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White

2012 Trimbach Riesling

Alsace more

5/28/2015 - Papies wrote: 89 points

Two very consistent bottles on the evening, opened and served. Quite a "straight forward" good Riesling with a focus on structure rather than ripeness. The acidity makes it a good friend of Asian food and its proving to be a stable choice for us when approaching this cuisine. Nice nose too with just a lovely tint of petrolly, light caramel feel. A solid 89 and def good value.

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White - Fortified

NV Gonzalez-Byass Jerez-Xérès-Sherry Palo Cortado Apostoles

Palomino Fino and Pedro Ximénez more

5/26/2015 - Papies wrote: 91 points

A good old friend that keeps us company while we cook.
Dark caramel in colour and in feel, caramel, madeira style oxidation, rich, mineral, salty in a way. Quite long and complex, full profile with also a nice sweet core, toffee , cocoa feel. Very nice. 91-92

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White

2009 Louis Jadot Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru Abbaye de Morgeot

Chardonnay more

5/25/2015 - Papies wrote: 92 points

Quite a dark colour. Still onth eyoung side and the oaky dynamics are very evident albeit nt overpowering. More of a ripe/rich feel at this stage and we would have liked a little bit more of minerality but we believe this will come with itme. For sure a wine of quality but one needs to like the feel of young oaked chardonnay to really love it now. 91-92 but we are hopefull on a good future

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White - Sparkling

1995 Charles Heidsieck Champagne Blanc des Millénaires

Chardonnay more

5/25/2015 - Papies wrote: 93 points

A much better performance than the last time we had this (a few weeks back Papies 92) and this is definitely one for the lovers of fuller, richer champagnes. Well defined, yeasty , apples at times, nice rich profile. Good acidity and generally well structured and felt so pure and elegant. very good wine lalbeit we are still far from the accolades Tom Stevenson gave it. A very good 93-94

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White

2006 Domaine William Fèvre Chablis Grand Cru Les Clos

Chardonnay more

5/25/2015 - Papies wrote: 93 points

We were very happy to find this healthy and drinking very nicely after a bad encounter with a Droin Le Clos 2005..
Quite steely, clean, fresh and precise wine, the Dom Perignon precission in a way for a chablis, citrus notes across and full of minerality. Any Oak used in its elevage is well assimilated and the wine had a lovely purity. Very good and a worthy 93. Drinks very nicely now.

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White

2014 Guy Allion Domaine Haut Perron Sauvignon A

Touraine Sauvignon Blanc more

5/25/2015 - Papies wrote: NR

To be honest we bought this to use for cooking but sampled it, albeit not at the right temperature. Felt quite clean, fresh, citrus, light grassy. Felt liek a pretty decent wine. lighr a mid to high 80s

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Red

1990 Robert Mondavi Winery Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve

Napa Valley more

5/24/2015 - Papies wrote: 92 points

Well wet cork and top of shoulder level. Solid cork though and the words "My Fifty Third Harvest" clearly stated (Photo Added).
Decanted for 40 minutes. One needs to be careful of fine sediment here.On the light side, well matured but rather than an earthy beast this was more red fruited, cherries with a nice sweet core and silky tannin. Very enjoyable well aged wine albeit in decline. We suggest one drinks sooner than later. 92

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White

2005 Jean-Paul & Benoit Droin Chablis Grand Cru Les Clos

Chardonnay more

5/24/2015 - Papies wrote: flawed

Felt a bit oxidised and past its best. We have had this wine since 2010 from a full case and its the second one that filed tired and oxidised (Last time we had this was 1 yr ago). 2 more to go we hope they are better but not much hope to be honest.

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White

2013 Gocker Gewurztraminer

Alsace Gewürztraminer more

5/23/2015 - Papies wrote: 80 points

Picked to go with spicy Szechuan food.
This really is white Ribena in a way. Quite sweet, flabby and uninspiring. 80 at best.

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White

2014 Annex Kloof Chenin Blanc Xenna

Western Cape more

5/21/2015 - Papies wrote: 90 points

By the glass at the BA lounge. Last glass in the bottle.
Quite a nice fresh and clean expression to the otherwise always oaked and waxy rich Chenin Blanc. This was fresh, lemony, clean, focussed and just a joy to be had. We wish we came across many more clean version of Chenin. Simply beautiful in its simplicity and straight forward character. 90 and worth it maybe more

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White

2012 Jean-Max Roger Sancerre

Sauvignon Blanc more

5/21/2015 - Papies wrote: 89 points

By the glass at the BA lounge from a bottle that looked likening was opened for an hour or so.
Light in colour, grassy, lemony wine. Very pure on the Sauvignon bland side and with nor nuisance from oak or over ripeness. Very clean, light mineral, citrus. Pretty solid wine and drinks very well now. 89+

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Red

2005 Château Beauregard

Pomerol Red Bordeaux Blend more

5/21/2015 - Papies wrote: 89 points

By the glass at the BA lounge. Fresh bottle. We suspect some decanting would be helpful albeit not essential.
Quite dark on the colour and across the experience the wine is on the fruit. Light pepper on the nose, dark fruits. Quite restrained for a 2005 on the ripeness front and a lot more expressive than a lot of the 05s of higher pedigree. Well enjoyable and round now and we suspect this has a lot of life ahead of it. Would have liked to see some more magic give the vintage though. A very good 89.

