Tasting Notes for kevinleeht

(161 notes on 161 wines)

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Red
9/2/2019 - kevinleeht Likes this wine:
91 points
Deep purple in colour. Developing with medium (+) intensity of dark violets, blackberries, plums, dark fruits, leather and some spice. On the palate it is dry with medium acidity, medium (+) tannins. Body is med(+) and high alcohol. Flavour intensity is med (+) and palate has blackberries, plums, hints of meat, spices, leather and finishes medium (+). Quality is good. Drinking now. Decent QPR.
Red
9/1/2019 - kevinleeht Likes this wine:
90 points
Medium ruby colour. Developing with med (+) intensity of roses, plums, red cherries, white pepper, vanilla, earthy, hint of oak/cedar. On the palate it is dry with medium (+) acidity, soft medium (+) tannins. Body is med(+) and alcohol medium. Flavour intensity is med (+) and palate has cherries, juicy red fruits, savoury, tomato leaf. Quality is good with decent complexity, nice juicy fruits and acceptable finish. Definitely higher quality to the average table wine bordeaux.
Red
Smells of overripe, over-extracted fruits, cordial-like blueberries with a slightly bitter finish. Meh.
Red
Trying my best not to be harsh here but this really smells and taste like rubber plastic blue/purple fruits. It's drinkable... but barely.
Red
5/26/2019 - kevinleeht Likes this wine:
92 points
Earthy rich deep ripe fruits with dusty earth, with dark violets. Nice compelling savory mineral finish. Great example of rich heathcote shiraz with dense fruits.
Red
5/22/2019 - kevinleeht Likes this wine:
92 points
The deep colour with hints of purple brings immediate excitement. Blast of milk chocolate, vanilla and cocoa on the nose followed by violets, purple fruits, chocolate, some cinnamon spice, faint hints of garden herb. Very rich creamy mouthfeel, juicy dark ripe fruits with nice length and finish. Extremely yummy. Feels like a spanish version of a rich full bodied yummy australian shiraz. All good hard to stop drinking.
Red
5/22/2019 - kevinleeht Likes this wine:
92 points
The deep colour with hints of purple brings immediate excitement. Blast of milk chocolate, vanilla and cocoa on the nose followed by violets, purple fruits, chocolate, some cinnamon spice, faint hints of garden herb. Very rich mouthfeel, juicy dark ripe fruits with nice length and finish. Yummy. Feels like a spanish version of a rich full bodied yummy australian shiraz. All good.
Red
5/11/2019 - kevinleeht Likes this wine:
93 points
Deep ruby with purple shades, dark blueberries, plums, violets, pepper, mocha, milk chocolate and creamy mouthfeel. Well-balanced not over the top fruit bomb but definitely full bodied with satisfying long finish. Bought at a sale for AUD $30, fantastic QPR at that price.
Red
5/7/2019 - kevinleeht Likes this wine:
92 points
Super easy drinking pinot with fresh sweet pretty red fruits cherries, strawberries with a hint of mushroom and forest. Good finish with right amount of complexity. Your typical pretty mornington pinot.
Red
5/7/2019 - kevinleeht Likes this wine:
91 points
Deep dark red/purple. Dried plums, sundried raisins, black pepper and dark chocolate. Medium acidity. Finish was medium+. Pretty good QPR and a good example of Amarone della Valpolicella.
Red
4/30/2019 - kevinleeht wrote:
93 points
First day was as expected of an aged shiraz, hints of dusty red and black fruits, spice and pepper and some tertiary notes of leather, earth. On day 3, I was expecting to be downhill and flat but surprisingly the wine seem more rounded and elegant with deep fruits and the obvious pepper at the beginning was now absent.. have to say completely unexpected that the wine on day 3 had a more "complete" and delicious finish especially considering the age on this wine and the cellaring recommendation written on the label itself as 5-10 years. Seems strange but have to say this bottle may just last another few more years.
