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Re: HWSRN: 2003 Pontet Canet is "spectacular."

I have a case each of the 1996, 2003, and 2004, and a 3L of 2003.
And a 6L of 1994.
So you think I should drink up those 1996s?
by JimHow
on Sun Sep 14, 2014 10:03 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: HWSRN: 2003 Pontet Canet is "spectacular."
Replies: 13
Views: 319

Re: John Gilman in Westchester Magazine

What does this Gilman guy think about 2002?
by JimHow
on Sun Sep 14, 2014 1:23 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: John Gilman in Westchester Magazine
Replies: 32
Views: 370

Re: John Gilman in Westchester Magazine

I've never read anything by John Gilman, is he good?
by JimHow
on Thu Sep 11, 2014 2:48 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: John Gilman in Westchester Magazine
Replies: 32
Views: 370

Re: Smalll world

But have you run into Bacchus???
by JimHow
on Wed Sep 10, 2014 7:04 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Smalll world
Replies: 5
Views: 127

Re: HWSRN: 2003 Pontet Canet is "spectacular."

Sadly that is very true DavidG.
OCD can be a rough thing!
by JimHow
on Mon Sep 08, 2014 12:00 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: HWSRN: 2003 Pontet Canet is "spectacular."
Replies: 13
Views: 319

September lobster dinner with various wines.

With my niece Anna and lots of lobster, corn on the cob, and whoopie pies, we had some lovely wines last night: 2002 Pol Roger, this wine continues to impress, so smooth with no unpleasant acidity and great structure, drinking well now and for a decade to come. 2005 J.M. Boillot Volnay, I've drunk n...
by JimHow
on Sun Sep 07, 2014 6:53 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: September lobster dinner with various wines.
Replies: 2
Views: 127

Re: New Bordeaux wine blog

I'm just giving you the business Alex.
I wish you all success in your new endeavor.
by JimHow
on Fri Sep 05, 2014 2:45 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: New Bordeaux wine blog
Replies: 8
Views: 208

Re: New Bordeaux wine blog

Congratulations Alex but, eh, who needs anything other than BWE. That's my credo. I wish you luck but my life is too complicated to read anything more than BWE. The Internet is littered with websites that have come and gone during the 15 year history of Bordeaux Wine Enthusiasts. BWE is the best. BW...
by JimHow
on Thu Sep 04, 2014 11:17 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: New Bordeaux wine blog
Replies: 8
Views: 208

Re: HWSRN: 2003 Pontet Canet is "spectacular."

I will crack open my case at the 20 year mark and will certainly not uncork my 3L before then.
by JimHow
on Thu Sep 04, 2014 3:33 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: HWSRN: 2003 Pontet Canet is "spectacular."
Replies: 13
Views: 319

Re: HWSRN: 2003 Pontet Canet is "spectacular."

It needs to be decanted 8 to 24 hours.
by JimHow
on Wed Sep 03, 2014 11:40 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: HWSRN: 2003 Pontet Canet is "spectacular."
Replies: 13
Views: 319

2013: Low alch, pleasant, charming What's so bad about that?

Reading about the "nasty" 2013 weather in today's Wine Advocate, worst since 1991-92, 1984, etc.
He says they are pleasant, fruit forward, low in alcohol...
Doesn't sound so bad to me!
Now let's see some $45 Ducru and $35 Leoville Poyferre and $180 Mouton!
by JimHow
on Wed Sep 03, 2014 9:37 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: 2013: Low alch, pleasant, charming What's so bad about that?
Replies: 0
Views: 53

HWSRN: 2003 Pontet Canet is "spectacular."

In this month's Wine Advocate, He Who Shall Remain Nameless scores the 2003 Pontet Canet -- a past BWE wine of the year -- an outstanding 95+, calling it "spectacular," a "superstar of the vintage...." Still incredibly young, He says. Patience will reward those who invested in th...
by JimHow
on Wed Sep 03, 2014 9:19 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: HWSRN: 2003 Pontet Canet is "spectacular."
Replies: 13
Views: 319

Re: NY Times article on Ch. Palmer

This place deteriorates into the Lord of the Flies when the BD goes away for a little bit.
Quite fascinating. A microcosm of the Hobbesian world in which we live.
by JimHow
on Wed Sep 03, 2014 11:59 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: NY Times article on Ch. Palmer
Replies: 31
Views: 446

2011, 2012, 2013, 2014. Are these all weak vintages?

