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1970 Château La Lagune Haut-Médoc Red Bordeaux Blend
Slightly oxidised bottle but still enjoyable, fairly meaty and powerful.
  • ccn commented:

    9/29/17, 8:22 PM - Opening a magnum this weekend - fingers crossed!

2001 Château Gruaud Larose St. Julien Red Bordeaux Blend
7/25/2015 - ccn wrote:
Possible the bottle is off? Fairly lean, mature to declining, interesting minerality but little fruit and tea bag tannins. Strong metallic flavour ruins an otherwise okay but not amazing wine. lacks the depth of last two bottles.
  • ccn commented:

    7/26/15, 1:57 PM - Two prior bottles were excellent (see TNs) so I've written this off as a bad bottle-- though not corked.

1994 Château Talbot St. Julien Red Bordeaux Blend
12/25/2014 - margaux321 Likes this wine:
95 points
This was a magnum 1994 Talbot. Red clear color; first nose, roasted vanilla; second nose, China ink, smoked oak; on the palate, balanced acidity and fruit, full body, complex; long clean finish.
  • ccn commented:

    7/9/15, 9:24 AM - Think this is against the wrong wine given that it refers to "red"

2011 Hubert Lamy Saint-Aubin La Princée Chardonnay
12/15/2014 - ccn wrote:
89 points
Nice concentration and richness, but the oak is too dominant and wood tannins close down the wine. Quite typical of Lamy wines in their use. I'd guess that the wine has enough richness to swallow the oak in 3-5 years -- wouldn't drink it before then.
  • ccn commented:

    12/25/14, 12:05 PM - Had the em remilly of same vintage/ producer a few days later which is a clearly superior wine.

2004 Château Grand-Puy Ducasse Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend
2/22/2014 - Magners Likes this wine:
92 points
In my opinion almost perfectly developed right now, still with freshness in the fruit, smooth tannins and well-integrated oak. I would say perfectly balanced. Very elegant and transparent (some would say watery) on the mid-palate as many 04s. Love it.
  • ccn commented:

    4/13/14, 11:28 AM - See our recent TN -- completely agree about this wine.

1995 Chateau Musar Bekaa Valley Red Blend
2/26/2010 - Kirk Grant wrote:
94 points
'02-'07 Bergström, '95-'97 Musar, and more in Maine (Kirk's Apartment): Pale ruby in the glass with scents of cedar, earth, tobacco, cranberries, pomegranate, saddle leather, raspberries, at the tail end there was a hint of clove and cement dust. In the mouth this light to medium bodied (depending on how long it had been in the picked up weight with time open) wine bursts with a melange of red fruits, mushroom, a hint of cedar, and other earthy notes. This wine has always been a favorite of mine, despite the VA that is usually present, I find it gives this some character and in just the right amount adds to the intrigue of this wine.
  • ccn commented:

    2/27/10, 2:29 PM - Glad to hear that '95 is still drinking well. Last had a bottle 5-6 years ago and it was brilliant then.

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