Tasting Notes for bacchuszuo

(243 notes on 218 wines)

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White
2007 Domaine de Chevalier Blanc Pessac-Léognan Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend (view label images)
9/1/2017 - bacchuszuo Likes this wine:
93 points
Great value, in a very good place now. Creamy and buttery with vivid acidity, half citrus and half tropical fruits with hint of marmalade, decent length on the finish.
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White
1/7/2017 - bacchuszuo Likes this wine:
92 points
Solid chard with decent fruit and minerality, like a leaner burg with NZ ripeness
White
4/9/2017 - bacchuszuo Likes this wine:
90 points
Ultimate mindfuck bottle in blind tasting. Easily spotted as natural wine but the orange wine character made it hard to identify origin. Interesting wine to try and buy
White
4/9/2017 - bacchuszuo Likes this wine:
91 points
Very interesting take on Viognier. Not as oily as many northern Rhone counterpart but comes with lively vibrancy of natural wine.
Red
3/8/2017 - bacchuszuo Likes this wine:
93 points
Good fruity and structure NZ pinot. Slowly opens up after 1hr in glass, last 4 hrs and going stronger. Will last for over a decade
White
11/19/2016 - bacchuszuo Likes this wine:
93 points
Glad to see no sign of premox. Honey and malt that later turned into butter notes, ripe stone fruit on the palate with high acidity. On its peak with limited upside
Red
7/23/2017 - bacchuszuo wrote:
90 points
Strong reductive note that accompanies this wine everytime it is tasted outside of the winery. Still structured, all fruits turned into herb and spices.
Red
5/4/2017 - bacchuszuo Likes this wine:
95 points
Exceptional form. Tertiary notes of leather and roast meat with hawthorn and black tea, dried rose pedals. Superb balance and aftertaste. CdP of its old glory days
Red
3/31/2017 - bacchuszuo wrote:
89 points
A lil funky, heavy due to appasimento but not much length
Red
11/17/2016 - bacchuszuo wrote:
90 points
Tannic and young, tight red fruit with moderate length
Red
3/18/2017 - bacchuszuo Likes this wine:
93 points
Very ripe fruit bomb, balanced and well structured, chewy big dark fruit in the mouth, not very complex but long finish. Pleasant barossa that represents ripe 2004.
White - Fortified
8/24/2017 - bacchuszuo wrote:
89 points
Sweet, strong afterkick, interesting bottle but not too much complexity. Mostly fresh stone fruit. Not sure if it will gain complexity with age.
Red
8/25/2017 - bacchuszuo Likes this wine:
92 points
Ripe and big, tannin shows after an hour in glass, approachable now but with decades of life to improve and gain complexity. Very good value for a long-life bottle
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Red
8/24/2017 - bacchuszuo Likes this wine:
93 points
3hr of decanting released early potential of this solid Pommard. Good structure and length, red cherry mixed with good spice, rustic but ripe tannin, with plenty of room to improve over next 10+ year
Red
8/25/2017 - bacchuszuo Likes this wine:
92 points
Sonoma level ripe fruit + German signature pepper nose. Decent finish but too young for GG level complexity to develop. Hold
Red
8/16/2017 - bacchuszuo wrote:
90 points
Fruit in shutdown stage now so the oak is overwhelming, lay down for 5 years before revisiting
Red
8/18/2017 - bacchuszuo Likes this wine:
93 points
Very solid old style brunello. Medium body at first with full intensity strung within tight but ripe tannin, slowly unleash its power on the palate as air flows thru, gains depth and length as time went on. A star that is meant for decades of aging.
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Red
8/18/2017 - bacchuszuo wrote:
92 points
Solid cali cab, aged and resolved but still strong and slightly green tannin, big but not complex. Decent but don't think the tannin would ever mellow enough before the fruits fade away
Red
8/23/2017 - bacchuszuo Likes this wine:
96 points
Fantastic tertiary aroma and palate, truffle leather infused with dried flower and white pepper, roast meat. Savoury with lively acidity and great length, aftertaste lasts long after the tasting is done. At its absolute peak, doesn't have the complexity of Lalala but in its prime form. Fantastic value
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Red
7/1/2017 - bacchuszuo Likes this wine:
92 points
Tight and unforgiving on first night. snug tannin and acidity with flavours slowly unfolding via triple decanting for 2 hours. the remaining 1/3 showed much better 2 days later. A full blossom without tertiary flavours developed, but an interesting structure. The tannin is still firm and strong like the roof of a house, but the flavours are dripping down from the top of it like rainwater flowing down from the roof. Keep this wine for another 10-20 years and something great might be there.
Red
2/6/2017 - bacchuszuo wrote:
91 points
Very closed upon initial opening, took home and drank 2hr later, opened to somewhat floral yet restrained fruit, mid body with no obvious layers or significant length, somewhat hollow and even watery. Decent drink but definitely does not showcase the great terrior it represents.
