Tasting Notes for Dr_Bob

(456 notes on 373 wines)

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2005 Château Quinault L'Enclos St. Émilion Grand Cru Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
11/7/2020 - Dr_Bob Likes this wine:
91 points
Hour decant, superb
Red
2016 Chateau Ste. Michelle Boréal Columbia Valley Syrah Blend, Syrah (view label images)
!!!!!!
Red
10/11/2020 - Dr_Bob Likes this wine:
90 points
Great bottle, aging well. Full rich, long finish. Friends thought it was a much more expensive bottle.
Bought 4 years ago, cellared at 54 since. Decant - tasted after 1-3 hours
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Red
10/10/2020 - Dr_Bob Likes this wine:
90 points
Not a heavyweight right now, but very smooth, balanced, ready to drink up
Red
9/23/2020 - Dr_Bob Likes this wine:
92 points
Cellar aged from release, popped, poured sipped thru dinner, great fruit, full body, good for few more years..not mature at all
Red
2003 Château Joanin Bécot Castillon Côtes de Bordeaux Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
9/16/2020 - Dr_Bob Likes this wine:
90 points
Kept in cool cellar, opened decanted in glass sipped over a few hours, drinking very well. Balanced, lush.
Red
8/2/2020 - Dr_Bob Likes this wine:
89 points
Well rounded, rather middle of the road Bordeaux blend; maybe in a mellow adolescent phase, will see if it develops complexity over the next years.
I did not get the marked tannins described by another reviewer.
Red
7/19/2020 - Dr_Bob Likes this wine:
92 points
Drinking superbly, popped and sipped over a few hours; great fruit. Balanced, good acidity, will continue to drink well for next few years I expect
Red
7/12/2020 - Dr_Bob Likes this wine:
92 points
Cellared since release, sublime, notes of cherry, violet, raspberry, soft fruit, still with nice tannin balance,. Wish I had more. Drinking well, mature, will last a bit more if kept cool...
Decanted inbglass, sipped over dinner
Red
Drinking fine, tons of fruit left
Red
2009 Château Les Grands Maréchaux Blaye Côtes de Bordeaux Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
7/12/2019 - Dr_Bob Likes this wine:
90 points
Drinking fine, a bit tight. Could use some decanter time. Tart tannins stronger than the fruit base.
Red
7/6/2019 - Dr_Bob wrote:
85 points
Kinda dry tight merlot
Red
7/6/2019 - Dr_Bob Likes this wine:
92 points
Decanted in glass; totally superb after brief air; glorious perfume, beautiful burgundy; kept in temp controlled cellar 53 degrees since release and not near over yet
Red
6/27/2019 - Dr_Bob wrote:
87 points
temp controlled cellar since release - loads of fruit left, but pruny and over the top -
Red
6/13/2019 - Dr_Bob Likes this wine:
96 points
tasted at winery - pretty much the finest NW pinot noir I've had, particularly from the islands - delicate fragrant bouquet, superb balance of fruit, acid and depth - a tremendous effort - almost one of those things that seem unrepeatable - I so hope that is not the case - looking forward to more from this producer.
Red
2002 Roc de Cambes Côtes de Bourg Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
3/30/2019 - Dr_Bob Likes this wine:
89 points
Maybe bottle variation, but this one is quite nice, no vegetal here, balanced; subtle nose; Bordeaux briar patch, leather, but not green bell; dark cherries, chocolate background and aftertaste; probably past its peak but still a good food wine, wouldn’t kick it out of bed for eating crackers.
Red
11/2/2018 - Dr_Bob Likes this wine:
91 points
Dense, tight, popped and poured drank over two hours
Needs a good decant; super
Red
10/29/2018 - Dr_Bob Likes this wine:
88 points
Past its prime for sure
Still worthy of drinking though
Good 30 yo example
Red
2000 Reignac Bordeaux Supérieur Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
9/22/2018 - Dr_Bob Likes this wine:
91 points
Still drinking superbly; poured and glass decanted, sipped over hours; finely grained tannins indeed
Red
Drinking well , loads of fruit left
Will drink my next few bottles in next few years
At maturity
Red
8/7/2018 - Dr_Bob Likes this wine:
90 points
Tart cherry out of bottle; great fruit, mild bouquet
Red
7/23/2018 - Dr_Bob Likes this wine:
91 points
Drinking fab out of the bottle
I bought upon release and babied since; have a couple more bottles; still at peak
Red
7/12/2018 - Dr_Bob Likes this wine:
90 points
Very nice, well made wine, fine QPR. Would put on repurchase list for sure.
Lotsa bright fruit, body to pair.
Had wine roast pork loin
Superb
Red
7/1/2018 - Dr_Bob Likes this wine:
92 points
Still drinking fine!
