Tasting Notes for sehill

(1,644 notes on 982 wines)

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Red
4/14/2018 - sehill wrote:
flawed
This wine displays overwhelming brett elements on both the bouquet and palate. Flawed.
White
4/7/2018 - sehill Likes this wine:
92 points
Decanted and poured, this wine remains youthful and somewhat reserved. This bottle did benefit from airing and became more expressive over time.
Red
11/30/2017 - sehill wrote:
92 points
Decanted and poured, this wine begins expressive on the bouquet and palate. The wine becomes reserved with airing. The bouquet and full bodied palate show mostly youthful notes with some subtle underlying maturing elements.
Red
12/2/2017 - sehill Likes this wine:
94 points
Opened and poured, this wine gave an excellent to outstanding showing. The bouquet begins with red fruits and spice elements that combine with some maturing earthy tones. The color is a tarnished medium ruby. The refined, medium bodied palate shows balance and length with subtle tannin and youthful fruit that combine with some maturing elements.
Red
11/25/2017 - sehill Likes this wine:
96 points
This wine was opened and poured. This bottle gave an outstanding showing. This wine shows an expressive youthful bouquet of dark fruits and spice notes. There are some underlying maturing elements that add complexity to the mostly youthful display. The color is a tarnished, almost opaque dark ruby that is appropriate for the wines age. The medium / full bodied offers a combination of balance, power and finesse. The wines offers a lengthy finish with balanced, refines tannin and moderate acidity. This drinks well now; however, this bottle suggests that it may benefit from additional bottle age.
Red
4/28/2017 - sehill Likes this wine:
91 points
opened and poured, this wine gives and excellent showing. The aromatics shows youthful dark fruits and spice notes combined with some underlying maturing elements. The color is a tarnished medium ruby. The medium bodied palate is expressive and detailed. The wine gives a medium length finish. This is at or around its peak.
White
4/28/2017 - sehill Likes this wine:
94 points
Decanted and poured, this wine gave an excellent to outstanding showing. The aromatics are youthful and expressive with chalk, oyster shell, lemon and saline notes. The wine develops with airing and shows its best about hour after decanting. The color is a vibrant light yellow. The medium bodied, detailed palate shows excellent length on the finish. This wine drinks well now and should improve with additional bottle age.
Red
4/27/2017 - sehill wrote:
flawed
Corked!!!
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Red
4/16/2017 - sehill Likes this wine:
93 points
Decanted and poured, this wine gave an excellent showing. The bouquet shows a blend of youthful and maturing notes. The color is a dark tarnished ruby that is appropriate for the wines age. The medium / full bodied palate shows balance and length with fading youthful elements and developing maturing notes. The fruit is rich but not overtly dominating. The wine benefits from decanting. It is at or around its peak.
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Red
4/13/2017 - sehill Likes this wine:
92 points
Decanted and poured, this is unfortunately the last bottle of this wonderful wine. This wine continues to drink well and has aged very well over the years. The bouquet and is detailed and focused with a combination of youthful and maturing elements. The color is a tarnished, translucent medium ruby. The medium bodied but firm palate shows both youthful and maturing notes with moderate tannin structure on the finish. if properly stored this wine should continue to drink well for at least the next few years. Purchased on release.
Red
3/4/2017 - sehill Likes this wine:
94 points
Decanted and poured, this wine gave another outstanding showing. The wine develops with airing and shows its best about 45 minutes after decanting. This wine shows balance, excellent texture and expressive aromatics. It is medium-full bodied on the palates with a lengthy finish. At this stage it shows some underlying maturing elements with its otherwise youthful display. This wine drinks well now with decanting and may benefit from additional bottle age.
White
11/20/2016 - sehill Likes this wine:
92 points
Decanted and poured, this bottle gave a similar showing to the last experience with this wine. The wine benefits from decanting and shows excellent balance and detail.
Red
11/18/2016 - sehill Likes this wine:
92 points
Another excellent showing for this wine.
Red
11/4/2016 - sehill Likes this wine:
92 points
Decanted and poured, this wine gave an excellent showing. This bottle shows some subtle improvement over the last experience with this wine. The wine benefit from decanting. Airing brings and expansive and detailed bouquet. The medium bodied palate shows excellent development and balance with a medium length finish. This wine drinks well now with decanting and should continue to drink well for many years.
