Customer Reviews - Elaine Travels

Very astringent, no amount of decanting could soften the acid and tannin.


Reviews

2007 Kirwan, Margaux
Review Date: 07-15-2013
Smooth soft and complex
Price: $29.99 Add To Waiting List
WE 91

2009 d'Aurilhac, Haut-Médoc
Review Date: 01-02-2013
Great value
Price: $12.99 Add To Waiting List
RP 87 - 89

2005 Larteau, Bordeaux Supérieur
Review Date: 12-27-2012
Blackberry nose, juicy mouth feel and nice slightly mineral finish. Great buy for the price.
Price: $14.99 Add To Waiting List

2009 Gaby, Canon Fronsac
Review Date: 12-22-2012
Beautiful tobacco and leather nose, great depth and fine finish.
Price: $21.99 Add To Waiting List
WS 91

2009 Soleil, Puisseguin St-Emilion
Review Date: 12-11-2012
Nearly perfect now, with beautiful nose and structure that finishes smoothly. It can only improve with time as the bouquet becomes more complex.
Price: $21.99 Add To Waiting List
WS 90

2009 La Gatte "Tradition" Bordeaux Rouge
Review Date: 11-18-2012
Beautiful cassis nose, blueberry notes, and fruity finish make this an excellent bargain for a 2009 Bordeaux.
Price: $12.99 Add To Waiting List

2009 Puy Blanquet, St-Emilion
Review Date: 11-11-2012
A fine classically balanced Bordeaux with perfect fruit and finish.

2010 Hyot, Côtes de Castillon
Review Date: 11-11-2012
Complex cassis & rosemary nose, round & smooth mineral finish, best after decanting for an hour.
Price: $9.99 Add To Waiting List
WS 90 JS 89

2006 La Chapelle aux Moines, St. Emilion
Review Date: 10-11-2012
Superb round nose with great balance & smooth finish.
Price: $16.99 Add To Waiting List

2005 Coufran, Haut-Médoc
Review Date: 09-28-2012
Smooth elegant rendition of Medoc. The 2005 is ready to drink and can only improve with time.
Price: $28.99 Add To Waiting List
WE 91 - 93

2008 Lilian Ladouys, St-Estèphe
Review Date: 09-14-2012
Excellent nose, depth and smooth finish. Will evolve with some time to be more complex, but absolutely wonderful now.
Price: $13.99 Add To Waiting List
WE 90 WS 89

2009 Domaine des Nembrets Denis Barraud Pouilly-Fuissé "Les Folles" Vieilles Vignes
Review Date: 09-12-2012
Tight & dry with smooth finish. Mineral finish.
Price: $19.99 Add To Waiting List

2007 l'Aura de Cambon, Margaux
Review Date: 09-12-2012
Very full bodied with lots of depth and complexity. Drinks like a wine worth twice its' price.
Price: $19.99 Add To Waiting List

2007 Domaine Carneros Brut
Review Date: 09-04-2012
Smooth and delicate. Great value for the price.
Price: $19.99 Add To Waiting List
WE 90 WS 89

2008 Domaine Régis Forey Nuits-St-Georges
Review Date: 09-04-2012
Needs at least 2 hours to open up, has a nice nose and decent complexity, but should be stored for several more years for it to develop to its' full potential.
Price: $36.99 Add To Waiting List
RP 89 ST 89

2007 Alexander Valley Vineyards "Cyrus" Alexander Valley Red Blend
Review Date: 08-12-2012
Best of the LA Food & Wine Summer at the Shore event I tasted. Wonderful soft fruit with long smooth finish.
Price: $44.99 Add To Waiting List
CG 91 WE 91

2009 Laubarit "Vieilles Vignes" Rouge, Bordeaux
Review Date: 05-25-2012
Great value for the price, nice fruity flavor, but no depth or lingering finish.
Price: $9.99 Add To Waiting List

Laurent-Perrier Brut Champagne
Review Date: 05-05-2012
Excellent!
Price: $31.99 Add To Waiting List
WE 91 ST 90

