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White

2014 The Wine Society Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough

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1/30/2016 - johneagle wrote: 86 points

Adequate. Quite refreshing and not overly acidic but no depth or features of interest that I can find. Cheap so I shouldn't grumble but as they say, life is too short to drink cheap wine. Silly me for buying a dozen.

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Red

2004 Château Berliquet

St. Émilion Grand Cru Red Bordeaux Blend more

1/29/2016 - johneagle Likes this wine: 88 points

Very much better than the previous bottle. Opened for an hour, not decanted. Dark berry fruit with a touch of cigar smoke, pleasantly integrated, fully mature. Enjoyable

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Red

2005 Château Paloumey

Haut-Médoc Red Bordeaux Blend more

1/16/2016 - johneagle Likes this wine: 90 points

Utterly delicious. I'm drinking it almost pop and pour and from a cold cellar but it is so good like this. Everything is right with this wine at the moment. I so wish I had more.

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White

2007 Joh. Jos. Prüm Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Kabinett

Mosel Saar Ruwer more

1/13/2016 - johneagle Likes this wine: 91 points

1st one of 12. A little sweeter than I expected, though the acidity balanced it well. Went well with spicy tiger prawns. Delicious and quite long

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Red

2004 Château Berliquet

St. Émilion Grand Cru Red Bordeaux Blend more

1/5/2016 - johneagle wrote: flawed

Pale though no noticable brick colour yet. Not actually unpleasant but thin and medicinal.

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Red

2005 Delas Frères Cornas Chante-Perdrix

Syrah more

12/13/2015 - johneagle Likes this wine: 91 points

Interesting development in the decanter. At the start it was clear fresh and fruity. An hour later, all cherries and pomegranate and still no depth. 2 1/2 hours interesting full and rich. I wonder if this is at its best at the moment. My first bottle and glad I didn't open it sooner. Perfect with a roast loin of pork . Very good indeed in a modern style.

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Red

1994 Marqués de Murrieta Rioja Castillo Ygay Gran Reserva Especial

Tempranillo Blend, Tempranillo more

12/6/2015 - johneagle Does not like this wine: NR

Yet again. On opening like one might imagine cheap cherry flavoured mouthwash. Tasted several times over 6 hour. Softened a bit but still really not at all pleasant. I was persuaded to buy this and the 1987 (equally mediocre.) by what was then Lay and Wheeler. One of my greater wine mistakes. As they no longer trade I haven't been able to send it back. The wine that they leave in barrel for 20 years must be truly awful.

Not for me. Perhaps other people get it. I think it is foul. And expensive.

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Red

2007 Patrick Lesec Costières-de-Nîmes Vieilles Vignes

Red Rhone Blend more

12/4/2015 - johneagle Likes this wine: 89 points

Much better than the previous bottle. Full, rich, harmonious, almost sweet. Delicious and absolutely in the right time in its development to drink. Not enough backbone to go on from here but the lovely rich fruit is really special.

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Red

2000 Château Fourcas Dupré

Listrac-Médoc Red Bordeaux Blend more

12/3/2015 - johneagle Likes this wine: 88 points

Opened, decanted and drunk. Has that odd green core flavour that I remember the 2003 had as well. Not unpleasant, and in a way quite refreshing but odd. It seems obvious from the other notes that most of it has, as so often, been drunk much too young. I bought it earlier this year at less than £20/bottle all in. Good value at that price but I wonder about the high scores this wine seems to attract. It is nothing like as good as the 2000 Tour de By bought at the same time and the same price

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Red

2011 Cossetti Barbera d'Asti La Vigna Vecchia

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12/2/2015 - johneagle Likes this wine: NR

Sad that this was the last bottle. Good everyday easy drinking

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Red

2004 Château Batailley

Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend more

11/29/2015 - johneagle Likes this wine: 89 points

Very pleasant junior Pauillac with all the right characteristics in the right places. Decanted 1 hour ahead. Level top shoulder - cork was soft and appeared to have leaked a little, but the wine was fine

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Red

1994 Château Tayac

Margaux Red Bordeaux Blend more

12/2/2015 - johneagle wrote: 87 points

Pleasant enough, but not much more than that

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Red

2005 Château Cambon La Pelouse

Haut-Médoc Red Bordeaux Blend more

11/29/2015 - johneagle wrote: 87 points

Perhaps an atypical bottle. Fruit and tannins fighting each other for dominance and borderline unpleasant. Dusty. Too much oak for my taste. Try another soon

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White

2010 Château Lagrange (St. Julien) Les Arums de Lagrange

Bordeaux Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend more

11/27/2015 - johneagle Likes this wine: 90 points

Almost aggressive grapefruit, but softened after 30 minutes. I wouldn't want to have drunk this any younger.

