Tasting Notes for AdamHitchcock

(105 notes on 102 wines)

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Red
11/29/2020 - AdamHitchcock Likes this wine:
92 points
Med(+) acidity, med tannin, med alcohol, full body. Dark fruit, cedar, tobacco, leather. Very good wine. Can drink now but should also improve with age.
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Red
11/25/2020 - AdamHitchcock Likes this wine:
90 points
High acidity, med(-) tannin, high alcohol, med body. Red fruit flavors.

The acidity is the dominant factor in this wine. It is good now but will improve with a couple years of age.
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Red
11/14/2020 - AdamHitchcock Likes this wine:
92 points
Quick review here because didn’t take notes during the virtual tasting that was organized by the Chicago Club.

Really nice wine. Acidic with some modest tannin. Pronounced red fruit. Very good wine right now but will improve with age. I probably wouldn’t open this for another five years.
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Red
11/14/2020 - AdamHitchcock Likes this wine:
88 points
Quick review here because I didn’t take the time to write the night I drank it. Really enjoyed this wine. Nothing special here but still quite good. Should probably drink now.
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Red
11/14/2020 - AdamHitchcock Likes this wine:
90 points
Quick review here because I didn’t take the time to write the night I drank it. Really enjoyed this wine. In a good spot right now but can probably go a little longer.
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White
11/14/2020 - AdamHitchcock wrote:
92 points
Quick review here because I didn’t take the time to write the night I drank it. Absolutely fantastic wine. Has aged very well and I think it should be able to go a little longer, which is great because I have quite a few more.
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Red
2000 Château Potensac Médoc Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
11/14/2020 - AdamHitchcock Likes this wine:
86 points
I had previously had this in April of this year. I opened tonight for a virtual tasting organized by Hedonism in London. Review is basically the same as the previous one.

Med ruby color.

Aromas are pretty restrained (neither primary, nor tertiary) without much going on. The wine is still developing.

Dry, med(+) acidity, high tannin, med alcohol, med body. There is a light flavor intensity without any flavors breaking through. Med(-) finish.

I’m not sure if this wine is going through a dumb phase or what. The tannin really stands out, not because it is overwhelming, but because of the absence of everything else. I wouldn’t drink now. I think it will get better but it is hard to tell because its current state is lacking.
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Red
1989 Château Clerc Milon Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
11/14/2020 - AdamHitchcock Likes this wine:
90 points
Medium ruby appearance.

Med(+) aromas of black fruit, leather, tobacco and graphite. The wine is still developing.

Dry, high acidity, med(+) tannin, med alcohol, med(+) body. Med(+) flavors of black fruit, leather, tobacco and graphite. Med(+) finish.

This is a very good wine. You can drink now but I think it will continue to improve with age. I really enjoyed this but feel the wine isn’t fully integrated and the higher acidity is pronounced. I think more time will allow for the component parts to be a little more integrated.
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Red
11/10/2020 - AdamHitchcock Likes this wine:
91 points
bought a case of these. opened up one to see where it was. not doing a full review.

very good wine but still young. however, it is clear that this wine will be quite good with age and I'm very much looking forward to revisiting in 10+ years when the tannin has faded a bit and all the elements are a further integrated.
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Red
10/23/2020 - AdamHitchcock Likes this wine:
89 points
Medium ruby

Med primary aromas of red fruit (raspberry and cherry) and spice (black pepper) and tertiary aromas of forest floor and earth. This wine is developing.

Dry, Med(+) acidity, medium tannin, medium alcohol, and medium body. Med(+) primary flavors of red fruit (raspberry and cherry) and spice (black pepper). Long finish.

Conclusions: Very good wine. Can drink now but will improve with age. Needs time for tannin to integrate and for primary and tertiary flavors to balance.
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White
10/20/2020 - AdamHitchcock Likes this wine:
89 points
Med gold appearance.

Med- aromas of almond, marmalade, caramel and petrol.

Off-dry, med+ acidity, med alcohol. Med- flavors of marmalade and caramel. Med finish.

The wine is very good. Should drink now because I don't think further aging will change much. Showing all tertiary aromas and flavors. Primary fruit flavors are no longer present.
White - Off-dry
10/19/2020 - AdamHitchcock Likes this wine:
88 points
Med gold appearance.

Med- aromas of almond, marmalade and petrol.

