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by David Glasser
July 13th, 2020, 4:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Hyped Vintages that Disappointed
Replies: 107
Views: 4672

Re: Hyped Vintages that Disappointed

I had the 07 Beaucastel in a single blind vertical tasting this year and it showed very well, just short of the 2005 and 2010 which are really great. It didn’t seem sweet or overripe to me. The ripest wine in that flight was 2015. You inspired me to see what 07 CdP were still in the cellar and give...
by David Glasser
July 13th, 2020, 4:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Hyped Vintages that Disappointed
Replies: 107
Views: 4672

Re: Hyped Vintages that Disappointed

Ian S wrote:
July 13th, 2020, 5:24 am
Is there a positive version of this query?
Yes: "Sleeper Vintages that Overdelivered."
by David Glasser
July 11th, 2020, 5:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Austrian Wine Mystery Solved...
Replies: 1
Views: 274

Re: Austrian Wine Mystery Solved...

It means it’s antifreeze-free?
by David Glasser
July 11th, 2020, 2:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2008 Meursault Perrieres Coche and PYCM
Replies: 16
Views: 922

Re: 2008 Meursault Perrieres Coche and PYCM

do it. Do it. Do it. It’ll be out of our price range in a couple years. LOL. OK, 2 bottles of the 2017 on the way. Will do a side by side with the Bouchard. One soon, then how long would you recommend waiting on the second? Is premox a risk with PYCM? Do they use DIAM corks? Boy David, you are easy...
by David Glasser
July 11th, 2020, 1:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Traditional vs. Modern Bordeaux?
Replies: 523
Views: 35979

Re: Traditional vs. Modern Bordeaux?

Bumping this thread that Howard linked in the Help me get into Bordeaux thread. There have been a few shifts from traditional to modern since this was posted. Figeac, Lanessan, and Pontet Canet no longer seem strictly traditional. Might be interesting to add some vintage ranges for those producers ...
by David Glasser
July 11th, 2020, 1:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2008 Meursault Perrieres Coche and PYCM
Replies: 16
Views: 922

Re: 2008 Meursault Perrieres Coche and PYCM

at a 5:1 to 10:1 cost ratio between the two, put me down for PYCM. I know Coche is above my pay grade, but you inspired me to check PYCM prices on WS. Still 2-4 times the cost of Bouchard's version. Dare I try the PYCM at risk of going down yet another rabbit hole? do it. Do it. Do it. It’ll be out...
by David Glasser
July 11th, 2020, 12:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: "Elder-statesman" followup
Replies: 10
Views: 669

Re: "Elder-statesman" followup

This is all well and good but the practicalities of stopping buying Bordeaux 30 years in advance of kicking the bucket seem rather unrealistic to me. 30 years is also a huge period of time in terms of changing tastes, too. It's also an extremely clinical way of buying wine - that just doesn't corre...
by David Glasser
July 11th, 2020, 12:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wow-Received an Email For 2017 DRC
Replies: 28
Views: 2545

Re: Wow-Received an Email For 2017 DRC

Email from GRW today offering a 2017 DRC RC 3-pack OWC for $48,500. I wasn’t aware that DRC sold the RC separately in 3-packs. Thought they were sold as 1 bottle in a mixed case. Not that I’ve ever had the $$$$$ to buy one. They come in 3, 6, and 12 packs. As do all the others they offer. Thanks. N...
by David Glasser
July 11th, 2020, 12:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Traditional vs. Modern Bordeaux?
Replies: 523
Views: 35979

Re: Traditional vs. Modern Bordeaux?

Bumping this thread that Howard linked in the Help me get into Bordeaux thread. There have been a few shifts from traditional to modern since this was posted. Figeac, Lanessan, and Pontet Canet no longer seem strictly traditional. Might be interesting to add some vintage ranges for those producers t...
by David Glasser
July 11th, 2020, 11:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wow-Received an Email For 2017 DRC
Replies: 28
Views: 2545

Re: Wow-Received an Email For 2017 DRC

Email from GRW today offering a 2017 DRC RC 3-pack OWC for $48,500.

