Tasting Notes for pwm

(76 notes on 67 wines)

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Red
2/22/2022 - pwm wrote:
flawed
Off taste. Not corked.
Red - Fortified
6/30/2021 - pwm wrote:
100 points
Open since March 2020 (16 months) and still tasty.
Red
2/21/2021 - pwm wrote:
Drank this very late. Good with rich beef stew. Not very good alone or even with bread and butter. To be fair, I don’t much like pure cabs.
Red
4/15/2020 - pwm wrote:
Perhaps TOO fruity. I like my wines to be a bit more austere.
Red
Remarkable sub-$10 Chianti Classico. Pairs well with the usual hearty foods, and holds up well as a daily drinker.
Red
3/14/2019 - pwm wrote:
Revisited with filet, mashed, and spinach. Holding up well- a good thing because I held the last six bottles rather than drink them. I’m glad I did.
Red
11/1/2018 - pwm wrote:
At 10 years I think I may have held on to this a little too long. Not bad, but getting uninteresting.
Red - Fortified
10/18/2018 - pwm wrote:
Not my favorite trawny, but good for the price. It just isn't **exciting** as a truly superior tawny should be.
White - Sparkling
8/12/2018 - pwm Likes this wine:
This is our goto for monday night at the movies with a bunch of friends. I just "drank" about 200 bottles (a little behind on inventory).
Red
1/18/2017 - pwm Likes this wine:
This is a super price-point Italian red. Get a few cases for your next party. More than just "drinkable"; this one is pretty good.
Red
12/19/2016 - pwm wrote:
Serviceable everyday drinker. And inexpensive to boot.
Red
12/2/2015 - pwm wrote:
flawed
Very slightly corked, so not at its best, but the wine was good enough that we drank it anyway.
Red
11/1/2015 - pwm wrote:
flawed
This wine may be getting a bit "tired". Six years may be a bit too long. We can taste the structure of a good wine, but this bottle is not at it's best. Improving a bit with some air.
White
10/10/2014 - pwm wrote:
Still tasting good
Fruit/Vegetable Wine
12/25/2013 - pwm wrote:
The addition of cinnamon-roasted pecans adds a kick to this cider-with-a-kick. We had this at a Michigan Farm To Table dinner.
Red
11/28/2013 - pwm wrote:
After two "dumb" bottles (wasted - sob) this wine is again wonderful. Too bad it is my last one.
Red
11/17/2013 - pwm wrote:
One of the few Valpolicella Ripasso wines that does not taste overly-"raisiny" to me.
Red
10/17/2013 - pwm Likes this wine:
This looks like becoming my everyday "sipper", replacing a wine that is no longer imported. This wine goes well with the usual foods - red meat, pasta/marinara - but unlike many "finer" wines, does not NEED food to enjoy. Just picked up my 3rd and 4th case from the store. As you can see, price is very much an object here - we go through about a case a week. We still have something interesting with dinner, but to watch a movie or sit around playing cards, this wine suits us nicely.
Red
Opened the 18 liter bottle for my 70th birthday. This arrived nine months ago with the cork pushed, as in the label picture. I had been sweating it ever since (although on discovery I had wrapped the neck tightly in a thick plastic bag and many rubber bands). We opened it, and discovered that only about 5 mm of the cork was engaged with the neck of the bottle. It tasted no different than the many 750ml bottles of the 2004 that I have enjoyed over the past few years. Apparently a very small amount of air can be tolerated by a bottle of this size. (Bye-the-bye, we finished it - plus 38 other bottles of various wines at the party.)
Red - Sparkling
7/5/2013 - pwm wrote:
Second bottle was just fine.
Red - Sparkling
7/5/2013 - pwm wrote:
Really corked, could smell it from five feet away.
White
6/12/2013 - pwm wrote:
Wine dinner with calimari/melon caper/basil salad. Good match.
Red
4/21/2013 - pwm wrote:
Now only Carmenere and Merlot; interesting.
Red
5/31/2011 - pwm wrote:
flawed
not corked, not oxidized; the best I can describe these two bottles was 'skunky'
Red
3/22/2011 - pwm wrote:
Received as a gift many years ago. I have resisted opening it for years based on CT tasting notes.

I finally decided that this was the night. I'm glad I waited. The tannins are in balance, all's right with the world.