Off-dry, med+ acidity, med alcohol. Med- flavors of almond, marmalade and petrol. Med finish.

The wine is good. Should drink now, not suitable for further aging. Showing all tertiary aromas and flavors. Primary fruit flavors are no longer present.
Red
10/14/2020 - AdamHitchcock Likes this wine:
90 points
Med ruby appearance

Initially dominant VA presence that diminishes, especially the next day, but still hard to smell much else.

Dry, high acidity, low tannin (after letting it breathe). Med flavors of red fruit and rhubarb.

VA was overwhelming at the beginning. After that, especially the next day, the wine was very good. I'm uncertain as to what a little more age will do to the wine.
Red
1995 Château Calon-Ségur St. Estèphe Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
10/13/2020 - AdamHitchcock Likes this wine:
90 points
Med ruby

Med aromas of green bell pepper, blackcurrant, graphite, leather, tobacco and cedar. The wine is developing.

Dry, med+ acidity, med+ tannin, med alcohol, med+ body and med intensity. Flavors of green bell pepper, graphite, and leather. Med finish.

This is a very good wine. Can drink now but I think this will improve with age as the wines come more into balance and the tannin become more integrated with the wine.
White
10/3/2020 - AdamHitchcock Likes this wine:
90 points
Pale gold color

Med+ aromas of lemon, marmalade, honey, caramel and petrol. The wines is fully developed.

Dry, high acidity, medium alcohol, light body. Med+ flavors of lemon, caramel, and petrol. Med+ finish.

This is a very good wine that is well-balanced. Can drink now but has potential for further aging.
Red
9/30/2020 - AdamHitchcock Likes this wine:
90 points
Deep ruby appearance.

Med+ aromas of blackcurrant, cedar, leather, tobacco and farmyard. The wine is fully developed.

Dry, med+ acidity, med tannin, med alcohol, med body, med+ flavors of leather, tobacco and farmyard. Med+ finish.

This wine is very good and nicely balanced. Can drink now but has potential to continue aging.
Red
9/27/2020 - AdamHitchcock Likes this wine:
89 points
Medium ruby appearance

Medium red and black fruit and vegetal aromas. The wine is developing.

Dry, med acidity, med tannin, med alcohol, med body with med+ flavors of red and black fruit. Med+ finish.

Very good wine. Can drink now but should improve with age. The wine is balanced but the tannin should become more integrated with a little more age.
Red
1996 Château Calon-Ségur St. Estèphe Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
9/17/2020 - AdamHitchcock Likes this wine:
92 points
Medium ruby appearance

Med+ aromas of blackcurrant, blackberry, cedar, tobacco and leather. The wine is fully developed.

Dry, med+ acidity, med tannin, med alcohol, med+ body, med+ flavors of blackcurrant, tobacco and leather. Med+ finish.

Outstanding wine. Can drink now but has potential for further aging. Nicely balanced wine with the primary and tertiary flavors, acidity and tannins integrated.
Red
1982 Château Greysac Médoc Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
9/12/2020 - AdamHitchcock Likes this wine:
89 points
Medium ruby appearance.

Medium aromas of leather, forest floor, earth, game and tobacco. All tertiary. Past its prime.

Dry, medium acidity, medium tannin, medium alcohol, medium body, medium(-) flavors of leather, game and tobacco.

Very good wine. Past its prime but still quite good. Drink now.
White
9/10/2020 - AdamHitchcock Likes this wine:
90 points
Pale lemon appearance

Medium aromas of lemon, lime, apricot, pineapple and petrol. The wine is developing.

Off-dry, med+ acidity, low alcohol, light body. Med flavors of lime, apricot, and petrol. Med- finish.

Very good wine. Nicely balanced for being so young with lots of vibrant flavors that should only improve with age. Can drink now but has potential for aging.
Red
9/10/2020 - AdamHitchcock Likes this wine:
87 points
Medium ruby appearance.

Pronounced aromas of red cherry. This wine is youthful.

Dry, med+ acidity, med tannin, med alcohol, med body. Med+ flavors of red cherry. Med finish.

Good wine. Not very well balanced. Red cherry overwhelms everything else. Needs some age.
Red
9/10/2020 - AdamHitchcock Likes this wine:
90 points
Medium ruby appearance.

Pronounced aromas of red fruit with a hint of preserved fruits. The wine is developing.

