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(662 notes on 611 wines)

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White - Sweet/Dessert
2003 Château Lafaurie-Peyraguey Sauternes Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend (view label images)
5/5/2017 - christhewino Likes this wine:
94 points
Beautiful! Lovely dark amber colour with aromas of peach and honey. The wine feels slightly oily and thick in your mouth with lovely flavours of honey, vanilla and burnt caramel. Lovely length to the finish.
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Red
2003 Château Phélan Ségur St. Estèphe Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
2/14/2016 - christhewino wrote:
All the fruit has disappeared! This was so disappointing, especially considering the first two bottles. I would suggest drinking yours soon!
Red
1/8/2016 - christhewino Likes this wine:
92 points
Wow! This was still fresh, but so so smooth. Lovely dark fruit aromas and a lengthy palate of smooth dark cherry, liquorice and a little pepper.
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Red
2004 Château Beychevelle St. Julien Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
12/24/2015 - christhewino Likes this wine:
90 points
Absolutely delightful. Let it breathe for about three hours and decanted an hour before drinking. Light mocha aromas with a little red fruit, excellent mouthfeel without being too full. Lovely sweetness to the taste.
Red
10/12/2015 - christhewino Likes this wine:
90 points
Like nuzzling into the neck of your loved one! Lovely aromas of sweet spices and a little smoke. Full mouth feel and long lasting finish. Excellent wine.
Red
2006 Château Lynch-Moussas Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
9/28/2015 - christhewino Likes this wine:
89 points
Very little nose which was a bit of a surprise. Lovely mouthfeel with a slightly bitter finish that has great length. Dark chocolate, raisin and red pepper.
Red
2007 Château Pibran Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
9/20/2015 - christhewino Likes this wine:
89 points
Better with age. This is a really great value Pauillac.
Red
2007 Château Siaurac Lalande de Pomerol Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
2/9/2015 - christhewino Likes this wine:
89 points
Really lovely full nose of dark fruit and a smooth, full palate. Still some time left for this vintage but drinking really well.
Red
2009 d'Arenberg The Wild Pixie McLaren Vale Shiraz Blend, Syrah (view label images)
12/12/2014 - christhewino Likes this wine:
88 points
Very full, very fruity and very alcoholic. This will last a few years yet but it is really enjoyable now.
Red
8/24/2014 - christhewino Likes this wine:
92 points
decanted for a couple of hours in order to lose the alcoholic edge. Absolutely lovely, as always, but definitely better for a good breath beforehand.
White
2010 Château Rahoul Blanc Graves Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend (view label images)
1/29/2014 - christhewino Likes this wine:
90 points
This is really good. Only a slight yellow, clean looking wine with excellent lemon and petrol aromas. Smooth, dry and bitter finish of grapefruit, lemon and slightly creamy finish. Really enjoyable.
Red
12/15/2013 - christhewino Likes this wine:
89 points
This is very pleasant but it is an awfully long way off being worth £29!
Red
11/19/2013 - christhewino wrote:
80 points
Distinctly average in every respect. Not one I'll go back to.
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Red
11/18/2013 - christhewino Likes this wine:
88 points
Really pleasant wine, aromas of fig, raisin and some cherry. Flavours are similar, lovely fresh fruit followed by dried fruits. Excellent value at £10 a bottle.
Red
11/15/2013 - christhewino Does not like this wine:
70 points
Bland, boring, flavourless, bodyless. Not even worth the £7 paid.
Red
11/1/2013 - christhewino Likes this wine:
91 points
Still a delight and showing now that these wines need a good couple of years to really open up.
Red
2005 Yalumba The Signature Barossa Valley Cabernet-Shiraz Blend, Red Blend (view label images)
10/19/2013 - christhewino Likes this wine:
90 points
Fantastic nose of bright red fruits, delicious spicy red fruit flavours and a peppery finish. Although it is lovely I would suggest there is another 5+ years in this and it shouldn't be touched just yet.
White
10/3/2013 - christhewino Likes this wine:
89 points
This is a really excellent value, tasty and interesting wine. Thoroughly enjoyable.