This gives me the strength to continue holding other bottles of CDP (from other makers) until they are ready.
Red
1/2/2011 - pwm wrote:
Very nice. Hits right in the center of what we like about Greek reds.
Red
5/1/2010 - pwm wrote:
This was pretty good in its time, but it is now a bit astringent. I wish I had drunk this several years ago.
Red - Fortified
3/13/2010 - pwm wrote:
Seepage; tee-cork disintegrated while extracting; wine was fine.
Red
3/6/2010 - pwm wrote:
Still strong. A bit flat coming out of the cellar, but opened up with air and warming
Red
3/2/2010 - pwm wrote:
The years have not been kind to this bottle; a bit thin, and maybe a bit oxidized. Composite cork was dry although it's been on its side for the past 10 years.
Red
2/28/2010 - pwm wrote:
Nice sangiovese blend; Some non-sparkling wines tingle your tongue as though they were, like this one. Good with lamb ragu.
White - Fortified
N.V. Bodegas Hidalgo Manzanilla Pasada Pastrana Manzanilla de Sanlúcar de Barrameda Palomino Fino (view label images)
2/26/2010 - pwm wrote:
I have to say that I did not understand this wine. Most at the table (all but one were not Sherry drinkers) did not care for it. Like a great many things, I expect education might engender appreciation. It is also possible that this bottle had a poor storage history and was atypical.
Red - Fortified
1/8/2010 - pwm wrote:
What a tawny should be. Smooth, nutty, enough tartness to balance the sweetness. I expect this will replace Nimrod (now discontinued) as my favorite tawny port.
EDIT: 154 bottles later and a change of name from Duque de Bragança 20 to Dona Antonia 20, this is still my favorite tawny.
Red
12/28/2009 - pwm wrote:
Still pretty good. (Well cellared since purchase in 2002) Proper syrah black pepper. Loosens up a bit with sme air time.
Red - Fortified
12/25/2009 - pwm wrote:
Very sad; down to my last 20 or so bottles. Warre quit bottling this wine mid-2008, so all bottles of this nutty, slightly tart tawny port are vanishing. I have yet to find a similar tawny at anything close to the price.
Red
12/12/2009 - pwm wrote:
This wine had a strong smoky or meaty smell and taste. (Brett?) I don't know if it was just this bottle or generally the way this wine is.
Red
11/19/2009 - pwm wrote:
With bolognese; Muscular, but with enough tartness to carry a heavy food like bolognese. This wine blows me away every time I try it. Good thing I have almost two cases left.
Red
2003 Rocca di Montegrossi Chianti Classico San Marcellino Chianti Classico DOCG Sangiovese Blend, Sangiovese (view label images)
11/8/2009 - pwm wrote:
Not like the usual chianti; heavier and more solid. Unable to determine if this was an odd bottle or the way this wine was intended to be.
Red - Fortified
9/16/2009 - pwm wrote:
Opened, filtered, rebottled, tasted after one hour; in three days (recorked) developed pronounced prune flavor
Red
8/21/2009 - pwm wrote:
Bought to try before buying a case to age. Still pretty harsh, but with a serious promise of future quality.
Red
6/14/2009 - pwm wrote:
Eva had this in LV and whole table was impressed.
Red
5/8/2009 - pwm wrote:
Harsh; not to my taste at all. To be fair, I rarely like straight Cab Sauv; better blended with other varietals.
Red
5/7/2009 - pwm wrote:
Said by Franco della Rosa to be 45% Pinot and 55% Refosco as opposed to the '00 which had a much smaller amount of Pinot Nero. Both were poured at a Ca' Ronesca wine dinner at Paesanos, but only the '01 was available for take-home. Vastly different in taste -- the '00 more muscular; the '01 more elegant.
Red
4/22/2009 - pwm wrote:
This wine (with its history of storage and cellarage; YMMV) is tired. Not bad, not spoiled, but not all it was, for sure. Others are finding it still in good shape, so I suspect that the time I had it before I got a good cellar may have ruined it. Too bad; it sure was good once upon a time.
Red
3/19/2009 - pwm wrote:
Recently tried another bottle after finding this wine to be "asleep" in 2006. This time it was found to be back to its former glory. It compared well to some very prestigious wines (97 Caymus; 97 Vino in Musica; 00 Seghesio Cortina Zin and some others). There were six of us, mostly more experienced with wine (and more articulate) than myself. We didn't all agree on everything, but the consensus was close and the 01 Omaggio was not top dog(that was the Caymus), but well up in the rankings.
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