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  1. jeolsen


    96 Tasting Notes

  2. DSimmons


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  3. prettydeceextrap


    539 Tasting Notes


Member since April 2011

Locale: Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
Favorite region: Italy and USA forte with French and other terroirs.
Dream wine: Depends what I am eating, if pairing, and who sharing with.
Wine Buyer, Customer Service, Educator, Food Pairings, Chef, Events.

250+ cellar with very strong Italian and USA, among others.

Heavy Italian, USA, New Zealand, and other region tasting and industry knowledge.

Highly effective listener, wine scout, value procurer and advisor.

Cyclist, Golden Rule, Lover, Listener, Helper, Professional.

Passionate Lifetime Learner.

Tasting Awareness; Vintage, Viticulturist, Provenance, Presentation, Pairing.

Carpe Diem!

Long Finishes to All.

  • 1955 Château Gilette Crème de Tête

    No noted taken.
    Good provenance.
    Perfect levels, full bottle.

    Enjoyed at the Bday bash,
    with a 'bring an experienced/resurrection possible example bottle'
    if one wishes, as well.


    Thick, viscous, yummy, and actually to me Young!
    I advise, if the same provenance bottle is out there,
    give her another 6 years,
    unless you want to give her 12 for fun.

    This will tip my handle,
    but Lovely with flaming hot crunchy Cheetos
    (as does Everything, especially bubbles and sweeties, and pinot noir).

    One of the best sweeties I have had,
    and Much better than the '61 Siduriat.

    92.5 pts.

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  • 2001 Maghie Cellars (Woodhouse Wine Estates) Merlot

    Perfect provenance (PWSF; auction) and level.

    Brought to local wine shop and shared with the gang.

    For a change, I didn't decant this at home for an hour (all my reds get that, and some whites), but it did get decanted at the store, and enjoyed over 2 hrs.

    No notes taken.

    I hate to put words in one's glass...
    but this gal was Delicious!

    Impressive barely-bricking rim,
    moderate body,
    classic plum with some lovely coating red, black, and some blue fruits,
    and just enough eucalypt/mint nose to tell me she's probably
    from a cooler area.

    Excellent finish length, of around 90 seconds.

    Phemon by itself,
    and of course any low-tannic food works fine.

    I WISH I had more.
    I suspect they don't make a lot of it (I think around 200 cases).

    It even reminded me a bit of the excellent '02 Ossidiana from NAPA (black bottle with a raised arrowhead),
    and the '02 Lorenzo (a Chalk Hill rare creation, in honor of their Italian Grandfather - a black bottle with Amphora handles, and pic of gramps on the back).

    Also more closely,
    a lighter version of the 1995 Woodward Canyon Merlot (all enjoyed last yr).

    This one Really has me giving WA state Merlot another look
    (besides Cab Franc and Syrah).

    92+ pts

    Mine was drinking Great,
    and could easily go to 2017 without likely losing a thing.


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  • 1998 Labouré-Roi Meursault

    From 5 Liter.
    No notes taken.
    Perfect provenance (PWSF) and fill level.
    Look: Light '08 color with just slight yellow.
    Nose: Peaches, mandarin orange, slight oak.
    Body: 2% milk mouth-weight.
    Taste: Peaches, orange, lt. lemon, lt. pineapple. An AMAZING wine.
    My FAVORITE Meursault so far.
    Light touch of oak. Bright fruit with decent acidity.
    Finish: LONG finish of about 2 minutes!

    This gem was Excellent. While not the fierce acidity of a Jadot Puligny Montrachet Les Folatieres, it really showed CLASS.
    Even at a party with only about 30 folks,
    and including goodies such as a Magmum of my now 1997 Dei Favorite Vino Nobile de Multepulciano Riserva,
    a Magnum of Amarone,
    the praiseworthy 2005 Domaine de Baumard Peacock Cuvee,
    and about 20 other bottles,
    this "Loren Bacall" showed class and quickly got enjoyed up.
    Even at room temp.

    Showing excellent now (albeit this Is a 5 Ltr and a Very good year, expecially for a non-2002 white),
    and can easily go another 6 years if you have in a big version.

    93+ points.

    Surprise...a great white one doesn't need to even chill
    (one you'll get more taste as well I suspect the closer to room temp).

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