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by LMD Ermitaño
August 11th, 2019, 11:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 11871
Views: 568373

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

From the wine auction of a late friend’s collection, I got some ‘96 Haut-Bailly & ‘96 Lynch-Bages. This afternoon, I put a bid on some ‘98 Ausone. Should know by tomorrow whether or not I got the Ausone.
by LMD Ermitaño
August 11th, 2019, 11:51 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 10827
Views: 392712

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

14 fine bottles opened with dinner last night (2 of which were magnums), so I wish I had more time to spend on each, especially these two which were mine. The bubbly was the 3rd of these I’ve opened over the past 6 months; the still white was the 2nd in 2 months. Both were good. That said, the forme...
by LMD Ermitaño
August 9th, 2019, 9:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Burg would you go for? Daniel Rion '95 vs Domaine Fourrier '96
Replies: 34
Views: 1301

Re: Which Burg would you go for? Daniel Rion '95 vs Domaine Fourrier '96

J. Galang wrote:
August 8th, 2019, 11:37 pm
Sorry for the slight OT, but what year did Patrice leave Daniel Rion? I know he has his own label now (Patrice Rion).
He left in 2000; but already had, together with his wife, his own small production since 1990.
by LMD Ermitaño
August 8th, 2019, 8:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 11871
Views: 568373

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Yesterday, a few each of ‘02 Jadot Corton-Pougets & ‘92 Graham’s Malvedos Vintage Port.
by LMD Ermitaño
August 8th, 2019, 8:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Burg would you go for? Daniel Rion '95 vs Domaine Fourrier '96
Replies: 34
Views: 1301

Re: Which Burg would you go for? Daniel Rion '95 vs Domaine Fourrier '96

I voted Rion VR Beaux Monts because I am familiar with and fond of that particular producer’s wine and have found it reliably pleasing. I also generally favour VRs.

I’ve had some wines from Fourrier and can’t remember anything particularly good or bad - meaning, to me, they are forgettable.
by LMD Ermitaño
August 6th, 2019, 11:01 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 10827
Views: 392712

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

With an early seafood dinner last night at Phuket: Interesting that they actually gave you lemons. Every time I tell them to give me lemons, they give me lime and tell me it is a lemon. I don’t recall being served limes instead of lemons in Phuket; but, then, last time I was in Phuket before this t...
by LMD Ermitaño
August 5th, 2019, 6:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 10827
Views: 392712

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

With an early seafood dinner last night at Phuket:
by LMD Ermitaño
August 3rd, 2019, 12:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 10827
Views: 392712

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

Flew into Phuket last night for 4 nights to attend an old friend’s birthday parties. Pickings are comparatively slim in Phuket (the bottles I brought are gifts for the celebrant); but managed to have an acceptable rosé (from the wine list) with lunch at the hotel; and, a decent red with dinner from ...
by LMD Ermitaño
July 30th, 2019, 11:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rejected Pétrus Bottles.
Replies: 37
Views: 3626

Re: Rejected Pétrus Bottles.

Ed Gonzales wrote:
July 30th, 2019, 10:33 am
craig only drinks baller wines.
I think I just may be able to handle that.
by LMD Ermitaño
July 30th, 2019, 10:01 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rejected Pétrus Bottles.
Replies: 37
Views: 3626

Re: Rejected Pétrus Bottles.

Craig G wrote:
July 29th, 2019, 10:59 pm
My image is more of Noel leaping up and stuffing Yao Ming.
Note to self: bring a special bottle for Craig next I’m in SF.
by LMD Ermitaño
July 30th, 2019, 10:00 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rejected Pétrus Bottles.
Replies: 37
Views: 3626

Re: Rejected Pétrus Bottles.

Did they really state "Produce of France" on the 1971? Just wondering.. Though I’ve seen a few on the web without the subject line on the top of the label; most have it. Which reminds me that I failed to mention re: the ‘94: aside from the label missing the European recycling support symbol on the ...
by LMD Ermitaño
July 30th, 2019, 9:51 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 11871
Views: 568373

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

12 x 2016 Chateau Lamarque Took a flyer on some everyday stuff. Never had it but Neal Martin raved about it, Leve did not (I kid, he calls it fresh and charming), and it was all of $21.99 BTC. It is an old estate, ages in cement, malo in vats, finished in a mix of new (33%) and used French oak. I l...
by LMD Ermitaño
July 30th, 2019, 4:13 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 11871
Views: 568373

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Just a few to give as a gift to an old friend for his birthday. He particularly favours Ch. Talbot.
by LMD Ermitaño
July 29th, 2019, 4:03 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rejected Pétrus Bottles.
Replies: 37
Views: 3626

Re: Rejected Pétrus Bottles.

