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White - Sweet/Dessert

1989 Foreau Domaine du Clos Naudin Vouvray Moelleux Réserve 1ère Trie

Chenin Blanc more

7/11/2015 - BradKNYC Likes this wine: NR

A wonderful evening of Chenin. (Chez Kravitz- Old Saybrook): It was fun to try this side by side with the Cuvée Constance. It’s of a completely different character. It’s much darker in color and is a denser, weightier, sweeter and more botrytis dominated wine that comes across more as an essencia. Intensely sweet with apricot preserves, orange marmalade, earl grey tea, quince paste and mineral flavors and aromas. There’s plenty of acidity here, but this wine just isn’t as nimble as the Constance. Still, it’s a monumental wine, one your grandkids will be able to enjoy. A+/A.

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White - Sweet/Dessert

1989 Domaine Huet Vouvray Cuvée Constance

Chenin Blanc more

7/11/2015 - BradKNYC Likes this wine: NR

A wonderful evening of Chenin. (Chez Kravitz- Old Saybrook): Yes, a bit of a baby killer, but it was good to check in on it and I’m glad Marco brought it so I could let mine sleep longer. It was decanted about four or five hours prior to our having it. There was more brightness and youthfulness to this bottle than my past few samples. Still quite primary with an intense apricot character, a hit of marmalade, pineapple and quince that’s moving into the darker quince paste realm. Of course there’s a strong mineral streak with just a bit of marzipan. There’s a lot of residual sugar here, but the magic of this wine has always been the balance the acidity gives it. Just perfectly balanced. Really, it’s a benchmark wine for describing balance. A youthful, immortal wine. A+.

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White - Off-dry

2010 Domaine Huet Vouvray Demi-Sec Clos du Bourg

Chenin Blanc more

7/11/2015 - BradKNYC Likes this wine: NR

A wonderful evening of Chenin. (Chez Kravitz- Old Saybrook): I was pretty surprised by this showing as it’s grown a lot since I tried it on release. Less sweet and a leaner profile than the ’08 LHL Demi tried next to it, but it shows a keen chalky mineral character to go with quince, green almonds and yellow citrus. Focused with wonderful purity to it. Another winner with the sea bass. A-.

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White - Off-dry

2008 Domaine Huet Vouvray Demi-Sec Le Haut-Lieu

Chenin Blanc more

7/11/2015 - BradKNYC Likes this wine: NR

A wonderful evening of Chenin. (Chez Kravitz- Old Saybrook): Another gorgeous showing and it still hasn’t shut down much. It’s pure quince, golden apple and mineral with medium sweetness and vivacious acidity. So alive and just a thrilling wine. Worked wonderfully with the black sea bass en papillote. A.

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White - Sweet/Dessert

1995 Papin-Chevalier Savennières Doux La Pierre de Coulaine

Chenin Blanc more

7/11/2015 - BradKNYC Likes this wine: NR

A wonderful evening of Chenin. (Chez Kravitz- Old Saybrook): I was thrilled to see this when Marco pulled it out of his bag. I’ve always loved this wine, but I, along with others in my local Chenin group, panicked in the early to mid-aughts when this, the ’97 and the Bise wines, also made by Papin, started to darken in color very quickly. We were concerned that they were aging rapidly. We would later learn that it was just the botrytis making the wine darken and that the wines, were in fact, in fine form. This bottle bore that out. It’s an incredibly sweet wine, extremely honeyed with an intense apricot preserves character that gives the impression of being a bit cloying at first, but previous experience with it has told me to just give it some air as there’s plenty of acidic backbone and, indeed, it did reveal itself with extended airing. Shows some nice mineral notes as well as some earl grey tea. Held it’s own against the ’89 Huet Cuvée Constance and ’89 Foreau Reserve 1ere Trie. Miles to go with this one and I’m kicking myself for not holding on to my stash longer. A.

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White - Off-dry

2005 Domaine Huet Vouvray Demi-Sec Clos du Bourg

Chenin Blanc more

7/11/2015 - BradKNYC wrote: flawed

A wonderful evening of Chenin. (Chez Kravitz- Old Saybrook): Corked. A bottle I had a couple of months ago showed beautifully, though expressed the vintage's ripeness with slightly elevated alcohol and softer than usual acidity.

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White - Off-dry

2002 Domaine Huet Vouvray Demi-Sec Le Mont

Chenin Blanc more

7/11/2015 - BradKNYC wrote: flawed

A wonderful evening of Chenin. (Chez Kravitz- Old Saybrook): Shows the premox, but it’s not completely overwhelming and this bottle still offers some pleasure. Still, what this wine was and what it's become over the past five years when the premox reared its ugly head, is one of the saddest things I've experienced in wine.

