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White

2009 François Raveneau Chablis Grand Cru Blanchot

Chardonnay more

5/16/2015 - Periko Likes this wine: 93 points

PnP at a restaurant. I bit reticent on nose, barely shows some lemon, candy, honey... Palate also tight but gains complexity with air... delicious honeyed and oily texture, very mineral driven and a superb long finish. Obviously very young and a bit too much on the ripe side but very good overall. 92-94

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Red

2010 Domaine La Colliere Rasteau

Grenache Blend, Grenache more

5/15/2015 - Periko wrote: 88 points

3rd bottle out of 6. Intense kirsch liquor, herbs and violets. Still very astringent on palate, carries medium acidity and with plenty of unresolved tannins. Heat is a bit present at the moment. Palate has gained weight and lost freshness. As of now, earliest bottle was the best. Not sure how is this evolving. 87-88

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White - Sparkling

2009 Colet Colet-Navazos Extra Brut

Cava Macabeo-Xarel-lo-Parellada Blend more

5/4/2015 - Periko wrote: 88 points

Similar to previous bottle 04/2015 but more crisp and pungent. White fruit on nose, more crisp and pungent on palate, stones too but also vinous although this bottle kept more present the mousse. I had another bottle from another batch and was clearly younger on palate, so maybe the problem is just my bottles.

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Red

2004 R. López de Heredia Rioja Reserva Viña Bosconia

Tempranillo Blend, Tempranillo more

5/3/2015 - Periko Likes this wine: 91 points

Medium to dark ruby color. Pristine cork!!!
This is 04 is very young but already approachable if you like more intense flavors. Nose offers red fruit, licorice, some leather and even a floral touch. Palate is medium to light bodied, with plenty of fruit, some minerality / oxidation style, carrying a high acidity and unresolved tannins. The remarkable freshness reminded me a bit of an Ardanza'05. The wine is already delicious now but needs some time and I wouldn't touch a bottle for the next 5 years. (90-91).

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White - Sparkling

2009 Colet Colet-Navazos Extra Brut

Cava Macabeo-Xarel-lo-Parellada Blend more

4/19/2015 - Periko Likes this wine: 87 points

It seems this wine evolves quite fast. 2 years after my last bottle, I bought a 6-pack and so far all bottles consumed are visually evolved, as little to no bubbles left. The wine maintains the pastry, white fruit bouquet along with a slightly sherry-like aroma and taste. It's still fresh but definitely more vinous, actually on palate it's more like a dry wine than a sparkler but drinks nice. Drink up. 86-88

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Red

2008 Bodegas Riojanas Rioja Viña Albina Reserva

Tempranillo Blend, Tempranillo more

4/8/2015 - Periko Likes this wine: 88 points

Last bottle of a 6-pack and this wine has been consistently good. Bottle opened 4 days ago and today it's really signing: cedar, red dried fruit, mint and even some floral notes. While very elegant on palate, it drinks wonderful now but still has plenty of room to mature. It carries a lingering acidity that complements the savory red fruit. As noted in a previous comment, these wines seem to age at a glacial pace. To enjoy now and with plenty of years left ahead. Great QPR. 87-89

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White

2009 Neyndorff & Thies Penedès Neyndorff Les Marges

Chardonnay more

3/22/2015 - Periko wrote: flawed

Premoxed. Dark golden color, inexpressive nose, oxidised palate. Alas my last bottle. A shame.

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Red

2008 Ferrer Bobet Priorat Vinyes Velles

Carignan Blend, Carignan more

2/7/2015 - Periko wrote: 92 points

2nd bottle of 4, bought on release. Decanted for 1.5 hours. Very similar to the bottle from 3 years ago. Red fruit on nose, licorice and a spicy touch. Lush, fresh, mineral driven with a lot of red fruit in palate, still unresolved tannins and some dryness. IMO, FB hit a home run in 08, the freshness, focus and purity achieved in this vintage it's outstanding. 91-93