I haven't really been keeping track. Are these all weak vintages?
And is that a good thing or a bad thing for the consumer?
by JimHow
on Mon Sep 01, 2014 6:45 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014. Are these all weak vintages?
Replies: 14
Views: 221

Re: Whoo-pie

Counsel for the defense hasn't known whether I've been coming or going in the past 6 months, I've been utterly swamped.
Sorry I've been MIA!
Gearing up for a big murder trial but I'm sure I can find some time to defend la pie de la whoopie and get involved in France '15.
by JimHow
on Sat Aug 30, 2014 4:06 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Whoo-pie
Replies: 2
Views: 91

Re: NY Times article on Ch. Palmer

For me, Fleur Cardinale (15%) is one of the stars on the right bank in 2010.
One of the wines of the year for me.
by JimHow
on Fri Aug 29, 2014 1:02 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: NY Times article on Ch. Palmer
Replies: 31
Views: 446

Re: BWE France '15

I hope so, because my father's health is going to dictate whether I can make the whole week-long trip or not.
by JimHow
on Thu Aug 28, 2014 2:34 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: BWE France '15
Replies: 4
Views: 112

Re: BWE France '15

I think so, Danny.
by JimHow
on Thu Aug 28, 2014 3:07 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: BWE France '15
Replies: 4
Views: 112

BWE France '15

The discussion about France '15 continues. As your BD, of course, I will provide you with full updates. Because I am a kind and benevolent BD. It appears that the BWE France '15 event will occur in mid-May 2015. The other thing that is becoming obvious to me is that there will be no dicking around h...
by JimHow
on Thu Aug 28, 2014 2:02 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: BWE France '15
Replies: 4
Views: 112

Re: Napa Earthquake

It looked scary on the news.
Hope everyone is alright!
by JimHow
on Mon Aug 25, 2014 11:56 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Napa Earthquake
Replies: 8
Views: 161

Re: Wines from my last holiday. Mainly Bordeaux.

St. Julien was a real sweet spot in 2002, Stefan. That Lagrange is a beauty.
by JimHow
on Fri Aug 22, 2014 10:05 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Wines from my last holiday. Mainly Bordeaux.
Replies: 6
Views: 214

Re: Wines from my last holiday. Mainly Bordeaux.

Another 2002 that excels, ho hum.
And by the way, does Chasse Spleen ever NOT please?
by JimHow
on Fri Aug 22, 2014 8:18 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Wines from my last holiday. Mainly Bordeaux.
Replies: 6
Views: 214

Re: The 2010 Paul Autard Cuvée La Cote Ronde has been uncorked.

I liked the 2007 as well, although this vintage seems very different.
This was not big hot and rich, it had a nice balance to it.
by JimHow
on Fri Aug 22, 2014 8:13 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: The 2010 Paul Autard Cuvée La Cote Ronde has been uncorked.
Replies: 9
Views: 129

Re: BWE Bordeaux '15?

Looking good!
by JimHow
on Thu Aug 21, 2014 12:09 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: BWE Bordeaux '15?
Replies: 32
Views: 675

Re: The 2010 Paul Autard Cuvée La Cote Ronde has been uncorked.

Stole the words out of my mouth, David, that's my observation of this wine.
Just nice balance. High 14.5% alcohol but in no way intrusive.
Very in check acidity but nice structure.
Very much indeed like 2010 Bordeaux versus 2009 Bordeaux.
Delicious. Pricey though at $40+.
93 points.
by JimHow
on Wed Aug 20, 2014 11:17 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: The 2010 Paul Autard Cuvée La Cote Ronde has been uncorked.
Replies: 9
Views: 129

Re: The 2010 Paul Autard Cuvée La Cote Ronde has been uncorked.

Was 2010 a good year in the southern Rhone?
by JimHow
on Wed Aug 20, 2014 9:49 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: The 2010 Paul Autard Cuvée La Cote Ronde has been uncorked.
Replies: 9
Views: 129

The 2010 Paul Autard Cuvée La Cote Ronde has been uncorked.

Pleasant initially on the nose and palate. Not too sweet or hot.
by JimHow
on Wed Aug 20, 2014 9:30 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: The 2010 Paul Autard Cuvée La Cote Ronde has been uncorked.
Replies: 9
Views: 129

Re: Summertime and the livin' is easy....

I don't remember life without glasses mr v, I'm comfortable with my black frames.
by JimHow
on Wed Aug 13, 2014 4:44 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Summertime and the livin' is easy....
Replies: 10
Views: 195

Re: Summertime and the livin' is easy....

