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DWS in La Boheme,

By RVe

Tasted June 12, 2022 by Zweder with 69 views

Introduction

We all brought at least two Bordeaux wines. We did not know which wines were entered, nor when the wines we brought were poured.

Flight 1 (26 notes)

White - Sparkling
2013 Varnier-Fanniere Champagne Grand Cru Brut Grand Vintage France, Champagne, Champagne Grand Cru
93 points
Beautiful brioche and slightly nutty flavors. Same on the palate, ripe fruits, beautiful citrus acidity. Great bubble.
1 person found this helpful Comment
White
1996 Château Larrivet-Haut-Brion Blanc France, Bordeaux, Graves, Pessac-Léognan
91 points
Nuts and honey in the mature bouquet. On the palate very tasty with honey, vanilla from the oak, beautiful acidity and some beautiful oxidized impressions. A full bodied wine which is still a great pleasure, but don’t wait much longer.
1 person found this helpful Comment
White
2020 Richard Kershaw Wines GPS Series Semillon-Sauvignon Blanc South Africa, Cape South Coast, Elgin
89 points
The bouquet is floral and a bit rustic and still very youthful. On the palate mild acidity and some sweet impressions. Full bodied wine. 89+
1 person found this helpful Comment
White
2016 Château Bouscaut Blanc France, Bordeaux, Graves, Pessac-Léognan
92 points
Beautiful and floral bouquet with a good dose of oak. Same on the palate, beautiful acidity. Luxurious wine.
1 person found this helpful Comment
White
2017 Château Latour-Martillac Blanc France, Bordeaux, Graves, Pessac-Léognan
90 points
Floral bouquet with some anise as well. On the palate grasses, herbs, anise and butter. Pleasant bitterness and fresh acidity.
1 person found this helpful Comment
White
2007 Château Smith Haut Lafitte Blanc France, Bordeaux, Graves, Pessac-Léognan
93 points
Grasses, vanilla, flint stone, smoke and beautiful toast in the bouquet. Same on the palate, full bodied, beautiful and fresh citrus acidity. Very beautiful and luxurious wine.
1 person found this helpful Comment
Red
2001 Château Chasse-Spleen France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Moulis en Médoc
Mature bouquet with mushroom and autumn impressions. On the palate a bit musty, but also still dark and red berries. Ok acidity, a touch of sweetness, but overall not a 100% fresh. No score.
Red
2011 Château Léoville Poyferré France, Bordeaux, Médoc, St. Julien
93 points
Very dark purple red. In the bouquet dark berries, vanilla and some autumn impressions. On the palate dark berries, some bell pepper, vanilla and sweet spices, perfumed, beautiful acidity and still sticky tannin. Beautiful wine with a future until 2030 at least.
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Red
2016 Marchesi Mazzei Maremma Toscana Tenuta Belguardo Italy, Tuscany, Maremma, Maremma Toscana
93 points
Beautiful bouquet with dark berries and cigar box. On the palate dark berries, sweet spices, chocolate, beautiful acidity and lovely round tannin. Delicious and very good wine which is in its young maturity stage.
2 people found this helpful Comment
Red
2006 Château Quinault L'Enclos France, Bordeaux, Libournais, St. Émilion Grand Cru
90 points
Dark berries, vanilla and complexity in the bouquet. On the palate dark berries, chocolate, some bitterness, good acidity and round and friendly tannin with a pleasant bite.
1 person found this helpful Comment
Red
2016 Château Larrivet-Haut-Brion France, Bordeaux, Graves, Pessac-Léognan
92 points
Floral bouquet with dark berries. On the palate beautifully ripe and juicy dark berries, luxurious oak and cedar and minerals. fresh acidity and a good length.
3 people found this helpful Comment
Red
2019 Château Montlandrie France, Bordeaux, Libournais, Castillon Côtes de Bordeaux
91 points
In the bouquet a lot of very ripe red and dark berry fruits. On the palate the same very ripe fruits, full bodied and sweet and also a firm amount of good acidity. Yoghurt impressions because of the youthfulness. I am curious how this wine will develop. For now 90 – 92+?
4 people found this helpful Comment
Red
2009 Kanonkop Paul Sauer South Africa, Coastal Region, Stellenbosch, Simonsberg-Stellenbosch
92 points
Beautiful and luxurious bouquet with dark berries, vanilla, cigar, tobacco and beautifully dosed oak. On the palate dark and red berries, chocolate, a touch of pleasant sweetness and beautiful acidity. Overall a delicious and tempting wine in its maturity stage. No real hurry though.
1 person found this helpful Comment
Red
