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  • 2018 Château de Beaucastel Châteauneuf-du-Pape – France, Rhône, Southern Rhône, Châteauneuf-du-Pape (7/28/2021)
    WIML93

    Tasted non blind.

    Garnet to dark garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Rich nose of black berries, blue berries, dried plums and spice box. Flavors of black raspberries, black berries and black cherries. Medium to tangy acidity, medium to firm tannin, full bodied. Drink with air or continue to hold. (93 points)

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  • 2013 Domaine William Fèvre Chablis Grand Cru Bougros – France, Burgundy, Chablis, Chablis Grand Cru (7/26/2021)
    WIML92

    Tasted non blind.

    Light yellow color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of matchstick, vanilla, yellow pears and wet stones. Flavors of lemon, lime, yellow pear and minerals. Medium acidity, medium to full bodied. Drink over the short to medium term. (92 points)

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  • 2008 Pierre Gimonnet & Fils Champagne Special Club Millesimé de Collection – France, Champagne (7/23/2021)
    WIML93

    Tasted non blind.

    Yellow color in the glass, clear looking throughout with tiny, steady beading. Nose of hazelnut, lemon curd and cinnamon. Flavors of lemon zest, yellow pears and Grannie Smith apples. Bright acidity, full bodied. Drink or hold. (93 points)

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  • 2003 Château Léoville Barton – France, Bordeaux, Médoc, St. Julien (7/16/2021)
    WIML94

    Tasted non blind.

    Dark garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of soapstone, potpourri, berries, plums and currants. Flavors of berries, plums, currants and a hint of red cherries. medium to bright acidity, medium tannin, full bodied. Drink or hold. (94 points)

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  • 2009 Château de Saint Cosme Gigondas – France, Rhône, Southern Rhône, Gigondas (7/9/2021)
    WIML93

    Tasted non blind.

    Dark garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of leather, earth, pepper and black berries. Flavors of black berries, plums and black cherries. Medium acidity, resolved tannin, full bodied. Drink now. (93 points)

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  • 2014 Château de Beaucastel Châteauneuf-du-Pape – France, Rhône, Southern Rhône, Châteauneuf-du-Pape (6/24/2021)
    WIML93

    Tasted non blind.

    Garnet to dark garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of potpourri, cinnamon, dark chocolate and mixed dark fruits. Flavors of plums, red currants and red berries. Medium to bright acidity, medium tannin, full bodied. Drink or hold. (93 points)

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  • 2000 Sarget de Gruaud Larose – France, Bordeaux, Médoc, St. Julien (6/20/2021)
    WIL90

    Tasted non blind.

    Garnet to dark garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of soapstone, saddle leather, potpourri, currants and black berries. Flavors of tart red berries, cranberries, cherries and a hint on menthol on the finish. Tart acidity, resolved tannin, full bodied. Drink now. (90 points)

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  • 2006 Pierre Gimonnet & Fils Champagne Special Club Grands Terroirs de Chardonnay – France, Champagne (6/20/2021)
    WIML92

    Tasted non blind.

    Light yellow to yellow color in the glass, clear looking throughout with tiny, light beading. Nose of fertilizer, dirty diaper and yellow pears. Flavors of lemon, yellow pears and yellow apples. Bright acidity, full bodied. Drink over the short to perhaps medium term. I’d lean toward the next 2 years. (92 points)

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  • 1985 Domaine Huet Vouvray Moelleux Clos du Bourg – France, Loire Valley, Touraine, Vouvray (6/15/2021)
    WIML93

    Tasted non blind.

    Light yellow to yellow color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of caramel, peach and brown sugar. Flavors of peach, pear and Crème Brûlée. Medium acidity, full bodied. Drink or hold.

    Much better than that last bottle I had. (93 points)

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  • 2001 Château Rabaud-Promis – France, Bordeaux, Sauternais, Sauternes (6/12/2021)
    WIML94

    Tasted non blind.

    Gold color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of honeysuckle, crushed almonds, lemon bars and a hint of nutmeg. Rich flavors of honey, lemon drops and candied nuts. Bright acidity, full bodied. Drink or hold. Drinking really well now. (94 points)

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