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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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  • 2002 Joseph Phelps Insignia – USA, California, Napa Valley (6/23/2021)
    WIML94

    Tasted non blind.

    Nose of Kirsch, currants and shite pepper. Flavors of black cherries, black berries, plums and currants. Medium acidity, medium to firm tannin, full bodied. Drink with air or continue to hold. (94 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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  • 2003 Château Beau-Séjour Bécot – France, Bordeaux, Libournais, St. Émilion Grand Cru (6/11/2021)
    WIML92

    Tasted non blind.

    Dark garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of fertilizer, smoke and black berries. Flavors black berries, black cherries and black raspberries. Medium acidity, medium tannin, full bodied. Drink now with some air. (92 points)

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  • 2010 Barboursville Vineyards Octagon – USA, Virginia, Central Virginia, Monticello (6/10/2021)
    WIML89

    Tasted non blind.

    Garnet to dark garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of blueberries, plums and banana. Flavors of blueberries, plums and banana. Medium acidity, medium tannin, medium to full bodied. Drink now. (89 points)

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  • 1982 Château Lanessan – France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Haut-Médoc (5/21/2021)
    WIML93

    Tasted non blind.

    Dark garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of tar, anise, Kirsch and black berries. Soft and supple flavors of berries, plums and cherries. Medium acidity, fully resolved tannin, medium to full bodied. Drink now. (93 points)

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  • 2000 Château Grand-Puy-Lacoste – France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Pauillac (5/7/2021)
    WIML93

    Tasted non blind.

    Garnet to dark garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of leather, black berries and black cherries. Flavors of black raspberries, black boysenberries and black cherries. Medium to tart acidity, medium to firm tannin, full bodied. Drink over the short term, perhaps medium term. (93 points)

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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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