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White - Off-dry

1993 Domaine Huet Vouvray Demi-Sec Le Mont

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7/11/2015 - BradKNYC Likes this wine: NR

A wonderful evening of Chenin. (Chez Kravitz- Old Saybrook): It started off with a bit of an oxidized character, but with air it quickly blew off to reveal a complex and vibrant wine. It’s a bit waxy with lingering citrus notes, great minerality and nice acidic snap. The wine filled in with time in the glass and took on a delightful honeyed character with the citrus becoming more orange in character. A lovely surprise. Low A-.

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Red

1990 Olga Raffault Chinon Les Picasses

Cabernet Franc more

11/25/2014 - BradKNYC wrote: NR

Another beautiful showing. The wine is really in a good place right now. Integrated and showing lush red fruit with a hint of black to it, some herb, but more tobacco at this stage with a hit of mineral. At peak, but no worries about holding longer. Solid A-.

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Red

1964 C.V.N.E. (Compañía Vinícola del Norte de España) Rioja Viña Real Gran Reserva

Tempranillo more

6/7/2014 - BradKNYC wrote: NR

From a 375 ml. Still showing beautiful color. Round and harmonious with beautiful red fruit levels, touch of orange citrus and spicy wood notes. Completely integrated and so silky. Just beautiful. A.

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Red

1955 Bodegas Bilbainas Rioja Clarete Fino Gran Reserva

Tempranillo Blend, Tempranillo more

10/15/2014 - BradKNYC wrote: NR

Showed beautiful color and a fill into the neck. Mostly musty barrels and mushrooms from the start and rather thin. Took 2 1/2 hours for the wine to start to show up. Still some mustiness throughout, but some decent red fruit emerged and the wine smoothed out and got a little silky. A little bit of coffee and fig to go with cherries and old wood spice. More intellectually satisfying than anything else, but food helped it and, overall, it's pretty giving for an almost 60 year old wine. B-.

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Red

2009 Jean Foillard Morgon Côte du Py

Gamay more

10/3/2014 - BradKNYC wrote: NR

A most gulpable quaff at this stage. Round and harmonious with ripe, sappy (seems to be the word of the hour) red fruit. Enough acidic kick to keep things lively, but purists may find it a little too soft for them. Just a hint of mineral as this bottle is fruit driven. More wines should be as enjoyable as this was. A-.

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Red

1964 La Rioja Alta Rioja Reserva 904

Tempranillo Blend, Tempranillo more

6/3/2014 - BradKNYC wrote: flawed

A TCA bomb.

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Red

1964 La Rioja Alta Rioja Gran Reserva 890

Tempranillo Blend, Tempranillo more

6/3/2014 - BradKNYC wrote: flawed

Corked, sadly. Great things underneath.

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Red

1964 Bodegas Bilbainas Rioja Viña Pomal Reserva Especial

Tempranillo Blend, Tempranillo more

6/3/2014 - BradKNYC wrote: flawed

Maderized.

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White - Off-dry

1997 Foreau Domaine du Clos Naudin Vouvray Demi-Sec

Chenin Blanc more

6/5/2014 - BradKNYC wrote: NR

Deep yellow in color and while there's still plenty of quince and mineral flavors and aromas to enjoy, this bottle lacks some of the freshness other bottles have shown. Lightly oxidative with solid acidity and just a bit of sweetness. B+.

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White - Off-dry

2008 Foreau Domaine du Clos Naudin Vouvray Demi-Sec

Chenin Blanc more

3/8/2014 - BradKNYC Likes this wine: NR

Still open and showing beautifully, though it needed more coaxing with air than in the past. The fruit is a little less yellow and showing more of a tropical edge to it. Typically snappy, vivacious and long. Electric stuff. A.

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Red

1964 Faustino Rioja I Gran Reserva

Tempranillo Blend, Tempranillo more

3/2/2014 - BradKNYC Likes this wine: NR

Beautiful color, fruit and vitality. Showed red fruit, blood, spicy cedar, citrus and a bit of baked clay on the nose and palate. Closed up a bit and started to dry out on the finish a little after 45 minutes or so, but opened up and smoothed out another hour or so after that. Medium bodied with nice acid levels. A lovely showing, though maybe a tad less complete than a bottle tried last summer. Low A-.

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White - Sweet/Dessert

1990 Domaine Huet Vouvray Moelleux Le Haut-Lieu

Chenin Blanc more

1/12/2014 - BradKNYC wrote: NR

Deep gold in color, it's at the age where, while still young, it's shifting to the next, more mature phase of its life. The fruit is not as sweet or primary as it was even a few years ago. Plenty of botrytis on the nose and palate with a hint of shoe polish. Yellow fruits are shifting more to the apricot spectrum. There's a touch of earl grey tea and plenty of minerality. With much of the baby fat gone, the acids are much more apparent than they were in its youth. Lovely wine. Solid A-.

