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2013 Argiano Solengo Toscana IGT SuperTuscan Blend
12/7/2016 - Dinamarca wrote:
92 points
Der er noget rigtigt over rådet om at søge mod de bedste vine i de dårlige årgange. Solengo er normalt ikke rigt repræsenteret på mine hylder - alene pga prisen. Men i en vanskelig årgang havde jeg chancen og snuppede lige 12 stks. Og hvilken herlig vin. I næsen er er duften tætpakket af mørke, søde bær. Brombær, solbær, mørke kirsebær og et strejf af blommer. Dernæst sød vanilje, en god del lakrids og mørk chokolade. I munden er vinen koncentreret og med en god rank syre. Markante, men behagelige tanniner samt en god del støv og fortsat solmodne, let søde mørke bær. En vin, som sagtens kan drikkes nu, men som jeg tror fortsat vil udvikle sig de kommende 5-10 år.
  • midgetsun commented:

    2/25/17, 10:10 PM - Great review. I drank a 2001 in 2015 and it was still very vibrant and youthful. This wine is a great value.

2008 Agricola San Felice Vigorello Toscana IGT Red Bordeaux Blend
11/1/2016 - midgetsun wrote:
85 points
Drunk over two days.
Very concentrated purple. Nose of leather and stewed dark fruit. Earthy palate, mainly vegetal and a little mealy. Too dominated by inferior merlot. Drinkable.
  • midgetsun commented:

    12/26/16, 2:37 PM - It's great you like it, but in what sense was the noted experience I had with a wine "bad"? I've had it twice, twice it sucked. Buy Il Grigio (by the same producer), it costs half and doesn't suck.

1970 Robert Mondavi Winery Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley
4/5/2014 - fclarity wrote:
94 points
From a great looking bottle with a VHS fill, this wine had a deep red center and light red rims. The medium+ intensity nose had a fair amount over Provencal herb in the beginning. After a couple of hours of air, the herbs receded and the result was: black cherries, blackberries, red soil, Provencal herbs, and a hint of cedar.

In the mouth, this wine was ripe and round and yet it felt streamlined and precise due to its light body and crisp acidity. The tannins were light and round and yet clearly present. The overall balance was very impressive. A refined wine with great complexity and mouthfeel.

This wine was best with 4+ hours of air and will clearly last for at least 10 more years. However, I don't see any reason to wait. Impressive!
  • midgetsun commented:

    12/25/16, 4:41 PM - Great take. We had nearly identical experiences. It was a real privilege to drink this wine. Cheers!

2005 Château Calon-Ségur St. Estèphe Red Bordeaux Blend
11/16/2016 - BillyT wrote:
92 points
Previous notes from 2012 apply and this is still slightly tight. I chose not to decant. Smooth silky mouth feel with balanced red and black fruit, acidity and resolved tannins. Extremely elegant wine. Drink now but will continue for 3-5 years. Excellent wine with filet mignon.
  • midgetsun commented:

    11/16/16, 11:47 PM - I just saw your review, I didn't plagiarize your work, I swear! Great palates write alike. It's affirming that we had a similar experience. Cheers!

2010 Château Citran Haut-Médoc Red Bordeaux Blend
10/24/2014 - Baron Slick wrote:
89 points
Crimson/garnet color. The nose holds back at first, but aromas of black currants, blackberries, plums, chocolate, and oak spice quickly fill the glass. This is an open and accessible style, with classic, old school restraint. The balance, structure, and sense of place are obvious here. Really shows the class of the 2010 vintage and may merit a higher score in a few years.
  • midgetsun commented:

    9/4/16, 6:04 PM - Spot on review, I hope you have a couple more on hand. This is really drinking well.

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