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by Robert.A.Jr.
June 16th, 2019, 4:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Northern Rhone roundup
Replies: 11
Views: 1224

Re: Northern Rhone roundup

Nice notes Zachary, I had about the same experience with the Cuchet recently too, needed way more air than I gave it. Good to hear the Pierres Seches might be doing something, I found it well made but so modern... What do you make of the Texier Cote rotie, I wouldn’t have thought it was a drink now...
by Robert.A.Jr.
June 16th, 2019, 4:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2000 Magdelaine
Replies: 48
Views: 1700

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, 1886 Talbot, and another passel of excellent Bordeaux. Hate to admit it, but WOTN was a 1995 ...
by Robert.A.Jr.
June 16th, 2019, 4:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Chateau Capbern, St. Estephe
Replies: 2
Views: 64

TN: 2016 Chateau Capbern, St. Estephe

Smoky nose of dark cassis, tobacco leaf and number 2 pencil. A Pauillac quality showing with this Cab-dominate blend and woodsy note. More than medium-weight on the palate but I would not call this heavy. Has excellent acid lift with a blood-red citrus note. Dark fruits, musky wet earth, seared meat...
by Robert.A.Jr.
June 16th, 2019, 9:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Would you drink zero alcohol wine
Replies: 18
Views: 472

Re: Would you drink zero alcohol wine

My answer to the original question is that it depends on the circumstance. Wine's alcohol can spur sociability and relaxation, and that can be a pleasure. Being tipsy can be fun. This. And certainly nobody would ever call me a wallflower; hmm, perhaps the wine actually sedates me and my hyperactivi...
by Robert.A.Jr.
June 16th, 2019, 9:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 11077
Views: 494575

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Went to Total today to pick up my 2016 bdx futures half bottle purchases, and with the 20% off coupon could not help but buy a few 16 Calon Segur at $90 and a handful of 14 Lanessan @ $16. This morning I awoke to a nice email from total wine with a happy Father’s Day $20 off coupon on purchases ove...
by Robert.A.Jr.
June 16th, 2019, 8:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2017 Zilliken Saarburger Rausch GG.
Replies: 7
Views: 215

Re: 2017 Zilliken Saarburger Rausch GG.

Nice!!!

Thanks for posting this.
by Robert.A.Jr.
June 16th, 2019, 8:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 Ch. Calon-Ségur - what a beauty
Replies: 34
Views: 1595

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

I didn’t know Martin drank reds, but his Riesling recos are on point! ;)
by Robert.A.Jr.
June 15th, 2019, 7:32 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 10 Forum (January 27, 2019) #BD10 "the Black Friday of wine commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Grassl Wine Glasses, and a few Zaltos if you need them
Replies: 231
Views: 11111

Re: Grassl Wine Glasses, and a few Zaltos if you need them

FWIW, Chris, I use the 1885s almost nightly for a range of wines - Bordeaux, North and South Rhone, Chinon, Cab, etc. These are fantastic and very versatile stems. Love the generous bowl, with the aperture sizes just right comparatively, to allow the wine to breathe while still capturing the aromas.
by Robert.A.Jr.
June 15th, 2019, 12:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 Ch. Calon-Ségur - what a beauty
Replies: 34
Views: 1595

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

For the record, I went to Total Wine to grab one, but all gone. I swear YOU are the one who told me to go buy these, and I did. Anyway...Martin with the high pressure sales, sheesh! I will need to bring one of mine back from long term storage, lest I 'miss out'! I saw you said that. I intended to d...
by Robert.A.Jr.
June 15th, 2019, 11:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cheval Blanc 2018 - RElease price is 120 Euro's higher than other 1st Growth
Replies: 37
Views: 1661

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

Such an exceptional wine. Love the cepage in Ausone and Cheval.
by Robert.A.Jr.
June 15th, 2019, 11:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 Ch. Calon-Ségur - what a beauty
Replies: 34
Views: 1595

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

For the record, I went to Total Wine to grab one, but all gone.
by Robert.A.Jr.
June 15th, 2019, 10:10 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 Ch. Calon-Ségur - what a beauty
Replies: 34
Views: 1595

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 Robert.A.Jr.
June 15th, 2019, 10:09 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Wine Would you Get?
Replies: 29
Views: 928

Re: What Wine Would you Get?