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White - Fortified

2011 Alvear Montilla-Moriles Pedro Ximénez de Añada

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2/2/2015 - Periko wrote: 93 points

From .50cl, super intense nose with plenty caramel, raisin, burnt sugar and some acetone scent. Thick, sticky sweet, voluptous with a long finish, and all in all, it's plain delicious specially with that dark chocolate cake. Not very familiar with sweet PX but this one is very good indeed. 91-94

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Red

2008 Bodegas Riojanas Rioja Viña Albina Reserva

Tempranillo Blend, Tempranillo more

12/23/2014 - Periko Likes this wine: 88 points

I have been drinking a couple of bottles and this wine is very consistent. It's has a nice mix of old style and young Rioja, leading to an aged, very likeable tempranillo. Nose shows subtle red fruit, dried herbs, mushrooms, old wood (24 to 30 months barrel ageing). Palate it's Rioja. It replicates the nose with just a sweet mid palate touch. Feels medium to light bodied and the 13.5 abv helps a lot to make it easy to drink and looking for another glass.
Despite the youth and the average vintage, this drinks very well now. Add the retail price it's a joke and you have an daily drinker that can age and improve for years.

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White - Sparkling

NV Jacquesson & Fils Champagne Cuvée No. 736

Champagne Blend more

12/6/2014 - Periko Likes this wine: 91 points

Drank after a heavy lunch and it worked very well. Mineral, stones and bread/yeast on nose. Very racy on palate, mineral, direct and vertical as it cuts like a knife but also has the volume and structure of the 2008 base. Wish I had more. Plenty of life ahead.

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White - Sparkling

2004 Le Brun-Servenay Champagne Exhilarante Vieilles Vignes

Champagne Blend more

12/5/2014 - Periko Likes this wine: 90 points

As aperitif. Better than 2 years ago. Plenty of baked apple, some minerality and yeast. On palate the mousse is more gentle, vinous, with high acidity and a remarkable minerality at the finish. Good now and my guess is that should improve over the next 5 years.

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White

2012 Jean-Paul & Benoit Droin Chablis 1er Cru Montée de Tonnerre

Chardonnay more

11/30/2014 - Periko Likes this wine: 91 points

P&P. Typical nose with citrus, saline scent, butter and wet stones. On palate it's pungent - carries a medium+ acidity - but at the same time it has an oily texture and buttery taste, along with a remarkable minerality. I drank this over two days and barely felt any difference (maybe more bodied on day two). This-is-good. 90-91

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White

2007 Bodegas Murua Rioja Blanco Fermentado en Barrica

Viura more

11/10/2014 - Periko Likes this wine: 91 points

A blend of Viura, Malvasia and some blanc grenache result in an impressive, hedonistic wine. Needs a lot of air, as it's a full bodied white wine, very aromatic with a super bouquet made of white fruit, honey and minerality. Love this wine. 91++

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White

2007 Domaine Ganevat Côtes du Jura Cuvée de Garde

White Blend more

11/9/2014 - Periko Likes this wine: 91 points

PnP. Slightly oxidative on nose along with hints of lemon and saline notes, a very subtle sherry-like nose because of the veil ageing. Mouth coating and savory on palate with a remarkable salty taste. Very nice, wonderful with paella.

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Red

2007 Viñedos de Páganos Rioja El Puntido

Tempranillo more

11/4/2014 - Periko wrote: 88 points

Drank during two days. Not sure what is going on with this wine, but while the nose is similar to previous notes (red fruit, spicy and floral), on palate has gained a lot of weight, the fruit is much ripen than before and acidity - a trademark of this wine freshness - is ¿gone?. I have not enjoyed this bottle and I wonder where is this heading.

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White

2011 Domaine Nathalie et Gilles Fevre Chablis 1er Cru Vaulorent

Chardonnay more

10/1/2014 - Periko Likes this wine: 90 points

Drank over 2 days, better on day 2. Not much intensity on nose but this is really good on palate: while it has some wood and well medium bodied, it is offset by a citric, tangerine profile with medium acidity and superb minerality. It has a remarkable long finish as well. Very nice 90-91.