Rosé
9/4/2018 - kevinleeht Likes this wine:
90 points
Pale salmon in appearance. Medium (-) intensity of white blossoms, strawberries, melon, peach, orange peel, mineral. Alcohol medium, medium (-) body, medium flavour intensity of blossoms, thyme, strawberries, melon, mineral, sea breeze. Finish is medium (-). Wine ia good, well balanced with smooth dry clean mineral finish.
Red
9/4/2018 - kevinleeht Likes this wine:
95 points
Deep purple in colour. On the nose, it is developing with medium (+) intensity of roses, blackberries, cassis, plum, dark chocolate, vanilla, black pepper, smoky gravels. The wine is dry, full body, medium (+) acidity, fine medium (+) sweet tannins, high alcohol, pronounced flavour intensity of blackberries, dried dark plums, dark chocolate, cassis, spices. Finish is long. Wine is excellent, great example of a full-bodied multiple layered shiraz with elegance, well-balanced and great complexity and delicious. Can drink now and suitable for aging. Great QPR
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Red
2016 Yarra Yering Dry Red N°1 Yarra Valley Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
9/3/2018 - kevinleeht Likes this wine:
93 points
Appearance is dark ruby. Developing with medium (+) intensity of roses, black currants, ripe cherries, dark plums, chocolate, tobacco, cedar. Flavour intensity is medium (+), medium (+) body, medium (+) acidity, high alcohol, medium (+) tannins and palate has ripe juicy black and red plums, blackberries, mocha, tar, pencil lead. Finish is medium (+). Quality is very good, wine is stylish and similar to a well-made right bank. Can drink now but suitable for aging.
Red
8/30/2018 - kevinleeht Likes this wine:
91 points
Deep ruby colour. Developing with medium (+) intensity of roses, red currants, black currant leaf, black pepper, cassis, mint, cedar. The palate is dry with medium acidity, medium (+) tannins. High alcohol. Medium (+) body, medium (+) flavour with juicy black currant, cassis, chocolate, tomato leaf, mint, pepper. Finish is medium (+). Wine is good, well-balanced and good expression of the Cab Sauv varietal in Mclaren however nothing really special stands out.
Red
8/28/2018 - kevinleeht Likes this wine:
92 points
Deep purple in colour. On the nose, it is developing with medium (+) intensity of redcurrants, blackberries, plums, pepper. The wine is dry, full body, medium (+) acidity, medium (+) tannins, high alcohol, medium (+) flavour intensity of blackberries, plums, chocolate, earthy, spices. Finish is medium (+). Wine is good, silky smooth and elegant.
Red
8/28/2018 - kevinleeht Likes this wine:
93 points
Deep purple in colour. On the nose, it is developing with medium (+) intensity of perfumed violets, redcurrants, blackberries, plums, pepper. The wine is dry, full body, medium (+) acidity, medium (+) tannins, high alcohol, medium (+) flavour intensity of juicy red fruits, blackberries, plums. Finish is medium (+). Wine is good, smooth and my favorite of the Artisans. Good QPR.
Red
8/28/2018 - kevinleeht wrote:
91 points
Deep purple in colour. On the nose, it is developing with medium (+) intensity of redcurrants, blackberries, preserved plums, spices. The wine is dry, full body, medium (+) acidity, soft medium (+) tannins, high alcohol, medium (+) flavour intensity of juicy red fruits, blackberries, plums, spices. Finish is medium (+). Wine is good, smooth but find it hard to justify $70 price tag.
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Red
8/22/2018 - kevinleeht wrote:
90 points
Deep ruby in colour. On the nose, it is developing with medium intensity of dried violets, red cherries, mushroom, forest floor, cedar, white pepper. The wine is dry, medium body, medium (+) acidity, medium (+) drying tannins, medium alcohol, medium flavour intensity of red cherries, dried cranberries, plums, liquorice, spice. Finish is medium. Wine is good, can drink now has sufficient tannins to last but not sure if quality of fruit will stand up to it.
