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Red

2012 José Maria da Fonseca Douro Domini

Red Blend more

5/17/2015 - AndrewSGHall wrote: NR

Meh. Generic acceptable red.

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White

2014 José Maria da Fonseca Setúbal DSF Colecção Privada Verdelho

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5/17/2015 - AndrewSGHall wrote: NR

I really love the bitters notes in this wine.

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Red

2013 Azienda Agricola Cos Sicilia Nero di Lupo

Nero d'Avola more

5/12/2015 - AndrewSGHall wrote: NR

A nice basic red wine. Compared to the funk and boom COS usually brings, this is clearly the JV squad. I won't say it is a bad wine, but it is up to 75% of the wine at 75% of the price and I'd really prefer the main event.

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Red

2009 Nino Negri Sfursat 5 Stelle

Sforzato di Valtellina Nebbiolo more

4/9/2015 - AndrewSGHall wrote: NR

Really balanced with great Nebbiolo flavors enriched with Rubenesque body. The best Sforzato I have had.

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Red

2011 Domaine Stephane Magnien Chambolle-Musigny

Pinot Noir more

4/6/2015 - AndrewSGHall wrote: NR

I can see the appeal and it doesn't take a big stretch to find Chambolle here, but this is also pretty shrill and anemic. Maybe air will give this more life and depth. There is also some brett here, I am feeling.

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Red

2011 Château La Conseillante

Pomerol Red Bordeaux Blend more

4/5/2015 - AndrewSGHall wrote: NR

It took airing for about 8 hours to bring out the LC essence here. Definitely a Merlot-fruit driven engine with more than a little flair from the oak. That said, balanced and nearing seamless in the integration. Dry down with soil, porcini-like mushroom and cocoa. Very enjoyable in an upfront fashion. I don't think I have ever had LC this young, so I have no basis for future predictions.

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Red

2011 Domaine Stephane Magnien Clos St. Denis

Clos St. Denis Grand Cru Pinot Noir more

4/5/2015 - AndrewSGHall wrote: NR

This is really hard to rate. If a wine hits 8.9/10 on all the marks of what a CSD should be, that still make it a failure of a sub-90 wine, right? OTOH, that hardly seems fair as this wine successfully was CSD and was a fairly good wine with a nice succulence and a mossy persistence. The best way to evaluation this wine is that it is correctly CSD and that counts for a lot if you love Burgundy, but it is not a great CSD and probably underachieves in the context of the vintage. I suspect it will improve in absolute terms, but never in relative terms. I did enjoy it a lot and it was definitely worth the bit of a C-note tariff.

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White - Sparkling

NV Krug Champagne Brut Grande Cuvée

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4/5/2015 - AndrewSGHall wrote: NR

(Disgorgement Autumn 2013) I was wholly underwhelmed on this. It wasn't bad, but really lacked that Krug depth and bass notes. The overall effect was pretty generic. Suspect this should have been allowed to age a bit.

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White

2011 Domaine Ramonet Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Champs Canet

Chardonnay more

4/5/2015 - AndrewSGHall wrote: NR

This is a really beautiful wine. Young and fresh with mineral water lashings. Great persistence. Balanced and nuanced with lime zest and a slightly aromatic (not really minty, but same idea) base note. Really loved this wine.

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Red

NV Frank Cornelissen MunJebel Rosso 9

Sicilia Nerello Mascalese more

4/4/2015 - AndrewSGHall wrote: NR

Lol at people that taste this and don't appreciate the lottery. This tasted like an Old Fashioned dosed with Malort. If you don't like that, you chose poorly. A fucked up wine for fucked up party people. Drank on line at Franklin BBQ and loved it.

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Red

2001 Domaine de Trévallon

Vin de Pays des Bouches-du-Rhône Syrah Blend, Syrah more

3/28/2015 - AndrewSGHall wrote: NR

Huge nose with almost reductive elements and funk. Dark color. Followed on the palate with funky worn leather notes and perfume fats, almost ambergris. Even with time still maintains feral edge and dark qualities. Really good.

