Tasting Notes for murph13

(10 notes on 10 wines)

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11/22/2012 - murph13 Likes this wine:
95 points
From memory...Red cherry, signature Lopez barnyard, still bright acidity, light yet refined body. Not likely to improve with age, yet should still drink for the next few years.
Seemed to be closed since I last enjoyed a bottle. Will revisit in a few years.
3/12/2013 - murph13 Likes this wine:
94 points
Still young, needed about an hour and a half of air. Will revisit in 2014-2016
3/18/2013 - murph13 Likes this wine:
96 points
Well integrated with many years of good drinking ahead. Black cherries, cloves, vanilla, hints of smoke, a touch of earth, cedar. Refined and quintessentially Italian. 96+
1978 Château Beychevelle St. Julien Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
1/28/2013 - murph13 Likes this wine:
91 points
Drank over 3 hours. Truly began opening up after about 45 minutes, giving way to a nose of leather, tobacco, chassis, and red fruit. Medium body, smooth, medium finish. Classic Bordeaux character and surprisingly youthful for a bottle of this age. With proper cellaring, this wine will last a few more years, yet doubtful that it will evolve in the bottle any further.
5/24/2012 - murph13 wrote:
88 points
Served roughly around 50 F: On the nose, Citrus, slight menthol?. On the palate, peach, honey/nectar, Minimal mid-palate and finish. Good QPR, very straight forward Chard, with nice structure, minimal complexity. A great summer wine, especially for the price.
Rating: 86 overall, but 89 for the price.
5/1/2012 - murph13 Likes this wine:
91 points
Strong oak and pineapple. Finish has notes of melon and citrus. Fairly sweet, with minimal focus. Is a bit syrupy, but the acidity cuts it nicely. Showing well now, maybe a couple more years on it.
4/22/2012 - murph13 wrote:
89 points
Well integrated with minimal acidity. Went well with our meal of Herbs de Provence rubbed strip steak, "osso bucco" pasta, and ratatouille.
White - Fortified
3/11/2012 - murph13 wrote:
89 points
Largely raisin with a syrup-like consistency. Almost overly sweet for my taste. Very straightforward; lacking complexity.
2/20/2012 - murph13 wrote:
90 points
Tried this bottle and wanted to note that anyone who has this should drink it now. Just starting to break, as the acidity starts to show about a half hour after it is poured into a glass. I would not suggest decanting this bottle, rather pouring it by the glass to prevent the acidity from showing.
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