Allemand all day long!
by Robert.A.Jr.
June 15th, 2019, 8:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: $175+ is the new $125 in Napa, will market support ?
Replies: 162
Views: 7475

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. yes, a Napa Cabernet list of what's out there with price points would be interesting I sell my classic Cabernet for $100/b...
by Robert.A.Jr.
June 15th, 2019, 3:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Does Modern Bdx Need 20-Years of Aging to Drink Well?
Replies: 103
Views: 4027

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

In all fairness, Panos, I need to try it again as well. I did that a couple times with the 2015 but never did take to it. I have some more Lanessan for sampling, along with the 2016 Cambon La Pelouse. I do not like giving up on either of these wines that have performed so admirably in the past for m...
by Robert.A.Jr.
June 14th, 2019, 5:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Went nuts and ...
Replies: 39
Views: 2238

Re: Went nuts and ...

I seem to recall from prior discussions that you also are not a huge LLC fan. You guys are killing me. I was being sarcastic. However, I do not think LLC is spoofed like Cos. And I don’t think anyone says Montrose is spoofed! I’m out, gotta go bill some sick fees. :) Ever since Aymeric de Gironde h...
by Robert.A.Jr.
June 14th, 2019, 5:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cheval Blanc 2018 - RElease price is 120 Euro's higher than other 1st Growth
Replies: 37
Views: 1661

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

AlexS wrote:
June 14th, 2019, 5:05 pm
OP -- why do you hate the free market?
The two are not mutually exclusive. I love the free market yet hate the pricing, too. Cheval Blanc is a personal fave, but way out of my league. Kudos to them if they sell through, but still ok to complain.
by Robert.A.Jr.
June 14th, 2019, 4:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 Ch. Calon-Ségur - what a beauty
Replies: 34
Views: 1595

Re: 2016 Ch. Calon-Ségur - what a beauty and ready for business

Thanks, Martin, I have a bunch, and have a drunk a bunch of the older ones. From your note, it sounds like this is in a different style (though not necessarily a "worse" style--don't want to sound like Alfert here). Is that correct, or am I not getting you? I don’t know if there is a recent style c...
by Robert.A.Jr.
June 14th, 2019, 7:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Best Young Beaucastel!
Replies: 17
Views: 1324

Re: The Best Young Beaucastel!

Robert Love wrote:
June 14th, 2019, 6:13 am
Robert M yers wrote:
June 13th, 2019, 7:57 pm
Are these now safe for us Brett averse drinkers? I’ve always stayed away due to my uncertainty.
Beaucastel has been clean for awhile now.
This.

But given my signature, my opinion should be accorded no consideration.
by Robert.A.Jr.
June 14th, 2019, 4:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 11077
Views: 494575

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Suzanne, is the 2017 Foillard 3.14 out yet? I bet it will be mind-blowing. I’m so digging this vintage.
by Robert.A.Jr.
June 13th, 2019, 8:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: '95 Leoville Las Cases; 07 Pagau CdP :( :(
Replies: 21
Views: 726

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

John Morris wrote:
June 13th, 2019, 7:56 pm
Schaller & Weber savories and pecan pie from Two Little Red Hens. Um-um, good!

Wish I'd saved some of the Pegau for the pie.
Was it a gregarious, gracious pie?
by Robert.A.Jr.
June 13th, 2019, 6:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 11077
Views: 494575

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

3 x 2017 Domaine du Vissoux Pierre Chermette Moulin a Vent Les Trois Roches, Beaujolais
by Robert.A.Jr.
June 13th, 2019, 6:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2017 Beaujolais
Replies: 52
Views: 4119

Re: 2017 Beaujolais

Thanks, Ryan! Just ordered some.

And, motivated, popped a 2017 Thivin. It’s fantastic. Ordering yet more. I accidentally have almost killed the whole bottle through dinner and reading news.
by Robert.A.Jr.
June 13th, 2019, 2:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Went nuts and ...
Replies: 39
Views: 2238

Re: Went nuts and ...

I get first dibs--Panos is still holding my bottle of 2009 Mugneret-Gibourg Chambolle Feusselottes hostage---this would be a lovely wine to pair with that one [grin.gif] Great work, amigo! We could do a Feusselottes tasting instead. I wouldn’t know how to pronounce that, so would need to bail out. ...
by Robert.A.Jr.
June 13th, 2019, 11:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Best Young Beaucastel!
Replies: 17
Views: 1324

Re: The Best Young Beaucastel!

Robert Love wrote:
June 13th, 2019, 8:53 am
I had a similar reaction to 2015 Beaucastel too. Perfumed and lifted, almost with a whole cluster quality.

Quite a turn from the previous decade and a half.
I bought both and like both, same with the Coudoulet. The 2016 has greater lift and freshness, crisp citrus acid.
by Robert.A.Jr.
June 13th, 2019, 10:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Went nuts and ...
Replies: 39
Views: 2238

Re: Went nuts and ...

