Tasting Notes for JJYoyo

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White
2013 Venissa Vino Bianco Delle Venezie White Blend (view label images)
12/7/2019 - JJYoyo Likes this wine:
93 points
Deep gold color, a startling color that is not the same as the orange of some old Sauternes or the deep gold yellow of aged white burgundy. Really remarkable. Nose has a ripe peach, honey, sweet honeysuckle, lanolin- something preparing you for a sweet wine like a baumes de venise or something. Yet the taste comes as a bit of a shock: high salinity and minerality along with restrained notes of grapefruit, raisins, almonds, with a touch of honey at...the finish. Having tried the 2011 and 2012 , I can see that this is the first bottle I have tasted where I feel I can see what the winemakers are really trying to do, and also the first time I think I can trust them when they say this is a wine appropriate for aging. I might be wrong about that, but I have a bottle each left of the ‘12 and 13 and intend to treat them like a great white Rhône and see what happens.....
Score 93+? Relative to expectations: +
Red
12/6/2019 - JJYoyo Does not like this wine:
84 points
Heavier styled PN. Nose of clove, molasses, graphite. Taste was almost port like, almost caramelized. If you like that sort of thing, well ok then. It was recognizable PN but over extracted, slightly hot, over sweet and spicy.
Red
12/3/2019 - JJYoyo wrote:
87 points
An Ok Dolcetto but less than I would have hoped given the Giacosa name. Solid raspberry/cherry core, nice touch of bramble, slightly off putting sour edge in the mid palate. Reticent on the nose even with lots of air. Acceptable but no more than that.
Score : 87. Relative to expectations: -
White
12/1/2019 - JJYoyo Likes this wine:
94 points
Terrific and seems to be fully mature though in no danger of decline soon. Complex bouquet of chalk, peach, banana leaf, anise, a little honey, smoke, petrol. Taste is apricot and caramel with strong minerality. Great backbone of acidity that is in perfect harmony with fruit. A big wine, not overly sweet at all, very well balanced. Served slightly on the colder side but as it warmed in the glass it did not change much, or get unbalanced (or more focused). Very well made.
Score : 94. Relative to expectations:+
Red
1999 Château Palmer Margaux Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
Not rating this since the purpose of this note is more a warning about proper serving rather than the merits of the wine. Prior tasting note was based off 375 and properly chambered and aired. This was out of magnum and due to circumstances could not be chambered for more than an hour and also given 1 hr of air. This hid a lot of the more refined and complex notes of the earlier half bottle. If ever one needed a reminder that high sediment wines, like this one, need time to settle and also decanting, this wine provides it. Still a fabulous wine but with sour edges that were absent from the earlier experience and missing that extra edge of fabulousness that you will get if you treat it nicely.
Score was 95 earlier, FYI. Still think it deserves it.
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White
11/27/2019 - JJYoyo wrote:
86 points
Kind of meh. Light bodied, with apple and lemon dominating scent and taste. A bitter edge in the midpalate and back. Not really all that distinguished to me.
Score: 86. Relative to expectations: -
Red
11/23/2019 - JJYoyo Likes this wine:
93 points
I didn't know what to expect here, since I have not tasted any of the expensive Schraders, but I was happy to find that this was by no means a cast off to capitalize on a famous brand. Exquisitely balanced despite its huge proportions, this is a Latour-styled wine, and a very CA wine -- in a good way. Two hours of air and the first scents were overwhelmingly vanilla. But it settled down in the glass to show a slightly sweet core of raspberry/strawberry aromas, as well geranium, clove, and some stalkiness. Every so often other scents would peek out from behind the curtain -- really, that is how it came across, like some sort of tease -- eucalyptus, or seashell, or loam. There is a minerality there that is hard to define right now. By the way this wine has the most impressive tears (legs) I have ever seen. Spectacular like a forest in Avatar. Anyway, I can see this developing and integrating beautifully in another 5-10 years. This does taste like it is meant to be more accessible early than other Schrader's. But that still means 5 years at least before I try another of these. If you insist on opening one now, then a 2hr+ decant is a must, preferably longer. But a very generous taste and one that really makes me look forward to the few magna of Old Sparky that are in my cellar....it’s not like this is cheap or anything but it is compared to much of the schrader lineup. Good QPR.