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Red
10/14/2016 - sehill Likes this wine:
92 points
Decanted and poured, this wine gave an excellent showing for its youthful, balanced and accessible bouquet and palate. At this stage the fruit is youthful but buffered by sufficient acidity and tannin. This wine drinks well now with decanting and should benefit from a few more years of additional bottle age.
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Red
10/15/2016 - sehill Likes this wine:
90 points
Similar showing to a previously tasted bottle.
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Red
10/13/2016 - sehill Likes this wine:
90 points
Opened and poured, this wine gave a very good to excellent showing. The youthful fruit is detailed and focused on the bouquet and palate. The color is a youthful, medium to dark translucent ruby. The medium bodied palate shows firm but youthful fruit with a medium length, balanced finish that contains sufficient acidity and tannin. This wine drinks well now and could benefit from a couple of years of additional bottle age.
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White
10/13/2016 - sehill Likes this wine:
90 points
Opened and poured, this wine gave a very good to excellent showing. The wine is detailed and focused with youthful fruit and chalk notes on the bouquet and palate. The wine is medium bodied with a medium length, balanced finish.
Red
10/10/2016 - sehill wrote:
Decanted and poured, this bottle was more stern and structured than the last experience with this wine. At this stage this wine remains somewhat backwards and stern. Hopefully additional bottle age will allow the wine to give a more approachable showing.
Red
10/1/2016 - sehill Likes this wine:
93 points
Another excellent to outstanding showing for this wine. This wine begins with well defined spice elements and combine with red and black fruits. The wine is detailed and balanced on the bouquet and palate. After about an hour, the wine does begin to close down and becomes somewhat stern and unyielding. This wine gives the impression it will benefit from additional bottle age.
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Red
9/30/2016 - sehill Likes this wine:
93 points
Opened and poured, this wine has developed nicely since its release. At this stage it shows a blend of youthful and mature elements that give the wine complexity, nuance and depth. This drinks well now and is probably at or around its peak.
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Red
9/8/2016 - sehill Likes this wine:
92 points
Similar to previously tasted bottle. Excellent.
Red
9/4/2016 - sehill wrote:
90 points
Similar to a previously tasted bottle.
Red
8/7/2016 - sehill Likes this wine:
93 points
This wine begins with a spicey, floral bouquet with a mix of red and black fruit. The aromatics are express, youthful and detailed. The color is a medium translucent ruby. The medium bodied palate shows youthful fruit, detail and length. There is excellent overall balance with the finish giving fine grained tannin and a medium amount of acidity. This shows well now for its youthful fruit and overall balance.
Red
7/30/2016 - sehill Likes this wine:
92 points
Similar to previous experiences with this wine.
White
7/17/2016 - sehill wrote:
88 points
Opened and poured, this wine began stern and tart on the palate it needed about an hour of airing to show its best with more length on the finish and better overall balance. Although very good with airing this bottle goes through some difficult stages that kept it from showing as well as previous experiences with this wine.
White
7/16/2016 - sehill wrote:
92 points
Opened and poured, this bottle gave another excellent showing that was similar to previous bottles.
White
6/26/2016 - sehill Likes this wine:
89 points
Another very good to almost excellent showing for this wine. Although somewhat straightforward, this wine is focused and well balanced.
Red
6/2/2016 - sehill wrote:
90 points
Opened and poured, this bottle gave a very good to excellent showing. On this occasion the wine required about 30 minutes of airing to show its best.
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Red
5/15/2016 - sehill Likes this wine:
92 points
Decanted and poured, this wine gave an excellent showing. The wine benefits from decanting. The aromatics are dark and brooding with enough detail to keep it from leaving a more reserved impression. The color is a tarnished dark ruby. The medium / full bodied palate also leaves a similar impression as the bouquet. The wine gives a full, medium length finish with medium grain tannin adding structure. This wine drinks well now with decanting and leaves the impression it will benefit from additional bottle age.
