Tasting Notes for bkizzle

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White
3/23/2019 - bkizzle wrote:
90 points
Green hues still present. High toned mineral and acid are prominent here. Not much by way of oak. Still very lively and enjoyable. I suspect still has 3-5 years to stay at it’s best
Red
3/10/2019 - bkizzle Likes this wine:
90 points
Slightly brownish at periphery. Eye still red. Tannins very mellow. Nose and palate showing secondary flavors. Nicely balanced. Unlikely to get much better but I’d guess the drinking window is still open
Red
3/10/2019 - bkizzle wrote:
88 points
Tannic almost overly so for its age. Phenolic compounds already dropping out. Will try again in 2-3 years. I remain guarded about how this will age
White - Sparkling
3/7/2019 - bkizzle Likes this wine:
88 points
Mostly secondary at this point but still full of good bread-iness and fine bubbles. Hints of caramel and honey, dried apricots.
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Red
5/15/2017 - bkizzle wrote:
flawed
Cork boggy. Entire cork stained with wine. Moldy top too
Red
3/28/2016 - bkizzle wrote:
86 points
Secondary notes at first right out of the glass. Blue fruits... Then it went completely flat within an hour of opening. This bottle was way past its prime.
Red
2001 Domaine Ponsot Griotte-Chambertin Griotte-Chambertin Grand Cru Pinot Noir (view label images)
Ruby. Young and powerful. Red fruits dominate nose. Medium body, tart red fruit, some spice and flinty notes. More tannins than expected. Would not think this were 15 years old. Might be better in 5 more years, hopefully fruit will stand up
Red
2/15/2016 - bkizzle wrote:
88 points
Very simple if not one dimensional. Good Tuesday night drinker.
Red
12/25/2015 - bkizzle Likes this wine:
93 points
As a Burg drinker I am biased. So for a CA Pinot this surprised me. Great fruit, upfront. Not a lot of rusticity but well made and balanced. Delicious juice.
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Red
6/17/2015 - bkizzle Likes this wine:
90 points
Drank way too early. Even after an hour of decanting and swirling tannins still very rough and prominent. On plus side has a lot of pretty blue fruit on nose and palate, lovely long finish. I'll try it again in 3-5 years
Red
3/21/2015 - bkizzle Likes this wine:
89 points
Very light drinking wine which I've found with this bottle even for this 05 vintage. It went flat after being open for 3 hrs. Good but I would drink this up.
Red
3/14/2015 - bkizzle Likes this wine:
90 points
Couldn't detect any brown but not the usual garnet or ruby. Very cherry and very 2005. For this level of wine it's really quite good and the quality typifies a Truchot wine.
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Rosé
5/8/2014 - bkizzle wrote:
90 points
This wine is a benchmark for rosé. Agree that it's worth the high price and difficulty finding it. Having drank other "as-good-as-Tempier" wines I can honestly say they don't quite stand up to this wine. Excellent food wine
Red
5/3/2014 - bkizzle wrote:
87 points
Nice mouth feel. Tannins very silky at this point. Good nose and some oakiness remains but adds to subtle sweetness as well. Good stuff
Red
3/27/2014 - bkizzle wrote:
86 points
Light red. Good balance. Short finish. Overall very pretty and a good example of an understated and transparent wine. Wont knock your socks off but really enjoyable.
Red
2000 Château Faugères St. Émilion Grand Cru Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
10/10/2013 - bkizzle wrote:
89 points
Pretty and delicious. For around 30USD I think a good value that has done well over the medium term. Definite sediment. Stand upright for several hours before decanting. Good fruit but stands up to structure which is medium bodied in my opinion. My last bottle of 3 & while seeing what it might do in a few more years I can't imagine it'll drink much better than it is currently
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White
5/11/2013 - bkizzle wrote:
90 points
Pretty pale yellow. Honey, white flower and lemon candle on nose. Right amount of acidity: pleasant and just short of bracing. Given the delicate fruitiness it balances the experience. Good finish. Highly recommended.
