Tasting Notes for collin

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Red
3/20/2020 - collin wrote:
I think this was the best Horseshoe I've had so far. No formal notes, but lovely complexity and texture.
Red
3/17/2020 - collin wrote:
More integrated than my first bottle. Good but it didn't scream upside from here. Maybe the texture develops a little more, but I think it's in a pretty nice spot regardless.
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Red
3/16/2020 - collin wrote:
This was delicious and - I think (but not sure) - in a bit of an odd spot. The vintage shows through- it's a bit light and diffuse in the palate, and I don't think this will make old bones. On opening- a wonderful nose with grand cru complexity. With time in the decanter- the palate had a lovely, grand cru texture moderated a bit by that diffuseness, but not quite the same complexity. If opening now, I would not decant ... or do a double decant with several hours. This feels like it will open up spectacularly at some point, but not confident it will be long lived once it does. This is the fun of Burgundy...
Red
3/15/2020 - collin wrote:
Drinking well. I don't see much upside from here- but very good tonight.
Red
3/10/2020 - collin wrote:
No formal notes, but I really enjoyed this. While I thought this a bit straightforward / linear, it had a perfect texture which made the whole thing a joy to drink. I'm guessing more time will bring out more nuance, but it's worth drinking now.
Red
3/1/2020 - collin wrote:
Delicious. Correct. May be better with more time, but perfectly good now.
Red
2/25/2020 - collin wrote:
This is drinking very well. No reason not to drink these, but I don't think they're going to go downhill quickly either.
Red
2/10/2020 - collin wrote:
I loved this. Not sure it's gotten any better than my previous note. But this just hits the right balance of Cabernet notes with an elegance and texture that satisfies this Burgundy drinker like few wines have. Delicate on the palate -- on the edge of lacking depth -- but a lovely texture and acidic structure so I think this lasts a while and evolves; though maybe not improves.
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Red
2/5/2020 - collin wrote:
Wet cork (soaked through; a lot of seepage) and note similar to reviewer below who noted same thing
Red
1/28/2020 - collin wrote:
Agree with recent notes. This is delicious and drinking very well.
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White - Sparkling
1/27/2020 - collin wrote:
flawed
Off bottle. Corked, I think. Foul regardless
Red
1/21/2020 - collin wrote:
Lighter in style. Needs some air, which it did not get. Not bad, but I think not quite ready. The rule of 15 seems to dominate everything N Rhone.
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Red
1/21/2020 - collin wrote:
flawed
Something was off with this... think it was corked, but not 100% sure. Regardless, not good.
Red
1/20/2020 - collin wrote:
Better than I was expecting. I figured with this vineyard and vintage, it could have turned out too thin and too acidic. And while it is on the light bodied / acidic side of things - that's just the terroir - it had a sappy texture (not fruit exactly) that made it a nice drink. Not terribly expressive tonight, but I expect this will live for a long while and should turn into something more complex eventually.
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Red
1/19/2020 - collin wrote:
More advanced than I expected. With a few hours of air, some fruit emerges and this becomes more harmonious. Regardless, this mostly came across as generic old Burgundy rather than Fourrier 1er.
Rosé - Sparkling
1/5/2020 - collin wrote:
I did not love this. A bit sour with a bitter edge. Clearly a food wine.
Red
1/3/2020 - collin wrote:
This falls into my category of 'holy crap this is amazing'. In the early part of its drinking window. Nose of cherry liqueur - but in a good way - and game meats. Palate is rich and long, still with meaningful tannins to resolve. I imagine this should drink well for a decade or two at least.
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White
1/2/2020 - collin wrote:
Mildly oxidized, masking the terroir but still drinkable. I guess 1 out of 3 are the odds I should expect from white burgundy with any age.
Red
1/2/2020 - collin wrote:
No formal notes, but delicious. I think this is essentially at peak now, though should keep for a while.
White - Sparkling
1/1/2020 - collin wrote:
Drinking very well; probably the best of 6. Everything is integrated and harmonious. I'd guess this is at peak to my taste.
White - Sparkling
12/14/2019 - collin wrote:
Very good; not sure it gets much better though so I may drink these more aggressively.
Red
12/14/2019 - collin wrote:
Delicious; rich, meat and iron, tons of bottle sweetness. My guess is it has years to go, but this is my last bottle.
White
12/8/2019 - collin wrote:
A correct bottle, and my last. Delicious and in a great spot; I think this is at peak for my tastes.
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Red
11/18/2019 - collin wrote:
Feels closed to me; thought I might get lucky given how open this vintage is at the village level. But I'm not totally convinced by this even assuming it's closed- fairly simple and a short finish. Time will tell I guess.
Red
11/10/2019 - collin wrote:
Very good, but best when first opened.
