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Re: Best wines since the beginning of 2019

#101 Post by Fred C » May 23rd, 2019, 11:14 am

Brandon R wrote:
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How about both, Fred? Those look amazing.
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#102 Post by M. Dildine » May 23rd, 2019, 12:44 pm

I've had two great wines recently:

* 2011 Pisoni Estate Pinot Noir
* 2009 Ridge Geyserville
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Re: Best wines since the beginning of 2019

#103 Post by Laurent Gibet » May 23rd, 2019, 2:41 pm

Fred C wrote:
May 23rd, 2019, 11:14 am
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How about both, Fred? Those look amazing.
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#104 Post by B. Buzzini » May 23rd, 2019, 3:34 pm

Funny...three wines so far I scored 98pts...

2008 Dom Perignon Legacy
2008 Dom Perignon Reg
1969 Dom Perignon

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Re: Best wines since the beginning of 2019

#105 Post by NickRut » May 23rd, 2019, 4:08 pm

B. Buzzini wrote:
May 23rd, 2019, 3:34 pm
Funny...three wines so far I scored 98pts...

2008 Dom Perignon Legacy
2008 Dom Perignon Reg
1969 Dom Perignon

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#106 Post by Robert.A.Jr. » May 23rd, 2019, 4:23 pm

1996 Verset Cornas
2006 Gonon Vieille Vignes

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#107 Post by G. Bienstock » May 23rd, 2019, 6:06 pm

The best white is Clos Saron 2009 Carte Blanche.
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#108 Post by NED VALOIS » May 23rd, 2019, 7:30 pm

NickRut wrote:
May 23rd, 2019, 4:08 pm
B. Buzzini wrote:
May 23rd, 2019, 3:34 pm
Funny...three wines so far I scored 98pts...

2008 Dom Perignon Legacy
2008 Dom Perignon Reg
1969 Dom Perignon

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Re: Best wines since the beginning of 2019

#109 Post by dvansteenderen » May 26th, 2019, 12:38 am

2018 Le Pin
2018 Cheval Blanc
2018 Château Lafleur
2018 Château Lafite Rothschild
2008 Château Latour Grand Vin
1989 Château Montrose
NV Egly-Ouriet Champagne Grand Cru Blanc de Noirs Les Crayères
2015 Clos Saint Jean Châteauneuf-du-Pape Deus-Ex Machina
2018 Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande
2018 Château Calon-Ségur
2017 Schäfer-Fröhlich Bockenauer Felseneck Riesling Großes Gewächs
2016 Tua Rita Redigaffi Toscana IGT
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Re: Best wines since the beginning of 2019

#110 Post by Josh Grossman » May 27th, 2019, 9:29 am

1988 Catherine et Pierre Breton Chinon Beaumont. This had such an amazing nose. As much forest floor as any Burgundy, with a strange top note of cotton candy--yet in the mouth there was very little residual sugar feeling. Very long finish. Just amazing.

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#111 Post by Craig G » May 27th, 2019, 4:37 pm

We had a great bottle of 1992 Dominus last night.
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Re: Best wines since the beginning of 2019

#112 Post by Dinesh Goyal » May 27th, 2019, 7:32 pm

Tom Reddick wrote:
March 11th, 2019, 8:44 pm
Three real standouts so far this year,

2016 Meo-Camuzet Echezeaux
2004 Krug Clos du Mesnil
2017 Selbach-Oster Zeltinger Sonnenuhr Riesling 'Rotlay'
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#113 Post by Laurent Gibet » June 16th, 2019, 4:55 am

Yesterday evening, a great dinner, great wines (Dom Pérignon 1970, Chave white, Pignan, VCC, Prieuré-Roch, Egon Müller, ...). Two astonishing wines, in confirmation :

Mascarello Barolo Monprivato Riserva Ca d'Morissio 2003 : 19/20
Complex, elegant, persistant ... a true gem (as the 2004). Thought Burlotto Monvigliero.

Porto Dow's 1985 : 18,5/20

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Re: Best wines since the beginning of 2019

#114 Post by Laurent Gibet » July 22nd, 2019, 4:04 am

Last week-end, with friends on the ocean (near Capbreton), an amazing duo :

Groffier Chambertin Clos de Bèze 2006 : 19/20
Incredible, sensual, very long. Thought Rousseau, other imagined DRC St-Vivant or Clos de l'Arlot.

