Tasting Notes for schway

(335 notes on 237 wines)

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Red
10/16/2021 - schway wrote:
92 points
Aggressive but approachable. Blackberry bramble and slate/clay. Excellent with food.
Red
9/10/2021 - schway wrote:
95 points
Terrific. Still going strong and really singing now! Ripe and Rich!
Red
8/7/2021 - schway wrote:
92 points
Nice. Spice, herbs, mineral well integrated wood. In drinking window
Red
7/23/2021 - schway wrote:
90 points
Bright and juicy, but on the green side. Energetic, but underripe. Excellent with food. Questionable on its own.
Red
12/31/2020 - schway wrote:
94 points
Dark and aggressive, but ready
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Red
12/25/2020 - schway wrote:
91 points
Solid, not memorable
Red
11/28/2020 - schway wrote:
89 points
Ok. Likely heading downhill
Red
2003 Dominique Laurent Clos de la Roche Clos de la Roche Grand Cru Pinot Noir (view label images)
11/26/2020 - schway wrote:
93 points
Full, ripe and powerful. Resolved tannins. Plenty of acidity, but feels almost artificially pumped up in that department. Enjoyable. Good with thanksgiving food
Red
11/21/2020 - schway wrote:
94 points
Meaty and generous. Ripe. Excellent
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Red
2002 Geantet-Pansiot Charmes-Chambertin Charmes-Chambertin Grand Cru Pinot Noir (view label images)
11/7/2020 - schway wrote:
91 points
Good quality, but too much wood
Red
9/18/2020 - schway wrote:
92 points
tasty and generous, but fairly one-dimensional. Well within drinking window.
Red
8/22/2020 - schway wrote:
91 points
solid but not exceptional. well preserved. seems like there’s plenty of life left, but not sure it’s going anywhere better. bright cherry fruit, a touch of leather. not a lot of secondary character.
Red
8/1/2020 - schway wrote:
93 points
drinking very nicely after a 1h decant. great vibrancy and concentration of berry fruit. lively and energetic if not particularly deep. slight mineral and floral components on the nose. well integrated wood. in window. expect it will go strong for some time, but no reason to wait too long
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Red
7/18/2020 - schway wrote:
88 points
disappointing. basic
Red
2000 Château Figeac St. Émilion Grand Cru Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
3/21/2020 - schway wrote:
93 points
Really nice. Herbal, but with ripe fruit. Fully developed. Drink up
White
3/7/2020 - schway wrote:
92 points
Excellent. Much better than previous bottle which had premox
Red
10/13/2019 - schway wrote:
91 points
Nothing deep or complex, but full throttled, forward, and enjoyable. Dark fruit, meat, underbrush, pepper, stone. Like a good Gigondas. Drinking well after 1h decant
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Red
10/6/2019 - schway wrote:
90 points
Better than before. A bit acidic, but still with decent fruit. Some secondary floral. Probably no upside.
Red
9/21/2019 - schway wrote:
90 points
Solid, if not exceptional. Drinking well. Plenty of fruit, with some leather and slice. A bit on acidic side. Other than that, fairly well balanced.
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Red
2005 Château Pipeau St. Émilion Grand Cru Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
5/25/2019 - schway wrote:
91 points
Nice
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Red
3/23/2019 - schway wrote:
92 points
Tasty. Fruit forward, rich, integrated, drinking well, but not particularly complex. Doubting whether this will develop into anything deeper. Fingers crossed
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Red
3/8/2019 - schway wrote:
A nice wine once but now way downhill. Borderline spoiled
Red
3/1/2019 - schway wrote:
82 points
Pretty hot sad and flabby
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Red
2/8/2019 - schway wrote:
93 points
Delicious. In drinking window
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Red
2/9/2019 - schway wrote:
90 points
Reasonably enjoyable, but simple. Lots of primary Grenache typicity without much secondary character. Ready to drink, and probably on the downward slope.
Red
12/25/2018 - schway wrote:
94 points
Really surprising how good this was, especially considering past bottles. Boysenberry and strawberry fruit, with black pepper, stone and herbs. Both luscious and elegant. Perfectly resolved tannins. Balanced acidity. Drinking beautifully after 2h decant.
Red
12/7/2018 - schway wrote:
88 points
Disappointing
Red
9/2/2018 - schway wrote:
92 points
Seemed more muscular and primary and Rhône like upon opening, but after a couple hours some of the more delicate Burgundian characteristics started to shine through. Vibrant fruit, some earth and herbal notes, touch of well-integrated oak. Not what I expected, but delicious nonetheless. In a nice place now, but should improve
Red
3/30/2018 - schway wrote:
91 points
Good, not deep. Should have decanted longer.
Red
12/27/2016 - schway wrote:
91 points
Good quality, but not particularly complex or interesting. Blackberry, cedar, for tobacco. Full bodied. Mouth coating but ripe tannins. A short decant is good, but actually starts to feel a bit flat after a few hours of air. Not sure it has the acidity to go too much further distance.
Red
11/24/2016 - schway wrote:
92 points
Big wine. Lots of red and dark fruits. Excellent with a healthy decant.
Red
9/4/2016 - schway wrote:
92 points
Big ripe and generous. Drink up
Red
8/21/2016 - schway wrote:
90 points
Very soft and sweet. Lots of fruit. Low acid. Maybe starting to get flat. Drink up
White
8/15/2016 - schway wrote:
90 points
Finely made. Crisp citric minerality with decent weight and good finish. Just not that expressive or interesting. Better 3h after opening. Hunch is that this is still tight and may improve with time, although not sure if there is enough fruit there for a long haul.
Red
2000 Château Figeac St. Émilion Grand Cru Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
2/19/2016 - schway wrote:
94 points
Excellent. Herbal but with beautiful fruit. Some spice. Hints of graphite and earth. Well balanced with rich mid palate and nice acidic lift. Good length. Drinking really week with 2+ hr decant.
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Red
2004 Louis Jadot Chapelle-Chambertin Chapelle-Chambertin Grand Cru Pinot Noir (view label images)
1/1/2016 - schway wrote:
94 points
Wonderful
Red
10/2/2015 - schway wrote:
94 points
Excellent. Had w dinner at Riva Cucina. Best (only) good thing about the meal. Modern style but well done. Entering good phase now. Decant recommended.
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Red
5/24/2015 - schway wrote:
93 points
modern in style but delicious. not overdone. some complexity. drinking great now. no need to wait
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Red
3/18/2015 - schway wrote:
94 points
Terrific. Everything going on here - heavy minerals, anise, game, wild herbs, good ripe berry, just right amount of spicy oak, long finish. will open with age, but drinking wonderfully w/ food after 2hr decant. (A little drying on its own.)
Red
1998 Château Canon-la-Gaffelière St. Émilion Grand Cru Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
12/31/2014 - schway wrote:
94 points
Ready, but needs a couple hour decant. Decent fruit, tannins grippy but fine, nice stone and tobacco character, some coffee and chocolate. Feels less "modern" than it did 4 yrs ago.
Red
12/25/2014 - schway wrote:
94 points
Lovely
Red
10/1/2014 - schway Likes this wine:
93 points
Still young but coming into its own
White - Off-dry
6/14/2014 - schway wrote:
95 points
Fantastic. Everything in perfect harmony.
Red
6/13/2014 - schway wrote:
92 points
Nice. Even better than last time. Forward but not overdone. Ripe dark fruit, rocks, black pepper. Slightly candy flavors but also a more wild meaty animalistic side. Plenty of acidity and tannins, but very approachable. Wish I had more, because think if has plenty of life ahead.
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