Red
8/21/2018 - kevinleeht wrote:
90 points
Deep ruby colour. Developing with medium intensity of roses, black currants, blueberry, spice, mint, vanilla. The palate is dry with medium acidity, fine integrated medium (+) tannins. High alcohol. Medium (+) body, medium (+) flavour with black currant, blackcherries, mint, pepper. Finish is medium. Wine is acceptable, well balanced but nothing stands out.
Red
8/20/2018 - kevinleeht Likes this wine:
90 points
Deep ruby colour with pale garnet rims. Developing with medium intensity of roses, black currants, blueberry, black pepper, cassis, tomato leaf, mint, earthy. The palate is dry with medium acidity, fine integrated medium (+) tannins. High alcohol. Medium (+) body, medium (+) flavour with black currant, cassis, tomato leaf, mint, pepper. Finish is medium (+). Wine is good, well balance and in the optimum drinking window now. Oak is well integrated and retains familiar characters of Coonawarra.
Red
8/16/2018 - kevinleeht Likes this wine:
91 points
Appearance deep ruby. Med intensity on the nose with primary aromas of roses, blackberries, raspberries, strawberries, plums, pepper. The palate is dry with med (+) acidity and med (-) tannins. med alcohol, Med body, Med (+) flavour with blackberries, dried cranberries, plums, savoury. Finishes med. Wine is good quality, not the most complex but very juicy and easy drinking reminds me of a heavy pinot noir from Mornington.
White
8/15/2018 - kevinleeht Likes this wine:
91 points
Pale lemon in appearance. Youthful nose with med intensity of green apples, grapefruit, passion fruit, grass. Dry with high acidity. Med alcohol and med body with med (+) flavour. Palate has fresh apples, lemon, gooseberries. Finishes medium and clean. Conclusion is a good wine with good balance and easy finish. Drink now.
White
8/14/2018 - kevinleeht Likes this wine:
92 points
Pale lemon in appearance. Youthful uplifting nose with med intensity of white blossoms, fresh green apples, melon, lemon. Dry with medium (+) acidity. Med alcohol and med body with med (+) flavour. Palate has white blossoms, lemon zest, melon, stony slate characters. Finishes med (+). Conclusion is a very good wine with good balance and complexity. Drink now with potential for age.
Rosé - Sparkling
8/14/2018 - kevinleeht Likes this wine:
91 points
Pale salmon pink in colour. On the nose medium intensity of roses, strawberries, lemon peel. Dry with medium body, medium alcohol, medium (+) acidity, medium flavour intensity of red cherries, strawberry cream, hint of brioche. Finish is medium. Wine quality is good, well-balanced, textured body with slight cream on the end palate. Very fine bubbles.
Red
8/13/2018 - kevinleeht Likes this wine:
91 points
Medium ruby colour. Nose is clean and medium. Roses, sweet strawberries, bright cherries, rhubard, hints of herbs thyme, white pepper. Dry with medium (+) acidity. Fine medium tannins. Body is medium. Flavour is medium (+) and palate is savoury, ripe sour cherries, strawberries, fresh, bright. Finish is medium (+). Wine is good, well balanced with a clean finish. Can drink now and has potential for age. Will be interesting to see how this develops.
Red
8/7/2018 - kevinleeht Likes this wine:
92 points
Medium ruby colour. Nose is clean and medium (+). Perfumed floral notes, sweet strawberries, bright cherries, pomegranate, hints of garden and herbs. Dry with medium (+) acidity. Soft medium tannins. Body is medium (+). Flavour is medium (+) and palate is savoury, juicy ripe cherries, strawberries, fresh, bright. Finish is medium (+). Wine is very good, well balanced and good length. Delicious if I have to be very critical the only thing I can fault with is intensity and complexity.
Red
8/4/2018 - kevinleeht wrote:
91 points
Tasted blind chances are you won't be able to tell this is a gamay.

