Tasting Notes for jamesdoeser

(213 notes on 186 wines)

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Red
7/13/2020 - jamesdoeser wrote:
Dark stewed plum, olive, leather, nice balance with acidity mellowing and tanins softened.
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Red
2010 Mac Forbes Hugh Yarra Valley Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
6/27/2020 - jamesdoeser wrote:
Last bottle. Nice balance of primary-secondary-tertiary flavours. Beautiful. We'll miss you Hugh. RIP.
Red
6/20/2020 - jamesdoeser wrote:
90 points
This was fantastic - very much to my taste with all those sour dark cherries - might be a bit rough on the oak for some of you. After an hour in the decanter it was in full flow. Great value for fifteen squids a bottle.
Red
6/14/2020 - jamesdoeser wrote:
90 points
Lovely stuff - perfect on a sunny day with meats grilled on the bbq. I wouldn't hang on to this for more than a few years. Its relative youth is part of its appeal, the crunchy shiny red fruit is there to be enjoyed and the depth has come from the vinification not the dust gathered in your cellar. Drink it before civilisation properly collapses.
Red
6/1/2020 - jamesdoeser wrote:
Delicious - quite "straight up and down" Burg (tis a youngster) - nothing too earthy or herby but lots of potential. Plenty left in the cellar.
Red
5/26/2020 - jamesdoeser wrote:
First from the case. Youngish. A matinee idol of a wine: not quite a fruity as you might be expecting but on course for greatness once the rest of you catch on.
Red
5/26/2020 - jamesdoeser wrote:
Consistent with last note - fully mature and tasting great
White
5/19/2020 - jamesdoeser wrote:
Delicious but any better than cheaper AUS/NZ/SA chardonnays of a similar style... I'm not so sure any more.
Red
5/8/2020 - jamesdoeser wrote:
I can see why the wine trade loves this stuff: like a pinot noir with a dollop of cherry compote. Turned out to be excellent foil for osso bucco.
Red
5/3/2020 - jamesdoeser wrote:
Note to self: buy a case of this next time you idiot.
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Red
5/3/2020 - jamesdoeser wrote:
90 points
This was delicious. Sorry it was my last. Drinking perfectly right now
Red
4/9/2020 - jamesdoeser wrote:
I don't know why I passed over these for other older or beefier CdRs in the cellar but this was really excellent - not a showstopper perhaps, but delicious. Good balance of dark and red fruit with enough acid to stand against cotechino & lentils. Not going to get any better so will drink up through rest of 2020.
Red
4/9/2020 - jamesdoeser wrote:
Delicious - very deep and a little bit on the siropy side when the temperaure climbs from cellar to room temp.
Red
4/1/2020 - jamesdoeser wrote:
Really great - depth of dark cherry and plum fruits with a leafy canopy lending herbaceous aromatics and a certain lift.
Red
2007 Château Ferrière Margaux Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
3/29/2020 - jamesdoeser wrote:
Not too bad. Tough vintage. Thought it a bit underwhelming but good depth even if lacked any brightness.
Red
3/8/2020 - jamesdoeser wrote:
95 points
Fantastic - depths of flavour previously unnoticed in this vintage. Glad I have some left.
Red
2/1/2020 - jamesdoeser wrote:
85 points
Tasty, still quite muted. Little depth but pleasant enough.
Red
1/25/2020 - jamesdoeser wrote:
88 points
Continues to be good. This one not as full of deep dark oopmh as prev bottles.
White - Sweet/Dessert
2001 Château Petit Védrines Sauternes Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend (view label images)
1/20/2020 - jamesdoeser wrote:
75 points
Was a pleasant if slightly geriatric version of this wine. Not as sweet as expected. Drink up whether you're thirsty or not.
White
1/20/2020 - jamesdoeser wrote:
80 points
Crazy that this still has so much life left in it. Not a ton of fruit but just enough. Bright acidity and green apple peel. Not mindblowing but nice enough.
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Red
1/20/2020 - jamesdoeser wrote:
99 points
Close to perfect this time. Violets, perfume aplenty. Red-black fruit. Still lots of gentle tannin to hold everything in check.
Red
1/5/2020 - jamesdoeser wrote:
95 points
One of the most delicious wines in recent memory. Strong acidic grip and tons of the darkest possible fruits. Had forgotten quite how gloopy a malbec can be. The small amount left over didn't stand up to much on day 2. Will be opening the remainder of my stash before the end of the year, or WW3, whichever comes first.
White
2015 Cape Chamonix Wine Farm Reserve White Franschhoek Valley Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend (view label images)
1/4/2020 - jamesdoeser wrote:
95 points
Absolutely delicious. Complex and transporting.
