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Re: A great life.

My condolences Jay.
by JimHow
on Thu Feb 26, 2015 4:19 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: A great life.
Replies: 14
Views: 163

Re: 2009 La Lagune $65

Well done!
Very well done indeed.
It has that deep purple La Lagune/ Margaux/Haut Medoc color so characteristic of the region.
by JimHow
on Thu Feb 26, 2015 4:18 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: 2009 La Lagune $65
Replies: 3
Views: 55

Re: 2009 La Lagune $65

That is on the low end of the $65-80 price range I've been seeing.
I personally loved it, I found it a dense, concentrated beauty but not over the top, still a lot of the traditional style we look for in La Lagune.
by JimHow
on Thu Feb 26, 2015 2:22 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: 2009 La Lagune $65
Replies: 3
Views: 55

Happy 15th birthday to BWE!

It seems crazy to me: 15 years we have been in existence! What an incredible journey this has been! Happy anniversary to all BWEers, past and present, from around the globe, who have made this site what it is! And, of course, per annual tradition, that primordial exchange between me and Whuzzup__ wa...
by JimHow
on Thu Feb 26, 2015 4:07 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Happy 15th birthday to BWE!
Replies: 6
Views: 83

Re: A great life.

Thank you to all of you for your kind thoughts. I'll tell you, the medical care he got in the end was extraordinary in its compassion. The young nurse who tended to him (and me) during that last night was a saint, her kindness will be with me forever. I am certain he had no fear and no pain in the e...
by JimHow
on Thu Feb 26, 2015 4:00 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: A great life.
Replies: 14
Views: 163

A great life.

Those who have been here for a while know that I have talked about my father, John Howaniec, from time to time. Sadly, we lost him this past Saturday morning, at the age of 90. I was thankful to be by his side all night until the end at about 6:30 a.m., when he died peacefully. He was a great man, I...
by JimHow
on Wed Feb 25, 2015 8:47 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: A great life.
Replies: 14
Views: 163

Re: So what have you bought lately?

Mmmm 2002 Giscours... Yum. Uncork one for us ITNOS!
by JimHow
on Fri Feb 20, 2015 12:31 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: So what have you bought lately?
Replies: 90
Views: 2025

Re: So what have you bought lately?

Those mags of 2012 Beaucastel sound like a good deal jckba.
by JimHow
on Thu Feb 19, 2015 11:26 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: So what have you bought lately?
Replies: 90
Views: 2025

Re: So what have you bought lately?

I ended up buying one bottle of each of these 2012 futures from MacArthur's: 64398 Ch Barde Haut-St Emilion 12 750ml 1 $25.00 $25.00 64381 Ch Beausejour Duffau-St Emilion 12 750ml 1 $79.00 $79.00 58875 Ch Beausejour Becot-St Emilion 12 750ml 1 $47.00 $47.00 64394 Ch Canon La Gaffeliere-St Emilion 12...
by JimHow
on Thu Feb 19, 2015 11:24 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: So what have you bought lately?
Replies: 90
Views: 2025

2010 Maucaillou revisited: The real deal.

It is medium bodied, plummy, purple, not a blockbuster but this 13.5% effort is very true to Bordeaux.
It holds up in the end. A solid 90 pointer, and priced very well.
Pleasant but classically styled.
I don't think I would age it but a case consumed over the next 3-4 years should do the trick.
by JimHow
on Thu Feb 19, 2015 4:17 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: 2010 Maucaillou revisited: The real deal.
Replies: 0
Views: 68

Re: Angelus and Pavie: the real deal or parvenus?

My experience with Pavie is extremely limited.
All I know is that I have LOVED the 1998 and 2000 vintages.
by JimHow
on Thu Feb 19, 2015 12:23 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Angelus and Pavie: the real deal or parvenus?
Replies: 15
Views: 439

Re: What are your thoughts on this 2012 Bordeaux purchase?

How about Larcis Ducasse?
by JimHow
on Wed Feb 18, 2015 2:03 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: What are your thoughts on this 2012 Bordeaux purchase?
Replies: 11
Views: 162

Re: What are your thoughts on this 2012 Bordeaux purchase?

Excellent, thanks JL.
by JimHow
on Wed Feb 18, 2015 2:00 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: What are your thoughts on this 2012 Bordeaux purchase?
Replies: 11
Views: 162

Re: What are your thoughts on this 2012 Bordeaux purchase?

