Tasting Notes for ntanik

(36 notes on 36 wines)

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Red
10/11/2019 - ntanik wrote:
93 points
Delicious wine but also too young.For me needs time to be more silky and complicated.With a lot of fruit and alcoohol, full bodied and long aftertaste.Maybe 3-5 years put the winw at it's peak.
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Red
1/28/2019 - ntanik Likes this wine:
98 points
Still young but there is a lot of pleasure if you taste it now.A typical great mouton with herbs, pencil, black fruits. Very silky and well ballanced withgreat aftertaste.Sadly it was my last bottle but if i had one i will keep it for 5-8 years more.
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Red
12/31/2016 - ntanik Likes this wine:
95 points
From memory smoke, pencil, cherries.Very nice tannins and good aftertaste. Also well balanced.
Red
1999 Château Haut-Brion Pessac-Léognan Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
5/20/2017 - ntanik wrote:
97 points
Great wine still young but you can enjoy it with a decanting about 2-3 hours. That was more massive than elegant with red and blue cherries, grafite,meaty notes.Side by side with a cheval blanc 1990, Haut-Brion was the wine that likes to mens of the company instead Cheval which prefered from womens.
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Red
1990 Château Cheval Blanc St. Émilion Grand Cru Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
5/20/2017 - ntanik Likes this wine:
98 points
From memory an excellent wine, elegant,silky,great depth and still evolving after 3 hours with long aftertaste.
Red
1/5/2017 - ntanik Likes this wine:
94 points
A fabulous wine from a great vintage. Well balanced with a long aftertaste and very good depth.
Red
11/2/2017 - ntanik Likes this wine:
94 points
Interesting nose, well balanced wine with good aftertaste. It was evolving by the time getting more complex and enjoyable.
White
11/2/2017 - ntanik Likes this wine:
95 points
Very impressive wine and really enjoyable.
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Red
10/10/2016 - ntanik Likes this wine:
91 points
Still drinking well but i am sure that it is at the top of the hill and it is better to drink it now.Fully mature with some sighs of oxidation.Sweet and light body but still lovely.
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Red
2001 Capannelle Solaré Toscana IGT Sangiovese Blend, Sangiovese (view label images)
10/24/2015 - ntanik Likes this wine:
90 points
As other cellartracker friends noticed I think that is better to drink this wine sooner than later.Definetely at it's peak and little oxidized need aeration about an hour before drinking.Very dark colour almost opaque with medium++ body and very nice well rounded tannins.Good aftertaste with lots of berries ,coffee(hints of espresso), moccha, vanilla.Also I would like to notice that the cork was very bad and broke when I try to pull over so be carefull with that.
Red
10/6/2015 - ntanik Likes this wine:
90 points
I don't think that was the proper time to drink this bottle. For sure before 3-4 years was better. Mature wine but to old for such an exceptional vintage. Very bad!!!! cork .Quite good aftertaste with all maturity characteristics both nose and mouth.Drink it yesterday.
Red
2003 Opus One Napa Valley Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
10/6/2015 - ntanik Likes this wine:
90 points
The wine was at the peak and maybe 2-3 years before was better. Dark ruby colour and smooth well made tannins. Quite good aftertaste but not very long and mediun body. Oak, berries,hints of vanilla.
Red
10/5/2015 - ntanik Likes this wine:
92 points
Ideal time to drink this wine although it has life ahead.Very enjoyable wine with opaque ruby colour, lots of fruit,oak, coffee,chocolate.Well made tannins and very good aftertaste.
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Red
5/24/2015 - ntanik Likes this wine:
94 points
I should say that I like this wine a lot.It has a very deep red color (almost opaque) and it is full bodied.Needs decanting almost 2-3 hours or more and I think that it will drinking pleasantly next years.My opinion is that it will not benefit from further cellaring.Well made tannins,lots of red fruits,cherries,chocolate,graphite,ink.Nose needs a lot of time to open and she is little shy.