2003 Coufran, Haut-Médoc
Review Date: 05-05-2012
Excellent wine for the price.
Price: $21.99 Add To Waiting List

2007 Pétrus-Gaia, Bordeaux Supérieur
Review Date: 03-16-2012
Rich currants, complex body, delicious now or in a few years.
Price: $11.99 Add To Waiting List

2009 Busquet V.V., Lussac St-Emilion
Review Date: 02-26-2012
Delightful fruit, smooth finish, beautiful nose, a bargain.
Price: $11.99 Add To Waiting List

2009 Comte Louis de Clermont-Tonnerre (Alain Corcia) "Cuvée Tradition" Châteauneuf-du-Pape
Review Date: 02-04-2012
Excellent for this varietal. Needs a few minutes to open up, but nice soft full flavor.
Price: $14.99 Add To Waiting List

2009 Château de Saint-Lager Brouilly
Review Date: 01-11-2012
Very nice ripe fruit with lush finish. Excellent wine for the price.
Price: $14.99 Add To Waiting List

2008 Lugagnac, Bordeaux Supérieur
Review Date: 12-29-2011
Strong tannins, and robust fruit. Might mature into a nice wine in a few years, but right now it is only suitable to use in cooking.
Price: $9.99 Add To Waiting List

2008 Plaisance "Cuvée Alix" Bordeaux Supérieur
Review Date: 12-18-2011
Excellent quality for the price! Wonderful fruity nose & smooth finish, let it breathe for about an hour before serving.
Price: $7.99 Add To Waiting List
RP 88 - 90

2009 Château de la Charrière Bourgogne Rouge Domaine Yves Girardin
Review Date: 12-08-2011
Light, fruity, smooth finish. Nice.
Price: $15.99 Add To Waiting List

2007 La Gatte Tradition, Bordeaux Rouge
Review Date: 12-08-2011
Not much depth or complexity. Needs some time/aeration to be palatable, but nice drinkable wine.
Price: $10.99 Add To Waiting List

2005 Soleil, Puisseguin St-Emilion
Review Date: 12-08-2011
Very nice fruity nose and smooth finish. A great wine for the pricel
Price: $19.99 Add To Waiting List
RP 89

2005 Valentons Canteloup, Bordeaux Supérieur
Review Date: 11-16-2011
Excellent balance of fruit and tannins for the price. Needs a bit a time to breathe but once it gets a breath it is smooth and very pleasant.
Price: $11.99 Add To Waiting List

1998 Lanessan, Haut-Médoc
Review Date: 10-23-2011
Wonderful aroma full of luscious berry with a smooth finish. Should be drunk now, no decanting necessary.
Price: $19.99 Add To Waiting List

2009 de Macard, Bordeaux Supérieur
Review Date: 10-17-2011
Drinkable now, but could use a few more years to attain the complexity and body to become great.
Drink from 2015
Price: $11.99 Add To Waiting List
WS 90

2001 La Clemence, Pomerol
Review Date: 10-17-2011
Maybe I expected too much, but this had very mediocre body and complexity for a Pomerol of this vintage.

Marguet Pere et Fils "Cuvée Reserve" Brut Champagne
Review Date: 10-17-2011
Very nice toasty flavor with smooth finish. Great bubbles for the price.
Price: $34.99 Add To Waiting List
RP 91 ST 91

2003 Verdignan Rouge, Haut-Médoc
Review Date: 10-17-2011
Nice but nothing noteworthy.
Price: $19.99 Add To Waiting List

2006 St. Georges, St. Georges St Emilion
Review Date: 10-17-2011
Very nice after an hour in decanter. Smooth, velvety and a pleasure on the palate.
Price: $34.99 Add To Waiting List

2004 Shingleback "Show Reserve" Shiraz McLaren Vale South Australia
Review Date: 10-17-2011
Very astringent. No amount of decanting could soften the acid and tannins.
Price: $10.99 Add To Waiting List
W&S 91 WE 90