Tasting Notes for burrac

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2004 Château Doisy-Daëne Sauternes Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend (view label images)
3/7/2014 - Anonymous Likes this wine:
91 points
From a 750.
Day 1, not terribly distinct. Back end of a dinner party, so I may not have been paying enough attention. Put back in the fridge.
Day 2, not much movement. A little astringent even. I sort of wrote it off, and thought the astringency would only progress. It didn't.
Day 5, wow! The nose opened right up, with lovely floral aromas. Thick texture. Grilled pineapple to the fore. Not a ton of botrytis, but great balance. More reminiscent of the lovely 01 I tried a few years back, but not up to that great vintage.
From the JR note I read, plenty of tries given the estate and price, so for a modest vintage, a good effort. Overall, for what I paid at auction in the otherwise inflated Australian market, great value. Hold, or decant.
Red
12/26/2013 - Anonymous wrote:
92 points
Fragrant, good acidity, nice wine. I suspect this will be better in a few more years.
White - Sweet/Dessert
1983 Château Filhot Sauternes Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend (view label images)
12/26/2013 - Anonymous wrote:
88 points
Half bottle, auction buy, very high shoulder, tricky cork, with an extended opening sequence inspired if not aided by the Durand.

Strikingly mute on the nose. More interest on the palate, balanced like a good Sauternes, but quite thin and short.

Having just read aagrawal's recent note (whose notes I always read with interest), I suspect that this bottle was a bit tired, although it was not flawed in any way. I have one more bottle (alas same lot), and will check it out soon.
White - Sweet/Dessert
1996 Château Coutet Barsac Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend (view label images)
12/26/2013 - Anonymous Likes this wine:
92 points
Orange, some honey, apricot, modest amounts of botrytis, good acidity and minerality, and above all, balance. This final component is, I feel, essential if a Sauternes/Barsac is to live up to its name. Reasonable length, now in the zone, but well stored Coutets can live a long time.

I must admit that I have a soft spot for Coutet, and find them remarkably consistent across vintages. I'd love to visit the Chateau one day.
White
9/23/2013 - Anonymous wrote:
89 points
Since when did a good value wine become "a value"? This phrasing irritates me so. Is it grammatically correct? I want to track down the etymology of this use of the word. Anyway, this is good value wine.

Tasty wine, with nectarine and butterscotch flavours. Good weight and texture, ready to go now. The remaining 1/3, the next night after sitting in the fridge with no gas, definite oxidative notes, so drink up.
White
8/15/2013 - Anonymous Likes this wine:
91 points
A real surprise. Very much alive, with some toast and a decent texture. Someone from the winery said that there was a fair degree of variation at this point in the wines life, so this bottle really performed.
Red
7/12/2013 - Anonymous wrote:
91 points
Very hard wine to pin down - day one is jumped around a lot, day two a little, but more consistent, and certainly more impressive. Day one I could not work it out, but overall it was ho hum. Day two, after 20 hours in the fridge, no gas, different story. Aromas of plum, mulberry and earth, with a palate to match. Reminded me a bit of a Groom shiraz (lovely), and Barossa more generally. It seemed like it would be best with a few more years yet, but then at random intervals would seem slightly oxidative. I just can't pin this wine down! But for the price, good stuff.
Red
10/6/2011 - Anonymous wrote:
This has been a great value quaffer over the last few years. Lots of interest at the price. It may just be that this bottle has not been stored in ideal conditions (not terrible either though), but it was on the decline. Some nice flavours on the front palate, but a hole in the middle. I'd say drink up, or check if you have multiple bottles.
Red
1994 Château Kirwan Margaux Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
9/10/2011 - Anonymous wrote:
A little bit of action on the nose, but on the palate, not much happening. Drink up. Probably too late, if my bottle was indicative.
White
7/15/2011 - Anonymous wrote:
85 points
Sharp acidity and bitter lemons. Not enjoyable. Can't imagine it will get better.
Red
6/18/2011 - Anonymous wrote:
I found this wine very drying and gangly. Not a very pleasant bottle.
Red
1996 Howard Park Cabernet Merlot Western Australia Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
6/18/2011 - Anonymous wrote:
95 points
Just a wonderful wine. Beautiful fruit and fantastic balance. Drinking very well at the moment.
Red
6/10/2011 - Anonymous wrote:
Fascinating nose. Very good wine. Seemed a bit faint on opening, but then opened up, and stayed strong all evening. A little stalky, in a way that didn't rest entirely well with me on the night, but which I suspect in another context I could enjoy.
Red
Was drinking very nicely. Lovely blackberry flavours. This bottle was still holding together well.
Red
5/26/2011 - Anonymous wrote:
Past it. Just drinkable. Murky colour, and a bit smelly. Very secondary flavours - beyond secondary? Girlfriend thought it slimy. I didn't find it that bad, but yes, perhaps a bit of pond slime. An interesting exercise in drinking a pinot that is past its prime. Was pleasant enough in its day.
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