Tasting Notes for BigGDaddy

(434 notes on 402 wines)

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Red
11/11/2020 - BigGDaddy Likes this wine:
93 points
Very nice Sangiovese blend. Can get even better with more time but its nice now.
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Red
2010 Château du Val d'Or St. Émilion Grand Cru Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
11/11/2020 - BigGDaddy Likes this wine:
91 points
A very nice, rounded and smooth 2010 Bordeaux that is drinking really well now. Good fruit nice finish. Great bargain if you can find it.
Red
11/8/2020 - BigGDaddy Likes this wine:
94 points
Another stellar wine—which is approachable now after a good 2+ hours ina decanter. Very smooth—beautiful Italian wine.
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Red
11/4/2020 - BigGDaddy Likes this wine:
94 points
As always, gorgeous
Red
2015 Brancaia Ilatraia Maremma Toscana Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
11/2/2020 - BigGDaddy Likes this wine:
95 points
Beautiful. Smooth. Nice balance. Almost perfect.
Red
10/8/2020 - BigGDaddy Likes this wine:
92 points
Very nice Italian food wine. Cherry, great acid. Perfect weeknight wine. Very enjoyable and a unique varietal.
Red
9/25/2020 - BigGDaddy Likes this wine:
94 points
I absolutely love this wine. Requires 6-8 hours for a decant but worth it. Beautiful.
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Red
9/25/2020 - BigGDaddy Likes this wine:
93 points
Gorgeous. Needs a nice long decant bit worth the wait.
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Red
9/25/2020 - BigGDaddy Likes this wine:
94 points
This is simply a gorgeous bottle of Brunello. Love it. Has everything. Balance. Power. Probably the best label design of all wines. It tastes as good as it looks. 2012’s are singing now and I cant stop drinking them. I know it could get even better but I love it where it is now so why not. Am I wrong?
Red
9/19/2020 - BigGDaddy Likes this wine:
92 points
Let it breathe 2-3 hours and enjoy
Red
8/30/2020 - BigGDaddy Likes this wine:
94 points
Lives up to its reputation. Very nice Brunello, with sour cherries and good acid. Really enjoyed with a cheese playe and Italian meats.
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Red
8/30/2020 - BigGDaddy Likes this wine:
95 points
Decanted for 8 hours. Just beautiful. Very elegant and soft. Clearly benefits from age and air. Has long life left.
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Red
8/22/2020 - BigGDaddy Likes this wine:
94 points
This is the best 2014 Brunello I have had; the white label was made from the Tenuta Nuova and Cerretalto vineyards as they didnot bottle any this vintage due to the difficult weather. Great bargain here if you can find it.
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Red
8/20/2020 - BigGDaddy Likes this wine:
89 points
Much better Brunello out there. For $50 felt steep. For $30 I’d have been much happier.
Red
8/9/2020 - BigGDaddy Likes this wine:
90 points
Nice Brunello. Good acid. Pairs well with food!
Red
8/8/2020 - BigGDaddy Likes this wine:
92 points
2012’s are beautiful now!
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Red
2015 Bibbiano Chianti Classico Gran Selezione Montornello Chianti Classico DOCG Sangiovese Blend, Sangiovese (view label images)
7/31/2020 - BigGDaddy Likes this wine:
95 points
Still awesome
Red
7/23/2020 - BigGDaddy Likes this wine:
91 points
Very nice Merlot. It had nice acid and paired with beef very well. Its an easy drinker. Good finish.
Red
2016 Château La Mothe du Barry Bordeaux Supérieur Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
7/23/2020 - BigGDaddy Likes this wine:
88 points
Excellent QPR. Drinking nicely now. No brainer.
Red
6/21/2020 - BigGDaddy Likes this wine:
96 points
Every bit as good as I had hoped. Smooth, dry, perfect Sangiovese. Dark fruits, nice finish. Sweet cherries on the nose.
Red
6/21/2020 - BigGDaddy Likes this wine:
91 points
This wine is ready to go. Cork crumbled and the initial funk and tannina were overwhelming. Four hours later it transformed nicely.
Red
5/24/2020 - BigGDaddy Likes this wine:
95 points
Let this open up. Decanted at 3. Poured at 7:30 and was pleasantly pleased. Smooth, velvet, and dark fruits. Way better than last year’s bottle.
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Red
5/20/2020 - BigGDaddy wrote:
For an entry-level Brunello this bottle delivers quality at a fraction of the price of much more well-known and celebrated wine makers from Montalcino. This is why beautiful vintages like 2015 can create spectacular values. I enjoyed this next to a bottle that was 3x the cost, and frankly, while it was not as good...it wasn't 3x as bad. I recommend this 2015 and give it a 91.
