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  •  Recent Wine Tasting Notes
  1. 1986 Château Cheval Blanc

    1. Better than expected. Light in color, with bricking, this fully mature, soft, medium bodied wine expresses spicy red berries, flowers, herbs, forest floor and tobacco notes.

      92 points - Tasted
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  2. 1990 Château Cheval Blanc

    1. This is an orgasm in a glass. There is no better way to express how sexy, sensuous, silky and decadent this wine is. Perfect in every way from the start, through to the long, expansive, lingering finish, this is what pure hedonism is all about.

      100 points - Tasted
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  3. 1983 Château Cheval Blanc

    1. Is the secret out about how good the 1983 Cheval Blanc really is? If not, it should be! With soaring aromatics of truffle, plum, fennel, black cherry, spice and wet earth, this plush, polished, sexy wine ends with decadently, textured, spicy, perfectly ripe fruits. This could improve with time, but it's drinking so good now, there is no reason to wait to pop a cork.

      97 points - Tasted
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  4. 1982 Château Cheval Blanc

    1. Very, very good, but too short for greatness. Still, the silky, sensuous, opulent, textures and complex aromatics make a real impression. This wine was better 5-10 years ago. If you have a bottle, drink it, as it's only going to fade with more time.

      95 points - Tasted
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  5. 1998 Château Cheval Blanc

    1. Cheval Blanc is not cheap. But if you want to know why people pay the amount of money they do for a bottle, 1998 Cheval Blanc is the wine to buy! This is pure silk, velvet and lush, perfectly ripe, polished, sweet plums, truffle, berries, spice, herbs, fennel and earth. Still young, this sensuous wine drinks great today, and will hit rockstar status in a decade!

      98 points - Tasted
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  6. 1995 Château Cheval Blanc

    1. The last few years have not helped this wine mature. Hard, austere and lacking the charm one would expect from Cheval Blanc, the wine serves up too much olive, herb and leafy notes and note enough fruit. The tannins were dry, ending with sweet and tart, red berries in the finish. For tasters convinced Robert Parker is the devil and that a return to yesterday's Bordeaux would make the world a better place, this is your style of wine. It obviously did not work for me.

      89 points - Tasted
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  7. 1953 Château Cheval Blanc

    1. This bottle was more than fully mature, with serious brickng in its color. Better on the complex nose, with its truffle, stone, plum, earth, smoke, cigar box and cola scents than on the palate. While the texture is pure softness, coupled with the patina of age, the fruit is fading, leaving you with soft, earthy plums and cherries. Drink up if you are lucky enough to have a bottle.

      93 points - Tasted
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  8. 2003 Château Cheval Blanc

    1. Plummy, pruney and round, with mocha, truffle, nut, coffee bean and blackberry jam aromas. Medium bodied, soft and open, the wine ends with sweet and tart red and black plums. The finish is a bit short.

      92 points - Tasted
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  9. 1935 Taylor (Fladgate) Porto Vintage

    1. The oldest bottle of Port I've tasted yet. This is a finesse style of Port with the color of rose hip[ tea. On the nose, chocolate covered strawberry jam, cherry griotte, cinnamon and all spice made the interesting perfume. Soft, silky, medium bodied and refined on the palate, the wine left you with soft, sweet, light chocolate and cherry sensations.

      95 points - Tasted
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  10. 2009 Château d'Aiguilhe Querre

    1. Solid value Bordeaux wine. Already open, with a forward, soft, sweet black cherry, licorice and coffee bean character, drink this on the young side.

      88 points - Tasted
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  11. 2010 Château Beauregard

    1. Surprisingly good, with soft, round textures and plenty of fresh, ripe plums, black cherry, dark chocolate and espresso. Drink this medium bodied, plush wine now, or age it a few years for more complexity. For Pomerol, where everything is expensive, this offers good value.

      90 points - Tasted
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  12. 2010 Château Le Boscq St. Estèphe

    1. Medium bodied, tannic, with good freshness, smoke, tobacco, crisp blackberry and earth, this blend of 51% Merlot, 46% Cabernet Sauvignon and 3% Petit Verdot will definitely be better, and hopefully soften with 2-5 years of bottle age.

