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  •  Recent Wine Tasting Notes
  1. 1996 Château Ducru-Beaucaillou

    1. This keeps heading in the right direction with bottle age. The tannins has softened and the wine is showing a plummy, tobacco, chocoalte and truffle character, with soft, polished tannins. Drink now, or it age a few more years.

      93 points - Tasted
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  2. 1982 Château Cos d'Estournel

    1. What a super wine! With its tobacco, cassis, wet earth, blackberry and cigar box nose to start, the wine got even better when it slides down your palate, finishing with earthy, fresh, spicy berries. At close to 33 years of age, this is the best place to find this. While there is no hurry to drink a well stored bottle, if you have one, and you are in the mood to pop a cork, there is no reason to wait.

      95 points - Tasted
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  3. 1998 Rene Rostaing Côte-Rôtie Côte Blonde

    1. Silky, sexy, ripe, polished fruit, intoxicating aromas and a long, opulent finish that has moved into the prime time drinking window. Popped and poured, it was delicious. If you have a bottle, I would not do much more than splash decant this beauty and let it evolve in the glass.

      97 points - Tasted
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  4. 1989 Château Pichon-Longueville Baron

    1. Over the past few years, this has really started to kick into high gear. The wall of fruit and tannin has softened and developed, offering a long wave of rich, deep, concentrated, earthy fruits. At 25 years of age, you can enjoy this now, or wait another decade and it's only going to get better.

      96 points - Tasted
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  5. 2001 Domaine de la Mordorée Châteauneuf-du-Pape Cuvée de la Reine des Bois

    1. If an endless wave of deep, ripe fruits, earth, spice, kirsch and licorice that is made even better with its silky, lush textures is your thing, you are going to love this wine!

      97 points - Tasted
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  6. 1995 Château Rayas Châteauneuf-du-Pape Reserve

    1. Surprisingly young, the wine is deep, concentrated and fresh, with layers of sweet, ripe and over ripe cherries, kirsch, strawberry liqueur, pepper and herbs. Popped and poured, the wine improved in the glass. A short decant would have helped soften the wine and allow more aromatics to shine. This really showed like it was at least 5-10 years younger. It's too bad Rayas is now so expensive. It's as much, or more of a treat than a First Growth when these bottles are popped today.

      97 points - Tasted
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  7. 1993 E. Guigal Côte-Rôtie La Landonne

    1. Medium bodied, with some dryness and herbal qualities to the spicy, peppery red fruits, this is a wine that wants to be good, but does not have the stuffing to get there. For a Guigal La La, this might look like a good price, but it's not worth the money.

      90 points - Tasted
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  8. 2003 Harlan Estate

    1. Not showing like a 10 year old wine, this seemed much younger with its fresh black and red fruits, licorice, wet earth and oaky nose. Power with elegance, the finish was long, fresh and clean.

      96 points - Tasted
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  9. 2003 Colgin IX Estate

    1. Drinking perfectly, with its showy display of ripe fruits, and silky tannins, you can age it if you must, or enjoy it today.

      94 points - Tasted
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  10. 1996 Caymus Cabernet Sauvignon Special Selection

    1. A nice example of California Cabernet drinking at maturity, the wine is medium bodied, soft, warm and polished, with a tobacco and bright dark cherry profile.

      90 points - Tasted
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  11. 1995 Domaine de Marcoux Châteauneuf-du-Pape Vieilles Vignes

    1. Powerful long and concentrated, there is a dryness in the tannins that takes away from the ripe, deep, sweet, lush, showy, luscious red berries. This can age, as there is ample fruit and structure, but at c,ose to 20 years of age, it is not going to get better and the tannins will probably remain in the wines character. This is a very good wine, but I prefer the later vintages like 98, 00, 01 etc.

      94 points - Tasted
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  12. 2003 Château Cos d'Estournel

    1. Supple, rich and lush, this easy to drink, concentrated beauty has it all, with its elegant, silky textures, showy perfume and long finish.

      98 points - Tasted
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  13. 1982 Château Lynch-Bages

    1. A good bottle of 1982 Lynch Bages, meaning well stored really delivers the goods. The tannins are ripe, round and polished, the fruit is ripe and sweet, the nose is packed with tobacco, earth, truffle, cedar chest, forest floor, herbs and cassis notes and the finish carries through. 60 minutes of decanting added to the experience.

