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  • 2010 21 Grams – USA, Washington, Columbia Valley (4/22/2021)
    WIML93

    Tasted non blind.

    Dark garnet to purple color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of smoke, currants, graphite, flowers and roasted meat. Flavors of currants, black cherries and black raspberries. Medium acidity, medium tannin, full bodied. Drink or hold. (93 points)

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  • 2015 Meerlust Rubicon – South Africa, Coastal Region, Stellenbosch (4/16/2021)
    WIML90

    Tasted non blind.

    Dark garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of flowers, plums, berries and boysenberries. Flavors of tangy raspberries, black berries and black boysenberries. Medium to tart acidity, medium to firm tannin, medium to full bodied. Drink over the short to medium term. (90 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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  • 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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  • 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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