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Tasting Notes for vinaigre

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Red
3/14/2015 - vinaigre Likes this wine:
94 points
Very deep ruby red, tight nose of blackberries and cherries and some oak. Nice texture, tight tannins and acidity. This has a long road ahead. Not showing a lot even after some time in the glass, but all the stuff is there. Will let the other bottles sleep some more.
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Red
3/14/2015 - vinaigre Likes this wine:
93 points
Deep ruby red, still purplish on the edges, nice nose of currants and red fruits, still surprisingly tight, nice acidity and tannins. Started to show better after some time in the glass. No rush to drink if you have some left. Hold for a few more years.
Red
4/12/2013 - vinaigre Likes this wine:
94 points
Deep ruby red, almost opaque. Nice nose of blackberries, ripe plums, and a nice smokiness. Great mouthfeel with nice texture of well integrated tannins. This was popped and poured, it is ready to go but there's no rush. Solid wine that paired well with the best gumbo I ever had.
Rosé
6/17/2012 - vinaigre wrote:
85 points
Rosé, nice fresh nose of red fruits, not very complex but enjoyable, acidity and sweetness were in balance. Good QPR. Summer wine for a picnik!
Rosé
4/21/2012 - vinaigre wrote:
91 points
Very light rosé, nice nose of strawberry, fresh crisp pears and a hit of candy necklace. Nice crisp acidity and good mouthfeel. Decent lenght for a rosé. Nice summer quaffer.
Red
11/19/2011 - vinaigre wrote:
95 points
Nice deep ruby red, beautiful nose of cherrys, strawberries and wet cement. Nice pallet of fruits, just so juicy. Nice balance now, with firm tannins and crisp acidity. Med plus finish. Just great.
Red
2003 Brancaia Ilatraia Maremma Toscana Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
11/12/2011 - vinaigre wrote:
95 points
Deep ruby red. Nose of ripe cherries, raspberries, blackberries, vanilla and oak. Very nice pallet of fruits with a nice full bodied mouth-feel. Well balanced acidity and tannins are smooth. Nice medium plus finish. Solid wine that is ready to go and will also hold for quite a few more years.
White
11/12/2011 - vinaigre wrote:
92 points
Nice golden yellow. Enticing nose of apples, pears and peaches with a touch of oak. Butter on the pallet with a nice glycerin mouth feel. Nice crisp acidity with a medium length finish. I preferred the '97 . But still very enjoyable.
Red
10/29/2011 - vinaigre wrote:
90 points
Nice ruby red, nose of red fruits, vanilla and oak. Nice flavors of red fruits with medium body with a nice balance of acidity and tannins. Nice short-medium finish. Good QPR.
Red
10/22/2011 - vinaigre wrote:
92 points
Depp ruby red-purple. Nice full nose of blueberries, blackberries and cassis. Nice moutfeel with present but approachable tannin's. Well balance acidity. A little heat from the alcohol. Nice length. Need a bit of time to meld together.
Red
10/12/2011 - vinaigre wrote:
93 points
Nice ruby red, with medium legs. Very concentrated nose of raspberries, blackberries and kirsh. Nice body and texture, slightly short on the mid palate. Over all well balanced, but it had some heat on it at first that muted down after 30-45 minutes in the decanter. Acidity and tannins in check. Approchable now with plenty of life ahead.
Red - Sparkling
9/10/2011 - vinaigre wrote:
87 points
- Crimsom color with medium pearls and aromas of raspberry, strawberry, cherry and vanilla. It's somewhat balanced and has flavours of raspberry, strawberry and cherry with a light/medium body. Linear texture with a medium finish - Fun, simple and pleasing. As always
Red
2001 Antinori Tignanello Toscana IGT SuperTuscan Blend (view label images)
8/10/2011 - vinaigre wrote:
91 points
- Ruby color with medium forming legs. Nose of red fruits and a touch of oak. It's well balanced and has flavours of raspberry, black currant, prune, vanilla and coffee with a medium body. Round texture with a medium finish - Nice bottle this time. Glad it came out showing well, I had lost hope in Tigs after 3 Flawed bottles.
Red
9/17/2011 - vinaigre wrote:
91 points
Nice deep ruby red. Nice nose of red fruits (Raspberries, strawberries) and a bit of oak. Good balance on the palate, tannins are smooth but needed a hour in the glass to come toghether. medium plus finish. Solid QPR.
