Tasting Notes for dmalcolm

(453 notes on 360 wines)

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Red
9/26/2021 - dmalcolm wrote:
A lighter weight effort, which for me is preferable with CdP. Opened up real nicely on day 2, becoming more silky and savoury.
White
9/27/2021 - dmalcolm wrote:
Ripe but balanced, with good acidity. Displaying some aged characteristics that makes me inclined to start drinking these now, rather than hold for much longer.
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Red
9/16/2021 - dmalcolm wrote:
Ever so slightly corked, which wasn't apparent upon opening.
Red
10/21/2020 - dmalcolm wrote:
Dark cherries, plums, leather and eucalyptus. Earthy. Fully mature and likely several years passed peak, but an enjoyable example of classic Napa cabernet.
White
9/28/2019 - dmalcolm wrote:
Oxidized
White - Sparkling
9/24/2019 - dmalcolm wrote:
Golden coloured and a little cloudy. Only a small pop upon opening and the mousse was modest. Complex, smoky, yeasty, honeyed citrus nose. The palate had layers of brioche, lemon curd, smoky nuts and toffee. A riper profile with good acidity and a long finish. Fully mature.
White - Sparkling
8/2/2019 - dmalcolm wrote:
Rich and oxidative, this had layers of complexity that kept unfolding with air. Creamy citrus, brioche, roasted nuts and porcini with a decent amount of underlying acidity.
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White - Sparkling
8/6/2019 - dmalcolm wrote:
Fully mature, displaying good acidity, toasty citrus and a funky mushroom note.
Rosé - Sparkling
8/9/2019 - dmalcolm wrote:
Primary and reserved, this opened only slightly with several hours of air.
White - Sparkling
8/6/2019 - dmalcolm wrote:
Deep golden coloured with faint mousse. Heavily oxidized and a little tired, this bottle showed 10 years older than one would expect from an '88.
White
8/5/2019 - dmalcolm wrote:
More than a little advanced displaying burnt citrus, roasted nuts and caramel notes.
Red
7/4/2019 - dmalcolm wrote:
From a half bottle (purchased on release, perfect fill just below cork) and decanted for sediment, the nose was pure fireworks out of the gates and mostly tertiary, with black tea, cinnamon, eucalyptus, green and black peppercorns. On the palate it was long and silky with savoury red fruits, salty black olives and old leather. While sublime for the first hour, it began to fade with more time in the decanter.
Red
7/4/2019 - dmalcolm wrote:
Higher toned, red fruited and floral nose. An elegant Chave, this had finer tannins and less structure than the 00, 95 and 96 paired up against. Very balanced, silky and enjoyable, on the early side of maturity.
Red
1982 Château La Lagune Haut-Médoc Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
1/27/2019 - dmalcolm wrote:
flawed
Corked
White - Sparkling
11/29/2018 - dmalcolm wrote:
From magnum. Light golden. Still persistent mousse. Complex melange of honey, nuts, nougat, brioche, a little caramel. Mature flavours, but tons of energy. The flavours really fanned out over the course of several hours. Exceptional!
Red
8/15/2018 - dmalcolm wrote:
Purchased on release and stored in a cool cellar. The fill was very high, barely a few cm under the cork, giving promise this would be a good bottle. Wow, was it ever. The nose had the full complement of tertiary notes of exotic spices, red and dark berries, and leather. The palate was all silky smoothness with no hard edges and the wine held up over the course of several hours. This bottle was just singing.
Red
12/1/2017 - dmalcolm wrote:
The nose was very expressive and classic, with dark fruits, violets and roasted meat. Unfortunately though, the palate did not measure up and was thin, lacking in fruit and disjointed with prominent acidity. Perhaps an off bottle.
White
8/27/2017 - dmalcolm wrote:
This was delicious but is still a baby. It exhibited lemon curd, saline, and a slight cheesy funkiness but overall was still quite reserved even though it was decanted for a few hours prior to serving. Very enjoyable to drink, but more bottle age would undoubtedly allow this to become more expressive.
White - Sparkling
3/9/2017 - dmalcolm wrote:
Still youthful, and brilliant. A superb bottle of Krug.
White
3/9/2017 - dmalcolm wrote:
flawed
After pulling the cork and pouring a glass, it's obvious the colour is a little darker than it should be. The nose started out ok however, with lemon curds and some flinty mineral and a little butterscotch. And then gradually it got worse, with more pronounced sweet and unpleasant aromas of oxidation.
White
2/18/2017 - dmalcolm wrote:
This bottle had perfect provenance and a great fill and colour but unfortunately showed very flat and uninteresting.
Red
1/8/2017 - dmalcolm wrote:
Finally a good bottle. My experience echoes slanum's below.
White - Sparkling
12/29/2016 - dmalcolm wrote:
Perfectly mature. Very rich and toasty with superb complexity and well balanced acidity. A profound bottle.
White
1997 Domaine Leflaive Chevalier-Montrachet Chevalier-Montrachet Grand Cru Chardonnay (view label images)
12/29/2016 - dmalcolm wrote:
flawed
Oxidized and undrinkable
Red
12/11/2016 - dmalcolm wrote:
flawed
Corked
White
12/6/2016 - dmalcolm wrote:
flawed
Oxidized
Red
1983 Château Léoville Barton St. Julien Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
10/24/2016 - dmalcolm wrote:
flawed
Corked
Red
1982 Château Léoville Barton St. Julien Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
10/24/2016 - dmalcolm wrote:
flawed
Corked
Red
10/21/2016 - dmalcolm wrote:
This initially showed much younger than 58 years old. The nose was full of cedar, tar, dark cherries and hints of mint. On the palate it had great fruit and good amount of acidity. Guesses from other tasters ranged from the 80s and 90s. Drinking very well today, although it started to fade after an hour in the decanter.
Red
1982 Château La Lagune Haut-Médoc Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
7/1/2016 - dmalcolm wrote:
The nose was classic Bordeaux with some salty seaside aromas that eventually blew off. The palate was soft and elegant with mature red and dark fruit, leather and dried herbs. At peak and holding up well.
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Red
6/3/2016 - dmalcolm wrote:
A leaner expression of Cote Rotie at first, but really blossomed after 2+ hours of air. Drinking well now, and should continue to do so for several more years.
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