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White
2019 Trimbach Pinot Blanc Alsace
5/14/2022 - D_RICH wrote:
My first bottle of 3. Opened as last minute back up wine. PnP, Very, very lean. Does not appear to be close to the quality of the excellent 2018. Judgment reserved; will revisit. ADDENDUM: Three days later. Still lean, lots of mineral. with a touch of bitter fruits. So different than the 2016 and 2018 (wonderful) and the 2017 (slightly sweeter than I prefer). SECOND ADDENDUM: Nearly two weeks (13 days) later, the wine had put on weight and displayed more richness. Nice.
  • bacchus of knockholt commented:

    5/31/22, 12:50 PM - Interesting to hear you had the same bottle open for two weeks? How did you stop it oxidising?

Red - Fortified
N.V. Porto Réccua Porto Tawny Port Blend
4/4/2018 - bacchus of knockholt wrote:
85 points
Red cherry and spice which follows through on the palate. Very sweet red cherry fruit with a bit of Christmas cake spice. Lacks complexity.
  • bacchus of knockholt commented:

    4/18/22, 11:14 AM - @StefanAkiko, Tawny port doesn’t need any air or decanting. Just open, pour and enjoy.

Red
2004 Sangenís i Vaqué Priorat Clos Monlleó Red Blend
This wine has evolved since I last drank it. Blackberry and Chinese spice, cracked black pepper, tar, oil and smoke on the nose. The palate offers up sweet blackberry and blackcurrant fruits, Chinese spice and pronounced black pepper. Tannins are still present but fine grained. This wine is great now but lots of life ahead of it.
  • bacchus of knockholt commented:

    11/5/20, 3:02 AM - @alexide in answer to your question, I've not had this wine since 2017. It was drinking well then and I'm sure it will be even better now as the tannins were still quite prominent then. Let me know and I have one more bottle left!

Red
2011 Planeta Syrah Sicilia Maroccoli
Tasted blind at a Bacchus night. Dark ruby. Ton going on with a nose of smoke and bonfire, blackcurrant is the dominant fruit plus a squeeze of citrus, cedar, menthol and vanilla. The palate is not quite as exciting as the nose would suggest but there ps blackcurrant, spice, a little bit of heat from the alcohol. Very good indeed.
  • bacchus of knockholt commented:

    6/7/20, 10:15 AM - Thanks Monsieur!

White
2015 Tahbilk Marsanne Nagambie Lakes
I can't see what all the fuss is about. This just tastes like cheap sour white wine to me. I don't think there's anything wrong with it, it just isn't very nice. Sorry.
  • bacchus of knockholt commented:

    12/21/19, 8:28 AM - This wine changes a huge amount with age so do find one with 10 years Of age or more and I’m sure you’ll change your mind.

Red
2001 Château Cos d'Estournel St. Estèphe Red Bordeaux Blend
Inky and opaque. Nose is inviting with aromas blackberry, leather, cedar, pine forest, male fragrance. The palate has lots of power with penetrating flavours of blackcurrant, blackberry, spice, clove. Tannins are still present but perfectly integrated. Fantastic wine with amazing intensity of flavour and huge finish. Tasted alongside Calon Segur 02 and it’s won, hands down.
  • bacchus of knockholt commented:

    9/17/18, 12:42 AM - Thanks mark1npt

Red
2013 Niepoort Poeirinho Bairrada Baga
7/17/2016 - bacchus of knockholt wrote:
84 points
A wine picked by the sommelier at The Yeatman. 100% Baga. Served lightly chilled. Pale, light pinot noir like colour, redcurrant and berry fruit, the wine is very dry on entry, some tannins, the fruit is pretty limited to redcurrant and red cherry. A bit thin and a bit lean.
  • bacchus of knockholt commented:

    3/28/17, 8:36 AM - I'm back in Portugal next week so will try again! It may have had a fault which I failed to detect.

White
2014 DeMorgenzon Maestro White Stellenbosch White Blend
7/30/2016 - mygrogro wrote:
92 points
Love this wine
Great tannins and spice
Pinotage is working well
  • bacchus of knockholt commented:

    8/13/16, 10:22 AM - Your note is for the red wine, not the white

Red
2011 Domaine Laurens Marcillac Fer Servadou
Incredible value Loire cab Franc, worth 2x the price. Classic Loire cool climate cab Franc.
  • bacchus of knockholt commented:

    8/10/13, 4:15 AM - Hi, I felt I should correct you but this wine is from South West France, not the Loire, and the grape is Fer Servadou, not Cab Franc.

Red - Fortified
1992 Graham Porto Vintage Malvedos Port Blend
Dark ruby, tawny edge. Quite fresh, dried herbs on nose. Taste of wonderful black and red fruit, spice, mid sweet, nice tannins. Lovely.
  • bacchus of knockholt commented:

    2/19/13, 1:25 PM - this was the 750cl and whilst the smaller bottle will age a bit quicker I'd have thought it would be good 4-5 more years at least.

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