Tasting Notes for B.J.McD

(39 notes on 39 wines)

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2003 Château d'Yquem Sauternes Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend (view label images)
2/11/2012 - B.J.McD Likes this wine:
95 points
A beautiful wine
Red
1/21/2012 - B.J.McD Likes this wine:
94 points
Thursday, March 30, 2006 - Drank on our anniversary in a gondola on the Brisbane river , pure velvet and memorable
Red
1/21/2012 - B.J.McD Likes this wine:
93 points
Ruby-garnet from the bottle, floral nose, thin yet elegant taste of chocolate and tobacco this is an elegant wine.
Red
2007 Philippe Pacalet Charmes-Chambertin Charmes-Chambertin Grand Cru Pinot Noir (view label images)
1/21/2012 - B.J.McD Likes this wine:
91 points
Stawberry red, limited nose perhaps a little whiff of petals, sweet cranberry taste front and side palate but not strong a very easily consumed wine
Red
1/21/2012 - B.J.McD Likes this wine:
93 points
Easy to drink Pinot
Red
1/20/2012 - B.J.McD Likes this wine:
92 points
Dark ruby color with a chocolate nose. Taste of burnt toffee and cherry? Good tannin finish with impressive length
Red
1/19/2012 - B.J.McD Likes this wine:
94 points
Young deep purple color strong aroma's of dark berries. excellent initial taste of blackberry - good structure and velvet tannins with a long finish. This is a beautiful full bodied yet refined bordeaux which finishes with layers of sweet and juicy berries. Obviously will be better with a few more years but i'm very happy to be drinking it now.
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Red
1/19/2012 - B.J.McD Likes this wine:
91 points
fresh ripe aroma but hard to get too many flavours maybe weak strawberry, subtle however with a nice finish. A very easy to drink Pinot but overpriced.
Red
1/17/2012 - B.J.McD Likes this wine:
94 points
bright red, aromas of blackberries and a LNG sweet aftertaste. don't listen to the purists drink this now
Red
1/17/2012 - B.J.McD Likes this wine:
93 points
Decanted for 2 hours, very tight cork which looked as though it was bottled yesterday. Ruby garnet in color with an aroma of chocolate and plum. I did not find too full-bodied, bit of mineral however more elegant like the 89 Mouton. A beautiful wine !
Red
1/15/2012 - B.J.McD wrote:
87 points
Dark core , faint gamey savoury nose, faint gamey, leathery, savoury, vegetal, damp earth taste, no fruit - nothing much in this wine although it was easy to drink.
Red
1/15/2012 - B.J.McD Likes this wine:
92 points
Berry red , nicely scented with aromas of fresh fruit and tobacco.
Lovely fresh taste of berries with a smokey after taste, smooth finish.
Red
2005 Château Calon-Ségur St. Estèphe Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
1/14/2012 - B.J.McD Likes this wine:
92 points
Too young at this stage but a lot to like about this wine which has a berry nose with a front palate of blackberries which unfortunately quickly disappears. Be great to drink in 2022.
Red
1/14/2012 - B.J.McD Likes this wine:
91 points
savoury taste light nose good lasting flavour
Red
1/11/2012 - B.J.McD Likes this wine:
92 points
Mineral nose with the fruit aromas of young plum, sweet depth of flavour and very easy to drink.
Red
1/9/2012 - B.J.McD Likes this wine:
91 points
Purchased in Nice, when opened the cork was wet to the top so was a little nervous considering I paid 400 Euro. Opened and left for 2 hours than decantered for 45 minutes. Was a garnet colour with a classic savory nose.However seemed to lack the full fruit I was expecting as still seemed to have high acid without any richness or enough fruit flavour. This wine is a lady, elegant and refined but lacked the punch to knock me out.

