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White

2014 Francis Blanchet Pouilly-Fumé Kriotine

Sauvignon Blanc more

2/5/2016 - FransS wrote: 89 points

First day, lacked cohesion, second day quite better, third day 'en pleine forme'. Ripe acidity, fresh and pure CS bouquet (without the irritating gooseberries), juicy (yes, even the CS), elegant aftertaste. The wine is still a bit too young to show immediately its qualities, but if you give it time you will become rewarded; maybe 90 points in future.

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2013 Ca' Marcanda (Gaja) Vistamare Toscana IGT

White Blend more

2/3/2016 - FransS wrote: 88 points

Lovely colour, friendly perfumed, firm, serious taste without edges, good tannnins and perfect bitters at the end.

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Red

2012 Alleno & Chapoutier Crozes-Hermitage Guer Van

Syrah more

1/31/2016 - FransS wrote: 88 points

A lovely wine to dine with and that is maybe the weak side of this wine.
Fresh nose (close to raspberry and after some time some dark red fruit inclusive), ripe acidity in the backbone, medium body, good balance, and as a said a very nice companion during dinner, but just missing the complexity to be really interesting.

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White

2012 Jean-Paul & Benoit Droin Chablis

Chardonnay more

1/30/2016 - FransS wrote: 89 points

After the excellent tasting note in 'Bourgogne Aujourd'hui' in 2014 you couldn't find a single bottle in Beaune. At the moment a perfect ripe acidity in the backbone, super freshness, but, I think, the wine still needs some months to gain balance.

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Red

2000 Château du Tertre

Margaux Red Bordeaux Blend more

1/30/2016 - FransS wrote: 90 points

See also my previous notes; this bottle was a bit chunky in the midtaste, but showing margaux elegance in te aftertaste. The least impressive was the bouquet, missing the violets and the fragrance of margaux. Still a very nice wine with good tannins (always the weakest part of the 2000 wines), but not the top.

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White

2013 Domaine Matrot Chardonnay Bourgogne Blanc

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1/27/2016 - FransS wrote: 88 points

A tad below the qualities of the previous bottle; still lovely.

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Red

2013 Mommessin Brouilly Perrieux

Gamay more

1/24/2016 - FransS wrote: 87 points

A good cru with a good backbone (fresh acidity) and sufficiant body to match with the ripe acidity, pure gamay; nice to eat with. Second choise my friend Job made after the Langlois brut.

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NV Langlois-Château Crémant de Loire Brut

White Blend more

1/24/2016 - FransS wrote: 86 points

Good stuff, good mousse, fresh, maybe a bit simple in the bouquet, but overall worth drinking as an aperitif; nice idea from my friend Job.

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Red

2007 Morello Barolo

Nebbiolo more

1/24/2016 - FransS wrote: 88 points

A basic barolo, but a good 'basic' barolo. Deep, ripe, spicy nose, good, juicy taste and ripe tannins in a medium long aftertaste; a pleasant and balanced wine.

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White

2013 Höpler Grüner Veltliner

Burgenland more

1/24/2016 - FransS wrote: 82 points

Each glass a bit different, searching for balance but not finding it.
So, a nice wine, simple bouquet, dry (not too) taste, and a short finish.

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Red

2008 Château Vrai Canon Bouché

Canon-Fronsac Red Bordeaux Blend more

1/23/2016 - FransS wrote: 91 points

As before, a fascinating wine.

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Rosť - Sparkling

NV André Tissier & Fils Champagne

Champagne Blend more

1/23/2016 - FransS wrote: 89 points

As usual, a copybook rosé.

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White

2014 Rosarubra Trebbiano d'Abruzzo

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1/23/2016 - FransS wrote: 86 points

Nice, fresh, medium body, decent.

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Red

2013 Rosarubra Montepulciano d'Abruzzo

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1/21/2016 - FransS wrote: 85 points

Nice nose, red fruit, bit herbal, but than a load of sweetness combined with some alcohol comes to you; in the finish the wine shows better. Conclusion: far too sweet.

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White

2012 Zuani Collio Vigne

White Blend more

1/20/2016 - FransS wrote: 87 points

Fresh mown grass in the start of the bouquet, a nice mellowed taste, due to the mix of varieties, professionally made to be everybody's best friend.

