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(WT092618-01) 17 CHABLIS, JEAN-PAUL & BENOIT DROIN  $22.99
09/26/18 Wednesday Group Tasting Notes
- (FRANCE BURGUNDY) 12.5%. Oh, boy, full and impressive aroma and texture. Apple, quince, and calcaire in spades. Wow, big time Chablis nose!/ Well, this is just all over the place with 2017 expressiveness. The flavors and textures surge forth, spread out over the palate. Rich, textured. Both awesome and alluring. 17.4.
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(WT092618-02) 17 TOURAINE SAUVIGNON, JEAN-CHRISTOPHE MANDARD  $14.99
09/26/18 Wednesday Group Tasting Notes
- (FRANCE LOIRE) 13%. Very, very pretty aromas of tangerine and nectarine. Dainty and delightful./ Good green fruit sauvignon flavors: lime and green melon. Crisp acidity. 16.7.
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(WT092618-03) 17 PIEMONTE ROSATO LAVIGNONE, SOC. AGR. PICO MACCARIO  $17.99
09/26/18 Wednesday Group Tasting Notes
- (ITALY) 12.5%; barbera. Full and berry-cherry scented. Fruit gummies clarity and intensity./ Full red berry-cherry flavors. Body and texture and acid for food. 16.6.
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(WT092618-04) 15 CHATEAU DE LAGORCE, BORDEAUX  $11.99
09/26/18 Wednesday Group Tasting Notes
- (FRANCE BORDEAUX) 12.5%; 'Selection de nos meilleurs cepages'; Benjamin Mazeau at Targon. Gorgeous red violet color./ Deep, earthy, fruity, solid, generous./ Medium bodied for now. Give it time to fill out. 16.4/16.2+.
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(WT092618-05) 15 CHATEAU LA COUDRAIE, BORDEAUX  $9.99
09/26/18 Wednesday Group Tasting Notes
- (FRANCE BORDEAUX) 13.5%; Vignobles Jolivet at Soussac. Higher alcohol leads to more body. Rich, ripe, and deep 15 fruit./ Yes, riper and richer all around. A deal in 15 claret. 16.5+.
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(WT092618-06) 16 CHATEAU JOUANIN, CASTILLON COTES DE BORDEAUX  $14.99
09/26/18 Wednesday Group Tasting Notes
- (FRANCE BORDEAUX) 14%. As when previously tasted, very ripe. But not as exaggerated as the 2015. It fills the bill this vintage./ Powerful and ripe. Big time tannins too. These temper the ripeness. Can't fault its ambitions. 16.6+.
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(WT092618-07) 15 CHATEAU PEYRABON, CRU BOURGEOIS, HAUT MEDOC  $19.99
09/26/18 Wednesday Group Tasting Notes
- (FRANCE BORDEAUX) 13%; at Saint Sauveur. More cabernet sauvignon showing in this Left Bank wine. Saint Sauveur restraint. Oak and cabernet berry-currant. Good./ Still a bit of a recluse. Not one of your heart on sleeve, come hither 2015s. Wants cellar time. 16.4/16.0+.
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(WT092618-08) 15 CHATEAU SENEJAC, CRU BOURGEOIS, HAUT MEDOC  $21.99
09/26/18 Wednesday Group Tasting Notes
- (FRANCE BORDEAUX) 13.5%; at Le Pian. Plenty of good oak here, the most in years. Southern Haut Medoc sur bois terroir and plenty of cabernet sauvignon expression./ Structure of cabernet and oak tannins. A great Senejac with cellar potential. 16.7+.
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(WT092618-09) 14 CHATEAU BRANAS GRAND POUJEAUX, CRU BOURGEOIS, MOULIS  $42.99
09/26/18 Wednesday Group Tasting Notes
- (FRANCE BORDEAUX) 13.5%. On opening, leaner and not as oaky as it seemed at last encounter. But with aeration come new oak, body, fruit cremes, and Moulis fortitude./ Firm and dry character of 14 at this stage. Big but inelegant. In a trough at age four, I suspect. 16.6+.
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(WT092618-10) 14 LES ANGELOTS DE CHATEAU VILLEMAURINE, GRAND CRU, SAINT EMILION  $31.99
09/26/18 Wednesday Group Tasting Notes
- (FRANCE BORDEAUX) 13.5%. 14 lean. Some oak./ Merlot suave. A bit 14 short changed. Not the best vintage for second wines. 14.8+. Yet, the Europhiles were impressed; many orders taken.
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(WT092618-11) 15 LES ANGELOTS DE CHATEAU VILLEMAURINE, GRAND CRU, SAINT EMILION  $37.99
09/26/18 Wednesday Group Tasting Notes
- (FRANCE BORDEAUX) 14.5%. Richer, riper, fuller, rounder, better./ Good and sweet and flavorful, with a fine oak aura. Good acidity. Everything's amplified over the 2014. Fine. 16.9+. I don't really have a California palate, do I?
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(WT092618-12) 15 CHATEAU VILLEMAURINE, GRAND CRU CLASSE, SAINT EMILION  $59.95
09/26/18 Wednesday Group Tasting Notes
- (FRANCE BORDEAUX) 14.5%. A little more oak and body and aromatic intensity. Not a big difference on the nose./ But lots more oak and fruit, fullness and texture on the palate. Still, there's quite a price difference. 17.1+.
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(WT092618-13) 14 BEIRA ATLANTICO BAGA - TOURIGA NACIONAL, LUIS PATO  $15.99
09/26/18 Wednesday Group Tasting Notes
- (FORTIFIED) 12%; 60 - 40. Oh, wow! Ripeness, concentration, intensity. Just stunningly fine, with grand race, minerality, and fruit range./ Yes, just the right body, texture, taste, and acid. Wants food. 16.7.
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(WT092618-14) 16 COTES DU ROUSSILLON, DOMAINE CABRIAU  $16.99
09/26/18 Wednesday Group Tasting Notes
- (FRANCE MEDITERRANEAN) 14.5%; 50% grenache, 27% syrah, 23% carignan. Fullness over elegance. Impressive for its power and volume./ Yes, sweet fruit flavor, power, texture, presence. Needs rich fare to match its forcefulness. 16.3+.
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(WT092618-15) 14 CHATEAU BASTOR LAMONTAGNE, SAUTERNES HALF BOTTLE  $18.99
09/26/18 Wednesday Group Tasting Notes
- (FRANCE BORDEAUX) 13.5%; at Preignac; 80% semillon, 17% sauvignon, 3% muscadelle. True to form 14 and Bastor dark, dry, deep, hearty aroma./ Sweet pineapple and citrus. Light botrytis. Relatively dry and in tune with previous notes. 16.3+.
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