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  •  Recent Wine Tasting Notes
  1. 2001 Château de Myrat

    1. Fully mature, the wine struts its honeyed tropical fruits, pineapple, apricot and strong candied orange personality. Sweet, medium bodied, fairly priced and ready to go.

      90 points - Tasted
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  2. 2009 Clos Puy Arnaud

    1. A nice Bordeaux value wine here, with its forward style, round, soft, polished textures and licorice, ripe black cherry and truffle personality. The wine was made from a blend of 70% Merlot, 25% Cabernet Franc and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon. The wine reached 15% alcohol, yet there is no sensation of heat.

      90 points - Tasted
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  3. 2005 Gracia

    1. Still youthful, but showing well, the wine serves up a nose of licorice, fresh black cherries, plum and earthy notes. Smooth, round and plush, there is a nice polish the rich layers of the sweet, ripe, fruits. The wine was made from a blend of 80% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Franc and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon.

      93 points - Tasted
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  4. 2009 Domaine Olivier Hillaire Châteauneuf-du-Pape Les Petits Pieds d'Armand

    1. Rich, fat, ripe, juicy, lush, concentrated and frankly delicious, the wine is all about its perfectly ripe black raspberry, kirsch liqueur, jam and spicy character. The finish really lasts and leaves a positive impression.

      94 points - Tasted
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  5. 1926 Château Brane-Cantenac

    1. Smoke, cigar box, tobacco, truffle, earth and cherry pipe tobacco notes created the complex nose. On the palate, the medium bodied wine was still showing sweet, fresh, red fruits and soft, elegant, refined textures.

      92 points - Tasted
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  6. 1929 Château Lascombes

    1. A perfect example of aged Bordeaux at its best. The sweet, red fruits, tobacco, forest floor, Cuban Cigar and truffle notes on the nose grabbed you The still vibrant, fresh, round textured, kirsch and pure cherry finish was bright, fresh, clean and long.

      94 points - Tasted
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  7. 1858 Château Beychevelle

    1. The oldest dry red wine I have ever tasted. Tea and rust in color, there is a bare suggestion of strawberry along with the tobacco, cigar box, wet forest and cedar chest notes. Light in texture and fruit, it's an amazing treat to taste bottled history.

      83 points - Tasted
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  8. 1968 Souverain Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley

    1. Served double blind to my friends, they all guessed 2001/2002. I would have picked 1997. This was surprisingly young, fresh, vibrant and packed with sweet, ripe, black and blue fruits with licorice accents. full bodied and rich, this is a great example of aged California Cabernet.

      94 points - Tasted
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  9. 1975 E. Guigal Côte-Rôtie La Mouline

    1. Peppery, black raspberries, kirsch, spice and earthy in character, this is bright, crisp and acidic in style. With air and time, the wine improved in the glass.

      91 points - Tasted
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  10. 1995 E. Guigal Côte-Rôtie La Mouline

    1. Wow! From start to finish, this is a stunner! The floral, spice, earthy, kirsch and black cherry liqueur nose is a knockout. The rich, supple, exotic, lush textures and layers of perfectly, ripe, sweet, fruit, with its sensuous personality is just pure, bottled pleasure.

      98 points - Tasted
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  11. 2001 E. Guigal Côte-Rôtie La Turque

    1. Bright, crisp, acidic and fresh in character, this is still young, tannic and while its expressive, it requires a few more years to come together. That being said, this will probably remain on the crisp side of the style range.

      94 points - Tasted
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  12. 2009 Domaine Jamet Côte-Rôtie

    1. Medium bodied, spicy, fresh, lively red fruits, spice box, earth, olive tapenade and leafy forest notes, medium bodied, with a bright, crisp red fruit finish. Far too young, this needs at least 3-5 years to come together.

