Tasting Notes for bambam

(717 notes on 594 wines)

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White
9/25/2020 - bambam Likes this wine:
91 points
This is drinking real nice. Stone fruit with just enough acidity to keep it fresh.
Red
6/15/2020 - bambam wrote:
flawed
Not sure if this bottle was cooked or not? Bought it at auction so no history. It was a jumbled mess. Reminded me of a huge alcohol zin. Stewed fruit, big tannins, burnt finish. ?
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Red
6/15/2020 - bambam Likes this wine:
96 points
Really nice, everything in balance, not over the top in any way. BlackBerry, plum, a little spice. Tannins are there but compliment the fruit. No heat. Enjoyed!
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Red
5/1/2020 - bambam wrote:
94 points
Tannins are still firm and the fruit is still fresh. This could use a few more years but shaping up nicely. Everything in balance.
Red
4/24/2020 - bambam wrote:
91 points
Tight and tannic when first open. Give this some time. With air it improved. Dark fruits and leather. No rush here.
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Red
2005 Château Monbousquet St. Émilion Grand Cru Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
4/19/2020 - bambam wrote:
92 points
Drinking well right now. Air time helps. Carmel and shoe leather on the nose. Tannins are still prominent but not annoying. Dark cherry fruit with with some tangerine finish.
Red
3/26/2020 - bambam Likes this wine:
90 points
Nice balance just lacking any distinguishing notes.
Red
3/18/2020 - bambam Likes this wine:
91 points
Very enjoyable wine and easy drinking. Nice acidity and the fruit still shows well. It is a simple wine but sometimes simply just works. Like tonight.
Red
1/13/2020 - bambam Likes this wine:
97 points
Drinking well now.not sure this has long legs. Ultra smooth with excellent balance.
Red - Fortified
12/24/2019 - bambam Likes this wine:
94 points
Still very primary, Carmel on the nose. No overt sweetness with nice woody cherries. Enjoyed in its youth. Wish I had more. This has great potential.
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White
11/29/2019 - bambam Likes this wine:
95 points
This has aged nicely. Light Stoney lemon zest. Wish I had more. Drink now or over the next few years. It’s good to go.
Red - Fortified
8/28/2019 - bambam Likes this wine:
94 points
From 375. Full of youth and primary fruit. Enjoyable now or hold.
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White - Off-dry
8/10/2019 - bambam Likes this wine:
93 points
Drinking great. Subtle sweetness with Carmel overtones. No petrol tastes. Perfect pairing with lobster!
Red
6/1/2019 - bambam Likes this wine:
100 points
This was perfection tonight. Fully integrated, perfectly balanced, fruit was still very lively. BlackBerry, Cherry, spice box. Wow!
Red
2/8/2019 - bambam Likes this wine:
90 points
Drinking well but still has legs. blackberry fruit, black olive, cloves.
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Red
2/8/2019 - bambam Likes this wine:
91 points
Reticent on the nose with the acidity coming forward. Not my favorite vintage of JB. Maybe it’s just a phase?
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Red
2/8/2019 - bambam Likes this wine:
92 points
Drinking nicely. Soft, balanced and light. Fruit is quite subdued with a mild mineral streak. Went well with a braised short rib.
Red
1/13/2019 - bambam Likes this wine:
94 points
Served a tad too cold which suppressed the fruit initially. As it warmed the fruit came out. Great structure with solid but balanced tannins and acidity.
Red
12/31/2018 - bambam wrote:
89 points
This has more life left in it. Some pine, cedar and fainter blue fruits. Nice
Red
12/31/2018 - bambam Likes this wine:
90 points
Starting to fade but still drinking nice. Gone is the over the top fruit. Actually quit enjoyable now.
Red
11/23/2018 - bambam Likes this wine:
92 points
Lighter style with some spice and nutmeg in a cherry envelope. Balance is great. Enjoyed.
Red
11/14/2018 - bambam Likes this wine:
95 points
Lots of life left in this one. Dark fruits, cedar and thyme. Evolved with air time. Enjoyable now but should get better.
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Red
2/13/2018 - bambam Likes this wine:
97 points
Just showing the slightest edge of age. Some of the over the top sweetness has settled down. Still very youthful and enjoyable at this stage. This should have a very long life.
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White - Off-dry
1/18/2018 - bambam Likes this wine:
92 points
Nice balance of acidity and sweetness. Floral notes with a hint of ripe lemons. Enjoyed.
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Red
1/18/2018 - bambam Likes this wine:
98 points
Drinking well and has many more years ahead of it.
Red
12/29/2017 - bambam Likes this wine:
92 points
This was heavy on the oak when I first opened it up. It mellowed with time but was still quite noticeable. I have a magnum of this. I will give it time to come around.
