Comments on my notes

(38 comments on 28 notes)

1 - 28 of 28 Sort order
Rosé
2017 Domaine Tempier Bandol Rosé Mourvedre Blend, Mourvedre
7/9/2019 - Vinogan(s) wrote:
84 points
Orange, glycerine, full in flavor and a lot of wine, but clearly misses structure (due to vintage?)

I don't get all the praise and high scores here. OK, it has a lot more taste than your average rosé quaffer, but flavor intensity alone does not make this a great wine, especially when it is clearly lacking on some fundamental points. Consequently also grossly overpriced

Best rosé in the world? Poor world...
  • Vinogan(s) commented:

    7/12/19, 6:24 AM - Hi vjiz,

    Frankly, this was my first tempier rosé and given its reputation and the comments I read beforehand, I honestly expected a lot more of this bottle.

    Personally, I don't limit rosé to appellations / regions. So the fact that this might be a good exemple of bandol/provence rosé does not mean there are not more interesting rosés coming from anywhere.

    And the fact that it is not cost prohibitive, although true, does not necessarely automatically imply that it is a good QPR in my book.

    But you are right, maybe I should give it a second chance, and get myself a bottle coming from a somewhat cooler vintage than 2017.

    Br,

White
2014 Domaine Vincent and Sophie Morey Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Embrazées Chardonnay
7/9/2019 - Vinogan(s) wrote:
88 points
I don't get previous notes: fresh, pure, clean... it is not. Vanilla, wood, an embryonic wine, unfortunately a textbook example of oak ridden chardonnay at the moment. Too youg now, but will need a lot of extra time
  • Vinogan(s) commented:

    7/12/19, 6:16 AM - Hi Vietty,

    I personally would recommend waiting a few years to pop this, unless you are fond of very noticeable oak influence in white wine (I am not).

    Br,

Red
2014 Quinta de la Rosa Douro Reserva Red Blend
5/6/2019 - Mr Coone Likes this wine:
91 points
High intensity in the glass.
Ripe black fruit in both nose and on the palate.
Ripe plum, cassis, vanilla and caramel
Still quite tannic though
  • Vinogan(s) commented:

    5/9/19, 2:04 PM - Aaj tingk dis wil bie et piek in 2022 :-)

Red
2015 Fattoria di Fèlsina Berardenga Chianti Classico Riserva Rancia Chianti Classico DOCG Sangiovese
5/8/2019 - Rollerball wrote:
Even out of 375 we are drinking these way too young.
  • Vinogan(s) commented:

    5/9/19, 2:02 PM - I agree. Please don't :-)

Red
2010 Podere Le Ripi Amore e Follia Toscana IGT Sangiovese Blend, Sangiovese
4/16/2019 - Vinogan(s) Likes this wine:
90 points
Really like this. After some air the syrah characteristics really come through.
  • Vinogan(s) commented:

    4/17/19, 5:53 AM - Chateaux vini, Dilbeek

Red
2012 Giacomo Mori Chianti Castelrotto Riserva Sangiovese Blend, Sangiovese
2/17/2019 - Vinogan(s) wrote:
89 points
Final bottle. A bit fresher and more elegant than the fonterutoli '12 drank alongside it.
  • Vinogan(s) commented:

    2/20/19, 1:08 AM - Ai tingk det joe hef de laest bottel of de 2012 in de weurlt deir in joor klimoatekaste. Ee verrie joeniek pies wit siknifikant historikal valjoe ��

  • Vinogan(s) commented:

    3/1/19, 9:50 AM - Vaffanculo, idiota! ��

  • Vinogan(s) commented:

    4/4/19, 2:13 AM - Ej joe, aai wonder wen joe wil fainalie oopen joor bottel? Biekos if joe weet too long, de waain wil not teest goed enimoor, joe noow. En doont kom nokking on maai door den, zene

Red
2014 Mas Doix Priorat Salanques Grenache Blend, Grenache
2/25/2019 - Kentw wrote:
Made an error, did not drink. Note I removed was for a different wine.
  • Vinogan(s) commented:

    3/9/19, 4:38 AM - Hello Kent,

    Salanques is not zin, but a blend of mostly grenache and some carignan and syrah.

  • Vinogan(s) commented:

    3/10/19, 12:04 AM - ��

Red
2015 Tenuta San Guido Bolgheri Sassicaia Sassicaia Red Bordeaux Blend
1/30/2019 - wren460 Likes this wine:
92 points
Decanted 5 hours. I would never guess this was an Italian wine since I didn´t smell the rust/oxide/sulfur I always get from them. Soft and rounded blue fruit with no hard edges. A lot of dark fruit in here,floral.. Kind of....boring at this stage. I don´t know how this will evolve but today is an ok wine that is kind of tight and boring. I have zero experience with Italian wines and I favor Napa cabs by a huge margin, maybe some of you love this style but I choose a Caymus SS, a Buccella, or a TOR cabs any day over this wine. Have 2 cases at home, maybe in 2 or 3 years will open a bottle.
  • Vinogan(s) commented:

    1/31/19, 7:41 AM - Hi,

    If you're into new world style wine, which your profile indicates, this is clearly not the wine for you.

