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Red
1/28/2023 - paul195 wrote:
93 points
Continues to be a very easy drinker to say the least
White - Sparkling
1/26/2023 - paul195 wrote:
96 points
3 of 12 Chet’s Cristal Dinner @ Claud …. Brought this to an epic Cristal Dinner (1985-2014) Brut, Rose and Vinotheque many en Mag … This was in everyone’s top 5 along with the 2008 Rose en mag, 96 Vinotheque,en mag 96 Rose and 02 Brut ….still remarkable energy, minerality, balance and now gaining complexity and dimension 🥂
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Red
1/25/2023 - paul195 wrote:
93 points
Brought to Lucali for pizza and a calzone with friends. 1 of 12 opened @ 2:00 double decanted and served @ 8:00. Opaque color, tight nose, pretty massive palate, loaded with dark fruits, significant tannins… still pretty closed by dinner. Took half the bottle home, corked it and put in refrigerator. Three days later I revisited to see if it was drinkable or was going to be used in a pot of Lamb shanks I was making for dinner….. amazing this was beautiful open, fresh, giving and a delicious Barolo…. I love the 1997 and when the 2004 was released I thought it had potential to be a serious challenger when it matured. On Wednesday my original hypothesis was at risk but Saturday I stand by my original thought. Try again in 5 years
Red
1/20/2023 - paul195 wrote:
91 points
2 of 2. Light fruited, good energy and balance. Nice red to start a dinner with, nothing serious but gets you ready for more serious bottles to follow
White - Sparkling
1/12/2023 - paul195 wrote:
93 points
BYOB at my place Ulysses Colin, 2002 Keller Hubacker, 2013 Roulot Mersault Virules, 1982 & 1996 Cosd’Estournel, 1987 Forman Cab, 2002 Chevillion NSG Vaucrains, 2002 Roumier MSD Bussiere, 1999 Yquem and Bereche Brut Reserve.

2 of 15 I pulled this at the end of a fun dinner and a glass or two of bubbles seemed in order. This hit the spot, nice mousse, good acidity and minerality some yeasty notes added complexity… better with some air
White - Sweet/Dessert
1999 Château d'Yquem Sauternes Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend (view label images)
1/12/2023 - paul195 wrote:
94 points
BYOB at my place Ulysses Colin, 2002 Keller Hubacker, 2013 Roulot Mersault Virules, 1982 & 1996 Cosd’Estournel, 1987 Forman Cab, 2002 Chevillion NSG Vaucrains, 2002 Roumier MSD Bussiere, 1999 Yquem and Bereche Brut Reserve.

12 of 12 opened @ 8:00 served @ 11:00 This was the last of a 12 pack. This has consistently delivered a delicious ending to wine dinners over the last two decades. As was my experience with the 1980 this is a lighter, less sweet vintage than the more lauded 75/76, 83/86, 88/89/90, 01s.
Red
1/12/2023 - paul195 wrote:
94 points
BYOB at my place Ulysses Colin, 2002 Keller Hubacker, 2013 Roulot Mersault Virules, 1982 & 1996 Cosd’Estournel, 1987 Forman Cab, 2002 Chevillion NSG Vaucrains, 2002 Roumier MSD Bussiere, 1999 Yquem and Bereche Brut Reserve.

1 of 6 opened @3:00 served @8:00 deep ruby core with aging rim. Pretty tight nose even after two hours, put into a decanter. At serving still surprisingly tight nose, not so the palate… deep layers of dark cherry fruit, earthy notes and spice, tannins still adding structure without hiding the fruit, spice and mineral notes add complexity. Balanced with nice texture and persistent finish. Early maturity should only improve over the next decade or two.
Red
1/12/2023 - paul195 wrote:
93 points
BYOB at my place Ulysses Colin, 2002 Keller Hubacker, 2013 Roulot Mersault Virules, 1982 & 1996 Cosd’Estournel, 1987 Forman Cab, 2002 Chevillion NSG Vaucrains, 2002 Roumier MSD Bussiere, 1999 Yquem and Bereche Brut Reserve.