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Red

1995 Domaine l'Aiguelière Coteaux du Languedoc Montpeyroux Côte Rousse

Syrah Blend, Syrah more

1/10/2014 - BradKNYC wrote: NR

Showed typically and perhaps a bit more fruit forward than the last bottle I had. Blue fruits, plenty of lavender and violets with game and spice notes. Still showing some tannic strength with the wood still needing a bit more integration, though I bet it would have smoothed out if we gave it more air. Delicious. A-

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White - Off-dry

1970 Marc Brédif Vouvray Demi-Sec

Chenin Blanc more

9/8/2013 - BradKNYC wrote: NR

Deep gold in color, it starts off with oxidized aromas of apples and toasted nuts, but there's also some quince paste and bergamot on the nose. 1970 wasn't the greatest vintage in the Loire and the wine is rather sharp and ungenerous. It's much drier than the demi-sec designation would have you believe at this stage, though with air it did round out some. It tastes old with oxidized notes, quince paste, dried apricot, cooked apples, nuts and earl grey tea. Interesting to try, but not particularly pleasant, though cheese did help it. C+ with the cheese and a C/C- on its own.

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Red

1987 Plam Cabernet Sauvignon

Napa Valley more

8/24/2013 - BradKNYC wrote: NR

Past peak. Not much fruit left, but what's there is cherry in profile. More earth and leather at this point with cedary wood elements. Drying out on the finish, but it's decent enough to wash down a steak at home. B-.

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White - Sweet/Dessert

1969 Domaine Huet Vouvray Moelleux Clos du Bourg

Chenin Blanc more

8/21/2013 - BradKNYC wrote: NR

David Goldfarb called me over in the afternoon spur of the moment to share this bottle to see how it was given my comments to him recently that all my experiences with '69s, dating back to my first one around '98 or '99, revealed a rather appley and oxidative wine across both Demi-Secs and Moelleux from both Le Mont and Clos du Bourg. Well, David's had his bottle stored longer than all but one of the bottles I'd previously tried and, indeed, this bottle lacked the intense oxidative and baked apple character of most of those have shown. Aromatically, the wine didn't thrill me. It lacked fruit, aside from a little bit of appleliness, and was dominated by earth aromas, but lacked freshness. On the palate, it was a interesting roller coaster of a ride that lasted about two hours. Neither David nor I were particularly impressed with the wine from the get go as it was unfocused, plump and showed its sugar easily. However, after spending a bit more time in the decanter, the wine came into focus with the acidity brightening up and the sweetness moving more into the Demi-Sec range. Pleasant apple, persimmon and peanut flavors emerged with nice earthiness. About an hour or so in, the wine momentarily took off. There was a terrific intensity to it, the sweetness moved back into the Moelleux range, the fruit was vibrant. Just clicking on all cylinders. However, that high lasted only about twenty minutes before the wine visibly aged in the mouth. The fruit receded, earth notes started to dominate with a light bitter note and the finish dropped off. At its peak, I'd call it an A-/B+. Overall, though, I think the wine is definitely showing its age and is a bit tired, so call it a Low B+. It was fun to chart the wine's ups and downs over two hours, though. Most informative.

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Red

1978 Adrien Belland Corton-Clos de la Vigne au Saint

Corton Grand Cru Pinot Noir more

7/23/2013 - BradKNYC wrote: NR

Bordeaux, Burgs and Piedmont as Barry Lipton visits NYC. (Il Corso.): Josh brought this as backup bottle. Recently purchased from a store on the West Coast that brought it in, it looks like it had been recorked not too long ago and, given the high fill, was probably topped off. Shows an interesting and not unpleasant nose of cow manure, (in a good, earthy/grassy and natural sense) blood, tobacco and earth. Not at all generous on the palate. In fact, the acidity is sharp and unpleasant. Iron shavings, leather, smoked meat and blood upfront and short and citrusy on the back. Interesting, but not particularly pleasant at all. C/C-.

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Red

1998 Roagna Barolo La Rocca e La Pira

Nebbiolo more

7/23/2013 - BradKNYC wrote: NR

Bordeaux, Burgs and Piedmont as Barry Lipton visits NYC. (Il Corso.): Plenty of black earth aromas with rich, black and red fruit, licorice and spice. Surprisingly rich and sweet black fruit that's pretty forward at this stage, though the wine still exhibits primary characteristics. The fruit continued to blossom with air and, as on the nose, also showed licorice, earth and spice. Quite a sexy wine with much more development ahead. Solid A-.

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