Thanks for the report, Outlier, I'll have to reach over to the left bank as well.
He Who Shall Remain Nameless sure seems to like those right bankers.
by JimHow
on Wed Feb 18, 2015 1:49 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: What are your thoughts on this 2012 Bordeaux purchase?
Replies: 11
Views: 162

Re: What are your thoughts on this 2012 Bordeaux purchase?

That is enablement of the highest order!
I'm in for a mixed case!
by JimHow
on Tue Feb 17, 2015 10:54 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: What are your thoughts on this 2012 Bordeaux purchase?
Replies: 11
Views: 162

Re: BWE Archive

I think Dan O was his name who created it.
I don't know if he is still around.
by JimHow
on Tue Feb 17, 2015 8:33 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: BWE Archive
Replies: 1
Views: 40

What are your thoughts on this 2012 Bordeaux purchase?

I was thinking of getting one bottle of each for my token 2012 purchase: Remove 2012 Chateau Barde Haut St. Emilion (April 2015 arrival) 750ml (Future) 64398 $25.00 $25.00 Remove 2012 Chateau Beau Sejour Duffau St. Emilion (April 2015 arrival) 750ml (Future) 64381 $79.00 $79.00 Remove 2012 Chateau B...
by JimHow
on Tue Feb 17, 2015 7:17 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: What are your thoughts on this 2012 Bordeaux purchase?
Replies: 11
Views: 162

Re: TN: This site needs some tasting notes

I had a 2001 de Sales at a restaurant in NY last night that was pretty uninspiring, seemed over the hill.

I recall really enjoying the balance of that 1996 Calon Segur a couple years ago.
by JimHow
on Mon Feb 16, 2015 8:17 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: TN: This site needs some tasting notes
Replies: 4
Views: 104

Re: What is your favourite super second?

Ha ha as soon as I saw that RDD entered the conversation I knew the answer was going to be LLC.
I think the LLC of the 70s 80s and 90s is my favorite second growth, I don't think I've had any since the 2001 vintage.
by JimHow
on Fri Feb 13, 2015 8:35 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: What is your favourite super second?
Replies: 58
Views: 945

Re: it's colder than a witch's nipple up here

Minus 10F temps predicted for the weekend. :ugeek:
by JimHow
on Fri Feb 13, 2015 2:38 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: it's colder than a witch's nipple up here
Replies: 11
Views: 154

Re: it's colder than a witch's nipple up here

They're calling for another 20 inches up here this weekend...
Aaaaaaargghhh! I'm going crazy!
by JimHow
on Fri Feb 13, 2015 1:01 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: it's colder than a witch's nipple up here
Replies: 11
Views: 154

Re: it's colder than a witch's nipple up here

Long overdue!
It's been coming on for five years.
Hopefully it is just wax in the ears!
by JimHow
on Thu Feb 12, 2015 11:15 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: it's colder than a witch's nipple up here
Replies: 11
Views: 154

Re: it's colder than a witch's nipple up here

I don't mind wearing glasses, Jay, I've had them since like age 3.
I'm too tired to try anything new.
by JimHow
on Thu Feb 12, 2015 3:57 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: it's colder than a witch's nipple up here
Replies: 11
Views: 154

Re: it's colder than a witch's nipple up here

I hear they're doing good things with hearing aids, Tom, as for my eyes, I don't know, I've had to strengthen my prescription every year since I was 4. I have an epic astigmatism, every time I let an optometrist take a look at my prescription they go "Hey Joe, get over here, you gotta take a lo...
by JimHow
on Thu Feb 12, 2015 1:32 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: it's colder than a witch's nipple up here
Replies: 11
Views: 154

it's colder than a witch's nipple up here

damn is it my imagination or are these new england winters getting more and more unbearable eating some cold friend chicken, celery and carrot sticks (for the eyesight), un pie de la whoopie, washing it all down with a 2010 Cantemerle it's colder than a bastard out there not sure when's the last tim...
by JimHow
on Thu Feb 12, 2015 2:35 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: it's colder than a witch's nipple up here
Replies: 11
Views: 154

Re: 3 B's; Bordeaux, Beaujolais, Bandol

As I have said many times, stefan, my obsessive compulsive disorder is my biggest strength and it is my biggest weakness....
by JimHow
on Tue Feb 10, 2015 2:32 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: 3 B's; Bordeaux, Beaujolais, Bandol
Replies: 7
Views: 139

Re: What is your favourite super second?

