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by David Glasser
June 24th, 2019, 8:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ch. Gilette Creme de Tete vintage to avoid?
Replies: 10
Views: 498

Re: Ch. Gilette Creme de Tete vintage to avoid?

I've only had a few. The 1953 was fabulous a couple of years ago.
by David Glasser
June 24th, 2019, 6:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Bordeaux Futures - What Did Everyone Buy?
Replies: 55
Views: 2027

Re: 2018 Bordeaux Futures - What Did Everyone Buy?

None. Too old. Too much in the cellar.
If I outlive the actuarial predictions and run out, I’ll start backfilling in my 90s.
by David Glasser
June 20th, 2019, 4:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1986 Cabernet Suggestions
Replies: 35
Views: 1015

Re: 1986 Cabernet Suggestions

Richard Albert wrote:
June 19th, 2019, 5:43 pm
Bordeaux beauty, 1986 Gruaud Larose
This.
And Talbot.
by David Glasser
June 19th, 2019, 5:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I have no wine
Replies: 30
Views: 2006

Re: I have no wine

The wine did not get wet... There is no evidence to suggest that their employees are idiots. Quite the contrary. Then why the hell did you even start this thread? Seriously? He really doesn’t have any wine. For how long, who knows? It’s a major PITA even if completely recoverable. Why not go to you...
by David Glasser
June 19th, 2019, 4:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Would you drink zero alcohol wine
Replies: 113
Views: 2341

Re: Would you drink zero alcohol wine

If I could drink a non-alcoholic beer or a beer with booze, and both taste the same or damn near the same, I would not ever choose the non-alcoholic beer because part of the enjoyment of a beer is a little alcohol. As those options exist, how many of you who regularly drink lagers or pilsners reach...
by David Glasser
June 19th, 2019, 4:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Pol Roger/Winston Churchill Dinner @ Atera
Replies: 29
Views: 1214

Re: Pol Roger/Winston Churchill Dinner @ Atera

Great lineup, a very enjoyable read. Sorry your 1996 and 1988 weren’t up to their potential. The 88 and 90 have been a favorite duo for comparison for years.
by David Glasser
June 19th, 2019, 2:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I have no wine
Replies: 30
Views: 2006

Re: I have no wine

So sorry, Phil. Thankfully it sounds like the wine is ok and you have trust in your insurance carrier. Hoping the same is true for your photo negatives.
by David Glasser
June 18th, 2019, 12:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: It's critic bingo! ("vertical in feel")
Replies: 786
Views: 34374

Re: It's critic bingo! ("vertical in feel")

That's another reasonable possibility, John, but points tend to count more than words when it comes to shelf talkers. It's been a long time since I've read the critics regularly so I can't help with your question about the last time they said a wine sucked. I recall Parker panning the entire S. Rhon...
by David Glasser
June 18th, 2019, 12:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: It's critic bingo! ("vertical in feel")
Replies: 786
Views: 34374

Re: It's critic bingo! ("vertical in feel")

The trick to good wine writing is conveying both an infectious enthusiasm and a comprehensible description of the wine. Most of the notes criticized in this thread fail to convey a comprehensible description precisely because they are trying too hard to convey infectious enthusiasm. At which they mo...
by David Glasser
June 17th, 2019, 9:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Would you drink zero alcohol wine
Replies: 113
Views: 2341

Re: Would you drink zero alcohol wine

Robert, do those different versions of pot taste different, like different cigars or different wines? If so, is that the main selling point behind the best ones? My understanding is that the primary difference between various strains, mixes, and appellations is supposed to be in the nature of the hi...
by David Glasser
June 17th, 2019, 8:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Would you drink zero alcohol wine
Replies: 113
Views: 2341

Re: Would you drink zero alcohol wine

I still dont get the result, i understand that zero alcohol wine tastes like crap so nobody would drink it, i asked would you drink zero alcohol wine if it was an exact duplicate of the alcoholic version and 62% said yes they would. Now if you compare to beer the zero alcohol version is widely avai...
by David Glasser
June 17th, 2019, 8:16 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Would you drink zero alcohol wine
Replies: 113
Views: 2341

Re: Would you drink zero alcohol wine

I do not smoke weed currently, but have in the distant past. I cannot see any reason to smoke weed if you don't want to get high. To me, the sensation of filling my lungs with hot smoke is not pleasurable. The buzz is (from memory). There is absolutely no comparison to wine and alcohol. Wine is, I ...
by David Glasser
June 16th, 2019, 9:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Would you drink zero alcohol wine
Replies: 113
Views: 2341

Re: Would you drink zero alcohol wine

Well zero alcohol beer is certainly as tasty as the mainstream crap like Bud/miller lite but you never see anyone drink the German low alcohol beer that's available yet according to this 62% should be drinking it !! Me thinks not everyone is being that real Now you’re changing the question. If zero...
by David Glasser
June 16th, 2019, 8:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Would you drink zero alcohol wine
Replies: 113
Views: 2341

Re: Would you drink zero alcohol wine

Heck yes I would drink it. I would drink more of it! I don't like the buzz all that much. It's my least favorite part of wine/spirits. This. Those asking "how" and if the OP is asking about no-alcohol wines currently available are missing the point. This is a hypothetical: if the wine magically tas...
by David Glasser
June 16th, 2019, 7:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which champagne should be drunk second?
Replies: 4
Views: 442

Re: Which champagne should be drunk second?

