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2000 Château Léoville Las Cases St. Julien Red Bordeaux Blend
11/25/2018 - grossie Likes this wine:
98 points
Drunk at my 50th party. Absolutely stunning wine. It's full of fruit but not over-ripe. Rounded, classy and classic. Worthy of a score in the upper 90s
  • grossie commented:

    12/9/18, 9:29 AM - Mimik- I think this wine is in the early part of being ready. It will certainly last another couple of decades, but if you own a few it's not wrong to drink one now.

  • grossie commented:

    4/17/19, 9:30 PM - RAI- if you only have 1 and really want to enjoy this then I suggest opening it and tasting it to see if you think it needs a decant. My guess is that 1-2 hours will help it. As I said earlier though, best to hold but it's not wrong to drink it now.

Red
2000 Château Pichon-Longueville Baron Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend
3/19/2019 - grossie Likes this wine:
95 points
In Breck, before dinner. A wonderful wine. Has structure, sweet fruit, fine tannin. Elegance, class, finesse, and power. It's ready to roll and I think will likely stay on a plateau for a bunch of years before aging out.
  • grossie commented:

    3/20/19, 6:31 PM - I didn't decant and it was ready to roll. YMMV

Red
2001 Richard Partridge Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley
3/24/2018 - AllRed wrote:
92 points
4th Saturday Group brown bagger (R&D's): Single blind. Opens with a hint of roasted bell pepper, violet, red currant fruit, herbal/green aromas and tobacco. A simply gorgeous bouquet. Medium-bodied, with softened tannin and flavors of plum, currants and cigar tobacco with a lengthy finish.

At first I thought this might have been Bordeaux (the rest of the group thought Bordeaux- R guessed 2003 St. Emilion), but the fruit pointed toward new world and I began to suspect it was our bottle. This had been quickly double decanted off its sediment about 1.25 hrs before the flight was poured. For my palate, this is at peak. I hope my last two bottles show as well as this one did. 92-93 pts.
  • grossie commented:

    4/1/18, 7:20 PM - Thanks Chris! I'll drink my sole survivor soon. What a good vintage 2001 turned out to be.

Red
2000 Château d'Armailhac Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend
8/28/2013 - grossie wrote:
89 points
I was hoping there would be a little more fat on it, I think this wine is still somewhat in a slumber. It's got great color and nice bordeaux aromatics (pencil shavings and cassis). Medium body, but I find it a little reticent, it doesn't want to give right now. I suspect another few years will bring out more charm and more fat. Wait for another 2-3 years IMO.
  • grossie commented:

    8/30/13, 5:56 PM - If I only had a couple I'd wait right now. I have 7 more, I figured it was worth a try at this point.

Red
2003 Château Léoville Barton St. Julien Red Bordeaux Blend
1/17/2013 - grossie wrote:
96 points
The decanting definitely helped (about 10 hours of double decanting). This thing came roaring out of the bottle full of power. The density of this wine was impressive, there were some great layers under there. Long lasting finish. Could use 5-10 more years. 96 points for me, so far my WOTY.
  • grossie commented:

    1/17/13, 8:28 PM - I wouldn't be shy about a long decant, it worked well for me! I poured it into decanter, rinsed the bottle & dried it, then poured the wine back in the bottle. Did this about 10 hours before drinking. Enjoy!

Red
1997 Fattoria di Fèlsina Berardenga Fontalloro Toscana IGT Sangiovese
5/3/2009 - grossie wrote:
93 points
This was a gorgeous bottle of wine. Round, lush, beautifully mature. Such rich fruit showing chocolate and dark earthy characteristics with a minty overtone. The tannins were still present, but certainly not out of balance. I wish I had more of this.
  • grossie commented:

    1/4/13, 1:46 PM - Lucky for me I acquired another as a gift last year! Can't wait to drink it :)

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