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White
2016 Castello della Sala (Antinori) Chardonnay Bramìto del Cervo Umbria
1/2/2018 - redmancge wrote:
85 points
Wife received as Xmas gift. It was just OK but then never had Italian Chardonnay to compare it but was not impressed. Wouldn't pursue again.
  • johneagle commented:

    2/7/18, 5:23 AM - Maybe you drank it too early. It likes a year or two in the Cellar. It is fantastic value for money. Perhaps you had a bad bottle

  • johneagle commented:

    2/7/18, 3:42 PM - Try Cervaro - which is Bramito's big brother.

Red
2009 Louis Jadot Moulin-à-Vent Château des Jacques Gamay
4/26/2017 - johneagle Likes this wine:
89 points
No fireworks but a good solid example. Nose a bit reticent, but plenty of fruit and just beginning to become Pinotaged
  • johneagle commented:

    4/26/17, 3:46 PM - E with an acute accent not available on cellartracker! Oldish Beaujolais takes on Pinot Noir characteristics over time - called becoming pinotage with an acute accent on the last e

Red
2010 Domaine la Soumade Rasteau Cuvée Prestige Red Rhone Blend
4/15/2017 - bacchusnyon wrote:
87 points
perhaps needs to wait. Perhaps not a good year. But well below other vintages I have tried. A bit astringent and thin.
  • johneagle commented:

    4/16/17, 5:40 AM - 2007 is a great year in the southern Rhone, though some of theses junior wines may need drinking up. Going to have one for lunch today. Will report if interesting.

Red
2014 Château de Beaucastel Côtes du Rhône Coudoulet de Beaucastel Red Rhone Blend
11/1/2016 - Double-A Likes this wine:
90 points
Aromatic, peppery, floral, spiced nose. Juicy, bright, med-full bodied. Fresh, peppery finish.
4/5
  • johneagle commented:

    2/1/17, 3:53 PM - Why on earth is anyone drinking this wine before 2020? I have just finished the 2005 and the 2007. The 2009 isn't ready and the 2010 is a long way off.

Red
2014 Domaine de la Noblaie Chinon Pierre de Tuf Cabernet Franc
bright purple
great nose stalky nose, slatey and ripe
Firm and full. Needs food
Earthy with some length
  • johneagle commented:

    1/27/17, 3:36 PM - I just bought this on the back of Julia Harding's tasting note expecting not to even think about it till 2020 plus. I'm interested - do you think it is a wine to be started upon now?

Red
2001 R. López de Heredia Rioja Reserva Viña Tondonia Tempranillo Blend, Tempranillo
I'm surprised at all the positive notes. I was promised great things for this and this bottle was very disappointing. Thin, sharply acidic, not a lot of fruit and no length. Vinegary strawberries with a farmyard element. Unpleasant.
I tasted it when opened, decanted and kept struggling on tasting at intervals for 5 hours with no improvement.
  • johneagle commented:

    1/9/14, 2:45 PM - I spoke to the merchant who sold it to me and am going to try another bottle. It reminded my of the Ygay 87 and 94 that was sold to me as the greatest thing ever and every bottle (three left) was taste and down the drain. One more chance!

  • johneagle commented:

    1/27/17, 12:35 PM - I sent the last 10 bottles back as undrinkable. Fortunately the wine merchant refunded me for the 12.

White - Off-dry
2008 Dr. Loosen Erdener Prälat Riesling Auslese Lange Goldkapsel Mosel Saar Ruwer
5/5/2016 - johneagle Likes this wine:
89 points
Just doesn't fire on all cylinders. It is very long but short of depth and a bit dull. Good but no fireworks
  • johneagle commented:

    5/5/16, 2:08 PM - An hour later, really building to something interesting. I've decanted the rest of the half bottle.

Red
2000 Château d'Angludet Margaux Red Bordeaux Blend
1/28/2015 - Tao wrote:
92 points
Deep ruby in colour! Nearly purple! Pop and pour! This is amazing! Nose of strong black currant flavor an a hint of red fruits in between! After breathing for twenty minutes, it slowly becoming more mineral but still very dark fruits driven! Smooth thick palate, almost meaty texture! Mouthful of dark fruits, minerals and a little bubble gum finish! Very impressive if I'm honest! Again from a remarkable vintage in the Bordeaux region! Singing right now but still can keep for another five years very very easily or possibly longer!
  • johneagle commented:

    12/7/15, 1:41 AM - Are you sure this was D'Angludet 2000? Every bottle I've had from 2 dozen has been mediocre at best. And, yes, I had it en primeur and it has been well stored

White
2010 Château Lagrange (St. Julien) Les Arums de Lagrange Bordeaux Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend
8/11/2015 - BIGVIP Likes this wine:
83 points
Nice medium body Bordeaux. Black berry fruits and cedar notes on the finish.
  • johneagle commented:

    11/29/15, 12:25 AM - I think you are talking about red Lagrange not this!

Red
2000 Château Léoville Barton St. Julien Red Bordeaux Blend
8/27/2015 - johneagle wrote:
88 points
Nothing like as I expected. Tannins very green and slightly sour. Not sure that it will grow out this problem. Drank a Tour de By 2000 at the same time which a lot more enjoyable though it faded after 3 hours.
  • johneagle commented:

    8/30/15, 9:18 AM - I'm not sure that time will cure the problem. Drank the first Brane Cantenac 2000 last night which had a touch of it too, but not enough to overpower the fruit in the way that is happening with the Leoville Barton

Red
2007 Patrick Lesec Costières-de-Nîmes Vieilles Vignes Red Rhone Blend
5/14/2011 - GraemeBell wrote:
88 points
Perfumed nose of violets, a lot of barnyard and smoke and a little raisiny and sour on the finish. Good acidity and tannins come through although not immediately. Powerful yet elegant. Definitely has character. Last bottle was more refined and less barnyardy.
  • johneagle commented:

    6/30/15, 2:26 PM - See my note today if you have any left

Red
2005 Château Beauregard Ducasse Graves Red Bordeaux Blend
11/3/2011 - Anonymous wrote:
90 points
Wine is a nice straw color. On the nose, is cut grass. Some sweetness of peach and nectarine. This is a fully body wine with a full mouth feel. Sharp notes of mineral and finish of dry oak and slight toasted butter.
  • johneagle commented:

    12/6/14, 1:21 AM - You posted a white wine tasting note in a red wine entry!

White
2012 Dönnhoff Kreuznacher Krötenpfuhl Riesling Kabinett Nahe
medium to dark straw color. slight tang, lychee, pears, citrus. Sweetish as riesling should be. medium body and smooth mouth feel. paired with chicken
  • johneagle commented:

    7/27/14, 8:45 AM - Are you sure about the colour? It should be watery pale at this age. I have just bought 2 dozen and I'll be very unhappy if they are darkening already!

Red
2005 Château Beaumont Haut-Médoc Red Bordeaux Blend
1/3/2014 - Tom Warden wrote:
89 points
I have not liked most all the Bordeaux wines I have consumed, although relative to other wines I haven't many of them and none have been high on the classification list. But I bought a case of 2005s to give them a try as the folks at K&L (and many other places) raved about them. Well, now after a few years of aging I can now say that I'm a fan. Although not from a top-notch chateau, this wine has the fruit of a mellow CA Cab yet the complexity and "good funk" that I was looking for.
  • johneagle commented:

    6/22/14, 7:50 AM - It is precisely the CA Cab aspect that made me sell this wine. I have nothing against California wine, but I bought this expecting a Bordeaux character, which is completely missing. If I had wanted California I would have bought some, not this. Very sad that a well made wine in the past has gone to become so characterless.

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