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Red
5/15/2020 - BigGDaddy Likes this wine:
89 points
Virginian cabs are notoriously mediocre at best, often bad. But this is the best of a bad lot. And it gives me hope for the future. This is a quaint vineyard with spectacular views and really delicious viognier—which keeps me coming back. And this is their best red wine they have ever made IMHO.
Red
5/3/2020 - BigGDaddy wrote:
This needs time. Even after 8 hours in was closed and its brettiness did not dissipate. For $100 I expected much better. But I will keep for 5 more years. I think finding a good 2014 in Tuscany is difficult.
Red
4/28/2020 - BigGDaddy wrote:
92 points
DU tasting. Very popular. 92
Red
4/23/2020 - BigGDaddy wrote:
Im neutral. A very expensive wine without the merit. For $100 I’d be very satisfied but for $180? Not even close.
Red
4/16/2020 - BigGDaddy Likes this wine:
88 points
This is a bold and funky wine. The Funk did not dissipate over 5 hours. If you like brett, this is your honeysuckle. There are so many better options out there.
Red
4/14/2020 - BigGDaddy Likes this wine:
91 points
East drinker, smooth. Really nice with Italian food.
Red
4/12/2020 - BigGDaddy Likes this wine:
95 points
One of the best Merlots around. Fantastic. Screw Sideways. This is legit.
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Red
4/8/2020 - BigGDaddy Does not like this wine:
83 points
This wine is dead. No fruit. Sour. I have 3 more bottles that I will open quickly or cook with...and if this was just a bad bottle, I will update. But yikes, I cannot understand the recent ratings based on this bottle.
Red
3/31/2020 - BigGDaddy Likes this wine:
96 points
Outstanding. If you are lucky enough to find this, its amazing. Tasted in 2018. So much better than I remember...
Red
3/29/2020 - BigGDaddy Likes this wine:
93 points
Another lovely bottle that demands food. Great acid. Dont waste it without pairing with something delicious.
Red
3/26/2020 - BigGDaddy Likes this wine:
93 points
Great representation of an Italian classic. Extremely well done.
Red
3/24/2020 - BigGDaddy Likes this wine:
90 points
A nice Barbaresco—fine QPR
Red
3/24/2020 - BigGDaddy Likes this wine:
92 points
In a very nice place right now...very enjoyable.
Red
3/24/2020 - BigGDaddy Likes this wine:
90 points
Gets better every year. 2 hours in the decanter and its a very nice bottle for the price feom a great vintage.
Red
3/22/2020 - BigGDaddy Likes this wine:
95 points
Really nice place now. Great representation of Sangiovese. Great acid, nice cherries, smooth with a nice finish. Compliments food well but really stood up well on its own. If you are a Brunello lover you should try it—for the money it easily compares with $100+ American wines.
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Red
3/20/2020 - BigGDaddy wrote:
87 points
Not really a fan—much better options. It seems disjointed. Even after decanting for 3 hours it never really came together. Perhaps comparing it to a brilliant Chianti—a much different style that I prefer—led to my palate not really liking it as much as I thought I would.
Red
2015 Bibbiano Chianti Classico Gran Selezione Montornello Chianti Classico DOCG Sangiovese Blend, Sangiovese (view label images)
3/20/2020 - BigGDaddy Likes this wine:
95 points
Lives up to its hype. Fantastic bottle. Beautiful Chianti. Smooth, elegant.
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Red
3/5/2020 - BigGDaddy Likes this wine:
94 points
Beautiful cherry nose. Great structure and balance. Nice finish. Needs air and really is gorgeous.
Red
3/3/2020 - BigGDaddy Likes this wine:
91 points
Great QPR, very nice blend. Good earth, nice finish.
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Red
2/27/2020 - BigGDaddy Likes this wine:
92 points
Very nice. Cherries, sweeter than sour, smooth and round finish. Had with greek olive and feta pizza and it atood up to the bold flavor but also drank well by itself.
Red
2/22/2020 - BigGDaddy Likes this wine:
93 points
This is awesome
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Red
2/16/2020 - BigGDaddy Likes this wine:
90 points
Very approachable Brunello. Somewhat thin, but delicious
Red
2/11/2020 - BigGDaddy Likes this wine:
91 points
Fantastic QPR. Find it. But it. Drink it. Age it. For every night or even important nights to celebrate. A beautiful Tuscan wine.
Red
2/10/2020 - BigGDaddy Likes this wine:
92 points
Great Brunello. 2013 does not disappoint. Neither does this vineyard. Always decent. Nice value.
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