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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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  • 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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