Tasting Notes for mimik

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Red
2/14/2019 - mimik Likes this wine:
93 points
Dark brooding notes of black cherry, cedar and plum permeate through the nose with similar replays on the pallete. This is a modern wine but with a seductive taste that shows quality wine making and delivers immense pleasure. This is so young but will be great in a couple years time. Give it another 5 years and more. Long long plum and cedar finish. 93+
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Red
2/13/2019 - mimik Likes this wine:
90 points
Is there anything this winemaker cannot do well? This is not modern nor a natural wine style but what I call a rustic artisanal winemaker. Loads of blackberries and smoke and leather with blueberries on the nose. Palate a bit more subdued but still full bodied. Very promising but I’d wait 3 years for it to flesh out.
Red
2/10/2019 - mimik Likes this wine:
96 points
OMG is this good. This is in a perfect place right now with sweet tobacco and dark plum and cedar notes on the nose and palate. Cleverly put together, the texture is so smooth it glides in your mouth. Long finish. Great wine.
Red
2/9/2019 - mimik wrote:
94 points
Gorgeous fruit. Cherry, figs, notes of vanilla and depth of flavour. Almost seemed a bit young with a good tannic backbone but was open for busy with a slight brooding quality. Pair with red meat dishes. Very masculine wine. 94
Red
2/9/2019 - mimik wrote:
93 points
This is ready to go. This is becoming a much softer and more subdued version of what it was even 5 to 6 years ago. Gone is the harsh alcohol and the pruny tastes. What shines through is a nice example of an elegant well-balanced Pegau should taste like. Lots of dark blackberry and some provincial herbs on the nose with a replace on the palate. Very nice. 93
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Red
2/3/2019 - mimik wrote:
87 points
Elegant and well made but missing more depth and complexity on the mid palate. Very fresh with great acidity but lacking a bit of backbone. Notes of cherriesand earth with a tannic bite on the short to medium finish.87-88.
Red
1/13/2019 - mimik Likes this wine:
92 points
Minty. Well aged with hints of camphor and cedar and dark cherries in the nose and palate. A bit of dark chocolate on the palate on a medium long finish. Drink or hold for another 5 years.
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Red
1/8/2019 - mimik wrote:
89 points
Dark matter with nose of charred wood, forest floor, and violets. Palate is full bodied with more woody notes and blackberry notes. Modern and concentrated with a slightly hot finish. Hopefully with time will mellow into something less generic.
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White - Sweet/Dessert
1/6/2019 - mimik Likes this wine:
92 points
Very very good as usual and will need a decade before it really starts to shine. Opened up nicely after 1-2 hours of air.
White
1/6/2019 - mimik wrote:
91 points
Beautiful golden colour, buttery and sweet tropical notes on the nose with similar replays on the palate. This was a little disappointing because I wanted to see more acidity on the palate but alas, none was to be found. Long finish. But still a nice wine
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Red
1986 Château La Mission Haut-Brion Pessac-Léognan Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
1/6/2019 - mimik wrote:
90 points
This is at peak. Beautiful tertiary notes and very smooth scents of oak and black current with pencil shavings. Medium bodied with a medium-long finish. Very nice but fading. It’s an 86 so not sure the fruit will outlast the tannins
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White - Sparkling
12/25/2018 - mimik Likes this wine:
90 points
Décent. Well made but a tad pricey for what’s in the bottle.
White - Sparkling
12/22/2018 - mimik wrote:
88 points
Dry and champagne like but lacks character
Red
12/9/2018 - mimik wrote:
94 points
Beautiful nose dark and still brooding with licorice, Smokey blackberry and sweet plum notes with hints of camphor. The palate was Pegau but velvety and with lots of glycerin. Long finish. Starting it’s drinking window.
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Red
12/7/2018 - mimik wrote:
91 points
This is a stunning wine for the price. Modern but elegant and still steeped in tradition. Lovely red cherry and raspberry notes on the palate. This was velvety and smooth to the point where it drinks like water. Character and then some at 18$ a bottle. Medium long finish.
Red
12/7/2018 - mimik wrote:
91 points
Stunning qpr. Firing on all cylinders. Modern but well placed on tradition.
Red
12/2/2018 - mimik Likes this wine:
92 points
Dark colour but with a bit of bricking on the rims. Elegant and restrained nose of ripe raisins, black cherry with hints of new tobacco pipe. The palate is very balanced with good glycerin feel on a medium-full bodied palate. Hints of mint and lots of vibrant acidity framed by a black cherry notes on the long finish. 92. Points. Not sure if it needs more time or it won’t get any better with time.
