Tasting Notes for Double-A

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Red
6/28/2022 - Double-A wrote:
85 points
Medium intensity pink/purple colour. On the nose, a bit gassy upfront followed by cassis, bramble berries, and cocoa. Generously fruited palate, with fresh acidity and a youthful, oaked, fruity finish.
3/5
Red
6/28/2022 - Double-A Likes this wine:
90 points
Currant, cherry, tobacco, toast, and green peppercorns on the nose. Good fruit and balance with smart, structured tannins; toasty flavours on the finish.
4/5
Red
6/28/2022 - Double-A Likes this wine:
93 points
Opaque, ruby colour. Concentrated berry, mineral, and char nose. Uniquely structured with a slick, broad, viscous palate and spicy tannins that direct and focus the finish.
4.5/5
Red
2019 Serafino GSM McLaren Vale Grenache Blend, Grenache (view label images)
6/28/2022 - Double-A wrote:
90 points
Jammy, red berry, and sweet spice nose. Ripe, fruity palate; juicy, lush, assertive finish.
4/5
Red
6/28/2022 - Double-A Likes this wine:
98 points
Dark garnet colour. Brooding, smoked meat, dried berry, ripe cherry, earth, walnut, and spice nose. Big, rich, assertive, and stylish palate with excellent minerality and exceptional balance; long, rich, gripping finish. 16.5% abv.
5/5+
Red
6/28/2022 - Double-A Likes this wine:
93 points
Red berry, scorched earth, sweet spices, and cured meat nose. Medium-full bodied with dry, smoky, spicy tannins; very good flavours and length.
4.5/5
Red
6/28/2022 - Double-A wrote:
85 points
Fragrant, cherry, strawberry, floral, and pecan nose. Medium-bodied with dry tannins; elegant but warming with a rather abrupt finish.
3/5
Red
6/28/2022 - Double-A wrote:
90 points
Medium ruby/garnet colour. Dried cherry, leather, mineral, toasted nut, and plum nose. Medium-full bodied, dry and firm palate; warming alcohol and newer oak flavours on the finish.
4/5
Red
6/28/2022 - Double-A Does not like this wine:
83 points
Polished berry, raisin, and cocoa nose. Full bodied with youthful flavours and structure; significant residual sugar knocks the palate out of balance. Ripe but awkward finish.
2.5/5
Red
6/28/2022 - Double-A Likes this wine:
95 points
Dark garnet colour. Aromatic, raisin, walnut, mineral, tar, leather, and sous bois nose. Rich palate with very good replays, and fruit intensity; ripe tannins and fresh acidity do well to disguise the 15% alcohol. Long, dark, finish with distinct minerality.
5/5
Red
6/28/2022 - Double-A wrote:
85 points
Pale garnet colour. Subtle, stewed fruit and savoury spice nose. Bright, dry palate; medium-bodied with a gripping, spiced finish.
3/5
Red
6/28/2022 - Double-A wrote:
85 points
Dark ruby colour. Black cherry preserve and milk chocolate with a rubbery note on the nose. Fruity, toasty palate with good freshness and gentle tannins; smoked fruit finish.
3/5
White - Sparkling
6/28/2022 - Double-A Likes this wine:
88 points
Cloudy straw colour. Very frothy at first pour, dissipating quickly. Earthy, leesy nose with a subtle fruit character. Bubbly palate; light, fresh, dry finish.
3.5/5
Spirits
Delicate, malt, heather and subtle oak nose. Round and spicy with a good, long, warming finish.
40% abv

May 2008
Spirits
1/1/2012 - Double-A wrote:
Poured at a Malt Whisky presentation. No notes taken. Posted only to record malts I have sampled
Spirits
Poured at a Malt Whisky presentation. No notes taken. Posted only to record malts I have sampled

*historically my favourite expression of Bowmore
Spirits
1/1/2012 - Double-A wrote:
Poured at a Malt Whisky presentation. No notes taken. Posted only to record malts I have sampled
Spirits
1/1/2012 - Double-A wrote:
Poured at a Malt Whisky presentation. No notes taken. Posted only to record malts I have sampled
Spirits
1/1/2012 - Double-A wrote:
Poured at a Malt Whisky presentation. No notes taken. Posted only to record malts I have sampled
Spirits
1/1/2012 - Double-A wrote:
Poured at a Malt Whisky presentation. No notes taken. Posted only to record malts I have sampled
Spirits
10/1/2005 - Double-A wrote:
Caramel and malt nose; the smoke is almost gone after 25 years. Still a bit medicinal; rich with a long afertaste.
Oct 2005
Spirits
10/1/2005 - Double-A wrote:
Smoked meat, malt, walnut, char and mineral nose. Rich, warm to hot palate; long, smoky finish.
Oct 2005
Spirits
5/1/2001 - Double-A wrote:
Iodine, peat, smoke, malt, dried orange and charcol nose. Smooth and spicy with a medicinal character. Long, smoky, peaty finish.
May 2001
Spirits
11/1/2008 - Double-A wrote:
Deep amber colour. Medicinal, earthy, sweet nut, dried cherry, and orange rind nose. Long, hot, spiced nut finish.
43% abv