Deep purple in colour. Developing with medium (+) intensity of violets, red cherries, redcurrant, herbs, pepper. On the palate it is dry with medium acidity (+), medium (+) bold tannins. Body is medium (+) and medium alcohol. Flavour intensity is medium (+) and palate has same as on the nose and finishes medium. Quality is good, good balance and intensity. Can drink now and suitable for aging.
Red
8/3/2018 - kevinleeht wrote:
91 points
Deep purple in colour. On the nose, it is developing with medium (+) intensity of roses, dark blackcurrants, dark plums, cassis, mint chocolate, hint of black pepper. The wine is dry, full body, medium (+) acidity, medium (+) tannins, high alcohol, medium (+) flavour intensity of blackcurrants, sour cherries, dried plums, cassis, chocolate, hint of black pepper. Finish is medium (+). Wine is good full-bodied, suitable to drink now.
Rosé
8/3/2018 - kevinleeht Likes this wine:
92 points
Pale salmon colour. Developing nose with medium (+) intensity of roses, white blossoms, very floral, candied strawberries, thyme, bush vines. Dry with medium acidity. Medium alcohol and med body. Flavour intensity is med and palate shows strawberries, orange peel, stone fruits. Finish is medium. Wine is good quality, good balance and fairly complex for a rose but very easy to drink as well.
Red
7/27/2018 - kevinleeht wrote:
88 points
Deep purple in colour with very slight browning on the rims. On the nose, it is developing with medium intensity of roses, blackcurrants, cloves, smoky herbs, black pepper, vanilla, leathery notes, hints of VA. The wine is dry, full body, medium (+) acidity, medium dusty tannins, high alcohol, medium (+) flavour intensity of blackcurrants, dark plums, mocha, spices. Finish is medium (+). Wine is good, Drink now don't see it getting much better.
Red
7/19/2018 - kevinleeht Likes this wine:
93 points
Deep purple in colour with ever slight browning on the rims. On the nose, it is developing with medium (+) intensity of roses, blackberries, preserved plums, almonds, dark chocolate vanilla. The wine is dry, full body, medium (+) acidity, fine medium (+) sweet tannins, high alcohol, pronounced flavour intensity of blackberries, preserved dark plums, dried prunes, cassis, spices. Finish is long. Wine is very good, great example of a full-bodied multi-layered shiraz with elegance, well-balanced and great complexity, drink now and suitable for aging.

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Red
7/14/2018 - kevinleeht wrote:
92 points
Pale garnet colour. Developing nose with medium (+) intensity of perfumed dried red cherries, smoked meat, leather, earthy notes, white pepper, forest floor, spices. Dry with medium (+) acidity. Soft fine medium (-) tannins. Medium alcohol and med (-) body. Flavour intensity is med and palate shows red cherries, leather, earthy notes, forest floor, savory herbaceous notes, mushroom. Finish is medium. Wine is very good quality and good balance and feels like its in the optimum drinking window now.
Red
7/12/2018 - kevinleeht Likes this wine:
95 points
Deep purple in colour with ever slight browning on the rims. On the nose, it is developing with medium (+) intensity of roses, blackberries, cassis, plum liqueur, dark chocolate, vanilla, black pepper, smoky gravels. The wine is dry, full body, medium (+) acidity, fine medium (+) sweet tannins, high alcohol, pronounced flavour intensity of blackberries, dried dark plums, dark chocolate, cassis, spices. Finish is long. Wine is excellent, great example of a full-bodied multiple layered shiraz with elegance, well-balanced and great complexity, drink now and suitable for aging.
Red
7/10/2018 - kevinleeht wrote:
90 points
Deep ruby colour. Developing with pronounced intensity of black currants, black pepper, tomato leaf, tobacco, earthy. The palate is dry with medium (+) acidity, soft medium (+) tannins. High alcohol. Medium (+) body, full flavour with black currant, black berries, earthy. Finish is long. Wine is good, well balance and good intensity.