Red
2009 Masi Campofiorin Veronese IGT Corvina Blend, Corvina (view label images)
9/20/2013 - christhewino Likes this wine:
87 points
Nice dark cherry and spice aromas, quite a thin mouthfeel but there are good flavours of redcurrant, cherry and a little wood. Decent length to it as well.
Red
9/15/2013 - christhewino Likes this wine:
87 points
Really good, enjoyable easy drinker. Still plenty of fruit and body, there may well be another 5 years in this yet. Very good value.
White
8/31/2013 - christhewino wrote:
86 points
Nice aromas of apple, nectarine and some stone. Flavours of white flowers and a little citrus, good acidity and a reasonable length. Good value.
Red
8/24/2013 - christhewino Likes this wine:
90 points
Really smooth, really lovely fruit and perfectly balanced.
Red
7/22/2013 - christhewino Likes this wine:
91 points
Perfect accompaniment to a t-bone steak. Really delightful fruit and perfect body.
Red
2000 Château Pontet-Canet Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
7/22/2013 - christhewino Likes this wine:
93 points
I would say this is really coming into it's own now, still plenty of weight and body but smooth and really lovely fruit.
White
7/17/2013 - christhewino wrote:
flawed
This is absolutely delightful stuff! White stone and flowers on the nose with a hint of sweet honey. The palate is really refreshing, dry citrus but with a slightly sweet hint of blossom. Really, really lovely.
White
7/13/2013 - christhewino Likes this wine:
86 points
Nice lemon, white fruit and oak aromas, it smells exactly like you want it to but the taste is not as interesting as I wanted. Still, there are very smooth flavours of lemon and vanilla but the finish is short.
Red
7/6/2013 - christhewino Likes this wine:
90 points
Lovely nose of plum, oak and cherry followed by smooth dark cherry, chocolate and vanilla. Really delightful.
Red
6/24/2013 - christhewino Likes this wine:
90 points
So, so Bordeaux. Lovely black currant aromas and woody black fruits with a full, dry and fruity finish. Really obviously a Bordeaux and perfectly balanced after a few years in the bottle.
White - Sparkling
6/15/2013 - christhewino Likes this wine:
90 points
Wonderfully light, refreshing sparkling wine that has a fresh lemon sherbert & apple flavour in the mouth but finishes with a perfect pepperiness that leaves you wanting more! Excellent stuff.
White
6/12/2013 - christhewino Likes this wine:
87 points
It might be raining outside but this is a really great summer quaffer of a white wine. Lots of tomato leaf and gooseberry on the nose and palate. Easy to drink and good value for money.
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Red
6/9/2013 - christhewino Likes this wine:
88 points
Really lovely aromas of raisins, chocolate and cherry. The flavours are the same, full of raisins and dark cherry. Smooth and tasty.
Red
6/4/2013 - christhewino Likes this wine:
89 points
This needs a really good breathe, at least an hour but preferably 2+. The nose is really full and has fantastic aromas of dark fruits, damson, deep hearty herbs and the flavours are just the same. If you don't let it breathe properly then it can be a little alcoholic, give the fruit chance to take over!
Rosé
6/2/2013 - christhewino Likes this wine:
88 points
Pale pink in the glass. A light nose but an interesting dry palate of water melon and a slight peppery flavour. Much more Provence than Bordeaux, thankfully. So drinkable it's dangerous!
Red
6/1/2013 - christhewino Likes this wine:
90 points
This has amazing aromas of raisin, wood and cherry. The palate is dry and a little bitter but still fresh in the mouth with a really long lasting finish. Excellent with Moroccan lamb, and the chocolate afterwards!
White
6/1/2013 - christhewino Likes this wine:
88 points
Better than the last bottle and still smoother, tastier & generally better than every other NZ Sauv Blanc I've tasted but still slightly disappointing. I can't really explain why, perhaps it's just me and Sauv Blanc.
