Tasting Notes for ghood

(106 notes on 89 wines)

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White
5/29/2017 - ghood wrote:
92 points
Probably at its peak a couple/few years ago. Honeyed richness meets chenin funk. Acidity has taken a back seat at this point. Still very nice if you're into aged whites. I'm sure it will drink like this for some time, but I think maybe enjoy now vs later.
Red
4/21/2017 - ghood wrote:
93 points
Herbs, mineral, black pepper, iron, Rhoney stuff going on. Raspberry fruit, but it's all about the non-fruit stuff. Seaweed/briney nose. Not a domestic-like wine at all. Love it.
Red
4/13/2017 - ghood wrote:
92 points
Drinking very well, pretty fruit and good lift.
Red
4/11/2017 - ghood wrote:
90 points
This wine was always earthy, funky, but at 8 years old it has mellowed, become creamy even, with red fruits, orange peel, and a hint of baking spice. I used to think this would be a 'decades wine,' but I think it's now a drink now. Nothing wrong with that.
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Red
2/2/2017 - ghood wrote:
91 points
Beautiful wine with many years left on it. Good 1er Cru Beaunes are some of the best values in long aging Burgs.
Red
1/29/2017 - ghood wrote:
93 points
Better than I thought it would be. Much even. Had this wine some years ago and liked it, but feared at this point the 2003 vintage would have reared its ugly head here. Not so. Sure, it's aged, but the fruit is nice and there is still some grip to it. Very commendable compared to most '03 CDPs at this point. I like where it's at, so I'd drink now.
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Red
1/25/2017 - ghood wrote:
93 points
Great drinking. I'd drink in the next couple years, that's no knock on this wine.
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Red
1/22/2017 - ghood wrote:
92 points
Drinking beautifully. A very pleasant surprise.
White
10/31/2016 - ghood wrote:
90 points
Never a great Dauvissat, this is fine drinking now. Not one to age longer.
White
1/18/2016 - ghood wrote:
95 points
This is rocking! Richness, minereality, perfectly put together. Great bottle. This would put many Grand Cru Chablis to shame.
Red
1/18/2016 - ghood wrote:
92 points
More closed than other '07s. Good depth though. I'm guessing this will be better in a few years.
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Red
7/4/2015 - ghood wrote:
Syrupy, hot, not enjoyable. I don't get this style... nor do I want to.
White
3/1/2015 - ghood wrote:
94 points
Yes!!! Just opened two premoxed burgs, so turned to this and it was gorgeous. 94 pts in a vacuum, 100+ coming after those two pathetic Côte d'Or whites.
White
3/1/2015 - ghood wrote:
Man, these white burgs are so frustrating these days. Had this 3 years ago and it had tons of acid, lots of life in front of it. It has now fallen apart... this bottle at least. Premoxed.
Red
1996 Domaine Joseph Roty Mazis-Chambertin Mazis-Chambertin Grand Cru Pinot Noir (view label images)
1/22/2015 - ghood wrote:
95 points
This was incredible, but if you're lucky enough to encounter a bottle, decant. Black cherry, red fruits, wet earth, mineral, light dark chocolate note, yet still wound in tannins... great acid. Drank with a couple of friends and it only started to be at it's very best with the last glass.
White
1/20/2015 - ghood wrote:
93 points
Really happy with this one after drinking a premoxed 08 and 10 recently. Will drink for at least a few more, but maybe ideal right now.
Red
1/20/2015 - ghood wrote:
91 points
91+? Really closed, not giving up much at all. Seems like there's good stuffing looming there, but impenetrable right now.
White
11/30/2014 - ghood wrote:
92 points
Not the best bottle, but still rich if not a bit unresolved
White - Sweet/Dessert
1997 Château Doisy-Védrines Sauternes Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend (view label images)
11/30/2014 - ghood wrote:
93 points
Pretty mature, pretty perfect.
Red
11/30/2014 - ghood wrote:
91 points
More advanced then I expected, raisined, not bad but drink now.
Red
11/6/2014 - ghood wrote:
91 points
Different than the bottle I had 3 months ago. This was much firmer. Dusty cherry, wet earth, pretty present tannins. I love Gamay and love how it is unique of/different to Pinot Noir, but this is real Burg-like tonight. Would absolutely have guessed Burgundy blind... play be Volnay? Alas, it's my last bottle. 91+(?)
Red
10/12/2014 - ghood wrote:
90 points
Smoky, charry, dark fruits, maybe young, maybe one dimensional?
Red
9/23/2014 - ghood wrote:
93 points
Classy Aussie Shiraz. Lots of spice, black fruits, herbs, tobacco. Still has some tannin and nice acid lift. Lots going on and reigned in unlike so many reds from down under. Really nice.
Red - Fortified
9/9/2014 - ghood wrote:
94 points
Half bottle, drank while watching "Karate Kid." Lots of cassis, cedar spice, bitter chocolate. Way too young. Unforgiving like a front kick from Daniel San.
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Red
8/31/2014 - ghood wrote:
90 points
From a 375ml. Red and black cherry. Dark baking spice, brooding. Needs time.
Red
8/16/2014 - ghood wrote:
92 points
Nice now, I don't see this aging for much longer in this vintage.
Red
8/16/2014 - ghood wrote:
92 points
Beautiful Beaujolais. Red fruits, mineral, just a smidgen of middle age funk. Every time I drink one of these great Cru Beaus I wonder why I drink anything else.
