Tasting Notes for french16

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White
2/16/2019 - french16 wrote:
Really nice and dangerously easy to drink. Upon opening, was a touch soft with a very very light hint of baked apple. Then, really blossomed, very liberal with great acidity and a lot of candied lemon. Great wine.
Red
2/16/2019 - french16 wrote:
96 points
Started a little stewed but after 20mn really opened up and showed its true character. There’s always a Burgundian side to this cuvée but this vintage showed riper and darker than usual. Still absolutely delicious and complex. Loved it. Drink now.
Red
1/20/2019 - french16 wrote:
Superb. Elegant, salty with red fruits, earthy. Perfect balance. A little more tannins than I was expecting but it gives great structure to the wine. This is stunning wine.
Red
10/6/2018 - french16 wrote:
With Cesar and Luis.
Super elegant, on the lighter side, red fruit and earthy.
Very nice.
Red
9/4/2018 - french16 wrote:
A little more grippy than previous bottle.
Still a great and elegant Patrimonio.
Red
9/4/2018 - french16 wrote:
Stunning syrah and cab sauv blend. Floral, pure, tastes like northern rhone syrah with a lift.
Absolutely beautiful wine. Focused and no deviation despite no SO2.
Red
9/3/2018 - french16 wrote:
Nice nose. Smoky and meaty. Mint appears with time. Definitely some oak notes, still after all this time.
High acidity, a little thin at first. Blue fruits.
Even though palate becomes more harmonious and fuller with time, this shows the limit of the vintage and what this wine can achieve.
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Red
9/3/2018 - french16 wrote:
Started a little funky and then became more focused.
Balanced, a little on the lighter side, classic cab franc with no hint of bell pepper notes with a touch of rusticity.
Tobacco, leafy, dark fruits with nice acidity.
Definitely ready to drink and I don't see it improving over time.
Red
9/3/2018 - french16 wrote:
14% and you can feel it. Earthy, floral and ripe blue/dark fruit.
Taste more like a carbonic Grenache than gamay.
First nose was very Pinot like but it went downhill afterwards.
Just too ripe.
White
10/1/2017 - french16 wrote:
Disappointing. Flat with no excitement or energy. Rich, low acid. Not a bad wine but very boring, borderline oxidized (like other bottles of that '06).
Red
9/25/2016 - french16 wrote:
Man, this is good. Tobacco, meaty with blueberry/blackberry notes. Grippy rustic tannins.
Full but fresh and so easy to drink at the same time.
Really awesome cabernet franc.
White
9/25/2016 - french16 wrote:
Perfect and somewhat textbook chenin from Huet.
Great acidity, touch of pear with apple and honey notes. Mineral with a soft but energetic texture. Has years of life ahead.
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Red
9/25/2016 - french16 wrote:
Have friends tasting it blind and it was great to hear them think of Burgundy.
This vintage, although powerful, is so elegant and perfumed for Montcalmes. Red fruits, floral, mineral and spicy. Soft tannins, leather. Just the perfect balance.
LOVE IT !
Red
Wonderful Pommard. Very structured, sophisticated tannins, gently touch of oak with mineral notes and quite sappy. Ripe but firm at the same time, it shows nice depth. Smooth. Might benefit of 3-4 more years. Really good.
White
8/16/2015 - french16 wrote:
Outstanding ! From a very ripe year where Pierre told me this was the earliest harvest date (even earlier than 2003), this shows a tremendous balance with great acidity, extreme focus and nice minerality. What a vibrant Meursault.
Red
8/16/2015 - french16 wrote:
Took a little while to fully blossom. An elegant, restrained vintage with a nice mix of red and brambly fruits with slightly grainy tannins. Nice minerality as well.
I don't think this is going to improve and would drink it rather now.
Red
7/2/2015 - french16 wrote:
Drinks so well. Earthy, touch of VA, very structured but at the same time without any angular notes. Not as big as some vintages.
Red
2005 Le Casot des Mailloles Clôt de Taillelauque Vin de Table Français Grenache Blend, Grenache (view label images)
6/28/2015 - french16 wrote:
Powerful but always with a firm acidity. Earthy and funky but precise at the same time. Not overly complex but very nice to drink.
Red
6/28/2015 - french16 wrote:
Great bottle. Textbook CdP, earthy, ripe but not over done. Drinks well right now and not for long term ageing.
