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  • 2009 Domaine du Vieux Télégraphe Châteauneuf-du-Pape La Crau – France, Rhône, Southern Rhône, Châteauneuf-du-Pape (9/15/2018)
    WIML92

    Tasted non blind.

    Garnet to dark garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of leather, aspirin, black berries and black cherries. Flavors of black berries, Bing cherries and a bit of earthiness on the finish. Medium acidity, firm tannin, full bodied. Drink or hold. (92 points)

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  • 2001 Château Rabaud-Promis – France, Bordeaux, Sauternais, Sauternes (10/6/2018)
    WIML95

    Served from 375 ml format.

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

    Dark yellow to light gold color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of lychee, honey, creme brulee and lemon curd. Flavors on honey, grilled pineapple, soaked pears and mixed tropical fruit cup. Bright acidity, full bodied. Drink or hold.

    I must say, this bottle was stunning. Drinking well over pay grade. (95 points)

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  • 2004 Dom Perignon Champagne – France, Champagne (10/1/2018)
    WIML93

    Light yellow color in the glass, clear looking throughout with tiny, steady beading. Nose of ash, lime, kumquat and sea spray. Flavors of lemon rind, apricot and lime. Bright acidity, full bodied. Drink or hold.

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  • 1932 Château Mossé Rivesaltes – France, Languedoc Roussillon, Roussillon, Rivesaltes (9/5/2018)
    WIML94

    Tasted non blind.

    Bronze color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of Almonds and golden raisins. Flavors of sorghum, honey lemon and currant. Medium to bright acidity, full bodied. Drink or hold. (94 points)

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  • 2014 Le Cellier Brondien Vin de Savoie Mondeuse – France, Savoie, Vin de Savoie (9/5/2018)
    WIML88

    Tasted non blind.

    Garnet to dark garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of barnyard, smoke and mixed dark fruit. Flavors of tart red berries and strawberries. Tart acidity, medium body. Drink now. (88 points)

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  • 2005 Domaine Tempier Bandol – France, Provence, Bandol (9/22/2018)
    WIML93

    Tasted non blind.

    Garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of smoke, earth, plum and berries. Flavors of Bing cherries, raspberries and plums. Bright acidity, medium to firm tannin, full bodied. Drink or hold. (93 points)

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  • NV Jaillance Crémant de Bordeaux Cuvée de l’Abbaye – France, Bordeaux, Crémant de Bordeaux (9/13/2018)
    WIML88

    Tasted non blind.

    Straw color in the glass, clear looking throughout with tiny, steady beading. Nose of apricot, yellow pears and a bit of herbs. Flavors of quince, lemon and yellow pear. Bright acidity, full bodied. Drink now. (88 points)

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