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Red
2016 Domaine Coquard Loison-Fleurot Bourgogne Pinot Noir
3/12/2019 - Shiaxonna wrote:
89 points
Elegant, fruity, balanced and very delicious wine. A real treat to drink young.

50+5+12+15+7 (89p)
  • Shiaxonna commented:

    5/2/19, 11:58 PM - Thanx. Should be 89. Will fix.

  • Shiaxonna commented:

    5/3/19, 4:14 AM - I guess they will drink well from now until 2025 at least. QPR is better than most other regional burgs, especially because this producer is solid. Will get much more expensive in the coming years as the producer becomes more well known.

Red
2013 Domaine Taupenot-Merme Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru La Combe d'Orveau Pinot Noir
1/28/2018 - Shiaxonna wrote:
93 points
Tasted towards the end of the evening. Very young and powerful Already the '13 vintage is starting to show very well. Open and ready for business. Just the way a high quality young pinot should perform. Enough young fruit to take your breath away, combined with well integrated tannins and a sharp but balanced acidity. A joy to drink, and will be even better with time.

50+5+13+16+9 (93p)
  • Shiaxonna commented:

    1/29/18, 1:52 AM - I really agree with you. This vineyard is one of my favourites :-)

Red
2014 Domaine Jacques Prieur Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Pinot Noir
4/18/2017 - Shiaxonna wrote:
90 points
Made from declassified Chambertin grand cru grapes from young vines. Will be reclassified as grand cru from the 2015 vintage. Straight from the bottle the colour is young red, almost purple. Crystal clear. The nose has lots of unripe redcurrant and raspberries. A slightly reductive and acidic nose. The palate shows more of the same with redcurrant and raspberries, but also lots of power. Perhaps not as much power as expected. It also shows some bitter, green tannins.

After 3 hours on a decanter the nose has developed some bonfire together with the sour fruits from earlier. You can also smell the tannins in there as an intense green shadow. The palate has a very young feeling to it, and shows more aggressive tannins than before. I'll try to score now based on potential, even though the wine is barely drinkable right now.

50+5+12+15+8 (90p)

This is being generous. I think this wine is way too young right now, but there is
power here beneath the tannins. I am also almost hoping there is some small fault with this bottle, but in any way, I will not open any of my remaining bottles for at least 10 years.

As a footnote, the bottle was recorked and put back in the cellar with little over halv the wine still left in the bottle. 4 days later the remaining wine was drunk. There was not much improvement from the first night. The tannins were still overwhelming but had mellowed and softened a bit. Would not score it any higher though.

Not quite sure what to make of this. A flaw? A seriously shut down bottle? Or just way, way too young.
  • Shiaxonna commented:

    1/29/18, 1:51 AM - Har snakka med et par andre som også har opplevd denne som utruleg trang og stengt. Trur den berre treng tid. Flaskevariasjon er også mulig. Virka ikkje off på nokon måte for meg.

White
2014 Domaine Henri Boillot Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Pucelles Chardonnay
1/28/2018 - Shiaxonna wrote:
94 points
Tasted towards the end of the evening. This wine really blew me away with its immense power and complexity at such a young age. The level of intensity here is breathtaking. This is the first white Burgundy '14 that has performed at the top of its game that I have tasted. Perhaps they are coming around a bit? They've been too young earlier, but seems better now. Especially if this bottle is any kind of indicator. Fabulous.

50+5+13+18+8 (94p)
  • Shiaxonna commented:

    1/29/18, 1:48 AM - Di flaske. Eg såg plutseleg at eg hadde gløymt å legge ut smaksnotatane frå den kvelden på CT.

White
2002 Daniel-Etienne Defaix Chablis 1er Cru Vaillons Chardonnay
2/1/2015 - Shiaxonna wrote:
86 points
Golden straw color. Expressive and good nose. Balanced and strong and full of gooseberries and hints of greenness. Tasted blind and guessed chablis, but could not narrow it anymore down. Palate shows a bit angular an overly acidic. Slightly off balance. I'm assuming there is a bit of bottle variation from my previous bottle which shone much more than this one.

