Tasting Notes for Vini Ciclismo

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Red
11/22/2020 - Vini Ciclismo Likes this wine:
94 points
Dark, black core.
Nose of pomegranate, kirsche, black cherry, tar spice, an early crushed herb note which blew off.
Silky, supple, and very long. Dark berries, sour cherry pip, cool crushed herbal spice, dark tar spice. Long long finish, super smooth. Very fine tannins, hardly noticeable. Absolutely delicious.
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Red
11/21/2020 - Vini Ciclismo Likes this wine:
90 points
Tawny red, light rim.
Cherry pip, nutty, lightly earthy, tar spice, a little smoky.
Mellow structure, flavours fruit driven, red berries, damson, soft tannins, good flavour intensity. Cherry pip sourness, licorice, tar spice, very well preserved Tempranillo. Delicious drinking, lovely blend of fruit and spice, good acidity.
Red
11/19/2020 - Vini Ciclismo Likes this wine:
94 points
Brick red.
Red cherry, earth,
Creamy smooth texture. Earthy, mixed berries, hint of blueberry, lovely sherbet zest, soft fine tannins and easy acidity. Obviously mature but drinking beautifully, in no danger. Balance is excellent, classy.
White
11/19/2020 - Vini Ciclismo Likes this wine:
90 points
Pure yellow.
White flowers and mustard weed spice. No sign of oxidation.
Clean, pure flavours, soft and gently faded. Lemon rind, peach and honeysuckle flavours each muted. Dried herb zest adds complexity. Clear sense of being beyond its peak but has not fallen apart at all. Nothing oxidative whatsoever. Extremely drinkable.
Red
11/7/2020 - Vini Ciclismo Likes this wine:
95 points
Very dark.
Powerful palate, deep dark flavours, blueberry, blackberries, licorice, plums, ink, tar. Ripe and rich, with a lightly tobacco leaf earthy edge, classic Brunello. Powerful tannins, mouth coating and furry. Impressive structure, seems a decade of slow development ahead. Absolutely delicious.
Red
10/30/2020 - Vini Ciclismo Likes this wine:
96 points
Dark red, black core, looks young.
Gorgeous pure red berry, lifted florals, wood smoke, refined, intense.
Ripe, well structured, great intensity. Bright red berry, some blueberry, hint of sherbet, lovely dark smokey edge, no sign of development. Lots of fine tannins, youthful impression. Overall silky, classic hermitage. Delicious.
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Red
10/24/2020 - Vini Ciclismo Likes this wine:
93 points
Vintage 2010 Tasting; 10/24/2020-10/25/2020 (Bronte, Sydney): med dark
deep red and black berries, cassis, sherbet zest, very fine well integrated oak spice
velvety structure, good acid and very fine tannins, plump ripe cassis, mulberry, hint of tobacco leaf spice, nicely complex, delicious drinking
Red
10/24/2020 - Vini Ciclismo Likes this wine:
91 points
Vintage 2010 Tasting; 10/24/2020-10/25/2020 (Bronte, Sydney): dark core, a little muddy
clean pre red berry fragrance
sweet red berries, a light herbasceous edge, refined style
Red
2010 Mount Mary Quintet Yarra Valley Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
10/24/2020 - Vini Ciclismo Likes this wine:
92 points
Vintage 2010 Tasting; 10/24/2020-10/25/2020 (Bronte, Sydney): light to medium red
fragrant cassis
delicate palate as expected, refined, delicious red berries and a hint of dark spice, some tobacco leaf, super silky tannins, some sherbet zest, drinking beautifully
Red
10/24/2020 - Vini Ciclismo Likes this wine:
91 points
Vintage 2010 Tasting; 10/24/2020-10/25/2020 (Bronte, Sydney): deep red
dark berries, hint of dark spice, smooth
red berry, silky tannins, nice even palate, drinking well but not going to get much better
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Red
10/24/2020 - Vini Ciclismo Likes this wine:
93 points
Vintage 2010 Tasting; 10/24/2020-10/25/2020 (Bronte, Sydney): very dark, black
deeply fragrant pure cassis, a hint of tar
pure dark berries, just a hint of tobacco leaf, soft and refined, very long, tannins present but very fine, has many years ahead of it, not much development yet, impressive
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Red
10/24/2020 - Vini Ciclismo Likes this wine:
94 points
Vintage 2010 Tasting; 10/24/2020-10/25/2020 (Bronte, Sydney): deep red
berries, sweetly fragrant
ripe red berries and tobacco leaf spice and complexity, gentle in the scheme of cabernet, refined elegant style, a subtle dark spice edge, finishes silky smooth and long with melting tannins. delicious.