1999 Château Cos d'Estournel France, Bordeaux, Médoc, St. Estèphe
93 points
Dark berries, cigar, coffee and chocolate in the bouquet. On the palate dark berries, chocolate, sweet spices, oak, beautiful acidity and tannin with still a beautiful bite. What a positive surprise. Ten years ago I thought this wine was at its peak, but it is still going strong and absolutely a feast in the glass.
2 people found this helpful Comment
Red
2008 Château Branon France, Bordeaux, Graves, Pessac-Léognan
94 points
Beautiful and complex bouquet with coffee, sweet spices, dark berries, oak and cedar. Very luxurious. On the palate ripe and lush dark berries, a firm amount of pleasant sweetness, beautiful acidity and tannin. Amazing wine and imho the best wine of the tasting so far.
1 person found this helpful Comment
Red
2018 Château Haut-Bages Libéral France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Pauillac
92 points
Cherries and dark berries as well as sweet spices in the bouquet. On the palate cherries, ripe dark berries, good acidity and round but sticky tannin. A lot of fresh fruits in this wine which has a good length. Probably wise to wait at least until 2030 – 2032+, so the wine can develop some more complexity and finesse. 91 – 92++
2 people found this helpful Comment
Red
2018 Pierre Graffeuille et Matthieu Dumarcher Odyssée France, Vin de France
93 points
Ripe red and dark berries and cherries in the bouquet. On the palate beautiful, ripe and lush fruits with good and fresh acidity and tannin. A great beauty now and also a long future. 93+
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Red
2000 Château Pavie Decesse France, Bordeaux, Libournais, St. Émilion Grand Cru
94 points
Beautiful mature bouquet with dark berries, cedar and autumn impressions. On the palate juicy dark berries, chocolate, graphite, beautiful acidity and mature, round tannin with still a pleasant bite. Beautiful, mouth filling and harmonious wine which is at its peak now. No hurry though.
1 person found this helpful Comment
Red
2013 Viña San Pedro Sideral Cachapoal Valley Chile, Rapel Valley, Cachapoal Valley
In the bouquet autumn and celery impressions. On the palate dark berries, chocolate and autumn impressions. Ok acidity and some sweetness. Probably already a bit past its prime. No score.
Red
2010 Château Rocheyron France, Bordeaux, Libournais, St. Émilion
A lot of old age and celery aromas in the bouquet. Same on the palate. Ok acidity, but this bottle was clearly too old. No score.
Red
2005 Château Saint-Pierre France, Bordeaux, Médoc, St. Julien
94 points
Beautiful bouquet with chocolate, dark lush berries, mocha and coffee. Same on the palate, very lush and tempting with good acidity and still enough power to last another 5+ years. 93 - 94
2 people found this helpful Comment
Red
2016 Château La Fleur de Boüard France, Bordeaux, Libournais, Lalande de Pomerol
90 points
Beautiful bouquet with dark and red berries which shows the first signs of some development. On the palate dark berries, chocolate, coffee, good acidity and tannin. Will probably improve with 3 - 5+ more years of ageing.
2 people found this helpful Comment
Red
2015 Château d'Issan France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Margaux
94 points
Beautiful bouquet with dark berries, coffee, tar and a lot of toast. On the palate concentrated dark berries, espresso, chocolate, good bitterness, a lot of sweetness and toast. This wine is still much to young and probably needs at least another decade to show its finesse. So wait until 2030+ preferably. 94+
6 people found this helpful Comment
White - Sweet/Dessert
2014 Château Doisy-Daëne France, Bordeaux, Sauternais, Sauternes
92 points
Caramel, honey, orange zest and polishing wax in the bouquet. Same on the palate, beautiful sweetness and also beautiful acidity.
1 person found this helpful Comment
White - Sweet/Dessert
2004 Château de Fargues France, Bordeaux, Sauternais, Sauternes
94 points
Polishing wax, sugared apricots, orange zest and honey. Also good acidity. Great concentration.
1 person found this helpful Comment
White - Sweet/Dessert
2015 Weingut Peter Stettler-Söhne Bernkastel-Kueser Kardinalsberg Riesling Beerenauslese Germany, Mosel Saar Ruwer
92 points
Yellow fruits like apricots and nectarines in the bouquet. Same on the palate. A lot of sweetness and also a firm amount of fresh acidity.
1 person found this helpful Comment

Closing

It was a great afternoon with great food!

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