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by A S K R O B A C K
May 16th, 2019, 9:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 10957
Views: 488950

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

2005 Lagrange St. Julien $55 per
2012 Piuze Les Preuses Chablis $45 per
by A S K R O B A C K
May 16th, 2019, 8:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN Request: Mas de Dumas Gassac Cuvee Emile Peynaud
Replies: 0
Views: 87

TN Request: Mas de Dumas Gassac Cuvee Emile Peynaud

2002 specifically, but I'm curious for folks thoughts on this wine. thx [cheers.gif]
by A S K R O B A C K
May 16th, 2019, 7:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1998 Chapoutier Chateauneuf du Pape Barbe Rac
Replies: 3
Views: 259

TN: 1998 Chapoutier Chateauneuf du Pape Barbe Rac

TN: 1998 Chapoutier Chateauneuf du Pape Barbe Rac. A touch overripe on the nose, but not overt or distracting. Wow, this is really a wine that eats like a meal. Blackberry liquor coats the palate. Heavy white pepper finish. Sour end with air. For all its power, it lacks nuance, and one glass is enou...
by A S K R O B A C K
April 25th, 2019, 6:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 10957
Views: 488950

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

6 Mags of 2017 Chateau Thivin Cote de Brouilly $52 per
by A S K R O B A C K
April 21st, 2019, 11:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: New Guy disillusioned with WA
Replies: 167
Views: 8232

Re: New Guy disillusioned with WA

Fair point, Tom.
by A S K R O B A C K
April 21st, 2019, 9:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: New Guy disillusioned with WA
Replies: 167
Views: 8232

Re: New Guy disillusioned with WA

But Mark's not a bad guy in person. I've met him a few times and even had wine with him and he's actually quite funny. He's not a left-wing liberal so if that's a dealbreaker, I guess that's a sign of the times, but he's not a bad sort. He would tend to be picky on line and would get into stupid de...
by A S K R O B A C K
April 20th, 2019, 5:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: New Guy disillusioned with WA
Replies: 167
Views: 8232

Re: New Guy disillusioned with WA

He never called 2003 a great vintage (assuming you mean bdx). This myth is constantly propagated but it has no basis. He said, truthfully, that there were some epic left bank wines made, esp. in Paulliac and St Estephe. For the vintage, he rated margaux/pessac/graves 88, pomerol 84, and St Emilion ...
by A S K R O B A C K
April 19th, 2019, 5:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: New Guy disillusioned with WA
Replies: 167
Views: 8232

Re: New Guy disillusioned with WA

Arv R wrote:
April 19th, 2019, 4:58 pm
Let's not forget Squires - and his shirts - when doling out accountability for what happened at eBob.
Ha - Squires! He was the Eric Trump of wine.
by A S K R O B A C K
April 19th, 2019, 5:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: New Guy disillusioned with WA
Replies: 167
Views: 8232

Re: New Guy disillusioned with WA

I just came over from the Wine Advocate to see what Berserkers is all about. I subscribed to the WA for 20 years, but things have really deteriorated since Parker sold out. Reviewers come and go with little consistency. Worse, their bulletin board which used to be my favorite thing, has really gone...
by A S K R O B A C K
April 17th, 2019, 6:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 10957
Views: 488950

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Mark Thompson wrote:
April 15th, 2019, 9:22 pm
A S K R O B A C K wrote:
April 15th, 2019, 6:01 pm
1985 Certan de May, Pomerol - $115 per all in
Awesome pick-up. I’ve been able to track down a ton of ‘82 and ‘88, both of which are superb, but for some reason have struggled to find 85’s.
The 1988 is lovely, but I do prefer the 85. Never had the pleasure of the 82!
by A S K R O B A C K
April 15th, 2019, 6:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 10957
Views: 488950

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

1985 Certan de May, Pomerol - $115 per all in
by A S K R O B A C K
April 14th, 2019, 5:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Dom. La Suffrene, Bandol ROSE
Replies: 1
Views: 98

