Tasting Notes for Vini Ciclismo

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Red
12/1/2021 - Vini Ciclismo Likes this wine:
96 points
Dark core, red rim.
Complex ripe red and black fruits, floral notes, dark spice, blueberry essence and violets. Very fragrant.
Darker on the palate, salty, spicy, brambly, inky, blueberry. Absolute silk, from start to finish. Super refined style, silky tannins, gorgeous.
Red
12/1/2021 - Vini Ciclismo Likes this wine:
92 points
Bright perfume, cherry and sherbet, with cherry stone zest.
Silky, balanced, dark and red cherry, hints of spice, refined and finishing clean and smooth. Faint hint of nutty oak influence.
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White
12/1/2021 - Vini Ciclismo Likes this wine:
94 points
Light gold.
Perfectly ripe fruits, honey, spice, a little cream.
Nothing oxidative. Fleshy, long smooth palate. Lemon, peach, cream, honey, oak spice, all beautifully integrated. Long smooth finish, good acidity but not biting. Delicious.
Red
11/10/2021 - Vini Ciclismo Likes this wine:
93 points
Dark ruby red.
Gorgeous violets, tar, ink, crushed berries.
Fine chalky tannins. Silky, long even palate. Red berry, violets, damson, cherry stone spice, fine graphite. Beautifully balanced and integrated. Punchy but nicely softened. Years ahead.
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Red
10/27/2021 - Vini Ciclismo Likes this wine:
91 points
Vibrant red, lustrous.
Reserved, soft plum, dark cherry, licorice.
Supple, excellent balance and poise, fine furry tannins, good acidity. Blueberry, damson, cassis, a dark spice edge, a little charcoal, delicious fruit and spice combination. Lovely style and flavours.
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White
2005 Bonneau du Martray Corton-Charlemagne Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru Chardonnay (view label images)
10/26/2021 - Vini Ciclismo Likes this wine:
96 points
Light straw gold, immaculate.
Intense sherbet and white flowers, lemon zest.
Youthful, taught, focused, superb intensity and refinement. Lemon zest, sherbet, stone fruit spice, hint of orange rind, brought together in a perfect structure. Stunning at 16 years, no hint of age.
Red
10/25/2021 - Vini Ciclismo Likes this wine:
92 points
Medium to light depth colour, cherry red.
Gorgeous sweet berries and fine dark spice with earth and a finely crushed herbal note.
Silky, ripe, richly flavoured, fine acidity and silky tannins. Excellent depth of flavour, fruit spice and earth perfectly balanced. Great now, probably at least another five.
Red
10/23/2021 - Vini Ciclismo Likes this wine:
93 points
Deep dark core, richly coloured.
Rich intense fragrance, dark berry, earth, dark spice, sweet blueberry zest.
Fleshy, open, velvety texture. Classic DP blueberry and raspberry with hints of cassis, great intensity, super ripeness, lovely earthy complexity that is not overpowering at all, lightly chalky tannins still present, delicious. Fully ready.
White
10/23/2021 - Vini Ciclismo Likes this wine:
95 points
Quite pale, delicate colour.
Clean fresh citrus and peach fragrance.
Zesty, crisp, good weight, superb length. Lemon, honeysuckle, lemon curd, refined and youthful. This has another decade in it.
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Red
10/15/2021 - Vini Ciclismo Likes this wine:
93 points
Bright deep red.
Deep black and red cherry, crushed herb whole bunch spicy complexity. Youthful, intense, but with a silky velvety style. Fine furry tannins. Needs five years to soften and open up. Impressive.
White
10/15/2021 - Vini Ciclismo Likes this wine:
94 points
Deep lemon.
Honeysuckle, white blossom,
Deep lemon, zesty, curd, crushed herbs, lime juice bite, powerful, long finish, has a richness from its age, but still with balance and refinement. Delicious.
Red
10/10/2021 - Vini Ciclismo Likes this wine:
94 points
Notes consistent with previous bottle.
Rich, deep dark fruits, classic Brunello complexity.
Powerful furry tannins. Years ahead.
Red
1985 Mount Mary Cabernets Yarra Valley Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
10/9/2021 - Vini Ciclismo Likes this wine:
92 points
Deep dark, lighter rim.
Briary fragrance, cassis, herbal spice. Clean and bright.
Medium weight, silky, refined. Has good acidity and length. A lovely blend of cassis and dried herbs, cedary, sweet sherbety black fruits. Classic Quintet profile. Fine furry tannins. Delicious.
White
10/9/2021 - Vini Ciclismo Likes this wine:
89 points
Colour on the darker side, but more a rich yellow, not surprising for the age.
Gentle fragrance, sweet peachy fruits, but nothing obviously oxidative. Very clean.