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White

2013 Domaine Christian Moreau Père et Fils Chablis

Chardonnay more

1/18/2016 - FransS wrote: 86 points

Pure, fresh, bit light (at the moment), but real chablis

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Red

2008 Podere Il Carnasciale Il Caberlot

Toscana IGT more

1/17/2016 - FransS wrote: 96 points

Ex aequo with the L'Ermita '94, this magnum nr. 104, showed a perfect balance, with a very juicy taste. In the nose very classic bordeaux style and as the L'Ermita, a complex backbone. This very refined wine fills your mouth without being agressive and the aftertaste is very long; nearly too young.

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Red

1994 Alvaro Palacios Priorat L'Ermita

Red Blend more

1/17/2016 - FransS wrote: 96 points

Ex aequo with the Il Caberlot '08. These two wines were the final of a memorable Loek organized a week ago. The 1994 l'Ermita showed as recently bottled, only the deep colour showed some ripeness, but the juicy, fruity, very deep taste showed no age. Of noble birth the balance with superior acidiy is the foundation of this wine and it embraces the power. Expensive yes, but this wine gives you a lot.

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Red

2000 Joseph Phelps Insignia

Napa Valley Red Bordeaux Blend more

1/17/2016 - FransS wrote: 91 points

Difficult wine, specially the first day, a whiff of VA, that disappeared quickly, cocoa, and sweetness in the bouquet, a 'cool' taste, but ending in the aftertaste with too much sweetness. The second day there was much more balance, with the sweetness far more integrated; the wine was more mellowed, but still a tad too sweet for my taste; other tasters were more enthusiastic. First time I've tasted this wine thanks to my friend Loek.

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Red

2000 Château Montrose

St. Estèphe Red Bordeaux Blend more

1/17/2016 - FransS wrote: 90 points

My friend Loek made a very nice selection of four Bordeaux wines from the 2000 Vintage: Labegorce-Zédé, Langoa-Barton, Carruades de Lafite and Montrose. The fourth wine in this little flight was this Montrose.
The wine (this bottle!) showed more age than the Langoa and Carruades, smoky (as the other 2000s) juicy, but missing the complexity I notice normally (see my previous notes), maybe not wholly representative.

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Red

2000 Carruades de Lafite

Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend more

1/17/2016 - FransS wrote: 93 points

My friend Loek made a very nice selection of four Bordeaux wines from the 2000 Vintage: Labegorce-Zédé, Langoa-Barton, Carraudes de Lafite and Montrose. The third wine in this little flight was this Carruades and it showed its origin. Very, very balanced, stylish, elegant, slightly smoky bouquet, not power, but persistence and lovely tannins at the end; full of live.

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Red

2000 Château Langoa Barton

St. Julien Red Bordeaux Blend more

1/17/2016 - FransS wrote: 89 points

My friend Loek made a very nice selection of four Bordeaux wines from the 2000 Vintage: Labegorce-Zédé, Langoa-Barton, Carraudes de Lafite and Montrose. The second wine in this little flight was the Langoa-Barton.
The wine showed already tannins in the bouquet and it continued in the (after)taste; a solid smoky wine, missing elegance and I think the further development will not bring it. A good wine, not thrilling, has still a live ahead.

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Red

2000 Château Labégorce-Zédé

Margaux Red Bordeaux Blend more

1/17/2016 - FransS wrote: 89 points

My friend Loek made a very nice selection of four Bordeaux wines from the 2000 Vintage: Labegorce-Zédé, Langoa-Barton, Carraudes de Lafite and Montrose. The Labagorce-Zédé was nice, missing a bit the fruit I like in this wine, nice bitterness, bit cocoa, smoky, ripe bouquet.

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White

2014 Domaine La Bonneliere Saumur Tradition

Chenin Blanc more

1/17/2016 - FransS wrote: 87 points

Really nice, the chenin is acting well, fresh nose, nice body, pure taste, good balance.

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White

2013 Misty Cove Sauvignon Blanc

Marlborough more

1/17/2016 - FransS wrote: 86 points

Showing some elegance, not hefty, fresh,some herbs, balanced.

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