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Red
2010 Château Pontet-Canet Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend
9/18/2021 - CWang wrote:
94 points
Intensely perfumed in the nose, berries, cherries, coffee beans, mints, lavenders, roses, pencil shavings, and pinewood; very creamy, concentrated, and meaty on the plate, berries, cherries, bell peppers, dark chocolate, roasted coffee beans, and wood spices, also still acidic and tight; long long finish; overall, 93-94 points at this stage, surprisingly still in its youth; will wait for another 5-6 years at least before the next bottle.
  • CWang commented:

    9/18/21, 9:31 AM - I let it breathe in the bottle for a couple of hours first.

White - Sparkling
2004 Bollinger Champagne La Grande Année Champagne Blend
2/16/2021 - CWang wrote:
94 points
Intensely floral and fruity in the nose, chamomile, dates, grapefruits, pears, nectar, and buttered toasts; layers of fruits on the palate, cherries, lemon peels, rock salt, walnuts, yeasts, and wood spices; long finish; overall, enjoyable enough despite the still noticeable acidity, so 93-94 points at this stage.
  • CWang commented:

    6/14/21, 9:01 AM - I would wait for 5 more years before popping the next bottle.

Red
1996 Château Cos d'Estournel St. Estèphe Red Bordeaux Blend
7/26/2020 - CWang wrote:
96 points
Another stellar bottle of 1996 Cos d'Estournel with no sign of going down the hill compared to the one tasted in 2017; so 96 points overall again at this stage; however, when tasted side by side with 1994 Dominus, a bit shy of complexity and depth in the nose and on the palate.
  • CWang commented:

    12/30/20, 8:12 AM - Thanks for sharing. Glad to know you felt the same about this paring.

White - Sparkling
2012 Moët & Chandon Champagne Grand Vintage Brut Champagne Blend
7/27/2019 - CWang wrote:
92 points
Floral and fruity nose full of citrus fruit, honey, and lily flowers; acidic and fruity on the palate, citrus fruits, roasted nuts and toasts, yeasts, and wet pebbles; long finish with lasting fine bubbles; overall, 91-92 points at this stage; should evolve further in a few more years; tasted at Dinner by Heston Blumenthal in London.
  • CWang commented:

    12/1/19, 1:23 AM - It was good though rather expensive. What surprised me the most was their steak (grilled the best way that I have ever had), and others were good but within my expectations.

Red
2010 Domaine Anne Gros Bourgogne Pinot Noir
10/25/2014 - CWang wrote:
91 points
Full and rich aromas of cranberries, raspberries, strawberries, mints, truffles, and wet forest floors in the nose; the palate, acidic, creamy, and fruity with juicy red berries, whipped cream, and some wood spices; more complex than the previous bottle yet still not as complex as desirable; long finish, with more pleasant wood spices and tannins plus those juicy berries from the palate; overall, 91-92 points for this bottle; should continue to evolve in a few more years.
  • CWang commented:

    10/26/14, 8:51 AM - True. However, at this price point, I usually expect a bit more.

Red
2001 Parker Coonawarra Estate Terra Rossa First Growth Red Bordeaux Blend
5/16/2014 - CWang wrote:
90 points
Cherries, eucalyptus, graphite, mints, oak spices, and tobacco leaves in the nose; black berries and cherries, licorice, and oak spices on the creamy and juicy palate; anise, cherries, dark chocolate, and mild spices in the heavy and long finish; overall, a typical new world wine; 89-90 points.
  • CWang commented:

    5/17/14, 5:31 PM - My guess is, still a few years left for sure but probably would not improve much.

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