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Red

2012 Paul Cluver Pinot Noir Seven flags

Elgin more

5/21/2015 - Papies wrote: 87 points

By the glass at the BA lounge.
A lot more pronounced new world Pinot than its sibling the 2011 ( Papies 89). The 2012 is sweetish, ripe, medium and quite expressive. A touch too sweet at times which results in a easy wine with no real complexity or character. Expected more. 87

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Red

2011 Château Lamartine

Castillon Côtes de Bordeaux Red Bordeaux Blend more

5/21/2015 - Papies wrote: 88 points

By the glass at the BA lounge. Fresh bottle.
Quite a dark colour, purple tint.light dark fruit dominated nose. Quite an unassuming, unpretentious wine, a touch straight forward and feels about right now. Has still a few sharp edges but the fruit is healthy on the palate, the tannin is in check and barring a few dry notes and a bit of astringency on the finish this was pretty good for the pedigree. 88 but a good 88

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White

2010 Domaine / Maison Vincent Girardin Meursault Les Grands Charrons

Chardonnay more

5/21/2015 - Papies wrote: 90 points

By the glass at the BA lounge from what looked like a fresh bottle.
Light yellow with green notes on the colour. Light on the nose, just the lightest touch of oak, quite fresh, round, well balanced. Good structure, made with a light hand in a way and very enjoyable. Not the winner of miss depth 2010 but still quite a nice package. 90

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Red

2007 Château La Conseillante

Pomerol Red Bordeaux Blend more

5/20/2015 - Papies wrote: 91 points

A very nice surprise. We decanted and served as we didn't have time. Followed in the steps of Lynch Bages 2007 (Papies 89-90) and was clearly a better wine, at this stage at least.
Has good fruit across the palate, nice open on the nose, good balance and acidity and just behave so good. Drinks very nicely now but given the vintage was such a nice surprise . 91+

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Red

2007 Château Lynch-Bages

Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend more

5/20/2015 - Papies wrote: 89 points

Requires a lot of decanting and we did so for a good two hours. Definitely helped develop the wine. Post decanting the wine actually feels older than an 8 years in a way but still not on the giving front. Interesting to see it carry soft fruit, was still quite firm but not as austere as expected. Definitely decanting helped on the tannin front. Lacks a touch of fruit to be honest to balance it out. Lets see how it evolves. A decent 89-90 for now from us.

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White - Sparkling

NV Taittinger Champagne Grand Cru Prelude

Champagne Blend more

5/20/2015 - Papies wrote: 91 points

A secret find no more and we keep coming across this little gem in many places. Seems like the BA lounge advertising has helped this wine image.
As always lovely balance, rich, toasty wine, elegant and focused. Very good. 91

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Red

2011 Willunga 100 Shiraz/Viognier

McLaren Vale Shiraz Blend, Syrah more

5/17/2015 - Papies wrote: 88 points

By the glass at the Sportsman in Kent.
As with all these Aussie Shiraz one needs to like the juicy,spicy, light oaky style to enjoy them for beyond one glass. Its not really our style but seeing past thta one can not argue this is not a well made wine albeit a touch too jammy at times. 88

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Red

2013 Paolo Leo Primitivo di Manduria

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5/17/2015 - Papies wrote: 86 points

By the glass at the Sportsman in Kent.
Quite a dark, rich, ripe wine. Dark fruits, solid but not angular on the tannin front. Not sure how long this has been opened for but given it was late in the day we assume this has been opened for some time. Quite a bit of heat on the palate and an ok finish. 86-7

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White

2012 Cycles Gladiator Pinot Grigio

California more

5/17/2015 - Papies wrote: 88 points

By the glass at the Sportsman in Kent.
Quite a fatty, modern, oaky expression if this popular grape with all the hallmarks of a california white. Still quite a solid, well made wine and if its the style one is looking for will be happy for the quality vs the price. 87-88

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White

2013 Baron de Badassiere Coteaux du Languedoc Picpoul-de-Pinet

Picpoul Blanc more

5/17/2015 - Papies wrote: 88 points

By the glass at the Sportsman in Kent.
Medium to light bodies, pure, no oak, firm, mineral and quite a refreshing wine. Very nice for what is promises to be and a very good 88 from us. Good option when looking for something non fatty and not very acidic.

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White - Sparkling

NV Charles Heidsieck Champagne Brut Réserve

Champagne Blend more

5/17/2015 - Papies wrote: 90 points

By the glass at the Sportsman, Kent.
A very nice surprise in terms of style and quality. Sharp, firm, focused and mineral. Good aromatic profile , with nice ripe fruit edge and a few yeasty tones. Really nice as an aperitif and worth the price albeit has less of the star power of the other marques. A very solid 90 from us.

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White

2007 Trimbach Riesling Cuvée Frédéric Emile

Alsace more

5/18/2015 - Papies wrote: 90 points

Quite young still and a bit unpolished on the acidity front. Needs time , maybe another 5 years to step into it correct drinking window. Still in a way buttoned down and not showing much other than a light petrolly side on the nose, light citrus. Excellent mineral profile at least and so well structured. Needs time. 90 for now but with a lot of potential in our view.

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Red

2010 Kir-Yianni Dyo Elies

Amyndaio Red Blend more

5/17/2015 - Papies wrote: 90 points

Quite dark, dense fresh but on the forward side without been a heavy handed wine, albeit a modern expression. Has definitely been in contact with oak but carries it well. Violets, dark fruits and well made wine. Still very young and needs time to evolve but one can not argue this is not a quality wine. We would definitely like to cross paths with it again in a few years. 90ish for the moment.

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