Tasting Notes for P-M

(77 notes on 69 wines)

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Red
1/21/2020 - P-M wrote:
88 points
Somehow stunted, muted in some way. 3rd of 12. Improving but infinitesimally.
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Red
12/21/2019 - P-M Likes this wine:
90 points
Reserved but elegant notes of sous bois and black fruit on the nose. A little more expressive but also reserved delicious black currant and other black fruit on the palate. This wine is subtle and rewards attention. If you do pay attention there’s lovely Chambertin character to be had. The penultimate of 12 and the best so far. No rush.
Red
12/14/2019 - P-M wrote:
87 points
On coravin. Surprisingly thin and acidic compared to other vintages I’ve had. Disappointing.
Red
12/13/2019 - P-M wrote:
85 points
From jeroboam. Sadly, over the hill. Has that slightly oxidised nose and palate - more the latter than the former - from old Barolos. Got worse with air. Nice colour, no bricking. Short finish. Not unpleasant but far from what it should be.
Red
2003 Pahlmeyer Proprietary Red Napa Valley Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
10/27/2019 - P-M wrote:
Port like notes on the nose, alcohol heavy and lacking freshness. Disappointing.
Red
10/26/2019 - P-M wrote:
88 points
Beautiful nose as others have noted. Somewhat harsh and acidic palate. Benefits from decanting. Expect no improvement from further ageing.
Red
10/14/2019 - P-M Does not like this wine:
88 points
Disappointingly alcoholic finish ruins it for me.
Red
2/22/2019 - P-M Likes this wine:
93 points
Extraordinarily pure 100% high altitude Granacha with racy acidity, crunchy minerality, red and black fruit, a fine note of guarrigue, ethereal elegance, QPR out of this world. Maybe I shouldn’t write this and keep it alk to myself. Even better in a few years, no doubt, but not to miss today.
Red
1/28/2019 - P-M wrote:
90 points
Fresh and lively but not overpowering. Spicy on the palate, very aromatic, white pepper and dark fruit. Expresses the complexity of Nebbiolo in an understated way. Very good QPR
Red
12/22/2018 - P-M wrote:
91 points
Elegant though a little subdued nose. elegant notes of dark berry fruit with vivacious but not overpowering acidity. Classic, well balanced. Air essential.
Red
8/26/2018 - P-M Likes this wine:
88 points
Over the hill. Beautiful nose, vanishing body. B
Red
8/12/2018 - P-M Does not like this wine:
86 points
This wine, which was lush and rich when I bought it years ago, has not aged well. It’s dessicated and raisiny, and thought not technically maderised, does feel that way. Not sure what to do with my last 5 bottles. Big disappointment.
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Red
5/12/2018 - P-M wrote:
90 points
Absolutely delicious, fully mature, notes of garrigue, black olives and dark fruits, silky palate, perfect, no rush but unlikely to improve from here.
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Red
12/17/2017 - P-M wrote:
92 points
Much mellowed and improved since my last note. In magnum this time. With moderate air, tannins fade into the background and crunchy red and black fruit predominate. Delicious, genuine. Now very fine.
Red
12/9/2017 - P-M Likes this wine:
90 points
Vibrant Sangiovese, nose a bit subdued (just popped), on the palate, black fruit, and notes of caramel or what one may also perceive as leather/cedary notes. Very nice. Mature but no rush. No sediment. Clear, deep colour. Fine.
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Red
12/3/2017 - P-M wrote:
flawed
Corked.
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Red
11/27/2017 - P-M Likes this wine:
89 points
Nice sappy Pinot palate, smokey nose, very Givry in character.
Red
11/5/2017 - P-M Likes this wine:
92 points
Really awesome but the main purpose of this note is to share my experience that the wine has to be decanted to be enjoyed, even if not for long. At opening, funky barnyard nose that dissipates with air. Consistent over several bottles, all sourced direct from the domaine. Incredible QPR as pre Frey, underrated LC often are.
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Red
10/14/2017 - P-M wrote:
90 points
Fabulous pinot noir nose of sous bois, autumnal wood fire, and a streak of strawberries in the background. The palate is more subdued and tighter and tells you the wine needs more time. Revisit in 5 to 10 years.
Red
8/3/2017 - P-M wrote:
90 points
Consistent experience with that reported in my 2013 tasting note. Hardly any variation since, seems built to last forever. In magnums both times. Understated elegance and authenticity.
Red
6/11/2017 - P-M wrote:
87 points
Hard and angular. Not very gratifying.
Red
3/11/2017 - P-M wrote:
94 points
Sublime burgundy. The nose is a bit subdued right now, but will open up I am sure. The palate is a velvety layer of black currant and morello cherries, supported by fresh activity and present but perfectly integrated tannins. Very fine. If there's any quibble, it would be relative shortness in the after palate.
Red
2/26/2017 - P-M Likes this wine:
89 points
Textbook Brunate. Candied red fruit, balsa wood, and dried flowers. Mature but a touch of alcohol on the finish might dissipate with more time. Very fine.
Red
2/20/2017 - P-M wrote:
90 points
Really enjoyable Cote Rôtie. Nice typicity of violet, olives and guarrigue and pleasant mouthfeel. Feels mature already. Recommended.
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Red
10/1/2016 - P-M wrote:
flawed
Fully maderised :-)
Red
1/31/2016 - P-M Likes this wine:
90 points
A lot of class but the palate is buffeted by hard, angular tannins which hopefully will smooth out over time.
