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Tasting Notes for Tigg

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2016 La Raison d'Hêtre Castillon Côtes de Bordeaux Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
10/18/2021 - Tigg Likes this wine:
91 points
Great bang for the buck. Opened up more on day 2.
White
9/5/2020 - Tigg Likes this wine:
91 points
Great qpr. Moderate oak/butter. Enough acid to hold up against strong foods, but still mellow.
Red
2009 Mission Hill Oculus Okanagan Valley VQA Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
7/27/2020 - Tigg wrote:
93 points
A soft pleasure. Just missing on the complexity side
Red
7/14/2020 - Tigg wrote:
92 points
Delightful. Still has rich ref fruit after 15 yrs
White
2010 Château Smith Haut Lafitte Blanc Pessac-Léognan Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend (view label images)
2/13/2020 - Tigg wrote:
Drinkable, but some premature oxidation.
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Red
12/24/2019 - Tigg Likes this wine:
93 points
Probably at peak
White
12/2/2019 - Tigg wrote:
Now past its prime.
Red
10/31/2019 - Tigg wrote:
96 points
At peak. Rich balanced
Red
9/13/2019 - Tigg Does not like this wine:
86 points
Bought it to try an older Purple Hands wine. Not up to the depth and quality of 2015 onwards.
Red
2008 Château Haut-Bailly Pessac-Léognan Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
3/31/2019 - Tigg Likes this wine:
94 points
Ready. Well balanced.
Red
3/17/2019 - Tigg Does not like this wine:
84 points
Not enough fruit, not enough complexity. Wish I’d passed on it.
Red
3/11/2019 - Tigg wrote:
88 points
Still drinkable, better than I expected
Red
2009 Château Smith Haut Lafitte Pessac-Léognan Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
2/26/2019 - Tigg Likes this wine:
94 points
Decanted briefly. Good fruit, complex, soft tannin, a pleasure. (Remaining part of bottle didn't hold up two days later.)
Red
2008 Château Pavie Macquin St. Émilion Grand Cru Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
1/21/2019 - Tigg wrote:
92 points
Near peak
Red
2008 Château Haut-Bailly Pessac-Léognan Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
12/25/2018 - Tigg wrote:
Elegant, but not yet ready.
Red
12/9/2018 - Tigg Likes this wine:
90 points
Much better on day 2; so it needed more breathe time than we gave it. First day, no cohesion of the fruit, tannins, and oak. Later, a nice Bordeaux style blend from Napa, with complexity and balance. Held up well against strong flavored foods but soft enough to just drink.
White
10/11/2018 - Tigg Likes this wine:
89 points
More depth and softer than most SBs. Though all on new Cadus oak, this can be drank now and will hold up.
Red
8/2/2018 - Tigg wrote:
92 points
Near peak. Need to get more
Red
7/23/2018 - Tigg wrote:
85 points
Light, undistinguished. Some cherry. Enough acid to go against food.
Red
6/27/2018 - Tigg Likes this wine:
91 points
Has come together. No reason to hold any longer.
Red
5/2/2018 - Tigg wrote:
Even in 2018, this has not gone down hill. The chocolate overtones remain the big issue in food pairing.
Red
3/7/2018 - Tigg Likes this wine:
91 points
At 13 yrs old, this wine still tastes young. Lots of fruit and complexity. Needed a decant (or aeration).
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White
1/25/2018 - Tigg wrote:
91 points
Excellent balance of acid and sugar. Moderate complexity
Red
1/23/2018 - Tigg wrote:
92 points
Even better. Probably near peak. Has really come together.
Red
1995 Château Smith Haut Lafitte Pessac-Léognan Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
12/23/2017 - Tigg Likes this wine:
91 points
Balanced, complex, soft, but a bit past its prime. Use 'em up.
Red
10/10/2017 - Tigg wrote:
88 points
Just not enough there. Pleasant, but that's about it
White - Sweet/Dessert
9/12/2017 - Tigg wrote:
Still drinkable, but tasted of oxidation. Not rating.
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Red
8/11/2017 - Tigg Likes this wine:
92 points
A pleasure. Peak maturity. Rich balanced complex chewy.
Red
7/5/2017 - Tigg Likes this wine:
90 points
Goes down easy. Well balanced. Not nearly as big as the first label.
Red
2006 Les Allées de Cantemerle Haut-Médoc Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
3/18/2017 - Tigg wrote:
90 points
Aging well. Good bang for the buck
White
3/9/2017 - Tigg Likes this wine:
88 points
Pleasant with some honey and grapefruit notes. Reasonable quality for the price.
Red
2/9/2017 - Tigg wrote:
88 points
Pleasant, but was hoping for more interest at the price point.
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Red
10/15/2016 - Tigg wrote:
Past prime. Has lost its fruit.
Red
2006 Les Allées de Cantemerle Haut-Médoc Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
9/27/2016 - Tigg wrote:
90 points
Still getting better
Red
9/4/2016 - Tigg wrote:
85 points
Drinkable, but odd stuff. A bit grapes. Fine with BBQ
Red
8/6/2016 - Tigg wrote:
88 points
Still drinkable, to my surprise.
Red
2010 Côtes Rocheuses St. Émilion Grand Cru Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
7/25/2016 - Tigg Likes this wine:
91 points
(From 1/2 Btl) punched above its price point. Balanced, lush, soft, moderate complexity.
Red
7/3/2016 - Tigg wrote:
90 points
Holding up well
Red
6/27/2016 - Tigg wrote:
At this point, only fit for cooking.
White
5/4/2016 - Tigg Likes this wine:
89 points
This has help up well and better than I expected. Still a pleasant quaff.
Red
4/21/2016 - Tigg wrote:
Finish them. Passing prime
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Red
1/13/2016 - Tigg wrote:
88 points
Pleasant, but just not enough complexity or depth to match the price. I'm generally a fan of nk'mip wines, but this fell short.
Red
1/1/2016 - Tigg wrote:
88 points
Improved with aeration, but still a bit too much wood for the level of fruit.
White
10/2/2015 - Tigg wrote:
88 points
Not bad, but a bit too mineral and not enough complexity for my taste.
White
9/13/2015 - Tigg wrote:
88 points
Slightly sweet, with low alcohol and a bit of fizz. Pleasant, but not enough structure to be interesting.
Red
7/20/2015 - Tigg wrote:
88 points
Mostly dark flavors, like chocolate and tar. Even at 8 years, the tannins are still firm as well as good fruit. Will hold up for several more years. Put against strongly flavored and/or spicy foods.
Red
6/27/2015 - Tigg wrote:
91 points
Wonderful even on day 3 against strong food. Great color, moderate body. Enough fruit to balance the high alcohol. Touches of chocolate and leather. Not cheap, but worth it.
Red
6/7/2015 - Tigg wrote:
92 points
wanted to keep drinking more. At peak
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