Sadat-X, did you join CT!?

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!!!



FUF = F**$)#@ Up Factor for those who have never experienced Sadat-X.

I like how the tone ranges from Sadat X to Stephen Fry so effortlessly. I bet they could do an awesome collab together on a BBC chat show.

this guy is from the UK, Sadat is American I believe.

You should have known it wasn’t him since this guy drinks out of glasses

All of his notes are pretty colorful

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Perhaps the most entertaining TN’s I have ever read. But there’s something fishy as all the posts are made since 1/5/10, and he has no bottles in CT.

I have trade email with him. He is real. Some of the notes are real. Some are obviously in fun. If you think he is useless you can click a button to ignore him. He is on the wrong side of my terms of use, but I am trying to show a sense of humor and let him stay for now at least. I would appreciate feedback from you all if you find it amusing or just spam.

My problem is that I don’t have much of a sense of humor… :wink:

+1, so long as people are made aware.

Is a sense of humor required to see through satire? And by the way which of your terms of use is he breaking? I’m asking because I have some pretty colorful TNs coming up…

Some words in the 99 DP TN might be considered obscene or abusive.

As long as it is based on an actual tasting of an actual wine I have no issues. If someone posts notes that are a deliberate mockery of the site and its users that is different.

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 see what you are getting at, but this guy is seriously funny. I may have to “favorite” him. If anyone actually uses one of his notes to make decisions, then they deserve what they get.

It would be fun to see who could come up with the craziest/funniest TN’s. A WineBerserker contest?

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.

He makes reference - or at least I think he’s referring to DP - in his tasting note for the '99 that he has 96, 98, 00, 02 and 04.

I contacted the person who had the tasting note on the vintage Krug rose and he deleted it, so that’s one less to worry about.


I am always happy to help.

Beat MyWines out the door. You can do it!

I smell raw fish… [whistle.gif]

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)).

References here… Alan Partridge - Wikipedia