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by Robert.A.Jr.
July 19th, 2019, 5:03 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Impression of 2015 Meyney....and thinking back to the ‘86
Replies: 5
Views: 154

Re: Impression of 2015 Meyney....and thinking back to the ‘86

I posted a thread within the past year calling the 86 Meyney the greatest QPR in the history of Bordeaux. I have had multiple cases of this wine throughout its evolution, and it has rarely disappointed. The 82, 88, 89 and 90 are also contenders. Meyney, then, was part of the Cordier stable, includin...
by Robert.A.Jr.
July 19th, 2019, 4:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2017 Baudry
Replies: 11
Views: 718

Re: 2017 Baudry

Took delivery of my case of Les Grézeaux this week and of course immediately popped a bottle to check in. It's very nice. I have it right in line with the '16 in terms of quality, though perhaps even more immediately drinkable. I think the '15 is the best of '15-'17 and I think it has the best long...
by Robert.A.Jr.
July 18th, 2019, 4:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Domaine Baudry Chinon Croix Boissee [2015 vintage notes added 7.19.19]
Replies: 65
Views: 2629

Re: TN: 2014 Domaine Baudry Chinon Croix Boissee

The 2014 is great, but I think 2015 has longer legs. And if you think these two are good, the 2016 tasted from barrel (so not a finished blend) could be phenomenal. One of the most amazing tastes of young Chinon I have ever had. Interesting. I’ve been enjoying a 2015 over two nights. I think the 20...
by Robert.A.Jr.
July 18th, 2019, 1:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Winemakers: what's the least "sexy" part of what you do?
Replies: 32
Views: 774

Re: Winemakers: what's the least "sexy" part of what you do?

“Dealing with those rich and entitled Berserkers who all bitch and demand an allocation on my closed list, and then flip half of it when I let them on.”

;)
by Robert.A.Jr.
July 17th, 2019, 5:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Stranded on a deserted island - 1 wine, 1 beer, 1 spirit
Replies: 83
Views: 2165

Re: Stranded on a deserted island - 1 wine, 1 beer, 1 spirit

Sc0tt F!tzger@ld wrote:
July 17th, 2019, 5:27 pm
Caymus, Jim Beam, and Miller Lite!
Joe B, is that you?
by Robert.A.Jr.
July 17th, 2019, 12:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 11232
Views: 507966

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

6 x 2016 Chateau Sociando Mallet

Of course I had to make some exceptions to my “no new Bordeaux releases” comments, but y’all saw this one coming.
by Robert.A.Jr.
July 17th, 2019, 8:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Château Léoville Poyferré (France, Bordeaux, Médoc, St. Julien)
Replies: 15
Views: 544

Re: TN: 2014 Château Léoville Poyferré (France, Bordeaux, Médoc, St. Julien)

I’ve not been a fan of this Chateau for quite some time, for the impressions (not scoring) that you make above, yet somehow I ended up with several bottles of 2014. Not sure how that happened, seriously.
by Robert.A.Jr.
July 17th, 2019, 8:16 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anyone seen, gotten, or received any 2015 Benetiere yet?
Replies: 32
Views: 1603

Re: Anyone seen, gotten, or received any 2015 Benetiere yet?

Who will be the first to Pobega?

I cannot take actual delivery until Fall. It’s close to 119 degrees in Orlando, or something like that. My wine would be raspberry confit, though some modernists may like that.
by Robert.A.Jr.
July 16th, 2019, 5:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 11232
Views: 507966

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Plus some:

2015 Domaine Plouzeau De La Croix Chinon Rouge Les Clos Roche St Paul, Chinon
by Robert.A.Jr.
July 16th, 2019, 5:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Dom. Rostaing - 2001 Cote Rotie - Cuvee Classique
Replies: 73
Views: 2134

Re: TN: Dom. Rostaing - 2001 Cote Rotie - Cuvee Classique

Jayson Cohen wrote:
July 16th, 2019, 4:21 pm
Benetiere
Shhhhh
by Robert.A.Jr.
July 16th, 2019, 3:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How do I remove this cork ?
Replies: 12
Views: 763

Re: How do I remove this cork ?

Vice-grips.

Mostly cause that’s like the only tool I own.

Well, that and duct tape.
by Robert.A.Jr.
July 16th, 2019, 1:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 11232
Views: 507966

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

2001 Chateau Montrose

I think that I paid more than I should have, but oh well. Love Montrose, and really like this vintage, plus it's cheaper than new releases.
by Robert.A.Jr.
July 16th, 2019, 1:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Okay, what’s the next HOT wine?
Replies: 57
Views: 2684

Re: Okay, what’s the next HOT wine?

