Tasting Notes for mcarpentier

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Red
3/15/2016 - mcarpentier Does not like this wine:
84 points
I've had Charvin in very many vintages from the early nineties to now. But I never tasted a bottle of Charvin that tastes like this. Disjointed, hot dark fruit on top of green unripe bellpeppers... As weird as you can imagine. I have no clue what's going on, I'm positive that it's not a bottle fault, but I'm not so positive for the remaining bottles in my cellar. Luckily not too many.
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Red
9/16/2011 - mcarpentier wrote:
80 points
Completely maderized and over the hill. This wine was either too young and not showing, and now too old? Disappointing. Will try another bottle soon. Bad bottle? Let's hope. But I'm not sure really.
Red
9/6/2011 - mcarpentier wrote:
88 points
Nice nose, typically charming pinot fruit, good intensity. Taste has a rough tannin edge making the wine fairly strict and not that easy drinking by itself. Will observe over the coming days.
Red
9/6/2011 - mcarpentier wrote:
90 points
I'm still not sure whether I'm a firm believer in Domaine de la Mordorée wine making style. Mind you, I have plenty of them in my cellar, in many vintages. And I've been to the domaine many times, tasted from barrel, and in their youth these wines are amazing - overwhelming complex fruit. But I think they might work their tannins too hard. Is it overextraction? Extended maceration? Too much oak dose? I don't know. At a timepoint where most 2004s are drinking beautifully, this wine has a pretty rough edge of tannins that do not seem to budge. Although the wine in itself is very well made, nice (but not overly so) aromatics, good intensity and length, but the roughness is troublesome. And honestly, this is a note I could write regarding many if not most of the Mordorée vintages. Or am I impatient? Time will literally tell.
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Red
2008 Château Trotanoy Pomerol Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
5/1/2011 - mcarpentier wrote:
94 points
Beatifully complex for such a young wine, with nice cedar notes underlying the fragrant red fruit. A little tight, but the tannins are pure and not worrysome.
Red
1/20/2011 - mcarpentier wrote:
95 points
This is really spectacular. Dark pure fruit, with a slightly wild edge, very balanced, great texture, long finish. Drinking great today, but with a nice future ahead. When I visited Tardieu-Laurent a few years ago, I was told that the Cuvée Spéciale is not destemmed, and I believe it adds to the complexity of a typical rich wine like a top-notch CDP in a great year. Ordered 6 more this morning. Who needs revved up 2009 hype when 2007s are still available?
Red
11/4/2010 - mcarpentier wrote:
90 points
Hard to assess right now - very very young and not giving much aromatically. Slightly rough on the edges, good density though. Probable score, but as said hard to judge now.
White
10/31/2010 - mcarpentier Likes this wine:
91 points
Still fairly young and not yet giving all it's got in aromatics. Solid wine, good balance and length, but needs a bit more time to really open up. Will see what it gives tonight on the second day.
White
10/31/2010 - mcarpentier wrote:
92 points
Fully open now, beautifully mature, very clear Chablis nose with subtle limeflower, good balance and length. Drink now.
White
10/31/2010 - mcarpentier wrote:
92 points
Still fairly closed for a 2006, true to terroir, restrained, but excellent depth and balance. Some oak not yet fully integrated. Needs more time.
Red
3/1/2010 - mcarpentier Likes this wine:
89 points
I would have expected a 2007 to be more open, charming and easy to drink at this stage in its development. But the wine was a bit harsh (much more than e.g. the 2004 currently, let alone the 2006), and seemed a bit tin. It's OK, but does require a bit more patience than I expected.
Red
7/18/2009 - mcarpentier wrote:
97 points
This is an incredible bottle. Drank next to the regular cuvée, which by itself is a very nice CDP. But this is on another level, with a sweet expanse of gorgeous fruit and garrigues, super minerality, and perfect balance and structure. Super length. My advice: do not drink it too warm, it will do the bottle justice. I tasted this at about 18-20 degrees centigrade, and that way it shows a magnificent freshness that makes it all so interesting. Very very very yum, and already super delicious to drink.
Red
6/19/2009 - mcarpentier wrote:
90 points
This is currently extremely primary - gobs of sweet dark fruit dominate everything else. So I'm not touching any more of these for another 3 years or so... It will develop into more interesting stuff, no doubt, as everything is there (balance, lenght, concentration, structure, no harsh tannins). Nice. BTW, this note is from day 2 (overnight in the fridge) - and hardly any evolution.
Red
6/19/2009 - mcarpentier wrote:
89 points
If you have any of these, stay off. This took 5 days to open up (kept in the fridge during the day, with time to warm up each time). Currently unforgiving initially, but clearly well built. Only tonight it's beginning to show some of what it might potentially become. Nice wine for this level.
Red
6/19/2009 - mcarpentier wrote:
89 points
Very Pinot nose, open and enjoyable. Nice structure and mouthfeel, clear acidity. Good length. Already drinking well, but a few years development will benefit the wine. But a nice Pinot on a Friday night with chicken after long work in the garden!
Red
3/21/2009 - mcarpentier wrote:
92 points
Drinking beautifully right now. Moving on to secondary fruit aroma's, nice spiciness, round but with good freshness, good length, typical Clos des Papes.
White
3/21/2009 - mcarpentier wrote:
91 points
First time I had a Joblot wine, but based on this I'll get more! This is fantastic stuff, good material, the freshness of 2007, very drinkable right now, complex, good length. A steal at the price I paid.
White
3/21/2009 - mcarpentier wrote:
91 points
A brilliant Rully from one of the main stars of the appelation, rather complex, great structure and tension, good length. Has a beautiful freshness and shows how nice 2007 whites can be. A must buy - great QPR.
Red
3/20/2009 - mcarpentier wrote:
88 points
A rather simple Chambolle villages, not showing a lot of features on the first day. Opened up a bit more on the second day, and showed a better structure.
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