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  • 2005 Château Corbin St. Émilion Grand Cru – France, Bordeaux, Libournais, St. Émilion Grand Cru (6/4/2019)
    WIML93

    Tasted non blind.

    Dark garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of potpourri, soapstone, violet and raspberries. Flavors of raspberries, berries and a hint of tart cherry. Tangy acidity, medium tannin, full bodied. Drink with air or hold. (93 points)

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  • 2016 Château d’Or et de Gueules Costières-de-Nîmes Les Cimels Rosé – France, Rhône, Southern Rhône, Costières-de-Nîmes (4/3/2019)
    WIML90

    Tasted non blind.

    Salmon color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of strawberries, apricots and red berries. Flavors of cherries, strawberries and raspberries. Medium to bright acidity, medium bodied. Drink now. (90 points)

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  • 2010 Château Pontet-Canet – France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Pauillac (3/6/2019)
    WIML93

    Tasted non blind.

    Dark garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of talc, black pepper black berries and sandalwood. Flavors of black raspberries, black berries, black cherries and dark plums. Bright acidity, firm tannin, full bodied. Hold. (93 points)

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  • 2005 Château Ducru-Beaucaillou – France, Bordeaux, Médoc, St. Julien (3/6/2019)
    WIML93

    Tasted non blind.

    Garnet to dark garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of potpourri and black berries. Flavors of red berries and red raspberries. Medium to bright acidity, medium tannin, full bodied. Drink with air or continue to hold. No rush here. (93 points)

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  • 2012 Domaine de Montesquiou Jurançon Grappe d’Or – France, Southwest France, Jurançon (2/23/2019)
    WIML93

    Tasted non blind.

    Amber color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of dried herbs, apricot and sickly sweet honeysuckle flowers on the vine. Flavors of lemon curd, honey and raw macadamia nuts on the finish. Bright acidity, full bodied. Drink or hold. We’ll call it WIML93 but I could easily go another point. Expressive wine. (93 points)

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  • 1996 Château Les Trois Croix – France, Bordeaux, Libournais, Fronsac (4/8/2019)
    WIML89

    Tasted non blind.

    Dark garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of dirt, plum and berries. Flavors of berries, cherries and raspberries. Medium acidity, medium tannin, medium to full bodied. Drink now. (89 points)

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  • 2009 Vignobles Mayard Châteauneuf-du-Pape La Crau de ma Mère – France, Rhône, Southern Rhône, Châteauneuf-du-Pape (2/23/2019)
    WIML89

    Tasted non blind.

    Garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of flowers, berries and raspberries. Rich flavors of jam made with mixed berries. Bright acidity, medium tannin, medium to full bodied. Drink over the short term. (89 points)

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