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  • 2001 Casanova di Neri Brunello di Montalcino Tenuta Nuova – Italy, Tuscany, Montalcino, Brunello di Montalcino (12/11/2019)
    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 barnyard, thistle, black cherry and black berry. Flavors of black berries, black raspberries and black cherries. Medium to tangy acidity, medium to firm tannin, full bodied. Drink or hold. (95 points)

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  • 2001 Château Rieussec – France, Bordeaux, Sauternais, Sauternes (12/11/2019)
    WIML100

    Tasted from 375ml format. Tasted non blind. Followed over 90 minutes.

    Amber color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Intoxicating nose of honey, dried apricot, fresh ground ginger, a dash of white pepper and a drop of rich and fragrant sorghum. Clean, fresh and full flavors of honey, ginger snaps, lemon curd and almond paste. Bright acidity, full bodied. Perfectly balanced and harmonious to the core. Mouth coasting without even a tiny bit of cloying. Simply perfect. Drink or hold. No rush. (100 points)

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  • 2004 Paolo Conterno Barolo Ginestra – Italy, Piedmont, Langhe, Barolo (12/10/2019)
    WIML93

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

    Garnet to dark garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of soapstone, camphor, potpourri, fennel and mixed dark fruits. Flavors of black raspberries, cherries and plums. Bright acidity, medium to firm tannin, full bodied. Drink or hold. (93 points)

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  • 2017 Saint-Cosme Côtes du Rhône – France, Rhône, Southern Rhône, Côtes du Rhône (10/13/2019)
    WIML92

    Tasted from magnum. Tasted non blind as part of a vertical tasting.

    Garnet to dark garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of blueberries, plums and black cherries. Flavors of black cherries, plums and raspberries. Medium acidity, medium tannin, full bodied. Drink or hold. (92 points)

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  • 2016 Saint-Cosme Côtes du Rhône – France, Rhône, Southern Rhône, Côtes du Rhône (10/13/2019)
    WIML93

    Tasted from magnum. Tasted non blind as part of a vertical tasting.

    Garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of blueberries, Briar patch and boysenberry. Flavors of boysenberries, plums and cassis. Medium acidity, medium tannin, full bodied. Drink or hold.

    Really good example of Cote du Rhone. Probably the best one of the entire vertical tasting. (93 points)

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  • 2015 Saint-Cosme Côtes du Rhône – France, Rhône, Southern Rhône, Côtes du Rhône (10/13/2019)
    WIML88

    Tasted from magnum. Tasted non blind as part of a vertical tasting.

    Garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of barnyard, leather and dirty diaper. Flavors of boysenberry, black berries over a slightly thin finish. Medium acidity, firm tannin, medium to full bodied. Drink now. (88 points)

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  • 2014 Saint-Cosme Côtes du Rhône – France, Rhône, Southern Rhône, Côtes du Rhône (10/13/2019)
    WIML91

    Tasted from magnum. Tasted non blind as part of a vertical tasting.

    Garnet color in the glass, a little cloudy looking. Tight nose of potpourri, spice box and plum. Flavors of plums, boysenberries and a hint of cherry. Medium acidity, medium tannin, medium to full bodied. Drink or hold. (91 points)

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