White
5/30/2013 - christhewino Likes this wine:
85 points
I don't think anyone tasting this blind would guess that it's from Napa. It is very Southern European in style with aromas of lime, grape and pear and similar flavours. Refreshing.
White
5/27/2013 - christhewino Likes this wine:
89 points
This is a really delightful, steely & fresh Chardonnay. It is smooth, just the right amount of acidity and the finish is long. Really enjoyable.
White
2010 Vieux Château Gaubert Blanc Graves Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend (view label images)
5/22/2013 - christhewino Likes this wine:
84 points
Fresh, slightly fruity, summery white. Peachy aromas and soft, ever so slightly medium sweet flavours of grapefruit, melon and citrus. Pleasant but not massively complex.
White
5/20/2013 - christhewino Likes this wine:
83 points
This is pleasant enough without being really good and you can get better for £11.
Red
2007 Mas de Daumas Gassac Vin de Pays de l'Hérault Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
5/10/2013 - christhewino Likes this wine:
91 points
Woah, what a nose! It has lovely herby, fresh cut flowers aroma but with a slight hint of farmyard too, sweetened by blackberry.
In the mouth there is a lovely red & green pepper flavour with smooth, fruity, woody finish. The aftertaste lasts and lasts. Excellent wine.
Red
2001 Chateau Musar Bekaa Valley Red Blend (view label images)
5/10/2013 - christhewino Likes this wine:
90 points
Aging beautifully, still has fresh aromas but it is smoother in the mouth.
White
5/5/2013 - christhewino Likes this wine:
89 points
Delightfully clean aromas of lychee and sugar sweetness, followed by a really smooth mouthful of lychee, some white pepper spice and then back to sweetness with sugary strawberries to finish. Really pleasant, really good value.
Red
2008 d'Arenberg The Cadenzia McLaren Vale Red Rhone Blend (view label images)
5/4/2013 - christhewino Likes this wine:
89 points
I agree with one of the previous notes that this needs a good decant, or at the very least it needs to be opened a couple of hours before drinking.
What you get if you do is a fresh bouquet of red fruits and spicy plums, what you get if you dont is like pure alcohol!
The flavours are also less striking but no less lovely. More red fruit with a little blueberry and some more spice.
White
5/1/2013 - christhewino Likes this wine:
85 points
It needed a little time to warm and breathe, initially it was a little "fizzy" but after 15 minutes open it was quite pleasant with aromas of lemon and apple with slight oaky vanilla notes. The palate was the same but the finish was very short.
Red
2003 Château Batailley Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
4/27/2013 - christhewino Likes this wine:
90 points
I opened this for 4-5 hours before drinking but did not bother to decant it. The aromas are pure Pauillac; lead pencil, dark cherry and a little chocolate but mainly fresh red fruits. The palate is full and smooth with easy tannin. The finish is a good length.
White
4/26/2013 - christhewino Likes this wine:
86 points
I really quite enjoyed this. Given to me by a Georgian friend who brought it with him from the USA. I understand the previous notes in the sense that this is not a hugely expressive wine but I found the aromas of lemon and apple to be fresh with a creamy and slightly nutty finish.
Red
4/25/2013 - christhewino Likes this wine:
88 points
Great value wine. I really enjoy this. Aromas of blackberries and bramble woodyness and then a really smooth cherry and Black Forest fruit flavours. Really impressive for £7-8.
White
4/23/2013 - christhewino Likes this wine:
85 points
Dry bitter lemon and lime aromas with a creamy note. The palate is slightly zesty with a good length finish.
Red
2008 Bodegas Muga Rioja Reserva Tempranillo Blend, Tempranillo (view label images)
4/21/2013 - christhewino Likes this wine:
90 points
Lovely aromas of dark fruits and vanilla oak with a touch of spice. The palate is smooth but woody and has a really lovely fresh cherry flavour. Well rounded, smooth and with an excellent length to the finish. Good value at £14.
White
4/17/2013 - christhewino Likes this wine:
88 points
Nicely balanced with a nose of apples, pears and a little sugar. The palate has nice peach flavours with a good hint of citrus. Good value.
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