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#10601 Post by Demian Saenz » July 29th, 2019, 3:51 pm

2008 L’Esprit de Pape Cotes Du Roussillon : a decent wine. Just drinking the gifts giving to us so I can make space in the wine fridges. 😃

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#10602 Post by JMFrawley » July 29th, 2019, 5:17 pm

2017 PYCM Bourgogne. Very refreshing with grilled chicken.
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#10603 Post by Will Clements » July 29th, 2019, 6:36 pm

2012 Cep Syrah
2015 Beringer Knight’s valley reserve

My wife and I usually really like the Cep syrah and this bottle is no different.
The KVR really shines though.

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#10604 Post by Mark Thompson » July 29th, 2019, 7:02 pm

From this weekend:

‘87 Maume Mazis - Shockingly good given the reputation of the vintage. The cork was in excellent shape and the fill was very good. The nose was pretty open from the start and just kept getting better. Nice minerality and fairly dominant floral notes. For my palate, this was drinking roughly at peak. A bit tart on the finish, but I’m starting to nitpick. 93 pts though the nose peaked a couple of points higher.

‘82 Pavie: Another positive surprise, particularly given the fact that the cork slipped into the bottle with very little pressure from the corkscrew. This had a nice balance between ripe fruits and some earth and leather notes from a modest amount of brett. In this instance, I found the these elements additive to the experience. 92 pts.

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#10605 Post by Randy Bowman » July 29th, 2019, 8:40 pm

14 Radio Coteau La Neblina Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast: Thought it should ready but nooooo. It took 30 minutes to give up any fruit and at one hour it is still tight, but tasty. Lay them down if you have any. They need more time and you won't be disappointed.
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#10606 Post by joeduncan » July 29th, 2019, 8:46 pm

2006 Larkmead Firebelle: drinking well now but arguably still has a lot of life left, plenty of tannin and still bright red fruit.

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#10607 Post by J.Vizuete » July 29th, 2019, 8:49 pm

joeduncan wrote:
July 29th, 2019, 8:46 pm
2006 Larkmead Firebelle: drinking well now but arguably still has a lot of life left, plenty of tannin and still bright red fruit.
I love the newer vintages of this wine
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#10608 Post by joeduncan » July 29th, 2019, 8:51 pm

J.Vizuete wrote:
July 29th, 2019, 8:49 pm
joeduncan wrote:
July 29th, 2019, 8:46 pm
2006 Larkmead Firebelle: drinking well now but arguably still has a lot of life left, plenty of tannin and still bright red fruit.
I love the newer vintages of this wine
I stopped when their prices went bananas so sadly I don't have any of the newer firebelle. 3x the price of this '06!

I should add that the finish goes on and on and on.

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#10609 Post by Jayson Cohen » July 30th, 2019, 7:38 pm

Mark Thompson wrote:
July 29th, 2019, 7:02 pm
From this weekend:

‘87 Maume Mazis - Shockingly good given the reputation of the vintage. The cork was in excellent shape and the fill was very good. The nose was pretty open from the start and just kept getting better. Nice minerality and fairly dominant floral notes. For my palate, this was drinking roughly at peak. A bit tart on the finish, but I’m starting to nitpick. 93 pts though the nose peaked a couple of points higher.

‘82 Pavie: Another positive surprise, particularly given the fact that the cork slipped into the bottle with very little pressure from the corkscrew. This had a nice balance between ripe fruits and some earth and leather notes from a modest amount of brett. In this instance, I found the these elements additive to the experience. 92 pts.
It’s funny if you pay attention how many good reports of ‘87 from Côte de Nuits there are. Since someone opened an absolutely magnificent bottle of ‘87 Drouhin Griotte for me in 2003, and I later tried an excellent of bottle of the Musigny ~2004, I’ve been on the look out for ‘87s. But it’s not a vintage that’s easy to find.

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#10610 Post by Mark Thompson » July 31st, 2019, 4:24 pm

Jayson Cohen wrote:
July 30th, 2019, 7:38 pm
Mark Thompson wrote:
July 29th, 2019, 7:02 pm
From this weekend:

It’s funny if you pay attention how many good reports of ‘87 from Côte de Nuits there are. Since someone opened an absolutely magnificent bottle of ‘87 Drouhin Griotte for me in 2003, and I later tried an excellent of bottle of the Musigny ~2004, I’ve been on the look out for ‘87s. But it’s not a vintage that’s easy to find.
On that topic - I actually found and purchased a second bottle of the ‘87 Maume Mazis on Winebid in the last auction. Hopefully it is from the same source!

