Tasting Notes for Krugsters

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Red
1/20/2012 - Krugsters wrote:
Popped and poured through a Vinturi, decanted. Deep ruby in color. Nose of deep, dark, black, brambly fruit, exotic sweet spice, a hint of vanilla, but mostly tightly wound blackberry fruit. On the palate most of the same but a very strong hay/earthy quality. A bit hot at the moment, not sure if this will integrate but time will tell.
White
1/15/2012 - Krugsters wrote:
Same as previous notes, served with steamed lobster. An excellent value.
Red
1/13/2012 - Krugsters wrote:
Popped and pour through a filter. Noticeable amount of sediment so filtering recommended. Deep, inky purple, nearly black in color. Strong nose of deep, ripe, black plum, black pepper, vanilla, same notes on palate. This is still so tight, it is not yet revealing all that it has to offer.
Red
1/7/2012 - Krugsters wrote:
What a beautifully crafted aged Californian blend. Cork broke upon extraction. Poured through a filter, decanted and aerated for about 45 minutes. Deep ruby color, very little bricking which is amazing for a wine of this age. Nose of deep, cooked, jammy plum, some vegetal notes (green bell pepper), spicy notes and secondary notes of leather, tobacco and smoke. Very full, rich and round on entry, mid palate and finish. Delicious.
Red
1/3/2012 - Krugsters wrote:
Deep, deep dark purple color out of the bottle, almost midnight black. Decanted and aerated, poured through a Vinturi. Strong nose of licorice, deep dark cherries, vanilla. Same notes on palate but rather intense port like quality that lingers for quite some time. This reminds me a lot of the Scott Harvey InZinerator that also had port like tasting notes. This would pair well with short ribs or other meats that have been marinated in a BBQ or sweet sauce.
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White - Sweet/Dessert
1996 Château d'Yquem Sauternes Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend (view label images)
1/1/2012 - Krugsters wrote:
Served in Riedel Sauternes Sommeiler glassware. Strong nose of candied orange, honey, apricot and citrus. Not as much botrytis as previous offerings. Shorter finish as well.
Red
9/18/2011 - Krugsters wrote:
Drinking better but the smoke on the finish is very distracting. It is becoming more pronounced as it ages.
Red
9/7/2011 - Krugsters wrote:
Popped and poured. Cherry and fruit notes on opening which evolved into vegetable, ham and bacon notes.
Red
9/6/2011 - Krugsters wrote:
Consumed during Hurricane Irene, did not take notes, but utterly delicious.
Red
9/6/2011 - Krugsters wrote:
Oh my. This is drinking so beautifully right now. I did not takes on consumption but a gorgeous bottle of wine. Brava Carla!
Red
4/15/2011 - Krugsters wrote:
Clear, medium plus intensity, purple, pale rim. Nose of smoke, cedar, ripe, red, jammy cherry, and a green note underneath of green bell pepper. Hint of vanilla & sweet spice as well. Also an odd rubber/plastic note in the mix. Palate is dry, medium acidity, medium plus tannins, alcohol and body. Flavor intensity is medium, flavor characteristics same as palate except the toasty oak is much more pronounced on the palate. Length is medium minus. Good value but needs to age to integrate. The structure is here, this needs to soften.
White - Sweet/Dessert
2004 Château de Cosse Sauternes Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend (view label images)
4/8/2011 - Krugsters wrote:
Delicious entry level Sauternes. Strong notes of orange peel, honey, honeysuckle and vanilla on both the nose and palate. An excellent value.
Rosé
2006 Sine Qua Non Autrement Dit California Grenache Blend, Grenache (view label images)
4/8/2011 - Krugsters wrote:
This has changed remarkably since last year. There is no longer a slight effervescence to the wine. Same notes as previously noted, strong strawberry component.
Red
3/22/2011 - Krugsters wrote:
Popped and poured. Clear, ruby color, medium intensity. Nose is clean, medium plus intensity, youthful and aromas of dried cherry, spice, dry earth, a hint of black olive, cedar and a green note, perhaps bell pepper. On the palate it is dry, high acidity, medium tannins, medium plus alcohol and body, medium finish. As with most Sangioveses, this really needs to be paired with food, otherwise the acidity is too gripping. A rustic, lovely wine that needs another year or two to integrate.
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White
3/21/2011 - Krugsters wrote:
Popped and poured. Clear, lemon gold color, medium to medium plus intensity. Nose of lemon, pronounced wet stone/minerality, stone fruit. Very aromatic, even right out of the fridge. Palate the same, lemon much more intense. Dry, medium plus acidity, medium plus body, no tannins, medium alcohol, medium plus finish. A well rounded beautiful example of a Macon Chard. An excellent value, highly recommend.
