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Red
2006 Montes Alpha Cabernet Sauvignon Colchagua Valley
4/3/2018 - WineDoDo Likes this wine:
90 points
I'm trying to purge my cellar of wines that are well past their drinking windows. This wine was supposedly 3 years past its recommended drinking window, but it was impressive. The telltale Chilean light tar/leather/dark fruit nose is still very prominent. The legs glide down the glass as if in slow motion. It still coats the mouth with a silky, velvety feel. Up front, it tastes of blackberries and very ripe blueberries, followed mid-palate by an herbaceous hint, and the soft tannins create a mouth-watering, lingering finish. No matter what the price point (inexpensive), this was a well structured wine that was a sheer joy to drink. Regrettably, this was my last bottle of this vintage.
The wine looks inky colored. The legs are slow. There is no sediment in the bottle. It smells like blackberry, tobacco, black pepper, plum and tar. It tastes like blackberry, blueberry, forest floor and stems. The body is medium/full. The wine has silky texture. The wine finishes medium. The wine has low acidity.
  • Vinophil2000 commented:

    2/6/21, 12:38 PM - Great description of the wine! In 2021 still in good condition. See my description :-)

Red
1990 Château Les Jésuites Premières Côtes de Bordeaux Red Bordeaux Blend
1/2/2013 - bobbylion Likes this wine:
88 points
well-aged bordeaux with all the usual prerequisites. a bit short on the finish - otherwise it would be a 90. very good for the price
  • Vinophil2000 commented:

    12/30/20, 1:55 PM - In 2020 I agree, drinking this wine at the moment. Still lovley to drink!

White
2016 Hessische Staatsweingüter Kloster Eberbach Rauenthaler Baiken Riesling Crescentia trocken Rheingau
5/5/2020 - PSPatrick wrote:
86 points
Screw cap. Light lemon colour. Stone fruit, peach and lemon flavours, with a touch of residual sugar and average length. Quite forward and broad, with limited depth and complexity. Drink now.

I used to be a fan of Kloster Eberbach‘s Baiken Riesling, but it seems that in the yields have been increased in recent years, resulting in thinner, flabby wines without much personality. This has become a supermarket bottling. A shame.
  • Vinophil2000 commented:

    12/22/20, 10:56 AM - So true! Bin auch nicht glücklich mit meinen Flaschen gewesen, wie du an meinen Aufzeichnungen erkennen kannst.

Red
2005 Reignac Bordeaux Supérieur Red Bordeaux Blend
10/10/2020 - RDHudak wrote:
92 points
Fantastic bottle! Big red and dark fruit, tobacco, leather and plenty of structure. What an insane QPR.
  • Vinophil2000 commented:

    11/20/20, 2:43 PM - I do 100 percent agree!

Red
1998 Château Canon de Brem Canon-Fronsac Red Bordeaux Blend
7/1/2014 - Baylorwine Likes this wine:
92 points
Aged perfectly, this is a beautiful wine hitting it's peak. Soft and round, with residual tannins. I don't see any reason to wait on this one.
  • Vinophil2000 commented:

    11/17/20, 3:42 AM - Had this one yesterday. Was in perfect condition. Drink until 2030+

Red
2010 Pertimali (Angelo Sassetti) Brunello di Montalcino Sangiovese
3/22/2016 - jviz wrote:
91 points
Cherry, sandalwood undertones, soft bouquet, develops with air. Good structure. Hold hold hold
  • Vinophil2000 commented:

    10/11/20, 2:33 PM - As you said, needs a lot of air! In 2020 at least 60 minutes in a decanter. Developes phanomenal with air! So much structure, so much tannin... amazing!
    drink: 2020-2O30+

  • Vinophil2000 commented:

    10/11/20, 4:13 PM - JVIZ, and me (yes I am very lucky bast... in this case) worry, that i did not order more than 24 bottles in 2015 from a friend, who is a friend of the winemaker since 1993 and transported the bottles from Tuscany to our home region in Germany....
    If I would mention the he price I paid per bottle in 2015, no one here would believe me... a shame... :-(
    Hope you have the chance to find this or any other vintages from this winemaker anytime for a godo price! Greets!

White
2017 Dr. Loosen Graacher Himmelreich Riesling Großes Gewächs Alte Reben Mosel Saar Ruwer
12/15/2019 - KeithAkers wrote:
92 points
Nose: The nose is fresh and electric with kaffir limes, white peaches, crushed rocks, green apples, saline, and white florals. There is excellent depth with a linear quality that is very attractive right now.

Taste: Medium bodied with sharp, high acidity. The feel is lithe with limes, white peaches, crushed rocks, green apples, and white florals. Along with the razor sharp acidity, there is very good length and balance across the palate and finish.

Overall: This is an excellent, young GG riesling. There is a great amount of freshness and poise, but with the acid structure to easily age for a good while.
  • Vinophil2000 commented:

    8/16/20, 12:26 PM - Great! We made similar descriptions of the same wine!

