Bob Fyke's Wines
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Jan 26 at 7:57am
Added Dec 9, 2012 at 8:17pmOn the nose, this has an interesting and pleasant tart, floral note with grilled meat, dried strawberries, and warm earth underneath. There's also a subtle richness at the core of the aromas. On the palate, more grilled meat, lean red cherry / strawberry, and some dried herbs. Well balanced, with fine tannins and plenty of acidity remaining. Still seems to be plenty of life left. The finish is quite long, showing dried herbs and some tobacco.91 Pts.
Jan 15 at 9:15pm
Added Dec 24, 2012 at 4:36pmThis was the first wine, for me, that showed what the big deal was about Burgundy. Such complexity, and nuance. Really seductive and elegant. Beautiful spice notes, clean fruit, and great development over time with dinner. Great balanced acidity and clean fine tannins. Sure there are plenty of better Burgundies, but this one left a wonderful impression, and planted the Burgundy seed in my mind.
Jan 2 at 10:39pmCompare and Buy
Average Price: $247.46
Lists: Top Brunello
Added Jan 2 at 10:15pmBeautiful. Solid elegance. Plenty of fruit, with rustic undertones, and subtle complexity.
Jan 2 at 10:15pm
Lists: Top Brunello
Added Oct 3, 2012 at 9:13amI do not "gush" easily about a wine, but I am tempted to do so in the case of this beauty. I expected nice, but not THIS nice. Double decanted 4 hrs in advance. Dense reddish purple. A nice round nose of charbroiled meat, rich earth and a pleasant little dairy note. Solid. Medium to full bodied with good integration. Black cherry and blackberry with a mineral/earth/leather undertone. A very pleasant bite of acid followed by firm tannins and a long warm finish. Seems to be full of vigor for improvement in the next few years. I'll try to hold on to my last remaining bottle for a while, dispite my strong desire to pop it now. (10/18/2006)
Dec 25, 2012 at 5:23pmCompare and Buy
Average Price: $508.08
Added Dec 25, 2012 at 5:22pmGreat depth of fruit. All components, acid, fruit, tannin are big and balanced in such a way that they curb one another. Still plenty of room for integration. Full and complete. Dark rich black cherry, and blackberry with aromatic cedar and scorched earth. Long finish. There are so many outstanding wines from Montevertine, and this one is noteworthy among them.
Dec 25, 2012 at 5:20pmCompare and Buy
Average Price: $390.00
Added Dec 25, 2012 at 5:20pmRuby/velvet rope in color. Alluring cherry perfume with gentle earth & shale. Very elegant with a silky texture and firm but smooth tannins. Perfect balance with dried red cherry and blackberry on the palate. Just a great pleasure to embibe as it showed new notes through the time in glass. A study in class and femininty.
Dec 25, 2012 at 5:13pm
Added Dec 25, 2012 at 5:11pmThis is very typical Soldera, kicked up a notch in all departments. Deep ruby. Nose of big mushroom, clean black cherry and gentle asian spice. The nose meets you at the rim, but doesn't push you out. Just right. Solid middle weight palate (at this time) with wonderful components in great balance. I wish I had a case of this to enjoy and observe for the next 30 (+?) years. Stating the obvious I guess.
Dec 24, 2012 at 11:24pmCompare and Buy
Average Price: $883.89
Added Dec 24, 2012 at 11:22pmIf this isn't a 100 point wine, I don't know what is. I am by no means an experienced Sauternes taster, but this just showed soooo much complexity and magic, that I don't know how it could improve.The wonder is that it WILL improve for decades to come. The Nose: carmel popcorn, coconut, spicy tartness, apricot and much more that I could not put a handle on. All presenting in a subtle and unassuming wave of aroma. The Palate: Weightless and thick at the same time. Carmel, Apricot, orange peel & honey with an incredibly long finish of honey sweetened croissant. Along with all of this, there is a backbone of good acid to tie it together. Every facet of this wine flowed seamlessly into the next.
Dec 23, 2012 at 10:52amCompare and Buy
Average Price: $73.63
Added Dec 23, 2012 at 10:52amNice notes of sweet spice & tea on the nose, with black cherry and some forest floor. More black cherry on the palate, with grilled meat, and some brown sugar. Sweet chewy tannins, and a long brambly finish. 90 Pts.
Dec 9, 2012 at 11:43amCompare and Buy
Average Price: $71.88
Added Dec 9, 2012 at 11:43amThe nose is deep and meaty,with dark starwberry preserve, and some earthy undertones. On the palate, medium weight, with dark cherry / strawberry, some mineral, charred wood, and a bit of clove. Nice long, lean finish with lingering spice notes. Well balanced, with moderate acidity and medium grained tannins. Solid, but not extracted or overly ripe.91 Pts.