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  • 2005 Le Clos du Caillou Châteauneuf-du-Pape Domaine du Caillou Vieilles Vignes Cuvée Unique – France, Rhône, Southern Rhône, Châteauneuf-du-Pape (10/13/2019)
    WIML91

    Tasted non blind. Opened and served immediately. Followed over about 5 hours.

    Garnet to dark garnet color in the glass, slightly dusty looking. Nose of dried herbs, black licorice and dishwater. Flavors of berries, cherries and plums. Medium acidity, medium to firm tannin, full bodied. Drink over the short term. (91 points)

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  • 2008 Jean-Pierre et Jean-Francois Quenard Vin de Savoie Chignin-Bergeron Vieilles Vignes – France, Savoie, Vin de Savoie Chignin-Bergeron (10/13/2019)
    WIML93

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

    Yellow color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of honeysuckle, apricot and wet stones. Flavors of lemon, apricot and minerals. Medium acidity, medium to full bodied. Drink now. (93 points)

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  • NV Vouette et Sorbée Champagne Fidèle – France, Champagne (10/9/2019)
    WIML92

    Tasted non blind.

    Yellow color in the glass, clear looking throughout with slight beading. Nose of sherry, brandy soaked pears and almonds. Flavors of sherry, lemon and a hint of red cherry. Medium to bright acidity, full bodied. Drink now. (92 points)

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  • 2005 Bouchard Père et Fils Pommard 1er Cru – France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Pommard 1er Cru (10/5/2019)
    WIML93

    Tasted non blind. Opened and served immediately. Followed over about 3-4 hours.

    Garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Beautiful nose of cigar box, rose petals, smoke and black cherries. Lovely palate of black cherries, black raspberries and plums. Bright acidity, medium tannin, full bodied. Drink or hold. I’d lean towards drink. In a beautiful place right now. (93 points)

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  • 2005 Jacques-Frédéric Mugnier Nuits St. Georges 1er Cru Clos de la Maréchale – France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Nuits St. Georges 1er Cru (10/5/2019)
    WIML94

    Tasted non blind. Opened and served immediately. Followed over about 3-4 hours.

    Garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Tight nose that eventually opened with some air showing notes of mixed spices, mixed dark fruits and a hint of roasted meat. Tight palate eventually giving way to flavors of black cherries, black raspberries and plums. Bright acidity, medium to firm tannin, full bodied. Drink now with some air or continue to hold. (94 points)

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  • NV Coessens Champagne Blanc de Noirs Brut Largillier – France, Champagne (9/11/2019)
    WIML91

    Light yellow color in the glass, clear looking throughout with medium, steady beading. Nose of crisp green apples, pears and orange marmalade. Flavors of green apple, lemon and pear. Medium acidity, full bodied. Drink over the short to perhaps medium term. (91 points)

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  • 2001 Château Suduiraut – France, Bordeaux, Sauternais, Sauternes (9/28/2019)
    WIML97

    Tasted non blind. Opened and served immediately. Followed over about an hour.

    Yellow, slightly gold looking in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of honeysuckle, apricot, orange foam and crushed almonds. Flavors of honey, lemon drops, lychee syrup and dried orange slices. Bright acidity, full bodied. Drink or hold. (97 points)

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