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  • 2003 Dominus Estate – USA, California, Napa Valley (1/11/2021)
    WIML94

    Tasted non blind. Opend and served immediately. Followed over 90 minutes.

    Dark garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of lavender, violets, leather, black raspberries and black cherries. Flavors of black raspberries, black cherries and plums. Medium to bright acidity, medium to firm tannin, full bodied. Drink or hold. I’d lean towards drink. In a really good place right now and ready to pop and pour in my opinion. (94 points)

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  • 2000 Château Grand Corbin-Despagne – France, Bordeaux, Libournais, St. Émilion Grand Cru (1/1/2021)
    WIML92

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

    Garnet to dark garnet color in the glass, slightly dusty looking. Nose of saddle leather, black berries, dark plums, a hint of herbs du Provence and a bit of anise. Flavors of black berries, plums and raspberries. Medium to tart acidity, medium to firm tannin, full bodied. Drink over the short term. (92 points)

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  • 2006 Ca’ Marcanda (Gaja) Magari – Italy, Tuscany, Toscana IGT (12/19/2020)
    WIML93

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

    Dark garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of potpourri, talc, coffee, plums and black berries. Flavors of black berries, plums and black raspberries. Medium to tart acidity, resolved tannin, full bodied. Drink now. (93 points)

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  • 2007 Bond Pluribus – USA, California, Napa Valley (10/13/2020)
    WIML94

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

    Dark garnet to purple color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of sandalwood, rose petals, maple and mixed dark fruits. Flavors of dark plums, currants, chocolate and cherries. Medium acidity, medium to firm tannin, full bodied. Drink now with some air or continue to hold. (94 points)

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  • 2000 Château Faugères – France, Bordeaux, Libournais, St. Émilion Grand Cru (9/2/2020)
    WIML91

    Tasted non blind. Opened and served immediately. Followed over about 3 hours.

    Garnet color in the glass, just a little bit dusty looking. Nose of barnyard, rusty iron, black berries and black cherries. Flavors of raspberries, red berries and red cherries. Tart acidity, resolved tannin, medium to full bodied. Drink now. (91 points)

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  • 2002 Harlan Estate The Maiden – USA, California, Napa Valley (6/21/2020)
    WIML95

    Tasted non blind. Opened and glass decanted about 45 minutes before serving. Followed over about two hours.

    Dark garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Primary nose of Kirsch, lavender and white pepper. Secondary aromas of soapstone, plums and rose petals. Rich flavors of black cherries, dried plums and chewy black currants. Medium acidity, resolved tannin, full bodied. Fully resolved and nicely integrated for a seamless experience. Drink now with in 2020 with a smidge of air to kick start. Performing above pay grade at this moment. Bravo. (95 points)

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  • 2000 Sarget de Gruaud Larose – France, Bordeaux, Médoc, St. Julien (5/28/2020)
    WIML91

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

    Dark garnet to purple color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of lilac, smoke and raspberries. Flavors of raspberries, plums and cherries. Tart acidity, medium to firm tannin, full bodied. Drink or hold. I’d lean towards drink. (91 points)

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  • 2006 Joseph Phelps Insignia – USA, California, Napa Valley (2/12/2020)
    WIML94

    Tasted non blind.

    Dark garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of cocoa powder, black cherries, black berries, plums and white pepper. Flavors of black cherries, black berries and plums. Medium acidity, medium tannin, full bodied. Drink or hold. (94 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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  • 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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