Tasting Notes for pbjosh

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White
12/8/2018 - Anonymous Does not like this wine:
86 points
Fresh white flowers and white fruit, but hard to see it under the yellow cake flavors of vanilla and caramel. Too much oak, quite creamy/leesy, very uninspiring if technically correct.
Red
2/28/2018 - Anonymous wrote:
Premier Cru bottle, label says 08, cork stamped 09. The wine shows ripe and soft and low acid. Tasty but lacking energy and lift.. Nothing wrong here but this tastes like 09, and it's very unlikely to bottle an 08 with an 09 cork - far more likely to put the wrong label on. A shame as I'm a much bigger fan of 08's.
Red
Along with Bodega Chacra, Aniello's higher end wines are the finest S American Pinot Noirs I've had by a mile. This bottle is sappy and pure. The fruit is sweet and fully ripe, but definitely not overripe - no cola, no blue/black fruits. Very red fruited, touches of red licorice but mostly just dusty and juicy cherry and strawberry on the palate. Quite dusty and mineral on the nose, perfumy with a bit of rose. The intersection of slightly ripe sappy red fruit, limpid color, concentration and perfume, with dusty minerality reminds me of a really good rendition of a slightly ripe but pure NSG, Savigny or Beaune from a good producer and modest vineyard. Sure, you can get better Burgundy, but this is still a triumph, and far, far better than the vast majority of Pinot Noir from CA, S America, NZ, or Oz. A solid step up from the Aniello 006 bottling. Good value as well at about $20 in Argentina.
White
A reasonably likeable wine made in a fresh and unobtrusive way - little oak, unfiltered, and given the producer I guess it might be a native ferment perhaps. 12.8% alcohol and a bit middling in terms of concentration. Not green but perhaps harvested a touch early, or perhaps the concentration is just lacking. Not bad, but not terribly memorable. I would still far rather drink this than the oceans of crappy oaky Argentine Chardonnay that line supermarket shelves.
Red
Fresh, light bodied, mid-concentration, aromatic with crunchy red fruit. Well balanced, a delicious wine that is imminently drinkable and food friendly. Much in the style of a Beaujolais, lots to like for an affordable wine. Good to see stuff like this coming out of a land of heavy, oaky, spoofy wines.
Red
5/16/2017 - Anonymous wrote:
Fermented in a concrete egg. Elevage in the egg as well if I understand correctly. Made with use of carbonic maceration and whole cluster, and it shows. Too much. A fresh and very aromatic wine but the Pinot Noir is lost here among the results of the winemaking, and the stems give too much of a slightly underripe strawberry and watermelon rind character. There is nothing technically wrong here but I would prefer Pinot Noir to carbonic stems. The EGGO Chardonnay (Blanc de Cal) is a far more successful wine in my view.
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White
Made in a concrete egg without use of oak. A fresh, well concentrated Chardonnay showing cool climate fruit, some minerality, excellent mouth feel without getting creamy or heavy, I assume some extended lees contact here. Doesn't lack for not having seen oak, it is quite integrated. Not the last word in complexity but I quite like it and a mineral, fresh, concentrated Chardonnay in a land of overripe, overoaked crap is delightful.
Red
12/14/2012 - Anonymous wrote:
Fully ripe but not overly so, quite dusty and irony. Well concentrated, vibrant and energetic with healthy but not obtrusive acid. Very nice and the pieces are there for a long and positive evolution.
Red
12/12/2012 - Anonymous wrote:
Dusty and irony atop snappy yet fully ripe red fruit. Dusty, powdery tannins remain strong. Really quite nice, if not terribly complex, and still quite young. Great bottle at the price.
Red
12/6/2012 - Anonymous wrote:
Quite nice. Dusty, firm tannins underly fresh snappy fruit. Terrific for the price. Leave it along for another few years yet though.
Red
12/1/2012 - Anonymous wrote:
Quite nice, essentially mature with nice forest floor meeting soft red fruit. Vibrant acid... enough that I'll drink sooner than later.
Red
Concentrated with dark fruit and ferrous earthen intensity. A bit tight and sense throughout the evening, should be a nice bottle given a few more years to unwind more. Raw materials are great for a village Nuits.
Red
11/25/2012 - Anonymous wrote:
A bit of toasty wood still present but otherwise a nice well concentrated but nicely fresh, juicy and delicious young Morey. Very nice and better in 2-3 yrs. Not profound but I'm not complaining.
White - Sparkling
11/23/2012 - Anonymous wrote:
Very nice, showing richer than I recall the last bottle having been. Still delicious and complex but another one to make you ponder if these aren't better younger.
Red
11/21/2012 - Anonymous wrote:
From 375, this bottle is quite advanced compared to the last and is fully mature, fruit is fading. Nice but I might have preferred it a year or two back. From 750, probably right in it's prime.
Red
11/21/2012 - Anonymous wrote:
flawed
Cooked / stewed. Fairly awful.
Red
11/21/2012 - Anonymous wrote:
Oaky, wildly overextracted and out of balance. Tastes like coffee grounds and has the texture to match. Bitter finish with brutal dry / coarse tannins. A trainwreck, really. A shame as their Piano di Montevergine can be quite nice.
Red
11/20/2012 - Anonymous wrote:
Some good material in there but awfully woody. Better on the second day and I think this will be another classic baby jesus but it will need time.