Score: 93. Relative to expectations: ++
White
2012 Venissa Vino Bianco Delle Venezie White Blend (view label images)
11/22/2019 - JJYoyo Likes this wine:
91 points
Dark gold color. Nose dominated by oak, vanilla, apple, lanolin, seashell, fresh grass. White peach, vanilla, almond, honey on the palate. Experimented a little with starting this as pnp and champagne- cold. It was very dumb at first but air and a little warmth really brought more out. This reminded me a little of, say, an Albariño (well sort of, a little) but with more depth. It’s not the most hedonistic wine out there but it is rather different and restrained. No clue as to whether it is better to have young or age.
Score: 90+? Relative to expectations: 0? Who knows in a few years? I sure don’t.
Red
2009 Clos du Marquis St. Julien Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
11/19/2019 - JJYoyo Likes this wine:
91 points
Had it twice now out of 375s. First time was rather dumb and monolithic, too much oak and earth, rather bitter fruit. The second time, gave it more air - 2 hrs instead of just 1 - and was rewarded with a much more fulfilling experience. I don’t think the difference in air time explains the difference in experiences. More likely there is bottle variation. At any rate the better example still started off with quite an angular attack but it also has rich dark berry and pomegranate, along with roast beef and a sort of chickory. For a 2009, still a bit forbidding. Should be left alone for a good long time in the cellar or given ample air before tasting.
Score: 91. But probably going to improve. Relative to expectations: +
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Red
11/17/2019 - JJYoyo Likes this wine:
94 points
Restaurant situation so basically a quick double decant and straight to pour. Loads of blackberry and strawberry combined with brambles and a little bit of smoke as initial aromas. Taste started a little straightahead chewy dark berries. Very strong chalky smell and texture. Over the course of an hour this developed wonderfully, going from strength to strength as it got more air. A wider palette of fruits over time, adding blueberry and cherry to the flavor mix. Slight note of pepper. Tons of very silty tannins. More and more impressed as the evening went on.
Right now this needs maybe 2 hrs or more in a decanter to approach. It will come across as very dumb straight out of the bottle. Built to last; this will be rewarded with at least a decade in the crypts, and probably more. A great effort. Big shout out to the sommelier who recommended this as I never would have picked out an expensive Douro by myself.
Score:94-95 and probably going up in a decade.
Relative to expectations:++
Red
11/15/2019 - JJYoyo Likes this wine:
91 points
One hour of air. Needed a little more than an hour since first taste had some hollow spot in the middle palate that filled in with a little more time (another half hour) in the glass. Nose full of clove/ cinnamon, blackberry, violet, strong vanilla scent, mint, tobacco?. Palate was full on maraschino cherry, spearmint. Very good match of acidity and fruit. Fairly sweet up front but not overly so. Based on the arc of expression at this time I would say this would benefit from medium term cellaring - 5-7 yrs?. Very good QPR.
Score : 91-92. Relative to expectations: ++
Red
11/13/2019 - JJYoyo Likes this wine:
91 points
Half hour of air. Initial scents dominated by very heavy vanilla. That blew off, replaced by overripe black berries, clove?, raisins. Quite dark, fairly heavy texture, alcohol noticeable but not to the point of wrecking the experience. Big and somewhat jammy, a bit too much stewed fruit for me. Don’t think it is going to get better.Not a bad wine but not a great one either, considering name and vintage.
Score : 91 relative to expectations: -
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Red
2015 Ao Yun China Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
11/12/2019 - JJYoyo Likes this wine:
93 points
Lucky enough to have tasted all three initial vintages (2013/14/15) and the 2015 is the best so far. Some of the exotic tastes of the 2013 without the excessive capsicum notes; the structure of 2014 without the angularity. You can taste the makers of Ao Yun zeroing in what they want to bring out of the terroir. Nose had a fair amount of reduction upon opening but that dissipated after about a half hour. Pronounced nose of strawberry at first. Cassis, cinnamon, blackberry, a tinge of pepper and a menthol edging as it aired out and warmed up. Taste had some dark stone fruit, cherry, spearmint, and some muted minerality that came across to some of us as steel, but to me as crushed stone.
This is the first year that I could stick my neck out without fear of being proven wrong and say that this will reward meaningful cellaring: this clearly got better and better over a few hours in a way comprehensible to any Bordeaux taster. Yes it is expensive for the experience but it is a unique experience.
