Tasting Notes for rexy

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Red
6/29/2020 - rexy Likes this wine:
89 points
Bought a couple of these in a discount sale in a northern Emirate wine shop. Rather nuanced structure and tannin in this Pinot Noir where I had no expectations whatsoever. Needs a couple of hours to unlock more of the fruit, tannin still reasonably prevelent - or give it a couple more years but this was a genuine surprise with a truly Burgundian feel. It’s all there.
Red
11/1/2019 - rexy wrote:
Lovely wine. Structure is all there. Didn’t decant long enough- only an hour or so. Needs more time for opening but ideally needs perhaps another 3/4 years.Mouverdre is big, tannic and needs some patience, nonetheless lovely.
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Red
2009 Château Tronquoy-Lalande St. Estèphe Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
10/5/2018 - rexy Likes this wine:
91 points
Good wine. I bought this in the UAE (United Arab Emirates for the uncultured amongst you}.They have a 30% tax on alcohol here that makes drinking half decent stuff a rather expensive hobby.

If value is your thing and if you see it, buy it. I'm sure it's half the price where you are and you shouldn't be very disappointed if you can grab a bottle.

Drinking well now. Still youthful. Would please an American cab/meritage fan still. Slightly adolescent from a great year in Bdx. Fruit's there and secondary characteristics too that will appease those that who steer clear of the fruit bomb.

Buy a bottle, let it breath for two or three hours. It's a rewarding bottle from St Esteph. If it looks like a well priced bottle, try it.
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Red
2009 Meerlust Rubicon Stellenbosch Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
12/30/2017 - rexy Likes this wine:
92 points
From a fantastic vintage, this wine didn’t disappoint. Reminiscent of a mid aged Pauillac in a good year-cedarwood with sweet and spicy (a touch of clove) fruit. Good length and balanced. Could be cellared comfortably for at least another 5 years but why wait?
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Red
2000 Domaine de Trévallon Vin de Pays des Bouches-du-Rhône Syrah Blend, Syrah (view label images)
7/8/2017 - rexy Likes this wine:
92 points
I'm not sure why many are critical of Syrah and Cab blends. I think the difficulty may be in growing and blending these two grapes successfully. Tapanappa in Australia can do it very well and is backed by Bollinger and JM Cazes from Pauillac who seem happy to do this.
Dom de Trévallon sell it as a table wine as it is a distinctly unlikely blend to conform to the local appellation, which would have needed some moxy when first setting out.
A great job in this year, rated as very successful by them, I tasted this from a magnum. The tannins are fully resolved, there's still fruit, pepper and secondary characteristics expected from an older Cabernet but somehow the Syrah adds some vitality to the blend.
A very fine wine that will be good for many more years, I'm not sure it will get much better. The trick is to find out who to enjoy it with.
Red
12/31/2014 - rexy Likes this wine:
91 points
I cannot comment on the price of this however was very pleased to have this opened and thrust into my face (with no expectations whatsoever)at a NY's eve dinner with some friends. This wine was pretty beguiling; fuller flavoured, had some secondary characteristics underlining a deep, dark strawberry flavour, typical Californian pinot traits in my opinion. This is still full of flavour, lacked the depth of classic Burgundies but was very enjoyable. Ps the drinking window says to 2014. Ignore this, there's a good few years left, I'm sure.
Red
8/4/2014 - rexy wrote:
92 points
The purest expression of CNP in a bottle I have found. Very young but drinkable now from this big year. Hugely enjoyable. Balance of fruit and acidity is good, surprisingly little tannin.

This lesser known winemaker is a hidden gem amongst myriad established, well known producers and the all too numerous ordinary winemakers in the appellation. If you can get your hands on this, or the prestige cuvée called Lacoste you won't be disappointed. Can drink now or keep; two years until this one starts to hit its straps.
Red
1990 Château d'Armailhac Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
8/2/2014 - rexy wrote:
92 points
Still got it. Opened at a friends in France. Sweet taste, tannin resolved completely. Still good length on the finish. This was perfect with barbecued lamb chops and some sausage. Just about the best time to see this off. Very happy indeed with this, a real treat.
Red
1999 Chateau Musar Bekaa Valley Red Blend (view label images)
1/1/2014 - rexy wrote:
92 points
On the nose: Barny, yes. Nail varnish, yes. Always interesting on the nose that never gives any clues as to how it will taste.
Mid length finish, sweet, touch of fruit cake and spice. It's a very interesting wine, never disappoints (when it isn't corked). Oh goodness, I like this wine for what it costs. Ps never have Ch. Musar after having Californian wines or a powerful Bordeaux on a tasting night. Start with Musar, it's just so different and not comparable to these. Enjoy it for what it is. Love the Hochar family for this.
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Red
7/21/2013 - rexy Likes this wine:
Plenty of dense fruit for a 11 year old village wine; very nicely balanced with some dark cherry flavours present. Opened and decanted 3 hours earlier. Fantastic length. This was a delight with duck confit and slow cooked red cabbage, and then by itself afterwards. I reckon this wine will retain its fuller, current characteristics for a good few years. I wish I had more of this to see how it maps out over the next decade plus - current average scoring of about 92 is pretty accurate but it should get higher scores in the next few years - this wine is a good Burgundy, no mistaking.
Red
10/24/2012 - rexy wrote:
89 points
Very enjoyable, consumed after a couple of hours opened and decanted. Great balance, a little
initial earthiness gave way to a degree of acidity but overall a well balanced wine with plenty left in the locker..not much on the nose but some dark cherry fruit, probably more so after the chocolate biscuit I had when writing this up. Not much length but I really enjoyed this wine. I have one left and will keep for another year, or try and get some more in France if still kicking around a Nicolas wine store or the like.
Red
2004 Château Chasse-Spleen Moulis en Médoc Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
9/2/2012 - rexy Likes this wine:
88 points
5th bottle of 6 consumed in the last 18 months - the best yet to date without decanting and getting too serious about it (this is afterall not a 1982 Latour). Casis, vegetal and a little smoky. Medium length finish, quite dry. This was good to go after 30 minutes open in the bottle. I enjoyed this; a very good, four squared cru bourgeois that could be 5th growth - of decent quality and value that rarely disappoints.
Red
2005 Tim Adams The Fergus Clare Valley Grenache Blend, Grenache (view label images)
6/12/2007 - rexy wrote:
87 points
Grenache has deep dark fruit quality and richness with cabernet franc giving small hints of smokiness. Great nose coupled with a spice edginess makes this a very enjoyable wine, ideal for drinking now but also suitable for another 4 (?) years.
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