Sydney Winestar Offline - Castel Mola Restaurant

Leichhardt, New South Wales, Australia

Tasted July 14, 2005 by CamWheeler with 892 views

Flight 1 (9 notes)

White - Sparkling
N.V. Egly-Ouriet Champagne Grand Cru Brut Tradition France, Champagne, Champagne Grand Cru
91 points
A fantastic way to start the evening. Fine and focused with great length. Visibly contains a high Pinot Noir component. Super value for money.
White
2001 Craggy Range Chardonnay Les Beaux Cailloux New Zealand, North Island, Hawke's Bay
85 points
Loads of overpowering sweet caramel oak dominating whatever fruit there was to be had. Very much out of balance. It might come together in 2-3 years, but I can’t really be sure.
Red
2002 Curlewis Pinot Noir Australia, Victoria, Port Phillip, Geelong
89 points
Brown tinged around the edges. Quite savoury. Excellent length. Possibly lacking some complexity. I liked this more than others at the table.
Red
1996 Domaine Armand Rousseau Père et Fils Gevrey-Chambertin France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Gevrey-Chambertin
92 points
Very interesting and complex nose, with plenty of gorgonzola. Great length and a soft finish.
Red
1996 La Pousse d'Or Volnay 1er Cru Les Caillerets France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Volnay 1er Cru
90 points
My notes on this wine aren’t extensive, but I do remember getting a fair hit of unbalanced acid. Quite clean for a Burgundy. I wrote down that I thought it was worth 90 Points, mostly because I thought it had quite good structure and may well be better with additional age.
Red
1998 Seppelt Shiraz St Peters Australia, Victoria, Western Victoria, Great Western
93 points
As I recall, two of the more experienced tasters at the table picked this as an 2002 vintage wine. Extremely tight and youthful even after having been decanted some time prior in the afternoon. Very good length and intensity. Another 10 or 15 years and it will be brilliant.
Red
1990 Château La Lagune France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Haut-Médoc
90 points
Fantastic, intense nose but was a bit more subdued on the palate. Medium length finish.
Red
1982 Château d'Angludet France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Margaux
93 points
Deeply coloured and a superb nose. I really enjoyed this, but perhaps just starting on the downward slide after hitting its peak
White - Sweet/Dessert
1999 Charles Melton Pedro Ximénez Sotto di Ferro Australia, South Australia, Barossa, Barossa Valley
91 points
Excellent concentration and complexity. Lots of nutty characters on the nose and palate. I thought it was quite well balanced, not overtly sweet. It was a great experience to get to try this, but I’d struggle to justify the price.
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