What bottle of wine did you open today?

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#10351 Post by NickRut » April 11th, 2019, 5:46 pm

2008 Congruence. Drinking very well...such a great value.
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#10352 Post by Craig G » April 15th, 2019, 9:37 pm

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#10353 Post by LMD Ermitaño » April 16th, 2019, 8:41 am

With dinner tonight with the wife & children. The ‘02 Taittinger Comtes de Champagne BdB notably layered and complex - delicious; but feel it needs around 3-5 more years to fully come together. The ‘93 JJ Confuron NSG 1er Cru Aux Boudots nice and meaty, good heft (after breathing for around an hour), nice fruit-acid balance. It went well with the skirt steak; but got overwhelmed by the bone-in rib-eye.
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#10354 Post by Mike Evans » April 19th, 2019, 6:01 am

I was too busy visiting to take notes, but the wines were all good to excellent.
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#10355 Post by Ramon C » April 19th, 2019, 7:28 am

Mike Evans wrote:
April 19th, 2019, 6:01 am
I was too busy visiting to take notes, but the wines were all good to excellent.
Jelly here. Understandable on enjoying, yet would have loved to read TNs.
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#10356 Post by Jason R. » April 19th, 2019, 5:32 pm

Hervé Rafflin La Naturel
Francois Carillon 'Les Champs Gains' 2013
Chorey 2008 Vieilles Vignes

All paired terrifically with Rabbit and Mustard Sauce.
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#10357 Post by Robert.A.Jr. » April 19th, 2019, 5:57 pm

2016 Chateau Beaucastel

Damn tasty, needed to try to see if I buy more. I buy more.

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#10358 Post by Neal.Mollen » April 19th, 2019, 6:15 pm

Robert.A.Jr. wrote:
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2016 Chateau Beaucastel

Damn tasty, needed to try to see if I buy more. I buy more.
It has been ages since I have had a CdP I enjoyed.

Opened a 1985 Batailley tonight. What a joy. Brawny and boisterous and deeply enjoyable.
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#10359 Post by Kris Patten » April 19th, 2019, 6:18 pm

2012 Jadot Beaune Chouacheaux with chicken piccatta.
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#10360 Post by Robert.A.Jr. » April 19th, 2019, 6:21 pm

Neal.Mollen wrote:
April 19th, 2019, 6:15 pm
Robert.A.Jr. wrote:
April 19th, 2019, 5:57 pm
2016 Chateau Beaucastel

Damn tasty, needed to try to see if I buy more. I buy more.
It has been ages since I have had a CdP I enjoyed.

Opened a 1985 Batailley tonight. What a joy. Brawny and boisterous and deeply enjoyable.
Beaucastel, with its higher Mourvèdre cut, works for me!

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#10361 Post by JDavisRoby » April 21st, 2019, 12:13 pm

2016 Joshua Cooper Pinot Noir. Discovered this at a local brokers tasting last fall. Nicely balanced Pinot Noir for my palate. Went very well with Easter dinner.

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#10362 Post by Neal.Mollen » April 21st, 2019, 12:44 pm

We had a 1998 B Giacosa Barbaresco last night and I can't claim that it was particularly distinguished. Cloudy and dull in appearance, fairly sweet and simple on the nose. The palate was "correct" and the entire package was enjoyable but a terrible value at the $150-200 for which it goes now. I think I paid ~$70 for it, and even that seems too rich.
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#10363 Post by Paul Miller » April 21st, 2019, 3:24 pm

2008 Ferrer Bobet, Priorat

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#10364 Post by Neal.Mollen » April 21st, 2019, 4:24 pm

2003 Pavie. It's . . . not my thing. It isn't OTT so much as it is just not very appealing to drink. Drying tannins make it pretty coarse going down. If it were $20 a bottle it would be inoffensive. It isn't $20.
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#10365 Post by ERPark » April 21st, 2019, 6:28 pm

Friday night dinner with a group of forumites........


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2011 Heaven's Door
2010 Ramonet Les Caillerets
2008 Dauvissat Vaillons
2004 Allemand Reynard
2002 Chave Hermitage mag
2007 Chave Hermitage
2005 Rostaing La Landonne
1967 Ridge Monte Bello
1977 Grgich Hills Joberg Riesling
1993 Ausbruch Furmint
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#10366 Post by J. Hayes » April 21st, 2019, 6:55 pm

2017 Aperture Sauvignon Blanc. I think one of the better Sauvignon Blancs from CA. Lemon zest on the nose. Mineral components on the palate. Nice structure. I really like this wine. Jesse Katz is the winemaker. I have not had a lot of his wines, but what I have had, Aperture Sauvignon Blanc and Chenin Blanc, Devil Proof Malbec and some cabs have been really good.
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#10367 Post by Robert.A.Jr. » April 21st, 2019, 7:03 pm

2015 Xavier Cote Rotie

Pops wanted some young Syrah. Evidently Bloody Marys with chorizo were neither enough nor sufficiently gamy!

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#10368 Post by J.Vizuete » April 21st, 2019, 9:36 pm

ERPark wrote:
April 21st, 2019, 6:28 pm
L to R:
2011 Heaven's Door
2010 Ramonet Les Caillerets
2008 Dauvissat Vaillons
2004 Allemand Reynard
2002 Chave Hermitage mag
2007 Chave Hermitage
2005 Rostaing La Landonne
1967 Ridge Monte Bello
1977 Grgich Hills Joberg Riesling
1993 Ausbruch Furmint
Yikes that looks like fun.
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#10369 Post by Ramon C » April 22nd, 2019, 6:08 am

With Spanish Easter brunch at Ortzi in NYC:

1995 Bodegas Muga Prado Enea GR
1994 Campillo Reserva Especcial
2002 Dom. Matrot Meursault-Charmes

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#10370 Post by CJ Beazley » April 22nd, 2019, 6:15 am

2012 Ramey Sonoma Coast-very nice, drinking great. One of the hardest to pull corks I’ve had in years, that thing was freaking in there.
2011 Roar SLH .375-oy, I got these for next to nothing ($7.00 I think) I know they are known for making big wines but I thought 2011 might have been more to my liking due to the vintage. Heavy and clumsy and not wearing that listed 14.9 very well.
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#10371 Post by michael ottesen » April 22nd, 2019, 8:29 am

Last night Poggio Di Sotto brunello di
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#10372 Post by MikeHill » April 22nd, 2019, 9:17 pm

2012 Realm Farella, paired with Game of Thrones. Because I drink, and I know things.

Deep dark purple. Blue fruit on the nose. Black cherry and cocoa with a little gravel. Rich and tannic, but balanced and well integrated. PNP, settles down after a couple of hours. Long finish.

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