zufrieden

I am a statistician and economist by trade and a philosopher and historian by nature. With you, I share a passion for wine.

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  • Oct 29 at 7:18pm
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    Average Price: $39.99



    zufrieden's Review:
    Added Oct 29 at 7:18pm
    The 2014 edition of the well-respected Chateau Carbonnieux has grassy, gooseberry elements on the nose with a refreshingly tart, spicy white fruit and garden flower finish (ever eaten a white flower?). Perfect white Graves, in other words. This wine will age further, but is fine now. 91.

  • Oct 29 at 7:12pm
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    zufrieden's Review:
    Added Oct 29 at 7:12pm
    The 2014 Puy-Blanquet St.-Emilion is a nice affordable Merlot based red with cherry, cedar and a hint of raw chocolate on the palate. Worth picking up at the price. 89.

  • Oct 22 at 7:13pm

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    zufrieden's Review:
    Added Oct 22 at 7:13pm
    Rebuilt during the Napoleonic order, this property (Haut-Medoc) is a bit of a surprise; (try finding the name of this saint in any listing, par example), there are gobs of blackberry, cherry and a hint of vanilla on the palate, and the nose is of cherry-dipped cigar. Much better than expected, with a soft, metallic finish. 90.

  • Oct 19 at 7:45pm

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    zufrieden's Review:
    Added Oct 19 at 7:45pm
    For you "punters" out there - and I was one once, and still am - in many fields - this South African Roussanne is an excellent intro to the best (in my opinion) white varietal of the Rhone. I try, but I cannot distinguish any difference between this wonderful wine and an expensive French alternative; the nose has a layered tisane note with a touch of gooseberry, and the entry is clean, pure and full of wild white fruit from northern climes. Delicious. 90.

  • Oct 14 at 7:13pm

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    zufrieden's Review:
    Added Oct 14 at 6:23pm
    We do not get Chateau Carignan up this way often, but we should: the 100% Merlot Prima has Fronsac-like subdued rusticity with a deep, fresh cherry bouquet and male-merlot depth, power and finish on the palate. Judicious use of oak adds spice and age-worthiness. Slightly bitter on the back-end, but this comes with youth. 89.

  • Oct 12 at 9:53pm

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    zufrieden's Review:
    Added Oct 12 at 9:53pm
    Punching above the weight of the vintage is the Chateau Olivier 2012...with a wonderfully miscible blend of cedar bark, blackberry jam and white pepper on the nose and a good blackberry and soft oak on the palate. Finish is quite long for the vintage and the wine will mate well with steak. 90.

  • Oct 6 at 7:47pm

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    zufrieden's Review:
    Added Oct 6 at 7:46pm
    Montlabert is a relative bargain for Saint-Emilion, but exhibits all the usual traits of wine from this commune, to wit: a veritable surfeit of cherry on the nose (sprinkled with oak), followed by considerable residual oak and good red fruit (cherry) on the palate with a hint of wet loam; finish has pucker (tannin). Although oak is still prominent, further aging is probably not necessary given the mediocrity of the vintage.. 88.

  • Oct 4 at 7:32pm

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    zufrieden's Review:
    Added Oct 4 at 7:32pm
    This inexpensive but generally most Bordeaux red has a jam-tart nose with a hint of iodine, and enters the mouth smoothly with logwood-cedar bark, blueberry jam and new oak. Good tavern fare with a lignin and blackberry finish. Good value. 84.

  • Oct 4 at 7:00pm

    Previously available for $19.99



    zufrieden's Review:
    Added Oct 4 at 7:00pm
    A beautiful Fall day in Vancouver BC suggested Provencal at Chez Meme followed by wine in the nearby park with very old and dear friends. Chantegrive Blanc 2015 seemed up to the challenge with toasty oak and pear on the nose followed by soft oak, pear, gooseberry and lemon grass on the palate - which lingered long and with great satisfaction to all present... will age another 3-5 years. 89.

  • Oct 1 at 7:24pm

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    zufrieden's Review:
    Added Oct 1 at 7:24pm
    The Cistus (which is named for a white, perfumed Mediterranean flower) Faugeres Blanc is a wild, spicy, perfume bomb - smelling of hot, white subtropical flowers; on the palate, there is a spicy, hot cinnamon (the Vermetino effect) finish which would diminish with some aging, but the wine is satisfying and tasty with orange peel and tropical fruit dominating. 89.

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