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#10611 Post by Robert.A.Jr. » July 31st, 2019, 4:46 pm

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#10612 Post by Mark Thompson » July 31st, 2019, 5:08 pm

Mini-Vertical last night:

‘82 Meyney - I’ve probably opened over a case of this wine in the last few years. It has been consistently excellent, but is also usually representive of typical Cordier bottles of the era, with a lot of “funk”— read: brett. While I’m okay with that in most cases, once in a while you open a bottle where the brett is either undetectable or just much less prominent relative to the other elements of the wine. (Less brett bloom I guess). I believe this was the “cleanest” bottle of Meyney (of any vintage) I have ever opened. There was almost no Cordier funk on the nose and it was only slightly detectable on the finish—though still easily outshined by the fruit. I was struck by how youthful the wine was showing, and though it wasn’t blind I’d like to think I would have called St. Estephe or perhaps St. Julien. I saved the second half of the bottle for tonight! 94 pts

‘85 Meyney - Corked unfortunately—a lovely nose of wet cardboard. Otherwise reasonably concentrated and youthful for the vintage. I’ve also had other bottles of this that have been solid, though not up to the quality of the ‘82.

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#10613 Post by Todd F r e n c h » July 31st, 2019, 5:10 pm

Mark Thompson wrote:
July 31st, 2019, 5:08 pm
Mini-Vertical last night:

‘82 Meyney - I’ve probably opened over a case of this wine in the last few years. It has been consistently excellent, but is also usually representive of typical Cordier bottles of the era, with a lot of “funk”— read: brett. While I’m okay with that in most cases, once in a while you open a bottle where the brett is either undetectable or just much less prominent relative to the other elements of the wine. (Less brett bloom I guess). I believe this was the “cleanest” bottle of Meyney (of any vintage) I have ever opened. There was almost no Cordier funk on the nose and it was only slightly detectable on the finish—though still easily outshined by the fruit. I was struck by how youthful the wine was showing, and though it wasn’t blind I’d like to think I would have called St. Estephe or perhaps St. Julien. I saved the second half of the bottle for tonight! 94 pts

‘85 Meyney - Corked unfortunately—a lovely nose of wet cardboard. Otherwise reasonably concentrated and youthful for the vintage. I’ve also had other bottles of this that have been solid, though not up to the quality of the ‘82.
Cordier brett, baby! I remember my Meyney bottles (all '86) and all had some level of the funk in it. Fortunately it doesn't bother me unless it's WAY overpowering. Shocking you have TWO vintages of Meyney, as it's not terribly easy to find, I've discovered (since I searched for it after hearing about it endlessly on WB)
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#10614 Post by Bud Carey » July 31st, 2019, 6:06 pm

2016 Carlisle The Integral... sitting in our B&B in Kenwood in Sonoma.
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#10615 Post by joeduncan » July 31st, 2019, 9:13 pm

2005 Booker Remnant: Hm, very disappointing. I'm not sure if this was flawed in some way but it had been stored correctly since release. Color is a nice deep red (not at all brown). There was a brief taste of slightly raisiny red fruit initially but it quickly gave way to a strongly green and bitter acidity (which unfortunately lingered for awhile after swallowing!).

I've had good luck with other mid-late 2000s Booker wines though.

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#10616 Post by Todd F r e n c h » August 1st, 2019, 8:26 am

(last night)

2009 Jérôme Chezeaux Nuits St. Georges 1er Cru Aux Boudots - Could definitely see and smell/taste the ripeness of the vintage (color was slightly bricking, fruit was ripe) but it wasn't excessive, by any means. Cranberry, baking spice, iron, really gains weight and complexity after an hour of air. I saved half the bottle to try tonight or tomorrow as well, but my guess is that this wine is probably at/near peak now
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#10617 Post by Greg K » August 1st, 2019, 10:56 am

Last night at dinnner:
A 2012 Girardin Mersault Perrieres, which was lovely after a decant - definitely made me think more of Puligny than of Meursault; really focused acids.
99, 2000 and 2001 Pergole Torte. The 99 was more advanced than the other two, though in good shape. The 2000 had a phenomenal nose though is still a burly wine (the only one we decanted) and still has a ton of life ahead. The 01 is drinking phenomenally now - lovely red fruit with lively acidity running through it. The 01 and 00 were both phenomenal.
Also had a Pavese sparkling wine, which I thought was nice but finished with a bit of sweetness which isn't really my thing.
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#10618 Post by jon leifer » August 1st, 2019, 6:43 pm

