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Rosé - Sparkling
N.V. Moutard Père et Fils Champagne Rosé de Cuvaison Brut Pinot Noir
9/6/2020 - DenverGreek Likes this wine:
92 points
Exceeded expectations. Nothing rich or deep just an extremely above average rose Champagne. Great QPR. Flavor profile does have layers but they are quite subtle. Tangy and more dry than sweet. Melon, strawberry, spice, mineral are all evident. Second bottle will most likely be consumed at Christmas and will write another review for that bottle.
  • cos82 commented:

    9/10/20, 5:08 AM - For my wife and I, our favorite everyday sparkler. Your note captures it. Similar to the 16 notes I have posted on CT. The price is right, even in PA. A plus is that it is even available here. When I want to up the ante, I go to either Bollinger or Pol Roger, although both very different from each other.

  • cos82 commented:

    9/11/20, 10:16 AM - I like the Billicart rose, but not the Ruinart so much. Sorry for the confusion on the Bollinger and Pol Roger. I was referring to the blanc and not the rose. As much as I like the Moutard rose, I don’t care for their blanc. Too inconsistent.

2000 Château Duhart-Milon Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend
7/25/2020 - cos82 Likes this wine:
92 points
A beautiful wine. Soft and smooth. No tannin. Earthy with balance of blackberry, cassis, charcoal and ash on the palate and same on the nose. Drink it sooner rather than later before the forest overwhelms the fruit.
  • cos82 commented:

    7/30/20, 5:50 AM - 1 hour and not decanted.

2000 R. López de Heredia Rioja Rosado Gran Reserva Viña Tondonia Grenache Blend, Grenache
Excellent. Complex and unusual but without offensive protrusions. Soft sensations of seabreeze, lemon, wax, butterscotch, and lightly juiced red berries.
  • cos82 commented:

    4/3/17, 4:08 PM - I love this wine. Hard to find in USA. Hard to believe a rose this old can be so fresh.

2010 Nicolas Joly Clos de la Coulée de Serrant Savennières-Coulée de Serrant Chenin Blanc
7/18/2016 - manonthemoon wrote:
95 points
Had at the beach with family.
Notes from day 2.
N strong fantastic nose of apiciot, lanolin, white flowers, hints of diesel
P quince, botrytis, beeswax, golden apples cider and spice
F long in length, fantastic acidity and great mouthfeel.
Overall a fantastic bottle of Joly, should do very well in the future as well.
  • cos82 commented:

    7/18/16, 5:00 PM - I love this wine, but haven't tried this vintage yet. Was on sale in PA and recently further reduced to $ 30. Have to get some more.

2000 Château Talbot St. Julien Red Bordeaux Blend
7/14/2016 - BoulderWine wrote:
85 points
Sorry, I can't agree with the generally high marks for this wine. Muted fruit, not very interesting, even with French cuisine. Probably should have decanted and let sit awhile, but it didn't really improve much after one hour open.
  • cos82 commented:

    7/15/16, 12:30 PM - See my note from 05/24/2015. We are in agreement. Where's the fruit?

2004 Fattoria di Fèlsina Berardenga Chianti Classico Riserva Rancia Chianti Classico DOCG Sangiovese
1/9/2016 - cos82 wrote:
87 points
Very disappointing since last time tried. Wine was decanted and drunk over several hours. Very boring. Purple plum in color. No nose to speak of. Bland palate of a touch of sour cherry and not much else. Expected much better.
  • cos82 commented:

    1/11/16, 1:04 PM - Hi Bob H, thanks for your comment. I doubt the wine was corked. I am pretty sensitive to this and think I would have picked it up. I tried a bottle of this in 2010 and gave it a 92. Wonderful fruit back then. 2 thoughts. Either the wine shut down or perhaps an off bottle. I think the latter since most recent CT scores and notes are pretty good. My rating could also be a reaction to the missing fruit, since I love fruit in my wine.

2003 Château Léoville Barton St. Julien Red Bordeaux Blend
7/6/2015 - tp096255 wrote:
85 points
I like it because I can drink it, but I hate it because I have been cellaring this freaking punk-a** bottle for a decade and just now realized this is the same stupid kind of bor-dough plonk I've been wasting my time on all along. How did James Suckling rate this a NINETY-EIGHT in 2006 and then change that to a 92 (NINETY-TWO!!!!!) in 2011?!? It's not even a 92 in my book. This is drinkable but it has the same ol stupid bor-dough funk in the nose, insipid ash-tray mouth muddled with some blackberries, followed by more ash tray in the mouth. Oh man, I am angry. I am so glad I stopped buying any bor-dough wines about 5 years ago. I know, not all of them SUCK, just most. Yikes. What an utter disappointment. I am going to sell off every single bottle of bor-dough in my cellar. Left-bank, Right-bank, and all the other banks. Oh, that's what it is! They are all used to going to the "bank" after I buy their wines en primeur! Well, maybe in some future century when bor-dough catches up to Napa in the making of fine wines I will entertain a purchase or two. Pretty sure I'll be dead by then.

Bye bye and good riddance bor-dough!


Troy Peterson

(Epilogue: This is only a rant about RED bor-dough, not white/sweet ones. And this was no PnP willy nilly tasting, it was a full-on decant with tastings every hour for several hours and at a consistent temperature. And yes, I am still waiting to taste Petrus, any vintage!)
  • cos82 commented:

    7/6/15, 4:05 PM - Bravo, I thought it was just me who preferred fruit in their wines. Sad, because Barton is one of my favorites, but too many Bordeaux wines lack fruit. Every once in a while a spectacular wine, but lacking the fruit I usually find in CA NAPA wines.

2003 Tenuta dell'Ornellaia Bolgheri Superiore Ornellaia Red Bordeaux Blend
9/26/2013 - cos82 Likes this wine:
96 points
One of those rare wines that when you bring it to your nose and take your first sip, all you can say is WOW! Dark ruby in color. Black fruits and floral elements on a beautiful nose. Delicious palate of cherry, blackberry, cassis, earth, tobacco and cedar. Great balance with a long finish. Not a drop of tannin. A fabulous wine.
  • cos82 commented:

    9/27/13, 1:33 PM - I hope you enjoy it as much as I did and my 4 drinking buddies. Sat open for an hour before first pour. Sipped it through balance of a great meal at Le Virtu in Philly.

2006 Castello di Monsanto Chianti Classico Riserva Chianti Classico DOCG Sangiovese Blend, Sangiovese
9/21/2013 - cos82 wrote:
86 points
6th time from my cellar and least favorite to date. Fruit fading. Maybe just a bad bottle since my prior scores ranged from 88-91 and sweet cherry fruit was dominant. Nice nose and color, but lack of fruit on the palate was disappointing. Mostly earth and mineral on the palate. Not bad, but just not as enjoyable as prior bottles.
  • cos82 commented:

    9/24/13, 8:46 AM - Popped and poured, but to be honest my mood may have impacted my judgement. Took to a new local BYOB, and it was my worst dining experience of the year-bad menu, bad food and bad service. Previously I thought this very nice and a very good food wine.

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