Tasting Notes for JShearerii

(46 notes on 39 wines)

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Red
6/5/2020 - JShearerii wrote:
90 points
Needs to stay in the cellar for several more years before trying again. High acidity. Decanted for 3 hours.

Nice aromas of cherries, raspberries, and strawberries. Each sip made us pucker which took away from the flavors.
Red
5/26/2020 - JShearerii Likes this wine:
99 points
Opened one hour before consuming but did not decant.

Fantastic Brunello. Soft and smooth. Aromas of rose, violet, cherry, and plum. Flavors of berry and plum.

Well balanced. Great finish.
Red
5/19/2020 - JShearerii Likes this wine:
99 points
Absolutely spectacular. Decanted for one hour. This wine is drinking really well now and should be good for decades.

Aromas of strawberry, blackberry, red currant, cherry, and plum. It tastes like blackberry and raspberry. Medium/full body. Smooth texture.
Finishes long. Medium acidity.
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Red
10/25/2019 - JShearerii Likes this wine:
99 points
Absolutely stunning. One of the best wines of 2010.
Red
10/19/2019 - JShearerii wrote:
95 points
Outstanding Brunello. Medium garnet color. Cherries, berries, and plum fragrance. Soft, smooth, and supple. Drinking well now.
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Red
1/10/2019 - JShearerii Likes this wine:
99 points
A truly outstanding Brunello. Violets, jam, and blackberries. Full body, soft and supple with velvety tannins. Ruby colored. Long legs. Flavors of strawberry, cherry with hints of forest floor and mineral. Drinking well now.
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Red
12/21/2018 - JShearerii Likes this wine:
98 points
Fabulous. Smoothe and supple. Aromas of cut flowers and cherries. Flavors of strawberries, plum, berries. Garnet color. Medium body.
Red
4/26/2018 - JShearerii Likes this wine:
96 points
Beautiful fragrance. Smooth and soft. Great legs. All around an outstanding wine.
Red
4/19/2018 - JShearerii Likes this wine:
95 points
Nice cherries, blueberries, and spring flowers fragrance. Smooth and supple. medium body. Long finish.
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Red
4/6/2018 - JShearerii Likes this wine:
96 points
Aromas of spice, plum, and cherries. Soft and smooth. Long finish. Really nice Brunello.
Red
3/24/2018 - JShearerii Likes this wine:
100 points
Stunning! Magnificent! Soft, silky and smooth. Ruby colored. Slow legs. It smells like violets, strawberry jam and rose. It tastes like blackberry, strawberry, cherry with hints of forest floor and mineral. The body is medium/full. The wine has silky texture. Long finish.

This wine may be my favorite of the 2010 vintage. It is right along side of Il Marroneto Brunello di Montalcino Madonna delle Grazie. If you can find this wine buy all they have.
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Red
12/12/2017 - JShearerii Likes this wine:
93 points
Excellent Brunello. Drinking well now. Violets, berries, and raspberries dominate the fragrance. Crushed cherries, blueberry, raspberry, and plum flavors. Light ruby color. Good legs.
Red
11/21/2017 - JShearerii Likes this wine:
96 points
Absolutely fabulous. Cherries, raspberries, and blackberries fragrance. Soft, supple, and great finish. Excellent. Drinking well now.
Red
10/29/2017 - JShearerii Likes this wine:
98 points
I expected this to be too soon to open this wine but I was wrong. The 2010 Brunellos continue to amaze me.

Decanted for 3 hours. Beautiful fragrances of crushed cherries, rose petal, green pepper, blackberries, and plums. Very long legs. Smooth and silky on the tongue. Mixed berries flavor including raspberries, strawberries, and blackberries. Elegant. Long finish.

I cannot even imagine how fantastic this wine will be in 10 or 20 years. It is going to be difficult to keep my hands off it for a while but I am going to try.
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Red
10/15/2017 - JShearerii Likes this wine:
90 points
Not giving up much on the nose. Possibly shut down.

The wine looks light purple colored. The legs are medium. There is no sediment in the bottle. It smells slightly like cherry. It tastes like cherry, raspberry and blackberry. The body is medium. The wine has smooth texture. The wine finishes medium. The wine has low acidity.

