Tasting Notes for pilatus88

(760 notes on 466 wines)

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Red
6/12/2021 - pilatus88 Likes this wine:
94 points
Stand by my previous scores.
Red
6/11/2021 - pilatus88 Likes this wine:
89 points
A very good value at this point. It has matured well and is very soft and elegant displaying plenty of dark fruit. Not the most interesting one but good quality.
Red
6/11/2021 - pilatus88 Likes this wine:
91 points
Drinking very well. Full body of dark fruit and i value the lack of traditional Syrah characteristics. This is mellow, aromatic, long and deep.
Red
2010 Château Serilhan St. Estèphe Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
6/6/2021 - pilatus88 Likes this wine:
91 points
I like this more and more. Elegant bright red fruit with a hint of sweetness in the finish. Very enjoyable.
Red
6/6/2021 - pilatus88 Likes this wine:
90 points
This needs time. Much to much right now and need to mellow and gain some finesse. Potential is there.
Red
2016 Château Faugères St. Émilion Grand Cru Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
6/5/2021 - pilatus88 Likes this wine:
93 points
Still a favorite of mine. It is juicy full and smoky yet vibrant red fruit. Should be kept for another few years but hard to keep lying down. Lovely.
Red
2017 La Dame de Montrose St. Estèphe Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
6/5/2021 - pilatus88 Likes this wine:
91 points
Surprisingly soft and fleshy for such young wine. Nice cassis fruit in a forward style. Long and soft and fruity fish.
Red
2000 Château La Tour Carnet Haut-Médoc Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
5/29/2021 - pilatus88 Likes this wine:
91 points
What is not to like about this bright fruity wine?
Red
5/28/2021 - pilatus88 Likes this wine:
89 points
I like this. Powerful red fruit on the nose a bit of alcohol burn as well. Spicy red fruit on palate. a bit edgy but absolutely enjoyable value.
Red
5/26/2021 - pilatus88 wrote:
88 points
Thick and juicy, nice and warm.
Red
5/22/2021 - pilatus88 Likes this wine:
89 points
It has mellowed with age and display more harmony and interest. at its peak.
Red
5/21/2021 - pilatus88 Likes this wine:
90 points
I like this rather red fruit fresh and bright cab/merlot blend. Cocoa, vanilla, and a rather soft red berry finish. Good structure and very nice.
Red
2008 Château Ferrière Margaux Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
5/15/2021 - pilatus88 Likes this wine:
91 points
A very enjoyable wine with lots of life left in it.
Red
2008 Château Haut-Bergey Pessac-Léognan Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
5/15/2021 - pilatus88 Likes this wine:
90 points
Dark in color, nose of plum and a bit of dark cherries. On the palate the Merlot is very present and softer flowery notes come through. Smoky, earthy and bit of coffee beans. Very enjoyable.
Red
2009 Bleasdale Shiraz - Cabernet Premium Langhorne Creek Cabernet-Shiraz Blend, Red Blend (view label images)
5/14/2021 - pilatus88 Likes this wine:
89 points
This has mellowed down a lot and feel is very harmonious. A great bbq wine with the cabernet helping the structure and downplaying the shiraz which I like. Soft and long in the finish and good value.
Red
5/14/2021 - pilatus88 Likes this wine:
89 points
A bit one dimensional.
Red
5/14/2021 - pilatus88 Likes this wine:
92 points
Dark Cherry red color. Lots of dark plum but also a fresh hint of apple on the nose. Creamy and concentrated in the mouth. Dark plum and pomegranate with cloves and woody notes. Harmonic and elegant long finish. Lovely wine and i am happy I kept my last bottle lying a few years.
Red
5/12/2021 - pilatus88 Likes this wine:
90 points
A good value rioja with some sweet fruit in front and spice and bitterness at the end. Full and balanced.
Red
2011 Château du Tertre Margaux Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
5/9/2021 - pilatus88 Likes this wine:
90 points
Nice nose of pine forest with wet marsh spicy dark fruit. Full body palate of dark plum cedar wood and tobacco. Feel is thick and creamy and well balanced. A bit of dark chocolate and black pepper at the end. Rather round and warm all around. This is a very good 2011 effort.
Red
2010 Château Lespault Martillac Pessac-Léognan Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
5/9/2021 - pilatus88 Likes this wine:
90 points
This is a very easy wine to like. Dark plummy, fruity, a bit of smokiness and very round and soft. It lacks the distinct character to score higher but it is a heart worming full body merlot to match your bbq plate.
Red
5/7/2021 - pilatus88 Likes this wine:
90 points
The freshness and balance is comforting.
Red
5/7/2021 - pilatus88 Likes this wine:
88 points
I like the flavors, but a bit underwhelmed by the nose and punch as well as the finish. I expected more at this price range. Bad year I know but still...
Red
5/7/2021 - pilatus88 wrote:
flawed
Not a good start to this box. Corked.
Red
5/2/2021 - pilatus88 Likes this wine:
90 points
Not a very powerful nose. Medium body with prominent black fruit and a joyful splash of red cherries. Mellow tannins and a very harmonious good wine without the wow.
Red
5/1/2021 - pilatus88 Likes this wine:
91 points
Great effort but slightly one-dimensional.