Red
2007 Domaine de la Mordorée Châteauneuf-du-Pape Cuvée de la Reine des Bois Red Rhone Blend
Corked
  • Vinophil2000 commented:

    6/9/20, 1:16 PM - :-(

Red
2003 Château d'Aurilhac Haut-Médoc Red Bordeaux Blend
6/16/2019 - Sir-Harrie wrote:
90 points
Nach wie vor, total präsent. Tolle Farbe, gute Struktur.
  • Vinophil2000 commented:

    1/16/20, 2:13 PM - Genau mein Eindruck! :-)

White
2018 Schloss Johannisberg Riesling Gelblack trocken Rheingau
3/9/2019 - Xavier Auerbach wrote:
88 points
Extremely young, just bottled. Displays the radiant fruit of the warm summer, the nose is ever so slightly yeasty but otherwise clean as a whistle, supple and juicy palate, friendly but firm acidity, floral finish. Lovely wine, with many youthful charms. At the Schloßschänke, Schloss Johannisberg.
  • Vinophil2000 commented:

    10/29/19, 2:16 PM - Wonder that this wine was on the market at beginning of march 2019. Bottled too young?!

Red
1996 Giovanni Corino Barolo Vigna Giachini Nebbiolo
11/19/2018 - dbkitc wrote:
90 points
Lovely ruby color with an orange/brick rim. Nose takes 45 minutes to come together but is worth it once it does. Tar, violets and mature, ripe fruit (a tough over ripe?). The palate still shows some rough edges. The fruit is pure but there is some oak tannin and high acidity on the finish. Very good but no more today. (90)
  • Vinophil2000 commented:

    5/28/19, 4:35 PM - I agree 100 %!

White
2009 Schloss Schönborn Rüdesheimer Berg Schloßberg Riesling Erstes Gewächs Rheingau
7/24/2018 - PSPatrick wrote:
88 points
BBQ at our house. Popped and poured. The wine was light lemon in colour, with a touch of residual CO2, and looked young. It offered white peach, smoky mineral notes, shy floral notes and white pepper spice on the nose and palate, with some residual sugar, smooth acidity and average to good length. The medium-bodied wine was very sugary, and thus flabby, and too sugary for my taste. Even worse on day two.
  • Vinophil2000 commented:

    8/17/18, 11:15 AM - Hi, also für deinen Geschmack zu viel Restzucker. Gut zu wissen. Habe ihn noch nicht probiert, käme zum damaligen Weingutspreis daran. Würdest Du sagen, dass der Wein bald getrunken werden sollte? So bis ca. 2020?

White
2007 Schloss Schönborn Erbacher Marcobrunn Riesling Erstes Gewächs Rheingau
2/2/2016 - avp wrote:
Honey and waffles on the nose with peachy fruit and lemony accents coming across still very pure and fresh. Some petrol.
Dry, full bodied and very nicely rounded without a trace of flabbiness. Heavy set but with vivacious acidity pushing through and making the palate sing. Not as high as the fat lady puts it, but singing nonetheless. Round and minerally with aniseed and licorice notes mixing in with the fruit. Long and pleasent aftertaste.
A good time to pop one open. No hurry though.
  • Vinophil2000 commented:

    8/17/18, 6:48 AM - Hi! About five years time to store it in the cellar? Thanks

White
2007 Schloss Schönborn Hattenheimer Pfaffenberg Riesling Erstes Gewächs Rheingau
8/26/2017 - Henman wrote:
89 points
Tropical and yellow fruit on the nose. A bit fading yellow fruit with lean acidity on the palate. Good stuff that improved with little airtime.
  • Vinophil2000 commented:

    8/17/18, 6:47 AM - Hi Henman! Time to drink up soon or how long can i keept the bottble approximately? Thanks!

Red
1988 Masi Campofiorin Veronese IGT Corvina Blend, Corvina
9/13/2017 - James Bornn wrote:
92 points
A testament to the improvements Masi made in the 1980s, the 1988 Campofiorin is fully mature. Complex, full & expressive, it displays layers of dried fruits, flowers and hints of new leather. The flavours are warm and comforting, and the wine has become very silky on the finish. It should last another decade at this level.
  • Vinophil2000 commented:

    8/17/18, 4:39 AM - Did yoz drink this wine from a 75 cl "normal" bottle? Thanks!

Red
2013 Hessische Staatsweingüter Kloster Eberbach Assmannshäuser Höllenberg Spätburgunder Crescentia trocken Rheingau
3/16/2018 - Vinophil2000 Likes this wine:
88 points
Dunkle Noten, schöne Nase, rauchig. Auf dem Höhepunkt. Drei Tage lang getrunken ohne Vakuum. Ausgeglichen, mittelgewichtig. 13,0% = stimmiger Alkohol. gut! 2017-2022. Ca. 88 Punkte.
  • Vinophil2000 commented:

    7/25/18, 12:14 PM - Der 2014 Crescentia Höllenberg gefiel mir bei der Versteigerung auch nicht so sehr. Totalausfall würde ich das nicht nennen. Man müsste den Wein über 2-3 Tage beobachten. Der Mauerwein Höllenberg 2014 gefiel mir nach dem Öffnen auch nur bedingt, mit der Zeit wurde er immer besser und am vierten Tag war er voll da und hatte tolles Tannin und einen langen Abgang. Vermutlich benötigen beide 2014er Höllenberg Versteigerungsweine noch ca. 3-4 Jahre Kellerreife um ihr volles Potential zu zeigen.