Red
11/9/2018 - mimik Likes this wine:
88 points
Dark fruits, blackberry and black raspberry notes on the nose and palate. Medium to full bodied, medium acidity and nice texture with well integrated tannins. Drink over the next 3-5 years
White
2015 Château de Rochemorin Blanc Pessac-Léognan Sauvignon Blanc (view label images)
11/3/2018 - mimik Likes this wine:
92 points
Agree with patrioti Panos. This is a very nice and well made bargain level Bordeaux white and it shines in the 2015 vintage. Nose of ripe lychee, ground cherries and matchstick notes with more matchstick and lychee notes on a medium bodied white with short to medium acidity. Long lingering finish brings me back for more. Excellent.
Red
11/2/2018 - mimik Likes this wine:
88 points
Bien fait mais trop jeune. La structure est la pour un bon vieillissement mais pas trop expressif pour le moment. A revoir dans 5 ans
Red
10/21/2018 - mimik wrote:
93 points
Rather muted on opening but with a bit of coaxing, this showed such elegant fruit in the nose with young morello cherries, rhubarb and young strawberry and some dusty notes. The palate was full bodied and tannic with medium to high acidity framed by fine tannins. After some airtime, this began to shine. Give this another 5 years and it will be singing.
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White - Sparkling
10/15/2018 - mimik wrote:
Stunning purity and taste profile. This is a wow wine. Toasted French toast notes with grilled almond on the nose with refined pain brioche on the palate. This shows incredible pedigree and an even more impressive range of flavours that are only now starting to evolve. This is that special bottle you open up on those occasions that call for it. Looong finish. 96+
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Red
10/12/2018 - mimik Likes this wine:
Dark and brooding with a sexy nose of spicy plum, cherry, blueberry and red currant fruit on the nose. The palate is pure cherry liqueur with a tannic bite and refreshing acidity. This needs time to flesh out and when it does, it will be something special. Long long finish. 92+ for now
Red
10/7/2018 - mimik Likes this wine:
94 points
Stunning. Purity and elegance beautifully combined. Notes of morello cherry and sweet oak replays on nose and palate with hints of cloves. This one needs time but it will shine. Try again in 6-8 years. This is a unique wine and very refreshing in this age of taste uniformity. 94+
Red
10/5/2018 - mimik wrote:
Muted and still tannic but shows pedigree underneath. 17 years young. Needs more time to integrate but patience will reward the drinker. Dark current and plum fruit await the patient.
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White - Sweet/Dessert
2005 Château Lafaurie-Peyraguey Sauternes Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend (view label images)
10/5/2018 - mimik wrote:
90 points
I’ve always thought 2005 was a light vintage for Sauternes and this wine doesn’t dispute that. Peach and tropical fruits on display. Lacks depth and acidity to make this a more compelling effort. Medium long finish. Ok but not worth the price of admission.
White - Sweet/Dessert
2005 Château Lafaurie-Peyraguey Sauternes Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend (view label images)
10/5/2018 - mimik wrote:
I’ve always thought 2005 was a light vintage for Sauternes and this wine doesn’t dispute that. Peach and tropical fruits on display. Lacks depth and acidity to make this a more compelling effort. Medium long finish. Ok but not worth the price of admission.
Red
10/5/2018 - mimik wrote:
93 points
Stunning elegance. Beautiful composition of earthy, tobacco and sweet plum notes. Still young but it’s pedigree shows. Long succulent finish
Red
10/5/2018 - mimik wrote:
92 points
Rather muted nose of tomatoes and all spice. The palate is more than expressive wit sweet tobacco and spicy sweet plum notes on a long tobacco finish. Lovely
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Red
2001 Penfolds Grange South Australia Shiraz Blend, Syrah (view label images)
10/5/2018 - mimik wrote:
95 points
Wow is this powerful. Intoxicating notes of cassis and blackberry and dollops of vanilla but put together professionally. This is crying out for a steak. So seducing but big. Not for the subtle. Long blackberry finish. Unique
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Red
10/5/2018 - mimik wrote:
93 points
Well well look who’s aged quite gracefully. Violets and spicy black currant on the nose with hints of eucalyptus. Similar replays on the palate. Chocolate notes on the palate on the finish. Can last longer but why wait. Life is short.
Red
10/5/2018 - mimik wrote:
95 points
Such a beautiful brunello. Lots of tobacco leaf and ripe morello cherries notes with a sweet oak taste. This is why Brunelleschi need at least 15 plus years in them to really shine. This was such an example. Long succulent finish.
