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#1 Post by Mike Grammer » October 31st, 2019, 1:04 pm

Well, will you look at the time. How time flies. Here we are, the beginning of November already.

Many thanks to Laurent for starting an early-bird thread, I will add that in here for reference. viewtopic.php?f=1&t=159176

Most of you know the drill by now---post away, revise as needed until end of year, I will tabulate and report on the results in this OP in early January.

Another fine year. Really, the 2015 Meo Camuzet Corton Charlemagne was again the first star. However, since I have a strict rule about not awarding WOTY to the same wine twice, we'll go with something else. Scores included where my note prompted me to that extra level of description

1970 Taylor Fladgate VP Pretty easily (after further thought and reflection) the best port I've ever had.
2016 Chateau Pichon-Comtesse
2008 Cristal
1995 Chateau Angelus (94)
2004 Dagueneau Pur Sang
2015 Meo Camuzet Corton Charlemagne (97)
2013 Emmanuel Rouget Vosne Romanee
2014 Kutch Santa Cruz Chard (93)
2007 Huet Le Mont Demi-Sec
1997 Dow VP
A Margaine Premier Cru NV (92+)
1998 Giacosa Barbaresco Rabaja
Argyros 20 year Vin Santo (94)
2010 Emrich-Schonleber Halenberg Grosse Lage Ries (93)
2012 Emidio Pepe Colli Apurtini Pecorino
2005 Domaine Maillard Corton Les Renardes
1978 Remoissenet Clos St. Denis
2007 Williams-Selyem Litton Estate PN
1977 Chappellet Cab
2004 Dom Perignon Rose
1998 Alzinger Loibner Weingarten Gruner Veltliner Smaragd
2003 Huet Cuvee Constance (93)

Discovery was the Pepe Pecorino, but the real discovery was Scramm's Red Agnes Mead. Wow.

My full note on the Taylors:

1970 Taylor Fladgate VP

This was the WOTD for me. One of many generous brings by Mark Golodetz. This was an absolute beauty to sniff and taste. A port in its full bloom after the requisite 50 years or so, power has been traded for complexity with chocolate, fig, buttercream and toffee all having a say. Not in any way thick or heavy at all, there is still some alcoholic excitement at the back of the throat. Easily one of the best ports I've ever had.


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#2 Post by Jim F » October 31st, 2019, 2:06 pm

I do not keep notes anymore, and so, based on recollection.....I would have to say my discovery of the year was the Anderson’s Conn Valley Eloge 2007. Absolutely gorgeous right now. Now, I am quite familiar with ACV so if that disqualifies it as a discovery, let me know, but I never had this particular bottling in this vintage, and never expected such a gorgeous wine as this.
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#3 Post by John Glas » October 31st, 2019, 3:00 pm

Anderson’s Conn Valley Eloge 2007.
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#4 Post by Howard Cooper » October 31st, 2019, 3:03 pm

2003 Truchot Clos de la Roche
2003 Truchot Charmes Chambertin
2003 Truchot GC Combottes
1996 Taittinger Comte de Champagne
1996 Taittinger Comte de Champagne Rose
2008 Ramonet CM Ruchottes
1978 La Mission Haut Brion
2011 d'Yquem
2015 Zilliken Saarburger Rausch Kabinett

Discovery of the year. Despite the fact that I have been drinking them for a while now, I am going with Ramonet Reds. I have a couple this year that have really hit home how much I like these wines. In the world of Burgundy, IMHO they are very underrated.
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#5 Post by C Chen » October 31st, 2019, 3:22 pm

2016 Keller Abts E GG
2015 Thierry Allemand Reynard (thanks, Charlie!)
2015 Chave Hermitage (thanks, Charlie!)
2015 Xavier Gerard Cote-Rotie La Landonne (thanks, Charlie!)
2008 Thierry Allemand Reynard
2008 Cristal
2002 Pol Roger Sir Winston Churchill
1998 Jamet Cote-Rotie
1964 Dom Perignon
1949 Mouton Rothschild

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2015 Edmond Vatan Sancerre Clos la Néore
2003 Juge (and once again, thanks, Charlie!)
1983 d'Yquem (thought for sure it'd be a top 10 wine, but... nah)
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#6 Post by Hank Victor » October 31st, 2019, 3:26 pm

I've been blessed to taste a lot of great wine and share with friends and family.

