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2008 Penfolds Shiraz Magill Estate Adelaide Plains
3/21/2018 - jskuek Likes this wine:
92 points
Beautiful Shiraz, med body, decant one hour. minerals, coffee, vanilla and right acidity to carry the body. med+ finishing.
  • jskuek commented:

    3/27/18, 7:37 AM - It has just entered the maturation phrase, so 10 years down the road should be alright if kept properly. Would improve I reckon ...

2011 Château Talbot St. Julien Red Bordeaux Blend
7/18/2016 - jskuek wrote:
90 points
Slightly better than the Chateau Gruaud Larose 2001 we had side by side. Med+ and denser, still get the saline taste.
  • jskuek commented:

    7/23/16, 4:32 AM - Gruaud Larose vintage 2001, very nice after 15 years ...

2008 Château Duhart-Milon Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend
7/20/2016 - Burgnick wrote:
90 points
Pnp. Dark currant, purple fruit, pepper, oak and cinnamon. Palate did not fully open up but it has sufficient stuffing to make it interesting. Tannins were high. A 2-3 hour decant is necessary to enjoy this today.
  • jskuek commented:

    7/20/16, 9:39 PM - I decanted for 2 hours last month, and it was beautiful. :)

2011 Château Troplong Mondot St. Émilion Grand Cru Red Bordeaux Blend
10/18/2015 - wineotim Likes this wine:
94 points
Very accessible, modern, ripe, rich, deep, dark, dry, gripping. Finishes with mineral and graphite. I found this wine more appealing than the 2010. Expensive though.
  • jskuek commented:

    10/20/15, 11:10 PM - Both 2011 & 2012 are pretty ready to our surprise.

2012 Château Fleur Cardinale St. Émilion Grand Cru Red Bordeaux Blend
9/19/2015 - bikerkayaker wrote:
This baby is too young now if you don't decant it for several hours. Sturdy tannins and quite promising though. Long finish.
  • jskuek commented:

    9/21/15, 8:09 PM - From Wine Maker:

    Château Fleur Cardinale 2012

    Last updated: 26/06/2015

    The wine is very elegant on the nose, with lots of red berry fruit character and floral notes like violet. On the palate, the wine expresses its youth with silky but firm tannins. There is great precision in this vintage, which should nevertheless be kept in the cellar for at least 2 to 3 years, by which time it will start displaying its full aromatic expression. For those who can’t wait that long, a bottle can be enjoyed now as long as the wine is decanted many hours beforehand in a flat-bottomed decanter in an odourless room at wine serving temperature (around 18°C). Five hours is the ideal decanting time. To be enjoyed over the next 20 years.

    Our personal opinion: be patient and wait.

2007 Château Gruaud Larose St. Julien Red Bordeaux Blend
7/16/2015 - jskuek wrote:
89 points
2 hours decant. Toasted oak on the nose. med body, med finishing.
  • jskuek commented:

    7/20/15, 8:56 PM - We tasted along side 1998 Gruaud Larose and others St Julien such as Lagrange 2004, Langoa Barton 2004, Leoville Barton 2011 etc etc. 1998 and 2004 were much better and ready to drink compare to 2007 Gruaud Larose. I think you should wait for another 2-3 years.

2005 Montes Syrah Folly La Finca de Apalta Colchagua Valley
I had been saving this one to reach peak drinkability. I was working a bit late and we were hosting visitors from Africa for dinner. I arrived home and saw my wife drinking a glass of wine and spied the bottle- only a little left. I asked here if she had drank the rest but she pointed to our guests who had tall glasses of root beer and she indicated they had mixed the wine and root beer together!!! True story! I had to share.
  • jskuek commented:

    4/2/14, 6:50 AM - How sad

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