    I do not understand why you bought 2 cases of this then. The old world style is kinda basic info you can find immediately when searching the internet.

    Oh well, hope it grows on you.

    Regards,

  • Vinogan(s) commented:

    1/31/19, 8:02 AM - I see... I also just noticed you have quite a gap in your tasting notes (2016 to 2018), so seems to make sense.

    Still quite a gamble if you ask me.

    Thanks for your time to clarify!

    Next stop, burgundy maybe?

    Regards,

Red
2009 Fattoria di Fèlsina Berardenga Chianti Classico Riserva Rancia Chianti Classico DOCG Sangiovese
1/25/2019 - thomasito2001 Likes this wine:
94 points
Really in a great place right now, the nose has opened up since last time but it is the palate and the wonderful mouthfeel which sticks out for this wine. Very pleasurable!
  • Vinogan(s) commented:

    1/26/19, 3:52 AM - Hi, how did you prepare the wine before drinking? Decanted? How long did it air?

    Thanks,

  • Vinogan(s) commented:

    1/28/19, 1:37 AM - Ok, thank you!

Red
2007 Mastroberardino Taurasi Radici Taurasi DOCG Aglianico
1/17/2019 - olalar wrote:
86 points
I am disapointed with the performance of the 2007. Still tight and not giving much away. Tannins are now subtle but there is still good freshness. No signs of tertiary flavors. Seems similar to my bottle 3 years ago. Should one wait another 2 years?
  • Vinogan(s) commented:

    1/19/19, 1:42 AM - Strange, my bottle last year was ready for business. Off bottle?

Red
2015 Tenuta San Guido Bolgheri Sassicaia Sassicaia Red Bordeaux Blend
1/18/2019 - kk00020 Likes this wine:
95 points
A comment I heard tonight, " this is about the most enjoyable thing you can experience with your clothes on"
  • Vinogan(s) commented:

    1/19/19, 1:35 AM - Haha, one to remember ��

White
2017 Morgante Sicilia Bianco di Morgante Contrada Racalmare Nero d'Avola
1/3/2019 - Vinogan(s) wrote:
88 points
Exotic fruit, pineapple, agrum, peach, very expressive fruit.
  • Vinogan(s) commented:

    1/5/19, 12:23 AM - Hi Benny,

    No, this wine was served during a blind tasting end of December (although I was the on who bought it :-)). Each participant then writes his note when the wine is served.

    ...and this was mine :-)

    I don't know if the other participants will publish their note on CT as well, as they are less methodic on this as me.

    But I noticed you and I had indeed the same impression of the wine. Means we tasted the same :-)

    Cheers,

Red
2006 Cerbaiona (Molinari) Brunello di Montalcino Sangiovese
12/15/2018 - Al man wrote:
$$250 bottle from Abe White at Xmas party 2018
  • Vinogan(s) commented:

    12/16/18, 1:22 AM - 250? You got ripped

Red
2010 Argiano Solengo Toscana IGT SuperTuscan Blend
The last 2010 in my cellar, and have to say it is a very pleasant wine, the bouquet is typical good Solengo.... the taste is like velvet in your mouth of the licorice, vanilla... with a good long after taste... I am just wondering how the ownership change of the vineyard will affect this quality? Has anybody already opinons?
  • Vinogan(s) commented:

    11/5/18, 8:04 AM - Why not edit your score then?

Red
2015 Orma Toscana IGT Red Bordeaux Blend
10/26/2018 - NostraBacchus Likes this wine:
94 points
First a little closed, decanted for 3 hours. Notes of espresso, dark chocolate, sweet spices, cassis, dark raspberries, leather, also some tobacco, a touch of smoke, also some flowery notes, as well as some grahphite. It‘s pretty full-bodied, with a creamy texture, with excellent balance of medium-high but ripe tannin and medium-high acidity that‘s almost covered by the wealth of ruit. Very good length. A super pretty but still incredibly young Bordeaux blend and a good value for this level of quality. (94+)
  • Vinogan(s) commented:

    10/28/18, 3:23 AM - Hi, according to the tech sheet and parker notes, this is only 50% merlot.

