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Red

2011 Lucien Le Moine Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru Les Suchots

Pinot Noir more

7/19/2015 - Shiaxonna wrote: 93 points

Tasted blind. Dark, clear and dense ruby red pinot color. Nose gives me oranges, cherries and strawberries. Fruity and good. Taste is lovely. Lots of pure and clear fruit. drying at the end. Very, very good. No sign of the '11 greenies. Crystal clear palate. I guessed 2012. Bummer.

50+5+14+16+8 (93p)

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Red

2000 Maison Leroy Beaune 1er Cru Marconnets

Pinot Noir more

7/19/2015 - Shiaxonna wrote: 91 points

Tasted blind. Dark, dense, concentrated, unckear red color with lots of sediment and aging in the edges. Nose gives me lots of dried fruits with prunes and raisins. Blackcurrant toddy. Palate is cool, fruity with lots of blueberries. A salty aspect also comes into the mix. Powerful and concentrated and drying towards the end. This one has developed too fast. The bottle has at some point in time been damaged by heat, most likely. '00 premier cru from Leroy should not show dried fruits like this. Still a very good wine, but no longer representative of the vintage and producer.

50+5+12+17+7 (91p)

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Red

2004 Domaine Armand Rousseau Père et Fils Chambertin

Chambertin Grand Cru Pinot Noir more

7/19/2015 - Shiaxonna wrote: 93 points

Tasted blind. Dark red dense ruby color. Aging in the edges with slight brown color. Nose has ferns, forest floor, tons of fruit, a lovely sweetness and hints of marzipan. The palate is an adventure. The first thing that strikes me is the amount of fruit and flavour. These immense amounts of succulent and all-consuming and perfectly balanced fruits is something I have only ever encountered in 2005 burghs earlier. So I called this one '05. Bummer. I forgot about Rousseau's Chambertin. Tasted it once earlier in the '01-vintage, and in hindsight the similarities are obvious. Extreme power and concentration paired with immense elegance and length. No signs of any greenies here on the palate. Perhaps you could interpret the ferns on the nose as a sign of the greenies, but in this wine it was just another aspect of the complexity of the nose and in no way a bad thing. WOTN for me without a doubt.

50+5+13+17+8 (93p)

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Red

2011 Clos du Moulin aux Moines Pommard 1er Cru Clos Orgelot

Pinot Noir more

7/19/2015 - Shiaxonna wrote: 91 points

Tasted blind. Clear ruby red color pinot color. Young. Nose has hints of dried spices, mint, redcurrant and cherries. Powerful, lovely and with an acid component. No hints of anything green from the vintage here. Palate is sweet fruit, fresh and good. A bit drying towards the end of the palate. Perhaps this wine is a bit short and weak compared to some of the other wines tasted tonight. There are no vintage greens on the palate either. Very pure and good.

50+5+12+16+8 (91p)

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Red

2007 Domaine Drouhin-Laroze Clos Vougeot

Clos Vougeot Grand Cru Pinot Noir more

7/19/2015 - Shiaxonna wrote: 92 points

Tasted blind. dark, young pinot color. Nose is very full and expressive with oranges, cherries and bell pepper? Lots of lovely fruit. Taste is very good. Long and powerful. Lots of fresh fruit. The acidity put me off an led me towards 2008 on this one. Bummer. Long finish and drying tannins in the end.

50+5+14+15+8 (92p)

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Red

2009 Dominus Estate

Napa Valley Red Bordeaux Blend more

7/19/2015 - Shiaxonna wrote: 89 points

Tasted blind. dark red ruby color, dense and powerful, almost purple at the edges. Young. Nose has white pepper, leather and blackcurrant. Taste is cold, lovely, full and big. Young and powerful. Obvious oak. Acidic component and drying of tannins towards the end of the palate. A big and monumental wine but way too young right now.

50+5+11+15+8 (89p)

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Red

1999 Domaine René Engel Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru Aux Brulees

Pinot Noir more

7/19/2015 - Shiaxonna wrote: 92 points

Tasted blind. Red ruby color with hints of aging in the edges. Nose is delightful and full of oranges, bonfire, forest floor with moss and mushrooms, and some tomato juice. Heavenly nose. Palate is powerful and elegant, full and velvety. Perhaps a bit closet still? There is something unfulfilled in here. The palate consists of lots of ripe fruit, prunes, strawberries, and a nie sweetness in there. A bit drying from tannins at the end of the palate starts out a super long finish. Completely staggering, and I love Engel and count myself lucky every time I am priviliged enough to taste one.