White - Sparkling
11/9/2019 - collin wrote:
Nose of ripe apples and pears, chalk. Palate has some tension that I'd expect would resolve itself to a more complex drink. But it also disappears the finish, so not sure where this is going. If it weren't for the lack of finish, I'd be much more bullish on this wine.
Red
11/9/2019 - collin wrote:
After a couple of hours in the decanter, strong menthol and then soft fruit. Excellent pairing with duck and turnips, but didn't turn into that magical northern Rhone experience. So either more time or different expectations required -- I'm guessing a little bit of both.
White
11/4/2019 - collin wrote:
This is quite good- has that chalky / mineral complexity that Lamy does better than anyone in St Aubin (at least that I've tried)- but I have doubts about how this ages. It's a bit blocky / rich in ways that suggest the balance isn't there to age well. I'm not confident here- and always happy to be wrong- but I'd guess this improves for a few more years and then it'll be time to drink up.
Red
11/4/2019 - collin wrote:
Brilliant texture / structure; closed in on itself aromatically. Look forward to this when it opens up.
White - Off-dry
11/3/2019 - collin wrote:
So good. Nose is subtle but correct. The palate is wonderfully complex balanced -- both in flavor, and more impressively, in texture. About all I could want from this wine.
Red
11/3/2019 - collin wrote:
Drinking very well- rich, baking spices, deep fruit, very Morgon, just softer and harmonious. My first of a case, but not sure there's much reason to hold back on these.
Rosé - Sparkling
11/2/2019 - collin wrote:
Disgorged 2013. Pure strawberries. Perfect for what this is.
White
10/27/2019 - collin wrote:
Amazing. My first of this vintage, but the few times I've had other vintages, I've thought, "super interesting, singular, and impossible to place into context." This was just a perfect, super interesting, singular version of Saumur Chenin Blanc that hit all the right notes.
Red
10/26/2019 - collin wrote:
This was delicious, but not yet giving its full potential. No harm in drinking now, but I expect several more years for this to fully blossom - 5-10 yrs probably appropriate.
Red
10/24/2019 - collin wrote:
No formal notes, but this seemed on point. Delicious, and don't know what upside there is from here
Red
10/20/2019 - collin wrote:
This was just bad. Nose was dull- but that could be I caught it in a closed period. But the palate was hollow and stripped- if this develops into a swan, I'll be shocked. I guess it's possible there was some cork taint at a super low level- indeed, that's my main hope right now. Because while this didn't come across strongly as geosmin tainted, I'd put my money there before cork taint.
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Red
10/17/2019 - collin wrote:
I should have thought harder about my last note and waited a decade. Similar notes to last time, but this bottle was too young. Several more years would serve this well.
Red
10/13/2019 - collin wrote:
Very pretty, as a Dujac wine should be. I will almost certainly keep my remaining bottles a while, but I don't have a ton of conviction around that.
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Red
10/13/2019 - collin wrote:
Drinking very well. Rocks and bottle sweetness; rich. Not the most nuanced wine, but very good for what it is.
Rosé - Sparkling
10/6/2019 - collin wrote:
This is veering on strawberry soda it's so red fruited. No dosage ... and copper colored - so I expected this to be more about texture and nuance. But this was bang on fruit.
White
10/6/2019 - collin wrote:
Very good. My recollection of the 06 Alzingers was that they were out of balance and too alcoholic. But this was well integrated... very unctuous to be sure while still maintaining its acidity to maintain the balance. An excellent pairing to a tomato galette.
Red
9/9/2019 - collin wrote:
This is in a good place. It's got fruit and a twinge of olive / pepper and acidity and freshness. Mellowed nicely, but not old. I was holding on to this for the magical N. Rhone age of 15 yrs, but a recent positive note caused me to check in. Glad I did, and I'm guessing it doesn't have much upside from here- because while this is nice, it's fairly simple ... sort of in between a better Cornas and a St Joseph ... about where it was priced on release.
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Red
9/6/2019 - collin wrote:
So much better than my first bottle several years ago. This was soft and floral ... sorta like a pillow in your mouth.
Red
6/23/2019 - collin wrote:
Early side of its drinking window, but I'm guessing another 5-10 years will do this well. Decanted and drunk over 5 hours or so. Sour cherries on the nose; a really lovely bottle sweetness starting to develop on the palate. But the nose and palate weren't quite in sync- the nose more interesting on opening while the palate fleshed out with air and the nose receded a bit.
White
6/7/2019 - collin wrote:
Same note as before. But had next to a Kruger-Rumpf kabinett under screwcap from the Nahe which was much fresher. An interesting juxtaposition. The Kruger-Rumpf was finished first; the Richter was contemplated more. No opinion on whether that was due to terroir or closure
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