Tom's Merlot Bordeaux Tasting

  Name Wine #1: 1998 Chateau St Georges George St Emilion ($18.95) Wine #2: 1998 Plaisance Cuvee Alix Premieres Cotes de Bordeaux ($12.99) Wine #3: 1999 Thieuley Reserve Rouge Bordeaux ($16.95) Wine #4: 1998 St George Trilogie St Emilion ($29.95) Wine #5: 1996 Pavie St Emilion ($39.95) Wine #6: 1998 Chateau Trodard "Monropos" ($11.99)
1 Steve 2 3 1 4 6 5
2 Teresa 5 2 1 3 6 4
3 Eric 6 2 1 3 5 4
4 Beda 6 2 1 4 5 3
5 Lauren 4 3 2 5 6 1
6 Ron 2 5 1 4 6 3
7 Michelle 6 2 1 3 5 4
8 Rick 1 2 3 4 5 6
9 Mark 4 6 2 1 5 3
10 Lisa 5 3 1 2 4 6
11 Dawnelle 2 3 1 4 6 5
12 Tom 5 1 2 3 4 6
               
SCORE 48 34 17 40 63 50
Rating 4 2 1 3 6 5
Comments Lacks complexity & fruit. Jammy, plumy nose, dusty, not sweet-chalky, inky(?), flat More balanced nose-mineral(?) Some fruit/vegetation nose, more fruit than Wine #1, soft round, soft tannin; closed Musty nose, berry Jell-O nose, burned bacon(?) 2nd taste: bigger mouth, more fruit, tobacco(?) Baby diaper; mildew, basement, bathroom, Yuck! flat middle; tannin finish. Burnt toast, coffee, acid & fruit, thinner finish, sour. Green bell pepper, chocolate(?) Saran wrap, fuller body, acid & tannin(?)
    "Winery" nose-in a good way, watery, thin, tannic finish Red bell pepper nose, walnut body, don't like the nose Pepper nose, agree with burnt bacon, burnt toast, body is nice, great finish Strawberry nose, fruity tannic Urinal nose, sour Nice nose, fruity, little sour
    Great old nose, disappointing mouth, flat, good structure, needs more fruit (good tannin) Very Pinot/Burgundy, could use more fruit, not bad, some nuttiness Jell-O sluts, big, smoky, unbalanced, deep & red Good nose, matching mouth, well balanced, solid New World red, boring? Big Pinot nose, like Wine #2 but not as good, lust, sour? Not bad, like Wine #1, very bright & slurp fruit, somewhat insipid.
    Awesome nose, not much fruit, a little closed Funky nose, modest fruit, black pepper Big nose-a little funky, very long & balanced, Awesome! Huge big rounded fruit, tobacco Fruity nose, fruit but very little else going on.    
               

Last Updated on 12/27/2001
By Pseudomonas