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  • 1986 Château Mouton Rothschild – France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Pauillac (1/4/2018)
    WIML94

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

    Garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of leather, smoke, berries and cherries. Flavors of berries and raspberries. Medium acidity, medium tannin, full bodied. Drink with a little air to blow off bottle funk and help awaken the wine after a long sleep or continue to hold. In theory plenty of years ahead for this bottle just now emerging from hibernation. (94 points)

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  • 2006 Le Clos d’un Jour Cahors Un Jour sur Terre – France, Southwest France, Cahors (1/3/2018)
    WIML89

    Tasted non blind. Opened and served immediately.

    Dark garnet to purple color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of underbrush, raspberries and plums. Flavors of Bing cherries and red berries. Medium acidity, medium to firm tannin, medium body. Drink now. (89 points)

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  • 2003 Delas Frères Gigondas Les Reinages – France, Rhône, Southern Rhône, Gigondas (1/3/2018)
    WIMLNR

    Tasted non blind. Opened and served immediately.

    Garnet color in the glass, little dusty looking. Nose was maderized in nature and a bit vegetal to boot. Some flavors of berries and cherries on the palate (yes, I actually tasted it). Medium acidity, resolved tannin, medium body. Drink now if not yesterday. I suspect a provenance problem here as well as being too long in the tooth for this particular bottling. Therefore not rating. (NR/flawed)

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  • 2004 Domaine Christian Moreau Père et Fils Chablis Grand Cru Les Clos – France, Burgundy, Chablis, Chablis Grand Cru (12/10/2017)
    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 orange foam, lychee and wet stones. Flavors of lychee, peach nectar and apricots. Medium acidity, full bodied. Drink over the next couple of years. Pretty dang tasty right now. (93 points)

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  • 2003 M. Chapoutier Châteauneuf-du-Pape Barbe Rac – France, Rhône, Southern Rhône, Châteauneuf-du-Pape (11/18/2017)
    WIML91

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

    Garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of saddle leather, tobacco, brown spices and mixed berries. Flavors of tangy raspberries, sweet berries and sweet cherries. Medium to bright acidity, firm tannin, full bodied. Drink with a little air or hold. I’d lean towards drink now. I have a feeling this one won’t really improve with more time in bottle. (91 points)

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  • 2003 Domaine Charvin Châteauneuf-du-Pape – France, Rhône, Southern Rhône, Châteauneuf-du-Pape (11/18/2017)
    WIML90

    Tasted non blind. Opened and served immediately. Followed over a couple of hours.

    Garnet color in the glass with slight brown twinges around the edges, fairly clear otherwise. Nose of dirty diaper, pepper and plums. Flavors of plums and berries. Medium acidity, resolved tannin, medium to full bodied. Drink yesterday. Seemed over the hill slightly or perhaps poorly stored (which I doubt) so no rating. NOTE: Others thought they got TCA, VA or Brett but I got none of that myself.

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  • 2006 Domaine La Bouïssiere Gigondas – France, Rhône, Southern Rhône, Gigondas (11/18/2017)
    WIML90

    Tasted non blind. Opened and served immediately. Followed over several hours.

    Dark garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of dishwater, rose petals and mixed red fruit. Flavors of cherries, raspberries and rhubarb pie. Medium acidity, medium tannin, medium to full bodied. Drink over the short term. (90 points)

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