Tasting Notes for Lord Rayas

(1,724 notes on 1,261 wines)

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Red
9/4/2017 - Lord Rayas wrote:
96 points
decanted for 2.5hrs. much more developed than previous bottle. complex and layered. very similar to the 89 side by side.
Red
9/4/2017 - Lord Rayas wrote:
97 points
decanted for 2.5hrs. plenty of exotic notes. intense but not too heavy. beautiful wine.
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Red
9/4/2017 - Lord Rayas wrote:
100 points
decanted for 3hrs. soaring aromas of coffee, tobacco and chocolate. spell-binding stuff. easy 100-pointer.
Red
6/26/2017 - Lord Rayas wrote:
95 points
Peter's MNSC (Petrus): double decanted back to bottle 3hrs prior. ripe and sweet with hints of smoke and honey. drinking beautifully. surprise package of the evening.
Red
1997 Dominus Estate Napa Valley Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
6/26/2017 - Lord Rayas wrote:
96 points
Peter's MNSC (Petrus): double decanted back to bottle 3hrs prior. sweet, smoky and velvety. lovely wine.
Red
6/26/2017 - Lord Rayas wrote:
94 points
Peter's MNSC (Petrus): opened for 2hrs without decanting. completely overwhelmed by Latour a Pomerol side by side. good but not great. perhaps could have done with some decanting.
Red
6/26/2017 - Lord Rayas wrote:
99 points
Peter's MNSC (Petrus): opened for two hours without decanting. by far best bottle in recent years. soaring nose of tobacco and toast. great intensity. superb.
Red
1971 Maison Leroy Echezeaux Echezeaux Grand Cru Pinot Noir (view label images)
6/26/2017 - Lord Rayas wrote:
93 points
Peter's MNSC (Petrus): floral nose with minerals and earth and a touch of coffee. a little sharp on the finish.
Red
6/26/2017 - Lord Rayas wrote:
88 points
Peter's MNSC (Petrus): not the best of bottles sadly. too much madeira and funk.
Red
6/28/2017 - Lord Rayas wrote:
93 points
1-hr decant. some good stuff but what a frustrating wine. so much variation bottle to bottle. nowhere near as good as Gruaud Larose tonight.
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Red
1982 Château Léoville Barton St. Julien Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
6/23/2017 - Lord Rayas wrote:
94 points
at plateau now. perfumed and seductive.
Red
1982 Château Gruaud Larose St. Julien Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
6/23/2017 - Lord Rayas wrote:
98 points
glorious showing. simply stunning.
Red
1959 Château La Mission Haut-Brion Pessac-Léognan Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
5/3/2017 - Lord Rayas wrote:
95 points
Kevin's big 50 MNSC (Amuse Bouche): decanted for 30mins. expressive nose with lots of smoke, tar, cigar box and a touch of mint and savoury soy sauce. not as explosive on the palate as one would expect.
Red
5/3/2017 - Lord Rayas wrote:
93 points
Kevin's big 50 MNSC (Amuse Bouche): decanted for 30mins. lovely nose of graphite, smoke, earth and mint. palate not as robust as it should be but still very enjoyable.
Red
1981 Henri Jayer Echezeaux Echezeaux Grand Cru Pinot Noir (view label images)
5/3/2017 - Lord Rayas wrote:
95 points
Kevin's big 50 MNSC (Amuse Bouche): quite a powerhouse. dense and intense. got better and better in the glass becoming more floral and fruity towards the end.
Red
5/3/2017 - Lord Rayas wrote:
96 points
Kevin's big 50 MNSC (Amuse Bouche): very pretty with floral and leathery notes. drinking beautifully.
Red
1962 Pétrus Pomerol Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
5/3/2017 - Lord Rayas wrote:
98 points
Kevin's big 50 MNSC (Amuse Bouche): ex-chateau. opened 1.5hrs before serving. absolute stunner. glorious nose of sweet fruits, coffee and tobacco. hugely impressive.
Red
1952 Pétrus Pomerol Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
5/3/2017 - Lord Rayas wrote:
94 points
Kevin's big 50 MNSC (Amuse Bouche): opened 1.5hrs before serving. lacks petrus' usual sweetness and explosion, but still supremely elegant with savoury notes of mineral and soy.
Red
5/3/2017 - Lord Rayas wrote:
96 points
Kevin's big 50 MNSC (Amuse Bouche): opened 1.5hrs before serving. a real surprise it was showing better than the '47. wonderfully expressive nose of smoke, toast and coffee. bravo.
Red
5/3/2017 - Lord Rayas wrote:
94 points
Kevin's big 50 MNSC (Amuse Bouche): opened 1.5hrs prior to serving. smokey, rich, intense, with hint of mint.
Red
5/3/2017 - Lord Rayas wrote:
96 points
Kevin's big 50 MNSC (Amuse Bouche): denser and more weighty than the Beze but wonderful aromas with lots of finesse. bravo.
Red
5/3/2017 - Lord Rayas wrote:
97 points
Kevin's big 50 MNSC (Amuse Bouche): incredibly floral and seductive. almost feminine. very light in colour. beautiful wine.
Red
5/1/2017 - Lord Rayas wrote:
94 points
Alex's MNSC (The Pawn): 5hr decant. ridiculously thick, jammy and sweet. is this wine or syrup??
not my style but some might like it. indistinguishable from the 98 and 96 side by side.