For a Chateau Mouton Rothschild , I was expecting better , so will keep searching for the Holy Grail.
Red
1/7/2012 - B.J.McD Likes this wine:
96 points
Decanted 3 hours - still very alive for a 96 - nose of trodden strawberries , deep berry flavour front n back, incredible wine and vintage.
Red
1/7/2012 - B.J.McD Likes this wine:
89 points
Great tasting wine , no nose but tasted strawberries initially then mushroom , Strong alcohol and for its year has obviously peaked but very good value at 45 euro
Red
2002 Château Haut-Brion Pessac-Léognan Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
1/7/2012 - B.J.McD wrote:
87 points
Opened for 2 hours balanced enough with a medium finish but could be any good Burgundy and disappointing for a Haut-Brion.
Red
2002 Château La Mission Haut-Brion Pessac-Léognan Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
1/7/2012 - B.J.McD Likes this wine:
91 points
Deep crimson core with a lovely fresh yet ripeness on the nose, taste of cassis and earthy root veges. medium bodied - pure with really impressive flavours and fine tannins.
The wine looks Crimson colored.
The legs are Slow.
Red
1998 Château Haut-Brion Pessac-Léognan Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
1/7/2012 - B.J.McD Likes this wine:
93 points
Incredible nose initially which intensified over the 3 hours it was decantered, and the hour we took to drink it. Full flavour across front/back/sides and the taste was pure class, elegant , tannins and berry flavour. A beautiful wine ! great but not exceptional.
Red
1/7/2012 - B.J.McD Likes this wine:
91 points
Initial nose was flat however we left for 3 hours and flavour was excellent, light yet fairly intense with a mocha spice flavour.
Red
1/7/2012 - B.J.McD Likes this wine:
90 points
Great on the nose , cigars n chocolate . Taste was very pleasant with a benedictine like nutty flavour. Excellent
Red
1/7/2012 - B.J.McD wrote:
86 points
Front forward tasting of vanilla and cinnamon , drank well but will be better in 5
Red
1/7/2012 - B.J.McD wrote:
87 points
Nice wine still too early however . Blackberries at front of mouth but no remaining finish.
Red
1/7/2012 - B.J.McD wrote:
86 points
Ok good nose which lacked the finish , had with lasagne which left a greater memory !
Red
2006 Nino Negri Sfursat 5 Stelle Sforzato di Valtellina Nebbiolo (view label images)
1/7/2012 - B.J.McD Likes this wine:
90 points
Highly drinkable however a little disappointing following a high recommendation from the restaurant owner. Decanted for 3 hours but was missing the full fruit flavours I was expecting
Red
1/7/2012 - B.J.McD Likes this wine:
89 points
Great taste of spices and went well with my veal not too heavy for a 98 so may have peaked.
Red
1/7/2012 - B.J.McD Likes this wine:
90 points
Barnyard and gamey smell that tasted great with steak , needed more time to open up than the hour we gave it
Red
1/7/2012 - B.J.McD wrote:
86 points
Maybe needed further decanting as still seemed closed after 2 hours - not a lot of pop or fruit flavour but an easy wine to drink.
Red
2004 Luce della Vite Lucente Toscana IGT SuperTuscan Blend (view label images)
1/7/2012 - B.J.McD wrote:
86 points
Ok nothing special , was opened for 2 hours + and was still closed , however not sure that there would be any significant improvement.
Red
2004 Gaja Langhe Darmagi Langhe DOC Cabernet Sauvignon (view label images)
1/7/2012 - B.J.McD Likes this wine:
92 points
Opened for 3 hours-bouquet of fresh berries with a great tannin structure and flavour, outstanding wine.
Red
2006 Antinori Chianti Classico Riserva Badia a Passignano Chianti Classico DOCG Sangiovese Blend, Sangiovese (view label images)
1/7/2012 - B.J.McD Likes this wine:
90 points
Good taste easy to drink wine
Red
1/7/2012 - B.J.McD wrote:
83 points
Quaffer only
Red
1/7/2012 - B.J.McD Likes this wine:
90 points
Full flavoured little treat, consumed in seedy part of Hamburg in an old established Italian Restaurant run like Fawlty Towers.
Smelled of mocha and tasted of gamey n dark berries. Recommend drink now.
Red
1/7/2012 - B.J.McD wrote:
91 points
Delicious , probably overly biased as drank before NZ All Blacks won the world cup, however very impressed with the body and depth of flavour. I will recommend and purchase for further cellaring as believe that the wine would get better with say 5 years.
Red
1/7/2012 - B.J.McD wrote:
86 points
Nothing outstanding, however only opened for 2 hours so wine still closed. Lacked fruit body structure and whilst ok to drink did not leave a lasting impression.
Red
1/7/2012 - B.J.McD wrote:
86 points
Drinkable but had lost everything, did not sing
Red
1/7/2012 - B.J.McD Likes this wine:
88 points
Had definitely peaked several years prior, however the wine was still extremely good and drank better than 2 French wines if the same vintage that were also consumed.
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