Medium weight, has some flesh, rounded and smooth. Has lovely sweet fruit, definitely hasn’t lost its character, just that faint aged character to the fruit and a hint of spice. Normally a fairly restrained style so in some ways it has opened up. Definitely a surprise in terms of how taught the flavour profile has kept itself after 37 years, even for this vineyard.
Red
2004 Tyrrell's Vat 8 Hunter Valley Cabernet-Shiraz Blend, Red Blend (view label images)
10/3/2021 - Vini Ciclismo Likes this wine:
93 points
Deep dark colour, dense.
Dark fruits, dark spice, some blood, graphite & soy richness.
Powerful but smooth, intense ripe dark berry and plums, well integrated oak spice, licorice and tar, scorched earth. The earthy developed notes add complexity but the fruit and spice intensity dominate. Lush, but with a silky elegance, classic Tyrell’s style, albeit this one is on the heavier end of the spectrum. Absolutely delicious, and with years ahead. Very sad this is my only bottle.
Red
10/2/2021 - Vini Ciclismo Likes this wine:
95 points
Deep dark colour, red/black rim.
Ink, cassis, plum, licorice, soy.
Super silky, absolute refinement, all across the palate to a long refined finish. Tannins and acidity superbly balanced. Dark berries, blueberry, licorice, graphite, ink and earth. Not overly developed, just nicely expressive, delicious bright fruit and lingering spice.
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Red
10/2/2021 - Vini Ciclismo Likes this wine:
92 points
Deep bright red, dark core.
Smooth, red and blue berries, earth, ink.
Very smooth, lush palate, fine furry tannins, good acidity. Dark fruits, cassis, plums, blueberry compote, ink, tar spice. Just starting to develop a little earthy edge. Drinking well but has plenty of years ahead.
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Red
9/29/2021 - Vini Ciclismo Likes this wine:
95 points
Dark black red.
Deep red and black berries, no oak evident, licorice spice, lightly plummy, raspberry and a hint of cherry stone zest.
Unbelievably velvety, silky style. Super refined tannins, amazing for such a young shiraz. Red and black berries, just a hint of tar and licorice, more purely berry driven and little of the spice that the SV brings. Lovely acidity, so well balanced.
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Red
9/27/2021 - Vini Ciclismo Likes this wine:
92 points
Lovely blend of red and dark berries, not a lot of VR spice, definitely a hint of earth, good presence, fleshy, smooth, rounded. Fine tannins. Drinking nicely.
Red
1990 Domaine Jean Gros Richebourg Richebourg Grand Cru Pinot Noir (view label images)
9/25/2021 - Vini Ciclismo Likes this wine:
95 points
Deep red, pale rim.
Rich blood and earth, sweet red and black berries,
Sweet berries, cherry stone zest, earth, rich spice, refined but intense. Excellent depth. Fine but grippy tannins. Still years ahead.
White
9/25/2021 - Vini Ciclismo Likes this wine:
95 points
Light gold, lustrous.
Soft honeysuckle, lemon curd, crushed herbs.
Fleshy, but not heavy. Beautiful blend of flavours. Zesty herbaceous spice, lemon curd, white flowers. Creamy, intense ling finish. This has years ahead of it. Superb.
White
9/19/2021 - Vini Ciclismo Likes this wine:
93 points
Pale straw.
Creamy, honey, peachy, intense.
Crunchy and young, lots of impact, but has a smooth texture with a nicely balanced finish. Pears and peaches, stone fruit zest, well integrated oak spice relatively subtle. Needs a couple more years.
Red
9/18/2021 - Vini Ciclismo Likes this wine:
94 points
Pure red, light rim, no brick.
Red berries and earth. Delicious aged cabernet, cassis, cedar, background spice, some dark graphite notes. Tannins still there, fine but present on the long refined finish. Fresh acidity. Drinking beautifully. Has another decade I reckon.
Red
9/17/2021 - Vini Ciclismo Likes this wine:
92 points
Deeply flavoured, powerful, ripe dark fruits. Has a creamy softness, but also chalky tannins, a finish that needs time. Blue and raspberry, fine crushed herbs, lovely florals, youthful, delicious.
Red
2018 Torbreck Descendant Barossa Valley Shiraz Blend, Syrah (view label images)
9/14/2021 - Vini Ciclismo Likes this wine:
93 points
Black, dense.
Seamless, intense, very balanced fragrance. Ink, graphite, cassis, plums, pepper, blueberry.
Silky but dense, super smooth, long intense dark fruit and tar spice, salty, inky, blueberry essence, licorice. Fluffy tannins, silky. Generous mouthfeel, creamy, no hard edges. Distinctively Torbrek style. Drinkable now, certainly has worthwhile complexity already, density to carry it decades.
Red
9/12/2021 - Vini Ciclismo Likes this wine:
92 points
Deep red, dark core, light rim.
