Tasting Notes for fanglangzhe

(1,355 notes on 1,223 wines)

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Red
10/11/2019 - fanglangzhe Likes this wine:
88 points
Slight quite similar to TN from 1 year ago. Not much change at all.
White - Sparkling
10/6/2019 - fanglangzhe Likes this wine:
87 points
green apple, white pulp fruits, a slight bready note, very dry, a bit bitter.
Red
10/5/2019 - fanglangzhe Likes this wine:
90 points
Red berries (strawberry, cherry, pomegranate), spices, moderate/well-integrated oak. Nice acidity. Pinot Noir like. Light/med(-) body. 90-91.
Red
10/1/2019 - fanglangzhe Likes this wine:
89 points
Red berries, watermelon, hint of black pepper, med acidity, low tannin, light bodied. Pleasant & smooth and not so one-dimensional. 88-89.
Red
9/30/2019 - fanglangzhe Likes this wine:
88 points
Red & dark fruits, violet flower, nice acidity, slight oak, medium tannin. Reminds me of a good entry level tempranillo. Better after 1 hour aeration.
White
9/28/2019 - fanglangzhe Likes this wine:
89 points
White pulp fruits, lemon/lime, grapefruit, slight mineral, slight bitterness. Nice flavor concentration. A slight oily character. I wonder how long this wine can age. 88-89.
Red
9/23/2019 - fanglangzhe Likes this wine:
88 points
Red fruits, a bit of spice, med+ acidity.
White
9/22/2019 - fanglangzhe wrote:
86 points
Tastes better when well chilled. White pulp fruits, lime/grapefruit skin and pith, prominent bitterness which is overbearing when not chilled.
Red
9/14/2019 - fanglangzhe wrote:
85 points
Dark fruits, moderate oak, a slight tomato/vegetal note. Short finish.
Red
8/23/2019 - fanglangzhe Likes this wine:
90 points
Dark fruits, tobacco, dark chocolate, balsamic, moderate oak. Better after 2 hours aeration.
White - Sparkling
8/18/2019 - fanglangzhe Likes this wine:
89 points
White pulp fruits (green apple, pears), smoky mineral, slight bready note. Slight metallic finish as in prior TN but I didn't find it nearly as jarring/ distracting. Bubbles are extremely fine.
Red
8/17/2019 - fanglangzhe Likes this wine:
88 points
Dark fruits, spicy vanilla oak. Good but poor QPR.
White
8/11/2019 - fanglangzhe Likes this wine:
88 points
Stone fruits, pineapple, slight mineral. A touch of sweetness for a dry riesling but not distracting.
Red
8/10/2019 - fanglangzhe Likes this wine:
88 points
Dark fruit (dark cherry, plum), savoury note, herbs & pepper. Much better after 1 hour aeration. But become more muted at 3 hours of aeration. Seems still to be in an awkward phase.
Red
8/9/2019 - fanglangzhe Likes this wine:
88 points
Ripe black fruits with a hint of minty herbs and floral element, med acid, med tannins. Moderate oak.
Red
8/2/2019 - fanglangzhe Likes this wine:
89 points
Dark red fruits (dark cherry, strawberry, watermelon, plum), moderate oak + tannin, nice acidity.
Red
7/31/2019 - fanglangzhe Likes this wine:
89 points
Bright red & dark fruits (dark cherry, plums, etc), nice acidity, minimal oak, moderate tannin.
White
7/28/2019 - fanglangzhe Likes this wine:
89 points
Pears & other white pulp fruits, lemon/lime, salty/steely minerals.
Red
7/26/2019 - fanglangzhe Likes this wine:
89 points
Dark fruits, nice lifting acidity, moderate oak & tannins. Flexible wine to pair with food.
White
7/21/2019 - fanglangzhe Likes this wine:
88 points
White pulp fruits, citrus, slight honey note, minerals. A bit sweet, almost off-dry style.
Red
7/20/2019 - fanglangzhe Likes this wine:
88 points
Red & dark fruits, minimal oak, low tannin. A bit simple but good.
Red
2016 Orin Swift Abstract California Grenache Blend, Grenache (view label images)
Extremely sweet dark/black fruits, with very high alcohol (although alcohol level is well masked). Basically like grape juice with added sugar and a dose of pure alcohol. A one-dimensional fruit bomb.
Red
OTT fruit bomb, high alcohol, chocolate notes, jammy/syrupy dark/black fruits.
Red
7/7/2019 - fanglangzhe Likes this wine:
89 points
dark fruits, slight barnyard funk, hint of dried herbs. seems to be at its peak now.
Red
7/6/2019 - fanglangzhe Likes this wine:
89 points
Dark fruits, lavender, balanced oak, medium acidity.
Red
6/29/2019 - fanglangzhe Likes this wine:
89 points
Dark fruits, slight tannic grip, balanced oak. Juicy acidity. Not much change (if at all) from 1 year ago.