I wasn’t aware that DRC sold the RC separately in 3-packs. Thought they were sold as 1 bottle in a mixed case. Not that I’ve ever had the $$$$$ to buy one.
by David Glasser
July 11th, 2020, 11:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: "Elder-statesman" followup
Replies: 10
Views: 669

Re: "Elder-statesman" followup

What Dave said. I try to have on hand enough wine in any given category to last about as many years as the age they should be when I prefer to drink them. It gets complicated for a few reasons. I buy less in average or poor years and more in great years. The aging curves aren’t uniform from year to ...
by David Glasser
July 11th, 2020, 11:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2008 Pol Roger Champagne Blanc de Blancs (France, Champagne)
Replies: 9
Views: 626

Re: TN: 2008 Pol Roger Champagne Blanc de Blancs (France, Champagne)

Jeremy Holmes wrote:
July 9th, 2020, 5:31 pm
I like saying 'mille-feuille'.
Mille tous.
by David Glasser
July 11th, 2020, 11:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: It’s good, again. Alcohol has been rehabilitated...
Replies: 11
Views: 1019

Re: It’s good, again. Alcohol has been rehabilitated...

Anton D wrote:
July 10th, 2020, 6:28 pm
alan weinberg wrote:
July 10th, 2020, 5:11 pm
Randy Bowman wrote:
July 9th, 2020, 8:18 pm
every time I have a glass of wine, I can't remember what I had for dinner the next day.
easy explanation—you haven’t had it yet.
Post of the year!
LOL.

Randy, maybe Carrie knows what you’re having for dinner the next day?
by David Glasser
July 11th, 2020, 11:14 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2008 Meursault Perrieres Coche and PYCM
Replies: 16
Views: 922

Re: 2008 Meursault Perrieres Coche and PYCM

alan weinberg wrote:
July 9th, 2020, 8:19 am
at a 5:1 to 10:1 cost ratio between the two, put me down for PYCM.
I know Coche is above my pay grade, but you inspired me to check PYCM prices on WS. Still 2-4 times the cost of Bouchard's version. Dare I try the PYCM at risk of going down yet another rabbit hole?
by David Glasser
July 10th, 2020, 1:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Hyped Vintages that Disappointed
Replies: 107
Views: 4672

Re: Hyped Vintages that Disappointed

Both 03 and 07 CdPs were indeed hyped by Parker. But the skepticism all over the Squires Board was pretty instant. Over the years, without keeping careful enough record to be sure, I haven't noticed either negative or positive views changing. Those who didn't like them young, still don't like them ...
by David Glasser
July 10th, 2020, 7:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Decanter award for Parker and interview/profile
Replies: 39
Views: 2254

Re: Decanter award for Parker and interview/profile

I liked the article, thought it fair and revealing. I liked that he acknowledged his Burgundy blind spot. The picture it painted of Parker more closely matched his real-life persona (from the few occasions I had to spend time with him) than his on-line character on eRP. Parker did a lot of good for ...
by David Glasser
July 9th, 2020, 2:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Hyped Vintages that Disappointed
Replies: 107
Views: 4672

Re: Hyped Vintages that Disappointed

Both 03 and 07 CdPs were indeed hyped by Parker. But the skepticism all over the Squires Board was pretty instant. Over the years, without keeping careful enough record to be sure, I haven't noticed either negative or positive views changing. Those who didn't like them young, still don't like them ...
by David Glasser
July 9th, 2020, 1:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Decanter award for Parker and interview/profile
Replies: 39
Views: 2254

Re: Decanter award for Parker and interview/profile

I know a lot of your fellow citizens who travel a lot in Europe. I was often astounded that people of your country are very familiar with even the landscape I was born and raised (Baden/Germany). It is all a question of interest. If you have no money to travel you have no money to buy wines to the ...
by David Glasser
July 9th, 2020, 7:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Hyped Vintages that Disappointed
Replies: 107
Views: 4672

Re: Hyped Vintages that Disappointed

2007 Chateauneuf 1998 Barossa Shiraz I respectfully disagree David. Having had many of the better Shiraz from 98 on multiple occasions, they are just entering their drinking window if well cellared. Rockford Basket Press and their SVS’s, Yalumba Octavius (Though too much oak), St Hallett Old Block ...
by David Glasser
July 9th, 2020, 1:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A question for our elder states(men/women)
Replies: 50
Views: 2471

