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Tasting Notes for Rich.Herbs

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Red
Set half aside in a half bottle and drank over two nights. Closed and tight at first, finally opened up as I finished the first half. I enjoyed it, but it operates in a fairly narrow band - I could have used a bit more fruit and a longer finish, especially at first. The second half was a bit tired and not as good. I'd give it another 2 to 5 years to open.
Red
Still young and vibrant. A nice package from start to finish. Drink now or wait 5 years for it to mellow.
Red
A bit disjointed at first with a whiff of alcohol or overripe fruit, then settled down to a fairly tight wine, rugged, satisfying, but not memorable. It may still mature into something nice in 5 years or so, but I expected more now.
Red
Drinking well now, balanced, nice fruit, and good finish. Drink now for vigour or wait 3 to 5 years fof something more mellow.
Red
Started a bit too fruity and alcohol heavy for me and settled to a nice raspberry, dark fruit tart complexity. A bit more alcohol than I would like, but well balanced. Drink now for a nice powerful package or over the next 5 years.
White
A bit more mellow than 2 years ago, very enjoyable. Enjoy now (sharp and zippy with some depth and complexity) or over the next 5 years as this well balanced wine matures.
Red
2000 Château Yon-Figeac St. Émilion Grand Cru Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
Balanced, still vigorous, and a treat from start to finish. I'd say this wine has another 10 years and the focus and structure to age into a nice package.
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Red
Very nice bold fruit and good balance, if a bit disjointed. Drink up within a year.
Red
1996 Château Batailley Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
Decanted for 45 minutes. A spice box blend with mature fruit and very nice finish. The first glass was delicious, but the wine faded and lost its unity as it it breathed more. Although short lived in the decanter, it was still robust and should be good for a few more years.
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Red
Similar to my previous tasting, but a bit softer: rustic, nice full mouthfeel, with wild earthy fruit. I'll wait another 5 years for my last bottle.
Red
Focused, tight, and closed. I'd wait another 5 years to return to this delicious wine.
Red
Still vigorous, so I wouldn't rush to drink this rustic,earthy wine and enjoy it for the next 5 years or so.
Red
2009 Hauts de Pontet-Canet Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
Good up to the late palate where I found it disjointed and awkward. Drink up.
White
Same as my previous bottle. Seems a bit tired, perhaps it was better younger.
White - Fortified
Nuts, some sweetness, subdued, good finish. I enjoyed this inexpensive wine over several days after dinner, with or without deserts. It kept fresh in the fridge and I let it warm in the glass. I bought this NV in June 2018. 2 and 1/2 years later is was still vibrant and fresh and I think it could have been cellared another 5 years or more.
White
Pretty good, but lacks focus, unlike the other Cheveau. A bit of a firecracker experience in the mouth with fruit and acid and minerals popping in different direction, but still a nice finish. Perhaps it will settle down in a few years.
Red
Tired very quickly by the second glass. Drink up.
Red
Tight and closed, earthy spice box, tart fruit and a long finish. It was not ready to drink and no amount of decanting was enough. I'd wait another 5 years if not 10 before drinking.
Red
A new world profile with good balance between the fruit and earthy backbone. Still vigorous with an earthy finish, should be good for another 3 to 5 years.
Red
Nice and vibrant, complex, on the bold fruity side, but with balance and a wonderful finish. I got this NV at the 2012 Napa premiere, and it would probably taste great for another 5 years.
Red
Overly fruity without much of a backbone. Late palate fizzles to nothing, and no finish to speak of. Not "premiere" in any way that I can think of.
Red
A bit raw at first, settled down after some aeration. Nice earthy food food wine.
Red
Very nice. mellow, with still a kick of youth in the finish. Drink up in the next 3 years.
Red
An acrid smell wafted up during decanting, but that was a false alarm. The wine is on the rustic side, but balanced with some fruit and earthy spices, and has a long, rustic finish. I enjoyed this last bottle and I'm not sure where it will go from here, but I imagine that it will blend nicely of the next 5 years.
Red
Perhaps I was too severe back in April or there is some bottle variation. This past bottle was in a nice spot, although I could have used some more complexity.
