Tasting Notes for Ardross

(871 notes on 670 wines)

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Red
2006 Querciabella Chianti Classico Chianti Classico DOCG Sangiovese Blend, Sangiovese (view label images)
1/18/2020 - Ardross Likes this wine:
90 points
Still strongly dark red for such old Chianti - fragrant with cherry and cedar - soft but with acid backbone in the palate - very lovely
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White
1/16/2020 - Ardross Likes this wine:
90 points
Gorgeous spicy SW France white . Rather different from most Tursan.
Red
1/10/2020 - Ardross Likes this wine:
90 points
Proper dark cherry in colour. Woody cherry nose . Young but with bright fruit and again very much cherry on the palate with some dark chocolate - fresh and young and a wonderful example of Passetoutgrains
White
1/2/2020 - Ardross Likes this wine:
91 points
Delicious - superb Roussanne . You would pay double for Saint Perry of this quality.
White
12/31/2019 - Ardross Likes this wine:
90 points
Spice and white flowers in the nose .Light gold in colour , immensely refreshing if not all that long on the finish
White - Sparkling
12/27/2019 - Ardross Likes this wine:
92 points
Gosh this is lovely . I have clearly been drinking it far too young . Dry but honeyed rounded and delicious
Red
1998 Château Grand Mayne St. Émilion Grand Cru Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
12/23/2019 - Ardross Likes this wine:
93 points
Second case of this wine - less gushing more Medoc like but still very very fine claret
Red
2006 Ridge Lytton Springs Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel Blend, Zinfandel (view label images)
12/23/2019 - Ardross Likes this wine:
92 points
Another very lovely bottle as for two previous notes
Red
12/9/2019 - Ardross Likes this wine:
89 points
Gushingly lovely Saint Chinian with a high percentage of Syrah with Grenache, Carignan and a little Mourvèdre .Reddish purple with dominant Syrah note on the nose - red and black fruits a hint of liquorice - not the longest but very delicious .
Red
12/6/2019 - Ardross Likes this wine:
90 points
Impressive wine - cedary leafy notes Californian Cabernet with old world restraint
Red
12/3/2019 - Ardross wrote:
flawed
The acidity in this bottle has tottered over into vinegary - assume oxidised
Red
12/1/2019 - Ardross Likes this wine:
86 points
Bright fruit and acidity perhaps more of a summer than winter wine
Red
11/29/2019 - Ardross Likes this wine:
88 points
Proper bold Roussillon red - crying out for red meat or string cheese - not for sipping on its own
Red
11/26/2019 - Ardross Likes this wine:
88 points
Punchy alcohol levels but attractive light on its feet Grenache fruit with what seems to be a minor Syrah note . Two glasses max I suggest .Very good value
Red
11/24/2019 - Ardross Likes this wine:
91 points
Deep red rather than purple . Light on its feet - not “serieux” - gushingly lovely stuff .
Red
11/19/2019 - Ardross Likes this wine:
88 points
This blend of Italian grapes grown in Argentina by four young winemakers tastes of Italy rather than Argentina- bright acidity soft fruits cherries and a sniff of liquorice in particular - a picnic wine par excellence - absurdly cheap
Red
11/16/2019 - Ardross Likes this wine:
91 points
A little spirity on the nose but that soon blew off - deep dark red still. Long on the palate black and red fruits , still plenty of tannin and balance . Very good
Red
11/12/2019 - Ardross Likes this wine:
90 points
Deep red in colour. Cherry with the tiniest hint of fresh beetroot on the nose - more cherries on the palate still pretty primary . Think I drank the rest of these a little too young
Red
11/10/2019 - Ardross wrote:
84 points
Very evolved light in colour . Spicy vegetal nose . Sous Bois and oak in flavour not bad but tastes more like a £20 negociant villages wine left in the cellar too long than a £50 premier cru
Red
11/9/2019 - Ardross Likes this wine:
92 points
Very good even though it is apparently from the dodgy LH102 batch .
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Red
11/3/2019 - Ardross Likes this wine:
82 points
Bright fruit pleasant but ordinary
White
11/1/2019 - Ardross Likes this wine:
92 points
Last bottle - gorgeous balanced and long
Rosé
2017 Alpha Zeta Rosato Valpolicella Superiore Rosé Blend (view label images)
10/31/2019 - Ardross Likes this wine:
85 points
Bright fruity dry rose - good value
White
10/31/2019 - Ardross Likes this wine:
93 points
Outstanding value for £16 - wonderful textbook Riesling with some age
Red
10/31/2019 - Ardross Likes this wine:
89 points
Really good Zinfandel unlike so many sweet and confected horrors - only 13.5 degrees and really lifted by the good acidity Good value
Red
1996 Château Saint-Pierre St. Julien Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
10/31/2019 - Ardross Likes this wine:
91 points
As for first bottle but even more tannic grip but unfurled over an hour again - no hurry but delicious when given some air
Rosé
10/18/2019 - Ardross Likes this wine:
93 points
Wonderful stuff as ever
Red
10/13/2019 - Ardross Likes this wine:
89 points
Deep purply red . Merlot dominant in the nose with a slightly medicinal tan at note . Firm tannins but not rasping good black fruits on the palate with a sandy but not unpleasantly so finish .
White
10/12/2019 - Ardross Likes this wine:
95 points
Outstanding old Vouvray - bright copper in colour but a gorgeous youthful aciditynon the palate with lovely barley sugar and botrytis notes very long
Red
1996 Château Saint-Pierre St. Julien Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
10/12/2019 - Ardross Likes this wine:
91 points
Brick red in colour - firm and tannic on opening after a couple of hours in the glass it unfurled into a textbook St Julien with good dark red fruit , cedar and graphite - excellent
Red
10/11/2019 - Ardross Likes this wine:
94 points
Utterly gorgeous seductive young Burgundy . A nose of the ripest red fruits . On the palate some tannic background which shows this wine will age well - no overly evidentcarbin dioxide and no need for a Fourrier shake !

