Tasted by onboisduvin. Impeccable as usual. (94 pts.) - Tasted 10/14/2018.
Tasted by llink. Popped and poured. Cassis, plum, meaty, and some cedar on the nose. The palate is silky with a lovely texture that caresses then grips with fine tannins. (94 pts.) - Tasted 10/14/2018.
Tasted by fcxj. This is a beast that will move towards 98+. Stem nose. World class intensity and purity. The perfect nail polish finish. (96 pts.) - Tasted 10/14/2018.
Tasted by Nutty08. My last bottle of the ‘04. For me I think is just past peak. Smooth, integrated, softer than prior bottles. Mild hints of Brett but comparatively clean bottle. Red fruited, mostly tertiary fruit at this point. Strong sandalwood influence. Nice aromatics but not as complex or potent as a bottle a few years ago. (92 pts.) - Tasted 10/14/2018.
Tasted by mamagnuson. (97 pts.) - Tasted 10/14/2018.
Tasted by Matt T. Very reserved. High acid with some herbs and cherry fruit. Tannins still need some time to integrate. A bit dry. (90 pts.) - Tasted 10/14/2018.
Tasted by yaCellar. Bought some nice ‘08 Bdx to celebrate my wedding anniversary each decade. Here’s to 10 amazing years. Regarding the wine, I’m a bit overwhelmed. Ridiculous AF. This has 25+ years left so they say. I’m excited to find out. (95 pts.) - Tasted 10/14/2018.
Tasted by BGK810. Spectacular! Earthy full throttle wine. Long finish. (95 pts.) - Tasted 10/14/2018.
Tasted by DickMull. Very prominent blackberry on the nose, with undertones of eucalyptus, leather, and spice. Palate was juicy blackberry and ripe fig, with noticeable acidity (high % of Grenache?) and some light earthiness. The finish was surprisingly long, helped, no doubt, by the acidity. Not a hugely complex wine, but delicious at 11 years of age nonetheless! (90 pts.) - Tasted 10/14/2018.
Tasted by Taronti. Nice color, no bricking at all. Nose of cherries, back berries, vanilla, cedar, asian spice. Clean palate with nice finish. Slight bitterness softens witn time. Prabablly best drunk an hour or 2 after opening. Should last quite a few years.. (93 pts.) - Tasted 10/14/2018.
Tasted by drwine2001. Central light ruby, complete clarity. This opened with explosive crushed strawberry, but with time, menthol became more prominent, and the cooler elements and red berry fruit equilibrated beautifully. Some floral tones as well. Light weight, clay base, crisp acidity and plenty of soil to balance the fruit. This began to close down, suggesting that that gorgeous fruit might be ready for a slumber, but this is absolutely mind's eye Chambolle in its delicacy and fragrance. Interesting to compare to the '15 Barthod Chambolle village, which I also loved but would never call classic. - Tasted 10/14/2018.
Tasted by dagij. This is a very good Cantemerle in a very fresh edition, very typical of the 2010 vintage. Still extremely young, Deep ruby colour, intense aromas of dark cherries and black forest berries. More on the fresh sidem than on the sweet. The nose is confirmed in the mouth:bracing acidity gives a very fresh impression aslmost on the raspberry side. Good concentration and length, medium tannins, high acidity in the finish. A wine for food now. Will it get better? I don't know. I feel that many '10s lack fruit to match the acidity, and this is exactly in this vein. I'll open my next bottle in two years or so. (88 pts.) - Tasted 10/14/2018.
Tasted by rmodak. This was a good showing for this wine which at times has been verging on pruny. This is all about dark ripe fruits, rocks, licorice and cooling minerality. Tasted youthful and powerful, but certainly a cool weather wine. (92 pts.) - Tasted 10/14/2018.
Tasted by DrZett. (93 pts.) - Tasted 10/14/2018.
Tasted by Dee Vinos. Cy and Derk over for lunch: Round, well integrated oak, apricot, toast, note of honey, roaster nuts, nice acidity on the finish, great depth! (94 pts.) - Tasted 10/14/2018.
Tasted by aquacongas. 2nd Generation, Base 88, oldest wine 1966, not blind This was not the best bottle of a second generation GC. Missing length, deepness, fruit and tertiary aromas like dried fruits and roasted aromas. No TCA, not oxidized. The weakest old grande cuvee. I had. 92-93 (93 pts.) - Tasted 10/14/2018.
Tasted by Xavier Auerbach. A magnificent Genevrières, really singing today. Tell-tale matchstick on the nose but not reductive at all, floral and fragrant, intense and subtle, elegant and playful, pure and fresh, stunning tension between generosity and finesse, effortless harmony, silky texture, hint of honey, citrus and white stone fruits, oyster shell minerality and oaky richness on the long, precise and focused finish. A triumph in this difficult vintage. (96 pts.) - Tasted 10/14/2018.
Tasted by John McCabe. This is rich, fat and decadent with a core of plum sweetness, balanced against an earthiness and supple somoky tannins. Feels complete in every way, wonderfully expressive. This is much more open than the one I had a couple of years ago; I didn’t decant and the first glass was immediately approachable and compelling; even better than the last glass in many respects - more steely and precise, less earthy. This is a gem of a wine. (99 pts.) - Tasted 10/14/2018.