Team Vitis Fall Tasting 88/76

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Tasted October 5, 2018 - October 7, 2018 by Torchy with 175 views

Flight 1 - Opener (1 note)

Red
2015 Domaine Bachelet-Monnot Bourgogne France, Burgundy, Bourgogne
87 points
Slim and refreshing with correct pinotfruit.

Flight 2 - Champagne (2 notes)

Rosé - Sparkling
1988 Henriot Champagne Brut Millésimé Rosé France, Champagne
92 points
Salmon pink. Initially anonymous nose, but with air comes a floral fragrance, strawberries, cantaloupe melon and light mineral tones. Palate with light summer berries, fruit, and some oak. Minerals and light citrus in the final. Long

Flight 3 - Pomerol/Margaux (2 notes)

Red
1976 Château L'Eglise-Clinet France, Bordeaux, Libournais, Pomerol
89 points
Wet dog, heavy spices and dried fruit. Steel, dried meat and some aceton😬 Powerful palate with dried fruit, raisins. A certain structure exists yet. However, over the top.
Red
1988 Château Margaux France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Margaux
93 points
The nose is absolutely fantastico! Pure fruit parfüme. Presice with black currant and lead. Tight palate with pleasant acid, spices, blackcurrant and other dark fruit. Good structure. A little short. The nose is more promising than the palate.

Flight 4 - Pauillac (2 notes)

Red
1988 Château Grand-Puy Ducasse France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Pauillac
90 points
Hung meat, steel, spices and cherries. With air comes wet flower soil, licorice and caught medicine. On the palate some paprika, cherry, and hints of light caramel. The wine is better after getting some air.
Red
1988 Château Mouton Rothschild France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Pauillac
92 points
The nose opens with a fart and horseshit. Blows away and is replaced with dark fruit, iron and some hung meat. The fruit on the palate is absolutely present, but appears somewhat short and fragile. Meat and iron are also present. Medium length.

Flight 5 - St.Julien (3 notes)

Red
1988 Château Léoville Las Cases France, Bordeaux, Médoc, St. Julien
89 points
Round and comfortable nose with creme de cassis on the nose. Minerals. Not so powerful palate. Slender, light fruit with a taste of blackcurrant.
Red
1988 Château Léoville Barton France, Bordeaux, Médoc, St. Julien
91 points
Complex nose with light dark fruit, iron and blood, perfume and forest tones. On the palate there are cherries and leather. Feels gentle, kind and harmonious.
Red
1988 Château Gruaud Larose France, Bordeaux, Médoc, St. Julien
93 points
Light dark berries and pencil shank on the nose. On the palate there are spices, dark fruits, blood tones and something that is perceived as minerals. Youthful. Very long.

Flight 6 - St. Estephe (2 notes)

Red
1988 Château Montrose France, Bordeaux, Médoc, St. Estèphe
90 points
The nose has some mineral tones and some nutty aromas. Moving towards tertiary tones? On the palate spice, some ripe fruit, but it is short and perceived as somewhat flat. Light, with good length.
Red
1988 Château Lafon-Rochet France, Bordeaux, Médoc, St. Estèphe
89 points
Light flatulence tones that blows away. Afterwards, slim fruit on the nose and on the palate. Hints of caramel towards the end.

Flight 7 - Graves (2 notes)

Red
1988 Château Haut-Bailly France, Bordeaux, Graves, Pessac-Léognan
88 points
Cherries. Slender and relatively precise. Short.
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Red
1976 Château Haut-Brion France, Bordeaux, Graves, Pessac-Léognan
86 points
A suboptimal bottle. The nose is reminiscent of port wine. Sour fruit, a lot of tertiary tones. Vegetable soup. Over the top.

Flight 8 - Sweets (5 notes)

Red - Fortified
1976 Riveyrac Rivesaltes France, Languedoc Roussillon, Roussillon, Rivesaltes
90 points
Light red. Ripe scent of hazelnut, caramel sauce and corinth. Strong with a lot of flavor, while it's round and balanced. Spices and dried fruit.
White - Sweet/Dessert
1976 Deinhard Winkeler Hasensprung Riesling Trockenbeerenauslese Germany, Rheingau
89 points
Fireworks and burned matches. Cold butter. Fresh in the mouth, with tea leaves and some tropical, dried fruit. Medium viscous, good balance.
White
1976 Winzerverein Rauenthaler Rauenthaler Steinmächer Ruländer Beerenauslese Germany, Rheingau
85 points
Sherry color and smell. Hint of mint, dairy product and oak. Sweet without any special structure.
White - Sweet/Dessert
1976 Gessert Niersteiner Rehbach Riesling Beerenauslese Germany, Rheinhessen
85 points
Sherry color and nose. Some mint and sweet fruit. Ok grip, there is yet some acid. Gets associations to cold tea. Short, and way over the top.
White - Off-dry
1976 August E. Anheuser Kreuznacher St. Martin Riesling Feinste Auslese Germany, Nahe
85 points
Dark amber. Lovely nose with hints of mint, peach and ripe tropical fruit. On the palate flat fruit, wet wood. The wine is perceived as tame and short.
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