C Chen wrote:
July 27th, 2019, 11:56 pm
At this point in time, I’ve seen overwhelmingly more fake Petrus from Chinese sources than real. Smart decision to reject the bottles.
Thanks. There are many fine bottles out there waiting to be bought and enjoyed. No big to pass on some when in doubt, especially at Pétrus’ prices.
by LMD Ermitaño
July 29th, 2019, 4:00 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rejected Pétrus Bottles.
Replies: 37
Views: 3626

Re: Rejected Pétrus Bottles.

Robert.A.Jr. wrote:
July 28th, 2019, 3:36 am
I was a little creeped out that St. Peter appears to be in the bottle.
Heh heh I was trying to get in for a little sniff/taste.
by LMD Ermitaño
July 29th, 2019, 3:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rejected Pétrus Bottles.
Replies: 37
Views: 3626

Re: Rejected Pétrus Bottles.

Steen T Olsen wrote:
July 28th, 2019, 11:56 am
Did they really state "Produce of France" on the 1971? Just wondering..
Though I’ve seen a few on the web without the subject line on the top of the label; most have it.
by LMD Ermitaño
July 27th, 2019, 9:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rejected Pétrus Bottles.
Replies: 37
Views: 3626

Re: Rejected Pétrus Bottles.

Pétrus 1994 whose label did not stay on the glass. picture of the label alone. http://www.academiedesvinsanciens.org/uploads/DSC08924.jpg Pétrus 1971 http://www.academiedesvinsanciens.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/20190131_161558.jpg From what I see on the pictures of LMD, I am not sure that I wou...
by LMD Ermitaño
July 25th, 2019, 10:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine list buying vs. corkage habit
Replies: 52
Views: 2016

Re: Wine list buying vs. corkage habit

Unless the restaurant has an amazing cellar, I bring my own. I like older wine, and 99% of all restaurants have young wines with horrible mark ups. Happy to pay a reasonable corkage Pretty much the same; except, when at my regular neighbourhood pintxos bar (owned by good friends), I just buy txakol...
by LMD Ermitaño
July 22nd, 2019, 5:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1981 wine
Replies: 37
Views: 1463

Re: 1981 wine

Rare Wine Co has the 1981 Lopez de Heredia Gran Riservas (all of them) available. You could do a lot worse. Definitely agree; and, though I do tend to buy/drink LdH’s Viña Tondonia GRs more often, in the case of vintage 1981, I prefer their Viña Bosconia GR. Ps. Disclosure: I, together with a partn...
by LMD Ermitaño
July 22nd, 2019, 2:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rejected Pétrus Bottles.
Replies: 37
Views: 3626

Re: Rejected Pétrus Bottles.

RichardFlack wrote:
July 21st, 2019, 9:56 am
The Chinese tag was probably the manufacturers “best before” stamp. 😀
“Best before you pay for it” most likely.
by LMD Ermitaño
July 21st, 2019, 9:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2014 J-C Ramonet C-M 1er Cru Clos du Cailleret
Replies: 20
Views: 816

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

Must be something in the air! I brought a bottle of the 2014 Ramonet Ruchottes to a dinner on Friday night and I agree with your assessment. Lots of potential ahead but already quite wonderful to drink I opened a 2006 Ramonet Les Ruchottes (among others) during my wife’s birthday dinner less than a...
by LMD Ermitaño
July 21st, 2019, 9:09 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1970 La Fleur-Pétrus.
Replies: 12
Views: 645

Re: 1970 La Fleur-Pétrus.

Mark Golodetz wrote:
July 20th, 2019, 12:53 pm
Sorry, can’t say I have ever had an old Bon Pasteur
The oldest Le Bon Pasteur I’ve had was from ‘82. Nothing noteworthy. I certainly expected more from it.
by LMD Ermitaño
July 21st, 2019, 9:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2014 J-C Ramonet C-M 1er Cru Clos du Cailleret
Replies: 20
Views: 816

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

I drank a brilliant bottle of the 2014 Ramonet CM Ruchottes last night at Vantre, the amazing light touch with serious depth on the 2014 whites really is magical, filled my bags with 2014's from Bernard Bonin, Lafon Charmes and Henri Germain Charmes for a warm week ahead in Beaune MT Must be someth...
by LMD Ermitaño
July 21st, 2019, 8:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rejected Pétrus Bottles.
Replies: 37
Views: 3626

Re: Rejected Pétrus Bottles.

