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Monthly Kermit Lynch tasting at Wine Wizards

Tasted September 6, 2018 by Woodbridge Brad with 101 views

Flight 1 (12 notes)

White
2016 Kuentz-Bas Pinot Blanc France, Alsace
85 points
Nice white wine with freshness and balance, sweet notes but also a touch metallic, lovely neutral white but no distinct personality. Now for sub $15, maybe that is asking a bit much and I would refill my glass if that is all there is, hence my 85 score.
White
2017 Château La Roque Coteaux du Languedoc Blanc France, Languedoc Roussillon, Languedoc, Coteaux du Languedoc
88 points
Acid balance, good melon and peach flavor intensity, nice linger, slight skin tannin note in finish and a decent price $17 and 13% alcohol. Lovely mouth feel and weight, can be a main course wine.
White
2016 Domaine Maestracci Vin de Corse Calvi E Prove Blanc France, Corsica, Vin de Corse Calvi
80 points
Fat characterless dry white without personality or aromatics. Only $17, maybe you have to be there to appreciate.
White
2017 Denis Jamain Reuilly France, Loire Valley, Upper Loire, Reuilly
88 points
Lovely nose, very typical and classically grassy but not over bearing . Good weight, balance, 12.5%, nice finish, fair price at $19. Nice didn't buy but having second thoughts might order some today, it would be nice this fall.
White
2015 Peter Dipoli Sauvignon Voglar Italy, Trentino-Alto Adige, Alto Adige, Alto Adige - Südtirol
84 points
Low key "very, very mild" Sauvignon Blanc that was slightly bronzed on first pour. Nothing really defective except for the wallflower personality, but $34 it needs to have something distinctive.
Red
2017 Domaine de Fontsainte Corbières France, Languedoc Roussillon, Languedoc, Corbières
89 points
Unadorned with oak and juicy. This is a solid young style wine. Intense color, great fruit, body and clean finish. Bring on the beef stew. Show this to your red blend friends, you don't have to overdo oak and mega red to make a lovely big wine.
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Red
2017 Domaine de la Voute des Crozes Côte de Brouilly France, Burgundy, Beaujolais, Côte de Brouilly
89 points
My score may be low, this wine needs time. Good color, expressive nose, nice texture and acidity, but seems a bit closed. I thinks this will continue to be more expressive with time, although for $20 I could be perfectly happy drinking it now. We will see.
Red
2016 Punta Crena Rossese Riviera Ligure di Ponente Vigneto Isasco Italy, Liguria, Riviera Ligure di Ponente
82 points
This wine did nothing for me, not that I could't drink it, but I will forget it. As a light red it is innocent of much character and at $28 I can buy two bottles of something better.
Red
2015 Tenuta Anfosso Rossese di Dolceacqua Superiore Poggio Pini Italy, Liguria, Rossese di Dolceacqua Superiore
92 points
Best wine of the tasting and of course the most pricy at $45. This spicy number has a complex flavor and tannin profile that cries out for grilled fish or octopus, maybe some chippino. Really nice
Red
2016 Bruno Colin Bourgogne France, Burgundy, Bourgogne
82 points
Reduced and stinky upon first pour. Low complexity and so-so character all for $35. Okay texture and finish, but it is easy to find a better wine for half the price.
Red
2016 Sesti (Castello di Argiano) Monteleccio Toscana IGT Italy, Tuscany, Toscana IGT
84 points
Minty and classic but for $27 overpriced by a yard. Supposedly organic I am not impressed, could drink if someone else is buying but may not refill my glass.
Red
2014 Podere Campriano Chianti Classico Riserva Italy, Tuscany, Chianti, Chianti Classico DOCG
82 points
This wine did not show well at all. My notes are diesel exhaust in a barnyard. All for $42
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