Tasting Notes for Vitisconcierge

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Red
4/18/2021 - Vitisconcierge Likes this wine:
92 points
Excellent barnyard on the nose followed by a concentrated stewed red fruit, almost blackberry like. Akin to a young beaujolias cru, perhaps a morgon. A m- mouthfeel with great acidity and I'm thinking prosciutto ham pizza, tandoori chicken and perhaps even sichuan chicken. Would not discount a very fresh and high class sangria
White
3/29/2021 - Vitisconcierge wrote:
89 points
Tried again today. Maybe consider keeping for 3 more years to mellow and shape further
White
1/16/2021 - Vitisconcierge wrote:
88 points
A luscious golden kiwi on the nose and the usual gun flint, expired cartridges on the retronasal. Medium plus body due to alcohol content. Slightly lower on acidity and minerality than I expected. Hence more suited if paired with creamy dishes or grilled vegetables and white meat. Overall, combining everything, still slightly awkward around the edges. There are better examples of pouilly fumes.
Red
2011 Le Piane Boca Nebbiolo Blend, Nebbiolo (view label images)
1/5/2021 - Vitisconcierge wrote:
95 points
Fresh zesty fruit with vibrant spiciness. Serve chilled
White - Sweet/Dessert
2016 Carmes de Rieussec Sauternes Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend (view label images)
12/19/2020 - Vitisconcierge wrote:
84 points
An uninteresting sauternes at best. Good for Xmas quaffing but not for keeping for the grandkids. Better value to be found in a new world late harvest
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Red - Fortified
12/4/2020 - Vitisconcierge Likes this wine:
95 points
An absolute hidden gem. I can saw that 10 times over. Banyul sur mer is an apt description. Direct salinity and seaweed on the noose with an almost yuzu like citrus undertone. Bracing acidity and a medium minus body girded by stone fruit, pomelo, white bean and... Once again that inescapable salinity. Mussels, seaweed, clams, crabs, non oily fish comes to mind. You know what to pair with.
White
11/29/2020 - Vitisconcierge wrote:
A no nonsense wine, akin to a dominatrix who has only 10 mins to perform. Bracing acidity, straight-laced minerality and green apple and just ripe lemons as the 2 main flavour compounds. Will go excellent with fatty fish and cream based dishes. Don't forget semi soft cheeses.
Red
10/4/2020 - Vitisconcierge wrote:
A young punk type of wine. Zesty, acidic, juicy berries and earhy funk reminiscent of white button mushrooms. A medium minus body and a fast finish makes this perfect for spicy foods esp Thai and Chinese dishes. Think sichuan chicken and Tom yum flavours
White - Off-dry
9/13/2020 - Vitisconcierge Likes this wine:
90 points
On the nose - Fresh ripe lemon, stewed red apple and fresh honey. Medium body with the acid balancing against the sugar quite well. Finish is lacking and it might take 10 years to show. This will be a great aperitif with foie gras sliders
Red
8/19/2020 - Vitisconcierge wrote:
80 points
Uni dimensional and awkward tannins. Am disappointed but it could be a storage problem along the way
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Red
7/19/2020 - Vitisconcierge Likes this wine:
95 points
Intriguing, complex, alluring. The nose is a hive of activity of red fruit. And a bit of kidney bean surprisingly. Acide is medium plus with a great tannin wall. Possibly begging for another 5 years at least. Juicy finish with fresh herbs and black pepper. Being riserva, this barbaresco ages for 4 years instead of the usual 2. Wine tannins in this example comes through after a bit of decanting and blends wonderfully with blue cheeses
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Red
6/20/2020 - Vitisconcierge Likes this wine:
96 points
Funny enough, right amount of acid and red fruit. Serve well chilled. Definitely table wine standard but would give many red burgs a run for their money
