Tasting Notes for Wrighty

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Red
2015 Fontodi Chianti Classico Chianti Classico DOCG Sangiovese (view label images)
10/6/2019 - Wrighty wrote:
88 points
An inky red colour and legs in the glass hint at what is to come. A reticent nose with hints of herbs and the faintest whiff of dried but succulent fruit give little more away. The palate brings Tuscany though with a clear Chianti profile carried on a full body and fine and plentiful tannins. A hit of fruit is soon knocked aside for a long puckering finish that both indicates a long future but also raises alarms as to whether this has the balance to mature well.

A little too structured for my liking of a good Chianti Classico. No doubt a good wine but lacks a sense of its home.
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White
10/5/2019 - Wrighty Likes this wine:
91 points
No real notes taken but a lively lemon vintage. A real intensity and hint is satsuma maybe behind the strong summer lemons. Finish seemed a little short - maybe because more crisp than buttery in style?
Red
9/23/2019 - Wrighty wrote:
88 points
A little bricking colour and an initially a lovely Barolo nose but went porty quite quickly. Hints of classic rose Barolo came back later but still quite a fumey nose. Palette has lost its fruit and comes through quite dry. Not what I was hoping for.
Red
9/21/2019 - Wrighty Likes this wine:
94 points
An aged ruby colour but no bricking. Leathery nose plus minty herbs top notes. Super supple palette, tannins fully integrated making for a plushness that marries the last of the berry fruit with a subtle secondary note leading into a super long finish topped off with a mild spiciness. Superb.
Red
2000 Château Pontet-Canet Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
9/15/2019 - Wrighty wrote:
Still a deep dark crimson but signs of a little age around the rim of the glass. Nose is a little reticent, dare I say even fumey? But some dried herbs and hints of roast meat notes come through with a whiff of fruit still there. Palate is tight and dry and holding back for years to come. The finish is super long.

In conclusion, it’s still to early to drink - I think another 7 years and we might start to see this as a fully mature wine.
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White
2/22/2019 - Wrighty wrote:
82 points
Short sharp and no match for my benchmark Lugana. Disappointed with this
White
2/5/2019 - Wrighty wrote:
86 points
Wet slate nose but palate is a little reminiscent of wines from my youth. A good dry flinty finish rescues it a little bit then the acidity makes the finish a little wobbly
Red
11/11/2018 - Wrighty wrote:
Still showing surprisingly well. A little heat, some dried mushrooms.
Lasted well - this wine is not done
White
11/10/2018 - Wrighty wrote:
92 points
Still bright and clear with a green tinge to it. Nose is buttery and some oak and a little kiwi lurking in the background. Almost no signs of age!
More of the same on the palate plus good acidity and an amazingly long finish that just holds its note!
No need to open another one of these for a few years.
Red
6/2/2018 - Wrighty Likes this wine:
90 points
Smokey nose, a little alcohol coming through but this doesn’t get anymore prominent on the palate. More wood on the plate and some dried fruit. Long finish, little heavy but overall showing nice mellow notes as it ages
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Red
4/17/2018 - Wrighty wrote:
93 points
Beautiful. Lovely floral nose with just a hint of age. Palate is soft, mellow and rounded, hints of soft tea. And a long lingering finish. Could have nursed this all night long.
White - Sweet/Dessert
2003 Château Suduiraut Sauternes Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend (view label images)
3/19/2018 - Wrighty Likes this wine:
92 points
Orange, apricot and honey notes. A little bit cloying but in a good way. Balanced acidity. Lovely as always if a little more forward than the '01's
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White - Sparkling
3/19/2018 - Wrighty Likes this wine:
91 points
Mature and drinking beautifully if a little understated. None of the bright fruit seen in younger Dom's but hasn't developed the breaded notes seen recently in a '98. Sitting in between with an integrated palate, some minerality and a light mousse.
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Red
3/19/2018 - Wrighty Likes this wine:
94 points
Beautiful! Really soft, subtle and mature. A little hint of dark berry fruit still on the nose and palate but this is so well integrated and rounded that it's the overall that shines rather than the elements.
Drink now and I would suggest it has a few years left in its sweetspot if you can resist!
Rosé
3/8/2018 - Wrighty wrote:
This was 9 years old! No fruit left but also not gone bad - but there are better ways to drink sugared water!
Red
3/9/2018 - Wrighty Likes this wine:
93 points
This was a much debated wine!
Initially the nose was ALL barnyard to be almost unapproachable. Behind this was a dried strawberry palate and a long finish. However, this wine changed several times throughout the evening and was still giving lots to think about at the end of the night with a rich palate and a long, lingering finish. Lovely.
Red
3/8/2018 - Wrighty wrote:
This had little to offer other than some Ribena flavours and had almost no finish. Definitely way past it's best.
White - Sweet/Dessert
12/25/2017 - Wrighty Likes this wine:
94 points
Treacley nose and colour. Beautiful palate with candied orange predominant backed up with hints of honey and a crisp acidic end and long finish
Red
12/25/2017 - Wrighty Likes this wine:
91 points
Drinking lovely now. Compared to the ‘96 much more approachable. Still hints of pepper but really well integrated.
Red
12/25/2017 - Wrighty Likes this wine:
93 points
Pepper comes through to start but spiciness does mellow.
Still some fruit on the palate and a lovely mellow long finish.
Red
2012 Ruffino Chianti Classico Riserva Ducale Chianti Classico DOCG Sangiovese Blend, Sangiovese (view label images)
12/21/2017 - Wrighty Likes this wine:
91 points
A light waft if tobacco and a hint of cherry on the nose. Continues on the plate with more fruit. Very fresh and as enjoyable as ever!
White - Sweet/Dessert
11/29/2017 - Wrighty wrote:
Amber, honey colour. Buttery honey nose. Palette soft and smooth and still with the tannic finish.
Red
8/26/2017 - Wrighty wrote:
87 points
Nose was showing it's age with a little dusty funk. Palate was more mature Bordeaux with hints of dried herbs. Time to drink up
Red
1990 Clos du Marquis St. Julien Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
8/26/2017 - Wrighty wrote:
89 points
Still quite youthful, also reflected in the colour. Best of the bottles I've had and while time to drink, there's no rush.
Red
7/15/2017 - Wrighty Likes this wine:
89 points
Cork crumbled but managed to extract most of it. Nose isn't good, 'pub carpet' was one description! Hints of it being corked so not too hopeful. Palate though was good, mellow and smooth, definitely at the end of its days. Hints of plums and weak tea, soft tannins at the start of the finish last through a reasonable finish.
Red
7/15/2017 - Wrighty Likes this wine:
93 points
Reddish browm colour, clear with almost a watery edge. Subtle, soft nose - mild leathery tobacco notes, hints of tea. Beautiful soft palate, still some structure with very soft tannins and acidity showing and a good decent finish.
Red
5/27/2017 - Wrighty wrote:
90 points
Soft, smokey nose with hints of figs. Palate is a little more structured but a lovely easy drinking burg
Red
5/27/2017 - Wrighty wrote:
86 points
Showing age and dried out. Acidity comes through and not much else. Have left to see if a day rescues it or kills it.
Red
10/26/2016 - Wrighty wrote:
OK, this was popped and poured but didn't really hold my attention tonight. Little nose, maybe some dark fruit, leather and peppers followed by fumes. This followed through on the palate then a strong tannic, although very fine and integrated finish and a hit of alcohol.

