Tasting Notes for MikeFranklin

(27 notes on 26 wines)

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2014 Château Monconseil Gazin Blaye Côtes de Bordeaux Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
9/2/2018 - MikeFranklin Likes this wine:
84 points
Lovely fruity palate, very smooth with no discernible tannins, extremely easy drinking but ultimately lacking in any real depth and complexity and a fairly short finish. Good for the price but doesn't really stand comparison with its more illustrious neighbours.
Red
2010 Château Vieux Clos St. Émilion St. Émilion Grand Cru Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
Disappointing. Decanted 3 hours before drinking. Totally dominated by tannin. Two days later the tannins softened somewhat but still dominating.
Red
8/24/2018 - MikeFranklin Likes this wine:
86 points
Beautiful dark red colour, dark berries and spice (pepper?) still a touch of tannin and probably best with food. Very nice but not exceptional.
Red
2009 Château de Pitray Cuvée Madame Castillon Côtes de Bordeaux Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
8/16/2018 - MikeFranklin Likes this wine:
85 points
A bit sharp straight out of the bottle. Decanted 1hr. Smoother and smoother still after being in the glass for a while. Smokey, tannin, not much length really. A bit disappointing; I had drunk one bottle of this vintage a year ago and I wouldn't say there has been much improvement. Still good and a little better a couple of days after opening, but I had hoped for better.
Red
8/11/2018 - MikeFranklin Likes this wine:
85 points
Not a 5 star grand cru, but definitely a 5 star bargain. Bursting with so many more flavours than you'd expect for this price. Soft fruity and lush.
Red
6/1/2018 - MikeFranklin Likes this wine:
85 points
5 star bargain. Excellent for the price; bright, fruity dry with a touch of tannin. Really a very good unpretentious easy drinking wine.
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Red
8/10/2018 - MikeFranklin Likes this wine:
95 points
Gorgeous, smoother than the more usual tempranillo Riojas, almost creamy with really long spicy finish.
Red
1/6/2018 - MikeFranklin Likes this wine:
91 points
Excellent for the price. Complex robust and full of flavour
Red
2009 Château de Pitray Cuvée Madame Castillon Côtes de Bordeaux Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
1/6/2018 - MikeFranklin Likes this wine:
87 points
bright, full flavoured
Red
2010 Château Puy-Blanquet St. Émilion Grand Cru Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
1/11/2017 - MikeFranklin Likes this wine:
87 points
Smooth, full flavoured and well rounded. Really lovely
Red
2012 Château de Valois Pomerol Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
1/12/2017 - MikeFranklin Likes this wine:
84 points
Very good, full bodied full flavoured touch spicy, a bit tannin. Should be better if kept a year or two
Red
1/10/2017 - MikeFranklin Likes this wine:
95 points
Full, rounded and spicy. Brilliant
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Red
5/10/2017 - MikeFranklin Likes this wine:
85 points
Very good mid priced rioja
Red
2012 Le Baron de Brane Margaux Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
1/11/2017 - MikeFranklin Likes this wine:
92 points
Lovely, smoky, fruity and smooth
Red
1/9/2017 - MikeFranklin wrote:
75 points
smooth easy drinking but unexciting. Hoping my next bottle will be better after another year or two.
Red
1/7/2017 - MikeFranklin Likes this wine:
85 points
beatifully rich and dark.
Red
1/6/2017 - MikeFranklin Likes this wine:
88 points
bursting with flavour. Dark berries.
Red
2012 Château Moulin du Bourg Listrac-Médoc Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
1/11/2017 - MikeFranklin Likes this wine:
80 points
Smooth, slightly peppery
Red
1/5/2017 - MikeFranklin Likes this wine:
87 points
Delicious full, rounded, fruity
Red
1/6/2017 - MikeFranklin Likes this wine:
80 points
Lots of flavour but a bit sharp
Red
2009 Chateau Musar Bekaa Valley Red Blend (view label images)
1/1/2017 - MikeFranklin Likes this wine:
88 points
Lovely. Fruity and peppery. Deep full bodied.
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Red
2010 Château Carteau Cotes Daugay St. Émilion Grand Cru Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
1/5/2017 - MikeFranklin Likes this wine:
92 points
Lovely deep rich wine.
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Red
2012 Bodegas Murua Rioja VS Tempranillo Blend, Tempranillo (view label images)
1/12/2016 - MikeFranklin Likes this wine:
85 points
Delicious and surprisingly light for a rioja
Red
2012 Clos Floridene Graves Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
1/4/2017 - MikeFranklin Likes this wine:
85 points
Smooth and earthy
Red
1/11/2016 - MikeFranklin Likes this wine:
85 points
Lovely. Rich, deep and dark and very smooth.
Red
8/10/2018 - MikeFranklin Likes this wine:
81 points
Full and rich, fruity and spicy. Still very tannin. Will be interesting in a couple of years.
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