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Just found a bunch of these in our fridge. I have no explanation.
by Robert.A.Jr.
July 15th, 2019, 5:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Print version of WA: Dead
Replies: 13
Views: 1192

Re: Print version of WA: Dead

Lol, you phuckers are on a roll!!!
by Robert.A.Jr.
July 15th, 2019, 12:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNR - 2015 Chave St. Joseph
Replies: 11
Views: 549

Re: TNR - 2015 Chave St. Joseph

2 disagreements in a row, one more and you are DTM!

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by Robert.A.Jr.
July 15th, 2019, 12:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Mark Squires' BB to close for good - UPDATED (WA sold to Michelin)
Replies: 247
Views: 12868

Re: Mark Squires' BB to close for good

Dan Hammer wrote:
July 13th, 2019, 8:36 am
I would suggest that MS laid the founding stone in Wineberserkers. neener

I wonder when Todd is gonna sell us out. The bastard.

PS. Todd, I have an ace team of corporate transactions lawyers when you are ready to sell. I come along free.
by Robert.A.Jr.
July 15th, 2019, 10:09 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNR - 2015 Chave St. Joseph
Replies: 11
Views: 549

Re: TNR - 2015 Chave St. Joseph

I concur with Adrian. That said, I also had it after sharing a full bottle of the very excellent 2012 Hermitage with a buddy during dinner with our spouses. They didn’t want any red and I felt horrible about that.
by Robert.A.Jr.
July 15th, 2019, 6:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 TN: A non-Cornas-like Cornas from Gilles
Replies: 12
Views: 765

Re: 2016 TN: A non-Cornas-like Cornas from Gilles

It’s fine, but was not something that causes me to rush out and buy more. Greg is on point with his comment.
by Robert.A.Jr.
July 15th, 2019, 5:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The stunning beauty of Beaujolais
Replies: 24
Views: 1243

Re: The stunning beauty of Beaujolais

Chris Seiber wrote:
July 13th, 2019, 7:33 pm
If it’s so great, why are the wines so cheap? Huh? Huh?
Because lemming don’t chase them....

;)
by Robert.A.Jr.
July 14th, 2019, 5:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Stranded on a deserted island - 1 wine, 1 beer, 1 spirit
Replies: 83
Views: 2165

Re: Stranded on a deserted island - 1 wine, 1 beer, 1 spirit

Ian S wrote:
July 14th, 2019, 5:27 pm
Since a deserted isle means tropical fruits like coconut and bananas, I want some rum.

For the beer, Samuel Smith's Oatmeal Stout.

Doubt I'd want wine, so can I trade that for Sarah Shahi?
I said Nut Brown, but that Oatmeal Stout is stoopid good.
by Robert.A.Jr.
July 14th, 2019, 4:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Downstream Wines
Replies: 105
Views: 5107

Re: Downstream Wines

that score is from william kelly who is as reliable as a $5 whore. jeb gave the 2016 97 points and the '17 96-98. Steve, Curious why you make this statement? You obviously have 'issues' with William's scoring - just curious where it's coming from? I find his reviews quite interesting and illuminati...
by Robert.A.Jr.
July 14th, 2019, 4:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Stranded on a deserted island - 1 wine, 1 beer, 1 spirit
Replies: 83
Views: 2165

Re: Stranded on a deserted island - 1 wine, 1 beer, 1 spirit

OK easy: Cases of 1955 Maison Leroy La Romanee Casks of Johnny Walker blends, blue or better Kegs of Thomas Creek Rise Guys Pilsner Can I find a glass washed up on the shore? How does a man so sophisticated in wine and style pick Johnny Walker!?! ;) Hey, did you like those shoes I texted you today?
by Robert.A.Jr.
July 14th, 2019, 4:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Stranded on a deserted island - 1 wine, 1 beer, 1 spirit
Replies: 83
Views: 2165

Re: Stranded on a deserted island - 1 wine, 1 beer, 1 spirit

1989 Haut Brion St Bernardus Abt 12 Macallan 25 yo You may laugh, but it was a coin toss on the Petrus over the Haut Brion, close on Lagavulin over Macallan, since the later is so smooth for every day, and even thought about the St Bernardis, but decided to go lighter. Very close calls. No joke, th...
by Robert.A.Jr.
July 14th, 2019, 2:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Stranded on a deserted island - 1 wine, 1 beer, 1 spirit
Replies: 83
Views: 2165

Re: Stranded on a deserted island - 1 wine, 1 beer, 1 spirit

David Glasser wrote:
July 14th, 2019, 2:39 pm
1989 Haut Brion

St Bernardus Abt 12

Macallan 25 yo
You may laugh, but it was a coin toss on the Petrus over the Haut Brion, close on Lagavulin over Macallan, since the later is so smooth for every day, and even thought about the St Bernardis, but decided to go lighter. Very close calls.
by Robert.A.Jr.
July 14th, 2019, 2:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Stranded on a deserted island - 1 wine, 1 beer, 1 spirit
Replies: 83
Views: 2165

