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Red

2007 Paul Jaboulet Aîné Côtes du Rhône Secret de Famille

Red Rhone Blend more

5/17/2015 - johneagle Does not like this wine: 60 points

Over extracted, over fruity even with my low expectations after the first attempt, this is an awful wine. I have drunk lots of comparable 07 C du Rs and this is the worst by a very large margin. No discernable structure, nothing left behind the undefined and unattractive fruity mess. I think this is the lowest mark that I have ever given. Sadly, I have 10 bottles left. Anyone in London want to take them off me? I'll take £5 a bottle?

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White - Fortified

NV Gonzalez-Byass Jerez-Xérès-Sherry Dos Palmas

Palomino Fino more

4/19/2015 - johneagle Likes this wine: 91 points

Excellent, full of flavour and almost rich but keeps the crispness to be very enjoyable. Even my wife liked it, and she hates sherry!

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Red

2007 Paul Jaboulet Aîné Côtes du Rhône Secret de Famille

Red Rhone Blend more

4/19/2015 - johneagle wrote: 85 points

For a wine made by Jaboulet in a good year - disappointing. If compared to Coudoulet de Beaucastel 2007, very disappinting. No character, a bit flabby, fruit soft with redcurrants and maybe loganberries showing, overall uninspiring. Fortunately I only bought a dozen

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White - Sweet/Dessert

2003 Château Doisy-Védrines

Sauternes Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend more

4/20/2015 - johneagle Likes this wine: 92 points

In a good spot right now, for a half. Full and rich. Maybe stops short somewhat at the end, but complex and very enjoyable. Not super-sweet - still quite crisp and refreshing - though this was at the end of a longish boys' lunch!

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Red

2000 Domaine du Vieux Télégraphe Châteauneuf-du-Pape La Crau

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4/20/2015 - johneagle Likes this wine: 91 points

Drank against Beaucastel 2000 which was a touch better; this was a little softer and more charming; the Beaucastel a bit more structured, with slightly harder Beaucastel-like tannins. Both very good

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Red

2000 Château de Beaucastel Châteauneuf-du-Pape

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4/20/2015 - johneagle Likes this wine: 92 points

Drank against Telegraphe 2000. In quality, this one might be half a point ahead but both very good

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White

2008 Château Doisy-Daëne Grand Vin Sec

Bordeaux Sauvignon Blanc more

4/23/2015 - johneagle Likes this wine: 91 points

Drank at the same time as a bottle of Floridene Sec 2010. Very much the same style, but fuller and richer without losing the wonderful, refreshing pure drinkability. Bravo!

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White

2009 Clos Floridene Blanc

Graves Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend more

4/23/2015 - johneagle wrote: 90 points

In a very good place right now and not going to get much better. The aggressive grapefruit has mellowed and all there is a lovely balance of fruit and acidity.

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Red

2012 Domaine De La Chapelle Des Bois Chiroubles

Gamay more

4/27/2015 - johneagle Likes this wine: 88 points

No fireworks but a good example of how to make good wine with Gamay. Classic Beaujolais. Good VFM

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White

2012 Marc Brédif Vouvray Classic

Chenin Blanc more

5/1/2015 - johneagle Likes this wine: 89 points

Very good, for the price, crisp classic Vouvray. Well made - would go on but it is so great now. There is a touch of sweetness but it is beautifully balanced

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Red

2010 Château d'Aussieres Aussieres Rouge

Vin de Pays d'Oc Red Blend more

5/1/2015 - johneagle wrote: 85 points

Low score because this is not a style that I like. Too much alcohol (14.5%) and over extracted. A little hollow in the middle too

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White

2007 Domaine de la Bongran (Thevenet) Viré-Clessé Cuvée E.J.Thévenet

Chardonnay more

5/1/2015 - johneagle Likes this wine: 91 points

I was expecting good things and wasnt disappointed. Lovely, clean fresh flavours, some citrus - I think this has a way to go yet

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Red

2003 Mas de Daumas Gassac Vin de Pays de l'Hérault

Red Bordeaux Blend more

5/1/2015 - johneagle Likes this wine: 88 points

There seems to be some bottle variance creeping in. The previous one was terrific - this was showing its age a bit and certainly the hot year characteristics. Good but a touch disappointing as this can be great

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Red

2005 Château La Fleur Milon

Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend more

4/19/2015 - johneagle Likes this wine: 88 points

Cheap so I'm going to be a little nicer re score. Gawky. Green tannins at the moment overpower soft fruit. Quite long. Not unpleasant. There is a litle Pauillac character. I am wondering if this wine is used to break in new barrels to be used for all the grander wines in the Mouton stable. Maybe I'll leave it for a while before I try another.

