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#11101 Post by Brandon_R_Moyse » December 31st, 2019, 10:21 pm

2014 Brezza Cannubi. Surprisingly accessible and disappointingly one-note.

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#11102 Post by Phil M » January 1st, 2020, 8:22 am

For NYE:
2016 Realm Fidelio
2012 Realm BTK
2016 Nine Suns Grenache
2014 Tor BTK “BFD”
2015 Carter “The OG”
2016 Bevan “Rita’s Crown” PN
2009 J Schram

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#11103 Post by Brian S t o t t e r » January 1st, 2020, 3:48 pm

1990 Podere ai Valloni Boca Vigna Cristigna. Still has a little life in it.
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1990 Chateau Beaucastel Chateauneuf-du-Pape
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#11104 Post by Paul Miller » January 1st, 2020, 4:57 pm

2012 Kosta-Browne Chardonnay, One Sixteen, RRV
Crisp. Pectin. Golden. Light oak. Very enjoyable.

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#11105 Post by Hank Victor » January 2nd, 2020, 10:13 am

1993 Ravenswood Cooke Zin

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#11106 Post by Marcus Dean » January 2nd, 2020, 3:15 pm

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1982 F Rinaldi Barolo. Dark briary fruit that never fully opened even on the second day

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#11107 Post by Tim Heaton » January 2nd, 2020, 3:19 pm

1999 Cepparello, PnP, that was magical approaching excellent; med. bodied, fully mature, nicely complex.
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#11108 Post by Brian S t o t t e r » January 2nd, 2020, 5:14 pm

2014 Bedrock OVZ. Not the strongest vintage, but starting to show some development and is quite enjoyable.
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1987 Dunn Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mountain
1990 Chateau Beaucastel Chateauneuf-du-Pape
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#11109 Post by Ramon C » January 3rd, 2020, 6:04 am

New Year’s Eve 2019 Dinner @ Cosme

World-class Mexican that’s not in Mexico? Our 3rd seasonal-holiday dinner in this (and its sister) excellent restaurant.

1990 Bernard Badoz Cotes-du-Jura Vin Jaune
Excellent shape, with one-pull-one-piece cork. 30 years had dialed down the obvious oxidative style, but the nutty, very Juraesque Savagnin, smoky-woody notes, yummy acidity, melange of white and yellow fruit, and a very long finish made this astonishingly pleasurable. A wine style that may not appeal to some, but this is deep in my wheelhouse. More air and the better it got. A-

1983 Domaine de Courcel ‘Les Rugiens’ Pommard 1er Cru
From a challenging vintage, yet this gracefully-aged, elegant wine showed finesse, plump ripe Pinot fruit, and all class. Bouquet evokes cloves, mushroom and earthy notes. When good classic Burgundy is mentioned, this 400-year-old estate is in the forefront, and this wine showed why. A-/B+


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#11110 Post by Ryan Gilmour » January 3rd, 2020, 8:12 am

For NYE:

2015 Catena Zapata White Bones Chardonnay
2015 Sleight of Hand The Flip Side Syrah Mag

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#11111 Post by LMD Ermitaño » January 3rd, 2020, 10:54 am

With dinner tonight, with the wife & 3 friends. The ‘98 La Fleur-Pétrus was opened by a friend. The other 3 bottles were mine.
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#11112 Post by Jay Miller » January 3rd, 2020, 1:26 pm

Robert.A.Jr. wrote:
December 29th, 2019, 6:00 am
Diane Kessler wrote:
December 29th, 2019, 5:59 am
1986 Gruaud Larose - surprisingly youthful with bright cherry, cedar, tobacco, and a deliciously long finish. Tannins are softening and there is plenty of life left. Exquisite pairing with lamb cassoulet at Union Square Cafe.
Oh, wow. An all-time great for me.
Same here. Still have one bottle left.
Ripe fruit isn't necessarily a flaw.

