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Red
2000 M. Chapoutier Ermitage Le Pavillon Hermitage Syrah
6/27/2022 - MarshallLi Likes this wine:
98 points
Medium garnet, very intense ink, licorice, black berry and cherry, slight spice and smoke, dry, medium high alchohl, medium high acidity, medium high smooth tannin, medium plus body, very long finish, outstanding wine!
  • MarshallLi commented:

    7/7/22, 2:54 AM - 1 hour in decanter

Red
2000 Chateau Musar Bekaa Valley Red Blend
12/27/2021 - MarshallLi Likes this wine:
92 points
Pale garnet,medium rose,cranberry,raspberry,red cherry,ripe fruit,dried fruit,cedar,leather,earth,mushroom,wet leaves,forest floor,dry,high acidity,soft medium tannin,medium alcohol,medium body,medium(+) finish,very good wine,not suitable for bottle ageing
  • MarshallLi commented:

    12/27/21, 12:00 AM - i think 2000 is around the peak.. but i don't think i can get further surprise anymore.

Red
2010 Château Lynch-Bages Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend
7/3/2021 - MarshallLi Likes this wine:
94 points
Medium ruby,medium(+) red cherry,blackberry,black cherry,green bell pepper,eucalyptus,ripe fruit,cloves,cedar,leather,mushroom,dry,medium(+) acidity,smooth medium(+) tannin,medium alcohol,medium(+) body,long finish,very good wine,suitable for bottle ageing
  • MarshallLi commented:

    7/24/21, 6:46 PM - Hi, I did a bottle decant for around 2 hours.

Red
2013 Spottswoode Cabernet Sauvignon Estate St. Helena
1/19/2021 - MarshallLi Likes this wine:
97 points
Deep purple,pronounced rose,strawberry,red cherry,green bell pepper,tomato leaf,ripe fruit,vanilla,cloves,wet leaves,forest floor,dry,medium(+) acidity,smooth medium(+) tannin,medium alcohol,medium(+) body,long finish,outstanding wine,suitable for bottle ageing.
Ok,no lychee this time, sorry for the wrong description on 2014. Can’t stop drinking it, so balanced. And I feel it very close to margaux
  • MarshallLi commented:

    1/22/21, 8:43 AM - I decanted in bottle around 2 hours, but it’s getting better and better every hour. About 4 hours later, I finished it and it’s still stay strong. Maybe next time I’ll try to keep the wine till second day.

Red
2014 Spottswoode Cabernet Sauvignon Estate St. Helena
1/1/2021 - MarshallLi Likes this wine:
96 points
Deep purple,medium(+) rose,lychee,passion fruit,strawberry,blueberry,grass,tomato leaf,ripe fruit,candy,vanilla,chocolate,earth,caramel,dry,medium(+) acidity,smooth medium(+) tannin,medium alcohol,medium(+) body,long finish,outstanding wine,suitable for bottle ageing
  • MarshallLi commented:

    1/2/21, 11:20 PM - We opened four kind of wines on the last day of 2020 and this one was the last one. I couldn’t recall all the details, but I do feel a tiny little bit of sweet, not very sweet, near tropical fruit in the middle of mouth. It’s hard to describe

Red
2010 Joseph Phelps Insignia Napa Valley Red Bordeaux Blend
9/4/2020 - MarshallLi Likes this wine:
95 points
Deep ruby,pronounced strawberry,black cherry,green bell pepper,fennel,liquorice,ripe fruit,dried fruit,charred wood,smoke,chocolate,dry,high acidity,chalky high tannin,medium alcohol,full body,long finish,outstanding wine,suitable for bottle ageing
  • MarshallLi commented:

    9/4/20, 6:57 PM - Four hours in bottle, not in decanter.

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