Tasting Notes for smatteo

(12 notes on 12 wines)

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Red
12/5/2019 - smatteo wrote:
91 points
Very good fill, cork in good shape. Tawny color, but wine in great shape, no hint of oxidation. Usual tertiary aroma's of bacon fact, maybe a touch of VA, even some fruit left. Tannins resolved, balanced and full on the palate, not lean at all. Only good bottles at this age, but probably the best, and last, of the 4 I've drunk over the last 3 years.
Red
9/27/2019 - smatteo wrote:
91 points
Immediately upon opening a very savoury nose, some sous-bois but not a hint of bottle stink or oxidation. Well rounded palate none, with none of the 95 shrillness you can sometimes get. Very smooth and drinkable.
Red
10/4/2019 - smatteo wrote:
90 points
Nice ruby center with a touch of bricking on the edges. When first opened the nose was all perfume and red fruits. With air it turned a bit more savoury and the 96 acidity came out, with a touch of sous-bois but no oxidation at all. Still fairly well balanced tho it it seemed best when first opened.
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Red
4/27/2008 - smatteo wrote:
91 points
On the nose lots of lovely, sweet red fruits with just a touch of secondary aromas developing. Not overly complex but just drinking oh so well w/ decent acidity, nice ripe tannins and resonably long finish and just well balanced.
White
4/29/2008 - smatteo wrote:
85 points
Dinner @ C&J's / Dad.: Could be that this just wasnt a great bottle but I wouldnt hold much longer. No premox but heading that way I think? Also seemed a bit out of balance w/ acidity sticking out and a lack of any fruit. Bottle opened a few weeks ago showed much better but still not a great wine, that said others preferred more than me.
Red
4/29/2008 - smatteo wrote:
94 points
Dinner @ C&J's / Dad.: From a really well stored case. deep red color, hardly any bricking. Great nose of bacon, beef blood etc. Finish on a previous bottle was a little short and didnt quite match the nose but this one was full and rich. Stood up to a very good bottle of 85 LLC
Red
4/29/2008 - smatteo wrote:
93 points
Dinner @ C&J's / Dad.: Drinking really well at the moment. Nice garnet color, hardly any bricking. Tannins fully resolved, ceder and tobacco on the nose, still some red fruits on the palate. Not a massive wine but very elegant.
Red
1995 Château Cheval Blanc St. Émilion Grand Cru Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
4/22/2008 - smatteo wrote:
89 points
Client Dinner (L'Etranger): A big, dense wine, especially on the palate. Not as fresh as the 95 Tertre Roteboeuf tasted right after. A meaty nose, almost like a touch of brett? Everything in balance tho so guessing it will improve with time based in its pedigree but didnt shine tonight.
Red
1995 Tertre Rôteboeuf St. Émilion Grand Cru Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
4/22/2008 - smatteo wrote:
92 points
Client Dinner (L'Etranger): Nice ruby color, aging nicely w/ no signs of browning. On the nose plenty of sweet dark fruits and spices. No obvious oak with some mocha notes but very fresh, rich and well balanced on the palate and not heavy at all. Open and drinking well tonight, but no rush.
White
4/22/2008 - smatteo wrote:
90 points
Client Dinner (L'Etranger): Drinking really well. Not flabby or over ripe, well balanced with notes of citrus and classic chablis minerality.
Red
4/22/2008 - smatteo wrote:
96 points
Client Dinner (L'Etranger): Medium red color, no signs of aging. Initially a touch of oak on nose but disappeared. Quite open and still primary with lots of red fruits and spices on the nose. Good acidity but no hard edges, drinking really well now but lots more to come.
White
1997 Pierre Morey Bâtard-Montrachet Bâtard-Montrachet Grand Cru Chardonnay (view label images)
12/31/2004 - smatteo wrote:
flawed
Oxidized
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