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1969 Moët & Chandon Champagne Cuvée Dom Pérignon, France - Wine Review

Grade: 
B
Score: 
86

I got a chance to try this (December, 2017) and was told that storage was less than ideal.  Considering that and its age, this was pretty impressive.  Light golden in color.  Still s

2009 Château Nairac, France, Bordeaux, Barsac - Wine Review

Grade: 
A
Score: 
95

What a nice way to end a meal.  This is drinking great right now.  Deep golden in color.  The nose has honey, apricots and a floral note.  Really pretty.  It is sweet and b

1996 Château Cos d'Estournel, France, Bordeaux, St. Estèphe - Wine Review

Grade: 
A+
Score: 
97

This is fantastic.  This is quite open and soft and semmingly at or near peak.  Ruby/purple in color.  The nose is very good with cassis, pencil lead, soy sauce, dust and a bit of ci

2005 La Mondotte, France, Bordeaux, Saint Emilion - Wine Review

Grade: 
A
Score: 
95

This had been decanted for a bit.  Purple in color.  Great nose.  Just gorgeous.  Tobacco, dark cherries and spice.  A hint of funk.  On the palate, nice acidity.&nbsp

2006 Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin Champagne Brut La Grande Dame, France, Champagne - Wine Review

Grade: 
A
Score: 
94

Excellent.  Light golden in color.  There is a lot of tiny bubbles in the mousse.  On the nose; selztzer, minerals and slight ginger.  This is deep with a lot going on.  Gr

2007 Les Fils de Charles Trosset Vin de Savoie Arbin L’Expression de Terroir, France, Savoie

Grade: 
A-
Score: 
91

At ten years from vintage this seems to be at close to peak.  No hurry though.  Purple/ruby in color.  The nose has some funk along with dark cherries and black pepper.  On the

2000 Château Bellefont-Belcier, France, Bordeaux, St. Emilion - Wine Review

Grade: 
A-
Score: 
92

This wins is at peak right now.  As good as it gets.  Ruby/purple in color.  The nose has cherries, cassis and leather.  Complex.  Layers of fruit, earth and funk on the pa

2016 Domaine Manoir du Carra Beaujolais Nouveau, France, Burgundy - Wine Review

Grade: 
B
Score: 
86

I don't normally recommend drinking a Beaujolais with a year of age on it but this was drinking nicely.  The nose has bubble gum and cherries which continue thru to the palate.  No depth

2015 Saint Cosme Gigondas, France, Rhone - Wine Review

Grade: 
A-
Score: 
91

Very nice wine.  Deep ruby in color, bright.  The nose has black cherries, dusty, with leather.  On the palate, this is a rich,lush wine.  Firm tannins.  Plenty of dark che

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