Rousseau Chambertin 2006 : 18,5/20
Second encounter (see above). The wine needs air in the glass (almost tannic at the beginning). Another exceptional Rousseau Chambertin.
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#115 Post by PCLIN » July 22nd, 2019, 4:38 am

‘66 Haut Brion
‘96 DRC Grands Echezeaux
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#116 Post by Howard Cooper » July 22nd, 2019, 5:08 am

Howard Cooper wrote:
May 14th, 2019, 6:28 pm
Howard Cooper wrote:
March 16th, 2019, 3:27 pm
For me,

2003 Truchot Clos de la Roche
2003 Truchot Charmes Chambertin
2003 Truchot GC Combottes
1996 Taittinger Comte de Champagne
2008 Ramonet CM Ruchottes
1978 La Mission Haut Brion
Add 2011 d'Yquem
Add 1996 Taittinger Comte de Champagne Rose.
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Re: Best wines since the beginning of 2019

#117 Post by Mark Golodetz » July 22nd, 2019, 5:36 am

Also a fan of Taittinger Comte rose and blanc
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#118 Post by Jayson Cohen » July 22nd, 2019, 5:58 pm

Adding but I’ll triage for the final year-end list:
- 2012 Schaefer GD Auslese #14
- 1998 Levet Chavroche
- 1970 Vega Sicilia (from magnum)
- 2016 Clos des Vignes du Maynes Mâcon Cruzille Manganite
- 1970 Tondonia Blanco (6 año)
- 1998 Torre Muga (a great surprise, no doubt)
- 2001 Mugneret Clos Vougeot
- 1997 M-G Abtsberg Spatlese
- 1970 Magdelaine
- 1971 Figeac
- 2008 Dom Perignon
- 2016 Selbach-Oster ZS Ur alte Reben Spatlese Feinherb
- 1989 Bernard Morey Chassagne Caillerets
- 1996 Pernot Bienvenue Batard Montrachet
- 1996 Raveneau Montee de Tonnerre

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Re: Best wines since the beginning of 2019

#119 Post by Laurent Gibet » July 24th, 2019, 2:55 am

1997 M-G Abtsberg Spatlese

What do you mean ?
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Re: Best wines since the beginning of 2019

#120 Post by Mike Evans » July 24th, 2019, 5:21 am

Laurent Gibet wrote:
July 24th, 2019, 2:55 am
1997 M-G Abtsberg Spatlese

What do you mean ?
I’m pretty certain he is referring to 1997 Von Schubert Maximin Grünhäuser Abtsberg Spätlese.

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Re: Best wines since the beginning of 2019

#121 Post by Jayson Cohen » July 24th, 2019, 5:29 am

Mike Evans wrote:
July 24th, 2019, 5:21 am
Laurent Gibet wrote:
July 24th, 2019, 2:55 am
1997 M-G Abtsberg Spatlese

What do you mean ?
I’m pretty certain he is referring to 1997 Von Schubert Maximin Grünhäuser Abtsberg Spätlese.
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#122 Post by Laurent Gibet » July 24th, 2019, 5:38 am

Jayson Cohen wrote:
July 24th, 2019, 5:29 am
Mike Evans wrote:
July 24th, 2019, 5:21 am
Laurent Gibet wrote:
July 24th, 2019, 2:55 am
1997 M-G Abtsberg Spatlese

What do you mean ?
I’m pretty certain he is referring to 1997 Von Schubert Maximin Grünhäuser Abtsberg Spätlese.
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Carl Von Schubert Maximin Grünhauser Abstberg eiswein 1993
Carl Von Schubert Maximin Grünhauser Abstberg auslese “101” 2010
Carl Von Schubert Maximin Grünhauser Abstberg beerenauslese 2010
Carl Von Schubert Maximin Grünhauser Abstberg TBA 2010
Carl Von Schubert Maximin Grünhauser Herrenberg eiswein 2010
Carl Von Schubert Maximin Grünhauser Herrenberg eiswein n°56 2010
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#123 Post by etomasi » July 24th, 2019, 7:05 am

So far we have a 3 way tie for best. Of these, I would give the Beychevelle the edge due to my preference for tertiary flavors.

1990 Bollinger Champagne La Grande Année
1966 Château Beychevelle
1990 Domaine de la Romanée-Conti La Tâche

The runner ups, also tied
2008 Jean-François Ganevat Côtes du Jura Les Chalasses Vieilles Vignes
1984 E. Guigal Hermitage Blanc
1986 Château Talbot
2006 Bollinger Champagne Brut Rosé (Special Edition)
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Re: Best wines since the beginning of 2019

#124 Post by Jayson Cohen » July 24th, 2019, 9:12 pm

Josh Grossman wrote:
May 27th, 2019, 9:29 am
1988 Catherine et Pierre Breton Chinon Beaumont. This had such an amazing nose. As much forest floor as any Burgundy, with a strange top note of cotton candy--yet in the mouth there was very little residual sugar feeling. Very long finish. Just amazing.
The Beaumont always needs so much time. But when it comes around. . . . So good.

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#125 Post by Andrew Demaree » July 24th, 2019, 9:21 pm

1993 Harlan, gifted to us by my brother-in-law, and opened for our anniversary.

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#126 Post by Laurent Gibet » July 25th, 2019, 1:32 am

Jayson Cohen wrote:
July 24th, 2019, 9:12 pm
Josh Grossman wrote:
May 27th, 2019, 9:29 am
1988 Catherine et Pierre Breton Chinon Beaumont. This had such an amazing nose. As much forest floor as any Burgundy, with a strange top note of cotton candy--yet in the mouth there was very little residual sugar feeling. Very long finish. Just amazing.
The Beaumont always needs so much time. But when it comes around. . . . So good.
I had an excellent Breton Chinon Beaumont 1964 at the domaine in 2014 ...
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#127 Post by Michael Martin » July 25th, 2019, 5:49 am

2016 Saint Damien Vieilles Vignes Gigondas. Great now, but with so much potential.
2006 Jaffurs Upslope Syrah. At peak and a testament to Craig Jaffurs’ glory years. What a wine.

