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Red

2013 Riva Leone Piemonte Barbera

Piemonte DOC more

7/31/2015 - Papies wrote: 84 points

An ok, inexpensive, easy to drink lunch wine. At least its not fake or made up. Decent fruit, young red cherry mostly and medium bodied. Does not overpromise and sticks to that path. relatively simple wine. 84

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White - Sparkling

NV Marks & Spencer Prosecco

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7/31/2015 - Papies wrote: 75 points

Offdry in a way and very sweet with little definition and felt like a really blunt expression of a prosecco. Easy to drink but that's about it. Confectionary. 75

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White

2011 Hatzidakis Winery Assyrtiko de Louros, Vignes Centenaires Pyrgos

Santorini more

7/31/2015 - Papies wrote: 93 points

Much like our last TN a few weeks ago (Papies 93) this is a wine that requires attention and to be treated like a red wine. Needs a good hour of decanting better two but post that it is a really unique example of 100yr old vines allowed to express the unique side of Santorini. 93 and worth the hype.

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Red

1996 Château Lagrange (St. Julien)

Red Bordeaux Blend more

7/30/2015 - Papies wrote: 92 points

5 times in 2 years. 3x 92s and 2x93s. Dont think we need to say more.. Previous TNs hold.
Pls decant for like 30-40 minutes. 92

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White

2010 Jean-Marc Brocard Chablis Grand Cru Les Preuses

Chardonnay more

7/28/2015 - Papies wrote: 90 points

By the glass at the BA lounge and from a bottle that looked opened for some time.
Not as cold as we would have liked to be honest but still, firm acidity, good mineral notes, lightest touch of oak, good ripe undertone of citrus fruit and with a persistence. Definitely an interesting wine albeit not as exciting as the critics have it rated but not sure if it's the age or the time left in bottle. Definitely a good glass of wine. 90

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Red

2009 Tenuta dei Pianali Bolgheri Coronato

Red Bordeaux Blend more

7/28/2015 - Papies wrote: 87 points

By the glass at the BA lounge. Last glass of the bottle.
Quite a dark, dense colour. And this density carries to the palate. Rich, ripe, quite a bit of extraction here albeit not as bad as we feared , quite a it of heat on the palate.forward ripe fruit feel. An ok wine but a it generic. At least not party or burnt which is what we come a lot across from this style. 87-88

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White

2012 Pierre André au Château de Corton André Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru Grande Montagne

Chardonnay more

7/28/2015 - Papies wrote: 90 points

By the glass at the BA lounge. Fresh bottle
Quite light in colour and nose. Light notes of lemon, light Apple feel. Surprisingly eve at this age the oak is well assimilated ( a lot more than the 2011 we tried 2 months ago and rated 91) and maybe a welcomed change in the use of it. Nice ripe fruit, complementary oak notes, apples , ripe fruits, light mineral, saline feel on palate. Pretty solid wine and a nice discovery.could use a little bit more depth and complexity but a beautiful 90

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Red

2012 Siduri Pinot Noir Santa Lucia Highlands

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7/28/2015 - Papies wrote: 87 points

By the glass at the BA lounge and looked like a recently opened bottle.
This wine is not our style of Pinot and thus one needs to adjust our TN for personal taste.
Quite ripe, sweet, new world feel, rich, dark fruits. Forward and for lovers of fruity wines this is on the money bu a touch too sweet and spicy for us. 87 in our scale.

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White - Sparkling

2014 Vietti Moscato d'Asti Cascinetta Vietti

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7/28/2015 - Papies wrote: 88 points

By the glass at the BA lounge.
Pretty light, playful. Elegant moscato, less open on the nose and a touch on the sweet side on the palate. Could use just a touch more acidity to balance out that sweet palate. Nice ripe fruit. A good 88 from us.

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Red

2002 Domaine A.-F. Gros Savigny-lès-Beaune 1er Cru Clos des Guettes

Pinot Noir more

7/26/2015 - Papies wrote: 88 points

A pretty solid wine albeit lacks a bit of magic, and for the vintage and pedigree we expected more.
The nose was very nice, dark Burgundian, gevreyish in a way, light spice light smoky, red fruits. On the palate it had a bit of an incomplete feeling, a dry dry spots mixed with the good feel. We do have another bottle lingering around and we will leave this for a few more years albeit we believe we missed the peak on this. 88 for now

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White - Sweet/Dessert

NV Lyrarakis Malvazia

Crete more

7/25/2015 - Papies wrote: NR

Very good once again. We have had this wine 3 times in the last 3 years and rated it consistently at the 92 area and definitely deserves it especially for the price.
Was a touch more orange this time, like Klein Constantia in a way. 92 once again

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White

2011 Hatzidakis Winery Assyrtiko de Louros, Vignes Centenaires Pyrgos

Santorini more

7/25/2015 - Papies wrote: 93 points

This wine requires decanting, a good hour at east and definitely one needs to treat it like a red wine. Reminded us a lot of the Beaucastel Roussanne VV in many respects.
Quite a dark colour as one would expect from vines this age. On open it had a sweet oak feel that blew away quickly leaving behind a rich, layered and dense wine. We monitored it quite a bit and post the hour mark this was in full swing. Waxy, rich wine, full of lemon feel, very mineral, good acidity and in a way nutty. Very good and we do think much like the Roussanne VVs one should enjoy these relatively young (~5yrs old) when the freshness is still there. Decanting is a must. 93

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White

2012 Hatzidakis Winery Assyrtiko Nykteri

Santorini more

7/25/2015 - Papies wrote: flawed

Unfortunately a bit corked....shame as it was a beautiful magnum.

