Tasting Notes for Iceman16

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2010 Château Haut-Maillet Pomerol Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
3/7/2020 - Iceman16 wrote:
88 points
Quite frankly, my hopes were very low with this one. Almost the kind of wine you forgot you had in your cellar and felt you had to drink it when you saw it. Well, this one delivers for what it is. Don’t get me wrong, this is no show stopper or the kind of wine you call yiur friends about but still, it has a nice meaty, oaky, fruity combination of flavors that keeps you coming for more. Well done and ready to drink now!
Red
12/21/2019 - Iceman16 wrote:
89 points
If you are a Right bank Bordeaux fan, this american wine may be for you. Well made Merlot, not overdone even with a 14.9% of alcohol (would have never guessed). You can feel the influence from Michel Rolland who is used to work with Merlot in Pomerol; could have called it blindfolded. QPR; not. At $65/bottle, a lot of better options here yet wery good wine on coffee notes, well integrated oak and some dark cooked fruits. Well done.
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Red
12/6/2019 - Iceman16 Likes this wine:
94 points
Got to say, my review is a blend of a number of comments found below — this trully feels like a mini-Ornellaia as it has a thick/dense long lasting chocolaty, spicy and smoked fruits aromas. Drank over two days, I would have seen this one go for another 5 minimum as the wine did not show any sign of ageing. At $49 back in the days, should have bought a case, now at $70 CAD, different story altough I’ll still get my hands on 1-2 magnum of 2016 to see how well it holds in the long run. Had the 2015 Argentiera about a month ago which was slightly better IMO than the Serre only for the lesser smoked fruits flavor. Very well done here!! Cheers!
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Red
11/10/2019 - Iceman16 wrote:
97 points
If you were to take the best out of Napa and Bordeaux then blend it on Italian soil, you would get this Argentiera. Forest floor, no heat, warm fruit all perfectly balanced. Give me some more!! Drink over 2 days now or hold for a long while.
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Red
8/3/2019 - Iceman16 Likes this wine:
90 points
Tasted throughout the day. Very solid qpr as this is what I like to call a less modern Saint-Emilion. Nose of bright cherries with some earth, floor scent. A tad light on the finish but to be expected with the price paid. Lovely. Could go another 3-5 yet still solid.
Red
2009 Château Armens St. Émilion Grand Cru Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
7/13/2019 - Iceman16 wrote:
85 points
Very simple at this stage. Good wine, just simple...
White
5/25/2019 - Iceman16 Likes this wine:
87 points
Good wine altogether. All four agreed this was better than Bachelder’s oregon chard yet not as good as his savigny-les-beaunes (almost twice the price one may say). Well done for the price, mineral with some well integrated notes of oak and cooked fruits. Love the QPR
White
4/25/2019 - Iceman16 wrote:
85 points
Will not go down as a wine I’ll remember. Fair for what it is yet could find better qpr easily.
White
3/17/2019 - Iceman16 Likes this wine:
90 points
A nose of yeast that says nature wine. A taste of green apple and nuts that says savagnin. Got beat by the pinot auxerrois... either way, long finish, special wine as it is built like a recipe... would buy more. Not for everyone.
Red
2007 Mas de Daumas Gassac Vin de Pays de l'Hérault Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
3/17/2019 - Iceman16 Likes this wine:
92 points
Awesome!! This was just awesome!! Green pepper, a bit of tomato paste with dark cherries. Would have guessed a cab franc from Italy or Loire. Would need to buy and cellar more.
Red
3/10/2019 - Iceman16 wrote:
89 points
Solid wine altogether. Would have called Cotes-de-Beaune at first. Smoky and heavy raspberries with good minerality. Gave it 4 hours and it evolved into a well rounded wine. A bit thin lenght wise — my wife’s kind if Pinot where I prefer Norman Hardie’s to give a price range and region comparison.
White
3/8/2019 - Iceman16 Likes this wine:
89 points
Solid wine altogether. Adding to the mango/honeysuckle taste, a bit of passion fruit and bitter almonds were detected by my wife and I. Would buy more, no doubt.
Red
2012 Stratus Red Niagara-on-the-Lake VQA Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
1/19/2019 - Iceman16 Likes this wine:
92 points
Very well structured wine. Opened up nicely on day 2 suggesting a few years in the cellar might benefit this one. Feels like you get the best of the all 3 main grapes: cab sauv, cab franc and merlot. Solid!
Red
1/14/2019 - Iceman16 Likes this wine:
90 points
When you want a solid zin, this is where you go! Way better second day as the wood integrated into this jammy yet smooth nectar. Will have a few more years ahead no doubt.
Red
2010 Château Beau-Séjour Bécot St. Émilion Grand Cru Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
6/24/2018 - Iceman16 wrote:
A boire avec Max Lamarche
Red
3/16/2018 - Iceman16 Likes this wine:
91 points
Cranberries, Strawberries, roses with a bit of minerality. From drinking on site sept 2017 to now, acidity has been digested for the most part. I say drink now as I don’t see how this wine evolves into a better stage. Delicious!
Red
3/11/2018 - Iceman16 Likes this wine:
93 points
Wow! Well balance between acidity and freshness; cedar, mushroom, bright red cherries! Simply delicious! Make sure to let it breath if you are going to drink early.
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Red
2/25/2018 - Iceman16 Likes this wine:
91 points
Only for amateur of this kind... to previous comments, can’t ask for a more dry finish! Nice asphat type, floral and blackberry nose. Palate is very similar with a long lasting finish vibrant with acidity. So far 2/2 this w-e with this house after the 2010 Villa Maestracci which is better balanced and more complex.
White
1/27/2018 - Iceman16 Likes this wine:
93 points
PNP — Good crisp lemon taste at first — my wife called riesling on the first pass. 30 minutes in, the nutty character of the savagnin came out. Long lasting finish with great acidity. This is one of the best QPR wine I discovered in 2017. Drink now. Looking forward to get my hands on the next vintage.
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