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2012 Quinta do Crasto Douro Flor de Crasto Red Blend
1/15/2014 - DirkO wrote:
81 points
Smells like wet paper and cork, but the taste is soft, cherry flavour. Short finish. 79 points. Normally I like wines from Douro Valley, but this one is not very spectacular! Must say that after 30 minutes of air the wine was much better! Give it 82 points
  • Colia commented:

    10/7/14, 11:12 AM - Dude, if something smells like wet paper and cork, that is the classic signal that you have purchased a bottle tainted with TCA (2,4,6-trichloroanisole). Put the cork back in and exchange it for a new bottle. The "real" wine was probably much much better.

Red
2009 Scholium Project Chuey North Coast Cabernet Sauvignon
3/23/2014 - Colia wrote:
84 points
Lean, angular, unripe, vegetal. Given some of the prior reviews, I suspect either barrel by barrel filling or contamination.
  • Colia commented:

    4/13/14, 5:03 PM - I have no ax to grind. I do, however, have a Diploma in Wine Studies from the Wine and Spirits Education Trust, and the ability to discern the difference between winemaking style and microbial infection. The wines were faulty.

Red
2006 Voss Estate Pinot Noir Martinborough
5/18/2012 - Billy Swan wrote:
Screw-cap and all, this had benefitted from time in the cellar. Very spicy, a dark feeling of pinosity that is underscored of tannins like black tea. The fruit is a mix of white-heart cherries, cassis and strawberries, the oak adds an oriental basar and the acidity is very good with food. It doesn't blow me away though, there is a little bit lacking in the midsection, but nice enough. Excellent.
  • Colia commented:

    12/30/12, 4:41 PM - How odd that mine was driven cork? What market are you in? I'm in the US.

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