Red
5/1/2017 - Lord Rayas wrote:
94 points
Alex's MNSC (The Pawn): 5hr decant. ridiculously thick, jammy and sweet. is this wine or syrup??
not my style but some might like it. indistinguishable from the 01 and 98 side by side.
Red
5/1/2017 - Lord Rayas wrote:
94 points
Alex's MNSC (The Pawn): 5hr decant. ridiculously thick, jammy and sweet. is this wine or syrup??
not my style but some might like it. indistinguishable from the 01 and 96 side by side.
Red
5/1/2017 - Lord Rayas wrote:
97 points
Alex's MNSC (The Pawn): 1hr decant. this is in a good place now in terms of overall balance between finesse and power. lovely aromas of kirsch, leather and dark cherries.
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Red
5/1/2017 - Lord Rayas wrote:
95 points
Alex's MNSC (The Pawn): 1hr decant. sexy exotic nose of cherries and lychee. surprisingly light colour and light-weight palate. more rayas than bonneau.
Red
5/1/2017 - Lord Rayas wrote:
94 points
Alex's MNSC (The Pawn): 2hr decant. great structure and flavour profile. tannins a bit harsh for my liking.
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Red
5/1/2017 - Lord Rayas wrote:
92 points
Alex's MNSC (The Pawn): 2hr decant. pretty and expressive nose but started to fade a little towards the end. structurally not as good as '99 when paired together.
Red
1982 Château La Lagune Haut-Médoc Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
3/21/2017 - Lord Rayas wrote:
93 points
popped and poured. still with enough fruit and vibrancy to make it interesting. has aged very well.
Red
3/15/2017 - Lord Rayas wrote:
95 points
wonderfully perfumed nose. lovely to drink now, but will be even better if it puts on more weight.
Red
3/15/2017 - Lord Rayas wrote:
98 points
absolute top drawer. glorious aromas with sweet finish and amazing freshness. this is the Musigny magic we all crave for but rarely get nowadays, especially among younger vintages. a wonderful treat.
Red
2003 Château Monbousquet St. Émilion Grand Cru Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
3/8/2017 - Lord Rayas wrote:
91 points
ripe with lots of fruit and hint of vanilla. simple but enjoyable.
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Red
1982 Château Gruaud Larose St. Julien Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
3/8/2017 - Lord Rayas wrote:
97 points
decanted for half an hour. utterly compelling. rich, complex, everything you want in a claret.
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Red
1982 Château La Lagune Haut-Médoc Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
3/8/2017 - Lord Rayas wrote:
92 points
perfumed nose. just a tad short on the finish. not as good as previous bottle but still a lot to like about it.
Red
1998 Château Le Pin Pomerol Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
2/18/2017 - Lord Rayas wrote:
98 points
J Law in a bottle. young, sexy, powerful, upfront and fearless. bags of fun.
Red
2/18/2017 - Lord Rayas wrote:
94 points
plenty of complexity, but not my favourite vintage for La Tache in terms of expression.
Red
2/18/2017 - Lord Rayas wrote:
93 points
no idea how to rate this. pure infanticide.
Red
2/18/2017 - Lord Rayas wrote:
92 points
good nose with pleasant notes of asian spices. a bit short on the finish but pretty enjoyable overall.
Red
1986 Château Lafleur Pomerol Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
1/15/2017 - Lord Rayas wrote:
94 points
Julian's MNSC (The Chin's): decanted for a couple of hours. more backwards and restrained than other vintages despite some exotic notes on the nose.
Red
1975 Château Lafleur Pomerol Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
1/15/2017 - Lord Rayas wrote:
94 points
Julian's MNSC (The Chin's): decanted for a couple of hours. smokey with savoury notes. like last time, well short of its haughty expectations.
Red
1989 Faiveley Musigny Musigny Grand Cru Pinot Noir (view label images)
1/15/2017 - Lord Rayas wrote:
93 points
Julian's MNSC (The Chin's): sweeter and more robust than the 76 but not particularly musigny-like
Red
1976 Faiveley Musigny Musigny Grand Cru Pinot Noir (view label images)
1/15/2017 - Lord Rayas wrote:
90 points
Julian's MNSC (The Chin's): not particularly expressive. a little alcoholic.
Red
1971 Château Trotanoy Pomerol Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
1/15/2017 - Lord Rayas wrote:
93 points
Julian's MNSC (The Chin's): notes of mint and coconut but not as expressive nor impressive as previous bottle. might have opened for too long (almost 2hrs) before serving.
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Red
1/15/2017 - Lord Rayas wrote:
94 points
Julian's MNSC (The Chin's): sweet and jammy with hints of madeira. prob didn't need decanting. not as alluring as previous bottle.
White
1/15/2017 - Lord Rayas wrote:
93 points
Julian's MNSC (The Chin's): notes of toasted brioche and minerals. good intensity. still a few years from its peak.
Red
2/3/2017 - Lord Rayas wrote:
94 points
exotic and perfumed. lighter than some blockbuster vintages but really stylish and in a good place now.
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Red
12/25/2016 - Lord Rayas wrote:
95 points
MNSC - PP: opened 1 hour before decanting and serving. soaring nose of candy and burnt sugar. rich, creamy and exotic. hedonistic stuff.
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