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2010 Parusso Barolo Nebbiolo
7/19/2014 - Christoffer78 Likes this wine:
92 points
Perhaps the most surprising Barolo I have ever tasted. This 2010 Parusso is ultra young, still it is approachable, open for business and actually extremely inviting. The nose offers up abundant darkish red fruits, a herbal backbone and intriguing violets. Honestly, I have never experienced so much violets in a wine before. There is classy fresh violet, but also the type of candy store violet scent which reminds me of childhood. The palate is balanced and quite integrated. There are tannins but they are not overly vocal and together with the acidity they promise medium term cellaring. I see no reason to wait though, since a journey through the land of violets awaits the eager taster today already!
  • BordeauxBuff commented:

    11/27/14, 7:14 AM - Your review is spot on! Violets and rose of the most floral and intriguing noses I've ever encountered on a wine.

1989 Domaine Ponsot Griotte-Chambertin Griotte-Chambertin Grand Cru Pinot Noir
6/26/2014 - BordeauxBuff Likes this wine:
98 points
Drank side by side with the 89 Clos St does not get much better than this, to have the luxury to be able to drink these wines side by side.

This wine showed tremendous freshness and vivacity, while exhibiting classic secondary and tiertiary notes.....a testament to an outstanding producer. A Classic Ponsot....highly recommended!
  • BordeauxBuff commented:

    9/16/14, 4:46 AM - Yes, I did buy on WineBid. I've been a long time purchaser of wines from WineBid, as I've had some great success with older Bordeaux and Burgundy from them.

  • BordeauxBuff commented:

    9/16/14, 8:15 AM - Thank you, Marc. I just sent an email to your gmail. In case it didn't go through, I'm amakowski1 at I would welcome joining your tasting group one evening, and would like to extend an invite for you to join my tasting group one night as well. Adam

1994 Clos du Mont-Olivet Ch√Ęteauneuf-du-Pape Red Rhone Blend
7/20/2014 - ekenneth wrote:
94 points
This is my last bottle of this. I haven't had it for 4+ years and its gotten even better. The wine wasn't a rich initially as the first one I had, but it was full of mature classic chateauneuf elements; leather, tobacco leaf, black cherries, mincemeat, but with nice acidity and so well integrated.

I can appreciate the comment by "BprdeauxBuff," from earlier this year. I found that is was chateauneuf early and drinking like mature burgundy after an hour or so.
  • BordeauxBuff commented:

    7/20/14, 7:06 PM - It's so nice to hear that another oenophile is enjoying this pleasant CDP! Your review is making me dig into my cellar to find the last 2 or 3 bottles that I have of this wine!

Red - Fortified
2007 Dow Porto Vintage Port Blend
4/20/2014 - BordeauxBuff Likes this wine:
99 points
I had the pleasure of consuming this beauty once again, over the course of the last 4 days.

The wine continued to evolve and gain in complexity over the course of the last 4 days. Amazing concentration, with a finish that lasts over 60 seconds.

I am convinced that this is one of the greatest Port's I have ever tasted, even compared to the '63, '77, '94 and 2011 (not impressed with the 2011).
  • BordeauxBuff commented:

    4/22/14, 10:23 AM - Fortunately for me, I have 48 bottles of this beauty, many of which are still in OWC. Hence I figured it was time to open up a bottle. I will probably open one up every year, for the next 47 years :)

    Stay tuned for future notes!

2008 Clos des Papes Ch√Ęteauneuf-du-Pape Red Rhone Blend
11/21/2013 - BordeauxBuff Likes this wine:
96 points
Blind CDP tasting at Bistro du Midi:

Decanted for 3 hours and served blind. Tasted alongside the 2001, 2003 and 2005 vintages of this wine. The 2008 was the clear winner amongst all of these vintages, and we were all shocked when the vintage was revealed.

Clearly the best 2008 CDP I have tasted, I have enjoyed this wine on many occasions. Outstanding and very consistent producer, year in and year out.
  • BordeauxBuff commented:

    1/15/14, 5:05 AM - Thank you very much for your feedback. Believe it or not, this experience has encouraged me to try other 2008 CDP's, although I am yet to find anything that can come close to the Clos des Papes.

    Do you have any suggestions of other 2008 CDP's which you felt came close in terms of quality to that of the Clos des Papes? I have some of the Clos St Jean higher end CDP's from the same vintage, which I am planning to open up within the next few weeks, to compare and contrast.

    The Mordoree CDP's have always been one of my personal favorites. Which reminds me its time to post my note on the 1998 that I consumed last month.

2004 Poggio il Castellare Brunello di Montalcino Sangiovese
2/5/2012 - Bam_Man wrote:
96 points
Gorgeous aromas of dark fruit, spice, tobacco and a hint of vanilla. Medium-to-full-bodied, with layer upon layer of subtle fruit, spice and sweet tobacco flavors. The tannins are ultra-fine and linger beautifully on the long fruit and mineral-tinged finish. A deftly executed "old-school" Brunello that leans ever-so-slightly to the "modern" side, is all about finesse, but is immensely satisfying. The best Brunello I have ever tasted and a wine that definitely lives up to its #11 ranking in Wine Spectator's top 100 of 2009.
  • BordeauxBuff commented:

    1/14/14, 9:02 AM - I couldn't agree with you, more, Bam Bam! What is even more surprising, is despite the reviews from WS and JS, this wine still remains under the radar. But that's okay, because it means that there will be more of it for us :)

    I've enjoyed this wine in multiple vintages....even 2005! (picked up a 6 pak for a bargain clearance price). 2006 is also going to be special, but is much more tannic, and is at least 2-3 years away from its drinking window.


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