Elvio Cogno "Ravera" Barolo 1999 and the meal that accompanied it was very special.

Favorite discovery was Cremisan Wine Estate, Star of Bethleham.
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#7 Post by Steve Gautier » October 31st, 2019, 3:40 pm

Jim F wrote:
October 31st, 2019, 2:06 pm
I do not keep notes anymore, and so, based on recollection.....I would have to say my discovery of the year was the Anderson’s Conn Valley Eloge 2007. Absolutely gorgeous right now. Now, I am quite familiar with ACV so if that disqualifies it as a discovery, let me know, but I never had this particular bottling in this vintage, and never expected such a gorgeous wine as this.
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#8 Post by Frank Murray III » October 31st, 2019, 6:54 pm

Grams, I gotta go with 2017 Rivers-Marie Platt Pinot as my discovery of the year. For the first vintage of that plot, the RM team nailed it. Awesome wine.

For my WOTY list, as it stands now, this is it. Still 2 months to go and some good wine is left to find.

2014 Marie Courtin Eloquence BdB Extra Brut
2017 Rivers-Marie PN Platt SC
2017 Kutch Pinot Noir SC PN
2009 Roederer Cristal Brut
2017 Carlisle Zin Mancini Ranch RRV
My WOTY candidates for 2019:
2014 Marie Courtin Eloquence BdB Extra Brut
2017 Rivers-Marie PN Platt SC
2017 Kutch Pinot Noir SC PN
2009 Roederer Cristal Brut
2017 Carlisle Zin Mancini Ranch RRV

My best wines of 2018:
2017 Kutch Falstaff Sonoma Coast PN
2012 Marguet La Grande Ruelle Ambonnay

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#9 Post by Yao C » October 31st, 2019, 10:06 pm

WOTY so far: 2005 Trollat St Joseph

Discoveries:
2010 Marcel Deiss Altenberg de Bergheim (holy crap who knew this could be on the level of great Sauternes)
2007 Foillard Morgon 3.14 (dangerously, seductively drinkable)
1973 Fratelli Francoli Gattinara (wow old Alto Piedmonte is spectacular)
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#10 Post by Mike Grammer » October 31st, 2019, 10:23 pm

Yeah, I know. I can hardly wait to open the 11 Deiss next summer. Lots of Champers early on in these lists!
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#11 Post by Craig G » October 31st, 2019, 11:08 pm

I need to think about my wines of the year, but my discovery is definitely Valtellina.
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#12 Post by PCLIN » November 1st, 2019, 12:30 am

Discovery of the year, old Beychevelle.
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#13 Post by dcornutt » November 1st, 2019, 5:48 am

To date for me..

2014 Michel Niellon Batard Montrachet
1966 Palmer x 2 ... wonderful
2008 Bouchard Montrachet
1959 Negociant Label Charmes Chambertin (wished I could remember the negociant)
2008 Dom Perignon
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#14 Post by Pat Esposito » November 1st, 2019, 6:36 am

Want to take a minute to think about WOTY, but our Discovery of the year was thanks to the OP...Alpha Omega ERA. Mike set us up with a tasting when we were in Napa in September, and we went through a dozen or more wines. The Rockstar was the ERA, which I had never had or heard of before.

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#15 Post by Laurent Gibet » November 1st, 2019, 7:20 am

Rayas red 2005 : 20/20
Pure perfection ...

Discovery - Emotion :
Bourgueil Lamé Delisle Boucard 1911 : still alive and a great moment with the producer in his cathedral-like cellar (he also offered us to taste wonderful 1964, 1959, 1947)
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#16 Post by Jeff_M. » November 1st, 2019, 8:37 am

WOTY: Solaia 2015, among the best I've ever tasted
1982 Spottswoode, inaugural vintage
1999 Spottswoode
2004 Lamborn Howell Mountain
1986 Chateau Duhart Milon
2004 Penfolds Bin 407
1983 Heitz Martha's Vineyard
1970 Borgogno Riserva
1978 Chateau Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande
1978 La Mission Haut Brion Graves
2014 Regusci Block 8 Zinfandel
Added 11/4: 2012 Hartford Court Hailey's Block Pinot Noir.


