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  • 2012 Domaine du Pégau Châteauneuf-du-Pape Cuvée Réservée – France, Rhône, Southern Rhône, Châteauneuf-du-Pape (5/1/2021)
    WIML93

    Tasted non blind.

    Dark garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of lavender, Kirsch, black currants and a hint of leather. Flavors of black berries, black currants, plums and raspberries. Medium to bright acidity, medium to firm tannin, full bodied. Drink now with air or continue to hold. (93 points)

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  • NV Union Champagne de Saint Gall Champagne Grand Cru Cuvée Orpale Blanc de Blancs – France, Champagne, Champagne Grand Cru (4/19/2021)
    WIML92

    Tasted non blind.

    Light yellow to yellow color in the glass, clear looking throughout with tiny, full beading. Nose of yellow pear, toast, yellow apple and creme brulee. Flavors of lemon, lime, sherbet and strawberry. Bright acidity, full bodied. Drink or hold. (92 points)

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  • 2000 Château La Tour Haut-Brion – France, Bordeaux, Graves, Pessac-Léognan (4/7/2021)
    WIML92

    Tasted non blind.

    Dark garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose od dust, lavender, black cherries and black berries. Flavors of Bing cherries, black berries and plums. Medium acidity, medium tannin, full bodied. Drink over the short term. (92 points)

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  • NV Duval-Leroy Champagne – France, Champagne (4/5/2021)
    WIML92

    Tasted non blind.

    Yellow color in the glass, clear looking throughout with tiny, steady beading. Nose of matchstick, yellow pears and yellow apples. Flavors of lemons, green apples and a hint of red cherry. Bright acidity, full bodied. Drink over the short term. (92 points)

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  • 2000 Sarget de Gruaud Larose – France, Bordeaux, Médoc, St. Julien (4/3/2021)
    WIML93

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

    Dark garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of soapstone, leather, dark fruits and white pepper. Flavors of black berries, currants and cherries. Medium to bright acidity, medium to firm tannin, full bodied. Drink or hold. I’d lean towards drink. In a good place right now. (93 points)

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  • 2011 Château d’Angludet – France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Margaux (4/2/2021)
    WIML90

    Tasted non blind.

    Dark garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of smoke, plum and black raspberry. Flavors of black currants, black cherries and plums. Medium acidity, medium tannin, medium to full bodied. Drink now with some air or hold. (90 points)

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  • 2016 Château du Mourre du Tendre Châteauneuf-du-Pape Très Vieilles Vignes – France, Rhône, Southern Rhône, Châteauneuf-du-Pape (4/1/2021)
    WIML90

    Tasted non blind.

    Garnet to dark garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of ash, white pepper and mixed berries. Flavors of red berries, red raspberries and red cherries. Medium to bright acidity, medium tannin, medium to full bodied. Drink or hold. (90 points)

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  • 2011 Domaine Bechtold Riesling Süssenberg – France, Alsace (3/25/2021)
    WIML89

    Tasted non blind.

    Light yellow to yellow color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of petrol, quince and persimmon. Flavors of quince, apricot and mango. Medium acidity, medium body. Drink over the short term. (89 points)

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  • 2007 Ruinart Champagne Dom Ruinart Blanc de Blancs – France, Champagne (3/18/2021)
    WIML94

    Tasted non blind.

    Light yellow to yellow color in the glass, clear looking throughout with small, steady beading. Nose of matchstick, yellow pears and yellow apples. Flavors of green apples, lemon zest and a hint of red cherry. Bright acidity, full bodied. Drink or hold. No rush here. (94 points)

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