  • Vinogan(s) commented:

    10/28/18, 4:49 AM - Indeed :-)

Red
2007 Marchesi Mazzei Chianti Classico Castello di Fonterutoli Gran Selezione Chianti Classico DOCG Sangiovese Blend, Sangiovese
9/24/2018 - Purslane Likes this wine:
94 points
Wine of the night at a double blind tasting where wine lovers each contributed at least one bottle. A stunningly good example of how great the 2007 vintage was in Chianti even for an under $30 non-labeled Riserva. 90% Sangiovese, 5% Merlot, and the rest several traditional red varietals approved for blending. Well structured by bright acidity and smooth edged tannin. Deliciously fruity red cherry, black cherry, and pomegranate. Overall, rich, elegant, and complete.
  • Vinogan(s) commented:

    9/25/18, 3:02 AM - Hi,

    Geeky fact: the castello di fonterutoli qualifies as a riserva; it is simply not put on the label (more recent vintages are under the gran selezione appellation btw). Their "normal" classico is simply called fonterutoli.

Red
2013 Tenuta San Guido Guidalberto Toscana IGT SuperTuscan Blend
9/16/2018 - HL Pong Likes this wine:
93 points
Open up for 45 mins

Appearance : medium ruby, with legs

On nose : medium intensity, red fruit : cherry, black fruit : plum skin, casis, red rice, vanilla oak, after 1hr, it turned to red plum, lichorice, tobacco, it is still developing. Very pleasent aroma and complexity and good integration.

On palate : dry, medium+ acidity, medium+ and smooth tannin, and I wonder it went though MLF. Sweet Red fruit forward such as plum on front palate, medium+ body on mid palate with elegance, medium+ flavour intensity and medium+ alcohol and black tea bitterness and a bit savoury finishing.

This is obviously an old world but new style one. If it is blind tasted, I will say it just like a Bordeaux grand cru. Carefully to differentiate, one can still find the firm and red fruit acidity came from the Italian Tuscan style. I love this wine as this is not an expensive super Tuscan (HKD $228 only)! You may choose to keep it for 5 more years but I will choose to open it now cos I love the fruitiness and territory flavour in balance. Cheers!
  • Vinogan(s) commented:

    9/16/18, 10:34 AM - Guidalberto does not contain any sangiovese, it is 60/40 cab s and merlot since vintage 2005. The acidity you refer to is typically tuscan/italian.

Rosé
2017 Domaine Tempier Bandol Rosé Mourvedre Blend, Mourvedre
9/13/2018 - chablis28 wrote:
88 points
An intriguing rose' loaded with character and concentration. A mix of textures and flavors not always entirely in my wheelhouse but you'd be hard put to find a more unique wine. Some red fruit, mineral, lots of herbs and spice. A bit of annoying bitterness on the finish - perhaps from the alc? At times this reminds me of lager beer on the finish. Not an appealing element for me. All in all, while not wanting multiple btls in the cellar, this is fun to drink once or twice a year. Might, grab one more btl this year yet to confirm my opinion of this vintage. Right now, 91pts for the concentration and depth / 85pts for the texture and rocky, not always elegant, finish. 88-89pts overall for me. Oddly alc is listed as 11-14% which is pretty useless info. which is it? 11% or 14%? Tasted and felt more like 14% to me.
  • Vinogan(s) commented:

    9/15/18, 4:42 AM - Nonsense about the alcohol range: the bottle clearly states 13,5%

  • Vinogan(s) commented:

    9/15/18, 10:13 AM - 2 different alcohol % on one bottle? That'll be a first... Please take into account that french wine legislation does not even allow for such a broad range of alcohol % to be put on the label, thank you very much.

  • Vinogan(s) commented:

    9/16/18, 12:30 AM - Hi Chablis28,

    No need for that, I think I solved the matter going through the label pictures here on CT in the meantime.

    I think your bottle was a special "Kermit Lynch" bottling with specific label. And indeed, those specific labels have the alcohol range you mention. So I stand nicely corrected :-)

    In my defence, this is a special bottling for the US market, where the US label rules apply and not the french. On the "original french" bottling, you will notice that the exact % is mentioned (first pic on CT for example - it is also a label in one piece, where the US label consists of 2 [1 large, 1 small]).

    So there you have it, we were both looking at a different label, and this whole discussion is Kermit Lynch's fault :-)

    And I agree with you that such a broad range of alcohol % is pretty useless! But you have to change US label rules for that to stop...