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#11113 Post by Pat Martin » January 3rd, 2020, 2:51 pm

Jay Miller wrote:
January 3rd, 2020, 1:26 pm
Robert.A.Jr. wrote:
December 29th, 2019, 6:00 am
Diane Kessler wrote:
December 29th, 2019, 5:59 am
1986 Gruaud Larose - surprisingly youthful with bright cherry, cedar, tobacco, and a deliciously long finish. Tannins are softening and there is plenty of life left. Exquisite pairing with lamb cassoulet at Union Square Cafe.
Oh, wow. An all-time great for me.
Same here. Still have one bottle left.
The 86 G-L has been great for a while, at least the last 10 years or so. But it has really turned it up a notch in the last 3-4 years for my palate.
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#11114 Post by Neal.Mollen » January 3rd, 2020, 2:59 pm

Robert.A.Jr. wrote:
December 30th, 2019, 5:01 pm
So perfect, like an old pair of jeans with rips in the knees, fitting so well.


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Just popped a 1981 Montrose. Smells good!
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#11115 Post by Robert.A.Jr. » January 3rd, 2020, 3:39 pm

Neal.Mollen wrote:
January 3rd, 2020, 2:59 pm
Robert.A.Jr. wrote:
December 30th, 2019, 5:01 pm
So perfect, like an old pair of jeans with rips in the knees, fitting so well.


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2000 Chateau Lanessan, Haut-Medoc
Cradle-robber! Nice wine.

Just popped a 1981 Montrose. Smells good!
LOL. Popped a 2000 La Louviere. I have nothing on you, old man!

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#11116 Post by LMD Ermitaño » January 4th, 2020, 8:02 am

With dinner tonight with the wife and 2 of the sons (the 2nd is in Saigon with his old high school gang on a short vacation):
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#11117 Post by T Welch » January 4th, 2020, 7:37 pm

2005 Dehlinger East Face Syrah
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#11118 Post by jason stein » January 4th, 2020, 8:13 pm

2015 Barthod Bourgogne. Yum!

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#11119 Post by Vikrant Rachakonda » January 5th, 2020, 12:39 pm

Marc Morey Chassagne Montrachet Virondot 2013. This was very crisp, with lemon, pear and saline notes. I really enjoyed this.

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#11120 Post by Paul Miller » January 5th, 2020, 5:41 pm

2014 Liquid Farm, Chard, Golden Slope

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#11121 Post by Brian S t o t t e r » January 5th, 2020, 5:51 pm

2017 Martin Mullen Trarbacher Huhnerberg Riesling Kabinett* Trocken - posted TN separately. Lovely young but will check on this again in 5 years.
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#11122 Post by rsdavies » January 6th, 2020, 3:58 pm

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Last night ... 2013 Stellareese Cabernet Sauvignon Marcey's Vineyard

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#11123 Post by Jayson Cohen » January 6th, 2020, 4:15 pm

Vikrant Rachakonda wrote:
January 5th, 2020, 12:39 pm
Marc Morey Chassagne Montrachet Virondot 2013. This was very crisp, with lemon, pear and saline notes. I really enjoyed this.
I have 3 bottles of this acquired recently. Any thoughts on how it is evolving?

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#11124 Post by Gray G » January 6th, 2020, 8:51 pm

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#11125 Post by dsimmons » January 7th, 2020, 1:52 pm

2012 Walter Hansel Winery Pinot Noir Cuvée Alyce - USA, California, Sonoma County, Russian River Valley (1/7/2020)
My second of three bottles of this delicious Pinot. One of the best Pinots I have had in a while. PnP and drank with chicken Parmesan dish. The fruit explodes from the glass. Cherry, tart berries and earthy notes. Just delicious. Happy to have another. Drink or hold. (95 pts.)

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#11126 Post by Todd F r e n c h » January 9th, 2020, 7:44 pm

  • 2011 Domaine Jean Tardy et Fils Nuits St. Georges 1er Cru Aux Argillas - France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Nuits St. Georges 1er Cru (1/9/2020)
    Oak is still prominent, but I can tell the wine is starting to gain some weight and silkiness on the palate, as the acid is all on the backside, keeping it bright and lively, yet the wine has some weight to it. The fruit, acid, tannins haven't quite integrated yet, but it's in a fun space now, very enjoyable, dark-fruited, long finish. I'll save half the bottle for tomorrow, when I expect it to really flesh out a bit more
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#11127 Post by michael ottesen » January 15th, 2020, 4:25 am

Burlotto Langhe Nebbiolo 2016 great value

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#11128 Post by Andrew Demaree » January 15th, 2020, 4:36 am

2017 Myriad ‘McGah Family Vineyard’ Sémillon

I consume whites so infrequently that I tend to only buy a bottle here or there. Well, I wish I had bought more of this one. It was just lovely with roasted chicken last night.