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Red

1995 Domaine du Vieux Télégraphe Châteauneuf-du-Pape La Crau

Red Rhone Blend more

11/27/2015 - johneagle Likes this wine: 92 points

Delicious but atypical, almost austere, very enjoyable. In a good place now.

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Red

2009 Domaine Calot Morgon Cuvée Jeanne

Gamay more

11/22/2015 - johneagle wrote: 88 points

I hope this bottle was atypical. Popped and poured . Fruit subdued. Also watch out for the fine sediment. Going to try another soon.
2 hours later, better but has an odd metallic core, slightly bitter. Not unpleasant but not something I would buy now if offered a taste beforehand.

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Red

2007 Patrick Lesec Costières-de-Nîmes Vieilles Vignes

Red Rhone Blend more

11/20/2015 - johneagle wrote: 88 points

Getting towards the end of its drinking window. Fruit more subdued than the last bottle. Also it threw a bit of fine sediment which means careful decanting in future for any remaining bottles

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Red - Fortified

1977 Fonseca Porto Vintage

Port Blend more

11/3/2015 - johneagle Likes this wine: 90 points

These bottles were really odd - they tasted like a very young port indeed. Good but completely immature

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Red

1994 Château Ducru-Beaucaillou

St. Julien Red Bordeaux Blend more

11/20/2015 - johneagle Likes this wine: 90 points

Not the greatest Ducru by a very long way (I remember 1970, 66 an 61 in a vertical, all of which were stunning, and the 70 tasted older than the 66 and the 61 tasted as though it was the youngest - but that is a long time ago. This was pleasant but no fireworks

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White

2012 Alois Lageder Chardonnay Löwengang

Alto Adige - Südtirol more

11/6/2015 - johneagle wrote: flawed

This bottle was oddly short of acidity, though I tasted the same wine the following day in a friend's restaurant which was fine. It was good, but not as could as it should have been. Hopefully an odd bottle, but at this age, is seems strange. I think that the wine that I tasted on the second day had been open for about 16 hours too.

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Red

2010 Michel & Stéphane Ogier Côtes du Rhône Villages Plan de Dieu Le temps est venu

Grenache more

10/11/2015 - johneagle wrote: 87 points

OK but not particularly exciting. Too much fruit for my taste, or rather the fruit predominates too much. There is a pleasing underlying Grenache spiciness but its all a bit one dimensional. I have had far better CdR 07s at around this price level, though, admittedly, some of them are now at higher equivalent prices in more recent vintages.

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White

2010 Dönnhoff Oberhäuser Leistenberg Riesling Kabinett

Nahe more

10/11/2015 - johneagle Likes this wine: 89 points

Other notes say it all. Beautiful balance of fruit and acidity. Perhaps a bit lacking in intensity but as an entry level wine, very good. I think this is fully ready.

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Red

2009 Bernard Santé Juliénas Vieilles Vignes

Gamay more

10/1/2015 - johneagle wrote: 87 points

Lost its Gamay character and there's a sweetness which overpowers what little acidity and backbone is left. Drink up

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Red

2006 Bodega Norton Malbec Perdriel

Lujan de Cuyo more

9/2/2015 - johneagle Does not like this wine: 60 points

Lost the really unpleasant edge, and softened into mediocre, over alcoholic fruit juice. Not for me

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Red

2000 Château Léoville Barton

St. Julien Red Bordeaux Blend more

8/27/2015 - johneagle wrote: 88 points

Nothing like as I expected. Tannins very green and slightly sour. Not sure that it will grow out this problem. Drank a Tour de By 2000 at the same time which a lot more enjoyable though it faded after 3 hours.

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