And I re-watched one of my top 5 favorite movies of all time, The Astounding She-Monster:

http://youtu.be/9i0g5x-6v8U
by JimHow
on Wed Aug 13, 2014 2:21 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Summertime and the livin' is easy....
Replies: 10
Views: 195

Re: Summertime and the livin' is easy....

I kind of liked Her actually, a couple of good twists in it. Nebraska was pretty good except there were some scenes that were just ridiculous and non-believable. Gravity was utterly ridiculous, one of the most ridiculous movies I have ever seen. Likewise Wolf of Wall Street. I'm all for gratuitous s...
by JimHow
on Wed Aug 13, 2014 2:18 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Summertime and the livin' is easy....
Replies: 10
Views: 195

Re: 2010 Chasse Spleen et la pie de la whoopie...

Boy I'll tell you, you should never just assume that a cop is telling the truth. Or a prosecutor for that matter.
It's scary what goes on out there, and you really have to defend these cases aggressively.

The Chasse in the end I thought was superior to the Sociando.
Both good, classically styled.
by JimHow
on Wed Aug 13, 2014 2:14 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: 2010 Chasse Spleen et la pie de la whoopie...
Replies: 9
Views: 217

Re: Summertime and the livin' is easy....

Me in kindergarten when I was barely 5 years old, fall 1963.
Note the vintage frames.
by JimHow
on Wed Aug 13, 2014 1:59 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Summertime and the livin' is easy....
Replies: 10
Views: 195

Re: Summertime and the livin' is easy....

I went up and down Manhattan island looking for the perfect set of black frames like what I used to wear when I was a kid. Couldn't find them. Then I walked into my local Walmart one day and there they were,$18 apiece.
by JimHow
on Wed Aug 13, 2014 1:54 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Summertime and the livin' is easy....
Replies: 10
Views: 195

Re: Summertime and the livin' is easy....

Just ordered another pair of my $18 Walmart black frames, the same ones I've been wearing for the past 5 years. My eyes are going, we had a big increase in my prescription this year, the 51st straight year (since age 4) that my prescription has been strengthened. If my eyesight goes and I can't read...
by JimHow
on Wed Aug 13, 2014 12:36 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Summertime and the livin' is easy....
Replies: 10
Views: 195

Re: Summertime and the livin' is easy....

Speaking of movies, very sad tonight about Robin Williams. I've heard a lot of discussion in the past 24 hours about his movie accomplishments. For me, though, it was his stand- up. His movies were great. His standup, though, was what elevated him to a level that we've never seen. I always considere...
by JimHow
on Wed Aug 13, 2014 12:27 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Summertime and the livin' is easy....
Replies: 10
Views: 195

Re: 2010 Chasse Spleen et la pie de la whoopie...

Oh we will, Carlos. Oh we will...
by JimHow
on Wed Aug 13, 2014 12:22 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: 2010 Chasse Spleen et la pie de la whoopie...
Replies: 9
Views: 217

Re: 1988 Clinet

I have a 2009 Clinet, rated 100 points by He Who Shall Remain Nameless. I know. I know.

I thought the 1998 really shined (shone?) at Winona Chief's Thursday night dinner in DC.
by JimHow
on Wed Aug 13, 2014 12:21 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: 1988 Clinet
Replies: 4
Views: 143

Re: Last night, two Clerc Milon

So what is the answer????
by JimHow
on Wed Aug 13, 2014 12:10 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Last night, two Clerc Milon
Replies: 3
Views: 154

Re: 2009 Giscours former BWE WOTY 2012

I'm glad to hear this wine is still providing satisfaction, BobbyG, it is a spectacular effort. I have a lone bottle of the 2010 that I'm tempted to open ITNOS, it seems to be a little controversial. I see nothing controversial about the greatness of the 2009, though. Wow!
by JimHow
on Wed Aug 13, 2014 12:04 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: 2009 Giscours former BWE WOTY 2012
Replies: 1
Views: 153

Summertime and the livin' is easy....

Wait a minute, it's mid-August, where did time go? Been a busy summer. Too busy. Have had about 10 lobster rolls, though, so it couldn't have been so bad. What have you done this summer? I've had some consuming trials but I've had a chance to watch some movies, like Her, Llewelyn Davis, To Kill a Mo...
by JimHow
on Tue Aug 12, 2014 11:55 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Summertime and the livin' is easy....
Replies: 10
Views: 195
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