Does DRC suck?

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Does DRC suck?

#1 Post by Yule Kim » October 4th, 2012, 8:33 pm

Feel free to disprove me by blinding me with La Tache or a Romanee Conti. Preferably a '71.

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#2 Post by Claude Kolm » October 4th, 2012, 8:40 pm

I'm sure that Rudy's got just the bottle for you. Just wait 'til he gets out of prison.
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#3 Post by Anthony Lombardi » October 4th, 2012, 8:41 pm

Totally sucks- can't wait for everyone to prove me wrong.

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#4 Post by Bob Foster » October 4th, 2012, 8:43 pm

We has a 59 La Tache from a magnum that was corked. It sucked.
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#5 Post by Jerry Hey » October 4th, 2012, 8:45 pm

I had the 71 DRC RC in March - it didn't suck. Neither did the 78, 85, 86, 88, 99, and 01 La Tache at that same tasting.....

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#6 Post by Brent C l a y t o n » October 4th, 2012, 8:48 pm

Yes, the 1990 Romanee St. Vivant I tried in 2000 was tough as nails and those 2007's definitely sucked [swoon.gif] so therefore all DRC must suck. Too many vineyards, definitely not focused. [wink.gif]
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#7 Post by Kris Patten » October 4th, 2012, 9:27 pm

Anthony Lombardi wrote:Totally sucks- can't wait for everyone to prove me wrong.
I'll prove you wrong in about 20 years when my DRCs are that old.
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#8 Post by Anthony Lombardi » October 4th, 2012, 9:31 pm

Kris Patten wrote:
Anthony Lombardi wrote:Totally sucks- can't wait for everyone to prove me wrong.
I'll prove you wrong in about 20 years when my DRCs are that old.

I dunno man- uneven as said above too many vineyards...I'll come down 35th and we can wallow in the suckitude.

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#9 Post by Kevin Harvey » October 4th, 2012, 9:35 pm

Yeah DRC totally sucks. I had one with pizza last night and it was kind of New World-y. If they had some decent vineyards it might be different.
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#10 Post by Anthony Lombardi » October 4th, 2012, 9:37 pm

Kevin Harvey wrote:Yeah DRC totally sucks. I had one with pizza last night and it was kind of New World. If they had some decent vineyards it might be different.
Where did the tasting group place it? 8/8?

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#11 Post by Nick Ryan » October 4th, 2012, 10:41 pm

I thought it was OK until I heard that these wines from some outfit called Domaine Serene were rated higher than DRC in an elite competition. I then poured all my RC and La Tache down the drain to make room... and did the same thing with all my Bordeaux today after reading Virginia Cabernet was voted better. Did I make a mistake?
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#12 Post by paul hanna » October 5th, 2012, 12:22 am

Brent C l a y t o n wrote:Yes, the 1990 Romanee St. Vivant I tried in 2000 was tough as nails and those 2007's definitely sucked [swoon.gif] so therefore all DRC must suck. Too many vineyards, definitely not focused. [wink.gif]
Agree that the '07 DRC's suck....

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#13 Post by Scott Brunson » October 5th, 2012, 3:29 am

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#14 Post by Peter Chiu » October 5th, 2012, 4:26 am

Yes - DRC sucks.

They do not care and just dump the grapes with their stems in the vat pileon

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#15 Post by Cam Wheeler » October 5th, 2012, 4:54 am

If it's so good, why don't you see more people drinking it?

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#16 Post by John Morris » October 5th, 2012, 5:01 am

Riddled with ladybugs every vintage.
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#17 Post by Roger Nellans » October 5th, 2012, 8:16 am

1983 Richebourg that I had a couple of weeks ago totally sucked! Too much of that mature, complex secondary and tertiary stuff that I hate in older DRC!! If only it would have had some rot, then it would have been a bit better.
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#18 Post by ekovitch » October 5th, 2012, 8:21 am

DRC most definitely doesn't suck, but it just isn't as good as Domaine Serene.
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#19 Post by Peter Chiu » October 5th, 2012, 8:21 am

John Morris wrote:Riddled with ladybugs every vintage.

....except in 1994 and 2004.

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Re: Does DRC suck?

#20 Post by Jay Miller » October 5th, 2012, 8:33 am

They've definitely gone downhill.

Note that to disprove this statement a vertical is necessary...
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#21 Post by AKuehn » October 5th, 2012, 8:53 am

If I suck DRC, does that count?
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#22 Post by Ed Gonzales » October 5th, 2012, 10:01 am

AKuehn wrote:If I suck DRC, does that count?
diff strokes for diff folks i guess
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#23 Post by AlexS » October 5th, 2012, 10:13 am

Kevin Harvey wrote:Yeah DRC totally sucks. I had one with pizza last night and it was kind of New World-y. If they had some decent vineyards it might be different.
Kevin, I hear it's much better with chile.
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#24 Post by Mike Ritner » October 5th, 2012, 10:26 am

From a QPR perspective it sucks. [middle-finger.gif]

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#25 Post by Ian Dorin » October 5th, 2012, 11:04 am

From a pricing and availability stand point, they may be the worst winery ever.
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