Red - Sweet/Dessert
11/26/2016 - bacchuszuo Likes this wine:
91 points
Very interesting red that's between semi sweet and off dry, reminded me of Chinese herbal tea beverage. Not much complexity but definitely well-aged.
Red
11/26/2016 - bacchuszuo Likes this wine:
94 points
A strong but refined Corton that drank well thru the night and well into the next day! Structured and withheld on the first night, opened up into layers of ripe fruit and earth tones on second day! A well-made GC without top depth, complexity nor length, but very pleasant to drink.
Red
12/9/2016 - bacchuszuo Likes this wine:
94 points
Consistent, at its prime now, a much more classic approach to CdP unlike the post-95 over-extracted style. Drank like a good Bordeaux with more complexity. Tertiary is beginning to overtake the little primary notes left so do drink up!
Red
1996 Maison Champy Chambertin-Clos de Bèze Chambertin-Clos de Bèze Grand Cru Pinot Noir (view label images)
11/19/2016 - bacchuszuo Likes this wine:
96 points
Great performance. Tastes delicious from the bottle, sour cherry and meaty notes, slight iron taste emerged later which led most of the crowd towards GC village. Seem to be in its prime now and will drink well thru the entire evening.
Red
1/14/2017 - bacchuszuo Likes this wine:
91 points
Very lively wine, strong white pepper note, not too much complexity but shows delicate wine-making of a good Burgundy house.
White
1/15/2017 - bacchuszuo wrote:
91 points
Creamy, not much sesame, good minerality but shows maturation before its age. Ripe fruit with balanced acidity but not vibrant enough. Decent but not a great wine for its terroir.
Red
12/9/2016 - bacchuszuo Likes this wine:
96 points
body of a prime Bordeaux from great vintage, with less spice and riper fruit, with taste of left-banker and structure of right-banker. Long finish that didn't fade thru the night. Wine improved over 1hr decant and 3hr dinner. Very impressive.
White
12/9/2016 - bacchuszuo wrote:
91 points
Delicate, pure, refined citrus fruits, mid body and length, too young to live up to the price at this point.
Red
2013 Saxum James Berry Vineyard Paso Robles Willow Creek District Red Rhone Blend (view label images)
12/9/2016 - bacchuszuo Likes this wine:
94 points
Deep and complex, way too young for now, big structure but layers were not developed yet. Decently balanced, doesn't have acidity of young SQN to bring vibrancy to the huge pile of fruit. Need 10+ years to integrate
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White - Sweet/Dessert
1983 Château d'Yquem Sauternes Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend (view label images)
1/21/2017 - bacchuszuo Likes this wine:
98 points
Possibly the best bottle of D'yquem I've ever had. Bottle in great condition, light gold in color. Typical royally D'Yquem nose that is fresher than 86 and 89, more depth than 95, 96 and 99. On the palate it has great waves of acidity uncommon among D'Yquem I've had, extremely vibrant and carried the elements among it. While the 2001 was a lot more complex and defined, the 83 had a hint of developed tertiary elements of dried fruits, marmalade and caramel, yet retaining that vibrant freshness otherwise.
Red
1/20/2017 - bacchuszuo Likes this wine:
95 points
Flamboyant as a SQN should be, all the power and depth integrated within perfect balance, not as complex or layered as higher cuvee or older vintages, but still very sexy, like a OL with big boobs long legs and fire red lips in black-frame glasses and suit. Way too young now but already delicious.
Red
1/20/2017 - bacchuszuo Likes this wine:
94 points
Deep dark red in color, very deep nose of berries and herbs/spices, feels like an alluring witch stiring her magic potion. Structure is big but not expansive, rather draws one's palate inwards. Too rushed (4hr decanting) to display all layers and elements. Drinks better the next day. A very good wine that is more spice driven than its fruitier younger versions.
White
11/19/2016 - bacchuszuo Likes this wine:
92 points
On a night besides burgundy powerhouses, this wine remains being interesting. Light toast and oak turned citrus and minerality thru hours of decanting. Mid+ body and finish, delicate and balanced with underlying craziness within (I wanna be a cote du Jura scream)?
White - Off-dry
11/12/2016 - bacchuszuo Likes this wine:
97 points
Very consistent. Incredibly precise details and richness, very balanced, waves of flavors weaved into its aroma and acidity, multi-sensational experience.
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White
11/5/2016 - bacchuszuo Likes this wine:
92 points
Popped during Acker auction, perceived as a solid young Meursault, roasted sesami and white flowers on nose, white peach and nectar grows with decanting, good minerality with mid+ finish. Showcases what Canadian wine is capable of. Benchmark for PEC
Red
11/9/2016 - bacchuszuo Likes this wine:
96 points
Despite the travel from Guangzhou to HK over the day before popping, the wine showed beauty and beast all in one. Strong gamey nose wrapped around a graceful yet intense body of sweet black fruit that grew sweeter with time. Fully evolved and should be drunk now at its peak.
