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2012 Socre Barbaresco Nebbiolo
8/12/2016 - ilcalmo wrote:
83 points
This was a disappointment. On the nose and palate this initially has traditional cherry and spice flavors. However, on the palate, there is a spiky, unpleasant characteristic as well. This actually gets worse with air, and acquires an unpleasant flavor I can only describe as resembling the smell of a used birdcage.
  • Der Weingelehrte commented:

    7/9/17, 12:18 AM - Definitely sounds like a flawed bottle. If you think it's flawed, best not to score.

Red
2001 Domaine Font de Michelle Châteauneuf-du-Pape Cuvée Etienne Gonnet Red Rhone Blend
3/27/2017 - mtaczak wrote:
86 points
first impressions: firm cork with only 2 mm of stain. even more oxidized and sherried than the first bottle. this was a swing and a big miss from rimmerman. still weirdly cloudy and muddy, visually and on the palate. DOA.

two to three hours later, most of the funk blew off, but not enough to redeem it. still a bit sherried, but a bit of tannin came out of hiding. overall still flat and muddy.
  • Der Weingelehrte commented:

    3/27/17, 3:30 PM - So far my bottles have been oxidized as well

Red
2012 Ridge Zinfandel Pagani Ranch Sonoma Valley
11/18/2015 - skip2mylu Does not like this wine:
75 points
Appearance: pale-med purple, crystaline-like clearness, big deeply colored bloody legs
Nose: Clean, med+ intensity, clay floor tile, new car leather, chemical acidity, slight alcohol on the nostrils
Palate: Dry, low acid, flat fruit soda pop, changes quickly to a grassy and nutty mess, remnants of wet dog hair.
Finish: Timed it at 50secs but still lingers after 1:30! Conclusions: Pleasant burst of fruit and juice but quickly fades into wet ashes. Very unpleasant, empty taste. It's either tpo young but most likely past it's prime - and it's only 3yrs old!
I will try aagain on day-2 but definitely unimpressive and a waste of time and money.
  • Der Weingelehrte commented:

    11/19/15, 9:20 AM - Sounds a lot like you have a defective/corked bottle on your hands.

Red
2011 Domaine de Couron Côtes du Rhône Cuvée Marie Dubois Syrah
11/13/2014 - Der Weingelehrte wrote:
86 points
Was hoping for a bit more on this one. Acidity was sorely lacking - and it really detracted from the other good things this wine had to offer.
  • Der Weingelehrte commented:

    11/23/14, 3:36 PM - That's definitely a possibility. Picked it up from a local cellar, whose owner recommended I try a bottle. I trust his judgment and palette, so I was a bit surprised that the wine was not presenting as expected.

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