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Tasting Notes for VeronicaXu

(161 notes on 153 wines)

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Red
2/24/2017 - VeronicaXu wrote:
95% Syrah, 5% Viognier, fermented in closed stainless-steel vats, aged 38 months in new oak casks.

Dark berries, aged nose of leather, earthy. Medium body, medium + finish.

With Helmut
White
Lightly spiced citrus and apricot, all still primary fruit, very ripe. Great balance of fruit concentration and acidity. Oily texture, very long finish.

With Helmut
Red
Medium ruby, medium intensity, candied cherry, red currant, young, medium body, ripe cherry, plum, medium(+) acidity, low tannin, medium (+) finish. Very good concentration, young.

With Helmut. 7
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Red
Medium ruby. Black berry, cassis, spice, developing. Medium intensity, slightly leathery. Medium body, medium(+) acidity, medium(+) tannin, medium alcohol, medium finish, ripe black cherry, medium(+) concentration. Lack a bit of complexity but well integrated.

With Helmut. 7.5
Red
2002 Château Beychevelle St. Julien Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
Dark ruby. Medium (+) intensity, blackberry, slightly oak, leather, earthy. Medium (+) body, high fine tannin, pronounced fruit concentration, high acidity, long finish. Powerful rich with good structure. Seen ageing complexity.

At Sampler. 8
Red
2000 Château Cissac Haut-Médoc Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
Dark ruby, meaty, smokey, black berries, medium(+) intensity, developing, medium body, medium tannin, medium(-) finish, medium(-) intensity. Seems a little diluted, not enough concentration, week structure.

At Sampler. 6.5
Red
1999 Chateau Musar Bekaa Valley Red Blend (view label images)
Medium ruby, pronounced nose, perfume, meaty, sweet cranberries. On the palate, pronounced intensity, medium(+) body, medium ripe tannin, medium(+) alcohol, medium acidity, medium(+) finish. Developing.

At Sampler. 8
Red
2005 Domaine de Trévallon Vin de Pays des Bouches-du-Rhône Syrah Blend, Syrah (view label images)
11/16/2016 - VeronicaXu wrote:
Medium - dark ruby, medium(-) intensity, bakes fruit, gamy, earthy. Medium concentration, high tannin, ripe, medium body, high acidity, leathery, medium(+) finish. Maybe it's time to drink this one.

At Sampler. 8
Red
Deep ruby, medium intensity. Cassis, sweet spice, nutmeg, black pepper, liquorice. Full body, medium(+) acidity, medium ripe tannin, black fruit, seemed a bit over ripe. Medium finish, medium alcohol. It's very rich, a little commercial.

At Sampler. 6
Red
Medium ruby. Medium intensity, lily flower, perfume, a Burgundy like nose. Medium(+)body, high acidity, medium tannin, smooth. There is bright fresh fruit, berry, medium(+) finish. Developing. Good structure, very elegant.

At Sampler. 8.5
Red
2010 Château La Garde Pessac-Léognan Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
11/14/2016 - VeronicaXu wrote:
88 points
Drank this in various home dinners now. The last one we drank at home quietly. When it first open, very heavy smoky nose. Need vigorous decant then it start to show some dark berries, fruity notes.

Deep ruby. Pronounced BBQ smokiness. Dark cherry, plum. Medium (+) body, high tannin, high acid, medium alcohol, medium finish, white pepper, medium concentration.

With Helmut.
Red
11/11/2016 - VeronicaXu wrote:
85 points
Pale ruby. Medium intensity. Dry rose, menthol, hint of leather, earthy, somewhat musty. Medium (-) body, high acidity, grippy tannin, high. Ripe cherry, liquorice, finish a bit short. Perhaps 2009 is a bit light bodied. Will wait a while to open another one to try.

With Helmut.
Red
11/10/2016 - VeronicaXu Likes this wine:
94 points
This definitely does not feel like a 20 years old wine. It's still showing lots of fresh fruit, very plummy. There is some meaty leathery notes, very slight. It's medium body, smooth tannin, with long finish.