1 of 6 opened @3:00 served @8:00 deep ruby core with lightening rim. Initial nose more red than blue fruited than I expect from this Cru, spice and mineral notes emerged after two hours. At serving the palate displayed deep layers of dark cherry fruit, resolving tannins, smooth texture and persistent finish. This wine should improve over the next decade.
Red
1982 Château Cos d'Estournel St. Estèphe Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
1/12/2023 - paul195 wrote:
95 points
BYOB at my place Ulysses Colin, 2002 Keller Hubacker, 2013 Roulot Mersault Virules, 1982 & 1996 Cosd’Estournel, 1987 Forman Cab, 2002 Chevillion NSG Vaucrains, 2002 Roumier MSD Bussiere, 1999 Yquem and Bereche Brut Reserve.

4 of 6 opened @3:00 served @8:30 ….. quite similar to the bottle we had early last year. Clean youthful fruit, supple texture, perfect balance sufficient stuffing here another decade or two. This 40 year old more than kept up with its 26 year old brother
White
1/9/2023 - paul195 wrote:
92 points
3 of 3 opened @ 5:00 served @ 7:30. Light yellow color, lovely nose of white fruits, hints of minerality and citrus. The palate was fresh fruited, with good acidity, lovely texture, balance and finish. This really does drink like a village Mersault, and unfortunately is now priced like one too.
Red
1/9/2023 - paul195 wrote:
96 points
7 of 12 opened @noon, decanted @4:00 served @8:00. This may have been the best bottle of this case. More open and giving, after lots of air time. Rounder, richer with a silky texture, drank more like a mature Pauillac.
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Red
1/8/2023 - paul195 wrote:
93 points
1 of 15 PnP @ Cafe Spaghetti Have had the 2018 several times in the last few months, this is quite similar reflecting the same transparency and weightlessness I associate with Burgundy not Barolo, that being said this is a bright ruby red, superfine tannins, nice red berry fruit, good acidity and minerality give the wine a lovely lift and energy. Perfectly balanced with an impressive finish for what is a village Barolo
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Red
12/31/2022 - paul195 wrote:
93 points
2 of 14 Beautiful floral nose and bright ruby color to start. As with my first bottle of this last month I am astonished how beautiful and transparent this Barolo is. In some respects it is almost Burgundian weightless, balanced and pure. Clearly young and benefiting from two hours in a decanter, but as I said in my last TN this wine is just delicious.
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Rosé - Sparkling
12/26/2022 - paul195 wrote:
92 points
1 of 7 Beautiful color, nice mousse, red berry notes with good acidity and finish. A very nice cuvée
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Red
12/28/2022 - paul195 wrote:
95 points
Brought to Marta 6 of 12 Decanted at noon served at 7:30. As with prior bottles from this case… this is still a youthful, powerful, dark fruited, richly delineated 82. Well stored bottles will easily last another 20 years.
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White - Sparkling
12/25/2022 - paul195 wrote:
90 points
Quite effervescent, some citrus notes add freshness, balanced with medium finish
White - Sparkling
12/22/2022 - paul195 wrote:
92 points
Brought to Korali fine mousse and good energy, nice fruit notes and finish. Well matched to Greek spread appetizers and grilled Branzino
Red
1999 Bernard Dugat-Py Charmes-Chambertin Charmes-Chambertin Grand Cru Pinot Noir (view label images)
12/19/2022 - paul195 wrote:
94 points
1 of 5 decanted @ 3:00 served @ 7:30 Big, dark core needs air. This was in early maturity, rich, dense fruit. Fine tannins rich texture, balanced acidity, long finish. This improved over the evening. This will last another 10-20 years
Rosé - Sparkling
11/13/2022 - paul195 wrote:
95 points
1 of 13 First time with this…. Love the 08 BdB looking forward to this. Beautiful color, fine mousse, didn’t have the effervescent power of the BdB, nice red berry notes, great acidity and balance.
