Preamble to Tasting Reports:

The reports that follow are written with the software program WINETASTER®. (1) Unless specifically stated, all wines are tasted blind. Tasters know which wines are being tasted, but the original labels on the bottles are replaced with "A," "B," "C," and so on. (2) Comments attached to tasting results represent a group consensus unless attribution is given to a specific individual. (3) We will be happy to post the tasting results of anyone who provides us with the "html" file automatically generated by the report generator in the WINETASTER® software program.

As of January 2012, the Tasting Reports have been substantially expanded by the addition of some notes that have surfaced from the pre-1998 era. The notes from 1986 to 1998 are often incomplete and thus many of the tastings that took place in that period cannot be included. We include here only those tastings that careful study has determined have complete notes documenting them.

We retain the custom of listing reports in order of increasing longevity. Since the earliest report prior to the inclusion of the newly discovered ones is numbered Report 1, we adopt the comvention of numbering the newly included reports with negative numbers; thus the most recent "newly discovered" report will be numbered Report -2, the one before that as Report -3, etc. Note that there is no Report -1.

Tasting Reports:

Results of recent winetastings (dates in parentheses), which employed WINETASTER®.

Report 204 is a horizontal tasting of 1995 Bordeaux(November 6, 2017)
Report 203 is a horizontal tasting of 1996 Burgundies(October 3, 2017)
Report 202 is a horizontal tasting of 2000 Barolos(May 1, 2017)
Report 201 is a vertical tasting of Bonnes Mares by Roumiers(April 3, 2017)
Report 200 is a tasting of Chiantis(March 6, 2017)
Report 199 is a tasting of Argentinian Malbecs(February 6, 2017)
Report 198 is a tasting of Pinot Noir wines(January 2, 2017)
Report 197 is a tasting of Bandol reds(November 7, 2016)
Report 196 is a horizontal tasting of 2004 Brunello di Montalcino(October 3, 2016)
Report 195 is a vertical tasting of Clos Mogador(May 16, 2016)
Report 194 is tasting of Ch. Latour and Les Forts de Latour(April 4, 2016)
Report 193 is tasting of Bordeaux second growths(March 7, 2016)
Report 192 is tasting of (mostly) Zinfandels(February 1, 2016)
Report 191 is vertical tasting of Opus One(January 4, 2016)
Report 190 is comparison of the three vineyards comprising Léoville(November 9, 2015)
Report 189 is a tasting of various Pinot Noirs(October 11, 2015)
Report 188 is a vertical tasting of Heitz's Martha's Vineyard(October 5, 2015)
Report 187 is a vertical tasting of Livio Sassetti Pertimali Brunello di Montalcino(May 4, 2015)
Report 186 is a tasting of old Zinfandels(April 6, 2015)
Report 185 is a reprise of the April 2012 tasting of top Burgundies(March 2, 2015)
Report 184 is another tasting of recent Napa Valley wines(February 2, 2015)
Report 183 is a tasting of recent Napa Valley wines(January 5, 2015)
Report 182 is a vertical tasting of Hermitage La Chapelle(November 3, 2014)
Report 181 is a vertical tasting of Château Léoville Barton(October 6, 2014)
Report 180 is a vertical tasting of Barbaresco by Produttori del Barbaresco(May 12, 2014)
Report 179 is a vertical tasting of Walla Walla Vintners Merlot(May 1, 2014)
Report 178 is a vertical tasting of Kistler Pinot Noirs(April 7, 2014)
Report 177 is a tasting of the wines of three adjacent Burgundy vineyards for three years(March 3, 2014)
Report 176 is a tasting of Cabernet Sauvignon blends from several regions(February 3, 2014)
Report 175 is a tasting of New Jersey and Loire wines (January 6, 2014)
