Tasting Notes for frapadingue

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Red
7/28/2017 - frapadingue Likes this wine:
91 points
Bought on, and stored well since, release. This is drinking quite well now. Textbook Gevrey masculinity with dark fruit, soubois nose, and a bit of tannin not yet resolved. I only have one of these left, but will probably wait two years or so to consume it.
Red
9/21/2016 - frapadingue Likes this wine:
93 points
What Aagrawal said. Really enjoyable mature Burgundy that has at least five more years of life in it.
Red
8/12/2016 - frapadingue wrote:
91 points
Black cherry and earth notes; medium to full body; well balanced tannins. From 375 mm.
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Red
5/18/2016 - frapadingue Likes this wine:
91 points
This is a great $15 bottle of wine. Lots of dark fruit notes still somewhat masked by tannins that I believe will integrate well with time. If properly stored, this wine should improve a bit for a couple of years. After that, I think it will still provide pleasure for another five years or so.
White
3/11/2016 - frapadingue wrote:
90 points
Beautiful baby Meursault - crisp and fresh.
Red
3/9/2016 - frapadingue wrote:
93 points
Really coming around nicely but with many good years ahead.
Red
8/29/2015 - frapadingue wrote:
93 points
This bottle was from a case I bought on release where many bottles leaked. This was the worst, with ullage several inches below the bottle's shoulder. So perhaps I'm being generous with my rating, because I wasn't expecting much, but this was a very tasty drink with lots of years ahead before it declines.
Red
5/27/2015 - frapadingue Likes this wine:
90 points
For a wine at this level, this was very good indeed, both with food and sipping on its own. Tart fresh cherry bouquet, ample mouth feel and a restrained nose. I think this will improve with time.
Red
5/5/2015 - frapadingue wrote:
90 points
The last two notes posted were 85 and 91. This bottle was definitely in the low 90s. Bought on release. This was, if not closed, at least reticent.

Nose was muted but suggested future development potential. Medium bodied black fruit juice in the mouth (see http://winefolly.com/tutorial/red-dark-fruit-flavors-in-wine/). Not much on finish which also presages benefits to those who wait.
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Red
3/13/2015 - frapadingue wrote:
94 points
From a 375 mm bottle. This was great! Larger bottles will need more time, although even in this smaller format the wine is really not yet totally ready to drink (and has a long life ahead).

