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Red
2016 Mollydooker Shiraz Blue Eyed Boy South Australia
12/21/2019 - fotomill Likes this wine:
95 points
Excellent balance of everything, fruits, sweetness, bitterness, wood and spices. Very smooth and full, plush. Lots of fragrant blueberries and vivid raspberries, which is unusual. Cloves, pepper, vanilla, oak, sweet chocolate. The full contents of flavor overwhelm the otherwise overwhelming high level of alcohol, 16%. One of the most delicious red wines.
  • fotomill commented:

    12/23/19, 2:39 PM - You don't have to open it now, you don't have to wait longer, either. You can open it now and you'll love it if you give it a Mollydooker shake and some aeration, maybe 10 min.

Red
2015 Château Puygueraud Francs Côtes de Bordeaux Red Bordeaux Blend
6/1/2019 - fotomill wrote:
87 points
Quite in the middle of everything. It could be a Bordeaux, an Italian somewhere, a Rhone, or a Chilean. No tint of purple. Medium plus bodied, a bit oily. Notes of cherry, dark berries without blueberry, old used barrel, and some kind of disinfectant. But the elements are not well calibrated, thus quite disjointed with hot alcohol and bitterness. Neither young, nor old, but an oxidated hint on finish. Soon drops under 86/100. On days 2 & 3, it is a little better. Cooked tomato sauce with basil on the nose. But still 87/100.
  • fotomill commented:

    8/13/19, 8:31 PM - No I don't think so. The wine was normal.

Red
2009 Château Pavie Macquin St. Émilion Grand Cru Red Bordeaux Blend
7/2/2017 - fotomill Does not like this wine:
87 points
Blend of Merlot 84%, Cabernet Franc 14%, Cabernet Sauvignon 2%. 14.5%. Medium plus bodied. It's already 'going.' No fresh fruit, no oak, no spices, just some oxidized grape juice with cooked dried jujube note. Short finish. The wine has been kept in cellar over a year since it was imported from France. Definitely not flawed but very disappointing. (Unexpectedly it gets just a little better on day 3, when it's 87+/100)
  • fotomill commented:

    7/2/17, 8:20 PM - Yes seems so, but I don't have any left.

Red
2008 Marqués de Cáceres Rioja Gaudium Gran Vino Tempranillo Blend, Tempranillo
1/24/2016 - fotomill Does not like this wine:
86 points
After some decanting it was still too tight. Showed medium minus intensity on the nose, with hints of oak, vanilla, blackberry and mint. Medium body and the tannin has a smooth texture. Color is dark ruby. After 2 hours it showed soy sauce plus sesame oil kind of flavor, slightly sweeter, slight hint of spice like clove and some prune. After a day it didn't open eventually, just ended up with cooked plum flavor, a little jammy, interestingly showed Hanji smell (Korean traditional paper). It got more bitter and soy sauce like. No sensation of fruitiness, juiciness, cedar, leather, etc. Finally on the 3rd day, the unpleasant flavor of the last day somewhat decreased and still tastes like cooked apple rind on the bitter side.
  • fotomill commented:

    4/23/16, 4:34 PM - Yes, that's probable.

Red
2005 Marqués de Murrieta Rioja Castillo Ygay Gran Reserva Especial Tempranillo Blend, Tempranillo
2/7/2016 - fotomill Does not like this wine:
87 points
After 2 hours' slow decanting (I just opened it and let it sit in a cool place) I poured. Somewhat pale, less saturated garnet color made me suspicious. Nose showed little character. On palate, it's medium bodied, just a little note of berries, oak, and boiled egg. Medium length finish. It's not a bad wine but definitely no charm there. Some others rated it highly and I would agree it is true. Mine is not that good maybe because It was too cold when delivered, I am not sure. It arrived on a very cold day (-14˚C) and the bottle was -5˚C. Of course it was not frozen at the temperature but it may have influenced the character at least a little. I will try it again some time later.
  • fotomill commented:

    2/7/16, 11:56 PM - Starting from a little cold 15˚C to about 20˚C. Thanks.

  • fotomill commented:

    2/8/16, 6:17 PM - Thanks for the comments. Another bottle in the future should be better, I hope.

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