Tasting Notes for cerobo

(208 notes on 184 wines)

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Red
6/29/2019 - cerobo wrote:
flawed
Gone past it. Green cabbage and not in a good way.
Red
6/29/2019 - cerobo Likes this wine:
93 points
Perfectly in the drinking window. Lovely soft tannins, berry fruit, balanced and quite long. Delicious
White
4/27/2019 - cerobo Likes this wine:
90 points
Really nice aperitif wine. Crisp with floral hints, touch of sweetness balanced by acidity. A hint of chalky minerality on the palate. Pretty good entry level wine from a quality producer
Red
3/30/2019 - cerobo Likes this wine:
92 points
Bought this on the strength of a high Decanter score. Having opened a bottle, I can see what the fuss is about. There is lovely dry spicy fruit on the palate with that lovely Languedoc dry dusty tannin. In this wine, there is restraint to the fruit power and it easily avoid feeling jammy or over alcoholic. You might be tempted to think of this a just a BBQ wine but there is something more lurking in the depths of the wine. For me, this kills most Bordeaux at the same price. Fantastic value for money.
White
3/29/2019 - cerobo Likes this wine:
92 points
This is drinking quite beautifully now. Some oak is evident but balanced well with the fruit. Not super complex but in the slightly creamy peach fruit spectrum. Nice acid balance indicates this still could hold for a few years. Good value for the money.
White
12/25/2018 - cerobo Likes this wine:
95 points
Really tight and structured wine with lovely acidity and minerality. Very young and needs more time to develop further complexity
White
11/9/2018 - cerobo Likes this wine:
93 points
This has lovely pale gold colour. On the palate salty mineral tang with acidity in balance. Beautiful mouthfeel with some texture, apple and citrus. Finishes quite long. Beautiful Chablis
White
11/6/2018 - cerobo Does not like this wine:
85 points
I think this is trying to be like Sancerre and not succeeding. Searing acidity with characteristic unpleasant NZ SB grass / cat pee overlaid with interventionist winemaking all adding up to a most unpleasant melange. I suspect this is popular with hipster sommeliers, but not with me.
White
10/30/2018 - cerobo Likes this wine:
91 points
Really enjoyable Chenin. This is definitely less acidic than the Loire examples from Chidaine, but has a nice full palate with nice fruit and a touch of minerality. Quite good length. Based on the price, I would be happy to buy this every year if he decided to make it again.
Red
10/28/2018 - cerobo Likes this wine:
93 points
Lovely developed character with the grenache balanced by the cabernet. A firm wine with pronounced mineral character. Nice and long.
Red
10/11/2018 - cerobo Likes this wine:
93 points
Drinking really well now. Sweetish blackcurrant fruit, nicely in balance with the soft tannins.
White
9/2/2018 - cerobo Likes this wine:
93 points
This wine is still very tight. Not much forthcoming on the nose. Palate is firm, good acidity, mineral, saline character. I think it needs time to develop - almost as though the wine is holding back. Undoubted intensity is there. Began to open a little an hour after opening.
White
8/15/2018 - cerobo Likes this wine:
95 points
I am a big fan of this wine - great value for money in the context of 1er cru burg. Colour is pale gold. Beautiful fruit balanced with oak, full bodied and very persistent and long. Enjoyed more than the Pernot Puligny Folatieres we drank on Saturday.
White
8/11/2018 - cerobo Likes this wine:
95 points
This bottle is the best of three that I have tried. Previous examples have seemed prematurely aged. This bottle whilst still a gold colour has held together beautifully. Perfect balance between fruit and oak. A lovely acid backbone, laced with minerals. Good persistent finish. There is a kind of nervous tension in this wine which I love. Real class.
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White
8/10/2018 - cerobo Likes this wine:
91 points
Really easy drinking. Not as focussed as the Brokenwood tasted alongside. Good fruit definition with some pear and tropical fruit hints.
White
8/10/2018 - cerobo Likes this wine:
92 points
Very classy chard. Pale colour. Nose a bit closed. On the palate, some lees, nice acid backbone. Still tight and needs further cellaring. Very good wine.
Red
7/9/2018 - cerobo Likes this wine:
95 points
This is a nicely mature CdP. Spices on the nose follow up on the generous palate that has quite pronounced fruit. Almost goes into jamminess but holds back. Long finish, very delicious wine that gave great pleasure with a roast leg of lamb.
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Red
7/6/2018 - cerobo Likes this wine:
93 points
This is a very classy Coonawarra Cab. Quite austere but with very correct blackcurrant friut, lovely acidity and fine powdery tannins. Finishes long. Just a pup.
White
6/19/2018 - cerobo wrote:
90 points
First impression is of sweetness in the front palate, this is nicely balanced by zingy acidity and a touch of minerality. Very well made wine but just too sweet for my taste.
White
6/9/2018 - cerobo wrote:
88 points
This is a little expensive for what it delivers. Quite oak dominant, like a number of other NZ chardys I have tasted recently. Fruit struggles a bit under all the oak. Not quite balanced and not my preferred style
Red
6/9/2018 - cerobo Likes this wine:
91 points
Very correct Central Otago pinot, soft and supple palate, cherries and a little spice. Perhaps a bit simple but good drinking nonetheless
Red
2003 Clonakilla Shiraz - Viognier Canberra District Shiraz Blend, Syrah (view label images)
6/2/2018 - cerobo Likes this wine:
94 points
A well developed wine. Beautiful tertiary characters on the palate, very soft tannins, length and balance. Just beautiful
Red
5/3/2018 - cerobo Likes this wine:
93 points
Cracking Southern Rhone red. Smooth, complex with hint of white pepper. Good dark fruit, quite long and developed.