Red
10/24/2020 - Vini Ciclismo Likes this wine:
93 points
Vintage 2010 Tasting; 10/24/2020-10/25/2020 (Bronte, Sydney): deep red
highly perfumed, deep red berries
silky red berries, so pure and refined, super fine tannins, huge length, resonates, delicious
Red
10/24/2020 - Vini Ciclismo Likes this wine:
93 points
Vintage 2010 Tasting; 10/24/2020-10/25/2020 (Bronte, Sydney): deep red
bright fruits, spicy, warmly earthy
delicious dark spice, very nicely integrated with the fruit, darker berries, a lightly herbal zest, nicely structured, drinks well now
Red
2010 Yeringberg Yarra Valley Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
10/24/2020 - Vini Ciclismo Likes this wine:
90 points
Vintage 2010 Tasting; 10/24/2020-10/25/2020 (Bronte, Sydney): med wt red, pure
light red berry, cool, hint of spice
gentle red berries, some tobacco leaf complexity, cassis, a refined silky style of cabernet. drinking well.
Red
10/24/2020 - Vini Ciclismo Likes this wine:
89 points
Vintage 2010 Tasting; 10/24/2020-10/25/2020 (Bronte, Sydney): bright red
clean red berry fragrance, soft spice
delicate refined style, red berry essence, elegant, drinking nicely
Red
10/24/2020 - Vini Ciclismo Likes this wine:
90 points
Vintage 2010 Tasting; 10/24/2020-10/25/2020 (Bronte, Sydney): med light red
dark and blue berry fragrance
dark berries and blueberry compote, medium weight, finishes with fine chalky tannins. drinking well now, has time ahead.
Red
10/24/2020 - Vini Ciclismo Likes this wine:
86 points
Vintage 2010 Tasting; 10/24/2020-10/25/2020 (Bronte, Sydney): light to med red
light red berry, plum and tar spice
soft pulpy texture, finishes with chalky tannins, a little coarse in style, nice plums and tar spice flavours
Red
10/24/2020 - Vini Ciclismo Likes this wine:
85 points
Vintage 2010 Tasting; 10/24/2020-10/25/2020 (Bronte, Sydney): med light colour
fresh, clean blueberry and raspberry nose
soft, plum and blueberry essence flavours, silky, finishes with soft tannins and very short finish. drinking ok but past its best.
Red
10/24/2020 - Vini Ciclismo Likes this wine:
90 points
Vintage 2010 Tasting; 10/24/2020-10/25/2020 (Bronte, Sydney): very dark, black core
lovely berries and plum with ink and tar spice fragrance, good intensity
strong flavours, red berries, plums, licorice, smooth texture, quite broad across the palate, finishing a bit short despite the intensity. very tasty very drinkable wine
Red
10/24/2020 - Vini Ciclismo Likes this wine:
92 points
Vintage 2010 Tasting; 10/24/2020-10/25/2020 (Bronte, Sydney): inky black colour
fruitcake and sherbet zest, nicely integrated oak, violets
very smooth and velvety, furry tannins to close, well integrated fruit oak and spice, plums and blueberries, inky, licorice and tar spice, very intense but has the structure to hold it. perhaps lacking complexity, but very drinkable.
