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Red

1995 Château Calon-Ségur

St. Estèphe Red Bordeaux Blend more

3/5/2015 - Comte Flaneur wrote: 90 points

I had high hopes for this and bought a case privately. This has had some rapturous notes. Well the first two bottles from this case were...er...a bit ho hum. I thought initially one was corked, but no it turned out it wasn't. This is not a bad wine. Rather it is an expectations let down. It has a reasonable core of fruit and has some mineral, meaty and gamey overtones. The underlying wine is still quite stern, tannic...and ungracious. It isn't elegant. It has a kind of rubberiness. In fact it is furry and clunky! I think just leave it for 5-10 years. Then it might be more tertiary and leathery...but already shows some leatheriness..a sign of age like liver spots on the back of your hand. So it is a bit of an enigma this. Overall it is good, but a let down given some recent hype. It lacks charm. And elegance.

  • Comment posted by Faryan:

    3/6/2015 6:53:00 AM - too young

Red

2007 Domaine Chandon de Briailles Pernand-Vergelesses 1er Cru Ile des Vergelesses

Pinot Noir more

1/26/2015 - Pknut wrote: NR

Disappointing. The fruit lacks richness and the wine comes across as rather dry. I don’t know whether the fruit is fading already, or if this is closed, or whether my other bottles need years longer to gain some richness and fruit sweetness. Right now, this is too dry for me. Bottle 1 of 4. Preparing for the epic snowstorm that didn’t happen.

About 1/3 of the bottle remained in the bottle, in the fridge, for the next two nights. When I tried it, no degradation. Dry raspberry palate, but a hint of richness comes through. Perhaps this just needs more time?

  • Comment posted by Faryan:

    2/24/2015 7:53:00 AM - disheartening to hear.

Red

2012 Domaine Bernard Baudry Chinon Les Grézeaux

Cabernet Franc more

12/18/2014 - brooklynguy Likes this wine: NR

A good vintage for this wine, it would seem. Balanced and fresh in character, although also infused with an earthy gravelly minerality that is interesting, although not always viscerally pleasing. Not a fruity wine, even at this very young state. This is good - it drinks well with food, it's a lovely little wine. But it costs $28 now. That's more than what a lovely little wine should cost. I love Baudry, but I'm just saying, I think we are in territory now where as good as the wines are, Grezeaux may cease to merit the price, relative to other wines of similar quality.

  • Comment posted by Faryan:

    12/18/2014 12:43:00 PM - Interesting perspective. I don't think we've breached the value spectrum. I think it will become more apparent as the recent vintages age. These wines have more upside than most think.

Red

2012 Pierre Gonon St. Joseph

Syrah more

11/6/2014 - tooch wrote: 91 points

Decanted for about 3 hours. Smelled like a pepperoni pizza. Lots and lots of meaty notes and while this is still young, and I'm not sure it'll make old bones, this is going to be one darn delicious syrah in a couple years. I'm thinking it'll be something like 2008.

  • Comment posted by Faryan:

    11/8/2014 9:22:00 AM - good news the 08 is awesome!

Red

2010 Domaine Bernard Baudry Chinon La Croix Boissée

Cabernet Franc more

7/10/2013 - christyler wrote: NR

I knew this would be too young, but I opened it anyway. It's a little difficult to enjoy now - even after a four hour decant it's tightly coiled, the wood is noticeable and the tannins are a little rough. It still has that beautiful acidity that Baudry's 2010s all display, and I think it has tremendous potential. My remaining six bottles won't be touched for at least 5 years.

  • Comment posted by Faryan:

    7/13/2013 1:13:00 PM - Definitely lay off Croix Boissee as the wood will obviously take more time to integrate. They must have known given the endowment of the vintage. It will pay dividends in the future and will be a pleasure to drink aside the Grez as a slight stylistic foil.

White

2002 F.X. Pichler Riesling Smaragd Loibner Berg

Wachau more

5/19/2013 - tooch wrote: 92 points

Chicago Berserkerfest; 5/18/2013-5/19/2013 (Chicago, IL): This was definitely the best bottle of this I've had. The nose was floral, and elegant. Tones of lychee and lanolin wafted out of the glass. The palate was soft in a way, but still complex. Perhaps some acidity has been lost over time, but what remains is floral, soft and delicate.

  • Comment posted by Faryan:

    5/25/2013 12:10:00 PM - had one a few weeks ago with Ross and Mike over at Ross'. It showed the best out of the batch we had. Definite upswing!

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