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Lee Newby

Lee Newby AIWS

2686 days ago

Lee scored this wine: 100/100

Grape Variety: 100% Pinot Noir Good plus wine with straight forward ripe red cherries and touch of cranberry over baking spice and a note of dusty herbs. The medium tannins are round and balance the medium minus acidity giving good structure. The wine has medium plus fruit intensity and medium finish. Drink now and for 3-5 years. http://chilecopadevino.com/2013/02/14/sibaris-pinot-noir-2011-by-vina-undurraga/

Vineyard Selection Block Las Terrazas, Old Pirque Vineyard Concha Y Toro

Terrunyo Vineyard Selection Block Las Terrazas, Old Pirque Vineyard Concha Y Toro Cabernet Sauvignon 2009

Pirque, Maipo Valley, Chile
2745 days ago

Lee scored this wine: 90/100

Grape Variety: 97% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3% Cabernet Franc Very good plus wine showing black cherry and plums, with dried figs loaded over sweet bakers spices and a savoury black olive note. The wine has good complexity and medium plus fruit concentration. The medium tannins are rounded and give good structure with the medium minus acidity. The finish is long. Drink now will improve for 2-3 years and drink for 6-7 years.

2745 days ago

Lee scored this wine: 90/100

Grape variety: 100% Syrah Very good wine with mixed black and red cherries over floral note with violets, sweet green herbs and lastly pepper and anise on the finish, the wine has good complexity. Fruit concentration and intensity is medium plus. The medium tannins are grippy but well integrated. The finish is medium plus and sweet. Drinking well now and for the next 4-5 years.

2745 days ago

Lee reviewed this wine:

Grape Variety: 100% Riesling Very good plus wine with citrus in the ruby grapefruit and key lime style with honey suckle and a mineral note. The medium plus acidity is balanced by the high fruit intensity and concentration. The wine has very good complexity and medium plus finish. The wine is drinking well now and will for 3-4 more years.

2745 days ago

Lee reviewed this wine:

Grape variety: Cabernet Sauvignon 75%, Carmenère 17%, Merlot 6%, Syrah 3%, Cabernet Franc 1% Outstanding wine with mixed ripe red/black raspberries and black cherries over a complex of baking spice, cocoa and sweet herbs. The fruit has very good concentration and medium plus intensity. The wine has very good structure, great complexity and a long finish. Drink now, will improve for 3-4 years then drink for 7-10 years.

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