Tasting Notes for Monsieur le Comte

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Red
7/8/2020 - Monsieur le Comte wrote:
93 points
Decant!
A fleshy, yet still zingy, baseball bat of a wine!
fruit driven, blackish core, herby, cedary, peppery, muscular...funky, yeah - still gotta show something in the "nearby" future.

92-93 (+ - maybe...)
Red
2000 Castello di Ama Chianti Classico Chianti Classico DOCG Sangiovese Blend, Sangiovese (view label images)
7/8/2020 - Monsieur le Comte wrote:
92 points
Moin,

kam irgendwie besser rum, als der '01er...

good wine!
Red
2008 Antinori Chianti Classico Marchese Antinori Riserva Chianti Classico DOCG Sangiovese Blend, Sangiovese (view label images)
7/8/2020 - Monsieur le Comte Likes this wine:
92 points
somehow it feels like coming home again..
We enjoyed it!
cherry explosion, herbs all over, a bit of tobacco, leaves, cedar, lavendar..
love the balance, I am feeling pity for rating it 86 in the past (2013)...
2020 this wine stands on its own, like it!
drink it up!
90-92
Red
7/3/2020 - Monsieur le Comte wrote:
92 points
Third bottle...

You'll have to decant it at least 2h.
Very fresh, leaves, dried fruits, sous bois, mushrooms, nice cherry prune, coffee, ripe berries
becomes sweeter and sweeter: cloves, cinnamon, oak, orange zest, raspberry, licorice, nectar...

92+
Red
7/3/2020 - Monsieur le Comte Likes this wine:
95 points
last bottle I drank in 2012...

still rocking, great!
Not so powerfull as in 2012, but refined instead.
Love that smoky bacon and that blackness; filling, but in a good way!
Red
7/3/2020 - Monsieur le Comte Likes this wine:
93 points
needs air!

savoury straightforward cherry, black fruits, freshness, elegant and subtle, still fruity and ripe.
Drink up...
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Red
2001 Castello di Ama Chianti Classico Chianti Classico DOCG Sangiovese Blend, Sangiovese (view label images)
6/19/2020 - Monsieur le Comte wrote:
90 points
sous-bois, wet leaves, herbs, cedar, raw meat/iron/rusty nail, rose petals, basilico, saddle leather and cherry, dried herbs and red fruits in the finish.
easy drinking, medium-bodied, fresh but not too much acidity. Drink up!
gets better after one and a half hour in the decanter...

89-90+
Red
Not what I was hoping for, acidic, iron, meat, tobacco leaves, red berry fruit with smoke...
I couldn't say it's from RdD in a blind tasting...it's polished and zingy.
I miss the power a '06 offers.
Decant it for at least 2 hours; it gets less sour and gains a bit more fruit.
definitely a food wine, you cannot enjoy it on its own, SOUR as hell - even with pork, shit!! (maybe with bacon?? - still got some bottles left)
don't even want to rate it...not amused!
Red
6/10/2020 - Monsieur le Comte Likes this wine:
93 points
Beheaded a MAGNUM bottle.
Temperature: 14°C

fabulous bottle; well-aged, ripe with sweet tannins, not too warm but very smooth drinking with a creamy texture, simply an enjoyable drinking...very balanced and homogeneous, still fruit driven - not punchy like you'd expect from a reserva though!
cocoa, Kinderschokolade, ripe plum, cedar, all kind of ripe dark berries, plum again, coffee, toffee...plush.
I'm impressed: affordable solid RdD crianza, extremely well-aged from a great vintage and a nice MAGNUM-experience^^...

tannins are rubbed up (I see quite a lifeline ahead, but...), that wine ripens with its tannins not over the marginal acidity...I'd give it some years, but it only will get sweeter and sherrylike.
P.S. Cinnamon and blueberry join the palate after time!
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Red
6/7/2020 - Monsieur le Comte Likes this wine:
92 points
leathery scent, not too fruit driven but warm of course...
licorice, quite a high amount of licorice, black pepper, black cherry and bramble (not fully ripe, not too sweet), graphite/sparks/fire stone (!?), a hint of rosemary, red berries -> a ton of them!
what else? - sweat/animalistic, ripe and dry tannins but not the sweet kind of ripe tannins, if you know what I mean, still savoury, fresh even.
All in all a good one...a bit alcoholic in the nose...
Red
5/28/2020 - Monsieur le Comte wrote:
90 points
leather, herbs, strawberry…fresh
hint of licorice, Maybe brumbles and black cherry.
Red
5/22/2020 - Monsieur le Comte wrote:
92 points
rubber, jam, rock candy, panetonne, black cherry, some smoke, licorce, pepper, spice, VANILLA!

