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White
12/23/2021 - lars1014 wrote:
This wine is sleek, cool and filled with minerality. Very precise as the wine glides across the pallet, and all the flavors pop out at this point in its evolution. Still a bit tight and I would give it at least another three if not four years before opening another bottle. Interestingly, it is the best Folatieres I have had in several years. Very impressed
Red
2007 Domaine des Lambrays Clos des Lambrays Clos des Lambrays Grand Cru Pinot Noir (view label images)
11/27/2021 - lars1014 wrote:
Showing really well at the moment. Fully open and ready to go. Impressive for an “off vintage” of red burg. This version had a lot of black tea notes both on the nose and pallet. Otherwise a pretty similar flavor profile as Burghound mentions. Suggest drinking over the next 10 max, and no reason not to drink now.
Red
Very forward aromatic out of the bottle. Still lots of fruit left in this bottling with some licorice, soy and maybe a touch of raisin on the finish. Full bodied and not a shy wine, and it has held up remarkably well over the years.
Red
Still showing well after all these years. A more structured, cooler-climate, mineral-driven version of pinot. Still some good fruit that shows up after 30 minutes in the glass. Opened for several hours, evolved nicely over that time and showed no degradation. Bravo
White
Showing really well and secondary nuances just starting to emerge
Red
This wine is really hitting its stride. Good time to open up a few if you have them
Red
2014 Petit Corbin Despagne St. Émilion Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
Great value bordeaux
Red
It is a testament to the high elevation of the vineyard that this wine still holds together nicely. The vintage characteristics shine through (for the better or worse depending on your view of the vintage). Blue and black fruited with notes of game, coffee, cola and black tea. More aromatic than most 2003s (either in OR or Burgundy). Plush mouthfeel that’s spicy with a hint of warmth. Enjoyable
Red
Decanting this wine for some time is a must if you want it to properly express itself at this point in its evolution. Well structured and serious
Red
12/7/2020 - lars1014 wrote:
Solid example of mature CdP. Holding nicely at peak (or perhaps a titch past). Herbs, dried fruits, green olives and a very provencale feel to the finish (saffron and tomatoes?). Good wine but not among the elite; especially in 1998.
Red
This was the best bottle yet by far. It has a woodsy worchestire / soy nose. The wonderful mouthfeel has very fine tannins with that pinot noir plushness. The mid-palate has illusive hints of fruit with an intense tea-rosemarry blend of spices and admirable concentration. Smooth finish that lingers for 30+ seconds. For the record, this has been a fun case but this bottle way outperformed the previous bottles.
Red
Even better on the second day. Well done.
Red
Absolutely a stunner. Can’t believe how well it has held up. Pure beautiful Pinot noir flavors
Red
Initially blue and red fruited with a touch of spice. Tannins are present in the mid palate and finish. With more time in the glass the fruit backed off with a hint of game and forest floor. Burgundy truffles maybe?
White
Consistent notes across the bottles. Purchased for a song and the wine performed admirably.
Red
This wine has held up very well over the years. It remains blue and red fruited with a generous personality. Amazing that there is still fruit left at this stage of the game. Through the mid-pallet you can tell it has some age because it is more savory with a cardamom dried oak leaf flavor. What is really impressive about the wine is that the beautiful Pinot texture remains intact with a black truffle finish. Fun to try if you get a chance.
Red
10/25/2020 - lars1014 wrote:
Another bottle showing decently even though past maturity. Hints of oxidation, woodsy and sour cherry flavors
Red
The wine remains very young. Drank over 8 hours and just started to open up at the end.
Red
This wine is surprisingly brooding. Drank over two days. Spicy red fruits with a bright red color. Although not on the Pommard side of Volnay, it definitely has a brooding iron-like minerality. The tannins are a bit more prominent than many Volnays. It’s my first of six.
White
Steel, chalk and briny white stone fruit frame the sleek nose. Good acids support a svelte green apple, herbed-kiwi body. Clear limestone characteristics show through. Snappy finish that remains bright in 2020. This is a complete wine that leaves you wanting another sip.
Red
Owned since release. Compared to the other 2005s this one is the most candied and has a higher ABV. Although this particular style isn’t my favorite, as I’ve preferred the other vineyards more, it is a testament to the quality winemaking that this keeps it all together after so many years. Dark purple and red hues all the way to the edges still. Maybe just the faintest hint of bricking. Strong scents of kirsch, all spice and baked spicy cherries. There is a sappy sucrosity that is surprising for a wine that’s 15 years old. It remains luscious to nearly the end with a bit of heat on the finish.
