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Tasting Notes for miadelt

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12/19/2022 - miadelt Likes this wine:
96 points
Fantastic. Fills your whole mouth with deep Barolo flavors. Decanted 1 hour.
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2009 Château Lynch-Bages Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
8/7/2022 - miadelt Likes this wine:
95 points
Decanted 2 hours. Great wine all around. Will last for another decade but is very enjoyable now.
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Red
8/7/2022 - miadelt Likes this wine:
93 points
Seems like it is aging quickly. Soft tannins, ripe fruit, medium bodied. Enjoyed the flavors; but does not quite have the structure of a typical GPL. Drink over the next few years.
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2005 Château Le Dome St. Émilion Grand Cru Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
8/7/2022 - miadelt Likes this wine:
95 points
A serious wine. Drinking really well after an hour decant. Dark, med full bodied, very tasty. After a few hours got some bitterness on the finish.
Red
7/8/2022 - miadelt Likes this wine:
92 points
Has gotten better over the years and still has plenty of life ahead.
Red
7/8/2022 - miadelt Likes this wine:
94 points
Drinking beautifully right now after an hour and a half decant. A lot of fruit, good body, dark color, good depth, and tasty.
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Red
2009 Tenuta San Guido Sassicaia Bolgheri Sassicaia Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
7/1/2022 - miadelt wrote:
flawed
Spoiled. So sad. Cork was wet and fell apart. Wine was prematurely aged with some unpleasant flavors.
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Red
6/20/2022 - miadelt Likes this wine:
100 points
From Magnum, opened in cellar for 6 hours and then decanted 1 hour. In a previous note, Xavier described the wine perfectly and much better than I can and so I am quoting him "This has everything. Power and finesse, precision and transparency, fragrance, amazing complexity, flawless purity, silky texture and rich but incredibly refined tannins, spices and tar and roses, dried fruits, amazing depth and elegance, slightly balsamic finish with amazing length. The essence of Barolo. Perfection."
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Red
6/9/2022 - miadelt wrote:
flawed
Same experience as some others where this bottle was exposed to heat and ruined. Received as a gift and so I am not sure of the source.
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Red
5/29/2022 - miadelt Likes this wine:
95 points
From magnum with a 1.5 hour decant. Typical Barolo flavors with a long finish and very good body.
Red
5/1/2022 - miadelt wrote:
flawed
Another spoiled bottle from Vin Chicago.
Red
2010 Fontodi Chianti Classico Gran Selezione Vigna del Sorbo Chianti Classico DOCG Sangiovese Blend, Sangiovese (view label images)
2/22/2022 - miadelt Likes this wine:
94 points
Great Chianti. More body, structure, and flavor then many non-riserva Brunellos. Give a decent decant and enjoy now but will last.
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Red
2008 Château Pavie Decesse St. Émilion Grand Cru Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
1/25/2022 - miadelt Likes this wine:
94 points
Short decant. Great flavors, body, and finish. Drinks great right now.
Red
1/25/2022 - miadelt Likes this wine:
91 points
Good flavors but a little flat in the mouth and lacking depth.
Red
1/8/2022 - miadelt Likes this wine:
97 points
From magnum. Opened 6 hours before consumption. One of the best Chianti's I've ever had. Great depth, good body, dry rustic flavors with tasty fruit.
Red
12/24/2021 - miadelt wrote:
flawed
Flawed. It feels like it was exposed to heat. Such a disappointment.
Red
11/28/2021 - miadelt Likes this wine:
92 points
Had 3 2014 Chimney Rock Cabs side by side. The South Hill showed the best with more depth and more flavor. (93) The Arete was just a step behind but my feeling is that Arete needs more age (92). The Clone 7 felt thin and flavors were lacking compared to the other two (89). All three wines can age for awhile.
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Red
11/28/2021 - miadelt wrote:
89 points
Had 3 2014 Chimney Rock Cabs side by side. The South Hill showed the best with more depth and more flavor. (93) The Arete was just a step behind but my feeling is that Arete needs more age (92). The Clone 7 felt thin and flavors were lacking compared to the other two (89). All three wines can age for awhile.
Red
11/28/2021 - miadelt Likes this wine:
93 points
Had 3 2014 Chimney Rock Cabs side by side. The South Hill showed the best with more depth and more flavor. (93) The Arete was just a step behind but my feeling is that Arete needs more age (92). The Clone 7 felt thin and flavors were lacking compared to the other two (89). All three wines can age for awhile.
Red
11/28/2021 - miadelt Likes this wine:
95 points
Excellent Brunello. Medium bodied with intense, wonderful flavors. Decanted 1hour. Seems to be in a good spot but can last.
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Red
11/28/2021 - miadelt Likes this wine:
92 points
This pinot was representative of the Sonoma Coast region. Some nice savory elements to it. It is young and so might improve with a couple more years of age.
Red
2009 Château L'Archange St. Émilion Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
11/19/2021 - miadelt Likes this wine:
92 points
Drinking great right now after an hour decant. Good body and flavors. Bargain.
Red
10/31/2021 - miadelt wrote:
So fun to drink a 52 year old wine. I liked it best after it had been open for a couple of hours.
Red
2006 Cheval des Andes Vistalba Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
10/31/2021 - miadelt wrote:
90 points
Decanted 1 hour. The wine was uninteresting. I was hoping for better depth and flavors. It is possible that this wine needs even more time to fully develop.