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White - Off-dry
11/23/2017 - bambam Likes this wine:
93 points
Showing age, it has put on weight and the residual sugar shows. Deep golden color, no secondary flavors yet. Thick in the mouth, red delicious apples and honey. Tastes more like a desert wine today.
Red - Fortified
11/14/2017 - bambam Likes this wine:
95 points
Drinking really well now. Smooth, not overly sweet. Ripe plums and dark cherries. Did I say smooth? No heat at all. A real pleasure.
Red
10/31/2017 - bambam Likes this wine:
92 points
Nice blue fruits with a solid tannic backbone with a dry stone finish. This is a really clean wine, not over the top but ripe in every way.
Red
9/27/2017 - bambam Likes this wine:
97 points
Exceptionally smooth and well balanced. Blueberry, vanilla, some cedar. Drinking well now. I don't think this will be the longest living HSS but entering its drinking window now.
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Red
6/30/2017 - bambam Likes this wine:
94 points
Graphite, cassis and subtle fruit in a silky package. Tannins are fine grained. Hold for more potential.
Red
5/21/2017 - bambam Likes this wine:
97 points
Wow! Drinking well now but still has a lot of years to go. Tannins are there but very unobtrusive. Fruit is present but not over the top, some cedar in there as well. Finish is clean with a really nice texture.
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Red
5/7/2017 - bambam Likes this wine:
88 points
From 375. Nose is lovely. This was never a fruity vintage to begin with but what little was there is almost gone. Acid and tannins are in lovely balance making this easy to drink, Some cedar and faint dry cherries. Drink up.
Red
3/23/2017 - bambam Likes this wine:
92 points
Nice red current and earthy undertones. A touch of heat on the back end. Very nice.
Red
3/23/2017 - bambam Likes this wine:
87 points
A more restrained Malbec with nice balance. Drinks easy with just a little bite on the back end.
Red
2/10/2017 - bambam Likes this wine:
94 points
Time has been good to this wine. Tannins are better integrated and the fruit has held up well. This has several more years in it and I would guess will only get better over the next 5.
Red
1/15/2017 - bambam Likes this wine:
92 points
Drinking really well now. Not over the top in any way, fruit is still showing well. Enjoyed.
Red
2014 Irwin Family The Bull Sierra Foothills Red Blend (view label images)
12/25/2016 - bambam Likes this wine:
88 points
Nice easy drinking red blend. Nice fruit with moderate tannins. Good choice to take to a party of non wine drinkers.
White
12/18/2016 - bambam Likes this wine:
88 points
Nice dry white that works well for a summer refresher. Some faint Viognier floral notes with a subtle vanilla chaser. Light and refreshing and not heavy in any way.
Red
12/4/2016 - bambam Likes this wine:
94 points
100% Merlot. Cassis, graphite in a black fruit slurry that is neither over the top or over oaked. Great balance with moderate tannins. Hold for another couple of years but i suspect it will drink best young 7-12years. The '08 we had about a year ago I liked better. Was that just bottle age?
Red
12/4/2016 - bambam Likes this wine:
93 points
Silky texture to this light bodied but fruit and mineral driven Pinot. On the nose you get a hint of molasses but it was never heavy. Morlet is a consistent top performer for me. Enjoyed.
White
12/4/2016 - bambam Likes this wine:
94 points
Hints of grapefruit and butterscotch when cold. As it warmed it smoothed out and reminded me a little bit of a really nice Montrachet. Oak was perfectly balanced.
Red
11/25/2016 - bambam Likes this wine:
93 points
Full bodied Pinot that keeps true to its roots. Dried strawberries, thyme, and a hint of spice. This needs more time to come together. Showing its youth.
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Red
11/12/2016 - bambam Likes this wine:
92 points
Drinking really well, the tannins have resolved some and the fruit is still there. The balance of fruit, oak an acid was always there but the tannins overwhelmed the wine when young. This still has legs but I see no reason not to open now. Lovely
Red
11/2/2016 - bambam Likes this wine:
91 points
Bright fruit in a balanced package. Strawberries, cherries and some sandlewood. Enjoyed.
Red
10/30/2016 - bambam Likes this wine:
90 points
At cellar temp this was not showing much, leather cigar box and some faint green pepper. As it warmed up the fruit started to show up with some maraschino cherries and stems. Tannins are firm but fine grained. Solid wine.
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White
8/7/2016 - bambam Likes this wine:
93 points
This does remind me of a good Chablis. Stone fruits and some vanilla with enough acidity to keep it from being flat but not enough to make it astringent. Really nice and easy drinking. Drink up.
White
7/2/2016 - bambam Likes this wine:
91 points
Very young, lemon, lime, stiff acidity layered with mellow melon and blood orange notes. Hold for now. Lots of upside.
Red
2002 Paloma Merlot Spring Mountain District (view label images)
6/16/2016 - bambam Likes this wine:
94 points
This is drinking really well. I agree that this is near its peak. Drink in the next few years.
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