Red
5/3/2015 - ntanik wrote:
91 points
An a excellent companion for a beef fillet.Needs at least 1 hour decanting to open.Medium bodied with very good balance.Smokey character with cherries.Really good now and very enjoyable.
Red
1/12/2015 - ntanik Likes this wine:
90 points
A wonderfull surprise for me and a feeling that this estate was a chance for Greece to produce one day a 'big' wine. I was kept the bottle about 14 years in my wine refrigerator and it was in perfect condition. Garnet colour with brick hints, medium bodied with light tannins but velvet and silky texture. Sweetness and well balanced as it has quite long finish and very good aftertaste. Nose with berries,plums,leather and the same was at the mouth but the feeling was elegant and evolving. Before 5-8 years maybe that was a great wine.
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Red
1/6/2015 - ntanik Likes this wine:
90 points
A classic traditional brunello that needs decanting before drinking. Specifically my bottle needed 4-5 hours. Ruby colour with some brick hints, strong tannins and good aftertaste. Leather, cherries, dried red fruits. As time was passing it got better, more sweet and balanced. I will try to taste a younger wine with double decanting or more time. Needs food for companion like wild boar with pruns and quince.
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Red
1998 Château Smith Haut Lafitte Pessac-Léognan Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
1/1/2015 - ntanik Likes this wine:
93 points
The wine was at the right moment for drinking although someone can keep it 2-3 years more. A balanced wine with dark ruby colour, velvet tannins and long aftertaste. Sweet entry with a lot of dark cherries,dark fruits, mocha, chocolate and little tobacco.The first wine for 2015 was an ideal choice,
White - Sparkling
12/26/2014 - ntanik Likes this wine:
90 points
Definitely this wine is at his peak but still gives pleasure . Gold colour, soft bubbles , adequate mouse and notes of toasty bread, apricot, shery, nuts, Brie , yeast.Ideal mature wine for those who love that style.
Red
12/26/2014 - ntanik Likes this wine:
91 points
Still fresh and youthfull its a wine very enjoyable. Deep ruby colour almost opaque,medium bodied with smooth and velvet tannins that are present all time. The nose open time after time but remains shy. Dark fruits.cherries,vanilla and oak that is a lot at the begining and get better after a while. Very nice try from a producer who likes to explore new things
White - Sparkling
This wine was over the hill without something interesting. No bubbles,no mouse with honey colour and nothing else
Red
2009 Château Haut-Brion Pessac-Léognan Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
12/14/2014 - ntanik Likes this wine:
99 points
Wow!! It's the second time that I have tasted this wine last year and I believe that I was a step from heaven. Dark ruby almost opaque color with velvety exuberant tannins. Full bodied wine that is the epitome of balance. Blueberries, dark berries, chocolate, ink, tobacco, cedar, fig. Very long aftertaste. A generous wine with a long life ahead . In a few years I think that is for 100 points
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Red
2003 Château Branaire-Ducru St. Julien Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
11/9/2014 - ntanik Likes this wine:
93 points
A lovely Saint Julien from this vintage.My first impression was that the wine was at its peak but after a couple of hours i believe that have life ahead.Nose is typical for bordeaux but very attractive and evolving every hour with truffle,tobacco,black cherries,earth and mocha.The colour is deep purple and that is another indication for a good future.Silky texture and well structured tannins accompanied by very good aftertaste.Mouth is also full of black fruits,truffle,spices,chocolate and i agree that there is little grain as other reviewers have noticed.Needs at least 30 minutes decanting and drinking well next 5-8 years.
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Red
11/2/2014 - ntanik Likes this wine:
89 points
A ripe wine which begins to lose its personality.It is still there to offer pleasure but not for a long time.Deep garnet colour with brick highlights,medium+ body and nose that appears at the beginning with notes of oak and plum but do not last long.Medium aftertaste followed by traces of chocolate and plum.Fortunately that was the last bottle...