Red
5/3/2018 - cerobo Likes this wine:
92 points
Lovely mature cabernet, silky smooth, powdery tannins and very correct cabernet cassis character.
White
5/3/2018 - cerobo Likes this wine:
94 points
Full bodied complex chardonnay with nice complexity, barrel ferment characters nicely in balance with quite powerful fruit. Really too young to drink now but very enjoyable nonetheless
Red
4/21/2018 - cerobo Likes this wine:
93 points
Brick red colour, hint of menthol and sour cherry on nose. Nice dry tannins, good sappy mouthfeel with a degree of persistence. Feels like it has still plenty to go.
Red
2006 Clonakilla Shiraz - Viognier Canberra District Shiraz Blend, Syrah (view label images)
4/8/2018 - cerobo Likes this wine:
94 points
Absolutely gorgeous, supple and soft. I suspect this is drinking at its peak. Maybe lacks a slight bit of complexity but finishes nice and long.
Really good.
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Red
2/27/2018 - cerobo Likes this wine:
91 points
Lovely spicy nose, developed secondary characters on the palate mixed with lovely black fruits and a hint of liquorice. Very supple with smooth tannins, perhaps a bit loose knit but very hedonistic drink.
White
2/6/2018 - cerobo wrote:
flawed
Horribly corked. Why oh why can't they use Stelvin for such delicate wines?
Red
1/14/2018 - cerobo Likes this wine:
94 points
Cool climate syrah at the top of its game. Still deep plum colour. On the palate a slight hint of white pepper. This is a silky, hedonistic wine that is so supple, fine tannins underpinning plums and hint of spice. Smooth and long finish. This is the sort of wine that has disappeared from the bottle before you know it.
White
1/11/2018 - cerobo Likes this wine:
93 points
Lovely mineral Chablis with good intensity and length. A touch of honey on the palate as well. A really good companion to the Sydney Rock oysters we started on last night.
Red
1/11/2018 - cerobo Likes this wine:
94 points
I first tried this at Lee Ho Fook last month and phoned the winery the next day to order a 1/2 dozen. A really silky pinot with good palate depth and some complexity. Finishes quite long. I reckon this wine is what they call "smashable"
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White
1/11/2018 - cerobo wrote:
90 points
This is OK but a bit meh. Fruit driven, not especially complex. Not as good as a number of other MR chardonnays at 2/3 the price.
Red
12/29/2017 - cerobo Likes this wine:
92 points
Very powerful wine with dusty soft tannins and savoury temp fruit. Quite long.
Red
12/29/2017 - cerobo wrote:
flawed
Slightly corked
Red
12/25/2017 - cerobo wrote:
90 points
Decanted an hour before serving. This wine was a disappointment, being somewhat hard and joyless. Fruit was not there - perhaps over the hill? Certainly did not live up to expectations.
Red
12/23/2017 - cerobo Likes this wine:
94 points
Beautiful developed Barolo. All the typical notes on the nose, tar, roses and varnish. Soft and supple palate. Lovely soft tannins. Perfect accompaniment to pecorino d’euro cheese.
White
12/23/2017 - cerobo Likes this wine:
93 points
Lovely gold colour. Acidity on the palate, spicy marmalade intense middle palate following through with a long finish. Beautiful wine.
White
12/21/2017 - cerobo wrote:
89 points
Pleasant enough. Simple quaffing wine
Red
12/17/2017 - cerobo Likes this wine:
92 points
Upon opening, a fair bit of bottle stink and sulphur apparent. Angular and acidic on the palate. Poured through an aerator into a jug and let it sit for 1/2 an hour. The stink dissipated and the wine changed quite appreciably, becoming softer and smoother. Had that typical iron character that Graillot often has. A really nice old bottle of Syrah.
Red
12/20/2017 - cerobo Likes this wine:
91 points
Colour very correct medium red. Classic pinot nose of strawberry. Beautiful silky mouthfeel, just lacking the depth and complexity of more illustrious neighbours. Finishes reasonably long but a touch simple. Really good for its appelation.
White
12/20/2017 - cerobo Likes this wine:
93 points
Under Stelvin. Very bright and fresh colour, not showing any sign the wine is over 9 years old. On the palate, lovely citrus, acidity and full body. Wet stones and minimal oak. Really lovely chardonnay belying its supposedly humble origins.
Red
2014 Clonakilla Shiraz - Viognier Canberra District Shiraz Blend, Syrah (view label images)
12/7/2017 - cerobo Likes this wine:
93 points
White pepper prominent on nose and palate. Super plush palate showing plums, soft soft tannins and impeccable balance. Needs more time.
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Red
12/7/2017 - cerobo Likes this wine:
91 points
Very supple pinot with lovely spicy notes on palate. Maybe a touch simple but very good with an osso buco.
White
12/6/2017 - cerobo Likes this wine:
91 points
Really delicious generic Bourgogne with a surprising degree of finesse
Red
11/30/2017 - cerobo Likes this wine:
94 points
Soft, lovely pinosity, middle palate quite lush, dry. Really good with BBQ duck breast
White
11/30/2017 - cerobo Likes this wine:
92 points
Dry, savoury. Like drinking wet stones. Not overtly fruity - perhaps minerality almost over the top. Has bags of character.
White
11/30/2017 - cerobo Likes this wine:
93 points
Under screwcap. Colour still fresh, pale straw. Lovely nose of citrus. On palate, citrus, lively acidity and full body. Beautifully balanced, long finish with some richness.
Drinking beautifully but with plenty still to come.
Red
11/23/2017 - cerobo wrote:
91 points
Good wine that just goes a bit over the top with green capsicum characters on the nose and palate. Not one of their better efforts.
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