Smooth, cloves, round, plush with a hint of anise^^...
fruit driven and modern in style I'd say...
Red
4/2/2020 - Monsieur le Comte wrote:
88 points
Very fruity berry notes, blackish core, plummy...
low- medium acidity, medium bodied.
licorice, balsamico, red cherry, black pepper, black cherry, garrigue.
rum pot towards the finish line.

very grenachy but NOT too spicy as one would expect...
fun fact: 8,99€ in the supermarket which the till girl somehow managed to NOT cash up, I'm sorry! (holding the check...:-))
Red
3/8/2019 - Monsieur le Comte wrote:
87 points
sour grapes^^
quite blackih core, kirsch, unripe brambles, spices...stone, indeed!
87
Red
8/2/2018 - Monsieur le Comte wrote:
91 points
Red fruit driven: red currant, cherries, red candy, vanilla, oak, smoke, tar...
Red
7/13/2018 - Monsieur le Comte wrote:
92 points
ripe and full, good qpr

90-92
Red
2013 Bodegas Muga Rioja Reserva Tempranillo Blend, Tempranillo (view label images)
7/13/2018 - Monsieur le Comte wrote:
92 points
keep it up, but it already is ok to drink..classic rioja! great qpr
Red
7/13/2018 - Monsieur le Comte wrote:
88 points
medium body, cloves, white pepper, spicy, smoky...blackish core but lacks complexity.
Red
5/2/2018 - Monsieur le Comte wrote:
90 points
well-intentioned, but..well, this wine was made for experimental purposes!
tastes like a Pinot!
grassy and bitchy, even silly! (smoked raw meat?)
hopelessly overpriced, but it's a Ziereisen.

nevertheless: http://www.weingut-ziereisen.de/index_e.html
Red
5/2/2018 - Monsieur le Comte wrote:
91 points
leather, cherry, cranberries, plum, tobacco leaves, spice, herbs all over the savoury palate, fine tannins, orange zest, vanilla, funky cloves...

starts to fall apart so drink it up!
love the cigar box...
91(+)
P.S. lavender...well-behaved wine, needs more acidic power to be taken seriously..
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Red
4/7/2018 - Monsieur le Comte wrote:
93 points
10h in a carafe...

Dense, much frutier than last time, middle bodied, muscular, defined, overwhelming savoury and elegance after 10h in a carafə
Very young
Red
4/6/2018 - Monsieur le Comte wrote:
90 points
drinking over 3 h..

savoury, quite tensed up a bit, pretty young, though!
middlebodied, light cherry on one side and smoke and currant on the other side, unripe blackberry, plum, balsamico and maybe black pepper, black deposit flavour but fresh on the other side.
keep it up
Red
6/28/2017 - Monsieur le Comte wrote:
95 points
Entering drinking window!
Less fruit at the moment, less vanilla (but still oaky) solid, blackish core and less bitterness, gains sweetness.
Not overdriven or too fleshy, good acidity, cured meat, black berry and juniper, pepper - quite elegant though.
Red
2011 Rioja Vega Rioja Reserva Tempranillo Blend, Tempranillo (view label images)
5/5/2017 - Monsieur le Comte wrote:
90 points
Powerdecanted first!

Morello cherry, quite juicy and luscious but elegant..oaky, very oaky..
Plum, red berries, mulberries and black berries, too.
Needs air!
(05' vintage was great btw..)
Red
4/14/2017 - Monsieur le Comte wrote:
93 points
Medium bodied, filigree..
Luscious, young, fresh and muscular but not boring!
Plummy and dense, reduced sweet balsamico with beetroot and rhubarb, blackish core, smoke.. - insane minerality, vibrating, lively and fractious..
Dark cherry, too. Not necessarily a foodwine..
If I should pair it..hmm, , maybe with an haute-cuisine beetroot dish! ^^
Red
4/7/2017 - Monsieur le Comte wrote:
92 points
Brambles, dark chocolate, cedar, herbs..

Red fruit follows, red cassis, mulberries
opens up..
Ripe dark cherry in balsamico vinegar comes along, pepper, licorice, cedar and strong vanilla taste.

Vanilla oak disappears after a while and the red cherry characteristics seem to conquer the palate, the wine shows its minerality and finesse.. ( 2h past, not decanted!)

