That one’s got nothing on others from the same guy… Enjoy!
(btw the chap writing this is based in the UK)
2000 Château Lynch-Bages (France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Pauillac)
Had this at a beautiful summer luncheon with special friends. Immaculate presentation of the bottle and once opened the cork displayed satisifying aromas of quince and sandwood. ephemeral in an indefinable way. I must of spent 5 minutes with my nose in the glass just taking in the magnificant aroma. It took me back to the halcyon days at Oxford, with Marcus, punting, those lazy , carefree, gay days!.. If ever a cork knows its attendant wine this is it, like Anthony and Cleopatra; expressive,ellusive, daring (but brown), hiding it’s true nature but still daring to suggest, wispering it’s secret, the voice that dare not speak, the love that hides it’s true intent. And then we poured the wine!!! Those legs! The way they hung on to the glass and slowly, ever so slowly slid down the rim. Oh the rim! Brown but still puckish; Adonis stood proud upon the field of battle! Strident, stalwart, blessed. A statuesque muse for the drinking classes. Michelangelos David , writ in all his glorious sensual might. And then the taste. Oh the taste. The ambrosial nectar of the gods spilled on to my ever welcoming lips. Ophelia and Oberon danced their whimsy across my enchanted palate…oh to taste…oh to suffer the torment and the pleasure. Salty but sweet, I drunk like a greedy giddy choirboy, enraptured, spellbound, a whispered longing in the vespers, like the first throws of Debussy on an untrained mind.
2000 Opus One (USA, California, Napa Valley)
I had such expectations for this wine. California’s finest??? The great and the good of the sunshine state? What the HD! If I pissed blood from a catheter it would taste better than this sorry excuse for a wine. I could have crashed headlong thorugh the vineyard dragging a rabid cat and expected a better outcome. Do you realise that I split up from my wife? dO YOU?? aND i CHOSE THIS WINE TO CELEBRATE THE EVENT. And what did i get??? A sorry whiny, nagging excuse of a wine. JUST LIKE MY WIFE!!! Tasting like a slag heap, sour, bat-faced harridan. She got the 1959 Latour and I got you!! Is this what the alimony is going to be like??? I HATE YOU!!! YOU RUINED MY LIFE!!!
Well, he claims that he has the 2002 and 2004 DP. not possible unless he is very close friends with Richard Geoffroy or some other very senior DP/LVMH person. That doesn’t necessarily mean he didn’t drink the '99 DP, but there’s certainly a credibility issue.
I don;t see that in his list–just the 1999 Dom. Yes I still need to track down a bunch of the others you have reported. Have been insanely busy trying to finish up my new site. Bleeding from the ears busy.
Alan Partridge may well be the name of a real live poster on CT…Alan Partridge is also the name of a fictional English radio and tv broadcaster, as played by Steve Coogan, a toxic blend of (for our UK friends) Basil Fawlty, Tony Gubba and Michael Aspel.
(translation for the US: Basil Fawlty, Brent Musberger and Maury Povitch…although some things will always get lost in translation (see: The Office)).