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#128 Post by Nathan V. » July 25th, 2019, 6:44 am

D@vid Bu3ker wrote:
May 19th, 2019, 7:31 am
Over the last two evenings I have had stunning bottles of 1975 Latour and 2003 Mugneret-Gibourg Chambolle Musigny 1er Cru Les Feusselottes.
I had a bottle of 1996 Mugneret Feusselottes that was the best wine I had this year and one of the best Burgundies I've had in ages. Really everything I was hoping it would become when I bought it all those years ago.
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#129 Post by D@vid Bu3ker » July 25th, 2019, 8:22 am

Nathan V. wrote:
July 25th, 2019, 6:44 am
D@vid Bu3ker wrote:
May 19th, 2019, 7:31 am
Over the last two evenings I have had stunning bottles of 1975 Latour and 2003 Mugneret-Gibourg Chambolle Musigny 1er Cru Les Feusselottes.
I had a bottle of 1996 Mugneret Feusselottes that was the best wine I had this year and one of the best Burgundies I've had in ages. Really everything I was hoping it would become when I bought it all those years ago.
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#130 Post by Dennis Atick » July 25th, 2019, 8:54 am

A few of the good and interesting bottles thus far...

2010 Von Schubert Maximin Grünhäuser Herrenberg Riesling Eiswein
2002 Dom Pérignon
1985 Château Léoville Barton
2000 Cuchet Beliando Cornas
1970 Château La Gaffelière
2002 Pascal Doquet Champagne Grand Cru Vieilles Vignes
1973 Faustino Rioja I Gran Reserva T
1993 Olga Raffault Chinon Le Champ-Chenin Chenin Blanc
1996 Louis Jadot Clos St. Jacques
1996 Robert Chevillon LSG
1978 E. Guigal Côte-Rôtie Brune et Blonde
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#131 Post by Charlie Carnes » July 25th, 2019, 10:48 am

Robert.A.Jr. wrote:
May 23rd, 2019, 4:23 pm
1996 Verset Cornas
2006 Gonon Vieille Vignes
That Verset is on my list, too!
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#132 Post by Jim F » July 27th, 2019, 4:32 pm

2014 Ramey Hyde chardonnay, easily the best California chard I have had in some time. Beautiful.
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#133 Post by Laurent Gibet » August 6th, 2019, 5:16 am

Dauvissat Chablis Forêt 2008 : 18/20
As always, a great chardonnay, complex, tasty, fresh (the vintage), very long ... 10 years at least were necessary ...
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#134 Post by Laurent Gibet » August 11th, 2019, 1:59 am

Champagne Marie-Noëlle Ledru Cuvée du Goulté GC brut 2010 : 18/20
Blanc de noirs. Consistent, deep, with more maturity than the 2008. Should last longly. A guest evokes Krug Clos d'Ambonnay.

Châteauneuf-du-Pape Pignan 2003 : 18/20

Reynaud's style but probably less shiny, more austere than Rayas 2003.
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#135 Post by David Baum » August 11th, 2019, 6:47 pm

1978 Diamond Creek Red Rock Terrace

That wine will haunt me for years. Easily in top five all time for Years
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#136 Post by C Chen » August 11th, 2019, 7:22 pm

'64 Dom Perignon
'08 Cristal
'08 Allemand Reynard
'15 Allemand Reynard
'15 Gerard La Landonne
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#137 Post by Mike Grammer » August 12th, 2019, 8:45 am

I can add a few WOTY contenders to my initial list from March

1998 Bruno Giacosa Barbaresco Rabaja
2002 Noon Reserve Shiraz
1997 Dow VP
1970 Taylor Fladgate VP
2015 Meo Camuzet Corton Charlemagne
Argyros 20 year Vin Santo
2010 Emrich-Schonleber Halenberg Grosse Lage Riesling
2013 Emmanuel Rouget Vosne Villages
2012 Emidio Pepe Colli Aprutini Pecorino
A Margaine Premier Cru Brut

Not all of these may survive to my end-of-year list.

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#138 Post by J.Vizuete » August 12th, 2019, 11:36 am

Top five from Q2:
1. NV Prevost Beguines
2. 2008 Bollinger LGA
3. 2012 Schrader RBS
4. 1985 Issan
5. 1991 Montelena Cab
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#139 Post by Billy Norris » August 13th, 2019, 9:35 am

Far and away winner was 2001 Masseto at a dinner hosted by a very generous friend in Portchester the other night. Not only the best wine of the year, quite possibly in my top 3 all time.
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