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  • 2000 Château La Tour Haut-Brion – France, Bordeaux, Graves, Pessac-Léognan (4/7/2021)
    WIML92

    Tasted non blind.

    Dark garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose od dust, lavender, black cherries and black berries. Flavors of Bing cherries, black berries and plums. Medium acidity, medium tannin, full bodied. Drink over the short term. (92 points)

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  • 2000 Sarget de Gruaud Larose – France, Bordeaux, Médoc, St. Julien (4/3/2021)
    WIML93

    Tasted non blind. Opened and served immediately. Followed over about 90 minutes.

    Dark garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of soapstone, leather, dark fruits and white pepper. Flavors of black berries, currants and cherries. Medium to bright acidity, medium to firm tannin, full bodied. Drink or hold. I’d lean towards drink. In a good place right now. (93 points)

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  • 2011 Château d’Angludet – France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Margaux (4/2/2021)
    WIML90

    Tasted non blind.

    Dark garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of smoke, plum and black raspberry. Flavors of black currants, black cherries and plums. Medium acidity, medium tannin, medium to full bodied. Drink now with some air or hold. (90 points)

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  • 2000 Château Grand Corbin-Despagne – France, Bordeaux, Libournais, St. Émilion Grand Cru (1/1/2021)
    WIML92

    Tasted non blind. Opened and served immediately. Followed over about 90 minutes.

    Garnet to dark garnet color in the glass, slightly dusty looking. Nose of saddle leather, black berries, dark plums, a hint of herbs du Provence and a bit of anise. Flavors of black berries, plums and raspberries. Medium to tart acidity, medium to firm tannin, full bodied. Drink over the short term. (92 points)

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  • 2000 Sarget de Gruaud Larose – France, Bordeaux, Médoc, St. Julien (5/28/2020)
    WIML91

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

    Dark garnet to purple color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of lilac, smoke and raspberries. Flavors of raspberries, plums and cherries. Tart acidity, medium to firm tannin, full bodied. Drink or hold. I’d lean towards drink. (91 points)

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  • 2011 Château Mouton Rothschild Aile D’Argent Blanc – France, Bordeaux (3/5/2020)
    WIML91

    Tasted non blind.

    Light yellow color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of matchstick, grass and camphor. Flavors of peach wasser, apple peel and lemon curd. Bright acidity, full bodied. Drink over the short term. (91 points)

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  • 2001 Château Rabaud-Promis – France, Bordeaux, Sauternais, Sauternes (4/18/2020)
    WIML95

    Tasted from 375ml format. Tasted non blind. Opened and served immediately. Followed over about 90 minutes.

    Golden color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of honeysuckle, brown spices and crushed toasted almonds. Flavors of honey, lychee and lemon zest. Bright acidity, full bodied. Drink or hold. (95 points)

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  • 2008 Château Guadet – France, Bordeaux, Libournais, St. Émilion Grand Cru (2/12/2020)
    WIML91

    Tasted non blind.

    Garnet to dark garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of plum, smoke, black berries and black cherries. Flavors of Bing cherries, raspberries and plums. Bright acidity, drying tannin, full bodied. Drink now with some air. (91 points)

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  • 2000 Château Pape Clément – France, Bordeaux, Graves, Pessac-Léognan (1/15/2020)
    WIML94

    Tasted non blind.

    Dark garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Beautiful nose of violets, plums, cassis and mixed flowers. Flavors of cassis, plums, black berries and boysenberries. Bright acidity, firm tannin, full bodied. Drink now with some air or continue to hold. (94 points)

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  • 2006 Château Bonnin Pichon Grande Réserve – France, Bordeaux, Libournais, Lussac-St. Émilion (3/16/2020)
    WIML90

    Tasted non blind.

    Garnet to dark garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of rose petals, white pepper and red plum. Flavors of red berries, red cherries and red raspberries. Medium to tart acidity, medium tannin, full bodied. Drink now. (90 points)

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