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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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  • 2000 Château La Nerthe Châteauneuf-du-Pape – France, Rhône, Southern Rhône, Châteauneuf-du-Pape (11/18/2017)
    WIML90

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

    Garnet color in the glass, slightly dusty looking. Nose started with a little barnyard that eventual blew off followed by scents of tobacco, cherries and wet stones. Flavors of cherries, raspberries and plums. Tart acidity, resolved tannin, medium to full bodied. Drink now. NOTE: blowing sediment at this point. (90 points)

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  • NV H. Billiot Fils Champagne Grand Cru Brut Rosé – France, Champagne, Champagne Grand Cru (11/18/2017)
    WIML92

    Tasted non blind. Opened and served immediately.

    Salmon color in the glass, clear looking throughout with tiny, steady beading. Nose of strawberry, cherry and flowers. Flavors of strawberries, raspberries and cherries. Bright acidity, full bodied. Drink or hold. (92 points)

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  • 2009 Maison Nicolas Perrin St. Joseph – France, Rhône, Northern Rhône, St. Joseph (11/11/2017)
    WIML90

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

    Dark garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of violets, currants, smoked meat and potpourri. Flavors of black raspberries, black berries and plums. Medium to tart acidity, medium tannin, medium to full bodied. Drink now. (90 points)

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  • 2009 Domaine Tempier Bandol – France, Provence, Bandol (11/5/2017)
    WIML92

    Tasted non blind. Opened and served immediately.

    Garnet to dark garnet color in the glass, fairly clear throughout. Nose of flowers, dark fruit and meat. Flavors of berries, Bing cherries and an earthy finish. Medium to bright acidity, medium to firm tannin, full bodied. Drink over the next 3-4 years. (92 points)

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