Comments on my notes

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2005 Château d'Armailhac Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend
6/6/2020 - Acesnead Likes this wine:
90 points
Delicious and deep. Notes of tobacco and leather but also dark fruit. Opened up nicely after a while.
  • judgepalmer commented:

    6/7/20, 7:22 PM - Great to hear it's got some life! Still have 3 bottles.

2007 Cousiño-Macul Cabernet Sauvignon Antiguas Reservas Maipo Valley
5/7/2020 - Duderino Likes this wine:
94 points
This wine is in its prime, right now. Fantastic!
  • judgepalmer commented:

    6/7/20, 7:05 PM - Agreed!

2008 Etude Pinot Noir Estate Carneros
5/9/2020 - Jjarriel Likes this wine:
91 points
Again - whomever is setting the drinking windows for Pinots needs to reassess. This was lovely at 12 years old. Smooth, fruity, everything a California Pinot should be. I loved it.
  • judgepalmer commented:

    5/25/20, 10:50 AM - Agreed. I'm drinking lots of 2006-2009 California and Oregon Pinots these days and they're almost all showing great!

2003 Saint Jean du Barroux Ventoux L'Oligocène Red Rhone Blend
3/13/2018 - LotionInTheBasket wrote:
93 points
Jesus I read the prior reviews to make sure I was sane after my notes. Talk about variability. Maybe I kept it better. Who knows. Alright...

This is good juice. Deep inky purple, opaque as hell, stiff legs. 15 years, and not even flecks of orange on the rim. Multiple light sources and tones, no signs of age. Its in the middle, simple reason why because it tastes like its in the middle of evolving. Decanted 4 hours.

On the nose, its black/purple fruits all day, ripe plum foremost, light blackberry, sweet vanilla fun dip stick very present, oak, lilacs, and black tea oddly enough. I drink a shitload of tea. Its a fantastic nose, and not all at once, it took time to sing well. Nothing unpleasant. Palate, sweet stewed plums, rich like, blackberry, its smooth and pleasant in acidity. vanilla coats the mid with a medium(-) acidity and ripe smooth tannins moving to the back and a medium(+) finish.

I am thrilled to have one left, and its going to sit for at least 2 more years to see what happens before I get greedy and want this again.

Overly exceeded expectations compared to others. My 93
  • judgepalmer commented:

    5/19/20, 7:40 PM - Curious if you've opened your last bottle yet. My last two have been unfortunately completely gone - after having had a similar experience to yours earlier in its evolution - despite perfect storage.

2005 Bodegas y Viñedos de Murcia Jumilla Pico Madama Mourvèdre Blend, Mourvèdre
5/17/2020 - DoubleMagnum wrote:
89 points
Full bodied, dark fruited. Like a CdP but still tannic 15 years later. The fruit is still present but the tannins are outshining it now. Given the elevated alcohol, I don't think this will age too much longer or gracefully. Not all wines live forever.
  • judgepalmer commented:

    5/19/20, 11:40 AM - Love this wine. I have two left from my original 7 - sounds like I need to get drinking...

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