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Red

2003 Mas de Daumas Gassac Vin de Pays de l'Hérault

Red Bordeaux Blend more

4/18/2015 - johneagle Likes this wine: 91 points

Goodness but I wish that I hadn't drunk the first dozen already. This is in a really sweet spot right now. Been decanted an hour. Really excellent and still has some years to go but I doubt that I'll be able to keep my paws off it.

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Red

2005 Château Paloumey

Haut-Médoc Red Bordeaux Blend more

4/14/2015 - johneagle Likes this wine: 89 points

No fireworks but a very good drink for the money. Better after being decanted for an hour

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Red

2007 Les Fiefs de Lagrange

St. Julien Red Bordeaux Blend more

4/10/2015 - johneagle Likes this wine: 85 points

Simple stuff. Perfectly pleasant. Just misses being thin. Not going to improve or thrill but adequate

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White

2009 Schieferkopf Par Michel Chapoutier Riesling Lieu-dit Fels

Alsace more

4/10/2015 - johneagle Does not like this wine: 50 points

Musty, like old white Rhone that hasn't survived the journey. No discernable fruit of any kind. Asked my wife to taste it blind and she said - sherry, and not in any complimentary way. Is this a cork problem perhaps. Seems to be very slowly oxidising. Just bad wine making I think.

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Red

1995 Château Duluc

St. Julien Red Bordeaux Blend more

3/26/2015 - johneagle Likes this wine: 88 points

All in all, pretty good. Decanted at 6, drunk between 9 and midnight. Towards the end of the evening - (only 4 of us, one consuming lightly and plenty of bottles beside this DM, so judgement may have been flawed), became a bit metallic and not in a good, rusty nails way, more like the way you would expect a zinc bar top to taste if you were to lick it.

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White

2008 Weingut Max Ferd. Richter Brauneberger Juffer Riesling Kabinett

Mosel Saar Ruwer more

4/5/2015 - johneagle Likes this wine: 90 points

Now good. Quite complex in that one moment there is some sweetness and with another sip the acidity dominates. Touch of petrol, but good clear fruit - apricot perhaps

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White

2009 Clos Floridene Blanc

Graves Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend more

4/2/2015 - johneagle Likes this wine: NR

At its peak right now

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Red

2003 Château Grand-Puy-Lacoste

Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend more

4/5/2015 - johneagle Likes this wine: 90 points

The last one. On opening, much paler and more brick colour than the Labegorce Zede opened a few days ago. Nose is old style claret, smoky, burnt fruit tart, a bit of tobacco. Assertive but not unpleasant tannins. Fruit reticent. Lets decant and leave it for a couple of hours.

Nose much fuller and it looks darker. cedarwood and cigarbox. damson fruit which comes more and more to the fore as the air gets to the wine. at the end, about 2 hours after decanting, chocolate, and I had a piece of 90% chocolate which didn't argue with it at all.

Drink up and enjoy if you still have some.

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Red

2003 Château Labégorce-Zédé

Margaux Red Bordeaux Blend more

4/3/2015 - johneagle Likes this wine: 90 points

Much better than I remember. Still dark, not much brick at the rim. Sweet fruit on the nose with a slight farmyard touch, or perhaps a bit burnt. Pleasant to drink. Blueberries and cherries, a dry, slightly sour refreshing finish, a bit hollow, but for this chateau in a difficult year, a good drink.

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Red

2000 Château de Beaucastel Châteauneuf-du-Pape

Red Rhone Blend more

3/25/2015 - johneagle Likes this wine: 89 points

Better than I expected - Beaucastel has been a disappointment in the 90s I thought. I'll be interested to see how the 2001s are when I get to start on them. This is a very well made pleasant CdP in an unexceptional year and a pleasant drink, but it doesn't inspire.

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Red

2009 Domaine Richard Rottiers Moulin-à-Vent Tradition

Gamay more

3/14/2015 - johneagle Likes this wine: 91 points

Just at the beginning of it's journey into becoming like Pinot. Clear, pure cherry and mulberry fruit; beautifully balanced. Far from a great wine - but such a pleasure to drink right now.

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