Red
5/12/2016 - sehill Likes this wine:
90 points
This bottle shows significant improvement over a bottle tasted about a year ago. The shows excellent overall balance with some slight maturing elements on the bouquet and palate. This is probably at or around its peak.
White
5/12/2016 - sehill Likes this wine:
91 points
Opened and poured, this bottle gave another excellent showing. This wine remains youthful and focused.
Red
5/6/2016 - sehill Likes this wine:
91 points
This bottle gave a similar showing to the last experience with this wine. At this stage the wine is youthful and accessible.
Red
5/6/2016 - sehill Likes this wine:
93 points
Decanted and poured, this bottle age another excellent to almost outstanding showing. This wine has developed nicely since its release. The aromatics and palate show a mix of youthful and subtle underlying maturing elements. The wine is balanced, detailed and nuanced. This drinks well now and benefits from decanting.
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Red
4/30/2016 - sehill Likes this wine:
92 points
Decanted and poured, this wine gave an excellent showing. Compared to the recently tasted 2011, the 2012 seems more firm and reserved. The palate shows a high degree of structure that make the wine seem reserved and somewhat unyielding. The components are here to develop and improve with additional bottle age. On this occasion the wine benefits from decanting. This wine drinks well now with airing and some patience. The wine gives the overall impression that it will benefit from additional bottle age.
White
4/28/2016 - sehill wrote:
89 points
This bottle gave a similar showing to last experience with this wine. This wine has given a very good to almost excellent showing on a number of occasions and is most likely at or around its peak.
Red
4/28/2016 - sehill Likes this wine:
94 points
Decanted and poured, this bottle gave an excellent to outstanding showing. The bouquet shows youthful, detailed dark fruits with stone, dried herb, spice and tar notes. The aromatics are expressive and nuances with mostly youthful notes and some very subtle underlying maturing elements. The color is a dark ruby to purple and almost black. The full bodied palate shows outstanding balance with youthful fruit and firm structure. The wine gives a lengthy finish with well integrated tannins. Overall this wine is youthful, structured and detailed. It leaves the impression that it may benefit from additional bottle and should continue to drink well for a long time.
Red
4/21/2016 - sehill wrote:
90 points
This wine gave a very good to excellent showing. The bouquet opens with red fruits and spice notes that develop a darker, more brooding character with airing. The wines displays a translucent medium to dark ruby color. The medium plus bodied palate shows very good overall balance with sufficient tannin to give the wine structure and firmness on the medium length finish. This wine does appear to have the components to improve with additional bottle age.
Red
4/17/2016 - sehill wrote:
86 points
Opened and poured, this wine gave a good to very good showing. The aromatics show youthful dark fruits with some subtle spice and earth notes. The bouquet seems slightly one dimensional and lacking finer detail. The color is a medium to dark, youthful ruby. The medium bodied palate shows good to very good overall balance with somewhat of a hollow feeling on the mid-palate. Based on this bottle, the wine seems to lack the charm and detail to give a more compelling showing.
White
4/10/2016 - sehill Likes this wine:
91 points
This bottle gave a similar showing to the last experience with this wine. At this stage the wine remains youthful and vibrant with excellent overall balance and detail.
Red
4/9/2016 - sehill Likes this wine:
91 points
Decanted and poured, this bottle gave an excellent showing and seems improved since the last experience with this wine. The bouquet shows blueberry, stone and black pepper notes. The color is a very dark ruby to purple. The full bodied palate shows rich youthful fruit. The wine gives a structured, medium length finish. This drinks well now with decanting and airing. The wine gives the impression it may benefit from additional bottle age.
Red
4/7/2016 - sehill wrote:
88 points
This wine appears to have benefited from additional bottle age. On this occasion the wine gives more complete, detailed and accessible showing than the experience. This wines seems to be at or around its peak and should continue to give a very good showing in the coming years.
White
4/9/2016 - sehill Likes this wine:
92 points
Opened and poured, this wine gave an excellent, youthful showing with detailed aromatics of lemon zest, oyster shell, chalk and floral notes. The color is a vibrant light yellow. The light to medium bodied palate shows impressive detail and balance. The wine gives a medium length finish with acidity that contributes to the wine focus and energy. This drinks well now for its youthful appeal and it should benefit from additional bottle age.
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