Red
A bit off at first (alcohol & overripe fruit), but quickly settled into a very nice balanced package, although a bit lacking of distinction. Should last another 5 ears at least.
Rosé - Sparkling
Delicious, complex (berries, touch of apple, just the right acidity). I kept going back to the glass to discover more.
White
Very nice. Adapted to aperitif and meal easily. Complex, with a nice balance.
Red
Excellent, as many notes attest to, but I felt it was a bit muddled as if it is transitioning from something real good to something fantastic. I enjoyed it now, but I think it will move on to something better within 5 years or so.
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Red
Very good, light (in a good way), complex, a real pleasure. But it faded quickly in the glass so I'd drink up.
Red
Still vigorous, rart berries, earthy, very good finish. This bargain is aging very well and balanced enough to last at least another 5 years.
Red
Still vibrant and well balanced. A very good value, this wine could last another 5 years.
Red
A bit disappointing, drifting towards an earthy acidity. Drink up.
White - Off-dry
Still very good, perhaps better than my last tasting. Well balanced, it could last for years. What a bargain!
Red
Same as last tasting: Pretty good, but over the hill with tired overripe fruit. Drink up.
Red
Even worse than my previous bottle, something like last night's sweet vinaigrette. Undrinkable.
White - Sparkling
10/8/2020 - Rich.Herbs wrote:
I found the wine closed and inert, reminiscent of cold toast.
Red
I agree with UBERCUVEE's recent notes. A few typical Barolo characteristics, but it doesn't add up to anything special. Drink up within 4 or 5 years.
White
10/2/2020 - Rich.Herbs wrote:
I found the sharp sulphur like acidity that dominates this wine wearing. It masked any fruit or complexity and left me disappointed. I don't think it will improve with aging.
Red
I agree with THEDESCH's April 2020 notes. I found the wine fairly tight at first, and serving it on a cool Rocky Mountain 9,000 ft outdoor social distancing night did not allow it to open enough. If I could do it over, I'd decant it more and monitor it's temperature. Good now, a bit on the unctuous fruity side, I'd say it will age well for another 5 years or so.
Red
This wine has a lot going for it, nice color, good nose and taste components, good finish, but the pieces don't add up to a whole, with some fruit and spice components pulling in different directions. Still fresh and vigorous, could age a while, but I'm not sure its structure will mature that well. It's not that great now, so I'd guess to try again in 5 years. If you have only one bottle wait, another 7 to 10 years and hope for the best.
White - Off-dry
I agree with SONOFFALSTAFF's notes, except I found the late palate attack a bit wearing, cloying. I'd also add that the nose had a lot of petrol at first, which I liked, a preamble to an interesting wine. If not for the imbalance in the late palate, a very good wine, well worth the wait, and could last another 3 years.
Red
1998 Château Troplong Mondot St. Émilion Grand Cru Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
9/16/2020 - Rich.Herbs wrote:
Tight and structured, easy to drink with a meal, but not much fruit or anything to make this bland, overpriced wine stand out.
Red
2000 Château Larrivet-Haut-Brion Pessac-Léognan Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
Not as bad as my last tasting. Still lacking fruit, not a bad food wine, but expect better at this price.
Red
A bit on the powerful side, well balanced and still vigorous.
Red
9/7/2020 - Rich.Herbs wrote:
Something happened to this vintage and I couldn't drink it. It has deteriorated into a mess of juice with spikes of disjointed acid. Perhaps a bad bottle of a previously good vintage? But I'm not the only one. On the same night, I tried a 2006 it was fine.
Red
A bit of orange around the rim, a nose of cedar and spices and wet cardboard (in a good way), nice fruit, tannins still present but well integrated, and a long finish. Drink now or wait. This focused and well balanced wine should last another 10 years.
Red
A nice complete package from start to finish, adapting itself easily to an evening meal. A bit of new world characteristics, but with a food friendly earthiness and very good balance. Vibrant now, this wine should age another 5 or 10 years.
White
Crisp, refreshing, with a hint of fruit, and a good, mineral finish. Excellent for the price.
Red
Similar to Badfish's March 6 notes, except I'm not sure the value is there. Well enough structured to last another 5 years or more.
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