TN: 2017 Dom. La Suffrene, Bandol ROSE

TN: 2017 Dom. La Suffrene, Bandol rose. I did not post a note on my first bottle, as I figured I'd let them settle for a few months to give it its due. Well, this is not a replacement for any of my preferred Bandol roses, unfortunately. They are clearly going for a riper more modern style - and not ...
by A S K R O B A C K
April 13th, 2019, 9:00 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What green vegetable goes best with red wine
Replies: 56
Views: 1427

Re: What green vegetable goes best with red wine

Planning a lunch with some serious wines, and a simple menu of roast chicken and duck fat potatoes. Stuck on the greens, inclining to spinach with some garlic, any other ideas? What red wine(s)? Pre 1980 reds from Bordeaux Burgundy and Spain Grilled endive, radicchio and romaine in olive oil, garli...
by A S K R O B A C K
April 12th, 2019, 6:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What green vegetable goes best with red wine
Replies: 56
Views: 1427

Re: What green vegetable goes best with red wine

Mark Golodetz wrote:
April 12th, 2019, 5:39 am
Planning a lunch with some serious wines, and a simple menu of roast chicken and duck fat potatoes. Stuck on the greens, inclining to spinach with some garlic, any other ideas?
What red wine(s)?
by A S K R O B A C K
April 12th, 2019, 5:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2001 Vall Llach, Priorat
Replies: 9
Views: 433

Re: TN: 2001 Vall Llach, Priorat

Yep, this one is a exception in my experience.

BTW, John, I'm back in NYC permanently. We should pull corks at some point. [cheers.gif]
by A S K R O B A C K
April 12th, 2019, 4:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2001 Vall Llach, Priorat
Replies: 9
Views: 433

TN: 2001 Vall Llach, Priorat

TN: 2001 Vall Llach, Priorat. I have found a number of Priorats that I laid down when the fad was emerging to have ended their lives in a disappointing, “meh.” This one may be big but it is quite tasty and surprised to the positive side for me. Deep and spicy (!) black fruits on the nose. And then m...
by A S K R O B A C K
April 7th, 2019, 8:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Pairing with liver
Replies: 48
Views: 1288

Re: Pairing with liver

Mark Christenson wrote:
April 4th, 2019, 8:40 am
Neal.Mollen wrote:
April 4th, 2019, 8:26 am
Matthew King wrote:
April 4th, 2019, 8:23 am
A nice Chianti ... with some fava beans.
I am shocked it took 8 posts to get here.
Especially because the correct answer is Amarone (in the book).
Interesting. That does sound like a good match.
by A S K R O B A C K
April 6th, 2019, 4:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs: 1983 and 2000 Cantemerle, Medoc
Replies: 1
Views: 218

TNs: 1983 and 2000 Cantemerle, Medoc

Head to head, this is a fun comparison. TN: 1983 Cantemerle, Medoc. Still fresh on the nose – this bottle, though not my last. A lighter wine, but lovely tobacco and left bank character. Cedar. Dirt. Sure, it’s a bit drying on the end, but it really becomes juicy and super with food in the decanter....
by A S K R O B A C K
April 6th, 2019, 10:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2000 Louis Jadot Volnay 1er Cru Clos de la Barre
Replies: 10
Views: 349

Re: TN: 2000 Louis Jadot Volnay 1er Cru Clos de la Barre

Thanks for the note. A surprise 2000 for sure, i would guess.
by A S K R O B A C K
April 6th, 2019, 10:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2003 Almaviva, Chile
Replies: 6
Views: 302

Re: TN: 2003 Almaviva, Chile

Wine is a matter of personal taste, and palates definitely change, Jordan. [cheers.gif] Amen to that. I am happy that I did not have the money nor the storage space early on on my path of becoming a wine geek to buy all the wines that were hyped up back then. Had that not been the case I would now ...
by A S K R O B A C K
April 5th, 2019, 7:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2003 Almaviva, Chile
Replies: 6
Views: 302