Red
Probably at peak. A fine showing of the terroir, vintage and producer.
Red
Excellent wine in excellent condition. If you have a well stored bottle, this is an exciting wine to try.
Red
Unbelievably youthful. Outstanding wine with great fruit and the beginning of secondary forest floor nuances. Owned since release.
White
About 50% of the bottles have been flawed so far (premoxed or corked), but this one was good
Red
Owned bottle since release. Deep red color with hints of rust around the edge. Ripe cherries, cloves, thyme and bay leaf on the nose. You can tell the wine is maturing. Beautiful texture with some fine grained tannins still present. Makes me wonder if it was partially fermented with stems. Plenty of structure and plenty of life left with this wine. This is a mature wine with plenty of life ahead of it. A real pleasure to drink. Drank over the course of three days.
Red
Owned since release. Dark red color with just a hint of bricking at the edges. Cool red and blue fruit jam with a touch of blood orange jumps out of the glass. In the background there is also a touch of menthol. Still lots of fruit on the attack surrounded by a minty pine nut shell. Wine is light on the pallet with a touch of noticeable alcohol on the finish. If it were not for that, this wine would be other worldly. Still, it remains admirable in its own right and is drinking well.
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Red
8/5/2020 - lars1014 Likes this wine:
95 points
Owned this wine upon release. A cool cherry and violet nose with just a hint of wild game. Intense fruit flavors still dominate the palate, but it tastes like they are wrapped in a bacon-nori wrapper. The finish has telltale limestone minerality. Incredibly good and I would bet it has another 10+ years ahead of it.
Red
This wine has held up very well and is probably at peak. Nose of brown spices, woodsey mushrooms and black tea. The flavors of blood orange, bay leaf, thyme and anise show nicely across the palate. The texture is silky with savory elements on the finish. Drank across two days and the second day was equally good if not better than the first.
White
Still showing well. This bottle still had bright citrus fruit flavors and was clearer than most Peter Michael chards
White
Similar to the 1st bottle with seashell, iodine and salinity with a hint of lemon. There is a zippy texture that gives life to the aromatics. Just starting to show secondary nuances
White
Aromas of ripe citrus. Intense flavors of tangerine with the typical PM lees-y texture. Still holding up well.
White
There has been some bottle variation on the case that I purchased, but the pristine bottles match my previous note. Some bottles have been more mature showing more melon and orange flavors.
White - Sparkling
5/29/2020 - lars1014 wrote:
A light easy sipping demi-sec Champagne
Red
Drinking beautifully and it was as good as I remembered
Red
A surprisingly dark and intense color given the age of this wine. Some bricking around the edges gives a hint to the tenure in bottle. A prominent cassis, mineral and savory nose. The wine has a meaty-mineral texture with black tea and mouth watering fish sauce flavors. This is a full bodied pinot noir, but not over the top. Owned since release and consumed over two days.
White - Sweet/Dessert
2003 Château d'Arche Sauternes Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend (view label images)
Mature and charming with many years of quality drinking ahead. However, it is not likely to get better with more age. It is in a good drinking window.
Red
4/19/2020 - lars1014 wrote:
Deep savory cherry flavors, but the finish was a bit disjointed to my pallet.
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White
Double decanted. Always some oak on the nose when these wines are young, and why I like to drink them with a few more years on them. A surprising amount of minerality for the Belle Cote cuvee, orange blossom, tangerine with a nice salinity and hit of lemon minerality on the finish.
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Red
2008 La Dame de Montrose St. Estèphe Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
Dark color with just the faintest hint of bricking. Similar to other tasters, my bottle has remained very youthful. Iron and graphite minerality are the core of this wine. Tannins are abundant, but fine grained. A decade ahead for this wine if you wanted to wait, but a nice drink now. Drank over two days.
Red
Another rewarding, if past-prime time showing of this wine. Muscular-animal Corton characteristics showed through over the course of several hours.
White
This bottle is more advanced than the last with more secondary characteristics. The primary flavors are giving way to more mellow melon and peach flavors. The core of salinity remains intact but does not dominate this bottle of wine. Glad I opened this bottle now. It may have prevented a disappointing premox experience a few years down the line.
White
Another bottle and another excellent showing of this wine; maybe the best bottle yet. Consistent notes across all bottles.
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