50+5+13+16+8 (92p)

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White - Off-dry

2004 Joh. Jos. Prüm Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Spätlese

Mosel Saar Ruwer more

7/19/2015 - Shiaxonna wrote: 91 points

Tasted blind. Light straw yellow color. Nose has some petroleum, lovely fruit, a hint of something green? Palate is perfectly balanced between acidity and sweetness. Little weak concentration but lots of fresh fruit. I thought this was younger than 2004. Very good wine.

50+5+13+15+8 (91p)

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White

2011 Etienne Sauzet Puligny-Montrachet

Chardonnay more

7/19/2015 - Shiaxonna wrote: 91 points

Tasted blind. Straw yellow crystal clear color. Nose of lemons, asparagus, gooseberries and classical chardonnay nose. Palate is powerful, lovely and balanced. Not much more to say about this one, but I like it a lot.

50+5+14+15+7 (91p)

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White

2012 Laureano Serres Montagut Tarragona Mendall Finca Terme de Guiu Blanc

Macabeo more

7/19/2015 - Shiaxonna wrote: 89 points

Tasted blind. Unclear straw yellow color. Lots of aspects on the nose here. Potato chips, umami and stock. A bit too much alcohol. A lemony acidity. Ripe fruits, minerality, crushed rocks, liquorize, caraway and pine. On the palate it's fresh, acidic, lovely and powerful. Ripe fruit, herbs and berrybush. Actually quite good!

50+5+12+15+7 (89p)

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White

2011 Jean-François Ganevat Côtes du Jura Les Chamois du Paradis

Chardonnay more

7/19/2015 - Shiaxonna wrote: 86 points

Tasted blind. Light straw color with some fullness to it. Nose is easy and lean, perhaps closed, but definitely chardonnay. Lemon candy, apples, some green twigs and herbs. Palate is also a bit muted and closed. A bit acidity, weak and watery feeling. A bit boring. After a while it wakes up and gives more power towards the end.

50+5+11+13+7 (86p)

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White

2012 Domaine Jamet Côtes du Rhône Blanc

White Rhone Blend more

7/19/2015 - Shiaxonna wrote: 87 points

Tasted blind. Light straw yellow color. Straight from the bottle this feels like a chardonnay. A bit green with gooseberries, blackcurrant leaves and a young feeling. Taste is creamy, powerful, lovley and balanced. Actually very good. But after 10-15 minutes in the glass the wine dwindles down into a boring and tame substance. Strange.

50+5+11+14+7 (87p)

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White

2009 Paul Jaboulet Aîné Hermitage Blanc Chevalier de Sterimberg

White Rhone Blend more

7/19/2015 - Shiaxonna wrote: 83 points

Tasted blind. Dark straw yellow color. Nose is strange and unknown for me. Blackcurrant leaves, chemicals, volatility, strength and weirdness.A hint of red berries. And violets. The palate has more of the same. Blackcurrant leaves, strong and powerful palate, a bit watery in the mouth. Needs decanting. Chemicals, too prominent alcohol, angular. Not my cup of tea, Slightly better after two hours but still too strange for me.

50+5++10+12+6 (83p)

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White - Off-dry

2002 Jos. Christoffel Jr. (Christoffel-Prüm) Ürziger Würzgarten Riesling Auslese ***

Mosel Saar Ruwer more

7/19/2015 - Shiaxonna wrote: 91 points

Tasted blind. Light straw yellow color. Expressive nose full of petroleum, honey and ripe melon. Taste is round, nice, sweet and good. Creamy and balanced.

50+5+13+15+8 (91p)

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White

2011 Hubert Lamy Saint-Aubin 1er Cru Clos de la Chateniere Vieilles Vignes

Chardonnay more

7/16/2015 - Shiaxonna wrote: 88 points

Light straw yellow color. Clear and nice. Rhubarb, asparagus and gooseberry nose. Taste is acidity and power. Very good, but still a bit disappointing considering the appellation and my expectations to the wine. Need a lot of time and has good potential. Would not buy again for the price.

50+5+11+14+8 (88p)

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White - Off-dry

1976 J.B. Becker Eltviller Sonnenberg Riesling Spätlese

Rheingau more

7/16/2015 - Shiaxonna wrote: 90 points

The cork disappeared into the bottle before the Durand managed to get a hold on it. Decanted through a tea siv. Unclear amber color. Nose has some petroleum and some old dusty wooden cabin, but is completely dominated by ripe honeydrenched apricots. Nice and full taste. very concentrated and thick. Lots of slightly bitter stonefruit; nectarines, apricots and peaches. Very long aftertaste of honey, apricots, almonds and a very nice balance between sweetness and acidity. Extremely nice!