Red
3/17/2011 - Krugsters wrote:
Popped and poured through a Vinutri. Decanted and aerated for about 10 minutes. Clear, ruby color with hints of purple, medium plus intensity.
Nose of sweet spices, dark red cherry, oak, green bell pepper, and a hint of vanilla. Palate the same, more pronounced cherry notes here. Short finish, delicious example of a Chinon.
Red
3/16/2011 - Krugsters wrote:
Popped and poured through a Vinturi. Clear, purple color, medium intensity. Nose of cedar, black fruit, deep black plum, Palate the same. Dry, acidity medium, alcohol medium plus, body medium plus, tannins medium, hot finish. This would be the poster child for the campaign "Life is too short to drink cheap wine". Priced accordingly.
Red
3/15/2011 - Krugsters wrote:
Popped and poured through a Vinturi. Clear, purple color, medium intensity. Nose very ripe blackberry, black cherry, chocolate and the slightest hint of a green/medicinal note and cedar. Same notes on palate but chocolate more pronounced. Dry, medium acidity, medium plus alcohol & body, medium tannins. Medium plus finish. An excellent wine to drink young. Fantastic value.
White - Off-dry
3/14/2011 - Krugsters wrote:
Popped and poured. Clear, gold color, medium plus intensity. Notes of peach, lemon and honey on both the nose and palate. Long life ahead, a fantastic value.
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Red
3/13/2011 - Krugsters wrote:
Popped and poured through a Vinturi. Clear, deep purple color, medium plus intensity. Nose of deep black fruit, blackberry, green bell pepper, black pepper and oak. Very ripe jammy on the palate, chewy tannins, short, hot finish. Medium plus body and alcohol, a big wine. Super New World, pair accordingly! Needs time to unwind, a good value for $12 though not very complex.
Red
3/10/2011 - Krugsters wrote:
Popped and poured through a Vinturi. Decanted and aerated. Clear, deep purple color, medium plus intensity. Nose of deep blackberries, black pepper, oak, sweet spices, cinnamon, with a green note underneath, green bell pepper. On the palate, dry, medium acidity, medium plus alcohol and body, chewy tannins, medium finish. More pronounced notes on nose than palate. Good value.
Red
3/9/2011 - Krugsters wrote:
Popped and poured through a filter/pourer. Clear, deep garnet with a tinge of purple, medium plus intensity. Nose of deep black fruit, leather, chocolate, dried cherry, hint of oak, and raisin. Palate same notes. Medium plus body and alcohol, solid acidity, chewy tannins, long finish. An excellent example of a classic textbook Amarone. Fantastic value, all the parts pull together very nicely. Has all the bones for a long life ahead.
Red
1986 Château Poujeaux Moulis en Médoc Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
3/8/2011 - Krugsters wrote:
Pooped and poured through a filter/pourer. Cork intact. Deep garnet, bricking around edges, pronounced intensity, Nose of deep, ripe black currant, blackberries, figs, chocolate, tobacco and a touch of a medicinal note. Palate: dry, medium plus acidity, softened tannins, same notes on palate as nose. Medium body and alcohol but very full mouth feel. Moderate finish. This needs to be served with food to balance the acidity. Make sure to decant due to large amount of sediment. I believe this is going to fall into the heavy tobacco/ashtray profile as the fruit continues to fade within the next 3 to 5 years. If you are not a fan of this style drink up.
White
3/7/2011 - Krugsters wrote:
Popped and poured. Clear, medium intensity, lemon color. Clean, light intensity on the nose (still so tightly wound!), very youthful. Aromas of stone fruit, peach, citrus, lemon, and a slight touch of honey. Same notes on the palate. With the developing honey note this should age well over the next 3 years. Lovely, everyday wine.
Red
3/5/2011 - Krugsters wrote:
Popped and poured. Clear, Ruby color with a hint of purple on the rim, medium plus intensity. Nose of dark red cherry, vanilla, sweet cedar and spices, hint of oak. Same notes on the palate, dry, gripping tannins and acidity. Needs time to aerate. Good fruit and with the tannins and acidity should age well.
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Red
3/3/2011 - Krugsters wrote:
Popped and poured. Clear, ruby color, medium intensity, wonderful nose of deep, ripe, black cherry, hint of oak, sweet spice, and a cola/chocolate note underneath as well. On the palate, dry, medium plus tannins, body and alcohol. a big wine. A bit hollow on the finish, doesn't linger around too long. Great value, a fantastic everyday drinker albeit not too complex.
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Red
3/2/2011 - Krugsters wrote:
Huge nose of oak and some very over ripe berries. That's about it folks. Priced accordingly.
