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Red
2008 Château Larcis Ducasse St. Émilion Grand Cru Red Bordeaux Blend
2/19/2018 - VinCrush Likes this wine:
88 points
Disappointingly mute nose. Just nothing there, even with a good decant. Better on the palate, giving me just what I would expect from a 10 year old Bordeaux. The tannins are still prominent, but starting to smooth out. Plenty of acidity and alcohol to keep it all in balance. I'm going to let the next bottle sit for another 3-5 years. Drinking at 88 today, but with plenty of potential to improve over the next ten years. www.vincrush.com
  • Wine Trader commented:

    2/21/18, 3:35 PM - Agree on the muted nose, but this wine is gorgeous on palate. Worthy of a higher score IMO. Try another bottle!

  • Wine Trader commented:

    2/22/18, 2:54 PM - Just had my last bottle on Tuesday. I had to buy more :)

Red
2003 Château Montrose St. Estèphe Red Bordeaux Blend
3/20/2016 - Kris G Does not like this wine:
88 points
unbalanced, way downhill, didn't perform even close to the level it showed a couple of years ago, very poor PQR
  • Wine Trader commented:

    4/7/16, 11:57 AM - I drank a 2003 Montrose last night with a party of 3. We did not take notes but we all thought the wine was excellent. Maybe give it another shot from a different parcel?

White
2005 Domaine Dujac Morey St. Denis 1er Cru Monts-Luisants Blanc Chardonnay
2/18/2016 - Wine Trader Likes this wine:
92 points
Really enjoyed PETERNELSON's review below. Descriptors were spot on. Delicious bottle, excellent acidity, fresh vibrant flavors with plenty of life. Saltwater taffy, oysters, flavors of the sea, freshly cracked minerals and chalk, melon rind, a touch of game and cheese, light and clean on the palate. What a value @ $75, I'll be looking for more bottles.
  • Wine Trader commented:

    3/15/16, 2:52 PM - I have not had any premox issues personally, but I have only consumed roughly 4 or 5 bottles of Dujac's whites in my time. At these prices however, I'm perfectly fine assuming any risks therein.

  • Wine Trader commented:

    3/16/16, 11:59 AM - For what it's worth, I've consumed 2 bottles of the 2005 recently and they were as bright as day. No signs of oxidation with plenty of life.

  • Wine Trader commented:

    3/16/16, 3:17 PM - I've only have the 1er Monts-Luisants, but hope to acquire (and consume) some of the regular MSDs at some point!

Red
1996 Philip Togni Cabernet Sauvignon Spring Mountain District
8/31/2015 - Screameagle Likes this wine:
88 points
I waited all these years to drink this? For what. The wine has survived for 19 years OK but it is not drinking well that's for sure. Hope the next bottle is better.
  • Wine Trader commented:

    2/19/16, 4:07 PM - Possible your bottle was flawed?

  • Wine Trader commented:

    2/23/16, 3:14 PM - His 1994's should be just as susceptible to cork taint as any vintage of nearly any wine that uses natural cork. Sometimes bottles can be "off" for other reasons too. If you have a few more in your cellar, give it another go...You may have had a dud!

    Cheers-

White
2005 Domaine Dujac Morey St. Denis 1er Cru Monts-Luisants Blanc Chardonnay
6/30/2013 - peternelson wrote:
93 points
This was pure liquid limestone and rock, mountain river water, chiseled and focused minerality with a touch of lemon and melon rind; not a big wine, but full of energy, vibrant, and excellent balance and a light creamy mouthfeel--a subtle power to it. Reminded me of a lighter, less forward leaner Corton Charlemagne. Thoroughly enjoyed this when I did not expect much. With grilled fresh wild Halibut, and corn on the cob (on the grill too!). Barely felt this had aged a day, but so beautifully integrated, seamless a this stage.
  • Wine Trader commented:

    2/18/16, 9:41 PM - Excellent review!

Red
1991 Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Estate Reserve Napa Valley
12/29/2013 - blanquito wrote:
87 points
Nice bouquet of light cherries, sweet wood, earth, orange zest. Smells like a traditional Rioja. Smooth mouthfeel, some nice roundness in the midpalate with morello cherries in the lead, but the finish seems thin, dry and a little bitter. This has seen better days, and I think these wines are better enjoyed in the first 10 to 15 years. 87 or 88 pts.
  • Wine Trader commented:

    10/10/14, 9:11 PM - Loved you descriptors. Well written but felt the wine deserved a higher score!

Red
2001 Claude Dugat Gevrey-Chambertin Pinot Noir
5/26/2014 - Wine Trader Likes this wine:
87 points
Day 1...Slight pungency, prominent and powdery tannin, stewed red fruits, plum, black cherry and spice. Usually a decent pinot for the price but I'm not a buyer of this vintage again.

Day 2...Most of the fruit is gone, tannic, cardboard, chalky mouth feel an old dead plum is all that is left. Lowered the score from the 88 I had awarded if yesterday to 87 because I'm inclined to score this an 86- today.
  • Wine Trader commented:

    5/26/14, 10:47 PM - Powdery tannins. Slight pungency, rustic, stewed red fruits, plum and spice. Pleasant pinot for the price.

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