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  • NV Coessens Champagne Blanc de Noirs Brut – France, Champagne (3/5/2020)
    WIML92

    Tasted non blind.

    Straw color in the glass, clear looking throughout with medium, steady beading. Nose of yellow pear, yellow apple and hazelnut. Flavors of lemon, cherry and green apple. Bright acidity, full bodied. Drink over the short to perhaps medium term. (92 points)

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  • NV Egly-Ouriet Champagne Grand Cru Brut Rosé – France, Champagne, Champagne Grand Cru (4/22/2020)
    WIML92

    Tasted non blind.

    Salmon color in the glass, clear looking throughout with medium, steady beading. Nose of strawberries, red berries and wet stones. Flavors of strawberries, red berries and red cherries. Bright acidity, full bodied. Drink over the short term. (92 points)

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  • 2001 Château Rabaud-Promis – France, Bordeaux, Sauternais, Sauternes (4/18/2020)
    WIML95

    Tasted from 375ml format. Tasted non blind. Opened and served immediately. Followed over about 90 minutes.

    Golden color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of honeysuckle, brown spices and crushed toasted almonds. Flavors of honey, lychee and lemon zest. Bright acidity, full bodied. Drink or hold. (95 points)

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  • NV Nicolas Feuillatte Champagne Réserve Exclusive Brut – France, Champagne (4/16/2020)
    WIML91

    Tasted non blind.

    Light yellow color in the glass, clear looking throughout with tiny, steady beading. Nose of sea breeze, ginger and yellow pear. Flavors of lemon, cherry and lime. Bright acidity, full bodied. Drink or hold. (91 points)

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  • 2009 Domaine Jean Royer Châteauneuf-du-Pape Cuvée Prestige – France, Rhône, Southern Rhône, Châteauneuf-du-Pape (2/12/2020)
    WIML90

    Tasted non blind.

    Garnet to dark garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of aspirin, white pepper and black berries. Flavors of mint, black berries and black cherries. Medium acidity, medium tannin, medium to full bodied. Drink now. (90 points)

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  • 2008 Château Guadet – France, Bordeaux, Libournais, St. Émilion Grand Cru (2/12/2020)
    WIML91

    Tasted non blind.

    Garnet to dark garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of plum, smoke, black berries and black cherries. Flavors of Bing cherries, raspberries and plums. Bright acidity, drying tannin, full bodied. Drink now with some air. (91 points)

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  • 2016 Comte Armand Bourgogne-Aligoté – France, Burgundy, Bourgogne-Aligoté (2/1/2020)
    WIML90

    Tasted non blind.

    Light yellow color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of yellow pear, honeydew, melon and a hint of cinnamon. Flavors of lemon rind, quince, apricot and minerals. Bright acidity, medium to full bodied. Drink or hold. (90 points)

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  • 2000 Château Pape Clément – France, Bordeaux, Graves, Pessac-Léognan (1/15/2020)
    WIML94

    Tasted non blind.

    Dark garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Beautiful nose of violets, plums, cassis and mixed flowers. Flavors of cassis, plums, black berries and boysenberries. Bright acidity, firm tannin, full bodied. Drink now with some air or continue to hold. (94 points)

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  • 2010 Domaine de la Jaufrette Châteauneuf-du-Pape – France, Rhône, Southern Rhône, Châteauneuf-du-Pape (1/15/2020)
    WIML90

    Tasted non blind.

    Garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Light nose of earth, berries and plums. Flavors of Bing cherries and red berries. Medium acidity, medium tannin, medium body. Drink now or hold. (90 points)

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    • 1999 Salon Champagne Blanc de Blancs Brut – France, Champagne (1/15/2020)
      WIML93

      Tasted non blind.

      Light yellow color in the glass, clear looking throughout with light, tiny beading. Nose of nutmeg, creme and yellow pear. Flavors of lemon curd, creme fraîche and green apple. Bright acidity, full bodied. Drink or hold. (93 points)

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