White - Sparkling
12/9/2022 - paul195 wrote:
91 points
2 of 2 enjoyed the bottle two weeks ago so I went for another and liked it just as much. Good energy, minerality and balance. Excellent PQR
Red
12/11/2022 - paul195 wrote:
95 points
En magnum …. Decanted @ 2:00 a little cloudy. Initial nose tight, first sip showed spice, impressive density, texture and finish… back in the bottle @ 6:00 served @ 7:00 where this had opened up nicely to revel a ripe, red fruited, spicy, balanced, lusciously textured Barbaresco. Best sip was the last sip @ 10:00. This is in early maturity, especially in this format, and will pick up complexity and continue to improve over the next two decades.
Red
12/8/2022 - paul195 wrote:
94 points
4 of 12 opened @1:00 and served @ Cafe Spaghetti alongside 2008 Guyon CdlR. An interesting pair. The Guyon which was opened at dinner was far more open and lighter weight than the tighter, spicier Lignier. After an hour in the glass the Lignier opened up beautifully, dark rich fruit laced with spice and earth, integrating tannins, lovely texture, perfectly balanced ending with a persistent finish.
White - Sparkling
12/5/2022 - paul195 wrote:
92 points
Deg 2/2022 First time with this cuvée. Pretty tight to start, white fruit, crisp acidity, some brioche, fine mousse is well matched to this champagne’s crisp, mineral laced profile. Balanced and opened up nicely over two hours. Well made, well priced
Red
12/2/2022 - paul195 wrote:
94 points
6 of 12… Opened @ 1:00 drank @ 7:30 TN from last year holds, bright engaging balanced and delicious accompaniment to an amazing dinner the newly opened Cafe Spaghetti in Brooklyn
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White - Sparkling
11/24/2022 - paul195 wrote:
91 points
Served alongside the Laherte Freres Ultradition Brut. Most preferred the dryer, brighter extra brut
White - Sparkling
11/24/2022 - paul195 wrote:
90 points
Served alongside the Laherte Freres Ultradition Extra Brut. Most preferred the dryer, brighter extra brut
Red
11/23/2022 - paul195 wrote:
93 points
Beautiful ruby color, bright red berry fruit, remarkably approachable after only an hour in a decanter. The balance of its fresh red berry fruit Onassis its frame of easy tannins, minerality and acidity result in a weightlessness that makes this hard to put down.
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Red
11/14/2022 - paul195 wrote:
91 points
Decanted for an hour. Purple center, decent fruit on the nose, medium weight, tannins already integrating nicely. This drinks remarkably well for such a young Cannubi. Should improve with a few years in the cellar
Red
11/20/2022 - paul195 wrote:
91 points
Fresh, clean fruit, nice acidity and balance, remarkably approachable already … can take a few years of cellaring
Red
9/25/2022 - paul195 wrote:
94 points
Solid bottle with 2 hours in a decanter. This wine continues to drink very well, see prior TN for details
Red
11/15/2022 - paul195 wrote:
97 points
2 of 12 Opened @ 9:00, decanted @ noon served @ 5:30. This wine is drinking at close to peak. Enjoyed over three hours, couldn’t keep my nose out of the glass, power, elegance and persistence… wow
White
11/15/2022 - paul195 Likes this wine:
95 points
1 of 3 opened @ 3:00 served @ 5:30. The initial nose was filled with white fruit and citrus notes, rich buttery palate with excellent acidity, balance and finish. Impressive now but clearly young with upside over the next decade.
White
11/4/2022 - paul195 wrote:
93 points
Paired with a 2007 Mugneret Gibourg Echezeaux. Decanted @ 4:00 this got darker in the decanter and made me quite nervous. A quick taste @ 5:00 allayed my fears. Odd color aside this was a delicious Mersault, good fruit, acidity, texture, balance and lingering finish.