I recall comparing the 2013 to Ausone, less because it really tasted like Ausone (although that was as close as I could come to comparing the taste) and more because it was unique as well as difficult to evaluate. Well, the 2015 has all the headscratching aspects of Ausone as before, but it now is starting to remind me a little of the Ausone smell and taste. It’s not the same thing, it’s its own beast, but is it fair to call this China’s Ausone? I think it is, starting with this vintage.
Score 93-94. Relative to expectations: +
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White
11/10/2019 - JJYoyo wrote:
87 points
More compelling on the nose than on the palate. Nice salinity and lemon/grapefruit aromas. Taste dominated by quite bitter grapefruit. A style for those who value a strong spine of acidity in their Chardonnay. I found it a bit too bracing and angular for my taste.
Score : 87. Relative to expectations: -
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White
11/8/2019 - JJYoyo Likes this wine:
90 points
Interesting white Burgundy. Crispness and floral nature made me think it was Chenin Blanc and not the Chardonnay it is. Lovely fresh apple on the palate. Versatile. Good on its own but to my mind better as part of a meal. Great QPR.
Score : 90. Relative to expectations: +
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White
11/7/2019 - JJYoyo Likes this wine:
88 points
A very good example of Sylvaner. Acidity is very noticeable right away, but not wincingly so. Made me think of Loire Sauvignon Blanc at first but this really isn’t like, say a Sancerre . Nose of grass clippings and grapefruit. Nice but muted note of cantaloupe on the palate. Very light color in the glass. Yes it is straightforward but that would also make it versatile. Could see this standing up to asparagus or problematic shellfish dishes.
Score : 88. Relative to expectations: 0
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Red
2007 Vérité Le Désir Sonoma County Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
11/3/2019 - JJYoyo Likes this wine:
94 points
2 hrs of air. Cherries, chocolate, very strong scent of cloves, undertones on bell pepper on the nose. Syrupy in the mouth, with strong taste of cherry and blackberry. Slightly heavy with alcohol. Lots of very fine tannins. The sweet edge and strong aroma of cloves convinces you that this is not St Emilion but New World. To me that's actually an asset since it makes Verite its own experience. I remember when this stuff was a little over $100 a bottle, and at that time it was worth it, hands down. Now, at $400+? Not so sure. Nevertheless, a really gorgeous CA blend.
Score: 94-95. Relative to expectations: +
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Red
2004 Château Angélus St. Émilion Grand Cru Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
10/21/2019 - JJYoyo Likes this wine:
93 points
Similar notes to last time but maybe I was in a more generous mood last night. Rich nose of blackberry, cherry, light stalkiness, tobacco, dark chocolate, fennel. On the palate, a slight oiliness that someone else described as “olives” along with intense cherry and cinnamon. Satisfying, not as profound as I would like at this price point but then again, in a tasting of say CA cabs this would stand out. A definite style, not what I look for in Bdx but very very well made. Let’s put it this way: if you love California cabs, don’t get Bdx but want to transition, this is a perfect gateway drug.
Score : 93-94. Relative to expectations: +
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Red
2016 Opus One Napa Valley Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
10/19/2019 - JJYoyo Likes this wine:
91 points
Not really fair to judge this wine so young, but here we go anyway. Nose of dark berries, cedar and coffee. Strong spine of tannins that are still a little forbidding right now. Taste is monolithic berry taste right now but this will get more interesting in time given the nose. Nice wine but not sure it is really worth the price tag.
Score. 91-92. Relative to expectations: 0
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Red
10/19/2019 - JJYoyo Likes this wine:
90 points
Forward and primary. Chocolate covered cherry and vanilla dominates the taste. For what it’s worth I did not smell any smoke taint. Then again also not a lot of minerality. Not bad. Although a little jammy it was not the syrupy fruit bomb I was fearing.
Score 90. Relative to expectations: +
Red
10/18/2019 - JJYoyo Likes this wine:
90 points
Lovely med bodied PN. Nose is a nice cross of strawberry / blackberry, geranium, something phenolic. Taste is strong on red berries, touch of cinnamon, vanilla. Soft texture. Not much evidence of tannin but strong acidic spine that integrates well. A delightful Oregon Pinot.