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Red
11/8/2016 - bacchuszuo Likes this wine:
94 points
Truffles, pu'er tea, flower pedals, youthful for its age, train and acidity grew with time, elegant like a burgundy at first and powerful like a Barolo with time. Fantastic QPR and great pairing with white truffle
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White
11/7/2016 - bacchuszuo Likes this wine:
94 points
Creamy, light roasted sesami, high minerality, very balanced, grows in layer and structure as time goes on, sweetness of fruit develops after 2 hours. Definitely ageable but not for more than 8 years
Red
10/23/2016 - bacchuszuo Likes this wine:
92 points
Floral and dark fruit on the nose with hints of mint, very well integrated, tannin was rounded, structure was tight tho not much layers nor depth, high acidity that carried a medium finish. At a charming stage now tho not meant to be spectacular
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Red
6/5/2016 - bacchuszuo Likes this wine:
94 points
Sour plum soup color, nose and palate, lively acidity wrapped around tight dried fruit notes, long finish. Not much angular tannin remaining but a delicious tertiary wine.
White
2012 Sine Qua Non In the Abstract Central Coast White Rhone Blend (view label images)
6/5/2016 - bacchuszuo Likes this wine:
95 points
Enormous scale, very ripe tropical fruit, high alcohol. The palate is not all integrated yet but there's so much potential that it could be a monster in the making. Very long finish.
Red
10/14/2016 - bacchuszuo Likes this wine:
94 points
Tertiary nose with dried red fruits, smoked meat and forest notes, blind-tasters guessed Burgundy or Barolo, does not have the typical pepper nose. Holding up great on the palate with lively acidity, apparently tannin holding up the frame of the wine, with intense flavours. Finish is med+. Much better condition than the last bottle.
Red
10/15/2016 - bacchuszuo Likes this wine:
91 points
Killed a baby...started to release perfumy nose of spices and mushroom after 2hrs in decanter. Very tight, elegant, high acidity with moderately long finish. Lots of potential but will take at least 5 more years
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Red
6/3/2016 - bacchuszuo Likes this wine:
93 points
Beautiful tertiary wine with truffles, mushroom, ripe black pepper and dried fig notes. Resolved yet structured, decent long finish. Wine drank well for 3+hrs which was great given the condition of previous bottle.
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Red
10/7/2016 - bacchuszuo Likes this wine:
97 points
What an experience! incredible jasmine nose with underlying strawberries. Very elegant and delicate like a GC Burg. Pure finesse and charm compared to typical Brunello internal-struggles. The structure is non-angular. The Medium+ finish with fine-weaved acidity.
Red
10/4/2016 - bacchuszuo Likes this wine:
95 points
Deep nose of eucalypti, plums and dark cherries. This Napa cab gave away its premium status just based on the depth of its nose. The wine was huge but balanced, powerful yet refined. long finish yet no fatigue. It is wines like this that placed Napa on the top of the Cab world with the best of Bordeaux. Not the most explosive nor ferocious wine but definitely a grand presence.
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Red - Fortified
10/7/2016 - bacchuszuo Likes this wine:
96 points
Nose like a less-syrupy aged PX, with stronger cinnamon and tree bark notes. Tawny in color, the sweet fortified wine felt light in comparison to a port or PX in terms of weight, and the high acidity of Barolo really helped the balance. Non-fatiguing at all. Medicinal yet very enjoyable. Very intriguing experience!
Red
10/8/2016 - bacchuszuo Likes this wine:
98 points
Decanted in my cellar for 2hrs prior to dinner, pour back into bottle and left open till the last part of the gathering, just beginning to show its alluring nature. Signature SQN EBA perfume of crushed dark flowers, blue and black berries, figs and pepper. A wine that both pushes onto you and pulls you into it. By the words of a future MS: A sexy woman with brain, face and body. Ultra concentrated yet light weight on the palate, extremely fine tannin and delicate elements, structure that holds everything in place and balance without showing any angular edges. Acidity was weaved seamlessly into the tannin and carried the huge fruits minutes into the finish. A wine that conquers stubborn old-world traditionalists. Art
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Red
1961 Armand Roux Richebourg Richebourg Grand Cru Pinot Noir (view label images)
10/2/2016 - bacchuszuo Likes this wine:
93 points
Lovely tertiary nose of dried flower pedal, mushroom and truffles. Classic Vosne stew strawberry nose. Light garnet/berry tea color, incredible high fill level with fresh cork(recork?). More complicated on the nose than the palate. Mid body with lasting intensity with resolved yet significant tannin and lasting acidity.
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