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by LMD Ermitaño
July 20th, 2019, 7:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1970 La Fleur-Pétrus.
Replies: 10
Views: 304

Re: 1970 La Fleur-Pétrus.

Look for L’Evangile which was really strong in 1970. I would also look at some of the 1975 Pomerols, which was excellent that vintage, and less consistent in Saint Emilion, but the good ones such as Figeac and Magdelaine are still in great form. Yup, I have some ‘70 La Conseillante. Just haven’t op...
by LMD Ermitaño
July 20th, 2019, 7:01 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1970 La Fleur-Pétrus.
Replies: 10
Views: 304

Re: 1970 La Fleur-Pétrus.

Yup! And, from what I’ve seen, materially less costly than Pétrus (a fraction really), Lafleur & even Trotanoy of the same vintage. ‘70 La Conseillante marginally pricier; but I haven’t tried one out yet.
by LMD Ermitaño
July 20th, 2019, 6:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2014 J-C Ramonet C-M 1er Cru Clos du Cailleret
Replies: 9
Views: 264

Re: 2014 J-C Ramonet C-M 1er Cru Clos du Cailleret

As far as I can recall offhand, this is by far the youngest Ramonet I’ve had. I wasn’t expecting that much; but, well, let’s just say I was impressed, and asked the fellow who brought it if he’d be willing to sell some of his other bottles (the wife loves this kind of white). He said yes. Hope the p...
by LMD Ermitaño
July 20th, 2019, 2:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1970 La Fleur-Pétrus.
Replies: 10
Views: 304

1970 La Fleur-Pétrus.

1970 Château La Fleur-Pétrus (my bottle, stood upright for 2 days, quickly decanted to remove sediment, then immediately returned to bottle for transport to restaurant night before last) - Silken and quietly serious. Just under being legitimately full-bodied (think: a trim light-heavyweight). Sligh...
by LMD Ermitaño
July 20th, 2019, 2:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2014 J-C Ramonet C-M 1er Cru Clos du Cailleret
Replies: 9
Views: 264

2014 J-C Ramonet C-M 1er Cru Clos du Cailleret

With some Seared Hokkaido Scallops night before last: 2014 Domaine Jean-Claude Ramonet Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru Clos du Cailleret Monopole (Endika’s bottle) - Buxom, stylish, richly/deeply fruited, leesy/vanilla bean, pastry/marzipan & butter nuanced. Opulent mouthfeel, with good heft & length. ...
by LMD Ermitaño
July 16th, 2019, 12:12 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 10573
Views: 352113

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

Just a simple pinot grigio from the restaurant’s wine list. Not bad. Odd time of year for truffles. Summer truffles? Or Australian? Scorzone. The owner of the restaurant is an Italian fellow originally from northeast Italy (Venice). His sons (half Filipino) pretty much run the place while he comes ...
by LMD Ermitaño
July 7th, 2019, 7:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 11241
Views: 508835

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Mike Rodgers wrote:
July 7th, 2019, 6:54 am
Enjoy the Il Poggione, I have several vintages, always great and consistent year after year. [cheers.gif]
Thanks for the encouragement! Figuring out a night this week when I can try it out!
by LMD Ermitaño
July 7th, 2019, 4:03 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 11241
Views: 508835

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

A few 2010 BDMs just to try and see if worth getting more.
by LMD Ermitaño
June 21st, 2019, 5:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I've never read a more terrifying tasting note
Replies: 28
Views: 2765

Re: I've never read a more terrifying tasting note

A lot of durian from southern Philippines. I can’t stand the smell - smells like something dead and decaying. No, I’ve never eaten the fruit fresh. Closest I ever came to that was a bite of a durian candy bar that one of my cousins used to manufacture & sell. One bite was one too many.
by LMD Ermitaño
June 20th, 2019, 8:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 10573
Views: 352113

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

Just a simple pinot grigio from the restaurant’s wine list. Not bad.
by LMD Ermitaño
June 16th, 2019, 2:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 11241
Views: 508835

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Heh heh it’s a long way back to KL Wines SF... 2005 Pichon Lalande is probably nowhere near 'drinkable' window right now... Hi, Todd. I’ll check one of them out in a week or two. If I wind up not liking it (for whatever reason); well, that’s wine. I can always give the rest away to someone who may ...
by LMD Ermitaño
June 16th, 2019, 2:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 11241
Views: 508835

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Ordered a couple of bottles of 2010
Il Poggione Brunello di Montalcino Riserva Vigna Paganelli just to try out and see if worth stocking up on it.
by LMD Ermitaño
June 16th, 2019, 2:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Wine Would you Get?
Replies: 34
Views: 1705

Re: What Wine Would you Get?