      97 points - Tasted
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  14. 1966 Château Cos d'Estournel

    1. I really hope it was this specific bottle, because this bottle was cleary fading, leaving more acidity than fruit.

      80 points - Tasted
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  15. 1982 Château Grand-Puy-Lacoste

    1. Still young, there is good freshness to the crisp, ripe, lively, cassis and blackberry fruit. Lots of tobacco and cedar, along with tannins that can age further, this is a concentrated Bordeaux classic with a lot to offer.

      95 points - Tasted
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  16. 1989 E. Guigal Côte-Rôtie La Mouline

    1. Stunning! If one note could sum up this wine, that works. If you need to know more, the catchy, earthy, spicy, smoky perfume is complicated by licorice, caramel, cherry griotte, black raspberries and floral notes. The wine is soft, silky, sensuous and sexy, ending with close to 60 seconds of fruit, exotic textures, spice and freshness. Great now, this is going to be insane later.

      98 points - Tasted
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  17. 1982 Moët & Chandon Champagne Cuvée Dom Pérignon

    1. Tasting at least 10-15 years younger, the wine served up a long impression of fresh citrus, brioche and honeyed lemons with ample bubbles and freshness. This was so good, I really wish I had more of this beauty stashed away in my cellar.

      97 points - Tasted
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  18. 1979 E. Guigal Côte-Rôtie La Mouline

    1. This was certainly the best bottle of 1979 La Mouline I recall tasting. It was young, fresh, vibrant, serving up aromas of spicy, sweet cherries, fruit cake, freshly turned earth and herbs. Bright, fresh and clean, there was a mix of sweet and tart berries in the spicy finish. There is no reason to wait on this wine. If you have a few bottles, pop a cork.

      95 points - Tasted
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  19. 1985 Stony Hill Chardonnay

    1. With the color of an aged Sauternes, the oily textured, concentrated wine is low in acidity, with honeysuckly, caramel, citrus peel and butterscotch. When first poured, the wine seemed oxidized, but it improved in the glass after 10-20 minutes. This was quite a wine considering it was a 30 year old California Chardonnay.

      89 points - Tasted
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  20. 2005 Château Cos d'Estournel

    1. Starting to wake up from its slumber, the wine has a spicy, rich, silky character that fills your mouth with soft, polished, deep, round fruits and tannins. Still young, either decant for a few hours or wait a decade before popping a cork.

      97 points - Tasted
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  21. 1904 Château Cos d'Estournel

    1. Tasting bottled history is always a treat. It allows you to look back at the events of the day, that in this case too place 110 years ago! Theodore Roosevelt was president, the Panama Canal was about to be built and the first subways in Manhattan began operation. On to the wine, light brick in color, the nose was more interesting with its Asian spice, 5 spice and shar cherry personality than the palate, which was tart, bright and acidic. But this was 110 years old, which was to be expected. This was tasted from a bottle that still held the original cork. Not decanted, the wine was popped and served. Regardless of the score, this was a rare treat we will all remember tasting.

      75 points - Tasted
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  22. 2007 Aubert Chardonnay Lauren Vineyard

    1. Vanilla, fennel, citrus and pear notes are in tune with the rich, plush and polished textures. The long finish is fat, sweet and pure.

      96 points - Tasted
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  23. 2009 Château Cos d'Estournel

    1. The wine has dropped most of its baby fat and starting to close up. The color remains opaque, with a thick, rich, dense and intense palate presence that is made even better by the smooth, silky tannins and opulent, plush palate presence. Drink soon, or you might have to wait a decade or longer before popping a cork.

      99 points - Tasted
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  24. 1982 Château Mouton Rothschild

    1. When an older bottle of Bordeaux is on, it's on and there is nothing like it. From a perfectly stored bottle, pungent aromas of cedar wood, tobacco, forest floor, leather and exotic spices come through loud and clear. Powerful, yet refined, the tannins are silk and the finish goes on and on, leaving with fresh, ripe fruits that linger.

      100 points - Tasted
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  25. 1999 E. Guigal Côte-Rôtie La Mouline

    1. Smoke, incense, flowers, licorice, black cherry liqueur and cocoa spring with no effort. Intense and concentrated, lush, luscious and sensuous, this is so sexy, it must be taste to believe. The finish lasts over 60 seconds. It's the type of wine that's difficult to savor as it's so good!

      100 points - Tasted
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