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Month June 2008

Chateau Trianon Saint Emilion Grand Cru – 2003 – 8.9 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

8.9

This a bold, silky Bordeaux that contains a lot of heat and finesse; the heat not from high alcohol content but rather from lovely Guajillo and Pasilla  peppers.   Evenness through the tasting experience;  generous  deep black-red fruit,  a base of Porcini.  A delight for a candlelit dinner.

¡Salud!

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A plethora of wine reviews from wines regions from around the world. Read more of my wine reviews: jamesthewineguy.wordpress.com © 2008 James Meléndez / Jaime Patricio Meléndez – All Rights Reserved.  James the Wine Guy also on Facebook, Twitter and most major social medias.

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Michele Torino Coleccion Calchaqui Valley Chardonnay – 2007 – 8.6 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

A nice no nonsense Chardonnay from Argentina; gives subtle and yet full expression of it’s fruit; spicy Cantaloupe, lime zest, and Adriatic fig.

¡Salud!

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A plethora of wine reviews from wines regions from around the world. Read more of my wine reviews: jamesthewineguy.wordpress.com © 2008 James Meléndez / Jaime Patricio Meléndez – All Rights Reserved.  James the Wine Guy also on Facebook, Twitter and most major social medias.

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Felipe Rutini La Consulta Mendoza Malbec – 2005 – 8.7 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

A powerful expression of dark black fruit, Malabar pepper and spices from a Rijstafel

¡Salud!

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Au Granite Belt Unwooded Chardonnay – 2006 – 8.5 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

White nectarine, mineral, fleshy peach, citrus, and toasted almond; though no wood it seemed to have a buttery undertone.  For palettes who like the buttery chardonnays this wine may appeal to those people.  I looked for information online I could not confirm if this wine has received malolactic fermentation but it most likely has gone through this process.

¡Salud!

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A plethora of wine reviews from wines regions from around the world. Read more of my wine reviews: jamesthewineguy.wordpress.com © 2008 James Meléndez / Jaime Patricio Meléndez – All Rights Reserved.  James the Wine Guy also on Facebook, Twitter and most major social medias.

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Chateau Saint-Thibeaud Saint-Foy Bordeaux Rouge – 2005 – 8.0 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

A wine that begins with a promise and ends with a bust; starting with bright and bold Boysenberry notes fades rapidly into the un-memorable.

¡Salud!

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A plethora of wine reviews from wines regions from around the world. Read more of my wine reviews: jamesthewineguy.wordpress.com © 2008 James Meléndez / Jaime Patricio Meléndez – All Rights Reserved.  James the Wine Guy also on Facebook, Twitter and most major social medias.

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Red Bicyclette Pinot Noir Vin du Pays – 2006 – 7.5 – James Meléndez /James the Wine Guy

An unfocused bottle of Pinot Noir; some cherry, coffee notes that quickly faded; there was no memorable finish.  No consistency in wine.

¡Salud!

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A plethora of wine reviews from wines regions from around the world. Read more of my wine reviews: jamesthewineguy.wordpress.com © 2008 James Meléndez / Jaime Patricio Meléndez – All Rights Reserved.  James the Wine Guy also on Facebook, Twitter and most major social medias. See James the Wine Guy channel for videos on YouTube: www.youtube.com/user/jamesthewineguy