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Red
2013 Château Falfas Les Demoiselles Côtes de Bourg Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
8/2/2022 - BouzyRouge wrote:
flawed
Unpleasant aromas and flavors. Tainted.
Red
1990 Château Batailley Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
Cork indicated good storage. Nose still had pronounced primary notes even after 30 years— blackberry and cassis underpinned by cedar and lilac. The palate was lively if restrained, with mostly resolved tannin and a very Pauillac sweetness. This isn’t going to get any better. Drink up.
White - Off-dry
3/19/2020 - BouzyRouge wrote:
Deep amber. Nose of barley sugar, nectarine, white flowers, baked apple. Creamy and lightly sweet, RS largely resolved after 40+ years, but with no discernible acidity underpinning it. Mid-palate is like a second cup of tea from the same teabag. The long finish is unexpected and intriguing but not enough to compensate for the overall flabbiness.
White
Kabinett-level RS. Acidity builds slow and keeps on coming. Crazy long finish with flowers and herbs. I expect this will age very well.
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White
Lychee on the nose, with a roasted or caramelized quality. The palate shows a peculiar balance of sweetness and structure (from skin contact?) that makes me think of sweet tea.
White
On the nose lychee, citrus, ginger. The palate recedes to something narrower and darker.
White
Clean and vibrant. Sweetness and smoke in the mid-palate. I like it but the dry finish (even at 15 g RS) doesn’t quite cohere.
White
2/13/2020 - BouzyRouge wrote:
Approachable, peachy, soft on the palate. Not as exciting as the company in which it came.
White
Intensely lifted nose that leaps out of the glass with orange peel and benzene. It is almost overwhelming but eventually converges. Palate is mineral, concentrated, but ethereal. Leaves a slightly medicinal impression on the finish. I loved getting the chance to experience this wine so early in its evolution and there is clearly a long life ahead.
White
Nose shows fruits in syrup and a little smoke. On the palate fruits appear and recede, dominated by mineral intensity. Savory finish. Overall somewhat closed. Elegant but not necessarily up to my expectation, or to my memory of the 2009.
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White
The nose gave me caramel apple, yellow flowers, and mountain meadow. Palate is chewy and juicy with perfect acidity. This is incredible. Harvest was 15% botrytized.
White
I found this enjoyable but not as interesting as the 2017 classic Riesling next to it. Relaxed rather than racy. Some extra richness but it comes at the expense of brightness.
White
Some reduction apparent that left the nose a little muted and obscured. Fruit eventually poked through. Palate is inviting, bright, super mineral and fresh. This was very nice.
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Red
Nose was sweeter but harder to pin down than the 2017 Réserve PN. I detected some rose petal. On the palate fruit was more prominent. Fine tannins. Remained fairly closed. Try again in a few years.
Red
Medium red. Nose is austere, less fruity and more briary/earthy. On the palate blood and meat—some fruit but savory notes predominate. Started to open up more toward the end of the flight.
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White
Pale gold. Nose is unmistakably muscat, like smelling a grape-flavored candy. The tension between the sweet nose and dry palate adds interest. Crisp and fresh.
White
Pale, almost clear white. Nose is almost one-note fruity, more Cape gooseberry than anything else. Palate shows great harmony of fruit and structure.
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Red
12/14/2015 - BouzyRouge wrote:
Subdued, earth-toned nose. Palate is intensely herbaceous and faintly bitter--lapsang souchong tea, green tea. Very light bodied and finishes short. An interesting experience but I'm not sure I'd be compelled to seek it out again.
Red
Perfumey, spicy, huge concentration, tons of ripe black fruit. Nice QPR.
Red
1982 Château Troplong Mondot St. Émilion Grand Cru Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
8/4/2015 - BouzyRouge Likes this wine:
91 points
Earthy and savory notes all the way through. Bay leaf, olive, leather, tobacco. Not too flashy or powerful but refined and cohesive.
Red
See 10/22/2016 TN. Softer and rounder this time, as expected, but the fruit has started to recede as well.
Red
Uncomplicated but very tasty. Fresh primary fruit flavors (raspberry predominates), good acidity, some darker undercurrents. Well balanced.
Red
Decanted about 1 hour before serving.

