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Tasting Notes for Vanilla

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Red - Fortified
12/30/2022 - Vanilla wrote:
94 points
One of the best bottle of Porto I ever had! Simply amazing
White - Sweet/Dessert
1996 Château de Rayne-Vigneau Sauternes Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend (view label images)
6/3/2019 - Vanilla wrote:
92 points
Bit more evolved from previous bottle. Still a great wine, complex and still a grip of acidity to balance it all.

Drink now as i feel this won’t change much from this plateau.

92+ pts

Santé!
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Red
5/24/2019 - Vanilla wrote:
93 points
The time as come for me to pop that!!
The nose was incredible and so complexe, from start to finish. Decanted for 3 hours then drank over a period of 3 hours. Amazing but I feel like i did not enjoy thetaste as much as I enjoyed the aroma from the nose. Poor cellar conditions.... still a great bottle, but in my mind this bottle is ready to go now

93pts

Santé!
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Red
4/23/2019 - Vanilla wrote:
91 points
nose iwas amazing, but the the actual taste (after 2h30 of decanting) was quite short. It did improve over the 3 hours span of time we had it, but overall, I think it aged faster because of my poor cellar conditions. As I dont have a cellar....

this bottle made me want to get one. It's a must

still a good bottle but nothing over the top with this one. I enjoyed the 2005 way more.

91pts

Santé!
Red
4/15/2019 - Vanilla wrote:
97 points
amazing bottle. Decanted for 5 hours and then drank over 4 hours while watching the Masters. What a wine and what a win by Tiger. Epic!!!

had some grilled sausage and aspargus. Perfect little snack, with herbs to match this complex bottle.

Last bottle will be in 5 years or so. Still quite excellent today, but this as lot left in the tank.

a solid 97 + pts

Santé!!
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Red
2/11/2019 - Vanilla wrote:
95 points
commence a s'ouvrir. Première de 2 bouteilles.

La prochaine sera d'ici 2 à 3 ans.

Carafé pendant 2 heures et a continuer a s,ouvrir pendant les 3h + que j'ai déguster cette magnifique bouteille en regardant le golf!

95+ pts

Santé !!
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Red
2/11/2019 - Vanilla wrote:
93 points
superbe, en pleine forme, délicat, puissant, complexe, fin, nez tout simplement fou.

du jus des dieux.

une des meuilleures bouteilles de CNDP que j'ai bu.

Ca tombe dans mes cordes!! Style bourgignon, un vrai wow.

93 + pts

Santé
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White
1/23/2019 - Vanilla wrote:
92 points
une très belle bouteille de blanc qui a su bien se transporter dans le temps. à boire maintenant, et je ne vois pas ce qui pourrait évoluer dans ce vin. Couleur doré et un peu visqueux.

WOW

Notes tertiaires, pomme confite, miel doré, pelure d'ornge brulé, fleure blanche, très très frais, léger sucre, mais le tout est super bien intégré.

Accord: sushi avec ma copine pour mon weekend d'anniversaire!

Suprenant et délicieux.

92pts

Santé!
Red
11/15/2018 - Vanilla wrote:
90 points
Not as good as bottle last year. A bit flat.....

too bad it was my last one....

90pts

Santé !!
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Red
2008 Château Cantemerle Haut-Médoc Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
8/15/2018 - Vanilla wrote:
92 points
SOLID

Again, to me this bottle is at a great stage. For sure it could live on for another few years, but to my liking, this was an awesome wine.

Paired with filet mignon with a mushroom demi glace sauce.

Too bad this was my only bottle.

92+ pts

Santé!!
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Red
7/24/2018 - Vanilla wrote:
95 points
superbe bouteille. J'ai décidé de l'ouvrir et de regarder le British OPEN!!

Carafé 2 heures avant de boire mon premier verre. Le nez était super aromatique, viande, fraise mure, herbes, garigue letout bien suporter pas une fraicheur digne d'un grand vin.

La bouche était tout aussi délicieuse. Ce que le nez annonce, se retrouve à la dégustation. L'acidité est encore présente et c'est ce qui rend ce vin simplement magique.

Couleur orangé/rouge, longue jambe visqueuse.

domage que c'était ma seule bouteille.

un solide 95pts (+)

Santé !!
White
7/16/2018 - Vanilla wrote:
93 points
WOW WOW WOW

Bu @L'Orée-du-bois pour le souper annuel de L'Académie du Vin de l'Outaouais

avec entré et canapé assortis.

Magnifique bouteille à bois sans plus attendre. Domage que c'était ma seule bouteille.

un solide 93pts

Santé!!
Red
7/12/2018 - Vanilla wrote:
95 points
what a nice bottle!

still has lot left in the tank, but to my taste , it's perfect now!!

95+ pts

Santé!!
Red
2009 Trocard Chateau Franc La Rose St. Émilion Grand Cru Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
7/4/2018 - Vanilla wrote:
86 points
at the decline..............

drink asap
Red
7/4/2018 - Vanilla wrote:
94 points
SOLID

happy I have one more in my cellar.

