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by Carlos Delpin
October 20th, 2019, 8:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2008 Vintage Champagne Ten Years After Release?
Replies: 15
Views: 1480

Re: 2008 Vintage Champagne Ten Years After Release?

Michael S. Monie wrote:
October 20th, 2019, 2:19 pm
Jim Stewart wrote:
October 20th, 2019, 2:17 pm
glass half-empty kind of guy ?
Hearing 96 Krug is not drinking well will do that to you.
The bottles I’ve had recently of Krug 96, Dom 96, and Churchill 96 have been stunning.
by Carlos Delpin
October 20th, 2019, 9:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Are you going to stop buying European tariff affected winei
Replies: 81
Views: 3954

Re: Are you going to stop buying European tariff affected winei

It is hard for me to penalize a grower and an importer for the temporary decision taken by a fool through no fault of their own.
by Carlos Delpin
October 8th, 2019, 9:01 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: For Sale: Treehouse Brewing Company - Update Oct. 10
Replies: 41
Views: 4033

Re: For Sale: Treehouse Brewing Company - Update Oct. 8

Let me know and we can ship with the wine.
by Carlos Delpin
October 7th, 2019, 12:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Haut Brion retrospective
Replies: 14
Views: 1303

Re: Haut Brion retrospective

Great notes!! I always reading these type of posts, how did the Heitz Cellars drink? The 86 Martha’s in magnum was a classic example from the golden 80’s in Napa. The wine was fully resolved and integrated. The fruit was sweet and mature and the aromatics carried a bit of green that served mostly a...
by Carlos Delpin
October 6th, 2019, 2:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Haut Brion retrospective
Replies: 14
Views: 1303

Re: Haut Brion retrospective

Craig G wrote:
October 6th, 2019, 1:39 pm
Carlos, did your 83 seem very youthful and dark? I’m asking because I had one in a tasting several years ago and it was so youthful I suspected it was a fake (excellent wine, though). Maybe it really is that way?
It looked age appropriate compared with the 81 and the 85.
by Carlos Delpin
October 6th, 2019, 10:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Haut Brion retrospective
Replies: 14
Views: 1303

Haut Brion retrospective

A group of friends met yesterday to celebrate the 65th birthday of one of our wine buddies. The topic was Haut Brion and we tasted the wines from the 66, 69, 70, 81, 83, 84, 85, 87, 88, 89, 90 vintages. IMHO Haut Brion is the most consistent among the first growths and also the one that better displ...
by Carlos Delpin
October 1st, 2019, 5:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2011 Levet Les Journaries - To Heck w/the Rule of 15
Replies: 17
Views: 1204

Re: TN: 2011 Levet Les Journaries - To Heck w/the Rule of 15

2011 Northern Rhone is drinking so good right now...
by Carlos Delpin
September 30th, 2019, 1:23 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Orlando
Replies: 24
Views: 630

Re: Orlando

Winter Park is only marginally terrible as compared to the rest of Orlando--which I firmly believe firebombing would be a vast improvement. In Winter Park, I visited a friend's parents and they took us to The Ravenous Pig. It was fine. I chuckle when I hear stuff like this. Quality of life in Orlan...
by Carlos Delpin
September 30th, 2019, 1:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Lots of good, not so much great
Replies: 54
Views: 1886

Re: Lots of good, not so much great

We often forget the other part of the equation when we evaluate a wine. The drinker! Our state of mind at the moment of experiencing a wine has a direct effect on our enjoyment of the same. When I enter the cellar the first thing I do is ask myself what is the best wine for me NOW. Sometimes I need ...
by Carlos Delpin
September 27th, 2019, 6:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1994 Château Rauzan-Ségla (France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Margaux)
Replies: 16
Views: 983

Re: TN: 1994 Château Rauzan-Ségla (France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Margaux)

1994 and 1997 are great for current drinking. Montrose 94 and PL 97 are jewels.
by Carlos Delpin
September 25th, 2019, 6:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: La Tour Figeac 2000
Replies: 3
Views: 289

Re: La Tour Figeac 2000

The 2000 Yon Figeac is really tasty.
by Carlos Delpin
September 25th, 2019, 6:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Excessible Ballin With Tignanello
Replies: 12
Views: 1185