50+5+12+12+7 (86p)
  • Shiaxonna commented:

    4/15/17, 12:58 AM - It is Robert Parker's 100-point score system. A wine initially gets 50 points just for being wine. Then it gets 0-5 points for color, 0-15 points for the nose, 0-20 points for the palate, and finally 0-10 points as a summery of the wine as a whole, taking the potensial for further development into account.

Red
1978 Giacomo Borgogno & Figli Barolo Riserva Nebbiolo
3/16/2014 - Shiaxonna wrote:
flawed
Clear red colour with slight bricking in the edges. Young colour for being this old. Smells like burnt rubber, plastic with a weak hint of dried berries and fruits under all the plastic somewhere. Time in the glass doesn't change the negative initial impression, and I really don't want to taste this wine. On the palate it's not too bad at first, but a lightweight watery taste soon gets overpowered by a sharpened and unbalanced sting of vinegar and long forgotten wet sock.

Had two bottles of this one, and the first one was splendid 18 months ago. Shame, but old bottles are always a gamble.
  • Shiaxonna commented:

    9/20/15, 8:35 AM - What trick are you thinking about? I do not think I have heard of it. If there is a way to fix reductive wines I would really like to know :-)

  • Shiaxonna commented:

    9/25/15, 9:11 AM - That's cool. I have to try it sometime. How long do you keep the coin in before you try the wine again?

White
2010 Caves Duplessis Chablis 1er Cru Vaugiraut Chardonnay
5/2/2015 - Shiaxonna wrote:
88 points
Must say, I noticed tonight this wine is over-oaked. Really good and full of depth and wonderful fruit, but actually a bit much oak. I have a singular last bottle in the cellar but it really needs time to integrate the oaky notes before I will try it again. Too much. Really..

50+5+11+14+8 (88p)
  • Shiaxonna commented:

    7/29/15, 2:56 PM - Yes, I also became aware of this fact a couple of weeks ago. But there was something very strange with this bottle. It seemed oaky. I think the bottle might have been off. The last one I tried was perfect.

Red
2011 Domaine Trapet (Jean et Jean-Louis) Gevrey-Chambertin Ostrea Pinot Noir
2/22/2015 - Dobi77 Likes this wine:
87 points
Her denne gått i dvale? Litt lukket nese med rødbær og skogsbær samt litt lær. Nyansert, elegant og lagvis, men mangler likevel konsentrasjon.
  • Shiaxonna commented:

    2/26/15, 3:26 AM - Almost exactly the same note as me, and on the same day as well. Fascinating! Maybe it's not just me, but this wine is going into hibernation!

White
2008 Vincent Dauvissat (René & Vincent) Chablis Grand Cru Les Clos Chardonnay
2/1/2015 - Shiaxonna wrote:
86 points
Light golden straw color. Smells lots if cheese, honey, brie, cabbage and elderberry flowers. It tastes a bit acidic, a bit weak and unbalanced. The wine suffers a bit from being served blind next to a Leflaive village Puligny '08 which was undisputed white WOTN. After a while lemons dominate the palate, and it seems thin and chemical. Anaemic and disappointing. Guessed Chablis blind, but would never guess this was a grand cru. Very disappointing.

50+5+12+12+7 (86p)
  • Shiaxonna commented:

    2/8/15, 11:44 AM - We discussed this over the table. Could it be an inferior bottle, or the fact that this producer has a better reputation than it should have. I think it's probably a combination. But there were no signs of the bottle being bad. Just weak and a bit boring. And as stated initially, it came right after the WOTN and suffered greatly from that fact. The Leflaive was utterly fantastic. As for bottle history, it has been stored under perfect conditions since it's release.

  • Shiaxonna commented:

    2/8/15, 12:13 PM - I must confess it felt strange to give this bottle such a low score after seeing what other tasters has given it earlier. I wondered for a while if I should label it as flawed, but I don't think that's correct. An inferior bottle perhaps, but no faults. Thank you for commenting.

White
2010 Ridge Chardonnay Monte Bello Santa Cruz Mountains
6/21/2013 - Shiaxonna wrote:
87 points
At a tasting with Paul Draper in Bergen, Norway. He tells us this wine is released just now in the US and it really needs time to open up and gain depth. He recommends we all wait till 2015 before we start drinking this one. Quite muted nose right now, but soft on the palate and with buttery meursault-ish nose. Calm and balanced on the tongue. Heavy and concentrated. Better in 5 years!