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Rosť - Sparkling

NV Jacques Selosse Champagne Rosé

Champagne Blend more

7/25/2015 - Papies wrote: 93 points

20 Sep 2011 Disgorgement and second encounter with this wine, first being 2 yeras ago and rated 91.
Copper pink in colour.
Definitely not austere any more, quite open, yeast, rich nose and well round. No sharp edges anymore and this definitely felt 10yrs old+. Had that feeling that its past its vibrant youth and we suggest that one drinks it sooner than later. Still though pretty solid stuff and definitely and wine of quality, savory, yeasty and with a good mineral feel. Very good but not sure worth 200£.. 92-93 and drink now (for this 20 Sep 2011 Disgorgement)

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White

2014 Hatzidakis Winery Assyrtiko Cuvée No.15

Santorini more

7/20/2015 - Papies wrote: NR

Not a proper TN and hence no rating.
For sure this wine , especially from magnum like we had it from, requires decanting. A good half hour to relax and develop. Quite complex with ripe aromas of Apple, mineral, a fattier version of assyrtiko via means of more skin contact ( at least it felt like that) rather than oak. Good and well made even at this young age. Pls do decant this.

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Red

2009 Nico Lazaridi Magiko Vouno - Magic Mountain

Drama Red Bordeaux Blend more

7/18/2015 - Papies wrote: 87 points

We normally love this wine and consider it to be the most consistent, albeit not really Greek, of the Greek wines. Last time we tried this we rated it 92 but we now wonder weather it was an earlier vintage....
This however was quite overweight on the oak and lacked an expressive side and felt linear. Maybe it's still too young but we really expected a lot more than an oaky, ripe wine. 87 at best and disappointed .

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White

2014 Domaine Gerovassiliou

Epanomi White Blend more

7/18/2015 - Papies wrote: 89 points

Nice blend of the floral Malagousia and the firm structure of assyrtiko.
Lovely minerality, straight forward beauty, green fruits, green apple, lime. Nice fresh character at this stage. Would suggest one approaches this in he next couple of years.89-90 and great value.

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White

2014 Biblia Chora Ovilos White

Pangeon White Blend more

7/17/2015 - Papies wrote: 90 points

1 magnum and 2 bottles of this solid wine. Consistent 90-91 much like a few days ago.

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White

2014 Domaine Gerovassiliou Malagousia Single Vineyard

Epanomi more

7/17/2015 - Papies wrote: 90 points

2 very consistent Magnums of his lovely and hidden gem of a wine.
Much like a couple of days ago when we crossed paths for the first time this was just the perfect 90 , aromatic yet firm and serious with nice structure and length. 90

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Spirits

NV Vasdavanou To Dekaraki, Tsipouro choris glukaniso (no aniseed

Tirnavos Moscato, Muscat more

7/15/2015 - Papies wrote: NR

Single variety ( Muscat) devout of herbal additives such as aniseed that aims we guess to the pure expression of the grape. Good tsipouro and as the name says it aims to be the perfect 10.

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White

2014 Alpha Estate Malagousia Turtles Single Vineyard

Florina more

7/16/2015 - Papies wrote: 87 points

A pretty wine, well made, clean, light floral, touch of lemon . Overall a good wine but lacks the expressive side of Malagousia and felt quite a bit more linear. We prefer the Gerovassiliou expression style. 87

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White

2014 Vassaltis Assyrtiko Santorini

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7/16/2015 - Papies wrote: 87 points

Two consistent bottles here.
Young, fresh,barren Apple, citrus, mineral and on the sharp side with firm acidity. A good wine but lacks a bit of charm to be honest. Light waxy feel on palate at times. 87 but a good 87

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White

2014 Domaine Gerovassiliou Malagousia Single Vineyard

Epanomi more

7/15/2015 - Papies wrote: 90 points

From Magnum.
Much like the lovely 2013 (Papies 90) this once again delivered albeit a touch more linear and less evolved, but still on a the good path. Very aromatic, floral, firm and unlike other very aromatic grapes firm acidity and structure. Needs a year or so still to hit its full stride but still very good. 90

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White

2013 Ktima Pavlidis Assyrtiko Emphasis Drama

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7/14/2015 - Papies wrote: 89 points

2 consistent magnums.
Quite an interesting expression of assyrtiko away from santorini. This is akin to a premier cru Chablis, mineral, stony, good acidity, lightest touch of waxy texture, clean, green fruits. Pretty solid wine albeit not as impressive as when we tried the 2010 a few years back ( Papies 92) but still very good. 89-90

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White

2013 Domaine Gerovassiliou Malagousia Single Vineyard

Epanomi more

7/15/2015 - Papies wrote: 90 points

2 beautiful Magnums on the day. From the master of Malagousia this was a beautiful expression of their indigenous grape and drinks now at peak. Aromatic, floral on the nose, nice acidity on the plate, fresh, expressive and full of charm.89-90 and beautiful.

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