Report 174 is a tasting of Argentinian and Chilean wines (December 2, 2013)
Report 173 is a tasting of 1993 Burgundies (November 4, 2013)
Report 172 is a tasting of Pinot Noirs from France, California, Oregon and New Zealand (October 7, 2013)
Report 171 is a tasting of Turley Zinfandels and Petite Sirahs (June 3, 2013)
Report 170 is a tasting of 2004 Barolos (May 6, 2013)
Report 169 is a tasting of Guigal Côte Rôti wines (a repeat of Report 139 (April 1, 2013)
Report 168 is a tasting of four 1983 Bordeaux wines (March 4, 2013)
Report 167 is a tasting of recent American wines (February 4, 2013)
Report 166 is a tasting by the Lenox Wine Club of recent miscellaneous reds (January 7, 2013)
Report 165 is a tasting of 1997 and younger Burgundies (January 7, 2013)
Report 164 is a tasting of recent Riojas and Ribera del Dueros (December 3, 2012)
Report 163 is a tasting of Chateau Montelena vs. Dominus for four (almost) matched vintages (November 5, 2012)
Report 162 is a tasting of 2001 Brunello di Montalcino (October 1, 2012)
Report 161 is a repeat of the "Judgment of Paris" (1976) with French and New Jersey wines. (June 8, 2012)
Report 160 is a tasting of Southern Rhône wines. (June 4, 2012)
Report 159 is a vertical tasting of Hermitage from Chave. (May 7, 2012)
Report 158 is a tasting of 2005 top Burgundies. (April 2, 2012)
Report 157 is a tasting of wines from Provence: from Bandol, Côtes de Luberon, Palette and Les Baux de Provence. (March 6, 2012)
Report 156 is a tasting of recent Cabernet Sauvignons from Napa. (February 6, 2012)
Report 155 is a tasting 2007 American and French Pinot Noirs. (January 2, 2012).
Report 154 is a tasting of Heitz Cabernet Sauvignons from the 1980s. (November 7, 2011).
Report 153 is a tasting of Clos de la Roche and Chambertin Clos de Bèze for 1990, 1995, 1999 and 2003. (November 7, 2011).
Report 152 is a tasting of 2001 Brunello di Montalcino (October 3, 2011).
Report 151 is a tasting of 18 white wines representing different grapes (June 6, 2011).
Report 150 is a vertical tasting of Hermitage La Chapelle (May 2, 2011).
Report 149 is a tasting of Rieslings (April 6, 2011).
Report 148 is a vertical tasting of Château Latour (April 11, 2011).
Report 147 is a tasting of Bordeaux-style wines from Stellenbosch and Constantia (Western Cape, South Africa) (March 7, 2011).
Report 146 is a tasting of 7 French Burgundies and one American Pinot Noir (February 7, 2011). See also Report 130.
Report 145 is a vertical/horizontal tasting of Bonnes-Mares (January 3, 2011)
Report 144 is a vertical tasting of Vieux Château Certan (December 6, 2010)
Report 143 is a vertical tasting of Château Musar (November 8, 2010)
Report 142 is a tasting of recent Argentinian Malbecs (October 4, 2010)
Report 141 is a vertical tasting of Château de Beaucastel (May 3, 2010)
Report 140 is a tasting of Spanish Tempranillos (April 12, 2010)
Report 139 is a tasting of recent Guigal Côte Rôties (April 5, 2010)
Report 138 is a tasting of a world-wide tasting of Pinot Noirs (March 1, 2010)
Report 137 is a tasting of California Cabernet Sauvignons and one Merlot and one Shiraz (February 1, 2010)
Report 136 is a tasting of very old California Cabernet Sauvignons (January 4, 2010)
Report 135 is a tasting of 1997 Napa wines (December 7, 2009)
Report 134 is a tasting of Italian (Tuscan and Piedmont) wines (November 2, 2009)
Report 133 is a tasting of Echézeaux and Grands-Echézeaux (October 5, 2009)
Report 132 is a vertical tasting of Clos Martinet from Priorat (May 4, 2009)
Report 131 is a tasting of recent Syrahs from several regions (April 20, 2009)
Report 130 is a tasting of 2002 red Burgundies and two Kistlers (April 6, 2009)