Goiing t odrink it before this upcoming Christmas. To me it's in a perfect stage of life.

It's because of bottles like this one that I love CNDP that much

94+ pts

Santé !!
White - Sweet/Dessert
5/22/2018 - Vanilla wrote:
92 points
Ah comme c'est plaisant d'ouvrir une bouteille comme celle-la. Je ne m'attendais à rie nde spéciale, mais ce fut une des plus belle bouteille de liquoreux bu dans les derniers 2 ans.

Vieilli a souhait, belle minéralité, encore une belle acidité qui rehausse le tout. WOW

Bu avec des baklava / accord parfait

Un beau 92PTS

Santé!!
Red
4/25/2018 - Vanilla wrote:
95 points
my score says it all !!

Really at a nice stage now, everything is well integrated together, fruits, barnyard, smoke, herbs,

WOW

drink now of over the next 2-3 years

95pts

Santé !!
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Red
2008 Clos Floridene Graves Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
4/18/2018 - Vanilla wrote:
86 points
prêt a boire. un peu flat...... Ne pas attendre

86

Santé !
Red
2009 Clos Marsalette Pessac-Léognan Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
4/2/2018 - Vanilla wrote:
87 points
better last time. This is still a nice wine, the taste does not fit the nose.

A bit flat, still good, just on the down slope. Should have open this bottle last year or so.

Still went nicelly with filet mignon with bordelaise sauce and crispy mushrooms.

87pts

a boire dès maintenant.

Santé !!
Red
3/8/2018 - Vanilla wrote:
90 points
90 +

WILL BE A REALLY NICE WINE IN A FEW YEARS!
Red
3/5/2018 - Vanilla wrote:
93 points
WOW WOW WOW

Quelle belle bouteille. Bu avec un couple d'ami samedi soir, Menu: souris d'agneau laqué au miel et romarin.

Superbe, carafé 2 heures. Sur son plateau a ce jours. Prochaine bouteille sera bu d'ici Noel.

93pts
White - Sweet/Dessert
2003 Château Rieussec Sauternes Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend (view label images)
3/5/2018 - Vanilla wrote:
94 points
Ready to go. Don't see this evolving to a better stage.....

My next bottle will be for the Holidays and/or my B-day.

A great bottle, 94pts
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Red
2009 Clos Marsalette Pessac-Léognan Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
10/23/2017 - Vanilla wrote:
88 points
DRINK NOW
White - Sweet/Dessert
2007 Château Bastor-Lamontagne Sauternes Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend (view label images)
5/24/2017 - Vanilla wrote:
91 points
Classic, suave, honey, white peach, botritys, iris, nectarine, zeste.

Very nice bottle.

Drank from a half bottle with my girlfriend.

91 pts.

Santé!!
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Red
5/23/2017 - Vanilla wrote:
92 points
Oh so lovely this bottle. In the perfect spot for my taste.

Aged, still lots of fruits, leather, spices, herbs, so complex.

This is a perfect example of why I love ChateauNeufDuPape.
Drink now or cant wait a bit. Not sure if this will evolved more, but i'll drink my last one sometimes before Christmas.

WOW

solid 92 pts

Santé!!
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Red
5/19/2017 - Vanilla wrote:
91 points
Oh so good.

Don't think this will get any better than this. At is peak right now. Drink now.

Bien vieilli, notes tertiaires, fruits rouge confits, épices chaudes, tannins bien intégrés.

WOW.

Belles bouteilles et rapport qualité/$ superbe.

Domage que je n'avais que cette seule bouteille.

un solide 91pts

Santé!!
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Red
5/19/2017 - Vanilla wrote:
91 points
good as it can get.

Drink now.

a solid 92pts
White - Sparkling
4/10/2017 - Vanilla wrote:
98 points
Absolute best bottle of champagne i've ever had.

Opend for my girlfriend's 30th birthday.

WOW!!!

98pts

Santé
Red
1/13/2017 - Vanilla wrote:
83 points
Dans un mauvaise phase de sa vie...

Prochaine bouteille à revoir dans 1-2 ans
White - Sweet/Dessert
1/12/2017 - Vanilla wrote:
88 points
Belle bouteille de Sauterne avec laquelle je n'avais aucune attente particulière.

C'est avéré très bonne, pour un vin de ce prix; surprenant!

Riche, concentré sans être trop lourd, bref content d'avoir pris la chance de coucher cette bouteille de ''petit'' Sauterne.

Un beau 88 pts

Santé!!
Red
1/12/2017 - Vanilla wrote:
91 points
Excellente bouteille. Dans un beau stade de sa vie. Peut bénificier encore de quelques années mais je crois qu'a ce stade, c'est parfait (à mon goût)

On ne sent pas le 16.5% et c'est assez délicat, parfait avec une grillade de gibier.

un solide 91pts

Santé !!
White - Sweet/Dessert
10/24/2016 - Vanilla wrote:
92 points
Constant notes from last bottle.
Red
10/4/2016 - Vanilla wrote:
94 points
Tremendous bottle, I'm glad I have one more. Very nice after 3 hours of decanter. Lots of things going on in this wine.