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Red
7/22/2015 - P-M Likes this wine:
90 points
A delicious mix of red and black berries, chocolate and spices but with the somewhat unforgiving nature of many 2008s. Drink now but would benefit from more ageing.
Red
6/21/2015 - P-M wrote:
flawed
Second bottle was corked / oxidised, a bit of both probably, tasted unclean.
Red
6/19/2015 - P-M wrote:
91 points
Exquisite, Burgundian Barolo, perfectly mature, autumnal and dark berry notes with the subtlest tannins as backbone.
Red
6/4/2015 - P-M Likes this wine:
90 points
Really delicious, with crunchy dark and red berry tones supported by mineral notes and soft but present tannins. Ready but will improve. An alcoholic note dissipated after some air.
Red
3/25/2015 - P-M Likes this wine:
90 points
Magnificent and utterly delicious though lacking a bit in freshness/acidity
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Red
2/6/2015 - P-M wrote:
90 points
Delicious, ready to drink now, decanted, but will wait / improve. Candied red fruit on the nose, raspberry and earthy notes on the palate. Silky and smooth. Fine.
Red
1/31/2015 - P-M wrote:
So following from my note last year, the ugly duckling has finally become a swan; if only our lives could follow the same trajectory ! Beautifully fleshed out, redolent of red fruit, earth, smoke and pepper, and with a delicious raspberry, how far are we from the pale creature of a few years ago.
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Red
1/17/2015 - P-M Likes this wine:
87 points
This was a couple of days ago, and I did not make a detailed note, but I was very pleasantly surprised by the unique character of this wine, and can understand why way back when the Bordeaux houses would incorporate Rhone Syrah in their wines. Red and black fruit on the palate with earthly smoky notes, and good length. A few more years or some decanting necessary. An interesting oenological experience.
Red
11/8/2014 - P-M Likes this wine:
91 points
No detailed notes made on the occasion, but this was the first bottle of my case of 12 (4 consumed to date, last a year ago) where I felt the wine was at last loosening up and coming onto its own beautifully.
Red
10/22/2014 - P-M Likes this wine:
90 points
Somewhat hard edged still, time will smooth things out. Beautiful and perfectly balanced and polished but almost to the point of charmlessness. Could be an Apple product if they made wine.
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Red
2003 Domaine des Lambrays Clos des Lambrays Clos des Lambrays Grand Cru Pinot Noir (view label images)
9/21/2014 - P-M wrote:
88 points
Rich and powerful, silken and multifaceted, but like so many 2003s, suffers from an unappealing lack of freshness / acidity.
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Red
8/23/2014 - P-M Does not like this wine:
82 points
Very heavy, jammy palate, total lack of freshness / acidity, high alcohol content. Gives no satisfaction.
Red
5/12/2014 - P-M wrote:
94 points
Didnt write down at the time but this was sublime and in no way over the hill. Autumnal notes, dark chocolate, faint red berries, all perfectly integrated in a silky smooth texture.
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Red
2006 Castello di Ama Chianti Classico Vigneto Bellavista Chianti Classico DOCG Sangiovese Blend, Sangiovese (view label images)
4/18/2014 - P-M Likes this wine:
92 points
Far more impressed by this than a year ago. Beautiful matiere supported by fine tannins if slightly dry on the finish. Very elegant. Red and dark fruit and spices on the palate. Will continue to improve without a doubt.
Red
4/5/2014 - P-M wrote:
87 points
Very well made. Bats well above its appellation. No sign of heat, dark fruit, a bit short on the finish, but very enjoyable.
Red
2000 Château Lanessan Haut-Médoc Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
2/27/2014 - P-M wrote:
As someone helpfully pointed out, of course I meant "left bank" !
Red
2/22/2014 - P-M Likes this wine:
92 points
White pepper and red fruit. Built for the very long haul. Seems this will be indestructible.
Red
2/22/2014 - P-M Likes this wine:
White pepper and red fruit. Built for the very long haul. Seems this will be indestructible.
Red
2000 Château Lanessan Haut-Médoc Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
2/22/2014 - P-M wrote:
89 points
I couldnt really be bothered by previous bottles but this one, after a gap of several years, shines as an example of classic, well made right bank Bordeaux. Everything is in place, and it is thoroughly enjoyable today. Amazing QPR. Some of the previous scores seem to me a bit OTT though.
Red
2/15/2014 - P-M Does not like this wine:
84 points
Highly acidic. Not much else left.
Red
2/9/2014 - P-M wrote:
85 points
Three hours bottle breathe, no decant. Subdued but pleasant Gevrey nose. Hard edged, metallic mid palate that spoils it for me. Not unlike other Villages or 1er cru Gevreys of that vintage. Might need more time to open up but does not give me much pleasure right now.
Red
1/18/2014 - P-M Likes this wine:
90 points
Laurent Ponsot had told me the wine would ultimately come of age. He was right.
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Red
2002 Faiveley Chambertin-Clos de Bèze Chambertin-Clos de Bèze Grand Cru Pinot Noir (view label images)
12/25/2013 - P-M Likes this wine:
91 points
Very fine, but worth waiting some more. Relatively muted Pinot noir nose. Raspberry and blackcurrant on the sappy palate. Tannins very much on the foreground, bordering on the aggressive. Can be drunk now but has potential for greatness down the line.
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