White
10/26/2014 - ntanik Likes this wine:
93 points
This is an excellent effort from Penfolds.An interesting chardonnay from 2006 vintage but still youthfull with good acidity.Spotlessly balanced wine with a nose which is present and evolving all time.Medium body and good aftertaste.Citrus,lemon,nectarine,hazelnuts,toast all comes around.I will try it a few hours later because it seems to have more to say....
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White
10/25/2014 - ntanik Likes this wine:
90 points
A forgotten bottle 14 years old was an interesting experience.An oxidized and mature gewurztraminer with character for his age.Definetely was better at his youth but it was not bad.Colour reminds honey and tea with light body and good aftertaste.Notes of lychee and fig.Medium sweetness with an existent nose all the time.
Red
10/19/2014 - ntanik Likes this wine:
93 points
A very enjoyable wine at this moment although i think it will be better in the future.Full-bodied wine with firm tannins and good acidity.An opaque purple color gives the impression of a very young wine.Lots of black fruits,berries with notes of moccha,spices,milk,meat,tobacco.I will try it in a few years.
White
10/5/2014 - ntanik Likes this wine:
94 points
A fabulous wine indeed for now but it has life ahead.Mango,exotic fruits,citrus with very good minerality and acidity.Still fresh and i think in future will be better..
Red
10/4/2014 - ntanik Likes this wine:
92 points
This Pomerol has an explosive nose with milk,butter,meaty notes,cedar.
It is mature with garnet color and soft tannins and i think that was the right time to drink it up.Medium bodied with sort finish and small aftertaste.Very enjoyable...
Red
9/7/2014 - ntanik Likes this wine:
92 points
For a thirteen years wine it looks like with a life ahead but now is at the peak.It is well balanced with present tannins but not hard.Medium to long aftertaste and medium body.Smoky nose and mouth full of black fruits,spices.A delicious wine.
Red
2001 Cyan Toro Vendimia Seleccionada Tinta Roriz, Tempranillo
1/12/2014 - ntanik Likes this wine:
92 points
Crimson color, smooth entry high and well made tannins. Full-bodied with chocolate, coffee and vanilla. . It has long finish and a very nice aftertaste. That was an ideal companion for a ''coq au vin'' from the country of Greece. It was my last bottle and i like it a lot.

After 24 hours opened it is still very nice. Leather, red berries marmelade with tannins still present and good aftertaste.
Red
12/6/2013 - ntanik Likes this wine:
92 points
The bottle was opened for my name day. I think that was the ideal moment for this and there is not anything to win from further cellaring.Explosive nose even after 2-3 hours with medium++ body and medium aftertaste.Maybe 2-3 years before was much better but it was very enjoyable.Spicy,herbs red fruits and sweetness all time.I think that was a good choice.
Red
12/1/2013 - ntanik Likes this wine:
93 points
Great effort and a good surprise for me.Spicy with concentration and very good aftertaste.At its peak but very attractive...
Red
1998 Seña Aconcagua Valley Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
9/9/2013 - ntanik wrote:
88 points
Mature with short aftertaste. Sweet entry,medium body, coffee,leather,prune.It was better at his youth.
Red
2001 Château Smith Haut Lafitte Pessac-Léognan Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
5/7/2013 - ntanik Likes this wine:
92 points
The wine was already to drink but it needs 60 minutes decanting to open its nose.Garnet color with medium legs.It smells like cherry and coffee.The taste reminds cherry, and plum.Medium bodied with polished texture.Medium finish -good aftertaste.
Red
4/28/2013 - ntanik Likes this wine:
95 points
This is a great wine.It has garnet color and a nose full of blackberry, cherry, vanilla, and black currant (cassis).Mouth is also full of black currant (cassis), blackberry, and vanilla.Medium-full bodied with an excellent balance.The silky texture gives an extra elegance while it finishes long with a very long aftertaste. I think that 3-5 years from now will improve it.Great wine-great effort.
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