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2008 Bollinger Champagne La Grande Année Champagne Blend
1/18/2020 - jviz wrote:
95 points
Latter 1/3 of a bottle that had been opened about 2 hours. Consumer at cellar temp in a riedel cab glass. This has tightened up and the edges have sharpened since I tried it last year. Acidity is coming to the forefront and green apple notes seem to dominate. Texture is still tete de cuvee quality. I think this wine is pure class but wouldn’t suggest to open any more from your home cellar for several years as it seems to be coiling up.
  • rexy commented:

    5/13/20, 2:12 PM - I liked your tasting note, sir. Upbeat, realistic and thoughtful.

  • rexy commented:

    5/13/20, 2:24 PM - From what I’ve read, in the outstanding 2008 year, it’s one that needs patience; like most structured wines.

2018 Château Beau-Séjour Bécot St. Émilion Grand Cru Red Bordeaux Blend
4/19/2019 - Jeff Leve wrote:
97 points
Just when I was sure the 2016 Beau-Sejour Becot was the best wine ever produced at the property, along comes the 2018! Deep in color, the wine shows a strong floral and mint accent with dark chocolate, black plums and even darker cherries. This is the highest level of concentration experienced with their wine, but it is also remarkably energetic. There is lift, vibrancy, minerality and multiple platforms of fleshy, opulent, sensual ripe, dark pit fruits. The silky finish coats your mouth with flavor and the essence of pure fruit. This is perfectly balanced between power and sensuality. The wine is a blend of 80% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Franc and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon, aging in a combination of 65% new, French oak with 35% of the wine raised in amphora and used oak casks. The Merlot was harvested from September 12-25 and the Cabernet's was picked between October 4 and October 10. 96-98 Pts
  • rexy commented:

    7/9/19, 2:56 AM - EP as house reds or mid week wines after 8-10 years? Man, you must have amazing weekend wines!

  • rexy commented:

    7/9/19, 9:47 AM - Hi Jeff, I was referring to the thread from Julian who was alluding he’d be drinking En Prem in 8-10 years, mostly as mid week wines. I’d love to see the weekend wines that are consumed....

  • rexy commented:

    7/9/19, 11:17 AM - I’m afraid 12x Beau Sejour Becot in UK is 500 quid en prem plus 20% tax, so that won’t be a weeknight wine for me 10 years down the line ☹️

  • rexy commented:

    7/9/19, 10:41 PM - Thanks Julian for the suggestion - Laroque hadn't been on my radar previously...

2014 Spottswoode Cabernet Sauvignon Estate St. Helena
2/20/2018 - vespasian wrote:
Much more embryonic versus the 2010. Quite tightly wound, not giving much away; nice composure on the palate, still needs several years in bottle to show its best.
  • rexy commented:

    2/27/18, 1:52 AM - Saw this looking up your Spottswoode notes, then saw the dates and the wines and realised we were at the same dinner!

2010 Château Clerc Milon Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend
11/17/2016 - Phenol73 Likes this wine:
93 points
(Decanter FWE 2016) :: Alongside the Armailhac '12. A brooding and balanced nose, with spice, leather and dark cassis. Complex, balanced and quite masculine. On the palate, a rich and structured mouthfeel; long finish. Very good. Hold.
  • rexy commented:

    3/28/17, 2:08 PM - Hold!

2002 Domaine Comte Georges de Vogüé Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru Pinot Noir
Next to the Rousseau 99 this was all flash. Still totally primary with a really fragrant, forceful nose . Firm and extracted. Great but when? Like a curvy woman in a dress accidentally showing some nipple.
  • rexy commented:

    8/2/14, 4:51 PM - Love your write up. Call me old fashioned but I liked my flash of nipple a year ago. Thought it was quite delightful, even then.

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