Tasting Notes for pcarmich

(685 notes on 423 wines)

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Red
9/6/2020 - pcarmich Likes this wine:
88 points
Six years since last bottle. This is still plateauing. Tasting notes similar to previous notes with barely perceptible decline. This is very impressive for a wine recommended for only 8 years of ageing.
White
5/25/2020 - pcarmich Likes this wine:
95 points
Very similar to previous note, with richer depth and wonderful mouthfeel. Good now, might last a few more years still.
Red
2004 Cortes de Cima Reserva Vinho Regional Alentejano Red Blend (view label images)
10/17/2019 - pcarmich Likes this wine:
91 points
Beautifully aged nose, with black olives, dark plums, a bit of cedar. The palate also shows some age, but no fatigue. This is still very well balanced but it is at its peak and will slowly fade over the next 5-10 years.
White
2013 Château Puyfromage Puyfromage Blanc Entre-Deux-Mers Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend (view label images)
10/6/2019 - pcarmich Likes this wine:
90 points
The Sauvignon Blanc is still very fruit forward, withpassion fruit, peaches and white flowers. The palate is very pretty, echoing the nose with just a hint of a buttery finish. The acidity balances everything out. At its prime.
Red
9/29/2019 - pcarmich Likes this wine:
88 points
Nose shows some jammy red currants. The palate is a bit more evolved with the fruit transitioning quickly to mushrooms and woody spices. Tannins are round and mostly disolved balanced by very medium acidity. Just past the peak.
White
9/28/2019 - pcarmich Likes this wine:
90 points
Light caramel apples with a touch of popcorn on the nose. The palate has a slight crisp apple on the attack that quickly transitions to butter and grilled corn notes. The finish is a nice balance of acidity and butter notes. This is beautifully youthful and seems to be destined for a few more years at its peak.
Red
9/24/2019 - pcarmich Likes this wine:
93 points
At its peak, the tannins have disolved and now balance the acidity and the alcohol very nicely. This should be very good over the next couple of years and decline slowly afterwards.
Red
9/15/2019 - pcarmich Likes this wine:
90 points
Comfort in a glass. The nose is all dried figs, vanilla and warm spice. The palate is practically a mirror to the nose once the initial strawberry attack fades. Elegant tannins and acidity make for the complete package that always delivers.
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Red
9/12/2019 - pcarmich Likes this wine:
93 points
The nose is herbal with hints of game. The palate is still explosive with rosemary and thyme on the attack, transitioning to black pepper and vivifying acidity. The finish still quite tight with drying tannins balancing the acidity.
Red
6/2/2019 - pcarmich Likes this wine:
88 points
The nose is all inky plums. The palate is also quite plummy, with a rather large mouthfeel but very well integrated tannins balanced by a fair bit of acidity. The alcohol is not particularly noticeable though it does give ample texture and good longevity in the throat. At the perfect drinkable stage!
Red
5/31/2019 - pcarmich wrote:
84 points
Some red strawberries on the nose but the alcohol burns just a little on the finish. The story is similar on the palate, as if the grapes developed too much sugar and not enough matter. Not bad but not great either...
White
5/14/2019 - pcarmich Likes this wine:
93 points
Beautiful evolution. Petrol is still upfront on the nose but layered with notes of pineapple and peaches. The palate is also surprisingly rich in tropical fruits with a mineral backbone and clean acidic finish balancing a fair amount of sugar as well. Time to start drinking over the next couple of years.
Red
5/12/2019 - pcarmich Likes this wine:
90 points
The nose shows some age, with notes of dark slowly stewed plums. The palate is also aged with the fruit being more on the stewed side than the jammy side. The texture in the mouth though is pure velvet with tannic and acidic structure but no astringency. Paired beautifully to braised beef short ribs in an orange-cocoa sauce. Drink now!
Red
4/24/2019 - pcarmich Likes this wine:
90 points
Fairly expressive nose, with violets, warm leather and a hint of black pepper. The palate is dense, with dark plums, jerky, pepper, dissolved but assertive tannins and good acidity. Very good now and could probably stand another 5 years in the cellar.
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Red
2005 Bodegas Muga Rioja Reserva Tempranillo Blend, Tempranillo (view label images)
4/22/2019 - pcarmich Likes this wine:
88 points
Beautiful, rich nose of stewed strawberries, woody spices, even a touch of oak. The palate is just as rich and complex, balancing the still vigorous tannins with cutting acidity that indicates much longevity left in the bottle.
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Red
4/7/2019 - pcarmich Likes this wine:
91 points
Beautifully integrated. Classic nose and palate, drink now.
White
3/29/2019 - pcarmich Likes this wine:
88 points
Richly layered nose with white fruits and flowers, hazelnuts and cane sugar. The palate is also interesting but the medium acidity on the finish seems to indicate that we are at peak and this will now slowly fade.
