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White
2017 Weingut Keller Riesling von der Fels Rheinhessen
9/15/2019 - aekenback wrote:
88 points
Nice, but un-inspiring. Given that most people seems to rave about this and that I usually like Von der Fels quite a lot, I’ll write it off as bump in the road.
  • MQuentel commented:

    12/28/19, 1:27 AM - I think this wine is now immersed and needs another 2-3 years of bottle aging

White
2005 Jean-François Ganevat Côtes du Jura La cuvée du pépé Chardonnay
12/14/2019 - Finare Vinare wrote:
94 points
Chardonnay with over 13 years of élevage 'sous voile'. 14% abv. Deep gold verging on orange. A peacock's tail of sotolon-driven 'vin jaune' aromas. Full-bodied with massive depth of flavour and powerful acidity. Seriously long and rewarding. Will surely go for decades.
  • MQuentel commented:

    12/21/19, 1:02 AM - very nice tasting note - sotolon I must Google. ;-)

White
2006 Domaine William Fèvre Chablis Grand Cru Les Clos Chardonnay
11/15/2019 - jmoon Does not like this wine:
88 points
I loved this wine when younger but I’m posting this as a warning that mine was flabby and a bit too oxidised.
  • MQuentel commented:

    11/16/19, 1:12 AM - Sounds like premox

Red
1981 Penfolds Grange South Australia Shiraz Blend, Syrah
3/22/2019 - TheBSD Likes this wine:
100 points
I felt like i was in the presence of a Goddess. This wine was absolutely breath taking. The youthful nose, long finish, and deep inky color would have fooled most anyone that it was less than a decade and not 38 years of age. The wine was very tight and filled with years of evolution remaining. The cork crumbled but wasn’t soft, and there was probably 2 teaspoons of sediment that i filtered out before decanting. My wife and I sipped this wine over 4 hours and I almost cried over the last little bit. Thankfully I’ve 2 more bottles in the cellar! If you can find this wine, buy all you can get!
  • MQuentel commented:

    5/18/19, 2:52 AM - Great and emotional tasting note! For how long did you decant the wine?

Red
2005 Château Bellevue St. Émilion Grand Cru Red Bordeaux Blend
2/9/2019 - bjwca wrote:
flawed
Corrected per comments. This bottle was flawed.
Original tasting note: This bottle is showing too much age, starting to gain some undesirable "tawny port" type flavors. Still drinkable, but I wish I had drank this bottle a few years earlier. This leaves me worried about all of my remaining 2005 Bordeaux wines, perhaps they are not built for the long haul like the 1982 vintage.
  • MQuentel commented:

    2/10/19, 3:46 PM - Parker wrote in 2015:
    The first bottle of 2005 Bellevue that I tasted had a maderized, oxidized nose that was off-putting. This note is from a second bottle. This second bottle showed absolutely no trace of oxidation, but did offer plenty of crushed, chalky minerality, notes of plum, blueberry, black raspberry and cherry fruit, a dense purple color, a full-bodied mouthfeel, and fabulous structure, purity and length. It should drink well for at least another 20+ years.

Red
2007 Château Rayas Châteauneuf-du-Pape Reserve Grenache
Noxious. Like Robitussin. Not only in the sense that it literally tastes like Robitussin, but the sensation is *just like* those kids medicines that taste so vile they have to add a ton of sweetness to make it possible to force even a tiny bit down the gullet, which instead of masking the grossness just makes it taste both gross and grossly sweet.
  • MQuentel commented:

    2/9/19, 6:25 AM - Keith, interesting note for the 2007 Rayas. A Question: Do you like other vintages of Rayas? Did you score other vintages with more than 90 Points? I ask to be able to classify your rating.

Red
2008 Château La Mission Haut-Brion Pessac-Léognan Red Bordeaux Blend
8/25/2018 - WINE_I_LOVE Likes this wine:
97 points
Mid ruby color. Complex aroma of violet, sandal wood, blackberry, plum, cigar box, smoky, sweet spices, tar like mineraity. Medium to full body, there are lot of subtances in there...waves of flavours coming out so layered and concentrated yet remaining ultra fine focus. Very long. Lots of ripe tannins, mainly primary and secondary stage now, best after 5-10 years. 97+
  • MQuentel commented:

    8/27/18, 2:47 AM - Great comment- I will leave it in the cellar. What are secondary Aromas for you?

  • MQuentel commented:

    8/27/18, 3:43 AM - @Wine_I_love: perfect, thanks.