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White

2002 Domaine Collet Chablis 1er Cru Montée de Tonnerre

Chardonnay more

3/28/2015 - AndrewSGHall wrote: NR

Meh. Just kind of washed out and there w/ no depth or Chablis-ness.

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White

2002 Didier Dagueneau Pouilly-Fumé Pur Sang

Sauvignon Blanc more

3/28/2015 - AndrewSGHall wrote: NR

Didn't like this at all. Very anemic in the body and lacked intensity of anything except shrill acidity. Didn't go anywhere with air either.

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Red

2009 Domaine Michel-Andreotti Bourgogne Vieilles Vignes

Pinot Noir more

3/23/2015 - AndrewSGHall wrote: NR

I was really down on this wine on earlier tastings (not all recorded) and summarily deleted it from my cellar to go in the 'whatever' rack. Grabbed it by accident. I have to admit I was wrong.

This has developed into a solid little wine. Definitely has the cherry cola elements mentioned by another, but really pretty acids lace through it and the fruit/bitter interplay is correct. Light in body and short on the finish. Still a solid basic wine.

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Red

2005 Kistler Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast

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3/23/2015 - AndrewSGHall wrote: NR

Gross. Pickle juice elements and nasty aspects of fruit.

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Red

2011 Thymiopoulos Xinomavro Nature

Naoussa more

3/3/2015 - AndrewSGHall wrote: NR

Dark color. Funky nose with tonic notes. Lambic in tartness and fruit character. Nice bite, but a bit loose on structure. Like this more young.

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White

2010 Unknown Xynistéri

Limassol more

3/3/2015 - AndrewSGHall wrote: NR

<Experimental barrel from a high mountain souce. Four days on skins. Four months barrel. A bit of SB for aciditiy> Funky nose with sex/lube. Citrus conserve. Slightly fizzy like a Basque cider. Short finish with a drop. Fascinating experiment to where this grape can wander.

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White

2012 Tsiakkas Winery Xynistéri

Limassol more

3/3/2015 - AndrewSGHall wrote: NR

Latex on the nose. Bright acids, peppy. Meyer lemon pulp and skin. Really mellow on the finish with a nice vibe.

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White

2014 Tsalapatis Xynistéri Rigena

Paphos more

3/5/2015 - AndrewSGHall wrote: NR

Grassy SB nose, very penetrating. Basic herbal notes but a bit flat on the middle. Some sweet notes. Ends up pretty non distinguished.

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Red

2011 Kyperounda Shiraz

Limassol more

3/3/2015 - AndrewSGHall wrote: NR

Shiraz-y nose. Strong body with plums, blackberries. Tar notes, but some oak elements - vanilla. EtOH noticeable. Very Aussie in style and profile. Done well for that.

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Red

2012 Zambartas Epicurious

Paphos Red Blend more

3/3/2015 - AndrewSGHall wrote: NR

Plummy nose and body. More integrated than the '13 but then finishes a bit off-kilter. Good body, some really pretty fruits dominate. Quite enjoyable overall.

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Rosť

2014 Vasilikon Einalia

Paphos Rosé Blend more

3/3/2015 - AndrewSGHall wrote: NR

Tart and unbalanced. Some rosé creaminess, but still nasty.

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Red - Sweet/Dessert

NV Aes Ambelis Commandaria

Red Blend more

3/3/2015 - AndrewSGHall wrote: NR

Orange marmalade and nuts on the nose. More orange, bright acids on the middle. Moderate sweetness. Very good concentration and push. Nuts, figs. Nice body. Really good.

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Rosť

2014 Aes Ambelis Rosé

Paphos Rosé Blend more

3/3/2015 - AndrewSGHall wrote: NR

Candy color. Appallingly tart, like Sour Patch. Gross.

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White

2014 SODAP Xynistéri Kamanterena

Paphos more

3/4/2015 - AndrewSGHall wrote: NR

Light Xyni nose. Bland on the palate. Fake acids on the finish. No depth or real presence here.

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