Tasting Notes for pgordon62

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Red
10/18/2019 - pgordon62 wrote:
Winemaker note - opened a bottle last night. Very tight with lots of white pepper, bay leaf, coal dust. Needs another year at least or give it a long decant. Paul
Red
5/31/2019 - pgordon62 wrote:
Winemaker note - starting to open up and drink reasonably well as a pop and pour. A half consumed bottle, corked and stored in the fridge overnight was even better, showing some beautiful intense red fruit.
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Red
10/30/2018 - pgordon62 wrote:
Winemaker note - this was one of the most open of our wines straight out of the gate but I found two bottles over last couple weeks to be a little tighter. Suggest decant an hour ahead of drinking or wait until spring 2019. Paul
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Red
2016 Halcon Vineyards Esquisto Yorkville Highlands Red Rhone Blend (view label images)
6/26/2018 - pgordon62 wrote:
Winemaker note - hitting its stride. Enjoy after pulling the cork but try after 24hrs. Paul
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Red
6/26/2018 - pgordon62 wrote:
Winemaker note - this is a more open vintage that drinks well now. I find best as a pop'n'pour or give it a couple days of air. A mix of the exotic character of 2013 Alturas and the structure of the 2014. Paul
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Red
6/6/2018 - pgordon62 Likes this wine:
92 points
Wow this has really matured beautifully - a funky, spicy, red-fruited nose. Maybe a (pleasing) touch of brett. On the palate very zesty, a touch of roasted tomato skin. Bright and interesting. The label says 15.1%. I would have guessed mid-13s.
Red
2/12/2018 - pgordon62 wrote:
flawed
Just so slightly corked. Just enough to mute the fruit. Felt like a good wine underneath the TCA.
Red
1/7/2018 - pgordon62 Does not like this wine:
85 points
Dark, earth fruits. Dominated by resinous oak notes both on nose and palate. Simply over oaked.
Red
2016 Halcon Vineyards Esquisto Yorkville Highlands Red Rhone Blend (view label images)
11/22/2017 - pgordon62 wrote:
Winemaker note - at 3 months since bottling this wine is currently rather closed and showing its (fine grain) tannin. I recommend waiting at least another 3 months. Paul
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Red
6/19/2017 - pgordon62 wrote:
flawed
very corked
Red
1999 Château Lynch-Bages Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
8/30/2016 - pgordon62 Does not like this wine:
80 points
very musty, leather, barnyard. limited fruit. An old school under-ripe bdx
Red
8/18/2016 - pgordon62 wrote:
flawed
painfully corked
Red
2003 Château Monbousquet St. Émilion Grand Cru Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
8/18/2016 - pgordon62 wrote:
flawed
very slightly corked
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Red
7/14/2016 - pgordon62 wrote:
flawed
Oxidized. Interestingly the cork looked good and color sound.
Red
7/12/2016 - pgordon62 Does not like this wine:
85 points
Pruney nose. A little less ripe on the palate but ultimately unbalanced. Very disappointing. Has not aged well.
Red
6/14/2016 - pgordon62 wrote:
91 points
Floral, black tea, coal dust, ink, black fruits. Medium bodied. Very nice acid, tannin balance. Finish is a little short. None of the overblown 2009 character. Nice but nothing close to perfection. Taste this blind.
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Red
2009 Château Branaire-Ducru St. Julien Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
4/25/2016 - pgordon62 wrote:
flawed
Brutally corked
Red
11/29/2015 - pgordon62 wrote:
90 points
Really disappointing. Musty, oaky nose with straightforward black fruits. Rather astringent. Not going to open my other bottles for 10+ years.
Red
10/18/2015 - pgordon62 wrote:
90 points
Beautiful vibrant color. Nose dominated by spicy, anise, slightly musty oak. Fresher fruit on the palate but the oak returns on the finish.
Red
10/13/2015 - pgordon62 wrote:
89 points
Very bretty with a distinct mint note. Noce weighting and mouthfeel. Rather disappointing. Hopefully my other bottles show a little better.
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Red
6/8/2015 - pgordon62 wrote:
flawed
Corked, second Burgundy in a row.
Red
1/12/2014 - pgordon62 wrote:
flawed
Just so slightly corked. Bummer!
Red
11/25/2013 - pgordon62 Does not like this wine:
85 points
Stewed, pruny fruit and oak. Hot and gooey. No complexity. Tons of sediment. A mess.
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Red
4/20/2013 - pgordon62 wrote:
flawed
Very lightly corked
Red
1998 Château Pape Clément Pessac-Léognan Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
4/20/2013 - pgordon62 wrote:
flawed
Very Bretty. Nice weight. But fundamentally flawed.
Red
12/24/2012 - pgordon62 wrote:
flawed
Corked. I have seen a high incidence of corking in 2000 Bdx
Red
11/12/2012 - pgordon62 wrote:
87 points
Surprisingly cloudy and light colored. Interesting nose of red fruits, cranberry, florals, herbs and a hint of coal dust. Medium/light bodied with a pronounced pickle juice element, coarse green stem tannin. The bottle was open for 24hrs with little change. I liked the 2009 but for my palate this version suffers from an over use of whole-cluster.
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Red
6/4/2011 - pgordon62 wrote:
91 points
Bright aromas of red stone fruit, licorice, dry cumin, white flower petal, iron shavings and a little bacon fat. Lively on the palate and through the finish with an effusive minerality, bright red fruit, champhor, sea spray and dried herb. A wonderful freshness. Just lacks a little depth and texture.
Red
5/29/2011 - pgordon62 wrote:
90 points
Brewed blueberry, raspberry pie, damp winter forest floor, a nutty spiciness, strong wildflowers. There is a pleasing doughiness and lots of spice on the palate.The finish still shows some drying tannin, along with dark fruits and an interest creosote note. Still needs a few years but promising and a great QPR.
Red
3/21/2012 - pgordon62 wrote:
flawed
My last bottle and oxidized again.
Red
3/21/2012 - pgordon62 wrote:
flawed
Another oxidized bottle, pruny flavors.
Red
12/6/2011 - pgordon62 wrote:
flawed
Corked ... so very frustrating.
Red
12/5/2011 - pgordon62 wrote:
flawed
Slightly corked and heavily oxidized. A rare double.
Red
12/2/2011 - pgordon62 wrote:
flawed
I saw the fake cork and was worried. Unfortunately the telltale notes of sherry confirmed my fears. Down the drain. Whoever invented these plastic corks needs to be shot.
Red
10/27/2011 - pgordon62 wrote:
86 points
A nose of sea breeze, wild raspberry, cigar smoke, perfumed but a little mute, some raw green bell pepper. The palate has blacker fruits, fatty meat notes, good tension but a strong greenness around the edges. That stemmy green olive dominates the finish. An off bottle?
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