From magnum bottle.
Red
11/10/2016 - VeronicaXu wrote:
Very closed tannic at the beginning, decanted for an hour or so. Deep fruit, with spice, dry rose petals. On the palate, it's full body, high tannin, high acidity, balanced well with the fruit concentration. But still too young. Can age for decades.

At Macellaio, wine dinner.
White
11/10/2016 - VeronicaXu Likes this wine:
93 points
A classic Riesling nose. Medium dry. There is honey, yellow apple, white flowers on the nose. Texture is oily. Medium+ acidity, pronounced flavour. Medium+ finish. Very good drink for a quite movie night to my taste.
White - Fortified
11/10/2016 - VeronicaXu Likes this wine:
90 points
Medium brown in colour. Pronounced nose, toffee, caramel, nutty, honey. Medium body, high acidity, high alcohol, woody notes on the palate. Baked fruit. Quite long finish.

From hedonism.
Red
10/6/2016 - VeronicaXu Likes this wine:
90 points
Fresh berries, a bit rose, very high tannin, grippy, long finish.
Red
10/6/2016 - VeronicaXu wrote:
86 points
Pale red, Floral, candied cherry. Low tannin.high acidity, mineral, medium finish. Non oak.
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Red
9/27/2016 - VeronicaXu Likes this wine:
92 points
Rich dark fruit. Smooth tannin. Actually feel it more and more while drinking. Lovely.
Red
7/14/2016 - VeronicaXu Likes this wine:
94 points
Drank with the 2003 together. Interestingly, 2009 turned out to be more gamey and earthy, while 2003 is very much powerful fruit, perhaps due to the heat of the vintage. A very interesting vertical.

With Gwen, Rory and Helmut.
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Red
8/3/2016 - VeronicaXu wrote:
Gradually becomes our daily Brunello. Such great wine and can be enjoyed with lots of meals. Helmut opened the last 3 bottles in the house warming ...
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Red
8/3/2016 - VeronicaXu Likes this wine:
90 points
Fourth bottle. Still a long way to go. Every time when taste this blind, I couldn't get it's a Valpolicella.

With Rory, Gwen, and Helmut.
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Red
11/25/2015 - VeronicaXu Likes this wine:
95 points
One of my favourite Chateauneuf. Bought it when I was visiting and tasting in the winery. 2009 has great fruit and structure. They de-stem the grape so wine has a very delicate taste, fresh!

With Helmut, Rory and Gwen.
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Red
7/16/2016 - VeronicaXu wrote:
86 points
Rose, fresh berries on the nose, medium body, super high acidity, grippy tannin, may need a little more time.

With Helmut
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Red
2011 Agricola Punica Barrua Isola dei Nuraghi IGT Carignan Blend, Carignan (view label images)
7/15/2016 - VeronicaXu Likes this wine:
90 points
Ink, cassis, almost sweet hint. Lovely. With Gwen and Helmut.
Red
5/5/2016 - VeronicaXu Likes this wine:
93 points
Perfume, rose, ripe cherry. Medium garnet. Refined tannin. Quite open just from the bottle. Ready to drink, may develop further.

With Helmut.
Red
10/25/2015 - VeronicaXu Likes this wine:
88 points
Too young to drink. Super traditional style.

Italian tasting at Carmel Court.
Red
3/28/2016 - VeronicaXu Likes this wine:
89 points
Dark berry, vanilla, hint of oak. Full body, great concentration, high ripe tannin, high acidity, long finish.

Shanghai Uncle, with Helmut.
White - Sweet/Dessert
9/17/2015 - VeronicaXu Likes this wine:
90 points
Dry apricot ,raisin, toffe, full body, oily texture, high tingly acidity, clean finish, long. ABV 9.5%.
Red
1994 Ridge Monte Bello Santa Cruz Mountains Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
9/17/2015 - VeronicaXu Likes this wine:
92 points
Medium ruby in color. Plum, soft medium tannin, sweet spice, medium body, medium plus finish, high acidity, quite lean style, slightly leathery.

