Şarap illüstrasyon 2

1993  Tempier Bandol, Cabassau
Vigorous, autumn leaves, soubise, garrigue aroma-thyme, lavender. Red fruit, medium body, good acidity, dry herbs, earthy finish-pleasant sweet aftertaste. Ready to drink but should hold a few more years. 93/100

March-May 2014

1990 Meo-Camuzet, NSG “Boudots”
Held well for a village wine. The nose is a bit too oaky which has not disappeared but quite satisfactory with spice, earth, black fruit. It is beginning to lose its fruit, but there is still some material. To be drunk by 2015. 89/100

March-May 2014

1989 Angelus
Dark ruby color. Molten lead, tobacco, dark cassis, plum, white pepper aroma.  Tannins are starting to melt but still present. On the palette the red/black berries are neither ripe nor underripe. Red plums. This one is not overextracted like some Rolland wines. Medium long and earthy finish is quite elegant and not green.  You taste more Merlot than CF.  Kind of peaked and should hold. 95/100

March-May 2014

1995 Clape, Cornas
Suave and finesse. Precise, nicely crafted and unmistakeably French northern Rhone Syrah.  First palette impression is tart raspberry which turns sweeter. Should age well. 92-3/100

March-May 2014

1995 Les Cailloux, Chateauneuf du Pape, “Cuvee Centenaire”
Sweet earth, cinnamon, mace, blackberry aroma. Melted tannins. Good integration of fruit into overall structure. Stony  minerality in the long finish. Not too high alcohol for cndp. (14%).  80% Grenache, 16% Syrah, 4% Mourvedre.  94/100

March-May 2014

1989 Beaucastel, Chateauneuf du Pape
This showed very well. Quite intoxicating. Perfumed with exotic spices and ripe berries.  Silky texture. Tannins have melted.  The mouthfeel and the finish is long and spicy. 95/100

March-May 2014

1993 Jayer-Gilles, Echezaux
Represents the characteristics of 93, bright red fruit is still dominant. Maybe too much oak but the palette is complex, esp. rasberries and bing cherries.  Tart, intense and lean with good grip, long and earthy finish. 93/100

March-May 2014

1995 L’Evangile, Pomerol
Captivating aroma with developed cedar and licorice and black berries notes. Ready to drink. Fresh feel on the palette with delineated cassis, mineral and earth, melted iron in the long finish. Complex and elegant.  The fruit component is on the ripe side but not cloying and boring. The finish is not vegetal, herbaceous.  This showed very well.  96/100

March-May 2014

1997 Domaine Guion, Bourgeuil, “Cuvee Prestige”
A little browning at the edges. Funky, decaying earth, wild mushrooms, soy sauce, tar and rubber and wet soil aroma. Red fruits dominate on the palette with pomegranate and forest berries.  Good acidity.  The finish is touch herbaceous but not green at all. Overall feel is still fresh. Quite an interesting-intellectual wine. Should hold for a few more years.  93/100

March-May 2014

1994 Haut Brion
Vigorous, dark ruby color.  Red and black berries, licorice, clove, anise, earthy nose. Full, forward, velvety, juicy on the palette with crème de cassis and kirsch. Tannins have softened. Earthy, but not rustic, long and melted iron like mineral finish.  Excellent Passac-Leognon with years ahead.  97/100

March-May 2014

1989 Guigal, Cote Rotie, “La Turque”
Dark red, ruby edge color.  The nose is very complex, black fruits like plum and blackberry; multiple spices like licorice, mace, cinnamon; a strong earth and mineral component like sous bois, stony minerality and damp wild mushrooms after heavy rain. On the palette it is velvety, persistent and lingering, with plum, red currant, raspberry. The finish is long with spice, earth and a meaty component.  This is a complex wine which is structured but not at all heavy. Both sensual and intellectual  or sensual in French sense.   98/100

March-May 2014

1998 Cheval Blanc
Vibrant dark color. Tobacco, spice, earth, black berries and cassis, dark chocolate nose. The palette is perfect, quite full without being fat or “big”, with a strong fruit component which does not detract from noticing other earthy, minerally components.  The fruit is not ripe, but not tart or green either. The wine is persistent, the finish is long with a noteworthy under brush, iron mineral and fungus (truffle?) dimension. The tannins are perfectly integrated and don’t detract from pleasure. A concentrated wine at 12.5% alcohol. Should age effortlessly.  Complex Saint-Emilion.  98/100

March-May 2014

1993 Meo-Camuzet, Vosne Romanee, “les Brulees”
Young, vibrant, medium-dark red color. Developed exotic, mace, cinnamon like spices in the aroma. Intense on the palette with high pitched raspberry, red berries and red plum fruit, bracing acidity and long finish. The wine became better after it softened over 2 hours and developed more complexity and better delineation of flavors. It also developed a stewed plum like palette. 94/100

March-May 2014

 

 

 

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