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by Ted Alexander
July 24th, 2019, 10:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2015 Bordeaux
Replies: 20
Views: 1484

Re: 2015 Bordeaux

Marcu$ Stanley wrote:
July 24th, 2019, 3:24 pm
how old are you?
and how long are you willing to wait
by Ted Alexander
May 7th, 2019, 4:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2012 Windy Oaks Estate Pinot Noir Terra Narro Schultze Family Vineyard
Replies: 1
Views: 167

Re: TN: 2012 Windy Oaks Estate Pinot Noir Terra Narro Schultze Family Vineyard

Thanks for the post. I had a delicious 2016 Windy Oaks whole cluster pinot last week in Santa Cruz. Quite savory, spicey with restrained fruit, very dark color. Too bad about their wine club, though. Looks like you have to commit to quarterly purchases without knowing exactly what they will send. Th...
by Ted Alexander
November 28th, 2018, 5:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How far do wineries routinely ship grapes to make wine???
Replies: 50
Views: 1862

Re: How far do wineries routinely ship grapes to make wine???

Chateau Musar ships from the Bekaa Valley one hour over mountainous roads to Ghazir, about ten miles north of Beirut. Maybe not the longest trip, but certainly not the safest.
by Ted Alexander
September 10th, 2018, 3:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Léoville-Barton 1996, Pontet Canet 2003 + Charles Orban Bl de Blancs
Replies: 18
Views: 769

Re: Léoville-Barton 1996, Pontet Canet 2003 + Charles Orban Bl de Blancs

Léoville-Barton 1996 A great example of Barton, this has mellowed into a really satisfying Saint Julien. The nose is complex, with nuts, forest fruit, cigar box and a large dollop of cherry. The initial taste is less full-bodied than the last bottle, with a more open blend of dark cherry, blackcurr...
by Ted Alexander
August 28th, 2018, 3:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Acker Merrall vs HDH auction experience as seller
Replies: 91
Views: 4866

Re: Acker Merrall vs HDH auction experience as seller

go with HDH-easier to spell
by Ted Alexander
August 20th, 2018, 8:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2011 Sociando Mallet
Replies: 17
Views: 820

Re: TN: 2011 Sociando Mallet

Larose T is great in some vintages How are more recent vintages? I find it to be very good to excellent, retaining a consistent house style across all vintages. Not overextracted, judicious use of oak and not Parkerized. Based on Cellartracker data, 1987 was the last bad vintage. Biodynamic and sus...
by Ted Alexander
August 19th, 2018, 1:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2011 Sociando Mallet
Replies: 17
Views: 820

Re: TN: 2011 Sociando Mallet

Thanks Chris. I'll keep an eye open. Larose Trintaudon has always been a tasty bargain.
by Ted Alexander
August 18th, 2018, 6:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2011 Sociando Mallet
Replies: 17
Views: 820

Re: TN: 2011 Sociando Mallet

Chris Foley wrote:
August 18th, 2018, 5:22 pm
I've been enjoying 2011 petite chateaux but was saving my S-M for a bit longer.
I would definitely hold if I had some in the cellar, at least for a few years.

which tiny houses stood out for you?
by Ted Alexander
August 18th, 2018, 11:12 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2011 Sociando Mallet
Replies: 17
Views: 820

TN: 2011 Sociando Mallet

I couldn't resist this on a restaurant menu last night, especially with the elk steak in a huckleberry sauce. I fully expected it to be pretty lean, tannic and ungenerous. But after a hard decant (lots of splashing and shaking, trying to get as much air into it as possible), it ended up being really...
by Ted Alexander
July 7th, 2018, 3:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: flawed Dereszla 2000 Eszencia?
Replies: 20
Views: 819

flawed Dereszla 2000 Eszencia?

As to Jamie's video, the whole idea of Essencia is a little silly. It's not drinkable. It is only bottled separately now because of marketing potential - it used to be put back into the aszu wine, which makes more sense. I've been in Hungary the past few days and have had some time to think about a...
by Ted Alexander
July 7th, 2018, 1:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: flawed Dereszla 2000 Eszencia?
Replies: 20
Views: 819

flawed Dereszla 2000 Eszencia?

Interesting.

Check out the bottles on https://www.tokaji.com/buy-tokaji/buy-t ... encia.html. It looks to me like some old bottles are much lighter than mine.

How was the Pajzos?
by Ted Alexander
July 7th, 2018, 10:09 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: flawed Dereszla 2000 Eszencia?
Replies: 20
Views: 819

flawed Dereszla 2000 Eszencia?

