    11/7/2013 11:37:00 AM - Seth-I've tried the 2010 regular cuvee multiple times and the Griffe du Marquis once but not the Cuvee Tardive yet. Loved the other 2 and can only imagine that the Cuvee Tardive is pretty special in that vintage.

White

2005 Trimbach Riesling Clos Ste. Hune

Alsace more

9/22/2013 - dcwino wrote: 93 points

A small gathering at Mark's duck house - Grange, A shot in the dark, Rousseau, Yquem and more. (Marks duck house, Falls Church, Va): This must be a bizarre day. The wine that I normally admire and love but not showing terribly well. Most white fruits, white peach, apple, lemon and honeysuckle. Noticeable petrol note. Medium concentration and ripe fruits. It is not as precise, complex, delicate and concentrated as one expects from a great CSH. Still very enjoyable.

  • Comment posted by drwine2001:

    9/24/2013 2:55:00 PM - DC-Keep the faith. While it may not be one of the all time great Clos Ste. Hunes, my one taste of it earlier this summer gave me confidence about its future. Perhaps it will turn out like the '97, lighter than usual but still plenty to like.

White

2011 Domaine de l'Ecu (Guy Bossard) Muscadet de Sèvre-et-Maine Granite

Melon de Bourgogne more

9/14/2013 - drwine2001 wrote: NR

Light color. Lightest weight. Of the 3 different soils, the most stony, lemony wine with a whiff of sea breeze and bracing acidity. For Chablis lovers and rock hounds like me. Give it time, though.

  • Comment posted by drwine2001:

    9/15/2013 2:46:00 PM - Yes, it was quite striking how much rounder and more approachable both the Gneiss and Orthogneiss seemed. Excellent quality all around and fascinating difference in terroirs.

Loading wine details...
loading

×
×