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White
2014 Domaine Grand Veneur Châteauneuf-du-Pape Blanc La Fontaine Roussanne
1/1/2019 - Mike76 Does not like this wine:
84 points
I don't understand why in the Rhone valley the people continues to make white wine.
  • Mike76 commented:

    1/9/19, 4:34 PM - Everything is wrong.
    White Chauteneuf should not exist, that 7% of white grapes should be shredded to replant red grapes.
    Wine with hints of oxidation (and the bottle had no defects), like spirit, and even worse in the mouth.
    After drinking 3 whites of this type, I will never buy them again. Money thrown away.

Red
2007 Château Cos d'Estournel St. Estèphe Red Bordeaux Blend
1/21/2015 - Romol Likes this wine:
91 points
What a suprise...already pretty approachable. Will never reach the complexity of an 2003, but a very nice Bordeaux anyway.
91 pts now, with potential up to 92-93.
  • Mike76 commented:

    1/24/15, 6:01 AM - Why "a surprise"? It's a 2eme cru....

  • Mike76 commented:

    1/24/15, 10:37 AM - Clear!

Red
2010 Castello di Monsanto Chianti Classico Riserva Chianti Classico DOCG Sangiovese Blend, Sangiovese
9/7/2014 - Lipsman wrote:
89 points
Tastes like cherry cola, with tannin. Loads of fruit and good depth on the palate. Young with a snappy bitter edge and a hint of tar. Balanced with nice complexity, would be terrific with hearty fare like osso buco. This will age, but probably best consumed young, by 2022.
  • Mike76 commented:

    9/8/14, 8:45 AM - Maybe you meant: Osso buco...

White
2012 Domaine William Fèvre Chablis Chardonnay
9/12/2013 - chablis28 wrote:
91 points
This is the domaine bottling not, the lesser widely available in the US and cheaper Royoux. This drinks more at the level of the MDT. Purchased off the wine list this afternoon at Chateau Eze in Eze village high above the Cote Azur on their outdoor restaurant overlooking the sea with their outstanding tasting menu. Paid 55 euros. This estate fruit Chablis is a real gem and should be sought out. Pale green tinged color. Amazingly perfuse nose of the sea with classic Chablis stonyness and citrus flavors. This drinks way above it's grade and speaks very well of the 2012 vintage. A big step up from the common US Royoux.
  • Mike76 commented:

    9/27/13, 1:45 PM - 55 euros? Are you crazy?

  • Mike76 commented:

    9/27/13, 11:51 PM - Ok, if you are happy... I paid 10 euros, in an online store.
    I believe that the view was great, it costs 45 euro! ;)

  • Mike76 commented:

    9/28/13, 3:01 AM - The prices in certain restaurants are simply absurd: if its are ok for some people, good for them.
    There are many good restaurants, with honest mark-ups of prices.
    Anyway... I'm glad you liked that wine.

  • Mike76 commented:

    9/28/13, 12:30 PM - I'm from Italy (Tuscany) and in my favourite restaurant (where you can find burgundy wines, pretty rare), just by seaside, the chabils is the house wine. If you pay 50 euros, you can drink a Chablis Premiere Cru by Raveneau... I thought the French wine in usa was expensive, but not so.

  • Mike76 commented:

    9/28/13, 4:12 PM - BdM: I think the best are Biondi-Santi Riserva and Poggio di Sotto Riserva, but also very expensive.
    For a good value Q/P, I recommend Ragnaie, Tiezzi and Baricci. Then also Salvioni.

    Montevertine is an exception: I love it, even if it's formally an IGT and not a Chianti, although it is located in the heart of Radda.
    If you like this, you have to try:

    From Radda in Chianti: Monteraponi (excellent the Baron'Ugo and Il Campitello), Caparsa, Val delle Corti (very cheap but good).
    From Poggibonsi: Ormanni.
    From Barberino Val d'Elsa: Monsanto (try the Poggio Riserva, the oldest cru in Chianti Classico, and also the Vin Santo La Chimera).
    From Gaiole in Chianti: San Giusto a Rentennano, Riecine.
    From Lamole: I Fabbri.

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