2016 Hugel Pinot Blanc "Cuvee Les Amours"
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#10619 Post by Ben M a n d l e r » August 1st, 2019, 8:57 pm

2017 Antiquum Farm "Juel" Pinot Noir. Took about half an hour to open up, but then very nice. Lovely purity of fruit, quite pretty, plush texture, nice savory backbone. Not built for the long-haul but should be very nice over the next couple of years.
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#10620 Post by Blair Ridley » August 2nd, 2019, 5:20 am

2010 PYCM St Aubin 1er La Chateniere
and a taste of 1993 Hospices de Beaune Beaune 1er Cuvee Maurice Drouhin (Champy)

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#10621 Post by Diane Kessler » August 2nd, 2019, 6:48 am

2005 Harlan Estate - I traded for this bottle about 6 years ago. My only other Harlan was about 15 years ago at a dinner brought by a very generous person and it remained in my brain as the best wine I ever had. This trade took place when I was visiting my son in Berkeley and my son asked me when I thought I would drink this wine. I told him I didn't know but I would love to drink it with him. So, this week I have my children and grandchildren visiting us for the first time together in 3 years, and I felt this would be the right time to plan a dinner around the Harlan. It did not disappoint.

Rich and deep without being sweet. It had dark fruit, big tannins, and just the right amount of acidity. I did notice a heaviness, but I have an appreciation for the type of wine this is, and we had a great dinner with Flannery hangers and rib eyes along with duck fat roasted potatoes.

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#10622 Post by davidsturek » August 3rd, 2019, 11:03 am

A very nice J Lassalle brut rose. My first time will Lassalle rose and it didn’t disappoint.

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#10623 Post by LMD Ermitaño » August 3rd, 2019, 12:19 pm

Flew into Phuket last night for 4 nights to attend an old friend’s birthday parties. Pickings are comparatively slim in Phuket (the bottles I brought are gifts for the celebrant); but managed to have an acceptable rosé (from the wine list) with lunch at the hotel; and, a decent red with dinner from the wine list of a nearby osteria (owned/run by an elderly Italian couple from Genoa). Wine choices/prices aren’t/were never great in Phuket; but I’ve experienced worse. I must say, though, that there have been a lot of changes since I’d been here last.
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#10624 Post by Bill Tex Landreth » August 3rd, 2019, 2:28 pm

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#10625 Post by Bill Tex Landreth » August 4th, 2019, 8:40 am

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#10626 Post by NickRut » August 4th, 2019, 9:05 am

Damn Tex you had a good night.
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#10627 Post by Bill Tex Landreth » August 4th, 2019, 9:16 am

NickRut wrote:
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Damn Tex you had a good night.
Not too shabby, and dinner was just as good.
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#10628 Post by Neal.Mollen » August 4th, 2019, 9:38 am

Bill Tex Landreth wrote:
August 4th, 2019, 9:16 am
NickRut wrote:
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Damn Tex you had a good night.
Not too shabby, and dinner was just as good.
How was the Leo Poy?

Had a 1999 Nicolas Potel Nuits St. Georges Les Vaucrains last night. Really lovely bottle.
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#10629 Post by Andrew Demaree » August 4th, 2019, 9:42 am

2015 Ruston ‘Cuvée Mahalia’. I’m surprised this small winery doesn’t get more attention here. The wines are very good, the prices are terrific for Napa, and John is a pleasure to interact with.

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#10630 Post by Robert.A.Jr. » August 4th, 2019, 9:43 am

2017 Merry Edwards Sav Blanc and 2017 Donhoff Kabinett at Farallon dining on an array of cold fresh seafood. Excellent pairings.

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#10631 Post by Bill Tex Landreth » August 4th, 2019, 9:47 am

Neal.Mollen wrote:
August 4th, 2019, 9:38 am
Bill Tex Landreth wrote:
August 4th, 2019, 9:16 am
NickRut wrote:
August 4th, 2019, 9:05 am
Damn Tex you had a good night.
Not too shabby, and dinner was just as good.
How was the Leo Poy?

