Tasting Notes for kingb22

(145 notes on 129 wines)

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Red
2001 Torbreck The Steading Barossa Valley Red Rhone Blend (view label images)
1/2/2018 - kingb22 Likes this wine:
90 points
I was very pleasantly surprised at how this is holding up. Very balanced, with nice cherry notes. Fully resolved but didn't seem like it was near short-term collapse
White
6/9/2017 - kingb22 wrote:
91 points
I gotta say, this is holding up beautifully. It comes across as a nicely aged Spatlese, even at age 14. Very impressed at how well it's aged!
White
8/7/2016 - kingb22 Likes this wine:
90 points
Holding up amazingly well. Slight petrol on the nose, with a very mild sweetness and good acidity. Frankly shocked that after 13 years still going strong
Red
2/25/2016 - kingb22 wrote:
91 points
Drinking very well now. Fully resolved but not in danger of going downhill. Distinctly Pinot but also distinctly Italian at the same time. Very nice red fruit both on the nose & palate. Well-balanced acidity. Overall was more impressed than my last couple of bottles
Red
1982 Barone Ricasoli Chianti Classico Brolio Riserva Chianti Classico DOCG Sangiovese Blend, Sangiovese (view label images)
12/4/2015 - kingb22 wrote:
83 points
Past its prime. Not offensive but not much there
Red
11/30/2015 - kingb22 wrote:
75 points
Past its prime...
Red
10/26/2015 - kingb22 wrote:
89 points
Really solid wine for the price (~ $13 USD). Would be happy to have as my house wine
Red
10/23/2015 - kingb22 wrote:
93 points
Really good bottle of wine, in a good place.
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Red
11/21/2014 - kingb22 wrote:
93 points
A very good experience overall. The color and the nose were near perfect. Deep rich color. Nose that screamed "Amarone". On the palate good and fresh for a 50 year old wine. Most of the sweetness has resolved over time. Slightly lacking in the mid-palate, which is what kept it from a higher score
White
10/19/2014 - kingb22 Likes this wine:
90 points
Remarkably still alive. Strong notes of Grapefruit and other citrus. Good length & finish
Red
7/1/2012 - kingb22 wrote:
80 points
Over the hill. Disappointing given the good experience with another bottle of the same wine
Red
7/1/2012 - kingb22 wrote:
99 points
Fantastic! Huge wine, but still drinking well following a couple hours in the decanter. A little sweetness to go with layers of meat & fruit. Will last forever.
Red
7/31/2011 - kingb22 wrote:
91 points
Very classic Cote Rotie, drinking well now. Some Pepper and spice, with good fruit and decent length. I don't think it will get better.
Red
7/31/2011 - kingb22 wrote:
92 points
Even better than my last bottle. Still can tell its an Aussie, but in a good way.
Red
5/22/2011 - kingb22 wrote:
95 points
Great bottle! Medium color, with hints of perfume. Subtle red fruits on the palate, with great length.
Red
5/22/2011 - kingb22 wrote:
78 points
past its prime
White
5/22/2011 - kingb22 wrote:
91 points
Exceeded expectations. Slight effervescence, with a hint of honeyed sweetness Deep golden color. Rich in the mouth, with a nice balancing acidity
Red
5/15/2011 - kingb22 wrote:
82 points
Color was good, but wine was clearly past its prime
Red
5/15/2011 - kingb22 wrote:
92 points
Drinking very well. Nice cherry flavors ,with well-resolved tannins. Still good acidity. Won't get better, but not going anywhere
Red
5/15/2011 - kingb22 wrote:
91 points
Good wine. Old-world profie. Good balance of fruit, spice and a hint of smoke
Red
5/15/2011 - kingb22 wrote:
87 points
Started out well, but fell apart after an hour or two. Ended up grainy and uninteresting.
Rosé
N.V. Frank Cornelissen Susucaru 2 Sicilia Nerello Blend, Nerello Mascalese (view label images)
5/15/2011 - kingb22 wrote:
90 points
Hints of strawberry combined with Cornelissen's "funkyness". Better bottle than my recent reds from this producer.
