Tasting Notes for fllinc

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Red
10/20/2017 - fllinc wrote:
95 points
Earthy, smoky with a bit of funky. Meat, meat, meat.
Red
1990 Penfolds Grange South Australia Shiraz Blend, Syrah (view label images)
4/22/2017 - fllinc Likes this wine:
95 points
David et Robert.
Red
2004 Château Pontet-Canet Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
12/27/2013 - fllinc wrote:
94 points
Cette bouteille a assurément encore de grandes années devant elle, mais elle commence à être approchable pour ce vin typiquement Pauillac...

Le vin a été consommé sur une période d'environ 90 minutes suite à un passage en carafe de +- 2 heures.

93, Mais va sans doute s'améliorer en dépit du fait que 2004 ne soit pas une grande année en Bordeaux.
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Red
2006 Domaine de Trévallon Vin de Pays des Bouches-du-Rhône Syrah Blend, Syrah (view label images)
12/13/2013 - fllinc wrote:
92 points
Le vin a commencé à s'ouvrir après environ 2 heures en carafe. Excellente bouteille même si un vieillissement prolongé l'améliorerait assurément.
White
10/14/2013 - fllinc wrote:
flawed
Corked. A lot of Guigal wine are corked lately...
Red
1993 Château Cos d'Estournel St. Estèphe Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
3/8/2013 - fllinc Likes this wine:
92 points
Dark color with a little bit of yellow/orange on the rim. Great nose for a over 20 years old wine. On the palate, medium bodied with taste of cacao, wood and sun-dried tomatoes. Medium finish with softened tannins.

It's probably a little bit past his peak, but it's still a great wine!
Red
12/29/2012 - fllinc wrote:
87 points
A bit too much. I believe it will only improve in the next few years.
Red
12/29/2012 - fllinc wrote:
93 points
This is as best as it goes for Beaujolais...
Red
1993 Domaine de Trévallon Coteaux d'Aix-en-Provence Les Baux Red Blend (view label images)
12/29/2012 - fllinc wrote:
Too old. Drinkable.
Red
11/29/2012 - fllinc wrote:
88 points
Face to face with a Pinot Noir from Oregon. Still a very mute wine, will need to be tried again in a few years. Still promising.
Red
2006 Roc de Cambes Côtes de Bourg Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
11/23/2012 - fllinc wrote:
92 points
Popped and poured. Already very open and drinkable.

Tasted at the same time as another Bordelais type of wine (from Stellenbosch). This offers a complex mix of fruits and minerality. Medium to long finish. High level of acidity that I attribute to the higher Merlot part.

I believe this wine will drink wonderfully for 5-10 years although it is surprisingly good as of today.
Red
2004 Vergelegen Vergelegen Stellenbosch Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
11/23/2012 - fllinc wrote:
91 points
Décanté 30 minutes d'avance et bu sur une période d'environ 1 heure.

Vin à la couleur assez violacée. Intéressant bouquet de fruits noirs et de pimbina.

Relativement long en bouche et offrant beaucoup de minéralité avec une acidité laissant croire à un potentiel de garde d'au moins 4-5 ans de plus.

Franchement excellent!
Red
1997 Domaine de Trévallon Vin de Pays des Bouches-du-Rhône Syrah Blend, Syrah (view label images)
11/23/2012 - fllinc wrote:
91 points
The cork was in an ok shape for a 15 years old wine. No need for decanting, this can be easily popped and poured.

Nose: Very very light, almost mute.

Palate: Very mineral taste with hints of spices and cherries. Acidity was higher than expected on that one.

You would almost feel this is an old Burgundy wine. This is also what the color reminds you of.

Drink now before it's too late. 91 rating, but was probably higher a few years ago.
Red
10/22/2012 - fllinc wrote:
92 points
Still young, but drinks very well with proper aeration. Make sure to open at least 2 hours in advance.
Red
10/14/2012 - fllinc wrote:
91 points
Opened three hours in advance.

Medium bodied with hints of chocolate and leather. Not as oaky as I was expecting.

Very good and ready to be drank with proper aeration.
White - Sweet/Dessert
10/14/2012 - fllinc wrote:
87 points
Bouchon moisi. Odeur de souffre qui s'est tout doucement estompée.
White
9/21/2012 - fllinc wrote:
88 points
Drank over a little more than 24 hours.

Color: Greenish yellow.

Nose: Lots of fruits and minerality. The nose toned down a bit after the first day.

Palate: Full bodied, lot of acidity. Long finish.

Still would need to be aged for a few more years I suppose.
Red
9/15/2012 - fllinc wrote:
91 points
Similar to previous notes. Clearly still jas a few months in front of it...
Red
8/25/2012 - fllinc wrote:
91 points
Was opened about an hour before tasting, but I don't believe it's required.

Moderate nose, was probably more intense a few years ago. It still shows a surprisingly large amount of oak on the nose for a 17 years old Rioja. The wine is still dark in color.

