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  • 1996 Château Les Trois Croix – France, Bordeaux, Libournais, Fronsac (4/8/2019)
    WIML89

    Tasted non blind.

    Dark garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of dirt, plum and berries. Flavors of berries, cherries and raspberries. Medium acidity, medium tannin, medium to full bodied. Drink now. (89 points)

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  • 1999 P. du Roy (Danielle & Richard Dubois) – France, Bordeaux, Libournais, St. Émilion (4/2/2019)
    WIML93

    Tasted non blind.

    Dark garnet to purple color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of saddle leather, talc and mixed berries. Rich flavors of black berries, plums and a hint of cocoa powder. Medium to bright acidity, medium tannin, full bodied. Drink or hold. (93 points)

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  • 2006 Leonetti Cellar Reserve Walla Walla Valley – USA, Washington, Columbia Valley, Walla Walla Valley (3/11/2019)
    WIML95

    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 soapstone, potpourri, cassis, plum, cigar box and spice box. Flavors of raspberries, cherries, rhubarb pie and strawberries. Medium to bright acidity, medium tannin, full bodied. Drink now. (95 points)

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    This is my 2000th post to this blog. Fitting that it is for a tasting note on a 2000 Bordeaux.

    • 2000 Château Smith Haut Lafitte – France, Bordeaux, Graves, Pessac-Léognan (2/6/2019)
      WIML92

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

      Dark garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of espresso, leather, black berries and plums. Flavors of red berries, cherries and raspberries. Medium acidity, medium tannin, full bodied. Drink or hold. (92 points)

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  • 2000 Château La Tour Haut-Brion – France, Bordeaux, Graves, Pessac-Léognan (2/23/2019)
    WIML93

    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 barnyard, cassis, plum and a hint of pepper. Flavors of cassis, plum and black berries. Medium acidity, medium tannin, full bodied. Drink or hold. (93 points)

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  • 2014 Chateau St. Jean Cinq Cépages – USA, California, Sonoma County (1/31/2019)
    WIML92

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

    Dark garnet to purple color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of potpourri, cassis and plums. Flavors of Kirsch, black berries and plums. Medium acidity, medium tannin, full bodied. Drink with air or hold. (92 points)

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  • 2007 Rupert & Rothschild Baron Edmond – South Africa, Coastal Region (1/29/2019)
    WIML93

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

    Dark garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of violet, cassis, plums and boysenberries. Flavors of boysenberries, black cherries and plums. Medium to bright acidity, medium tannin, full bodied. Drink or hold.

    NOTE: I purchased this bottle at the winery and flew it home with me as checked baggage so the provenance is impeccable for this bottle. (93 points)

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