Tasting Notes for Ardross

(825 notes on 640 wines)

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Red
2015 Château de Viaut Cuvée Prestige Bordeaux Supérieur Red Bordeaux Blend
8/7/2019 - Ardross Likes this wine:
88 points
First class Bdx Superieur often sold out in Leclerc and gold medal winning . Soft , StEmilion like with a savoury finish.
Red
7/28/2019 - Ardross Likes this wine:
93 points
Gorgeous fruit driven Cote Rotie - secondary flavours developing smoke and black fruit - perhaps less subtle than Clusel Roch or Rostaing from the same vintage but immensely delicious.
White
7/10/2019 - Ardross Likes this wine:
91 points
Drinking beautifully especially after a good 30 minutes out of the fridge.
Red
7/4/2019 - Ardross wrote:
flawed
Rather Brett affected and mousy odd
Red
7/3/2019 - Ardross wrote:
Lovely Sicilian Nero d Avola - simple and delicious and a bargain.
Red
6/30/2019 - Ardross Likes this wine:
91 points
Last bottle - a wine that will be much missed - warm bittersweet cherries and almonds in sunshine
White
6/27/2019 - Ardross Likes this wine:
89 points
Not sure I agree about an unforthcoming nose it has a mineral stony nose I associate with the Len de LElh grape but otherswise I agree with Gout’s note a serious SW France white
Red
6/12/2019 - Ardross Likes this wine:
90 points
Luscious Fleurie and only 12 degrees of alcohol .

Expensive though - a £15 not a £22 wine
Red
6/4/2019 - Ardross Likes this wine:
87 points
Blackberries and cinnamon - longish finish for such a cheap wine
Red
2003 Château Léoville Barton St. Julien Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
5/26/2019 - Ardross Likes this wine:
88 points
Slightly cooked in flavour like most 2003s still very good wine.
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Red
5/18/2019 - Ardross Likes this wine:
94 points
Same as my last note the lightness on its feet is splendid .
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White
5/18/2019 - Ardross Likes this wine:
90 points
Very fresh and delicious but long and honeyed on the finish .
White - Sweet/Dessert
1996 Château Guiraud Sauternes Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend (view label images)
5/12/2019 - Ardross wrote:
90 points
As for my note last year- amber in colour . Lots of barley sugar on the nose and the palate . Acidity rather lacking and finishes a bit short . Certainly does not match Lafaurie Peyraguey and Suduiraut of this vintage.
White
5/12/2019 - Ardross wrote:
89 points
Yellow peach colour - nose a little reticent - enjoyable and fresh palate . I am coming increasingly to think that this wine improves no end with some bottle age- a 2010 was outstanding last year - this seemed very young in comparison.
Red
1996 Château Léoville Barton St. Julien Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
5/11/2019 - Ardross wrote:
96 points
Astonishingly purplish in colour- cassis and graphite in its intense bouquet. It very much benefited from a decant - finish was long , on the palate elegant and supremely balanced . Outstanding .
Red
4/29/2019 - Ardross wrote:
88 points
Properly lovely Bardolino. All morello cherries softened by sunshine.
White
4/29/2019 - Ardross wrote:
87 points
Very pleasant - off dry but good acidity and not at all cloying. Will go well with spicy food I suspect.
Red
4/26/2019 - Ardross Likes this wine:
92 points
Now utterly lovely this is a bottle that does not feel like it needs drinking up lovely balance not a sniff of a ladybird
Rosé
4/25/2019 - Ardross Likes this wine:
90 points
Gorgeous Tavel albeit thumping alcohol so tread carefully
White
4/24/2019 - Ardross Likes this wine:
93 points
I am with Ricard - outstanding long and delicious
Red
3/23/2019 - Ardross wrote:
84 points
Pleasant but rather ordinary
White
3/16/2019 - Ardross Likes this wine:
95 points
Another stunner if not quite as fabulous as the bottle at Christmas
White - Off-dry
3/16/2019 - Ardross Likes this wine:
90 points
Outstanding peachy Trocken Riesling -very fine long finish superb balance
Red
3/16/2019 - Ardross Likes this wine:
94 points
Outstanding- browning colour but under screwcap extraordinarily fresh deep cherry fruit too very long finish positively Chambolle like
Red
2006 Ridge Lytton Springs Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel Blend, Zinfandel (view label images)
3/16/2019 - Ardross Likes this wine:
92 points
Gosh amazed how cheap this was when I bought it ten years ago less than £20 a bottle it continues to age beautifully and has such balance unlike all too many Zins of today
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Red
3/13/2019 - Ardross Likes this wine:
91 points
Much better with more depth of fruit still quite primary may leave my last bottle for a bit
Red
2/15/2019 - Ardross Likes this wine:
91 points
Red brown in colour . On opening a surprisingly black fruited and liquorice nose.