Re: A question for our elder states(men/women)

I’m 64 and am proud to report that I have successfully stopped buying young Bordeaux about a dozen times. I really thought I had it licked after skipping 2017 and 2018 - not even a flicker of desire. Then I caved and bought 2019s. There was no logic to it. Makes more sense to do what Tom and Markus...
by David Glasser
July 8th, 2020, 7:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A question for our elder states(men/women)
Replies: 50
Views: 2471

Re: A question for our elder states(men/women)

I’m 64 and am proud to report that I have successfully stopped buying young Bordeaux about a dozen times. I really thought I had it licked after skipping 2017 and 2018 - not even a flicker of desire. Then I caved and bought 2019s. There was no logic to it. Makes more sense to do what Tom and Markus ...
by David Glasser
July 6th, 2020, 11:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Hyped Vintages that Disappointed
Replies: 107
Views: 4672

Re: Hyped Vintages that Disappointed

2007 Chateauneuf
1998 Barossa Shiraz
by David Glasser
July 2nd, 2020, 1:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Your best Pandemic bottle consumed?
Replies: 83
Views: 2738

Re: Your best Pandemic bottle consumed?

1989 Lynch Bages
1996 Philipponnat Clos des Goisses
1991 Montelena Estate Cabernet
by David Glasser
July 2nd, 2020, 12:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: It's critic bingo! (striding confidently when not prancing)
Replies: 1129
Views: 52629

Re: It's critic bingo! (striding confidently when not prancing)

How does one tell if a wine is confident in its cassis and blackberries, or if it's riddled with angst and self-doubt? Is the nose jumping/prancing/dancing out of the glass? Confident! Is it exploding or roaring? Angry! Is it reserved or slithering? Angst and self-doubt! Is it unclean? Lack of self...
by David Glasser
July 1st, 2020, 7:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan
Replies: 786
Views: 41755

Re: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan

Hoo boy, major fail between the coupon thread and 2019 futures.

Drank 9
Bought 72 blush
by David Glasser
July 1st, 2020, 6:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: sediment filters worth it?
Replies: 37
Views: 1286

Re: sediment filters worth it?

Here's an inexpensive filter that can be placed in the mouth of a decanter. Very fine, imparts no taste, works well. Just don't think about its intended use.

https://www.walmart.com/ip/Calculi-Stra ... /618543390
by David Glasser
July 1st, 2020, 1:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The History of Wine Forums and Social Networking
Replies: 230
Views: 8657

Re: The History of Wine Forums and Social Networking

Marshall, thanks for bringing this back up - a great trip down Memory Lane. Whenever I see your name I think of Marshall Manning's March Magnum Madness. Those posts were always a good read. I started on Compuserve in the mid-80s and am familiar with most of the names mentioned above. Also Jim-not-Je...
by David Glasser
July 1st, 2020, 11:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 Shafer Hillside Select Offer
Replies: 24
Views: 1875

Re: 2016 Shafer Hillside Select Offer

I love Shafer HS but started losing interest in buying >$200 and dropped off the list somewhere around $250. It may have been the last mailing list I dropped - that or SQN. I haven’t found that much difference between the 100-pointers and the 98-pointers in the glass. I’ll admit that looking at the ...
by David Glasser
July 1st, 2020, 11:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: sediment filters worth it?
Replies: 37
Views: 1286

Re: sediment filters worth it?

I’m a hybrid guy too ... decant the wine traditionally over light, then filter the dregs and sample. Same here. Or just discard the dregs if lazy and the wine isn’t too precious. In my experience the only sediment that gives me trouble is in old Barolo. It seems too fine for any filter. My answer f...
by David Glasser
July 1st, 2020, 11:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Supreme Court, and wine.
Replies: 188
Views: 11385

Re: Supreme Court, and wine.

