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Red

2013 Louis-Antoine Luyt Cinsault Coelemu

Maule Valley more

6/28/2015 - AndrewSGHall Likes this wine: NR

Stout red with rustic funk off to the side. But sings with a soft seductive accent and slides up next to you for another round. Good stuff.

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Red

2005 Stone Hill Norton

Hermann more

6/23/2015 - AndrewSGHall wrote: NR

Started off as a boring red wine which is odd for a Norton. After about 30 min or so, the Norton vibe grew into it. Good rich fruit, a bit light on structure.

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Red

1999 Sean Thackrey Orion Rossi Vineyard

St. Helena Syrah Blend, Syrah more

6/23/2015 - AndrewSGHall wrote: NR

Still incredibly primary with dark fruits and related notes. In about an hour or so, spread out with more meaty and herbal notes. Great depth.

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Red - Fortified

1994 Warre Porto Vintage

Port Blend more

6/21/2015 - AndrewSGHall wrote: NR

Had a lovely balance between raw primary and rough fruit and the long-term aging flavors that develop. Good sweetness and soft fruit. Really enjoyed it.

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White

2008 Domaine Rémi Jobard Meursault 1er Cru Le Poruzot-Dessus

Chardonnay more

6/12/2015 - AndrewSGHall wrote: NR

At David Toutain

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White

2011 Château Mouton Rothschild Aile D'Argent Blanc

Bordeaux Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend more

6/11/2015 - AndrewSGHall wrote: NR

Enjoyable with a nectarine/citrus/pastry creme (sans sweetness) vibe going on and a clever finish with a bit of mineral bite. Balanced and pleasant. Did really nicely with some cheeses, but I really don't think it is anything special or outperforms its overall class.

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Red

2011 Dard et Ribo St. Joseph Les Champs

Syrah more

6/11/2015 - AndrewSGHall wrote: NR

(Bottle at La Verre Volé) Starts off pretty roughly knit with acidic elbows and feral knees. Took about 30 minutes to integrate into a harmonious body in motion with vibrant fruit - not dark and thick, but fresh, thoroughly red strawberries and tart plums - and body sweat notes. Not showy or flashy, but solidly Syrah and StJ bones with a lovely vibe.

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Red

2011 Domaine de Chassorney St. Romain Sous Roche

Pinot Noir more

6/10/2015 - AndrewSGHall wrote: NR

Pretty and delicate St Romain with all that implies - bright acidity but lacking stuffing and punch which is also enhanced by this producer's style. Less of a criticism and more of a statement of how this wine should be framed. Beautiful raspberry fruit contrasted with real earthy nose. Precise and lacey on the palate. Airs quite well to pick up nuance and a bit more spine. Nicely hits the mark I suspect it intends.

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White - Sparkling

NV Jacques Selosse Champagne Grand Cru Blanc de Blancs Extra Brut V.O.

Chardonnay more

6/10/2015 - AndrewSGHall wrote: NR

(Arpege) Disgorged 4 Aout 2014. Remarkably agile and precise for a young Selosse.

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Rosť - Sparkling

NV Jacques Selosse Champagne Rosé

Champagne Blend more

6/9/2015 - AndrewSGHall wrote: NR

(Disgorged 23 Avril 2013) - Very good, but not as great as I expected or remembered in the past.

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Red

2012 Clos de la Bruyère (Julien Courtois) Vin de Table Français Ancestral

Red Blend more

6/9/2015 - AndrewSGHall wrote: NR

Nice grapey and tart fruit driven with grip and a rocky depth.

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Red

1998 Georges Chicotot Nuits St. Georges Les Charmottes

Pinot Noir more

6/9/2015 - AndrewSGHall wrote: NR

Very nice. Just at point of maturity with nice iron/blood notes and savory elements. Nice acidity and clarity. Hits NSG stroke with timing.

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Red

2014 Sébastien Bobinet Saumur-Champigny Piak!

Cabernet Franc more

6/8/2015 - AndrewSGHall wrote: NR

Acceptable. A basic nice red on the leaner and higher acidity side. Not a complaint.

