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by Robert.A.Jr.
December 1st, 2020, 5:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Thought Experiment. Build a Collection on $100 a month
Replies: 7
Views: 340

Re: Thought Experiment. Build a Collection on $100 a month

Thought Experiment. [scratch.gif] You wake up tomorrow on your 50th birthday and your wine cellar and bank account has been emptied by an invasive wine drinking alien species (no, not your wife and her friends). Fortunately, you had enough sub $30 daily drinking wines to last a lifetime which the A...
by Robert.A.Jr.
November 30th, 2020, 5:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.
Replies: 1895
Views: 197053

Re: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.

Wine.com out of Florida is lightening fast with processing orders and shipments. I made three purchases over the weekend, two yesterday on Sunday. Got all three this afternoon by 4 PM. Wow. I believe the warehouse is near Miami. I have a bunch of orders from last summer that are finally being deliv...
by Robert.A.Jr.
November 30th, 2020, 4:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.
Replies: 1895
Views: 197053

Re: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.

Wine.com out of Florida is lightening fast with processing orders and shipments. I made three purchases over the weekend, two yesterday on Sunday. Got all three this afternoon by 4 PM. Wow.
by Robert.A.Jr.
November 30th, 2020, 4:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: It's critic bingo! ("Lifted by metallic minerality")
Replies: 1318
Views: 61627

Re: It's critic bingo! ("Lifted by metallic minerality")

The only thing i learned after 27 pages is we need more tasting notes from John Morris himself so we can critique them. Even better is when re-reads them in 10 years' time and starts to critique the ridiculous descriptors he used back then. We do indeed critique his various published books, but dan...
by Robert.A.Jr.
November 30th, 2020, 10:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: It's critic bingo! ("Lifted by metallic minerality")
Replies: 1318
Views: 61627

Re: It's critic bingo! ("Taught With Tension")

I'm not sure I agree, Keith. To me, the terms "lifted" and "high-toned" (and especially the latter) are quite readily relatable to a wine with a tangier, livelier, more piquant register of aromas. I agree & that's how I've always used those terms (well, at least the latter one) until being told it'...
by Robert.A.Jr.
November 29th, 2020, 2:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Madeira newbie, looking for advice
Replies: 27
Views: 1105

Re: Madeira newbie, looking for advice

In 2013, I had dinner with a few friends at the Herbfarm in Woodinville, Wa. Just for the hell of it, we all had a 2 OZ pour of what they were calling "The oldest wine in the world". It was a 1795 Barbeito Terrantez Maderia, and the story was it was in Napolean's collection. They even printed certi...
by Robert.A.Jr.
November 29th, 2020, 10:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: BAMA Pairing?
Replies: 20
Views: 617

Re: BAMA Pairing?

Otto Forsberg wrote:
November 29th, 2020, 10:22 am
Robert.A.Jr. wrote:
November 29th, 2020, 10:20 am
Real football. Not soccer, not cricket.
You are now talking about sports with very little foot and no ball?
You clearly missed the drinking part. I was on my feet drinking for at least 17 hours!
by Robert.A.Jr.
November 29th, 2020, 10:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: BAMA Pairing?
Replies: 20
Views: 617

Re: BAMA Pairing?

How about for someone that doesnt like lamb? tournedos of beef or a beef Wellington with black truffle in the duxelles I had a vision of taking the Oxfordian Sir William to a real BAMA game. Real football. Not soccer, not cricket. Starting at Gallette’s with Yellow Hammers, going hard. All liquor. ...
by Robert.A.Jr.
November 29th, 2020, 8:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Black Friday Sales
Replies: 128
Views: 11075

Re: Black Friday Sales

Now just grabbed some 2016 Bordeaux at basically 1/3 off, and cheaper than they were in futures. Sweet. Nice! Which '16s if I may inquire? Think I'll use the 20/50 and 30/150 with RMN20 before it expires to pick up some more B-C Rose and maybe some more bubbly any suggestions? BTW, RMN has 6% back ...
by Robert.A.Jr.
November 29th, 2020, 8:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: BAMA Pairing?
Replies: 20
Views: 617

Re: BAMA Pairing?