What's the latest on this? Frustrated as hell...found a wine I wanted at Calvert Woodley in DC, and they won't even entertain third party shipping to Texas. I demand my rights! [soap.gif] Tell them you want to ship it to a private, religious school. (recent SCOTUS case humor...) Ha, I don’t think F...
by David Glasser
July 1st, 2020, 11:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Luggage
Replies: 27
Views: 936

Re: Wine Luggage

Yes it fits Burgs and Champagne..... and a sidenote, it very well insulated and bottles hold their temp pretty well. The only gotcha is the 2 slots immediatey above the wheels are a little shorter than the others.... so very tall bottles will not fit in those 2 slots. Unless you want to pack 8 Ries...
by David Glasser
July 1st, 2020, 9:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Lets play...I HAVE NEVER...
Replies: 131
Views: 4030

Re: Lets play...I HAVE NEVER...

I’ve been less into Burgundy than most other regions and that’s where the biggest holes in my experience are. The one that stands out for me is DRC La Tache. Plenty of others I’ve never had that I’d like to try, but a good vintage of La Tache solidly in its drinking window is at the top of that list...
by David Glasser
June 28th, 2020, 4:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Question about sweet tobacco/cigar box notes in Bordeaux
Replies: 52
Views: 1660

Re: Question about sweet tobacco/cigar box notes in Bordeaux

Wes, thank you for your usual clarity.

Brian, I am no expert but would not be surprised to hear that barely ripe in CA is often riper than normally ripe Bordeaux, at least with respect to things like pyrazines, maybe ABV as well.
by David Glasser
June 28th, 2020, 4:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Luggage
Replies: 27
Views: 936

Re: Wine Luggage

Wine Check works beautifully, is the value play, and can handle a whole case of wine without adding weight. You could just use a styrofoam shipper without the Wine Check but without wheels you’ll have a heavy, awkward box to lug. I also own a 6-bottle Wine Cruzer which is even sturdier and easier to...
by David Glasser
June 28th, 2020, 3:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Riesling Report - announcing a wicked little hobby project
Replies: 46
Views: 2765

Re: The Riesling Report - announcing a wicked little hobby project

Thanks for explaining your sample philosophy Miran. I’m rooting for your success. I look forward to your reports.
by David Glasser
June 28th, 2020, 1:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Question about sweet tobacco/cigar box notes in Bordeaux
Replies: 52
Views: 1660

Re: Question about sweet tobacco/cigar box notes in Bordeaux

I love that cigar box and tobacco leaf complexity. I’d be disappointed if it disappeared completely due to ML in barrel being done everywhere. But Brian’s 2016 Cantemerle was showing it. Maybe at too young an age for pyrazines to do the aging magic? Did that wine do ML in barrel? If so there must be...
by David Glasser
June 27th, 2020, 6:02 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Boxes that smell corked
Replies: 21
Views: 770

Re: Boxes that smell corked

To me it has that same wet cardboard stench. I don't know if it has something to do with what kind of paper material they produce or what, but the stench is nothing like that. The reek that floats around there is quite flatulent / sulfurous to my nose. I'd associate it with heavy reduction / mercap...
by David Glasser
June 26th, 2020, 4:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The 2019 Bordeaux are coming out.
Replies: 946
Views: 52677

Re: The 2019 Bordeaux are coming out.

Interesting article in The Economist. This chart pretty well sums up why I hadn’t purchased futures since the ‘09 vintage. Basically, if you bought futures of the reds in the Liv-ex Bordeaux 500 index 2010 - 2017, they were worth less than what you paid for them upon delivery, every year except 201...
by David Glasser
June 26th, 2020, 3:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Monbousquet 1994
Replies: 4
Views: 286

Re: Monbousquet 1994

The wines were good choices to serve to friends who were iron clad certain they preferred California wines over French ones. And then they would be happily surprised to see what it was. I bought a few years during this era - and enjoyed them - but stopped as prices for this went up, more than warra...
by David Glasser
June 26th, 2020, 3:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2000 Château Magdelaine (France, Bordeaux, Libournais, St. Émilion Grand Cru)
Replies: 17
Views: 578

Re: TN: 2000 Château Magdelaine (France, Bordeaux, Libournais, St. Émilion Grand Cru)

I’ve drunk 3 of these over the past 14 months, purchased 2 years ago from the same store. I found them all drinking well and showing some good aged complexity. I don’t doubt they could improve further and am holding on to a few, but felt no regret for opening them now.
by David Glasser
June 25th, 2020, 5:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What's your most consumed wine?
Replies: 54
Views: 1936

Re: What's your most consumed wine?