White
2015 Reichsrat Von Buhl Forster Pechstein Riesling Großes Gewächs Pfalz
7/1/2018 - MQuentel wrote:
87 points
Very clear in the glass, pale lemon yellow with bright green reflections. Very unusual for Riesling in the nose: a mixture of vegetal notes, unripe citrus fruits and the abrasion of iron in a metalworking shop. On the palate, the "2015 Pechstein" offers a very prominent acid, which currently finds no balance at any time. Extremely dry; with a slim to medium body; very tight packed with a lot of grip. On the palate a mixture of extremely green apples (Granny Smith) with hints of grapefruit. The mineral vein is firm and full of energy. Currently very exhausting and with little enjoyment. On the other hand, there is so much energy in the wine that one can imagine that in a few years, something exciting will come of it - provided that the acidity is somehow
  • MQuentel commented:

    7/6/18, 3:52 PM - Hi Mahatma,

    basically you are right. Actually, I also put my Riesling GGs for at least 7-10 years in the cellar. However, I had a visit from a friend who is a big fan of Mathieu Kauffmann and the new "von Buhl" style. Because I see the development of this super-slim style with a very (possibly too early) harvest critical, I wanted to document an intermediate status. Even my buddy did not like the wine that evening. Acidity does not disappear with age, of course, it is good for long maturity. But if the lack of balance will disappear, time must show. Between very big and simply nothing, I consider everything possible; Currently, I do not think the wine will outperform.

    Cheers from Hamburg
    Michael

  • MQuentel commented:

    7/8/18, 7:46 AM - Hi Mahatma,

    unfortunately we drank the bottle in that evening-despite all the criticism. Of course I love-as well as you-freshness and acidity in the wine. Especially with increasing age is a nice fresh basic requirement that a wine can develop greatness. I know the "old " of Buhl wines quite well, in good years they are absolute top. The new style relies on an early harvest-in my eyes too early, the wines have a green acidity and that's what I don't like. The future will show it.

    Otherwise - I think - we have a similar taste. The 2014 Riesling GG by Peter Jakob Kühn (e.g.) you have given 98 points. This wine is for me from another galaxy. Perfectly harmonious acidity-just by the way. ;-)))
    If you will be in Hamburg one day, get in touch, then let's have one or two bottles together.

Red
2009 Domaine de la Janasse Châteauneuf-du-Pape Vieilles Vignes Red Rhone Blend
5/11/2017 - MQuentel Does not like this wine:
88 points
This wine is a monster. Bizarre, overripe and with clearly too little freshness and drink flow. Deep dark, almost black - somewhat dull in color. The nose and palate are completely lined with an aromatic carpet of plums and fruits from the rum pot / cooked fruit. Full body, thick and creamy. The soft tannins show no resistance. Completely made wine. Fat aromas, but much too little freshness in the mouth. The high alcohol (15.5%) bites in the nose. The alcohol eats the fruit. Older years are similar and there seems to be no return.
  • MQuentel commented:

    5/14/17, 10:10 AM - Hi robw, I am looking forward to your experience with the Janasse. I Won't join the Keller Open, because I was already at the pre-tasting of the entire collection in April. Great vintage Art Keller, espcially Abtserde and Morstein

Red
2002 Domaine Méo-Camuzet Clos Vougeot Clos Vougeot Grand Cru Pinot Noir
10/2/2016 - RaphaelMalago Likes this wine:
90 points
Meo Camuzet, Clos Vougeot 2002 - again opening another bottle just to find that the wine is way too young. Everything in this wine is intense. Nose that explodes with red fruits, rich spice and earthy. The palate is rich, velvety, rounded where I believe we should find a little more acidity but nothing that compromises the outstanding wine quality
  • MQuentel commented:

    10/13/16, 12:41 PM - Thanks, great comment. 90 points and outstandig - hmm. I agree with outstanding, but 90?? Did you decant the wine or give him air for many hours in the bottle? For me 2002 is maybe the greatest Clos Vougeot from this domaine ever

White
2002 Georg Mosbacher Forster Ungeheuer Riesling Großes Gewächs Pfalz
7/2/2016 - MQuentel Likes this wine:
97 points
No this wine is not overrated ;-) This was a nearly perfect bottle of dry Riesling. The pureness, freshness and the aromatic depth/complexity were just great. A higl Level of minerlaity and a superb acitiy makes this wine to a great wine experience.
  • MQuentel commented:

    7/5/16, 5:06 AM - I don't believe that the wine are generally underrated at cellartracker, but it's funny to see how many scores are =/+/- 1 point of Parkers scoring.

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