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2005 Château Lascombes Margaux Red Bordeaux Blend
7/31/2016 - cliffkol wrote:
94 points
Layered, concentrated flavors, great structure. Earthy, dark berries, firm tannins. Will age well with more time. Decant an hour. WOTN for Steve and Linda.
  • cliffkol commented:

    8/1/16, 6:40 PM - Decanted an hour, helped with the firm tannins

Red
2004 Clos del Rey Côtes du Roussillon Villages Red Blend
Opaque rosewood color. This is a big, oaky, vanilla-saturated fruit bomb on both the nose and the palate. I'm usually not too prissy about a wine being a bit "internationally" styled, but this is preposterous; the wine is totally unbalanced and aggressive. The palate tastes like jammy acetone, as though someone dumped a bottle of nail polish remover into a bucket of grape juice. My remaining two bottles will be "gifted" to people I loathe. Drink never.
  • cliffkol commented:

    2/21/15, 6:10 PM - Hi there,
    If you found this bottle to be corked, maybe it should be notated as "flawed"? Instead of "drunk" with a 70 rating? Just saying .....

Red
2008 Brick House Pinot Noir Les Dijonnais Ribbon Ridge
12/31/2014 - cliffkol wrote:
93 points
A fine, delicious wine from Brick House. Deep, layered, complex flavors. Silky tannins, elegant flavors. Wonderful! (Steve loved this wine)
  • cliffkol commented:

    1/4/15, 7:16 AM - Arthrovine, yes this wine is ready! Still fairly forward cherries so can definitely handle more time though. A feminine wine: soft flavors and silky texture. So it's best if you don't serve with heavy dishes, as with most pinots. Can use an hour air. As I mentioned tannins are silky, fine.

Red
2008 Clonakilla Shiraz - Viognier Canberra District Shiraz Blend, Syrah
7/21/2014 - cliffkol wrote:
91 points
Spicy, floral notes. Bright, flavors of strawberries and dark fruits, earthy. Slight sweetness. Medium body. Tannins are integrating; can use a little more time to soften and mature. The spices and fruit combine into a mouth filling long finish. Very nicely done.
  • cliffkol commented:

    7/22/14, 3:12 AM - pclin: agreed! But there are some truly wonderful and amazing Aussie Shirazes. Hunt them down, they are worth the effort!

Red
2008 Viña Salceda Rioja Reserva Tempranillo Blend, Tempranillo
4/19/2013 - cliffkol wrote:
88 points
Tobacco, leather, earthy. tannic, mouth filling. dark fruits. At Paco Meralgo Tapas Restaurant in Barcelona
  • cliffkol commented:

    2/24/14, 8:27 PM - I am jealous. Wish I was there!

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