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Red
1985 Robert Mondavi Winery Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley
1/24/2021 - winecoffee wrote:
93 points
Wow! Blown away by this wine. First time having a vintage Napa cab from the 1980s. Nose has beautiful soft plum, tobacco, and some chocolate. Palate has plum, sour cherry, a bit of fig, a bit of dark chocolate, but they come in layers. Palate is definitely beyond the peak, but I love over-the-peak wines. 93 points!
  • winecoffee commented:

    1/26/21, 4:13 AM - Peak is when the wine is at its best expression of fruit with mellowing tannins. Beyond peak is when the fruit is on the decline.

  • winecoffee commented:

    1/27/21, 2:58 AM - Cool.

  • winecoffee commented:

    2/26/21, 2:56 PM - Nice!

  • winecoffee commented:

    3/1/21, 12:42 PM - True. Of course, the Durand opener helps! :)

  • winecoffee commented:

    4/8/21, 3:21 PM - :)

Red
1964 Château Mouton Rothschild Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend
3/3/2020 - Wine by Bok wrote:
95 points
“Impressive while it was still 2nd growth.”

more tasting note in finewines.com.sg
  • winecoffee commented:

    3/29/21, 4:02 AM - Mouton is first growth.

White
2018 Kumeu River Chardonnay Coddington
2/20/2021 - winecoffee wrote:
91 points
Heard so much about Kumeu river. Good wine. Nose has soft citrus, honeymelon, and butter. Palate has lime, butter, and a hint of bitterness in the end.
  • winecoffee commented:

    2/26/21, 2:57 PM - Thanks for the feedback on aging.

Red
1975 Château Talbot St. Julien Red Bordeaux Blend
12/4/2020 - winecoffee wrote:
93 points
1975 Chateau Talbot

Soft plum, spices, herbs, and red fruit on the nose. Mouthfeel has fullness to it with a lot of fruit left. Tannins have mellowed (no decanting needed). Slight bitterness with tobacco and herbs in the end. Finish is long and lingering.

As Marie Keep (founder of Skinner auctions) says, drinking such a wine is like truly meeting an old friend.
  • winecoffee commented:

    12/5/20, 3:06 AM - :)

Red
1986 Château Margaux Red Bordeaux Blend
9/2/2020 - Poisey wrote:
93 points
Decanted ann hour. Amazingly fresh. Loads of acidity. Soft, complex and elegant with near perfect balance. Super long finish. Loads of red cherry, lead and red berry fruit on the palet and nose as well as a bouquet of Roses that lift and linger above the glass. Super wine that is drinking and holding up well. Drink now-2030.
  • winecoffee commented:

    9/2/20, 7:41 AM - Thanks for the drinking window note. Much appreciated.

Red
2005 Château Tour St Bonnet Médoc Red Bordeaux Blend
4/1/2019 - FFNA Likes this wine:
88 points
We bought this with a number of other 2005 Bordeaux. Very tannic and closed for many years. Still tannic to the point of overwhelming the fruit for about the first half-hour. Then, the wine becomes more integrated. Not sure if the fruit will match the tannins over a few more years, or the wine will simply become stale. Dark maroon color, nose indicates pleasant Merlot, which is apparently escaping the glass as it struggles with the tannins. The fruit is herbal, with fennel and arugula prominent. Not bad, and continues to show promise.
  • winecoffee commented:

    8/2/20, 11:43 AM - I agree. The wine was very tannic when we opened it, but then after 45 - 60 minutes it started smoothing out and tasting very well integrated.

White
2017 Kumeu River Chardonnay Maté's Vineyard
4/14/2020 - Will Devize wrote:
93 points
Clearly very young but this is wonderful and brimming with chalky, acidic vibrancy. The gooseberry on the nose has such clarity that you can almost feel each fruit's little hairs tickling your nostrils. The palate is nervous and steely with incredible precision and detail. Finishes very long with a lovely citrus interplay. Somehow none of this feels unapproachable. Superb!
  • winecoffee commented:

    7/26/20, 4:59 AM - Thank you for the review. Excellent description. Ordered based on a friend's recommendation and your review. The wine had me at "chalky." :)

Red
2015 Tenuta dell'Ornellaia Bolgheri Superiore Ornellaia Red Bordeaux Blend
Too young. Sure, it can be enjoyed now; reveals itself more on the nose than the palate. Of course that's not saying too much for as nice as the nose may seem, it's obviously holding back. So, knowing this wine for 20+ years, I say don't you dare open a bottle anytime soon - this needs time to unfold. BIG, black and red fruits, loads of spice, a hint of soil. HOLD. For its full potential, it's highly recommended

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  • winecoffee commented:

    7/24/20, 12:24 PM - How long do you suggest we hold this wine for?