Despite the color, which showed a dark amber, this was a wonderful experience, not flawed at all. A whiff of raisin on opening, but soon settled into the fruit profile I love in Tokaji. Huge and syrupy in the mouth at first, then freshened and lightened by strong acidity. A remarkable essence of smo...
by Ted Alexander
June 13th, 2018, 8:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: When Will 2008 Cristal And 2008 Dom Perignon Be Released?
Replies: 73
Views: 6181

When Will 2008 Cristal And 2008 Dom Perignon Be Released?

K&L-$249

What's up with the 16% malo? Is this common?
by Ted Alexander
May 17th, 2018, 10:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: flawed Dereszla 2000 Eszencia?
Replies: 20
Views: 819

flawed Dereszla 2000 Eszencia?

I wonder if the darker color is more associated with raisins than apricots. I would be disappointed if that were the case.
by Ted Alexander
May 16th, 2018, 4:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: flawed Dereszla 2000 Eszencia?
Replies: 20
Views: 819

flawed Dereszla 2000 Eszencia?

Thanks Greg.

Check out the youtube video of Jamie Goode spooning up 1999 and 2000-both really dark, but he seems to like them.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jKo10T8XMDk

My sales rep says no complaints yet about 2000 Dereszla. She claims the dark color is due to oak ageing and high sugar.
by Ted Alexander
May 15th, 2018, 6:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: flawed Dereszla 2000 Eszencia?
Replies: 20
Views: 819

flawed Dereszla 2000 Eszencia?

Just bought this from a reputable reseller. The color seems quite advanced for such a relatively young wine. Any thoughts would be appreciated.
by Ted Alexander
August 31st, 2017, 8:09 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dumb question about electricity
Replies: 34
Views: 1878

Dumb question about electricity

Not a dumb question at all. You need to figure out the worst case amperage requirement, which would be when all three start up simultaneously. Any appliance with a motor will draw more current to get the motor running than it does when the motor is up to speed. There should be a little metal plate o...
by Ted Alexander
August 18th, 2017, 8:13 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: champagne apostasy
Replies: 1
Views: 282

champagne apostasy

by Ted Alexander
July 28th, 2017, 8:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best American Riesling
Replies: 122
Views: 5629

Best American Riesling

Colorado event?
Colorado Wine Press?
How about a Colorado wine?
by Ted Alexander
June 5th, 2017, 7:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Why do old Bordeaux's not follow vintage charts
Replies: 43
Views: 1749

Why do old Bordeaux's not follow vintage charts

GregT wrote:And "Bordeaux" is plural.
Really? What's the singular form?
by Ted Alexander
June 3rd, 2017, 5:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1998 M. Chapoutier Hermitage La Sizeranne (France, Rhône, Northern Rhône, Hermitage)
Replies: 7
Views: 383

TN: 1998 M. Chapoutier Hermitage La Sizeranne (France, Rhône, Northern Rhône, Hermitage)

Arv R wrote:Is Sizeranne really a vineyard designate? I thought it was a branded catch all blend ....
I think you're right. In 2013 it was a blend from les Bessards, le Méal and les Greffieux.
by Ted Alexander
June 1st, 2017, 8:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: UK government wine cellar
Replies: 17
Views: 1155

UK government wine cellar

Just what I'd expect. Respectable and safe. The C grades are funny. I'd not like to see that as a producer who made those wines. I wonder what the Aussie gov'ts cellar looks like? Good morning Barry. I don't know know what the "grades" mean, but if they're analogous to points, there are some odd on...
by Ted Alexander
May 31st, 2017, 3:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: UK government wine cellar
Replies: 17
Views: 1155

UK government wine cellar

Fine as far as it goes, certainly an "enviable" cellar but not terribly imaginative. Also, I think at least on of these numbers is off: "33,669 bottles of wine with a market value of around £800,000" My own stock of far less valuable wines averages over $30/bottle... Looks like that was the "cost v...
by Ted Alexander
May 31st, 2017, 1:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: UK government wine cellar
Replies: 17
Views: 1155

UK government wine cellar

K John Joseph wrote:The Brits clearly think very lowly of American wines. One white, and about 6 reds, and none more recent than 2000 (and a poor vintage, that!).
If they know what's good for them, they'll add some Trump wines!
by Ted Alexander
May 31st, 2017, 12:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: UK government wine cellar
Replies: 17
Views: 1155

UK government wine cellar

You'd think they would know how to spell burgundy, but still an interesting list.