Report 129 is a tasting of 1996 and 1997 First Growth Bordeaux wines (March 2, 2009)
Report 128 is a vertical tasting of Henschke "Hill of Grace" (Australia) (February 2, 2009)
Report 127 is a tasting of various French and American wines in four flights (January 3, 2009)
Report 126 is a tasting of various Cortons (January 5, 2009)
Report 125 is a vertical tasting of Ch. Ducru Beaucaillou (December 1, 2008)
Report 124 is a tasting of older Bordeaux first growths (November 3, 2008)
Report 123 is a tasting of South African cabernets (October 6, 2008)
Report 122 is a tasting of three flights of Bordeaux, California and Brunello, plus a "mystery" wine (September 8, 2008)
Report 121 is a tasting of two flights of 2005 Bordeaux (June 2, 2008)
Report 120 is a tasting of 1985, 1988, 1989 and 1990 Rhone wines (May 5, 2008)
Report 119 is a tasting of 1975 Bordeaux (April 7, 2008)
Report 118 is a tasting of recent Cortons (February 4, 2008)
Report 117 is a tasting of Bordeaux reds from the 1960s (January 7, 2008)
Report 116 is a tasting of 4 French and 1 American Pinot Noirs (December 18, 2007)
Report 115 is a tasting of 7 Oregon and 1 New Zealand Pinot Noirs (December 3, 2007)
Report 114 is a tasting of 2004, 2005, 2006 Rieslings (November 26, 2007)
Report 113 is a tasting of 1990 Burgundies (November 5, 2007)
Report 112 is a tasting of 1989 and 1990 Bordeaux wines (October 1, 2007)
Report 111 is an eclectic tasting of Spanish wines (June 11, 2007)
Report 110 is a vertical tasting of G Mascarello Barolo Monprivato (May 7, 2007)
Report 109 is a tasting of 1978 Bordeaux wines (April 2, 2007)
Report 108 is a tasting of Heitz Bella Oaks, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987 (March 5, 2007)
Report 107 is a tasting of Bordeaux wines and California Cabernet Sauvignons from 1997 (February 5, 2007)
Report 106 is a tasting of California Cabernet Sauvignons from the 1960s (January 8, 2007)
Report 105 is a tasting of California Pinot Noirs from the 1960s (January 8, 2007)
Report 104 is a tasting of 1982 Bordeaux wines (December 4, 2006)
Report 103 is a tasting of matched French Bordeaux from 1966 and 1970 (November 6, 2006)
Report 102 is a tasting of American and French wines from 2003 (Reports 101 and 102 have identical wines but different tasters) (October 13, 2006)
Report 101 is a tasting of American and French wines from 2003 (Reports 101 and 102 have identical wines but different tasters) (October 13, 2006)
Report 100 is a tasting of five California Cabernets from 2001 and 2002 (October 2, 2006)
Report 99 is a tasting of four French wines and four from Washington State, all 2003 (September 17, 2006)
Report 98 is a tasting of 1998, 1999, 2000 and 2001 Chateauneuf du Pape. (September 11, 2006)
Report 97 is a vertical tasting of Giusto dei Notri. (May 1, 2006)
Report 96 is a tasting of Sangiovese from various regions. (April 22, 2006)
Report 95 is a tasting of Pinot Noirs from various regions. (April 16, 2006)
Report 94 is a vertical tasting of Château Petrus. (April 3, 2006)
Report 93 is a tasting of 1997 Burgundies. (March 6, 2006)
Report 92 is a tasting of three Bordeaux wines for 1996, 1997, 1998. (February 6, 2006)
Report 91 is a tasting of Tokaji Aszú wines from 1993. (January 2, 2006)
Report 90 is a tasting of recent West Coast Pinot Noirs. (December 5, 2005)
Report 89 is a tasting of Opus One and Bordeaux wines. (November 7, 2005)
Report 88 is a horizontal tasting of 1982 Bordeaux wines. (October 3, 2005)
Report 87 is a horizontal tasting of 1983 Bordeaux wines. (June 20, 2005)
Report 86 is a tasting of Sauvignon Blancs. (June 8, 2005)
Report 85 is a tasting of Spanish wines from Priorat and Toro. (May 2, 2005)
