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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 cryptochrome:

    3/22/2015 8:53:00 AM - Would you recommend decanting it at this stage?

  • Comment posted by cryptochrome:

    3/22/2015 9:02:00 AM - Thanks :)

Red

2006 Sportoletti Rosso Villa Fidelia Umbria IGT

Red Bordeaux Blend more

6/28/2014 - poste244 wrote: 90 points

Cette fois, le vin a été bu directement de la bouteille et m'a semblé un poil moins intéressant. Un passage en carafe est donc fortement recommandé.
Il faut dire qu'il y avait au menu, entre autres, de la salade d'épinard qui s'harmonise très difficilement avec le rouge.

Le dernier verre, bu après le repas, a été le meilleur.

  • Comment posted by cryptochrome:

    8/28/2014 11:44:00 AM - do you speak english, like 99.999% of the users here?

Red

2009 Fattoria Selvapiana Chianti Rùfina Riserva Bucerchiale

Sangiovese Blend, Sangiovese more

3/16/2014 - Goodwine4ever wrote: 91 points

Non Carafé,dégusté sur 2 jours

Jour 1
Rouge Rubis,beaucoup de longues larmes,disque montrant de l'évolution,il est un peu orangé.Au nez c'est la cerise qui se démarque du lot avec la fraise mais en général c'est plutôt fruité.On remarque aussi un beau côté boisé.Maintenant,c'est en bouche que j'ai été décu.Le fruit est bien présent avec des tannins vif mais plaisant,un beau côté boisé suivi d'une longue finale,une belle acidité,bref un vin d'une très belle complexité mais une amertume beaucoup trop présente qui rend la dégustation plutôt désagréable.Vraiment la seul chose que j'avais en bouche c'était un goût amer.j'ai donc décidé de garder l'équivalent d'un verre et d'y regoûter le lendemain.

Jour 2
Définitivement plus agréable en bouche,l'amertume est beaucoup moins présente ainsi on peut apprécier les qualités de ce très beau vin.Je suis convaincu que ma bouteille présentait une amertume plus élevé que la moyenne cependant en lui donnant une nuit de repos pour s'ouvrir j'ai pu constaté le potentiel de ce vin.

En conclusion,je vous conseille fortement de carafer ce vin un bon deux heures avant la consommation,il a besoin de respirer avant d'être bu.Il me reste encore plusieurs bouteilles,jai donc très hâte de comparer la bouteille que jai bu avec les autres et de voir l'évolution.Un vin qui a tout pour reussir,reste juste a lui donner du temps pour que le tout s'amalgame.91 points pour le moment mais je crois qu'un score de 93-94 est possible avec les années.

  • Comment posted by cryptochrome:

    3/19/2014 2:11:00 PM - what?

Red

2007 Ridge Santa Cruz Mountains Estate

Red Bordeaux Blend more

2/21/2014 - rocknroller wrote: 92 points

Very dark red/purple color. Initial PNP followed by a decant over 2 hours. This was an interesting experience tonight. It does not really seem like this has progressed any since I last had it a year and a half ago. Out of the bottle it was harsh and tannic with somewhat abrasive oak/spice - the nose was decent. Clearly needed to be decanted so I obliged. Sitting in the glass this at times it has a quite engaging nose as in the past, fresh and vibrant with lovely cassis, and dark berries, mulberry, graphite, damp earthiness, tobacco and spices. At other points it seems more reticent. The palate becomes more like what I expected, nicely textured, medium plus body, some tartness, cassis, mulberry, tobacco, graphite, chocolate, and spice. The tannins are quite firm and food is a benefit. Maybe this is in an awkward phase right now, as even with the decant, this had some Jekyll and Hyde moments. I highly recommend decanting for at least an hour, but while this certainly is approachable, I'd give this another couple years ideally.

  • Comment posted by cryptochrome:

    2/24/2014 11:03:00 AM - Funny. I basically had the same experience, but that was back in 2011 (even put a note up here). Looks like this baby is progressing super slowly or not at all. I decided to give this a couple more years in the cellar. Doesn't seem ready to me.

Red

2005 Anima Negra Àn

Vi de La Tierra Mallorca Callet more

1/25/2014 - Mickelintott wrote: 91 points

Imponerande vin. Den bästa AN och också bästa vinet jag druckit från Mallorca. Finns fortfarande tanniner i detta relativt kraftiga vin av druvorna Callet och Mantonegro.

  • Comment posted by cryptochrome:

    2/8/2014 10:49:00 AM - Can you please translate to english?

White

2011 Neil Ellis Sauvignon Blanc Groenekloof

more

10/12/2012 - Strikermax wrote: 85 points

Zuid-Afrika proeverij met de Dordtse wijnclub (Bij Peter thuis): Helder lichtgeel, iets groene tint. Stuivend in de neus met citrusfruit, kruisbes, gras en napoleon-snoepjes. Fris zuur. Bittertje in de vrij lang aanhoudende afdronk.