Had a 1999 Nicolas Potel Nuits St. Georges Les Vaucrains last night. Really lovely bottle.
Really showing well for the vintage. Not roasted or stewed in the least. Probably not built for 20 more years, but hitting it’s sweet spot now to five years.
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#10632 Post by Neal.Mollen » August 4th, 2019, 11:45 am

Bill Tex Landreth wrote:
August 4th, 2019, 9:47 am
Neal.Mollen wrote:
August 4th, 2019, 9:38 am
Bill Tex Landreth wrote:
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Not too shabby, and dinner was just as good.
How was the Leo Poy?

Had a 1999 Nicolas Potel Nuits St. Georges Les Vaucrains last night. Really lovely bottle.
Really showing well for the vintage. Not roasted or stewed in the least. Probably not built for 20 more years, but hitting it’s sweet spot now to five years.
Thx Tex. I have a couple someplace; I'll have to dig them out
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#10633 Post by Yao C » August 4th, 2019, 6:07 pm

A selection of the more interesting wines from the past few weeks:

1992 Domaine Amiot Guy et Fils Chassagne-Montrachet 'Les Caillerets'
Nice color - touch of green and no browning to speak of; touch of mushroom and nuttiness that blows off quickly; mouthfilling and substantial, almost thick, but kept in balance by citrus wrapped around a firm core of extract; not the most complex but very enjoyable; good plus

2002 Domaine Roulot Meursault 'Les Tessons Clos de Mon Plaisir'
Deep lemon oil and a hint of Mandarin orange that sit calmly and placidly in your mouth, hinting at the deep waters below the surface; layers of mineral; unctuous, not incisive and laser-like the way I normally think of Roulot, and yet an electric tingle on your front teeth reminds you of who the producer is; enjoyable if somewhat unusual; finally a telling hint of nuttiness that shows up if you squint - the wine, or this particular bottle at least, may be entering the danger zone; good plus plus

2014 Jacques-Frédéric Mugnier Nuits St. Georges 'Clos de la Maréchale'
Compelling haw-like fruit; almost entirely fruit driven at this stage with nary a hair out of place but you can sense the concentration and potential - it's just all hidden like rocks lurking at the bottom of a pond on a still day; good minus with upside

2010 Domaine Ghislaine Barthod Bourgogne 'Les Bons Bâtons'
Presents as a little gem of uncommon balance and complexity; spice and blackish red fruit; weightless on the palate with good freshness but neither thin nor mean; surprisingly for a Bourgogne, this has yet got a ways to go; decent with upside
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#10634 Post by Randy Bowman » August 4th, 2019, 6:15 pm

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#10635 Post by Frank Z » August 4th, 2019, 11:18 pm

2014 Myriad Georges III. Really nice blue and black fruit. Drank with a 50 day dry aged bone in Flannery ribsteak.
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#10636 Post by Vikrant Rachakonda » August 5th, 2019, 3:59 pm

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Auguste Clape 2011 Cornas: what a beautiful wine. Still young, but really expressive nose with dark fruits, floral notes and smoky/meaty tones. The tannins are still noticeable. More elegant and lighter-bodied than I was expecting from this wine, but really loved it. Has years to go but enjoyable now!

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#10637 Post by LMD Ermitaño » August 5th, 2019, 6:09 pm

With an early seafood dinner last night at Phuket:
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#10638 Post by jon leifer » August 5th, 2019, 6:29 pm

2016 Sigalas Santorini (Assyrtiko)..Back label says cellar for a minimum of 2 yrs..Hard to argue with that..Tonight's bottle tasted fuller and richer than what I remember of last year's bottle(which I thought was quite nice)..Suspect i will hold on to the remainder of my stash for a while.
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#10639 Post by Randy Bowman » August 5th, 2019, 7:14 pm

2018 Two Old Dogs Rose. Chris Iannetta and Vernon Wells, (Jack Winery), purchased the Two Old Dogs label from Jennifer Lamb. They are now producing the Two Old Dogs Cabernet, Sauvignon Blanc and the Rose. The wine is just barely pink. Took a while in the glass and rise in temperature to open up and deliver an interesting core of pink grapefruit. It's light and it took me some time to figure out what it was. It is dry with good acidity and 12.5 ABV

We were just going to taste it and move on but it won't let us go and Carrie said she got some watermelon too.