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/s ... sv/preview
by Ted Alexander
May 28th, 2017, 10:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2011 Rhys Syrah Skyline Vineyard
Replies: 2
Views: 360

TN: 2011 Rhys Syrah Skyline Vineyard

Do you see this as something to drink now, or will it reward further cellaring?
by Ted Alexander
May 26th, 2017, 2:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Shattering the 100 point barrier
Replies: 29
Views: 2500

Shattering the 100 point barrier

R_Gilbane wrote:Happy to report that the 100 point glass ceiling has finally been shattered.
Sorry, but people on this board have been using a thousand-point scale for a while now. I'm talking about the ones whose palatal acuity is so great that they aren't satisfied with a 92 or a 93, but score something a 92.6.
by Ted Alexander
May 21st, 2017, 5:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Who Likes St Aubin?
Replies: 58
Views: 6341

Who Likes St Aubin?

Marc Colin St Aubin en Remilly really sucks, but let me know if you see any. I'll do my best to make sure it stays off the market.
by Ted Alexander
May 13th, 2017, 9:16 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: decanting advice-1996 Tertre Roteboeuf
Replies: 3
Views: 241

decanting advice-1996 Tertre Roteboeuf

Thanks Gerhard, I'll give that a try.

Wow Glenn! Great price, for a restaurant. Glad you enjoyed it.
by Ted Alexander
May 12th, 2017, 2:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN:1996 Chateau Sociando-Mallet
Replies: 13
Views: 921

TN:1996 Chateau Sociando-Mallet

Thanks Ramon Great wine Does anyone know what Sociando-Mallet Cuvée J.Gautreau is? It is available here in 1995 and 1996 ex Château Per Jeff Leve: in (sic) 1995, Sociando Mallet produced a special wine that was at the time, intended to only be produced in that one vintage, Sociando-Mallet Cuvee Jea...
by Ted Alexander
May 12th, 2017, 1:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: decanting advice-1996 Tertre Roteboeuf
Replies: 3
Views: 241

decanting advice-1996 Tertre Roteboeuf

This was a Christmas gift last year, so provenance is unknown. Any thoughts on decanting?

Thanks
by Ted Alexander
May 4th, 2017, 2:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Martini Craggy Range Fox Drouhin Ridge
Replies: 2
Views: 249

TN: Martini Craggy Range Fox Drouhin Ridge

2005 Craggy Range Syrah Le Sol Gimblett Gravels Vineyard – Dark wine with black cherry and pepper nose, medium body. Very nice and rare to see a NZ Syrah. Thanks for the note. I had the 2004 about a year and a half ago, and really enjoyed it. Looks like the current release in the US is 2013. Have y...
by Ted Alexander
April 28th, 2017, 6:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Neal Martin Asks Bordelais What the BDX16 Spirit Animal is
Replies: 7
Views: 804

Neal Martin Asks Bordelais What the BDX16 Spirit Animal is

Now if we could only tie specific animals to specific point ranges...
by Ted Alexander
April 27th, 2017, 11:03 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Comprehensive 2000 St Emilion Blind Tasting
Replies: 99
Views: 3772

TN: Comprehensive 2000 St Emilion Blind Tasting

Blake R Maso wrote:Ted, that's how you separate the men from the boys ;)
or the excessibe ballers from the RPP's
by Ted Alexander
April 27th, 2017, 10:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Comprehensive 2000 St Emilion Blind Tasting
Replies: 99
Views: 3772

TN: Comprehensive 2000 St Emilion Blind Tasting

Pardon my ignorance, but how does a tasting like this work? Does one sip and spit, or did each taster actually drink 3+ bottles at one sitting?
by Ted Alexander
April 13th, 2017, 10:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 12108
Views: 580878

What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Three Chateau Montrose 2004 at $75 a pop!
by Ted Alexander
April 3rd, 2017, 3:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2012 Ch. Recougne, Bordeaux Carménère
Replies: 2
Views: 151

2012 Ch. Recougne, Bordeaux Carménère

Thanks for the fascinating note, Alex. I would love to try this, but it doesn't appear to be available in the States. I've had a few Chilean Carmeneres that I really liked, with wonderful green tobacco on the nose and palate. Of course others (I'm talking about you, Montes Purple Angel) have been wa...
by Ted Alexander
March 20th, 2017, 10:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1996 Chateau Lagrange St. Julien
Replies: 20
Views: 1267