  • Comment posted by cryptochrome:

    5/15/2013 12:16:00 PM - what?

  • Comment posted by cryptochrome:

    2/7/2014 4:09:00 PM - Well since you are posting a public tasting note you are writing for an audience. An international audience. Have you seen the private tasting note option in CellarTracker? You might want to use that.

  • Comment posted by cryptochrome:

    2/8/2014 2:55:00 AM - You are not the only one who is posting *public* tasting notes in a language that 99% of the community here does not understand. It's happening more and more often and it's quite annoying. It's anti-community and in fact even anti-social. Quite ignorant.

    If people keep doing this, we will end up with a site where 30-40% of the tasting notes are in a language that you don't understand. Would you want that?

    CellarTracker has an option to make your tasting notes private so that only you can see them and they have made this option for a reason. If you don't care that your notes are read by an audience, please consider making your notes private. Thanks.

  • Comment posted by cryptochrome:

    2/8/2014 5:16:00 AM - I am making my notes private because I have the same issue like you: english is not my native tounge and I can't express myself in english good enough to make good tasting notes in that language. So I only rate with a score publicly (which contributes to the overall score and thus to the community) and keep my notes private. Because they are not in english ;)

    And sorry if I insulted you with my words (anti-social) etc. - But this is simply how this comes across. Like someone coming to a party where everybody speaks english and you start talking to everybody in dutch. No offense.

Red

2004 Shafer Relentless

Napa Valley Syrah Blend, Syrah more

12/7/2013 - fredman wrote: 90 points

One hour decant. Dark, brooding fruits, some spice, a hint of black licorice. I see no reason not to enjoy this now.

  • Comment posted by cryptochrome:

    12/9/2013 11:49:00 AM - why not?

Red

2005 Domaine de la Grange des Pères Vin de Pays de l'Hérault

Red Blend more

12/4/2013 - JonAllen wrote: 96 points

rarely give a wine this high a rating but this was stunning, it simply had that ethereal quality where the material is at the same time dense and impactful while also being light on its feet, savory flavors with beautiful acidity and just a hint of nice funk to go along… immediately went to find more to buy but alas not available -- others must have had the same experience… drank this while on quail shoot in Georgia, had my last bottle of 2007 when i got home and it was nice but nothing like this

  • Comment posted by cryptochrome:

    12/9/2013 11:48:00 AM - did you mean the 2007 vintage is nothing like the 2005?

Red

2007 Teso La Monja Toro Almirez

Tinta de Toro, Tempranillo more

10/9/2013 - RussK wrote: 90 points

Russk Stacole tasting at Rubell. Still not my style.

  • Comment posted by cryptochrome:

    10/23/2013 11:05:00 AM - very interesting.

Red

1999 Penfolds Shiraz RWT

Barossa Valley more

9/2/2013 - bonedocnine wrote: 88 points

Just a little past prime with some funkiness at the finish. Aussie fruit is present early but fades to a slight barnyard feel. Probably not "brett" but feels a bit like that.....

  • Comment posted by cryptochrome:

    9/5/2013 9:48:00 AM - Oh damn. That reminds me that I still have some bottles in my cellar. Guess it's time to pull them out.

  • Comment posted by cryptochrome:

    9/16/2013 11:36:00 PM - So I opened a bottle last night and what can I say, it was perfect. No barnyard/brett feel at all. Very mature wine, yes. Maybe your bottle was flawed?

Red

2005 Mas Doix Priorat Salanques

Grenache Blend, Grenache more

9/15/2013 - Lordswood wrote: 88 points

I struggle to understand the style but I enjoyed it better a few hours after first opening - the air seems to lighten it up a bit, so it doesn't scowl at you and brood all over the place... Nice acidity but I think I want my wines a bit more fruity and less focused on the chocolate / coffee end of the spectrum.

  • Comment posted by cryptochrome:

    9/16/2013 11:15:00 AM - The winemaker said this wine should rest in a cellar until at least 2014. Looks like he was right :)

Red

2008 Antinori Chianti Classico Marchese Antinori Riserva

Chianti Classico DOCG Sangiovese Blend, Sangiovese more

3/17/2013 - Monsieur le Comte wrote: 86 points

what the heck?

vegetables oll over
I love blind tastings
wtf???
f** bad vintage or did you sleep out there???

86+

hoping, haha^^

  • Comment posted by cryptochrome:

    5/31/2013 12:52:00 PM - are you on crack?

