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Re: Lunch today will feature two vintages of La Lagune

My favorite 1988s are Lynch Bages and Lafite.
by JimHow
on Sun Apr 30, 2017 11:31 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Lunch today will feature two vintages of La Lagune
Replies: 9
Views: 130

Re: 2016 Bordeaux futures - anyone biting?

This is the first year in over 20 years that I have let my Wine Advocate subscription lapse.
I used to get the renewal in the mail and send back the $75 check.
Now you have to go on line and purchase your subscription, too much work in my busy life, and providing an excuse not to renew.
by JimHow
on Sun Apr 30, 2017 10:53 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: 2016 Bordeaux futures - anyone biting?
Replies: 41
Views: 684

Re: Lunch today will feature two vintages of La Lagune

Is La Lagune a serious wine?
by JimHow
on Sun Apr 30, 2017 2:45 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Lunch today will feature two vintages of La Lagune
Replies: 9
Views: 130

Re: NM on BDX 2016 - a snippet

Sounds like the ultimate JimHow kind of vintage.
by JimHow
on Sun Apr 30, 2017 11:52 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: NM on BDX 2016 - a snippet
Replies: 1
Views: 51

Re: WS on the 2016 Futures Campaign

You are right, $160ish for a 100-point Cos doesn't sound outlandish.
by JimHow
on Sat Apr 29, 2017 2:28 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: WS on the 2016 Futures Campaign
Replies: 3
Views: 87

Re: Lunch in Paris

Classic. I laughed out loud at that one.
by JimHow
on Sat Apr 29, 2017 1:30 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Lunch in Paris
Replies: 15
Views: 138

Re: Lunch in Paris

Wow, that's some epic stuff.

Happy birthday Lisa!

I'm swamped in trials right now but I'll be in Paris in June, I can't wait.
by JimHow
on Sat Apr 29, 2017 12:49 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Lunch in Paris
Replies: 15
Views: 138

Re: TN:06 du Tertre [Margaux] 98 Clos Fourtet [St Emilion] et al

I like that you did this totally blind.
That is BWE ballsiness.
by JimHow
on Fri Apr 28, 2017 1:59 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: TN:06 du Tertre [Margaux] 98 Clos Fourtet [St Emilion] et al
Replies: 2
Views: 80

Re: 2016 Bordeaux futures - anyone biting?

Good points, JimS, although I've been hearing about how Tour St. Christophe is "building their brand" for about three years now. And yet their wines are still going for $25-ish. Like you I have bought some (2015s) en futuro. But I have yet to taste a drop of this magical $25 masterpiece. S...
by JimHow
on Fri Apr 28, 2017 1:57 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: 2016 Bordeaux futures - anyone biting?
Replies: 41
Views: 684

Re: The $39.99 2002 Montrose has been uncorked....

You're darn tootin' Nic. You're darn tootin'. This little fella is a 94 pointer, straight on. It is 2002 + Montrose, which equals = what JimHow looks for in a Medoc. What can I say. Wood. Cedar. Sternness. Classic. Stoicism. Spartan. Purple. More cedar. North of Lafite, as you would expect. I'm too ...
by JimHow
on Thu Apr 27, 2017 1:23 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: The $39.99 2002 Montrose has been uncorked....
Replies: 7
Views: 98

Re: The $39.99 2002 Montrose has been uncorked....

Sipping on a 2002 Montrose while analyzing an interview on local municipal issues....

http://vp.telvue.com/preview?id=T01176&video=310330
by JimHow
on Thu Apr 27, 2017 12:59 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: The $39.99 2002 Montrose has been uncorked....
Replies: 7
Views: 98

Re: The $39.99 2002 Montrose has been uncorked....

We got this wine LAST YEAR at $39.99.
And, yes, I am rating it 94 points.
Notes to follow.
by JimHow
on Thu Apr 27, 2017 12:19 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: The $39.99 2002 Montrose has been uncorked....
Replies: 7
Views: 98

The $39.99 2002 Montrose has been uncorked....

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by JimHow
on Wed Apr 26, 2017 11:12 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: The $39.99 2002 Montrose has been uncorked....
Replies: 7
Views: 98

Re: President Trump

I'm starting a big three week trial involving a Somali couple charged with welfare fraud next week.
It is going to be a political spectacle.
by JimHow
on Mon Apr 24, 2017 10:47 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: President Trump
Replies: 2496
Views: 38766

Re: Flickinger on 2016 BDX

I'm in!
by JimHow
on Sun Apr 23, 2017 12:44 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Flickinger on 2016 BDX
Replies: 6
Views: 144

Re: TN 06 Lagrange and the existentialism of the 90 point score.

agreed.
what meant was ash tray no, tar yes.
by JimHow
on Fri Apr 21, 2017 3:17 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: TN 06 Lagrange and the existentialism of the 90 point score.
Replies: 29
Views: 439

Re: TN 06 Lagrange and the existentialism of the 90 point score.