Nose like a freshly baked cherry pie with a fistful of cut grass on top. Light bodied, zesty, fruity, with pencil/leather notes. Raspy, drying tannin, licorice finish. This was fun.
White - Sparkling
Slightly turbid towards the bottom of the bottle. No leesy notes, though. Super crisp, lemony, clean. I suspect this will continue to age nicely.
Red
Nice fruit on the nose (candy-like: think Pez or bubblegum) plus tantalizing hints of earth and smoke. On the palate, fully primary but with nice depth and exquisite balance.
Red
From demi. Rich, mouth-filling, long and elegant. Tannins assertive but not overpowering. Probably at peak in this format. Hold bottles or mags.

Edit: Reading Michael777's TN, I can sympathize. Although this wine is very Cab-forward, there's so much ripeness and concentration that I might well have mistaken it for Napa if tasting blind. Delicious? Yes. Bordelais in character? Not completely.
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White
4/1/2019 - BouzyRouge Likes this wine:
85 points
Intensely perfumed nose. Almost shockingly dry on the palate.
Red
4/1/2019 - BouzyRouge wrote:
72 points
Significant VA. Very much over the hill, sadly.
White - Off-dry
Powerful, refined, very fat, this close to surmaturité. According to Johannes Selbach this came in at 115 Oe which means it could have qualified as a BA.
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White - Off-dry
Bright and fresh for the RS level. Slightly confused finish but I suspect it will do very well over the next decade. Easily my favorite Spreitzer of the evening.
White - Off-dry
Seductive, elegant, a spectrum of ripe fruit. A hint of ginger. I loved everything about it.
White
Fresh fruit. Approachable and pleasant. Seems like a little sibling next to the Spätlese feinherb UAR.
White
Complex and savory with an almost germinative quality. Exemplary balance.
White
1/28/2020 - BouzyRouge wrote:
Perceptible new oak on the nose and palate. Years on lees. Almost overwhelmingly Burgundian-- it made me wish there was a Meursault alongside so I could factor out the wood from the grape.
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White
1/28/2020 - BouzyRouge wrote:
Flowery, leesy, saline. I hope to taste it in a few years once the oak has a chance to integrate.
White
Oak and fruit are very much in tension here, or possibly in contention. I want to not like it, but am compelled. High acidity saves it.
White
Fresh fruit on the nose, candied fruit on the palate. Rich but with great balancing acidity.
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White
A little funky when first opened. Nice tropical fruit with a perfect streak of acidity.
White
1/28/2020 - BouzyRouge wrote:
Fruity Pebbles. Comes across a little hot on the palate.
White
Perceptible new(ish) oak but still fresh and subtle. A little spritzy.
White
Apple peel and flowers. Slightly stilted at first but opened up nicely. No surprise that this was almost 13%.
Red
Pale rose. Raspberry jam, gingerbread, root beer. Not fully secondary yet but almost. Fine tannins. Probably at peak now. Delicious.
Red
7/21/2019 - BouzyRouge wrote:
Nose of kerosene, black cherries, toffee, and smoke. On the palate intensely acidic red fruit. Good with food but the petroleum aromas were not inviting.
White
Color: Pale straw. Nose: Lemon and papaya. Palate: Light citrus, clover honey, slightly spritzy. Very nice at its price point.
White
Nose: children’s aspirin (the orange-flavored kind), sage, diesel, gunflint. Palate: dried herbs and grapefruit, medium-plus acidity, slightly medicinal finish. Delicious but doesn't read as a typical Sancerre.
White
2001 Nicolas Joly Clos de la Coulée de Serrant Savennières-Coulée de Serrant Chenin Blanc (view label images)
Super funky on opening. A vigorous decant and 3 hours of standing helped considerably.

Deep ochre. The nose presents baked apple, campfire, and sandalwood. The palate gives an initial impression of creamy sweetness, followed by crisp acidity and narrowing to a bone-dry, nearly bitter finish. I'm not sure how to describe the way this tastes in terms of anything other than itself. But I really, really like it.

As promised, it's better on day 3 than day 1. We'll see how long we can resist finishing it.
Red
5/9/2019 - BouzyRouge Likes this wine:
89 points
Mid shoulder fill. Dull garnet robe fading to tan rim. Flowery/woody nose with cedar box, lilac, rose, and pipe tobacco. On the palate nicely balanced with medium acidity and flavors of blackberry, earth, and leaves. Harmoniously complementary fine tannins with a finish reminiscent of Darjeeling tea. Wonderfully drinkable. Clearly fading, but very pretty even in its decline.
Red
(This was a very inexpensive curiosity.) Dull brownish red. Heavily maderized--tasted strongly of raisins. Ok acidity and astringency, but nothing pleasurable to smell or taste. The best thing I can say about it is that it wasn't vinegar!
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