Tasting Notes for Lakefarm

(151 notes on 140 wines)

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Red
4/27/2017 - Lakefarm Likes this wine:
91 points
Popped and poured. Ripe and juicy, sweet cherries, provence herbes, white pepper. Open and friendly with lots more to offer! Superb.
Red
4/23/2017 - Lakefarm wrote:
95 points
Truly great Aussi Shiraz. Emensely ripe and textured with no overripe pruniness. A menage of black berries, pepper, cured meat and well intergrated oak. No way near the peak, will easily last another 15 years in a good cellar. A bit of sediment, decant! Note to self: Buy more. Great!
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Red
2010 Château Haut-Bergey Pessac-Léognan Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
4/23/2017 - Lakefarm wrote:
92 points
Tighter and more structured than the 2009, but just as delicious. Tightly knit, blackcurrant, mineral and gravelly notes, smoke and graphite. Decant min. 2 hours. Drink now 2030+ Excelent Pessac and great value!
Red
2009 Château Haut-Bergey Pessac-Léognan Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
4/23/2017 - Lakefarm Likes this wine:
92 points
Had alongside the 2010. The 2009 is a full bodied Pessac, displaying notes of blackcurrant, graphite, and tons of deliciously smoked meat. Complex and opens up nicely with a good decant! Much more fleshy and extrovert than the 2010. Both great though, with a slight preference for the 09. Great value! Drink now-2027+
White - Sweet/Dessert
2009 Château Rieussec Sauternes Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend (view label images)
4/23/2017 - Lakefarm Likes this wine:
96 points
from half bottle. Had over three days (surprised it lasted that long!)
On day 1 & 2, an explosion of mango, passionfruit, mango chutney, honey and all things golden. Sky high sweetness balanced perfectly by equal acidity. On day three, coconut joined the game. A truly world class and absolutely fantastic wine, and for the quality, potential and longevity great QPR!
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Red
6/7/2016 - Lakefarm Does not like this wine:
80 points
A few years ago this was a great wine, the 2010. But the quality has seriously declined.

But it's funny how they manage to ship 2010's of this wine to several importers in my country, DK several years after the vintage was released. Also it's funny that they changed the design of the bottles, but the vintage hasn't changed. Go figure....
Red
4/18/2016 - Lakefarm Likes this wine:
92 points
Deeply coloured, nearly opaque core. Absoulety fantastic nose, cassis, cranberry along with savory, meaty, toasty notes, with a slightly floral topnote. The palate is medium bodied with pronounced intensity of flavours, red and black fruit mingled with beef jerky. Good stuff. Juicy acidity and smooth tannins. Drink now and any time the over the next decade. 92+
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Red
2012 Château Lamothe-Cissac Haut-Médoc Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
4/15/2016 - Lakefarm Likes this wine:
90 points
Consistent with previous note. Picked up some hazelnut on the nose as well. Good+
Red
4/14/2016 - Lakefarm Likes this wine:
91 points
Full bodied, smooth, elegant WA merlot. Lots of dark, plummy fruit with no heavyness and a pomerol-like minerality. Very good. Can drink but will keep.
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Red
4/14/2016 - Lakefarm wrote:
89 points
Fruity, medium bodied pinot with a soft, friendly fruit profile with some smoky notes. Good.
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Red
4/12/2016 - Lakefarm Likes this wine:
93 points
Full bodied, juicy red and black fruit, lots of charred oak, grilled aubergine and mushrooms on the nose, and silky on the palate. Good to go.
Red
2012 Château Lamothe-Cissac Haut-Médoc Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
3/30/2016 - Lakefarm Likes this wine:
90 points
If only all medocs were this well made, and reasonably priced! This offers classic bordeaux with purity of fruit, integrated, moderate oak, med+ acidity and smooth but present tannins packed in a medium bodied wine. Classic claret, none of that new-world-overoaked-overripe-power-style. 90 (the last point it gets for its price) Drink now-2024
Red - Fortified
3/19/2016 - Lakefarm wrote:
85 points
Stewed cassis, licorice and chocolate on the nose as well as some alcoholic heat the first couple of hours. The palate is medium bodied, with a sugary sweetness and a medium long finish, with a bit of heat. Decent lbv at the pricepoint, but it is clear why vista alegre ports are priced as they are.
Red
2011 La Closerie de Camensac Haut-Médoc Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
3/19/2016 - Lakefarm wrote:
84 points
Decent bordeaux character at a reasonable price. Medium body showing a black fruit character, cigarbox and dusty oak. Drink now.
White
3/16/2016 - Lakefarm Likes this wine:
89 points
mineral, focused nose with lemon juice, green apple and peach. Beautiful acidity balancing the residual sugar (around 7 g/L). Good stuff.