Red
5/15/2011 - kingb22 wrote:
91 points
Good bottle of wine, drinking very well right now. Not profoud, but I'd be proud to drink this every day
Red
5/15/2011 - kingb22 wrote:
95 points
Exceptionally good bottle of Chateauneuf. Big and rich. Good red fruits with a hint of spice and smoke. Very long finish. Drinking great right now!
Red
5/15/2011 - kingb22 wrote:
90 points
Slightly exceeded my expectations. Soft & pleasant with nice fruit. Some tar hints.
White - Sparkling
5/15/2011 - kingb22 wrote:
90 points
Good Champagne. Hints of apple and toast. Nice yeast.
Red
4/1/2011 - kingb22 wrote:
93 points
Very good again, although I need to remember to save my last bottle for a decade from now. Notes consistent w/ my last one posted 12/31/2009.
Red
4/1/2011 - kingb22 wrote:
91 points
Good drinking wine - better than the last time. Good cherry hints with some structure.
Red
2/16/2011 - kingb22 wrote:
90 points
Enjoyed it. Good structure. Can last longer, but drinks well now. Berries on the nose and palate, with some tar.
Red
2/16/2011 - kingb22 wrote:
93 points
Rich and well-balanced.
Red
2/1/2011 - kingb22 wrote:
90 points
Good wine, holding up well. Well balanced, with a moderate finish
Red
2/1/2011 - kingb22 wrote:
95 points
Really good showing. Spicy/Peppery - huge nose. Rich on the palate and very long. Really good now or hold for a long time.
Red
1/30/2011 - kingb22 wrote:
88 points
Decent but a little past its prime
White - Off-dry
1/14/2011 - kingb22 wrote:
91 points
Very young. Lot of spritziness. Good fruit with some sweetness, tending towards pineapple. Can drink now - I my Spatlese both young and old - but will last a long time.
Red
1/14/2011 - kingb22 wrote:
90 points
Good older CdP. Will never be great, but drinking well enough right now. Reminded me of an '88 I'd had recently, which is a compliment.
Red
1/14/2011 - kingb22 wrote:
Interesting more than good. Some spritziness. Light color. Fleshed out a bit in decanter, and much much better with food. Now had 4 bottles of this wine, and I'm running 50%. Some were good, last 2 were so-so.
Red
1/14/2011 - kingb22 wrote:
93 points
Drinking very well. Still some tannins, but I don't think I would count on this one for the long haul. Good fruit to balance the tannins, but probably not deep enough to last forever. Very traditional - moreso than most other Giacosa's I've had. Cherry and tar, with a great nose you'd expect from a good Piedmont.
White - Off-dry
12/10/2010 - kingb22 wrote:
90 points
Solid bottle. Slight hint of sweetness. Deep golden color. Lacking a little mid-palate to be great, but still a good bottle of wine.
Red
12/10/2010 - kingb22 wrote:
93 points
Very good Chave. Maybe not up to some of the "great" years but always happy to have it at my table.
Red
12/5/2010 - kingb22 wrote:
92 points
Drinking well - not as hard as might be expected from a '95. Dark ruby color. Pepper and Bacon fat in the nose. Long flavors of spice and red fruit.
White
12/5/2010 - kingb22 wrote:
89 points
Consistent notes w/ my prior bottle.
White - Sparkling
12/5/2010 - kingb22 wrote:
92 points
Only had a glass in honor of a friend's 50th. Remember being very good, with some toasty notes.
Red
12/5/2010 - kingb22 wrote:
93 points
Decanted for 1hr. Still very young and exuberant. Drinking well, with some tannins but not overpowering. Typical Syrah notes of pepper and smoke; very good wine.
Red
12/5/2010 - kingb22 wrote:
88 points
Good solid wine. Nothing spectatular, but a good weekday drinking wine.
White - Sweet/Dessert
11/26/2010 - kingb22 wrote:
87 points
Verry Sherry/Madeirized style. Hint of sweetness on the back end. I thought it was ok, but slightly disappointed.
White
11/26/2010 - kingb22 wrote:
90 points
good balance. Not a huge Chalifornia Chard list but this was very good.
Red
11/26/2010 - kingb22 wrote:
90 points
Good solid red, drinking well right now. More French than California in style. Great with thinksgiving dinner.
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