Tasting Notes for Maznoc

(219 notes on 177 wines)

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Red
2018 Carmen Delanz Maipo Valley Red Blend (view label images)
9/4/2021 - Maznoc Likes this wine:
91 points
Decanted 90 minutes - excellent nose, and balanced in the mouth. Medium finish. Excellent value given the price.
Red
8/14/2021 - Maznoc Likes this wine:
90 points
Decanted 30 minutes. Dusty black cherry on the nose; similar notes in mouth with red plum also emerging. Restrained tannins with medium acidity and mouthfeel and medium/long length. Heat a bit present on the finish.
Red
2016 Antinori Chianti Classico Pèppoli Chianti Classico DOCG Sangiovese Blend, Sangiovese (view label images)
8/12/2021 - Maznoc wrote:
89 points
Nice Chianti Classico - cherry and earth notes are prominent, nice acidity, integrated tannins.
Red
8/10/2021 - Maznoc wrote:
90 points
This has aged well (no surprise) - but very much needs to be paired with food to counter the acidity.
White
8/7/2021 - Maznoc Likes this wine:
89 points
Apples and light minerals on the nose. Similar in the mouth, but with very nice minerality more assertive on a medium/long finish. Dry with bright acidity. Slight petrol notes detract. Overall, very nice and a great value - punching above its price point.
Red
7/21/2021 - Maznoc wrote:
87 points
Not decanted - which in retrospect was likely a mistake . . . as consumed, the nose is somewhat closed, with nondescript red fruit in mouth. However nice earth notes, medium body. Good acidity, moderate tannins at this point.
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Red
10/30/2020 - Maznoc Likes this wine:
93 points
Beautiful at this point . . . only one (after this) in my cellar, but what a gem this is!
Red
8/22/2020 - Maznoc Likes this wine:
90 points
Round and integrated at this time - medium body, medium-long finish.
Red
8/19/2020 - Maznoc Likes this wine:
90 points
This has aged beautifully. Violet and other floral notes on the nose, with a hint of blackberry. Round and full in the mouth . . . the tannins are now tame; intense berry flavors jumping out (blackberry and blueberry). Dry to almost off-dry. Medium finish.
White
6/4/2020 - Maznoc Likes this wine:
91 points
Carefully cellared for nearly ten years. Displays a floral nose. Honeysuckle and vanilla notes dominate the mouth, with a bit of pear; residual sugar contributing both to sweetness and a slightly thick mouthfeel, yet balanced on finish by the underlying acidity. Very nice.
Red
6/2/2020 - Maznoc wrote:
87 points
Unfortunately, this one is now past its prime - nose and palate are muted; balanced but now unremarkable.
Rosé
5/28/2020 - Maznoc Likes this wine:
90 points
I had zero expectations coming into this (gift from a friend) - this is a very interesting and enjoyable wine. Berries and white flowers on the nose; a very nice acidity and light fruit in the mouth. This was a very enjoyable bottle on a hot early summer evening.
Red
5/24/2020 - Maznoc Likes this wine:
94 points
Still beautiful, after all these years! I'm giving this a 94 (again - with 6 years between reviews). A really excellent Brunello, nicely matured at this point.
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White
4/24/2020 - Maznoc Likes this wine:
93 points
Opened this bottle mid-(?) Coronavirus lock-down while rummaging through the back of my wine cellar (. . . somehow I lost track of this one, despite Cellartracker), and I was a bit worried it was too long in the tooth . . . but definitely not the case. Still really beautiful - bright on the nose and palate, with honeysuckle and vanilla notes dominating on the palate. It's a beauty!
Red
2005 Château La Cabanne Pomerol Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
11/30/2019 - Maznoc Likes this wine:
87 points
It's ok; slightly dry, a bit thin. Past its prime, somewhat boring.
Red
11/26/2019 - Maznoc wrote:
88 points
Drinking this one a bit late - but still good.
Red
9/6/2015 - Maznoc Likes this wine:
89 points
My first Sancerre Rouge - so I am not sure what this is "suppossed" to be like. That said - very nice, light bodied wine. The nose is somewhat closed; in the mouth it is predominantly red cherry, with a hint of (white) pepper. Very interesting minerality, which really comes through on the finish - quite nice. Overall very enjoyable, particularly on a hot summer evening.
Red
2/20/2015 - Maznoc wrote:
88 points
Disappointing
Red
12/19/2014 - Maznoc Does not like this wine:
82 points
Ok nose . . . downhill from there. Watery, non-discript, etc. Pass
Red
2009 Castello di Monsanto Chianti Classico Riserva Chianti Classico DOCG Sangiovese Blend, Sangiovese (view label images)
12/12/2014 - Maznoc Likes this wine:
90 points
Tough call on this one. The nose is exceptional - 91-plus. In the mouth this is very good, although a bit on the light-side for a chianti. The finish is not bad, but detracts from the awesome start.