Side note, it will easily keep for a week or more under cap in the fridge (if you can stay away from it)
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Red - Fortified
3/14/2016 - Lakefarm wrote:
83 points
Medium bodied lbv with medium sweetness. Nose dominated by blackberries with a bit of unintegrated alcohol. Palate is tight, medium bodied, with low concentration of flavour. Drinkable, but not memorable. Somewhat disappointing given the quality of the vintage, and the overall success of the house (even though it's mainly based on tawnies)
Red - Fortified
3/14/2016 - Lakefarm wrote:
92 points
Nose with chocolate, rasins, blackcurrant, mint, vanilla with some floral notes as well. Full bodied, smooth tannins, yet with a structure that i think will allow it to age for at least a decade. Good stuff, and extremely good QPR!
Red
3/13/2016 - Lakefarm wrote:
94 points
Dark, crimson with slightly evolved edges. Nose boasts with red and black fruit, licorice, lavender, herbs, blood and toasty, sweet oak. Palate is full bodied, with a mouth coating texture and tons of salty licorice. Approachable with a decant and will probably keep for 10+. Serious wine that will impress any dinner guests. 15.5% alc.
Red
2/16/2016 - Lakefarm wrote:
87 points
Full bodied, soft. Nice nose with cherries, black berries and some oak. Fruit forward palate with sweet fruit and new oak. Modern style gigondas for early drinking.
Red
2/16/2016 - Lakefarm Likes this wine:
90 points
Full bodied, smooth, charming nose. Good value. Buy.
Red
2/3/2016 - Lakefarm wrote:
89 points
Medium bodied, fresh Chambolle. Juicy forest fruits, earth and toasty oak. Drink.
Red
2/1/2016 - Lakefarm wrote:
87 points
Cranberries, licorice, white pepper. medium(-) bodied, medium acidity and low tannin. Slightly fading freshness. Good but drink up.
Red
2013 Fattoria di Basciano Vigna Il Corto Colli della Toscana Centrale IGT Sangiovese Blend, Sangiovese (view label images)
2/1/2016 - Lakefarm wrote:
91 points
90% sangiovese 10% cabernet sauvignon. Fantastic nose with red and black cherries, soil, warm rocks, toasty oak and blackcurrant. Palate is medium(+) bodied with juicy, high acidity and med(+) tannin. Decant for at least two hours at the moment. Great stuff !! 10+ years of life.
Red
2010 Château Gressier Grand Poujeaux Moulis en Médoc Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
2/1/2016 - Lakefarm wrote:
89 points
Modern style Bordeaux. Dark fruit, blackberry and cassis. Medium acidity and tannin, medium(+) body. Nicely balanced. Drink now-2025
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Red
1/11/2016 - Lakefarm wrote:
91 points
Silky, smooth Amarone with no sharp edges. No trace of the 16%, full body, low acidity and tannin. Chocolate, strawberry, ripe cherry and a touch of bitterness. Not for the cellar, but pleasant. Some RS, but not over the top.
Red
1/1/2016 - Lakefarm Likes this wine:
91 points
Blueberry jam, oak, yoghurt and blackcurrant on the nose and seamless, fullbodied and soft but present tannins on the palate. Modern, tasty Shiraz. Drink until 2020.
Red
1/1/2016 - Lakefarm wrote:
92 points
Beautiful, dark nose with cherries, hot asphalt, minerality and a whiff of new(ish) oak. Full bodied, tasty Barolo, that is approachable now.
White - Sparkling
1/1/2016 - Lakefarm Likes this wine:
93 points
Disgorged 2012, base vintage 2005. Intense toastyness and flint. Full body, but just a tad less harmonious in its structure than previous bottles from same case.
Red
12/28/2015 - Lakefarm Likes this wine:
88 points
Full bodied, dark fruits, lots of oak, fantastic value. Well made.
Red
12/28/2015 - Lakefarm wrote:
90 points
Powerful nose driven by red berries and a savory oakiness. Palate is med(+) bodied with singing acidity throughout, but lacking in mid palate weight and finish, hence the "mediocre" score. Sure it has potential for ageing, but to me it is not one for the long haul.
White - Sparkling
12/28/2015 - Lakefarm wrote:
90 points
Disgorged in 2012. Apple juice, toast and lemoncurd. Fine mousse and bright acidity, balancing the fruity sweetness. Benefited from a few years in bottle, more harmonious.
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Red
12/28/2015 - Lakefarm wrote:
90 points
Elegant in terms of Amarone. Red-fruit driven nose with cherries and sweet raspberry and strawberries in cream, as well as dried herbs and oak. Silky and fullbodied.
Red
12/28/2015 - Lakefarm Likes this wine:
89 points
Deep ruby, quite dark for a Chianti. Nose with oak, black cherries vanilla and lots of toasty wood. Med(+) palate with med(+) and fine silky tannins. Relatively long finish, and a killer wine at the price.
Red
12/18/2015 - Lakefarm wrote:
88 points
Pale ruby, with browning on the edges. Heavy on oak and ripe berries, bright acidity providing backbone though, med (+) length. Drink.
Red
N.V. Xavier Vignon Cuvée SM Côtes du Rhône Syrah Blend, Syrah (view label images)
12/5/2015 - Lakefarm wrote:
91 points
Syrah dominant nose with pepper, bluebrerries, blueberry jam, blackberries and licorice. Medium bodied, slightly lacking mid palate weight, with a juicy fruit profile. Gorgeous nose that, just like Xavier's Rasteau, saves this wine. 91+ and drink within 5 years.
Red
12/5/2015 - Lakefarm wrote:
91 points
Tight on the pop. After an hour in decanter, opens up with fantastic nose with cherries, sweet spices, barnyard, violets and minerality. Palate is medium bodied, with med+ finish. Decant 1+ hour, and drink over the next 5-8 years. Nose saves this wine for now. 91+ (don't quite agree with Jeb D's 93 points, but still a good wine representing great value at < 20USD (100 DKK))
Red
11/29/2015 - Lakefarm wrote:
90 points
Short note. Closed on nose and palate, opened up after a few hours. Toasty oak, black cherries, full body med+ finish and excellent structure for ageing. Give it another year and drink within 10ish.
Red
11/29/2015 - Lakefarm wrote:
91 points
Pitch black core, ruby edges. Obviously very young, but surprisingly smooth. Dark, brooding nose with blackberries, blackcurrant, tons of oak, vanilla and coconut, new world in style. Palate is soft, slightly plump but packed with flavour ending in a long smooth finish. More "new world" in style, but delicious nonetheless. Keep a year and drink over the next 10.
Red
11/15/2015 - Lakefarm wrote:
88 points
Charming, elegant, juicy. Fantastic nose with an array of strawberry notes and burgundian soil. Fruity palate, no tannin and fresh acidity. For light meat dishes.
Red
11/12/2015 - Lakefarm wrote:
93 points
Short note. Intense, complex, deep, if a little heavy. Will loosen up. Give a few years or a good decant.
Red
10/30/2015 - Lakefarm wrote:
89 points
Seriously good QPR at 65 DKK (10 USD) Cherry, cassis and charmingly herbal. Buy! 89+
Red
10/30/2015 - Lakefarm wrote:
89 points
Had over two days. On day one, gorgeous nose with raspberries, toasty oak and lovely perfume. Palate is lacking depth, and finishes short.

