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  • 2015 Couly-Dutheil Chinon Les Chanteaux – France, Loire Valley, Touraine, Chinon (11/23/2018)
    WIML91

    Tasted non blind.

    Light yellow to yellow color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of quince, persimmon and wet stones. Flavors of kumquat, fresh orange slices and stony minerals. Medium to bright acidity, light to medium body. Drink over the short term. Tasty. (91 points)

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  • 2005 Domaine William Fèvre Chablis Grand Cru Les Clos – France, Burgundy, Chablis, Chablis Grand Cru (11/13/2018)
    WIML93

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

    Light yellow to yellow color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of butterscotch, dried ginger and a hint of camphor before finishing up with some notes of yellow pear. Flavors of lemon, yellow pear and minerals. Medium to tangy acidity, medium to full bodied. Drink over the next few years. (93 points)

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  • 2013 Domaine Charles Sparr Riesling Schoenenbourg – France, Alsace, Alsace Grand Cru (10/24/2018)
    WIML92

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

    Light yellow color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of petrol, flint and apricot. Flavors of orange foam, lemon and quince. Bright acidity, medium to full bodied. Drink or hold. (92 points)

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  • 2005 Château Lanessan – France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Haut-Médoc (10/6/2018)
    WIML91

    Tasted non blind.

    Dark garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of ash, black cherries, plums and white pepper. Flavors of Bing cherries and red raspberries. Bright acidity, medium to firm tannin, full bodied. Drink now with air or continue to hold. (91 points)

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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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