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by Faryan Amir-Ghassem¡
June 21st, 2009, 3:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: It's The Weekend...What Is Everyone Drinking????
Replies: 76
Views: 2140

Re: It's The Weekend...What Is Everyone Drinking????

Bill Tex Landreth wrote:Last night wound up being:

1978 Pichon Lalande
1982 La Mish
2001 Pavie
2001 Pavie Decesse
2003 Pavie
2004 Pavie
2006 SQN Raven Series Grenache
Hell of a lineup. Look forward to the notes.
by Faryan Amir-Ghassem¡
June 21st, 2009, 8:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is RP's palate burned out?
Replies: 59
Views: 2000

Re: Is RP's palate burned out?

If you wish to use Parker's recommendations, you have to read the notes carefully rather than looking at the score. You also have to be familiar with the Chateau and its practices. There are key words that turn me off just as there are key words that queue me to buy. If your palate does not align wi...
by Faryan Amir-Ghassem¡
June 19th, 2009, 1:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: let's go the other way.. what do you think is the worst bottle in your cellar
Replies: 96
Views: 2586

Re: let's go the other way.. what do you think is the worst bottle in your cellar

I have some house-gift wines that I keep in the cellar to
a.) take up thermal space
b.) present themselves available for cooking and regifting (only for a special person ).

Some of it is really craptacular.
by Faryan Amir-Ghassem¡
June 19th, 2009, 8:38 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Berserkers Exclusive - La Vieille Cure 2005 for $20 per bt
Replies: 93
Views: 2442

Re: Berserkers Exclusive - La Vieille Cure 2005 for $20 per bt

Thanks Max. I'll cobble together an order of the 05s and 06s when I get home today.

Cheers [cheers.gif]
by Faryan Amir-Ghassem¡
June 19th, 2009, 7:56 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: El Bulli
Replies: 14
Views: 1416

Re: El Bulli

Extebarri is another world class option, albeit lengthier from Barca. I am going to try this year to plan a trip around reservations (the day they dole them out). I wonder if they allow corkage? I'd bring some plonk, anyways...
by Faryan Amir-Ghassem¡
June 19th, 2009, 7:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN- Blind Chardonnay Shootout at Apiary (w/ pic)
Replies: 15
Views: 563

Re: TN- Blind Chardonnay Shootout at Apiary (w/ pic)

Michel, any sage advice on the Rose Txakolis? Been looking to source some for a French/Spanish Rose tasting.

Bummer on the premox and corkage, but the lineup was quite impressive!
by Faryan Amir-Ghassem¡
June 19th, 2009, 7:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Current State Of The Bordeaux Market and The Future
Replies: 90
Views: 3110

Re: Current State Of The Bordeaux Market and The Future

Few things regarding consumption patterns: -I've noticed a definite demand destruction in the 75-150 dollar range for all wines. California was mauled and Bordeaux has scaled back. -You're seeing a return to QPR wines in the 20-30 dollar range, bolstered by quality offerings of 3rd-5th growths in th...
by Faryan Amir-Ghassem¡
June 19th, 2009, 7:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: DC Bordeaux tasting: 82 Canon/Brane Cantenac, 83 Cos, 90 Phelan, 95 Chev etc...
Replies: 2
Views: 1614

DC Bordeaux tasting: 82 Canon/Brane Cantenac, 83 Cos, 90 Phelan, 95 Chev etc...

Porting these notes over from ebob, but I'm going to use broadbent stars instead of points, something I've decided to do from now on. A group of 8 of us gathered at Dino’s yesterday to welcome Horacio Campana and his lovely wife to the venerable District of Columbia, and to drink some Bordeauxs in ...
by Faryan Amir-Ghassem¡
June 19th, 2009, 7:15 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Berserkers Exclusive - La Vieille Cure 2005 for $20 per bt
Replies: 93
Views: 2442

Re: Berserkers Exclusive - La Vieille Cure 2005 for $20 per bt

Argh looks like I missed this. There's always next time
by Faryan Amir-Ghassem¡
June 19th, 2009, 7:09 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Chateau de Sales, Pomerol
Replies: 11
Views: 337

Re: TN: Chateau de Sales, Pomerol

could you specify which vintage Bob?

Danke
by Faryan Amir-Ghassem¡
June 18th, 2009, 4:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A few TNs of recent wines
Replies: 5
Views: 265

Re: A few TNs of recent wines

Ed, thanks for the notes. 04 Haut Bailly is a sleeper. They've been on a roll lately. 07 Cuvee Romaine is a wine with depth! It gets better after hours in a decanter. I'm mowing through my case+ but I can't stop myself. If you enjoy the 04 Du Tertre, try the 05. It is really nice. Cheers, [cheers.gif]
by Faryan Amir-Ghassem¡
June 18th, 2009, 4:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Current State Of The Bordeaux Market and The Future
Replies: 90
Views: 3110

Re: Current State Of The Bordeaux Market and The Future

Thanks for the welcome guys. Lots of names here that I haven't seen posting for a while. Names I missed! Got me thinking...[highfive.gif] I'm curious to find out if, since the '08 vintage truly was 'saved' by RP, the wines don't show well on release, and they become universally panned, what might ha...
by Faryan Amir-Ghassem¡
June 18th, 2009, 1:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Current State Of The Bordeaux Market and The Future
Replies: 90
Views: 3110

Re: Current State Of The Bordeaux Market and The Future

In lengthy debates about this issue for the last year, I've pretty much assumed the collapse of the distribution. The rapidly increasing ex chat prices coupled with currency destabilization did two things of grave peril to the system: 1.) It skewed the risk/reward paradigm of these distribution comp...

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