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2009 Opus One Napa Valley Red Bordeaux Blend
6/4/2013 - igaf wrote:
Rich nose of cassis, smoky rubber and a touch of liqueur. Very soft, rather full bodied, very polished. Bitter chocolate, plums, oak, tobacco on the palate. Spicy finish, highish alcohol. Very persistent, concentrated, fruity, spicy aftertaste, very tannic. A joker at a Bdx tasting, this was quite obviously a NW.
  • igaf commented:

    7/22/13, 2:59 PM - Hi Cabrat,
    First, I hadn't payed for the Opus (not specifically for it at least). I know I rarely appreciate California wines, so I doubt I would. It was served double-blind at a blind Bdx tasting, I don't think there's anything offensive in writing that it was relatively easy to spot as a non-bordeaux in such a context, is there? It was an interresting experience anyway.
    Did I say it was a bad wine? Actually, even if I would, I do not pretend to be objective not being a wine critic or the like. I don't even spoil the CT ratings of the wines I don't like as I don't use the numbers, so who cares?

White - Sweet/Dessert
2003 Château Suduiraut Sauternes Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend
5/7/2013 - igaf wrote:
Complex, sweet and spicy nose with apricots, candied ginger, yellow plums. Surprisingly good acidity, very intense on the palate, spicy, slightly sharp. Red orange rind and ginger, wax. Very long.
  • igaf commented:

    6/13/13, 12:52 PM - Thanks for your comment, Harley1199!
    First, I have to admit that
    - I've only got to try a single glass (from 0,75 bottle) on a big tasting;
    - and the note on (surprisingly) high acidity was in the context of 2003, which I'm generally rather skeptical about.
    With this caveat, I still wouldn't see a big risk in waiting, the wine did have some potential and didn't taste on the decline at all (at least to me, and all my notes are highly subjective, hence no points used).

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