Score 90-91. Relative to expectations: +
Red
10/13/2019 - JJYoyo Likes this wine:
94 points
A fantastic intro for me to 2010 northern Italian wines. 2 hrs of air revealed a nose strong on anise, blackberry/blueberry, violets, maybe some tobacco? Taste full of blackberry/ cherry. A day later the nose had really come together and added candied cherries and vanilla to the mix. Tons of fine grained tannins and grip. Violets more pronounced on the nose the second day. Right now requires many hours of decanting to show completely but this would be a beauty, although a pretty primary one, if you popped and poured. Better to just leave it alone for probably 2 decades. All the hype about 2010 Italian is true.
Score 94+. Could be much higher in time. Relative to expectations: ++
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Red
10/12/2019 - JJYoyo Likes this wine:
93 points
Nose dominated by blackberry, bramble, tobacco. Taste strong on dark berries. Loads of very fine tannins give the whole wine a sort of Turkish coffee feel. Tasted next to a 2016 Smith Haut Lafitte and I would have to give the Graves wine the edge.
Score : 93. Relative to expectations: 0
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Red
2016 Château Smith Haut Lafitte Pessac-Léognan Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
10/12/2019 - JJYoyo Likes this wine:
94 points
Still very tightly wound but showing some of the tremendous potential for the future. Inky dark in the glass, with blackberry, anise and charred oak on the nose, plum and blackberry and licorice and espresso on the palate. Monolithic tannins that you can already see resolving beautifully.....in a couple of decades. Edged out a 2016 sassicaia that it was tasted against This could be gorgeous when mature. So take the score as a conservative impression of where it is now. Bury it for at least 20 years.
Score 94+. Relative to expectations: ++
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White
10/8/2019 - JJYoyo Likes this wine:
90 points
Florals, lime, peach on the nose. Mild salinity. Taste heavier on citrus than other elements. Acidity is strong but it reinforced my prejudice about this firm: the wines are just not built to last. And I am not the sort of person who smells premox everywhere, like a vampire hunter. I had this experience with Maltroye 2010s, and now a GC 2014. These wines have an undeniable early charm but my experience is that they do not age well.
Score: 90. Relative to expectations: -
Red
2013 Château Meyney St. Estèphe Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
10/6/2019 - JJYoyo Likes this wine:
88 points
For a 2013, pretty good effort. Nose dominated by stalkiness, earth, unripe blackberry. Taste had sweet and sour berries, definite edge of menthol. Some phenolic smells and tastes in there too. Short finish. Strong tannins not yet resolved. Tasted after double decant and an hour. So this could still improve. Not profound but a great success for the difficulties of the vintage. Very good QPR in that it is an honest and complete expression of St Estephe for a reasonable price compared to anything else in class.
Score: 88. Relative to expectations: +
Red
10/4/2019 - JJYoyo Likes this wine:
92 points
Very satisfying Oregon Pinot. Nose full of sweet spice, blackberry, slight herbaceous edge. Taste dominated by a core of maraschino cherry along with some clove or cola. Sweet but not at all cloying. To me a very new world Pinot but a really delightful example with none of the ponderousness of some hot climate PN. Not as much complexity as a great Burgundy but just a blast to taste.
Score: 92. Relative to expectations: ++
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Red
2015 Proprietà Sperino Uvaggio Coste della Sesia Nebbiolo Blend, Nebbiolo (view label images)
9/28/2019 - JJYoyo Likes this wine:
92 points
Lush nose of quatre-epice and cherry. Burning wood, florals, and dust as well. It does indeed have a 1er cru Burgundy taste and feel to it, with chalky minerality and sweetly spiced cherry flavors. Shut down/ faded after a couple of hours. Not sure how it evolves from here. If it indeed is just going to go into a mute phase then score could be conservative. Right now, however, it’s delightful.
Score: 91+. Relative to expectations: ++
Red
2001 Château Pape Clément Pessac-Léognan Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
9/27/2019 - JJYoyo Likes this wine:
94 points
2.5 hr decant. Nose full of blackberry, cherry, saddle leather, cigar box. About an hour into it a lovely violet aroma crept in. Palate had strong minerality, dark berry and dark stone fruit, dark chocolate. Lots of very fine tannins. About 4 hrs after opening it started to fade/ shut down, So right now I would say a 2 hr decant would be sufficient. Really lovely wine for a 2001.
Score: 94. Relative to expectations: ++.
