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Red
2006 Penfolds Shiraz St. Henri South Australia
9/11/2021 - SadEdjo wrote:
91 points
Screw cap. Surprisingly uncomplicated. Sweet red fruit, soft tannins. Thankfully low on the lumber. But dubious QPR
  • dkfinancial commented:

    1/28/23, 2:39 PM - In the regulated haven of Ontario, our liquor monopoly last offered this for a mere $165 a bottle. When I bought this vintage around 2009, it was already overpriced back then at $75.

Red
2010 Domaine les Pallières Gigondas Terrasse du Diable Red Rhone Blend
9/30/2016 - bklynwine wrote:
hot (14.5% abv) and sharp; dark cherry and mint; why do I keep buying southern Rhone grenache?
  • dkfinancial commented:

    1/24/23, 6:42 PM - Me too! Oh, the money I could have redirected had I realized sooner. #liveandlearn

Red
2017 Famille Perrin / Perrin & Fils Châteauneuf-du-Pape Les Sinards Red Rhone Blend
8/20/2022 - angelcyn wrote:
Final bottle in my cellar of this cuvee of any vintage, can't honestly say I have been impressed by any of them, this is a mainstream product for supermarkets and it shows, perfectly drinkable but no outstanding features, in fact quite a dull wine and certainly not worth the price.
  • dkfinancial commented:

    11/21/22, 2:04 PM - Very well said. I've had this wine since the 2003, and since 2015, it's been a miserable wine, a shadow of its former self. Used to have structured fruit, tannic backbone, layers and complexity. Now, it's a pop & pour Grenache fruit bomb. I am no longer buying - and wouldn't buy again at the current quality level unless the price dropped to $15 CAD.

White
2016 Les Hauts de Smith Blanc Pessac-Léognan Sauvignon Blanc
5/20/2019 - Capt Cutlass wrote:
85 points
A good lesson in remembering not to buy second wines from a winery where the main wine is far too rich and alcoholic for my palate! This was a toned down version of the Grand Vin which tired my palate and had me grasping for my water...
  • dkfinancial commented:

    2/17/22, 5:12 PM - Agreed - very toned down and quite imbalanced: overripe tropical fruit and low acidity. Tasted bling, I’d peg this as a ~$25 mixed varietal white from nowhere in particular and with too much new oak. Cheers!

Red
2011 Bodegas Olarra Rioja LAZTANA GRAN RESERVA Tempranillo Blend, Tempranillo
10/19/2021 - Purple Tooth wrote:
84 points
This is some tired juice that is hollow, being propped up with good ole vanilla wood and some acidity. I would have guessed tired Pinot Noir from California. Life is too short to drink wines like this. No thanks....
  • dkfinancial commented:

    1/9/22, 1:26 AM - Well said! I thought it was exactly the same.

Red
2006 Fratelli Brovia Barolo Villero Nebbiolo
11/18/2020 - dkfinancial wrote:
50 points
Maderized. Another bottle. I’ve chucked away more than $400 on dead bottles from this producer. On my never-buy-again list.
  • dkfinancial commented:

    11/19/20, 5:15 AM - Sounds like that's what happened. Could have spent months in a hot container and/or in the LCBO's warm warehouse aging program.

  • dkfinancial commented:

    11/19/20, 6:29 AM - Opened a 2004 a couple weeks back; oxidized fruit and VA. Undrinkable.

Red
2013 Sottimano Langhe Nebbiolo Langhe DOC
10/17/2019 - futronic wrote:
Still ridiculously tannic. Will the tannins ever resolve? Bury for at least another few years.
  • dkfinancial commented:

    12/13/19, 5:03 PM - Thank you for taking one for the team. I was 30 seconds from opening one. Going back on the rack. Thanks for the TN.

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