Report 84 is a tasting of South African cabernets and one shiraz. (April 4, 2005)
Report 83 is a tasting of six American Cabernet Sauvignons and one Zinfandel from the 1960s. (March 7, 2005)
Report 82 is a tasting of Bordeaux wines from the 1970s. (February 7, 2005)
Report 81 is a horizontal tasting 1997 Bordeaux.(January 3, 2005)
Report 80 is a horizontal tasting 1991 Burgundies. (December 6, 2004)
Report 79 is a vertical tasting of Châteauneuf du Pape from Chateau de Beaucastel. (November 11, 2004)
Report 78 is a tasting 2002 Burgundies. (October 4, 2004)
Report 77 is a tasting of various vintages of Zinfandels. (September 13, 2004)
Report 76 is a vertical tasting of Cotarella Montiano between 1994 and 2000. (May 3, 2004)
Report 75 is a tasting of 1999 French and American pinot noir wines. (April 5, 2004)
Report 74 is a tasting of Tokaji Aszú wines. (March 15, 2004)
Report 73 is a tasting of "old" Bordeaux wines. (March 1, 2004)
Report 72 is a tasting of 1997 Bordeaux wines. (February 2, 2004)
Report 71 is a tasting of 1989 and 1990 Bordeaux wines. (December 1, 2003)
Report 70 is a tasting of 1985 Burgundies. (November 3, 2003)
Report 69 is a tasting of 1982 Bordeaux, with the exception of the winner of the previous tasting of 1983s included. (October 6, 2003)
Report 68 is a tasting of 1983 Bordeaux, with one exception because one 1985 was accidentally included. (September 8, 2003)
Report 67 is a vertical tasting of Heitz cabernets between 1980 and 1985. (May 15, 2003)
Report 66 is a tasting of 1998 Châteauneuf du Papes. (May 5, 2003)
Report 65 is a tasting of recent Pinot Noirs from New Zealand, South Africa, France, and the US.(April 21, 2003)
Report 64 is a vertical tasting of Caymus Napa and Caymus Special Selection between 1978 and 1998. (April 7, 2003)
Report 63 is a tasting of matched Bordeaux chateaus from 1996 and 1997. (March 3, 2003)
Report 62 is a tasting of Bordeaux wines from 1970 to 1993. (February 3, 2003)
Report 61 is a tasting of American Petite Syrahs between 1996 and 2000. (January 6, 2003)
Report 60 is a tasting of Ridge Zinfandels from 1976 to 1983. (December 2, 2002)
Report 59 is a tasting of six consecutive 1980s vintages of Forman Cabernets. (November 4, 2002)
Report 58 is a tasting of 1989 Rhone wines. (October 7, 2002)
Report 57 is a tasting of 1961 and 1962 Bordeaux reds. (September 16, 2002)
Report 56 is a vertical tasting of Caymus Special Selection. (May 16, 2002)
Report 55 is a vertical tasting of Château Lafite Rothschild. (May 6, 2002)
Report 54 is a vertical tasting of Châteauneuf du Pape from the Chateau de Beaucastel. (April 1, 2002)
Report 53 is a tasting of old Burgundies, with two wines of unknown vintage. (March 4, 2002)
Report 52 is a tasting of 1970 Bordeaux wines, with the special feature that two of the bottles were the identical wine. (February 4, 2002)
Report 51 is a tasting of 1990 Châteauneuf du Pape (with one exception which is a 1989).(January 7, 2002)
Report 50 is a tasting of 1994 and 1995 Bordeaux wines from four chateaux. (December 3, 2001)
Report 49 is a tasting of older Bordeaux wines, mostly from 1961. (November 5, 2001)
Report 48 is a tasting of old ports. (October 1, 2001)
Report 47 is a tasting of the 1989 and 1990 vintages of top Bordeaux wines. (September 10, 2001)
Report 46 is a tasting of three vintages of Guigal Côte Rôtie, including La Landonne, La Mouline and La Turque. (May 7, 2001)
Report 45 is a horizontal tasting of three completely matched Tokaji Aszu wines except for their "puttonyos" level. (April 29, 2001)
Report 44 is a horizontal tasting of 1985 Burgundies. (April 20, 2001)
Report 43 is a horizontal tasting of 1988 Bordeaux reds.(April 16, 2001)