Red
2001 Château Lilian Ladouys St. Estèphe Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
1/16/2011 - vinaigre wrote:
90 points
Deep ruby, nice typical Bordeaux nose of pencil shavings, red fruits and earth. Nice boby abd acidity, Tannins are starting to resolve. Drinking well now and worth the $$. Nice 2001 Bordeaux.
Red
10/30/2010 - vinaigre wrote:
91 points
Ruby Red with some bricking on the edges. Again strait from the cellar, took 30 minutes to come around. Nice nose of cassis, flowers ans spices. Nice smooth texture, tannins have resolved. This is drinking well but IMO is not going to improve any more. Drink before it goes down the slope. Nice medium length finish.
Red
10/30/2010 - vinaigre wrote:
94 points
Dark ruby red, still purplish on the edge. Coming strait from the cellar, the nose was rather muted, after about 30 minutes the nose came alive with blackberries, some oak and sweet cherries. Much of the same on the palate with nice texture, the tannins were fine and starting to integrate as is the acidity. Very nice showing of this bottle, and beginning its life of the drinking well stage. Medium-plus length finish.
White
9/26/2010 - vinaigre wrote:
91 points
Light golden yellow, nice nose of fresh pineapples, grapefruit and peaches. Nice mouth feel, and a bit of buttery feel. Good acidity and crispness. Good fruity finish. Good length.
White
9/8/2010 - vinaigre wrote:
91 points
Nice light golden colour, Nose of melons, apples and citrus with a hint of oak. Nice light fruit (Replay of the notes on the nose) on the palate with crisp acidity and a nice texture with a bit of glycerin. Nice finish, medium length. Sad as it is my last bottle.
Red
8/21/2010 - vinaigre wrote:
94 points
Deep ruby red. Nice nose of cedar, plums, cherries, cedar and a nice smoky twist. Nice body with good tannins, quite ready now but I will try and resist for a few more years. Medium plus finish.
Red
2004 Torbreck (Cuvée) Juveniles Barossa Valley Red Rhone Blend (view label images)
7/1/2010 - vinaigre wrote:
89 points
Deep ruby red, purple edges. Nice nose of blueberry jam, vanilla and cherries. On the palate a mix of cherries and blueberry jam with a nice smooth texture. A bit acidic still, would need a bit more time to smooth out (If ever). Nice medium-plus length. Not too complex, a good quaffer.
Red
6/26/2010 - vinaigre wrote:
89 points
Deep ruby red, not much signs of ageing. Nice nose of red fruits, blackberries, strawberries and vanilla. Acidity and tannins are still present although smoothed out. Not overly complex. A nice medium finish. this is still alive but not going anywhere IMO. Drink up in the next few years.
Red
6/26/2010 - vinaigre wrote:
90 points
Deep brick red, browning on the edges. Nice mature nose of musty wet floor with red fruits and smoke. Nice balance of acidity, tannins were almost all resolved. Medium length with a nice smoky finish.
Red
6/25/2010 - vinaigre wrote:
89 points
Deep ruby red, Nose of cassis, ripe raspberries, blackberries, and a touch vegetal. Nice chewy texture with some tight tannins left, starting to flesh out now. The cassis plays out in the mouth. Good body, nice balance of acidity and a moderate finish. A touch astringent on the finish. Good QPR. Drink or hold 2-3 years tops.
White
6/5/2010 - vinaigre wrote:
96 points
Nice deep golden yellow, nose of honey-melon, buttered toast, unripe pineapples. With a nice mouth-feel, very round on the palate, slight glycerin feel, nice crisp acidity and good balance. Nice long presence of texture and length. Really enjoyable. Can only get better.
Red
4/3/2010 - vinaigre wrote:
91 points
Deep ruby red, nice nose of fresh cherries, raspberries and dark chocolate. Nice smooth texture (Fine tannins) nice balance of acidity. Nice finish of cherries and red fruits.
Red
10/24/2009 - vinaigre wrote:
94 points
Inky black, Nice nose of smoke, earth and dark fruits: Plums, blackberries figs... Nice smooth texture with well balanced acidity. Nice medium to long finish of cocoa, coffee and more dark fruits. Did not seem closed or restrained. Seem approachable now with a long life ahead.
