Castello di Ama

Vigneto San Lorenzo Chianti Classico Sangiovese Blend 2010

#6 in Wine Spectators Top 100 for 2014. See previous note. The aromatics of vanilla oak in its youth have mitigated and the whole wine is much more balanced. A deep rich red. Aromas of red and black cherry and a little dried orange peel. Medium bodied palate - very Chianti Classico from a good vintage. It will continue to improve through this decade to 2030. It needed 13 years for everything to come together. Luckily I have a few left. — 2 months ago

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Bernard Magrez

La Référence Grenache Rose 2020

Rosé of the day contender #6 Better than the Le Paon of the same vineyard. — 2 years ago

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with Monica

Acústic Celler

Montsant Braó Vinyes Velles Grenache Blend 2017

Catalan wine tasting #6
Jammy, rich, sweet & spicy.
This is full-on with black fruit galore, nicely integrated wood,
On the palate this is rich, liqueur-ishc yet there’s bright acidity cutting through, brining freshness & drinkability.
Very light on the tannins, big on the fruity wham.
Surprisingly evolved for 5y.
— 10 months ago

Château Musar

Gaston Hochar Pere et fils 2014

Nature wine or flawed? Not sure. Probably won’t go there again any time soon. 7/10-2022 tasting #6/6 — a year ago

Domaine de la Perruche

Saumur-Champigny Clos de Chaumont Cabernet Franc 2019

Domaine de le Perruche tasting #6. black pepper galore. 22/7-2022 — a year ago


Little Wine #10 Syrah

Ron R

Switching gears and changing lanes. New bathroom done!
We are a touch surprised by this example.. Vegetal notes on the nose transition to the palate. Nice weight and texture on the mid-palate, with perfect acidity. Notes of coffee, autumn leaves and brown sugar, but not sweet on the finish. Slight meaty note completes a good but not great example.
Day 2. Revising my score downwards.
— 2 years ago

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Brandon T

Brandon T

Interesting notes. I enjoyed little wine #6 and #7, but can’t get my hands on any of the recent vintages to compare.Happy holidays, @Ron R!
Timothy Lynch

Timothy Lynch

A syrah for the bathroom? Now that’s a review. 👍
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@Timothy Lynch, any old excuse will do.

Castello di Ama

Gran Selezione San Lorenzo Chianti Classico Sangiovese Blend 2010

Made detailed notes and then lost them....must be an over 70’s thing. This wine was #6 in the 2014 Wine Spectator Top 100. Not your typical Chianti Classico with a small 7% of Merlot and 10% Malvasia Nera with small oak maturation. The first of 5. Some cherry/ red fruited notes. Savoury dry tannins. I prefer the more traditional style of CC. — a year ago

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Jose Lorenzo

Jose Lorenzo

My favorite Chianti. Hands down.

Jerome Galeyrand

En Croisette Vieilles Vignes Gevrey-Chambertin Pinot Noir 2019

Wine dinner #6 More burgundy. Overwhelmed. But delicious — a year ago

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Domaine de Chevillard

Savoie Mondeuse 2018

#6 of Jura Savoie evening
Dark & broody with dark berry fruit (blackberry, mulberry) with some earthy notes and a healthy dose of graphite. Very Gamay, Morton, Brouilly style.
On the palate this has a a firm tannic frame, yet with juicy tannins and good dark plum & mulberry fruit. Nice acidity freshness and a mineral, fresh note.
Needs at least 2h decanting but then is so drinkable. A lovely wine!
— 2 years ago

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