Re: TN: 2003 Almaviva, Chile

Wine is a matter of personal taste, and palates definitely change, Jordan. [cheers.gif]
by A S K R O B A C K
April 5th, 2019, 6:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2003 Almaviva, Chile
Replies: 6
Views: 302

TN: 2003 Almaviva, Chile

TN: 2003 Almaviva, Chile. Bordeaux in Chile? Well, not quite. Cab Sauvignon, Carménère, and Cab Franc. It’s not overdone and is a wine of quality, especially if your palate is more New World but not prone to the 7-Eleven end of that spectrum. But it is not a wine of distinction. That said, there is ...
by A S K R O B A C K
April 5th, 2019, 6:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1993 Clinet, Pomerol
Replies: 0
Views: 136

TN: 1993 Clinet, Pomerol

TN: 1993 Clinet, Pomerol. Mint! A bigger wine than I was expecting from a 1993 with drying tannin on the finish, but a lovely Mrs. Robertson has arrived in my glass. Better with food that offsets the finish. With a few hours of air, this really starts to get juicier. Mint is now menthol. Lovely. 89 ...
by A S K R O B A C K
April 2nd, 2019, 6:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2012 Domaine de la Pépière (Marc Ollivier) Muscadet de Sèvre-et-Maine Clisson
Replies: 22
Views: 725

Re: TN: 2012 Domaine de la Pépière (Marc Ollivier) Muscadet de Sèvre-et-Maine Clisson

Thanks for the note. I have a case of mags of this - first time I laid this down. Will wait a few years considering the format.
by A S K R O B A C K
March 31st, 2019, 6:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Tn: 2016 Jean Foillard Morgon Côte du Py
Replies: 50
Views: 4116

Re: Tn: 2016 Jean Foillard Morgon Côte du Py

May I ask folks what is the oldest Foillards they have tasted, and how did they think they showed? Not old by any stretch, but I had the 2009 yesterday. It was OK, but nearly a decade in the cellar had not brought any nuances. Thanks, David. I had a 2005 Lapierre Morgon last fall. I found it wonder...
by A S K R O B A C K
March 31st, 2019, 5:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Tn: 2016 Jean Foillard Morgon Côte du Py
Replies: 50
Views: 4116

Re: Tn: 2016 Jean Foillard Morgon Côte du Py

May I ask folks what is the oldest Foillards they have tasted, and how did they think they showed?
by A S K R O B A C K
March 31st, 2019, 8:16 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Tn: 2016 Jean Foillard Morgon Côte du Py
Replies: 50
Views: 4116

Re: Tn: 2016 Jean Foillard Morgon Côte du Py

I drank the 2014 over 2 nights and found it good, not great. It was pretty grapey upon opening, which is my main complaint about a lot of gamay, and is one of the reasons why I don't like Beaujolais all that much in general. Foillard's Cote du Py is the only one we buy anymore. I found the '14 ligh...
by A S K R O B A C K
March 28th, 2019, 7:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Tn: 2016 Jean Foillard Morgon Côte du Py
Replies: 50
Views: 4116

Re: Tn: 2016 Jean Foillard Morgon Côte du Py

Sarah Kirschbaum wrote:
March 27th, 2019, 1:20 pm
Just ordered our case of 2017. I think I'll open the first bottle from our case of 2014 tonight to celebrate.
Please post your thoughts, Sarah. I have a bunch of that in off-site, as well as the 13 and 15. [cheers.gif]
by A S K R O B A C K
March 19th, 2019, 7:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Olga Raffault Chinon Les Picasses
Replies: 17
Views: 912