Well, ash tray yes, roadside tire I'm not so sure.
I think I "get" the roadside tar of La Tour Carnet and some of those racy St. Emilions.
by JimHow
on Fri Apr 21, 2017 2:39 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: TN 06 Lagrange and the existentialism of the 90 point score.
Replies: 29
Views: 439

Re: Tasting notes: 2016 Haut-Médoc and Margaux (24 wines)

Wow! Been in court so not much time to comment right now but I have many questions/comments.
Suffice to say for now that I love that whole Twitter style of reporting your notes under X number of words, it is quite unique, effective, and useful.
Will report back in.
by JimHow
on Wed Apr 19, 2017 11:51 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Tasting notes: 2016 Haut-Médoc and Margaux (24 wines)
Replies: 9
Views: 204

Re: TN 1998 Ch. Ducru Beaucaillou

True.
by JimHow
on Tue Apr 18, 2017 1:52 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: TN 1998 Ch. Ducru Beaucaillou
Replies: 9
Views: 172

Re: Bon Voyage dinner for Tom and Gail (not long to be) in DC

Well done. Well done.
by JimHow
on Tue Apr 18, 2017 1:01 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Bon Voyage dinner for Tom and Gail (not long to be) in DC
Replies: 14
Views: 201

Re: TN 1998 Ch. Ducru Beaucaillou

I thought the 1998 Ducru was nice but it lacked a wow factor.
by JimHow
on Tue Apr 18, 2017 12:49 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: TN 1998 Ch. Ducru Beaucaillou
Replies: 9
Views: 172

Re: TN 1998 Ch. Ducru Beaucaillou

Yes Emil, the 1995 Ducru was featured in that famous Wine Spectator article on Bordeaux that came out in 1998 by Suckling.
I remember we could get it for $50 on the shelf in NH but it went up in price not long afterwards.
by JimHow
on Mon Apr 17, 2017 12:44 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: TN 1998 Ch. Ducru Beaucaillou
Replies: 9
Views: 172

Re: TN 06 Lagrange and the existentialism of the 90 point score.

Well put, Claudius, although He Who Shall Remain Nameless used to proudly describe roadside tar as a positive not a negative.
by JimHow
on Sun Apr 16, 2017 12:47 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: TN 06 Lagrange and the existentialism of the 90 point score.
Replies: 29
Views: 439

Re: 2016 Bordeaux futures - anyone biting?

The only one of those wines I see being under $50 brodway is Cantemerle. The rest of those wines have all been well over $50 in the past decade, even in less than stellar years.
by JimHow
on Sun Apr 16, 2017 12:46 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: 2016 Bordeaux futures - anyone biting?
Replies: 41
Views: 684

Re: The 2000 Sociando Mallet has been uncorked....

It could very well, Patrick. That '03 was a beauty in its early days. I have one lousy bottle of the '02 left from that case. Was that the golden age of Sociando Mallet? How is it performing these days relative to 1990-2005? Seems like some of the scores of the "experts" have not been great.
by JimHow
on Sat Apr 15, 2017 2:29 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: The 2000 Sociando Mallet has been uncorked....
Replies: 11
Views: 188

Re: Bon Voyage dinner for Tom and Gail (not long to be) in DC

The end of an era. Best of luck in CO!
We'll have to do a BWE event in Denver at some point.
by JimHow
on Sat Apr 15, 2017 2:16 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Bon Voyage dinner for Tom and Gail (not long to be) in DC
Replies: 14
Views: 201

Re: The 2000 Sociando Mallet has been uncorked....

I'm about to go into a stretch of three jury trials over the next five weeks so I'll likely be going into some level of a wine drinking fast, but next on the agenda will be to crack open that case of 2003 SM!
by JimHow
on Sat Apr 15, 2017 2:13 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: The 2000 Sociando Mallet has been uncorked....
Replies: 11
Views: 188

Re: The 2000 Sociando Mallet has been uncorked....

Bell peppers indeed. Glorious bell peppers!
12.5% in 2000.
Man, that is what Bordeaux is all about.
by JimHow
on Sat Apr 15, 2017 2:11 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: The 2000 Sociando Mallet has been uncorked....
Replies: 11
Views: 188

Re: The 2000 Sociando Mallet has been uncorked....

