Tasting Notes for ptwu

(72 notes on 64 wines)

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Red
9/21/2020 - ptwu Likes this wine:
94 points
This is my last bottle of 6 and I should have waited until now to drink. Best LLC I’ve had and that undoubtedly because I didn’t wait long enough on others.
Red
5/15/2020 - ptwu Likes this wine:
89 points
This really seemed over the hill. And I have 8 left. Hope this was an exception.
White
5/14/2020 - ptwu Likes this wine:
95 points
This is drinking fabulously. Amazing nose. May be at its peak.
Red
5/13/2020 - ptwu Likes this wine:
90 points
Drinking very well. Delicious. Lots of fruit and good length.
White
5/10/2020 - ptwu Likes this wine:
92 points
This is delicious but really required time in the bottle. The Fevre 2010s I had tried prior to this year were funky. This is the second 2010 I have tried in quarantine, so glad I had them with me. Nice length. And held up very well four days later after being in fridge with just a cork.
Red
5/8/2020 - ptwu Likes this wine:
90 points
Nice nose. Not a particularly long finish. But solid.
Red
5/5/2020 - ptwu Likes this wine:
89 points
Disappointing relative to my expectations. Lacked length, fruit.
Red
5/5/2020 - ptwu Likes this wine:
94 points
Absolutely fantastic, incredible depth, long long finish, delicious red fruit. These Littorais all need 6-7 years to show what they are made of.
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Red
4/30/2020 - ptwu wrote:
88 points
I agree with G_H. Uninspiring. One dimensional. Not a lot of length. Lets see how it is tomorrow.
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Red
4/28/2020 - ptwu Likes this wine:
88 points
This is the first bottle, out of 7 so far, that I have enjoyed. I think I got a case from Acker Merrall auction that was stored poorly. Or maybe it is age, but I doubt it. This bottle is good. Not tons of length, but there is fruit and some complexity and it smells good, not bad!
Red
2001 Château Sociando-Mallet Haut-Médoc Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
4/20/2020 - ptwu Likes this wine:
92 points
My last bottle from a case bought on release and maybe the best. The previous one I drank had a little too much of the sociando peppery notes. This one was much more balanced, and long lingering fruit. Outstanding. And I probably paid $18/bottle on release!
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White
4/15/2020 - ptwu Likes this wine:
94 points
This is drinking absolutely fabulously right now. I wouldn't wait. has a nice pale yellow glow with just a hint of green. long long finish. full of green fruit notes.
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Red
2003 Château Calon-Ségur St. Estèphe Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
4/14/2020 - ptwu Likes this wine:
93 points
I dont understand the notes. This is the best 2003 I have had along w Poyferre. Long and great fruit notes.
Red
4/8/2020 - ptwu Likes this wine:
93 points
My last bottle from a case I bought on release. Still drinking beautifully.
Red
4/5/2020 - ptwu Likes this wine:
93 points
This is drinking fabulously now. Don’t wait.
Red
2000 Château Lynch-Bages Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
1/30/2020 - ptwu Likes this wine:
92 points
This was good. But expectations were higher. Lacked length.
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Red
2005 Château Cos d'Estournel St. Estèphe Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
1/30/2020 - ptwu Likes this wine:
96 points
Drank from magnum bought en primeur. Decanted for two hours. Fantastic and opened up over the dinner. Tannins very mellow.
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Red
1/18/2020 - ptwu Likes this wine:
92 points
Drinking fantastically
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Red
1/11/2020 - ptwu Likes this wine:
95 points
This was delicious. Drinking beautifully. Long finish. Beautiful nose.
Red
2007 Ridge Monte Bello Santa Cruz Mountains Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
12/14/2019 - ptwu Likes this wine:
93 points
Soft tannins. Not a long finish. But very nice.
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Red
2001 Château Sociando-Mallet Haut-Médoc Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
12/6/2019 - ptwu Likes this wine:
90 points
This is drinking fabulously now. Soft tannins, good fruit, no characteristic green notes of sociando.
Red
12/2/2019 - ptwu wrote:
88 points
Drank a glass using a Coravin. Tight and tannic initially. Opened up over 30 minutes, but very little character. short finish. maybe it needs some more time.
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White
11/22/2019 - ptwu wrote:
93 points
this is still fantastic. to think i paid $30 for this on release. puts a lot of wines 5x the price to shame.
Red
11/22/2019 - ptwu wrote:
89 points
this is fine. not particularly interesting. but ok length.
Red
11/22/2019 - ptwu wrote:
94 points
Wow. a real outperfomer. great fruit and length.
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Red
11/22/2019 - ptwu wrote:
93 points
Delicious although not as much fruit as we would have liked. Drank after a 2003 Chambertin clos de beze. tough comparison as the Beze was delicious
White
11/22/2019 - ptwu wrote:
92 points
Very nice. Lost a little fruit but still has decent length. no premox thankfully.