Red
2002 Château Giscours Margaux Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
5/1/2021 - pilatus88 Likes this wine:
92 points
The depth and elegance is great!
Red
2012 Clos de los Siete Valle de Uco Malbec Blend, Malbec (view label images)
4/30/2021 - pilatus88 Likes this wine:
89 points
Well integrated and the spiciness in the finish scores an additional point.
Red
2010 Château Serilhan St. Estèphe Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
4/30/2021 - pilatus88 Likes this wine:
90 points
Medium body. Very elegant and i feel it has improved since my last tasting. It has a lot of red bright fruit with some lifting acidity. Well balanced.
Red
4/28/2021 - pilatus88 Likes this wine:
92 points
The nose aromas of cherry, strawberry and blackcurrant. It is a chewy and full body wine with some black pepper and clove adding spice to a rather dark plum oriented body. Leather and smoky wood completes this very good drink. A well balanced long finish with the sour cherries on top. This is a elegant wine i would happily enjoy with some red meat.
Red
4/24/2021 - pilatus88 Likes this wine:
89 points
Age has not really affected this one. Still good not great.
Red
4/22/2021 - pilatus88 Likes this wine:
90 points
Dark fruity punch but limited elegance and depth, but still very enjoyable. Definitely improved both fruit and softened tannins with aging.
Red
4/19/2021 - pilatus88 Likes this wine:
89 points
Fruity bold and forward. Not elegant but a very harmonious punch.
Red
4/18/2021 - pilatus88 Likes this wine:
91 points
Bright red. Light in structure. A bit tart at first but an hour airing did magic. Very pleasant red fruit, strawberry, cherries, vanilla notes and good acidity. Long but a bit tannic finish lowers the score.
Red
4/18/2021 - pilatus88 Likes this wine:
92 points
Bright red with purple reflexes. Lovely nose of sweet rhubarb and strawberry. Bright red fruit and some caramel and flower notes. Long and balanced. Good value!
Red
1995 Château Tour des Termes St. Estèphe Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
4/17/2021 - pilatus88 Likes this wine:
89 points
On the lighter side. All the components are there but nothing spectacular comes through. Good not great.
Red
2006 Clos du Clocher Pomerol Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
4/17/2021 - pilatus88 Likes this wine:
87 points
Too edgy for my taste. Good but not harmonious enough to score with me.
Red
2002 Château Kirwan Margaux Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
4/17/2021 - pilatus88 Likes this wine:
90 points
I think this one is on the downslope, but still good.
Red
4/16/2021 - pilatus88 Likes this wine:
92 points
Lovely. Dark spicy fruit with wood and smoky notes. Black pepper and tobacco in background. Long dry finish. This should be drunk now but will provide pleasure at least another 5 years.
Red
2000 Château Dauzac Margaux Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
4/16/2021 - pilatus88 Likes this wine:
93 points
This is a beauty. Classic red fruit with freshness and structure. Medium body . Cassis, cedar wood and maybe some raspberry. it has a bit of an citrusy kick at the end that I really enjoy. Very long finish and you instantly want another sip. Drinking window wide open but will last several years.
Red
2012 Château Meyney St. Estèphe Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
4/15/2021 - pilatus88 wrote:
90 points
I blame my prior note on a bad bottle as this one showed me wrong. Veri nice punch structure and long strong fruity finish. All I want from St. Estephe. In drinking window.
Red
4/10/2021 - pilatus88 Likes this wine:
93 points
Great on the nose, great fruit great acidity and freshness with a kick. This is a brilliant wine and every sip crave for more.
Red
4/10/2021 - pilatus88 Likes this wine:
93 points
Spice power fruit all in balance. Very nice.
Red
4/9/2021 - pilatus88 Likes this wine:
90 points
Very consistent and does not add much to hold.
Red
2011 Château Cambon La Pelouse Haut-Médoc Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
4/8/2021 - pilatus88 Likes this wine:
89 points
I think this has improved a bit. Very smooth and soft tannins, good fruit and nice finish. Much less edgy than i remember from past tastings.
Red
2008 Château Grand Ormeau Lalande de Pomerol Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
4/8/2021 - pilatus88 Likes this wine:
89 points
Still a very nice wine.
Red
2001 Château Duhart-Milon Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
4/2/2021 - pilatus88 Likes this wine:
93 points
Very nice full and long body of red fruit with a bit of herby fringe. Remarkably crisp and showing no signs of fading. Just lovely.
Red
4/2/2021 - pilatus88 Likes this wine:
94 points
This is a great wine. Crisp and well structured on the palate with mature red plum. Leather, cassis, and cedar wood.
Red
4/2/2021 - pilatus88 Likes this wine:
92 points
Dark almost black in color. Deep nose of dark fruit and pine woods. It is a bit grainy and thick on the palate but displays a powerhouse of dark potent fruit. Blackberry, blueberry, and dark plum. I love it. I think this one should be kept for another decade to mellow the edges.
Red
4/2/2021 - pilatus88 Likes this wine:
90 points
needs a few hours to open up. Mellow thick plum fruit with tannic backdrop. Lovely spicy overtones on a very thick juicy base. Long and smooth finish of marsh.
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