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Red

2007 Domaine Fourrier Gevrey-Chambertin Vieille Vigne

Pinot Noir more

6/28/2015 - SimonG wrote: 90 points

Going from strength to strength. Still a good core of reasonably dark red fruit, a touch of gloss still, but a more meaty, gamey edge starting to develop, with a little mushroom sous bois. Densely silky and plush on the finish with a good mineral spine. Lovely, and almost moving beyond ***1/2

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1989 Domaine Tollot-Beaut Savigny-lès-Beaune 1er Cru Les Lavières

Pinot Noir more

6/25/2015 - SimonG wrote: 87 points

Half. Excellent condition with good level. Dark ruby to garnet. Surprisingly vibrant and dense. Dark red fruited nose, a whiff of smoke and a dense and relatively unevolved meatiness that hasn't quite developed in to sous bois. Sturdy. A touch of tannin still that is almost, but not quite, out of kilter with the fruit. Rustic in the best sense. Chewy too. Oodles of life. ***

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White - Fortified

NV Equipo Navazos Jerez-Xérès-Sherry La Bota de Amontillado Viejísimo Nº 49 "Bota A.R."

Palomino Fino more

6/23/2015 - SimonG wrote: 96 points

Dense, dark chestnut to mahogany. Huge nose. So full and intense it's almost painful. Old leather, wood varnish, fireside, nuts, just so long and complex and intense. A tour de force. *****

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White - Fortified

NV Equipo Navazos Jerez-Xérès-Sherry La Bota de Amontillado Nº 37 "Navazos"

Palomino Fino more

6/23/2015 - SimonG wrote: 92 points

Deep bronze, bright with green highlights. Hazelnut nose. Similar palate, quite intense and long, but light cf the 49 alongside. Complex and very drinkable. ****

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White - Sweet/Dessert

1989 Château Lafaurie-Peyraguey

Sauternes Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend more

6/23/2015 - SimonG wrote: 92 points

Coppery amber. Barley sugar and botrytis on the nose. Rich, sweet, intense, but enough freshness to prevent cloying. Long and enticing. ****

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Red

1978 Domaine du Vieux Télégraphe Châteauneuf-du-Pape La Crau

Red Rhone Blend more

6/23/2015 - SimonG wrote: 93 points

Nicely mellow. A touch of the south, but controlled. Restraint over power. Possibly a little dry on the finish, but it rounds out and smooths with air. Lovely. ****

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Red

1989 Domaine Jasmin Côte-Rôtie

Syrah more

6/23/2015 - SimonG wrote: flawed

Gorgeous nose. Mellow red fruit, Burgundian sous bois. Long and fleshy, but corked on the finish. Bother.

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Red

2001 Louis Jadot Corton-Grèves

Corton Grand Cru Pinot Noir more

6/23/2015 - SimonG wrote: 91 points

Very bright and quite lifted, scented nose. Fragrant. Tense red fruit. Giving but controlled. Showing well. ****

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Red

1996 Sylvain Cathiard Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru Les Suchots

Pinot Noir more

6/23/2015 - SimonG wrote: 92 points

Dense and quite tight. Taut silk. Tightens in the glass. After a promising start, this tightens rather than relaxes. A tad stroppy on the night. **(**)

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Red

1991 Geantet-Pansiot Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Poissenot

Pinot Noir more

6/23/2015 - SimonG wrote: 90 points

Densely silky. Dark red fruit. Vibrant and fresh. Just starting to show some maturity. ***1/2

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Red

1976 Faiveley Nuits St. Georges 1er Cru Les Porêts Saint-Georges

Pinot Noir more

6/23/2015 - SimonG wrote: flawed

Labelled as Porets, tout court. A volatile swimming pool nose, and an increasingly corked finish to the palate. A belt and braces effort.

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White

2009 Pierre-Yves Colin-Morey Puligny-Montrachet Le Trézin

Chardonnay more

6/23/2015 - SimonG wrote: 89 points

Significantly broader and richer on the nose than the St A Champelots. Similar on palate. Breadth rather than line. Opens up to an overtly vanilla spice nose. Surprisingly unsubtle for PYCM. ***

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White

2009 Pierre-Yves Colin-Morey Saint-Aubin 1er Cru Les Champlots

Chardonnay more

6/23/2015 - SimonG wrote: 91 points

Pale straw. Lime, a bit of sulphur and a mineral feel to the nose. Nice focus on the palate with a good shape and length. Just a touch of slightly hot grip on the finish that signals the vintage. Proper and quite serious. ****

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White - Sparkling

1990 Boizel Champagne Cuvée Sous Bois

Champagne Blend more

6/23/2015 - SimonG wrote: 91 points

Nicely mature, oxidative, Bolly-like. Meaty and full, but enough freshness from the blend to keep it in line. ****

