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White - Sweet/Dessert

1994 Château d'Yquem

Sauternes Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend more

1/27/2016 - Burgundy Al wrote: 90 points

Charming and balanced vintage for d'Yquem. Everything in equilibrium here. In the greatest vintages, it's a shame to drink d'Yquem with dessert, but it's an absolute pleasure to do so with vintages like 1994.

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Red

1989 Château Gruaud Larose

St. Julien Red Bordeaux Blend more

1/27/2016 - Burgundy Al wrote: 90 points

Ripe fruit, while still slightly firm with black fruit and roast meat character. Good on its own, very good with food.

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White

2006 Château Pape Clément Blanc

Pessac-Léognan Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend more

1/27/2016 - Burgundy Al wrote: 91 points

Ripe but still extremely balanced and well textured. Lemon and lime, but in a richer, honeyed, fun way. Very good now.

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White

2005 Château Lynch-Bages Blanc de Lynch-Bages

Bordeaux Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend more

1/27/2016 - Burgundy Al wrote: NR

This way exceeded my expectations, as I've rarely been an LB blanc fan. Apple, grapefruit and lemon peel, with nice flavors and textural interest. I might have to give this wine another try or two.

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Red

2012 Larkmead Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon

Napa Valley more

2/3/2016 - Burgundy Al wrote: NR

Flickinger Customer Appreciation Tasting (Casino Club - Chicago IL): Tasting, brief note. Quite tasty with good enough balance. While i'd like more energy, this is a pleasant enough glass of wine that anybody can enjoy if they don't overthink it.

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Red

2012 Peter Michael L'Esprit des Pavots

Knights Valley Red Bordeaux Blend more

2/3/2016 - Burgundy Al wrote: NR

Flickinger Customer Appreciation Tasting (Casino Club - Chicago IL): tasting, brief note. Large scaled, slightly off balance for me, and showing some rough tannins. Not a personal favorite tonight.

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White

2007 Bonneau du Martray Corton-Charlemagne

Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru Chardonnay more

2/3/2016 - Burgundy Al wrote: NR

Flickinger Customer Appreciation Tasting (Casino Club - Chicago IL): Tasting, brief note. Perplexing bottle. This is a wine I've had over a dozen times and this is the most restrained and least expressive it has ever shown. No noticeable flaw, but it was inconsistent with my many other experiences with the wine.

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White

2013 Henri Boillot Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Clos de la Mouchère

Chardonnay more

2/3/2016 - Burgundy Al wrote: 92 points

Flickinger Customer Appreciation Tasting (Casino Club - Chicago IL): Tasting, brief note. Large scaled wine with a little bit of everything good - spice, orchard fruit, subtle summer flowers. A bit toasty right now, so give it a year+ in the cellar, but I will like this vintage of Mouchere for medium-term enjoyment.

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White

2013 Maison Alex Gambal Puligny-Montrachet La Garenne

Chardonnay more

2/3/2016 - Burgundy Al wrote: 89 points

Flickinger Customer Appreciation Tasting (Casino Club - Chicago IL): Tasting, brief note. Wonderfully floral start. Slightly oaky now, but with charming fruit and spice. Give this a year or three to settle down and it will reward that momentary patience.

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White

2013 Domaine Dublère Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Chenevottes

Chardonnay more

2/3/2016 - Burgundy Al wrote: 90 points

Flickinger Customer Appreciation Tasting (Casino Club - Chicago IL): Tasting, brief note. Apple and pear with some lemon peel, all with moderate weight and wonderful balance. The minerality and textures on the finish really appeal to me. Cellar for a couple of years and I think the weight will really start to shine.

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White

2013 Domaine Patrick Javillier Meursault Tête de Murgers Cuvée

Chardonnay more

2/3/2016 - Burgundy Al wrote: 89 points

Flickinger Customer Appreciation Tasting (Casino Club - Chicago IL): Tasting, brief note. Ever-so-slightly tropical, but classically old school Meursault with nuttiness and ripe apple. Cellar for just another year or two, then really good to go.

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White

2011 Domaine William Fèvre Chablis Grand Cru Bougros Cote de Bouguerots

Chardonnay more

2/3/2016 - Burgundy Al wrote: NR

Flickinger Customer Appreciation Tasting (Casino Club - Chicago IL): Tasting, brief note. Proof that today was a tough day for Chablis, this was nowhere near the level of previous bottles. Seemed slightly musty, so perhaps ever-so-slightly flawed.

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White

2013 Jean-Claude Bessin Chablis Grand Cru Valmur

Chardonnay more

2/3/2016 - Burgundy Al wrote: NR

Flickinger Customer Appreciation Tasting (Casino Club - Chicago IL): Tasting, brief note. Maybe this just wasn't a day for Chablis, but this was pleasant and simple, clearly not showing Grand Cru density. I'd cellar this a little longer, but drink 2-5 years from now.