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White

2012 Domaine Rémi Jobard Meursault Sous La Velle

Chardonnay more

6/8/2015 - AndrewSGHall wrote: NR

Solid. This is nearly always a lieu-dit that doesn't exceed, but also delivers correctly. This is exactly that and quite happy with that.

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White - Sparkling

NV Thierry Germain & Michel Chevré Saumur Bulles de Roche

Chenin Blanc more

6/6/2015 - AndrewSGHall wrote: NR

Great street side quaff with cheese and baguette.

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White

2012 Dominique Lafon Bourgogne Blanc

Chardonnay more

6/4/2015 - AndrewSGHall wrote: NR

Hits a solid correct and quality mark for a BB. Maybe a little pricey for though.

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Red

2013 Domaine de la Rectorie Collioure Côte Mer

Red Rhone Blend more

6/4/2015 - AndrewSGHall wrote: NR

This is OK. Not nearly as good as I remember La Rectorie wines in the past. Basic fruit, short stature. Loose.

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Red

2008 Château Beau-Séjour Bécot

St. Émilion Grand Cru Red Bordeaux Blend more

6/3/2015 - AndrewSGHall wrote: NR

Modern in styling and profile makes it an ideal early drinker. Black raspberry nose, quite clearly. A bit of bramble too. Dark fruits, some cocoa. Drys down nicely with sweaty notes and tobacco. Loose structure and not very precise, granted. Otoh, that is a clear benefit on this very warm St Emilion evening.

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Red

2007 Château La Conseillante

Pomerol Red Bordeaux Blend more

6/2/2015 - AndrewSGHall Likes this wine: NR

A little editorial indulgence first : Reading many other notes, I get a strong feeling that many people have a conception of a vintage character going in and then find that in the wine. I know there are plenty of times I have that bias - we can't unlearn things we know that give order to our sensory perception. So in a way, I find myself a little lucky here that I have only the vaguest ideas of Bordeaux vintages. Ordered off a wine list because La Conseillante, 'nuff said.

In the same vein, perceptually I am going to 've biased to look for La C. Definitely there, though this is clearly not a great one (yet?) Good mossy wood and fougere on the nose. Really like it. Lovely soft fruit with a funky booty-laden core. A bit askew in the structure / fruit balance with the latter on top. A bit of coffee and healthy sweat on the finish.

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White

2009 Blanc de Valandraud No. 2

Bordeaux Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend more

6/2/2015 - AndrewSGHall wrote: NR

Very nice. Crisp and bright. A bit of grapefruit bitters like element. Nice spine carries this well and dries down quite prettily. Quite enjoyable.

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Red

2008 Château Léoville Poyferré

St. Julien Red Bordeaux Blend more

6/1/2015 - AndrewSGHall wrote: NR

This was kind of lifeless. I know SJ's and LP can be tough and compact in youth, but I also didn't get a sense of anything behind a singular monochromatic facade. Just not happening with this taste.

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Red

2004 Château Pontet-Canet

Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend more

6/1/2015 - AndrewSGHall wrote: NR

Just a beautiful wine. Solid Pauillac with grip and curves integrated into its own skin and personality incredibly well. Lush fruit, jungle drum and bass beats. And then just lays off upper notes in a quiet finish that compels another sip.

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Red

2012 Herdade dos Grous Vinho Regional Alentejano Moon Harvested

Alicante Bouschet more

5/30/2015 - AndrewSGHall wrote: NR

This is certainly big and rich and hot. Fruit and balls. Did great with an aged steak but even better from a plastic cup at a Lisboa street fair with roast pig sandes and grilled chorizo just randomly given to me. Don't think. Enjoy.

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White

2011 Niepoort Douro Coche Branco

White Blend more

5/28/2015 - AndrewSGHall wrote: NR

This does nail something pretty special. Mineral and acidity with a deep respect for the grapes and , if I can be so bold, the slopes and river. In other words, it is not emulating its namesake to some ill end, but evolving it in a new place. Juicy stone fruits and a really complex finish. Love it.

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White

2013 Quinta do Pôpa Douro White

White Blend more

5/28/2015 - AndrewSGHall Likes this wine: NR

Nice. Crisp and clean. Good length too. Basic white light fruits and a touch of chalkiness. Good stuff at its mark.

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