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Tasting Notes for Hubble Shire Farm

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Red
2005 Faiveley Mazis-Chambertin Mazis-Chambertin Grand Cru Pinot Noir (view label images)
1/11/2023 - Hubble Shire Farm Likes this wine:
95 points
Lovely red fruit, wood on the nose. Opaque crimson. Robust legs. Firm tannins melt away into dusty lusciousness after just a couple of hours. No decant, just left the bottle open. Cherry, spicy, earthy, meaty, chewy, beguiling aromatics. Corking the remaining half and looking forward to Day 2 tomorrow :)

Day 2, this wine gained all the power and momentum it is known for. Happy to have 3 bottles left 🍷
Red
7/2/2022 - Hubble Shire Farm Likes this wine:
95 points
I tasted AXR for the first time, and while I agree with prior comments that the tannins are strong and aeration needed, that is a natural element of a good and indeed great wine. This wine needs 5-10 years, but it has gorgeous structure, profound dark fruit, weight, and finish. Even though it is neither at its peak nor really approachable now, that does not diminish this wine's quality or beauty. AXR 2018 is a sleeping beauty; to grade it as mediocre underscores such graders' ignorance.
Red
6/1/2022 - Hubble Shire Farm Likes this wine:
91 points
Lovely premier cru for the money! Medium bodied, picks up weight with aeration, aromas of barn yard, soil, mushroom and spice. The tannins are well integrated, almost velvety at this juncture, the wine is in a fine drinking window. Just what one would expect from a premier cru of a fine vintage. For all the less than complimentary reviews below, I would just say such folks don't enjoy red burg!!
Red
3/30/2022 - Hubble Shire Farm Likes this wine:
93 points
What a lovely wine! Bought at HDH auction as more affordable compared to drinking up my Chevillon NSGs and this delivers. Aromatics, spice and vibrant red fruits on the nose, everything one wants from a stellar vintage. Enjoyed over 2 days, and additional layers and velvety textures revealed themselves. Would buy more if I could!
White
2002 Domaine Fontaine-Gagnard Criots-Bâtard-Montrachet Criots-Bâtard-Montrachet Grand Cru Chardonnay (view label images)
2/14/2022 - Hubble Shire Farm Likes this wine:
96 points
Ambrosia!
Red
1/17/2022 - Hubble Shire Farm Likes this wine:
94 points
Having read the previous notes on this wine, I somewhat agreed until.... Day 3. Corked and refrigerated with a nice glass or 2 over three days has proven rewarding, as the wine takes on a unity and depth that was lacking upon opening and aeration, and just starting to show by Day 2. There is wood, spice, red fruits, but over time the wine gains a silken texture that makes Malconsorts a wonderful Premier Cru. Do not miss and be patient for Day 3.
Red
5/4/2021 - Hubble Shire Farm Likes this wine:
95 points
Ranks among my favorite Chevillon wines, surpassed only by the 2002 Les Saint Georges! Gorgeous garnet color, nose of wood, dark fruits, sexy legs along the sides of the glass. Medium bodied on the palate, the spice and floor of wood provide beautiful structure. And the finish is lengthy. Paired with a roasted pork sandwich, soft VT goat cheese and spicy mustard. Tantalizingly well paired.
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Red
3/5/2021 - Hubble Shire Farm Likes this wine:
95 points
Exquisite bouquet upon opening! Ethereal cherry and white pepper notes sparkle with every sip of this luscious, elegant Vaucrains. The wine is medium bodied, silky and refined with velvety tannins. This is the first of nine bottles purchased at auction a year ago. I think this will be on par with Chevillon's 2002 Les Saint Georges in the years to come!!
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Red
2/23/2021 - Hubble Shire Farm Likes this wine:
94 points
Stunning NSG! Medium bodied, medium garnet with a nose of white pepper, leather and rose. Needs 45 mins decant to really blossom. Refrigerated and finished the bottle next day. Flavors more developed on Day 2. Lovely, so glad I bought a case!
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Red
1990 Château Angélus St. Émilion Grand Cru Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
2/15/2021 - Hubble Shire Farm Likes this wine:
99 points
Hands down, one of the finest wines I have ever tasted and enjoyed!!! Don't hesitate.... too much enjoyment is lost in analytics
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Red
12/25/2020 - Hubble Shire Farm Likes this wine:
95 points
Opened after cellaring post-purchase for a year. Gave it time to settle. In a word, glorious, but..... it gets better. Upon opening and into the first evening, there is a silky texture and beautiful notes of cherry and black raspberry. And spice. But after recorking and refrigerating, Day 2 was magical. This is a great wine that developed a velvety, complex texture absent the previous night. This is the magic of vosne romanee. I rate this a 95.
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Red
2005 Domaine d'Ardhuy Clos Vougeot Clos Vougeot Grand Cru Pinot Noir (view label images)
12/9/2020 - Hubble Shire Farm Likes this wine:
95 points
I echo the comments below. Phenomenal in a word. The wine is a beautiful deep garnet, medium bodied +, gorgeous right from opening and improves naturally with aeration. Bouquet of dark red fruits, mellow tannins, spice and bramble. By bramble, I mean an earthiness I can't quite describe.... Bought 6 bottles and would snap up all I can find.
Red
9/25/2020 - Hubble Shire Farm Likes this wine:
94 points
Upon opening, I noticed some recent seepage which in no way showed through to the capsule. Delicious, luscious wine actually! It is a joy to drink from the moment it was poured and only gets better. Cherries, berries and red fruits galore, nice spice and acidity. Fully mature, and with some evidence of seepage that is not yet damaging, DRINK NOW!
Red
9/11/2020 - Hubble Shire Farm Likes this wine:
94 points
Beautiful Beaux Monts! It is musky yet silky, peppery but dark fruit dominates. And the finish..... divine. Grivot is up and coming. From a bottled cellared for a few years. Cellaring makes all the difference. Wines recently transported never taste as good--for those who think this wine is overrated and did not have a wonderful drinking experience--check your bottle provenance.
Red
9/8/2020 - Hubble Shire Farm Likes this wine:
92 points
Consistent with the previous comments, this wine needs time to aerate. For my taste, it drinks much better on Day 2 after being refrigerated overnite. Next day with 2/3 of the bottle left, I find a better balance of acidity and tannins with cassis, red fruits and, of course, vosne spice. Quite lovely!
Red
2005 Les Forts de Latour Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
8/25/2020 - Hubble Shire Farm Likes this wine:
95 points
I had to read the professional critic notes to identify what I was tasting in this wine--licorice! I never opened any of my wines from the 2005 vintage--I did not think they were mature, this wine is beautiful. Rich color and flavor, soft tannins. Years of life ahead of it, but go ahead and enjoy this exquisite bouquet of dark currant, licorice, bramble and long, silky finish.
Red
8/2/2020 - Hubble Shire Farm Likes this wine:
95 points
Gorgeous! Everything one would want in a Bonnes Mares--muscular and structured, powerful spice and aromas of blackberries, cassis and stone. Tannins are there for beautiful structure, but not overwhelming. Beautiful from the moment it was corked, it just keeps evolving and the finish.... over 45 seconds.