I've had 9 bottles of 2005 Cos because I have no problem killing em young. It's sensational. Ignore this "spoof" bullshit. That wine is big, I'll readily admit, but it's Bordeaux, it is not syrupy, and it is super complex and aromatic. I'll bring a 2005 Le Dome if you guys want to do this. KIDDING!...
by Robert.A.Jr.
June 13th, 2019, 6:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Went nuts and ...
Replies: 39
Views: 2238

Re: Went nuts and ...

Howard Cooper wrote:
June 13th, 2019, 6:09 am
Robert.A.Jr. wrote:
June 13th, 2019, 6:04 am
It was
I seem to recall from prior discussions that you also are not a huge LLC fan.
You guys are killing me. I was being sarcastic. However, I do not think LLC is spoofed like Cos. And I don’t think anyone says Montrose is spoofed!

I’m out, gotta go bill some sick fees. :)
by Robert.A.Jr.
June 13th, 2019, 6:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Went nuts and ...
Replies: 39
Views: 2238

Re: Went nuts and ...

It was
by Robert.A.Jr.
June 13th, 2019, 5:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Went nuts and ...
Replies: 39
Views: 2238

Re: Went nuts and ...

I thought my emoticon would have suggested a bit of sarcasm in my post.

And yea, I’m not touching the big boy left banks from 2005 for a very long time.
by Robert.A.Jr.
June 13th, 2019, 4:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Went nuts and ...
Replies: 39
Views: 2238

Re: Went nuts and ...

Howard Cooper wrote:
June 13th, 2019, 4:14 am
J a y H a c k wrote:
June 12th, 2019, 2:52 pm
I have the 05 Cos. When do we meet?
I can bring Montrose
Seriously, Howard?! We have LLC and Montrose, and you are including Jay and his milkshake?! [wow.gif]

I like the Puerto Rico angle. Carlos is VIP down there.
by Robert.A.Jr.
June 13th, 2019, 3:00 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: It's critic bingo! ("vertical in feel")
Replies: 731
Views: 32918

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

Looking back at that 2018 Les Gravieres note of LPB's, what's with that "rocks up," which she seems to employ as a verb phrase? The other funny thing is the utter disconnect between her descriptors and Galloni's: Perotti-Brown (94-96): "... gregarious blueberry pie, chocolate-covered cherries and p...
by Robert.A.Jr.
June 13th, 2019, 2:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Best Young Beaucastel!
Replies: 17
Views: 1324

Re: The Best Young Beaucastel!

Yea it’s pretty outstanding.

Also, a wine to grab by the case - I’ve grabbed two - is the Coudoulet de Beaucastel. At $25 or so, a crazy good house wine!
by Robert.A.Jr.
June 12th, 2019, 8:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: L’Autre Mangot, St Emilion - please help me find for a friend
Replies: 7
Views: 187

Re: L’Autre Mangot, St Emilion - please help me find for a friend

Robert M yers wrote:
June 12th, 2019, 7:37 pm
Buy him a case of the Petrus and Ausone, he’ll get over it. :)
That’s well above Country Squire pay grade, except for perhaps, Carnes. Or some local Viscount. I’m a baller on a budget.
by Robert.A.Jr.
June 12th, 2019, 7:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: L’Autre Mangot, St Emilion - please help me find for a friend
Replies: 7
Views: 187

Re: L’Autre Mangot, St Emilion - please help me find for a friend

Thanks tom. I’ll call. The email did not work.
by Robert.A.Jr.
June 12th, 2019, 6:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: L’Autre Mangot, St Emilion - please help me find for a friend
Replies: 7
Views: 187

Re: L’Autre Mangot, St Emilion - please help me find for a friend

PS. I swear, this really is for a friend.
by Robert.A.Jr.
June 12th, 2019, 6:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: It's critic bingo! ("vertical in feel")
Replies: 731
Views: 32918

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

Look at my signature. I give extra points for wines that shart.
by Robert.A.Jr.
June 12th, 2019, 6:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: L’Autre Mangot, St Emilion - please help me find for a friend
Replies: 7
Views: 187

L’Autre Mangot, St Emilion - please help me find for a friend

One of my best friends just returned from an incredible trip to Bordeaux. He drank some bombers, including Petrus and Ausone, yet came back raving about this inexpensive wine. I’m guessing it’s quite modern given my friends tastes, but that’s ok. His 50th is coming up, so I wanna grab a case or two ...
by Robert.A.Jr.
June 12th, 2019, 2:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Bordeaux - What are you buying (and why)?
Replies: 208
Views: 12103

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 Robert.A.Jr.
June 12th, 2019, 2:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Went nuts and ...
Replies: 39
Views: 2238

Re: Went nuts and ...