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Red
7/10/2018 - kevinleeht Likes this wine:
94 points
Deep purple in colour. On the nose, it is developing with medium (+) intensity of roses, herbs, red and blackcurrants, blueberries, dark plums, cassis, chocolate, hint of black pepper. The wine is dry, full body, medium (+) acidity, medium (+) sweet tannins, high alcohol, medium (+) flavour intensity of red and blackcurrants, blueberries, dark plums, cassis, chocolate, hint of black pepper. Finish is medium (+). Wine is very good, great example of a full-bodied juicy multiple layered shiraz with elegance, well-balanced and great complexity and great for the price, can drink now and suitable for aging.
Red
7/8/2018 - kevinleeht Likes this wine:
91 points
Deep ruby in colour. Nose is developing with medium (+) intensity of dried roses, stewed/cooked cherries, earthy, tobacco, leather, vanilla. Wine is dry, medium (+) tannins, medium (+) body, medium alcohol, medium (+) acidity with medium (+) flavour intensity of roses, ripe cherries, black plums, savoury, black pepper. Finish is medium (+). Wine is good quality, with good intensity of flavour and finish.
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White - Sparkling
7/3/2018 - kevinleeht wrote:
89 points
Pale straw lemon in colour. Youthful clean nose with medium intensity of perfumed white blossoms, honeysuckle, yellow apples, green pineapple. Slightly off-dry with medium (-) body, medium alcohol, medium (-) acidity, medium flavour intensity of apples, ripe lemons, pear. Finish is medium (-).
Wine quality is good, well-balanced simple. The bubbles are quite vivacious.
Red
7/3/2018 - kevinleeht Likes this wine:
92 points
Deep ruby in colour. On the nose, it is developing with medium (+) intensity of violets, red cherries, star anise, bush herbs, earthy white pepper. The wine is dry, medium body, medium (+) acidity, medium (+) sweet tannins, medium alcohol, medium (+) flavour intensity of red cherries, mushroom, savoury meat and spices, . Finish is medium (+). Wine is very good, great example of a cool climate shiraz, tastes like an excellent northern rhone syrah, well-balanced and good complexity, can drink now and suitable for aging.
Red
2015 Château Gloria St. Julien Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
7/3/2018 - kevinleeht Likes this wine:
92 points
Deep purple in colour. On the nose, it is developing with medium (+) intensity of violets, blackcurrants, pencil lead, ripe cherries, hint of tobacco, cedar. The wine is medium (+) body, medium acidity, medium (+) tannins, medium alcohol, medium (+) flavour intensity of blackcurrants, blueberries, milk chocolate, spices. Finish is medium (+). Very good wine well-balanced and crafted, can drink now and suitable for aging.
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Red
7/2/2018 - kevinleeht wrote:
88 points
Medium ruby in appearance. Developing with medium intensity of bright red cherries, cloves, bush herbs, black pepper. Almost similar to nose of a cool climate pinot noir. On the palate it is dry, medium body, medium (+) acidity, soft medium (+) tannins, medium alcohol, medium flavour intensity of red cherries, raspberries, savoury, hints of autumn's forest floor. Finish is medium. Wine is good quality, well-balanced however does not have any interesting character and lacking good flavour intensity.
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Red
7/1/2018 - kevinleeht Likes this wine:
91 points
Typical nose of Cabernet Sauvignon.
Deep ruby in appearance. Nose is clean and medium (+). Rose, violets, blackcurrant leaf, dark plums, cassis, cedar. Dry with medium (+) acidity. Soft medium tannins. Body medium (+), alcohol high, flavour intensity medium (+) and palate has ripe juicy blackcurrant, blackcurrant leaf, mocha, vanilla. Finish is medium. Wine is well balanced and shows good character of Cab and a good rich but smooth finish. Good QPR.