50+5+8+16+8 (87p)
  • Shiaxonna commented:

    1/20/15, 12:04 PM - Read your tasting note, and it seems so indeed. Too bad I didn't stock up on this one earlier.

White - Sparkling
N.V. Jacques Selosse Initial Champagne Grand Cru Chardonnay
1/14/2015 - AtoZ wrote:
second wotn. Complex reminds me of 90 Comtes. Disgorged 2001.
  • Shiaxonna commented:

    1/15/15, 7:53 AM - What do you think about the aging potential? And what would you score it if you had to?

Red
1974 Fontanafredda Barolo Nebbiolo
3/29/2013 - Shiaxonna wrote:
91 points
Decanted, but unfortunately still got some sediment into the decanter. A muddy brown-red colour in the glass. Filtered the rest of the sedimented remnants in the bottle to see what colour it really has, and it shows crystal sparkling clear orange-red with hints of yellow in the edges.

Soft and sympathetic nose with raisins and hints of a damp cellar in a juice factory. No signs of oxidizing, there is plum fruit here!

The palate confirms the nose. Soft ripe fruit with hints of tannins still there. A gentle adventure of plums and earth in perfect harmony. Impressive balance. I am really surprised this wine still has so much guts!

50+5+11+17+8 = 91p
  • Shiaxonna commented:

    9/25/14, 1:56 PM - Hello! Thank you. I would decant only for removing sediment, and start drinking immediately. Because of bottle variation any bottle could be fantastic, or fall together after an hour. You could lose the magic moments if you decant any period of time. Good luck!

Red
2005 Jean-Michel Gerin Côte-Rôtie Champin le Seigneur Syrah
9/16/2014 - Shiaxonna wrote:
91 points
Fruity, old, lovely. Taste is rich and with very powerful aftertaste. Extremely well put together. This was opened late in the evening so the tasting note is not very extensive. Sorry about that. Would really recommend this wine though.

50+5+12+16+8 (91p)
  • Shiaxonna commented:

    9/17/14, 12:52 AM - Hello! My bottle still had plenty of tannins and aging potential for at least 5 years, but you can never know exactly because of bottle variety. I would guess the wine is perfect now and until 2018.

Red
1958 Giacomo Borgogno & Figli Barolo Riserva Nebbiolo
3/16/2014 - Shiaxonna wrote:
91 points
Dark and young red colour.Very few signs of aging. Blind I would have had to say maximum ten years old. Smells dried fruits, hint of broth, rubber, caramel and old cellar. Tastes completely divine. A wine of this age giving these amounts of fruit on the palate is magical. 56 years old and kicking butt like a teenager. Fruit, flowers, power, balance, concentration and a richness goes all the way through the body of this wild stallion. I'm riding!

50+5+12+17+7 (91p)
  • Shiaxonna commented:

    3/18/14, 12:48 PM - Bought from Fine and Rare wines in London. As far as I know they are buying directly from the domaine. There has apparently been a lot of rebottling of these old wines at the domain. You can read the different tasting notes of their 1978 Barolo Riserva to see that. I think this one is also an example of that. My own thoughts are that really good barolo vintages such as 1958, will last this long if stored properly. I have one more bottle and will post a note on that one within the year.

    When it comes to counterfitting, I think this is not a prestigous enough wine to counterfit. This is just an old wine that's easily obtainable and not very expensive. I do not worry, but just enjoy my only "live" bottle of the evening. My 1964, 1973 and 1978 from the same evening were all flawed or inferior.

White
2011 Weingut Keller Scheurebe trocken Rheinhessen
12/25/2012 - Shiaxonna wrote:
88 points
Light straw yellow colour. Grapefruit, pineapple, kiwi and green gooseberries on the nose. Very full and concentrated nose, much simpler on the palate. Lots of tannins but also a lot of green apples initially. Balanced nicely in the mouth. Perhaps a bit short in the ending.
  • Shiaxonna commented:

    9/17/13, 2:12 AM - 9 months later I can not recall the actual taste of the wine, but you are right it sounds a bit strange. I assume I meant acidity and not tannins and this is probably only a slipup. Hope I have not confused you too much...

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