Mike Smith is justifiably renowned for his red wines, but his whites (sémillon and sauv blanc) are consistently delicious as well.

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#11129 Post by Ramon C » January 15th, 2020, 5:46 am

2018 Domaine des Amphores Les 7 Lieux Saint-Joseph

Drank over 2 dinners and enjoyed the throwback qualities of a well-made syrah at very decent pricing. B+


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#11130 Post by Brian S t o t t e r » January 15th, 2020, 7:52 am

2018 Bedrock Dolinsek

Has a bit more structure than the 2016s and 2017s, though with about an hour in the glass it soften up a bit reminiscent of the ease of drinking early that it typically has. My guess is these will outlast the 2016s and 2017s with some cellar time.
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#11131 Post by Brian Pinci » January 15th, 2020, 3:53 pm

I opened these last Saturday for a wonderful wine dinner with my wine group. The theme was "I make no excuses, I like Chardonnay and Cabernet". I was too busy cooking to take a lot of notes. But here's what we had:

2008 Pol Roger Blanc de Blanc (both these champagnes were wonderful. Crisp, lots of apples, and long finishes. I'll definitely buy both again)
NV Pierre Peters Blanc de Blanc
Smoked Fish, Oysters, Caviar Deviled Eggs

2014 Michel Bouzereau Meursault Les Charmes Dessus
2012 Peter Michael Winery Chardonnay Cuvee Indigene
1995 Kalin Chardonnay Cuvee CD
This flight really showed the major differences in the style of these wines. The Peter Michael was over the top with aggressive oak and butter. But the Meursault was nice and smooth and plenty of fruit and acidity to make it very enjoyable with the crab. The Kalin was surprise. For something this old it was very fresh and full flavored. Need to buy more of these.
Crab Imperial

2014 Aubert Chardonnay Eastside Vineyard
2014 La Chablisienne Chablis Valmur
1996 Kistler McCrea Vineyard Chardonnay
Poached Rockfish with Leek Sauce
Roasted Bok Choy
The Aubert was heavenly. It was just so well balanced and pure fruit. A nice sipper. The Chablis was a strong contender and in my opinion went the best with the Rockfish. And the Kistler, like the Kalin showed so well for a wine of this age. I can't decide if I now like Chardonnays old or young!

1982 Latour
1994 Spottswoode
Lamb Chops
Carrot Souffle
Salad with Vinaigrette
Oh my! I was so worried I would have a bad bottle with the Latour. I've had so many problems with 1982 Bordeaux's and bad bottles. This was superb. The finish was unbelievable long and fruit concentration was almost jammy. The Spottswoode held its own against the Latour and went very well with the lamb.

1989 Montrose
1997 Pahlmeyer
Cheeses and Cold Meats
Oh my some more! The Montrose was a nice follow-up to the Latour. This bottle could last for ages. So much power, fruit, tar... But surprisingly, I preferred the Pahlmeyer. An elegant cabernet for sure and went so well with the lamb.

1986 Chateau de Fargues
1976 JJ Prum Wehlener Sonnenuhr Auslese
2001 Fritz Haag Riesling Auslese Brauneberger Juffer Sonnenuhr
Grand Marnier glazed Bananas
The de Fargues was quite nice but overshadowed by both the Rieslings. The Prum was so dark I thought it was bad but it had that sweet but not sweet taste to it you get with old Rieslings. THe Fritz Haag was superb. That bottle didn't last long even though it was the end of the night. Honey and floral notes.
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#11132 Post by Brian Pinci » January 15th, 2020, 3:57 pm

LMD Ermitaño wrote:
January 3rd, 2020, 10:54 am
With dinner tonight, with the wife & 3 friends. The ‘98 La Fleur-Pétrus was opened by a friend. The other 3 bottles were mine.

