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|2007||Château Calon-Ségur (St. Estèphe)|
Austere, rustic and lean, the medium-bodied wine is on the bright red, cranberry side of the style range with strong green accents. I suppose lovers of old-school classics will like this more than I did.
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|2006||Château de Pez (St. Estèphe)|
Fully mature, slightly firm, medium-bodied, earthy, spicy, bright, red berry, cedar and tobacco filled wine that is ready for drinking today.
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|2015||Château Lamothe Guignard (Sauternes)|
Fresh, clean candied lemon, orange rind, honey and floral notes permeate the nose and palate. Not very dense, instead it is focused on its medium-bodied, lighter, honeyed citrus profile. This will work well as a chilled aperitif or with spicy and savory foods.
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|2006||Château Petit Bocq (St. Estèphe)|
Fully mature, medium-bodied and rustic in nature, the wine is more interesting on the tobacco, spice, wet earth, smoke and bright red berry nose than on the austere, earthy, cedar filled palate.
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|2011||Château Caronne Ste. Gemme (Haut-Médoc)|
Lean, sharp, bright and with a strong green streak that accompanies its crisp red berries and tobacco leaf character. The wine is more interesting on the nose than the palate.
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|2005||Château Patache d'Aux (Médoc)|
Starting to drop its fruit and focus on its earthy, cedar and tobacco character, this medium-bodied, red berry filled wine requires drinking in the immediate future.
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|2019||Château Haut Condissas Prestige (Médoc)|
Peppery red fruits, espresso and licorice pop with no effort. Round, supple, forward and fresh, with an easy delivery this should be delicious on release. 88-90 Pts
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|2017||Château Larose-Trintaudon (Haut-Médoc)|
Fruity, forward and fresh, this medium-bodied, red pit fruit-filled wine is ready to go for near term, soft textured, easy-drinking pleasure.
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|2005||Château de Lamarque (Haut-Médoc)|
Fully developed, with more secondary notes, wet earth, tobacco, olives, herbs, green pepper and cranberry than fruit remaining. Medium-bodied, bright, lean and with piquant red berries in the finish, there is no reason to hold this any longer.
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|2009||Le Clos du Caillou Reserve le Clos du Caillou (Châteauneuf-du-Pape)|
Forward for Clos du Caillou, the nose exudes flowers, spice and a cornucopia of red pit fruits, thyme and peppery raspberries. Rich, elegant and packed with fruit on the nose and palate, this is already quite nice to imbibe.
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|2008||Château Belgrave (Haut-Médoc)|
Firm, bright, lean, medium-bodied, crisp and herbal, this is better on the earthy, cranberry, cedar and tobacco nose than on the austere, cool, crunchy palate.
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|2011||Domaine la Barroche Signature (Châteauneuf-du-Pape)|
Slightly past full-maturity, the nose focuses on its garrigue, olive, leaf and spicy red berry side. Medium-bodied, bright, crisp and tart, there is an herbal edge to the fruit in the finish. My instincts say it's best to consume this over the next couple of years before the fruit continues fading.
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|2015||Domaine Jean Deydier et Fils Les Clefs d'Or Les Craus Centenaires (Châteauneuf-du-Pape)|
Kicking off with cherries black raspberries, thyme, pepper and herbs, the wine is round, soft, lush, medium-bodied and fruity, leaving you with a spicy, clean, kirsch packed finish.
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|2016||Les Sources du Château de la Rivière (Fronsac)|
Fully developed, with a soft, round, easy-drinking, medium-bodied cherry and thyme filled character.
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|2012||Château La Louvière Blanc (Pessac-Léognan)|
At maturity, or close to it, this delicious white is showing honeysuckle, white peach, grapefruit and lemon rind notes on the nose and palate. Fresh, round and citrusy this is in the perfect spot today.
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|2001||Domaine Pierre Usseglio & Fils Réserve des Deux Frères (Châteauneuf-du-Pape)|
Drinking at peak, this beauty popped with black pepper, mushroom, garrigue, grilled beef and ripe cherries. Soft, lush and filled with fruit, the finish served up the perfect blend of earth, herbs and peppery kirsch.
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This is showing really well today. The ripe black cherries, cocoa, licorice and smoke on the nose and palate coupled with round, soft, polished textures hits the spot. If you are seeking a forward, delicious wine for drinking over the near term, this is a nice choice and it sells for peanuts.
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|2014||Château Couhins Blanc (Pessac-Léognan)|
Fresh, bright, crisp and fruity, with a lemon/lime tone on the nose and palate and a zesty, yellow citrus finish, this is fully ready to go.
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|2014||Château Pouget (Margaux)|
Medium-bodied, fresh, bright, earthy and crisp, with an earthy, cedar and tobacco slant, the wine is more interesting on the nose than on the herbal, leafy, red berry palate and finish.
329 Views Tasted Aug 4, 2020
|2005||Château Ferrière (Margaux)|
Ready to drink, classically styled, with a focus on its bright red fruits, earthy, cedar and tobacco leaf nature, the wine is medium-bodied, crisp and lively with bite to the red fruits in the finish.
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|2007||Château Meyney (St. Estèphe)|
Earthy, tobacco cedar and leafy forest notes almost overwhelm the red fruits and spice. Medium-bodied, fully mature, there is no reason to hold this wine any longer.
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|2011||La Dame de Montrose (St. Estèphe)|
This has morphed into a much better wine than anticipated. The wine has put on weight, gaining complexity and texture. Now, you find a fully ready-to-go claret with round, soft, cassis, cedar and tobacco notes. There is a gentle softness to the tannins and a fruity, earthy, round textured finish.
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|2013||Domaine la Barroche Signature (Châteauneuf-du-Pape)|
Fully ready for prime time drinking, the wine offers a medium-bodied, soft, elegant blend of kirsch, black raspberries, thyme, garrigue and pepper, with a nice hit of juicy, ripe cherries in the finish.
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|1985||Château L'Evangile (Pomerol)|
It took no time at all the love this wine. In fact, I was sold after just the initial sniff and sip. But the love affair did not end there as the wine improved in the glass. The silky, elegant, sensually textured plums, chocolate and truffle coated black cherries kept on coming, both on the nose and palate. But the best part of the experience was the velvety, plummy, earthy finish. This is at its peak. So if you have a few bottles that you have been waiting on, now is the time to pop that cork as this is not going to get better from here. As a guess, I'd opt for drinking it over the next 5-10 years at the most, before it begins its gentle decline.
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|1999||Patrick & Christophe Bonnefond Les Rochains (Côte-Rôtie)|
Once again, the last bottle from the case proved to be the best. Cote Rotie lovers lucky enough to have a bottle or two stashed away of this gem are lucky indeed. Smoky, fresh, spicy, earthy, stony and with ample, bright red fruits and soft tannins, this rich, lifted, focused wine is what Northern Rhone Syrah is all about.
254 Views Tasted Aug 3, 2020