The Year in Wine at CellarTracker. Check out CellarTracker Insights >

Tasting Notes for D. Fulton

(335 notes on 293 wines)

1 - 50 of 335 Sort order
Red
6/28/2018 - D. Fulton wrote:
89 points
Very young, grippy, and tight, but also a little hollow tasting. Not up to the standards of previous vintages, in my opinion.
White - Sparkling
6/12/2018 - D. Fulton wrote:
80 points
Wow. This reminds me why I don’t drink Cava. Like a $4.99 bottle of California Chardonnay with a few bubbles. Not impressive.
Red
2/5/2018 - D. Fulton wrote:
94 points
Another super terrific bottle.
Red
2/5/2018 - D. Fulton wrote:
flawed
Corked.
Red
11/18/2017 - D. Fulton wrote:
91 points
Much more mature than I remember my previous bottles being. Nevertheless, this is a solid, surprisingly traditional Brunello. If you have any of these left, drink now.
Red
9/28/2017 - D. Fulton wrote:
92 points
Needs time. Retry in 4 or 5 years.
1 person found this helpful Comment
Red
8/10/2017 - D. Fulton wrote:
93 points
Loads of pure cabernet typicity yet it still tastes very, very Italian. I'm not normally into Super Tuscans, but this wine is a pleasure to drink.
2 people found this helpful Comment
Red
4/27/2017 - D. Fulton wrote:
91 points
From different source than previous bottles and showing considerably more mature. Drink now.
Red
4/25/2017 - D. Fulton wrote:
94 points
Loads of bright red fruit notes on the nose--cherry, cranberry, strawberry--supported by a continuo of earthy, autumnal underbrush. On the palate, the fruit comes to take on darker overtones, leaving a lingering impression of a well-built, harmonious wine. Exquisitely structured with plenty of acid and tannin for the long haul. Perhaps the best wine ever from Il Poggione. Drink 2022 - 2037.
5 people found this helpful Comments (1)
Red
4/15/2017 - D. Fulton wrote:
90 points
Notably more mature than previous bottle. Drink now.
Red
4/8/2017 - D. Fulton wrote:
87 points
A good, solid wine that's very typical of its terroir. The wine is, however, aged in French tonneau (although not new), and it tastes like it.
Red
3/17/2017 - D. Fulton wrote:
88 points
Tight, austere, and rather metallic. I'd give it another five years or so in the cellar, but I'm not terribly optimistic.
2 people found this helpful Comment
Red
3/14/2017 - D. Fulton wrote:
flawed
Thin, watery, slightly volatile. I have no idea what happened here, but this was not a good bottle.
Red
2/25/2017 - D. Fulton wrote:
93 points
Super delicious and drinking perfectly now.
Red
2/23/2017 - D. Fulton wrote:
92 points
Delicious but still tight and tannic. Should benefit from another 5 years or so in the cellar.
Red
2/11/2017 - D. Fulton wrote:
90 points
Super tight. Good structure but rather impenetrable at this point. Retry in 5 years. Drink 2022 to 2032(?).
White - Sweet/Dessert
2005 Château Caillou Sauternes Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend (view label images)
2/9/2017 - D. Fulton wrote:
90 points
Round and honeyed. Certainly exceeded my expectations.
White - Sweet/Dessert
2007 Château Rieussec Sauternes Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend (view label images)
1/22/2017 - D. Fulton wrote:
91 points
Lots of vanilla, caramel, and notes of toasty oak. Any fruit notes are very subdued. Tasty wine.
Red
1/20/2017 - D. Fulton wrote:
93 points
I mean, in all honesty, this is really terrific stuff. Drinking perfectly now. Purchased on release qnd stored in a cool cellar. Full and fruity, soft and velvety but with plenty of balance and acidity.
Red
1/18/2017 - D. Fulton wrote:
90 points
Very austere showing. In all honesty, this needs at least 10 more years. Drink 2025 - 2035.
Red
1/4/2017 - D. Fulton wrote:
89 points
This bottle was rather austere. Will open another bottle soon to reconfirm impressions.
Red
1/2/2017 - D. Fulton wrote:
90 points
A traditional, somewhat austere, medium-bodied Barolo. A solid wine. Seems quite accessible at this moment in time. Drink by 2022.
White - Sweet/Dessert
2013 Château Doisy-Daëne Sauternes Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend (view label images)
12/30/2016 - D. Fulton wrote:
89 points
Rather thin and dilute. Not especially sweet or complex.
Red
12/24/2016 - D. Fulton wrote:
flawed
Old. Brown. Should have opened 10 years ago.
Red
12/18/2016 - D. Fulton wrote:
89 points
Sleek, modern style. Very oaky.
2 people found this helpful Comment
Red
12/2/2016 - D. Fulton wrote:
88 points
Thin, dilute, and acidic. Could pass for a good 7 EUR Chianti. 2011 is turning out to be quite a poor vintage.
White - Sweet/Dessert
10/24/2016 - D. Fulton wrote:
82 points
Technically proficient if completely uninspiring. Truly abysmal QPR.
Red
9/18/2016 - D. Fulton wrote:
93 points
This is really fantastic stuff. Mature and drinking perfectly now. Loads of perfectly ripe fruit yet totally elegant in terms of structure. Great acidity. Highly perfumed. Excellent winemaking. Drink now through 2022.
