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Red

2000 Mas Igneus Priorat Barranc dels Closos

Grenache Blend, Grenache more

3/4/2015 - slmral wrote: 90 points

Last bottle of this. First one since 2007. This wine has benefited from the extra time in bottle. Garnet in color. An inviting nose of blackberries with a little cedar. Time has tempered the tannins, somewhat, but raspberry, and cherry, with hints of current and plum still show in an elegant palate. Medium body, and a 45 second finish.

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White

1999 Domaine Billaud-Simon Chablis 1er Cru Mont de Milieu Vieilles Vignes

Chardonnay more

2/25/2015 - slmral wrote: 81 points

Last bottle... I waited too long. Oxidized and past its prime. Dark gold with an average nose of oxidized honey. Grapefruit, pineapple and minerals on the palate. Balance was off to the acid side. A medium body, somewhat complex. A finish of less than 15 seconds.

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Red

2000 Château Belgrave

Haut-Médoc Red Bordeaux Blend more

2/14/2015 - slmral wrote: flawed

Slightly corked. A shame as my last half bottle. A nice wine underneath.

A half hour later. The TCA bloomed and "Slightly" changed to severly.

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Red

2012 Domaine de Dionysos Côtes du Rhône Villages Cairanne La Cigalette

Red Rhone Blend more

2/13/2015 - slmral wrote: 88 points

No sign of brett in this bottle. Minimal nose. Bramble. Low level of tannin. Nice drinking now, don't think it has more than a couple of years.

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Red

2010 Château Saintongey Vieilles Vignes

Bordeaux Red Bordeaux Blend more

1/2/2015 - slmral wrote: 88 points

Slight nose (head cold). Soft, fruity with dark cherries and plums. Fairly nice inexpensive Bordeaux, that hasn't shut down yet.

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Red

2009 Domaine Virginie Thunevin

Bordeaux Red Bordeaux Blend more

12/31/2014 - slmral wrote: 84 points

Second to last of a case. Seems to be shutting down, showing only green and tannin now. Good wine, not very good. Like to buy low end Bordeaux in good years and drink before they shutdown, as they never seem to come out of the shutdown. May have waited too long on the last couple of these. Those consumed a year ago rated 5 points higher.

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Red

1994 Marqués de Velilla Ribera del Duero Reserva

Tempranillo Blend, Tempranillo more

12/30/2014 - slmral wrote: 85 points

An old nose of old pencil shavings and hints of red fruit. Cork crumbled being extracted. Acid predominates on the palate. Still some fruit, if you look through the acid. Drinkable, but past prime. Nose was the best part.

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Red

2001 Brochelle Vineyards Zinfandel

Paso Robles more

12/27/2014 - slmral wrote: 93 points

Red fruit, dirt and tertiary notes on the nose. Big, brambly and plum on the palate. Very nice 14 year old Zin!

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Red

2009 Domaine Bachelet Bourgogne

Pinot Noir more

12/23/2014 - slmral wrote: 87 points

Last bottle, and much better than the bottle in March. None of the flaws present in that bottle. Nice bourgogne. Classic nose, and nice palate

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Red

2000 Bodegas y Viñedos Maurodos Toro Viña San Román

Tinta de Toro, Tempranillo more

11/7/2014 - slmral wrote: 90 points

Bought a case of this, now down to 2 bottles. This is still young. Rough edges are gone, but tannins still strong. Should have years left. Nice balance. May want to decant as a lot of fine sediment.

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Red

2001 Château Paveil de Luze

Margaux Red Bordeaux Blend more

8/22/2014 - slmral wrote: 86 points

From a 375. Tertiary nose with some dried leaves. Resolved tannins, a little drying. Acid starting to come forward. Fruit still at the party, but for how long? A couple of 375's (my last), will be on deck for the coming year.

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Red

2009 Gérard Raphet Bourgogne

Pinot Noir more

8/4/2014 - slmral wrote: 87 points

Nice Bourgogne. Better after opened 1-2 hours. Threw a lot of sediment, I'll decant the next one.

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Red

2010 Château Hyot

Castillon Côtes de Bordeaux Red Bordeaux Blend more

6/13/2014 - slmral wrote: 88 points

Nice cheap Bordeaux from a good year. Only 82-83 until it was opened a couple of hours. Decant, brother, decant! Does it come back after it shuts down in the next year or so, I don't think so... not enough fruit. Decant and drink up over the next year.

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Red

1999 Viña Santa Rita Cabernet Sauvignon Casa Real Alto Santa Rita Old Vines Vineyard

Maipo Valley more

4/20/2014 - slmral wrote: 92 points

Garnet with only a hint of bricking. Lots of tearing. Plums and tertiary notes on the nose. Opened 2.5 hours before all the bottle funk blew off. Resolved tannins still present. Plums, dark berries, and a touch of dirt. Nice long finish. Peak now, but doesn't hint at a rapid decline.

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White

2002 Domaine Michel Niellon Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru Clos St. Jean

Chardonnay more

3/21/2014 - slmral wrote: flawed

Horribly Maderized. Past the point of being drinkable.

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Red

2009 Domaine Bachelet Bourgogne

Pinot Noir more

3/21/2014 - slmral wrote: 78 points

This bottle finished in last place on 7 tasters sheets, but 1st on 2! Uneventful nose, but ladybugs/potatoes/earth on the palate. Bottle didn't seemed flawed, but I've got one more to suffer through to find out.

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Red

2010 L.O. Rhone Côtes du Rhône Adissat

Red Rhone Blend more

2/8/2014 - slmral wrote: flawed

Corked.

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Red

2007 Cameron Hughes Cabernet Sauvignon Lot 157

Yountville more

1/13/2014 - slmral wrote: 89 points

Dark in color, dark plums on the nose. Tannins still predominate. Nice finish.

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Red

2001 Williamsburg Winery Merlot J. Andrewes

Virginia more

1/9/2014 - slmral wrote: 92 points

First Thursday Main Group - Merlots of the World: My 7th, the groups 5th, out of 9.

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White

2011 Williams Selyem Chardonnay Unoaked

Russian River Valley more

1/9/2014 - slmral wrote: 93 points

First Thursday Main Group - Merlots of the World: A nice wine that needed more time.

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White

2011 Williams Selyem Chardonnay Olivet Lane Vineyard

Russian River Valley more

1/9/2014 - slmral wrote: 94 points

First Thursday Main Group - Merlots of the World: The group didn't like the oak. I didn't mind it.

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Red - Fortified

1929 Les Vignerons de Maury Maury

Grenache Blend, Grenache more

1/9/2014 - slmral wrote: NR

First Thursday Main Group - Merlots of the World: A second 1929 for the evening!

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White - Sweet/Dessert

1929 Terroir du Crest et de L'Agly Rivesaltes

White Blend more

1/9/2014 - slmral wrote: NR

First Thursday Main Group - Merlots of the World: A nice treat at the end of the evening.

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Red

2010 Pech Merle Merlot

Alexander Valley more

1/9/2014 - slmral wrote: 94 points

First Thursday Main Group - Merlots of the World: My 1st place, the groups 4th place, out of 9

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Red

2006 Paloma Merlot

Spring Mountain District more

1/9/2014 - slmral wrote: 93 points

First Thursday Main Group - Merlots of the World: My 4th place, the groups 1st place, out of 9

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