For apéritif and a matching first course, I’d definitely have the 1999 Champagne Bruno Paillard NPU. I’ve had it before; and, at $305 in a restaurant, it’s very well priced.
by LMD Ermitaño
June 10th, 2019, 10:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 11241
Views: 508835

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

A few 2010 Il Poggione Brunello di Montalcino Riserva Vigna Paganelli just to try out, and see if worth buying more.
by LMD Ermitaño
June 10th, 2019, 10:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What wine with grilled octopus?
Replies: 47
Views: 1990

Re: What wine with grilled octopus?

Robert.A.Jr. wrote:
June 10th, 2019, 5:38 pm
Albariño

Keep it simple. Focus on the food, with the wine as a complement.
This; or txakolin.
by LMD Ermitaño
June 5th, 2019, 8:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 11241
Views: 508835

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Yes you blew it, Noel! According to the last CT note, this Lalande doesn’t taste anywhere near as good as a Napa Cab! Alas, only 93 points. Take it back. 😜 Heh heh it’s a long way back to KL Wines SF... 2005 Pichon Lalande is probably nowhere near 'drinkable' window right now... Hi, Todd. I’ll chec...
by LMD Ermitaño
June 5th, 2019, 5:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 11241
Views: 508835

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Yes you blew it, Noel! According to the last CT note, this Lalande doesn’t taste anywhere near as good as a Napa Cab! June 2, 2019 - decanted for 1 hour prior to enjoying; had it side by side against Stag's leap Cask 23 (2016); more mature aroma, but definitely reserved compared to bold napa cap. t...
by LMD Ermitaño
June 4th, 2019, 9:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 11241
Views: 508835

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

A few 2005 Pichon Lalande. I don’t recall ever having tried it before; but, at its reasonable price, I figured “why not?”. A subsequent look at cellartracker shows middling reviews. No big. At worst, it should be good enough as a casual lunch red.
by LMD Ermitaño
May 27th, 2019, 7:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Leaving wine overnight versus aging
Replies: 37
Views: 1914

Re: Leaving wine overnight versus aging

Claus Jeppesen wrote:
May 27th, 2019, 5:32 am
Aeration has nothing to do with maturing/cellaring
Agreed.
by LMD Ermitaño
May 25th, 2019, 8:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 11241
Views: 508835

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

..., a Viña Monty 64 for 25 euros.... Fantastic price. Please post on this after you drink it. Am quite interested to know your impressions. I’ve had it (a bottle direct from the producer’s cellars - a friend an I used to distribute the gran reservas of Riojanas’ Monte Real & Viña Albina in Manila)...
by LMD Ermitaño
May 22nd, 2019, 1:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best Pairing for Peking Duck
Replies: 58
Views: 2500

Re: Best Pairing for Peking Duck

Good, rich Alsace pinot gris. Ostertag’s higher bottlings would be fine. For a richer style, those of Domain Faller/Weinbach would also be good.
by LMD Ermitaño
May 21st, 2019, 12:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 11241
Views: 508835

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

A few bottles of 2008 Dom Pérignon.
by LMD Ermitaño
May 20th, 2019, 8:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 10573
Views: 352113

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

Tried out a couple of young ones w/ last night’s Japanese dinner. Both quite enjoyable though young.
by LMD Ermitaño
May 16th, 2019, 9:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Tipping your Host on a Paid Tasting
Replies: 44
Views: 2499

Re: Tipping your Host on a Paid Tasting

Only in the United States is this even a question. Agreed. I just follow whatever the local custom may be. In the US, to my mind, the general default setting is to tip, moreso for good service. What I get confused with is when the one showing/taking me around is a winery “higher-up” or owner. In my...
by LMD Ermitaño
May 16th, 2019, 9:13 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Most Underrated Bordeaux?
Replies: 44
Views: 2441

Re: Most Underrated Bordeaux?

