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1995 Château Montrose St. Estèphe Red Bordeaux Blend
Dark brick, tertiary nose, initialy green but opens up. Complex, cedar, black and red fruit, meaty. Long finish
****1/2
  • GuillaumeC commented:

    11/28/19, 5:35 AM - How long did this take to open up?

Red
2011 G.D. Vajra Barolo Bricco delle Viole Nebbiolo
Encore plus fin et meilleur que la dernière fois. J'étais sur de la bonne Bourgogne ... Franchement déçu de ne pas en avoir plus en cave. Après avoir bu plusieurs bouteilles de; Scavino, Mascarello, Altare, Vietti, Sandrone, Chiarlo, Oddero, Conterno et Clerico, je confirme que Vajra Bricco est mon Barolo pref!!

5/5
  • GuillaumeC commented:

    6/29/18, 12:41 PM - Encore bien jeune et gagnerais à attendre? ou bien c'est beau maintenant?

Red
2004 Chateau Musar Bekaa Valley Red Blend
7/25/2017 - Omar Khayyam wrote:
85 points
Sweaty saddle, new leather, sloeberries, some garrigue. Good tannic structure. But also something sweet (&sour?) and alcoholic that feels less interesting. Ok for now, hopefully more integrated in ten years. I believe it has more upside.

Edit: We opened it a good 3 hours before and decanted. By the time we were drinking it, most of the horse and leather was gone or at least pleasantly playing a minor chord, which I normally look forward to when drinking Musar. This time though I felt that the sweet&sour was a bit too much and felt it would do better waiting in the cellar. If I had tried this blind, I would have thought it was five years younger at least. I have so far preferred the 1988, the 2005, the 1995 and the 2009 (although the 2009 also needs a lot of time). But best not to make any too serious bets with this wine, I have learnt. There's a good texture and fine tannins so that bodes well for the future.

Ps my mom protested against this verdict and gave this two thumbs up! I am upping the score one point on sheer motherly authority.
  • GuillaumeC commented:

    7/25/17, 5:14 PM - P&P? or did you let it breathe a while?

Red
1999 Chateau Musar Bekaa Valley Red Blend
4/3/2017 - EirikM wrote:
92 points
Still not fully mature, but drinking very well now. Double decanted. Complex fresh fruit with a touch warmth, but without heat on the long finish. Spices, but fairly subtle. Integrated and harmonious, with only a touch of v.a. adding complexity rather than marring the wine.
  • GuillaumeC commented:

    4/3/17, 5:23 AM - How long did you decant it for?

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