Dark berries, gentle spice, rich, a little earthy.
Aged and opened up, soft vosne spice, dark berry fruit, fine tannins with still some grip, fleshy, lovely style. Has reached its apogee, probably a little beyond, but nevertheless delicious drinking.
Red
2018 Yarra Yering Dry Red N°2 Yarra Valley Shiraz Blend, Syrah (view label images)
9/11/2021 - Vini Ciclismo Likes this wine:
92 points
Red fruits, dark spice, black pepper. Creamy texture. Fine tannins, fleshy ripe and delicious. Needs a few years to build some earthy notes, quite primary now. Has a delicacy, rich smooth ripe red berries. clearly Yarra shiraz, but with the added spicy twist.
Red
9/9/2021 - Vini Ciclismo Likes this wine:
91 points
Deep colour.
Creamy smooth texture, inky, blueberry and blackberries, fine dark spice and pepper. Silky, nicely balanced, lovely long smooth finish, fine tannins. Drinking well.
White
2005 Blain-Gagnard Bâtard-Montrachet Bâtard-Montrachet Grand Cru Chardonnay (view label images)
9/5/2021 - Vini Ciclismo Likes this wine:
95 points
Rich but not heavily golden.
Beautiful white flowers, brightly perfumed, plus a hint of crushed herb.
Peaches, lemon zest, honey and crushed herbs,super fine oak spice. Beautifully balanced, from start to finish, terrific poise. Finish is tight and long, all seamless. No hint of ox. Really in a perfect spot.
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Red
9/4/2021 - Vini Ciclismo Likes this wine:
94 points
Dark core, deep intense red.
delicate dark berry fragrance, plums, graphite, tar.
Beautiful silky structure, fine tannins and acidity. Rich plums and red berry with smoke, earth and licorice accents, black pepper and a hint of crushed herbs. Delicious drinking now, plenty to keep it going another decade.
Red
9/1/2021 - Vini Ciclismo Likes this wine:
92 points
Medium to pale red.
Pure, intense cherry and spice fragrance, red fruits and soft florals, delicate,
Well knitted, no hard edges, refined style. Red berries and cherry stone zest blend nicely, fine spice, hint of darkness but not oak. Lovely fine acidity, silky tannins. No hint of development yet, just beautiful balance. A very pretty wine.
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Red
8/28/2021 - Vini Ciclismo Likes this wine:
94 points
Deep earthy red, muddy, solid.
Smooth, rich ripe earthy berries.
Silky smooth, very well structured, balanced, finishes very clean, black and red cherry, just a soft hint of rhubarb, absolutely beautiful structure. Fine tannins, lovely acidity. Flavours are bright, not overly developed, this feels like another decade will be no problem.
Red
8/26/2021 - Vini Ciclismo Likes this wine:
92 points
Medium weight red, light rim, no tawny.
Smooth but expressive, deep ripe berries, soft florals, hint of cherry stone, some tar spice.
Silky, pure red and blue berries, plums, raspberry, sweet fruits, lightly dark spiced, gorgeous Sangiovese richness.
White
1987 Château Laville Haut-Brion Blanc Pessac-Léognan Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend (view label images)
8/22/2021 - Vini Ciclismo Likes this wine:
91 points
Perfect levels and good cork.
Lustrous, golden.
Wax, straw, honey, honeysuckle, toast.
Silky, smooth, stylish, very clean and long. Lithe semillon influence dominates, not a lot of the tropical savblanc flavours left. No hint of oxidative characters, just faded glories of fruit and subtle spice, like a beautifully aged old semillon but then it’s not as toasty as the old Hunter classics. Acidity seems to be keeping it in shape, will drink well for another decade but I guess will keep losing fruit.
Red
8/19/2021 - Vini Ciclismo Likes this wine:
88 points
Palish medium red.
Delicate, but nice flavour intensity, bright berries, blueberry, soft dark spice, hint of cherry stone zest. Good acidity, fine tannins. Certainly past its best but gracefully aged and drinking well.
Red
8/14/2021 - Vini Ciclismo Likes this wine:
94 points
Youthful deep ruby red colour.
Intense dark berries, crushed herbal spice, tar and licorice spice, roasted meats, the fruit still dominates but the complexity is very apparent. Plenty of very fine tannins and well balanced acidity. Has a decade or more ahead of it. Delicious.
White
8/11/2021 - Vini Ciclismo Likes this wine:
93 points
pale straw.
crisp minerality, saline, hint of flowers and honey.
white flowers, talc, a little tropical melon, fine acidity, taught structure but with some flesh on it. bright and crisp, excellent length, citrus zing on the finish. delicious
White - Sweet/Dessert
2001 Château Suduiraut Sauternes Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend (view label images)
8/8/2021 - Vini Ciclismo Likes this wine:
95 points
Feels very fresh and youthful. Bright crisp citrus fruits, lightly apricot. Stone fruit spice, honey, orange zest, vanilla and well integrated oak. Delicious, youthful, years ahead.
