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Red
1990 Château de Beaucastel Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red Rhone Blend
12/1/2018 - Sonoma Duck wrote:
flawed
This wine has been very consistent for me. I purchased a case at release but did not open the first for about five years. I have now opened 10 bottles and every single one has been flawed. Serious Brett and an awful nose makes this undrinkable for me.
  • Sonoma Duck commented:

    1/30/19, 7:35 AM - I read comments about this wine and many have found brett but tend to dismiss this flaw.

White - Sparkling
2006 Taittinger Champagne Brut Blanc de Blancs Comtes de Champagne Chardonnay
MAGICAL.

This is now my regular indulgence when I require THEE ULTIMATE in Champagne. You just cannot get this level of indulgence from other Champagnes. MAGICAL, fervent, smouldering aspects candied lemon, amazingly real spring flowers. This is worth twelve of any other Champ. Just bought four more.
  • Sonoma Duck commented:

    6/28/18, 2:19 PM - I have 12 showing up on Tuesday!

Red
2015 A. Rafanelli Cabernet Sauvignon Dry Creek Valley
5/6/2018 - Sonoma Duck Likes this wine:
91 points
A full frontal assault of tannin. But all the parts are there to make this a fine Dry Creek Cabernet Sauvignon. I will give it five years or so. Already sold out at the winery.
  • Sonoma Duck commented:

    5/8/18, 8:04 PM - Hey Jazz Nut, I am a Thelonius Monk nut.

White - Sparkling
2006 Pol Roger Champagne Vintage Brut Champagne Blend
10/1/2017 - Sonoma Duck Likes this wine:
93 points
Very rich, even muscular. Delicious wine and ready to enjoy right now and so I will.
  • Sonoma Duck commented:

    10/12/17, 12:08 PM - If I were you, I would open one now, then decide for yourself. I do not know your palette but I like my wines mature but on the young side of mature.

Red
2004 Domaine du Vieux Télégraphe Châteauneuf-du-Pape La Crau Red Rhone Blend
4/7/2016 - Woodbridge Brad Likes this wine:
85 points
This has been in my cellar since Kermit Lynch released it, frankly it is disappointing. Quite advanced in age and a bit tired it is still enjoyable but it should be more vibrant at this point. I was disappointed with the 2001 and more so with this vintage. It is not a question of the cellaring conditions which are good, but of the wine
  • Sonoma Duck commented:

    4/9/16, 4:16 PM - I agree

Red
2009 Nicolas Potel Charmes-Chambertin Charmes-Chambertin Grand Cru Pinot Noir
12/15/2015 - Sonoma Duck Likes this wine:
93 points
I opened this wine way too early but was in the mood. Medium ruby, reticent nose. The fruit is all there but plenty of tannins present at the moment. I would give this wine another 3-4 years before another try.
  • Sonoma Duck commented:

    12/16/15, 8:17 AM - Hey harley, someone has to take one for the team! I like to try them young.

Red
1982 Château Mouton Rothschild Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend
10/18/2008 - Argrath wrote:
97 points
(Very old note for personal reference)
Full, generously fruity nose. School book. Black currant, cedary oak, and subtle mineral notes. Smokey spiciness adds complexity. Very deep and complex.
Full, austere and concentrated palate. Just about ready (at 26 years of age!). Elegant and balanced. Oaky, cedary with dark fruit, mineral and ink. Sublime and tannic. But is there just a slight hint of dryness in the finish (being prickly)?
Blindtasted at the same time as 1988 Ch Margaux, 1993 Ch Latour, and 1995 Cos d'Estournel, this came out as runner up defeated by Ch Margaux.
  • Sonoma Duck commented:

    4/24/15, 7:47 AM - Why enter a 7 year old tasting note at this time? Of what use can this be for others?

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