I’m with you, Nicolas Feuillatte first, Billecart Salmon second.
Suspect you’ll get advice on both sides here.
by David Glasser
June 16th, 2019, 7:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 Ch. Calon-Ségur - what a beauty
Replies: 41
Views: 2512

Re: 2016 Ch. Calon-Ségur - what a beauty

Picked up a couple of these in 750 today @Total based in part on this thread. Triangulation: everyone seems to love this wine, from The Suck to Jancis. Pretty safe bet I think. But I thought you weren't buying any more Bordeaux because you have too much and you'll never live long enough to drink it...
by David Glasser
June 16th, 2019, 6:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2000 Magdelaine
Replies: 59
Views: 2245

Re: 2000 Magdelaine

Oops, typo fixed...

1989 Pichon Baron and 1986 Talbot have been so consistently great for so many years.
by David Glasser
June 16th, 2019, 4:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1996 Clos des Goisses and Krug
Replies: 6
Views: 490

Re: 1996 Clos des Goisses and Krug

At least we had the Philipponnat before the Krug. I’ve got 3 more bottles of the April 06 disgorgement and look forward to drinking them, probably on their own. I’ll hold 1 for longer term storage. I stopped buying Clos du Mesnil after 1988, just got too pricey. But still have a couple in the cellar...
by David Glasser
June 16th, 2019, 4:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2000 Magdelaine
Replies: 59
Views: 2245

Re: 2000 Magdelaine

Brought another bottle of this to a BWE gathering in DC last night. Showing really well, just as the notes above describe it. Among my top 2 or 3 on the night, with 1989 Pichon Baron, 1990 Léoville Barton, 1986 Talbot, and another passel of excellent Bordeaux. Hate to admit it, but WOTN was a 1995 B...
by David Glasser
June 16th, 2019, 4:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1996 Clos des Goisses and Krug
Replies: 6
Views: 490

1996 Clos des Goisses and Krug

Had to try this given the disparity between Brad Baker's comments and the mostly superlative notes in CT from palates I trust. Brought as one of the starters for the BWE gathering in DC last night. 1996 Philipponnat Champagne Brut Clos des Goisses (France, Champagne) : It didn’t taste under-ripe or ...
by David Glasser
June 16th, 2019, 9:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Likely Wine Theft- What would you do?
Replies: 63
Views: 3334

Re: Likely Wine Theft- What would you do?

Another vote for a camera before doing anything else.
by David Glasser
June 16th, 2019, 9:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cheval Blanc 2018 - RElease price is 120 Euro's higher than other 1st Growth
Replies: 57
Views: 2864

Re: Cheval Blanc 2018 - RElease price is 120 Euro's higher than other 1st Growth

William, First of all nobody is suggesting that the chateaux will distribute state by state. They will have national importers who will deal with the minefield of state regulations. Easy to see a Wildman or a Southern working the market for them. Personally I think it would be a disaster if they de...
by David Glasser
June 14th, 2019, 12:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What wine with grilled octopus?
Replies: 47
Views: 1725

Re: What wine with grilled octopus?

Henry, that menu is tantalizing.
by David Glasser
June 14th, 2019, 5:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: '95 Leoville Las Cases; 07 Pagau CdP :( :(
Replies: 21
Views: 835

Re: TN: '95 Leoville Las Cases; 07 Pagau CdP :( :(

I was one of those excited to buy 1995s based on proclamations that there was finally a great vintage after 1991-1994. Most, including LLC, did not live up to the hype and got sent off to auction. Kept some Clinet which drinks well with a couple of hours of air.
by David Glasser
June 13th, 2019, 7:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What wine with grilled octopus?
Replies: 47
Views: 1725

Re: What wine with grilled octopus?