Red
10/5/2018 - mimik wrote:
94 points
Yup. Super Tuscans all taste Bordeaux like. Sweet ripe Bell pepper and pencil shaving on the nose with more toasted oak and black currant fruit on the palate.Long and refined finish.
White
9/8/2018 - mimik wrote:
89 points
Citrus, melon and light pear notes on the nose and palate. Elegant, filtered and clean but lacking a bit of acidity for my tastes. Medium bodied with a short-medium finish. Great value
Red
9/3/2018 - mimik wrote:
flawed
This is solid and over achieves for the price. Sweet tobacco and some light oak notes on the nose with a dark plum and Cherries on the palate. This comes off as so Bordeaux i wouldn’t be surprised many would assume it was a Bordeaux in a blind tasting. Lovely medium to full bodied and medium acidity. Long succulent finish. This is good to go so I’m not sure of the need to further age this. My points have been 92-94 in the more than 1 case I’ve bought so I’ll settle for 93 points for my official note.
White - Sparkling
8/28/2018 - mimik wrote:
86 points
Very simple. Not worth it.
Red
2009 Château Pipeau St. Émilion Grand Cru Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
8/12/2018 - mimik wrote:
93 points
Delicious.
Red
8/4/2018 - mimik Likes this wine:
93 points
Dark and brooding with beautiful cedar and black cherry notes on the nose with similar replays on the pallette. Very structured with good density full bodied and very approachable but it has a cord that can benefit from another 3 to 5 years of aging. Long black cherry finish.
Red
2008 Château Léoville Barton St. Julien Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
7/12/2018 - mimik Likes this wine:
92 points
Still dark but inviting. Dark blackberry and blueberry on the nose with an elegant spicy note of cedar and oak on the nose and palate. Long elegant finish. Starting to just enter a drinking window if you like them on the young side. A lighter version given the vintage but still relatively full bodied. 92+
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Red
1992 Domaine de Trévallon Coteaux d'Aix-en-Provence Les Baux Red Blend (view label images)
6/17/2018 - mimik Likes this wine:
92 points
While starting to fade, this is still in prime condition. Dark brooding scents of dark cherries and black current notes framed by tobacco scents. Medium finish. While it will last, it’s peak has past. Drink up. 92
White - Sparkling
Pale colour. Nose of cooked quince with hints of yeast. Sweet and yeasty at the same time. Well balance with excellent acidity. Long finish. 92+
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White
6/17/2018 - mimik wrote:
94 points
Stunningly beautiful. Tropical melon and grapefruit notes with a tangy pair. Seductive with more ripe pear on the palate. Man this is good. Long pear finish. 94 points. Drinking superbly right now
White
6/16/2018 - mimik Likes this wine:
90 points
Used in a white sangria blend. Worked really well.
Red
6/16/2018 - mimik Does not like this wine:
85 points
Very simple notes of cherries and lots of French oak on the nose with similar replays on the palate. This wine was rather thin and lacking in any character but it did have finesse and elegance. This is what set it apart from other mass produced generic Bordeaux. Short finish.
Red
5/16/2018 - mimik wrote:
92 points
Dark brooding fruit with anise, blackberry and sweet cedar and vanilla on the nose. Similar replays on the palate. This is Unmistakeably Australian but it still shows a depth and level of sophistication not often found in Australian wines in this price category. Give this a couple years to flesh out and it may even earn higher points. Medium finish. 91
White
5/11/2018 - mimik Likes this wine:
91 points
Absolutely stunning value. Lychee and pear with pungent floral and rose petal notes on the nose and similar replays on the palate. Would have liked a bit more acidity and longer finish but good nonetheless. Drink. 91
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Red
5/11/2018 - mimik wrote:
92 points
Complex blackberry and plums and oak hints. Fully mature and good to go. Medium acidity and finish. Drink with a piece of grilled meat.
Red
5/6/2018 - mimik wrote:
87 points
Decent qpr. Nothing special but nice fruit on a medium bodied wine with a medium finish.
Red - Fortified
5/4/2018 - mimik wrote:
94 points
Very nice. From a half bottle,this wine was exceptional. Dark cherry and plum on the nose with similar replays on the palate. Lots of sediment. Sweet plum finish
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Red
4/30/2018 - mimik wrote:
89 points
Nice rich nose of tobacco and ripe cherries with hints of vanilla. Palate at first felt a bit effervescent which for me was a bit of a turn off. Nevertheless it died down. Biting medium high acidity but long cherry finish. Give it a year or two for a higher rating.
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