Vintages that have surprised you to the upside

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Re: Vintages that have surprised you to the upside

#51 Post by jordan jacobs » March 26th, 2020, 9:37 pm

D@vid Bu3ker wrote:
March 26th, 2020, 5:52 am
2001 left bank Bordeaux - I always thought it was very good, but these days it’s delicious.
Agreed

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#52 Post by R. Frankel » March 27th, 2020, 12:18 am

1993 Piedmont. 1993 Sandrone Le Vigne was outstanding. From magnum If that mattered but at age 24 it was right in the zone showing beautifully. The Sandrone Cannubi Boschis was also very good. Giacosa Falletto was very good and his Gallina Barbaresco was flat out gorgeous. Wish I could find more wine from this vintage!
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#53 Post by RyanC » March 27th, 2020, 1:28 am

R. Frankel wrote:
March 27th, 2020, 12:18 am
1993 Piedmont. 1993 Sandrone Le Vigne was outstanding. From magnum If that mattered but at age 24 it was right in the zone showing beautifully. The Sandrone Cannubi Boschis was also very good. Giacosa Falletto was very good and his Gallina Barbaresco was flat out gorgeous. Wish I could find more wine from this vintage!
Interesting. I randomly picked up a btl of 93 Sandrone CB for cheap not long ago. Now I’m intrigued
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#54 Post by Robert.A.Jr. » March 27th, 2020, 3:17 am

Todd F r e n c h wrote:
March 26th, 2020, 8:20 am
Robert.A.Jr. wrote:
March 26th, 2020, 6:30 am
D@vid Bu3ker wrote:
March 26th, 2020, 5:52 am
2001 left bank Bordeaux - I always thought it was very good, but these days it’s delicious.
I agree 100%. Feel the same about 2004.

Todd disagree, but we all know he has a Cali-palate!

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WRONG! I love 2001! Just don't like 2004 all that much

Have you tried that 2001 Sociando Cuvee Jean Gautreau yet?

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Re: Vintages that have surprised you to the upside

#55 Post by Steve Costigan » March 27th, 2020, 5:55 am

Agree greatly with 01 Bdx left bank. I’ve found them all examples of what makes Bdx great.

Though the OP was not on QPR, the 01s get an additional nod as the prices were cut following the 00s. Paid on 01 futures: Branaire Ducru $25, Montrose $37, Pichon Lalande $50, Pontet Canet $27. I wish I had loaded up my cellar with 01s and been done buying Bdx for good.

I’d love to hear from others on 01 and 04 comparisons. In a Pontet Canet vertical the 04 was the surprise of the night, very aromatic and unanimously liked.

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#56 Post by R. Frankel » March 27th, 2020, 8:31 am

RyanC wrote:
March 27th, 2020, 1:28 am
R. Frankel wrote:
March 27th, 2020, 12:18 am
1993 Piedmont. 1993 Sandrone Le Vigne was outstanding. From magnum If that mattered but at age 24 it was right in the zone showing beautifully. The Sandrone Cannubi Boschis was also very good. Giacosa Falletto was very good and his Gallina Barbaresco was flat out gorgeous. Wish I could find more wine from this vintage!
Interesting. I randomly picked up a btl of 93 Sandrone CB for cheap not long ago. Now I’m intrigued
I look forward to hearing how it shows!
Rich Frankel

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#57 Post by billnanson » March 27th, 2020, 9:34 am

It took the longest time - practically a full 20 years, but at GC-level, 1997 red burgundies have begun to be fabulous. I can only hope that 2007 will similarly blossom...
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#58 Post by Mike Evans » March 27th, 2020, 10:36 am

billnanson wrote:
March 27th, 2020, 9:34 am
It took the longest time - practically a full 20 years, but at GC-level, 1997 red burgundies have begun to be fabulous. I can only hope that 2007 will similarly blossom...
I drank my last 1997 Jayer-Gilles Echezeaux a couple of weeks ago and it was singing, particularly fabulous aromatically.

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#59 Post by Wade H » March 27th, 2020, 12:56 pm

The vintage that really shocked me over time was 2004 California Central Coast (Pinot, can't speak to other grapes). It was an absolutely brutal vintage with a sudden heat wave at the end and proved to be challenging for quality vinification. Yet, I've had several really nice 2004s in the last 4 or 5 years, particularly Pisoni, Native9 and Loring.

I also happen to be rather a fan of 2001 Bordeaux, but I don't think it's any big secret to those in the know.
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