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  • 2015 Trimbach Gewurztraminer – France, Alsace (1/18/2021)
    WIML88

    Tasted double blind.

    Straw to light yellow color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of kumquat, apricot and talc. Slightly off dry palate of peach, apricot and kumquat with a tiny bit of a hot finished. Medium acidity, light to medium body. Drink over the short term.

    My guess was Riesling (0), Washington (0), USA (0) from the 2018 vintage (0). (88 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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  • 2005 Domaine Humbert Frères Gevrey-Chambertin – France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Gevrey-Chambertin (12/31/2020)
    WIML92

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

    Garnet color in the glass, a little dusty looking throughout. Nose of leather, berries, cherries and dishwater. Flavors of raspberries, Bing cherries and bitters. Medium to tart acidity, medium tannin, full bodied. Drink over the short term. (92 points)

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  • 2005 Domaine des Baumard Quarts de Chaume – France, Loire Valley, Anjou-Saumur, Quarts de Chaume (12/31/2020)
    WIML95

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

    Yellow color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of honeysuckle, lychee, apricot and nutmeg. Flavors of honey, lychee, peach and apricot. Bright acidity, full bodied. Drink or hold. (95 points)

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  • 2005 Domaine William Fèvre Chablis Grand Cru Les Clos – France, Burgundy, Chablis, Chablis Grand Cru (12/24/2020)
    WIML93

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

    Yellow color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of yellow pear, sea foam, lime and wet stones. Flavors of yellow pear, hazelnut and minerals. Medium acidity, full bodied. Drink or hold. (93 points)

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  • 1996 Moët & Chandon Champagne Cuvée Dom Pérignon – France, Champagne (12/11/2020)
    WIML94

    Tasted non blind. Opened and served immediately. Followed over two hours. Re-visited 24 hours later.

    Light yellow to yellow color in the glass, clear looking throughout with medium, steady beading. Nose of mushroom, brandied pears and yellow apples. A bit more sherry like on the nose 24 hours later. Bright flavors of yellow pears, lemon and minerals. Bright acidity, full bodied. Drink now with a little air to blow of any potential bottle funk or continue to hold. (94 points)

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  • 2002 Taittinger Champagne Brut Millésimé – France, Champagne (12/10/2020)
    WIML90

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

    Light yellow color in the glass, clear looking throughout with tiny, steady beading. Nose of lemon, yellow apple and wet stones. Flavors of lemon, yellow pears and minerals. Bright acidity, full bodied. Drink or hold. (90 points)

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  • 2012 Domaine Berthet-Rayne Châteauneuf-du-Pape Cuvée Cadiac – France, Rhône, Southern Rhône, Châteauneuf-du-Pape (10/13/2020)
    WIML93

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

    Dark garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of potpourri, white pepper, currants and plums. Flavors of red berries, red raspberries and tangy red cherries. Medium to bright acidity, medium tannin, full bodied. Drink or hold. (93 points)

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  • 2015 Gérard Mugneret Vosne-Romanée – France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Vosne-Romanée (10/13/2020)
    WIML92

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

    Garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of leather, perfume, white pepper and mixed red fruits. Flavors of strawberries, Bing cherries and red raspberries. Medium to bright acidity, medium tannin, full bodied. Drink now with some air or continue to hold. (92 points)

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  • 2004 Domaine Tempier Bandol – France, Provence, Bandol (10/7/2020)
    WIML93

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

    Garnet to dark garnet color in the glass, fairly clear looking throughout. Nose of tar, earth, black currants and potpourri. Flavors of red currants, red plums and red raspberries. Medium acidity, medium tannin, full bodied. Drink or hold. (93 points)

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