The fruit overcomes any tannin at this age beautifully balanced with a long finish - dazzling
Red
10/6/2019 - Ardross wrote:
86 points
Not at all sure about Languedoc Pinot Noir. Very well made but a bit rich and unbalanced for me .
White
10/6/2019 - Ardross Likes this wine:
85 points
Proper white Rioja not just tank made cold fermented dullness - some richness but not maderised very good value
Red
10/5/2019 - Ardross Likes this wine:
90 points
It is not cheap for a Bourgogne but not is it the price of a Dugat Py for example .

Jean-Paul Brun brings all the skill shown by his various Beaujolais to this Bourgogne.

Bright and clear - lovely cherry and red currant primary fruit . Super silky texture for a Bourgogne . Longing finish with raspberries at the end .
Red
9/27/2019 - Ardross Likes this wine:
90 points
This is an outstanding Bourgogne . Only £10 on purchase it tastes more like a good village wine. Red with little browning - lovely savoury red fruited bouquet is followed through on the palate .
White
9/23/2019 - Ardross wrote:
88 points
Textbook Pouilly Fume - plenty of flinty zing but I continue to prefer the Dezat
Red
9/17/2019 - Ardross Likes this wine:
88 points
Bitter cherry deliciousness
Red
2000 Château Grand-Pontet St. Émilion Grand Cru Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
9/14/2019 - Ardross Likes this wine:
91 points
Another very lovely bottle - as for my last note still very red and with a long finish - bottle variation in a case can be fascinating if annoying
Red
9/13/2019 - Ardross Likes this wine:
90 points
Very red with slight browning at the rim . Raspberry ,morello cherry on the palate with a delicious secondary savouriness. Well balanced long finish really lovely
Red
9/7/2019 - Ardross Likes this wine:
90 points
Gorgeous ripe fruited wine- not overly complex or long but primary deliciousness throughout.
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White
9/7/2019 - Ardross Likes this wine:
87 points
So so textbook Mosel Riesling - off dry pirecingvyet balanced acidity green lovely fruit.
Red
8/30/2019 - Ardross Likes this wine:
88 points
Lovely stuff - smoother and less green pepper than the Saumur Les Nivieres of the Co-operative . Very good wine for the price and worthy to compare with much more expensive Loire reds
White
8/30/2019 - Ardross Likes this wine:
92 points
Extraordinary green slightly gold - stone fruit delicious and long . So so young.
Red
2015 Château de Viaut Cuvée Prestige Bordeaux Supérieur Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
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
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