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Red
2005 Château Magdelaine St. Émilion Grand Cru Red Bordeaux Blend
9/25/2021 - Audun G wrote:
93 points
Warm fruit and tannins dominate on the nose. Loads of tannins on the palate too. Stubborn and a bit austere at the moment. This wine is made in an old fashioned style and probably needs another 15 - 20 years to come around, like the 1989 which needed almost 30 years.
  • Audun G commented:

    10/7/21, 1:42 AM - Hi, John! Thanks for commenting! I should also have written that the wine is exiting to drink now, but I wanted to highlight the most important; its cellaring potential (and - need).

Red
2009 Château Tourteran Haut-Medoc Haut-Médoc Red Bordeaux Blend
5/8/2021 - Audun G wrote:
84 points
Dark and deep brownish red color. Not much aromas, mostly oak. After three hours in the glass, no change. Full bodied, concentrated and a bit four squared, with a woody and slightly bitter finish. Will last, but I am not sure if it will improve.
  • Audun G commented:

    10/5/21, 7:55 AM - Thank you for commenting. My bottle was too oaky and astringent for me. Maybe a bad bottle.

Red
2014 Hubert Lamy Santenay 1er Cru Clos des Gravières Vieilles Vignes Pinot Noir
9/17/2017 - Audun G wrote:
88 points
Apple aromas. Fresh, pure and quite tender. Lacks some depth and concentration compared with its neighbour communes further north.
  • Audun G commented:

    5/23/21, 2:32 PM - It was the white. I will correct. Thank You!

Red
1996 Domaine Marquis d'Angerville Volnay 1er Cru Clos des Ducs Pinot Noir
3/12/2021 - Audun G wrote:
89 points
Rather closed and restrained. Did not give much, and I guess/hope this was a bottle below par. Looking at other notes and my earlier note I become a bit sceptical, though.
  • Audun G commented:

    3/24/21, 8:57 AM - Thank tou for commenting. Only ten minutes in the decanter, but an hour+ in the glass.

Red
2018 Maison Roche de Bellene Coteaux Bourguignons Bellenos Cuvée Rouge Gamay-Pinot Noir Blend, Gamay
9/10/2020 - taho69 wrote:
Lukter av gammel, tung frukt. Smak av nedfallsfrukt, men med en god del syre og fylde. Middels kort utgang med saftsmak. Kommer nok helt sikkert ikke til å kjøpe den på nytt, men til prisen var den antakelig helt ok.
  • Audun G commented:

    9/11/20, 12:58 PM - Tung, saftig, nedfallsfrukt. Kan den ha vært oksydert?

White - Sparkling
2012 Pol Roger Champagne Vintage Brut Champagne Blend
6/27/2020 - Audun G wrote:
93 points
Fine bubbles. Rich, deep and delicious aromas with some toast. Rich and creamy in the mouth, still with good acidity and intensity. A monumental Champagne.
  • Audun G commented:

    8/30/20, 3:03 AM - I have not tasted many 2012's, but those I have tasted give evidence of a good vintage.

White
2013 Dr. Bürklin-Wolf Wachenheimer Böhlig Riesling Pfalz
8/29/2015 - Audun G wrote:
89 points
Fresh Riesling aromas and minerals. Light and elegant. Good concentration. Extremely tight and acidic.
  • Audun G commented:

    3/21/20, 3:41 PM - Thank You for your comment. Even though I remember it was very tart, it was also extremely energetic and promising.

Red
2006 Château Haut-Brion Pessac-Léognan Red Bordeaux Blend
2/1/2020 - Audun G wrote:
95 points
Hefty and classy aromas of dark fruits, leather, earth etc. Soft, meaty and almost compot like in the mouth. A lot of fine tannins. Delicious and seductive to drink now, but the tannin structure suggests many more years in the cellar.
  • Audun G commented:

    2/13/20, 7:08 AM - Cheers!

White
1996 Nicolas Joly Savennières Becherelle Chenin Blanc
8/22/2018 - MikeATL Likes this wine:
94 points
Even better than the last bottle, honeyed fruit with a mineral core and good acidity, quite complex, sensational.
  • Audun G commented:

    12/17/19, 11:41 AM - Totally agree with your notes. This was sensational!

