Tasting Notes for troger

(170 notes on 165 wines)

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2010 Château Lascombes Margaux Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
9/19/2021 - troger Likes this wine:
92 points
Very nice but seemed to lose a little life after a 2 hour decant and an hour to consume. Showing a little age in color and depth but Probably another 5 years of good life.
Red
2008 Château Talbot St. Julien Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
6/6/2021 - troger wrote:
90 points
Decanted 3 hours and found it very good. Tannins were fully integrated and some hint of fruit although some age is beginning to appear so I would drink it within the next year or so to fully appreciate it.
Red
2000 Château La Sergue Lalande de Pomerol Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
6/22/2020 - troger wrote:
85 points
Past its prime by a couple of years
Red
2006 Château Canon-la-Gaffelière St. Émilion Grand Cru Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
12/23/2019 - troger wrote:
90 points
Short decant. Drank very nicely. Getting toward the end of its ideal drinking window. A couple of years more of good life--max.
Red
8/18/2019 - troger Likes this wine:
89 points
Pretty good for its age.
Red
2008 Château Duhart-Milon Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
8/18/2019 - troger Likes this wine:
92 points
Very nice wine near or at peak. Took about one hour of decanting to develop.
Red
7/14/2019 - troger Likes this wine:
94 points
Still drinking very nicely. Didn't decant so took about an hour to come up to par but excellent balance at that point.
Red
2003 Château Haut-Bailly Pessac-Léognan Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
6/8/2019 - troger Likes this wine:
91 points
At its peak and should stay there for a couple of years
Red
1996 Château La Gomerie St. Émilion Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
5/28/2019 - troger Likes this wine:
90 points
Still very enjoyable for an aged wine but in the latter stage of development with color, body, and nose. Don't wait any longer to drink.
Red
5/14/2019 - troger Likes this wine:
90 points
Still very nice but starting to show some age. Glad I finished it.
Red
2000 Château Franc-Mayne St. Émilion Grand Cru Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
4/25/2019 - troger Likes this wine:
89 points
Probably towards the end of its good tasting window. From a magnum which helped.
Red
2005 Château Beychevelle St. Julien Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
10/27/2018 - troger Likes this wine:
91 points
Very nice and very smooth. Glad we drank it now since the tannin is pretty low and it appears to have peaked in its aging potential.
Red
2007 Château Calon-Ségur St. Estèphe Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
9/17/2018 - troger wrote:
90 points
Still very nice although starting to get a little wet leather taste which needed a little time to air out.
Red
8/8/2018 - troger wrote:
92 points
Still quite nice. Wish I had more.
Red
2005 Château Beausejour (Duffau Lagarrosse) St. Émilion Grand Cru Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
8/2/2018 - troger wrote:
89 points
Still drinking very nicely.
Red
7/1/2018 - troger Likes this wine:
93 points
Excellent wine. Very well balanced. Wish I had more.
Red
2001 Vérité Le Désir Sonoma County Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
1/3/2018 - troger Likes this wine:
90 points
A little disappointed since I had been saving for a special occasion. Seemed pretty one dimensional for a blended Bordeaux style wine. Definitely should drink now rather than any more aging.
Red
2003 Château Duhart-Milon Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
8/4/2017 - troger wrote:
95 points
Only decanted for an hour but really fabulous. Super smooth with well integrated flavors. Would drink over next 2 years.
The wine looks garnet colored. The legs are medium. There is moderate sediment in the bottle.
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Red
1/21/2017 - troger Likes this wine:
92 points
Very good the first night when I drank half the bottle and even better the second night.
Red
2008 Château Haut-Bergey Pessac-Léognan Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
11/20/2016 - troger wrote:
91 points
Very nice wine. Full-bodied and mature tannins. Drinking very well now but will last awhile.
Red
8/8/2016 - troger wrote:
92 points
Very nice wine. Drinking well now with a short i.e. 1 hr decant.
Red
2005 Vérité Archipel Napa / Sonoma Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
6/11/2016 - troger Likes this wine:
92 points
Excellent wine drinking very nicely now.
Red
2000 Château Haut-Bailly Pessac-Léognan Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
5/15/2016 - troger Likes this wine:
92 points
Nice wine. Tasted blind against 3 other similar quality 2000's from right bank and left bank and only finished 3rd out of 4 in terms of preference. Did not have the fullness I would've expected from the blend and the vintage and that was exhibited from the others. But, definitely at or working toward its peak.
Red
2005 Château Clerc Milon Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
5/15/2016 - troger Likes this wine:
90 points
Tasting well now. Needs at least 2 hours of decanting.
Red
4/25/2016 - troger wrote:
89 points
A well made wine but a little too fruity over-extracted for my taste since it tended to overpower some of the subtleties that I would've expected from this blend.
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Red
3/19/2016 - troger wrote:
88 points
An OK table cab but like most Sonoma County cabs--even Alexander Valley--they don't seem to have the same complexity or density as most Napa cabs. But for $19, not a bad buy.