Top of mind is Haut-Bailly (though I haven’t their vintages past ‘06 or ‘07). Agree with others that Corbin & Giscours qualify. The few bottles of ‘96 Giscours I’ve had over the past year certainly performed very well for their moderate price.
by LMD Ermitaño
May 15th, 2019, 7:28 pm
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: 3071

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

So I got on the phone at 1:30 today for a series of conference calls, the last one lasting from 4-7:40 - multi-party with a foreign language translater, to negotiate a contract of several hundred pages. I know what that’s like. While we can take such con calls from anywhere (thanks to technology), ...
by LMD Ermitaño
May 15th, 2019, 7:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Give up salt or give up wine?
Replies: 52
Views: 1701

Re: Give up salt or give up wine?

Due to hereditary hypertension that spikes with even moderate salt use, I’m used to minimally salted food. I’d give up added salt instead of wine (since I really avoid salty food to begin with).
by LMD Ermitaño
May 14th, 2019, 8:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The search for a “wow” Rosé
Replies: 129
Views: 5032

Re: The search for a “wow” Rosé

My two (close) favourites are the rosés of Tempier & Biondi Santi. Ott’s Romassan rosé is reliable. Those of d’Esclans, I only really like their “entry level” Whispering Angel (their higher bottlings, especially their Garrus, seem over-wrought - not as fun as the Whispering Angel).
by LMD Ermitaño
May 14th, 2019, 7:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best villages to wander around in Burgundy?
Replies: 17
Views: 1176

Re: Best villages to wander around in Burgundy?

For simply walking around the vineyards, my favourite is Vosne-Romanée (I stop by every time I’m in the Côte d’Or). Another favourite is Puligny-Montrachet (have a meal in Hotel Le Montrachet, then a nice cigar in the little park across the street). For charming towns not necessarily for wine/vineya...
by LMD Ermitaño
May 12th, 2019, 7:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2004 Bollinget La Grande Annee
Replies: 2
Views: 290

Re: TN: 2004 Bollinget La Grande Annee

Agreed, it’s very enjoyable now. Their 2004 rosé is good too.
by LMD Ermitaño
May 10th, 2019, 8:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 10573
Views: 352113

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

Last night at a dinner, I tried out a bottle of ‘97 Artadi Pagos Viejos (no photo unfortunately). Thin, barely medium bodied, a bit hollow, and the acidity juts out - out of balance with the fruit. I gave it around 2&1/2 hours to see if it would flesh out/gain some heft. It didn’t.
by LMD Ermitaño
May 10th, 2019, 8:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 11241
Views: 508835

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

A few more 2012 Biondi Santi Rosato; and, on a lark, a few 2015 Drouhin Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru Morgeot Marquis de Laguiche.
by LMD Ermitaño
May 7th, 2019, 5:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 10573
Views: 352113

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

Bill Tex Landreth wrote:
May 7th, 2019, 7:21 am
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What did you think of the ‘08 Dom Pérignon?
by LMD Ermitaño
May 6th, 2019, 4:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Help me with a sparkling wine tasting party
Replies: 36
Views: 1189

Re: Help me with a sparkling wine tasting party

You may want to try out one from Bugey Cerdon.
by LMD Ermitaño
May 4th, 2019, 7:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Pairing help. Fish Veracruz
Replies: 17
Views: 544

Re: Pairing help. Fish Veracruz

A good Sancerre.
by LMD Ermitaño
May 4th, 2019, 7:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 10573
Views: 352113

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

Last night with navajas a la plancha (grilled razor clams) & boquerónes en vinagre. OMG that looks divine Yes, delicious stuff. While there are a lot of razor clams around Asia; the ones at this restaurant (Bar Pintxos’ - the Alabang branch, which is our neighbourhood hangout) are from Europe. This...
by LMD Ermitaño
May 4th, 2019, 5:11 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 10573
Views: 352113

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

Last night with navajas a la plancha (grilled razor clams) & boquerónes en vinagre.
by LMD Ermitaño
May 1st, 2019, 7:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 10573
Views: 352113

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

With tonight’s Cantonese banquet with the wife & 3 sons, my brother & his wife.
by LMD Ermitaño
April 29th, 2019, 9:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 11241
Views: 508835

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Picking up a few bottles of 2008 DP this afternoon. Very young; but, at the equivalent of $167/bottle, I couldn’t resist. More bubbly for the punishing Philippine summer.
by LMD Ermitaño
April 29th, 2019, 8:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 3 Sunday Dinner Bdx.
Replies: 19
Views: 843

Re: 3 Sunday Dinner Bdx.

Mike Maguire wrote:
April 29th, 2019, 3:03 pm
Always love your dinner and wine notes Noel, stay well my friend.
Thank you, Mike!
by LMD Ermitaño
April 29th, 2019, 8:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 3 Sunday Dinner Bdx.
Replies: 19
Views: 843

Re: 3 Sunday Dinner Bdx.

