Josh Najjar wrote: ↑
April 8th, 2019, 3:11 pm
Robert Grenley wrote: ↑
March 31st, 2019, 12:09 am
No one chose 1999?
Based on our tastings we have enjoyed the 2001’s, the 2002’s have been good but still primary in most cases and seem less complex than the 2001’s at this stage (I don’t know about you, but I bought fewer 01’s and had to go backfilling over the years), we are just starting to try some 2005’s and they are showing their quality but not a lot else right now, and I did not buy 2003, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008. I have not really investigated the 2009’s and 2010’s in my cellar, I am not sure what they would show now, though I have a feeling the 2010’s will always drink well but not show much development yet.
But I must say that every 1999 we have opened has been a treat, and whether they are approaching maturity or still have a ways to go, every one has been enjoyable, and in tastings with other vintages have almost always been our favorites.
So, my choices, depending on what you have:
...for tasting ones that are at or a little closer to maturity, and otherwise:
2005...realizing that they still will be pretty primary and perhaps a bit massive.
Who is the photo in your avatar ?
That is Peter Green. He replaced Eric Clapton in John Mayall's Blues Breakers when Clapton left to form Cream. Then Green left and took the rhythm section with him, Mick Fleetwood and John Mcvie, and formed Peter Green's Fleetwood Mac. Peter left in '69-70 after some ill effects after too much LSD, and subsequent psychiatric problems. In any event, he was a great guitarist, absolutely beautifully lyrical, wrote Black Magic Woman (which became a hit for Santana, though the original Fleetwood Mac version is the best), and after Green left, of course, FM went from an English Blues band to a lucrative pop career. For a taste of Peter Green and FM of that period, I might recommend: (most of which can be found on Youtube) (Best single album is probably Then Play On, their last with Peter Green.)
A Fool No More (from The Original Fleetwood Mac)
I Loved Another Woman (from Peter Green’s Fleetwood Mac)
Without You (from English Rose)
Albatross (from English Rose)
Love That Burns (from English Rose)
Black Magic Woman (from English Rose…Peter Green wrote this, so this is the original)
Coming Your Way (from Then Play On)
Underway (from Then Play On)
Oh Well (from Then play On)
Although the Sun is Shining (from Then Play On)
Rattlesnake Shake (from Then Play On)
Before The Beginning (from Then Play On)
Got a Mind to Give Up Living (live from New Orleans)
Sorry for the long-winded response, but I obviously like me some Peter Green!
I started out on Burgundy but soon hit the harder stuff.
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