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2015 Château Canon St. Émilion Grand Cru Red Bordeaux Blend
11/15/2019 - WINE_I_LOVE Likes this wine:
100 points
Mid to deep ruby. Harmony nose, like some tarry smoky wind bringing in lavendar like high tone floral note. Then there are ripe fruits beneath the flower such as black and blue berries and plum. Underneath are earth, dark chocolate and xmas cake like sweet spices.

On palate it is rich like 09 and 10, or even better. Smooth and airy like silk yet intense and deep. There is such a fantastic tension between lightness and power kicking in from mid palate that reminds me the magic I experienced 1.5 years ago when I last tasted it. Endless finish. Having tasted many great 09, 10, 15 and 16 Bordeaux lately, I am certain again that this Canon 2015 is, again, worth 100 points.
  • WINE_I_LOVE commented:

    11/15/19, 7:19 AM - That was actually my 1st bottle of my case of six :)

2009 Château L'Eglise-Clinet Pomerol Red Bordeaux Blend
2/23/2019 - WINE_I_LOVE Likes this wine:
98 points
Medium to deep ruby colorless rim. Intense aroma of violet, ripe blackberry, graphite, sweet spices, liquorice, toasty wood, some espresso and leather notes too. Supreme concentration yet perfectly balanced by its refreshing acidity. Great focus and long. 98+
  • WINE_I_LOVE commented:

    4/23/19, 7:29 PM - I slow-ox it for 9 hours from the morning. It softened the tannin. But it only opened up progressively during the 3 hours dinner.

2015 Domaine Jamet Côtes du Rhône Équivoque Syrah
4/18/2019 - WINE_I_LOVE Likes this wine:
93 points
Jamet's Equivoque first vintage - a hillside plot adjacent to Cote Rotie

Fresh flowers, peppers mulberry and ripe red berries jumping out of glass, with subtle smokiness, earthy and hint of wood. Plushy and clean, smooth tannins already with some tarry transparent minerality running through the palate. All supported by moutheatering acidity. Elegant. 100% Syrah.
  • WINE_I_LOVE commented:

    4/22/19, 7:00 PM - @Schweigaard:I would suggest to give it a try now, it is already approachable and so smooth now. I served very slightly chilled.

2009 Vieux Château Certan Pomerol Red Bordeaux Blend
1/11/2019 - WINE_I_LOVE Likes this wine:
99 points
Deep ruby core with fading, almost colorless rim. With air time, bursting aromas of blackberry, tar, bonfire, expresso, vanilla, nutmeg and black truffle. Silk like palate despite of its immense concentration of milk chocolate, mineral, ripe blue and red fruits, well integrated toasty sweet oakiness, earth, hint of savoury and nuttiness developing on the lingering finish. Layered, transparent and focus.
  • WINE_I_LOVE commented:

    2/27/19, 4:50 AM - Thank you for your question. Slow-ox for 10hours. It softened alot then.

2008 Louis Jadot Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Clos St. Jacques Pinot Noir
4/22/2018 - WINE_I_LOVE wrote:
88 points
Restrained and jammy.
  • WINE_I_LOVE commented:

    1/13/19, 8:27 PM - Hi! Thank you for asking. In my opinion, this being restraint means it is not giving much complexity and is rather closed now. While the flavour profile of jammy fruits was there, be that restraint or expressive.

2008 Château La Mission Haut-Brion Pessac-Léognan Red Bordeaux Blend
8/25/2018 - WINE_I_LOVE Likes this wine:
97 points
Mid ruby color. Complex aroma of violet, sandal wood, blackberry, plum, cigar box, smoky, sweet spices, tar like mineraity. Medium to full body, there are lot of subtances in there...waves of flavours coming out so layered and concentrated yet remaining ultra fine focus. Very long. Lots of ripe tannins, mainly primary and secondary stage now, best after 5-10 years. 97+
  • WINE_I_LOVE commented:

    8/25/18, 2:51 PM - Thanks for your comment. Decanted for 1 hour but I think much longer air time is needed. Intense fruits but this wine is complex, displaying multi clusters flavours. Think is a good value wines in mid term enjoyment.

  • WINE_I_LOVE commented:

    8/27/18, 3:02 AM - @Mquentel: Yes good idea to leave it in cellar for now. To me secondary flavours are from wine making i.e. oak spices, toastiness, wood, cigar box. Tertiary are flavours from ageing - savoury, coffee, forest floor, nuttiness etc which is not quite present at the moment suggesting its youth.

2013 Ridge Monte Bello Santa Cruz Mountains Red Bordeaux Blend
12/14/2017 - WINE_I_LOVE Likes this wine:
97 points
Slox ox 3 hours. Deep ruby, pronounce and complex aroma of violet, earth, blackberry, toast, dark chocolate, graphite, sweet spices, well integrating oak. Supreme balance on palate, sharp acidity, rich texture, palate filling ripe sweet tannins, focus and concentrated mid palate of blackberry and blackcherry, sandalwood, graphite, cedar wood, clove, nutmeg. Delicious lengthy finish. So delicious now already, will easily age for two decades.
  • WINE_I_LOVE commented:

    12/14/17, 5:24 PM - Thanks! Cheers!

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