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White

2011 Domaine William Fèvre Chablis 1er Cru Vaillons

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8/23/2014 - Periko Likes this wine: 90 points

This was decanted for 30 min. I found this Vaillons, given some reviews, better than expected. Typical nose with citrus, pineapple, anise and some butter. This initial impression on nose translates on palate. Even it's vertical as expected in a Chablis, I found it carried a bit fat, grassy palate and limited minerality but added a saline finish. Drank over 2 days, better on day 2. Very enjoyable.

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Red

2009 Celler Del Pont Priorat Lo Givot

Grenache Blend, Grenache more

9/3/2014 - Periko Likes this wine: 91 points

Big and bold, jammy but with velvety tannins. It brings black fruit, chocolate and stones. This is surprisingly rounded and plain delicious. Nice!

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White

2010 Jean-Philippe Fichet Bourgogne Blanc

Chardonnay more

8/7/2014 - Periko Likes this wine: 88 points

Clean, crispy, citrus and mineral on day one. After some days in the fridge gains volumen and substance while keeps that lemon profile and a tremendous minerality. This is very nice and a must repeat at this price.

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White

2009 Celler Francisco Castillo Priorat Clos Dominic Blanc Clos Dominic

White Blend more

6/27/2014 - Periko Likes this wine: 90 points

Decanted half bottle and drank the rest the following day. This wine needs a lot of air and the right temperature (not chilled), as it offers a lot on nose: Ripe apricot, peach, Lanolyn, honey, floral notes and overall a very nice perfumed bouquet.
On palate its a bit fat, savory, with sweet ripe fruit although I felt lacks freshness and has an ok, almost low acidity. Long finish with a sherry touch. Drink up. 89-91

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Red

2004 Clos Mogador Priorat Manyetes

Red Blend more

7/7/2014 - Periko Likes this wine: 92 points

Decanted for 1 hour and consumed over 2 days. At year 10, this might be at its peak. It has ripe red fruit, mineral hints and a spicy touch. Present tannins and a noticiable acidity shows this still has time left but it drinks very well and, for me, there's no reason to wait anymore, as it might not get any better. Give it some air or better decant, as it has plenty of sediments. Delicious. 91-92

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Red

2010 Cayuse Syrah Cailloux Vineyard

Walla Walla Valley more

5/15/2014 - Periko wrote: 91 points

Darkest wine of the tasting and certainly the more particular one. Easy to guess this was the Cayuse with such a nose with pepper, smoke, coffee, some green tones, black olives, tapenade and cola. That's quite a nose. The wine is fresh, however, it's too light on palate and I dare to say it was easy drink, with a forgettable, short finish. Could be the difference with the previous flights or just that this is too young to enjoy. It is a good wine, I see the funky thing but I was looking forward to much more on palate than it showed. A bit disappointing. 90-91

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Red

2009 Diamond Creek Cabernet Sauvignon Volcanic Hill

Diamond Mountain more

5/15/2014 - Periko Likes this wine: 92 points

Again a very dark color, guessed a 09 or 10. On nose this one was a bit strange and misleading, showing rubber gum, garrigue ¿?, mint, indian ink, ashes and black licorice. On palate this was exuberant, tannic and powerful with some dryness. It's quite structured and a super concentrated wine, with black licorice, black chocolate and black fruit. Very very young but also very very good. Needs time. 92-93

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Red

2008 Andrew Will Champoux Vineyard

Horse Heaven Hills Red Bordeaux Blend more

5/15/2014 - Periko Likes this wine: 93 points

First wine and this is really dark, young, although rim denotes some age already. It already developing some secondary mature aromas on nose, like cigar tobacco, old furniture... it's balanced with fresh red fruit like strawberries, cherries, along with some mint and licorice. On palate its medium to full bodied but light on its feet, elegant, sweet fruit, still with present tannins but quite well integrated already and leaving an evolving palate finish. This is already delicious now and gaining complexity but will surely improve in years to come.

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