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White
11/21/2022 - ANWW89 Likes this wine:
90 points
very good village chablis
Red
11/20/2022 - ANWW89 wrote:
89 points
Nothing special. A little tired. Might have been better when young
Red
10/24/2022 - ANWW89 Likes this wine:
90 points
surprising in a good way for the second wine
White
12/30/2021 - ANWW89 Likes this wine:
92 points
Abit okay but overall good
Red
2004 Château Lynch-Bages Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
12/30/2021 - ANWW89 Likes this wine:
92 points
drinking well now
White
12/24/2021 - ANWW89 Likes this wine:
92 points
mineral driven chard. lemon lime, straw, orange peel, stone fruit with a hint of oak. great at cooler temperatures. Found it losing balance as it warmed up. overall great wine at a good age and should last for many more years.
Red
12/24/2021 - ANWW89 Likes this wine:
92 points
excellent wine. really identified as a cool climate bdx blend. tasted next to Tig 08 and preferred this (as a matter of taste). Will go on for many years more.
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Red
12/24/2021 - ANWW89 Likes this wine:
93 points
vibrant and fresh red fruit. a little meaty but I wouldn't say this is textbook Corton. very acidic. tannins still there. quality is here in spades but I wonder how this will pan out. probably needs a few more years - time will tell. if you have some unopened
Red
12/4/2021 - ANWW89 Likes this wine:
91 points
funky fresh lively and precise fruit. acidic. long
Red
11/29/2021 - ANWW89 Likes this wine:
92 points
ruby red. smoky spicy dark red fruit. nice tannins. polished. long finish. still young. a little too much extract for my personal taste. but in general a superior quality pinotage.
Red
2006 Château Lynch-Bages Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
11/29/2021 - ANWW89 wrote:
91 points
a little awkward right now. needs more time in bottle I feel.
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Red
2005 Château Chasse-Spleen Moulis en Médoc Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
11/26/2021 - ANWW89 wrote:
91 points
still too young. dense dark fruit. menthol, tobacco. rigid tannins. a little harsh. has potential but wait
Red
11/24/2021 - ANWW89 Does not like this wine:
83 points
from the comments of others, it doesn't seem like i got an "off bottle". This was the real deal. High acidity, quite piercing. a lot of funk - the bad kind. worse on the second day. unfortunately not many compliments for this. Might please the natural/funky wine crowd?
Red
2015 Château Fleur Cardinale St. Émilion Grand Cru Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
11/13/2021 - ANWW89 Likes this wine:
92 points
Decanted 1.5h. fresh and well delineated dark fruit, vanilla, baking spices, menthol. lots of oak, a little too dominant I think. smooth. complex. long finish. too young for my taste. very good technically. nothing out of the ordinary.
Red
10/31/2021 - ANWW89 wrote:
92 points
closed up (not unexpected). quite pleasant with good purity and delineation of red fruit. does the job but not a particularly outstanding example of Echezeaux
Red
10/31/2021 - ANWW89 Likes this wine:
92 points
quite typical. char, smoked meat, tobacco, pepper, red and black fruits. compelling nose. well made
Red
10/31/2021 - ANWW89 Likes this wine:
91 points
low neck. good storage. drinks well. mature nose. on the palate fruit is still retained fairly well. a little thin and lacks depth. should stay this way for a few more years but won't get better from here
Red
2012 Dominus Estate Napa Valley Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
9/26/2021 - ANWW89 wrote:
94 points
Best on the second day when it softens and the fruit driven elements gain more complexity and precision and come to the fore. Silky smooth, well integrated and balanced wine. Not a big bold wine but definitely very napa in character unlike past vintages that showed its bdx DNA. Might need a decade or so to peak but lovely now for those without the patience.
Red
1996 Château Lafon-Rochet St. Estèphe Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
9/17/2021 - ANWW89 Likes this wine:
93 points
needed much air to open up. classic bdx. enjoyed it thoroughly. in the later stages of its drinking window but not going to be over the hill anytime soon i reckon
Red
8/27/2021 - ANWW89 Likes this wine:
91 points
drinking well. some air will help.
Red
2003 Château Pontet-Canet Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
7/11/2021 - ANWW89 Likes this wine:
93 points
Good bottle of wine. i agree with the other reviews that you dont get all the downsides of the scorching heat of the 03 vintage in this. classic pauillac - pencil lead, tobacco, and deep concentrated fruit. Restrained and austere in a classic bordeaux sense. Despite its age it was still closed on opening and was better on the second day. Will see how this ages but i reckon it will only get better
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Red
6/20/2021 - ANWW89 Likes this wine:
92 points
last few bottles. charred meat, earth, sois bois dominates the underlying red fruit. well integrated now and has good balance and poise. not young but doesnt seem to be going downhill anytime soon.
Red
6/20/2021 - ANWW89 Likes this wine:
92 points
lively perfumed nose. lots of fresh fruit. on the palate more earthy and savoury in a yes.. burgundian sense.
White
6/16/2021 - ANWW89 Likes this wine:
92 points
fresh fruit peach, lemon, grassy, seashells, very mineraly finish.