White - Sweet/Dessert
2001 Château d'Yquem Sauternes Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend (view label images)
7/11/2009 - vinaigre wrote:
99 points
Beautiful golden yellow, clear rim. Enchanting nose of Honey bee wax, apricots, pineapples, coconuts. Simply great mouth-feel only D'Yquem can get right. No part of this wine was out of place. This was just stunning in aromas, texture and finish. And the finish just didn't... It's nice to have good friends to share these pleasures with.
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Red
6/14/2009 - vinaigre wrote:
92 points
Deep ruby red. Nice nose of cassis, blackberries, raw meat, plums and pepper. Nice smooth tannins with nice velvety mouth feel and good acidity and balance. Alcohol was present when the wine warmed up. Otherwise it stayed in balance. Paired very well with baby-back ribs.
Red
2000 Castello di Ama Chianti Classico Chianti Classico DOCG Sangiovese Blend, Sangiovese (view label images)
12/12/2008 - vinaigre wrote:
91 points
Med ruby red, slight bricking. Funky nose of earth mushrooms, stewed fruits. Nice body of stewed fruits. cherries with a nice balance and a medium plus length, Nice value.
Red
1/24/2009 - vinaigre wrote:
99 points
Notes from memory, forgot my notes on the table.
OK, this is simply a stunning wine. Deep ruby red with a clear edge. Nose that just is truly enchanting; fresh cigars, wet earth on a rainny day, espresso, dark chocolate and all this while I nursed and care for my glass over a period of three hours. I just did not want to finish this wine. And the finish also just did not want to stop, well over two minutes long with nice retro's of chocolate fruits and coffee. The texture was almost flawless hence the 99 points and not 100. But this is the best red wine I have had the pleasure of tasting. the company and this wine made the night spectacular. Thanks!
White - Sweet/Dessert
1/25/2009 - vinaigre wrote:
96 points
Notes from memory, forgot my notes on the table.
Golden yellow. Nose of citrus, pineapples, apricots and honey. Nice glycerin mouth feel with good balance of acidity that just makes it sing. Spectacular Sauternes for the price.
I can't believe we finished a 750ml and a 375ml. A stunning way to finish the night !
Red
1/24/2009 - vinaigre wrote:
94 points
Notes from memory, forgot my notes on the table.
Nice bordeaux nose, but muted. This shows it have all it takes but you have to beat it a lot to get it to talk.
I'll let the rest sleep for a few more years!
Red
1/24/2009 - vinaigre wrote:
93 points
Notes from memory, forgot my notes on the table.
Deep ruby red. Nice nose of cherries, oak and plums on a nice structure of tannins and acidity with nice smooth texture and nice body of red fruits. Long finish but still need time.
Red
12/20/2008 - vinaigre wrote:
93 points
Montreal Offline: End of Year 95+ tasting 2008 (Restaurent le Bleu Raisin): Very deep ruby red with purple edge. Nice nose of earth, olives and tapenade. Nice texture with a palate if red fruits and olives on the retro. Acidity and Alcohol were present but not too overwhelming. In need of time but still pleasent. Medium to long finish
White - Sweet/Dessert
12/20/2008 - vinaigre wrote:
93 points
Montreal Offline: End of Year 95+ tasting 2008 (Restaurent le Bleu Raisin): Light straw in color with a crystal clear hue. Nose of sweet red grapefruits apricots, fresh pineapples. With a sweet but not cloying texture with crisp acidic bite. A nice fresh finish with a nice long length. Nice way to end the evening.
Red
12/20/2008 - vinaigre wrote:
96 points
Montreal Offline: End of Year 95+ tasting 2008 (Restaurent le Bleu Raisin): Very deep ruby red. Nose of very ripe plums, ripe blackberries, red licorice, dark chocolate, currents, blueberries and oak. With a beautiful slightly sweet and creamy texture and body with loads of fruits on the retro and a nice long finish. Better than the Relic mostly for the body and texture difference.
Red
12/20/2008 - vinaigre wrote:
93 points
Montreal Offline: End of Year 95+ tasting 2008 (Restaurent le Bleu Raisin): Nice deep ruby red. Nose of red fruits, pepper and spice. Nice texture and finish with good balance. Nice retro of fruits on the finish wit a medium to long finish.
