• Burgundy Al wrote: 90 points

    March 8, 2019 - Some Wine Tasted at the Zachys La Paulée Auction; 3/7/2019-3/8/2019 (Le Bernardin Prive - New York NY): Small glass, brief note. Was this 1992? Or 1993? Answer was obvious to me. Elegant and nicely styled with medium weight. Very easy to enjoy.

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  • nskelsey wrote: 89 points

    April 5, 2018 - I wasn't expecting great things of this wine from this particular year and suspected that at 26 years of age it had seen better days. Far from it. The nose is delicate, but expressive and on the medium palate there is an enticing Vosne spiciness with complexity harnessed to some very attractive juicy acidity. High-toned and silky. Lovely fruit, good focus, and reasonable length too that I wasn't particularly expecting. All in all a rather delicious wine that has retained a degree of freshness and shows that scores aren't everything. I will remember this wine for a long time as at the price this weighs in at I suspect I won't ever be having it again! This is not going to be gaining much by being kept and would suggest drinking up sooner rather than later.

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  • Burgundy Al wrote: 91 points

    March 3, 2018 - La Paulée de San Francisco - Gala Dinner (The Fairmont - San Francisco CA): From magnum. Late night, small glass, brief note. Surprisingly sweet start given the vintage. Good+ weight and finesse. Very good length, just a slightly tart finish.

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  • Nanda wrote:

    March 3, 2018 - La Paulée de SF Gala Dinner (Fairmont Hotel, SF CA): From magnum. Very good sweetness and richness with Vosne spice. Surely benefited from large format.

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  • fcxj wrote: 92 points

    March 3, 2018 - Paulee. Delicious, magnum.

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  • Burgundy Al wrote: flawed

    February 20, 2016 - Casual Burg Dinner with Friends (RPM Steak - Chicago IL): Slightly corked. So sad, this had great underlying fruit, far better than I would ever have expected from the vintage.

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  • winecowboy wrote: 91 points

    March 20, 2011 - Ripe nose of strong black fruits. Deep purple colour. Pure intense blackberries in the mouth. Medium length with a slight tannic finish.

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  • PSide wrote:

    July 1, 2003 - Beautiful medium brick ruby. Good nose of meat, blackberries, spice and violets - complex, balanced and mature. On the palate a good middleweight, very smooth and rounded black fruit and spice. Good length, but on the finish the wood and tannins showing through. Drink soon. Altogether excellent, but not as outstanding as its reputation (and price) would suggest.

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  • HandPickedBurgundy wrote:

    January 1, 2003 - Beautiful medium brick ruby. Good nose of meat, blackberries, spice and violets - complex, balanced and mature. On the palate a good middleweight, very smooth and rounded black fruit and spice. Good length, but on the finish the wood and tannins showing through. Drink soon. Altogether excellent, but not as outstanding as its reputation (and price) would suggest.

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