Red
5/23/2020 - Vitisconcierge Likes this wine:
99 points
This is all black fruit in a glass from nose to palate to retronasal. Finish is commendable. I actually like it drunk young. Yes little complexity but freshness, chewy tannins and acidic verve. Looking forward to it developing in the glass for the next hour
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White
4/26/2020 - Vitisconcierge Likes this wine:
95 points
A ripe lemon colour and nose matches with a bit of ripe zest. On the verge of demi sec and hence I think suitable for dessert or aperitif. Ripe and juicy mouthfuls of ripe citrus and hints of minerality. Finish a bit lacking
Red
1992 Nicolas Potel Latricières-Chambertin Latricières-Chambertin Grand Cru Pinot Noir (view label images)
4/12/2020 - Vitisconcierge wrote:
95 points
A commendable grand cru from Potel which is unfortunately not run by him anymore. Red fruit, ripe plums on the nose. Depth of complexity and a hint of meatiness (veal perhaps). Medium- body gives it a great airy balance. Finish could perhaps be longer. Does not benefit much from decanting
White
3/23/2020 - Vitisconcierge wrote:
89 points
A deep golden colour like a good burgundy. The 2009 however may be past prime. Petrichor and some confused stone fruit on the nose. Good saline minerality on the taste buds but acidy was m- and couldn't lift the m+ body. Finish slightly muted as well. I think good for quaffing.
Red - Fortified
3/14/2020 - Vitisconcierge Likes this wine:
90 points
Agree with most comments here. Tannins are chewy if that's your thing. I think slightly chilled and neat is the best!
White
2015 Dominio del Urogallo Las Yolas Vino de la Tierra de Cangas Albillo (view label images)
3/5/2020 - Vitisconcierge Likes this wine:
91 points
A smashing good wine that goes with all things creamy and fishy. Albarino blanc and verdejo negro are the native varieties that make up this wine. Brambles, minerals and apricot. Lean and tight with a good acid core. Artisanal wine without sulphides and only natural yeasts.
Red
1/27/2020 - Vitisconcierge wrote:
flawed
A hit of shitake on the nose. Reminds you of dark forgotten cellars. Fruit does not come through immediately but I sense sufficient complexity. Tannins also grippy amid a bracing acidity. Very worthy of a cru. Almost an aged burgundy-like. Good value
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White
1/10/2020 - Vitisconcierge Likes this wine:
90 points
Agree with previous comments and a classic white burg. Retronasal reveals some hints of macadamia. But I wished the purity of fruit was more pronounced. You cannot exactly place the fruit beyond white stone fruit perhaps
White
12/8/2019 - Vitisconcierge Likes this wine:
91 points
A classic Chablis grand Cru. The nose out punches the palate. Fresh, punchy, citrusy and clean nose. Like a sweet green kiwi out of the fridge. Medium plus body that gives it heft. Finish is commendable. Excellent grand cru value. Drink at 12 degrees celcius.
Red
2006 Château Hosanna Pomerol Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
11/16/2019 - Vitisconcierge Likes this wine:
90 points
A classic representation of pomerol. Duty cocoa and stewed plums with blackberry compote. Firm and fine tannins. The medium plus body will put it on good stead with steak, fries, red meat stews and perhaps roast pork. I like it tight this way out of the bottle. Am expecting more complex aromas with some aeration.
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Red
Strongly suspect cork taint��
White
10/20/2019 - Vitisconcierge Likes this wine:
95 points
One of the rare occasions where the "toast" aroma is present as how it is found in my Le Nez du Vin kit. Precision, balance, poise and grace. White stone fruit, hints of grapefruit, lightly toasted brioche carried on a medium body and mineral backbone. The toast and butter carries on on a commendable finish. Kudos to the winemaker.
