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Red

2000 Domaine de l'A

Castillon Côtes de Bordeaux Red Bordeaux Blend more

5/6/2015 - wine&roses wrote: flawed

Auction houses like WineBid should have a feedback system for their sellers, so that buyers can identify people who consign bad wine. No need to identify the consignor. Just say on the listing that consignor has a positive rating of 98.6/100, or whatever it might be. .

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White - Sweet/Dessert

2004 Château Coutet

Barsac Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend more

5/6/2015 - wine&roses wrote: 90 points

Gorgeous.

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Red

2001 Virginie de Valandraud

St. Émilion Grand Cru Red Bordeaux Blend more

3/18/2015 - wine&roses wrote: flawed

Corked. Feh.

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Red

2009 Marchesi de' Frescobaldi Chianti Rùfina Nipozzano Riserva

Sangiovese Blend, Sangiovese more

3/1/2015 - wine&roses wrote: 86 points

Oof. Wine made by a factory, not a winemaker. Candy for children.

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Red

2008 La Velona Brunello di Montalcino

Sangiovese more

2/28/2015 - wine&roses wrote: 89 points

Nice & complex old-world wine, needing at least one more year in the cellar to tame the sharp tannins.

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Red

2009 Socre Barbaresco

Nebbiolo more

2/19/2015 - wine&roses wrote: 88 points

Nice and pure but without any subtlety or complexity as yet. It's interesting how barbaresco can gain character with age, but I have none left to see if this one will. But there is nothing inherently wrong with it.

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Red

2005 Solaria Brunello di Montalcino

Sangiovese more

2/17/2015 - wine&roses wrote: 89 points

Very nice, fully mature wine, a little on the simple side but easy & pure to drink.

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Red

2005 Château Belgrave

Haut-Médoc Red Bordeaux Blend more

2/8/2015 - wine&roses wrote: 87 points

Perhaps the consignor to the auction where I bought my case had stored these sloppily, but two bottles were corked, one dead, and the rest just meh. I am assuming that my case is an outlier, given the enthusiasm of other CT reviewers. So, much as I like auctions, one must always remember caveat emptor.

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Red

2005 Château Belgrave

Haut-Médoc Red Bordeaux Blend more

2/4/2015 - wine&roses wrote: NR

Two bottles of my case corked--so far. So the flaw is with the winemaker, not the storage. Okay vin ordinaire when sound, but I wouldn't buy again.

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Red

2003 Lynsolence

St. Émilion Grand Cru Red Bordeaux Blend more

12/25/2014 - wine&roses wrote: 89 points

Nice enough, but not harmoniously developed--and will never be.

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Red

2004 Château La Fleur St. Émilion Grand Cru

Red Bordeaux Blend more

12/25/2014 - wine&roses wrote: 88 points

Classic claret, on the feminine & retiring side (to be old-fashionedly sexist) But lacks . . . something.

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Red

2005 Château La Fleur St. Émilion Grand Cru

Red Bordeaux Blend more

12/25/2014 - wine&roses wrote: flawed

Shame on the WineBid consigner who foisted this off on me--or you.

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Red

2005 Sportoletti Rosso Villa Fidelia Umbria IGT

Red Bordeaux Blend more

12/24/2014 - wine&roses Does not like this wine: 75 points

Awful--but my bottles were received spoiled.

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Red

2010 Domaine Laleure-Piot Pernand-Vergelesses 1er Cru Les Fichots

Pinot Noir more

12/22/2014 - wine&roses wrote: 88 points

Nice, feminine burgundy, but a little thin and sharply acid on the finish--something time will not soften.

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Red

2005 Château Cap de Mourlin

St. Émilion Grand Cru Red Bordeaux Blend more

12/19/2014 - wine&roses wrote: 88 points

Nice, mature, merlot-heavy claret, but CTers are right that it's time to drink it up.

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Red

2006 Citille di Sopra Brunello di Montalcino

Sangiovese more

12/9/2014 - wine&roses wrote: 88 points

Here's the problem: the corks on my lot of this wine are in deplorable condition. One bottle was just plain corked. This current one is okay but probably not what the winemaker envisaged. And ideally the wine needs another year or two in the bottle, which such bad corks won't permit. So, I wouldn't buy again.

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White

2010 Trénel Fils St. Véran

Chardonnay more

12/9/2014 - wine&roses Does not like this wine: 70 points

Okay to cook with.

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Red

2006 Citille di Sopra Brunello di Montalcino

Sangiovese more

12/6/2014 - wine&roses wrote: flawed

corked & clearly not properly stored.

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Red

2009 Marchesi Mazzei Chianti Classico Castello di Fonterutoli

Chianti Classico DOCG Sangiovese Blend, Sangiovese more

11/30/2014 - wine&roses wrote: 88 points

The corks are dodgy on this wine. When untainted by TCA, the wine is okay, if sweet and simple. A prizewinner? Gimme a break!

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Red

2005 Château Les Hauts-Conseillants

Lalande de Pomerol Red Bordeaux Blend more

10/24/2014 - wine&roses wrote: 87 points

Perhaps badly stored, but nothing to recommend this. Can't imagine it was ever much to crow about. Sometimes the WineBid wines are real losers, like this--and like a fair number of the bottles I bought this summer. CellarTracker's amateur reviews are perhaps no better a guide than the professional wine mavens--and of course no one can tell you how a wine was stored before you bought it.

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Red

2000 Château Petit-Gravet Cuvée Marie Louise

St. Émilion Red Bordeaux Blend more

10/23/2014 - wine&roses wrote: 87 points

If you don't decant it or let it breathe, it lasts a little longer before it fades into insubstantiality.

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Red

2000 Château Petit-Gravet Cuvée Marie Louise

St. Émilion Red Bordeaux Blend more

10/22/2014 - wine&roses wrote: 87 points

A very simple claret, now on the downhill slope. This is my first tasting of it, so I assume it never had the stuffing for the long haul. Nose of coffee; sharp finish presaging vinegar.

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Red

1999 Château Malartic-Lagravière

Pessac-Léognan Red Bordeaux Blend more

10/14/2014 - wine&roses wrote: 81 points

The Ghost of Claret Past.

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White

2009 Domaine de la Tour Chablis

Chardonnay more

10/10/2014 - wine&roses wrote: 89 points

This was simply delicious a year or so ago but now is on a downhill slope. Everything that grows holds in perfection but a little moment.

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Red

2008 Château Tour de Lagarde

St. Émilion Grand Cru Red Bordeaux Blend more

10/6/2014 - wine&roses wrote: 85 points

This is uneven but never really good. The first of my half dozen bottles was primary & promising three years ago. Three of the remaining bottles were past it, one was still primary, and one was beginning to develop some claret character. I wouldn't buy it again.

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