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May 20 at 8:37pm
Added May 20 at 8:37pmMy brother-in-law - perhaps a little intimidated by my knowledge of French wine (which is modest), bought me this blend from Rothschild. As a cuvee, it is quite good... all the expected definition of a Pauillac (rouge). Very nervy, with a lot of light tannin, this wine is perfect now for any number of meat dishes; there is a herbaceous nose and some sage on the palate with the usual pine, cherry and blackberry. Decent juice - if a tad dear. 88-89 points.
May 13 at 10:12pm
Haut Bergey Blanc 2012
Added May 13 at 10:12pmThe 2012 Haut-Bergey Blanc smells and tastes like a masterful blend of Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon; there is a scent of lightly sugared pear and lychee with a hint of anise and perhaps ginger. On the palate, the wine is slightly viscous but thirst quenching with citrus, pear and licorice flavours predominating. Finish is satisfying and long. An excellent wine at a reasonable price. 91 points.
Apr 22 at 7:01pm
Added Apr 22 at 7:01pmOne must try not to love this wine... its inviting nose (fresh, ripe white table grapes and sea salt), beautiful light yellow robe, and tangy, slightly saline, dry grapey flavours. The finish is extremely clean and refreshing. It all comes with an excellent price too! Great value. 87 points
Apr 15 at 11:07pm
Added Apr 15 at 11:07pmIt is rare to see this wine in BC - especially one from the 2011 vintage. But the well-known and respected Henri Bourgeois has produced an inexpensive, nicely aged Coteaux du Giennois with a solid, musky quince, lemon and mown grass nose and more musk and smoke on the palate (hence the wine's proprietary name). Solid value. 86 points.
Apr 7 at 8:53pmCompare and Buy
Average Price: $41.99
Added Apr 7 at 8:53pmThis is the first taste for me of the 2009 Fontenil (it has been lying patiently in the cellar for about 3 years). This is a deep, Merlot-red wine with a fragrance of fine Kirsch and wet sphagnum. There is white pepper (light) with bright cherry (possibly ripe cranberry sans acidity) and racy tannin on the finish. A very fine Fronsac. 91 points.
Mar 27 at 9:44pm
Added Mar 27 at 9:35pmJust starting to show the early stages of aging with petrol and sour apple notes on the nose, this very dry (trocken) Hattenheim Rheingau wine enters the mouth with a metallic tinge and some apricot flavours. The lack of any dob of sweetness on the finish may surprise some, but the wine is clean and refreshing if a little nervy. 90 points.
Mar 21 at 9:30pmCompare and Buy
Average Price: $35.97
Added Mar 21 at 9:30pmThis is only my second full bottle of Sociando-Mallet, and it does not disappoint; the wine has an incredible, enticing aroma of fresh blackberries and coffee - wonderful. Deep red in colour, it enters the mouth gently and smoothly, with deep black fruit flavours on the palate and soft, but lengthy tannin on the finish. Over the top for an Haut-Medoc. 91 points.
Mar 19 at 8:22pmCompare and Buy
Average Price: $39.95
Added Mar 19 at 8:22pmThe Grandes Serres 2010 has a signature CDP nose of crushed cherry and wild (red) berry confit - indicating a hefty proportion of Grenache Noir. The entry is soft with light tannin; flavours are a little to the blueberry spectrum with vanilla and a spot of cherry kirsch. Finish is quite long and satisfying. Drink now and over the next 3 years of so. 89 points.
Mar 17 at 10:47pmCompare and Buy
Average Price: $20.99
Added Mar 17 at 10:47pmThe 2010 Reserve du Chateau is a very good bottle of juice; the nose conjures up dried cherries and wet (black) earth, and the entry is very smooth with ample vanilla and tannin mid-palate. The flavour profile is dominated by cherry and perhaps some plum; finish is also quite long - although some stem intrudes - though not to great detriment of enjoyment. Much better than 2009. 88 points
Mar 17 at 10:30pmCompare and Buy
Average Price: $59.99
Added Mar 13 at 6:26pmThe most important thing to note about the 2009 Gloria is its power and depth; there is ample crushed wild blackberry with some cedar box on the nose... almost Napa-like in the perfumery department. Entry is slightly sweet with cherry dominating on the palate plus ample vanilla-tannin for further cellaring. Drink now through 2024. 91 points.