Dry, med+ acidity, med- tannin, med alcohol, med body. Med+ flavors of red fruit. Med+ finish.

Very good wine. Can drink now but should improve with age.
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White
8/26/2020 - AdamHitchcock wrote:
89 points
Pale lemon color.

Med- aromas of lemon, lemon peel, and honey. Wine is developing.

Dry, med+ acidity, med alcohol, med- body. Medium flavors of lemon, lemon peel, and honey. Med- finish.

Very good wine. Can drink now, but has potential for aging.
Red
8/25/2020 - AdamHitchcock Likes this wine:
88 points
Medium ruby appearance

Medium aromas of cherry and raspberry with a hint of forest floor. The wine is developing.

Dry, med acidity, med tannin, med alcohol, med body with med flavors of cherry and raspberry.

Good wine. Not fully balanced or integrated but that should hopefully change with some age. Drink now but should improve with age.
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Red
8/19/2020 - AdamHitchcock Likes this wine:
90 points
Medium ruby

Pronounced aromas of red fruit. Developing.

Dry, med acidity, med tannin, med alcohol and med body. Med+ flavors of red fruit, cedar and forest floor. Med+ finish.

Very good wine. Can drink now but has potential for aging.
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White
8/5/2020 - AdamHitchcock Likes this wine:
88 points
Med acidity, med body. Med flavors of green and stone fruit. Very good wine. Can drink now but has potential for aging.
Red
8/5/2020 - AdamHitchcock Likes this wine:
87 points
Pronounced red fruit. Med acidity and tannin. Relatively well balanced but not fully integrated. Can drink now but should improve with age.
Red
7/29/2020 - AdamHitchcock Likes this wine:
88 points
Appearance: Medium ruby

Nose: Med+ raspberry, strawberry, blackberry, black plum and preserved fruits. The wine is youthful.

Palate: Dry, med+ acidity, high tannin, high alcohol, fully body. Med+ raspberry, strawberry, blackberry, black plum and preserved fruits. Med finish.

Conclusions: Very good wine. Can drink now but has potential for aging, which should help integrate the various component parts of this wine.
Rosé
7/27/2020 - AdamHitchcock Likes this wine:
88 points
Med- aromas/flavors of red fruit. Med+ acidity. Drink now. Very good representation of a crisp rose.
Red
7/26/2020 - AdamHitchcock Likes this wine:
88 points
Pronounced cherry, strawberry, blackberry and violet. Med+ acidity, med+ tannin and med+ body. Nicely balanced. Very good wine. Can drink now but should improve with age.
Rosé
7/26/2020 - AdamHitchcock Likes this wine:
89 points
Pronounced red fruit. Med+ acidity. Very good rose. Drink now.
Rosé
7/24/2020 - AdamHitchcock Likes this wine:
92 points
Pronounced floral notes and strawberry. High acidity. Well balanced. Very good wine. Drinking well now but would be interested to see what it is like after a few years.
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White
7/24/2020 - AdamHitchcock Likes this wine:
88 points
Med citrus fruits. Med+ acidity and med- body. Very good wine. Drinking well now, not sure what a few years will do to this.
Red
7/23/2020 - AdamHitchcock Likes this wine:
89 points
Pronounced red fruit. Med acidity, med+ tannin, med body. Very good wine. I would wait to drink this. Not fully integrated and no tertiary flavors. The acidity and tannin are a little dominant. Still a very good wine but will be much better with some age.
White
7/23/2020 - AdamHitchcock Likes this wine:
87 points
Med flavors of citrus and green apple. Med+ acidity and med body. Well balanced Chablis. Drink now.
Red
7/22/2020 - AdamHitchcock wrote:
88 points
Pronounced red fruit. Med acidity and light body. Very nice balanced Beaujolais. Drink now.
Red
7/22/2020 - AdamHitchcock Likes this wine:
89 points
Red fruit and forest floor. Med acidity and med+ tannin. Very good wine. Can drink now but will be better with age.
White
7/21/2020 - AdamHitchcock wrote:
87 points
Citrus fruit with some oak and butter. Med+ acidity.
Red
7/20/2020 - AdamHitchcock Likes this wine:
89 points
Red fruit and forest floor. Med+ acidity, med- tannin, med body. Can drink now but should be able to age. Nicely balanced wine.
Red
7/15/2020 - AdamHitchcock Likes this wine:
86 points
Lots of red fruit. Medium acidity, light tannin. Recommend served chilled. Not for aging.
Red
7/15/2020 - AdamHitchcock Likes this wine:
89 points
Raspberries, red cherries, forest floor and some spice

Med+ acid, med tannin, med body.