Red
5/29/2021 - ANWW89 Likes this wine:
91 points
full bodied, cabernet fruit is strong. noticeable oak but not overpowering. polished and smooth. lacking in some complexity.
Red
2008 Château Cos d'Estournel St. Estèphe Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
5/29/2021 - ANWW89 Likes this wine:
93 points
decanted 3h+. very good. reticent on the nose. medium bodied, blue/blackberries, dark cherries, cassis, spice. good quality but still in a shy phase. Maybe a few more years before it starts singing.
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Red
2008 Opus One Napa Valley Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
5/29/2021 - ANWW89 Likes this wine:
94 points
decanted 3h +. very good. blackberries/currant, spice. velvety smooth and well integrated. long long finish. will see where this goes.
Red
5/15/2021 - ANWW89 Likes this wine:
93 points
fresh juicy. straberries, cherries, some herbal spice and earth. some secondary flavours coming through. long finish. good spot. should do well for many more years.
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Red
5/15/2021 - ANWW89 Likes this wine:
94 points
Quite typical saint Julien. understated power. classy. fine. long finish. no complaints. early drinking window.
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Red
2012 Château Sociando-Mallet Haut-Médoc Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
5/10/2021 - ANWW89 Likes this wine:
91 points
long distance runner
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Red
2005 Château du Tertre Margaux Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
4/10/2021 - ANWW89 Likes this wine:
92 points
needs a decant - at least 2h i reckon. ready to drink otherwise. nose initially muted, then grew in floral characteristics. on the palate dark fruit, woody, a little sinewy. not the most complex. classy. long finish. grows with the aeration. quite classic margaux. definitely 2005 kind of wine. much better than the 04. will last many more years
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Red
2007 Château Montrose St. Estèphe Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
3/30/2021 - ANWW89 Likes this wine:
89 points
good wine. keeps the saint estephe character
Red
3/28/2021 - ANWW89 Likes this wine:
91 points
better with some air. good nose fragrant. light and mineral.
Red
1998 Château Calon-Ségur St. Estèphe Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
2/13/2021 - ANWW89 Likes this wine:
92 points
good spot for aged Bordeaux. plenty of fruit left with tertiary flavours. tannic edge on the finish. lacking grandiosity
Red
2/11/2021 - ANWW89 Likes this wine:
93 points
2 hour decant. dense fruit, with nicely integrated oak and understated power. Very well balanced and will give joy to many who like to open their bottles early. not a blockbuster but this will probably turn out to be a value proposition. still needs a few years more in bottle for me.
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Red
1/3/2021 - ANWW89 wrote:
89 points
red fruit, wild berries, spice, dry tannins. mod finish. quite lean. not much depth. good to drink now with an hour or 2 of air.
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White
1/3/2021 - ANWW89 Likes this wine:
93 points
early maturity. rounded and fresh with nice lychee, melon, peach fruit. some toasty nutty quality. reminds me of honey nectar. some oak. the best quality is that this isnt overdone or over the top and is well balanced. oozing quality. finishes long long long. very good
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Red
12/25/2020 - ANWW89 Likes this wine:
92 points
1.5 hour decant. good drinking period. opened up well. tobacco, wet leaves, oolong tea, cedar, pencil lead. fine and elegant rather than powerful. quite simple. moderate finish. not a showstopper but still good
Red
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.
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Red
2000 Antinori Tignanello Toscana IGT SuperTuscan Blend (view label images)
12/19/2020 - ANWW89 Likes this wine:
91 points
smoke tobacco plummy woody tannins.
Red
12/19/2020 - ANWW89 Likes this wine:
92 points
not the most inviting on the nose but silky smooth, generous fruit and goes down well. not the most complex but still a good wine.
Red
12/5/2020 - ANWW89 wrote:
91 points
sandalwood, mint, vanilla on the nose. dark berries, chocolate, spices, menthol on the palate. medium finish. rather lightweight and lacking in concentration but elegant and proper. does the job of a second wine decently well.
Red
2006 Château Malartic-Lagravière Pessac-Léognan Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
12/4/2020 - ANWW89 Likes this wine:
90 points
Beautiful wine. decanted 1h. early drinking window. dark fruit. some tertiary flavours. hint of herb. medium to long finish. good structure. not the most dense but very well balanced. nothing to complain about but at the same time nothing to really shout about. Good value for the money.
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White
12/2/2020 - ANWW89 Likes this wine:
94 points
fantastic. roasted nuts. matchstick. citrus. peach. melons. dense and concentrated. long finish. best on day 3. in a nutshell - still have 11 bottles left and already thinking of getting more.
Red
11/29/2020 - ANWW89 Likes this wine:
93 points
double decant. about 2-3 hours. dense dark fruit with chocolate. good balance. opens up with more herbal and menthol flavours. smooth. long finish. performing well and has good potential for further upside with age.
White
11/16/2020 - ANWW89 wrote:
89 points
Fresh citrus . Not bad. Well balanced. But does not taste like textbook meursault
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