Red
11/22/2019 - ptwu wrote:
95 points
this was absolutely delicious, still young! i have had a few 03 Jadot Clos Vougeot that tasted cooked. this has a decade or two left. it absolutely smoked a 2008 Shafer Hillside Select we drank later.
Red
11/22/2019 - ptwu wrote:
88 points
Much better than my last bottle, which i opened in 2014. decent fruit. might evolve. but we drank after an 03 chambertin clos de beze, that was a mistake. still, it showed decently.
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Red
5/8/2019 - ptwu wrote:
86 points
this wine has been consistently disappointing, particularly given the vintage. i bought a case at auction from Acker Merrall in 2009. it's not spoiled. but it has no fruit whatsoever. i dont see it getting any better. every bottle i have has been the same. maybe it was improperly stored by them.
White
4/24/2019 - ptwu Does not like this wine:
85 points
These are the most overrated chardonnays i have ever drunk. I am definitely hooked on white burgundies, but also enjoy a range of Californian chards like Peay, Varner, Kistler, which are very different. Have never had a Peter Michael that i have enjoyed. Fruit is completely masked. i like burnt rubber nose of burgs but this stuff just tastes like burnt rubber.
Red
2003 Château Léoville Barton St. Julien Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
4/24/2019 - ptwu wrote:
92 points
Drinking beautifully. has many more years of life. very good fruit. long finish. needs an hour to open up.
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White
4/24/2019 - ptwu Likes this wine:
90 points
Needs decanting. Not a particularly long finish but very good.
White
4/24/2019 - ptwu Likes this wine:
90 points
Drinking beautifully, needs at least an hour to open up.
Red
4/24/2019 - ptwu Likes this wine:
92 points
This is drinking beautifully and DONT BELIEVE the "drink by 2018" note, whatever that is based on. Full of lively fruit. Long finish. Needs an hour or so to open up.
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White
3/10/2019 - ptwu Likes this wine:
94 points
Absolutely fantastic. Has gotten better. What a shame they lost their lease on this plot.
White
3/10/2019 - ptwu Likes this wine:
94 points
This is drinking well. Lots of depth and fruit. No sign of premox.
White
3/10/2019 - ptwu Does not like this wine:
85 points
Yet another Leflaive Pucelles victimized by premox. Ridiculous. Wasn’t totally gone but not a pleasurable experience. Had an 07 Girardin Corton Charlemagne which was pristine.
White
3/10/2019 - ptwu Likes this wine:
94 points
Delicious, excellent length. Too bad they lost their lease.
White
3/10/2019 - ptwu Likes this wine:
94 points
Delicious, and most importantly still drinking well. No hint of oxidation whatsoever. Great color.
Red
3/10/2019 - ptwu Likes this wine:
95 points
Absolutely delicious. Great length and fruit.
Red
2003 Louis Jadot Clos Vougeot Clos Vougeot Grand Cru Pinot Noir (view label images)
4/27/2017 - ptwu Likes this wine:
85 points
Unfortunately, this bottle was over the hill. Drinkable, but oxidized.
Red
5/23/2016 - ptwu Likes this wine:
90 points
Drinking game very nicely. Full of fruit. Very approachable.
Red
5/23/2016 - ptwu Likes this wine:
93 points
This was a revelation. This is according to experts past its peak. The villages bottling. But full of fruit and chambolle character. Could easily age a few more years but if you -are lucky enough to own this, drink it. It is phenomenal. I paid $50 for this 7-8 years ago. Wish I had bought more.
White
5/23/2016 - ptwu Does not like this wine:
80 points
This is past its best days. Acidity has overtaken fruit. Drinkable but not enjoyable.
Red
2002 Louis Jadot Chapelle-Chambertin Chapelle-Chambertin Grand Cru Pinot Noir (view label images)
6/13/2015 - ptwu Likes this wine:
94 points
First bottle I have consumed since buying a six pack on release. Really well evolved at this point, drinking beautifully. Long long finish
White
6/13/2015 - ptwu Likes this wine:
92 points
I would strongly recommend this be opened for an hour before drinking. Strong burnt tire odor upon opening and tasting, which is common but overpowered fruit initially. But after about 30-45 minutes, this subsided. Very good but not particularly long on the finish.
White
6/10/2015 - ptwu wrote:
87 points
This was lacking in minerality, with too much ripe fruit. It was fine but couldn't stand the comparison w a Peay 2011 Sonoma Coast Chardonnay.
Red
5/3/2015 - ptwu Likes this wine:
92 points
This was really nice. Really good fruit on the nose, and not dense or overripe as the pro reviews feared. Finish wasn't super long but this was really good
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Red
5/3/2015 - ptwu Likes this wine:
92 points
Drank w an 03 Girardin Charmes Chambertin, which had nicer fruit on the nose, sweeter more mellow tannins. This had more of that forest floor nose, more tannic, but mellowed over time. I think this should get better.
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