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Tasting Notes for NWitham

(69 notes on 69 wines)

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Red
11/19/2021 - NWitham wrote:
Funky, juicy, cloudy. Very, very, natural, but delicious all the same.
White
10/22/2021 - NWitham wrote:
Rich and full - identifiably Meursault, without much extra interest and complexity. Maybe another year or two to be at its peak?
Red
10/15/2021 - NWitham wrote:
Big, dense, and quite complex - lots of dark berries but also some aniseed and leather. Pleased to have sat on this for a few years.
Red
10/1/2021 - NWitham wrote:
Big and brawny, and still showing lots of oak. Quite good now, but maybe more complexity to come after a couple extra years in the cellar.
White
10/1/2021 - NWitham wrote:
Brilliantly zippy, fruity and slightly fizzy. Cracking aperitif.
White - Sparkling
8/1/2021 - NWitham wrote:
Nice, rich and toasty - an enjoyable pinot-driven Champagne.
Red
2016 Château Lilian Ladouys St. Estèphe Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
8/1/2021 - NWitham wrote:
In half bottle, this is delicious now for a polished, fruit forward claret. A few more years will allow the real complexity to arrive, but right now there's good blueberry and blackcurrant fruit and a lovely line of cedar.
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Red
7/30/2021 - NWitham wrote:
Bought from Lay & Wheeler for less than £10, this is amazing mature wine. Exactly poised between lingering fruit and mature leathery flavours - tannins have melded and softened but there's still a hint of oak. Such amazing value.
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White - Sparkling
7/8/2021 - NWitham wrote:
Nice, rich apple fruited fizz. Simple but rewarding!
Red
7/8/2021 - NWitham wrote:
Precise, mineral, mouthfilling and delicious. But still young - needs to unfurl more to reach its potential. Great stuff though.
White
7/3/2021 - NWitham wrote:
Classy, restrained, really opened up with a couple of hours in a decanter. Initially, fairly muted notes of lime and seaspray but over time some rich, nutty notes appeared.
Red
7/2/2021 - NWitham wrote:
Impressive mature rioja - balanced between blackcurrant and leather. Tons of acidity and still some pronounced velvety tannins suggest there's still time to improve.
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White
6/26/2021 - NWitham wrote:
Salty and subtle - really impressive restraint on the nose and palate, with fruit taking a back seat. Very enjoyable.
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Red
6/18/2021 - NWitham wrote:
Loads of sour cherry fruit, good acidity, cloves and spice turning to forest floor, but still plenty of time left. Tip top.
Red
6/12/2021 - NWitham wrote:
Delicious, juicy gamay. All about the fruit!
Red
6/11/2021 - NWitham wrote:
A core of precise cassis, but hung around that, all kinds of tertiary wonderfulness. Medium rare steak, leather, ground coffee, as well as great retained acidity and melting tannins.
White
6/4/2021 - NWitham wrote:
Intense, complex wine - really crystalline on the nose, but richer in the palate, with a honeyed, preserved lemon finish. On a par with premier cry white Burgundy. Lots of acidity and feels like it could open up further with time, but delicious now.
Red
5/31/2021 - NWitham wrote:
Smoky cherries and lots of savoury notes, this is already exceptional for the price, and will improve. Woof.
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Red
2009 Château Les Moines Médoc Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
5/30/2021 - NWitham wrote:
Totally enjoyable - rich fruit profile but just starting to turn towards mature flavours. Cassis with leather and mulch. Terrific!
White
5/29/2021 - NWitham wrote:
This has really opened up since the last bottle I opened a year ago. Rich and nutty, balancing lemony fruit with some minerality and a hint of oak.
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Red
5/21/2021 - NWitham wrote:
Beautiful, complex wine - lots of meaty, earthy, leathery flavours, with a great Montalcino core of minerality.
Red
5/1/2021 - NWitham wrote:
Delicious smokey Burgundy. Cherries, wood smoke and cloves - well balanced between fruit and savoury acidity.
Red
2001 Château Marsau Francs Côtes de Bordeaux Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
4/25/2021 - NWitham wrote:
In half bottle, probably a bit past it, but still offering some nice earthy, mushroom notes and a lingering finish.
Red
4/24/2021 - NWitham wrote:
Drank my first bottle of this a year ago and it was still too oak forward. Now things have balanced out and it's delicious - smooth, full red fruits and a hint of spice with melting tannins. Might leave the final bottle a few more years to see what tertiary flavours develop, but it drinks well right now.
Red
4/17/2021 - NWitham wrote:
Solid if unexceptional malbec - more fruit than savoury flavours, but solid accompaniment to rib eye.
White
4/16/2021 - NWitham wrote:
A lot going on - smokey and mineral on the nose, with plump stone fruits on the palate. Smooth and round - unusual but melds well with food.