ChrisL wrote:
November 29th, 2020, 7:47 am
roll tide
Was there last night. The BAMA got off to a slow start, but with some proper airing out and coaxching, things turned out rather splendid.
by Robert.A.Jr.
November 29th, 2020, 6:02 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Black Friday Sales
Replies: 128
Views: 11075

Re: Black Friday Sales

Now just grabbed some 2016 Bordeaux at basically 1/3 off, and cheaper than they were in futures. Sweet.
by Robert.A.Jr.
November 29th, 2020, 5:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Black Friday Sales
Replies: 128
Views: 11075

Re: Black Friday Sales

Robert.A.Jr. wrote:
November 28th, 2020, 5:52 pm
Lol, no Cos. But, the Billecart for sure. I’m in. The Krug Rouge NV too. The Heitz is tempting.

Thanks guys, great calls!
Grabbed more Billecart-Salmon Rouge at net cost of $55 per. Have no clue how the Wine.com business model works.
by Robert.A.Jr.
November 28th, 2020, 5:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Black Friday Sales
Replies: 128
Views: 11075

Re: Black Friday Sales

Lol, no Cos. But, the Billecart for sure. I’m in. The Krug Rouge NV too. The Heitz is tempting.

Thanks guys, great calls!
by Robert.A.Jr.
November 28th, 2020, 8:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Black Friday Sales
Replies: 128
Views: 11075

Re: Black Friday Sales

Cool, thanks. Saw some Beaucastel and Clos rougeard The Beaucastel came to $65 per. Also, if you have an Amex, check out their offers. Usually something for wine.com (eg, $50 off $150 or $10 off $50) that you can stack on top of the coupons and RMN cashback (which us 20% now). HAHa, now you tell me...
by Robert.A.Jr.
November 28th, 2020, 8:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Château Sociando-Mallet (France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Haut-Médoc)
Replies: 5
Views: 626

Re: TN: 2016 Château Sociando-Mallet (France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Haut-Médoc)

Good wine, but not your father's Sociando.... though tasty, these might have more gloss than the what the traditionalist would prefer in their Sociando... Looking forward to seeing what age can do. Marc I do not think anything has changed at Sociando. Would love to here if others have other insight...
by Robert.A.Jr.
November 28th, 2020, 8:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1945 Calon-Segur
Replies: 23
Views: 1040

Re: 1945 Calon-Segur

Hey there is an old dude stuck in the bottle. That may have elevated the fill level!

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Really nice find, thanks for sharing! Looks like a bottle you’d get at Berns maybe even better!
by Robert.A.Jr.
November 28th, 2020, 6:51 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ch Beychevelle 1975
Replies: 9
Views: 470

Re: Ch Beychevelle 1975

Julian Marshall wrote:
November 28th, 2020, 1:38 am
Sounds wonderful, Kelly - I've never actually had a good 75 so I'm extremely jealous!
Interesting. There are, or at least used to be, some good ones out there. I even had good luck with some recent 375s of Cantemerle that I snagged off WineBid for $25 per.
by Robert.A.Jr.
November 28th, 2020, 6:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: It's critic bingo! ("Lifted by metallic minerality")
Replies: 1318
Views: 61627

Re: It's critic bingo! ("Taught With Tension")

They are so long, so complex, that I have to flip them to one of my associates to prepare an executive summary. Points first. One of them had the nerve to ask how this Viking guy could drink 13 bottles in one evening and still write semi-coherently. I hope you told them that drinking 13 wines doesn...
by Robert.A.Jr.
November 28th, 2020, 6:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: It's critic bingo! ("Lifted by metallic minerality")
Replies: 1318
Views: 61627

Re: It's critic bingo! ("Taught With Tension")

Busted! I thought you've read hundreds of my TNs I've posted here, but I guess you just skim through the points without paying attention to the wall of text in-between. neener They are so long, so complex, that I have to flip them to one of my associates to prepare an executive summary. Points firs...
by Robert.A.Jr.
November 28th, 2020, 5:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: It's critic bingo! ("Lifted by metallic minerality")
Replies: 1318
Views: 61627

Re: It's critic bingo! ("Taught With Tension")

Well, y’all are opening my eyes and ears. Personally, I have never seen anyone use the term “lift” or “lifted” in reference to VA. I have used it, and only recall seeing it used, on wine that has a crisp acidic structure and freshness. Busted! I thought you've read hundreds of my TNs I've posted he...
by Robert.A.Jr.
November 27th, 2020, 8:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Black Friday Sales
Replies: 128
Views: 11075

Re: Black Friday Sales

Cool, thanks.

