Tasting Notes for gagrapes

(117 notes on 76 wines)

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2009 Château Saint-Pierre St. Julien Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
3/21/2020 - gagrapes wrote:
95 points
Decant for at least an hour before consuming...delicious!
Red
1/1/2020 - gagrapes wrote:
94 points
Very good / delicious
Red
12/28/2019 - gagrapes wrote:
85 points
More bottle variability...this one was tart and not very enjoyable. My score is higher than it should be for this particular bottle but I have a hard time scoring lower based on prior bottles.
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Red
12/6/2019 - gagrapes wrote:
92 points
Feels like this has peaked...drink up!
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Red
2015 Château Badette St. Émilion Grand Cru Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
11/30/2019 - gagrapes wrote:
93 points
Big wine. Needs some time for the tannins to integrate. Not a typical right bank as others have mentioned but this will be very good in a few years.
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Red
11/15/2019 - gagrapes wrote:
80 points
Astringent - hasn't mellowed with age...maybe better with food?
Red
9/14/2019 - gagrapes wrote:
95 points
Give plenty of air time on decant (2+ hours at least) then delicious.
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Red
8/24/2019 - gagrapes wrote:
No Rating: Hold for several years - very big wine at present that needs time to settle down
Red
6/7/2019 - gagrapes wrote:
95 points
Delicious
Red
1/20/2019 - gagrapes wrote:
Similar thoughts to my last note from a year ago - BIG wine similar in style to Caymus 40th Anniversary. No change from 12 months ago so let's see what another year of cellar time does to it...
Red
1/6/2019 - gagrapes wrote:
89 points
Decanted for 4 hours and still too harsh...will let my remaining bottle sit for a good, long while.
Red
10/28/2018 - gagrapes wrote:
91 points
Decanted for a couple of hours which may have been too long - last bottle was a pop and pour and really delicious.
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Red
10/6/2018 - gagrapes wrote:
95 points
Fabulous
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Red
2012 Château Fleur Cardinale St. Émilion Grand Cru Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
9/8/2018 - gagrapes wrote:
92 points
Really starting to come around...very good.
Red
4/22/2018 - gagrapes wrote:
91 points
Best with food.
Red
2009 Castello di Monterinaldi Chianti Classico Riserva Chianti Classico DOCG Sangiovese Blend, Sangiovese (view label images)
2/4/2018 - gagrapes wrote:
93 points
Delicious
Red
1/12/2018 - gagrapes wrote:
Very big wine with a lot of oak...reminds me of the Caymus 40th Anniversry bottling...not my favorite style. No rating at this time - hoping the oak becomes less pronounced.
Red
12/24/2017 - gagrapes wrote:
Stem and green notes. Best to let this one sit for a while. No rating.
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Red
9/14/2017 - gagrapes wrote:
92 points
Needs time to.come together.
Red
7/29/2017 - gagrapes wrote:
94 points
Hitting on all cylinders tonight...a lot of variability between bottles. This one was delicious.
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Red
2005 Château Pape Clément Pessac-Léognan Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
3/19/2017 - gagrapes wrote:
NR - Bottle was shut down, even on day two. Hold.
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Red
3/4/2017 - gagrapes wrote:
89 points
Some green hints - decant for an hour
Red
2/17/2017 - gagrapes wrote:
Continue to struggle with this. Very strong barnyard funk. Hold and hope it gets better.with some time in cellar. No rating.
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Red
1/21/2017 - gagrapes wrote:
90 points
Needs air time then pretty good.
Red
10/22/2016 - gagrapes wrote:
no rating - the wine is in a closed down period.
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Red
9/24/2016 - gagrapes Likes this wine:
96 points
Exceptional with about 1 hour of decanting.
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Red
9/11/2016 - gagrapes wrote:
too young at present; no rating
Red
2011 Castello di Monterinaldi Chianti Classico Riserva Chianti Classico DOCG Sangiovese Blend, Sangiovese (view label images)
8/24/2016 - gagrapes Likes this wine:
91 points
Excellent
White - Off-dry
6/12/2016 - gagrapes wrote:
94 points
I also found this to have a funky / diesel fuel smell but the wine itself was sweet and delicious with good acidity and a clean finish.
Red
2005 Château Pape Clément Pessac-Léognan Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
12/26/2015 - gagrapes wrote:
95 points
Delicious -- suggest a 2 hour decant allowing the wine to open up. Everything I want in a bordeaux with miles to go!
Red
10/17/2015 - gagrapes wrote:
88 points
Better on day two.
Red
2009 Castello di Monterinaldi Chianti Classico Riserva Chianti Classico DOCG Sangiovese Blend, Sangiovese (view label images)
9/29/2015 - gagrapes wrote:
94 points
Delicious....
Red
2006 Camille Giroud Latricières-Chambertin Latricières-Chambertin Grand Cru Pinot Noir (view label images)
9/19/2015 - gagrapes wrote:
93 points
Very nice...decant and let it breath for a while before drinking. Second day was excellent.
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Red
7/25/2015 - gagrapes wrote:
89 points
Needs plenty of airtime.
Red
5/16/2015 - gagrapes wrote:
90 points
Very inconsistent wine...better with food.
Red
4/25/2015 - gagrapes wrote:
Not in a good place right now...overabundance of leather and a little bitter. My first bottle was wonderful so I'm going to not rate this one...may have been corked.
Red
4/12/2015 - gagrapes wrote:
93 points
This is finally starting to reflect the scores...very good / delicious
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Red
12/21/2014 - gagrapes wrote:
93 points
as with prior notes, needs a good decant and air time to open up
Red
11/22/2014 - gagrapes wrote:
85 points
Strong sour cherry notes overwhelm this for me.
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