Exposure to air quickly resolves things. Spicy dusty nose. Tannins resolved - probably on the cusp of being over the hill but enjoyable tonight good balance.
White
2/14/2019 - Ardross Likes this wine:
90 points
Very pure mouthwatering stuff
Red
1995 Château Beau-Site St. Estèphe Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
2/13/2019 - Ardross Likes this wine:
91 points
I see that ten years ago I thought this was a point .

Now it is brick red, slightly mushroomy sweaty bouquet but in the palate it is lovely soft cedary resolved claret - needs drinking up though
White
2/8/2019 - Ardross Likes this wine:
87 points
I like this - good characterful Sylvaner . Slightly metallic nose but with hints of honey and tomato. Fresh and well balanced on the palate
Red
2/7/2019 - Ardross wrote:
70 points
Very ordinary and forgettable red wine
Red
2/6/2019 - Ardross Likes this wine:
88 points
Dark and rounded - good Cabernet fruit probably some abourieu too .
Red
2/4/2019 - Ardross wrote:
86 points
Bright , relatively low alcohol Bergerac rouge . Good Merlot fruit forward but balanced . Good
White
2/4/2019 - Ardross wrote:
86 points
Rather a reduced note on the nose when opening - perfectly pleasant after that blew off but rather ordinary compared to Verget wines in their early days
Red
2/3/2019 - Ardross Likes this wine:
87 points
Bright befruited red spicy fruitcake Merlot nose.. balance from the 40% Cabernet combination - good acidity so it is almost mouthwatering . Medium finish - good .
Red
1/24/2019 - Ardross Likes this wine:
88 points
Gushingly fruity Like very good Beaujolais .
Red
1/19/2019 - Ardross Likes this wine:
91 points
Lovely mature claret but finish not that long and I would have said Clerc Milton rather than Mouton - bottle ten years ago was definitely better.
White - Sparkling
1/19/2019 - Ardross Likes this wine:
97 points
Glorious a point vintage champagne - golden in colour super mousse long finish .
White
1/18/2019 - Ardross Likes this wine:
90 points
Slate , white flowers and the ripest lemon on the nose - beautifully balanced long finish dry but not bone dry
Red
2003 La Dame de Montrose St. Estèphe Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
1/14/2019 - Ardross Likes this wine:
87 points
Still very dark red - the cooked fruit prune note of 2003 still present but the tannins have softened and it is a very pleasant glass of atypical claret
Red
1/11/2019 - Ardross Likes this wine:
94 points
A point utterly gorgeous burgundy scented with cherries and woodsmoke soft and long on the palate - the sort of bottle that makes you hold your nose and pay high prices for the stuff .
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White
1/8/2019 - Ardross Likes this wine:
90 points
Mineral on the palate honeysuckle on the nose - excellent wine
Red
1/4/2019 - Ardross Likes this wine:
90 points
Browning at the rim light red in colour . Very much evolved but a long finish of woodland deliciousness but needs drinking up.
White - Sparkling
1/1/2019 - Ardross wrote:
84 points
Rather sharp and disappointing
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White
12/29/2018 - Ardross Likes this wine:
91 points
Mineral and spicy bouquet - on the palate more pain d’epices notes and good acidity very fine
White
12/27/2018 - Ardross Likes this wine:
97 points
Dazzlingly good - even better than the last bottle . Acacia honey and wildflowers the bouquet reminds me of Yquem ! Dry, tangy beautifully balanced with taffeta texture and a long long finish
White
12/25/2018 - Ardross Does not like this wine:
75 points
Sharp but flowery notes that were rather flabby and sickly - not recommended
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