White
2005 Hessische Staatsweingüter Kloster Eberbach Steinberger Riesling Kabinett trocken Rheingau
1/22/2012 - Bandreas wrote:
88 points
Schoene goldgelbe Farbe
auf der Nase volles Aroma: Birne, Apfel, Saeure, leichte Firne
auf dem Gaumen setzt sich die Saeure fort, angenehm, schlanker Wein. Nachhall Koerper und die Dichte werden staerker mit zunehmender Erwaermung des Weins.
Koennte man auch noch ein paar Jahre liegen lassen.
  • Vinophil2000 commented:

    7/25/18, 12:10 PM - Glauben Sie, dass der Wein 2018 noch Spaß macht oder schon deutlich über dem Höhepunkt ist? Viele Grüße

Red
2003 Hessische Staatsweingüter Kloster Eberbach Assmannshäuser Höllenberg Spätburgunder Spätlese Trocken Goldkapsel Rheingau
3/6/2010 - Xavier Auerbach wrote:
90 points
Hessische Staatsweingüter Wine Auction Pre-Sale Tasting (Kloster Eberbach): Sweet fruit, ripe and round, drinking beautifully today.
  • Vinophil2000 commented:

    7/4/18, 12:29 PM - Hi Xavier, do you expect this wine still to be drinable or do you think it´s peak was 6-8 years ago? Thanks! Regards Martin

  • Vinophil2000 commented:

    7/4/18, 12:37 PM - Hi Xavier, do you expect this wine still to be drinable or do you think it´s peak was 6-8 years ago? Thanks! Regards Martin

Red
2008 Domaine de la Mordorée Châteauneuf-du-Pape Cuvée de la Reine des Bois Red Rhone Blend
5/5/2018 - Tartiflette wrote:
88 points
Decanted about an hour and drank rather cooled. Still this wine was not really in a nice balance. Too much fruit for the amount of acidity and tannin. Rather meaty and earthy and lots of liquorice.
  • Vinophil2000 commented:

    6/21/18, 12:18 PM - Hi, when should this wine be in good drinking window? 2018-2021?
    What do you guess?
    Thanks!

  • Vinophil2000 commented:

    7/4/18, 5:36 AM - Hi Tartiflette, i had the Domaine Mordorée CNDP 2008 La Reine de Bois yesterday and today. I also tasted other vintages from this estate in the past. This is an "ok-wine" for me but not comperable to the top vintages like 2003 oder 2007. I give it 88-89 points. A wine to enjoy during winter times. It will not improve. Bottles were stored very good. I would recommand to drink it untill 2021. Here are my notes in german language: "Der Wein hat 15% Vol. laut Etikett. Dieser sehr hohe Alkoholgehalt ist recht gut eingebunden, so gut es eben bei 15 % Vol. geht, aber irgendwie doch etwas störend. Geröstetes Fleisch, dunkle Früchte, Garrigue, Waldboden. Geschmacklich ist die schwere Grenache-typische Frucht dominierend (80%). Kein Wein für den Sommer. Eher für November bis Februar. Vor dem Kamin? Vermutlich gut zu Wildgerichten oder Kräuterkruste bei Fleischgerichten (Lamm, Schwein?, Rind). Man schmeckt, dass es ein Jahrgang war, der nicht leicht für die Winzer zu handeln war. Voll ausgereift ist er jetzt am Ende des Höhepunktes und wird sich nicht mehr verbessern. Er sollte innerhalb der nächsten rund drei Jahre getrunken werden (2012-2021). 88-89 Punkte. Für rund 24 Euro pro Flasche (6 Fl.) erworben (+8 Euro Versand)."

Red
1996 Château Léoville Las Cases St. Julien Red Bordeaux Blend
12/2/2016 - Zweder wrote:
95 points
Bordeaux: Second wines in great vintages. (Valuas): Beautiful and classical bouquet with red an dark berry fruits, earth, autumn and rustic flavors. On the palate elegant dark and red berries, earth, autumns and mushrooms and firm acidity. The tannin still has a good bite, but overall the wine is quite mature.
  • Vinophil2000 commented:

    6/21/18, 4:36 PM - was it the "grand vin" or "Clos du marquis" or the third lable?

White - Sparkling
N.V. Veuve Monsigny Champagne Champagne Blend
from Aldi
clean nose, some brown cooked apples
gentle fizz, sharp, lemony
dry
really ok
amazing really when you look at the price £12.99
  • Vinophil2000 commented:

    2/6/18, 4:46 PM - only 12,99 Euro here in Germany for one 750ml bottle :)

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