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Red
8/8/2021 - Vini Ciclismo Likes this wine:
95 points
Medium weight, red, light red rim.
Soft ripe red berries, damson, very refined spice.
Incredibly silky, refined and yet with great flavour intensity. Absolutely seamless, dark and red fruits, violets, dark spice, all totally balanced with classy acidity. No real sign of oxidative development. Superb. Will last a decade easily.
Red
8/7/2021 - Vini Ciclismo Likes this wine:
93 points
Powerful, ripe fruits, rich, classic ink and tar spice, still with big furry tannins. Chunky structure, Impressive for its age, plenty of time ahead.
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Red
8/6/2021 - Vini Ciclismo wrote:
91 points
Furry deep red.
Sweet berries, lightly spiced, blueberry and violets.
Good density, velvety texture , silky soft tannins, smooth and balanced. Darker fruits, damson and cherry stone zest, raspberry compote, blueberry, gentle tar spice, youthful, not very earthy or developed. Creamy texture.
Red
8/5/2021 - Vini Ciclismo Likes this wine:
93 points
Light purple red, classic.
Raspberry, a hint of plum, some dark spice. Very refined.
Soft, lithe, good flavour intensity, smooth and well balanced. Perfect young hunter flavours, red berries, licorice spice, barely evident oak, just so drinkable. Silky, refined, but the flavour intensity is strong. Young but will age a king long time.
Red
8/4/2021 - Vini Ciclismo Likes this wine:
92 points
Deep red, lighter rim.
Sweet ripe berries with rhubarb and plumb, a lightly earthy and spicy fragrance.
Intense, ripe, earthy, plummy, dark otago fruit, cherry stone zest, fine spice. On the heavier riper side but smooth, long and delicious. Seamless, nicely balanced, nice acidity. Showing some nice developed characters, at an excellent stage.
White
8/3/2021 - Vini Ciclismo Likes this wine:
93 points
pale straw.
peaches and bright citrus fruits, lemon and a hint of orange sherbet. some crushed herb spice nicely blended with very fine barely evident oak spice. very crisp and clean, nothing heavy, zings across the palate with nice acidity. this is drinking beautifully, refreshing cool climate chardonnay.
White
8/1/2021 - Vini Ciclismo Likes this wine:
94 points
Light gold.
Bright citrus zest, fragrant jasmine and honeysuckle, mineral spice, fine French oak spice. Beautiful.
Great fruit intensity, oak spice, honey, peach and lemon, creamy mouthfeel, finishes very smooth and long with soft citrus fruits dominating. Ripe and delicious, well integrated oak influence. Gentle acidity, feels like it’s for drinking over the next five years.
White
7/28/2021 - Vini Ciclismo Likes this wine:
93 points
Light yellow.
Pure refined fruit, bright, crisp, clean, lightly mineral, hints of melon.
Hay, tropical fruit, honeysuckle, a little cream, crushed dried herbs. Refined structure, silky and taught, slippery long clean finish. Delicious.
White - Sweet/Dessert
2001 Château Suduiraut Sauternes Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend (view label images)
7/25/2021 - Vini Ciclismo Likes this wine:
93 points
Apricot colour.
Apricot and vanilla, marzipan zest, bright, clean.
Medium weight, lush texture but not heavy, lovely balance, brings plump rip fruit, spice, vanilla, toasty spice, stone fruit zest. Apricot is the dominant fruit. Softness of age but still with cleansing acidity. Probably at its best now.
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White
7/25/2021 - Vini Ciclismo Likes this wine:
93 points
Golden hue, good lustre.
Fresh, fruit and spice, soft aged characters, honey and grilled nuts.
Fleshy, full flavoured, long smooth palate. Fruit, cream, toast and honey, nothing oxidative. Very clean finish, pure and fruit driven, gentle acidity, carries its sweet aged fruit very well.
Red
7/24/2021 - Vini Ciclismo Likes this wine:
94 points
Deep colour, but not black.
Dark fruits, dark spice, garrigue scented.
Bright fruits, tar and licorice spice, delicious blend. Blueberry, raspberry, cassis, some crushed herbs and earth but not overly developed. Plenty of fine furry tannins, needs more time, a powerful wine with many years ahead.
Red
7/23/2021 - Vini Ciclismo Likes this wine:
93 points
Medium red, no tawny.
Clean bright fruit, some earth, licorice spice, leather.
Ripe dark fruits, cassis, mulberry, leather, fine furry tannins. Still quite youthful, has a nice pure leathery edge, nothing barnyard, just earth and black berries. Very impressive for its age. Great drinking.
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