Tasting Notes for Mpower

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Red
5/5/2018 - Mpower Likes this wine:
93 points
Decanted 60min. Fresh and elegant. Floral nose, blackberry blueberry and black pepper on the palate. Smooth, fine tannins. Excellent now, but I think this will evolve nicely in bottle to reveal more tertiary flavours.
Red
3/11/2018 - Mpower Likes this wine:
96 points
Decanted 80 minutes. Garnet red, with much less bricking than one might expect. Nose of leather, cured meat, forest floor and dried flowers. Sweet cherry and juicy (not jammy!) blackberry on the palate. Medium acidity, medium+ body. Tannins are oh-so-smooth and the finish is long and full of minerality with just a hint of pepper. Wish I had a case of this but alas, it was my only bottle.
Red
12/25/2017 - Mpower wrote:
93 points
Garnet, fading to brown around the rim. Floral and mocha nose, with some pleasant barnyard aromas that fade away after decanting. Sour cherry on the palate complimented by bouquet of flowers. Some astringency but very smooth (and sweet!) on the medium-long finish.
Red
7/27/2017 - Mpower Likes this wine:
94 points
Tight at first, if you're drinking this now be sure to let it breathe for at least half an hour. Raspberry, cherry and a bit of floral on the nose. Red fruits and ripe plum on the palate. Not too oaky. Very elegant tannins that just melt away when paired with red meat. Excellent, long finish. This is drinking beautifully now and I'm not sure that I'd wait too long to drink it. It's losing fruitiness without gaining much in terms of tertiary notes.
Red
6/18/2017 - Mpower wrote:
92 points
Incredibly dark crimson with remarkably little bricking for a 27 year old wine. Not a lot of fruit left, but what's there is a mix of blue and black. Oak is evident but not overpowering. Tannins are still evident medium to medium plus. This wine must have been a beast upon release. The finish is medium plus, about 45 seconds. Goes well with delicate food like tartar.
Red
10/2/2016 - Mpower Likes this wine:
95 points
Deep ruby, expressive somewhat oaky nose, full of black and blue fruit. Actually almost has the nose of a jammy Californian Pinot (which gave me a bit of a fright, to be honest).

Medium body of super ripe red and black fruit. Strawberry, black cherry, blackberry, anise. Medium+ tannins that are now well integrated. Where the oak was strong on the nose it is perfectly integrated on the palate. The wine is sweet and concentrated without being jammy.

Only thing missing is a bit more minerality/salinity. I imagine that the fruit will carry this wine for another decade, but I'm not certain it will improve from here, so why wait?
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Red
5/1/2016 - Mpower Likes this wine:
92 points
Cloudy ruby appearance with some bricking. Cherry and bright red fruit on the nose. Medium- body. Palate of black cherries, evolving to candied cherries after an hour of decanting. Anise, maple-smoked bacon, and some barnyard also begin to show. Finish was just a little bit shorter than would have liked, about 40 seconds. Paired with Asian BBQ duck and pork along with chow mein and veggies. A fantastic dinner.

Had the finish been longer, the wine not so cloudy, and had there been a bit more complexity on the palate this wine could have scored higher.

If you still have some left then drink up, I doubt this will improve.
Red
1/1/2016 - Mpower wrote:
90 points
Clear, medium ruby.

Clean medium intensity nose of raspberry and black cherry.

Medium acidity and medium- tannins. Medium body of blackberry, raspberry and black pepper. Strong mineral driven finish.

Very good quality. Would have enjoyed just a little more ripeness from the fruit.
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Red
1/1/2016 - Mpower wrote:
89 points
Clear, deep ruby. Almost purple.

Clean nose of dark fruit, spices and anise.

Medium acidity, medium+ dusty tannins, medium body of black cherry, blueberry and violet. Black pepper on the medium finish.

Very good quality. More restrained and elegant than many Argentine wines.
Red
12/25/2015 - Mpower Likes this wine:
92 points
Mostly clear, though more sediment than one might expect. Brilliant ruby colour.

Clean, intense nose of red fruit, cherry, plum and vanilla.

Medium+ acidity, strong but already well integrated tannins, Medium+ body of cherry, blackberry and plum. Strong finish with some animal notes. Very good quality.
Red
12/25/2015 - Mpower Likes this wine:
91 points
Clear, bright ruby with a touch of amber on the rim.

Clean nose of black cherry, tobacco, violets and forest floor.

Medium+ acidity, medium tannins and a full body of bright red cherry, plum, smoke and baking spices.

Very good quality. The acidity and tannins seemed to be fighting the fruit rather than complementing it. Showed better integration on the second day, so I believe this wine will benefit from another year or two in bottle.
White
12/25/2015 - Mpower wrote:
90 points
Fresh and crisp, with a bouquet of green fruit and a touch of petrol. Green apple, citrus (lime and lime zest), and loads of minerality on the palate. Plenty of crisp minerality on the finish. Eminently drinkable, it's amazing how quickly the bottle disappears! Enjoyed with a Christmas eve dinner of mussels in white wine sauce, shrimp hors d'oeuvres, and beer battered cod.
Red
2000 Château Haut-Corbin St. Émilion Grand Cru Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
11/29/2015 - Mpower Likes this wine:
94 points
Clear medium+ ruby with some bricking at the rim. Clean nose of red fruit, violet, forest floor and crushed rocks. Medium+ acidity, medium totally integrated tannins, medium body. A whole garden of flowers on the palate along with blueberry, cassis, and fig newton. A shorter than expected finish, but what finish there was was a delightfully flinty minerality and a hint of blackberry tartness. Delightful, though the fruit is beginning to fade. Drink up!
Red
11/29/2015 - Mpower Likes this wine:
93 points
Clear, bright ruby in appearance. Clean nose of cedar, vanillin, forest floor and violet blossoms. Medium acidity, medium+ but well integrated tannins, and an *almost* full body. Red and black fruit on the palate with cherries and cassis currant coming through. Long, tannic finish. Tannins and acidity will keep this wine alive for another decade, but I'm not certain it will benefit the wine. That tannic finish will never fully integrate.

Interestingly, my bottles (bought in Quebec) list the alcohol at a whopping 15.8% though it certainly didn't taste like too much heat.
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Red
11/21/2015 - Mpower Likes this wine:
93 points
Clear, light ruby. Clean, medium- intensity nose of red berries. Dry, screaming high acidity, medium- tannins, medium+ body of red cherries, forest floor and loads of minerality. 45 second finish.
Red
1982 Château Calon-Ségur St. Estèphe Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
11/20/2015 - Mpower Likes this wine:
95 points
Slightly hazy, medium garnet with tawny rim. Clean nose, medium intensity developing to pronounced after being decanted for an hour. Nose of red berries, vanilla, violets, blueberry, forest floor and old leather. Palate is dry with screaming high acidity and medium, fully-integrated tannins. Medium+ body of black cherry, blackcurrant, prune, black pepper, cola, smoke and steely minerality.
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