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by A S K R O B A C K
August 19th, 2019, 6:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Booker "Fulldraw" Paso Robles
Replies: 7
Views: 577

Re: TN: 2015 Booker "Fulldraw" Paso Robles

Had to get my $60 worth. [cheers.gif]
by A S K R O B A C K
August 18th, 2019, 5:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2000 Joseph Roty Gevrey Chambertin 1er Les Fontenys
Replies: 9
Views: 317

Re: TN: 2000 Joseph Roty Gevrey Chambertin 1er Les Fontenys

yep - they are on my "no mas" list unless I see the Marsannay discounted in a fruity vintage.
by A S K R O B A C K
August 18th, 2019, 5:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2000 Joseph Roty Gevrey Chambertin 1er Les Fontenys
Replies: 9
Views: 317

Re: TN: 2000 Joseph Roty Gevrey Chambertin 1er Les Fontenys

Good to know, Jay. Still, I don't understand the theory of the winemaking.
by A S K R O B A C K
August 18th, 2019, 5:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs: 2004 Ch. Pontet Canet, 2003 Joguet Clos de la Dioterie
Replies: 51
Views: 988

Re: TNs: 2004 Ch. Pontet Canet, 2003 Joguet Clos de la Dioterie

I've a couple mags of the 04 PC on the cellar so I am hoping time brings good things! I think 04s, early drinking though they are comparatively, are still young. Thoughts?
by A S K R O B A C K
August 18th, 2019, 5:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Booker "Fulldraw" Paso Robles
Replies: 7
Views: 577

Re: TN: 2015 Booker "Fulldraw" Paso Robles

Trying to give the wine due consideration, I filled a glass container with a full pour and covered it in the refrigerator with no air to revisit tonight. This "wine" tastes like it was made in a laboratory.
by A S K R O B A C K
August 18th, 2019, 5:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2000 Joseph Roty Gevrey Chambertin 1er Les Fontenys
Replies: 9
Views: 317

Re: TN: 2000 Joseph Roty Gevrey Chambertin 1er Les Fontenys

This cuvee is much more problematic. With a few hours of air, the impression of raw wood has morphed into charred wood. This is a massive dissapointment.
by A S K R O B A C K
August 18th, 2019, 3:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2000 Joseph Roty Gevrey Chambertin 1er Les Fontenys
Replies: 9
Views: 317

TN: 2000 Joseph Roty Gevrey Chambertin 1er Les Fontenys

TN: 2000 Joseph Roty Gevrey Chambertin 1er Les Fontenys. I have finally decided that I simply hate what I assume is this estate’s use of wood. It’s absurd. With a few exceptions occasionally found in some (and only some) of the Marsannays bottlings, I regularly find a hard drying finish on the end o...
by A S K R O B A C K
August 17th, 2019, 5:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Booker "Fulldraw" Paso Robles
Replies: 7
Views: 577

Re: TN: 2015 Booker "Fulldraw" Paso Robles

The only compliment I can give this wine is that the alcohol is not hot. That said, this just isn't wine to me. Its something that someone made in a lab.
by A S K R O B A C K
August 17th, 2019, 5:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: '99 Beaune
Replies: 1
Views: 366

Re: '99 Beaune

Great note, Dan.
by A S K R O B A C K
August 17th, 2019, 4:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Booker "Fulldraw" Paso Robles
Replies: 7
Views: 577

TN: 2015 Booker "Fulldraw" Paso Robles

TN: 2015 Booker "Fulldraw" Paso Robles. This is a big Rhone blend of 50% Grenache, 30% Mourvèdre and 20% Syrah, that is over-ripe and unpleasantly sweet, with the subtlety of classic Coca-Cola mixed with concentrated grape juice. Others, who suffer from a lack of taste, may rate this higher. Gross. ...
by A S K R O B A C K
August 16th, 2019, 6:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1999 Huet Clos du Bourg Vouvray Sec
Replies: 2
Views: 206

TN: 1999 Huet Clos du Bourg Vouvray Sec

TN: 1999 Huet Clos du Bourg Vouvray Sec. Long in the cellar, I don’t regret the delay, though I might have liked it a tad better 7 or 8 years ago. Maybe not. OK, so, sec means sec at this age! Nose of reticent honeysuckle and sort of those yellow wax beans. A touch grassy. There is that waxy/ lanoli...
by A S K R O B A C K
July 23rd, 2019, 8:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2002 Louis Jadot Chateau des Jacques, Moulin-a-Vent
Replies: 9
Views: 475

Re: TN: 2002 Louis Jadot Chateau des Jacques, Moulin-a-Vent

Arv R wrote:
July 23rd, 2019, 3:02 pm
Drew - why didn't this go with your fish?
Just tuning back in here. Arv, the salmon was very salmon and it clashed with the tannin. For a red to work, perhaps one with a bit more glycerin would have been needed. The fruit was more apparent on its own.
by A S K R O B A C K
July 21st, 2019, 6:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2002 Louis Jadot Chateau des Jacques, Moulin-a-Vent
Replies: 9
Views: 475

TN: 2002 Louis Jadot Chateau des Jacques, Moulin-a-Vent

TN: 2002 Louis Jadot Chateau des Jacques, Moulin-a-Vent: Lovely right out of the gate. Swirling brings layers of spicy red cherry. Juicy red cherry liquor in the mouth. It still has and probably will always have a clench of wood tannin on the finish, but it does not bother me at all with this bottle...
by A S K R O B A C K
July 12th, 2019, 4:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2010 Cambon la Pelouse
Replies: 22
Views: 1439

Re: 2010 Cambon la Pelouse

Arv R wrote:
February 11th, 2015, 8:42 pm
I know everyone is well aware of Caronne St. Gemme, but that was also a case purchase in 05 that I quaffed casually that turned out to be way better than I'd expected.
Hi Arv. I think I'm only 2 into my case of this 05. No hurry. A solid 88 point value every time for me!
by A S K R O B A C K
June 23rd, 2019, 2:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 11528
Views: 536957

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

2016 Baudry La Croix Boissée Chinon Rouge - $31.50 per

Anyone tried it?
by A S K R O B A C K
June 22nd, 2019, 8:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Bordeaux Futures - What Did Everyone Buy?
Replies: 78
Views: 3827

Re: 2018 Bordeaux Futures - What Did Everyone Buy?

Gray G wrote:
June 21st, 2019, 4:37 pm
none and never will again

cheers
this
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: 11528
Views: 536957

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: 137

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: 294

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: 11528
Views: 536957

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: 9115

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: 9115

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: 9115

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: 9115

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: 9115

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: 11528
Views: 536957

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: 11528
Views: 536957

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: 115

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: 1685

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: 1685

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: 490

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: 490

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: 1556

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: 231

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: 402

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: 336

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: 336

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: 336

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: 157

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: 836

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: 4444

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: 4444

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: 4444

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: 4444

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: 39
Views: 1636

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: 98

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 [2015 vintage notes added 7.19.19]
Replies: 69
Views: 3220

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...

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