For a single wine/vintage: 1989 Lynch Bages. Well-stored bottles are still on the upswing.
by David Glasser
June 25th, 2020, 2:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The 2019 Bordeaux are coming out.
Replies: 946
Views: 52677

Re: The 2019 Bordeaux are coming out.

I’ve avoided this thread, and buying 2019 futures, like COVID itself. I’m too old, have too much wine, pricing eliminated the financial incentives years ago, tariff uncertainty, yadda yadda. I skipped 2017 and 2018 entirely, no sweat, thought I’d beaten the addiction. But wouldn’t ya know... prices ...
by David Glasser
June 25th, 2020, 11:11 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2019 Bordeaux suggestions
Replies: 58
Views: 3309

Re: 2019 Bordeaux suggestions

Welcome Robert. Nice selection! I’m more fickle from year to year but would be very, very happy with a cellar full of those.
by David Glasser
June 24th, 2020, 4:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2019 Bordeaux suggestions
Replies: 58
Views: 3309

Re: 2019 Bordeaux suggestions

Robert thinks he's too old to buy young Bordeaux. I’m a decade older and either braver or crazier. My 2019 buys: Clinet Conseillante Carmes Haut Brion Haut Bailly Haut Brion Lynch Bages Montrose Palmer Pichon Baron Pichon Comtesse Pontet Canet Talbot And to serve to the ripe fruit junkies: Tour St....
by David Glasser
June 24th, 2020, 11:01 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2019 Bordeaux suggestions
Replies: 58
Views: 3309

Re: 2019 Bordeaux suggestions

Robert thinks he's too old to buy young Bordeaux. I’m a decade older and either braver or crazier. My 2019 buys: Clinet Conseillante Carmes Haut Brion Haut Bailly Haut Brion Lynch Bages Montrose Palmer Pichon Baron Pichon Comtesse Pontet Canet Talbot And to serve to the ripe fruit junkies: Tour St. ...
by David Glasser
June 24th, 2020, 3:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Riesling Report - announcing a wicked little hobby project
Replies: 46
Views: 2765

Re: The Riesling Report - announcing a wicked little hobby project

Good luck, Miran, your irrepressible enthusiasm will serve you well in this project. I don’t think you’ll need helicopters to get it off the ground. I look forward to reading your reports. Especially the winemaker stories. One question: could you elaborate on what sounds like an aversion to tasting ...
by David Glasser
June 23rd, 2020, 10:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2019 Bordeaux suggestions
Replies: 58
Views: 3309

Re: 2019 Bordeaux suggestions

Margaux just personally is not a favorite of mine. I cannot remember ever having Margaux at a dinner with other first growths where the Margaux (no matter how highly rated) turns out to be my favorite. Now, Haut Brion, on the other hand, is a very different story. For my tastes, the ‘96 Ch. Margaux...
by David Glasser
June 22nd, 2020, 7:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Court of Master Sommeliers, Americas pushback
Replies: 68
Views: 5386

Re: Court of Master Sommeliers, Americas pushback

I've always found that if I want people to listen to me, it helps to be a contributing member of said group first. 15 total posts. Otherwise you’re just talking to yourself... [cheers.gif] While I agree, if one concludes that their efforts at persuasion are falling on deaf ears, leaving may be the ...
by David Glasser
June 22nd, 2020, 7:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2019 Bordeaux suggestions
Replies: 58
Views: 3309

Re: 2019 Bordeaux suggestions

Margaux just personally is not a favorite of mine. I cannot remember ever having Margaux at a dinner with other first growths where the Margaux (no matter how highly rated) turns out to be my favorite. Now, Haut Brion, on the other hand, is a very different story. Agree 100%. I would expand the com...
by David Glasser
June 22nd, 2020, 10:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2019 Bordeaux suggestions
Replies: 58
Views: 3309

Re: 2019 Bordeaux suggestions

Margaux sounds like a winner per the critics. Margaux just personally is not a favorite of mine. I cannot remember ever having Margaux at a dinner with other first growths where the Margaux (no matter how highly rated) turns out to be my favorite. Now, Haut Brion, on the other hand, is a very diffe...

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