Report 42 is a tasting of of Spanish wines, seven from Ribera del Duero and one from Rioja. (April 3, 2001)
Report 41 is a tasting of 1959 and 1966 Bordeaux first growths. (February 5, 2001)
Report 40 is a vertical tasting of La Chapelle, with a Penfolds Grange thrown in as a ringer. (January 8, 2001)
Report 39 is a tasting of 1989 and 1990 Clos de Vougeot wines from Burgundy. (December 11, 2000)
Report 38 is a tasting of the top Chilean Cabernet Sauvignons, with a top American Cabernet thrown in as a "ringer.".
Report 37 is a tasting of 1962 Bordeaux's. (October 16, 2000)
Report 36 is a tasting of American Syrahs from 1995, 1996, 1997 and 1998. (October 2, 2000)
Report 35 is another "monster" tasting, of American cabernets from 1996, with 30 judges and 24 wines. Commentary by Orley Ashenfelter. It should be compared with Report 20.
Report 34 is a tasting of American cabernets from the 1970s and 1980s, with a Chateau Latour 1979 thrown in as a ringer. (May 29, 2000)
Report 33 from our German correspondent, is a tasting by inexperienced tasters of inexpensive American cabernets. (March 27, 2000)
Report 32 is a tasting in two flights of 1990 and 1959 Burgundies. (April 3, 2000)
Report 31 is a tasting of 1997 Chablis, with one Pouilly Fuisse as a ringer, from German correspondent. (March 6, 2000)
Report 30 is a tasting of vintage-matched Northern Rhone wines: Hermitages and Saint Josephs. (March 6, 2000)
Report 29 is a tasting of matched 1966 and 1970 Bordeaux wines, plus a second flight of one 1970 Bordeaux matched with its 1979 counterpart. (February 7, 2000)
Report 28 is a tasting of German auslese and spätlese wines from the 1970s. (January 6, 2000)
Report 27 is a tasting of superb old Bordeaux wines.(January 3, 2000)
Report 26 from our German correspondent, is a tasting of supermarket wines by inexperienced wine drinkers. (December 29, 1999)
Report 25 is a tasting of 1990 Bordeaux wines. (December 6, 1999)
Report 24 is a tasting of five Tokaji wines, one Monbazillac and one Austrian Trockenbeerenauslese. (November 15, 1999)
Report 23 is a tasting of Cabernet Franc wines from France and the US. (October 9, 1999)
Report 22 is a tasting of seven pinot noir wines from from three different countries: France, the US and South Africa. (October 4, 1999)
Report 21 is a tasting of five Burgundies, with a price range in which the most expensive cost about six times as much as the cheapest. (September 20, 1999)
Report 20 shows the results of a "monster" tasting with 32 judges and 47 wines, an Introduction by Orley Ashenfelter and a Rebuttal by Frank Vannerson. You may want to look at this report in parallel with Report 35, which is another large tasting, this time exclusively of American cabernets. (May 1, 1999)
Report 19, from our German correspondent, is a tasting of 1990 Barolos and Barbarescos. (April 25, 1999)
Report 18 is a tasting of 1990 Bordeaux wines. (May 3, 1999)
Report 17 is a tasting of Spanish wines from Rioja (with one exception). (April 5, 1999)
Report 16 is a tasting of 1995 barrique wines from the South of France (from our German correspondent). (January 26, 1999)
Report 15 is a tasting of Sauvignon Blanc, including Sancerre, Pouilly Fume, and others (from our German correspondent). (January 15, 1999)
Report 14 is a tasting of South African wines, including Cabernet Sauvignons, Shiraz and Pinotage. (March 1, 1999)
Report 13 is a horizontal tasting of 1988 Cabernet Sauvignons from France, Italy, and the US. (February 15, 1999)
Report 12 should be looked at together, because they are an attempt to repeat a tasting of 1997 dry Mosel Rieslings two days apart (from our German correspondent).(See also Report 6.)
