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Red
2013 Château des Tours Côtes du Rhône Red Rhone Blend
5/27/2018 - pbaek wrote:
Light colored, and oh so floral and perfumed with notes of red garden fruit and raspberry/kirsch. A pure joy to drink, flows easily and begs for more. I always cellar the Cotes du Rhône from des Tours for years, but it’s going to be difficult to keep my hands off this one.
  • pbaek commented:

    5/28/18, 9:06 AM - Hello there. I think they age really well. I still have some 2001s that I enjoy, even if they are fully ready now and the 2004 is fantastic right now as is the 2005. But I agree, the 2013 is just so good right now that one might not want to wait.

  • pbaek commented:

    5/28/18, 9:08 AM - Hard to say when the optimal drinking time. Reynaud release the wines when he believe they are ready for drinking. As far as I know, 2014 hasn't been release yet. So usually the drinking window is from release and then 10-15 years out at least.

Red
2005 Joseph Drouhin Beaune 1er Cru Clos des Mouches Rouge Pinot Noir
3/8/2018 - pbaek wrote:
Wonderful, floral nose. A tad rustic, the fruit is dark. Soft and relaxed yet with unresolved tannins on the back of the palate. Juicy. Better than the Bonnes Mares from Bertheau.
  • pbaek commented:

    3/10/18, 10:46 PM - 2005. We had a 2005 Burgundy tasting.

Red
2010 Tertre Rôteboeuf St. Émilion Grand Cru Red Bordeaux Blend
3/8/2018 - pbaek wrote:
Served double-blind. First guesses around the table was over-the-top Amarone. Clearly some surmaturity going on. Dark, bordering black color. Thick as motor oil. Yucky sweet and stewed fruit, a tons of alcohol which burns the mouth. Very difficult to swallow due to the thick texture and the burning sensation in the mouth. A sip or two is overwhelmingly exhausting to get through. 7 glasses poured, most of it went down the drain. Emperor’s new clothes.
  • pbaek commented:

    3/10/18, 8:26 AM - Hello there. You have to keep in mind that the wine is made in a style that's not for me. However, we were 7 tasters in total and none of us liked it. It may just be in a dumb phase or it may be gone. Not sure.

Red
N.V. Henri Bonneau Les Rouliers Vaucluse Grenache Blend, Grenache
3/10/2017 - pbaek wrote:
Lot 10.06-03 which suggests the fruit is from 2003 I believe. Much, much better on day 2, much to my surprise. The fruit which seems slightly flabby on day 1 firmed up, and this is a really well structured wine with plenty of dark-toned fruit followed by a sprinkle of spices. This seems to be moving really slowly, no hurry at all to drink up.
  • pbaek commented:

    3/11/17, 12:58 AM - Its on the left side of the label. There's a small lot# marked which indicates which year the grapes are from. Sometimes it's a mix of two different years. Apparently it's also his son who produces the wine.

White
2008 Jacques Puffeney Arbois Vin Jaune Savagnin
7/20/2015 - pbaek wrote:
Tasted with Jacques Puffeney at his domaine in Montigny. This has incredible depth and complexity and literally made me sit down and ponder. Patience, Jacques said, this is a 100 year wine. Very special wine indeed and I'm very happy to have a few of this in my cellar for the long haul. I doubt I'll wait 100 years before opening the first bottle though.
  • pbaek commented:

    11/8/16, 1:33 AM - Hope you'll enjoy the wine. Just be patient, this will age extremely well.

Red
2015 Grosjean Pinot Noir Valle d'Aosta
9/12/2016 - pbaek wrote:
High altitude Pinot and it shows. The fruit is airy and displays a wild, floral character. This is juicy, easy and fun to drink.
  • pbaek commented:

    9/13/16, 1:08 AM - Yes, 11 EUR. Easy buy....

Red
2006 Coudert Fleurie Clos de la Roilette Gamay
7/21/2013 - pbaek wrote:
I've been fairly ignorant when it comes to Coudert over the years, spending my Beaujolais money on Lapierre and Foillard. This wine does not impress right after cork pull. There is very little on the nose and there is indeed little going on on the palate. Is this just closed right now? A bottle of 2006 Foillard Morgon Py opened recently was super expressive and delicious, this is the complete opposite. After a good hour or so, this starts to unfold a little. The fruit is light red toned, and there is gravel marks on the nose. Understated and feminine wine. Let's see what happens overnight.
  • pbaek commented:

    8/4/13, 5:42 AM - Nothing. The wine never came out to play. Very disappointing.

Red
2001 R. López de Heredia Rioja Reserva Viña Tondonia Tempranillo Blend, Tempranillo
6/22/2013 - pbaek wrote:
Much more reserved and restrained compared to the 2001 Alta Gran Reserva 904, this wine has a Nebbiolo character to it, the fruit is tight and dusty, one can smell roses from the glass and the tannins are pronounced. Not as obvious as the Alta, this is a wine that tells you there is more to come, be patient. I'm intrigued by the hidden potential. Something special in the making here.
  • pbaek commented:

    6/23/13, 3:05 PM - You may be right. The Alta shows better today, while the Lopez did not improve over night. There is a slightly disturbing oxidized, almost sherry like note running through. Hmmm.

  • pbaek commented:

    6/23/13, 3:34 PM - Yes, me too.

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