Red
3/3/2019 - pcarmich Likes this wine:
90 points
Nicely evolved. The nose is deep dark plum jam with hints of mushrooms and woody spices. The palate is as elegant with the initially jammy attack giving way to tender tannins and a creamy texture on the finish. All is perfectly balanced between medium acidity and integrated alcohol and tannins.
Red
1/27/2019 - pcarmich Likes this wine:
88 points
Sour cherries, roses on the nose. The palate is on the sour cherries, but this is complemented by a velvety texture that can only come from aggressive tannins that had time to dissolve. The finish manages to balance the brutish 14.5% alcohol and the still noticeable tannins with a good amount of acidity. This is a bottle that could age another 5 to 10 years easily.
White
1/27/2019 - pcarmich Likes this wine:
89 points
Very evolved. Deep golden colour. The nose reveals apple sauce with traces of walnuts. The palate is rich apple sauce with walnuts before transitioning to crisp acidity on the finish. This has aged very well but won't get any better. Drink now.
Red
2009 Teusner Avatar Barossa Valley Red Rhone Blend (view label images)
1/19/2019 - pcarmich Likes this wine:
89 points
Lots of reduction upon opening the bottle, let breath a good 15 minutes, either in the glass or carafe. Once it clears, the nose is full of dark plums and black pepper. The palate is fairly elegant and well structured, with dark fruits up front transitioning to woody spices and finishing on a perfect balance of alcohol, acid and silky tannins. No jam on this australian jewel. Drink now and the next year or two.
Red
1/13/2019 - pcarmich wrote:
88 points
It is starting to show slight oxidative notes of almonds and walnuts, on the nose and the palate. Otherwise profile resembles previous notes. Drink now.
White
12/16/2018 - pcarmich Likes this wine:
88 points
Beautiful nose of melons, passion fruit, geraniums, extremely aromatic, fills the room upon opening. The palate is nice, with fruits echoing the nose. Acidity is medium and the wine benefits from being served a bit colder, 6-7°C. Don't wait, drink now.
Red
2006 Bodegas Muga Rioja Reserva Tempranillo Blend, Tempranillo (view label images)
12/1/2018 - pcarmich wrote:
88 points
Nose of dried plums, thyme, and warm woody spices. The palate starts on dark, very ripe plums, moving to ripe figs and ending on tart blackberries with hints of oak and a slight bitterness reminding me of black tea. The finish is slightly thin. Good now but probably on its last legs.
Red
11/25/2018 - pcarmich wrote:
79 points
The nose is mainly reminiscent of grapes and watermelon. The palate is also fairly simple, but sometimes with a dusty after taste. Drink now, I don't see this evolving in any good way.
Red
11/17/2018 - pcarmich Likes this wine:
87 points
The nose is not overly expressive at this time. The palate does show some black currants, blackberries. There is still plenty of tannic structure on the finish that is nearly balanced by the acidity. This is showing promise for the future but is still relatively young. Revisit in 5-10 years.
White
11/17/2018 - pcarmich Likes this wine:
94 points
Beautifully balanced new world chardonnay made in the french style. Presents decent acidity and jsut enough buttered nuts on the finish. Drink in next 5 years.
Red
10/21/2018 - pcarmich Likes this wine:
90 points
The nose is all plum jam at this point. The fruit on the palate has dulled a bit but there is still plenty of texture and just enough acidity to keep things interesting. I'd drink now or in the next 2 years max.
White
10/13/2018 - pcarmich Likes this wine:
88 points
The nose is relatively muted, with notes of stewed apples and warm pecans. The palate has evolved with most of the crisp fruit being replaced by stewed notes. The acidity on the finish has also subsided quite a bit with just enough remaining to keep this wine honest. Drink now and no later.
Red
10/6/2018 - pcarmich Likes this wine:
87 points
The nose has developed a strong black pepper component with jammy fruits. The palate is also interesting with a bit of jam black pepper again coming through and light acidity and tannins on the finish. I wouldn't wait any longer to drink it but still holds interest.
Red
9/30/2018 - pcarmich Likes this wine:
89 points
The nose presents red currants, with hints of dried figs and a touch of heavy cream. The palate is also initially fruit-forward, moving to hints of thyme and ending with medium acidity and integrated tannins. Good now and for the next 2 years.
Red
2009 Château Ferrière Margaux Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
9/23/2018 - pcarmich Likes this wine:
90 points
Nose is classic Bordeaux with plenty of red currants and rich woody notes on the backend. The palate is just as classic, adding refined tannins and medium acidity to round out the finish. The has barely started to age, and it has many decades to go.
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White
2010 Rapet Père et Fils Corton-Charlemagne Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru Chardonnay (view label images)
9/5/2018 - pcarmich Likes this wine:
92 points
Buttery green apples on the nose, with woody spices and corn. The palate is vivifying, with cooked green apples upfront that transition to butter and grilled corn finishing on almonds and lemon acidity. This is quiet a trip and I can only see this evolving in the coming decades.