Re: Stranded on a deserted island - 1 wine, 1 beer, 1 spirit

1989 Petrus

Lagavulin 25

Samuel Smith Nut Brown Ale
by Robert.A.Jr.
July 14th, 2019, 9:02 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dinner at Marta - Lahaye, Vatan
Replies: 2
Views: 388

Re: Dinner at Marta - Lahaye, Vatan

I really like that 2013 Vatan, it’s lean and mean and just as you describe.
by Robert.A.Jr.
July 14th, 2019, 9:00 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The stunning beauty of Beaujolais
Replies: 24
Views: 1243

Re: The stunning beauty of Beaujolais

Did you see Jayson’s note on the 2013 Vatan with its game note? Spot on, too.

I’m definitely popping a Beaujolais tonight! Did Bordeaux and a 93 Dunn Howell last night. I’m thinking a Lapierre Morgan Sans Soufre.

Great thread to celebrated an “un-celebrated” wine.
by Robert.A.Jr.
July 14th, 2019, 5:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The stunning beauty of Beaujolais
Replies: 24
Views: 1243

Re: The stunning beauty of Beaujolais

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Frankly, think bigger. The whole river.
by Robert.A.Jr.
July 14th, 2019, 5:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Okay, what’s the next HOT wine?
Replies: 57
Views: 2684

Re: Okay, what’s the next HOT wine?

Sc0tt F!tzger@ld wrote:
July 13th, 2019, 8:16 pm
WSJ says Cab Franc
Unequivocally, no. Move on. Cab Franc is for people with no palate, debase motives and low morals.
by Robert.A.Jr.
July 14th, 2019, 5:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The stunning beauty of Beaujolais
Replies: 24
Views: 1243

Re: The stunning beauty of Beaujolais

Alan Rath wrote:
July 13th, 2019, 9:37 pm
So you could live in a place without alligators? You’re making me question everything I know.
You are so bourgeois, Alan. I would ship them in, of course.
by Robert.A.Jr.
July 13th, 2019, 7:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The stunning beauty of Beaujolais
Replies: 24
Views: 1243

Re: The stunning beauty of Beaujolais

What Robert said. It's a good area to bike through, almost as good as the Loire Valley but without the architecture. And the wines are great. Not as dramatic as some regions, but very friendly for the most part and there's some pretty good country cooking that's not all that hard to find as well. Y...
by Robert.A.Jr.
July 13th, 2019, 2:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The stunning beauty of Beaujolais
Replies: 24
Views: 1243

Re: The stunning beauty of Beaujolais

Better than great, both! I say killer. I love the country elegance of Beaujolais. So delicious, unpretentious, pairs so well with just about everything. I easily drink a bottle per week. And the stage today - wow, no spoilers - but definitely watch it. Lots of dynamics and sub-plots for all of the j...
by Robert.A.Jr.
July 13th, 2019, 2:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Zind Lynch Palmer Mouton
Replies: 12
Views: 539

Re: TN: Zind Lynch Palmer Mouton

Haha, now that you say it, true! But then again, have you seen other Tamayo works?

I love his stuff.
by Robert.A.Jr.
July 13th, 2019, 1:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Zind Lynch Palmer Mouton
Replies: 12
Views: 539

Re: TN: Zind Lynch Palmer Mouton

Great notes.

Love that Tamayo label. It’s fantastic. His works are slaying the auction markets right now.
by Robert.A.Jr.
July 13th, 2019, 8:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 11232
Views: 507966

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Corey N. wrote:
July 13th, 2019, 8:03 am
scamhi wrote:
July 12th, 2019, 2:05 am
1986 Mouton Rothschild (4b) put a bid at the opening price and no one else bid... score!
Fantastic!
No kidding. Love love that wine.

Nice snag, Susan!
by Robert.A.Jr.
July 12th, 2019, 4:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Your best/favorite/cleverest words or phrases seen in a WB post
Replies: 22
Views: 935

Re: Your best/favorite/cleverest words or phrases seen in a WB post

Todd F r e n c h wrote:
July 12th, 2019, 2:53 pm
Robert.A.Jr. wrote:
July 12th, 2019, 10:15 am
Todd F r e n c h wrote:
July 12th, 2019, 7:41 am


This is mine, as well, and I can never remember it when I want to freakin' use it.
I have claimed ownership. Back off.
Board ownership trumps all other 'claims' - bow to me
F.U. And your “penchant for gossip”.

Another clever post.