Day two, the nose is a little off, with burnt rubber and compost. The palate though has smoothed out, and opened up giving more depth and charm. Lacks concentration of fruit for further development, drink up.
Red
10/30/2015 - Lakefarm wrote:
91 points
Short note. Had over the course of 4 hours. Opened up tight and closed, slightly alcoholic. After 3-4 hours, seriously good, full bodied, good concentration and depth, a little heavy, some residual sweetness. Give it 3 more years, and it will be a superb CdP, at a reasonable price point. 91+
Red
2008 Quinta do Noval Cedro do Noval Vinho Regional Duriense Red Blend (view label images)
10/20/2015 - Lakefarm wrote:
87 points
Short note. Dark core with slight bricking. Nose with pepper, licorice, vanilla, blackberries, cassis and peppermint. Marked burnt note. Medium body, medium tannin, medium (+) acidity, medium (-) finish, and lacking weight on mid palate. Good but uninteresting.
Red
10/17/2015 - Lakefarm wrote:
89 points
Short note. Full bodied, silky tannins, plum, cassis, vanilla, chocolate and raspberry. Very enjoyable, easy drinking. Excelent QPR. 89+
Red
9/11/2015 - Lakefarm wrote:
90 points
Short note. Dry, full bodied. Pepper, dark fruit, medium acidity, high tannin. young. Delicious. 70% syrah 30% Mourvedre.
Red
9/5/2015 - Lakefarm wrote:
88 points
Deep ruby in glass, with cherry, black raspberries, tea-leaf, coffee, cocoa, lavender and a whiff of sweet oak. Medium bodied on the palate with a medium (+) aftertaste. Very nice, good qpr, will buy again.
Red
8/23/2015 - Lakefarm Likes this wine:
89 points
Medium intensity nose dominated by fresh, red berries, cherries, raspberries, and a hint of rose, oak and rubber. The palate is med (+) bodied with high, refreshing acidity and high but very smooth tannins. Lots of Nebbiolo character. This is good for pnp, but benefits from a short decant. Looking forward to second half of the bottle tomorrow. 89 and great QPR (100 DKK = 18USD)

Day 2: Nose has opened up showing more perfumed red berries and rose, and the palate has put on some weight. Seriously good wine at the price !
Spirits
8/21/2015 - Lakefarm Likes this wine:
94 points
Deep, complex, warm nose with stewed apples, pie crust, sweet, cooked raspberries chocolate, cherries, almonds and marzipan. The palate continues with a rounded deepness held in check by moderate tannins and a pleasant, soft alcohol. Great!
Red
8/21/2015 - Lakefarm Likes this wine:
88 points
Intense and rather complex nose with red cherries, sweet tobacco, cedar, rose petal, powdered licorice and leather. On the palate it's tight, structured and a little rustic, showing mainly primary notes, medium (+) intensity and medium finish. The nose saves this wine. Decanted two ours. Drink now or over 10 years.
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