Saw some Beaucastel and Clos rougeard

The Beaucastel came to $65 per.
by Robert.A.Jr.
November 27th, 2020, 7:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Black Friday Sales
Replies: 128
Views: 11075

Re: Black Friday Sales

I can’t find anything on wine.com of interest. Please help me spend some money! I have free shipping snd coupons lol. And I’m buzzed and feeling spendy. 2016 Dunn Howell Mtn 159.99 - 50 off 150 coupons are gold here. And if you stack with 20% off with retailmenot, it's practically stealing Nice! Wh...
by Robert.A.Jr.
November 27th, 2020, 7:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Black Friday Sales
Replies: 128
Views: 11075

Re: Black Friday Sales

I can’t find anything on wine.com of interest. Please help me spend some money! I have free shipping snd coupons lol. And I’m buzzed and feeling spendy.
by Robert.A.Jr.
November 27th, 2020, 6:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: It's critic bingo! ("Lifted by metallic minerality")
Replies: 1318
Views: 61627

Re: It's critic bingo! ("Taught With Tension")

But winemakers typically use it in its original sense, referring to VA, and I think some critics (John Gilman and, I think, William Kelley) do as well. If other people use it to mean less ripe or red fruits (an aroma) and others use it to refer to acidity (a taste), then I have to study each person...
by Robert.A.Jr.
November 27th, 2020, 4:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: It's critic bingo! ("Lifted by metallic minerality")
Replies: 1318
Views: 61627

Re: It's critic bingo! ("Taught With Tension")

Julian Marshall wrote:
November 27th, 2020, 6:44 am
I always thought "Lift" was about Miran Kegl's helicopter?
I think he actually said - no, yelled - “take-off”!
by Robert.A.Jr.
November 26th, 2020, 11:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WOTYs 2020 Edition -- and your Discovery of the Year
Replies: 106
Views: 4922

Re: WOTYs 2020 Edition -- and your Discovery of the Year

Jayson Cohen wrote:
November 26th, 2020, 8:03 pm
Robert.A.Jr. wrote:
November 26th, 2020, 6:54 am
And then this, . . . drooling over this 1969 Burg from some obscure producer.
I know you are not a Burg guy but I assume you are joking?
I was. Was a Fu-selection.
by Robert.A.Jr.
November 26th, 2020, 7:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: In The Pantheon of Great Bordeaux QPRs: 1986 Chateau Meyney
Replies: 48
Views: 2865

Re: In The Pantheon of Great Bordeaux QPRs: 1986 Chateau Meyney

1986 is my birth year, and I just snagged a 3L of Meyney for a good price. Waiting for my 35th next year to open it. Hopefully with friends. Expecting epic things from this thread... Grab an 86 Mouton as well! [cheers.gif] I just had the 1989 tonight. Seriously, I have no words to accurately descri...
by Robert.A.Jr.
November 26th, 2020, 3:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2012 Éric Texier Côte-Rôtie Vieilles Vignes
Replies: 47
Views: 3818

Re: TN: 2012 Éric Texier Côte-Rôtie Vieilles Vignes

Not sure if I had a “off-bottle” - but it certainly seemed proper - but the showing today of this CR was way too much on the sweet-tart, acidic side. Lots of citrus blood fruits but just not much else going on. A disappointment.
by Robert.A.Jr.
November 26th, 2020, 11:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WOTYs 2020 Edition -- and your Discovery of the Year
Replies: 106
Views: 4922

Re: WOTY 2020

1982 Chateau Haut Brion Imaging how amazing it would have been if it was properly decanted and entire free of sediment!!! The next time you get to enjoy something like that, give it a try the ‘right’ way - you’ll be a convert! No WOTY for me, but two discoveries of the year, one thanks to Alfert up...
by Robert.A.Jr.
November 26th, 2020, 10:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: It's critic bingo! ("Lifted by metallic minerality")
Replies: 1318
Views: 61627

Re: It's critic bingo! ("Taught With Tension")

It's not necessarily wrong, but as I understand it, it once was used in a narrow, technical sense to mean the wine had some volatile acidity (e.g., acetic acid). In small quantities, that can enliven the aroma and taste of wine. Now "lifted" is used willy-nilly. In many case it seems to indicate a ...
by Robert.A.Jr.
November 26th, 2020, 10:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: It's critic bingo! ("Lifted by metallic minerality")
Replies: 1318
Views: 61627