Bdklein wrote:
July 21st, 2019, 6:47 am
Because you don’t like how you look in the reflection of the pictures of the bottles?
No; but, now that you’ve pointed it out, maybe, subconsciously.
by LMD Ermitaño
July 21st, 2019, 8:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rejected Pétrus Bottles.
Replies: 37
Views: 3626

Re: Rejected Pétrus Bottles.

If they were represented to have been stored similarly in the same cellar I would wonder why the label on the significantly older bottle is in such better shape. That is what I was going to post. The seller was very candid, to her credit. She told me that she had no idea from where or how her late ...
by LMD Ermitaño
July 21st, 2019, 8:51 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rejected Pétrus Bottles.
Replies: 37
Views: 3626

Re: Rejected Pétrus Bottles.

Well I have an empty of the 1971 that was part of a solid case purchased by one of the guys in my wine group back in 1973 or 1974. The label looks identical, except mine has Produce of France on an importer strip, not the main label. Re: the ‘71, I did not take photos from all angles; but the embos...
by LMD Ermitaño
July 21st, 2019, 8:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rejected Pétrus Bottles.
Replies: 37
Views: 3626

Re: Rejected Pétrus Bottles.

Yes, the label on the 1994 looks artificially "old." Perhaps photocopied several times and then roughed up to look older. A properly stored bottle of 1994 should have a nearly pristine label. Bruce Yup. The label’s texture also looked all wrong, and the capsule was inconsistently fresh/shiny; plus ...
by LMD Ermitaño
July 20th, 2019, 9:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rejected Pétrus Bottles.
Replies: 37
Views: 3626

Re: Rejected Pétrus Bottles.

They came from Hong Kong? No idea. The widow told me she knows nothing about where her late husband got them. I asked one of my Chinese friends to translate the tag on the ‘71; he said it says “Pétrus” as closely it can be so written. He couldn’t tell if it was from HK, the mainland or elsewhere; n...
by LMD Ermitaño
July 20th, 2019, 7:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1970 La Fleur-Pétrus.
Replies: 12
Views: 645

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, 7:16 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rejected Pétrus Bottles.
Replies: 37
Views: 3626

Re: Rejected Pétrus Bottles.

You should post/have mods move to wine talk. You'll get more traction Thanks; but, it’s really no big deal. Just thought it would interest some to guess. If any mod wants to so move it; it’d be fine with me. Since I didn’t buy them, I couldn’t post any tasting notes; so figured this would be the pr...
by LMD Ermitaño
July 20th, 2019, 7:14 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rejected Pétrus Bottles.
Replies: 37
Views: 3626

Re: Rejected Pétrus Bottles.

cjsavino wrote:
July 20th, 2019, 6:53 am
Bottle glass color?
Proper.

Actually, I should’ve taken photos of all angles. Didn’t occur to me.
by LMD Ermitaño
July 20th, 2019, 7:01 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1970 La Fleur-Pétrus.
Replies: 12
Views: 645

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: 20
Views: 816

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, 6:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rejected Pétrus Bottles.
Replies: 37
Views: 3626

Rejected Pétrus Bottles.

Early this week, I was offered a couple of bottles of Pétrus (‘71 & ‘94) from the collection of a deceased person (I didn’t know him personally; but we had common friends). After inspection, I rejected both bottles. Thought it would be interesting to show a photo thereof to see if anyone would like ...
by LMD Ermitaño
July 20th, 2019, 2:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1970 La Fleur-Pétrus.
Replies: 12
Views: 645

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: 20
Views: 816

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: 10827
Views: 392712

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: 11871
Views: 568373

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: 11871
Views: 568373

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: 2890

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: 10827
Views: 392712

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: 11871
Views: 568373

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: 11871
Views: 568373

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: 1824

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: 11871
Views: 568373

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: 2127

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: 11871
Views: 568373

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: 11871
Views: 568373

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: 11871
Views: 568373

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: 2008

Re: Leaving wine overnight versus aging

Claus Jeppesen wrote:
May 27th, 2019, 5:32 am
Aeration has nothing to do with maturing/cellaring
Agreed.

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