Red
4/12/2021 - NWitham wrote:
Solid red fruit profile with slight minerality. A Bourgogne that I'm pretty sure I'd pick as a Cru Beaujolais tasted blind.
White
4/11/2021 - NWitham wrote:
Yeasty, struck match and dense minerality. Lemon curd and a hint of nuttiness. Love the complexity on the nose, but a little muted on the palate.
Red
4/9/2021 - NWitham wrote:
Focussed, tightly wound Syrah - lots blackcurrants and tar, with hints of dried flowers. Serious finish, and drinking nicely.
Red
2004 Château La Marzelle St. Émilion Grand Cru Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
4/3/2021 - NWitham wrote:
Mature, but definitely not past it. Everything melded together well, with some lingering red fruit, but mainly the funk of the farmyard. Woof.
White
4/2/2021 - NWitham wrote:
Really great complexity - wet stone, slight lactic notes, some tart apple and a hint of white pepper.
Red
2009 Château Fourcas Hosten Listrac-Médoc Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
3/28/2021 - NWitham wrote:
In half bottle, with 2 hour decant, this is really excellent. Hints of redcurrant on the nose, but fruit is in background to some cedar and lots of tertiary flavours - mushrooms and wet soil. Feels like those flavours could develop even more, but drinking so well now.
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Red
2016 Château Laujac Médoc Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
3/21/2021 - NWitham wrote:
Delicious claret, ready for drinking now - lots of classic savory notes and good acidity.
Red
3/19/2021 - NWitham wrote:
A big smack of sweet, jammy fruit on the nose, but given attention there are some layers of complexity. Well balanced, with a mineral core coming through on the finish. Too fruity for me, but accomplished nonetheless.
White
3/5/2021 - NWitham wrote:
Delicious, rounded and fresh. Not much oak in evidence, and the pleasure is all in the finish, which is long and complex, blending fruit and lactic notes with a hint of spice.
Red
2/26/2021 - NWitham wrote:
Really great and precise - all about the savory, salty taste and hardly any fruit, which makes it all the more interesting. Smooth, balanced, tannins and a concentrated finish.
Red
2/19/2021 - NWitham wrote:
Tense and precise garnacha - loads of red fruit on the nose, with some blackberries and a hint of spice on the palate from judicious and well integrated oak.
Red
2/14/2021 - NWitham wrote:
Beautiful easy drinking Chinon - smooth, savory, restrained.
White - Sparkling
2/13/2021 - NWitham wrote:
Jan 2019 disgorgement. A really distinctive champagne - lots of fresh acidity and mineral flavour but with and underlying mealy complexity. A statement!
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Red
2005 Château Lynch-Moussas Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
2/13/2021 - NWitham wrote:
Really impressive - drinking well now after 2-hour decant, with lots of balance and complexity but retaining some raw power. Most of the fruit is in the background, with cigar box, earth and leaves in the foreground. Super smooth mouth feel and persistent finish.
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Red
2/6/2021 - NWitham wrote:
All melded together wonderfully - drinking so well now. Mushrooms, leaves, and integrated red fruit, with smooth, creamy mouth feel and a really long finish.
Red
2/5/2021 - NWitham wrote:
Nice balance between cab and sang - some plummy, blackcurrant fruit but also minerality and heraceousness. Lovely smooth tannins and decent finish.
White
1/30/2021 - NWitham wrote:
Quite heavy hitting - lots of dense minerality and candied fruit, leading to roasted pine nuts on the finish. Well done and in balance, if not inspiring.
Red
1/29/2021 - NWitham wrote:
Quite muted on the nose, but brilliant flavours of dark berries, herbs and a nice meatiness. Super smooth tannins and full mouth feel. Distinctive and delicious.
Red
1/23/2021 - NWitham wrote:
Wonderful aromatics on this, with combination of piercing fruit and a set of meaty, leafy notes. Quite lightweight, but the tannins have integrated well and it's a delicious if fleeting finish.
White
1/22/2021 - NWitham wrote:
Great balance here - steely mineral nose but smooth, full-ish body showing some tasty fruit. Punches above its unassuming weight.
Red
1/22/2021 - NWitham wrote:
Brooding and intense - lots of graphite and blackcurrant on the nose, inky texture and peppery finish.
White
1/16/2021 - NWitham wrote:
Rich, nutty nose, with flowers and stone fruits, especially peaches. Full and syrupy mouthfeel - lots of glycerol but still nicely balanced and great with food.
Red
1/13/2021 - NWitham wrote:
Nice balance of fruit and savoury - can definitely still find the raspberries, with classic Mercurey sweetness, but also some subtle tertiary notes of mushrooms and earth.
White
1/8/2021 - NWitham wrote:
Opened up over the course of an hour in the decanter, starting quite closed but eventually showing some nice tropical fruit, butterscotch, and a smooth, full and slightly mineral finish.
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