Dark cherries and tobacco on the palate. This is nicely balanced with still enough tannins although it is a bit short on the finish.
Red
8/25/2012 - fllinc wrote:
90 points
Interesting wine. Needs at least 30-45 minutes to open up. Will probably improve over the next 3-4 years.

Nice acidity, great tannins. You get a nice spicy taste (merken) with hints of menthol. Can only improve.
Red
8/12/2012 - fllinc wrote:
91 points
Decanted for two hours, drank over 90 minutes.

Very modern C9P. Very oaky, hints of dark fruits on the palate. Alcohol slightly out of balance.

Give at least 2-3 more years...
Red
8/9/2012 - fllinc wrote:
88 points
Let's wait a few more months for the other bottles.
Red
6/24/2012 - fllinc wrote:
89 points
Would rate higher if it wasn't a Beaujolais! This is as best as it gets. 89+, will probably rank over 90 in a year or two.

Nose: Still a bit closed.

Palate: Beautiful small fruits; strawberries, cherries, etc. Very good on the palate. Just enough acidity to be a great summer wine, but not too much. Clearly ready to be drank right away, but can still age for a while. I will definitely wait next summer for the remaining bottle.
White
6/21/2012 - fllinc wrote:
87 points
Opened about 30 minutes before drinking. Drank over 2 hours.

I always feel like i should open the bottle a few hours before drinking since it definitely improves through time. Big presence of small fruits both on the nose and palate. Medium finish. Medium acidity. A very good summer wine for the 40+ weather we had that day...
Red
6/21/2012 - fllinc wrote:
89 points
Fairly good. Opened about 3 hours before tasting and tasted over 2 hours. Still a lot of oak. Very powerful nose. Oak and menthol on the palate. Medium finish.

I would wait a few more years before opening the other 3 bottles...
Red
6/11/2012 - fllinc wrote:
84 points
Unremarkable wine. It gives me the impression that it still has a lot of potential and would better be forgotten for a few years in the cellar.

Nose: Dominated by alcohol even on second day. You get some notes of dark fruits and earth. Medium intensity.

Palate: Also dominated by alcohol (14.5 % and you taste it!). The finish is long and you can also taste the dark fruits.

I would definitely wait a few years, it can only improve...
White
6/10/2012 - fllinc wrote:
86 points
Good for the price. As always.
Red
6/7/2012 - fllinc wrote:
87 points
Decanted for two hours prior to drinking. Drank over 3 hours.

Very mute at first, it slowly opened to offer a fairly good Cabernet Sauvignon dominated Bordeaux wine.

Nose: Light red fruits, hints of wood.

Palate: Cassis, light red fruits, very little wood.

I would highly recommend to hold 2 more years before drinking, it clearly gives the impression of a wine that has more potential than it showed.
Red
6/1/2012 - fllinc wrote:
89 points
Decanted for 2 hours, it clearly needs that.

Not as impressive as the 2008, but a good and balanced Shiraz.

Nice nose (lot of cherries!!!), medium to heavy palate, very long finish. Will give the other bottles 1-2 more year at least.
Red
4/6/2012 - fllinc wrote:
90 points
Good nose. Great taste of dark fruits, cherries and spice. Better than the first bottle, seems to still have a few good years ahead.

Decante at least 30 minutes.
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Red
4/2/2012 - fllinc wrote:
87 points
Needed at least 30 minutes to open. Ok for the price.
Red
3/31/2012 - fllinc wrote:
90 points
Must be decanted at least 2 hours.

Good nose with hints of cherry and tobbaco. Lots of sediments

Very good for such an affordable price.
Red
3/28/2012 - fllinc wrote:
88 points
Not as good as the few ones I drank before.
Red
3/13/2012 - fllinc wrote:
92 points
Needs major decanting (2 hours +) if you want to drink it right now. The other bottles will definitely sit at least 24-36 more months, but has a lot of potential for aging.

Good character, good nose and good legs. You can taste the cherry and plume with a very nice finish.
White
3/11/2012 - fllinc wrote:
85 points
Weird taste at first, had to drink it over 2 days to get it to improve. Abit disappointed...
Red
3/11/2012 - fllinc wrote:
92 points
Very good wine.

Surprisingly strong oak taste for a crianza. Was my 2nd bottle in a few weeks, will stay good for a few more years for sure.
Red
3/10/2012 - fllinc wrote:
90 points
Decanted for an hour. Good taste of coffee and dark fruits. Was expecting more of a WineSpectator top 100 wine...
White
2/3/2012 - fllinc wrote:
90 points
Was tasted with a salmon with maple syrup. Very good pairing.

You can smell and taste the apple and tropical fruits. Very long finish.

Will buy some more.
Red
12/30/2011 - fllinc wrote:
85 points
Had a little something that made it bad: too much tannin or too much alcohol.

decante at least an hour in advance.
Red
11/6/2011 - fllinc wrote:
Was due. Good at first, was already bad 12 jours later.

Lot of wood and tobacco.
Red
10/22/2011 - fllinc wrote:
Was ready to be drank. Better after 30 minutes of decantation. Perfect for sweet and sour meal (general tao chicken).

Not as persistent as I was expecting.
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