      91 points - Tasted
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  13. 2010 Roger Sabon Châteauneuf-du-Pape Cuvée Prestige

    1. Filled with ripe and close to over ripe, sweet, fresh, pure, black raspberries, jam, kirsch, pepper and garrigue notes, The wine is lush, full bodied and deep, leaving you with a long blast of fresh kirsch in the stylish finish.

      95 points - Tasted
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  14. 2010 Spottswoode Cabernet Sauvignon Estate

    1. Inky in color, dense, rich and concentrated, the wine coats your mouth with layer after layer of polished, velvety, sweet, perfectly ripe black and blue fruits with licorice. The lush, supple finish really leaves an impression.

      98 points - Tasted
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  15. 2009 Château Gombaude-Guillot

    1. Medium bodied, bright red fruits, thyme, earth and a hint of coffee bean in the nose. This lighter, early drinking Pomerol, shows a rustic, bright, cherry finish.

      85 points - Tasted
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  16. 1920 Château Léoville Barton

    1. Surprisingly good at close to 100 years of age, the cedar wood, smoke, cigar box, tobacco, forest floor and cherries were the best part of the wine. Stern in character, medium bodied, there was some strawberries that carried through in the austere finish.

      84 points - Tasted
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  17. 1929 Château Duhart-Milon

    1. Musty on the nose, cedar, leafy, forest floor notes poked through. Medium bodied, with soft, round, supple textures and just a bit of spicy, red fruit in the finish. This would have been much better without the musty nose. Other bottles could be better, or not, depending on the provenance.

      87 points - Tasted
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  18. 1887 Château Brane-Cantenac

    1. Tobacco, spice box, green pepper, wet earth and mint, with a suggestion of smoky berries on the nose, this medium bodied wine finishes with sweet and tart, red fruits and elegant, soft textures. Pure history in the glass.

      88 points - Tasted
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  19. 1896 Château Langoa Barton

    1. Decades past its last breath of life, there was no fruit remaining, just acidity and some spice. Still, it was amazing to find a wine this old in my glass.

      55 points - Tasted
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  20. 2009 Patrick & Christophe Bonnefond Côte-Rôtie Les Rochains

    1. Rich, supple textures, fresh, bright, dark red berries, smoke, earth and floral notes and a long, sweet, fresh, pure finish. So young, but so good... Perhaps the best value in Cote Rotie today.

      94 points - Tasted
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  21. 2009 Rene Rostaing Côte-Rôtie Côte Blonde

    1. Dark in color, concentrated, deep and young, it's hard to miss the seductive quality of this stunner, with its silky tannins coupled with layers ripe, sweet, luscious, fresh fruits, flowers, smoke, licorice, herbs, black raspberry and cherry liqueur aromas.

      97 points - Tasted
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  22. 1995 Henri Bonneau Châteauneuf-du-Pape Réserve des Célestins

    1. Full bodied, beefy, spicy, masculine and perhaps a bit stern, there is ample spicy, sweet, peppery, fresh red berries, herbs and soil, along with abundant tannins. More interesting on the nose than the palate. At 20 years of age, this demands at least another 5 years in the bottle.

      93 points - Tasted
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  23. 2001 Sloan

    1. Showing a supple, rich, voluptuous, velvet drenched character. Fat, ripe, sweet and powerful, the fruit was as intense as it was pure. This is a palate staining, smile killing wine that is remarkably in balance. When last tasted, this wine was over the top. A decade later, this has developed into a stunning example of California Cabernet Sauvignon.

      98 points - Tasted
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  24. 2000 Château La Gaffelière

    1. Fully mature, medium bodied, soft, and fresh, the wine offers a pleasant, black raspberry, earth, smoke and spicy profile. There is no reason to age this much longer.

      89 points - Tasted
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  25. 2000 Château Pavie

    1. Structured, mineral driven, powerful, floral, fresh, concentrated and complex, this has the stuffing and structure to age and develop for decades. The baby fat has faded away and new complexities have started to emerge. This bottle was popped and poured. I would think an hour of two of air would have made the wine even better.

      98 points - Tasted
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