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Tuesday, 31 December 2013

My top fifteen of 2013.

Top fifteen 2013

Why top fifteen? Well, that was the only ones of about 6500 bottles tasted during 2013 that reached 98 or higher. Some say I'm to strickt on my ratings. 

1990 Château Montrose:
Ruby, garnet tim. Tight, slightly herbal, scented, nuanced, intense, refreshing, stunning nose, floral notes, gorgeous, nuanced and layered. Layers upon layers. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, elegant, nuanced and refreshing, intense, mouthwatering, amazing, ads and ads and everything is so fresh. This was served blind and I spotted it on the nose, perfect, my best bottle of this so far. 100
2009 Château Lafite Rothschild:
Ruby. Scented, ripe but delicate nose, layers of seductive Pauillac, cassis, floral notes, delicious, restrained, superb nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, rich and again restrained and delicate, perfect balance, gorgeous wine, finesse, incredibly long. 100
2009 Château Margaux:
Ruby. Floral, violets, roses, cassis, red berries, leqps out of the glass, absolutely stunning and flirting nose, seductive as few. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, perfect balance, gorgeous and nuanced, the details are superb, very long indeed. The first bottle I haven't given a perfect score of this wine. 99
1986 Château Léoville Las Cases:
In neck fill. Ruby. Scented, deep and intense nose. So youthful, and more open than the last few bottles, but also given more air, five hours in decanter and could still have more. Layered and nuanced, very refined, fresh acidity, ripe tannins, superb texture and structure, still very youthful, superb bottle and incredibly long. Minutes of aftertaste. 99
1970 Château Latour:
In neck fill. Decanted for three hours and not enough. Deep ruby, garnet rim. Tight, closed, shutt, red berries far behind. Finally some scented touch and floral notes appearing, getting more intense, slowly, took five hours. Layered, nuanced, violets, pure cassis, refreshing nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, massive texture, a cathedral of a wine, mountain of tannins with fruit and power to back it, long, nuanced and fresh. 98
1900 D'Oliveiras Verdelho:
Deep amber, almost brown with orange tim. Rich nose, figs, citrus, difficult to describe, nothing jumps out, complex. High and playful acidity, superb texture and structure, massive intensity, superb balance, very long finish, stunning. The best bottle I've had of this. 98
2011 Schloss Johannisberg Johannisberger Riesling Goldlack Trockenbeerenauslese No. 173 Auction Wine:
Pale golden. Apricots, apples, raspberries, layered, complex and pure nose. Gorgeous. Fresh acidity, lively, stunning texture and structure, so refreshing and lively, magnificent, incredibly long. 98
2010 Comte Liger-Belair La Romanée:
Bright ruby. Minerals, red berries, scented, so nuanced and layered on tje nose, complex and refined, touch of spices. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, stunning fruit, texture and body, gorgeous balance, red berries, incredibly long, superb. 98
1967 Château Suduiraut:
Top shoulder fill. Golden with greenish tint. Apricots, caramel, raisins, touch of vanilla, apples, minerals, goes on and on, layered. Fresh acidity, lively, elegant as few, not as caramelly and rich as 1967 Yquem, more refined in a way, or more delicate. Subdued, complex, exceptional length, paradise in a glass. 98
1945 Château Léoville Las Cases:
Mid shoulder fill only. Bright ruby, thin orange rim. Stunning nose, scented, layered, somewhat rich actually, subdued yet intense, floral, cedar, superb nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, mellow and polished, but still there, slightly warm and sweet fruit but subdued, extremelly long. 98
2005 Château Petrus:
Ruby. Scented, blueberries, vanilla, floral notes, detailed and layered nose, complex and refined even if pure youth. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, elegant, layerd, detailed, very long indeed. 98
1985 Château Laville Haut-Brion:
Towards lemon yellow. Started out very smoky and grapefruity on stilts on the nose, needed lots of air to open and surprisingly youthful. With air it all comes together, lovely nuance, superb citrus, tiny touch of apricots and vanilla, layered nose. Fresh acidity, lively, very nuanced, the smoky minerals are more persistent. Almost as young as a 07 tasted a few months back. Floral after an hour, extremely long, a rare beauty. 98
2010 Château Lafite Rothschild:
Deep ruby. Tighknit, especially compared with a 2009 a few weeks back, it wants to keep it's secrets for itself, but incredible subtely and nuances, red berries, complex and layers and layers. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, refreshing and lively, incredibly nuanced, stunning balance, the barrel notes are a bit showy mid palate, incredibly long. 98 for now.

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