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Red
6/17/2018 - Dr_Bob Likes this wine:
89 points
Maybe in a teenage phase, but fruit restrained, one can pick up the hints of eucalyptus and wood, popped decanted for an hour sipped over next three. Kinda my least favorite of the many Orion bottles I’ve had. Will decant for hours next time.
Red
5/21/2018 - Dr_Bob wrote:
flawed
Vinegar
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Red
2001 Château Ripeau St. Émilion Grand Cru Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
1/21/2018 - Dr_Bob Likes this wine:
90 points
Still drinking well
Red
12/29/2017 - Dr_Bob Likes this wine:
90 points
A very distinct raspberry nose just out of the bottle; don’t miss it; decanted 5 hours now a rich well balanced drinkable wine; currently a superb example of CdP; a bit tart cranberry forward, Long rich garrigue; tart cherry way back in the finish
I’ve had mine in temperature controlled cellar since release; if you can find good provenance- don’t be shy!
Red
Drinking superbly after an 8 hour decant; years to go...!
Red
2001 Les Pagodes de Cos St. Estèphe Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
9/14/2017 - Dr_Bob Likes this wine:
90 points
Stored in a temperature controlled seller since release. Popped and poured into the glass, decanted and Drank over two to three hours.
Mature but not past its peak, wish I had more. A somewhat muted nose, rich palette
Red
8/17/2017 - Dr_Bob Likes this wine:
92 points
Drinking fab; purchased upon release and kept diligently in a temperature controlled cellar.
Dark berries , subtle lavender; well balanced; hint of red rose; at peak!
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Red
7/16/2017 - Dr_Bob Likes this wine:
92 points
Purchased from winery upon release, kept in 53 degrees until now
Decanted and sipped at over 4 hours
Soft silky, integrated tannins and fruit
Probably peak, but doubt declining
Fab bottle
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Red
5/1/2017 - Dr_Bob Likes this wine:
92 points
Popped poured; tons of great fruit still; good balance with acidity; my other bottles should be good for a few more years- I suspect not at peak yet! Lovely tart cherry rolling into rich tannins;
Red
4/17/2017 - Dr_Bob Likes this wine:
89 points
As with previous reviewer, tasting rather tight right out of the bottle but evolves over the next half an hour well-balanced still drinking well
Red
4/16/2017 - Dr_Bob Likes this wine:
90 points
Very beautiful light cherry like Pinot Drinking quite extraordinarily in April 2017
Red
4/12/2017 - Dr_Bob wrote:
86 points
Mongo fruit bomb, overwhelming at the moment. A few more years hopefully will allow her to mature. Some tar, spice, white pepper; warm weather Syrah
Red
5/8/2016 - Dr_Bob Likes this wine:
94 points
Aged at 53 degrees constant; decanted 2hours. Absolutely fabulous wine. Loads of fruit balanced with a mild tannic backbone. Years to go.
Red
2001 Château d'Armailhac Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
4/13/2016 - Dr_Bob wrote:
91 points
stored in temperature controlled cellar from release ~54 degrees; loads of fruit left, i'm saying my stash will last another few years; 1 hour decant;
Red
2006 The Colonial Estate Emigré Barossa Valley Shiraz Blend, Syrah (view label images)
3/26/2016 - Dr_Bob Likes this wine:
88 points
Agree with previous reviewers prunes and plums, tannins going, pile of fruit let. Much better after two hour decant. Good Ozzie. Fair qpr.
Red
Gnarly, tar box and wood, briar patch. Fruit in the past. 4 hour decant
Red
An extraordinary light strawberry bouquet, lovely delicate wine. Loads different than when I had in youth. Drink now - love it
Red
1999 Pierre Damoy Chambertin-Clos de Bèze Chambertin-Clos de Bèze Grand Cru Pinot Noir (view label images)
2/24/2016 - Dr_Bob wrote:
flawed
Corked
Red
2/17/2016 - Dr_Bob wrote:
Stored impeccably, drinking fabulously
Red
3/18/2015 - Dr_Bob wrote:
88 points
at the far end of its plateau - would drink soon - popped, poured, sipped over a couple hours; fruit is waning, some leather, soft bouquet.
Red
3/15/2015 - Dr_Bob Likes this wine:
90 points
I'd push the drinking date to 2015 or longer, still quite enjoyable at this point in time. Tart gorgeous bouquet, lots of body & acidity still
Red
2/1/2015 - Dr_Bob Likes this wine:
90 points
I've stored it well, developing fabulously. This bottle still with some age left to it, decanted and consumed 4-8 hour time frame. Rich deep, notes of chocolate and bacon. Medium plus finish. Looking to finish my four more bottles over next five years.
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