50+5+12+16+7 (90p)

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White

2011 Etienne Sauzet Bourgogne Blanc

Chardonnay more

7/16/2015 - Shiaxonna wrote: 88 points

Crystal clear light straw yellow color. Mesmerizing scent of rock dust and minerality paired with lovely apples, pears, gooseberries and newly mowed grass. Nose is perhaps a bit introvert, and there seems to be more under the surface. Taste is concentrated compared to the appellation, perfectly balanced and delightful in its elegant simplicity. I taste lots of nicely integrated acidity and a steely minerality combined with half-ripe sweet cherries and farm apples. On the verge of being too much acidity right now, but it works perfectly when paired with mollusk. I really like this producer.

50+5+12+13+8 (88p)

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White

2001 Weingut Willi Bründlmayer Riesling Alte Reben Zöbinger Heiligenstein

Kamptal more

7/15/2015 - Shiaxonna wrote: 91 points

Orange color. Lots of petroleum and ripe fruits. Taste is very acidic initially. At the same time it is remarkably powerful and long. Evolves in the glass into tons of tangerines, apricots and honey. There is an innate power in this wine which grows over time and takes over the whole experience. An infinitely long finish after a tangerine storm. The acidity also dwindles away into something manageable and enjoyable. A very good wine all in all.

50+5+12+16+8 (91p)

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White

2013 William Fèvre Petit Chablis

Chardonnay more

7/15/2015 - Shiaxonna wrote: 86 points

Light straw yellow color. Nose is generic and a bit boring chardonnay. Green apples and a lot of acidity, not much to it. Palate on the other hand is actually a bit exciting and lovely. Balanced and full bodied start with nice fruit. Impressive regarding the boring nose.

50+5+10+14+7 (86p)

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Red

2007 Maison Bouachon Côtes du Rhône Les Rabassieres

Red Rhone Blend more

7/13/2015 - Shiaxonna wrote: 84 points

Dark, dense and unclear red color with brown in the edges. Nose is a bit muted but has hints of dust, leather and a bit alcohol. Taste is at first a bit strange and angular, but it's really only lots of raisins and dried fruits along with more dust and sediment. Leather and old wood. Good and interesting, but over the top right now. Drink up if you have any left.

50+5+10+13+6 (84p)

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Red

2012 Innocent Bystander Pinot Noir Yarra Valley

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7/12/2015 - Shiaxonna wrote: 87 points

Crystal clear ruby color. Powerful nose of classical pinot fruit slightly scented with biodynamic traits of dust, redcurrant and sour feet. Palate is cold and lovely succulent and full if sour apples and redcurrant. Lacks a bit in depth and complexity but has a lot of elegance. Better nose than palate, but the palate grows with air and paired with food. In this case italian style pizza with four cheeses. Very good! This producer has a lot going for them in the mid-expensive range.

50+5+13+12+7 (87p)

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White

2014 Meinklang Grüner Veltliner Wörth

Burgenland more

7/12/2015 - Shiaxonna wrote: 87 points

Clear, yellow straw color. Nose is filled with seaspray, green dewy morning grass and flour roux. Tastes very balanced and soft without any surplus acidity. Mellow apples and more fresh grass. Very enjoyable.

50+5+12+13+7 (87p)

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Red

2008 Azienda Agricola Trinchero Barbera d'Asti Superiore Terra del Noce

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7/12/2015 - Shiaxonna wrote: flawed

Wet cellar nose. Burnt rubber. Palate of overly acidic and uninterresting fruit. Flawed.

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Red

2011 Roberto Sarotto Barbera d'Asti Poderi della colinetta

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7/12/2015 - Shiaxonna wrote: 88 points

Deep red clear color. Smells fruity with hints if diesel, some alcohol, sweet and sour cherries, bitterness from orange peels. Tastes like fruit flavored candy. Soft, chewy cherry candies. A bit light on the palate but with a gentle alcoholic heat. A very nice Barbera.

50+5+12+14+7 (88p)

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Red

2013 Copain Pinot Noir Tous Ensemble

Anderson Valley more

7/12/2015 - Shiaxonna wrote: 88 points

Deep red ruby color. Nose is very gentle and good. Full of cherries and concentrated fruit. An animal note with hints of marzipan. The palate also contains the same animal note, but the taste is resembling more of soft green twigs. Dominated by elegant and balanced fruit. Lots of power and concentrated in the end of the palate. Lovely and refreshing.

50+5+12+14+7 (88p)

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