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Mar 7 at 11:01pm
Added Mar 7 at 11:09pmInviting notes of cedar box, steel bars, spiced tobacco and cherry greet the nose from this Cru Bourgeois while coffee, cherry and cola round out the effect on the palate with only light tannin lingering on a medium finish. Quite impressive for the price. Medoc in a lighter style, this wine is ready now. Expose to the air for 20 minutes then imbibe. 89 points.
Mar 6 at 9:06pm
Added Mar 6 at 9:06pmThis wine shows the dominance of Syrah and Mourvedre on the nose with hints of red licorice, cherries, and perhaps cultivated blueberry. On the palate we have a rich set of layered cherry and blueberry - as in a pie. A slight stem-like finish, but otherwise round and balanced. Excellent drinking now and very good value. 88 points.
Mar 2 at 7:13pm
Added Mar 2 at 7:13pmAnother very creditable Foch from Recline Ridge (North Okanagan BC). A slightly reclusive nose of coffee, hickory smoke, plum and sloe with a smooth, creamy entry and a cranberry and fresh leather finish. As expected, not complex but deep like a northern Beaujolais cru. Good control over the natural acidity of the variety. 87 points.
Mar 1 at 8:02pm
Added Mar 1 at 8:01pmSporting good depth and color, this PN also shows a nose of carrot top, celery and wild strawberry. On the palate there is strawberry jam, a hint of coniferous forest floor and old leather. An easy-sipping New World style with good value to price ratio. 86 points.
Feb 23 at 8:20pm
Clos de Los Siete 2007
Added Feb 23 at 8:12pmI am not quite so aware of the political implications of a Parker-Rolland relationship, but the wine is fair grog for the price - especially if you seek a French rendering of Mendoza grapes. The nose is an interesting melange of cola, plum, mushroom and red fruit leather; the palate is just a bit less satisfying, but the decent fruit counteracts the leathery tannin. Still, a very good value; a balanced and sensible wine. 87 pts.
Feb 16 at 7:20pm
Added Feb 16 at 7:20pmThe 2007 edition of this wine is exceptional - perhaps the best ever; the color is deep garnet with a plummy "right bank" nose that vies with any but the best Bordeaux. Merlot dominant, but clearly stuffed with Cabernet, this wine would win awards in France. The entry is elegant with fine grained tannins and wonderful brambleberry and cherry notes. A steal. 92 points.
Feb 15 at 9:47pm
Château Canada 2010
Added Feb 13 at 6:32pmThis is the best Chateau Canada I have tasted (the third); there is excellent grip and structure without the acerbity of stems in past incarnations of this wine; there is a bright cherry nose (right bank) with a plummy entry. Can last at least 2-3 years longer. Good flavor and finish for the price. 84 points.
Feb 15 at 7:32pm
Added Feb 15 at 7:32pmAnother little gem from the excellent 2010, this wine has a bright cherry nose and a tasty entry of plum, light (ripe) tannin and licorice. This is a fine 2010 for early drinking or keep through 2015. 87 points.
Feb 12 at 7:30pm
Added Feb 5 at 7:17pmOK, so this wine is impacted by M. Derenoncourt, is a serious familial effort by Famille Bouey and shows it;the colour is deepest red with a nose of cherry licorice whips and desiccated blueberry. This is clearly Merlot-dominant, clean, with good grip. A slight stem-like flavor detracts on the finish, but very Medoc and thus tasty. May need a year or two more to round out. Lacks only a bit of density. Superb value. 89 points.
Feb 7 at 9:32pm
Lynch Moussas 2006
Added Feb 7 at 9:31pmThis property has produced an excellent result from the slightly sub-par 2006 vintage with good flesh, hesitant yet silky tannin, and excellent bramble berry, licorice and sweet cheery nose and flavor. An excellent effort all-round with good depth and a lengthy finish. Quite complex. Can age a few years more, but drinking well now. 90 points.