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by Robert.A.Jr.
July 12th, 2019, 10:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Your best/favorite/cleverest words or phrases seen in a WB post
Replies: 22
Views: 935

Re: Your best/favorite/cleverest words or phrases seen in a WB post

Todd F r e n c h wrote:
July 12th, 2019, 7:41 am
Robert.A.Jr. wrote:
July 12th, 2019, 5:49 am
Petrichor
This is mine, as well, and I can never remember it when I want to freakin' use it.
I have claimed ownership. Back off.
by Robert.A.Jr.
July 12th, 2019, 5:14 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Tough night with senescent wines; St. Joseph and Champagne
Replies: 12
Views: 666

Re: Tough night with senescent wines; St. Joseph and Champagne

Dennis Atick wrote:
July 12th, 2019, 3:16 am
I'll admit, I had to google senescent.

Better luck tonight!
Senescent wines become evanescent and ultimately lose their luminescence, ephemeral in fact, like leaves susurrating in a warm summer breeze.
by Robert.A.Jr.
July 11th, 2019, 10:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2010 Pierre Gonon St. Joseph (France, Rhône, Northern Rhône, St. Joseph)
Replies: 26
Views: 1885

Re: TN: 2010 Pierre Gonon St. Joseph (France, Rhône, Northern Rhône, St. Joseph)

Jayson Cohen wrote:
July 11th, 2019, 10:06 am
Mark C Johnson wrote:
July 11th, 2019, 9:15 am
Robert.A.Jr. wrote:
July 11th, 2019, 5:47 am
2011 and 2014 - excellent transparity
Counselor I believe you mean "transparency". I looked up "transparity" and it appears to be the name of some cloud based tech firm. neener
Robert, a client?
I cannot disclose confidences, that would be too transpacious.
by Robert.A.Jr.
July 11th, 2019, 8:02 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2010 Pierre Gonon St. Joseph (France, Rhône, Northern Rhône, St. Joseph)
Replies: 26
Views: 1885

Re: TN: 2010 Pierre Gonon St. Joseph (France, Rhône, Northern Rhône, St. Joseph)

My post was about grouping. If we are talking about an order, 2011 and 2014 first for sure. Then 2012.
by Robert.A.Jr.
July 11th, 2019, 7:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Generally speaking, what type of wine is the best food wine?
Replies: 46
Views: 1384

Re: Generally speaking, what type of wine is the best food wine?

I would have said Beaujolais for red and Kabinett for white, and then saw the comment in your post about the wine that is “so-so” on it’s own and then blossoms with food. These wines are excellent either way. I’m not aware of a wine that is only good with food, at least I don’t drink a wine that ca...
by Robert.A.Jr.
July 11th, 2019, 5:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2010 Pierre Gonon St. Joseph (France, Rhône, Northern Rhône, St. Joseph)
Replies: 26
Views: 1885

Re: TN: 2010 Pierre Gonon St. Joseph (France, Rhône, Northern Rhône, St. Joseph)

My guess:

2010 and 2013 - big structure

2011 and 2014 - excellent transparity

2012 and 2016 - open knit

2015 - big ripe bruiser, perhaps last

Haven’t tried 2017 yet.

Do you have any Iles Feray. Slip in the 2016 blind in one of the flights.
by Robert.A.Jr.
July 10th, 2019, 8:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Generally speaking, what type of wine is the best food wine?
Replies: 46
Views: 1384

Re: Generally speaking, what type of wine is the best food wine?

I would have said Beaujolais for red and Kabinett for white, and then saw the comment in your post about the wine that is “so-so” on it’s own and then blossoms with food. These wines are excellent either way. I’m not aware of a wine that is only good with food, at least I don’t drink a wine that can...
by Robert.A.Jr.
July 10th, 2019, 11:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Do you have questions on any of the new features? Ask here! (Also some instructions inside)
Replies: 289
Views: 13180

Re: Do you have questions on any of the new features? Ask here! (Also some instructions inside)

Well of course I would go for the full-body spread, notwithstanding how nice the close-up of my face is. One must use all of one's ass'ets.
by Robert.A.Jr.
July 10th, 2019, 9:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Do you have questions on any of the new features? Ask here! (Also some instructions inside)
Replies: 289
Views: 13180

Re: Do you have questions on any of the new features? Ask here! (Also some instructions inside)

So confusing. I asked the help and was told, “sorry, do it yourself”. So I’ll stay naked.
by Robert.A.Jr.
July 10th, 2019, 8:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1998 Bel Air-Marquis d'Aligre
Replies: 14
Views: 1021

Re: 1998 Bel Air-Marquis d'Aligre

Thanks for posting. I have some coming but have not tried it. The other vintages you have are flat out excellent.

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