Red
1999 Giuseppe E Figlio Mascarello Barolo Monprivato Nebbiolo
10/18/2019 - Audun G wrote:
88 points
Brown appearance. Aromas of very old Barolo, with wet wool, sausage water and terpentine. Thought it could be something like 40-50 years. Still rich and generous, though.
  • Audun G commented:

    10/30/19, 11:22 AM - Thanks for your comment! I think we can agree that the Monprivato this year was not a success at Giuseppe Mascarello.

  • Audun G commented:

    11/16/19, 12:11 PM - Good information. Thanks a lot!

Red
2014 Château Ducru-Beaucaillou St. Julien Red Bordeaux Blend
1/13/2019 - Audun G wrote:
94 points
Floral aromas with blackcurrant, leather and some oak. Dry, tight and concentrated, and extremely elegant. Bravo!
  • Audun G commented:

    8/10/19, 8:40 AM - Dear Dave, I would wait for 8-10 years on this one too. But it is also possible to drink them younger, with pleasure!

Red
2014 Château Grand-Puy-Lacoste Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend
1/13/2019 - Audun G wrote:
92 points
Decanted for 36 hrs. Rather closed on the nose in the beginning, then more Pauillac aromas with tobacco and graphite, but also plenty of caramel and vanilla. Soft and fruity on the palate.
  • Audun G commented:

    8/8/19, 11:53 AM - Thanks for commenting, vintage 1949. I would wait another 8-10 years.

White - Sparkling
N.V. Bollinger Champagne Special Cuvée Brut Champagne Blend
1/11/2019 - Audun G wrote:
87 points
Kept 6-7 years in the cellar. Round and elegant aromas with caramel notes. Soft, elegant and easygoing. Has lost some of its spirit from younger days.
  • Audun G commented:

    1/20/19, 12:32 PM - Sorry, didn't get the number

White
2010 Domaine William Fèvre Chablis 1er Cru Fourchaume Chardonnay
9/23/2018 - Audun G wrote:
91 points
More power here than in both the Mont de Milieu and MdT 2010. Open and forward style. Impressive, but not the structure and minerality of the MdT 2010.
  • Audun G commented:

    10/3/18, 12:24 PM - Thanks for commenting! They are all drinking nicely now. But definitely no rush, especially not for the MdT. If I had several bottles I would drink them within 5-10 years.

Red
2015 Azienda Agricola COS Frappato Terre Siciliane
5/16/2018 - Audun G wrote:
85 points
Transparent red color. Aromas dominated by farmyard, or better; manure. Also nice fruitiness, with blackcurrant, hay and some spices. Light weighted and Beaujolais like in the mouth. Good tannin structure. A couple of minus points for the manure.
  • Audun G commented:

    5/18/18, 5:39 AM - Wine strategies; thanks for your comment!

Red
1996 Giacomo Borgogno & Figli Barolo Riserva Nebbiolo
1/12/2018 - Audun G wrote:
87 points
Loads of sediments. Has lost most of its fruit. Acidic and a quite coarse and austere. Probably a bad bottle. Not undrinkable, though.
  • Audun G commented:

    1/22/18, 11:40 AM - I have tasted several wines from this producer. They normally last much longer than this. So, I suspect this was a bad bottle.

Red
2005 Palari Faro Nerello Blend, Nerello Mascalese
1/29/2017 - Audun G wrote:
91 points
A lot darker than a 100 % Mascalese. Lovely aromas of strawberries. Fat, velvety and opulent in the mouth, at least compared with a Mascalese.
  • Audun G commented:

    3/12/17, 1:21 PM - The wine was relatively dark, compared with the 100 % Nerello Mascalese wines, which are often very light.

Red
2011 Domaine Michel Juillot Mercurey 1er Cru Clos Tonnerre Pinot Noir
9/11/2015 - Audun G wrote:
84 points
Very nice and clean pinot noir aromas, with notes of resin and wood. In the mouth it is less impressive. Feel it is somewhat out of balance, and a bit disjointed. Maybe it will put itself together in the future, but I have my doubts.
  • Audun G commented:

    2/24/17, 10:41 AM - There is something with the 2011 vintage in France that I don't like. They lack structure and the acidity is not integrated. But this may be personal preferences, of course.