Love this wine. Love it! So darned vegetal, classic, structured, green, spicy, cedary, aromatic, biting, still youthful, but showing us a lot at age 17. This is going to be a tough one to keep my hands off of in the years ahead. My goal is to pace myself at one bottle per year for the next 11 years....
by JimHow
on Fri Apr 14, 2017 2:25 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: The 2000 Sociando Mallet has been uncorked....
Replies: 11
Views: 188

Re: Still listing Premier Cru? Time to remove the link

PhilR disappeared, he's the only one who knows how to adjust these things.
I really need to elevate Blanquito to an assistant manager position so that we can tap into Brendan's technical expertise and spruce up this site a little bit.
by JimHow
on Thu Apr 13, 2017 11:33 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Still listing Premier Cru? Time to remove the link
Replies: 2
Views: 76

The 2000 Sociando Mallet has been uncorked....

I finally broke down and cracked open my case. I'm liking the style of this wine, but I can definitely see how this would not be for everyone. It reveals sour cherry, spice, and cedar, with a penetrating nose. A beautiful bright ruby red. Most importantly, it is classically styled. Still quite youth...
by JimHow
on Thu Apr 13, 2017 11:23 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: The 2000 Sociando Mallet has been uncorked....
Replies: 11
Views: 188

Re: 2016 Bordeaux futures - anyone biting?

I will buy at least a few bottles each, if they are good and the prices rational, of Giscours, Calon Segur, Gruaud Larose, Barde Haut, Cantemerle, Leoville Barton, d'Issan, etc., etc., etc. It's just another vintage in the march forward of life.
by JimHow
on Thu Apr 13, 2017 1:33 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: 2016 Bordeaux futures - anyone biting?
Replies: 41
Views: 684

Re: 2016 Bordeaux futures - anyone biting?

I'm sure I'll buy a few of the usual suspects, depending on prices.
I drink my wines young.
by JimHow
on Thu Apr 13, 2017 12:55 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: 2016 Bordeaux futures - anyone biting?
Replies: 41
Views: 684

Re: A wine that doesn't need 5+ years: 1996 Sociando Mallet

Interesting you should ask that question, Patrick, I was eyeing my '96 Poyferre 3L tonight, wondering when this beast should be uncorked.
by JimHow
on Tue Apr 11, 2017 1:56 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: A wine that doesn't need 5+ years: 1996 Sociando Mallet
Replies: 19
Views: 316

Re: A wine that doesn't need 5+ years: 1996 Sociando Mallet

I was never impressed with the 1996 Pichon Baron. The '95 was good as I recall, but I agree it was not impressive from 1991-1999. And then a new era dawned commencing in 2000.
by JimHow
on Sun Apr 09, 2017 6:27 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: A wine that doesn't need 5+ years: 1996 Sociando Mallet
Replies: 19
Views: 316

Re: A wine that doesn't need 5+ years: 1996 Sociando Mallet

I think it is time to crack open my cases of 2000 and 2003.
by JimHow
on Sun Apr 09, 2017 5:39 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: A wine that doesn't need 5+ years: 1996 Sociando Mallet
Replies: 19
Views: 316

Re: TN: 2011 Pontet Canet

Those 2011 and 2012 Pontet Canets are JimHow kinds of wines. (Please excuse the third person reference.)
by JimHow
on Sun Apr 09, 2017 3:33 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: TN: 2011 Pontet Canet
Replies: 6
Views: 240

Re: 2016 Ch. Margaux

Wow! Is 2016 a Cabernet vintage?
by JimHow
on Sun Apr 09, 2017 10:06 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: 2016 Ch. Margaux
Replies: 2
Views: 93

Re: Is a young Ridge Vineyards Zin the epiphany of young wines?

They are in that $29-30 range here in the US, which seems to be an excellent price for the quality offered.
by JimHow
on Sun Apr 09, 2017 1:17 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Is a young Ridge Vineyards Zin the epiphany of young wines?
Replies: 5
Views: 99

Re: The 2014 Ridge Lytton Springs has been uncorked....

Yes the Geyserville that Patrick brought was nice, I think it was a 2002. It was certainly not over the hill, it was certainly a different animal than the younger Geyservilles. I'm just not sure it was BETTER than these delicious, youthful animals with their ripe, rich, up-front fruit.
by JimHow
on Sat Apr 08, 2017 4:12 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: The 2014 Ridge Lytton Springs has been uncorked....
Replies: 15
Views: 179
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