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  1. Phenol73


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    Tony Poli

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  • 2007 Château Haut-Brion

    Even in a vintage like 2007, the stunning terroir of Haut Brion can shine through to make a spectacular wine. An aristocratic wine fashioned in an elegant style, the 2007 Haut Brion spews off candied cherry tarts, Creme de Cassis, iron ore, wet tobacco, eucalyptus, fresh flowers and crushed rocks. This is never going to be a showstopper, but is more an exercise in restraint and terroir. Very fresh on the palate, this will no doubt be a very classic claret (one that is much more introspective/cerebral than for hedonistic pleasure) for drinking from 2017 over the coming 2 decades.

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  • 2010 Perfect Season Cabernet Sauvignon Bidwell Creek Estate and Vineyard

    Somewhat atypical for the 2010 vintage, Philipe Melka produced a very forawrd lush styled Cabernet that is already completely integrated. While the deep dark blueberry and cassis are very fresh and hedonistic, they would suggest a low acid based on their profile - Do not let that fool you; this wine has the requisite acidity to exhibit freshness for the coming 10 years. There is much brooding underneath, with mint, damsum plum and dark chocolate brimming underneath. This also shows great length but it falls just a bit flat on the mid-palate. A perplexing wine with tons of personality, it is quite exotic and will be interesting to follow it until 2025.

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  • 2005 Domaine de Chevalier

    An outstanding effort by Olivier Bernard and the team at Domaine de Chevalier. This wine clearly has a large merlot componant and is very lush and silky. Somewhat of a smudged fruitcake componant obfuscates the kirsch liquer on the entry. Lower in acid than some of its peers, it still seems to be evolving at a somewhat glacial pace. Give it another year or so in the bottle to re-emerge with a more multidimensional profile to this tightly wound, blue fruited, midweight, tobacco tinged, smoky road tarred stunner. It is almost there, and can undoubtably add an additional point or two in the coming couple years and for the next two decades.

    PS - this is for the new generation of Bordeaux drinkers who prefer the lower acidity and more ripeness. Maybe this will turn out to be a little more classical in the future, but it will give delicious drinking for those who love primary and secondary fruits from 2016 to 2023, and will be exotic for the remainder of the listed drinking window.

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