  • winecoffee commented:

    7/24/20, 12:49 PM - Thank you!

Red
2015 Alter Ego Margaux Red Bordeaux Blend
6/16/2020 - UFGators Likes this wine:
94 points
This is fantastic. Drinks well above price. Maurgax exemplified.
  • winecoffee commented:

    7/13/20, 6:57 AM - Palmer is from the right bank. Not a Margaux.

Red
1970 Château Margaux Red Bordeaux Blend
2/28/2019 - logos Likes this wine:
62 points
low fill, tawny rim. fine, intense, cassis nose with firm flowery edge. silken texture is appealing; flavour rather simple for its class and short finish. nose improves and has remarkable clarity later, with a pretty violet touch.
  • winecoffee commented:

    5/21/20, 5:19 AM - Hello:

    Are you scoring the wines on a 100 point scale? Your notes of wines are consistently low 60s and 70s, which in the 100point scale is considered not so good wine. Yet you like this wine.

    Just curious.

  • winecoffee commented:

    5/22/20, 3:33 AM - Are you saying the 1970s Margaux was a below average wine for you?

    While it is okay to have your own scale and is praiseworthy, the point system that has been adopted comes from Parker (whether we agree or not). Your rating of 62 suggests this is a very poor wine yet you like this wine.

    Here is Parker’s rating system explained:

    https://www.robertparker.com/ratings

  • winecoffee commented:

    6/8/20, 4:26 AM - Good suggestion NewFrenchClaret!

Red
2008 Château Clinet Pomerol Red Bordeaux Blend
5/20/2020 - winecoffee wrote:
93 points
Chateau Clinet 2008. Just blew my mind. Nose is of steel and damp forest floor. First layer is very soft merlot. So you think - what a boring wine. Then the back layer hits you with a gripping gush of chalk and you say to yourself “Wow, what a wonderful world.”
  • winecoffee commented:

    5/21/20, 9:09 AM - Yes, I agree. 2008 wasn't a good year for the left bank, but there are certainly hidden gem in the right bank from 2008.

Red
2015 Château Léoville Barton St. Julien Red Bordeaux Blend
5/17/2020 - winecoffee wrote:
92 points
Took almost 4.5 hours to open up (included 3 hours of decanting). Scorched earth, burnt meat, and sour cherry on the nose. Starts with a gripping garnet layer followed by a back layer of long sour cherry. Beautiful wine, but definitely needs another 10 years in the bottle. 92 points (if tasted now).
  • winecoffee commented:

    5/17/20, 11:45 AM - You are welcome. Look forward to your TN when you open your 2015:)

Red
2016 Frog's Tooth Pinot Noir Desmond Vineyard Russian River Valley
4/29/2020 - winecoffee wrote:
92 points
“If wine can have legs, then frogs can have teeth”:) California’s Frog’s tooth pinot is almost Burgundian. Makes you feel like you are walking through a red tulip field in Holland with a military helicopter flying in the horizon. Pencil shavings, lichi, and slate on the nose. Strawberry jam and notes of spice and black pepper on the palate. A long sour finish with a bit of tannin rounds it off. I almost wish it had a bit of chalk in the end like some Burgundies do. But totally enjoyed this wine!92 points!
  • winecoffee commented:

    5/1/20, 4:50 AM - :)

Red
2016 Frog's Tooth Pinot Noir Desmond Vineyard Russian River Valley
11/26/2019 - bestdamncab Likes this wine:
93 points
Note of sweet and sour fruit, red and black cherry, and forest floor, same on the palate, medium/big body, very tasty, took two hours to open in my glass, but worth the wait, subtle yet rich fruit, almost mouth filling fruit, nice, sweet fruit, should earn higher score in 3 years, and a long, flavorful finish.
  • winecoffee commented:

    4/17/20, 12:59 PM - Hello: You are the only one reviewing this wine, but looks like your rating changed quite a bit within the same month. Just curious why it changed from 91 to 94 and back to 93?

  • winecoffee commented:

    4/17/20, 1:40 PM - Thank you. I ordered a case based on your review :)

  • winecoffee commented:

    4/29/20, 1:58 PM - Thank you! Aded my TN!

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