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2014 Domaine Taupenot-Merme Auxey-Duresses 1er Cru Rouge Pinot Noir
5/7/2018 - dbkitc wrote:
91 points
(at Pollen Street Social – London) This was terrific. Lovely balance but a good punch of rustic Pinot fruit. Youngish but no harm drinking now. Great choice for a cold winter day (in May) in London. (91)
  • LFCHALA commented:

    10/13/18, 6:31 PM - I agree. See may comment

Red
2014 Jean-Michel Stephan Côte-Rôtie Syrah
10/7/2017 - LFCHALA Likes this wine:
94 points
Astonishing. Pure.
  • LFCHALA commented:

    10/10/17, 9:53 AM - Incredible wine. Young but try one and see. I bought more bottles

Red
2014 Yvon Métras Fleurie L'Ultime Gamay
12/3/2016 - LFCHALA Likes this wine:
96 points
Outstanding. Wine of the year. Absolutely incredible
  • LFCHALA commented:

    1/12/17, 3:31 AM - Hi, Kirk. I drank that bottle at the Rebelle restaurant in NYC. He was not decanted and his appearance was perfect. I can not remember any significant sediment in that bottle. You're lucky to have that wine. It is very difficult to find.

Red
2006 Marcarini Barolo Brunate Nebbiolo
9/20/2014 - AWBryce wrote:
90 points
This wine is still a pup. Hugely tannic and structured, but a great perfumed nose. Red fruits, smoke and olives. The palate was rustic and had a long finish. Needs time.
  • LFCHALA commented:

    11/26/15, 3:31 AM - I drank this wine tomorrow and strongly agree with your impressions

Red
2006 Clos Mogador Priorat Grenache Blend, Grenache
8/6/2015 - LFCHALA wrote:
91 points
Beautiful wine. Very tasty
  • LFCHALA commented:

    8/8/15, 6:41 PM - Wait 2/3 years

Red
2001 Château Léoville Barton St. Julien Red Bordeaux Blend
5/22/2014 - LFCHALA Likes this wine:
93 points
Confraria - Maio - Bordeaux (Marcão House): The cigar box was open on a leather couch ... Great. Tireless. Any news about it?
  • LFCHALA commented:

    5/25/14, 12:35 PM - It is very interesting now, but I expect at least 5 more years. For our group of wine drinkers, 2001 is a vintage, in general, underrated.

Red
2011 Thibault Liger-Belair Moulin-à-Vent Vieilles Vignes Gamay
3/31/2014 - camben Likes this wine:
90 points
This is a bottle that can do many things. Age, drink, go well with food, especially classic French dishes. A bit pricey for Beaujolais but consider the prices for good old vine burgundy.
  • LFCHALA commented:

    4/1/14, 5:41 AM - Very good analysis. I agree

Red - Fortified
1994 Warre Porto Vintage Port Blend
2/9/2014 - Wineson Likes this wine:
94 points
We finally opened this port. It's been at the top of our to drink list for a while. Just great, with lots of smooth fruit on the tongue and a long, long finish.
  • LFCHALA commented:

    2/10/14, 3:06 AM - How long was decantation?

Red
2002 JP Belle-Terroir Shiraz Barossa
12/28/2013 - Giggs wrote:
95 points
Not decanted. Awesome nose of cake icing, ripe but restrained blackberry and blueberry, dried dill, and crushed rocks. Huge palate of ripe black/purple fruit and raspberry liqueur, somehow not a heavy mouthfeel, then intense acidity that still needs time to calm down. Drink 2016-2020. 94-95 points.
  • LFCHALA commented:

    12/29/13, 5:17 AM - I agree with you. I drank this wine and it was wonderful.

Red
2002 Penfolds Shiraz RWT Barossa Valley
8/19/2013 - jerrylindstrom Likes this wine:
94 points
Wow! This wine was wonderful.
  • LFCHALA commented:

    8/21/13, 7:49 AM - I agree with you. This wine is huge, massive and delicious

Red
2007 Caymus Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley
8/19/2013 - krhaugh Likes this wine:
99 points
This might not be a huge Cab but I haven't tasted a better Cab, ever. This is like being a kid in the 70's and going to A&W Root Beer and having an ice cold A&W RB float. UNBELIEVABLE!!!!!!
  • LFCHALA commented:

    8/21/13, 7:48 AM - Extremely overrated

Red
1995 La Rioja Alta Rioja Gran Reserva 890 Tempranillo Blend, Tempranillo
8/2/2013 - Marcyrillo Likes this wine:
93 points
Polvo e risoto na casa da Tathi e Coxa: Red fruit, evolved, very complex, oaky. Great wine. Long with a complex oaky red fruit aftertaste. Tannins were softnen with the food.
  • LFCHALA commented:

    8/3/13, 6:31 AM - Grande vinho. Bela escolha

Red
2005 Cappellano Barolo Piè Rupestris Otin Fiorin (Gabutti) Nebbiolo
6/2/2013 - Al Ehrhardt wrote:
One of the highlights of our Piemonte trip. Fabulous, but extremely young. Beautiful nose. Enjoyed with olives and cheese on the fourth floor roof terrace of the Hotel Metropole Bellagio overlooking Lake Como. Life is good...
  • LFCHALA commented:

    6/2/13, 8:46 AM - In 2011, I did this trip by Piedmont. Fantastic wines, breathtaking foods and Bellagio..... If you have time, know the La Ciao Tournavento Restaurant in Treizo; the cellar is impressive. I also suggest, the restaurant Osteria dell Arco in Alba and wine store Grandi Vini di Alba in Alba.

    Capellano is another level, but needs time.

Red
2003 Château Lagrange (Graves) Red Bordeaux Blend
5/6/2013 - Marcyrillo Likes this wine:
91 points
Great wine. Started after opening as an over cooked wine. After 1 or 2 hours of decanting it became a balanced wine, with good acidity and resolved tannins. Red and black fruits, balsamic, mineral, very bold. Great pleasure and a few years of life ahead.
  • LFCHALA commented:

    5/8/13, 12:34 PM - Cyrillo, todos os Bordeaux 2003 que tomei estavam over cooked

Red
1997 Gaja Barbaresco Nebbiolo
12/5/2012 - Marcyrillo Likes this wine:
95 points
Incredible balance. Fantastic. Still young. Took a while to open in the glass. We drank at Fasano in commemoration of my 45th anniversary. Great night!
  • LFCHALA commented:

    12/9/12, 4:54 AM - Cyrillo, já tomei esse vinho e nada mais adequado para um grande restaurante no aniversário de uma grande pessoa. Parabéns. Muitos bons vinhos e felicidades nos próximos 45 anos.

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