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Red

1987 Viuva José Gomes da Silva & Filhos Colares Reserva Tinto

Ramisco more

12/6/2014 - Anonymous wrote: 95 points

Wines @ Mike's (Coventry, CT): Such a pity that Colares (especially mature ones) are so hard to find in the US. A truly under appreciated appellation. A glorious nose that combines the secondary notes of maturity with a fresh core of bright red fruits. The fine structure (seems more acidic than tannic) keeps this refreshing and light. So many flavors emerged throughout the night... dried cherries, stones, iron, leather, dried flowers, autumnal spices. An elegant and delicate wine, with a memorable and persistent flavor profile.

  • Comment posted by Anonymous:

    5/19/2015 4:07:00 AM - If I recall correctly, it was great upon opening and got slightly better with time. I would sample after you open it and then decant it for about an hour.

Red

1995 Château Mouton Rothschild

Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend more

10/18/2014 - Anonymous wrote: 95 points

This has "first growth" written all over it, with its depth of fruit, powerful structure and ability to age. This was a pristine bottle, purchased on release and perfectly stored. The fill level was well into the neck. The color was surprising youthful. When first opened, the intense nose of creme de cassis, spice and florals overwhelmed the nose. The palate however was not as pleasurable as the tannins were ample, severe and harsh. After about seven hours of decanting, this softened up a bit, but still remained primary and firm. This will be fabulous some day and the underlying material is so strong. Probably will not touch this again for another 20 years.

  • Comment posted by Anonymous:

    11/10/2014 3:21:00 PM - It will definitely be better in 5 years. Wait 10 if you can. In any case, decant for a day (assuming perfect storage conditions).

  • Comment posted by Anonymous:

    11/11/2014 3:09:00 AM - Loose foil can be a good sign, it hints that there was never any leakage (which can happen if stored in a warm location).

  • Comment posted by Anonymous:

    11/11/2014 7:43:00 AM - The cork (in my opinion) is enough protection, especially the high quality corks that the first growths use.

  • Comment posted by Anonymous:

    11/11/2014 10:34:00 AM - East coast as well. In CT...

Red

1934 Viuva José Gomes da Silva & Filhos Colares Reserva Velho

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12/18/2013 - Anonymous wrote: 97 points

Colares @ Aldea (NYC): Just like the 1931, this was deep red in color with a slight rust rim. A bit more pure than the 1931 (no rubber note). Dried, tart red fruits, but lots of secondary notes of chestnut, iodine, antique wood and spice. Layered, complex and very lengthy. The tannins were fine and filigree. So much going on in this wine. It almost sounds crazy, but this could probably age more, given the deep color, quantity of fruit and still-clinging structure. My wine of the night.

  • Comment posted by Anonymous:

    11/2/2014 6:02:00 PM - You have a great bottle there. I would decant for an hour and then taste over the course of the next few hours.

Red

2005 Bodega Classica Rioja Hacienda López de Haro Reserva

Tempranillo Blend, Tempranillo more

4/10/2014 - Anonymous wrote: 89 points

Very good wine. This was more on the fruity, rich style, although not crossing over to a new-worldish style. Loads of sweet cherry fruit, some oak spice and a hint of herbs. Good structure that bodes well for further cellaring, but this is quite accessible now. Again, a bit more beefier than I expected, but this retains balance. Very good QPR at $13.

  • Comment posted by Anonymous:

    4/21/2014 6:56:00 AM - Thanks for the clarification; note edited...

Red

2008 Domaine du Pégaü Châteauneuf-du-Pape Cuvée Réservée

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1/18/2014 - Anonymous wrote: 91 points

Funky in a good way. It took a while to accept the horsey, animal fur quality of this wine. Interesting blood, iodine, raw meat notes. Good acidity and crispness. Not especially deep or age worthy, but this offers enjoyment with a good amount of intellectual appeal. For the closeout price of about $28, this was a great deal.

  • Comment posted by Anonymous:

    1/19/2014 7:10:00 AM - Hey Michael, Crush Wine & Spirits had an offer on this back in 2012. I think Premier Cru had a similar price a while back as well.

Red

1997 Château Lanessan

Haut-Médoc Red Bordeaux Blend more

5/12/2013 - Anonymous wrote: 84 points

Nice aged notes of leather, dried florals and earth, but also an unusual hint of something chemical or artificial... almost like plastic or band-aids... not enough to annoy, but enough to detract. Well resolved structure but perhaps already on the downslope. Probably better 5 years ago. On day 2, the chemical taste seemed to really resemble VA... hopefully a bad bottle.

  • Comment posted by Anonymous:

    5/22/2013 7:08:00 AM - This is the only bottle I tried. I have one more that I will try soon... hopefully it will be better.

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