Tasting Notes for clarktoews

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Red
2011 Fontodi Chianti Classico Gran Selezione Vigna del Sorbo Chianti Classico DOCG Sangiovese Blend, Sangiovese (view label images)
1/12/2020 - clarktoews Likes this wine:
92 points
Deep dark colour. Nose was fresh with some forest floor and dark fruits. After an hr of being open, tannins softened and the wine was very smooth and showed a good amount of fruit.
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White
12/31/2019 - clarktoews Likes this wine:
91 points
Nose was a bit muted but texture was great and very Chablis like, on the palate. Decent length on the finish. Great value
White
12/18/2019 - clarktoews Likes this wine:
89 points
Sweet notes on the nose and some flint/smoky tones on the finish. Decently complex
White
12/8/2019 - clarktoews Likes this wine:
91 points
Huge btl variance in this wine. Last time was terrible, this one was very good. Still had decent fruit and mineral notes
White
12/2/2019 - clarktoews Likes this wine:
95 points
Just amazing! So complex and smooth.
Red
11/23/2019 - clarktoews Likes this wine:
91 points
Solid village wine. Should improve over the next 5yrs
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Red
11/24/2019 - clarktoews Likes this wine:
91 points
Solid wine but the fruit on the finish is starting to fade
Red
11/19/2019 - clarktoews wrote:
89 points
Super tight when I first opened it and it didn’t improve much over the next 2hrs. Tried the other half of the btl the next day and the sour cherries were even more pronounced than the day before. Not sure what to think about this one.....
Red
10/19/2019 - clarktoews Likes this wine:
90 points
Decent bright fruit on the nose and the mid palate had some weight. The finish was lacking
Red
9/12/2019 - clarktoews wrote:
89 points
Super sour cherry on the finish early. It did fade after 30mins of air
Red
7/30/2019 - clarktoews Likes this wine:
92 points
Super smooth. Still decent fruit on the nose but definitely not bright fruit more medium to dark muted tones. No browning on the edges of this yet. Really nice wine
White
6/20/2019 - clarktoews Likes this wine:
92 points
A bit closed when I pooped it but after approx 45mins it loosened up and was great. Prob gets better over the next 5yrs
White
6/15/2019 - clarktoews Likes this wine:
92 points
Drinking like a grand cru Chablis
Red
5/28/2019 - clarktoews Likes this wine:
95 points
Wow wow wow! Amazing from the nose to the finish. Super dark and powerful. Much deeper than I expected. Just great
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Red
5/28/2019 - clarktoews Likes this wine:
90 points
Decent nose of light fruit and probably rose pedals. Good flavour initially, started to fade on the mid-palate and then disappeared on the finish. Think it is is overpriced
Red
5/9/2019 - clarktoews Likes this wine:
90 points
Nose was fresh and bright. I think the sour cherry was too pronounced on the finish for me
White
3/26/2019 - clarktoews Likes this wine:
94 points
Just an amazing wine. Super bright nose still and very good liberality as well. Nice long finish, I don’t think it gets any better.
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White
3/24/2019 - clarktoews Likes this wine:
91 points
Very Chablis like. Great value
White
2007 Bonneau du Martray Corton-Charlemagne Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru Chardonnay (view label images)
3/21/2019 - clarktoews Likes this wine:
93 points
This wine keeps getting better. Loads of life left
Red
3/21/2019 - clarktoews Likes this wine:
92 points
Very very good. Still has a great colour in the glass. The nose and finish are starting to lose their fruit. Still really enjoyed it
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Red
2/27/2019 - clarktoews Likes this wine:
93 points
This wine has made such an improvement over the past 4yrs in the bottle. It is now smooth and delicious with everything coming together. I am a fan
Red
2/23/2019 - clarktoews Likes this wine:
91 points
Deep dark colour in the glass. Loads of fruit on this one. Decently smooth. Weight seemed a bit disjointed vs the powerful finish
Red
2/6/2019 - clarktoews Likes this wine:
92 points
Love this wine. Needed prob 30mins of air. Amazing bright colour in the glass and a huge fruit nose. Medium cherry notes on the palate and a nice silky texture with smooth tannins.