Red
The nose was good red fruit and bramble with a hint of autumn leaf. But I think the palate doesn't measure up. A slight astringency which opened up a bit after some aeration in the glass. But still a slight bitterness on the tongue, as if the tannins did not mature properly. Can't really make sense of it. But this was a wing and a prayer bottle. Wouldn't buy again
Red
5/5/2019 - Vitisconcierge wrote:
89 points
Agree with all tasting notes. Would like to highlight that hint of fuzziness upon opening. It is not a flaw, likely because of the very ripe fruit and natural yeast. Karen MacNeil describes beaujolais as a white wine that happens to be red. This is the classic expression.
White - Sparkling
3/17/2019 - Vitisconcierge wrote:
98 points
Toasty brioche, purity of fruit, good line of minerality. All perfectly balanced. Finish very decent. Ranks as one of the best I've had. And I've had plenty...
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White
3/10/2019 - Vitisconcierge Likes this wine:
89 points
The ripe lemon colour betrays its a slightly oxidized, matured style. A rich mouthfeel and oily just below a viognier. The crispness of the acidity does balance out the wood tannins. Recommend drink asap
Red
2/16/2019 - Vitisconcierge Likes this wine:
90 points
Is it just me or is this morgon just full of mushroom, umami and soy sauce?!
White
1/22/2019 - Vitisconcierge Likes this wine:
90 points
Minerality shines through very obviously on the nose. Like wet river stones. Sweetness is not cloying at all. Hand to heart I wouldn't be able to identify any distinct fruit except to say stone fruit and ripe (or preserved and dried) citrus fruit. Wonderfully balanced but I thought alcohol could be higher to lengthen the finish and aid in mouth feel.
Red
12/11/2018 - Vitisconcierge Likes this wine:
89 points
A deep purple with long legs and grape-skin rim. On the nose, freshly cut wood, bramble after rain, fresh juicy plums and cherries. Tartness hits you at first sip and gives way to minerality. Tannins are medium and finish is decent. But lacking in that sort of finesse and complexity I would have expected at this price point. Pairs with any food pinot noir or aged beajolias would go with
Red
11/28/2018 - Vitisconcierge wrote:
90 points
Certainly ready to drink 2018 and 2019. Agree with all flavour notes written here. Nose and palate and perfectly complementary and balanced. Wood tannins have mellowed and given way to some interesting complexity. Interesting but not terribly so. Finish is lacking too. But no one can argue at less than S$30.
Red
Cannot understand rest of comments here. This wine is simply quaffing wine. Thick fruit layered with 15% alcohol. No balance, finesse or complexity. Perhaps only saving grave is an interesting black fruit, inky nose.
Red
2010 Château La Lagune Haut-Médoc Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
9/27/2018 - Vitisconcierge Likes this wine:
90 points
Big, chewy, juicy black fruit, commendable finish and rich colour - excellent representation of a classic bordeaux. Go with charred red meats and mature cheeses. I think 2010 is ready to drink
White
7/21/2018 - Vitisconcierge Likes this wine:
91 points
This wine is all about sherry like characteristics. Lovely durian, melon, honey comb, brown sugar on the nose. Likewise on the palate. Sufficiently acidic for food pairing. Had it with brie de meux and it was an e cell ent pairing!
White
7/7/2018 - Vitisconcierge Likes this wine:
90 points
Fine example of chenin blanc. Honey comb, blossoms, a good body and mouth feel. The acidity was just at a right level, very balanced. Great wine
White
5/11/2018 - Vitisconcierge Likes this wine:
92 points
This had been a pleasant surprise and goes swimmingly well with seafood andcream pastas. Finely tuned balance between acidity and honey with white flowers. Long enough on the nose and one can detect chamomile and chrysanthemum. A longer finish would have propelled it to grater heights. Recommend cellar for at least 5 more years
Red
5/6/2018 - Vitisconcierge Likes this wine:
88 points
This is on the bold and bodied side. I like the rich vanilla that couples with red currant. Not terribly complex and lacks acid punch. Otherwise acceptable for the price
Red
2008 Benjamin Romeo Rioja Carmen Tempranillo Blend, Tempranillo (view label images)
4/16/2018 - Vitisconcierge Likes this wine:
90 points
This is one tough and chewy wine. Think gnarled vines, fresh compost, dried vine leaves and the biggest grapes you've ever seen. Pack in some old leather and barnyard. Great structure, medium finish and a good melange of fruits. Lacks the depth and finesse of a first class red. But passable by every count.