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White
8/17/2018 - pcarmich Likes this wine:
89 points
Slight carbonation on initial opening. The nose is delicate white flowers, lemon rind and a hint of toast. The palate is initially on crisp lemon rind, transitioning to slightly toasted corn complemented by chalky and crisp acidity on the finish. Aromatic and direct, very nice end of summer drinker.
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Red
7/31/2018 - pcarmich Likes this wine:
94 points
Simply wonderful. Notes are similar to previous. This is simply a wine that ages gracefully and will do so for the next decade.
Red
2006 Château Potensac Médoc Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
7/28/2018 - pcarmich Likes this wine:
88 points
Typical Bordeaux nose. The palate shows a little evolution, with well integrated tannins balanced by medium acidity. Drinks very well now and will last a few years, but I don't see it becoming an amazing wine.
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Red
7/15/2018 - pcarmich wrote:
85 points
Very fruit forward on the nose. The palate is fairly clean with just a touch too much residual sugar for my taste. Who said cheap wine can't last a few years in the cellar? But I don't see this getting any more complex in the next few years.
Red
6/30/2018 - pcarmich Likes this wine:
88 points
Very similar to previous note.
White
6/27/2018 - pcarmich Likes this wine:
88 points
The nose is fairly discreet with hints of lemon rind. The palate is more assertive with lemon rind, a somewhat evolved mid-palate with white flowers and a touch of butter. The finish is rounded off lemon acidity.
White
6/16/2018 - pcarmich Likes this wine:
89 points
There is no masking that this is an oxydized wine. The nose is popcorn, hazelnuts, with a hint of green apples. The palate echoes the nose, adding notes of maple syrup and great acidity on the finish. This is a wine that could go on for a few more years in the cellar but that drinks beautiful now.
Red
6/5/2018 - pcarmich Likes this wine:
90 points
A beautiful blend. The Cab Sauv is dominant with the spice of the Syrah and the tannic structure of the Petit Verdot in full demonstration (the other grapes add depth and character). The nose has red currants, a touch of pepper and a bit of leather. The palate is still complex with solid tannins and balanced acidity. This is a wine that will last another 10-20 years easily if not more.
Red
5/27/2018 - pcarmich Likes this wine:
91 points
Beautiful nose of black currants and tobacco. The palate starts on black currants and blackberries transitioning to some oak elements. The finish is high in acid but nicely balanced by tannins and keeping the 16% alcohol in check. Good now and for the next 5 years.
Red
5/26/2018 - pcarmich wrote:
flawed
Slight smell and taste of wet cardboard, may be slightly corked.
Red
5/19/2018 - pcarmich Likes this wine:
92 points
Nose of dried red currants, hints of tobacco. The palate shows some evolution, as does the colour, but the tannins on the finish are still very much present. Give them a few more year to fully dissolve.
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Red
2008 Château Ferrière Margaux Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
5/13/2018 - pcarmich Likes this wine:
91 points
Shows beautiful evolution. Notes of truffles, red currants and leather on the nose. The palate is equally classic and elegant with fine tannins perfectly balanced by acidity.
White
4/22/2018 - pcarmich Likes this wine:
89 points
The nose shows some evolution with notes of butter and corn underneath green apples. The palate is similar with great acidity on the finish rounding out a decent drinker.
Red
2005 Bodegas Muga Rioja Reserva Tempranillo Blend, Tempranillo (view label images)
3/1/2018 - pcarmich Likes this wine:
88 points
The nose is dried figs, cedar and leather. The palate is figs up-front, transitioning to a mix of cedar and spice in the mid-palate and concluding with a balance of acidity and well integrated tannins. The texture is medium thick which is just a tad disappointing to a palate spoiled by Gran Reservas.
Red
1/26/2018 - pcarmich Likes this wine:
89 points
The nose is a mix of fruity sweetness and savoury complexity. The palate is just as interesting with notes of cranberries on the attack, transitioning to dark cherries then cedar and just a touch of black pudding. The finish is an elegant balance of light acidity and and medium tannins. Beautiful and ready to drink now.
Red
1/23/2018 - pcarmich wrote:
87 points
The nose is light, with hints of cherries and herbs. The palate is more interesting, with crunchy red fruits initially, transitioning to a spicy mid-palate and ending on fresh acidity and low tannins. Could have been richer and more complex but drinks nicely. No sense in keeping any longer.
White
1/5/2018 - pcarmich Likes this wine:
88 points
Nose is fragrant lemon rinds and limestone. The palate is surprisingly round, starting on notes of honey, then pear and ending on lemon rinds with balanced acidity and just a touch of sweetness. Good now, don't wait any longer.
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