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#11133 Post by Brian Pinci » January 15th, 2020, 4:01 pm

Diane Kessler wrote:
December 29th, 2019, 5:59 am
1986 Gruaud Larose - surprisingly youthful with bright cherry, cedar, tobacco, and a deliciously long finish. Tannins are softening and there is plenty of life left. Exquisite pairing with lamb cassoulet at Union Square Cafe.
That is a good bottle, so are the other Cordier wines, Meyney and Talbot in that vintage.
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#11134 Post by Jake Dvoskin » January 15th, 2020, 6:32 pm

2014 Carlisle zin. papera ranch. great!

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#11135 Post by Geoff F. » January 15th, 2020, 10:14 pm

2017 Dalia Maris Sauvignon. A wonderful restrained sauv blanc that doesn't scream cat piss is always refreshing. Went nicely with lardo and chevre.
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#11136 Post by G. Bienstock » January 16th, 2020, 7:17 am

2012 Walter Scott Vojtilla Chardonnay. Superb and Burgundy like, more nutty than mineral at this stage. Drink now.
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#11137 Post by Robert.A.Jr. » January 16th, 2020, 5:25 pm

Robert.A.Jr. wrote:
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2001 Chateau Lynch Bages - Starting to hit its drinking window, classic Pauilliac, delicious

2006 Chateau Leoville Poyferre - Still quite young, a bit glossy, decent dinner party Bordeaux

2008 Levet La Chavaroche - Marc and I loved it, everyone else, meh - classic gamey, funky Levet

1995 Chateau de Fieuzal - Quite nice, archetype Graves with earthy, dusty notes.

2008 Chateau d'Armailhac - Obvioulsy young, but a solid Pauilliac with good structure, dark cassis and pencil

Popped another 2008 Levet Cote Rotie La Chavaroche. Not for everyone. A lean and feral wine, gamey as all get-up, tart wild red berries with serious acid and citrus rind, fruit fans out a bit with some time but still lean. Briney, black olive paste, asian tea leaves. Solid 89 or maybe 90 pts. I would call this the weakest vintage of Levet in this long run of 2004 to present, but was still worth buying and is darn enjoyable. I’m not sure that this is a Levet for much more aging, but also do not see it declining any time soon.

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#11138 Post by Vince T » January 17th, 2020, 9:06 am

Assyrtiko often gets WB love in passing, but not a lot of tasting notes on it... here's a pretty serious one that while isn't showing much now, I'm willing to bet will be gorgeous in a few years.
  • 2017 Gaia Assyrtiko Wild Ferment - Greece, Aegean, Cyclades, Santorini (1/16/2020)
    A bit reticent on the nose, with lemons and white flowers. Palate is also a bit reserved, showing sea spray and lemon, but without the layering and nuance that I was hoping for. It has great structure (killer acid, complementary but somewhat unintegrated oak & minerals) and the texture is amazing - voluminous and curvy. I’d say hold for 3-5, maybe 10 years before this wine is really maxing out its potential. Someone said that this is like the grand cru of the Aegean and that might be right. (89 pts.)
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#11139 Post by Corey Porche » January 17th, 2020, 9:09 am

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#11140 Post by joz€f p1nxten » January 17th, 2020, 1:15 pm

2015 chermette moulin à vent les trois roches. Lacking a bit in tension for my taste (acidity?), good length. But then again it infinitely drinkable as the bottle is almost empty with my wife drinking only a glass... Beaujolais at 5 to 8 years seems to be perfect for me, with some examples from 2009 showing a bit too evolved for my taste.
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#11141 Post by Neal.Mollen » January 17th, 2020, 4:55 pm

1988 Domaine de Chevalier. Man what a nose. This wine smells so good if you never drank any having the bottle would be worthwhile. Just intoxicating. Not too shabby on the palate either. Just a delightful bottle
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#11142 Post by YLee » January 17th, 2020, 5:27 pm

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1988 Domaine de Chevalier. Man what a nose. This wine smells so good if you never drank any having the bottle would be worthwhile. Just intoxicating. Not too shabby on the palate either. Just a delightful bottle
Yummmm..... Makes my Meyney look inferior.
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#11143 Post by Robert.A.Jr. » January 17th, 2020, 5:41 pm