Long finish. Can drink now but will age well.
Red
7/13/2020 - AdamHitchcock Likes this wine:
91 points
Red fruit, spice, forest floor and earth. Long finish. Very good wine. Can drink now but will improve with age.
Red
7/11/2020 - AdamHitchcock Likes this wine:
89 points
Red and black fruit. High acidity, medium(+) tannin. You can drink now but I think this will improve with age because the tannin is a little strong and wine not fully integrated.
Red
7/6/2020 - AdamHitchcock Likes this wine:
90 points
Appearance: Medium ruby

Nose: Medium(+) primary aromas of red fruit (raspberry and cherry) and spice (black pepper) and tertiary aromas of forest floor and earth. This wine is developing.

Palate: Dry, Medium(+) acidity, medium tannin, medium alcohol, and medium body. Medium(+) primary flavors of red fruit (raspberry and cherry) and spice (black pepper). Long finish.

Conclusions: Very good wine. Can drink now but will improve with age.
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White
Appearance: Pale gold

Nose: Medium primary aromas of citrus fruit (lemon and lime), stone fruit (peach and apricot) and tertiary aromas (honey and petrol). This is developing.

Palate: Off-dry, high acidity, medium alcohol, medium body. Medium primary flavors of citrus fruit (lemon and lime), stone fruit (peach and apricot) and tertiary flavors (honey and petrol). Long finish.

Conclusions: Very good wine. Can drink now, but has potential for aging.
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Red
6/30/2020 - AdamHitchcock Likes this wine:
87 points
Appearance: Medium ruby

Nose: Medium(+) primary floral aromas (rose and violet) and red fruit (strawberry and red cherry) and tertiary aromas of tar and leather. This wine is developing.

Palate: Dry, high acidity, high tannin, high alcohol, medium(+) body. Medium(+) primary flavors of red fruit (strawberry and red cherry) and tertiary flavors of tar and mushroom. Long finish.

Conclusions: Very good wine. Can drink now but has potential for aging.
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Red
6/26/2020 - AdamHitchcock Likes this wine:
89 points
Appearance: Medium ruby

Nose: Medium(+) primary aromas of red fruit (raspberry, strawberry, red cherry), rose and leather. Wine is developing.

Palate: Dry, high acidity, high tannin, high alcohol and medium(+) body. Medium(+) primary flavors of red fruit (raspberry, strawberry, red cherry). Medium(+) finish.

Conclusions: Very good wine. Can drink now but has potential for aging.
Red
2013 Rustenberg John X Merriman Stellenbosch Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
5/29/2020 - AdamHitchcock wrote:
89 points
Appearance: Deep ruby color

Nose: Medium(+) primary aromas of black fruit (black cherry blackberry), tobacco, tar and toast. Wine is developing.

Palate: Dry, medium(+) acidity, high tannin, high alcohol and full body. Medium(+) flavors of black fruit (black cherry blackberry), tobacco, tar and toast. Finish is medium( +).

Conclusions: Wine is very good. Can drink now but has potential for aging.
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Red
6/25/2020 - AdamHitchcock Likes this wine:
90 points
Appearance: Light ruby color

Nose: Medium(+) primary aromas of red fruit (raspberry, strawberry and cherry), preserved fruits and forest floor. This wine is fully developed.

Palate: Dry, medium acidity, low tannin, medium alcohol and medium(-) body. Medium(+) primary flavors of red fruit (raspberry, strawberry and cherry), preserved fruits and forest floor. Long finish.

Conclusions: Very good wine. Drink now, no further aging needed.
Red
6/21/2020 - AdamHitchcock Likes this wine:
92 points
Appearance: Medium ruby color

Nose: Pronounced primary aromas of red fruit (cranberry, raspberry, strawberry and red plum) and secondary oak aromas (cedar). This wine is developing.

Palate: Dry, medium(+) acidity, medium(+) tannin, high alcohol and medium body. Pronounced flavors of red fruit (cranberry, raspberry and strawberry). Long finish.

Conclusions: Very good wine. Drink now but has potential for aging.
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