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  •  Recent Wine Tasting Notes
  1. 1989 Château Montrose

    1. What a wine! The tobacco, earth, spice, cassis, blackberry, cedar, earth and truffle nose is a winner. But that's just the warm up. The palate is where the real action takes place. The fruit does not quit and neither does the finish. This is stellar now, and if you wait, it's going to be even better.

      98 points - Tasted
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  2. 1990 Château Latour Grand Vin

    1. A very good, but not great Latour that is developing at a rapid pace. Rapid for Latour. The tannins are soft, the nose is complex, the fruit is ripe, but intensity and concentration found in the great years is missing.

      96 points - Tasted
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  3. 1990 Château Montrose

    1. It's always a crap shoot with this wine. There are bottles with such overwhelming notes of horse and barnyard, they are not fun to drink. And then, there are the clean bottles that let you know you are in Bordeaux at the top level. This bottle was clean. The intensity of the aromatics, the incredible weight, density and concentration, coupled with ripe, regal, soft tannins and a seamless finish are well worth the price of admission. Still young, but showing its stuff, this is a thrill to taste today and if well stored, your grand children can probably enjoy a bottle in 2090!

      99 points - Tasted
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  4. 1970 Château Mouton Rothschild

    1. Tough, hard, dry, tannic and austere in style, the nose is much better, with its mature, secondary aromatics than the palate, which is where the wine falls apart. Drink up. This is never going to get better.

      84 points - Tasted
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  5. 2002 Abreu Cabernet Sauvignon Thorevilos

    1. California Cabernet Sauvignon at its best. That sums this bottle up. If you're seeking perfectly ripe fruit with so much intensity of flavor you can eat it, silky, velvety textures and a finish that lingers long after the wine has been finished, this is for you.

      100 points - Tasted
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  6. 2005 Château Larcis Ducasse

    1. An hour of decanting would have helped this bottle. Still, it was hard not to find the licorice, sweet boysenberry, chocoalte, earth and truffle, all wrapped up in a silky, elegant, velvety bow. The wine was produced from a blend of 78% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc and 2% Cabernet Sauvignon.

      96 points - Tasted
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  7. 2006 Harlan Estate

    1. Good, but not great. That being said, there is ample layers of licorice, boysenberry, blackberry, blueberry, vanilla, earth and smoke, with a richness and sense of purity to the fruit to keep any taster busy.

      96 points - Tasted
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  8. 2007 Scarecrow Cabernet Sauvignon

    1. Power with elegance, the perfect combination for great California Cabernet Sauvignon. The fruit is ripe, luscious and rich. Made in a style that is about refinement and not over the top levels of ripeness, I could drink this all night long.

      97 points - Tasted
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  9. 2006 Sine Qua Non Syrah A Shot in the Dark

    1. Big, bold, rich, massively concentrated and intense, yet elegant in its own way. The ocean of flawlessly ripe fruit is in balance, leaving you with a plush, opulent finish that does not quit.

      98 points - Tasted
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  10. 2009 Scarecrow Cabernet Sauvignon Monsieur Ètain

    1. This starts off nice, with a ripe, medium bodied layer of fruit. But the finish has notes with a dry, sour/tart cherry sensation in the end note that some people are going to like less than others. This is probably not a wine to age.

      90 points - Tasted
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  11. 1970 Château Palmer

    1. Fully mature, this is not a wine to hold for more development. What you get is a sensuous, silky, velvet textured, sweet, fresh, vibrant wine with sensations of sweet, ripe cherries, plum, tobacco, truffle, forest floor and wet earth. If you want to get an idea on where your 2000, 2005, 2009 and 2010 will be with 40 years of age, the 1970 Palmer provides a perfect indicator.

      95 points - Tasted
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  12. 2001 Château d'Yquem

    1. Take the ripest, juiciest pineapple you have ever seen, meaning today, just touching brings the juice out, tomorrow, it will begin falling apart. Place it in a hot pan filled with butter, brown sugar, honey and apricots for the aromas. Drizzle in the juice of a Meyer lemon to give it all the acidity it needs and sip slowly, to experience the full essence of its stunning, unctuous personality. The wine does not go softly into the good night as the finish remains for more than 60 seconds!

