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  • 2015 Château Cos d’Estournel Blanc – France, Bordeaux (10/19/2019)
    WIML90

    Tasted double blind.

    Light yellow color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of dirt, ricola and lemon rind. Flavors of lemon, lime and yellow pear. Medium to bright acidity, medium to full bodied. Drink or hold. No guess what this is. Completely lost on this one. (90 points)

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  • 2015 Pavillon Blanc du Château Margaux Blanc – France, Bordeaux (10/19/2019)
    WIML93

    Tasted double blind.

    Light yellow color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of wet earth, flowers and yellow pears. Flavors of lemon, peach and lime. Bright acidity, medium to full bodied. Drink or hold.

    My guess was a 2012 Musar White. Missed that one by a bit! (93 points)

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  • 1988 Château Gruaud Larose – France, Bordeaux, Médoc, St. Julien (10/18/2019)
    WIML93

    Tasted non blind.

    Dark garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout with a slight, tiny meniscus at the rim. Nose of tobacco, herbs du Provence and black berries. Flavors of black berries, black cherries and raspberries. Tart acidity, medium to firm tannin, full bodied. Drink or hold. I’d lean toward drink. (93 points)

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  • 2001 Château Rieussec – France, Bordeaux, Sauternais, Sauternes (12/11/2019)
    WIML100

    Tasted from 375ml format. Tasted non blind. Followed over 90 minutes.

    Amber color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Intoxicating nose of honey, dried apricot, fresh ground ginger, a dash of white pepper and a drop of rich and fragrant sorghum. Clean, fresh and full flavors of honey, ginger snaps, lemon curd and almond paste. Bright acidity, full bodied. Perfectly balanced and harmonious to the core. Mouth coasting without even a tiny bit of cloying. Simply perfect. Drink or hold. No rush. (100 points)

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  • 2003 Château Pontet-Canet – France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Pauillac (11/30/2019)
    WIML93

    Tasted non blind. Opened and served immediately. Followed over about two hours.

    Dark garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of lavender, currants and plums. Flavors of cassis, black cherries, black licorice and black raspberries. Bright acidity, medium to firm tannin, full bodied. Drink or hold. (93 points)

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  • 2005 Château Pontet-Canet – France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Pauillac (9/15/2019)
    WIML93

    Tasted non blind.

    Dark garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of aspirin, white pepper, plums and boysenberries. Flavors of red cherries, red berries and plums. Medium to bright acidity, firm tannin, full bodied. Drink now with some air or continue to hold. No rush. (93 points)

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  • 2001 Château Suduiraut – France, Bordeaux, Sauternais, Sauternes (9/28/2019)
    WIML97

    Tasted non blind. Opened and served immediately. Followed over about an hour.

    Yellow, slightly gold looking in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of honeysuckle, apricot, orange foam and crushed almonds. Flavors of honey, lemon drops, lychee syrup and dried orange slices. Bright acidity, full bodied. Drink or hold. (97 points)

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