Tasting Notes for jimkay21

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White
7/3/2018 - jimkay21 wrote:
88 points
Slight carbonation that passed after a few minutes in the glass. Citrus and brisk acidity but there is white fruit underlying. The fruit comes out as the bubbles release and when paired with food. Enjoyed with oysters at the Ordinary in Charleston. 14% alch.
Red
2012 Casa Rondeña Meritage New Mexico Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
3/25/2017 - jimkay21 wrote:
91 points
Pleasant surprise. Relatively rich fruit with density accompanied by sharp acidity. Tannins are there, but not prominent. Enjoyable. Wish I had caught this a little earlier in its life to get more of the fruit
Red
11/6/2016 - jimkay21 wrote:
91 points
Holding up well. A little blackberry on the nose. Palate is smooth but alcohol (14.4) is present. Finish is little watery, but 13 bucks so pretty good. Exceeds the price point. Really enjoyable,
Red
9/30/2016 - jimkay21 wrote:
91 points
Big nose. Palate with great fruit - black, cranberry. Medium finish. There was a fine sediment that made the wine murky but did not detract from the flavors
White
9/22/2016 - jimkay21 wrote:
90 points
Still fresh with a zing to the acidity, round palate with lemon curd and white fruit.
Red
9/16/2016 - jimkay21 wrote:
89 points
Enjoyable. Some cola and now muted red fruit. Full mouth feel. The alcohol at 15%+ is distracting.
Red
9/10/2016 - jimkay21 wrote:
85 points
Past its prime
Red
8/19/2016 - jimkay21 wrote:
90 points
Very enjoyable, tannins soft, fruit subdued. Good balance
Red
2005 Château Roc de Pourret St. Émilion Grand Cru Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
7/13/2016 - jimkay21 wrote:
88 points
Great color, deep garnet, no browning, Bordeaux nose of graphite and earth. Medium bodied and round palate. Black fruit, brisk acidity on the finish. Fruit is probably fading but still enjoyable. A small amount poured up into a second bottle and held for the next day was just as good. Really good showing for a "minor" Bordeaux
Red
2002 Camus Pere & Fils Mazy-Chambertin Mazis-Chambertin Grand Cru Pinot Noir (view label images)
7/9/2016 - jimkay21 wrote:
87 points
This bottle did not have it - cork was fine, but wine was browning with a caramel note. Great floral nose, good acidity, short palate and finish
White
6/24/2016 - jimkay21 wrote:
88 points
Getting long in the tooth. Darker coloration, waxy and lanolin but fruit has faded
Red
6/25/2016 - jimkay21 wrote:
87 points
Solid. No outstanding qualities though
White
7/4/2016 - jimkay21 wrote:
88 points
Not quite the density of last year's but fresh and enjoyable
Rosé
7/5/2016 - jimkay21 wrote:
86 points
Not much going on with a hint of bitterness
White
7/6/2016 - jimkay21 wrote:
87 points
Pleasant but light to the point of vanishing
White
7/4/2016 - jimkay21 wrote:
89 points
Lovely bouquet, palate has white flower and quince. Short finish, rounded. Very enjoyable summer sipper
Red
2012 Château Morillon Bordeaux Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
6/11/2016 - jimkay21 wrote:
flawed
alas, corked
Red
2014 Château La Pierriere Castillon Côtes de Bordeaux Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
6/3/2016 - jimkay21 wrote:
87 points
I use this wine as a barometer for Bordeaux. It shows up in a local grocery store each year at $10/btl. This year's was good. Pleasant floral nose, sour cherry and cassis palate of medium depth. Short finish. A good bottle to introduce people to Bordeaux without having the price tag scare them away.
Red
2003 Château Cap de Faugères Castillon Côtes de Bordeaux Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
5/30/2016 - jimkay21 wrote:
88 points
Still with a deep color, soft palate. A little watery on the front end but solid finish. Aged Bordeaux flavors. Drinking fine. Not sure it has anywhere to go though
Red
2005 Aux Trois Frères Castillon Côtes de Bordeaux Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
5/27/2016 - jimkay21 wrote:
92 points
Loved it. Dark, deep, well balanced (acidity proportional to the fruit/extract). 14.5% alch but you wouldn't know it.
Rosé
5/28/2016 - jimkay21 wrote:
89 points
Fine. Lower acidity, leaning toward light red fruits. Easy drinker
White
5/23/2016 - jimkay21 wrote:
90 points
Very enjoyable Chablis at a very fair price. Good richness on the palate, not thin. Not getting any oak (a plus)
White
5/22/2016 - jimkay21 wrote:
90 points
Aged - golden color and lanolin on the nose. The palate was still fresh with rounded white fruits. Easy drinker.
Red
5/20/2016 - jimkay21 wrote:
83 points
The alcohol over powered what qualities this wine had.
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Rosé
5/18/2016 - jimkay21 wrote:
87 points
Nice color, and nose but a little harsh on the finished. Cost more than others we've enjoyed this year. Not sure if this is a second label for the producer but not up to previous vintages.