White
4/8/2018 - Vitisconcierge wrote:
89 points
I'm ambivalent about this. I appreciate the oak treatment quality with those vanilla and coconut coming through. However, the purity of fruit doesn't quite shine through. Yet you can sense that the very best of those lemons, grapefruit and citrus are lurking underneath. Advantage is that the acidity will make it food friendly.
White
3/24/2018 - Vitisconcierge Likes this wine:
90 points
A nice ripe lemony colour, almost like sunshine in a glass. Good straw and grapefruit on the nose. Good length and white bean on the retronasal. Flinty and minerality abound. Went perfectly with cream based sauces and soups
White
3/2/2018 - Vitisconcierge Likes this wine:
90 points
40% Grenache blanc 30% Clairette rose 30% Bourboulenc - this wine shines particularly well on the palate. It is juicy and waxy with good vanilla and butter over tones. The citrus is not over powering but the juicy grape fruit is ever present. Finish is short though so expectations will have to moderate. Good value
Red
This wine had great potential. A fantastic melange of back and red fruit with good acid backdbon; very burgundian at the beginning of nose and palate. But let down by green-ness mid way and on the finish. Potential unfulfilled
Red
2/16/2018 - Vitisconcierge Likes this wine:
90 points
A good acid structure that makes it easier extremely food friendly; Even for desserts though that does dull the complexity. Barnyard / animal smell is the first thing that hits the retronasal but in a nice way. I'm guessing lamb rack will be an excellent combination. Fruit wise, good amounts of red fruit, hawthorne and kirsch. At 50 Sgd, this wine is just crazy value. A case would certainly be a good buy
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White
12/24/2017 - Vitisconcierge Likes this wine:
90 points
This is pure sunshine in a glass. Deep lemon yellow, ripe grapefruit infused with vanilla on the nose, nice buttery mouthful and a hint of white bean on the finish. Everything that a top white Bourgogne should be.
Red
12/15/2017 - Vitisconcierge Likes this wine:
91 points
This is aglianico at one of its finest. Ripe, not stewed., but neatly balanced ripe fruit on the nose. Violets, black pepper, bramble, herbs and velvety tannins. Medium to long finish. Structure and poise makes up for lack of sufficient complexity. Maybe drink in 2 or 3 years' time?
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Red
2010 Le Clementin du Pape Clément Pessac-Léognan Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
11/29/2017 - Vitisconcierge wrote:
89 points
This is a big and brooding bordeaux as one might expect. It will take patient oxygenation and overlooking of a little sedimentation. The fruits are powerful and the tannins even more dictatorial. The garrigue comes across better after some aeration - perfumed herbs, bramble and young leather. Strong cheeses and stews should make clever pairings. The finish is long and evolving. Overall, the wine is still angular and could use 5 more years in the cellar
White
9/27/2017 - Vitisconcierge Likes this wine:
95 points
A fantastic wine with that wonderful grapefruit on the nose, those long legs in the glass and full bodied mouthfeel. A slight fizz accompanies this wine and as it ends the finish starts. Nose and palate are similar with hints of white flowers, ripe grapefruit, wet gravel and freshly caught fish. Gripping acidity and minerality.
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Red
9/19/2017 - Vitisconcierge Likes this wine:
90 points
Nicely vibrant and a good expression of the terroir. Good amount of violets and red fruits on the nose. A nice underlying minerality even on the nose. I enjoyed the grape-iness and the classic bubblegum on the palate. I think well balanced between acidity and minerality. Finish is decent at m+ though I would have preferred more complexity. Drink perhaps in 2020.
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