Red
9/15/2016 - D. Fulton wrote:
90 points
Better than the last bottle. Still showing way too much French oak, but I enjoyed drinking it nonetheless.
Red
9/11/2016 - D. Fulton wrote:
89 points
A little over the hill. Drink now.
Red
8/22/2016 - D. Fulton wrote:
92 points
Fantastic stuff. Very classy. Drink now through 2019.
Red
8/21/2016 - D. Fulton wrote:
91 points
Really nice stuff. Fully mature. Drink now.
Red
8/17/2016 - D. Fulton wrote:
90 points
Kind of tired and over the hill. Impressions consistent with previous note. Drink now.
1 person found this helpful Comment
Red
6/24/2016 - D. Fulton wrote:
flawed
Cork in perfect condition but wine is browning slightly woody, raisiny, and a bit oxidised. Nothing like the last bottle I opened.
White - Sweet/Dessert
2003 Château Suduiraut Sauternes Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend (view label images)
6/18/2016 - D. Fulton wrote:
90 points
A solid wine, but nothing compared with best wines of the vintage. Not a top vintage for Suduiraut.
1 person found this helpful Comment
Red
6/18/2016 - D. Fulton wrote:
85 points
Not one of the vintage's more successful wines. Quite dillute; more like a '96 than a '98. Drink now if you have 'em. This stuff ain't gettin' any younger.
Red
6/11/2016 - D. Fulton wrote:
91 points
Tight. Very tight. Impenetrable, in fact. Even decanting did nothing to open this wine up. Based on my experience with previous vintages, I'd recommend hands off until at least 2024. Has the potential to be a great wine. Drink 2024-2038.
5 people found this helpful Comments (1)
White - Sweet/Dessert
6/9/2016 - D. Fulton wrote:
90 points
A nice little wine in the light and delicate style that characterises the vintage. Notes of pineapple, peach, and apricot, but without a lot of heft or substance. Still though, a nice little wine.
Red
6/9/2016 - D. Fulton wrote:
92 points
Opened and audouzed about 4 hours before dinner. Very open and elegant with lots of high toned pinot fruit. This wine is all about elegance; don't expect a blockbuster. Very nice stuff. Drink 2016-2024.
Red
5/28/2016 - D. Fulton wrote:
79 points
Good God, this was awful stuff. A nose of chocolate and decomposing blackberries gives way in the mouth to a substance with the taste and texture of a disjointed, volatile, slightly putrid chocolate milkshake. Who would drink this? Not recommended.
White - Sweet/Dessert
2003 Château Lafaurie-Peyraguey Sauternes Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend (view label images)
6/3/2016 - D. Fulton wrote:
flawed
2nd flawed bottle in a row. Dominated by Band-Aid notes, i.e., not tasty.
2 people found this helpful Comment
Red
5/31/2016 - D. Fulton wrote:
84 points
Not oxidised this time but very, very raisiny. Too ripe, but not a complete disaster.
Red
6/2/2016 - D. Fulton wrote:
flawed
2nd flawed bottle in a row. Not corked, but decidedly sour.
Red
5/28/2016 - D. Fulton wrote:
89 points
Rather light weight. Certainly didn't improve with air. Recommend serving immediately upon opening. Drink now.
1 person found this helpful Comment
Red
5/23/2016 - D. Fulton wrote:
95 points
Wow. I mean this bottle was firing on all cylinders. Yes, 1998 is a vastly underrated vintage for Montalcino, and yes, Lisini is perhaps Montalcino's most consistent and reliable producer, but this bottle was just drinking perfectly. Tons of terroir, great structure. Drinking perfectly now, but I'd also feel totally comfortable leaving these in a cool cellar until 2025.
Red
5/16/2016 - D. Fulton wrote:
90 points
While interesting and enjoyable to drink, this highly polished wine ultimately presents little in the way of terrior or typicity and ultimately comes across as a highly stylised, fairly generic wine firmly rooted within the modernist/internationalist style. The wine is too dark, too oaky, and too inky to convey any impression of honest sangiovese. If this wine were from Bordeaux, I could easily be much more enthusiastic about it. It would make a balanced, well-made, elegant Bordeaux, yet as Brunello it's ultimately unsuccessful. If you're looking for a well-made, well-priced, generic tasting wine, then look no further.
Red
5/13/2016 - D. Fulton wrote:
96 points
I mean this bottle was just absolutely fantastic. Opened and audouzed for about 3-4 hours before dinner. Fantastically open and just bursting with fragrant bright red cherries, raspberries, and rose petals. Perfumed in the mouth with a beautiful, graceful, elegant silky texture. Plenty of acidity and tannins remaining, and all in all, this was just a fantastic bottle of wine. One of my best purchases ever.
Red
5/5/2016 - D. Fulton wrote:
91 points
Beautiful, mature Chianti. Drinking perfectly now.
1 - 50 of 335
More results
  • Tasting Notes: 335 notes on 293 wines
© 2003-23 CellarTracker! LLC.

Report a Problem

Close