Tasting Notes for awilliamson4

(240 notes on 208 wines)

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Red
1/21/2014 - awilliamson4 Likes this wine:
94 points
Opened and let slow-ox for 4+ hours before drinking. This is an exceptional wine that has a luscious mouthfeel. A very well balanced wine of dark fruit and nuanced earthiness. I think this could be my steal of the year. Only getting better on day 2.
Red
12/26/2013 - awilliamson4 Likes this wine:
88 points
I don't have too much experience with this varietal. I enjoyed it however it is a little light for me. Probably at or past it's peak. Need to drink the other bottle soon.
Red
12/26/2013 - awilliamson4 wrote:
88 points
Good not great wine that like others have mentioned doesn't stand up to its peers, however the price wasn't bad and it is well liked by the masses I have poured it for.
White - Sparkling
12/26/2013 - awilliamson4 Likes this wine:
91 points
Really good brut styled bubbles. Had twice over the last week and remembered thinking for this price, this should be my house champagne
Red
12/26/2013 - awilliamson4 Likes this wine:
94 points
I thought this was an excellent wine. It was paired perfectly with standing rib roast. It had some Bordeaux elements to it, but was maybe a tad more modern in style. Certainly not an over-ripe fruit bomb though. Really nice structure.
White - Sparkling
12/2/2013 - awilliamson4 Likes this wine:
93 points
Really great from what i remember…everyone really enjoyed it.
Red
11/29/2013 - awilliamson4 wrote:
85 points
This wine was past its prime and tasted like fading Bordeaux from a really austere vegetal vintage.
Red
11/29/2013 - awilliamson4 Likes this wine:
92 points
This was right up my alley. Great classic Rioja profile of red fruits a bit of gaminess and killer QPR
Red
11/29/2013 - awilliamson4 Likes this wine:
91 points
Great QPR. Great red fruits with some earthiness and leather notes. Really nice poultry wine after being open for an hour plus.
Red
11/29/2013 - awilliamson4 Likes this wine:
89 points
Needs time in bottle to flesh out. Really like the style of this but just too young.
Red
11/28/2013 - awilliamson4 Likes this wine:
91 points
Open for 5 hours before consumption and this was trying to round into form. Noticeably better than the last bottle I had. Dark brooding fruits with some of that eucalyptus that seems to be consistent in many of this wines. Great night finisher.
White
11/29/2013 - awilliamson4 Likes this wine:
92 points
Really great wine. Nice round mouthfeel with some sharp citrus notes and great minerality
White
11/29/2013 - awilliamson4 Likes this wine:
92 points
Beautiful straw yellow color with wonderful nose of tropical fruits which followed on a viscous palate with a nice dry finish.
Red
1989 Château Cos d'Estournel St. Estèphe Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
11/26/2013 - awilliamson4 Likes this wine:
90 points
Great but a little green
Red
2001 Château Rol Valentin St. Émilion Grand Cru Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
11/3/2013 - awilliamson4 Likes this wine:
89 points
A little green on the end palate but otherwise a really nice drinking bordeaux
White - Sweet/Dessert
8/21/2013 - awilliamson4 Likes this wine:
89 points
Very madeira like in quality...paired nicely with toffee bead pudding and with my espresso.
Red
8/21/2013 - awilliamson4 Likes this wine:
93 points
I thought this showed really well with nice red fruit and lots of structure still left...i am sad this is my last of these as the first one i had was blah and the last 2 have been really good. This could go another 5-10 years.
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White
8/13/2013 - awilliamson4 Likes this wine:
92 points
Wonderful birght and zesty sauv blanc...crisp stone fruit notes and lemongrass...a summer no brainer
White - Sweet/Dessert
This is just awful....like mildly alcoholic apple juice...one of my biggest wine regrets to date.
Red
8/2/2013 - awilliamson4 Likes this wine:
90 points
Much better showing than the previous bottle...I wonder if bottle shock was at play or what but this was really nicely integrated bottle of wine. Deep red fruits and some nice earth notes.
Red
8/2/2013 - awilliamson4 wrote:
88 points
Too young and wound tight...a bit candied and alcholic still...needs time
White - Sweet/Dessert
8/2/2013 - awilliamson4 Likes this wine:
91 points
Young but good acidity to back up the sweetness. Good citrus notes.
Red
7/27/2013 - awilliamson4 Likes this wine:
90 points
This wine had a really soft mouth feel that showed me the little amount of cab franc...i think that i opened this 3-5 years to early...a little disjointed, but a really nice nose and matching palate of dark fruit, cedar and tobacco....hold the other.
Red
7/23/2013 - awilliamson4 Likes this wine:
92 points
Great wine that we served with dry aged beef....black and blue fruits, currants, spice box and a hint of oak...a perfect beef wine.
Red
7/23/2013 - awilliamson4 Likes this wine:
90 points
A bit tight still, i think this will end up being a really nice syrah.
Red
2006 Reignac Bordeaux Supérieur Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
6/5/2013 - awilliamson4 Likes this wine:
88 points
Way too young...super tannic. But after 30 minutes or so it started to open nicely.
