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Red

1994 Antinori Tignanello Toscana IGT

SuperTuscan Blend more

2/19/2015 - burr Likes this wine: 92 points

Delicious, mature wine. Terrific mouth feel. Not a super-long finish, but well integrated and still a little tannin left. Tasty.

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White - Sparkling

2008 Larmandier-Bernier Champagne Terre de Vertus Premier Cru

Chardonnay more

2/19/2015 - burr Likes this wine: 93 points

Clean, long finish. A wine of precision.

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Red

2009 Château Vallon des Brumes Vinum Natura

Bordeaux Red Bordeaux Blend more

1/6/2015 - burr Likes this wine: 89 points

relatively linear, but tasty. currant, graphite, moderate tannins. A good choice for a tuesday night wine.

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Red

2009 Rasa Vineyards Syrah Occam's Razor Block 10, Seven Hills Vineyard

Walla Walla Valley more

11/16/2014 - burr wrote: 91 points

Nice sweet, earthy, perfumed nose, but a bit thin and acidic on the palate. I wish it had gone more toward the new-world syrah focusing on deep, plush, blue fruit; it lacked the earthy, fatty, or herbal flavors I like from the Rhone too. Overall, just OK.

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Red

2008 Brigaldara Amarone della Valpolicella Classico

Corvina Blend, Corvina more

11/13/2014 - burr wrote: 90 points

Well made, luscious mouthfeel. Figgy, tar, anise on the nose. Big oaky raisin and fig on the palate. Just a little too cooked tasting for my preference.

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Red

2005 Enzo Boglietti Barolo Fossati

Nebbiolo more

11/2/2014 - burr Likes this wine: 91 points

Nice wine, drinking well, probably not going to get a whole lot better. Acid fully resolved, still tannic. By the time the tannins soften, I think the acid will be gone and the wine will seem flaccid. My advice, drink soon. Garnet color, not much bricking yet at all, note of berry, black fruit, eucalyptus, dried flowers. Palate is medium-rich, with black cherry, blackberry, mint, cocoa. Medium-short finish. Really started to lose power and intensity after a couple hours of opening the bottle. After 4 hours, tannics were aggressive, and the fruit had died off.

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Red

2001 Azelia Barolo

Nebbiolo more

11/2/2014 - burr Likes this wine: 92 points

Really nice wine, good representation of what it is. Bright red/orange, good clarity. A bit tight on opening, with tart cherry and cedar notes, very tannic. Over 2-4 hours of air, sweet cherry, cedar, cocoa, flowers emerged. Not super complex, but very enjoyable. The floral aromas and softening of the wine at hour four was really fantastic. I enjoyed my last glass more than any other.

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Red

1989 Château Bel-Air Lagrave

Moulis en Médoc Red Bordeaux Blend more

11/2/2014 - burr Likes this wine: 89 points

A fully mature, good bottle of Bordeaux. Lots of forest floor, leather, and a little bit of black fruit. Still a little bit of tannin left too. Definitely getting on in years, drink up!

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Red

1987 Bodegas Riojanas Rioja Monte Real Gran Reserva

Tempranillo more

11/2/2014 - burr Likes this wine: 91 points

Nice purity and clarity. A well stored bottle throughout its life. Cork was saturated but no seepage. Bright red in color, with a tinge of brick/orange on the edge. Aromas a strawberry, mushroom, forest floor. Palate still youthful, bright, strawberry/berry flavors with leather, mushroom, a bit of spice. Tasty wine. Got better with a couple hours of air. A bit tight on opening, fruit rounded out, acid subsided a bit, and some creamy notes emerged after a few hours. This wine would benefit from decanting. Plenty of life left.

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Red

2006 Carmelo Patti Malbec

Lujan de Cuyo more

10/15/2014 - burr wrote: 90 points

Dark purple in color, medium body. Palate-driven wine. Black fruit and flowers on the nose. Palate of back fruit with chocolate, oyster sauce, vegetal notes, coffee grounds, dusty tannins, a bit of herbs and spearmint. I would say it's more 'interesting' than good. Unusually nuanced and savory for Argentine malbec. I can't say I really like it, but it was interesting to drink over the course of several hours.

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Red

1998 Cantina Vignaioli (Elvio Pertinace) Barbaresco Vigneto Castellizzano

Nebbiolo more

10/14/2014 - burr Likes this wine: 92 points

Brooding, sultry wine. Expressive nose of cedar, licorice, mushroom, damp earth, dark black fruit. Silky, bitter tannins, soft yet still with grip. On the palate medium to light body, with black fruit, more wet earth. This wine has gone through several phases, fairly primary when first openend, about 2 hours after opening it went through a dumb phase, and then about 3 hours in, it became extremely expressive, adding black cherry and woody flavors. A couple times the palate had a distinct metallic note to it, but it came and went. Overall, a very interesting wine, a great one to ponder slowly, over several hours.