Very quick notes from dinner last night (for the main of porcini-encrusted rib-eyes) with 3 wino buddies (nothing served blind): 1970 La Fleur-Pétrus - My bottle, quickly double decanted to remove sediment after being stood upright for 4 days. Breathing time was in our glasses. Eventually gained we...
by LMD Ermitaño
April 29th, 2019, 8:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 3 Sunday Dinner Bdx.
Replies: 19
Views: 843

Re: 3 Sunday Dinner Bdx.

Jason T wrote:
April 29th, 2019, 12:56 pm
LMD Ermitaño wrote:
April 29th, 2019, 8:07 am
These were the pre-game bubblies; and, the post-game whisky (with cigars). After such a Sunday night, I worked from home the next day.
You’re a better man than I. After a night like that ‘worked from home’ would have been more like ‘“worked” from home’.
Haha well, that too.
by LMD Ermitaño
April 29th, 2019, 11:00 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 3 Sunday Dinner Bdx.
Replies: 19
Views: 843

Re: 3 Sunday Dinner Bdx.

Great post Noel, I wanted to say kudos to the guy who brought (what appears to be) his daughter. Hi, Craig. Thanks. The little girl is Keiichi’s daughter. Her mom is out of the country for a short while; and, it being Sunday (observed as family day here), Keiichi, dutiful dad, brought her along for...
by LMD Ermitaño
April 29th, 2019, 10:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 3 Sunday Dinner Bdx.
Replies: 19
Views: 843

Re: 3 Sunday Dinner Bdx.

Clearly, when I call you Senior DC Counsel with respect to your balla status, even you are country compared to Noel, and I’m sub-country! Now that is a mighty fine night! Hahaha...how do you say in American? It certainly didn’t suck? Did I get that correctly? 🥂 pitch perfect! Haha good to know!
by LMD Ermitaño
April 29th, 2019, 10:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Favorite non-first growth Bordeauxs?
Replies: 56
Views: 2854

Re: Favorite non-first growth Bordeauxs?

Of Bdx, I’ve been buying (and drinking - I don’t buy wines to age) more Pomerol than anything the past, say, 3-5 years. I go through phases during which I switch from appellation to appellation - for no real reason other than current palate preference. As regards St-Emilion, I only really go for Che...
by LMD Ermitaño
April 29th, 2019, 8:07 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 3 Sunday Dinner Bdx.
Replies: 19
Views: 843

Re: 3 Sunday Dinner Bdx.

These were the pre-game bubblies; and, the post-game whisky (with cigars). After such a Sunday night, I worked from home the next day.
by LMD Ermitaño
April 29th, 2019, 8:00 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 3 Sunday Dinner Bdx.
Replies: 19
Views: 843

Re: 3 Sunday Dinner Bdx.

Heck of a dinner! Looks like a great time. '89 and '90 La Mission... I would love to drink those side by side! Yes, indeed fun, thanks! The subject side by side was the idea of those two who brought the bottles. I didn’t even know about it until late afternoon “pre-game bubblies” before the dinner ...
by LMD Ermitaño
April 29th, 2019, 7:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 3 Sunday Dinner Bdx.
Replies: 19
Views: 843

Re: 3 Sunday Dinner Bdx.

I like your style! Always a pleasure to read about your dinners! Clearly, when I call you Senior DC Counsel with respect to your balla status, even you are country compared to Noel, and I’m sub-country! Now that is a mighty fine night! Hahaha...how do you say in American? It certainly didn’t suck? ...
by LMD Ermitaño
April 29th, 2019, 7:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 3 Sunday Dinner Bdx.
Replies: 19
Views: 843

Re: 3 Sunday Dinner Bdx.

Neal.Mollen wrote:
April 29th, 2019, 4:44 am
I like your style! Always a pleasure to read about your dinners!
Thank you, Neal!
by LMD Ermitaño
April 29th, 2019, 7:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 3 Sunday Dinner Bdx.
Replies: 19
Views: 843

Re: 3 Sunday Dinner Bdx.

Noel, I had the 74 of the Lafleur-Petrus recently; even it was showing pretty nicely, which surprised me. Thanks for your always interesting posts. Interesting! I’ll pick one or two up if ever I come across any, thanks. I’ve had very little experience with ‘74s from anywhere. All I recall offhand a...

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