Lots of interesting suggestions. Now I want to try one of each.
by David Glasser
June 13th, 2019, 7:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1999 Philipponnat Champagne Brut Clos des Goisses (France, Champagne)
Replies: 10
Views: 483

Re: TN: 1999 Philipponnat Champagne Brut Clos des Goisses (France, Champagne)

Wow, quite divergent opinions from the two Champagne palates I respect the most. Will definitely have to open one this weekend.
by David Glasser
June 13th, 2019, 6:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1999 Philipponnat Champagne Brut Clos des Goisses (France, Champagne)
Replies: 10
Views: 483

Re: TN: 1999 Philipponnat Champagne Brut Clos des Goisses (France, Champagne)

Thanks Ray. My bottles were disgorged April 2006.
I may have to open one. Curiosity is getting the better of me.
by David Glasser
June 13th, 2019, 4:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1999 Philipponnat Champagne Brut Clos des Goisses (France, Champagne)
Replies: 10
Views: 483

Re: TN: 1999 Philipponnat Champagne Brut Clos des Goisses (France, Champagne)

Sounds great.
Anyone know how the 1996 Clos des Goisses is drinking?
by David Glasser
June 13th, 2019, 1:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Another stupid poll about wine drinking
Replies: 56
Views: 2107

Re: Another stupid poll about wine drinking

2007 Chateauneuf.
En magnum.
With sushi.
And a lap dance.
by David Glasser
June 12th, 2019, 8:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Bordeaux - What are you buying (and why)?
Replies: 245
Views: 14505

Re: 2018 Bordeaux - What are you buying (and why)?

Just want to bring this up. This vintage is unique in the world of Bordeaux. There's been nothing like this before. I think this could turn out some legendary wines. [cheers.gif] I’m really not sure if this is real or sarcasm. If the former, could you explain why? I’m not doubting, just questioning...
by David Glasser
June 11th, 2019, 2:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: bead and mousse
Replies: 12
Views: 666

Re: bead and mousse

Jeff Vaughan wrote:
June 11th, 2019, 12:59 pm
I am not an expert, but I think fine bubbles are a hallmark of better made sparklers. Tell your daughter it is a slippery slope...
Don Ho agrees!

by David Glasser
June 11th, 2019, 9:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: need evidence that these famous critics were fooled
Replies: 40
Views: 2895

Re: need evidence that these famous critics were fooled

Maybe enough "evidence" to convince a naive audience but it wouldn’t hold up to a review of your peers. So I guess it depends on your goal.
by David Glasser
June 11th, 2019, 9:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Inexorable Rise of Wine Prices
Replies: 30
Views: 2510

Re: The Inexorable Rise of Wine Prices

This is a good article and the statistics are revealing. Thanks for posting. People are wrong to dismiss it. The average price per bottle purchased globally, by all consumers, is completely irrelevant to people posting on this board. We are not ordinary consumers. It also irrelevant to most people ...
by David Glasser
June 11th, 2019, 5:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bottle condition - signs of seepage
Replies: 38
Views: 1804

Re: Bottle condition - signs of seepage

The question is whether the cork seal is intact after a heat-related episode of seepage, or if it is compromised. If intact, there is no added risk of continued long storage (assuming no more heat spikes). If compromised, excess oxygen exposure will lead to an early demise. I’m not aware of any reli...
by David Glasser
June 10th, 2019, 5:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What wine with grilled octopus?
Replies: 47
Views: 1725

Re: What wine with grilled octopus?

Like the Albarino and Assyrtiko suggestions.

Pedro Ximinez goes over vanilla ice cream. Leftovers go over pancakes the next morning.
by David Glasser
June 10th, 2019, 5:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What wine with grilled octopus?
Replies: 47
Views: 1725

What wine with grilled octopus?

What would you drink with: WOOD GRILLED OCTOPUS castelvetrano olives, salsa verde, fresh pepperoni, chilled legumes This fellow suggests Gruner as a match for the olives, but I doubt I'll find one on the list and I don't have any in the cellar: https://www.bonappetit.com/story/castelvetrano-olives-a...
by David Glasser
June 10th, 2019, 4:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: $175+ is the new $125 in Napa, will market support ?
Replies: 162
Views: 7718

Re: $175+ is the new $125 in Napa, will market support ?

Knowing the percentage of $100-200 Napa Cabernet that is sold to restaurants, through traditional retail, and direct to consumers would add some perspective to this discussion.
by David Glasser
June 9th, 2019, 2:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Does Modern Bdx Need 20-Years of Aging to Drink Well?
Replies: 103
Views: 4208

Re: Does Modern Bdx Need 20-Years of Aging to Drink Well?