White - Off-dry
2005 Domaine Huet Vouvray Demi-Sec Clos du Bourg Chenin Blanc
11/27/2016 - Audun G wrote:
flawed
Corked!
  • Audun G commented:

    1/9/17, 1:21 PM - Thanks for the sympathy. I love the Huet wines.

White - Sparkling
2000 Alfred Gratien Champagne Brut Millésimé Champagne Blend
11/12/2016 - Audun G wrote:
90 points
Quite aromatic with fresh citrus in addition to some maderized yellow fruits. A rich, fruity and generous champagne. Quite elegant too.
  • Audun G commented:

    11/20/16, 7:55 AM - Er ikke så kjent med Alfred Gratien, men ville ikke lagret den mer enn 5 år til.

Red
2013 Domaine Bertheau (Pierre et François) Chambolle-Musigny Pinot Noir
2/28/2016 - Audun G wrote:
87 points
Fruity aromas with banana notes. Sweet and sour fruit on the palate. High acidity. Lacks the elegance I expect from a Chambolle.
  • Audun G commented:

    3/17/16, 3:23 AM - Thanks for comment! I have tasted many good wines from Bertheau earlier, so this was a little disappointing. But, I gave it 87 after all, which means it is not that bad (as the text maybe indicated).

Red
2010 Comm. G.B. Burlotto Barolo Monvigliero Nebbiolo
10/25/2014 - Audun G wrote:
90 points
Light red. Spicy and fruity aromas. Reminds about a Pelaverga on the nose, with its spiciness. Lovely velvety, with fine tannins.
  • Audun G commented:

    10/26/14, 8:37 AM - Jeg lurte faktisk en stund på om de hadde satt feil etikett på flaskene... Som Barolo er den også særdeles "pusete". Kanskje det har kommet noe Pelaverga oppi?

Red
2001 Domaine Auguste Clape Cornas Syrah
8/16/2014 - Audun G wrote:
92 points
Young, dark violet color. Typical Rhône aromas. Fresh fruit. Big, warm and concentrated. Could be mistaken for a structured C-d-P. Appears very young and might improve with cellaring.
  • Audun G commented:

    10/6/14, 1:42 PM - Usakhegray: Thanks for the comment! Had to check with the importer, and they agree with you. Clape use Austrian oak barrels of 600 - 1200 litres, and they should not give much oak flavour, even when one is changed outwith a new one. I have now forgotten how it tasted, so I cannot say what I mistook for being oak.

Red
2012 Thousand Candles Yarra Valley Red Pinot Blend, Pinot Noir
9/8/2013 - Audun G wrote:
91 points
Mostly Pinot Noir, and some Syrah. Also appr. 5% Sauvignon Blanc, which is perceptible, with a green gooseberry touch. Extremely fruity and concentrated, but still elegant and balanced.
  • Audun G commented:

    8/10/14, 1:58 PM - Hi, G.M, thanks for the correction. Audun

White
1999 Bonneau du Martray Corton-Charlemagne Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru Chardonnay
5/24/2014 - Audun G wrote:
93 points
Fruit driven in the beginning. Later it opened up and expressed more earth and nut aromas. Some notes of barrels. Elegant style.
  • Audun G commented:

    6/23/14, 9:21 AM - Hi, I passed the question on to the guy who served the wine. Hope for an answer soon. Cheers!

  • Audun G commented:

    6/24/14, 12:33 PM - Hi, the wine had a lot of primary fruit, which suggests it was still young. I don't have much experience with this wine, but Bill Nanson in Burgundy Forum suggests to drink them either young, or wait until they have past 10 years. I believe this will last for 10+ more years.

Red
1994 Faustino Rioja I Gran Reserva Tempranillo Blend, Tempranillo
6/20/2014 - Audun G wrote:
86 points
Quite dark red. Typical developed Faustino, with old wood, good intensity and some volatile acids. Has become softer. High acidity. Will last for many years.
  • Audun G commented:

    6/22/14, 12:46 PM - Hei, Sigfred, hyggelig å høre fra deg.
    Faustino 1 holder vanligvis i mange tiår, og jeg gir den litt belønning for det. Ellers ingen toppvin, synes jeg.

  • Audun G commented:

    6/24/14, 12:21 PM - Sigfred, ja de er jo rimelige, og når de holder fint i 20 -30 år, så er det uansett ikke noe bomkjøp. Har du smakt 2001? Den er meget bra. Kommer til å kjøpe noe av den

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