Re: Excessible Ballin With Tignanello

How much do you have experience? Because I'm not a big fan of most of the 2000's vintages of Tignanello, but the ones from the 1970's and 1980's that I've tasted have been very impressive. The best vintages have aged gracefully and some of them have been surprisingly youthful (yet not backward) for...
by Carlos Delpin
September 24th, 2019, 7:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Excessible Ballin With Tignanello
Replies: 12
Views: 1185

Re: Excessible Ballin With Tignanello

And for a wine that really does not age all that great IMHO. How much do you have experience? Because I'm not a big fan of most of the 2000's vintages of Tignanello, but the ones from the 1970's and 1980's that I've tasted have been very impressive. The best vintages have aged gracefully and some o...
by Carlos Delpin
September 24th, 2019, 5:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Excessible Ballin With Tignanello
Replies: 12
Views: 1185

Re: Excessible Ballin With Tignanello

And for a wine that really does not age all that great IMHO.
by Carlos Delpin
September 24th, 2019, 5:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Do I need to be drinking my Bordeauxs younger?
Replies: 54
Views: 2335

Re: Do I need to be drinking my Bordeauxs younger?

For my palate Bordeaux can be enjoyed at various stages except young. Over the past month I’ve experienced the following bottles. At Troquet in Boston we had a 1966 Gruaud Larose and 1976 and 1978 Mouton which showcased the nuances and complexities of mature Bordeaux. All of these wines developed in...
by Carlos Delpin
September 16th, 2019, 6:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Why is Vatan Clos la Neore so expensive?
Replies: 23
Views: 1857

Re: Why is Vatan Clos la Neore so expensive?

Regardless of price the wine is singular and outstanding. Tried it for the first time as part of a tasting menu in NOLA and bought pretty much every bottle available in wine searcher as soon as I got back to the hotel. Amazing juice.
by Carlos Delpin
September 16th, 2019, 6:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: If you have offsite storage, how many bottles do you keep at home
Replies: 60
Views: 2771

Re: If you have offsite storage, how many bottles do you keep at home

My cellar is at the office so access is not an issue. At home I keep around 40 bottles composed of mostly weekday stuff plus a few choice bottles in case an impromptu tasting with friends pops up.
by Carlos Delpin
August 29th, 2019, 8:52 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: LTB - Popeye's Chicken Sandwich
Replies: 11
Views: 1066

Re: LTB - Popeye's Chicken Sandwich

Or you can travel to Puerto Rico... We’ve had them as a test market for months and there are no lines nor hoopla. We just keep it quiet so #45 doesn’t begrudge us our sandwiches too...
by Carlos Delpin
August 24th, 2019, 7:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Herbert, the Suckling Pig, and 1977 Cabernets.
Replies: 25
Views: 1386

Re: Herbert, the Suckling Pig, and 1977 Cabernets.

Cochinillo requires Spanish wines!
by Carlos Delpin
August 17th, 2019, 6:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1998 Château Lafleur-Gazin (France, Bordeaux, Libournais, Pomerol)
Replies: 4
Views: 395

Re: TN: 1998 Château Lafleur-Gazin (France, Bordeaux, Libournais, Pomerol)

1998 right bank with a little air are drinking really well.
by Carlos Delpin
August 11th, 2019, 9:03 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Chateau Les Carmes Haut Brion, Pessac-Leognan
Replies: 45
Views: 1991

Re: TN: 2016 Chateau Les Carmes Haut Brion, Pessac-Leogna

I’m more concerned about the state of Roberto’s cellar. What the hell is he doing drinking 2016 Bordeaux? Even in the tropics we know that the stuff needs to be aged. In our wine circle it is frowned upon if a Bordeaux from this century is opened. By this century, are you including 2000? Beginning ...
by Carlos Delpin
August 11th, 2019, 6:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Chateau Les Carmes Haut Brion, Pessac-Leognan
Replies: 45
Views: 1991

Re: TN: 2016 Chateau Les Carmes Haut Brion, Pessac-Leognan

I’m more concerned about the state of Roberto’s cellar. What the hell is he doing drinking 2016 Bordeaux? Even in the tropics we know that the stuff needs to be aged. In our wine circle it is frowned upon if a Bordeaux from this century is opened.
by Carlos Delpin
August 7th, 2019, 10:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: AFWE ban me now, I have purchased Rolland (Ovid)
Replies: 67
Views: 4706

Re: AFWE ban me now, I have purchased Rolland (Ovid)