November 2008
Spirits
10/1/2005 - Double-A wrote:
Smoke, mineral, ethanol, dried berry nose with peat and meat. Hot at 50% alcohol. Dried berry finish.
Oct 2005
Spirits
1/1/2005 - Double-A wrote:
Coppery amber colour. Strawberry jam, smoked meat, peat and malt nose. Hot and mean palate; OK finish. 50% abv
Oct 2005
Spirits
Carbolic soap, and caramel nose with fruit and nut flavours on the palate. Hot but approachable alcohol (56%); lovely flavours; complex, balanced finish.
2012
Red - Fortified
9/29/2009 - Double-A wrote:
Focused blackberry, currant, and mineral nose. Dry, firm, medium-sweet palate; long, youthful finish.
Red - Fortified
Chocolate and cherry nose. Rich, lush and glycerined palate; long, juicy finish.
Red - Fortified
Bourbony, Christmas spice, and dried cherry nose. Full and balanced palate with a long, nutty finish.
White - Off-dry
9/29/2009 - Double-A Likes this wine:
90 points
Binned apple, lemon, honey, and mineral nose. Medium-dry, juicy and luscious plate; long finishing.
4/5
White
9/29/2009 - Double-A Likes this wine:
88 points
Apple and mineral nose with a leesy nose. Balanced and spicy palate with good weight and length.
3.5/5
White
9/29/2009 - Double-A Likes this wine:
90 points
Apple, wax, and mineral nose. Dry, fresh and citrusy palate with slightly toasty flavours and an elegant, minerally finish.
4/5
White
9/29/2009 - Double-A Likes this wine:
90 points
Aromatic, zesty citrus, and mineral nose. Fresh, dry and lively palate with a long, juicy finish.
4/5
White
2008 Stella Bella Skuttlebutt Margaret River Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend (view label images)
9/29/2009 - Double-A wrote:
Green pepper with lemon/lime fruit on the nose. Similar flavours and finish.
White
9/29/2009 - Double-A Likes this wine:
88 points
Nutty, waxy, ripe apple butter, and praline nose. Dry, leesy palate; hazelnut finish.
3.5/5
Red
9/29/2009 - Double-A Likes this wine:
90 points
Tar, raisin, violets, and chocolate on the nose. Dark fruit flavours are balanced by a fresh acidity; long, smoky, spicy finish.
4/5
Red
9/29/2009 - Double-A Likes this wine:
88 points
Medium-intensity nose with leather, mushroom, caramel, and raisined currant nose. Elegant and flavourful with good complexity and rather advanced maturity. Mid-length finish.
3.5/5
Red
9/29/2009 - Double-A Likes this wine:
90 points
Ripe currant, sandalwood, mineral, and bitter chocolate nose. Full and dark, with moderate tannins and good acidity; long, smoky finish.
4/5
Red
9/29/2009 - Double-A Likes this wine:
88 points
Medium intensity blackberry, tar, smoke, raisin, and chocolate nose. Medium-full bodied with fresh acidity, good flavours and finish.
3.5/5
Red
9/29/2009 - Double-A Likes this wine:
90 points
Dark and raisined, slightly rancio nose. Full, dark, firm, and assertive palate; long, focused, minerally finish.
4/5
Red
2005 Agricola San Felice Chianti Classico Riserva Il Grigio Chianti Classico DOCG Sangiovese Blend, Sangiovese (view label images)
9/29/2009 - Double-A Likes this wine:
88 points
Good intensity, cherry and amaretto nose with earth and leather notes. Dry palate, with firm tannins; good length, classic in style and finish.
3.5/5
Red
9/29/2009 - Double-A Likes this wine:
90 points
Very dark extract. Tar, currant, vanilla, chocolate, and savoury spice nose. Dry, firm palate; long, chewy finish.
4/5
Spirits
2/1/2009 - Double-A wrote:
Dried grass, ginger and earth aromas with integrated char and smoke notes. Very dry and a bit astringint on the palate; alcohol adds weight but too much heat. More smoke and peat on the palate than the nose. Much better balanced with water added.
Feb 2009
Spirits
10/1/2000 - Double-A wrote:
Smoky & peaty... a bit of funk like burnt hair (sulphur?) followed by vanilla and toast. Dry, hot palate. Long finish
Oct 2000
Spirits
1/1/2012 - Double-A wrote:
Poured at a Malt Whisky presentation. No notes taken. Posted only to record malts I have sampled
Spirits
Rounded and honeyed with delicate grain/malt and nut nose. Flavourful, medium-bodied palate; sweet-centred with a good kick of peat; long, smoked finish.
2010
Spirits
1/1/2012 - Double-A wrote:
Poured at a Malt Whisky presentation. No notes taken. Posted only to record malts I have sampled
Spirits
11/1/2004 - Double-A wrote:
Aromatic, peaty, hay, lemon, bright malt and hops. Dry, light and spiced; a bit hot.
Nov 2004

*first presentation under Gordon and MacPhail's new ownership.
Spirits
1/1/2012 - Double-A wrote:
Poured at a Malt Whisky presentation. No notes taken. Posted only to record malts I have sampled.
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