Grivot Jean Richebourg Grand Cru 1998

  Bok's Rating:

Côte de Nuits · France

TYPE – Red

GRAPES – Pinot Noir

“Huge wine, both the nose and the palette. Loads of dark and powerful cherries on the nose. We had it decanted, as my friend told me it will take 2 hours to open up, and when it does, it will explode. It started really lean and woody although I can feel the great potential of the fruits. However it really took forever to open up. We reached the 2 hour mark and the wine hardly evolved and surely no explosion. We ran out of patience and drank it all up.”

Domaine Du Cheval Blanc Cheval Blanc 1966

  Bok's Rating:

Libournais · France

TYPE – Red

GRAPES – Cabernet Sauvignon,Cabernet FrancMalbec,MerlotPetit Verdot

“Pardon me for the rundown label. I can’t sell it so I have to drink it. I always think that in the 60s, Cheval Blanc’s style is very roller coaster. I had both the 64 & 67 and they all tasted so big like an American wine, but then the 66 & 69 were very good. Loads of tomato leaves on the nose, perfumed. It’s a really pleasant wine on the palette, along with matured fruits. It still felt young to me at all aspect. Still can age for at least a few more decades.”

Château Trotanoy Pomerol 1969

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Pomerol · France

TYPE – Red

GRAPES – Cabernet Sauvignon,Cabernet FrancMalbec,MerlotPetit Verdot

“From a poor vintage, I awarded it 5 stars for its effort. Of course can’t be compared to the Cheval Blanc 66 that I drank side by side, but it was really not far off. I decided to decant it to see how long it can hold in the decanter – more than 3 hours for a 69! Perfumed and vegetal nose, the palette keeps improving with sweetness due to air, at its peak the sweetness came with very smooth and good depth. It’s really hard to believe this 45 year old wine came from a poor vintage. Kudos to Trotanoy!”

Tenuta San Guido Sassicaia 1998

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Bolgheri Sassicaia · Italy

TYPE – Red

GRAPES – Cabernet Sauvignon,Cabernet Franc,Sangiovese,Montepulciano d’Abruzzo

“I attended a vertical tasting of Sassicaia, it didn’t really impressed me, only a slightly above average tasting. So I will share my notes here. Strong alcohol and vegetal nose led the way on the nose with mild fruits. Not so impressed with the palette, acidic, bitter, powerful tannins, disappointing structure and relatively woody. Not impressive. Again WS95 score just way over-rated in my opinion, or I was having a very poor bottle.”

Sassicaia Red 2001

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TYPE – Red

“I attended a vertical tasting of Sassicaia, it didn’t really impressed me, only a slightly above average tasting. So I will share my notes here. I was truly impressed with 2001, very big an fruity nose captured my attention. The mouthfeel was extremely balanced, very structured as well. However it couldn’t hold in the glass for 30min before fading. Anyway, wine of the day for me. Sadly, WA94 and I got really upset with these WA scores that I totally do not see any relevance to these scores.”

Tenuta San Guido Sassicaia 2004

  Bok's Rating:

Bolgheri Sassicaia · Italy

TYPE – Red

GRAPES – Cabernet Sauvignon,Cabernet Franc,Sangiovese,Montepulciano d’Abruzzo

“I attended a vertical tasting of Sassicaia, it didn’t really impressed me, only a slightly above average tasting. So I will share my notes here. I have tasted 2004 many times, maybe I was impressed 3 years ago but it was certainly on my scale of downgrading. Wine was very similar to 2007, except that it’s a bigger wine than 07, and it takes time to slowly open itself up. WA94 and this time I would hv agreed to this score.”


Tenuta San Guido Sassicaia 2007

  Bok's Rating:

Bolgheri Sassicaia · Italy

TYPE – Red

GRAPES – Cabernet Sauvignon,Cabernet Franc,Sangiovese,Montepulciano d’Abruzzo

“I was mildly disappointed with 2007, I tasted it 2 yrs ago with a British wine merchant, I thought it was the perfect Zegna suit I was wearing then, rated it highly then. But today, I found the weakness kicked in, more diluted than I thought, less fruits & flavor. Can’t be my palette has changed so much over a span of 2 years, I still think the btl is either over decanted or the wine cannot “grow up” well.”

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