Call me in 5 years, Panos!

I’m much more entertaining than Neal!
by Robert.A.Jr.
June 12th, 2019, 1:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: It's critic bingo! ("vertical in feel")
Replies: 731
Views: 32918

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

I like that it is gregarious pie. My favorite pies and desserts are those that speak to me before I goggle them up.
by Robert.A.Jr.
June 12th, 2019, 7:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: It's critic bingo! ("vertical in feel")
Replies: 731
Views: 32918

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

Another term for the LPB bingo card: "decadently fruited." I guess that's equivalent to Parker's favorite, "hedonistic." 2018 Durand-Laplagne Les Terres Rouges, Puisseguin-St.-Emilion ...scents of plum preserves, Black Forest cake and Chinese five spice with wafts of potpourri and fragrant earth. F...
by Robert.A.Jr.
June 12th, 2019, 4:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Case of the Clape
Replies: 29
Views: 1621

Re: TN: Case of the Clape

I only had the top clape once - a 2015 and while it was better than average it most certainly to me wasn’t worth the money of other better than average 2015 and 2016 northern Rhône’s I’ve had. The other two things that makes me uninterested is it’s both filtered and fined and cellartracker reviews ...
by Robert.A.Jr.
June 11th, 2019, 7:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Case of the Clape
Replies: 29
Views: 1621

Re: TN: Case of the Clape

I’m so yawn on the 93. I prefer other numerical combinations and cases of Clape.
by Robert.A.Jr.
June 11th, 2019, 6:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: It's critic bingo! ("vertical in feel")
Replies: 731
Views: 32918

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

John, you are being too nice. To me he seems to be saying that a crappy wine tastes good. It's like he sneezed, sharted, then gave it a 92. Please forgive me if that's too crass, ill take it down if it is. No, you've enlarged my Anglo-Saxon vocabulary. Of course a blue-blood like you would not know...
by Robert.A.Jr.
June 11th, 2019, 5:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2017 Beaujolais
Replies: 52
Views: 4119

Re: 2017 Beaujolais

I tasted VA in a Thivin 2018 recently. Was the Moulin a Vent. It was also way too young. I had no idea Thivin made a M-a-V. Is that new? If they do, they never presented it to me—and I was there Tuesday! Didn't notice notable levels of VA in any of their 2018s, which across the board showed very we...
by Robert.A.Jr.
June 11th, 2019, 5:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2017 Beaujolais
Replies: 52
Views: 4119

Re: 2017 Beaujolais

A case of all of them? ;)

Hard to miss there. I would add Roilette and Bouland, if you have access.
by Robert.A.Jr.
June 11th, 2019, 4:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Case of the Clape
Replies: 29
Views: 1621

Re: TN: Case of the Clape

Dan Kravitz wrote:
June 11th, 2019, 4:34 pm
Robert Parker made that joke 20 years ago. neener

He was referring to the district in Languedoc, which of course at its best produces much better wines, not that many are noticing. [truce.gif] [bleh.gif] blahblah [wink.gif]

Dan Kravitz
HAHA, don’t you own that hooch?!?
by Robert.A.Jr.
June 11th, 2019, 4:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: So who here bought the Gonon Vieilles Vignes?
Replies: 20
Views: 2041

Re: So who here bought the Gonon Vieilles Vignes?

The price differential between Gonon's VV and his normale wines is more similar with differentials between Bordeaux First Growths and their respective 2nd wines, with the Bordeaux differential being more warranted given the wide disparity in wine performances. In the case of Gonon and based on the ...
by Robert.A.Jr.
June 11th, 2019, 7:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: So who here bought the Gonon Vieilles Vignes?
Replies: 20
Views: 2041

Re: So who here bought the Gonon Vieilles Vignes?

Insane price.

Make me chuckle that I have popped a few of these over the last two years. Or maybe the real word is choke, not chuckle, lol.
by Robert.A.Jr.
June 11th, 2019, 4:13 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Case of the Clape
Replies: 29
Views: 1621

Re: TN: Case of the Clape

I would have never thought that the 2010 was anywhere near approachable. I had the Renaissance a couple years back and it was a block wall. Both are in the deep recesses of my storage. Stuck back there, too, are the 2009s. The 2001 is outstanding!

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