Tasting Notes for GimpyBoy

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2018 Poplar Grove Winery The Legacy Okanagan Valley Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
11/20/2022 - GimpyBoy Likes this wine:
90 points
From the winery: Deep purple greets your eyes with the first glance. Bright scents of fig, black currant and caramel emanate from the glass. Gentle decanting encourages opulent tannins to develop. Medium acidity frames flavours of crème brûlèe, sour cherry, raspberry and plum. The medium body delicately extends into a lengthy bramble finish.
Red
11/20/2022 - GimpyBoy wrote:
91 points
From Natalie MacLean: This is an easy-to-love now or later Cabernet Sauvignon from Hester Creek Estate Winery. Savoury on the nose with dark berry, plum and cassis aromas, the wine is dry, medium-plus-bodied with black currant, dark cherry, cedar, nutmeg, clove and earthy flavours lingering with a smoky vanilla finish. Aged 16 months on its lees in French oak barrels, this is an easy-drinking, graceful 100% Cab. Sauv., produced from grapes sourced from select blocks of the estate winery's Golden Mile Bench vineyard. Enjoy with rosemary and garlic rubbed lamb chops from the grill. Tasted November 2022.
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2014 Poplar Grove Winery Benchmark Okanagan Valley Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
9/30/2022 - GimpyBoy wrote:
FROM THE WINERY: Dark plum in colour, this Wine Club classic, is reminiscent of ripe plum, Bing cherries, and subtle vanilla on the nose. Complex flavours of sandalwood, blueberry, and sage please the taste buds. Long fine tannins and milk chocolate linger on the finish. Dark plum in colour, this Wine Club classic, is reminiscent of ripe plum, Bing cherries, and subtle vanilla on the nose. Complex flavours of sandalwood, blueberry, and sage please the taste buds. Long fine tannins and milk chocolate linger on the finish.
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2017 Wilhelm Walch Cuvee Madrut Vigneti delle Dolomiti IGT Red Blend (view label images)
8/4/2022 - GimpyBoy wrote:
85 points
Thankfully last bottle of this in the cellar. This is a terrible wine that never improved.
Red
8/3/2022 - GimpyBoy Likes this wine:
92 points
Delicious and smooth. Drinking well.
Red
7/22/2022 - GimpyBoy wrote:
92 points
Lovely wine enjoyed sitting around a fire on a summer evening. Smooth, flavorful, rich in colour.
Red
2016 Château Peyrelongue Le Flambeau St. Émilion Grand Cru Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
7/3/2022 - GimpyBoy wrote:
90 points
Has improved with age.
Red
Dark colour. Rich black fruits and dark cocoa notes. Has a long finish and mellow on the mouth.
Red
5/14/2022 - GimpyBoy Likes this wine:
90 points
Aging potential is 8-10 years. Deep purple colour. Nose is much more forward. Wine needs time to open. Sharp on the mouth initially. Drink with high fat foods as it mellows the wine.
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Red
5/14/2022 - GimpyBoy wrote:
90 points
Light ruby colour. Soft nose with hints of dark fruit. Medium finish with a nice mellow feel on the tongue. Drinking now but could use more time in the bottle.
Red
1/22/2022 - GimpyBoy Likes this wine:
93 points
This wine is delicious. Let it open up about 30-45 min prior as started a bit corky.
Red
1/21/2022 - GimpyBoy Likes this wine:
92 points
Better after decanted and opened up. Nice Friday wine. Soft and smooth. Could breath in the nose for hours.
Red
1/13/2022 - GimpyBoy Does not like this wine:
83 points
Thought it would get better with more air. It didn’t. Borderline corked and we dumped half a bottle.
Red
1/11/2022 - GimpyBoy wrote:
89 points
Smells decent but it the fork seems to have flavored the wine. It isn’t “corked”, but it’s not great. I’m hoping the more it’s open the more it wears off as the nose speaks of hope.
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2016 Château Grand Barail Montagne-St. Émilion Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
12/17/2021 - GimpyBoy wrote:
91 points
Smooth and drinkable but not exceptional.
Red
12/5/2021 - GimpyBoy Likes this wine:
92 points
The palate soft with an old world dustiness and is brimming with black fruit, backed rich tannin. Ripe but not overdone. Intriguing flavours add dimension to the flavour profile. There is freshness on the back end that becomes apparent on the finish of good length.
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Red
10/27/2021 - GimpyBoy wrote:
90 points
Take note: this is an OK wine on the day. It is an 89-90.
If you wait until the next day it’s opened it is WAY better. It’s much smoother and softer.
Red
10/22/2021 - GimpyBoy wrote:
89 points
Not great. Pretty average.
Red
10/20/2021 - GimpyBoy wrote:
89 points
Frankly not great. Even though it’s only 7 years old it seems to be worse, not better than previous review. It almost tastes off. No softness at all.
Red
9/29/2021 - GimpyBoy wrote:
90 points
Bought as was ranked 94 points at store. My palate disagrees. It’s ok, but not amazing. Do NOT try drinking the day after opening as is TERRIBLE. Drink all on same day opened.