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Rosé - Sparkling
6/28/2015 - french16 wrote:
Disgorged June 13, 2013.
Simply superb. Savory, touch of mandarin, blood orange with saline notes. Mineral spine.
White - Sparkling
6/28/2015 - french16 wrote:
A gift from Pepe R.
This is a stunning champagne with tremendous depth and balance. Mineral, a hint of nuttiness, touch of butter then becomes vibrant on the palate with a long finish. Elegant and light bubbles. Drinks really well right now.
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Red
5/31/2015 - french16 wrote:
A little more evolved than I was expected (maybe a slightly off bottle). Smoky, savory with roasted dark fruits mixed with herbs. Nice structure and balance.
Red
1997 Mas de Daumas Gassac Vin de Pays de l'Hérault Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
5/21/2015 - french16 wrote:
Drinks younger than its age and shows a little more the cab. Still nicely structured and nice balance.
White
5/17/2015 - french16 wrote:
My first Pur Sang with some age. As usual with Dagueneau, it tastes more like Dagueneau than sauvignon blanc. Oily texture, rich and powerful but with a precise acidity and mineral spine.
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Red
5/17/2015 - french16 wrote:
Evolved, nice earthy and meaty notes. Perfect balance with a softer structure than I was expected.
Really good.
Red
5/17/2015 - french16 wrote:
Fun and interesting to drink but did not blow me away. It's big and ripe and shows a surprising 14.5% which I'm not sure really fits gamay.
Red
5/17/2015 - french16 wrote:
Always one of my favorite syrah for the price Just textbook with violets, mineral notes. Just superb.
Red
5/17/2015 - french16 wrote:
So good. Bottle was gone with diner. Ripe fruit but with some depth and light earthy notes. A touch of tannin on the finish.
Red
5/17/2015 - french16 wrote:
Beautiful. Pure and bright, lively acidity especially for the vintage. Some tertiary notes slowly developing.
Red
5/17/2015 - french16 wrote:
A little more evolved than I thought it would be. Still, nice earthy notes with sappy fruit. Pretty textbook mourvedre with a little bit of juiciness from a drop of Grenache.
Red
5/17/2015 - french16 wrote:
Similar to previous bottle.
White
5/17/2015 - french16 wrote:
Very pleasant and still alive.
Red
5/17/2015 - french16 wrote:
Delicous. Light, crunchy bright red fruit.
Red
5/17/2015 - french16 wrote:
Excellent. Consistent with previous bottle.
Red
5/17/2015 - french16 wrote:
flawed
Corked
White
3/1/2015 - french16 wrote:
Way better on day 2. Still a great wine, white flowers, hint of licorice and lemon. Oily texture but full of energy.
Textbook vermentino.
Red
2/26/2015 - french16 wrote:
Drinks really well right now. Very meaty/bloody nose with cherry and herbs. Lighter than I was expecting on the palate, it is actually quite delicate. Burgundian.
A pure pleasure. Not sure I would wait much longer to drink this wine.
Red
2/26/2015 - french16 wrote:
100 points
Wonderful Dolcetto in a very rare Burgundian style. Blueberry and raspberry with lively acidity and a texture much lighter than 99% of the other dolcettos. Light earthy notes. Really good.
Red
2/8/2015 - french16 wrote:
Similar to the previous notes. Not as good as the '11 but still such delicate texture. Plums, cherry and violets. Lacking a touch of structure but as delicious as always.
Red
2/6/2015 - french16 wrote:
Really needed a good 30mn in the decanter. Then, it was an explosion of cherry, earthy and herbs. Rustic and pleasant. Really nice wine.
Red
2/1/2015 - french16 wrote:
Much better than previous bottle. A little more fruit (dried fruit), earthy with very little structure.
White
2/1/2015 - french16 wrote:
flawed
Corked
White
2/1/2015 - french16 wrote:
Much, much better than the previous bottle which was showing a little too much oak. This is really harmonious, great texture and acidity with spices, lemon and pear with a touch of wood. Really fresh. Will keep improving for a few more years I think.
White
2/1/2015 - french16 wrote:
Very good and was actually much better after 3 days opened. Dry fruits, some pear, very light oxidation adding complexity. Very good acidity and less exotic fruits than in recent vintages.
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