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2019 Tenuta delle Terre Nere Etna Rosso Etna DOC Nerello Blend, Nerello Mascalese
3/5/2022 - Barolo Raymond wrote:
89 points
Medium ruby, translucent. Dry-slightly off dry, medium acidity, medium tannin, medium (+) alcohol @13.5% abv and medium (+).body. Palate of cherry, strawberry, notes of leather and milk chocolate. Good length with bittersweet slightly puckering finish.
  • Barolo Raymond commented:

    3/24/22, 6:18 AM - SRH thanks for your kind words and useful information.

2018 Pewsey Vale Vineyard Riesling Dry Riesling Eden Valley
2/20/2020 - Barolo Raymond wrote:
88 points
Single vineyeard. Apple-green, a bit petillant, watery rim, 12% abv. ose of apple, eucalyptus, pineapple and hints of petroleum. Dry, high acidity, medium(-) alcohol and body. Medium palate of lemon, apple, lemon pith giving a slight bitter twist. Clean, bright and and rather short zesty finish
Not as bone-dry as the previous Pewsey's I sampled.
  • Barolo Raymond commented:

    9/7/21, 9:41 AM - Thanks for taking the time to comment on my Pewsey Riesling tasting note. Appreciated, and next when I am in the S.D. are I'll ping you.

2018 Bodegas Henri Lurton Chenin Blanc Valle de Guadalupe
I had 2 bottles of this wine. I'll be pouring the other down the drain. The wine wasn't flawed, it was simply poorly made. There's no other explanation.
  • Barolo Raymond commented:

    4/15/21, 4:44 PM - In what way was it flawed? I quite enjoyed this one.

1988 Mas de Daumas Gassac Vin de Pays de l'Hérault Red Bordeaux Blend
1/11/2021 - Xavier Auerbach wrote:
98 points
Pristine bottle, level 1.5cm below the perfect cork, purchased in 1991 and kept in my own 12C cellar ever since. Decanted for 30 minutes. I remain convinced that the 1988 is Aimé Guibert's masterpiece. This blend of 70% Cabernet-Sauvignon and 30% Malbec, Merlot, Syrah, Cabernet Franc, Pinot Noir and Tannat has everything. At this stage it is a putative blend of Château Latour and Château Haut-Brion, with a drop of Rousseau Chambertin. Yes, it is that good, with a remarkable freshness, exemplary balance (12.7% ABV), and a beguiling elegance, fragrance and warmth. Effortless brilliance. A perfect bottle, at perfect peak. We were blessed today. One bottle left, but I will be looking out for a perfectly kept magnum - they bottled 1,200 of them. Or maybe one of the 36 jeroboams or 12 Mathusalems...
  • Barolo Raymond commented:

    1/11/21, 8:41 AM - Excellent winetasting note. Make me want to drink the 1988 Mas de Daumas Gassac!

2000 Casanova di Neri Brunello di Montalcino Tenuta Nuova Sangiovese
9/5/2020 - Barolo Raymond Likes this wine:
94 points
Medium-pale ruby-garnet, slow viscous tears @14% abv. Initially closed aromas, later barnyard, liciorice, balsamic, and black fruit, wood notes.
Dry, medium acidity, high tannin, medium(+) alcohol and medium-medium(+) body.
Palate of black cherry, figs, balsamic, leather and touched by herbs. Mega-structured, intense but not dense, concentrated by not over-extracted. Powerful and long finish (10's of seconds) with ample fine tannin and fruits, showing layer after layer.
Remarkably fresh and vital given the age.
Will keep the other bottles for later. Remaining cellaring potential up to 10 years.
  • Barolo Raymond commented:

    12/13/20, 8:05 AM - Thanks Mrjuno, appreciate you reading my note.

2018 Rombauer Vineyards Zinfandel California
10/16/2020 - GrandeSerataFuori wrote:
83 points
Black pepper. Boysenberry jam. Too much for me. Did I really used to like this?
  • Barolo Raymond commented:

    11/20/20, 6:38 PM - Interesting that you used to like these over-concentrated fruit bombs and now wonder. What do you fancy now?

  • Barolo Raymond commented:

    11/23/20, 8:12 AM - I gravitate towards elegant and mature wines: Medoc, Saint Emilion, , Barolo, Burgundy and Moselle riesling. For powerful wines I tend to resort to the Rhone Valley, both north and south.
    Among the new found loves are Etna crus.

  • Barolo Raymond commented:

    11/30/20, 7:53 AM - They are hard to find whereI am at now so anything I can lay my hands on. Favorites to date are Occhipinti, Passopisciato's contrada's, Tenuta delle Terre Nere, Pietradolce, and Tenuta di Fessina. I will be on the lookout for your recommendation of Conestabile della Staffa.

2015 Carpineto Vino Nobile di Montepulciano Riserva Sangiovese
8/2/2020 - Barolo Raymond wrote:
90 points
Deep ruby, barely opaque, fast moving legs @13.5% abv. Aromas of black fruity, underbrush, leather. Dry-slightly off dry, medium acidity, medium-medium (+) tannin, medium alcohol and medium(+) body. Palate of blackberry marmelade, bitter chocolate, leather and black pepper. Balanced and tannins provide beautiful structure. Good length with bittersweet and fruit-driven finish. Classic VNdM: intriguing and hedonistic.
Well done.
Decant for at least 60 minutes.
  • Barolo Raymond commented:

    8/3/20, 7:53 AM - Drink now, cellaring potential of 5 years at least.

1989 Henri Jayer Nuits St. Georges Pinot Noir
6/6/2020 - Burgnick wrote:
Fake bottle
  • Barolo Raymond commented:

    6/6/20, 9:39 AM - How do you know the bottle was fake?

2011 Tenuta Corte Pavone Brunello di Montalcino Sangiovese
12/8/2018 - Barolo Raymond wrote:
Corked, bouchonee, TCA. After decanting the cork taint suppressed the flavors. Pity, and always disappointing.
  • Barolo Raymond commented:

    2/25/19, 11:38 AM - Thanks for the tip; I'll try it next time TCA hits my wine.

2014 Sokol Blosser Pinot Noir Dundee Hills
10/13/2018 - BillyT wrote:
89 points
Barolo Raymond is spot one with this one. It was a restaurant purchase at lunch and it accomplished the goal of complimenting the food well. However, it simply put, is an above average table wine worth considering from a limited wine selection.
  • Barolo Raymond commented:

    12/25/18, 2:55 PM - Thanks BillT! Appreciate your kind words.

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