Red
5/14/2016 - jimkay21 wrote:
91 points
Drank for a belated birthday dinner based on others' notes from this year. I agree that it is in good form with nothing left to gain. The nose was profuse on opening. Sweet, smooth palate. The profile is a little one dimensional which is a knock. That said, we'll enjoy this with the steaks that are just about set to come off the grill.
Red
2003 Château Puygueraud Francs Côtes de Bordeaux Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
5/13/2016 - jimkay21 wrote:
91 points
Friday the 13th. Good outcome. Deep garnet color, slight sediment. No decant. Better about an hour after opening. Leather, truffle, ah...aged Bordeaux nose. Palate is smooth, black fruit, balanced acidity. Easy drinking. Alch 13.5%
Drank this as I contemplated getting some 2015. Will do.
White
5/12/2016 - jimkay21 wrote:
80 points
Cellar find (meaning I forgot it was in there). Not a good outcome. Synthetic cork closure. Wine color was good but slight oxidized notes. Not the wines fault. It wasn't made for this kind of mileage. Note to self: buy, chill, drink.
White
5/1/2016 - jimkay21 wrote:
91 points
Wonderful nose. Grapefruit with evolving acidity. Fleshes out with time, softening. Paired with cheeses, pate and olives. Great mix on a spring evening. Nuff said ;-)
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White
4/30/2016 - jimkay21 wrote:
88 points
Restaurant purchase, hard to differentiate from a Beaujolais Chardonnay
Red
4/28/2016 - jimkay21 wrote:
86 points
Very tart. Had with seared duck breast which pared well as the wine needed the fat in the duck to tame its acidity.
Red
4/22/2016 - jimkay21 wrote:
88 points
Took about half an hour after opening to come around. Fairly soft, black olive and fruit. Medium bodied. Drinking fine. Don't think it has much to go though. Drink
White
4/13/2016 - jimkay21 Likes this wine:
92 points
Just great, floral nose, fruit on the palate but nervy acidity that made it very drinkable. Alcohol in check at 12.5, we finished it off in one sitting
Red
2006 Pezat Bordeaux Supérieur Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
4/11/2016 - jimkay21 wrote:
87 points
Basic Bordeaux. Not bad, not remarkable
Red
4/10/2016 - jimkay21 wrote:
93 points
Continues to be a really enjoyable wine. Dense palate that is balanced well to the acidity.
White
4/7/2016 - jimkay21 wrote:
88 points
Took a few minutes after opening to flesh out. Getting an aged edge to it. Not as dense in the palate as a Huet would be
Red
4/2/2016 - jimkay21 wrote:
92 points
Drinking great. Didn't take notes. Looking forward to the remaining bottles
White
3/27/2016 - jimkay21 wrote:
90 points
Fruit and acid in reasonable balance. Very enjoyable, drinking fine
Red
3/25/2016 - jimkay21 wrote:
91 points
Approaching 16 years...dark red color with no brown edges. Spicy nose, palate lighter than expected from the color. Plum and dark fruit. Acidic. Medium finish. Really enjoyable
Rosé
2015 Triennes Rosé Mediterranée Rosé Blend (view label images)
3/24/2016 - jimkay21 wrote:
88 points
First rose of the year. Crisp, light with a little watermelon.
Red
3/18/2016 - jimkay21 wrote:
87 points
Bought this while reading about Montaigne. Turned out to be quite good for the price. Nice aromas, medium bodied, brisk acidity. Dark fruits on the palate. Under $10/btl. Deal.
Red
3/12/2016 - jimkay21 wrote:
92 points
Very enjoyable. Aged nose and flavors but with good California density. Polished with soft tannins. Very drinkable.
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White
1/21/2016 - jimkay21 wrote:
87 points
Points off for the excessive IMO oak. Great fruit hidden under the wood
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Red
2/20/2016 - jimkay21 wrote:
91 points
Neat wine. Translucent color to the point of vanishing. Slight menthol on the nose and some red berry. Mouthfeel was light but the palate was medium bodied. Aggressive acidity that did soften over time.
A minimal intervention wine that I suspect gets you closer to what Pinot noir from Burgundy should be. 12.5% alch
White
12/20/2015 - jimkay21 wrote:
88 points
Drinking this as a PnP. Wanted something more acidic to go with the cheese and pate we are consuming while dinner cooks. Fits the bill.
Red
12/19/2015 - jimkay21 wrote:
90 points
Drank this the evening after a Rhys pinot noir. This is thinner bodied (not a criticism) leaning more toward earthiness. I thought it was fairly integrated and ready to drink. It does have the complexity on the palate that suggest more flavors will come out with more time.
Red
12/18/2015 - jimkay21 wrote:
91 points
Dark fruits and smoothed out palate. At a really good point in its development. That's a copy of my last note in 2014. Good density in the palate makes it enjoyable
Red
2003 Clos Puy Arnaud Castillon Côtes de Bordeaux Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
12/16/2015 - jimkay21 wrote:
89 points
Last bottle from this vintage. Great bordeaux nose of leather and wood. Palate still well balanced. Medium bodied, aged Bordeaux. Very enjoyable
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