Tasting Notes for Boatdrinker

(253 notes on 169 wines)

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White
Time has been an ally for this one, smoothing out the rough edges and bringing forth an elegant tipple.
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Red
5/26/2018 - Boatdrinker wrote:
First go w/ this guy - Day 1 a bit pretty w/ touch of VA. Bit calmer Day 2. Simple.
Orange
Orangesicle acid trip.
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White
A riddle wrapped in an enigma. Wooy lemony and tense. Chenin lovers would approve. One with which to sit and think whilst having a drink.
White
Elegant and clean. Wouldn't have guessed skins without the label. A silky plush bablbing brook. Really pretty.
White
Chablis from Monterey! Via Albarino! Really impressive stuff - bright stoney saline chalky lemony goodness. Great acid.
White
2006 Louis Latour Corton-Charlemagne Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru Chardonnay (view label images)
Oxidized. Left half of it in the decanter and on day 2 it was less shrill, though angular and uninteresting.
Red
Liquid charm. Elegant red fruits accented by just the right amount of herbaceous bramble. Excellent.
Red
This showing was dominated by red fruit and tension.
Red
These open up w/ a good deal of funk, but after it blows off there is a really pleasing purity of fruit.
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White
Loire Chenin goes to the mountains, gets super high, swims naked in stone strewn snowmelt stream, rolls in meadow of white flowers.
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Red
So. F'g. Pure. A red laser straight to your soul.
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White
1st night was bright California sunshine w/ a subtle Chenin backdrop. Day 2 the Chenin character really spoke up and grabbed your attention.
White
Consistently great - Chablisesque liquid chalky goodness.
White
Showing well - herbal pear flesh sprinkled with autumn leaves.
Red
Tight. Real tight. Coiled smoldering smokey savoriness. Leave it lay.
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Red
Drank along side a Kutch Sonoma Coast pinot. Both are very pleasing wines, wide open and easy to like. This guy was a bit darker fruited, more earth. Great QPR here ($28ish).
Red
Wide open and ready for business. Pleasing. Balanced.
White
Elegant and refined. Somehow textured and full but light on the palate, at the same time - like a golden blanket and a babbling brook made a baby.
Red
Terrific aromatics, bright fruit. Same on the palate, really fresh and alive with juicy tension. Bodacious restraint.
Red
12/14/2017 - Boatdrinker wrote:
A bit of <reductive> Syrah-like stink on the open. Double decanted and then drank over dinner. Not much development or change - reminded me of a bottle that had been open for a day.
Red
Really stinky and terse, upon opening - blew off after some air. Still has a firm, tannic streak running down the middle. Bright red fruit, but somewhat closed.
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Red
Something is up w/ this wine - I'd caution buying it if you are looking for a typical nebbiolo.
Red
Lean and mean. 1st day had some pleasant reductive funk - blew off by day 2. I'd compare to Cru Bojo, but less fruit. Nice stoney texture. 10% alcohol.
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White
11/5/2017 - Boatdrinker wrote:
Showing a more oxidative note this go around. Metal.
White
Chalky goodness. Serious acid.
Red
Classic nebbiolo profile. Sour cherry. Delicious.
Red
Pop and pour (don't do this - let it open). They pyrazines are strong with this one, grasshopper.
Red
All of the Gaunoux wines from WTSO a few years ago are brett bombs.
Red
This one seemed a bit tired - I've got one more left - drink up!
White
Drank over 3 days. Lush and tense and mineral and.....ah, hell, I really have a hard time describing good Riesling, as it is such a pleasurable assault on the senses.
Red
7/9/2017 - Boatdrinker wrote:
Another fairly flat bottle. Not bad, per se, but disappointing.
Rosé
7/11/2017 - Boatdrinker wrote:
This bottle was showing some age. Drink up, unless you are looking for that characteristic.
Red
Wow. This guy has completely evolved. I drank my last bottle Oct/14, and it was as everyone has pretty much described -> bright fruit and earth with a pleasant grip. I've been holding my last bottle, enamored with a baby vertical, but finding myself increasingly worried about holding the 2012 too long. I broke down and opened it tonight....W.T.F. just happened?!? This ain't Trousseau, this is Barbaresco in its sweet spot. Fully resolved, powdery tannins. Tar, dusty cherry and all the usual Nebbiolo goodness, but with juuuust a hint of that Trousseau funk in the background. This is what makes wine so fun. It is a total buzz kill to hold a wine too long, find it over the hill upon opening after waiting for years (I just did this with a 2010 Cotat Rose), but then you get one like this. I don't have experience with aged Trousseau, so maybe this is not unusual, I dunno, but a fun experience.
Red
Professor Jamet with horror show in a bottle. A dark, bloody, brooding presence that can scare the shit out of a guy if he's not ready for it. Feral elegance. Fantastic. QPR beast.
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Red
A big wet kiss of a wine. Juicy dark red fruits with a wonderful green streak. Case buy, one to always have around.
Red
It's all been said, but what a bursting juicy berry mouthwatering bottle of hell yes.
White - Sparkling
Assertive. Apples and toast.
White
Have you ever been water boarded with the essence of Spring poured out of a narwhal horn by an angel? Me either, but I would imagine it tastes something like this. Outstanding.
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White
Young and powerful. Chalky. Chablis-esque. Also reminded me of some Gruner.
Red
My last bottle, sad face. Beautiful wine. Like an elegant Etna Rosso, smoke and earth and dark red fruit.
Red
Remember the Cherry Smash? Now available BTG, wrapped in silk.
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