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Red
2/1/2019 - clarktoews Likes this wine:
90 points
Nice dark colour and no browning on the edges. Big fruit on the nose but a bit rough on the finish. Don’t think this gets any better. Drink up
Red
1/15/2019 - clarktoews Likes this wine:
92 points
Beautiful colour and Jose. Still a bit tight on the finish. Needs another 2-3yrs(amazingly) to be in the best drinking window
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Red
1/11/2019 - clarktoews Likes this wine:
90 points
Needed about an hr of air to blow off the tart cherry finish. Much more round and full after that time. Decent Cally Pinot, have a few years in it for sure
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Red
1/3/2019 - clarktoews Likes this wine:
90 points
Definitely a Cally Pinot. Lots of dark fruit and heavy alcohol @ 14%ish but still nicely packaged. I would think this should stay enjoyable for another 5yrs
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Red
2010 Thibault Liger-Belair Charmes-Chambertin Charmes-Chambertin Grand Cru Pinot Noir (view label images)
12/19/2018 - clarktoews Likes this wine:
94 points
I would drink this everyday if I could. It was so bright and really rounded out on the finish after approx 30mins in the glass
White
12/11/2018 - clarktoews Likes this wine:
91 points
Wayyyyy better than the first bottle I tried two yes ago. It is now in its drinking window
Red
12/11/2018 - clarktoews Likes this wine:
94 points
No fading at all, lots of life left
Red
7/28/2018 - clarktoews Likes this wine:
91 points
Definitely needed some air but then opened up nicely and had a decent amount of light fruit on the palate. Nose was clear and fairly bright. Better than the last bottle I had
Red
7/26/2018 - clarktoews Likes this wine:
93 points
absolutely love this wine. still has a nice deep colour to it, and nothing is fading. lots of medium fruit on the nose which carries through on the palate and the finish. still has room to improve i think and will last another 10yrs
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White
7/26/2018 - clarktoews Likes this wine:
93 points
just awesome. lots going on here, a big big wine. super smooth and has a big weight on the palate with a smoky finish. dont think it gets any better and prob stays this good for another 3yrs
Red
7/1/2018 - clarktoews Likes this wine:
93 points
This wine/producer is becoming my deserted island wine. Just continues to impress
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Red
4/27/2018 - clarktoews Likes this wine:
94 points
wow, it has been probably 3yrs since I had one of these and I was super impressed. loads of dark fruit(without being sweet) a hint of spice as well. super silky smooth on the palate with an awesome finish.
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Red
4/25/2018 - clarktoews Likes this wine:
92 points
Super expressive nose of dark fruit, tar and spices. Was a touch green on the finish initially and then after an hr of decanting it was super smooth
Red
3/26/2018 - clarktoews Likes this wine:
91 points
lively fresh nose of light/medium fruit with a hint of spice. a touch tight on the finish but loosened up really well after an hr, finish was bright and full, very enjoyable now, prob gets a bit better over the next cpl of yrs.
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Red
2/24/2018 - clarktoews Likes this wine:
91 points
Amazing how much fruit is still on this one. Still has deep colour as well. Fruit does fade after about 1hr of being open, so drink up!
Red
2/21/2018 - clarktoews Likes this wine:
89 points
Solid value wine. Decent fruit upfront and tannins were light and smooth
Red
2/6/2018 - clarktoews Likes this wine:
94 points
just fantastic! super smooth on the palate and a very long finish. everything is in balance here. not sure this gets any better
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Red
2/1/2018 - clarktoews Likes this wine:
91 points
solid new world Pinot. fruit forward without being jammy. good length for the finish as well. has another 5yrs in it
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Red
1/20/2018 - clarktoews Likes this wine:
93 points
Nose was immediately open with black fruit notes and a touch of floral. Started out right and restrictive by after 30mins of air the fruit cane forward and it was much more round and fruit forward then most classic barolos. Had half the btl over an 1.5hrs and it was still getting better
Red
1/18/2018 - clarktoews Likes this wine:
92 points
gave this one approx 45mins of air, just in the btl) which i think really helped soften this one. dark fruits were definitely present and dominated. fairly well rounded and decent length on the finish.
Red
1/4/2018 - clarktoews Likes this wine:
92 points
huge ripe fruit & floral nose. one of the best aromas i have experienced recently. wine was a bit tight @ first but after 30mins of air, the grippiness eased up and the wine rounded out. big fan of this one
Red
1/3/2018 - clarktoews Likes this wine:
90 points
not as fruit forward and round as i was expecting. nose seemed closed and the wine didnt give up much on the palate either. not sure if it is in a weird state or if the btl was off
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Red
12/19/2017 - clarktoews Likes this wine:
91 points
Was closed at first. Much more approachable after 45mins of decanting. Super smooth on the palate
Red
12/5/2017 - clarktoews Likes this wine:
94 points
Just outstanding. Loads of fruit on the nose and super smooth on the palate with a nice long finish. Don’t think this will get any better
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Red
11/21/2017 - clarktoews Likes this wine:
89 points
this needed some air for sure. was tight and sour at first but after an hr, fruit came forward and finish mellowed to a decent example for the yr but not amazing
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