90 Ninety Cellars

Château Pichon-Longueville Baron

Baron de Pichon-Longueville Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend 2000

2000 vintage. Decanted and tasted over the course of 1.5 hours. Expected amount of sed. Chunky, unresolved nose. Medium body. Still too youthful. Would try to give it another 7-10 years if possible. Initial tree branches/greenery dipping into morning fresh water morphed into classic graphite/lead pencil after 45 mins in the decanter. There was a slight metallic streak on the finish that appeared about 20 minutes in and still hadn't dissipated after 1.5 hours. More nimble than the og bad boys from this estate ('86, '88, '89, '90) and a bit less weighty. Mostly positives along with a few (mostly) minor quibblings. A ways to go, tho, before hitting the summit this estate established four decades ago. 9.24.23. — 5 months ago

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La Rioja Alta

Gran Reserva 904 Rioja Tempranillo Graciano 2015

Ruby in color with a wide brick/ reddish rim.

Dry on the palate with medium acidity.

Showing cherries, currants, plums, oak, tobacco, licorice, earth, light vanilla, dark chocolates, spices, coffee, peppercorn and eucalyptus.

Tangy finish with fine grained tannins and tangy raspberries.

This recently released, iconic wine from Rioja, is already drinking very nicely, although still young.

Showing an elegant mouthfeel with nice complexity. Nicely balanced and tasty. A good quality wine.

Will continue to age nicely in the next 20 years.

Wine Advocate 95 points.

A great sipping wine, and good with food too.

A blend of 90% Tempranillo and 10% Graciano. Aged in American oak barrels for 4 years.

14.5% alcohol by volume.

92 points.

— 8 months ago

Tom, Anthony and 23 others liked this

90 Ninety + Cellars

Lot 2 Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2022

Lemongrass, lime and cannabis on the nose, medium body with kaffir lime leaves, grapefruit, and basil body — 2 months ago

90 Ninety + Cellars

Lot 23 Old Vine Mendoza Malbec 2011

We both enjoyed it. Smooth, without too much fruit. — 8 months ago

La Rioja Alta

Reserva Viña Ardanza Rioja Tempranillo Garnacha 2016

Ruby in color with a wide cloudy reddish rim.

Medium plus in body with medium plus acidity.

Dry on the palate with nice complexity.

Showing red and black fruits with oak, licorice, eucalyptus, herbs, mediterranean spices, coffee, earth and black pepper.

Nice tangy finish with soft tannins and tangy cranberries.

This is a very tasty 7-year-old Rioja Reserva. Elegant and soft.

Showing nice complexity at this point, and will continue to age nicely in the next 10 years.

Easy drinking and a good food wine.

I had the 2009 a few years ago, and loved it. This one just needs more time in the bottle to mature properly.

A blend of 80% Tempranillo and 20% Garnacha. Aged for 3 years in used American oak barrels.

14.5% alcohol by volume.

90 points.

— 9 months ago

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Château Rayas

Réservé Châteauneuf-du-Pape Grenache Blend 2008

With a table full of giants , for many this was the WOTD. Text book Rayas on the nose; strawberry, cherry, spices and  kirsch.
This is a wine that makes love to your palate. Teasing and caressing your mouth with harmonious waves of elegant and balanced fruit. A great Rayas in a poor vintage for CDP. However for me the partner in life is the 2005 , which has complexity and concentration that puts that one in the Hall of Fame along with ‘78, ‘90 & ‘95
— 4 months ago

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My bad , left out the ‘89

Château d'Yquem

Sauternes Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend 1990

Part of my fav Yquem trio! 88, 89, 90. — 7 months ago

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Château de la Dauphine

Fronsac Merlot Cabernet Franc 2016

Vintage 2016 | Love Fronsac. Beautiful smell in this 90% Merlot 10% Cabernet Franc with milk chocolate and vanilla. Cherries. Supple taste. Very refined right bank wine. Paired with roast beef steak and spinach/grilled aubergine. — 8 months ago

Jeroen, Chris and 23 others liked this