Red
10/27/2022 - paul195 wrote:
94 points
Paired with the 2002 …. #4 of 12 decanted @ 2:00 served @ 7:00. Darkly colored especially for Dujac … even after the decant this was a little tight to start, especially next to the PnP 2002 which was lighter and more inviting. After an hour in the glass the 2005 opened up to show its dark GC roots, structured with serious depth of fruit. Intense but balanced this is going to improve over the next decade. The 2002 was far lighter and more elegant, almost Chambolle like where the 2005 was truer to its terroir
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Red
10/16/2022 - paul195 wrote:
91 points
1 of 6 opened at 3:00 decanted and back in bottle at 6:00 served at 8:00. Initial nose was a little dirty, mostly blew off by 6:00. Fruit a little tart, medium density, acidity a little elevated, texture a little rough….I expected better, I am not sure if this was a sub par bottle or still needs further age to straighten itself out.
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Red
1/7/2021 - paul195 wrote:
94 points
3 of 12 decanted at 3:00 served @ 7:30 see TN from last month
Rosé - Sparkling
10/9/2022 - paul195 wrote:
94 points
2 of 12 As with the first bottle last spring this was delicious. A festive start to a fine meal, bridging to food beautifully
White
10/7/2022 - paul195 wrote:
91 points
Benefits from an hour in a decanter. Continues to preform well but doesn't quite have the density of the 2010 I opened a few months ago.
Rosé - Sparkling
10/5/2022 - paul195 wrote:
92 points
Clearly young but shows a nice vinous quality that should get better with time. Good acidity and decent balance. Well liked by all even though it was PnP and drank out of Go cups 🥤
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White - Sparkling
9/30/2022 - paul195 wrote:
92 points
Disgorged 1/2022 6-8g/l dosage. Pretty tight to start, medium mousse, some citrus and crisp apple notes… improved significantly after an hour or so, added some flesh, minerality and balance, nice QPR
White - Sparkling
9/26/2022 - paul195 wrote:
93 points
Follow up to a bottle of Bereche Reserve NV. Initially reluctant nose and tight palate… after an hour this really opened up, picked of weight and rounded out
White - Sparkling
9/26/2022 - paul195 wrote:
93 points
6 of 12 Crowd pleaser for sure
Red
9/22/2022 - paul195 wrote:
93 points
1 of 3 decanted at 2:00 served at 7:00. No surprise this dark and brightly colored with a restrained, but fresh bouquet. No sediment
White
9/17/2022 - paul195 wrote:
92 points
2022 release from the domaine’s cellar… 1 of 2 decanted @ 5:00 served @ 7:00 alongside of a 2006 Raveneau Valmur. Nice gold color, hints of honey and stone fruit, hint of citrus and solid minerality. With more time in the glass this really opened showing quite well. Lovely texture, balance and finish, great contrast to the Valmur
Red
9/18/2022 - paul195 wrote:
92 points
This bottle had a slight metallic note, otherwise see prior TNs
Red
9/11/2022 - paul195 wrote:
91 points
Young, juicy the VV gives this nice depth went very well with grilled chicken
Red
1982 Château Lynch-Bages Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
9/8/2022 - paul195 wrote:
96 points
4 of 6 decanted @ 4:00 served @ 7:00 … this bottle was in a perfect spot to accompany the wood oven roasted chicken and wild mushrooms at Marta. Delicious Pauillac fruit, cassis, cedar, graphite and spice. Perfect balance, weightless silky texture, lingering finish, delicious
Red
1982 Château La Tour Haut-Brion Pessac-Léognan Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
8/22/2022 - paul195 wrote:
3 of 5… Decanted @ 3:00 Served @ 7:30 …. Unfortunately this bottle, unlike the bottle in March, was a little corked, particularly the bouquet. NR
Red
9/3/2022 - paul195 wrote:
97 points
En mag Decanted @ noon served @ 7:00… this continues to be my favorite Gaja, fresh, bright red fruited, deep, rich and complex palate, persistent lengthy finish.. still has decades of gas in the tank especially in this format.
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