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(WT111418-01) 15 CHATEAU BEL-AIR LACLOTTE, BORDEAUX  $9.99
11/14/18 Wednesday Group Tasting Notes
- (FRANCE BORDEAUX) 13.5%; Stephan Motut at Saint Gervais. Good, sweet, ripe-vintage claret nose. Merlot softness plus the firmer, darker fruit of the cabernets./ Yes, 2015 sweet and claret delineated, well framed. Some tannin to shed. Will age nicely in the mid term. Well priced. 16.2+.
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(WT111418-02) 15 CHATEAU MOULIN DE L'ESPERANCE, BORDEAUX  $9.99
11/14/18 Wednesday Group Tasting Notes
- (FRANCE BORDEAUX) 13.5%; Cholet at Saint Radegonde; 75% merlot, 25% cab franc. Sweeter even, and lovely. Merlot cherry emphasis as always here. Open hearted, but also classically formed./ Yes! Sweet cherry flavor, great acid. Long and inviting. Orders taken. 16.3.
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(WT111418-03) 14 CHATEAU MALBEC, BORDEAUX  $14.99
11/14/18 Wednesday Group Tasting Notes
- (FRANCE BORDEAUX) 14%; Du Lort at Yvrac; Decanter WWA Platinum Medal - 95/100. Deeper and darker. Barrel aging enters the picture. More substance. Good, rich 2014, competitive and upscale, with barrel time and extract sophistication./ Yes, size, grip, barrel extras, body, texture. Loaded. 16.7+.
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(WT111418-04) 14 CHATEAU TOUR PRIGNAC, CRU BOURGEOIS, MEDOC  $18.99
11/14/18 Wednesday Group Tasting Notes
- (FRANCE BORDEAUX) 13.5%; largest single vineyard in the Medoc: 315 acres. Oh, boy, big time Medoc cabernet body plus full oak complement. Wow, this is complex./ Dark, full of fruit material and oak bonuses. Grand. 17.1+.
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(WT111418-05) 15 CHATEAU MIQUEU, CRU BOURGEOIS, HAUT MEDOC  $14.99
11/14/18 Wednesday Group Tasting Notes
- (FRANCE BORDEAUX) 12.5%; Ferre & Haut Brignais at Vertheuil. 2015 sweet enough, but more restrained than the above 2015s due to higher cabernet sauvignon content. Young and dark. Sweetens up with aeration to reveal berry, cherry, spice./ Yes, cabernet firm figured. Not as many oak embellishments as in the above pair. Very good, solid, young Haut Medoc claret to put in the cellar. 16.5+.
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(WT111418-06) 15 CHATEAU LIEUJEAN, CRU BOURGEOIS, HAUT MEDOC  $14.99
11/14/18 Wednesday Group Tasting Notes
- (FRANCE BORDEAUX) 13%; Garri du Gai at Saint Sauveur; 75% cab sauv, 25% merlot. Similarly sweet; less dark fruited. Open, fruity, spicy, revealing. Comes on even stronger with aeration./ Claret body. Full of good, spicy fruit. Balanced, suave. 16.5+.
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(WT111418-07) 15 CHATEAU HAUT-CADET, GRAND CRU, SAINT EMILION  $21.99
11/14/18 Wednesday Group Tasting Notes
- (FRANCE BORDEAUX) 13.5%; Famille de Gaye; northwest sector near Pomerol; 80% merlot, 15% cab franc, 5% cab sauv. Large, generous plateau Saint Emilion display. Good oak seasoning, sophistication./ Really Grand Cru size, thoroughness. Saint Emilion roundness. Big time. 17.0+.
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(WT111418-08) 15 CHATEAU LA GRANGE CLINET GRANDE RESERVE, COTES DE BORDEAUX  $15.99
11/14/18 Wednesday Group Tasting Notes
- (FRANCE BORDEAUX) 14%; at Saint Caprais; 68% merlot, 17% cab sauv, 15% cab franc. Very sweet fruit. The sweetest 2015 yet in this set. Light oak savor./ Yes, rich and full 2015 fruit that's delicious, and nicely countered by good acidity and very fine grained tannins. Like the highly rated 2014 of this, first class. 16.6+.
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(WT111418-10) 13 BODEGA PIEDRA NEGRA ALTA COLECCION MENDOZA CABERNET SAUVIGNON  $16.99
11/14/18 Wednesday Group Tasting Notes
- (SPAIN) 13.5%; proprietor Francois Lurton at Tunuyan. Neat, racy, spicy, ripe, barrel aged, and oak seasoned. Very deep and rich Argentine cabernet./ Yes, delicious fruit and spice melange. Well balanced and smooth tasting; invites current use. Multi purpose too. 16.7.
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(WT111418-11) 16 SANTA RITA 120 RESERVA ESPECIAL VALLE CENTRAL SYRAH  $9.99
11/14/18 Wednesday Group Tasting Notes
- (CHILE) 13.5%.. Sweet and good and wholesome Chilean syrah. True to the northern Rhone aromatic set, but New World sweeter./ Yes, very alluring fruit sweetness that's sooo easy to assimilate. What a deal! 16.3
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(WT111418-12) 13 CHATEAUNEUF DU PAPE LES SAINTES VIERGES, CHATEAU HUSSON  $64.95
11/14/18 Wednesday Group Tasting Notes
- (FRANCE MEDITERRANEAN) 15%; 60% mourvedre, 40% grenache; Parker 90-92/100. Bright, with spicy mourvedre dark fruit tempered by five years' barrel and bottle bouquet formation. Sweet and powerful. Wears its alcohol well./ Balanced, suave, sweet, and mourvedre cool. Fine tannin. Rich, round, and spicy finale. Well priced. 17.1+.
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(WT111418-13) 15 ALTO ADIGE GEWURZTRAMINER, CANTINA TRAMIN  $24.99
11/14/18 Wednesday Group Tasting Notes
- (ITALY) 14%. Spicy varietal character, 2015 sweet. Acquiring a nutty patina with age./ Yeah, thick and rich in glycerol. Maturing. 15.9.
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(WT111418-14) 15 MOSEL RIESLING SPATLESE, HEINZ EIFEL  $15.99
11/14/18 Wednesday Group Tasting Notes
- (GERMANY) 7.5%; Anne Eifel-Spohr, winemaker. Fresh, crisp, and bright. High extract of 2014 Mosel riesling. Full of appley fruit./ Very juicy. Fine balance of sweetness and acidity. Yes, thoroughly balanced and delicious. 16.7.
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(WT111418-15) 15 PIESPORTER GOLDTROPFCHEN RIESLING SPATLESE, LEONARD KREUSCH  $18.99
11/14/18 Wednesday Group Tasting Notes
- (GERMANY) 8.5%. Good, round, and peachy Goldtropfchen. 2015 sweet, and especially bright./ Oh, boy, ideal juicy peach Goldtropfchen. Bravo, Leonard Kreusch! 16.9.
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