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1975 Château Gloria St. Julien Red Bordeaux Blend
6/16/2020 - vagrantone wrote:
Another corked bottle from the same case.
People don't know how to properly store wine...
  • Harry Cantrell commented:

    9/27/20, 10:46 AM - Corked wine is NOT due to storage. TCA mostly happens at the winery.

2003 Château Branaire-Ducru St. Julien Red Bordeaux Blend
12/29/2015 - Harry Cantrell wrote:
89 points
garnet. Nose was shy, initially not giving much, with swirling and airing some licorice, lead pencil. Taste had some acid, black fruits. Clearly in a closed phase, let it rest 3-5 years.
  • Harry Cantrell commented:

    2/18/16, 4:19 PM - Boy, do I disagree with your comment. If you had argued that there was bottle variation I may have hedged, but over 35+ years of wine tasting I have encountered closed "dumb" phase in many areas' wines and many bottles. Given what I tasted from this bottle in the past, I stand by my review.

2013 Y de Yquem Bordeaux Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend
11/17/2015 - Harry Cantrell Likes this wine:
92 points
Pale yellow. Very Sauvignon blanc in nature, only with aging/airing does the Semillon come out. Nose of vanilla, orange peel, cream, citrus. Mouth was smooth, medium weight, lip smacking.
  • Harry Cantrell commented:

    11/19/15, 5:56 PM - Yes, let it age. I brought this to a dinner featuring Sauvignon blanc wines. More ponderous than the standard S.B.s But clearly a ways to go.

White - Sweet/Dessert
1993 Château Pajzos Tokaji Esszencia Furmint Blend, Furmint
6/29/2013 - Harry Cantrell Likes this wine:
95 points
Dark brown. Nose of molasses, honey, lemon rind. Taste mouth coating-literally!-richest of the rich, very sweet, very long lasting. Whaps you upside the head with a 2x4, subtlety be damned.
  • Harry Cantrell commented:

    6/29/13, 10:02 PM - It was from a full bottle.

  • Harry Cantrell commented:

    6/29/13, 10:04 PM - I just checked-make that a 500 ml bottle-which I guess for this is a full bottle, and then some!

White - Sparkling
1996 Moët & Chandon Champagne Cuvée Dom Pérignon Champagne Blend
1/23/2013 - Harry Cantrell Likes this wine:
93 points
Pale gold. Very fine bubbles. Nose was acidic, citric. Taste was the same. Seems very young-let age a few years at least. But still good.
  • Harry Cantrell commented:

    1/24/13, 2:09 PM - 1996 was a high acid vintage and a lot of the higher end Champagne will age a long time. Try the 96 Veuve Clicquot which outshone the 96 Dom at this tasting/Dinner.

  • Harry Cantrell commented:

    1/24/13, 3:58 PM - Not the LGD, rather the VC Brut. Delish

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