You call that good looking? Please...
by Carlos Delpin
August 5th, 2019, 4:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Domaine Roulot Bourgogne Blanc (France, Burgundy, Bourgogne Blanc)
Replies: 22
Views: 1215

Re: TN: 2016 Domaine Roulot Bourgogne Blanc (France, Burgundy, Bourgogne Blanc)

Had the 2011 last week and it was stunning. Went to search for more and saw the over $100k price tag. Ouch. My records showed that I paid $55 in 2014. That is a steep increase.
by Carlos Delpin
August 5th, 2019, 4:13 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: A small BBQ: 62 Lafite, 74 HB, 78 Martha’s etc
Replies: 8
Views: 615

Re: TN: A small BBQ: 62 Lafite, 74 HB, 78 Martha’s etc

Great line up. Looks like your bottle of 78 Martha’s was a bit off. Have been lucky to enjoy this wine a couple of times recently and it has been stellar. Cheers!
by Carlos Delpin
July 31st, 2019, 9:34 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Boston/Cambridge restaurant recommendations ?
Replies: 17
Views: 1776

Re: Boston/Cambridge restaurant recommendations ?

Troquet, especially during the summer wine promotion.

Figs for pizza.

Bar Boulud and Eataly
by Carlos Delpin
July 26th, 2019, 8:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Complex wines and simple ingredients are kind of boring!
Replies: 33
Views: 1387

Re: Complex wines and simple ingredients are kind of boring!

That is why I have never bought into the whole wine and food paradox. I enjoy wine much more with friends in casual settings than in a table with food. Must be the tropics...
by Carlos Delpin
July 26th, 2019, 8:12 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Does anyone else buy wine when they're STRESSED OUT?
Replies: 39
Views: 1727

Re: Does anyone else buy wine when they're STRESSED OUT?

If I had invested in therapy 50% of the money I have paid to winebid for stress relief I would probably be healthier.
by Carlos Delpin
July 5th, 2019, 6:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Corkage Etiquette for Older Bottles?
Replies: 23
Views: 1528

Re: Corkage Etiquette for Older Bottles?

For the first time in my wine-drinking life, I was challenged for bringing in an open bottle a few weeks ago. Once I explained why it was opened they were completely cool. I think you’ll be fine. If you need to open the second bottle, be prepared to pay a second corkage fee, even if the first wine ...
by Carlos Delpin
June 25th, 2019, 4:51 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: OMG - He's doing it again. Berserkerfest 10.2 in the Burbs, White Plains, NY on July 27. Now with food poll!!
Replies: 161
Views: 7184

Re: OMG - He's doing it again. Berserkerfest 10.2 in the Burbs, White Plains, NY on July 27. Now with food poll!!

Picked my 4 choices plus “Other”. The “other” I would suggest is Cuban Sandwiches in honor of Carlos Delpin (I think he’s Cuban.....not sure). Easy enough to set up the station with Cuban rolls, ham, Swiss, sliced roast pork, pickles & yellow mustard (no fancy Grey Poopoo). Instead of a plancha, wr...
by Carlos Delpin
June 12th, 2019, 3:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Went nuts and ...
Replies: 39
Views: 2746

Re: Went nuts and ...

Do it in PR and I’ll take care of the details...
by Carlos Delpin
June 10th, 2019, 6:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What wine with grilled octopus?
Replies: 47
Views: 2141

Re: What wine with grilled octopus?

Any white from the north of Spain.
by Carlos Delpin
June 9th, 2019, 6:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2018 Bevan Cellars Sauvignon Blanc Dry Stack
Replies: 3
Views: 574

Re: TN: 2018 Bevan Cellars Sauvignon Blanc Dry Stack

Thanks for the note. Have a few of these that I need to tackle.
by Carlos Delpin
June 9th, 2019, 5:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Post your CELLAR PIC time…..
Replies: 451
Views: 44906

Re: Post your CELLAR PIC time…..

Two hurricanes and a lot of work later finally all the babies are together again... Totally no frills and utilitarian but it works! Carlos - good to see the plan coming together! When are you coming back up so we can go see the mediocre Red Sox together? I’m in Boston right now! My son has college ...
by Carlos Delpin
May 31st, 2019, 4:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Post your CELLAR PIC time…..
Replies: 451
Views: 44906

Re: Post your CELLAR PIC time…..

