Tasting Notes for kurishin

(366 notes on 331 wines)

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Red
12/28/2016 - kurishin wrote:
88 points
Simple, quaffable, disappointed.
White
7/8/2016 - kurishin Likes this wine:
92 points
Impressively elegant. Light acidity, passion fruit is there but you have to pay attention to this wine.
Red
7/2/2016 - kurishin wrote:
90 points
Still with fruit, this is unlikely to improve. Secondary flavors making an appearance.
White
7/2/2016 - kurishin Likes this wine:
92 points
Honey and other complexities.
Red
6/29/2016 - kurishin wrote:
88 points
Over the hill, plummy jam. Flat and sweet, drink up.
Red
6/17/2016 - kurishin Likes this wine:
92 points
Aging well, secondary flavors coming out. Still has that powerful '09 fruit but it dissipates into dryness now.
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Red
5/6/2016 - kurishin wrote:
90 points
Still slightly tannic, this should be had with pork or even an oily fish.
Red
2010 Château d'Arcole St. Émilion Grand Cru Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
5/1/2016 - kurishin wrote:
89 points
Prominent oak, seems to be new French, so further development possible. I enjoyed this wine, at least partially because it's so different from other St. Em GC.
Red
5/1/2016 - kurishin Likes this wine:
91 points
Fully integrated and structured. Tannins gone. Just slightly hot under the collar.
White
5/1/2016 - kurishin wrote:
87 points
Blah.
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White
5/1/2016 - kurishin wrote:
88 points
Great QPR.
White - Sweet/Dessert
4/26/2016 - kurishin wrote:
92 points
Honey and flowers. I can't say what kind of flowers, mind. There was even a hint of lingering acidity. It was certainly interesting to drink this 26 years on but I suspect it would have been more complex 10 years ago. Certainly oxidized, unsurprisingly.
Red
4/26/2016 - kurishin wrote:
88 points
Still tannic, I would hold this, I guess. Complexity was not there.
Rosé - Sparkling
4/10/2016 - kurishin wrote:
88 points
Strawberries on the palate. This flavor dissipated as the wine was exposed to air, leaving something less interesting.
Red
4/9/2016 - kurishin Likes this wine:
93 points
Structure here, I think put it by the blend (Syrah and Mourvedre) and judicious oak. This wine has come together but I think it could get a bit better, likely peaking in 1-2 years. Secondary flavors make the party in this wine.
Red
3/24/2016 - kurishin Likes this wine:
88 points
Negroamaro 80% and Malvasia 20% blend retailing for ¥1,200 in Tokyo. Outstanding QPR. Complexity won't blow you away but well-made and great with meats and cheeses.
Red
3/18/2016 - kurishin wrote:
90 points
Takes some time to open, even after a 30 min decant. Tannins largely absent, this wine can be consumed now...or later. I suppose some improvement is possible-this bottle was lacking some expected complexity. Still, there were secondary flavors, though primarily oak-related in my opinion.
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Red
3/7/2016 - kurishin Likes this wine:
92 points
Takes time to open. Fully integrated elegance. Still some dry tannins and even some old wine sourness but these burned off.
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White
3/5/2016 - kurishin Does not like this wine:
86 points
Flabbily simple, this partially oxidized, overripe offering disappointed. Little/no acidity a problem.
White
3/5/2016 - kurishin wrote:
90 points
Fully integrated now, this should be consumed forthwith.
Red
2/27/2016 - kurishin wrote:
92 points
This style won't be to everyone's taste, particularly if you subsist on a steady Burgundian diet; however, the wine is well made. Lots of fruit, still, this wine can be kept longer.
Red
2/26/2016 - kurishin Likes this wine:
93 points
Decanted for one hour and this was ready. Still some oaky notes on the nose and palate and tannins came out about two hours into the bottle. No surprise that this wine can handle more bottle time.
Red
2/23/2016 - kurishin wrote:
85 points
Opened a little hot and funky and then settled down. Not yet fully integrated, there is complexity here that could develop further. Strawberries and cherries on the palate, light acidity.
Red
2/21/2016 - kurishin wrote:
88 points
Not much to add here, other than drink up.
Red
2/3/2016 - kurishin Likes this wine:
90 points
Took awhile to open up but once it did it was complex and a joy to drink. Great QPR.
Red
1/25/2016 - kurishin Likes this wine:
92 points
Tannins dissipated, this is drinking very well. Some secondary tones coming through on the palate. Something leathery-new shoe leathery, mind.
Red
1/15/2016 - kurishin Likes this wine:
89 points
Oak prominent here, there's some pleasant dustiness. Great QPR.
Red
1/15/2016 - kurishin wrote:
87 points
Basic fare, don't expect complexity, goes well with heavy meat dishes and cheese.
