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N.V. Louis Roederer Champagne Brut Premier Champagne Blend
8/8/2015 - danielk168 wrote:
89 points
slightly yeasty for my yaste and acidity could be better
  • danielk168 commented:

    8/14/15, 9:09 PM - actually acidity was not high enough for my taste, I prefer the mouth watering kind of sensation, and this bottle seemed a bit yeasty for my preference, but overall, still within the boundaries of what I like, so will open a few more bottles.

2011 Saint Cosme St. Joseph Syrah
3/30/2015 - Zweder wrote:
90 points
Importer tasting: According to the fact sheet the wine is made of 100% Serine (which is ancient Syrah) and not destemmed. The wine gets 20% new oak. The result is a classical wine with that typical Northern Rhone bouquet with minerals, leather and meaty impressions. Good garrigue and red and black berries and cherries as well. Good fresh acidity as well as a touch of sweetness, pleasant tannin. An elegant and beautiful wine. Early maturity now.
  • danielk168 commented:

    4/8/15, 10:43 PM - I am not familair with messages, yet! Is this where I am supposed to leave messages? I am heading to Italy mid May and will likely spend the last week in Verona and Trento, the first will be with a group, some wineries but mostly sights.

1995 R. López de Heredia Rioja Gran Reserva Viña Bosconia Tempranillo Blend, Tempranillo
12/25/2013 - danielk168 wrote:
92 points
In a good place now, color still young, after 1 hour in the glass, very nice foral scent, complex with dried fruits, minerals, earth. Elegant and with character.
  • danielk168 commented:

    12/25/13, 6:35 PM - luckily, my friend is importing this wine so I should be able to enjoy this in the coming years, Happy Holidays!

2004 Château de Beaucastel Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red Rhone Blend
12/5/2013 - danielk168 wrote:
89 points
Peaked around 1 hour after opening, not decanted, good but not great. Dropped rather fast after 2 hours.
  • danielk168 commented:

    12/6/13, 12:08 AM - I was quite surprised that this bottle dropped that quickly, my last bottle of Beaucastel was 94 and it lasted quite a bit. I think this could be an off bottle or poor storage.

  • danielk168 commented:

    12/6/13, 10:33 PM - I just came back from a 10 day visit to Kyoto which was stunningly beautiful this time of the year as usual. I used to live in Nakano-ku Tokyo and perhaps should get together sometime to share some good wine and swap tales of our stay in Japan.

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