Red
11/19/2012 - Anonymous wrote:
Similar to last showing. Fairly decent, dusty red fruit and nice on the palate but not quite as pure as could be on the nose. With air the fruit takes on an increasingly stewed profile, almost pruney. Could have been picked a bit earlier it seems.
White
11/19/2012 - Anonymous wrote:
Medium concentration. Some maturity with saline and set stone notes dominating, just a hint of diesel starting to appear. Fruit is there but no longer at the fore. Well balanced, very nice.
Red
11/13/2012 - Anonymous wrote:
Delicious. Fresh, cool toned juicy cherry fruit that is incredibly seductive with dusty, stony notes and heaps of fresh violets atop. The terroir difference reflects here tremendously, a great wine!
Red
11/9/2012 - Anonymous wrote:
Fantastically aromatic and juicy and approachable right now. Delicious.
Red
11/9/2012 - Anonymous wrote:
Perhaps a bit off, mildly reduced? Not bad but not quite right.
Red
11/9/2012 - Anonymous wrote:
Took about 8 hrs to really get going. Incredible fresh cherry juice over stones and again one of the most pure and crystalline Barolo I know.
Red
11/9/2012 - Anonymous wrote:
On a glacial evolution pace, still vibrant and entirely primary. Perhaps even more juicy fruit showing in the core beneath tangerines and roses and spice. Give it 5-10 before checking back.
White - Sweet/Dessert
11/9/2012 - Anonymous wrote:
Just amazing. Incredibly concentrated, rich and oily but light and poised at the same time. Floral and briny notes leap out, really enjoyable.
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Red
11/7/2012 - Anonymous wrote:
Showing some ripeness and seems a bit worked, lacking energy or freshness. Not bad, but nothing here draws interest.
Red
11/7/2012 - Anonymous wrote:
Tasty, good concentration, some savory, meaty notes join rich fruit and some nice floral perfume. Not a terribly precise or elegant wine, but not a bruiser either. Rather a good, enjoyable, honest Gevrey that is a bit blurry.
Red
11/7/2012 - Anonymous wrote:
Delightful if simple. Poised, good cut, moderate concentration, very elegant and classy.
White
11/1/2012 - Anonymous wrote:
Quite nice, saline yet with some fresh fruit remaining. Well concentrated, quite tasty.
Red
10/31/2012 - Anonymous wrote:
Quite nice. Showing ample tannin with cherry fruit and laser purity. Depth and minerality came out with hours of air. Tons of upside, should be great in 10+ years.
Red
10/27/2012 - Anonymous wrote:
Extremely pure. Very NSG. Lithe, medium concentration, chiseled, irony, delicious.
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Red
10/27/2012 - Anonymous wrote:
Nothing short of delicious. A bit of oak shows but not bothersome. Rich, dusty, irony sweet fruits, a bit of tobacco. Drinkable now and probably for the next 15+ years.
Red
10/13/2012 - Anonymous wrote:
Decent, proper, but awfully light and thin in this showing. Nothing wrong with it but didn't hold interest.
Red
10/13/2012 - Anonymous wrote:
This bottle came off a little too light and too bright, pushing into shrill territory. Borderline difficult to enjoy, though opinions were mixed.
Red
10/12/2012 - Anonymous wrote:
Again, a pretty solid wine. A bit darker and more tannic than the grenache dominant blends of Vacqueyras might suggest but it's still there. Solid, rich, sweet red fruit, plenty of structure, some garrigue. Nice wine.
Red
10/12/2012 - Anonymous wrote:
Better than the last bottle but still fairly bretty. Some dense, tannic, dark fruited Syrah underneath the brett with white pepper and tar for days. Could be a really old school long ager but not with the brett.
Red
10/12/2012 - Anonymous wrote:
Quite interesting - rhone blend including a bit of cab sauv, whole cluster, a bit of carbonic, no new oak. Quite appealing initially but brett comes on strong with air, diminishing enthusiasm quite a bit.
White
10/8/2012 - Anonymous wrote:
Concentrated and complex, if a touch fat and a bit of phenolic burn. Pretty good, but nothing outstanding.
Red
9/25/2012 - Anonymous wrote:
Quite delicious, spicy, dusty, dried fruits. A bit darker character, maturing well but with some coarseness to the backed tannin.
Red
9/19/2012 - Anonymous wrote:
Past it's prime by a ways. Aromatically interesting on open but faded in minutes.
White
9/10/2012 - Anonymous wrote:
Quite showy at the moment. Forward, a touch fusile with a bit of petrol showing, lots of rich fruit and some stoney notes. Should be quite nice in 10 years or so!
Red
9/9/2012 - Anonymous wrote:
OK but should have been much better. Really promising but just enough VA to really get in the way, bummer.
Red
9/8/2012 - Anonymous wrote:
Very good, much more refined and streamlined than on release, but perhaps not as mineral. Good but I may have liked it better on release.
White - Sparkling
9/8/2012 - Anonymous wrote:
Interesting. A bit oxidative, dry, rich blanc de noirs. Good cut and energy and not over the top. Quite nice at its price, though not hugely complex.
White
9/8/2012 - Anonymous wrote:
Almost reduced on opening. With a few hours gains strong roasted nut aromatics and richness. Fully mature and good but not at the level of some other older Mt Eden chards.
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