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2000 Château Lagrange (St. Julien) Red Bordeaux Blend
12/19/2020 - ANWW89 Likes this wine:
93 points
smoky tobacco cigar box, char grill. dark fruit , orange peel. drinking well now but good life ahead.
  • ANWW89 commented:

    12/24/20, 5:48 AM - Upwards of an hour should be good enough I think

2014 Château Canon St. Émilion Grand Cru Red Bordeaux Blend
9/13/2020 - prasm Likes this wine:
92 points
Note from memory, consumed with friends at lake cabin. Pop and pour, needed more air but was still wonderful showing great balance and tasty dark fruit - plum and blackberry, just a bit tight (needed more time).
  • ANWW89 commented:

    9/19/20, 11:59 PM - how many more years do you reckon?
    nice note thanks!

2015 La Chapelle de La Mission Haut-Brion Pessac-Léognan Red Bordeaux Blend
7/10/2020 - Derek Darth Taster wrote:
92 points
Election day party at Chateau Davyd. Drank in Gabriel Standart. Tasted blind. Once on pop and poured and then again after a hyper-decant in blender for 1 minute *insert shock emoji*.
Appearance is clear, medium intensity, ruby colour. Legs.
Nose is clean, medium+ intensity, with aromas of bell peppers, blackcurrant, blackberries, black cherries. Bit of gravel after the hyper-decant and more air time in decanter. Youthful.
On the palate, dry, high acidity, medium+ alcohol (14.5%), silky high tannins, full body. Medium+ flavour intensity, with flavours of cigarbox, tobacco, grilled bell peppers, dark chocolate, blackcurrant, dark spice. Underlying gravel earth only after lots of air in decanter. Long finish.
Very good quality but just so young. I was initially guessing Right Bank Bordeaux young ripe vintage. This needs more age.
  • ANWW89 commented:

    7/11/20, 10:43 PM - blender?

2009 Giacomo Conterno Barolo Cascina Francia Nebbiolo
5/18/2020 - Woodford Likes this wine:
94 points
At the open:
Smells of damp dark earth
Tastes of light cherry and dirt with an astringent burn
Big chalky tannin that first hits the gums and then lingers heavily on the back of the tongue
Full bodied

After 1 hour (decanted):
Smells of black cherry, almost plums, humus earth, and a touch of menthol
Tastes of coiled dense red fruit, earth, and bitter chocolate (cocoa powder) with great length

After 2.5 hours (decanted):
Smells of dark brooding fruit and animal earth
Tastes of lean dark cherry fruit, chocolate, and wood

After 4 hours (decanted):
Smells of rich complex black fruit, earth, and licorice
Tastes of ripe cherries, cocoa powder, savage earth

This wine needs many more years to rest in the cellar, but it is a stellar, compelling release. It really started to find its stride at the 5th hour of open air, showing all those beautiful, rugged complexities of dark red fruit and animal earth that we love from Conterno.
  • ANWW89 commented:

    5/19/20, 3:51 PM - I just opened one bottle last week and agree with your assessment!

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