Red
1996 Emmanuel Rouget Echezeaux Echezeaux Grand Cru Pinot Noir (view label images)
5/10/2013 - bkizzle Likes this wine:
94 points
Touched by Jayer! The nose is sweet with some oakiness that adds to the bouquet. The acidity of previous tasting wasn't there. May be bottle variability but I doubt it. The palate is silky w cranberry and sweet cherry. The finish is substantive that ends w mocha notes. Really a very lovely wine. Drinking perfectly now.
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White
4/21/2013 - bkizzle wrote:
89 points
Nice acidity. Though not bracing. Better cold (I usually like them warmer). Good qpr at $19
Red
4/20/2013 - bkizzle wrote:
88 points
One dimensional wine. Tannins have settled but so has fruit. Lacks acidity. Perhaps it's closed down but I don't anticipate a lot of improvement. Drink now
White
3/10/2013 - bkizzle wrote:
88 points
Really nice citrus nose. While a bit one dimensional overall a good drinking Chard. Nicely balanced oak. Mineral. Lemony. Acid there but muted. Good QPR
White
1/13/2013 - bkizzle wrote:
88 points
Dark yellow. Nose is sweet fig and roasted nuts. Palate has some oxidation but really nice, interesting tertiary flavors. Better when it's not too cold
Red
12/29/2012 - bkizzle wrote:
86 points
Nose far outshines the palate. Interesting to drink. Enjoyable, just manage expectations. Drink now and over the next 3-5 years
Rosé - Sparkling
12/22/2012 - bkizzle wrote:
92 points
These are notes for 375mL, no disgorgement data. This one colored more orange than usual. Tart at the start but mellows nicely quickly. Wonderful nose. Fine bubbles. Consistent quality.
White
12/20/2012 - bkizzle wrote:
87 points
Good quality. Simple wine.
Red
12/18/2012 - bkizzle wrote:
90 points
Delicious. So jammy, tannins have settled & fruit is still stunning. Lovely juice
White
12/9/2012 - bkizzle wrote:
Very light - nose, body and mouth feel. Having said that a very good drink to start one's palate
Red
12/1/2012 - bkizzle wrote:
89 points
Dusty nose w nice earthiness. Reminded of a Cote de Beaune. Still tannic but a lot of extract that will get better w age. Really nice wine. Will open another in 2-3 years.
Red
11/25/2012 - bkizzle wrote:
91 points
Consistent notes. No brett but I decanted for an hour. Black and blue fruits predominate on nose and palate. Tertiary flavors are more prominent in this bottle. Very elegant wine, drinking beautifully.
White
10/14/2012 - bkizzle wrote:
87 points
Nice pale yellow. Distinct honey on nose and palate. Primary flavors dominated by apricot and white flowers. Finish medium. Better when it's not too cold.
Red
2000 Château Faugères St. Émilion Grand Cru Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
10/14/2012 - bkizzle wrote:
87 points
All tertiary at this point. Good expression however: plum, mushroom are dominant. Tannins have softened. Fruit never Howard up even after 3 hr decant. Might be at its peak.
Rosé
9/15/2012 - bkizzle wrote:
89 points
So light it almost vaporizes right after it dusts your mouth with tart red fruits. Really nice and enjoyable. Buy it if you can find it!
Red
8/26/2012 - bkizzle wrote:
96 points
Amazing!
Red
8/25/2012 - bkizzle wrote:
89 points
Darker than expected. Initially tight and austere. Decanted and after 2hrs nose completely different. Blue fruits dominate. Palate picked up weight. High toned fruit profile. Nicely balanced between minerality, acidity and phenolic compounds. Long finish. Drink very nicely now and likely over next 3-5yrs
White
8/4/2012 - bkizzle wrote:
89 points
Bracing acidity that will pair well with just about anything. Wonderful citrus nose. Some in tropical spectrum. Long defined finish.