Red
1/1/2020 - jamesdoeser wrote:
89 points
A deep and delicious - a priorat-like astringency at the start. Wears its alcohol a little uncomfortably. But... A perfect example of what a good decant can do for a wine. 3+ hours is needed.
Red
12/27/2019 - jamesdoeser wrote:
90 points
Really enjoyable and about as perfect as this particular wine will ever get. Drank this bottle alongside a bunch of other '10 bdxs and this was the gentlest of the bunch. More plum and red fruit in the mix than the rest. Would go well with game or pork as much as your redder meats.
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Red
2010 Château Les Ormes de Pez St. Estèphe Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
12/27/2019 - jamesdoeser wrote:
93 points
I thought this was lovely. Nicely rounded and completely developed (though leave yours if you prefer that bricky quality). Not as dark and deep as other St Estephes of the same vintage. Bits of cigar box and spice rack coming through.
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Red
2010 Château Lafon-Rochet St. Estèphe Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
12/27/2019 - jamesdoeser wrote:
96 points
Full of depth and dark corners. Cassis and bramble but with lots and lots of backbone still there. Was my 1st bottle from a case of 6 and I started at just the right time. Tasted alongside a few other St Estephes and this was the winner for me.
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Red
2009 Château Domeyne St. Estèphe Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
12/27/2019 - jamesdoeser wrote:
50 points
Felt pretty dead. Tasted alongside '10 St Estephes from superior winemakers. Two more bottles in cellar. Lets see if they are any better. Will try again very soon.
Red
12/17/2019 - jamesdoeser wrote:
Just had a try at 10 Cases. Ideal in 12months or a lengthy decant. Tanin needs a little moderation so don't serve it at central heating temperature. I'll open mine in winter months of 2020.
Red
12/10/2019 - jamesdoeser wrote:
90 points
Needs a lengthy decant. Lots of backbone in there and ideal food wine for something a bit fatty. Venison ragu worked well.
Red
12/10/2019 - jamesdoeser wrote:
89 points
A contribution to thanksgiving. Very nice but a bit short on fruit these days.
Red
12/2/2019 - jamesdoeser wrote:
94 points
About as good a cru beaujolais gets in my view. Buy it. Drink it. You'll have nothing to complain about.
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Red
11/4/2019 - jamesdoeser wrote:
93 points
Delicious. Give it 120min decant.
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Red
2013 Tenuta delle Terre Nere Etna Rosso Etna DOC Nerello Blend, Nerello Mascalese (view label images)
10/28/2019 - jamesdoeser wrote:
88 points
Probably a bit passed it but a good foil to creamy pasta
Red
2015 Domaine Tempier Bandol Mourvèdre Blend, Mourvèdre (view label images)
10/28/2019 - jamesdoeser wrote:
91 points
Deep, rich and delicious. Perfect with venison. Decant for a couple of hours.
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Red
10/19/2019 - jamesdoeser wrote:
88 points
Still tastes young maybe there isn't the fruit to carry it through into the lush or sparkly place that I look for from Burgundy PN.
Red
10/12/2019 - jamesdoeser wrote:
90 points
This was good - not as perfumed as I had expected. Lots of structure still there. Watch the temperature to keep the alcohol under control
Red
8/27/2019 - jamesdoeser wrote:
91 points
Opened in prep for a roast dinner that never happened. Was scrumptious though,
Red
2010 Château Les Ormes de Pez St. Estèphe Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
8/27/2019 - jamesdoeser wrote:
90 points
I htought this was pretty tasty although it was a pnp affair thanks to two (yes, two) other wines having been rejected thanks to oxidation faults. Will give more consideration to tasting note next time.
Red
2009 Château La Bridane St. Julien Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
8/27/2019 - jamesdoeser wrote:
flawed
2 oxidised bottles brought up from the cellar in the same night. Such a sorry waste. Not hopeful of my last remaining bottle.
Red
8/9/2019 - jamesdoeser wrote:
90 points
Elegant, perhaps needed a little more time. Cork in okaaaay shape hmm.
Red
8/9/2019 - jamesdoeser wrote:
88 points
Was nice, still some acidity but not so much fruit - drink up!
White
8/6/2019 - jamesdoeser wrote:
91 points
Incredibly flavourful and deep compared to what I was expecting. A highlight of the evening.
White - Sparkling
8/6/2019 - jamesdoeser wrote:
91 points
Just as scrumptious as the last one. A tasty and powerful style of champagne.
White - Sweet/Dessert
8/6/2019 - jamesdoeser wrote:
93 points
Absolutely delicious. Tart apricots abound. DO not be afraid to drink this young.
Red
8/6/2019 - jamesdoeser wrote:
89 points
Delicious. Drank alongside Beau Freres. Unsursprisingly the more subtle and thin of the two. Not one to keep for longer. Glug glug drink up.
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