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Red

2005 Domaine Henri Gouges Nuits St. Georges 1er Cru Clos des Porrets St. Georges

Pinot Noir more

2/5/2016 - kingkanu Likes this wine: 89 points

Best after an hour in a decanter. Quite dark in colour, fading a touch at the rim and still looks fairly young. Starting to drink now but the nose far out performs the palate at this stage. Ripe red and dark cherries with a side of earth are the aromas, there's decent concentration and weight in the mouth, some fairly fine tannins remain, it's feels there's more to give flavor wise so I think we should leave this for another year or longer before trying again but this seems to have all the elements needed to develop further

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White

2010 Guerila Rebula

Vipava Valley more

2/4/2016 - kingkanu wrote: NR

Getting towards orange. Just on the edge of musty, but some decent flavor if a little short to finish, interesting to try a 'white' with a few years age

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Red

2009 Domaine des Roches Neuves Saumur-Champigny Franc de Pied

Cabernet Franc more

2/2/2016 - kingkanu wrote: NR

Pleasant enough without really impressing, decent cab franc fruit. Unsure if it has enough stuffing to develop for the long term, but will keep and find out in time.

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Red

2000 Château de Pibarnon Bandol

Mourvedre Blend, Mourvedre more

1/30/2016 - kingkanu wrote: 89 points

Smells a little raisin-y to start, but give this an hour of air and it's quite nicely balanced, with a potato tarte tartin and a cep jus the acidity come through really well. It's mature and with no real tannins left to resolve. It's going to be a fairly big wine, but has some elegance and a decent finish, just drink with some appropriate food and it's lovely, a bit too much for my palate on its own.

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White

2011 Pierre-Yves Colin-Morey Bourgogne Blanc

Chardonnay more

1/30/2016 - kingkanu wrote: NR

Last but 1 bottle, it feels like this has lost a bit of zip, it's still tasty and with good depth for the level and vintage but it's not quite as exciting as it was a year ago.

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Red

2004 Domaine Michel Gros Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru Clos des Réas

Pinot Noir more

1/29/2016 - kingkanu wrote: 88 points

Definitely ready now, lacking a bit of ripeness and depth, but not a bad wine, nose better than palate. I'm not convinced it will improve too much more but it did benefit from a little air so will keep for a few more years at least

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Red

2012 Valdicava Rosso di Montalcino

Sangiovese more

1/24/2016 - kingkanu wrote: 89 points

After reading some favourable reviews I thought it was worth broaching a bottle. Medium body with a dark core, fading towards the rim. Strong legs. The nose is quite deep toned, some cherry, but also some new leather. The palate has some fine tannin and medium + acidity, it's fairly savoury with a nice long finish for its level. Starting to drink and with a few years at least in hand

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Red

2013 Suertes del Marqués Valle de la Orotava 7 Fuentes

Listan Negro more

1/24/2016 - kingkanu wrote: NR

On opening this was bright and fairly juicy, some floral elements as well as some brambly fruit, it had some good character. After about 2 hours it had gained a very reductive stinky nose and the palate had closed right up and was borderline unpleasant, im leaving the last 1/3 to see if it improves or fades. Undecided on this showing.

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Red

1987 Bodegas Vega-Sicilia Ribera del Duero Único

Tempranillo Blend, Tempranillo more

1/23/2016 - kingkanu Likes this wine: 92 points

Fairly youthful looking. The nose is a bit high toned, but also of dried fruits and tobacco with a bit of plum, it really leaps from the glass. The palate still has some fine grained tannins and tastes younger than the nose suggests, lots of depth of flavour and a pretty long finish, it's probably on just starting to drink well and has a long life ahead

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Red

2010 Boekenhoutskloof The Chocolate Block

Western Cape Red Blend more

1/23/2016 - kingkanu Likes this wine: 88 points

From magnum. Decanted for a short while and drank over a few hours. A little Syrah stink on the nose to start with and took 45-60 mins to clean up, although it wasn't too much of a problem, some smokiness here, quite appetising. Quite rich and smooth to drink, tannins pretty much resolved, it feels quite balanced with a fair depth of flavour, decent without impressing too much. It tastes like it will last a few more years, I think the drinking window is a little conservative but it won't be a long term wine either.