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White

2013 Domaine des Malandes Chablis 1er Cru Montmains Vieilles Vignes

Chardonnay more

2/3/2016 - Burgundy Al wrote: NR

Flickinger Customer Appreciation Tasting (Casino Club - Chicago IL): Tasting, brief note. Nice floral start followed by orchard fruit, but simple overall with moderate weight and density. Good enough value for near-term drinking Chablis 1er.

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White

2013 Domaine Millet Petit Chablis La Perle de Millet

Chardonnay more

2/3/2016 - Burgundy Al wrote: NR

Flickinger Customer Appreciation Tasting (Casino Club - Chicago IL): Tasting, brief note. Nice overall, rather simple, not noticably "Chablis" to me, but certainly good enough Chardonnay for its <$20 price tag.

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Red

2011 L'Oustal Blanc (Isabel et Claude Fonquerle) Minervois Giocoso

Red Rhone Blend more

2/5/2016 - Burgundy Al wrote: 89 points

A very tasty wine that comes across as ultra modern but stays on the right side of being too jammy, hot or flabby. Super value wine. I will drink my next two bottles next summer with good BBQ.

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Red

2006 Château La Conseillante

Pomerol Red Bordeaux Blend more

2/3/2016 - Burgundy Al wrote: 93 points

Flickinger Customer Appreciation Tasting (Casino Club - Chicago IL): Tasting, brief note. Slightly opulent fruit, showing lots of ripe while retaining freshness, minerality and balance. Seems to just be entering its peak drinking window, but should drink well for close to a couple of decades.

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Red

2006 Château Haut-Bailly

Pessac-Léognan Red Bordeaux Blend more

2/3/2016 - Burgundy Al wrote: 89 points

Flickinger Customer Appreciation Tasting (Casino Club - Chicago IL): Tasting, brief note. Accessible black fruit with a bit of earth and leather, nicely balanced, even if also slightly simple. Good already now.

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Red

2006 Château Léoville Barton

St. Julien Red Bordeaux Blend more

2/3/2016 - Burgundy Al wrote: 89 points

Flickinger Customer Appreciation Tasting (Casino Club - Chicago IL): Tasting, brief note. Very good depth and concentration, but I didn't particularly like the assertive tannins and the corresponding balance. I would imagine this is a Barton that requires significant more cellar time, but there's plenty of upside if greater harmony is the result.

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Red

2006 Château Grand-Puy-Lacoste

Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend more

2/3/2016 - Burgundy Al wrote: 90 points

Flickinger Customer Appreciation Tasting (Casino Club - Chicago IL): Tasting, brief note. A subtle and elegant 2006, this has both black and red fruit with good balance and length, showing intriguing textures on finish.

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Red

2010 Soliste Cellars Syrah Out of the Shadows

Bennett Valley more

2/3/2016 - Burgundy Al wrote: 90 points

Flickinger Customer Appreciation Tasting (Casino Club - Chicago IL): Tasting, brief note. Black fruit with subtle spice. Good power and balance, although not the same depth and nuance I recall from this wine in the 2008 vintage.

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Red

2012 Château de Pibarnon Bandol

Mourvedre Blend, Mourvedre more

2/3/2016 - Burgundy Al wrote: NR

Flickinger Customer Appreciation Tasting (Casino Club - Chicago IL): Tasting, brief note. Mostly Mouvedre. Lots of concentration black fruit with extremely firm tannins. I like the substance here, but would expect this to really need a decade in the cellar.

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Red

1998 Paolo Scavino Barolo Riserva Rocche dell'Annunziata

Nebbiolo more

2/3/2016 - Burgundy Al wrote: NR

Flickinger Customer Appreciation Tasting (Casino Club - Chicago IL): Tasting, brief note. Lots of ripe red and black cherry with dried herb. Fruit seems slightly fleshy, but still slightly behind firm structure. Most 1998s are well into their peak drinking windows, but I think this might not quite e there yet. Needs more time, but impressive 93-94 point potential. (I forgot to ask how long this had been decanted.)

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Red

2010 Castellare di Castellina I Sodi di San Niccolò Toscana IGT

Sangiovese Blend, Sangiovese more

2/3/2016 - Burgundy Al wrote: NR

Flickinger Customer Appreciation Tasting (Casino Club - Chicago IL): Tasting, brief note. Lots of fresh and dried cherry with dried herbs. Slightly firm and drying right now, but I like the array of aromas and flavors here, just think this needs a couple of years in the cellar.

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Red

2011 Sottimano Barbaresco Cottá

Nebbiolo more

2/3/2016 - Burgundy Al wrote: NR

Flickinger Customer Appreciation Tasting (Casino Club - Chicago IL): Tasting, brief note. Sweet fruit, but structure is as hard as nails right now. Interesting potential for its price, but patience required.

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