Re: TN: 2014 Olga Raffault Chinon Les Picasses

Thanks for the note, you baby killer. I have a case of this coming, but don't expect to open it until age 15!
by A S K R O B A C K
March 14th, 2019, 5:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2003 Le Grand Vin du Ch. Haut Beyzac, Haut Medoc
Replies: 0
Views: 77

TN: 2003 Le Grand Vin du Ch. Haut Beyzac, Haut Medoc

TN: 2003 Le Grand Vin du Ch. Haut Beyzac, Haut Medoc. A juicy berry nose with hints of licorice precedes an initially juicy entry then some drying oak tannin. Dark chocolate in the mouth with more air. Nothing over-ripe, roasted, or overdone here at all, though it’s certainly a bigger wine in light ...
by A S K R O B A C K
March 13th, 2019, 7:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Domaine Baudry Chinon Croix Boissee
Replies: 64
Views: 2505

Re: TN: 2014 Domaine Baudry Chinon Croix Boissee

Funny you mention that, an occurrence similar to your hypothetical actually happened here in Central Florida a few years ago. A fine young man was having a lovely evening with straight liquor and crack. He apparently felt the need to feel the lakeside wind on his back, and proceeded to strip off al...
by A S K R O B A C K
March 13th, 2019, 7:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Tn: 2016 Jean Foillard Morgon Côte du Py
Replies: 50
Views: 4116

Re: Tn: 2016 Jean Foillard Morgon Côte du Py

William Kelley wrote:
September 22nd, 2018, 7:20 am
Viet Ly wrote:
September 21st, 2018, 8:39 am
Any thoughts on the Cuvee Corcelette vs Cote du Py?
Prefer the Côte de Py.

Sandy soils in Corcelette, and the wine is a bit softer and broader.
Usually I would agree, but the 2012 is the opposite by a wide margin.
by A S K R O B A C K
March 9th, 2019, 5:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 10458
Views: 341502

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

I took a flyer in this bottle a while back, knowing full well that it would unlikely to be in my wheelhouse, but for the sake of science. 2009 Monbousquet blanc. There is simply nothing redeeming about this modern mess. Oh well.
by A S K R O B A C K
February 1st, 2019, 7:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cantemerle 05 and Du Tertre 06
Replies: 24
Views: 944

Re: Cantemerle 05 and Du Tertre 06

I had the 2000 Cantemerle this evening. Just a lovely Claret. Clearly Left bank. Clearly understated. Still young but in its beginning window. No rush at all. 90 points.
by A S K R O B A C K
January 30th, 2019, 6:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2002 Château Léoville Poyferré (France, Bordeaux, Médoc, St. Julien)
Replies: 1
Views: 261

Re: TN: 2002 Château Léoville Poyferré (France, Bordeaux, Médoc, St. Julien)

Glad you enjoyed it. I had this a few weeks back and it suffered in comparison to a better than expected 02 Pape Clement I had a few days earlier. I found it rather hollow. No note, but my bottle was not better than an 87.
by A S K R O B A C K
January 20th, 2019, 6:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Unfashionable Alsace making a comeback?
Replies: 45
Views: 2516

Re: Unfashionable Alsace making a comeback?

Jay Miller wrote:
September 1st, 2017, 6:56 am
1. Speaking personally I've never liked the Zind Humbrecht wines.
2. I love Trimbach but a bunch of premoxed bottles have sort of scared me away.
3. Boxler is great but I'm also in the camp that remembers what they used to cost and can't bring myself to pay the higher prices.
+1 all around
by A S K R O B A C K
January 20th, 2019, 3:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 10957
Views: 488950

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

2011 Belair Monage St. Emilion $75 per
2014 Paul Blanck Riesling Schlossberg GC $30 per
2017 Peppiere Muscadet Clos des Briords $15.75 per
2017 Luneau Papin Muscadet L'd'Or $21.50 per
by A S K R O B A C K
January 19th, 2019, 8:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 10957
Views: 488950

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

I'm on a Mencia exploration kick...

