Tasting Notes for thatbrian

(19 notes on 17 wines)

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Red
1/6/2013 - thatbrian Does not like this wine:
75 points
Very acidic (tart and sour). Was very disappointing for $40
Red
3/9/2012 - thatbrian Likes this wine:
86 points
Not a great bottle for $27. Not much on the nose and short finish.
Red
3/3/2012 - thatbrian Does not like this wine:
82 points
Very acidic, and hot. Was very disappointed with this bottle.
Red
2/5/2012 - thatbrian Likes this wine:
89 points
Not much of a nose, and the finish is short, but it's easy-drinking without being sweet. It seems to strike a balance between old world and new world. Can be enjoyed with or without food. Great QPR at $15.
Red
2000 L'Esprit de Chevalier Pessac-Léognan Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
2/3/2012 - thatbrian Likes this wine:
86 points
Unpleasant nose. Nothing special. Plenty of better choices at this price point.
Red
2005 Château de Pressac St. Émilion Grand Cru Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
This is not ready to drink yet. No amount of air time that I gave it seemed to help. It's so astringent that it's very unpleasant. Hard to believe that this is a right bank Bordeaux.
Red
1/22/2012 - thatbrian Likes this wine:
82 points
Would be a very good wine and good QPR, but it's over-oaked.
Red
2010 Apothic Red California Red Blend (view label images)
1/17/2012 - thatbrian Likes this wine:
85 points
It is NW in style but still a pleasant, crowd-pleasing wine. B
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Red
1/13/2012 - thatbrian Likes this wine:
89 points
Too much oak for me, but a nice wine for $15. Fruity, but a decent balance of old world/ new world.
Red
1/9/2012 - thatbrian Likes this wine:
88 points
Popped and poured. It seems to strike a nice balance between OW and NW styles.
Red
1/5/2012 - thatbrian Likes this wine:
80 points
Astringent! Even after 6 hours of air, this was still harsh.
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Red
1/3/2012 - thatbrian Likes this wine:
91 points
Excellent QPR. Crowd-pleasing everyday-drinking wine. Great pinot nior, but decant it for at least 30 min.
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Red
1/1/2012 - thatbrian wrote:
85 points
Very sweet and fruity, but delicious.
Red
12/30/2011 - thatbrian wrote:
85 points
Compared to the 2008 Clos des Pape CdP, this was barely okay. Thin, uninteresting, but it is only $40. Would not buy again.
Red
12/28/2011 - thatbrian wrote:
85 points
This wine is an amazing value at about $10. New world, so it's a bit sweet.
Red
12/26/2011 - thatbrian Likes this wine:
89 points
Decanted for an hour and it was OK - put it back into the bottle and drank the next day - it was a solid "very good".
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