Red
10/24/2020 - Vini Ciclismo Likes this wine:
95 points
Vintage 2010 Tasting; 10/24/2020-10/25/2020 (Bronte, Sydney): dark red, starting to lighten at the rim
super intense fruitcake fragrance, bright red berries and florals
very silky refined style, slides across the palate like a very smooth pinot, acidity is refined and tannins are melting. red berries, plums, some blueberries, licorice and tar spice complexity. Starting to develop but feels like it needs longer.
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Red
2010 Clonakilla Shiraz - Viognier Canberra District Shiraz Blend, Syrah (view label images)
10/24/2020 - Vini Ciclismo Likes this wine:
95 points
Vintage 2010 Tasting; 10/24/2020-10/25/2020 (Bronte, Sydney): med weight red, lighter rim
deep berry fruits and spice, intense and smooth
excellent intensity of red berries and fine dark spice, superb balance and structure, length that keeps going, almost pinot-like style, resonating finish. years ahead.
Red
10/24/2020 - Vini Ciclismo Likes this wine:
89 points
Vintage 2010 Tasting; 10/24/2020-10/25/2020 (Bronte, Sydney): soft red
clean pure red berry nose, not much spice
plump red berries, creamy texture, soft spice, reasonable length, drinks well but lacks complexity, none of the typical pepper evident
Red
10/24/2020 - Vini Ciclismo wrote:
94 points
Vintage 2010 Tasting; 10/24/2020-10/25/2020 (Bronte, Sydney): brick red, a little cloudy
bright richly fruity nose, mixed berries, mineral spice, a barest hint of nutty oak, softly aged earthiness
silky smooth mouthfeel, gorgeous style, rolls along the palate like velvet. fruits on the darker side, a little earth and whole bunch complexity but these elements are very well integrated. An amazing wine from the southern most part of Australia.
Red
10/24/2020 - Vini Ciclismo Likes this wine:
87 points
Vintage 2010 Tasting; 10/24/2020-10/25/2020 (Bronte, Sydney): med weight developed colour
fruit sweet, a bit candied
soft, on the darker fruit spectrum, not a lot of complexity, finishes ok, a good simple pinot but nothing special
Red
10/24/2020 - Vini Ciclismo Likes this wine:
87 points
Vintage 2010 Tasting; 10/24/2020-10/25/2020 (Bronte, Sydney): med red with some brick
bright red cherry with some earthy developed notes
light bodied style, stalks and sweet red cherry, earthy flavours add complexity, seems mature and fading gracefully
Red
10/24/2020 - Vini Ciclismo Likes this wine:
91 points
Vintage 2010 Tasting; 10/24/2020-10/25/2020 (Bronte, Sydney): med dark
deep cherry fragrance, cherry stone zest, well integrated oak spice
darker cherry flavours, good acidity, candied fruits and oak spice complexity, quite zesty bright flavours, doesn't really come across as cool climate, quite fleshy and with good length.
Red
10/24/2020 - Vini Ciclismo Likes this wine:
92 points
Vintage 2010 Tasting; 10/24/2020-10/25/2020 (Bronte, Sydney): pale
rich red berries, earth and a hint of rhubarb, typically complex
red cherries, a little blueberry and a hint of plum jam, soft earth and whole bunch spice with well integrated nutty oak. creamy texture, very smooth, fine tannins. fleshy, drinking well now. held its form very well overnight.
Red
10/24/2020 - Vini Ciclismo Likes this wine:
93 points
Vintage 2010 Tasting; 10/24/2020-10/25/2020 (Bronte, Sydney): pale
gentle red berries, lightly spicy and a hint of grilled nuts
refined, supple style, red berries, beautifully balanced with a smooth long even finish. lightly earthy and with a hint of cherry-stone zest.
delicious now but we know they go a lot longer.