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White

2009 Bouchard Père et Fils Meursault 1er Cru Les Perrières

Chardonnay more

6/20/2015 - SimonG wrote: 92 points

Palest straw. Really quite minerally with the faintest top note of peach stone and melon. Good weight, surprisingly taut and minerally considering it's a ripe vintage. Persistent. Tauter and less expansive than a bottle last year, possibly closing a little. Overnight this shows a little more depth, a touch more richness, and a slightly smoky character. Lovely. ****

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White

2012 Ocean Eight Chardonnay Verve

Mornington Peninsula more

6/16/2015 - SimonG wrote: 90 points

Pale straw. Elegant nose with a touch of oatmeal. Mid weight, fresh and minerally with good line. Quite long. Manages to combine a freshness and mineral line with a depth and a sense of richness without actually being at all rich. Excellent. ***1/2

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Red

2013 Bodegas y Vinedos Artuke SC Rioja Pies Negros

Tempranillo Blend, Tempranillo more

6/17/2015 - SimonG wrote: 86 points

Mature Rioja tasting at The Sampler (The Sampler, South Kensington): Quite zingy. Lots of raspberry on the nose, blended with crème de mûre. Bright acidity. Lots of bite and character. Spiky almost. ***

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Red

2009 Bodega Classica Rioja Hacienda López de Haro Reserva

Tempranillo Blend, Tempranillo more

6/17/2015 - SimonG wrote: NR

Mature Rioja tasting at The Sampler (The Sampler, South Kensington): A lot fuller and brighter than the 05 with a touch of pepper and spice, vibrant. Needs a little time to calm and mellow. **1/2

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Red

1952 Bodegas Riojanas Rioja Monte Real Gran Reserva

Tempranillo more

6/17/2015 - SimonG wrote: 92 points

Mature Rioja tasting at The Sampler (The Sampler, South Kensington): Again, nicely dense and vibrant. Fresh with good mid palate weight and a positive finish. This is right up there initially, though with air it fades slightly and whilst not losing its fruit and fabric, it becomes a little flatter and less bright. Very good though and probably the 'value' pick of the evening. ****

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Red

1955 La Rioja Alta Rioja Gran Reserva 890

Tempranillo Blend, Tempranillo more

6/17/2015 - SimonG wrote: 93 points

Mature Rioja tasting at The Sampler (The Sampler, South Kensington): Lovely plush nose. A real density and depth of fruit. Something slightly woody too, as per the 904, but again this comes and goes.surprisingly dense. A touch of coffee. Increasing complexity with air. ****

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Red

1959 Federico Paternina Rioja Conde de los Andes Gran Reserva

Tempranillo Blend, Tempranillo more

6/17/2015 - SimonG wrote: 88 points

Mature Rioja tasting at The Sampler (The Sampler, South Kensington): A little less round and expressive. Leaner with good acidity though the finish. Underwhelming though and a pale shadow of the (slightly corked) bottle last Spanish WIMPS. ***

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Red

1959 C.V.N.E. (Compañía Vinícola del Norte de España) Rioja Viña Real Reserva Especial

Tempranillo more

6/17/2015 - SimonG wrote: 94 points

Mature Rioja tasting at The Sampler (The Sampler, South Kensington): Gorgeous nose. Proper Rioja. Plush, rounded and dense. Rich even. Complete and vibrant. Lovely. ****1/2

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Red

1964 La Rioja Alta Rioja Reserva 904

Tempranillo Blend, Tempranillo more

6/17/2015 - SimonG wrote: 91 points

Mature Rioja tasting at The Sampler (The Sampler, South Kensington): Far more precise and focused on the nose. Lovely definition. Coffee, fireside, old leather. Fresh and focused. A slight hint of earthy mustiness on the finish with a slightly woody element, but so minor as to not be an issue. Holds well. Lovely poise. ****

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Red

1964 Bodegas Riojanas Rioja Monte Real Gran Reserva

Tempranillo more

6/17/2015 - SimonG wrote: 91 points

Mature Rioja tasting at The Sampler (The Sampler, South Kensington): Initially very fragrant with a velvety plushness, violets and a whiff of mustiness that comes and goes. Slightly double edged on the palate too. A plushness but also a slightly musy leanness. Maybe lacks a bit of focus but this is showing well with reasonably plush fruit and a fresher acidity. ****

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Red

1970 Bodegas Alavesas Rioja Solar de Samaniego Gran Reserva

Tempranillo Blend, Tempranillo more

6/17/2015 - SimonG wrote: 87 points

Mature Rioja tasting at The Sampler (The Sampler, South Kensington): More classic mature Rioja nose. Fireside, leather and a touch of caramel. A little tighter and with a bit more acidity on the finish. A little thin I parts perhaps, not quite enough to cover it, but holds well with air, the Graciano giving a bit of florality and bite in the palate. Not bad considering. A little flat and one dimensional, but this feels less apparent with air. ***

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