Mini Verticals - Tasted Blind

Tasted April 10, 2015 by CamWheeler with 466 views

Flight 1 (34 notes)

White
2000 François Raveneau Chablis 1er Cru Chapelot France, Burgundy, Chablis, Chablis 1er Cru
flawed
Oxidized.
White
1999 François Raveneau Chablis 1er Cru Chapelot France, Burgundy, Chablis, Chablis 1er Cru
90 points
Earthy and nutty with lemon sherbet and touched by marzipan. Nice driven acid on the palate, carries the medium body flavour well. Shows a touch broader as it warms so wouldn't want to cellar it much longer.
White
2011 François Raveneau Chablis 1er Cru Chapelot France, Burgundy, Chablis, Chablis 1er Cru
91 points
Grapefruit and floral notes as well as some popcorn, lime and sulphur. Austere palate, good contrast to the 1999 by its side as it was similar in profile but obviously much less advanced. Really focused and mineral wine and very good overall.
White
2014 Tahbilk Marsanne Australia, Victoria, Central Victoria, Nagambie Lakes
87 points
Tropical nose, mango, spice, papaya and orange. Nice mouthfeel, a off dry sweetness and a herbal streak across it. Okay but lacking some cut and drive.
White
2005 Tahbilk Marsanne Australia, Victoria, Central Victoria, Nagambie Lakes
92 points
Extremely different in style to the 2014 it was next to. Really appealing nose, honeysuckle, spice, apple and earth. Textured and interesting but also tasty to drink. Has an acid line that is quite vibrant. Drink now and over the shorter term.
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White
2008 Louis Sipp Riesling Kirchberg de Ribeauvillé France, Alsace, Alsace Grand Cru
88 points
Lime, slate, pear on the nose - not giving much away. Lithe palate, minerality and a dash of spice. Good cut to the acid. A few more years would see this improve.
White
1993 Louis Sipp Riesling Kirchberg de Ribeauvillé France, Alsace, Alsace Grand Cru
90 points
Honey, kero, grapefruit and lemon aromas. Nice balance on the palate. Honeyed and resolved and has retained good richness. Very good drinking.
White
2009 Penfolds Chardonnay Reserve Bin 09A Australia, South Australia, Mount Lofty Ranges, Adelaide Hills
89 points
Quite a bit of reduction initially but also graphite, pepper, lemon and hay. Light palate in comparison to the 07a, not as much presence but does flow well and has potential.
White
2007 Penfolds Chardonnay Reserve Bin 07A Australia, South Australia, Mount Lofty Ranges, Adelaide Hills
91 points
Light toast, musk, violet, ginger and orange. Excellent mouthfeel carries the flavour well. Starting to develop but plenty of time left to live. Preferred this to the 2007 that was next to it.
White
2006 Yering Station M.V.R. Australia, Victoria, Port Phillip, Yarra Valley
81 points
Alcohol and coconut, menthol. Alcohol carries to the palate and there isn't enough fruit. Mid length. Probably past its best.
White
2009 Yering Station M.V.R. Australia, Victoria, Port Phillip, Yarra Valley
86 points
Lemon, floral, quince and some tropical fruit. Better palate than the fading 2006. Has balance to it and a lick of richness from the fruit but just not that interesting overall.
Red
2002 Domaine J Coudray-Bizot Echezeaux France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Echezeaux Grand Cru
90 points
Raspberry, gunpowder, oak still, and a mineral element on the nose and palate. Fair but of power to it but that mineral element keeps it refreshing. Drink over the next 10 years.
Red
1993 Coudray-Bizot Echezeaux En Orveaux France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Echezeaux Grand Cru
flawed
Corked/stripped.
Red
2002 Domaine Dujac Clos St. Denis France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Clos St. Denis Grand Cru
93 points
Earth, spice, chocolate, autumn leaves and undergrowth. Interesting and complex. Super texture with that undergrowth providing and interest throughout. Lovely! Drinking well already but will progress further with time.
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Red
2011 Domaine Dujac Clos St. Denis France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Clos St. Denis Grand Cru
87 points
Stalk, stem, green, herbal. Thought this was going to be an 04 blind. Palate is a bit better but it is pretty thin and without a lot of depth.
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Red
2011 Clonakilla Shiraz O'Riada Australia, New South Wales, Southern New South Wales, Canberra District
90 points
White pepper, violet, stalk and cherry. Plenty of spice on the palate. Nice acidity and a good streak of red fruit. Like it.
Red
2009 Clonakilla Shiraz O'Riada Australia, New South Wales, Southern New South Wales, Canberra District
90 points
Raspberry, spice, violet and some blackberry. Mild palate, doesn't overdo the fruit power but still has some good weight. Seems well balanced and while it is ticking along nicely, a couple more years will be of benefit.