Red
2009 Château Haut-Bergey Pessac-Léognan Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
10/29/2021 - miadelt Likes this wine:
93 points
In a good spot after an hour decant. A little on the modern side or maybe it is the vintage but this is a solid wine that was fun to drink. The reasonable price is nice too.
Red
10/29/2021 - miadelt Likes this wine:
92 points
The QPR on this wine is amazing. Full bodied wine with really enjoyable flavors. Good with spicy food.
Red
2014 Chimney Rock Elevage Stags Leap District Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
10/21/2021 - miadelt Likes this wine:
93 points
Very tasty red blend that is drinking well right now with a short decant.
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Red
9/6/2021 - miadelt Likes this wine:
92 points
Of the wine club bottles from Chimney Rock, this has been one of the best (but more still to be consumed). Had the 2013 and 2014 side by side. The 2014 had a little more structure.
Red
9/6/2021 - miadelt Likes this wine:
93 points
Of the wine club bottles from Chimney Rock, this has been one of the best (but more still to be consumed). Had the 2013 and 2014 side by side. The 2014 had a little more structure.
Red
8/28/2021 - miadelt Likes this wine:
95 points
Drinking so well right now and I prefer the wine without a decant. Great middle ground between old world and new world Bordeaux blend.
Red
8/16/2021 - miadelt Likes this wine:
92 points
Decanted for 1.5 hours. I am a fan of this producer but this bottle was not as good as I hoped. Solid all around but not spectacular in any way. There is a good chance that this wine just needs more time. Open next 2023.
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Red
2009 Château Poujeaux Moulis en Médoc Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
8/6/2021 - miadelt Likes this wine:
92 points
I last tasted this about 8 years ago; the additional aging treated this wine well. It developed more body, a smoother finish, and the tannins settled down. This is a bargain when purchased in the $30 range. It should be able to go another 7 years.
Red
6/20/2021 - miadelt Likes this wine:
94 points
It has taken a long time for the 2006 Brunellos to come around but they are finally starting to show their stuff. Really enjoyed this.
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Red
6/13/2021 - miadelt Likes this wine:
92 points
This was a solid wine and better than the 2013 South Hill. The touch of Merlot rounded out the feel and taste of the wine nicely.
Red
5/31/2021 - miadelt Likes this wine:
98 points
A superb bottle of wine. Great Napa fruit flavors that are not overdone and comes with a balance of earthiness. Full bodied with a finish that goes on forever. Decanted about an hour, which was the minimum needed. It will last for a number of years; but highly enjoyable now.
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Red
5/28/2021 - miadelt Likes this wine:
92 points
Has gotten better with age. Tasty, easy drinking Sonoma wine.
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Red
5/23/2021 - miadelt Likes this wine:
95 points
Definitely a Napa wine. Full bodied, sweet fruit on the finish but not overdone and offset by other flavors. Smooth and long finish.
Red
5/16/2021 - miadelt wrote:
89 points
Nothing special, just fine. Definitely not worth the price.
Red
5/10/2021 - miadelt Likes this wine:
98 points
A gorgeous wine. It envelops your tongue with smooth fruit and balanced flavors and then the finish lasts forever. Great amount of body. It will last for awhile but after a 2 hour decant it is in a great place to drink right now.
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Red
2012 Castello di Monsanto Chianti Classico Riserva Chianti Classico DOCG Sangiovese Blend, Sangiovese (view label images)
5/2/2021 - miadelt Likes this wine:
90 points
No rush to drink this and would benefit from a good decant.
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Red
5/2/2021 - miadelt Likes this wine:
91 points
PNP and so I did not get the most out of this wine. Body was a little thin and had some bitter notes. Did flesh out towards the end. Will give it some air next time.
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Red
5/2/2021 - miadelt Likes this wine:
93 points
Solid and tasty Napa Cab but was not showing any characteristics that would make it special.
Red
4/15/2021 - miadelt Likes this wine:
95 points
Great wine. Dry finish with a good balance of fruit and flavors. Lots of body with a dark color.
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Red
3/25/2021 - miadelt Likes this wine:
96 points
Decanted 1.5 hours. In a great spot right now. Dry, rustic, but enough fruit to keep it balanced. Just so tasty.
Red
2006 Château L'Arrosée St. Émilion Grand Cru Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
3/21/2021 - miadelt Likes this wine:
92 points
This is the best showing for this wine to date. Decanted two hours. Not as great as in the best vintages but really enjoyed and seemed to have more body than bottles opened up previously.
Red
3/21/2021 - miadelt Likes this wine:
93 points
The wine needed 3 hours of air before it really softened and opened up.
Red
2009 Château Lanessan Haut-Médoc Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
3/21/2021 - miadelt Likes this wine:
90 points
Wine continues to improve with age and it still has plenty of years left. Early on there was a vegetal note on the finish that I did not enjoy but on day two that went away. Pretty good body and substance for this price point.
Red
3/14/2021 - miadelt Likes this wine:
91 points
Well done Toro but I was hoping and looking for more from this wine. Enjoyable but not memorable.
Red
2005 Château Tour Saint-Fort St. Estèphe Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
3/14/2021 - miadelt Likes this wine:
92 points
The wine is finally starting to come into its own. Solid Bordeaux from a great vintage.
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Red
3/14/2021 - miadelt Likes this wine:
93 points
Needed over two hours to come into balance and flesh out. Dry, rustic barolo.
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