At Hedonism tasting.
Red
9/17/2015 - VeronicaXu Does not like this wine:
80 points
Pale garnet. Slightly minty, frangrant, really soft. Medium(-)body. Sour cherry on the palate, acidity is a bit overwhelming. May have past its best.

At Hedonism tasting.
White
9/17/2015 - VeronicaXu wrote:
88 points
Three years in barrel protected from oxidation by a film of flor yeast. Oxidative, green apple, fino-like nose. On the palate, it's pungent, high acidity, medium body, medium finish.
Red
10/18/2015 - VeronicaXu Likes this wine:
90 points
Quite meaty on the nose. Medium body, high acidity, high smooth tannin. On the palate, it's full of fresh berries, slight hint of sweet spice. Medium + finish, developing.
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Red
2005 Château Grand Faurie La Rose St. Émilion Grand Cru Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
10/18/2015 - VeronicaXu Likes this wine:
90 points
Deep ruby to garnet. Medium + intensity. Black currant plum, oaky spice, medium body, high tannin, medium acidity. Medium plus finish.
Red
9/24/2015 - VeronicaXu Likes this wine:
91 points
When first open, it's quite savoury, leathery. Medium garnet in colour. On the palate, it's full of berry flavours, medium soft tannins.
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Red
2004 Torbreck Descendant Barossa Valley Shiraz Blend, Syrah (view label images)
7/26/2015 - VeronicaXu Likes this wine:
93 points
Deep garnet. On the nose, it's pronounced. Very meaty, ripe dark cherry, plum, spice, slightly vanilla, leathery, BBQ. Very concentrated on the palate. Compared to the Cote Rotie, one can certainly feel the hot climate from the ripe fruit concentration on the palate. All very well balanced. Full body and long finish.

Blind tasting.
Red
7/26/2015 - VeronicaXu wrote:
89 points
Medium ruby. Cherry, slightly savoury, leathery. High tannin, high acidity. Very fruity. I thought it's much younger than 2005. Didn't get that my meatiness on this one. Surprise!

Blind tasting.
Red
7/26/2015 - VeronicaXu Likes this wine:
90 points
Deep ruby. Very perfume, cherry. High tanning, high acidity, medium body, quite long finish. We all said it's 2008 somehow, turned out to be 2013.

Blind tasting.
Red
7/26/2015 - VeronicaXu Does not like this wine:
90 points
Green pepper, mint, spicy, plum. Garnet in colour. Smooth tannin. Drinking well now.

Blind tasting.
Red
7/26/2015 - VeronicaXu Likes this wine:
92 points
Slightly closed at the moment.
Red
7/26/2015 - VeronicaXu Likes this wine:
92 points
Medium ruby, meaty, BBQ, very big on the nose. On the palate, it's leathery, medium tannin, medium (+) acidity, very plummy, medium (+) body, long finish. Syrah and 10% Viognier.

Blind tasting.
Red
7/26/2015 - VeronicaXu wrote:
90 points
Perfume, red berries, rose on the nose. Medium (-) acidity, medium (-) tannin. Lovely fruit. It's made in a delicate style.

Blind tasting.
Red
7/26/2015 - VeronicaXu Likes this wine:
93 points
Deep garnet. Almost a bit chocolaty on the nose. Full body, high tannin, high acidity, long finish.

Blind tasting.
Red
7/25/2015 - VeronicaXu Likes this wine:
88 points
Fruity, ripe, new world pinot.

With Rory and Gwen.
Red
7/25/2015 - VeronicaXu Likes this wine:
93 points
Expressive on the nose, a bit earthy, not as much rose petal on this one. Medium plus body, high tannin, chewy. Intense ripe red berries. Great concentration.

With Rory and Gwen.
White
7/25/2015 - VeronicaXu Does not like this wine:
88 points
There is a distinct Sauvignon Blanc nose. Gooseberry, asparagus. Medium body, melon, medium length.

With Gwen and Rory.
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