White
10/24/2020 - Vini Ciclismo Likes this wine:
94 points
Vintage 2010 Tasting; 10/24/2020-10/25/2020 (Bronte, Sydney): pale yellow, good lustre
full fragrance of very fine French oak, not overly charred but a good level of spice, this faded somewhat after a few hours. Also tightly wound citrus fruits.
youthful zest, powerful palate and a long and very smooth finish. strong peach and citrus fruits mix with the struck-match of the strong fine oak spice, very nicely balanced, intense but also refined and tight in style. has plenty of years ahead.
White
10/24/2020 - Vini Ciclismo wrote:
88 points
Vintage 2010 Tasting; 10/24/2020-10/25/2020 (Bronte, Sydney): light gold
light peaches and citrus zest, very gentle oak,
well integrated peaches, with just a little cream and honey, smooth, modest length. Fruit-sweet with a little spice.
White
10/24/2020 - Vini Ciclismo Likes this wine:
90 points
Vintage 2010 Tasting; 10/24/2020-10/25/2020 (Bronte, Sydney): lightly golden
complex fragrance, light french oak, peaches and spice
richly flavoured, peaches, honey, slightly exotic fruits, oak is restrained but adds spice, creamy mouthfeel
fully mature, drinking well.
White
2010 Mount Mary Triolet Yarra Valley Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend (view label images)
10/24/2020 - Vini Ciclismo Likes this wine:
91 points
Vintage 2010 Tasting; 10/24/2020-10/25/2020 (Bronte, Sydney): pale straw
lemon zest, hay and talc fragrance
lovely mouthfeel, citrus and pears with a hint of lemon curd and honey, clean and crisp, good length
developing slowly.
White
2014 Domaine Jomain Bâtard-Montrachet Bâtard-Montrachet Grand Cru Chardonnay (view label images)
10/17/2020 - Vini Ciclismo Likes this wine:
94 points
Brightly coloured, lustrous.
Clean cool citrus, soft white flowers and very fine oak spice fragrance.
Tightly wound, pure stonefruits and citrus. Medium weight, refined, not a blockbuster. Finish is long, acidity good, lingering lemon zest and the final twang of oak spice at the end. Balance is perfect.
Delicious drinking now, could use opening up.
Red
2002 Domaine des Chezeaux Griotte-Chambertin Griotte-Chambertin Grand Cru Pinot Noir (view label images)
10/16/2020 - Vini Ciclismo Likes this wine:
90 points
Slightly developed in colour, nose and palate. Earthy, seeet and soft. Not packing much punch, perhaps a less ideal bottle. Enjoyable but not exciting.
Red
10/11/2020 - Vini Ciclismo Likes this wine:
93 points
Deep and dark.
Pure berry fragrance, licorice edge.
Fleshy, long palate, blueberry essence, ink, cassis, youthful flavours, tar spice, lots of tannins, refined but plentiful. Classic profile. Ageless.
White
10/4/2020 - Vini Ciclismo Likes this wine:
93 points
Pale lemon colour.
Sherbet spice, honeysuckle, lemon curd.
Bright acid, long very clean flavours. Talc, lemon curd, sherbet, minerality, so complex, so typically Raveneau. And a hint of cottage cheese. Drinking beautifully, no hint of oxidation, gorgeous.
Red
10/4/2020 - Vini Ciclismo Likes this wine:
97 points
Deep burgundy red, dark core, light brick rim.
Rich, ripe, dark berries, iron filings and tar, fragrant and balanced.
Silky smooth, balanced and very long, goes forever. Plump dark fruits, licorice, tar, plums, ink, garrigue, hints of iron, so rounded, super fine tannins. Perfectly integrated dark berries, tar spice and dried herbs. Spectacular.
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Red
10/1/2020 - Vini Ciclismo Likes this wine:
93 points
Deep colour, dark red, light rim.