Red
6/28/2019 - fanglangzhe Likes this wine:
88 points
Red & dark fruits, vibrant acidity, dry finish. Not much change from 10 months ago.
Red
6/23/2019 - fanglangzhe Likes this wine:
89 points
More earthy notes compared to 9 months ago.
White
6/21/2019 - fanglangzhe Likes this wine:
91 points
White pulp fruits, dried lemon, slight waxy & oxidized note, moderate vanilla oak.
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Red
6/16/2019 - fanglangzhe Likes this wine:
89 points
Crunchy red & dark fruits, nice acidity, a bit of spice, floral notes. Great balance and qpr at US$11. 89-90.
White
6/14/2019 - fanglangzhe Likes this wine:
91 points
Wow, lovely balance between white pulp fruits, dried lemon, nice acidity, slight vanilla oak, waxy character. At its peak now.
White
6/9/2019 - fanglangzhe Likes this wine:
89 points
Pears, melon, lemon, slight mineral, zesty acidity. Seems just a bit heavy & simple vs. best of prior vintages.
White
6/8/2019 - fanglangzhe Likes this wine:
89 points
Melons, pear, lemon/lime, salty mineral, slight honeyed note, hint of petrol.
Red
6/6/2019 - fanglangzhe wrote:
87 points
Dark fruits (dark cherry, plums, blackberry), vibrant acidity, moderate/balanced oak + tannin. Smell and taste are both a bit alcoholic at first but dissipates with aeration. Much improved after 1 hour of aeration. Probably will improve more in another 1-3 years.
Red
6/1/2019 - fanglangzhe Likes this wine:
90 points
Red & dark fruits, mineral, nice acidity. Understated oak & savoury finish.
White
5/26/2019 - fanglangzhe Likes this wine:
89 points
Pineapple, stone fruits, citrus, slight mineral. Slight bitterness. Perhaps overpriced for what it brings to the table. Or just too young.
White
5/5/2019 - fanglangzhe Likes this wine:
91 points
White fruits, salty dried lemon, salty minerals, very long finish.
Red
5/4/2019 - fanglangzhe Likes this wine:
91 points
Red fruits (raspberry, cranberry, strawberry), moderate oak, med+ acidity, spices. Great balance and flavour concentration.
Red
4/28/2019 - fanglangzhe Likes this wine:
87 points
Dark fruits, a bit of charred oak. Just can't believe 2007 vintage was Wine Spectator 94 pts and top 100 wines of the year (#9 of 100). This bottle was far from that level, not even within eye sight.
Red
2016 Ridge Geyserville Alexander Valley Zinfandel Blend, Zinfandel (view label images)
4/27/2019 - fanglangzhe Likes this wine:
90 points
Ripe black fruits, but not a fruit bomb. Balanced oak, a bit of spices. Very good overall balance with enough acidity & tannin to balance fruit (but not too much). Need at least 2 hours aeration at this stage. Likely to further improve over next 3 to 5+ years.
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Red
4/26/2019 - fanglangzhe wrote:
84 points
Dark & red fruits, floral notes. Alcoholic bitterness at first, but somewhat dissipates after 2 hours aeration.
Red
4/25/2019 - fanglangzhe Does not like this wine:
80 points
Just way too much oak, overpowering oak. Like a piece of wood in my mouth.
Red
4/21/2019 - fanglangzhe Likes this wine:
86 points
Dark fruits, pomegranate, floral notes, med+ tannins, med+ acidity. Much better after 3 hours aeration.
White
4/14/2019 - fanglangzhe wrote:
82 points
Strong smell of banana, vanilla, white pulp fruits. Taste is dry with more of the same. Med+ acidity. Not balanced with too much banana & vanilla perfume.
Red
2014 Lamole di Lamole Chianti Classico Riserva Chianti Classico DOCG Sangiovese Blend, Sangiovese (view label images)
4/13/2019 - fanglangzhe Likes this wine:
87 points
Red fruits (sour cherry, cranberry), dark cherry. A bit of woody spice. Med+ tannins. Would be good value at US$12-15, but got it for US$25 which is overpriced.
Red
4/7/2019 - fanglangzhe Likes this wine:
91 points
Cherry, strawberry, dried herbs, balanced oak. Power & finesse. Great qpr at US$25.
Red
4/4/2019 - fanglangzhe Likes this wine:
89 points
Generous dark fruits and a hint of red fruits, balanced oak, spice & herbs, med+ tannins, med+ acidity. Still quite young, improves after 2 hours of aeration.
Red
3/30/2019 - fanglangzhe Likes this wine:
89 points
Cherry, cranberry, hint of spice, nice acidity.
White
3/29/2019 - fanglangzhe Likes this wine:
91 points
Lemon/lime, white pulp/stone fruits, mineral, vibrant acidity. Great length and concentration.
White
3/22/2019 - fanglangzhe Likes this wine:
88 points
Lemon/lime, white pulp fruits, salty mineral.
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