Red
12/20/2008 - vinaigre wrote:
96 points
Montreal Offline: End of Year 95+ tasting 2008 (Restaurent le Bleu Raisin): Very deep ruby red. Nose of plums, ripe blackberries, dark chocolate, currents, blueberries and oak. With a beautiful texture a body with loads of fruits on the palate and a nice long finish. Very nice !
Red
12/20/2008 - vinaigre wrote:
94 points
Montreal Offline: End of Year 95+ tasting 2008 (Restaurent le Bleu Raisin): Deep ruby red. Nice and classic nos of Cahors; earth, oak, ripe plums, raspberries, vanilla and toast. With very tight tannins on a short to medium finish; this needs time but still enjoyable. The nose gave up more that on the palate.
Red
12/20/2008 - vinaigre wrote:
94 points
Montreal Offline: End of Year 95+ tasting 2008 (Restaurent le Bleu Raisin): Ruby red. Nice nose of earth, rhubarb, raspberries, oak and toast. Nice body and texture with a huge amount of integrated tannins and a LONG finish.
Red
2003 Brancaia Ilatraia Maremma Toscana Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
12/20/2008 - vinaigre wrote:
95 points
Montreal Offline: End of Year 95+ tasting 2008 (Restaurent le Bleu Raisin): Very deep rube red. Nice nose of red fruits; cherries, raspberries, strawberries with oak and vanilla, also some notes of thyme. Nice smooth mouth feel with well integrated tannins. Very nice finish.
Refreshing to have tried this one after the dud we had a few months back
Red
12/20/2008 - vinaigre wrote:
95 points
Montreal Offline: End of Year 95+ tasting 2008 (Restaurent le Bleu Raisin): Deep ruby red with slight bricking on the edges. Nice funky nose; not unpleasant, notes of cheese, mushrooms and a mix of red fruits. Developing nice secondary aromas of leather and earth. Nice body and texture with the acidity blending well. Tannins are present but not aggressive. Developed a nice creamy texture after 1 hour in the glass with a nice long finish.
Red
12/20/2008 - vinaigre wrote:
89 points
Montreal Offline: End of Year 95+ tasting 2008 (Restaurent le Bleu Raisin): Medium ruby red, clear hue. Nose of red fruits with a nice balance and good finish. Solid QPR barolo.
Red
12/20/2008 - vinaigre wrote:
93 points
Montreal Offline: End of Year 95+ tasting 2008 (Restaurent le Bleu Raisin): Deep ruby red with purple edge. Nose of blueberriy pie, oak vanilla, toast and ripe blackberries. Nice body and texture of dark ripe red fruits with soft tannins and nice balance, Medium finish.
Red
12/20/2008 - vinaigre wrote:
97 points
Montreal Offline: End of Year 95+ tasting 2008 (Restaurent le Bleu Raisin): Very deep ruby red. Nose of leather. oak, vanilla, raspberries and ripe plums; notes of shoe polish developed after some time than blew off leaving an well integrated nose. A nice palate of fresh fruits and fine tannins that changed into a velvety even creamy texture that was very seductive. A superbly long finish. WOW.
White - Sparkling
12/20/2008 - vinaigre wrote:
94 points
Montreal Offline: End of Year 95+ tasting 2008 (Restaurent le Bleu Raisin): Nice golden yellow. Very fine bubbles almost seemed flat. Nose of pain grillé, fresh rising bread and hay. Nice fine bubbles on the palate with a present but balanced acidity. Amongst the best champagnes I have had.
Red
9/20/2008 - vinaigre wrote:
94 points
Montreal Offline: Tuscany (Restaurant Chez Christophe.): Tuscan tasting / Served blind
Very deep ruby red. Nice nose of cherries, raspberries, red licorice. oak and vanilla. Good overall balance and texture with a fresh finish of red fruits. Nice length.
Red
9/20/2008 - vinaigre wrote:
90 points
Montreal Offline: Tuscany (Restaurant Chez Christophe.): Tuscan tasting / Served blind
Deep ruby red. Nice fresh red fruits on a very closed nose, not giving up much. Good texture, very present tannins with a short tight finish. This has potential, but not now.
Scored for the now, will see where it goes.
Red
9/20/2008 - vinaigre wrote:
93 points
Montreal Offline: Tuscany (Restaurant Chez Christophe.): Tuscan tasting / Served blind
Deep ruby red, with a nice nose of red fruits; cherries, raspberries and vanilla and oak. Very nice body and texture with a very nice finish and good retro of fruits.
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