Neal.Mollen wrote:
January 17th, 2020, 4:55 pm
1988 Domaine de Chevalier. Man what a nose. This wine smells so good if you never drank any having the bottle would be worthwhile. Just intoxicating. Not too shabby on the palate either. Just a delightful bottle
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#11144 Post by Neal.Mollen » January 17th, 2020, 5:58 pm

Robert.A.Jr. wrote:
January 17th, 2020, 5:41 pm
Neal.Mollen wrote:
January 17th, 2020, 4:55 pm
1988 Domaine de Chevalier. Man what a nose. This wine smells so good if you never drank any having the bottle would be worthwhile. Just intoxicating. Not too shabby on the palate either. Just a delightful bottle
Awesome!
tcwc has them for $80.
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#11145 Post by jordan jacobs » January 17th, 2020, 6:21 pm

Robert.A.Jr. wrote:
January 3rd, 2020, 3:39 pm
Neal.Mollen wrote:
January 3rd, 2020, 2:59 pm
Robert.A.Jr. wrote:
December 30th, 2019, 5:01 pm
So perfect, like an old pair of jeans with rips in the knees, fitting so well.


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Cradle-robber! Nice wine.

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LOL. Popped a 2000 La Louviere. I have nothing on you, old man!
Just had this too. Outperformed my expectations by a wide margin.

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Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

#11146 Post by jordan jacobs » January 17th, 2020, 6:22 pm

Neal.Mollen wrote:
January 17th, 2020, 5:58 pm
Robert.A.Jr. wrote:
January 17th, 2020, 5:41 pm
Neal.Mollen wrote:
January 17th, 2020, 4:55 pm
1988 Domaine de Chevalier. Man what a nose. This wine smells so good if you never drank any having the bottle would be worthwhile. Just intoxicating. Not too shabby on the palate either. Just a delightful bottle
Awesome!
tcwc has them for $80.
Thanks Neal, just emailed simon to grab one. Probably should have grabbed two. Oh well. If they are still there when I pick up my recent orders I’ll grab some more.

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Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

#11147 Post by Neal.Mollen » January 17th, 2020, 6:46 pm

jordan jacobs wrote:
January 17th, 2020, 6:22 pm
Neal.Mollen wrote:
January 17th, 2020, 5:58 pm
Robert.A.Jr. wrote:
January 17th, 2020, 5:41 pm


Awesome!
tcwc has them for $80.
Thanks Neal, just emailed simon to grab one. Probably should have grabbed two. Oh well. If they are still there when I pick up my recent orders I’ll grab some more.
I have one more and hope it (and yours) delivers like this one
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#11148 Post by Mattstolz » January 17th, 2020, 6:54 pm

Last night enjoyed both a 2018 Kelley Fox Chardonnay Durant Lark Block along with a Hiyu Halo Spring Ephemeral. both are fantastic and are 100% rebuys in my book. great for pairing, great for enjoying on their own, both complex, crisp, and wonderful

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#11149 Post by Shay h arnoy » January 18th, 2020, 2:02 pm

YLee wrote:
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December 26th, 2019, 12:24 pm
2005 louis latour nuits st George village. I was hoping it would be awesome since wine.com has them on sale right now and I am into the coupon trickery.
So far, nose is muted and flavor is super tart/acidic. Smooth tannins but fruit has largely faded. Maybe more air and a bit of time open will help.
Might be due to the vintage.
I thought 2005 was a strong vintage in CDN? I was ready to swear off the producer more than the vintage.

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Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

#11150 Post by YLee » January 18th, 2020, 2:04 pm

Shay h arnoy wrote:
January 18th, 2020, 2:02 pm
YLee wrote:
December 29th, 2019, 6:04 am
Shay h arnoy wrote:
December 26th, 2019, 12:24 pm
2005 louis latour nuits st George village. I was hoping it would be awesome since wine.com has them on sale right now and I am into the coupon trickery.
So far, nose is muted and flavor is super tart/acidic. Smooth tannins but fruit has largely faded. Maybe more air and a bit of time open will help.
Might be due to the vintage.
I thought 2005 was a strong vintage in CDN? I was ready to swear off the producer more than the vintage.
What I meant was that you might have to wait longer before you pop the cork. It might be still in its sleeping stage.
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