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  • 2003 Château Pontet-Canet – France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Pauillac (11/30/2019)
    WIML93

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

    Dark garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of lavender, currants and plums. Flavors of cassis, black cherries, black licorice and black raspberries. Bright acidity, medium to firm tannin, full bodied. Drink or hold. (93 points)

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  • 2005 Château Pontet-Canet – France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Pauillac (9/15/2019)
    WIML93

    Tasted non blind.

    Dark garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of aspirin, white pepper, plums and boysenberries. Flavors of red cherries, red berries and plums. Medium to bright acidity, firm tannin, full bodied. Drink now with some air or continue to hold. No rush. (93 points)

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  • 2012 Robert Foley Claret – USA, California, Napa Valley (10/29/2019)
    WIML93

    Tasted non blind.

    Dark garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of blueberries, smoke, pepper and cherries. Big palate full of cassis, dried plum, black berries and black cherries. Medium acidity, medium tannin, full bodied. Drink now with air or continue to hold. (93 points)

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  • 1988 Tenuta dell’Ornellaia Ornellaia Vino da Tavola – Italy, Tuscany, Vino da Tavola (10/18/2019)
    WIML93

    Madison offline.

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

    Garnet to dark garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of pencil shavings, slate, potpourri, spice box and mixed berries. Solid flavors of mixed berries, cherries and plums. Tangy 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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  • 2005 Antinori Tignanello Toscana IGT – Italy, Tuscany, Toscana IGT (9/28/2019)
    WIML93

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

    Dark garnet to purple color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of soapstone, tobacco, spice box and mixed dark fruits. Flavors of currants, black cherries and earth. Medium to bright acidity, medium to firm tannin, full bodied. Drink or hold. (93 points)

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  • 2000 Château Clerc Milon – France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Pauillac (9/4/2019)
    WIML93

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

    Dark garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of Kirsch, violet, boysenberry and a hint of camphor. Flavors of black raspberries, black berries and a hint of black cherries. Bright acidity, medium tannin, full bodied. Drink or hold. I’d lean towards drink. (93 points)

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  • 2008 Blackbird Vineyards Contrarian – USA, California, Napa Valley, Oak Knoll District (6/5/2019)
    WIML92

    Tasted non blind.

    Dark garnet color in the glass, fairly clear looking. Nose of spice, pepper, violets and Ricola. Rich flavors of black berries and black raspberries. Medium acidity, medium tannin, full bodied. Drink or hold. (92 points)

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