Red

2007 Clos Saint Jean Châteauneuf-du-Pape

Red Rhone Blend more

5/26/2013 - thalver wrote: 92 points

This has come together very nicely since a closed/disjointed bottle about a year and a half ago. Decanted. The nose was quite expressive from the get-go. The tannins are in much better balance, and the sweetness has largely abated. Drinking well, though there is sufficient structure to make me think it has at least mid term cellaring potential. Past bottles 88-92 points. This bottle: 92, approaching a point higher

  • Comment posted by cryptochrome:

    5/28/2013 12:21:00 PM - Good and helpful review. Thanks!

Red

2011 Meyer-Näkel Spätburgunder

Ahr more

4/6/2013 - ricard wrote: NR

Hmm... Very very strange indeed. Typical Pinot light raspberry appearance, spicy nose of cloves and white pepper and then... an unusually earthy wine with a touch of carbonation! Almost like one of those weird "natural" wines that have the consistency of lager beer, but more refined. Good, firm acidity, elegant touch of oak, and a graceful balance between sweetness and pepperiness, with an attractive core of fresh strawberry fruit. Very good in fact, but not sure about this fizzy element... Maybe decanting and a bit of vigorous shaking is required? Too weird for me.

  • Comment posted by cryptochrome:

    5/20/2013 12:52:00 PM - interesting! is it like bubbly fizzy? as in champaign or some of the cheap lambrusco?

  • Comment posted by cryptochrome:

    5/20/2013 11:50:00 PM - Ok, I was so curious that I opened one of my bottles yesterday. I think I know what you mean now. I wouldn't call it fizz though. It's very mineral and earthy and that comes with it's own sensation. Hard to describe really, but not uncommon. And not wierd to me at all :) I really enjoyed it.

Red

2004 Shafer Relentless

Napa Valley Syrah Blend, Syrah more

5/18/2013 - Grape_ape wrote: 90 points

Not decanted but probably should have been... was pretty tight aromatically and on the palate initially, and I don't think it opened fully before we finished it.. dark fruits, nice acidity, a little bit of earthyness on the palate. A little meaty as well. Very balaned, not a big CA wine by any means despite being 14.9%. Good, but not great, but I suspect with a few hours in a decanter this may have blossomed a bit better.

  • Comment posted by cryptochrome:

    5/20/2013 12:44:00 PM - this baby needs lot's of air. and then it shines. one of my favorite shiraz!

Red

2010 Tenuta San Guido Guidalberto Toscana IGT

SuperTuscan Blend more

4/7/2013 - dedalover Likes this wine: 92 points

Décanté 3h. Beau rouge grenat, nez un peu fermé de fruits rouges et de torréfaction. En bouche, soyeux et juteux , cerises noires , tabac et prune rouge. Belle finale . Un bon supertoscan pour pas cher. Encore meilleur dans 2 ans. 92+

  • Comment posted by cryptochrome:

    5/17/2013 11:33:00 AM - what?

Red

2009 Fattoria Selvapiana Chianti Rùfina Riserva Bucerchiale

Sangiovese Blend, Sangiovese more

3/16/2013 - Keith Levenberg Likes this wine: 90 points

This was very structured and seems a good candidate to close up pretty hard soon. For now, though, despite there being a lot of tannin, the grain is powdered enough that it doesn't seem harsh, and the material has this sheer, slender presence that takes all that muscle and puts it in a feminine package. The result is very, very drinkable. Nevertheless it was one of those wines where most of the aromatic expression takes place in the first two minutes, when it offered an interesting scent of stony earth on top of the fruit, and then it got much more shy.

  • Comment posted by cryptochrome:

    4/23/2013 10:47:00 AM - just out of curiosity, what makes you think this will close up soon? And for how long will it stay closed?

Red

2004 Bodega Numanthia Toro Numanthia

Tempranillo more

4/4/2013 - Wink Likes this wine: 93 points

After Jay Miller gave this wine a score of 98 in the Wine Advocate, I went out hunting for bottles. I could only locate one, as the others had been scarfed up. It has been in my cellar ever since. I could keep my hands off this bottle no longer, so I opened it tonight. And it is really, really good. 98 points? I don't think so. But I wouldn't fault Jay's enthusiasm. Dark, nearly opaque garnet. Nose of dust, licorice, cedar, and dark fruits. Full palate of ripe dark fruit (blackberry, currant, plum), spice, and licorice. Excellent length. Vibrant, focused, mouthwatering acidity. Youthful tannins. Integrated oak. High alcohol barely noticeable. I really wish I had more bottles.

  • Comment posted by cryptochrome:

    4/6/2013 7:36:00 AM - I still have 14 of them in my cellar :p

    Fully agreed. This wine is unforgetable.

  • Comment posted by cryptochrome:

    4/6/2013 9:01:00 AM - See if you can find the 2005 or 2006. They are just as good!

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