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Red

2003 Chateau Musar

Bekaa Valley Red Blend more

1/17/2016 - kingkanu wrote: NR

A bit in an in between phase where it has lost some of its youthful freshness and excitement and hasn't developed more secondary interest, it's distinctively Musar still with a good dose of VA on the nose

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Red

2004 Owl Ridge Wines Cabernet Sauvignon Brigden Vineyard

Sonoma County more

1/16/2016 - kingkanu wrote: NR

Bricking is eating into the wine, almost fully resolved tannins and a nice mix of secondary flavours and fruit, nice length of flavour but missing a bit of acidity, 14.4% but has a touch of the Bordeaux about it

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Red

2009 François Villard St. Joseph Poivre et Sol

Syrah more

1/16/2016 - kingkanu wrote: 88 points

starting to drink well now, just a little stinkiness and still a little grip, but a very satisfying st jo

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Red

1988 Coche-Bizouard Pommard Vieilles Vignes

Pinot Noir more

1/13/2016 - kingkanu wrote: 87 points

The colour is quite dark with a translucent rim and bricking eating a little into the wine. The nose still has some good fruit in its maturity and is rather attractive. The palate gains a bit of fat with some air, but it feels like the fruit has dried out a bit and no longer stands up to the acidity or tannins that remain, it's still quite drinkable, but past its peak of pleasure.

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White

2009 Philippe Colin Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Vergers

Chardonnay more

12/27/2015 - kingkanu wrote: NR

Intense flavours, the fruit is quite ripe and tropical, lacks some acidity, a bit flabby, on this showing I'd want to drink up

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White

2009 Toni Jost Bacharacher Hahn Riesling Kabinett

Mittelrhein more

12/26/2015 - kingkanu wrote: NR

Quite light colour, the nose is quite pretty. The palate is lime sherbert, but softened with its few years in the bottle, very easy and light drinking

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White - Sparkling

2000 Pol Roger Champagne Brut Vintage

Champagne Blend more

12/25/2015 - kingkanu wrote: NR

Drinking beautifully right now, sadly my last bottle

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Red

1985 Giacomo Borgogno & Figli Barolo Riserva

Nebbiolo more

12/25/2015 - kingkanu wrote: NR

Cork soaked halfway through, great condition. Opened and decanted for a couple of hours, proper Barolo, no fireworks but lovely drinking and will last for much longer if properly stored.

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White

2003 Rolly Gassmann Riesling Silberberg

Alsace more

12/25/2015 - kingkanu wrote: NR

Absolutely delightful now, will probably stay in this place for quite some time, not a prize winner but real pleasure.

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Red

1999 Château Lafite Rothschild

Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend more

12/21/2015 - kingkanu wrote: NR

Decanted for 1 hr. Youthful but very drinkable. Great depth of fruit with a touch of graphite and cedarwood, classy, very classy, still far from peaking but a treat to try it now, ideally leave 5-10 more years

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Red

2010 Guy Farge St. Joseph Terre de Granit

Syrah more

12/23/2015 - kingkanu wrote: NR

Quite stinky on opening, an hour decanted just about cleans up the nose. Still seems youthful. Leave another year or so.

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Red

2000 Podere Rocche dei Manzoni Barolo Vigna d'la Roul

Nebbiolo more

12/23/2015 - kingkanu wrote: NR

Needs decanting off significant sediment. In a decanter for 3 hours and drunk over another 2 hours. To start the nose was all dark chocolate, it was more like a Grenache than Barolo but over time it revealed itself more. Seems like it's from a warm vintage and lost some of its typicity, but towards the end it felt, smelt and tasted more Nebbiolo. Good in the end and with food

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Red

1993 Louis Jadot Chambertin-Clos de Bèze

Chambertin-Clos de Bèze Grand Cru Pinot Noir more

12/22/2015 - kingkanu wrote: 93 points

Great aromatics, lovely weight and fine acidity, still lots left in the tank but so good right now

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White - Off-dry

1971 Domaine Huet Vouvray Demi-Sec Le Haut-Lieu

Chenin Blanc more

12/20/2015 - kingkanu wrote: 89 points

Gold colour. The nose has some truffley development with some honey and ripe apricots. The palate is very fresh for a 45 year old and quite strong acidity. The sugar is not so prominent, and the finish is decent. Interesting to drink a wine of this age, maybe better with some food to provide a foil to its acidity.

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Red

2008 J. Rochioli Pinot Noir Russian River Valley

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12/19/2015 - kingkanu wrote: 88 points

Quite dark colour, a touch of fading at the edge but no bricking yet. The nose is still quite RRV but not so boisterous as it was. The palate is quite silky now, it is a little sweet, but the age makes this less obvious, drinking very nicely now

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