2014 Guimaro Ribeira Sacra Finca Meixeman $28 per
2015 La Vizcaina El Rapolao $32 per
2015 La Vizcaina Las Gundinas $32 per
2015 La Vizcaina La Poulosa $32 per

Anyone have any others to recommend?
by A S K R O B A C K
January 19th, 2019, 8:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cantemerle 05 and Du Tertre 06
Replies: 24
Views: 944

Re: Cantemerle 05 and Du Tertre 06

Julian Marshall wrote:
January 17th, 2019, 1:06 am
Quite agree about 2002 - another underrated and misunderstood vintage.
My string of B+ 2002s (Pape Clement, being a surprise standout) unfortunately ended last night with a very disappointing and hollow Leoville Poyferre. C+ at best. Ah, well.
by A S K R O B A C K
January 16th, 2019, 7:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cantemerle 05 and Du Tertre 06
Replies: 24
Views: 944

Re: Cantemerle 05 and Du Tertre 06

Cheers all - well after wrapping up Christmas stocking presents, back to wine...! Hopefully it was too early for the Cantemerle 05, but it certainly didn't taste very promising. It reminded me of a comment made eons ago on Ebob, when the 05s came out, by I think Drew Skroback (hope I remembered the...
by A S K R O B A C K
January 14th, 2019, 6:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 10957
Views: 488950

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

2005 Weinbach Riesling Schlossberg Cuvee l'Inedit - $36 per
2017 Lapierre Morgon - $25 per
by A S K R O B A C K
December 16th, 2018, 8:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 10957
Views: 488950

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

12 - 2014 Chevalier Rouge Pessac Leognan $44.98 per
12 - 2014 Canon St. Emillion $56 per
12 - 2007 Close de Sarpe, St. EMilion $27 per
by A S K R O B A C K
November 17th, 2018, 7:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Michel Abood Article from Seven Fifty
Replies: 32
Views: 1594

Re: Michel Abood Article from Seven Fifty

Michel, congrats! Great write-up. I'm back in the city so let me know next time you're in town. Where are you in CA?
by A S K R O B A C K
November 17th, 2018, 6:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNS: 2000 Chateau d'Issan, 2005 Opus One
Replies: 20
Views: 621

Re: TNS: 2000 Chateau d'Issan, 2005 Opus One

I am having a hard time taking your note on Opus One seriously, as I like a lot of the same stuff you do and I've poured out more than one glass of Opus One before. I'll just assume you didn't bring it and you're just being polite. [snort.gif] You have poured out a glass of wine? And opus one at th...
by A S K R O B A C K
November 17th, 2018, 4:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNS: 2000 Chateau d'Issan, 2005 Opus One
Replies: 20
Views: 621

Re: TNS: 2000 Chateau d'Issan, 2005 Opus One

I am having a hard time taking your note on Opus One seriously, as I like a lot of the same stuff you do and I've poured out more than one glass of Opus One before. I'll just assume you didn't bring it and you're just being polite. [snort.gif]
by A S K R O B A C K
November 17th, 2018, 1:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Bordeaux to open?
Replies: 35
Views: 1155

Re: Which Bordeaux to open?

Do post notes, Maureen. Hard to go wrong. Late response, but I would be very interested in trying the 86 and 90 Rauzan Segla together for a vintage comparison. Same for the GL, of course.

I would decant for an hour. [cheers.gif]
by A S K R O B A C K
November 9th, 2018, 5:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2004 Mas d'en Compte, Priorat
Replies: 0
Views: 95

TN: 2004 Mas d'en Compte, Priorat

TN: 2004 Mas d'en Compte, Priorat. Sickly sweet fruit and oak on the nose and palate. Blend of Grenache and Carignan. Must have picked way overripe or who knows what. An error purchase based on a Wine Advocate swoon years ago over an Eric Solomon mess. Gross. For those who like 7-Eleven Slurpies wit...

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