Re: It's critic bingo! ("Taught With Tension")

My favorite square on the Galloni card are the wines that are super-expressive and also closed. "The 2018 Pape Clément is dense, powerful, and brooding. In most vintages, Pape Clément is much more showy and inviting, but the 2018 is in no mood to show all of its cards. Instead, we find a Pape Cléme...
by Robert.A.Jr.
November 26th, 2020, 7:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1971 Mayacamas Cabernet Sauvignon
Replies: 3
Views: 299

Re: TN: 1971 Mayacamas Cabernet Sauvignon

These are great wines. I sourced a 1968 Mayacamas for a close friend on his 50th - someone that I like a wee bit more than the Todd - and it was magnificent.
by Robert.A.Jr.
November 26th, 2020, 7:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WOTYs 2020 Edition -- and your Discovery of the Year
Replies: 106
Views: 4922

Re: WOTYs 2020 Edition -- and your Discovery of the Year

Ryan Trush wrote:
November 26th, 2020, 7:03 am
2012 Caymus “40th Anniversary”
newhere

On the rocks, baby!
by Robert.A.Jr.
November 26th, 2020, 6:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WOTYs 2020 Edition -- and your Discovery of the Year
Replies: 106
Views: 4922

Re: WOTYs 2020 Edition -- and your Discovery of the Year

Not really a discovery of the year, but definitely something I have come to love in this Covid era is champagne, and the 2004 Krug Clos Du Mesnil that I had a couple weeks ago was likely #2 on my WOTN list behind the magnificent 1982 Chateau Haut Brion . Scrolling through some photos, I appear to ha...
by Robert.A.Jr.
November 25th, 2020, 7:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WOTYs 2020 Edition -- and your Discovery of the Year
Replies: 106
Views: 4922

Re: WOTY 2020

1982 Chateau Haut Brion
by Robert.A.Jr.
November 25th, 2020, 5:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Virtual Tasting for Charity - Empty My Wallet, Help Me Support Laura's House (11/20 - 11/29)
Replies: 201
Views: 5989

Re: Virtual Tasting for Charity - Empty My Wallet, Help Me Support Laura's House (11/20 - 11/29)

2017 Lioco Pinot Noir Michaud -Some light bricking. A little darker than I expected. Definitely showing it’s age unfortunately. Some fruit still present but otherwise lacking. It comes on a bit more after 3 hours or so with a bit of acid left. Not as fresh as had hoped, but not unpleasant. DCE20248...
by Robert.A.Jr.
November 25th, 2020, 4:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Virtual Tasting for Charity - Empty My Wallet, Help Me Support Laura's House (11/20 - 11/29)
Replies: 201
Views: 5989

Re: Virtual Tasting for Charity - Empty My Wallet, Help Me Support Laura's House (11/20 - 11/29)

5D066D9C-CED3-422C-A3BF-97125871EBC3.jpeg Look closely. Yes. Quite the surprise. A Loire Valley Pinot Noir. A really unique expression of Loire-inspired Pinot. Raspberry purée, chalk and schist. More on the tart, citrusy red spectrum. Flat out geeky delicious. I would not say this wine is overly co...
by Robert.A.Jr.
November 25th, 2020, 4:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Virtual Tasting for Charity - Empty My Wallet, Help Me Support Laura's House (11/20 - 11/29)
Replies: 201
Views: 5989

Re: Virtual Tasting for Charity - Empty My Wallet, Help Me Support Laura's House (11/20 - 11/29)

2017 Lioco Pinot Noir Michaud -Some light bricking. A little darker than I expected. Definitely showing it’s age unfortunately. Some fruit still present but otherwise lacking. It comes on a bit more after 3 hours or so with a bit of acid left. Not as fresh as had hoped, but not unpleasant. DCE20248...
by Robert.A.Jr.
November 25th, 2020, 11:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 14921
Views: 745774

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Greg K wrote:
November 24th, 2020, 7:28 am
scamhi wrote:
November 24th, 2020, 5:06 am
2017 Allemand Chaillot and Reynard 6 of each
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Whoa! Big score!
by Robert.A.Jr.
November 25th, 2020, 10:51 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: GLASVIN a new handmade glass for $25!
Replies: 224
Views: 19176

Re: GLASVIN a new handmade glass for $25!

