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  • 1996 Château Les Trois Croix – France, Bordeaux, Libournais, Fronsac (4/8/2019)
    WIML89

    Tasted non blind.

    Dark garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of dirt, plum and berries. Flavors of berries, cherries and raspberries. Medium acidity, medium tannin, medium to full bodied. Drink now. (89 points)

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  • 2000 Pavillon Rouge du Château Margaux – France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Margaux (2/23/2019)
    WIML92

    Tasted non blind.

    Dark garnet to almost purple color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of violets, plums, berries, boysenberries and dust. Flavors of berries, plums and cherries. Medium to bright acidity, medium tannin, full bodied. Drink or hold. I’d lean towards drink. (92 points)

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  • 1999 P. du Roy (Danielle & Richard Dubois) – France, Bordeaux, Libournais, St. Émilion (4/2/2019)
    WIML93

    Tasted non blind.

    Dark garnet to purple color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of saddle leather, talc and mixed berries. Rich flavors of black berries, plums and a hint of cocoa powder. Medium to bright acidity, medium tannin, full bodied. Drink or hold. (93 points)

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  • 2011 Château Guiraud – France, Bordeaux, Sauternais, Sauternes (2/10/2019)
    WIML94

    Tasted non blind.

    Light yellow to yellow color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of pineapple, lychee and honeysuckle. Flavors of honey, simple syrup and lemon drop. Bright acidity, full bodied. Drink or hold. (94 points)

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    This is my 2000th post to this blog. Fitting that it is for a tasting note on a 2000 Bordeaux.

    • 2000 Château Smith Haut Lafitte – France, Bordeaux, Graves, Pessac-Léognan (2/6/2019)
      WIML92

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

      Dark garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of espresso, leather, black berries and plums. Flavors of red berries, cherries and raspberries. Medium acidity, medium tannin, full bodied. Drink or hold. (92 points)

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  • 2000 Château La Tour Haut-Brion – France, Bordeaux, Graves, Pessac-Léognan (2/23/2019)
    WIML93

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

    Dark garnet to purple color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of barnyard, cassis, plum and a hint of pepper. Flavors of cassis, plum and black berries. Medium acidity, medium tannin, full bodied. Drink or hold. (93 points)

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  • 2003 Château Coutet – France, Bordeaux, Sauternais, Barsac (2/10/2019)
    WIML95

    Tasted non blind. Opened and served immediately. Followed over 4 1/2 hours.

    Dark yellow color in the glass, clear looking throughout other than a small amount of tartrate crystals floating along he bottom after standing. Nose of honeycomb, lychee and brandy soaked pears. Flavors of honey, sweet ripe pears, almonds and some sweet lemon curd. Medium to bright acidity, full bodied. Drink or hold. (95 points)

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