Red
1982 Antinori Tignanello Toscana IGT Italy, Tuscany, Toscana IGT
91 points
Licorice, chocolate, earthy, coffee notes. Plenty of age on it but has developed well. Resolved tannins on the palate but still has life and good structure. Drink now.
Red
2010 Antinori Tignanello Toscana IGT Italy, Tuscany, Toscana IGT
92 points
Cherry, redcurrant, blueberry, iron and ash. Punchy tannins combine with bright fruit and good acid but it needs time to show what it can really do.
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Red
1990 Wynns Coonawarra Estate Cabernet Sauvignon John Riddoch Australia, South Australia, Limestone Coast, Coonawarra
92 points
Ash, VA, lifted florals, orange peel, blackcurrant and graphite. Red fruited on the palate, it is still driven by that same fruit. Excellent balance and has plenty of time left on its side based on this bottle.
Red
1991 Wynns Coonawarra Estate Cabernet Sauvignon John Riddoch Australia, South Australia, Limestone Coast, Coonawarra
90 points
Stalk, herb and capsicum notes. Bold mouthfeel with plenty of fruit but also rather firm tannins. There is a little brett behind the fruit as well, I think for this bottle it adds to the wine rather than detracting.
Red
2003 Meerea Park Shiraz Alexander Munro Australia, New South Wales, Hunter Valley
90 points
Bottle #1 of #3 served blind. Screwcap. Fresh nose - graphite, violet, spice and earth. Palate retains that brightness and the fruit has good texture. Young but not brand new, it has development and I liked this a fair bit more than either cork sealed bottle.
Red
2003 Meerea Park Shiraz Alexander Munro Australia, New South Wales, Hunter Valley
88 points
Bottle #2 of 3. Cork sealed. Ash, rhubarb, a little more muddled than bottle 1. Palate is more rounded out and a bit more advanced, without having more complexity. In decent condition but for me not better than bottle 1.
Red
2003 Meerea Park Shiraz Alexander Munro Australia, New South Wales, Hunter Valley
flawed
Bottle #3 of 3. Cork. Stripped of character.
Red
2003 Noon Eclipse Australia, South Australia, Fleurieu, McLaren Vale
90 points
Spice, chocolate, wood, cherry and redcurrant. Rich with an alcohol lift that is integrated decently. Nice length to it.
Red
2008 Noon Eclipse Australia, South Australia, Fleurieu, McLaren Vale
87 points
Rhubarb, pepper, cherry and raisin. The alcohol element is more pronounced on this than the 2003, there is quite a bit of sweet fruit. Very young but I wasn't enamoured at all.
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Red
2006 Kay Brothers Shiraz Block 6 Amery Vineyards Australia, South Australia, Fleurieu, McLaren Vale
90 points
Blackcurrant, peppery spice, strawberry and cedar. Good acid freshness on the palate, feels sprightly and the density of the fruit is a background element. Very nice.
Red
2008 Kay Brothers Shiraz Block 6 Amery Vineyards Australia, South Australia, Fleurieu, McLaren Vale
89 points
Sultana, violet, blackberry and light oak. Red, rich fruit on the palate. Good length. Just lacking some spark to make it better than good.
Red
2003 Red Nectar Wines Shiraz Stonewell Australia, South Australia, Barossa, Barossa Valley
88 points
Strawberry, blackcurrant and alcohol heat. Medium length, does have fruit richness and it doesn't show the alcohol as much. Not as good as the 2004.
Red
2004 Red Nectar Wines Shiraz Stonewell Australia, South Australia, Barossa, Barossa Valley
90 points
Brett, spice, chocolate, raspberry and graphite. Palate feels quite restrained, with some spice and good length. Could go for a few more years.
Red
1999 Kyeema Shiraz Australia, New South Wales, Southern New South Wales, Canberra District
87 points
Very earthy, truffle and a fair bit of leathery brett. Palate is mild and pleasant, it isn't full of character but it does drink decently now.
Red
2009 Capital Wines Shiraz Reserve Kyeema Australia, New South Wales, Southern New South Wales, Canberra District
89 points
Cherry, spice, clove and redcurrant. Acidity is fairly high, but I like the refreshing nature of it. Could do with a little more age and I think the tannin structure should be up to it.
White - Sweet/Dessert
1976 Schloss Eltz Eltviller Sonnenberg Scheurebe Beerenauslese Germany, Rheingau
88 points
Coconut, spice, quince, brown sugar on the nose. Fairly clean and pure on the palate, I didn't pick it as Scheurebe because it didn't feel round enough. Not complex but a nice way to finish a tasting.
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Red
2008 Noon Grenache Solaire Reserve Australia, South Australia, Fleurieu, McLaren Vale
flawed
Not right. Very cloudy coloured. Dull.
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