To be fair as well, not in the best frames of mind and in that respect, probably hit the mark as a nice wine after a while of not drinking wine....
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Red
9/22/2016 - Wrighty wrote:
Drank along with a host of 1st class Shiraz (HOG, Grange, Astralis, Landonne, Runrig) and unfortunately didn't really stand up to them (to probably pipped the Landonne - my other wine :( )

Seemed a little volatile in terms of changed more than the others. Will sit on the last bottle.
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White
8/5/2016 - Wrighty wrote:
Starting to show an aged edged with bitter hint
White
7/24/2016 - Wrighty wrote:
87 points
Seems to be a little flat, acidity still there but lost the apple upfront
White - Sweet/Dessert
2003 Château d'Yquem Sauternes Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend (view label images)
4/23/2016 - Wrighty Likes this wine:
94 points
Beautiful!! Drank alongside a stunning TBA which just shaded this but it actually highlight the fresh acidity in the wine which holds up the sweet fruit.
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Red
1995 Château Léoville Barton St. Julien Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
4/23/2016 - Wrighty Likes this wine:
91 points
A little closed still even after an hour's decant. Dusty nose and palate a little flat and tight. Finally opened up through the evening to reveal and lushness that bodes well for its future
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Red
1988 Château Léoville Barton St. Julien Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
4/23/2016 - Wrighty Likes this wine:
92 points
Delicate nose showed it's age and palate had just hints of some fruit but this had matured into a beautiful silky subtle wine. Faded a little (as the '95 came round) but a wonderful wine with some time still ahead of it.
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White
4/5/2016 - Wrighty Likes this wine:
94 points
Still fresh but showing some age although long life ahead.
White - Off-dry
4/5/2016 - Wrighty Likes this wine:
96 points
Oh boy this was beautiful. No notes taken, still fresh and would never have guessed the age. Super long finish.
White - Sweet/Dessert
2001 Château Guiraud Sauternes Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend (view label images)
Starting to show a little age and complexity. Years and years ahead. Stunning
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Red - Fortified
Stunning and drinking beautifully - at this point on Christmas days detailed mental notes were limited. Fully mature though and no doubt with some life ahead of it.
Red
12/25/2015 - Wrighty wrote:
Surprise wine (as it wasn't what I bought) for Christmas. Pleasantly surprised with a medium palate, some savoury notes balanced with fruit
White
Grabbed on the go for dinner. No notes taken. Really clean crisp and refreshing palate. Lovely long finish, suspected it was slightly better than the circumstances dictated so enjoyed none the less!
Red
12/24/2015 - Wrighty wrote:
Grabbed this to go to my neighbours. He popped and decanted it for about 30 mins. Certainly no fizz, a little light for a Napa cab but nothing undeniable. Must remember to try another with a little more awareness.
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Red
12/24/2015 - Wrighty wrote:
This was a lot better than previous bottles - had settled down. Nose has mint and a little earth plus some small berries. Palate has a little tannin and a decent finish.
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Red
11/14/2015 - Wrighty wrote:
91 points
Drinking well, showing a little age and hint of raisins but overall balanced
White
10/11/2015 - Wrighty wrote:
87 points
Slatey nose with hints of flowers and petrol. Palate's not so good, a sort of spritz then flat.
Red
5/23/2015 - Wrighty wrote:
Young berry nose - blueberry, boysenberry. Palate is tight but full of light, bright fruit. Tannic shortish finish.
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Red
5/23/2015 - Wrighty Likes this wine:
95 points
Rose nose that you can keep on enjoying. Lovely elegant palate, sophisticated and balanced: beautiful. And a wonderful long finish. Awesome.
Red
5/23/2015 - Wrighty wrote:
Pancetta, black cherries, smokey nose. Palate faded through the evening - quite disappointing. OK finish but faded and maybe time to drink.
Red
5/23/2015 - Wrighty wrote:
Dark colour with some bricking. A little spice and dried fruit on the nose. Some meaty notes and hints of herbs on the palate. Great, slightly warm finish.
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