    Best regards,

  • Vinogan(s) commented:

    9/16/18, 7:42 AM - Well, it's just that I've seen a fair share of quite stupid comments on CT lately (brunello with 45% merlot in the blend anyone?). Turns out this wasn't one of them. Although I am now convinced US wine labeling laws are really retarded - or is that over the top too? ;-)

Rosé
2017 Domaine Tempier Bandol Rosé Mourvedre Blend, Mourvedre
9/14/2018 - davidb18 Likes this wine:
94 points
superb. savory, full bodied, nice backbone. this wine will improve as each other vintage has one year from release. So 2019 spring, it will be even better. Superstar rose!
  • Vinogan(s) commented:

    9/15/18, 4:31 AM - 2017 was released in 2018...

Red
2013 Rocca di Frassinello Maremma Toscana Rocca di Frassinello SuperTuscan Blend
9/8/2018 - clayh55 Likes this wine:
93 points
Excellent super tuscan blend that is an amazing value. Balanced tannins expressive fruit with a complex nose. Priced like a everyday wine but has enough going on to allow a sit, swirl and sip session that stretches out a few hours. I love finding wines of this quality at this price point.
  • Vinogan(s) commented:

    9/9/18, 12:05 AM - Priced like a table wine? What a snobby comment!

  • Vinogan(s) commented:

    9/10/18, 12:16 AM - Hi Mark,

    That's a different way of putting it and I can totally relate to that! Stellar qpr...

    35 $ is also a really good deal - I paid 38 €, i.e. +-44 $.

    Still, 35 $ in my book does not qualify as a "everyday wine" and I think it's the wrong way of getting the message across.

    But I understand your point.

    Best regards,

White
2014 Didier Dagueneau Pouilly-Fumé Silex Sauvignon Blanc
7/19/2018 - Bruno DALBIEZ Likes this wine:
94 points
It was a 2012. Smooth, elegant, with its unmistakeable "smoked" notes. Not a hint of excessive acidity. Accompanied our BBQ'd "langouste" like a dream.
  • Vinogan(s) commented:

    7/24/18, 10:55 AM - Hi, why not move your tn to 2012 then and delete it here?

Red
2010 Firriato Perricone Sicilia Ribeca
6/19/2018 - SLOFred Likes this wine:
92 points
This was a surprisingly great wine. I have been really disappointed with most of my mid and high priced Italian wines. This wine was exceptional. Especially after 1 hour. I am not sure what grape is in this wine, but it was tarry like syrah. I really enjoyed this wine and would buy again, knowing it would need this length aging. At $29 I paid, a very good QPR.
  • Vinogan(s) commented:

    6/21/18, 1:06 AM - Uhm, what do you think about perricone as the grape used here?

Red
2010 Antinori Tignanello Toscana IGT SuperTuscan Blend
6/14/2018 - Vinogan(s) wrote:
What a great review from gemasy here below. Really usefull stuff.

I have no choice but to give comments via a new TN, because user is not even accepting comments on his TNs. I wonder why...
  • Vinogan(s) commented:

    6/15/18, 12:10 AM - :-)))))))) Good idea!

White
2010 Château Smith Haut Lafitte Blanc Pessac-Léognan Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend
6/14/2018 - Vinogan(s) wrote:
92 points
Grass, mineral, toast, long aftertaste, acidity, finesse, indeed a great wine.
  • Vinogan(s) commented:

    6/15/18, 12:09 AM - Enjoy it, Mark!

Red
2013 Podere Sapaio Sapaio Toscana IGT Red Bordeaux Blend
5/3/2018 - Fantasio Likes this wine:
91 points
Joli vin avec un boisé noble et des tanins soyeux (merlot oblige). Nez épicé, mûres, cannelle, encens, cerises à l’eau de vie. Somme toute, du bel ouvrage... Mais à 57 bidous, ça commence à faire onéreux.Pas un rqp, mais bordeaux non plus tant qu’à ça. 91.
  • Vinogan(s) commented:

    5/4/18, 3:04 AM - Sapaio no longer contains merlot

Red
2013 Brancaia Il Blu Toscana IGT SuperTuscan Blend
3/11/2018 - RussK wrote:
91 points
Russk at the Suckling Tasting. 91+ cab franc notes.
  • Vinogan(s) commented:

    3/13/18, 11:07 AM - There is no cab franc in this wine

Red
2015 Bodegas El Nido Jumilla Clio Red Blend
3/10/2018 - Cityracer wrote:
Based on reviews, I am holding off for a few years.
  • Vinogan(s) commented:

    3/11/18, 12:24 AM - So you basically haven't tried it?

Red
2007 Domaine Charvin Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red Rhone Blend
8/10/2017 - Vinogan(s) wrote:
flawed
Oxidized
  • Vinogan(s) commented:

    8/10/17, 11:59 PM - Hi,

    This is indeed the same bottle - it was during a joint tasting. Br,

1 - 28 of 28
© 2003-19 CellarTracker! LLC.

Report a Problem

Close