5 months in oak; 70% french and 30% american oak as far as I know...
Edit: 2013 vintage seems to have 50%/50%..anyhow!
90-91+
Red
3/14/2017 - Monsieur le Comte wrote:
91 points
I poured one glass and let the rest sit for at least 4 hours and it really became much rounder and more balanced..more lactic than '10 vintage and lacking '10 dark fruit. (I should have decanted and drank them both at the same time so that I could really compare the 2 vintages)
Red
3/13/2017 - Monsieur le Comte wrote:
91 points
dark fruit, dark chocolate, very balsamic, lots of herbs coming into my mind, cedar, black vanilla flavour, oak...less fruit than some 1-2 years ago.
I recommend to keep it for quite a while before opening. It will get sweeter and nicer all over..
blackish and light-medium bodied!
later: mushrooms, earth and tar come through.
91 at that point.
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Red
gold? - lächerlich!
bei mundus vini ham se echt tief ins glaserl geschaut...
Red
2015 Penfolds Rawson's Retreat Shiraz Cabernet South Eastern Cabernet-Shiraz Blend, Red Blend (view label images)
1/18/2017 - Monsieur le Comte wrote:
84 points
Quite ok
Red
1/18/2017 - Monsieur le Comte wrote:
88 points
Blueberries, red pepper, forest berries, earth, spiced coffee..
Red
1/18/2017 - Monsieur le Comte wrote:
87 points
Red fruits and berries, licorice and herbs, sweetish and smooth..
Red
12/29/2016 - Monsieur le Comte wrote:
91 points
Great value, qpr!
Needs air..
Plummy with bramble jam and currant, black hearted, leather and earth, black fruit and spicy pepper, minerals
Very bordeaux, surprisingly good to drink..
90-92
Red
2007 Antinori Chianti Classico Riserva Badia a Passignano Chianti Classico DOCG Sangiovese Blend, Sangiovese (view label images)
great wine, very well balanced, rounder than 1 year ago...
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Red
12/19/2016 - Monsieur le Comte wrote:
91 points
magnum bottle

quite mature, tertiary aroma, pepper, balsamico, red fruit, very acidic
Red
2014 Château du Tertre Margaux Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
12/19/2016 - Monsieur le Comte wrote:
89 points
young, harsh, green
earth, coffee, leather, chocolate, acidic
Red
11/10/2016 - Monsieur le Comte wrote:
90 points
licorice, dark fruit, black berries, syrup, orange peel, cinnamon
Red
great wine, 12 months in barriques

red and black currant, plum, raspberries, cedar, menthol - posh primitivo
luscious, full, syrupy..
Red
10/5/2016 - Monsieur le Comte wrote:
89 points
good cherry, lucious, sherry stone, cherry skin, almond..good!

15% more than '10 reserva with 14%!
Red
10/5/2016 - Monsieur le Comte wrote:
88 points
very fruity, smoky, balanced..but falls apart very quickly!
black berry, smoke, bacon, rubber, red sour fruit in the end..
88-89
Red
10/5/2016 - Monsieur le Comte wrote:
96 points
0,75l

grat wine, maybe it would have been better to resign the american oak barrels...
Red
10/5/2016 - Monsieur le Comte wrote:
92 points
orange peel, sweetness, tar, cherry, oak, too much vanilla as for me..
it's ok!
Red
10/5/2016 - Monsieur le Comte wrote:
92 points
first bounty, coconut-vanilla flavour, herbs, oak, oak..
smoothens out with time;had mine 3 days open..opens after 1 h drinking. dark chocolate, dark fruit, modern style..good acidic backbone, cherrycoke in the end..flavours are changing whilst drinking.
Red
7/6/2016 - Monsieur le Comte wrote:
90 points
Restrained, needs a couple of years bottle aging..
Leather and cured meat, cigar box, tobacco leaves here which I didn't expect in a languedoc and somehow surprises me..
Tar, barnyard scent - kind of a bordeaux nose.
Herbs and some cassis but overly red fruits, grippy tannins and lively acidity - needs time
87-90
Red
6/24/2016 - Monsieur le Comte wrote:
90 points
Modern in style, tar, coffee, vanilla oak, dried fruits, velvet flowers, overripe and unusual taste..tannic, powerful!
needs time
90-?
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Red
6/24/2016 - Monsieur le Comte wrote:
93 points
Complex, layered, balanced - entering drinking window- great vintage!
Lively, changing taste with airation, red berries, coconut, cherries, oak, bacon.
Later it gains complexity and fruit, black berries, funky wild berries, mulberries, milk chocolate.
Balanced and full, decant!
Red
6/22/2016 - Monsieur le Comte wrote:
89 points
Earty nose, tar, currant, plum, mulberry, oak, vanilla
Sappy, sweetish, luscious and balanced..good finish, tasty wine!
Tobacco leaf in the end..
Red
6/6/2016 - Monsieur le Comte wrote:
90 points
Still very young, minerals, raspberries, cherries, baked plums, mirabelles, licoirice, brambles, pain grille, espresso, bitter chocolate, kirsch liqueur, blue flowers, tart, menthol..
May only get better. ..
White
6/3/2016 - Monsieur le Comte Likes this wine:
91 points
Bitter almonds, catchy daffodils scent..
juice, salt, minerality, olive brine, golden delicious apple, woodruff, lemongrass, greenish melon, nutmeg, herbs, star fruit, peach kernels..
A hint of sweetness in the end but overly complex, zingy, tasty, roasted nuts and salt again, palate cleansing, pleasing, refreshing (12%vol.!)…
pairing it with olives with anchovy paste, ambrosial!
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