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2007 Massolino Barolo Margheria Nebbiolo
Not as pronounced as the Aldo Conternos on the nose. Very high toned and pretty. Palate is pretty killer though - light and alive and vibrant. Very structured back end. Time to lay it down for the 10 year Barolo program.
  • johnbonds commented:

    11/19/13, 2:18 PM - Lol @ 10 year Barolo program. Glad I'm still relatively young...

2010 Clos des Papes Ch√Ęteauneuf-du-Pape Red Rhone Blend
7/28/2012 - BackroadsPDX wrote:
87 points
I don't know why, but I was confused about how much I didn't care for this wine. I had waxed poetic about the previous vintage and in general I had been liking 2010s even more than the 2009s, but with this Clos des Papes, I just kept getting this "cheap wine" essence from it. It's hard to describe but it's something I often get from cheap, over extracted, overripe Australian wines for instance. I mean, obviously this wasn't that bad, but with Clos des Papes, I would expect not to get even a hint of that essence. I can tell the balance on this wine is quite elegant but I can't get past that over-ripe cheapo wine smell and a certain chemical finish. Maybe it was an off bottle, but that was my experience - take it or leave it.
  • johnbonds commented:

    12/12/12, 2:38 PM - Too young maybe?

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