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Red
1999 Castello Banfi Brunello di Montalcino Riserva Poggio All'Oro Sangiovese
7/22/2019 - mimik Likes this wine:
94 points
Wonderful
  • Uncle John commented:

    7/24/19, 7:53 AM - I have 1 bottle left.

Red
2009 Château Fleur Cardinale St. Émilion Grand Cru Red Bordeaux Blend
Still very dark and brooding with sweet dark fruit like plum dark cherries on the nose with similar replays on the palate. Dense medium acidity with a medium long finish with Notes of Oak and cedar. Needs more time to flesh out. Surprised it was still primary but much more open than a few years ago. 91+
  • Uncle John commented:

    11/8/17, 5:49 AM - Thanks for the note Mimik. I have a case in the cellar.

White - Sparkling
1996 Henriot Champagne Cuvée des Enchanteleurs Brut Champagne Blend
5/8/2017 - mimik Likes this wine:
92 points
Crispy, clear with pAin grillé notes, and some nice minerality on the palette. Well done and elegant bottle showing sone age. Bubbles have faded so I'd drink up sooner rather than later. Still very pleasant.
  • Uncle John commented:

    5/9/17, 5:51 AM - Nice Champagne Mimikos!!

Red
2010 Château Cantemerle Haut-Médoc Red Bordeaux Blend
12/5/2015 - mimik Likes this wine:
93 points
Solidly built. Beautiful seductive nose of pencil shavings, black currant and plums. The palate is very smooth with very well integrated tannins. Lively acidity and the stuffing to age well. Seamless long finish. Really nice and promising but already seductive. 93 point
  • Uncle John commented:

    12/7/15, 5:37 PM - Nice note Mimikos.

Red
2005 Bodega Catena Zapata Nicolás Catena Zapata Mendoza Red Bordeaux Blend
5/4/2014 - Uncle John wrote:
93 points
Quickly decanted but this needed a good hour + to open. Dark fruit, some oak with moderate acidity and mild sweetness on the finish. The tannins softened after two hours suggesting this wine needs a few more years or a 2-3 hour decant.
  • Uncle John commented:

    5/5/14, 6:30 AM - Haeley1999 I would have to agree. I have 9 more bottles so I will open another one in 1-2 years. The 2004 is amazing now but in general 2004 was an earlier drinking vintage in Argentina. 2005 is a more structured vintage like in Bordeaux and requires patience.

Red
2007 Domaine du Vieux Télégraphe Châteauneuf-du-Pape La Crau Red Rhone Blend
2/17/2014 - ludwigbpm wrote:
92 points
Nez d'herbes aromatiques, de menthe (?) et de kirsch. L'alcool ressort un peu en bouche, la matière le prend bien mais c'est limite au plan de l'équilibre. Longueur acceptable. Déception dans la mesure où le prix est élevé et l'ensemble pas des plus complexe. Un domaine qui ne m'a jamais vraiment impressioné et que je retire dorénavant de ma liste d'achat.
  • Uncle John commented:

    2/18/14, 5:43 AM - Ludwig. The 2010 is even better!

Red
2005 Château Fleur Cardinale St. Émilion Grand Cru Red Bordeaux Blend
12/6/2013 - Merzbow wrote:
93 points
Those who might have disliked this as a fruit-bomb may like where it is now. 2005 Bordeaux in general is still a bit shut-down, but this has enough fruit poking through for a solidly tannic yet still delicious experience.
  • Uncle John commented:

    12/6/13, 6:29 PM - I agree. Had this last week and it was great. The 2009 is as good and the 2010 is even better!

Red
2007 Casanova di Neri Brunello di Montalcino Tenuta Nuova Sangiovese
4/26/2013 - Uncle John wrote:
94 points
Slow ox. for 6 hours then decanted for another hour. For such a young Brunello this was drinking best after an hour into the meal. Beautiful red fruit smooth palate and fine tannins on the long finish. This was rounder than the 2006 with finer tannins but very close in quality. I find the 2006 has more structure in the mid-palate. This still needs a few years but with a healthy decant can be enjoyed today.
  • Uncle John commented:

    6/30/13, 10:17 AM - vintage1949. I would try to find some 2006 as it is probably a bit better than the 2007. I understand the 2008 is not to far off as well. Tenuta Nuova is a more modern version of Brunello that I love. Enjoy.

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