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Red
3/19/2016 - troger wrote:
88 points
Not much going on. Decent but a little lighter than I would've expected.
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Red
2000 Château Quinault L'Enclos St. Émilion Grand Cru Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
10/18/2015 - troger Likes this wine:
92 points
Decanted for a couple of hours which was fine. Nice even taste. Probably at the height of its drinking window so maybe another 2 or 3 years would still be fine.
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Red
10/11/2015 - troger wrote:
93 points
Excellent wine. Drinking very nicely now.
Red
3/28/2015 - troger Likes this wine:
92 points
Big wine and nice blend. Pretty well balanced at this point but might improve with some more age.
Red
3/10/2015 - troger Likes this wine:
95 points
A fabulous wine. Supposedly, Guardian Weekly 2/13/15 reported it was named the best wine in the world by a wine specialty magazine in China after a panel tasting of experts from UK, US, Australia, and China. I tried it and liked it very much. Very deep in its flavor and drinkable now although I would say it would be good for 10-15 years. A superb blend of caringnan, garnache, cabernet sauvignon, and syrah.
Red
2/7/2015 - troger Likes this wine:
90 points
Very nice wine
Red
2003 Château Franc-Mayne St. Émilion Grand Cru Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
12/21/2014 - troger Likes this wine:
89 points
Nicely mellowed and definitely at or just past peak so don't wait to drink. Sorry I don't have any more.
Red
11/24/2014 - troger wrote:
90 points
A little bit of a fruit bomb even after a reasonable decant.
Red
2005 Château Batailley Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
3/10/2013 - troger Likes this wine:
91 points
Very nice wine. Enjoyed with some bolognese and it stood up well to the strong acidity of the food. Decanted for an hour and should've stretched it to two hours since the tannins became much smoother over time.
The wine looks Garnet colored. The legs are Medium. It smells like Fig, Red Currant, and Raspberry. The body is Medium. The wine has Silky texture. The wine finishes Medium.
Red
1998 Domaine de Chevalier Pessac-Léognan Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
3/25/2012 - troger wrote:
93 points
Needs a couple of hours minimum to decant but very nice balance and wonderful blend of fruit and tannins.
Red
2004 Château Troplong Mondot St. Émilion Grand Cru Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
3/15/2012 - troger wrote:
90 points
Very nice. Needs about 2 hours of decanting.
Red
2/25/2012 - troger wrote:
88 points
Not bad in first few hours after decanting but seemed to become disjointed and unbalanced the next day with the alcohol taste becoming more pronounced. From the big fruit and slight aftertaste in the initial tasting and inability to stay in balance, I would say the wine was over-extracted. Not a good value.
Red
2/13/2012 - troger wrote:
89 points
Nice wine. Needs at least an hour to open up. A little syrupy at the end but reasonable balance and a good food wine for lightly spiced and flavored meals.
Red
1/22/2012 - troger wrote:
90 points
Wonderful fruit and body. Had some the first night and it was a little tight. I let it rest for a couple of nights and finished it. Smoothed out beautifully with great balance. Could probably go a few more years to achieve best balance.
Red
1/9/2012 - troger wrote:
90 points
Nice wine. Very full bodied with deep and rich fruit flavors.
Red
2000 Château Cos d'Estournel St. Estèphe Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
12/25/2011 - troger wrote:
flawed
Got the wine as a gift from a friend who is a large collector of good Bordeaux's. Saved it carefully in my cellar for a special Xmas dinner with the family. Decanted it for 3 hours and waited to taste or sample it. Finally, the critical moment. Ugh! wine was oxidized and undrinkable. So, my experience with this wine will have to wait.
Red
2008 EgoMei Rioja Tempranillo Blend, Tempranillo (view label images)
11/22/2011 - troger wrote:
91 points
Very nicely balanced. Good fruit and very nice in the mouth. Great value
Red
2003 Clos Fourtet St. Émilion Grand Cru Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
5/29/2011 - troger wrote:
93 points
Decanted and should have waited at least an hour but was still very pleased with the wine. Nice complexity as well as good fruit balance from a full-bodied right bank blend.
Red
5/29/2011 - troger wrote:
92 points
Excellent wine. Nice full fruit with cherry and cola flavors.
Red
4/26/2011 - troger wrote:
92 points
Very nice wine. Rich fruit and good balance.
Red
4/25/2011 - troger wrote:
92 points
Decanted for an hour which helped. Big fruit and lots of depth in the flavors.
Red
1/3/2011 - troger wrote:
90 points
Nice wine drinkable now. Very fruity with nice balance.
Red
12/26/2010 - troger wrote:
92 points
Very nice wine with excellent balance of fruit and tannin. Drinkable now and might go another 5 years.
Red
12/1/2010 - troger wrote:
89 points
Drinkable now but needs a little time and air to open up. A little stink coming right out of the bottle that goes away in a half hour or so. Nice wine. Well balanced and should age nicely for a few years.
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