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White - Sparkling
9/19/2019 - JJYoyo Likes this wine:
90 points
Lively, primary-driven sparkler. Very pleasant lemon-lime taste, some meringue, acidity strong but not biting. Short on finish. Much more balanced than I was expecting, probably not for long term cellaring but still able to sit in the cellar for a couple of years. Finely made. Not at all shabby. Would beat a few industrial Champagnes I can think of, and would blow a lot of cava out of the water.
Score 90. Relative to expectations: ++
Red
9/13/2019 - JJYoyo Likes this wine:
89 points
Not in the same league as their Gary’s vineyard but pleasant. Very spicy with allspice, clove, touch of anise. Plum and blackberry dominate the fruit. To me this is a little too rich for my tastes in Pinot noir, a style I found less in evidence in several vintages of Gary’s. If you like CA Pinot- and I often don’t like hot climate pinot - this will be right up your alley.
Score : 89. Relative to expectations: 0
White
9/10/2019 - JJYoyo Likes this wine:
89 points
Nose full of lime, tea, lanolin. Palate has a lot of lime acidity offset by waxiness. For me it doesn’t bear much resemblance to Loire Chenin Blanc - much more gruff acidity. But a very bright and compelling wine. Very good QPR.
Score : 89. Relative to expectations: ++
Red
9/8/2019 - JJYoyo Likes this wine:
90 points
Interesting and different nose: strawberries, strong forest herbaceousness, menthol, and perhaps the weirdest- and a positive, really! - a fleeting scent of sour cream potato chips. Brett? Plentiful soft tannins, very finely grained. Taste full of strawberry and raspberry, mint. Loads of fun to drink. I love Madiran and this is nothing like the Madiran I know. That said, it tastes Old World to me. But a blast to drink whatever it seems. Fabulous value for money.
Score: 90. Relative to expectations: ++
White
9/7/2019 - JJYoyo Likes this wine:
93 points
Voluptuous by the standards of Chablis. Lemon, geranium, slight touch of ripe honeydew on the nose. Lemon meringue tart, pear, honeycomb on the palate. No rough edges despite plenty of acidity. Very pleasurable to drink.
Score 93. Relative to expectations: +
Red
9/7/2019 - JJYoyo Likes this wine:
94 points
Wonderfully integrated scents of cherry, earth, anise, tobacco. Fully mature. A little less body than I remember from the last time I had it about 2 years ago. A little murkier than last time but that may be due to the cork: this one split even with the Durand.
Score: 94. relative to expectations: 0
White - Sparkling
9/6/2019 - JJYoyo Likes this wine:
93 points
Great match of bracing acidity and deep power. Loses a little - and only a little - elegance as a result. Strong lemon and brioche on the nose. Hazelnut, macadamia, lemon sorbet on the palate. Slight sweetness develops after the first blast of acidity. Krug is always a full force champagne but this is even more in your face than usual. Already fully developed, not going to improve.
Score: 93. Relative to expectations: 0
Red
2005 Pierre Damoy Chambertin-Clos de Bèze Chambertin-Clos de Bèze Grand Cru Pinot Noir (view label images)
8/31/2019 - JJYoyo Likes this wine:
94 points
One hour of air. Beautiful strawberry and cherry scents, along with faint cinnamon and mint. Also rare roast beef notes. On the tongue, red berries, fennel seed, vanilla. Tannins plentiful but silky. In a beautiful spot right now. Seems mature but will easily last a few more years. Gorgeous.
Score: 94-95. Relative to expectations: ++
Red
8/30/2019 - JJYoyo Likes this wine:
91 points
Very nice Pinot. Deep nose of raspberry, cola, cinnamon. Rich on the palate but not overbearing - cherry, vanilla, root beer, mint. Similar notes upon pnp and after 24 hrs of being plugged up with a vacu-vin. Nicely made and durable.
Score: 91. Relative to expectations: ++
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Red
2000 Château d'Issan Margaux Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
Not scoring this because I think this is still not ready. A little disheveled in the midpalate, and I don’t think it’s a flaw, it’s just less evolved than I would think for this wine this year. Also, my serving conditions were not ideal so not a fair test. So far I think the 2005 is better and think this estate has been climbing in quality since 2005. Not that it was bad before at all- but recent efforts have in my experience had meaningfully more stuffing and complexity. At any rate, the tannins are already softening so this should sort itself out in another 5 years or so.