Red
6/28/2018 - kevinleeht Likes this wine:
92 points
Deep purple in colour. Developing with medium (+) intensity of dark violets, blackcurrant leafs, blueberries, milk chocolate, vanilla, cedar. On the palate it is dry with medium acidity, medium (+) tannins. Body is med(+) and high alcohol. Flavour intensity is med (+) and palate has blackberries, blackcurrant leafs, chocolate, cassis, spices and finishes medium (+). Quality is good great flavour intensity and length. Drinking well now. Good QPR.
White
6/28/2018 - kevinleeht Likes this wine:
94 points
Pale lemon green in appearance. Med (+) intensity on the nose. Honeysuckle, green apples, honey, hints of apricots, beeswax, flint, wet stones. Wine is developing. Dry with medium (+) acidity. Body is med. Alcohol med. Flavour is med (+) and palate has lemon, honey, ginger, savoury and finishes med (+). Quality is very good, silky, well-balanced and good complexity.
White - Sparkling
6/27/2018 - kevinleeht Likes this wine:
91 points
Pale lemon-green. Youthful and medium (-) intensity on the nose with white blossoms, lime zest, hazelnuts, hints of brioche. Dry (almost off-dry) with lively medium (+) acidity. Body is light and alcohol is medium. Flavour is medium (-) and palate has lime, white nectarine, lemon peel, mineral, hints of toast . Finish is medium. Wine is well balanced, good complexity and its bright zesty acidity will be perfect companion for food. Quality is good for the price.
Red
2016 Massena The Moonlight Run Barossa Valley Red Rhone Blend (view label images)
6/26/2018 - kevinleeht Likes this wine:
91 points
Deep purple in colour. Developing with medium (+) intensity of blackcherries, bush herbs, thyme, juniper, earthy, meaty black pepper. On the palate it is dry with medium (+) acidity, medium (+) tannins. Body is full and high alcohol. Flavour intensity is medium (+) and palate has blackcherries, blueberries, savoury, thyme, black pepper and finishes medium (+). Quality is good, good balance, flavour intensity and length. Can drink now and suitable for aging.
Red
6/26/2018 - kevinleeht Likes this wine:
92 points
Deep purple in colour. Developing with medium (+) intensity of blackcherries, blueberries, blackcurrant leaf, earthy, smoked bacon, black pepper. On the palate it is dry with medium (+) acidity, medium (+) tannins. Body is medium (+) and high alcohol. Flavour intensity is medium (+) and palate has blackcherries, blueberries, savoury smoked meat, thyme, black pepper and finishes medium (+). Quality is good, good balance, flavour intensity and length. Can drink now and suitable for aging.
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Red
6/25/2018 - kevinleeht Likes this wine:
90 points
Appearance medium ruby. Med intensity and developing aromas of red cherries, strawberries, thyme, pepper, sous bois. The palate is dry with med acidity and med (-) tannins. Med alcohol, Med (-) body, Med flavour intensity with meat, forest floor, pepper and savoury notes. Finishes med (+). Wine has with good length, balance and smooth finish.
Red
2017 Kalleske Clarry's GSM Barossa Valley Grenache Blend, Grenache (view label images)
6/22/2018 - kevinleeht Does not like this wine:
89 points
Appearance is deep ruby. Developing with medium (+) intensity of clean red cherries, strawberry candies, bubblegum, pepper. Wine has medium (+) body, high alcohol, medium acidity, soft medium tannins and medium (+) flavour intensity of clean red cherries, strwberries, vanilla. Finish is medium. Wine is well-made and has balance although it is simple straight-forward and mostly fruit-driven.
Red
6/21/2018 - kevinleeht Likes this wine:
94 points
Clear dark purple. Developing with pronounced intensity of ripe blackberries, creme de cassis, dark blueberry liqueur, preserved dark plums, hint of coconut, vanilla, mocha. Dry with medium (+) acidity. Medium (+) tannins. Body is full. Flavour intensity is pronounced and palate has fully ripe blackberries, savoury dark plums, creamy cassis, liquorice. Finish is long. Quality is very good and wine is well-balanced. This is an example of a full-bodied rich wine that is well-balanced.
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