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2015 Château d'Aydie Madiran Odé d'Aydie Tannat
7/5/2019 - VinCrush wrote:
84 points
Presented very thin and lacking complexity. Definitely improved on day 2 and 3. Possibly just needs some more time or more aggressive decanting.
  • VinCrush commented:

    7/8/19, 8:07 AM - Indeed! Which is why I was surprised to find the bottle presented so thin. Maybe just a bad bottle. I'll definitely wait a few years on the next bottle. Thanks!

2013 Domaine du Grand Montmirail Gigondas Cuvée Vieilles Vignes Red Rhone Blend
2/10/2019 - VinCrush Likes this wine:
91 points
Improving nicely since last year. Still, was better on Day Two. I think this is still on the upswing and I look forward to trying the remaining bottles over the next 3 years. Nicely balanced. Smooth but with structure. Finish has improved and lengthened since the last bottle last year.
  • VinCrush commented:

    2/10/19, 8:39 PM - Whoops! No... Fat finger error!

2008 Columbia Crest Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve Columbia Valley
11/16/2018 - GoBlue2002 Likes this wine:
91 points
Bought on clearance for $19, opened this for a wine novice guest. Boy did I underestimate it.
Smooth, integrated tannins. Nice fruit, leather, full bodied.
  • VinCrush commented:

    11/17/18, 8:32 AM - A steal at $19!

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
  • VinCrush commented:

    2/22/18, 5:30 AM - Thanks for the feedback! I have a few more in the cellar and will, indeed, try another!

2010 Château La Vieille Cure Fronsac Red Bordeaux Blend
11/22/2016 - davidandrose wrote:
86 points
Coloring is more burgundy than BDX; faint red fruits on a modestly dry palate. Fleeting flavors quickly dissipate front-palate. Long past its prime but fine tonite with pasta.
  • VinCrush commented:

    11/23/16, 5:26 PM - Or maybe a cooked bottle? Although it doesn't sound flawed as much as closed...

2010 Château Florestan Côtes de Bordeaux Red Bordeaux Blend
1/19/2016 - daugenst wrote:
Blunted nose and palate suspicious of it being cooked. Brick color.
  • VinCrush commented:

    1/21/16, 5:21 PM - I just had a bottle last night and it was in great shape with a nice deep color. With the brick color you describe, it certainly does sound like it must have suffered some serious abuse before you got it.

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