      100 points - Tasted
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  13. 1999 Marquis de Laguiche (Joseph Drouhin) Montrachet

    1. Probably slightly on the other side of maturity. Deep gold in color, with a beautiful butterscotch, green apple and citrus nose, the wine is soft, elegant and fleshy, but not exciting.

      93 points - Tasted
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  14. 1985 E. Guigal Côte-Rôtie La Mouline

    1. Riveting in every way, this is about as good as wine gets. The smoky, black raspberry, earthy, spicy, bacon fat, cherry and thyme filled perfume popped without decanting. Fresh, full bodied, concentrated, mature, yet youthful, this flamboyant, sensuous wine really lingers, long after its left your palate.

      99 points - Tasted
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  15. 2006 Château Larrivet-Haut-Brion

    1. Medium bodied, with crisp, red, smoky berries, tobacco and earth. the fruits are bright with a slighty tart, tannic edge. Burgundian in style, others will probably like this wine more than I did.

      88 points - Tasted
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  16. 2009 Château Carbonnieux Blanc

    1. Light, fresh and refreshing, with a sweet, slightly honeyed citrus and grapefruit character.

      89 points - Tasted
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  17. 2009 Château Couhins-Lurton Blanc

    1. Medium bodied, with pomello, tangerine and lime notes in a fresh, easy to drink style.

      90 points - Tasted
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  18. 1994 Dalla Valle Maya

    1. Beautiful wine in every way. Big, bold, concentrated and balanced, the massive amount of fruit was ripe, complex and sweet. The tannins were polished and the finish was long. Very stylish.

      97 points - Tasted
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  19. 2002 Château Calon-Ségur

    1. Better on the nose, with its earthy, tobacco, cedar, forest floor and blackberry aromas than the palate, with its old school, rustic, crisp, tannic character. Produced from a blend of 65% Cabernet Sauvignon and 35% Merlot.

      89 points - Tasted
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  20. 1992 Dalla Valle Maya

    1. Cleary, this is not a wine for everyone. It's extremely ripe, with notes of over ripe fruit, raisins and figs. This is so concentrated, you can eat it, if you prefer your wine with a spoon. This is unique in style and some tasters are going to be blown away by the wine, while others are not going to finish their glass.

      95 points - Tasted
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  21. 1990 Paul Jaboulet Aîné Hermitage La Chapelle

    1. Compelling in every way. The wine is incredibly concetrated with all the right stuff. Perfectly ripe, spicy, mineral driven berries, pepper and earth round on the experience, leaving with a blast of fruit that remains on your palate for at least 60 seconds. Still young, this is a thrill to drink today, and it's going to get better and better with more age.

      99 points - Tasted
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  22. 1989 Paul Jaboulet Aîné Hermitage La Chapelle

    1. This is the second time this year I've been impressed by this wine. The tannins are really starting to resolve, the wine is dropping its former rustic character and is offering a lot more pleasure. Decanting really helps.

      95 points - Tasted
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  23. 1991 Dalla Valle Maya

    1. Coconut, coffee bean, smoke, licorice, earth and ripe blackberries with dark cherries to round it out, the wine is juicy, rich, ripe and full bodied. Produced in a style that grabs the middle ground between ripe, modernity and classic, there is a lot to like about the wine.

      95 points - Tasted
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  24. 1989 Château Clinet

    1. As wines age, it's always about the bottle and this bottle was stellar! Sexy, lush, opulent and silky in texture, the layers of perfectly ripe fruit that remained on your palate left an impression, long after the wine went where it belonged.

      99 points - Tasted
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  25. 1996 Billecart-Salmon Champagne Grande Cuvée

    1. Served double blind, the wine showed slightly older than its true age due to its color and slight loss of bubbles. Still, the brioche, citrus and green apple nose, coupled with elegant textures gave the wine quite a bit of charm and pleasure.

      93 points - Tasted
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