Two hurricanes and a lot of work later finally all the babies are together again... Totally no frills and utilitarian but it works!
by Carlos Delpin
May 29th, 2019, 3:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anyone using Weinboxes?
Replies: 154
Views: 10368

Re: Anyone using Weinboxes?

My Weinbox setup...Sideways.
by Carlos Delpin
May 17th, 2019, 4:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I had a long day, and Fu pissed me off, so I popped a 2016 Gonon St Joe
Replies: 73
Views: 3250

Re: I had a long day, and Fu pissed me off, so I popped a 2016 Gonon St Joe

After a 4 hour call with lawyers I would have gone straight to Islay.
by Carlos Delpin
May 15th, 2019, 11:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Give up salt or give up wine?
Replies: 52
Views: 1844

Re: Give up salt or give up wine?

Every time I see a thread like this one I am reminded of the saying in Spain that North Americans want to die healthy.
by Carlos Delpin
May 9th, 2019, 7:48 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: WTB: 1996 Chave Hermitage
Replies: 0
Views: 230

WTB: 1996 Chave Hermitage

Looking to source a bottle of Chave 1996 Hermitage for a retrospective tasting. PM if interested in selling one. Thanks.
by Carlos Delpin
May 4th, 2019, 9:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Virtual tasting event?
Replies: 15
Views: 509

Re: Virtual tasting event?

I would play. Would recommend to choose an easily available wine/vintage to increase participation and later on narrow down topics.
by Carlos Delpin
May 4th, 2019, 9:02 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Are you buying white burg to cellar for 10+ yrs?
Replies: 66
Views: 3063

Re: Are you buying white burg to cellar for 10+ yrs?

Yes. Nothing ventured, nothing gained. My percentage of premox is about the same as my percentage of corked. I’m not stopping buying wine because of corked wines either.
by Carlos Delpin
April 27th, 2019, 3:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Can you saber sparkling juice with a bottle cap?
Replies: 34
Views: 897

Re: Can you saber sparkling juice with a bottle cap?

Well? What happened?
by Carlos Delpin
April 18th, 2019, 7:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What's your house champagne?
Replies: 90
Views: 3824

Re: What's your house champagne?

Jud Reis wrote:
April 18th, 2019, 3:59 pm
Carlos Delpin wrote:
April 16th, 2019, 8:36 pm
For some reason we can source the Krug 375ml in PR for $45. At that tariff it is our house bubbles.
Makes for an excellent quaff on the golf course! champagne.gif
True dat. Need to do it again! I’m presently in Boston visiting universities with my son. Almost made it to Troquet today.
by Carlos Delpin
April 16th, 2019, 9:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Why is the level of fervor is uneven: old world versus new world palates...
Replies: 161
Views: 5019

Re: Why is the level of fervor is uneven: old world versus new world palates...

Even though I am a confessed Francophile my disgust with goop from California is measured only against California of old. Why can’t they make anymore the wines they were making before 2002? Napa from the 70’s and 80’s are some of the most profound wine experiences I’ve ever had. The goop is just ca...
by Carlos Delpin
April 16th, 2019, 8:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What's your house champagne?
Replies: 90
Views: 3824

Re: What's your house champagne?

For some reason we can source the Krug 375ml in PR for $45. At that tariff it is our house bubbles.
by Carlos Delpin
April 16th, 2019, 8:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Why is the level of fervor is uneven: old world versus new world palates...
Replies: 161
Views: 5019

Re: Why is the level of fervor is uneven: old world versus new world palates...

Even though I am a confessed Francophile my disgust with goop from California is measured only against California of old. Why can’t they make anymore the wines they were making before 2002? Napa from the 70’s and 80’s are some of the most profound wine experiences I’ve ever had. The goop is just car...
by Carlos Delpin
April 13th, 2019, 7:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1993 Montrose
Replies: 8
Views: 347

Re: 1993 Montrose

1994 Montrose is also very good.
by Carlos Delpin
March 20th, 2019, 6:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Foreign Language CT Notes
Replies: 57
Views: 1881

Re: Foreign Language CT Notes

Just found a bottle I was interested in, and the only tasting note is in Dutch (I thought). I dropped it into Google Translate, so not a big deal (it was German). Oddly this taster has ~50% of their other notes in English. And then I thought of a new poll idea. Who doesn't like anonymous polls. May...

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