Discovery: Red Cap Howell Mountain. We had a tasting with Tom in his home earlier this year with fresh baked bread. Amazing hospitality and great wine.
Poggio Antico, winery we visited in Montalcino. Excellent and reasonably priced Brunello
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#17 Post by Rudi Finkler » November 1st, 2019, 9:01 am

PCLIN wrote:
November 1st, 2019, 12:30 am
Discovery of the year, old Beychevelle.
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#18 Post by Loren Sonkin » November 1st, 2019, 2:30 pm

I always enjoy this thread and all the work Mike does on it. Thank you. I won't commit until later in the year, but right now my WOTY was a Mag of the 2005 Saxum Rocket Block. Great wine of course, but also it was in the Jets Parking lot with Jay Hack and my son, before a Monday night Jet vs. Browns game that the Browns actually won. Context matters.

And so far, my discovery has been a 2014 Hors Catégorie Vineyards Syrah Hors Catégorie Vineyard. A wow wine for sure. Also, though I have known Will for years, trying his William & Mary for the first time was exciting and should count too.
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#19 Post by K John Joseph » November 1st, 2019, 3:13 pm

Surprise crusher: 2009 Guigal St. Joseph Vignes de l'Hospice.
Wines of the Year: 2002 Billecart Salmon Cuvee Nicky Francis, 2006 Colgin Tychson Hill, 2015 Beaux Freres Upper Terrace, 2008 Dom P.

For WOTY, not saying these are the best wines, but these are the ones that stick out in my head when I think back.
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#20 Post by Vince T » November 1st, 2019, 3:23 pm

So far...
'14 Rieussec "a full on Jayne Mansfield of a sticky - everything is dialed up to 11"
'79 Blandys Verdelho

Discovery - Poiron-Dabin Muscadet. Crazy dialed up aromatics on this one.
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#21 Post by Martin Petersen » November 1st, 2019, 4:16 pm

WOTY so far: Pergole Torte Riserva 1990 (enjoyed twice in 2019, on both occations just great)

Discovery of the year: Cascina Roccalini Barbaresco 2016 - incredibly elegant

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#22 Post by Robert.A.Jr. » November 1st, 2019, 5:19 pm

1996 Verset Cornas
2006 Gonon Vieille Vignes
2008 Roulot Mei Chavaux
1985 Chateau Magdelaine

In terms of discovery, I’ve been introduced to the Pinots of Williams Selyem and have dug them.

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#23 Post by Rauno E (NZ) » November 1st, 2019, 5:28 pm

Champagne: Selosse Bout de Clos
White Burgundy: Ramonet Montrachet 2008
Red Burgundy: Rousseau Chambertin 1993 (and overall WOTY)
Italy: Gaja Barolo Sperrs 1989 (and overall 2nd)
Bordeaux: LLC 1986

A bit early to declare these as WOTYs or best in class, but I shall be extremely lucky to do any better in the last couple of months!
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#24 Post by Mattstolz » November 1st, 2019, 5:55 pm

So far:

1995 Cos d'Estournel (thanks Lori!)
1983 Jaboulet Hermitage La Chapelle (thanks Paul!)
1970 Bodegas Olarra Rioja Reserva
2013 Radio Couteau Dusty Lane Syrah
1986 Adelsheim Elizabeths Reserve
2016 Kelley Fox Maresh Vineyard Pinot
1993 Felsina Vin Santo (vin santo was my discovery of the year)

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#25 Post by William Segui » November 1st, 2019, 8:03 pm

Objectively, 2001 Beaucastel Hommage a Jacque Perrin. The surprise would be 2004 Etude St. Helena (scarecrow). Although I’ve had so many great glasses/bottles with friends new & old, it is impossible to pick one.