I gave this a much higher rating previously, hence the possible shutdown note.
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Red
9/7/2017 - JShearerii Likes this wine:
92 points
Decanted for 4 hours. Not giving up much on the nose. A slight hint of cut flowers. Perhaps I should not have decanted. Crushed cherries flavor. Very smooth tannins. Medium finish.
Red
7/5/2017 - JShearerii Likes this wine:
94 points
Outstanding Brunello. Decanted for 3 hours. The wine looks brick colored. The legs are slow. There is light sediment in the bottle. It smells like strawberry jam, blackberry, raspberry and cherry. It tastes like strawberry and cherry. The body is full. The wine has juicy texture. It finishes long with low acidity.
Red
5/26/2017 - JShearerii Likes this wine:
99 points
Absolutely stunning. Beautiful fragrance of cherry, strawberry, and fresh cut flowers. Ruby red color. Soft and smooth. Fantastic finish that last for minutes. Decanted in the bottle for four hours by opening and pouring off a small amount down to the shoulder.
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Red
5/25/2017 - JShearerii Likes this wine:
95 points
Outstanding. Smooth, fragrent, great finish. Everyone was very impressed.
Red
4/16/2017 - JShearerii Likes this wine:
97 points
Amazing. This is the best 2010 Brunello I have had to date. Flowers and crushed cherries on the nose. Smooth and supple. Nice finish.
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Red
Possibly shut down. Had a bottle with friends and all four of us agreed that there was no bouquet. None. Not even a hint of an aroma. Taste - there was a slight amount of vanilla and a little crushed cherries. However, it was very smooth.
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Red
3/10/2017 - JShearerii wrote:
96 points
Outstanding Brunello. Aromas of crushed cherries, vanilla, and pepper. Smooth as velvet. Fantastic!
Red
1/3/2017 - JShearerii Likes this wine:
90 points
Smooth. Blackberries and cherries on the nose. Very slight hint of oak. Vanilla and tart cherries on the tongue.
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Red
12/17/2016 - JShearerii Likes this wine:
95 points
Medium red color. Cherries and floral on the nose. Dried cherries and blackberry on the pallet. Smooth with a long finish. Excellent wine.
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Red
12/13/2016 - JShearerii Likes this wine:
99 points
Wow! This is the best Brunello di Montalcino I have ever tasted. Spice and floral on the nose. Silky smooth. Very long finish.
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Red
11/28/2016 - JShearerii Likes this wine:
93 points
Excellent Brunello. Cherry and wild flowers on the nose. As the wine opened up there were fragrances of vanilla and licorice. Smooth and silky. Crushed cherry and jam flavors. Nice long finish. No need to hold this one! It is ready now. Seems structured enough to hold for up to 10 years if you want to wait that long.
Red
11/24/2016 - JShearerii Likes this wine:
92 points
Not much nose. Possibly shut down. Flavor was very good but didn't blow me away.
Red
10/22/2016 - JShearerii Likes this wine:
98 points
Notes of cherry and strawberry with a hint of vanilla. Smooth tannins. Nice finish. Drinking well now.
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Red
9/25/2016 - JShearerii Likes this wine:
98 points
Wonderful aroma with ripe fruit, cherries, berries. The flavor is fantastic again with fruit. Full body, silky tannins with a long finish. Amazing wine. Did not decant
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Red
9/24/2016 - JShearerii Likes this wine:
96 points
Did not decant because we took 2 bottles to a dinner party at friends house. On the nose ripe fruit and dried herbs. Cinnamon and cherries on the tongue. Very soft and smooth. Everyone loved it and kept raving that it was one of the best Brunello wines they have had.
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Red
7/24/2016 - JShearerii Likes this wine:
96 points
Had with beef. One hour decant. Outstanding. Excellent bouquet and nice long finish. Cherries and vanilla flavors.
Red
6/19/2016 - JShearerii Likes this wine:
94 points
Soft and supple. Great nose. Vanilla, cherry, raspberry flavors. Slight oak.
Red
6/13/2016 - JShearerii Likes this wine:
96 points
Everyone in our small group loved this wine. Powerful nose. Cherry and berry fruit, almond, and vanilla flavors.
Red
5/16/2016 - JShearerii Likes this wine:
91 points
Not a lot of bouquet but great taste. Cherries, plum, tobacco flavors come through. Did not decant.
Red
5/7/2016 - JShearerii Likes this wine:
96 points
Opened the first bottle and decanted for 2 hours. Smooth as silk. Fragrant, notes of cherry, vanilla, and plum. It was such a hit with my friends we decided to open a second bottle. Decanted for 15 minutes (nobody wanted to wait). Everyone thought it was a different wine. A little more harsh but still great.

What a difference decanting can make on Brunello!
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Red
4/24/2016 - JShearerii Likes this wine:
98 points
Smooth as silk. Cherry and plum on the nose. Hint of toasted almonds. Overall an outstanding wine.
Red
4/7/2016 - JShearerii Likes this wine:
94 points
The best 2009 Brunello I have had. Soft tannins, great nose.
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Red
3/30/2016 - JShearerii Likes this wine:
92 points
Nice nose. Hint of vanilla. Soft tannins
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Red
3/27/2016 - JShearerii Likes this wine:
95 points
Tasted great. Soft tannins. Fantastic bouquet.
Red
3/26/2016 - JShearerii Likes this wine:
91 points
Nice bouquet, soft tannins, drinking nicely.
Red
3/22/2016 - JShearerii wrote:
90 points
Very oak and cedar taste. Hold another year to see if that subsides.
Red
3/18/2016 - JShearerii wrote:
95 points. Smooth and delicious. Sorry it was my last bottle.
Red
3/18/2016 - JShearerii Likes this wine:
95 points
Fresh cut flowers, dark cherries and plums. Hints of spices and dark cherries. Decanted for 1 hour. Needed 2 or 3 hours.
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