Dominant flavor profile: grapes.
Red
2011 Antale Toscana IGT Sangiovese Blend, Sangiovese (view label images)
1/8/2016 - kurishin wrote:
90 points
Great QPR.
Red
2002 Château Lalande-Borie St. Julien Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
1/7/2016 - kurishin Likes this wine:
91 points
Some funk in this, which adds complexity and was quite pleasant. Fine, earth tones or forest floor if you like.
White
1/5/2016 - kurishin Likes this wine:
92 points
Excellent depth to this white. Minimal acidity but that worked here, allowing the fruit room.
White - Sparkling
1/2/2016 - kurishin Likes this wine:
92 points
There is complexity here, secondary flavors come out to play almost immediately. Some pear and potentially green apple, fresh flavors.
Red
1/1/2016 - kurishin wrote:
85 points
Perhaps a 45 min decant was the culprit and/or poor storage but I found this a desiccated husk with little secondary or tertiary flavors one would expect from a wine of this age if there was no longer any fruit.
And there isn't, at least not in this bottle.
Past its peak.
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White
12/19/2015 - kurishin wrote:
88 points
Lacking acidity, this ends up being a quaffable food accompaniment. Floral notes help on the palate. Unlikely to improve with age, drink up.
Red
12/19/2015 - kurishin wrote:
88 points
Well-made wine that lacks complexity but was integrated in this half bottle. Flavors of vanilla lingering from the oak.
White - Sweet/Dessert
12/13/2015 - kurishin wrote:
88 points
Oxidized now, this had the color and consistency of maple syrup. Still, what was left was interesting but not terribly complex.
White - Sweet/Dessert
12/10/2015 - kurishin Likes this wine:
92 points
Grass, citrus, and lychee. Tremendous nose fools the palate into thinking this wine will be fruity and sweet. I suspect this wine is a bit over the hill, it would have been fun to have a bit more fruit on the palate but I'm grasping at straws because the complexity is there to warrant the rating.
White
12/6/2015 - kurishin wrote:
89 points
Same as before, perhaps past peak but only by a bit.
Red
12/5/2015 - kurishin wrote:
89 points
About 30 mins to open. Strange combination of minimal complexity but high quality production. OK to drink now or hold for another couple of years.
Red
12/4/2015 - kurishin wrote:
88 points
Spicier, sharper, bigger than what you would get in CdP. Great value wine that goes well with meat or a cheese and ham plate. Not a wine that is going to make you think but that's OK sometimes.
Red
12/2/2015 - kurishin Likes this wine:
91 points
Still slightly tannic, this is nonetheless ready to drink. Complex layers of flavor with chocolate as the surprise. I have previously enjoyed Camus 2000-2001 vintages. I will likely buy more of this.
White
11/30/2015 - kurishin wrote:
87 points
This wine is likely over the hill with its idiosyncrasies worth noting. Don't chill or decant too much, the alcohol comes out and spoils the party. When open, there is a happy fun time with melon, honey, some zest, and some minerality, just don't think this will last. Don't be fooled by the price, like I apparently was, into thinking this wine will somehow get better with age. Drink up. It's not horrible but it is hardly transcendant.
Red
11/28/2015 - kurishin wrote:
88 points
Cherry compote are the dominant flavors on the palate, along with alcohol, originally. Mellowed.
White
11/27/2015 - kurishin wrote:
87 points
This bottle was a bit on the light side. Perhaps imperfect storage or the wine could be a bit over the hill. I would say that the tropical fruit has largely gone away though the chalk remains.
Red
11/21/2015 - kurishin wrote:
88 points
This wine has really become considerably more tame since I had the first of two bottles. The herbal notes largely disappeared into something almost elegant. There is nothing wrong with this but it was against my expectation somewhat. Tannins are gone, drink it if you've got it, I don't think it will become better from now.
Red
2008 Clearview Estate Enigma Hawke's Bay Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
11/8/2015 - kurishin wrote:
90 points
There are still tannins here, so perhaps this can be left for another couple of years. The CF holds proceedings together as the Merlot and Malbec attempt to run amok.
White
10/31/2015 - kurishin wrote:
88 points
Integrated now, this wine is ready to drink. Pleasant but lacking complexity, it should be consumed with food.
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Red
10/24/2015 - kurishin Likes this wine:
90 points
This bottle was in good shape, the fruit remained. I would say this wine is firmly in middle age. Some tannins remain and oak can still be identified as a secondary flavor, but integration is well on its way and there is a hint of the potential elegance of this wine's later years.
Red
10/17/2015 - kurishin Likes this wine:
92 points
There manages to be an elegance to this wine that I did not entirely expect. Some tannins still around but this is ready to drink, I can't imagine it will become much better over the next year or so until it begins to decline. There were secondary flavors, though I struggle to describe them.
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