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#26 Post by Mike Grammer » November 1st, 2019, 8:53 pm

Loren Sonkin wrote:
November 1st, 2019, 2:30 pm
Context matters.
Yes. Yes it does. Of the 21 bottles I've currently listed, only 6 of them were mine---the others were generous contributions of friends on this board. Funny that both you and I have our WOTY connected with counselor Hack---the Taylor was drunk at his blowout party this past summer.

Pat--just glad you had a great visit at A&O. And yes, I do like the Era bottling a lot...though I may prefer the Thomas SVD even more!
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#27 Post by Howard Cooper » November 2nd, 2019, 3:52 am

Robert.A.Jr. wrote:
November 1st, 2019, 5:19 pm


In terms of discovery, I’ve been introduced to the Pinots of Williams Selyem and have dug them.
[wow.gif] You do realize it is only a short step from there to Burgundy? pileon
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#28 Post by Robert.A.Jr. » November 2nd, 2019, 5:29 am

Howard Cooper wrote:
November 2nd, 2019, 3:52 am
Robert.A.Jr. wrote:
November 1st, 2019, 5:19 pm


In terms of discovery, I’ve been introduced to the Pinots of Williams Selyem and have dug them.
[wow.gif] You do realize it is only a short step from there to Burgundy? pileon
Ha. I will admit to ordering some afterwards.

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#29 Post by Kirk.Grant » November 2nd, 2019, 8:03 am

It's going to be a tough job for me to settle on one WOTY. I got married in September and as a friend said, "It was a wine weekend...and then you got married on Sunday." Wines that really stood out to me were the following:

1996 Taittinger Champagne Brut Blanc de Blancs Comtes de Champagne
2015 Henri Jouan Clos St. Denis
2016 Domaine Bachelet-Monnot Bâtard-Montrachet
2014 Domaine Ponsot Morey St. Denis 1er Cru Clos des Monts Luisants Très Vieilles Vignes

If I had to call a WOTY it would probably be a 2007 Didier Dagueneau Pouilly-Fumé Buisson Renard from Magnum that my best man brought as a gift to share during the wedding weekend.

Discovery of the year is probably not a positive one...it's that I have zero interest in Salon Champagne after a really poor performance of the 1996 which was blown out of the water by the '96 Comtes.
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#30 Post by Greg Gardner » November 2nd, 2019, 9:50 am

02 Rougeard Bourg
02 Rougeard Poyeux
13 Laurel (Priorat) mag
01 Jamet C-R (mag)
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#31 Post by Neal.Mollen » November 2nd, 2019, 10:01 am

For many years I had pretty much dismissed Cristal as a wine best for rapper videos, and given the cost, it was easy to simply ignore it. A bottle of the 2009 a few months ago really opened my eyes. Sensational wine, as good as any champagne I have had in recent memory. The 2007 Bollinger Grand Anneé Rosé was also a revelation. Both PAME.
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#32 Post by Howard Cooper » November 2nd, 2019, 9:43 pm

Robert.A.Jr. wrote:
November 2nd, 2019, 5:29 am
Howard Cooper wrote:
November 2nd, 2019, 3:52 am
Robert.A.Jr. wrote:
November 1st, 2019, 5:19 pm


In terms of discovery, I’ve been introduced to the Pinots of Williams Selyem and have dug them.
[wow.gif] You do realize it is only a short step from there to Burgundy? pileon
Ha. I will admit to ordering some afterwards.

[wow.gif] [wow.gif] What did you order? [cheers.gif]
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#33 Post by PCLIN » November 2nd, 2019, 11:38 pm

Neal.Mollen wrote:
November 2nd, 2019, 10:01 am
For many years I had pretty much dismissed Cristal as a wine best for rapper videos, and given the cost, it was easy to simply ignore it. A bottle of the 2009 a few months ago really opened my eyes. Sensational wine, as good as any champagne I have had in recent memory. The 2007 Bollinger Grand Anneé Rosé was also a revelation. Both PAME.