...I’ve had some Beaujolais from Bern’s that are 25+ years old... Dude, don't use Bern's as a reference point for drink windows... that place is like the twilight zone where time stops! Haha, fair enough! But you might be surprised! And I wish Berns, as often as I go there, could slow my aging. You...
by David Glasser
June 8th, 2019, 10:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Coolbot Review
Replies: 25
Views: 2787

Re: Coolbot Review

Patrick, other than the noise, is there any problem with the a window AC unit venting into indoor space, or is yours vented outdoors?
by David Glasser
June 7th, 2019, 6:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Robert Parker retires
Replies: 125
Views: 7130

Re: Robert Parker retires

Nick: It's already been a few years since Parker stopped regularly reviewing Bordeaux, Rhone, and California, arguably where he had the most influence. But points still matter to newbies and the non-geek crowd. Retailers still use shelf-talkers with ratings. That said, points don't matter like they ...
by David Glasser
June 6th, 2019, 7:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: BIRTHDAY WINE - HELP A BROTHER OUT
Replies: 19
Views: 1453

Re: BIRTHDAY WINE - HELP A BROTHER OUT

R_Gilbane wrote:
June 3rd, 2019, 10:55 am
acceptable given my age
viewtopic.php?f=1&t=161266
by David Glasser
June 6th, 2019, 7:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 400YR Old Wine Goes Up For Auction
Replies: 25
Views: 2198

Re: 400YR Old Wine Goes Up For Auction

Hao Lu wrote:
June 5th, 2019, 12:14 pm
Waiting for TN...
Where is Mel Brooks? We need a TN on the 4000 year old wine from the 2000 year old man.
by David Glasser
June 5th, 2019, 5:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Does Modern Bdx Need 20-Years of Aging to Drink Well?
Replies: 103
Views: 4208

Re: Does Modern Bdx Need 20-Years of Aging to Drink Well?

I can’t seem to figure the oak thing out. I don’t like new oak, generally speaking. Yet, some Bordeaux handle it well, on others it’s a kinky mess. Is it the type of new oak, the toast, etc.? Sociando is generally all new oak and yet it does not often express oak as a primary note. And then it ofte...
by David Glasser
June 5th, 2019, 5:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Does Modern Bdx Need 20-Years of Aging to Drink Well?
Replies: 103
Views: 4208

Re: Does Modern Bdx Need 20-Years of Aging to Drink Well?

For those advocating 20-30 years out for current wines, how do you know for sure? Hasn’t wine production changed dramatically since 1989 (30 years ago)? Is the notion of drinking old English claret an overly romanticized thing of the past? Is 10 years the new 30? Not criticizing, just interested in...
by David Glasser
June 5th, 2019, 9:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Does Modern Bdx Need 20-Years of Aging to Drink Well?
Replies: 103
Views: 4208

Re: Does Modern Bdx Need 20-Years of Aging to Drink Well?

Jürgen, I agree that a wider drinking window is an advantage as long as the peak is not blunted or lowered. I don’t think it’s less rustic tannins that have people concerned about the ability of many modern Bordeaux to develop the classic complexity we seek at 20-30+ years out. It’s increased ripene...
by David Glasser
June 5th, 2019, 6:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Does Modern Bdx Need 20-Years of Aging to Drink Well?
Replies: 103
Views: 4208

Re: Does Modern Bdx Need 20-Years of Aging to Drink Well?

Depends on which wines and personal preference. I get the most out of the Bordeaux complexity that starts showing up at 20-30 years. Sure modern Bordeaux can be drunk younger without having to suffer the slings and arrows of outrageous tannin. It can be enjoyable but for my palate it’s not Bordeaux'...
by David Glasser
June 5th, 2019, 4:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: It's critic bingo! ("vertical in feel")
Replies: 786
Views: 34374

Re: It's critic bingo! ("vertical in feel")

I fear another circular argument. Some may say her writing skills are irrational or even imaginary, but they are real. They are asymptotic, and they have reached their limit. That would be sinusoidal, not exponential. Same thing, isn’t it? Just depends on the exponent. Sine...qua non of thread drif...
by David Glasser
June 4th, 2019, 7:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: There is too much good German Riesling available
Replies: 77
Views: 2814

Re: There is too much good German Riesling available

Wonderful stuff, widely available, and so far has avoided (with rare exceptions) the price increases top wines from the gotta have it regions have experienced.

Surprisingly, I have not bought too much.
by David Glasser
June 4th, 2019, 4:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: It's critic bingo! ("vertical in feel")
Replies: 786
Views: 34374

Re: It's critic bingo! ("vertical in feel")

My scouts in other cities remain vigilant! We need to add "built like a brick house" to the Perotti-Brown bingo card: 96-98 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate The 2018 Lynch Bages is made up of 72% Cabernet Sauvignon, 19% Merlot, 6% Cabernet Franc and 3% Petit Verdot aging in 75% new barriques. V...
by David Glasser
June 3rd, 2019, 7:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A Tale of 2 1996 Cabs
Replies: 14
Views: 1285

Re: A Tale of 2 1996 Cabs

We’re perfectly aligned on this Howard. Where people get frustrated is when they try to fit a distinctive wine like Monte Bello into a different niche than it naturally occupies, like expecting it to turn into Bordeaux. That was me before I learned to enjoy it for what it is.

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