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White - Sweet/Dessert
8/24/2019 - JJYoyo Likes this wine:
94 points
Beautiful nose of marzipan, honey and apricot. Extra touch of stalkiness and fresh vine clippings scents. Honeycomb, candied almond, nougat on the palate. Very light on its feet - in a good way. Not exotic but very precise and beautifully balanced. I am glad I have a few more to age and see what happens. Charming!
Score : 94. Relative to expectations: ++
White
8/23/2019 - JJYoyo Likes this wine:
92 points
Lighter body than I was expecting. Lovely nose of peach, apricot, fresh flower leaves. On the palate just a touch of honey on top of ripe white fruit. Slightly oxidized. Don’t think there is a point to keeping it longer. Drink up. For a white Hermitage, delicate and poised, with none of the heaviness or bitter edges that can crop up. Not overly sweet either. Very fine.
Score: 92-93. Relative to expectations: +
Red
8/20/2019 - JJYoyo Likes this wine:
91 points
Decanted, which is a good idea at this point as the wine is still a little tight. That said, it is very Leroy: lots of structure, the only tannins that I could ever describe as “interesting “ without sarcasm, and a lot of potential. For a 2015 , fruit is rather muted: strong on blackberry, but fruit takes a back seat to florals, herbaceousness, earth. Nice acidic tang, so it is both earthy and bright(!). It is very surprising ( to me at least) to see this taste profile in a 2015. Right now it gives pleasure only a little grudgingly, but give it a few years.
Score: 89-91 but probably will be better in a few years, so I am going to pin it on the more generous side. Plus, Leroy. Let’s be serious.
Relative to expectations: 0
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White
8/18/2019 - JJYoyo Likes this wine:
93 points
Surprisingly evolved. Nose had peach, strong salinity, some vanilla and strawberry shortcake. Palate had the beginnings of some sherry notes, but still good grip and length of fruit. In a really good place now so I would not bother trying to age this as i am a little confused about longevity here. It’s great now so why not enjoy.
Score: 93. Relative to expectations: +
Red
8/14/2019 - JJYoyo Likes this wine:
92 points
My snobbery was in full flight. Eh, Brewer Clifton basic, pop n pour, it’ll be fine, prob too much alcohol, but ok. Had to chill it because of situation. For whatever reason, this was singing tonight. Beautiful notes of blueberry, cherry, mint, loam, fresh flower stems. Never all at the same time, but little flashes like far away fireworks. Made me think of the very first BC I had - a Rozak Ranch from the dawn of time, or early 2000s - which made me love the producer. No, it’s not going to beat a GC or even a good 1er cru Burg, but it was still delicious and satisfying.
Score : 92-93. Relative to expectations: ++
Red
1986 Château Gruaud Larose St. Julien Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
8/12/2019 - JJYoyo Likes this wine:
91 points
Very different from a prior bottle, bought at same time and kept under identical circumstances. This one had a lot of earthy funk, blue and blackberry, much less resolved tannin, stronger minerality. The nose had bracing scent of loose dry dust to it. This seemed less promising than the earlier bottle. Don’t know what to tell you, there seems to be bottle variation.
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White
8/10/2019 - JJYoyo Likes this wine:
86 points
Muted citrus, a little butter, medium bodied. Not at all bad for the price.
Score: 86-87. Relative to expectations: 0
White
8/8/2019 - JJYoyo Likes this wine:
86 points
Slightly sweet edge to the florals and mild citrus on the nose. Fresh muted lemon, green apple on the palate. Short finish. Not bad, enjoyable picnic wine.
Score : 86. Relative to expectations: +
Red
8/7/2019 - JJYoyo Likes this wine:
88 points
A straightforward but enjoyable Sangiovese. Flavour pushed a little forward but not obnoxiously so. Blackberry, vanilla on both nose and palate. Oak compensates for some lack of definition in the middle. But really quite a nice undemanding crowd pleaser.
Score : 88. Relative to expectations: +
Red
8/5/2019 - JJYoyo Likes this wine:
89 points
Slightly unctuous mix of cherry and cola. Not a lot of complexity but nonetheless good value.
Score:89. Relative to expectations: 0
White
8/5/2019 - JJYoyo Likes this wine:
90 points
Apricot, florals, lime and seashells on the nose. Nice white fruit and lemon- lime on the palate. Light bodied but acidity strong enough to keep it interesting.
Score: 90. Relative to expectations: +
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