Surprised about the ‘07 Bollinger Grand Annee Rose showing so well, have to buy some then.
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#34 Post by Edward H. Earles » November 3rd, 2019, 6:57 am

We had a lot of good wine this year. Two that come quickly to mind as candidates are a 2007 Pegau Cuvee Reservee CdP (no surprise there), and a 2012 Paolo Bea Arboreus (if you ever come across this, buy every bottle!). 2019 isn't over, and we have many nice wines on deck..... [cheers.gif]

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#35 Post by Laurent Gibet » November 3rd, 2019, 8:28 am

I had an excellent Arboreus 2011 last summer. A classy delicate orange wine (trebbiano spoletino).
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#36 Post by Jeff Stettner » November 3rd, 2019, 9:27 am

It's been a tremendous wine year, but these three candidates for WOTY were all amazing:

1945 Haut Brion
1985 Valentini Trebbiano
2010 Roulot Meursault Perrieres

Discovery for me was Enfield, who is making consistently stunning wines at fantastic value.
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#37 Post by PCLIN » November 3rd, 2019, 9:36 am

Jeff Stettner wrote:
November 3rd, 2019, 9:27 am
It's been a tremendous wine year, but these three candidates for WOTY were all amazing:

1945 Haut Brion

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#38 Post by Laurent Gibet » November 4th, 2019, 1:50 am

Martin Petersen wrote:
November 1st, 2019, 4:16 pm
WOTY so far: Pergole Torte Riserva 1990 (enjoyed twice in 2019, on both occations just great)

Discovery of the year: Cascina Roccalini Barbaresco 2016 - incredibly elegant
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#39 Post by Laurent Gibet » November 4th, 2019, 4:25 am

I'd like to add these "discoveries" :
Bellet blanc Clos St-Vincent « Vino di Gio » 2016 : a very interesting Rolle, produced near Nice (Bellet is a tiny territory)
Château de Villars-Fontaine Hautes Côtes de Nuits Le Rouard 1996
Giovanni Montisci Cannonau di Sardegna Barrosu Juan 2015
New-Zealand Canterbury - Pyramid Valley Vineyards "Angel Flower" Pinot Noir 2015
Ribera del Duero Dominio del Aguila Canta la Perdiz 2015 : a classy Ribera del Duero
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#40 Post by R0$$ M 0 R R 1 $ 0 N » November 4th, 2019, 6:02 am

Discovery: Elio Sandri, thanks to Bob Tai for the introductory bottle he gave me, and to visiting Elio in May.

A couple of WOTY that come to mind:

1995 Cos d'Estournel
1999 Giacomo Conterno Cascina Francia
2009 Azelia Barolo Bricco Voghera Riserva
2009 Poderi Oddero Brunate
2001 & 2008 Luigi Oddero Vigna Rionda
any Cappellano Rupestris I opened.
2011 Bruno Giacosa Barolo Falletto
1999 Michel Ogier Cote Rotie, Rhone schtank, blood & meat, amazing mature Cote Rotie.
and maybe the most remarkable so it gets the not as WOTY: 1975 Alfonso Scavino Barolo. I had moderate expectations here given the age and vintage (Good, not outstanding) but took the bottle to share with Lorenzo Scavino on a visit to Toronto for a tasting. Stunning and WOTN for me despite a great lineup of Azelia Barolo going back to about 2005 from Magnum.
Probably some others but will have to brush out some cobwebs to remember....
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#41 Post by Laurent Gibet » November 4th, 2019, 7:38 am

R0$$ M 0 R R 1 $ 0 N wrote:
November 4th, 2019, 6:02 am
Discovery: Elio Sandri, thanks to Bob Tai for the introductory bottle he gave me, and to visiting Elio in May.