I just did a meditation on happiness and gratitude, but I don't think this has influenced my judgment on this Bonnes Mares in any way. Perfect wine to celebrate good life!
Red
8/1/2020 - Hubble Shire Farm Likes this wine:
98 points
This wine is very special, and indeed it is not for everyone. I opened it to serve with dinner, it is too heavy and fruit forward to accompany "dinner." I chilled it and served it with cheese and black currants. Phenomenal chilled with pungent soft cheese!
White
I was so looking forward to tasting this wine as I bought a case, and when I tasted it, I winced. Really?? This wine is acidic, tight, in a word a disappointment. Over several hours, it began to open up a little bit, but the acidity was still almost stringent. I cannot taste anything else, and so I poured Meiomi California chardonnay in my glass of Pucelles to balance it out and make it palatable. I have a cellar full of Puligny-Montrachets, this is the only disappointment..... Latour, Jadot 1er crus better than this!
Red
2001 Château Angélus St. Émilion Grand Cru Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
7/20/2020 - Hubble Shire Farm Likes this wine:
97 points
DECANT, let breath for several hours. This wine is MAGNIFIQUE, but still yields significant tannins which mask the beautiful fruit, chocolate and full-bodied spice. Refrigerated after opening and was superior the next day. With aeration and decanting, the 2001 Angelus is divine now, and clearly will improve with cellar age another decade.
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Red
This Musigny wine, by a celebrated producer, tastes like BARNYARD, and is worth $25. This is a prime example of how the burgundy wine market is overrated and inflated by the filthy rich. No one should pay hundreds of dollars for this wine, it is an interesting, peculiar wine. But the price and attention it receives are disgraceful! AVOID
Red
4/27/2020 - Hubble Shire Farm Likes this wine:
92 points
Light and medium garnet with a bit of transparency. Lovely bouquet on the nose, petals, cherries and wood. Subtle tannins give way to a medium-bodied, juicy wine. In great drinking window right now!
Red
4/21/2020 - Hubble Shire Farm Likes this wine:
94 points
Gorgeous! The wine blossomed within 90 mins, lovely to taste it as it opened up. The wine has great grip and structure, beautiful fullness and notes of cherry, berries and dried rose petals. Tertiary flavors present. Definitely agree will buy more if I can find. Very approachable now and drinking beautifully ��
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White
4/17/2020 - Hubble Shire Farm Likes this wine:
93 points
Such a fun experience! I purchased a vertical of Chave Hermitage blanc from 2000-2013, and since there are 3 bottles of 2002, I decided this vintage I would try first. Notwithstanding some of the modest ratings, this wine does not disappoint! It is silky, lightweight and full of flavors--toasted almond, white flowers, honeysuckle and just enough acidity for balance and structure. Beautiful floral finish. Drinks very well on it's own or paired with food.
Red
4/16/2020 - Hubble Shire Farm Likes this wine:
93 points
Building on past comments, I opened this bottle several hours before a dinner of veal chops and roasted vegetables. Actually, I just received a big wine delivery from auction and decided to uncork this 2005 Clos de Vougeot and sip as I added the new bottles into my cellar. Delightful experience! Solid tannins melted away into a beautiful bouquet of dark berries, graphite, herbs and a lovely finish. It was exciting to taste this wine at all the different intervals as I emerged from each trek down to the cellar. Now it's dinner time!! I would buy more if I could find.... Fabulous value.
White
2011 Louis Latour Corton-Charlemagne Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru Chardonnay (view label images)
4/11/2020 - Hubble Shire Farm Likes this wine:
94 points
I first tasted this wine about 6 months ago when I first added it to my cellar. The first bottle was a bit oxidized and I couldn't get a true sense of the wine. The second bottle is outstanding! It is extremely well balanced and structured with just the right level of acidity. Round, full, notes of toasted nuts, vanilla, marzipan and citrus. I am drinking the 2011 Latour Corton Charlemagne next to the 2012 Blain-Gagnard Batard-Montrachet (rated 93 across the board), and I prefer the Corton Charlemagne! Highly recommended, if you can find it!!
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White
1/24/2020 - Hubble Shire Farm Likes this wine:
93 points
Gorgeous mature nose of noisette, ripe apricot and candied lemon peel. Very well structured, silky smooth, and tasty floral finish. Opens up beautifully. Enjoy!
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