Red
3/1/2011 - Krugsters wrote:
Popped. decanted and aerated. Deep ruby with a hint of beginning garnet, clear. Tight nose. Deep, black, lush fruit, blackberry, oak, vanilla, sweet spice. Palate the same except oak is pronounced. Very full bodied, weighty, high alcohol, big wine, pair accordingly.
Red
2/27/2011 - Krugsters wrote:
Beautiful restrained nose red cherry, cocoa, sweet spice and vanilla. Outstanding value.
Red
2/26/2011 - Krugsters wrote:
Popped and pored through a Vinturi and aerated. Classic ruby Cabernet color with a purplish hue (no bricking, no aging garnet color to speak of). Nose of deep, black fruits, blackberry, oak, vanilla, sweet spice. Very tight nose. Strong oak and vanilla on the palate, on first entry fruit is tight. No secondary, aged notes coming through yet. Slight hint of malolactic. This needs sufficient time to breathe. Medium tannins, nice acidity, medium weight but a bit hollow on the finish. A nice value though.
Red
2/26/2011 - Krugsters wrote:
Overwhelming nose of tobacco and cedar. No fruit left, only acid and secondary notes. Avoid.
Red
2/26/2011 - Krugsters wrote:
Absolute vinegar. Avoid.
Red
2002 Château Larcis Ducasse St. Émilion Grand Cru Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
2/25/2011 - Krugsters wrote:
Opened and poured through fine filter. Garnet color, some bricking, medium intensity. Very strong aromas of deep ripe red fruit, deep cherry & black currant, chocolate, sweet spices, a hint of dirt, and a green note. Wonderful nose, drinking beautifully now. Intense fruit attack upon entry and mildly acidic finish. Needs a bit of time to breathe. Wonderful wine. A pleasure.
Red
2/21/2011 - Krugsters wrote:
Pop and poured. Dark red cherry fruit, green olive, clove and smoky notes both on the nose and palate. Drinking nicely now but can't imagine this improving much.
Red
2/11/2011 - Krugsters wrote:
Simple, everyday drinking wine, exactly as it was intended. Dark fruit, overripe black jam, strong green olive note.
Red
2/6/2011 - Krugsters wrote:
Honestly, not as bad I expected. Still some fruit, chewy tannins but the acidity has taken hold overwhelming what fruit remained and thus it was poured down the drain.
Red
1/23/2011 - Krugsters wrote:
Still drinking solidly albeit not very complex. Very soft round tannins, a bit hot but nice notes of blackberry and blackcurrant. Not a lot of secondary notes shining through. A light cab, not able to handle thick, rich meats or steaks.
Red
1/7/2011 - Krugsters wrote:
I will never tire of this wine, an outstanding value. Well rounded notes of spice and cinnamon, berry and tamed fruit. Approachable now and looking forward to seeing how this develops. An instant buy whenever it appears this is my favorite woot cellars to date.
Red
12/12/2010 - Krugsters wrote:
Very hot on the nose upon opening, settles down after aeration. Very hot on palate as well. Smoke, cherry, strong oak treatment.
Red
1978 Château Grand-Pontet St. Émilion Grand Cru Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
12/9/2010 - Krugsters wrote:
Vinegar.
Red
2001 Carruades de Lafite Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
11/18/2010 - Krugsters wrote:
90 points
Classic Bordeaux nose. Smoky tannins, hints of leather and a touch of floral, everything well integrated and subtle. This is drinking beautifully right now. In a few more years this will collapse into the ashtray and tobacco profile which I personally do not like.
Red
11/12/2010 - Krugsters wrote:
Gone. No fruit left, all eucalyptus and vegetal notes.
White
11/12/2010 - Krugsters wrote:
Honestly one of the best Long Island wines we have ever had. Crisp, bright acidity, nose of melon and citrus. Nice weight, lingering finish, an excellent value.
Red
11/9/2010 - Krugsters wrote:
Also purchased from Wine Commune (JJ Buckley). Cork was molded and felt apart upon opening. The wine is completely gone and madierized.
Red
10/23/2010 - Krugsters wrote:
Broken cork, brick red color, very little sediment despite age. At first the fruit is extremely flat. Vegetable and tobacco nose with lingering must. Improved slightly with aeration but overall disappointing. Past its prime. Drink up.
Red
10/19/2010 - Krugsters wrote:
Very thin fruit, acidity out of balance, I do not think this is going to improve in bottle. There is not enough structure and fruit to carry this through.
Red
10/14/2010 - Krugsters wrote:
Lovely nose, strong blueberry, ripe, lush fruit.
Red
10/5/2010 - Krugsters wrote:
Pop and poured. Smoke, cedar, dark fruits and chocolate. An excellent wine. I wish I had more.
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