Mea culpa if I've rated this on the high side because I believe others have severely underrated it (most likely due to its lack of approachability given its relative youth).
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Red
3/1/2015 - frapadingue wrote:
92 points
This is drinking quite well already.
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Red
2/28/2015 - frapadingue Likes this wine:
91 points
I've been drinking these for several years and they keep getting better and better. This has at least several more years of improvement in its future.
Red
12/1/2014 - frapadingue Likes this wine:
92 points
This is tannic and still very closed, although the dense fruits are evidently aching to blossom. I plan to wait five years or so before opening another bottle.
Red
10/16/2014 - frapadingue Likes this wine:
93 points
This is what people want their Pegau to taste like - funky but fruity with aromatics that bite and linger.
Red
7/19/2014 - frapadingue Likes this wine:
90 points
Niagara thought this was turbid, and it is somewhat. But for me that is the density of the fruit, which is sensed on the nose, palate and finish -- all three. Tanzer said this had aging potential. It has indeed, and it should be fine for even further time in the cellar. Some secondary characteristics appear now, but mostly it's primary still. 90+
Red
4/10/2014 - frapadingue Likes this wine:
91 points
This was consumed too young -- though over two days, so some evolution occurred. Tart red fruit and not much middle on day one. The second day it had fleshed out fairly well and the nose had improved. But I think it will be even better in four to five years. 91 for now based on day two, but room for upside.
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Red
1/20/2014 - frapadingue Likes this wine:
91 points
Guigal's CDRs generally reward a bit of cellaring. This one could go a few years more without any problem. Great QPR.
Red
11/16/2013 - frapadingue wrote:
93 points
A bit port-like with lovely nose, medium weight, soft tannins. Young and promising.
White
9/27/2013 - frapadingue wrote:
91 points
Honey citrus, nice acidity and finish. Carmelized in an enticing way. Tastes like a very good mature Meursault.
Red
This was delicious. Slight amber rim, nose of pure ripe red fruits, ginger and cardamom, medium to full body. Medium finish. Drink or hold.
Red
7/8/2013 - frapadingue Likes this wine:
91 points
Had this with dinner in Autun (near Beaune). Liked it so much I bought three bottles.
White
7/8/2013 - frapadingue wrote:
91 points
Had this with dinner in Autun (near Beaune). Liked it so much I bought three bottles.
Red
7/16/2013 - frapadingue Likes this wine:
91 points
Given that the CT community is holding more of these (60%) than have been consumed (40%), a lot of people are expecting (or hoping for) good things from this wine. With patience they will get them.
Red
3/19/2013 - frapadingue Likes this wine:
92 points
This was my third bottle from a case and the first one I really liked. This is atypical Cote Rotie -- no meat or bacon fat. But it has finally evolved to an ample nose of black fruit, a palate of dense (although hot) fruit and a short but pleasant finish. I think this will improve and become more complex. Parker says this will drink well through 2025, and he may well be right.
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Red
1/29/2013 - frapadingue Likes this wine:
93 points
9th bottle of a case. Best bottle yet. No hurry to drink this.
Red
9/14/2011 - frapadingue wrote:
91 points
This was drinking great and had tons of life left. Pepper and garrigue on the nose, soft red fruit on the palate, nice length. Drink or hold.
Red
12/4/2010 - frapadingue wrote:
91 points
This was drinking great, but still has tons of life.
Red
9/3/2010 - frapadingue wrote:
94 points
This wine just keeps getting better and better. Compelling nose of spices, tar, licorice and black fruits. The comparison to a Cote Rotie is tempting, although the bacon fat is missing and to my palate, that makes this a more attractive wine. Full bodied with tons of glycerin and a long finish that compels one to take the next sip. No hurry to drink this. It has at least a good five years ahead of it.
Red
7/27/2010 - frapadingue wrote:
93 points
Much better than the 2001 that I had several days ago.
Red
2/28/2010 - frapadingue wrote:
92 points
Gorgeous full-bodied wine, nose of black cherry, leather and vanilla from the oak; lots of life ahead for this. Much better two hours after popping the cork.
Red
12/5/2009 - frapadingue wrote:
92 points
Popped and poured. Beautiful garnet color with slight bricking. Pure pinot nose with no funk. Medium bodied. Tart and scintillating. A delightful wine with many years of life ahead.
Red
11/8/2009 - frapadingue wrote:
91 points
Popped and drank over a period of three hours or so. Intense notes of cassis and red fruits. Full bodied for a burgundy. A bit of heat, which diminished as the wine opened up. Not at all a classic Amoureuses, but enjoyable nonetheless. No rush to consume this.
White
8/1/2009 - frapadingue wrote:
93 points
Had this about three months ago and didn't post a note because it was so disappointing. Thankfully (I have four more bottles of this), this showed extremely well. Everything that one expects from an aged Lafon. No sign whatsoever of pre-mox.
Red
7/2/2009 - frapadingue wrote:
91 points
Delightful black fruits, tannins almost resolved, at least several years of life left. Wish I had more!
Red
5/19/2009 - frapadingue wrote:
94 points
There is no hurry to drink this. Still inky purple with unresolved tannins, yet showing quite well with black fruits, pepper, garrigue, etc. This is my style of wine.
Red
3/16/2009 - frapadingue wrote:
93 points
This was the first bottle in my second case of this wine. It's a keeper. Syrah predominates at the moment, though probably not for long. Drink again in two years or so (although it will be hard to resist in the meantime).
White
3/8/2009 - frapadingue wrote:
93 points
Opened and poured. Youthful delight!
Red
8/9/2008 - frapadingue wrote:
89 points
Holding up fine. Opened two hours prior to drinking. Drink or hold.
Red
8/9/2008 - frapadingue wrote:
89 points
Cherry nose, medium weight, short finish. Should get better.
White
8/9/2008 - frapadingue wrote:
85 points
Pleasant simple wine, but it has lost its acidity and should be consumed soon.
White
8/10/2008 - frapadingue wrote:
87 points
This is starting to fade. Was not holding up anywhere near as well as the En Remilly I drank several days later.
White
8/14/2008 - frapadingue wrote:
91 points
Crisp, toasty, fruity and forward. Perfect for a hot summer afternoon. Drink or hold.
Red
6/30/2008 - frapadingue wrote:
88 points
Robe just beginning to show signs of bricking; pretty cherry pinot nose that opened with aeration; tart and tannic, although only a bit so; a very lovely bottle; this could probably sit in the cellar for at least a few more years.
White
6/14/2008 - frapadingue wrote:
86 points
I was anticipating more from this wine. This was flat - lacking in acid. There was no nose to speak of. A good feel in the mouth, but little on the finish. I am hoping that this was not a representative bottle, because I still have ten of these left.
Red
4/26/2008 - frapadingue wrote:
89 points
This is at or near its apogee. After 30 minutes in the glass, it just sings. It should drink well for several more years.
Red
4/15/2008 - frapadingue wrote:
91 points
This is still drinking wonderfully. Beguiling nose, ample fruit in the mouth and a long finish. This will last for at least several more years.
Red
3/9/2008 - frapadingue wrote:
89 points
I have drunk 2/3 of case of this with always the same impression. Ample fruit all around, but it does not want to seem to blossom into something with attractive secondary and tertiary notes. Perhaps with time. For now, an 89. Purchased on release and cellared properly.
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