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1990 Louis Latour Corton-Charlemagne Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru Chardonnay
5/24/2021 - ron m wrote:
I have fond memories of this bottling as this was one of the first a-ha! moments in my wine journey many years ago. Today this was a little oxidized and somewhat fading but still good. Oxidized notes mostly blew off after 15 minutes and the wine was still fresh. The nose was kaleidoscopic - shifting between flowers, peach, and creme brulee. The palate was harmonious but did not leave a strong impression. Decent finish. This is all about the nose. Paired wonderfully (surprisingly well!) with La Bernardin black cod in ginger scallion nage. A treat at 20 years old.
  • bavaur commented:

    9/12/21, 8:43 PM - I think you’ll find it’s 30 years old, not 20. Time marches on!

2017 Patz & Hall Pinot Noir Chenoweth Ranch Russian River Valley
2/23/2021 - bavaur wrote:
92 points
Popped and poured at cellar temperature. A lovely copper/rusty colour in the glass. Chocolate, red cherries and dusty Turkish Delight on the nose. Round and smooth on the palate, great mouthfeel and more cherries and dusty chocolate flavours. Despite the rich descriptors this is very restrained, lovely by itself but even better with food. No clue where this will go, but my guess is that this is drinking at its prime now.
  • bavaur commented:

    2/24/21, 8:38 PM - Violets, rose, cream, a bit of nut. Then the overwhelming sensation when you open a really dusty/sugary box of it!

2017 Tablas Creek Le Complice Paso Robles Adelaida District Red Rhone Blend
11/5/2020 - bavaur wrote:
90 points
Opens fairly muted and relatively translucent and also not super full bodied. Develops with some air and grows into savoury forest floor notes. Equally savoury on the palate. Could probably use a bit more time in bottle and/or a bit more of a chill.
  • bavaur commented:

    11/6/20, 8:51 PM - I completely agree and am a big fan of TCV but this one didn’t quite do it for me. I much preferred the En Gobelet to this. Could well have been the serving temperature and/or not giving it enough air. Looking forward to trying the 2018s!

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