      89 points - Tasted
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  13. 2010 Château Croizet-Bages

    1. Medium bodied, light in style, focused on red plum and cranberry fruits, the wine is on the bright, fresh, crisp side. The nose is more interesting with its blackberry, earth and tobacco notes. Produced from a blend of 80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 17% Merlot and 3% Cabernet Franc.

      88 points - Tasted
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  14. 2010 Château Haut-Bages Libéral

    1. Value and classified growths do not always go together, but they are paired in this wine. With ample cassis, blackberry, earth and hints of tobacco, the wine has some depth, body, freshness and fine tannins. From a blend of 72% Cabernet Sauvignon and 28% Merlot, give it a few hours of air, or 5-7 years before it opens and starts to show.

      91 points - Tasted
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  15. 2003 Château Pontet-Canet

    1. The best showing ever for this wine. I am not sure of it was the perfect bottle, flawless cork, or the right amount of decanting, about an hour, but this bottle rocked me! Ruby in color, with blackberry liqueur, cassis, earth, stone, burnt wood and barbecue aromatics never let up. The palate was bathed in luxurious, plush blackberries, boysenberry and dark chocolate, which moves to fresh cassis flavors in the finish. This note is being written after close to 5 hours in the glass and it's still as good or better than the first sip. For a Pauillac of this quality, this is a steal in the marketplace.

      95 points - Tasted
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  16. 2010 Château Saint-Georges Côte Pavie

    1. With more spicy, red berries and licorice than black fruit, this medium bodied, straight forward, bright wine might soften in a few years.

      88 points - Tasted
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  17. 2008 Esprit de Pavie

    1. Pleasant, easy drinking, uncomplicated, quaffing wine with red plums and coffee bean notes that is meant to drink young.

      85 points - Tasted
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  18. 1998 Tertre Rôteboeuf

    1. Popped and poured, the black raspberry, floral, licorice, stone, cigar box and smoky tobacco scented nose grabbed your attention. At first the wine felt a little rustic, but with air, the textures softened and filled out, leaving you with sensuous, silky, dark red berries. I am not sure where this wine is going, but there is probably no reason to hold off from opening a bottle today.

      93 points - Tasted
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  19. 2009 Château Daugay

    1. From a blend of 50% Merlot and 50% Cabernet Franc, the wine offers floral, black raspberry, oak, fennel and earthy scents. Medium bodied, soft, round and open, this is a wine to drink young, for its easy to like charms. Daugay offers good value for St. Emilion.

      89 points - Tasted
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  20. 2010 Aubert Chardonnay Lauren Vineyard

    1. Thick, rich, fat, intense and filled with luscious, vanilla tinged, fresh, sweet lemon, lime, apple and floral notes. Perfect with the lobster.

      95 points - Tasted
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  21. 1990 Château Angélus

    1. Perhaps it would be best to write tasting notes from a checklist of qualities. Truffle, black plums, thyme, chocoalte mint and earth in the perfume, check. Rich, fresh, pure and concentrated, check. Silk and cashmere textures in the finish, check. This is probably close to, or at full maturity and it's drinking perfectly. This bottle was popped, poured into a decanter and served. 10-15 minutes all it took to wake up.

      97 points - Tasted
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  22. 2009 Château Le Boscq St. Estèphe

    1. One of the better value wines from St. Estephe, from a blend of 60% Merlot, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 10% Petit Verdot, the wine is medium bodied with notes of coffee bean, dark cherries, stone and earth. Round in texture, there is a nice black raspberry sensation in the finish.

      88 points - Tasted
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  23. 2005 Château Beauregard

    1. Medium bodied, with a spicy, red berry and earthy profile, that is a bit on the firm, austere side of the style range for Pomerol.

      87 points - Tasted
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  24. 2010 Château Bonalgue

    1. A top value wine from Pomerol that delivers a lot of bang for the buck, with its black cherry, mocha and plummy, round profile. This drinks well young too.

      88 points - Tasted
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  25. 2005 Château Taillefer

    1. Medium bodied, light in style, with plum, licorice and hints of wet earth, this mature, ready to drink Pomerol ends with an array of fresh red plum and cherry notes.

      85 points - Tasted
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