davidkong wrote:
November 24th, 2020, 11:27 am
Robert.A.Jr. wrote:
November 24th, 2020, 11:26 am
David I’m about to order another 8. Is the “Universal” the original stem? Wanna make sure I get things all matchy-matchy
Hi Robert, yes that is the original!
On the site now, what’s the Berserker code?
by Robert.A.Jr.
November 25th, 2020, 3:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: My 55th with Some Great Friends and Killer Wines
Replies: 87
Views: 3620

Re: My 55th with Some Great Friends and Killer Wines

Robert - I’m late to the party. But happy belated birthday! Looks like you guys drank well! Hope to see you again soon [cheers.gif]. Came across some Vatan rouge lately. Would love to open one with you guys. Hey Matt great to hear from you, miss you coming to Orlando with more regularity. Would abs...
by Robert.A.Jr.
November 24th, 2020, 4:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2019 Beaujolais
Replies: 69
Views: 5766

Re: 2019 Beaujolais

Lee Short wrote:
November 24th, 2020, 4:01 pm
Leonard Taylor wrote:
November 17th, 2020, 6:29 am
Just tasted the 2019 Diochon Old Vines and it blew me away. $24
Diochon deserves more love than it gets around here. Had a bottle of the 2000 recently, showing very well.
100%
by Robert.A.Jr.
November 24th, 2020, 2:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: My 55th with Some Great Friends and Killer Wines
Replies: 87
Views: 3620

Re: My 55th with Some Great Friends and Killer Wines

Happy birthday! Nice "general impressions" [cheers.gif] Notes like these written by you are what got me into wines like Olga Raffault, Levet and Sociando. Also, 55 is pretty young! It's the new 45. I thought you were closer to 65 (based on your photos and peloton stats) neener Ouch that’s cold, wai...
by Robert.A.Jr.
November 24th, 2020, 12:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 12544
Views: 489415

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

All of the above! And now Tua! And of course, we are losing to a 3-6 Denver. What’s that song about the “Dolphins make me cry.....”? Yup. Dolphins make me cry. And here I thought they were gonna pull it out. An old friend of mine is your age (‘65er) and a lifelong Dolphin’s fan from metro Miami. Yo...
by Robert.A.Jr.
November 24th, 2020, 11:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: GLASVIN a new handmade glass for $25!
Replies: 224
Views: 19176

Re: GLASVIN a new handmade glass for $25!

David I’m about to order another 8. Is the “Universal” the original stem? Wanna make sure I get things all matchy-matchy
by Robert.A.Jr.
November 23rd, 2020, 7:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: My 55th with Some Great Friends and Killer Wines
Replies: 87
Views: 3620

Re: My 55th with Some Great Friends and Killer Wines

Jorge Henriquez wrote:
November 23rd, 2020, 7:14 am
We latinos like to give titles to most high professions. Not just doctors.
So pretentious! ;). And you so know that is beyond my humble self.

But, it is a Juris Doctorate. So Dr. Alfert suffices.
by Robert.A.Jr.
November 23rd, 2020, 7:11 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: My 55th with Some Great Friends and Killer Wines
Replies: 87
Views: 3620

Re: My 55th with Some Great Friends and Killer Wines

Jorge Henriquez wrote:
November 23rd, 2020, 7:07 am
Carlos Delpin wrote:
November 22nd, 2020, 3:11 am
Feliz cumpleaños Licenciado.
He don't know what yu write!
Sadly, I actually had to google that third word. Who woulda thunk!?
by Robert.A.Jr.
November 23rd, 2020, 7:01 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: My 55th with Some Great Friends and Killer Wines
Replies: 87
Views: 3620

Re: My 55th with Some Great Friends and Killer Wines

Diane Kessler wrote:
November 22nd, 2020, 12:36 pm
Happy Birthday!! You drank well. You reminded me I still have a couple of 1998 Tertre Roteboeuf
Do I need to get this?!
by Robert.A.Jr.
November 23rd, 2020, 5:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Lino Maga 2015-1979 vertical - one of the craziest verticals I've been to
Replies: 9
Views: 576

Re: TN: Lino Maga 2015-1979 vertical - one of the craziest verticals I've been to

Now we need a BAMA MAGA tasting! Some might appreciate that humor, others perhaps not! Awesome post, Otto. I was wondering which one comes first: a MAGA post or a comment from you. Didn't see this coming, but was not disappointed. [highfive.gif] Double-down or go home baby! You know BAMA is also sh...

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