Red
5/14/2014 - ghood wrote:
94 points
Really nice. Cherry, strawberry, smoked cedar, rose petal, very young. Needs time but great potential. 94+.
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Red
5/14/2014 - ghood wrote:
79 points
Awful. WAY worse than when I had a bottle 2 years ago. It was super ripe and a tad hot then, but it was not without some hedonistic pleasure. Now it is a syrupy, unbalanced mess. Nearly undrinkable. My rating is generous.
White
4/2/2014 - ghood wrote:
91 points
Better than when I had this 4 years ago. Rich, butter cream, lemon and still some acidity. Toasty quality from 4 years ago has worked its way into this wine. Nice.
Red
2/4/2014 - ghood wrote:
92 points
Good+, but not great. I've had better Papets. Last bottle in my cellar and glad I drank it now as I think it's not going to get any better. Seems to be correct drinking now. I'm not averse at all to older wines especially older CDPs, but the secondary flavors are already prominent in this and it seems to be a bit lacking in the energy department compared to a great CDP at age 9.
White - Off-dry
1/19/2014 - ghood wrote:
94 points
Awesome on day one, awesome on day seven. This seems to be good to go, but like any great Riesling, will last a long time. Another home run for Willi.
Red
1/19/2014 - ghood wrote:
93 points
Really nice right now. Right out of the bottle; perfectly balanced, tannins have integrated well, but I think this might still get even better in a few. 93+
White
9/28/2013 - ghood wrote:
91 points
Damn, I'm drinking these too fast! Down to one bottle left of the '08. Not sure why I've been guzzling this down over my '05 and '07 Briords (maybe because it's at the front of my wine cabinet and easier to get too?! ;)). Still really youthful and with great salty minerality and lemon peel. I fear my supply will be exhausted before it really comes into its own. 91+.
Red
9/28/2013 - ghood wrote:
86 points
I love Burgaud's Morgons, but I've always been more intrigued by this one as opposed to in love with it. In its youth, it was meaty, roasty, almost Rhone-like. I haven't had a bottle in 2-3 years, so I thought this was a good time to pop one of my last 2 bottles. Not giving much and I don't mean that in a positive way such as 'wait another few years and it will be expressive' I don't think it ever will. Some black cherry notes and wet earth and mineral, but not vibrant, not complex. Day 2 it was the same and by day 3 it had oxidized. Pales in comparison to recent Burgaud Morgon Cote du Py VVs, which show more lip-smacking tangy fruit, mineral, and balance... the '11 rocks!!
Red
9/24/2013 - ghood wrote:
Bummer. Corked. Had some nice sour cherry notes, but a bad bottle.
Red
9/24/2013 - ghood wrote:
91 points
Nice. From a 375ml. More ready than a 750ml of '08 Freedom Hill.
Red
9/10/2013 - ghood wrote:
92 points
92+. Very good, very young. Not unappealing now, showing '09's relative forwardness, but will surely get better in the cellar.
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Red
8/29/2013 - ghood wrote:
93 points
Whereas so many '03 reds from France are falling apart already from the heat of that summer (Bordeaux, Rhone, and Burgundy alike), it seems like, perhaps, the often underripening Loire Valley reds succeeded quite well. At least in the form of this wine, which was absolutely gorgeous; deep dark fruit, mineral, tobacco, earth, still had solid tannins, lasted perfectly opened for 3 days. Glad I have some more bottles as this should cruise through another decade of life.
White
5/26/2013 - ghood wrote:
92 points
We had this a few weeks ago with a couple of friends. Big, rich Chard without being "heavy" or clunky. Just enough herb and mineral stuff going on to make it multi-dimensional, though it's the rich fruit that sets the tone here. We had no problem quickly consuming a magnum before diving into some reds.
Red
5/25/2013 - ghood wrote:
93 points
Spot on Oregon Pinot. Vivid fruit, great balance, depth and weight without being heavy. '08 vintage is showing its stuff in this one right now (though Vlossak's winemaking doesn't hurt ;-)). I can't imagine it getting any more delicious, so I'll probably drink my last couple of bottles in the next year.
Red
5/12/2013 - ghood wrote:
91 points
Juicy, rich, but good structure too. Not game-changing, but good.
Red
5/12/2013 - ghood wrote:
91 points
Showing more life than my last half bottle drank about a year ago. This one can still go some, but good now. Roasty, meaty, with good acid.
Red
2/19/2013 - ghood wrote:
92 points
Drinking well tonight and much more drinkable than a year and a half ago, though maybe doesn't have the long range potential I thought at that time. One more bottle left and will probably drink in the next year or two.
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White - Off-dry
2/19/2013 - ghood wrote:
93 points
So beautiful, so much going on, still so young though. Ethereal and floral with pitch perfectly ripe fruit and a great slatey/salty undertone. Glad I have 10 more.
White
2/10/2013 - ghood wrote:
91 points
First bottle of '08 in about a year and it hasn't budged since then... actually, looking back at my tasting note from that bottle, this one seems less evolved even... all salty mineral, seashell, with lemon undertones. This deserves a '+'... 91+.
Red
2004 Château Lascombes Margaux Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
2/5/2013 - ghood wrote:
91 points
Really pretty wine. Very Bordeaux, very '04. Mineral, earth, plum, berry, tobacco. Just popped and poured with a bone-in rib-eye. A glass an hour later proves that a decant would have helped out. Still years left. 91+.
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White
1/3/2013 - ghood Likes this wine:
92 points
Drinking well. With crab legs. No premox notes, rich and still a good core of acid and mineral. Should go for another 5+.
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