Rosé - Sparkling
7/27/2012 - bkizzle wrote:
93 points
Half bottle bought in 2011. Grapefruit color. The nose is unforgettable, trace of port too. And the finish... spectacular!
Rosé
7/14/2012 - bkizzle wrote:
91 points
Salmon color. Fennel/anise notes on nose. Light bodied with plentiful acid and attack. Great w food. Good juice!
Red
6/2/2012 - bkizzle wrote:
92 points
Ruby by definition. Not as much funk on nose, which I really like and expect. Lots of cherry, some tart but more on black cherry. Nice mouthfeel. Lots of substance but so light. Really delightful bottle.
White
6/1/2012 - bkizzle wrote:
84 points
Very light bodied. Typical Sauzet quality. Nice minerality. Good citrus flavors. A little Chablisienne!
Red
5/12/2012 - bkizzle wrote:
91 points
Pop & pour. Great color. Still some brett that blows off quickly. Tannins very fine. Licorice and black fruits are showing today. Drinking elegantly at moment. Drink now and over the next 3-5 years
White
3/1/2012 - bkizzle wrote:
Delicious. Missing that overly herbaceous nose (which I don't love). A bit riper which is how they (the Kiwi's) like to drink them. Overall very enjoyable.
Red
12/13/2011 - bkizzle wrote:
86 points
Dark in the glass, reddish purple. Nose is muted to me, a little hot. Gamay is apparent: berry liqeur, and tart raspberries. Short finish. Good for Tuesday night with a roast chicken with a bacon walnut accompaniment. Good price point, very drinkable but not that memorable
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Red
11/12/2011 - bkizzle wrote:
90 points
Nice wine. Great fruit and acidity, minerality and spiciness apparent. Drank it a bit early; could use 3-5 more years. But certainly not drinking poorly today. I'm looking forward to trying it again in a few years.
Red
10/15/2011 - bkizzle wrote:
84 points
Pale ruby. Nose very feminine. First sip can be a bit tart but after about an hour to air it mellows. Feminine red fruits mostly. I like the comment about strawberry acidity, very true. Better to drink this with food (prob my mistake) as it would pair nicely with a duck or pork with a fruit sauce
Red
8/28/2011 - bkizzle wrote:
90 points
Dark purple, raspberry nose, jammy fruit, tannins need a lot more time - 5 years or more. Overall nice wine, good Aussie shiraz. goes great with food
Red
8/2/2011 - bkizzle wrote:
88 points
At this level, pinot doesn't get much better! Color is pale garnet, as pale as it gets, almost orange (not oxidized. And I might even add distinctive. Nose is earthy still and I think defines high-toned cherry fruit. Palate isn't going to overwhelm you yet it's so well balanced. I don't pick up any greenness. Drinking superbly right now.
Red
4/6/2011 - bkizzle wrote:
87 points
Fruit on nose, some herbal (tarragon-like) notes. Mostly sweet black cherry on palate. Enough acidity to hold up well to food. Otherwise lacks complexity. Pleasurable drinking, nice juice.
White
3/12/2011 - bkizzle wrote:
91 points
Color: dark yellow (like pee). Nose: dynamicas it warmed up: citronella, rhubarb, lemon merengue. Palate: minerality abundant; I agree that the oyster shell, sea water characteristics are more background than foreground, the finish is long. This is an enjoyable bottle that aged just fine, definitely doesn't have the bracing acidity in a younger Chablis but having recently had an 06 from Dauvissat (very honey-ed per the vintage) this is still good juice!
Red
2000 Château La Grangère St. Émilion Grand Cru Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
2/25/2011 - bkizzle wrote:
88 points
Color: dark fire red. Nose: raspberry, chocolate, mocha. Palate: good initial attack with red fruitsd dominating upfront, tannins have mellowed, mid palate is supple and not heavy, finish is good not particularly long or heavy though
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