Carrie's comments on twitter/FB:

Dry, crisp, mouth watering, the perfect Summer sipper (except I find myself gulping😄) A real taste bud tingler with bright flavors of watermelon, strawberries, pink grapefruit, pear, spice that I can't quite put my finger on and a whole lot of yum going on. A delicious blend of Grenache, Carignon, Pinot Noir and Syrah.
So many food pairing possibilities
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#10640 Post by Mich@el Ch@ng » August 5th, 2019, 7:51 pm

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#10641 Post by YLee » August 6th, 2019, 3:26 am

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With an early seafood dinner last night at Phuket:
Interesting that they actually gave you lemons. Every time I tell them to give me lemons, they give me lime and tell me it is a lemon.
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#10642 Post by LMD Ermitaño » August 6th, 2019, 11:01 am

YLee wrote:
August 6th, 2019, 3:26 am
LMD Ermitaño wrote:
August 5th, 2019, 6:09 pm
With an early seafood dinner last night at Phuket:
Interesting that they actually gave you lemons. Every time I tell them to give me lemons, they give me lime and tell me it is a lemon.
I don’t recall being served limes instead of lemons in Phuket; but, then, last time I was in Phuket before this trip was 15 years ago. Anyway, this restaurant/club, “Catch” (attached to the hotel, the Twinpalms Surin Beach, at which I was staying), gets a lot of western tourists; so, it appears they try to serve “familiar” dishes - e.g., the oysters are Gillardeau fine de claire #1s & the lobsters are Boston lobsters.
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Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

#10643 Post by S. Rash » August 8th, 2019, 10:19 am

2015 Tensley Syrah: Inky purple in color and opaque. Aromas of blackberry bramble, blueberry, cured meats and hints of lavender on the nose. Blackberry, blueberry, and pepper on the palate. Nice long finish. Drinking superbly right now, but will age wonderfully for years.
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Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

#10644 Post by Blair Ridley » August 8th, 2019, 4:12 pm

2014 Bernard Moreau C-M 1er Les Vergers (it's tight)

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Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

#10645 Post by Jim Stewart » August 9th, 2019, 3:34 pm

2015 Türk Kremser Sandgrube Reserve Grüner Veltliner. Nicely balanced acid and citrus fruit with herbal notes. Went well with our dinner of grilled scallops and grilled asparagus, both simply seasoned in olive oil, salt and pepper.
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Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

#10646 Post by Michael Bowden » August 9th, 2019, 3:45 pm

Over the last 2 nights -

2009 Philipponat Clos des Goisses
2014 Raveneau Chablis Montee de Tonnerre
1992 Pierre Morey Meursault 1er Perrieres
1991 Sylvain Cathiard Vosne Romanee 1er Reignots - Corked
2001 Truchot Clos de la Roche
1991 Meo Camuzet Clos Vougeot
1955 Latour Clos Vougeot
1991 Michel Niellon Chevalier Montrachet
1985 A. Clape Cornas
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Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

#10647 Post by dougwilder » August 9th, 2019, 5:58 pm

2016 Rhadamanthus and Anjea from Nigel Kinsman.
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Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

#10648 Post by Yao C » August 9th, 2019, 6:11 pm

Michael Bowden wrote:
August 9th, 2019, 3:45 pm
Over the last 2 nights -

2009 Philipponat Clos des Goisses
2014 Raveneau Chablis Montee de Tonnerre
1992 Pierre Morey Meursault 1er Perrieres
1991 Sylvain Cathiard Vosne Romanee 1er Reignots - Corked
2001 Truchot Clos de la Roche
1991 Meo Camuzet Clos Vougeot
1955 Latour Clos Vougeot
1991 Michel Niellon Chevalier Montrachet
1985 A. Clape Cornas
Ouch on the Cathiard

How was the Philipponat? Trying to decide if I should open mine or keep them for a while
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Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

#10649 Post by Diane Kessler » August 10th, 2019, 1:08 pm

1994 Forman Cabernet Sauvignon- so many Bordeaux characteristics. The nose showed tobacco, cedar, and bell pepper. The palate had mostly resolved tannins, good acidity, underlying fruit, and licorice at the end. At peak and delicious.

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Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

#10650 Post by Neal.Mollen » August 10th, 2019, 1:11 pm

Going to Michel Richard Central for dinner tonight (our anniversary) and we'll take a 2007 Bollinger Grand Anneé Rosé. I've never had this wine before and am looking forward to it
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