Red
5/21/2013 - awilliamson4 Likes this wine:
93 points
Great bottle of wine. Nice acidity and red fruit, with some nice meaty notes. A really great bottle and a great QPR.
White
5/21/2013 - awilliamson4 Likes this wine:
92 points
I really liked this white. Great tropical fruit and minerality with a viscous mouthfeel...wish I had more.
Red
Tried a second bottle...still tart, candied and disgusting. A bit better on day 2, i have the rest for day 3. Huge disappointment.
Red
2006 Agharta Wines Exhibit B North Coast Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
5/21/2013 - awilliamson4 Likes this wine:
93 points
This is just really good...lots to like here. Blind I would be tempted to guess right bank bordeaux. The merlot is prevalent and really softens the palate. Nice wine.
Red
5/9/2013 - awilliamson4 Likes this wine:
96 points
A beautiful bordeaux from my birth year...dark fruit, leather and pepper in a wonderfully integrated package..this wine has 10+ years left on it...my WOTN!
White - Sweet/Dessert
5/9/2013 - awilliamson4 Likes this wine:
94 points
Consistently a favorite of mine...sweet citrus notes and honeyed caramel notes...still young but a really nice bottle.
White - Fortified
Good toffee flavors and kind of a sherry like quality...did not take formal notes but liked it.
Red
2000 Château Haut-Brion Pessac-Léognan Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
5/9/2013 - awilliamson4 Likes this wine:
93 points
Again this was a bit out of place in the lineup but a really nice wine with dark fruit and minerals dominating the palate....pretty accessible but still bigger and fruitier than everything else we had.
Red
5/9/2013 - awilliamson4 Likes this wine:
92 points
A big brooding wine that was out of place in this lineup...dark fruit and spice with a hint of sweetness...i didn't think it was overly sweet but really didn't trust my palate as it was so different from the rest of the wines.
Red
5/9/2013 - awilliamson4 Likes this wine:
93 points
Another winner from Rioja...a little drier than the Lopez but really great with some dark fruit and a bit more sweetness.
Red
5/9/2013 - awilliamson4 Likes this wine:
95 points
An amazing wine that makes me wonder why i am not buying and aging rioja....beautiful cherry notes with some light cedar and forest floor...were this blind i would have guessed grenache.
Red
So cool that a wine from pre WW2 still has life in it...red fruit and soft tannins were still there...other flavors were earthy and very classic burgundy.
White
5/9/2013 - awilliamson4 Likes this wine:
93 points
Beautiful expression of white burgundy with earthy aromas and wild mushrooms backed by some good acidity.
Red
1990 Château Beau-Séjour Bécot St. Émilion Grand Cru Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
5/9/2013 - awilliamson4 Likes this wine:
90 points
A little out of place in this lineup but a really nice mature bordeaux....classic supple mouthfeel and tannins that are starting to round...this has a lot of life left.
White
1996 Olivier Leflaive Criots-Bâtard-Montrachet Criots-Bâtard-Montrachet Grand Cru Chardonnay (view label images)
5/9/2013 - awilliamson4 Likes this wine:
90 points
At first it smelled like it was premoxed but after some 15 minutes in the glass this was a nice expression of well aged white burgundy....although it got a little sweet.
Red
1983 Château Lynch-Bages Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
5/8/2013 - awilliamson4 Likes this wine:
89 points
Nice showing for this bottle with sweet red fruit still present and a menthol eucalyptus smell and flavor up front...the tannins were soft and balanced but the finish got a bit vegetal and off putting.
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White - Sparkling
N.V. Jacques Selosse Substance Champagne Grand Cru Chardonnay (view label images)
5/8/2013 - awilliamson4 Likes this wine:
94 points
A truly unique wine...this was so much rounder than any other champagne i have had and it took a little getting used to at first...beautiful golden 'montrachet' like color...wonderful notes of citrus fruits and later some nuttiness like roasted almonds and honey...the oxidization was apparent but not overwhelming.
White - Sparkling
5/8/2013 - awilliamson4 Likes this wine:
96 points
This was so good, with notes of espresso and kettle corn on the nose. The palate was filled with wonderful yeasty brioche with sweet citrus notes...my favorite brut champagne ever tasted.
Rosé
5/8/2013 - awilliamson4 Likes this wine:
93 points
A more robust rose, with a bit less tart fruit and more roundness to it. A perfect pheasant eye color. More strawberry and some chalkyness to it....would have been totally suitable for chicken or even a pork dish. Very unique.
White
5/5/2013 - awilliamson4 Likes this wine:
90 points
A nice steely light wine with some good citrus notes and a hint of roundness on the mouth. Great deal at $5.
Red
2000 Château Clos de Sarpe St. Émilion Grand Cru Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
5/2/2013 - awilliamson4 Likes this wine:
91 points
This was the most backwards of our lineup. Still tightly wound this wine i think needs some serious air time or maybe a few more years of bottle age. I noticed some smoke elements, and tar like flavors with black fruit and some pencil lead.
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