If I could sniff this all night without drinking, it would be amazing - this is a $50 nose. I lack that discipline, but stil - this is a great wine - an excellent chianti. Great with food; also (unlike many Chianti's) very enjoyable alone.
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White
10/11/2014 - Maznoc Likes this wine:
90 points
Very nice - low oak, great acidity.
Red
8/29/2014 - Maznoc wrote:
88 points
Good; smooth with good fruit. Nose is a bit lacking, but otherwise a good value.
White
8/29/2014 - Maznoc Likes this wine:
89 points
89/90. Very nice expression, good middle of the road Sancerre. I personally prefer more minerality than I find here (I detracted a point or two for that); light mineral notes, some flint, great fruit. Medium finish. Very good.
White
8/14/2014 - Maznoc Likes this wine:
88 points
Nice minerality, almost Sancerre-like. Good.
Red
2010 Antinori Chianti Classico Villa Antinori Riserva Chianti Classico DOCG Sangiovese Blend, Sangiovese (view label images)
6/12/2014 - Maznoc Likes this wine:
89 points
89-plus. Young, but very good. Classic, well-made Chianti. Decant for at least 30 minutes
Red
5/22/2014 - Maznoc wrote:
88 points
Not as good as previous bottles, but still very nice. A bit over-oaked.
Red
1/31/2014 - Maznoc Likes this wine:
90 points
Very good. This bottle was four years in my cellar, still a bit young, but well integrated.
Red
1/8/2014 - Maznoc Likes this wine:
87 points
Nice nose; medium-full body, rounded and integrated. I liked this more than I expected to. No rough edges, good fruit and medium finish.
Red
12/31/2013 - Maznoc Likes this wine:
88 points
Not bad - but not the 93 points that WS gave this one. Nice floral notes, good finish.
Red
10/25/2013 - Maznoc Likes this wine:
90 points
Absolutely beautiful nose; very nice medium-bodied fruit. Medium finish.
White
10/24/2013 - Maznoc wrote:
92 points
Excellent - will improve with a few more years in cellar.
White
7/3/2013 - Maznoc Likes this wine:
92 points
This wine sings to my personal palate - a beautiful expression of chardonnay, as only can be found from a lovingly crafted wine from Chablis. Crisp on the initial approach, giving way to wonderful mineral tones, and finishing with a long mineral-rich yet subdued buttery finish. Very nicely integrated - drinks well on its own, and with light cuisine. I''ve similarly enjoyed other vintages from Gilbert Picq under the "Dessus La Carriere" label -- and will definitely seek out all future vintages I can lay my hands on. A real beauty - hats off to the vintner on this.
White
6/17/2013 - Maznoc wrote:
87 points
Ok - but nothing special.
Red
6/8/2013 - Maznoc Likes this wine:
89 points
Full bodied with concentrated black stone fruit. Tanins are in check; nicely balanced. Medium-long finish. Very good.
White
5/8/2013 - Maznoc Likes this wine:
90 points
Pleasing, although somewhat closed, nose. Bright on the mouth - a touch of white peach with a slight citrus hint. Subdued but persistent mineral tones carry through on the finish. Very nice - enjoyable on its own, and works well with summer-fare food.
Red
5/4/2013 - Maznoc Likes this wine:
90 points
Subtle nose of berries with a hint of mineral. Balanced on the palate, red cherry and raspberry predominate, a bit sharp and low-key tannins. Really nice - bright cherries with a bit of leather. Medium-plus body. I decanted for 90 minutes - with that, ready now.
Red
4/9/2013 - Maznoc wrote:
91 points
This has really come into its own now -- a beauty.
Red
3/17/2013 - Maznoc Likes this wine:
87 points
My second bottle - more oaky than the first. Still good though.
White
3/8/2013 - Maznoc Likes this wine:
90 points
A thing of beauty is a joy forever . . . .
White - Sparkling
1/15/2013 - Maznoc Likes this wine:
88 points
Closed nose. Great flavor on the palate: Granny Smith apple dominating with an under-layer of wild flower honey. Really nice crispness comes through. Excellent finish - very long and continuing crispness, with the Granny Smith tones mingling with a hint of key lime.
White
1/9/2013 - Maznoc wrote:
92 points
Excellent - crisp, balanced. Wonderful minerality and citrus on the palate; long finish.
Red
1/5/2013 - Maznoc wrote:
88 points
Ready now; enjoyable. A bit thin, and not complex - but good for the price.
Red
12/28/2012 - Maznoc Likes this wine:
91 points
Really wonderful nose - fresh and somewhat floral. Medium-full bodied; not over-oaked - clean and lightly acidic. Currants and red plums dominate, with a bit of spice. Excellent and lengthy finish. Drinks well now with decanting - should develop nicely in the cellar for a few years.
Red
12/23/2012 - Maznoc Likes this wine:
91 points
Excellent. Decanted for an hour - fruit-driven nose; round, full and smooth. Tanins are in check; not over-oaked. Beautiful.
Red
11/18/2012 - Maznoc Likes this wine:
90 points
Fruit-driven nose (no oak, which is nice) with dark cherries and blueberries as the most pronounced notes. Full on the palate, but (thankfully) none of the typical California over-oaking - once again completely fruit-driven: round and smooth, with layers of flavor. Medium-to-short finish, with a bit of spice emerging. No tannin spike; ready to enjoy right now. A really nice blend, well integrated and really well-made. Drinks like a $35-plus old world wine. Respect to the winemaker on this one.
Red
9/18/2012 - Maznoc Likes this wine:
87 points
Decanted for 30 minutes. Some green notes on the nose, with a faint floral hint. Medium/light bodied on the palate; open and bright, with raspberry tones dominating. Medium finish, closing with those earlier floral notes.
White
9/15/2012 - Maznoc Likes this wine:
89 points
Banana peel on the nose; good semi-crisp fruit on the palate, not over-oaked. Medium-long finish.
White
9/11/2012 - Maznoc Likes this wine:
90 points
89/90 . . . in light of the price, I'll go on the high end. The nose is good, but nothing remarkable. However, this wine shines on the palate - very nice minerality, good acidity; medium-long finish.
White
9/9/2012 - Maznoc Likes this wine:
89 points
Very good fruit; nice acidity. Really full on the mid-palate
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