High toned, earth and sweet ripe berries. Dark spice and florals, very smooth and integrated.
Refined, silky structure, finishes with only modest tannins and good acidity. Tar spice, ash, blueberry, violets, nicely aged, softened and developed, fine chalky tannins. Drinking well.
White
10/1/2020 - Vini Ciclismo Likes this wine:
89 points
Good cork.
Slightly heavy yellow colour.
Vanilla, green apple, honey.
Medium weight, has finesse, smooth and fades gently with good balance. Finishes with a little too much lingering oak spice and vanilla. Tropical fruits, honey, vanilla, and a less common green apple flavour. Like an oaked Chablis. Only slight hint of oxidation, in the rich honeyed flavours. Interesting, worth keeping all these years!
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White
9/29/2020 - Vini Ciclismo Likes this wine:
93 points
Straw gold with a green edge.
Strong ng fine oak, well integrated with white flowers and honey.
Powerful ripe fruits, very well integrated oak and spice. Smooth texture, smooth long finish. Beautifully aged, no hint of oxidation, just honey, toast, a little butter. At a great point.
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Red
9/27/2020 - Vini Ciclismo Likes this wine:
93 points
Deeply coloured, dense.
Ripe dark fruits, brambly complexity, pepper, tar spice.
Lovely ripe dark fruits, strong tannins, good acidity, blue and black berries, tar, some crushed herb spice. Smooth fleshy texture, plenty of time ahead.
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White
9/19/2020 - Vini Ciclismo Likes this wine:
91 points
Perfect cork.
Strong colour.
Ripe slightly exotic fruit. Clean, no oxidation.
Honey, quince, peaches, nicely aged characters. No longer citrus driven. Has a richness and complexity not seen in its youth. Perhaps still transitioning and needing more time. More quince than citrus, but still with a fine citrus acidity on the finish.
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Red
9/9/2020 - Vini Ciclismo Likes this wine:
94 points
Deep ruby red.
Sweet dark ripe fruits, smooth even
Medium weight, smooth long palate, ripe plums and fruitcake, licorice, tar spice, herbal zest, meat stock, a seamless experience. Complex, but very well balanced, delicious. Still lots of tannins, but creamy textured.
Drinking beautifully now but has the bones to go another decade.
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Red
9/7/2020 - Vini Ciclismo Likes this wine:
94 points
Ruby colour with brick rim.
Sweet fragrant damson, sour cherry, blueberry, smooth and even, lightly floral, gentle spice.
Silky smooth, fine chalky tannins, ripe dark fruits, earthy edge, good acidity. Delicious, super smooth, very drinkable. Age adds complexity and refinement, but fruit still drives it.
Red
8/26/2020 - Vini Ciclismo Likes this wine:
92 points
Moderately deep colour, clean edges.
Lightly fragrant, pure red berry compote and soft spice, no oak evident.
Medium to light weight, refined style, smooth and a clean long finish.
Pure red berry fruit flavours, nicely mellowed and opened out, a variety of berries but beyond that not a lot of spice or complexity, more in the pure and younger Hermitage spectrum. Drinking beautifully now but will age further.
White
2002 Domaine de Chevalier Blanc Pessac-Léognan Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend (view label images)
8/26/2020 - Vini Ciclismo Likes this wine:
93 points
Perfect cork and level.
Lightly golden but really quite pale for such an age.
Clean, pure fragrance of dried herbs, citrus, soft spice. Nothing oxidative.
Classic flavours, delicacy from its age, soft lanolin and crushed herbs, great acidity, long clean crisp finish. Nothing heavy, a delight to drink.
Red
8/23/2020 - Vini Ciclismo Likes this wine:
91 points
Deep purple colour.
Fragrant red berries, fruit and a little spice.
Silky, smooth, good length, a hint of astringency, sour cherry on the finish. Black and red berries, very light char, soft licorice spice. Not a lot of oak evident. Drinking well.
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