Report 11 (January 29, 1999) and string of 1997 dry Mosel Rieslings two days apart (from our German correspondent).(See also Report 6.)
Report 10 is a tasting of 1993 and 1994 Burgundies and German wines. (December 18, 1998)
Report 9 is a vertical tasting of Barbarescos from the Produttori di Barbaresco. (December 14, 1998)
Report 8 is a vertical tasting of Cos d'Estournel from 1961 to 1987. (December 7, 1998)
Report 7 is a vertical tasting of Bandol wines, all from Domaine Tempier. (November 23, 1998)
Report 6 is devoted to a tasting of German wines; a total of 12 Auslese and Spätlese wines.(October 17, 1998)
Report 5 contains the results of a horizontal tasting of the quite fabulous 1990 Barolos.(May 4, 1998)
Report 4 contains the results of a vertical tasting of seven Sassicaias. See also Report -17. (March 30, 1998)
Report 3 compares the 1976, 1977, 1978, and 1979 Joseph Phelps cabernet sauvignons.
Report 2 compares nine different Bordeaux wines from the year 1970.
Report 1 compares 1985 Gaja Barbaresco, Hermitage la Chappelle, Stag's Leap, and Ch. Gruaud Larose.  (January 2, 1998).

The newly discovered reports begin here:

Report -2 is a vertical tasting of Hermitage La Chappelle (Jaboulet).(September 28, 1997)
Report -3 is a vertical tasting of Château Lafite Rothschild.(May 5, 1997)
Report -4 is a tasting of eight Château Latours, in three flights.(April 14, 1997)
Report -5 is a tasting of in two flights of lesser Bordeaux wines.(February 10, 1997)
Report -6 is a tasting of 1983 red Bordeaux wines.(November 18, 1996)
Report -7 is a tasting of 1989 red Bordeaux wines.(May 8, 1996)
Report -8 is a comparison of Ch. Gruaud Larose and Ch. Talbot for four vintages.(May 2, 1996)
Report -9 is a tasting of a wide range of Spanish wines.(March 28, 1996)
Report -10 is a tasting of 1976 Burgundies.(November 13, 1995)
Report -11 is a tasting of Côtes Rôties from the 1970s and 1980s.(October 16, 1995)
Report -12 is a tasting of Dunn Cabernet Sauvignons from 1982s and 1990.(June 5, 1995)
Report -13 is a vertical tasting of Torres Gran Coronas Black Label from the Penedes region of Spain.(April 10, 1995)
Report -14 is a tasting of Barolos and Barbarescos.(March 6, 1995)
Report -15 is a tasting of 1966 Bordeaux.(January 16, 1995)
Report -16 is a vertical tasting of Hermitage La Chappelle.(April 25, 1994)
Report -17 is a vertical tasting of Sassicaia.(February 14, 1994)
Report -18 is a vertical tasting of Château Ducru Beaucaillou.(November 23, 1993)
Report -19 is a tasting of Bordeaux reds from 1953 to 1966.(June 8, 1993)
Report -20 is a tasting of "champagnes".(January 1, 1993)

We hope you enjoy looking at these reports
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