Tasted by winotang. PNP with friends. Initial oak and reduction which blew off to show high tone dark fruits. Wine is fresh with good weight but in need of some bottle age to integrate the oak. (91 pts.) - Tasted 12/13/2018.
Tasted by acyso. A surprisingly taut and lean champagne (perhaps a bit more so than I'm used to from CdC). Racy, with tons of acidity. Fresh and clean, with really good precision as well. There's also an interesting, slightly funky note on the nose that is probably the thing you get from old chardonnay. (93 pts.) - Tasted 12/13/2018.
Tasted by trouts10. From a magnum for my daughter's 25 birthday last night at a very fine and upscale vegetarian restaurant she picked. Distinct onion peel color showing. A bit thin and shy at first. With 30 minutes of air the wine began to open and display that unique, firm Saint-Estephe form so well known to this Chateau. Not a fruit bomb to be sure, thank God, but honest character and a fine complement to the cuisine it was served with. Not a bad example, at all, and it was enjoyed by everyone. (90 pts.) - Tasted 12/13/2018.
Tasted by Ex-Ray. Had some in my cellar and found it all structure and no fruit, but this bottle was just the opposite: purple and opaque, pronounced blackberry and plum aromas, with big, smooth viscous flavors and a very long aftertaste. Tasted next to 2010 Hillside Select, and I preferred Relentless. At its peak but should hold several more years. Give it plenty of air before serving, though. Ric (95 pts.) - Tasted 12/13/2018.
Tasted by UFGators. Another good showing for this champagne. Beautiful color, no signs of fading. This wine really continues to open in the glass and my last glass was better than the first. Loads of life ahead. This is a more feminine and elegant champagne that has never let me down. (95 pts.) - Tasted 12/13/2018.
Tasted by Sh@n A. 2005 pansiot. Aroma open for business. Aroma Dark Liquored red fruit without being candied. Palate follows with very ripe, sweet dark red fruit. Some earth knitting below the fruit but quite secondary to the primary fruit. Medium acidity feels a little flat to offset the ripe fruit. Very rounded. 93-94. 93 for me as the ripeness is not something i appreciate. Boom give it two hours in the glass. Give it air! Some cranberry acidity comes in to cut through. I can get the sense of tertiary notes that will poke out sooner than I originally feared 94. (94 pts.) - Tasted 12/13/2018.
Tasted by RockinCabs. Color is a beautiful deep yellow/gold. Sauturnes like in appearance. Nose is an explosive melange of almond paste, marmalade, orange peel and tropical fruit. Nice amount of oxidization. Palate is viscous but well balanced delivering layers of dried peach, apple, brioche and almond. Dry and acid driven, but has a nose that suggests sweetness. Really interesting wine. (93 pts.) - Tasted 12/13/2018.
Tasted by englishman's claret. Biggish, apricot, honey, lychee, verbena, white pepper, smoky, ever-so-slightly oxidative nose - quite complex and enjoyable. Luscious palate, smoky, creamy, and again so slightly oxidative. Surely an interesting glass; I drink wines like this so infrequently. (91 pts.) - Tasted 12/13/2018.
Tasted by BigJ. (flawed bottle) - Tasted 12/13/2018.
Tasted by Cailles. Business dinner with no formal notes taken. From magnum. Better than the bottle a few months ago and in terms of concentration and precision again on par with the bottles a year ago (guess the magnum format is playing its part here). Again this lovely matchstick, toast aromas, in addition lemon zests, apple, a slight wet slate minerality and a tad salinity. Well balanced. Medium length and not the intensity to play in the major league but still very good. Excellent QPR (not considered for the rating). (94 pts.) - Tasted 12/13/2018.
Tasted by MWiking. (96 pts.) - Tasted 12/13/2018.
Tasted by Susaninaustin. 3 - Tasted 12/13/2018.
Tasted by mye. Delish.. light golden color. 2 hours decant. Hints of butterscotch, pear, lemon rind. Medium weight, with balanced acidity. quite tasty. Reflects the heavier 2015 vintage, but yum. - Tasted 12/13/2018.
Tasted by Artbreadman. Seems more like a wine that should cost half as much. Nothing noteworthy or remarkable to talk about. Perhaps a bit too much acidity. Didn’t improve much with a 3 hour decant. (90 pts.) - Tasted 12/13/2018.
Tasted by Sirmika. (94 pts.) - Tasted 12/13/2018.
Tasted by PGR0. Opened the night before. Still tight but opened up in glass and by end of the bottle. Good but very young. - Tasted 12/13/2018.
Tasted by Kemo Sabe. Classic Coche nose of yellow flowers, leesy notes, some nuttiness. On the palate this was Coche precision with strong flavors of lemon, nuts, minerals, tangy acidity, great balance and harmony to this wine. Overall probably too young to be drinking. Felt a few more years would do this well. Very good now. Will be great. (93 pts.) - Tasted 12/13/2018.
Tasted by dcwino. Beautiful perfectly mature sweet nose displaying white peach, apricot, a hint of raspberry soda, strawberry candy, slightly oxidized apple, a hint of sherry, almond cookie, white chocolate, sweet spices and mineral. Very good concentration, subtle sweet yellow fruit with a hint of red, fine mousse, bright acidity, strong limestone mineral and a long sweet yellow and red fruit driven finish with a hint of sherry at the end. This bottle shows a bit more sherry than the last bottle. IMO, Selosse Rose is fully ready when released and there is no significant benefit of cellaring. (95 pts.) - Tasted 12/12/2018.
Tasted by MikeATL. Black currant and leather, fabulous complexity, still young with air it keeps getting more expansive and impressive, it has decades of life left, but is awfully enjoyable now with a decent decant. (94 pts.) - Tasted 12/12/2018.
Tasted by patwjr. Decanted for 1.5 hours, drank over the next hour. Rich yet soft fruit. Drinking beautifully. Soft mineral & wisp of strawberry finish. (93 pts.) - Tasted 12/12/2018.