The last Lafon Rochet I had before that 2010 was the 2003, which was one of my wines of the night at the Dallas convention a couple years ago.
Is the change in Lafon Rochet emblematic of the decline we are seeing in the winemaking of Bordeaux?
by JimHow
on Tue Feb 10, 2015 12:43 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: What is your favourite super second?
Replies: 58
Views: 945

Re: 3 B's; Bordeaux, Beaujolais, Bandol

Yes it is an unopened case so none have been consumed.
If I had uncorked the case they would be gone by now.
I'm telling you those 2006s are good.
by JimHow
on Mon Feb 09, 2015 6:03 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: 3 B's; Bordeaux, Beaujolais, Bandol
Replies: 7
Views: 139

Re: What is your favourite super second?

My favorite super second is the de facto super second, Lynch Bages.
by JimHow
on Mon Feb 09, 2015 4:51 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: What is your favourite super second?
Replies: 58
Views: 945

Re: 3 B's; Bordeaux, Beaujolais, Bandol

I too liked the 2006 Lagrange when it first came out, so much so that I went out and bought a case.
Any thoughts on how long it will age?
by JimHow
on Mon Feb 09, 2015 4:50 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: 3 B's; Bordeaux, Beaujolais, Bandol
Replies: 7
Views: 139

Re: Second wine of Chateaux

I don't drink second wines.
I don't want the left overs, the second best grapes of a property.
by JimHow
on Mon Feb 09, 2015 4:49 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Second wine of Chateaux
Replies: 9
Views: 276

Re: Good 49th Superbowl

Baby doll!!!
by JimHow
on Mon Feb 02, 2015 5:13 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Good 49th Superbowl
Replies: 3
Views: 105

Re: IMPORTANT: Hotels for BWE France 15

I'm booked!
by JimHow
on Sun Feb 01, 2015 2:13 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: IMPORTANT: Hotels for BWE France 15
Replies: 25
Views: 517

Re: IMPORTANT: Hotels for BWE France 15

Am I misreading this, or is the rate on the website less than the negotiated rate?
How much does $135 Euros translate into?
by JimHow
on Sat Jan 31, 2015 3:38 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: IMPORTANT: Hotels for BWE France 15
Replies: 25
Views: 517

Re: 2010 Lafon Rochet uncorked in blizzard conditions....

That crossed my mind as well finner.
by JimHow
on Thu Jan 29, 2015 3:19 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: 2010 Lafon Rochet uncorked in blizzard conditions....
Replies: 11
Views: 223

Re: 2010 Lafon Rochet uncorked in blizzard conditions....

I hear you. I would have thought this would have been an ultimate JimHow kind of wine.
The only thing I can think of is that I experienced the bottle variation of which HWSRN speaks in his 90+? rating.
by JimHow
on Thu Jan 29, 2015 2:08 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: 2010 Lafon Rochet uncorked in blizzard conditions....
Replies: 11
Views: 223

Re: 2010 Lafon Rochet uncorked in blizzard conditions....

Yuck, I don't know, maybe it's because I haven't consumed alcohol in a month, maybe I just got one of the bad bottles, but this wine is almost undrinkable. Thin, acidic, bitter. 69 points.
by JimHow
on Wed Jan 28, 2015 3:11 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: 2010 Lafon Rochet uncorked in blizzard conditions....
Replies: 11
Views: 223

Re: 2010 Lafon Rochet uncorked in blizzard conditions....

It has a great deep black/purple color and an impressive nose but doesn't seem to excite me too much on the palate.
I won't buy any more.
by JimHow
on Wed Jan 28, 2015 2:00 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: 2010 Lafon Rochet uncorked in blizzard conditions....
Replies: 11
Views: 223

Re: 2010 Lafon Rochet uncorked in blizzard conditions....

I think it was Comte who liked this wine.
I think HWSRN found it inconsistent.
I think I may have gotten one of the inconsistent bottles.
It seems a bit thin to me. But I'll see if it evolves.
by JimHow
on Wed Jan 28, 2015 1:28 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: 2010 Lafon Rochet uncorked in blizzard conditions....
Replies: 11
Views: 223
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