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White

2010 Gérard Boulay Sancerre La Comtesse Monts Damnés

Sauvignon Blanc more

9/22/2014 - burr Likes this wine: 93 points

A real stunner. Waves of lemon zest, grapefruit, pears, wet stone, a hint of mint?, linger on the palate. Beautiful verve, a long mineral-drenched palate. This wine lived up to its billing.

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Red

1997 Château Potensac

Médoc Red Bordeaux Blend more

9/18/2014 - burr Likes this wine: 90 points

Really nice nose, although palate has definitely started to show its age. Held its own for a couple hours against several classified bottles, but then fell apart. Well worth the price, high QPR for nicely aged bordeaux.

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Red

2006 Casanova di Neri Brunello di Montalcino

Sangiovese more

9/18/2014 - burr Likes this wine: 91 points

Perfumed nose, deep garnet color. Cherry, violets, earth, menthol on the nose, medium weight on the palate still youthful with moderate tannins. Berry, black cherry, ashen palate.

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Rosť - Sparkling

2002 Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin Champagne Brut Rosé Vintage (Reserve)

Champagne Blend more

9/17/2014 - burr wrote: 92 points

Berry, creamy, medium finish. Drinking well right now.

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Red

2005 Azienda Monsordo Bernardina (Ceretto) Barolo Zonchera

Nebbiolo more

8/1/2014 - burr Likes this wine: 92 points

Full of cedar and ripe cherry, aggressively (and pleasurably) tannic. Some nice herbal notes on the nose, the palate feigns sweetness before giving way to rocky, dusty tannins. Light body, yet penetrating flavor, if one-dimensional. Doesn't really evolve on the palate, and the finish is a bit truncated. More 'enjoyable' than 'refined'.

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Red

2010 Fattoria di Magliano Morellino di Scansano Heba

Sangiovese more

5/17/2014 - burr Likes this wine: 89 points

Floral and berry flavor with additional aromas of pencil shavings and fine tannins on the palate. A bit young but still tasty.

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Red

1998 Cantina Vignaioli (Elvio Pertinace) Barbaresco Vigneto Castellizzano

Nebbiolo more

4/19/2014 - burr Likes this wine: 91 points

Brick red in the glass; tar, cedar on the nose with dark cherry, baked cherry, a little spice on the palate. A bit on the old side, still very enjoyable.

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White

2010 Collovray & Terrier St. Véran

Chardonnay more

4/19/2014 - burr Likes this wine: 90 points

Baked apple nose with a little pear and flowers. Golden in color. Apple, pear, asian pear, buttery, a little bit of sulfury mineral. Good wine, for what it is.

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White - Sweet/Dessert

2008 Nigl Grüner Veltliner Eiswein

Kremstal more

3/30/2014 - burr Likes this wine: 90 points

Viscous, syrupy pear and floral notes. Initial (unappealing) petrol nose dissipated and gave way to heady sweet floral nose. Lightly golden in color. I wonder if my bottle had been mishandled a little. It lacked in the expected depth and complexity.

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White - Sparkling

2000 Paul Bara Champagne Grand Cru Brut (Millésime)

Champagne Blend more

2/13/2014 - burr Likes this wine: 93 points

Delicious. Fine straw color. Yeast, toasted brioche, granny smith apple. Creamy mousse. Precise minerality. Well integrated.

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Red

2009 Château Prignac

Médoc Red Bordeaux Blend more

1/25/2014 - burr Likes this wine: 91 points

Great QPR. black/garnet color. licorice, leather, raspberry nose. raspberry, currant, leather, dusty/chalky tannins on the palate. Tannins gained strength with air. Really delicious, a stunner for this insanely low price.

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White

2008 Fouassier Sancerre Clos Paradis

Sauvignon Blanc more

1/25/2014 - burr Likes this wine: 90 points

tart nose, citrus, whiff of cream at times. apple, lemon, mineral on the palate. improved with air and became more round and integrated as it warmed to ~55F/13C.

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White - Sparkling

2005 José Michel & Fils Champagne Special Club

Champagne Blend more

1/13/2014 - burr Likes this wine: 91 points

pale straw color. yeasty nose, with stone fruit pear mineral and yeast on the palate. medium long finish. moderate mousse.

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White - Sweet/Dessert

2004 Cavalchina Passito Veneto IGT

Trebbiano Blend, Trebbiano more

12/13/2013 - burr Likes this wine: 90 points

golden raisin, botrytis, a little bit of funk. A bit old, but still enjoyable.

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