Tasting Notes for mikeculkin

(54 notes on 54 wines)

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Red
4/19/2021 - mikeculkin Likes this wine:
89 points
Opened about an hour before dinner. Nice and fairly well balanced.
Red
4/19/2021 - mikeculkin Likes this wine:
91 points
This wine is great, such a complex and rounded taste. Would definitely recommend.
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Red
2/2/2021 - mikeculkin Likes this wine:
91 points
Drinking well, opened an hour before dinner
Red
2016 Mouton Cadet Bordeaux Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
12/23/2020 - mikeculkin Likes this wine:
88 points
I think some of the scores are on the lower side, I thought this was a fairly good Bordeaux at a reasonable price.
White
8/6/2020 - mikeculkin Likes this wine:
89 points
Not normally a white wine drinker but enjoyed this on a warm evening on the patio. Good amount of acid, nice and refreshing
White
6/28/2020 - mikeculkin Likes this wine:
89 points
Great wine for a Sunday evening sat on the patio
Red
2014 Cheval Quancard Fleur De Roc St. Émilion Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
6/28/2020 - mikeculkin Likes this wine:
89 points
Let it sit for a couple of hours before drinking. Nice with steak and frites.
Red
6/18/2020 - mikeculkin Likes this wine:
92 points
This is drinking really well at the moment.
White
6/18/2020 - mikeculkin Likes this wine:
90 points
Warm Sunday afternoon on the patio. Nice bottle
Red
6/17/2020 - mikeculkin Likes this wine:
88 points
I was not overly impressed with this at first but it opened up after an hour or so and very enjoyable for the cost.
Red
6/5/2020 - mikeculkin Likes this wine:
91 points
I saw some earlier low scores but this wine is definitely drinking well at the moment.
Red
5/2/2020 - mikeculkin Likes this wine:
90 points
This is drinking great at the moment. Brought to room temperature and left open for about an hour.
Red
3/22/2017 - mikeculkin Likes this wine:
87 points
This is too young and could do with a couple more years to show its potential.
Red
3/1/2017 - mikeculkin Likes this wine:
86 points
Had an odd aftertaste at first - took a little time to open up
Red
11/26/2016 - mikeculkin Likes this wine:
90 points
Big flavors and nicely rounded. Would look for again. I think someone has adjusted the drinking window which is good, this came up as ready to drink and I had it alongside thanksgiving dinner. Personally I think it is only just coming into its drinking window and would probably push the end date out to give it time to come together.
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Red
12/19/2015 - mikeculkin Likes this wine:
88 points
Nose is of berries, taste of licorice and berry up front tapers off nicely, but there is a harsh note of tannins and maybe a little too much acidity. Thinking this may be a great one to lay down for a couple of years. I will let you know if it works in a couple of years.
Red
12/19/2015 - mikeculkin Likes this wine:
88 points
Nice nose, bright on the palette with cherry flavors, not as smokey as some malbec's and a little short
Red
12/15/2015 - mikeculkin Likes this wine:
83 points
Pronounced fruit with a bitter cherry aftertaste. Nice effervescent quality. Hopefully indicative of a good year for French vineyards.
Red
12/11/2015 - mikeculkin Likes this wine:
85 points
Nice nose, a little on the sweet side but long taste
Red
3/15/2015 - mikeculkin Likes this wine:
85 points
Nice nose, berries and licorice upfront not very complex medium finish - good week night wine
Red
2/5/2015 - mikeculkin wrote:
84 points
Nice berry, vanilla upfront taste but short finish
Red
2/1/2015 - mikeculkin wrote:
85 points
Not overly complex and a little astringent. Will probably mellow with age.
Red
1/31/2015 - mikeculkin Likes this wine:
86 points
A little young yet but shows good potential. Nicely layered.
Red
1/16/2015 - mikeculkin Likes this wine:
89 points
I think I grabbed this a little early - would leave it another couple of years
Red
1/10/2015 - mikeculkin wrote:
84 points
A bit off balance, the upfront taste is a bit rough and it is too short
Red
2013 Doohickey California Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
12/29/2014 - mikeculkin Likes this wine:
86 points
Pretty good as a week day wine
Red
12/29/2014 - mikeculkin Likes this wine:
84 points
Ok for a week day bottle great nose but tastes short even on the second day
Red
12/26/2014 - mikeculkin Likes this wine:
90 points
This was one of the best Malbecs I've had in a while
Red
12/26/2014 - mikeculkin Likes this wine:
89 points
Decanted for Christmas dinner - very nice robust flavor
Red
2009 Château du Moulin Noir Montagne-St. Émilion Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
12/16/2014 - mikeculkin Likes this wine:
86 points
Nice aromas and big up front taste but fades quickly
Red
12/6/2014 - mikeculkin Does not like this wine:
75 points
I ended up cooking with this, not sure if additional time would have helped
Red
11/18/2014 - mikeculkin Likes this wine:
90 points
Nice wine but think it will improve with another year or two
Red
11/1/2014 - mikeculkin Likes this wine:
91 points
Nice but needs some more time to improve the balance
Red
2012 Principe Strozzi Chianti Sangiovese Blend, Sangiovese (view label images)
9/7/2014 - mikeculkin Likes this wine:
85 points
Ok upfront but not a long taste, would be okay for a weekday wine :-)
White
8/24/2014 - mikeculkin Likes this wine:
88 points
Pineapple and lemon upfront, nice refreshing summer wine. Would definitely buy again.
White
8/17/2014 - mikeculkin wrote:
89 points
Very nice - pineapple and citrus up front, nice balance, very refreshing, would recommend as a great summer wine
Red
8/1/2014 - mikeculkin Likes this wine:
88 points
There is an upfront smell of raspberry. The wine is crimson colored, with medium legs. On the tongue it is medium bodied, with hints of black currant and cedar. Has a round texture and finishes long.
Red
7/30/2014 - mikeculkin wrote:
88 points
Purple colored with slow legs, nice cherry and oak smell. It has a berry taste upfront and finishes with oak. Medium/full bodied, it has a smooth texture and finishes long.
White
7/29/2014 - mikeculkin Likes this wine:
90 points
Very nice summer wine. Light gold colored with medium legs. No sediment in the bottle. It smells like lemon and apple. It tastes like a tart pineapple first and finishes with lemon. The body is light and it has a bright texture. The wine finishes long with a medium acidity.
Red
7/27/2014 - mikeculkin wrote:
86 points
Nice berry smell, a bit of a bitter taste upfront but evens out with a woody after taste. Balance is a little off.
Red
10/7/2013 - mikeculkin Likes this wine:
88 points
I had a 99 Pommard recently that was amazing - this one was a little weak in comparison but a nice bottle
Red
9/4/2013 - mikeculkin wrote:
89 points
Deep ruby color with an intense berry flavor. Expect this will improve with age.
Red
9/2/2013 - mikeculkin wrote:
92 points
Great Malbec...good balance between berry and tannin.
Red
8/18/2013 - mikeculkin wrote:
94 points
Nice plum color, smell of berries. Smooth but complex taste, no harsh notes, long on the tongue.
Red
5/14/2013 - mikeculkin wrote:
85 points
Nice edgy malbec, but noticed the last batch had a lot of sediment. Will probably skip buying any for awhile.
Red
3/20/2013 - mikeculkin wrote:
84 points
Nice nose of vanilla, initial berry flavor but has an odd after taste. Would buy again though.
Red
3/17/2013 - mikeculkin wrote:
83 points
Spicy bouquet lots of tannins and a little short on after taste. Would probably go well with a good steak.
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