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Red
2016 Le Vieux Donjon Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red Rhone Blend
8/29/2021 - CHBD wrote:
flawed
Vin extraordinaire à l'achat mais qui ne cesse de décevoir avec le temps.
Trois bouteilles défectueuses hier. Refermentation en bouteille, vin pétillant,
acide avec des odeurs maltées et un goût métallique. Imbuvable.
J'avais déjà noté un problème similaire sur d'autres bouteilles mais qui restaient buvables avec l'oxygénation. Dommage car il me reste d'autres bouteilles.
  • Aschi commented:

    11/3/21, 12:47 PM - Strange, I did nit have this secondary fermentation in the bottle. Maybe a problem with storage or transport?

Red
2016 Le Vieux Donjon Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red Rhone Blend
4/27/2021 - Oechsle wrote:
See prior note:
Hoping this is either an off bottle or in an evolutionary Dumb Phase as it didn't show nearly as well as the first back in 2018. Volatile acidity on the nose and palate day 1, reminding me of the smell of the solution used to dye your hard-boiled Easter eggs various colors. This persisted into day 3 although the effect lessened. Anyone else getting this?
  • Aschi commented:

    7/13/21, 9:44 AM - Oechsle noted a subdued phase for the V. Donjon CdP wine. I tried it with Coravin together with a 2016 CdP from Ch. St. Cosme. Nothing wrong with the V. Donjon, just needs to wake up. Give it time. Drink the s. Cosme first, this one starts to come along!

Red
2016 Domaine Pierre Usseglio & Fils Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red Rhone Blend
5/13/2021 - cubswinws Likes this wine:
94 points
Just a great example of ChnP and a great vintage. This wine is singing now.
  • Aschi commented:

    5/15/21, 12:05 PM - After this review, I HAD to open a bottle. I fully agree! Cheers from Switzerland.

Red
2002 Château Montus Madiran Cuvée Prestige Tannat
12/4/2015 - Aschi Likes this wine:
92 points
Ripe nose, some cedarwood, black tea, bricking color. Tannins softened, wine is ready. Long finish. But will live on for several years. Had it with a cheese plate.
  • Aschi commented:

    12/5/15, 10:34 AM - Needs decanting, significant sediment!

White
2010 Rapet Père et Fils Pernand-Vergelesses 1er Cru Le Clos du Village Blanc Chardonnay
5/26/2012 - KVM wrote:
88 points
Light red. Fruity, quite juicy. Medium long, light body.
  • Aschi commented:

    11/7/13, 7:37 AM - This is a chardonnay. Maybe this comment refers to a red Pernand from Rapet?

White
2009 Badoux Vins Chasselas Aigle les Murailles Chablais
7/14/2011 - Bandreas wrote:
77 points
Pale straw color, quite a bit of fizz present, nice nose, fresh, yeasty
but on the palate incredibly dumb, bitter and short. No acidity (did they cut it?)no nothing!
Very disappointing, also for the price!
On the day after: the bitterness is gone, making the wine more pleasant and drinkable. Still: The lack of acidity still takes away a lot of the liveliness such a wine should have. Now 79 -80 points
  • Aschi commented:

    7/16/11, 1:28 PM - Hi Bandreas, not sure but maybe you got a bad bottle? A dead one? Sure, chasselas wines generally appear like water to Chardonnay/Sauv. blanc palates! You need to grow up on Chasselas to like them! Else better go for Swiss cheese or Swiss chocolate! But the Mureilles is actually a style between the fizzy, flint-stony and the "oily" wines from Aigle you can find there. Usually a good compromise. But its very overprized, even in Switzerland (running at 21 CHF, which is 25 $ with the present exchange rate). You can find a decent Chasselas here for 7 CHF, 9 $! Anyway, keep trying new stuff!

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