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Red
9/4/2021 - GimpyBoy Likes this wine:
94 points
Had this wine for my son’s wedding. A beautiful presentation of the region. Needs plenty of time to open. Love the wine and find that it is drinking well now.
Red
8/20/2021 - GimpyBoy Likes this wine:
92 points
Deep ruby red colour. Nose has hints of berries, undertone of vanilla. Soft on the mouth with well balanced tannins. Needs time to open and suggest decanting for at least a half hour. Long finish to this wine.
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Red
8/1/2021 - GimpyBoy wrote:
90 points
Decant decant decant. First sips undecanted are pretty awful. Once open 30 minutes improves dramatically.
Red
6/25/2021 - GimpyBoy Likes this wine:
90 points
A bit smokey but I believe there were lots of forest fires in 2018. A nice summer wine. Very drinkable.
Red
5/27/2021 - GimpyBoy wrote:
91 points
Very nice. Great value. Great drinking now.
Red
5/13/2021 - GimpyBoy wrote:
92 points
Excellent drinking now. Let decant at least 15 as first sip a bit stiff. Nice. Smooth. 14.5% so caution!
Red
4/25/2021 - GimpyBoy wrote:
88 points
It’s past it’s prime. Drink now as not aging well anymore.
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2013 Bodega O. Fournier Founder's Choice Maule Valley Carignan Blend, Carignan (view label images)
3/24/2021 - GimpyBoy wrote:
91 points
Decent wine. No sharp notes. Smooth.
Red
3/16/2021 - GimpyBoy wrote:
92 points
Very smooth and rich. Worth saving for special nights.
Red
2/4/2021 - GimpyBoy wrote:
91 points
A winery that has yet to disappoint. Smooth, long legs, and dominant cabernet characteristics. Very enjoyable.
Red
2/4/2021 - GimpyBoy wrote:
91 points
Very soft and light wine. Smooth, slips off the tongue. Drink all in one night as does not improve the next day once opened.
Red
1/21/2021 - GimpyBoy wrote:
92 points
Smooth and delightful. Cherry and flowers on the nose.
Red
1/21/2021 - GimpyBoy wrote:
flawed
Slight effervescent feel in mouth. There is something wrong with this batch.
Red
2004 Penfolds Bin 389 South Australia Cabernet-Shiraz Blend, Red Blend (view label images)
1/8/2021 - GimpyBoy Likes this wine:
95 points
Have been waiting for an occasion to open this bottle. However the last few reviews seem to have indicated that it has past its prime. Not true! Colour remains bright and clear. A deep ruby red. Nose still has fresh fruits and a little vanilla. The wine does not disappoint in the mouth. Soft feel with a good balance of tannin. Overall a nice long finish.
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Red
12/29/2020 - GimpyBoy Likes this wine:
90 points
Nose has a light spice, pepper and stone. Colour is light and bright. Tannins are light and the finish is smooth. Overall a nice feel in the mouth. A good light wine for a midweek bottle. Could see having this on a summer patio with a nice cheese platter.
Red
12/2/2020 - GimpyBoy Likes this wine:
91 points
Lovely wine. Smooth berry with slight floral notes.
Red
11/9/2020 - GimpyBoy wrote:
90 points
A very light wine that has much improved with age.
Red
11/3/2020 - GimpyBoy wrote:
92 points
This wine is delicious, but if you still have this vintage, drink it. The finish has a slight whiff of cork so I think is rounding the corner. Don’t hold much longer.
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2014 vinPerdu Hidden Corner Okanagan Valley Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
10/14/2020 - GimpyBoy wrote:
92 points
2 years later and this wine is smooth and delicious.
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2009 K1 by Geoff Hardy Tzimmukin Adelaide Hills Shiraz Blend, Syrah (view label images)
10/10/2020 - GimpyBoy Likes this wine:
92 points
A great Friday wine. Needs time to open. Fresh berries, leather and spice. Well balanced on the tongue. Smooth and with a long finish. It has a nice complexity and would pair well with dark chocolate or beef.
Red
9/28/2020 - GimpyBoy wrote:
92 points
Drink now. Is very bricky. Soft on the palate, and velvety delicious.
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2016 Château Peyrelongue Le Flambeau St. Émilion Grand Cru Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
9/24/2020 - GimpyBoy wrote:
88 points
Ok. Not great. Dry, but not in a good way. Not smooth. Tastes like pencil shavings. Ok midweek wine.
Red
9/19/2020 - GimpyBoy Likes this wine:
91 points
A beautiful nose. Fruity but not too much. Cherry and plumb undertones. Smooth on the tongue. Like silk. Starting to get shorter on its finish. Time to drink now!
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2004 Signorello Estate Padrone Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon (view label images)
9/19/2020 - GimpyBoy Likes this wine:
93 points
Long finish. Great nose, dark fruit with hints of leather and coffee. Need to be careful as the cork is starting to disintegrate. Drink extremely well now!
Red
9/17/2020 - GimpyBoy wrote:
90 points
This is smooth, silky, and delicious.
Red
9/9/2020 - GimpyBoy wrote:
93 points
Fantastic. Smooth. Rich.
Red
8/29/2020 - GimpyBoy Does not like this wine:
87 points
May be past prime. A bit too much raisin undertones. Not great.
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