Next bottle will be in 4-5 years. But If it would be just up to me, I'll pop that last bottle this weekend!

A solid 94+ pts

Santé!!
Red
9/6/2016 - Vanilla wrote:
89 points
GREAT, GREAT GREAT
Red
8/12/2016 - Vanilla wrote:
86 points
Bonne bouteille mais oh que c'est puissant....Je m'attendais à ceci mais peut-être pas autant.....

Aurais pu béninicier de quelques années en cave de plus.

86+pts

Santé!!
Red
8/12/2016 - Vanilla wrote:
88 points
Great bottle, not as good as the 2009, but quite ready for now. My next bottle will be in the next year.

88+ pts

Santé !!
White - Sweet/Dessert
8/3/2016 - Vanilla wrote:
95 points
95 pts, can't say more!

Glad I have one more of that pristine nectar!

Santé!!
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White - Sweet/Dessert
8/3/2016 - Vanilla wrote:
92 points
Delicious, ready to go, awesome nose, paired well with Québec cheeses! WOW

Apricot, lillas, brown sugar, caramelized pears, honey, well...to much to tell it all!

Could wait some more but from a 375ml bottle, ready to pop.

92+

Santé!!
Red
7/21/2016 - Vanilla wrote:
90 points
Great bottle, excellent right now. Don't see this getting better.

Pop your bottles if you have some of this delicious grape juice.

Perfect with some Grilled meat on the BBQ.
Santé!
Red
7/21/2016 - Vanilla wrote:
91 points
Awesome wine, aged to perfection. Too bad I only had one bottle....

Still a great wine. If you have a bottle, drink now. Don't see this getting better that this right now.

91pts,

Santé!
Red
7/21/2016 - Vanilla wrote:
91 points
Solid wine, can wait some more but oh so good right now.

91pts,

Santé!
Red
5/16/2016 - Vanilla wrote:
90 points
Lovelly Pinot form California. Well made, not to extracted like those Pinot usually produced in the US.

I can see that wine getting better with 3-4 years of cellaring.

Overall a great Pinot Noir

90pts

Santé!!
Red
3/28/2016 - Vanilla wrote:
85 points
Bien mais sans plus. Un peux acide à mon gout mais une fois à la bonne température (15-16 degré), ça devient plus intéressant.

Beau fruit, autant au nez qu'en bouche. Léger mais gouteux. Parfait pour boire en après-midi en regardant le golf à la télé!!

A boire dès maintenant. Je ne vois pas comment ce vin peut s'améliorer. Profité de ce vin en jeunesse.

85

Santé!
Red
1/6/2016 - Vanilla wrote:
90 points
Really good right now. Could age a bit more but for my taste it is perfect right now!
Red
7/20/2015 - Vanilla wrote:
90 points
Great bottle of CNDP, but a bit thin. Maybe because of the year, 2008 was not super, so I figured it could be because of this.

Otherwise this wine was quite nice. After 4h of decanter, this showed more complexcity and was pretty good.

We had it with cheeses and rosette de lyon sausage.

The two other bottle we had were : Beaucastel 1998 and Cuvée Imperiale Usseglio 2010. Two amazing bottle. we had a great evening. The Beaucastel 2008 need some time but after 4h of decanter it showed quite nice!

90pts

Santé !!
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White - Sweet/Dessert
6/9/2015 - Vanilla wrote:
94 points
Don't really know how to compare this to anything else, but for sure this was exceptional!

Perfect balance of sweet and acidity, lemon confit, clear caramel, figues, white peach, pears...overall a magnificient bouquet of fresh fruits with the perfect amount of sugar.

This is the best dessert wine I ever had, and by far! I'm glad I have some more bottle of Hongarian dessert wines in my cellar.

94+

Santé !!
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White - Sparkling
6/9/2015 - Vanilla wrote:
91 points
Great aged champagne! I'm glad I kept this one for a couple of years, but sad that this one was my last one...

Fine bubbles, long finish, toasted bread/brioche, lemon zest, yeast and dry just the way I like them!

I don't see what this champagne could benefit from more time in the cellar but I can see that it would last for a long time. I personally like them in there mid life stage of there life, so it was perfect at this time.

Fantastic Champagne!

91+

Santé !!
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White
6/9/2015 - Vanilla wrote:
93 points
What a wine....Not really a ''connaisseur'' of this type of wine, but I do know this was exceptional!

I had some German white before but never as good as this. From what I read on wine, I know that this producer is one of the best in Germany. This wine showed me why!

Had this bottle sunday night at L'Orée du Bois for the last event of the season of the wine club l'AVO.

Rich, delicate, long finish, crisp, soft, a bit mineral, lemon confit, abricot, zesty with a touch of sweetness (9% alc)

Overall one the the best white I ever drank.

93+

Santé !!
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