TN: 1996 Chateau Lagrange St. Julien

Thx for juicy note. Got some '96s too. Last tried 8 years ago (not My bottle), and noted like Gary, in need of much more time. Any notes on the '05 ? -Søren. Sadly, '96 is the only vintage I have ever tried. I see 2005 is widely available in the States, and at a fairly reasonable price. Have you tr...
by Ted Alexander
March 20th, 2017, 10:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1996 Chateau Lagrange St. Julien
Replies: 20
Views: 1267

TN: 1996 Chateau Lagrange St. Julien

Gary Rust wrote:I last tried this '96 Lagrange St. Julien about 3 years ago and it was quite weedy, green and drying with spiky tannins, seeming to need much more time. I'll have to try another based on this note, but I will be surprised if it's in an "early window."
Thanks for reading, Gary. I hope you enjoy it.
by Ted Alexander
March 19th, 2017, 2:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1996 Chateau Lagrange St. Julien
Replies: 20
Views: 1267

TN: 1996 Chateau Lagrange St. Julien

No problems with the cork. I let it breath in the bottle for about 45 minutes. The color is a fading garnet with a touch of orange at the rim. Hardly any sediment. The wine is drinking very well right now, but it becomes less fruity after about 1.5 hours. It shows fresh red fruit, balanced acidity a...
by Ted Alexander
March 15th, 2017, 5:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1991 Chateau Montelena Cabernet Sauvignon 'Montelena Estate'
Replies: 33
Views: 2680

1991 Chateau Montelena Cabernet Sauvignon 'Montelena Estate'

Brian Lynch wrote:Had the '94 recently. Bordeaux-like. Pencil shavings and velvety blackberry pi. I gave it 93.14159265359 with a chance for an additional pi.
you should have posted this yesterday.
by Ted Alexander
March 5th, 2017, 7:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2004 Ch. Malescot St-Exupery
Replies: 4
Views: 469

TN: 2004 Ch. Malescot St-Exupery

Panos Kakaviatos wrote:Thanks for sharing. I really like many 2004s. Recently had a most agreeable experience with the Leoville Barton.
+1 on the Leoville Barton. Duhart Milon is also drinking well. A recent Lynch Bages was great right out of the bottle but seemed to shut down after a few hours.
by Ted Alexander
March 1st, 2017, 5:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Suggestions for a wedding rosé
Replies: 50
Views: 2023

Suggestions for a wedding rosé

Tavel!
by Ted Alexander
February 28th, 2017, 7:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Seafood gumbo tonight- what to pair with it?
Replies: 29
Views: 956

Seafood gumbo tonight- what to pair with it?

white chateauneuf.
by Ted Alexander
January 29th, 2017, 9:14 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: JOSEPH CATTIN NV CREMANT D'ALSACE BRUT ROSE
Replies: 1
Views: 167

TN: JOSEPH CATTIN NV CREMANT D'ALSACE BRUT ROSE

Tran, thanks for the note. We drank almost a whole case of the Lucien Albrecht Cremant d'Alsace brut rose over the holidays with friends and relatives. Delicious wine at around $18/bottle, similar in appearance and taste to yours. A true pearl that I didn't mind casting... Up next for me is a NV Tis...
by Ted Alexander
December 26th, 2016, 1:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Du Tertre 2000
Replies: 2
Views: 376

Du Tertre 2000

Glad you enjoyed it.

I had two of these back in February 2016. The first didn't show much, but the second had a 24-hour decant and gave savory dark fruit with a touch of figginess, in a good way. I'll probably wait three or four years for the next one.

Did you decant?
by Ted Alexander
November 9th, 2016, 7:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Wine night after long month of work (updated)
Replies: 14
Views: 1382

TN: Wine night after long month of work (updated)

Hi Jerome-what vintage was the Lynch Bages?
by Ted Alexander
October 27th, 2016, 3:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2002 Bollinger Champagne Grande Année Rosé (France, Champagne)
Replies: 16
Views: 873

TN: 2002 Bollinger Champagne Grande Année Rosé (France, Champagne)

Blake Brown wrote:
Kirk.Grant wrote:The best crus are vilified in wood.
Let the haters hate. Drink it if you like it.
by Ted Alexander
October 22nd, 2016, 4:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2003 Chateau Montelena Estate Cabernet
Replies: 2
Views: 237

TN: 2003 Chateau Montelena Estate Cabernet

I got off to a bad start with this wine, as I managed to break the cork, but it came out in two clean pieces. Then things got a whole lot better. A euphoria-inducing bouquet of dark fruit, leather and tobacco rose from the decanter and filled the room. I knew right then that this was going to be rea...

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