A couple of WOTY that come to mind:

1995 Cos d'Estournel
1999 Giacomo Conterno Cascina Francia
2009 Azelia Barolo Bricco Voghera Riserva
2009 Poderi Oddero Brunate
2001 & 2008 Luigi Oddero Vigna Rionda
any Cappellano Rupestris I opened.
2011 Bruno Giacosa Barolo Falletto
1999 Olivier Cote Rotie, Rhone schtank, blood & meat, amazing mature Cote Rotie.
and maybe the most remarkable so it gets the not as WOTY: 1975 Alfonso Scavino Barolo. I had moderate expectations here given the age and vintage (Good, not outstanding) but took the bottle to share with Lorenzo Scavino on a visit to Toronto for a tasting. Stunning and WOTN for me despite a great lineup of Azelia Barolo going back to about 2005 from Magnum.
Probably some others but will have to brush out some cobwebs to remember....
Elio Sandri is a great producer ... I recently bought the Barolo Perno Riserva Vigna Disa 2012.
Cos d'Estournel 1995 a remarkable success for the vintage.

Côte-Rôtie from Olivier ... Ravoire ? (never tasted this domain)
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#42 Post by AndyK » November 4th, 2019, 8:39 am

It’s been a great year so far!

My favorites:
1996 Giacosa Asili Riserva
2001 Yquem
2010 Bartolo Mascarello
1996 Salon
2005 Boillot Corton-Charlemagne
2009 Dauvissat Clos
2004 Giacosa Rabaja

Discoveries:
2016 Fac-Simile
All of the Lopez de Heredia Gran Reservas
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#43 Post by Patrick Stella » November 4th, 2019, 9:42 am

There was a lot of wine in 2019. This past weekend was my 35th birthday, and there were some nice bottles. 91 Roumier BM is a wine I've rarely seen before and never tasted, and that was really good. 82 Lafleur was also a treat.
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#44 Post by c fu » November 4th, 2019, 9:59 am

Robert.A.Jr. wrote:
November 1st, 2019, 5:19 pm
1996 Verset Cornas
2006 Gonon Vieille Vignes
2008 Roulot Mei Chavaux
1985 Chateau Magdelaine

In terms of discovery, I’ve been introduced to the Pinots of Williams Selyem and have dug them.
my heart warms that i brought such joy to your year
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#45 Post by Robert.A.Jr. » November 4th, 2019, 10:10 am

I think of you often, Charlie. My life is now complete. :-).

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#46 Post by Humberto Dorta » November 4th, 2019, 10:13 am

Woty: 96 drc rsv or 95 krug.
Discovery of the year..how much I dislike Selosse across the board or how great Heitz from the 80s are.
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#47 Post by Mike Grammer » November 4th, 2019, 10:16 am

If you think of him at all, that is too often, Bob.

No updates from the mammoth Halpern tasting on Friday, though the 17 De Montille Meursault Poruzots pushed at the edges---an honourable mention?

Paolo Bea does make some fun stuff. Not the Arboreus, but from this past May...

"2015 Paola Bea Santa Chiara Umbria Bianco

Stunning deep bourbon colour. And stunning wine (this is an orange wine). Scents start off sort of a mulchy-mineral mix, but unripe citrus steals in. Tremendous palate presence adds a marzipan component and steely acidity, yet with ripe yellow fruit too and that slight oxidative character that only deepens in elegance through the night...the last sip, 4 hours later, was the best. Huge thanks to Peter for bringing this WOTN, 6 days later it had, of anything, only gotten more energetic and lean—-no honey notes now"
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#48 Post by RyanC » November 4th, 2019, 10:25 am

98 Jamet is probably the best wine I’ve had this year.

Krug 164 is probably my favorite wine of 2019 — pitch perfect every time I’ve had it and one for the ages.

My discovery of the year is Bruno Clair. Obviously not an under-the-radar name, but in my view BC is making some of the best Burgundy out there, from some of my favorite vineyards, at not-yet-insane pricing. I’ve started to seek it out.
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#49 Post by Steven Orloff » November 4th, 2019, 11:03 am

WOTY (New World) 2016 Myriad Cellars Beckstoffer Dr. Crane - Close to perfection

WOTY (Old world) 1998 Le Vieux Donjon

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#50 Post by Frank Z » November 4th, 2019, 12:08 pm

WOTY will most likely be the 2016 MacDonald CS or the 2016 Vice Versa Platt PN.

More importantly, my discovery of the year is the 2017 River-Marie Platt PN. Really wish I bought more at release.
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