Double Blind Tasting – 5/29/2011

Double Blind Tasting – 5/29/2011
Farpointe Cellar
Tasted Sunday, May 29, 2011

FLIGHT 1

2004 La Rasina Brunello di Montalcino – Italy, Tuscany, Montalcino, Brunello di Montalcino Dark black fruit and scorched earth, with pepper behind that, and pencil lead at the end. Rich and dark on the palate, with burnt wood and graphite, and a nice spicy finish. (91 Points)

2004 Reilly’s Shiraz Dry Land – Australia, South Australia, Mount Lofty Ranges, Clare Valley Blueberry pie and raspberry jam on the nose, with hints of pepper and earth. There’s some floral notes at the end. Rich and juicy on the palate, with ripe dark fruit, a little earth, and a pepper finish. (90 Points)

2005 Beringer Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Private Reserve – USA, California, Napa Valley Earth and spice on the nose, with dark red fruit on the backend. Rich and juicy, with a fair bit of tannins are sharp acidity. Lots of fruit, with spice and earth flavors underneath. (90 Points)

2000 Château Faugères – France, Bordeaux, Libournais, St. Émilion Grand Cru Dark rich raspberry on the nose, with hints of black currant and white pepper, funk, and a slight touch of flowers. Dark, rich black fruit, with lots of tannins and fairly high acidity. The funk is there, as well as the pepper. (89 Points)

NV La preuve par Carles – France, Bordeaux, Libournais, Fronsac Raspberry and cherry, spice and pencil lead, and some smoked meat at the end. Smoked meat and graphite, with hints of raspberry and cherry, and a spicy finish. (89 Points)

2006 Agharta Wines Exhibit B – USA, California, Napa Valley Raspberry and black currant on the nose, with hints of wet leaves and spice. Rich and spicy on the palate, with graphite, wet leaves, blueberry, blackberry, and some spice on the finish. (89 Points)

2009 Rocca di Tufo Orviéto Classico – Italy, Umbria, Orviéto, Orviéto Classico Tropical fruit and apple on the nose, with floral notes and spice. Creamy and slightly butter on the palate, with tropical fruit and citrus, good acidity, and a spicy floral finish. (88 Points)

2004 Domaine Joseph Roty Bourgogne – France, Burgundy, Bourgogne Cherry and cola, with raspberry and forest floor underneath. Cherry and forest floor on the palate, with a tiny bit of cola, and some spice on the finish. (87 Points)

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