Languedoc la clape Rose Wine 2017

Peach and strawberry; crisp and balanced #tastingroom — 9 months ago

Domaine Comte Georges de Vogüé

Bonnes Mares Grand Cru Pinot Noir 1999

1999 Domaine Comte Georges de Vogue Chambolle-Musigny Bonnes-Mares Grand Cru: from Jay. Little darker to the eye then one would expect. Surprisingly restrained on the nose. None of the flamboyance I usually expect from this wine. Some dark fruits and a little black earth. Across the palate the wine is big but in a constrained fashion - very silky. The mid Palate is fulfilling although I found the finish to be of good length but a little green/bitter. I would probably give this another couple of years. 93/100. Drink 2020 to 2035. — 4 years ago

Château Rauzan-Ségla

Margaux Grand Cru Classé Red Bordeaux Blend 2012

Delectable Wine

The 2012 Rauzan-Ségla has a similar colour to the 2015 although it has a hard time competing with the delineation, the crystalline nature of the 2015. Yet it compensates with the sheer aromatic flamboyance. This has really opened up in the last 18 months or so, quite lush and precocious black fruit, loam and iris, just a slight hint of bell pepper emanating from the small amount of Cabernet Franc. The palate is medium-bodied with fine grain tannin. There is a lovely seam of acidity here that lends the 2012 a sense of focus. It is not a deep or lavish Rauzan-Ségla, in some ways a little more conservative than I recall. There is fine grip on the saline finish, perhaps a Margaux that is just beginning to close up for a while? This still has great potential. Tasted at the Rauzan-Ségla vertical at the château. (Neal Martin, Vinous, May 2018) — 2 years ago

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Határi Tokaji Hárslevelu 2011

Dan Fredman

In an intensely fruity-bordering-on-sweet stage of its development right now. Very primal, seems to have the structure to evolve out of its flamboyance and move on into being dry and complex. — 6 years ago

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Villa Patrizia

Albatraia Tuscany Ciliegiolo 2015

Delectable Wine

Villa Patrizia's 2015 Albatraia is bold, ample and creamy, with a level of pure flamboyance and darkness that is not especially typical of Ciliegiolo. Even so, all the elements are very nicely balanced. The dark cherry and plum fruit speaks with an intriguing combination of power and voluptuousness. (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, April 2018) — 3 years ago

Château Mouton Rothschild

Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend 1989

Opens with flourish but lacks the structure to support its flamboyance -- the elements simply unravel. Icarus. — 6 years ago