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Re: The 2009 Talbot has been uncorked and other ramblings....

:D
You know, I really do like them when they are first released.
When they go into their shell at that 3-5 year mark, though, they can be tough to take.
This Talbot was a classic example.
When it was first released I actually found it soft and accessible.
Now it is hard and impenetrable.
by JimHow
on Thu Mar 26, 2015 9:00 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: The 2009 Talbot has been uncorked and other ramblings....
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Re: Poll: Your favorite 1855 + 1973 classification First Growth

Interesting results.
by JimHow
on Thu Mar 26, 2015 1:53 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Poll: Your favorite 1855 + 1973 classification First Growth
Replies: 3
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Re: The 2009 Talbot has been uncorked and other ramblings....

The 2009 Talbot, as of spring 2015, is definitely in a very, very rugged place. This was like when you are in a wrestling class in gym and you realize unexpectedly that you are going to get your ass kicked. I'm exhausted after drinking this wine. It is un-rate-able right now, I have no idea how it i...
by JimHow
on Thu Mar 26, 2015 2:44 am
 
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Topic: The 2009 Talbot has been uncorked and other ramblings....
Replies: 14
Views: 95

Re: So what have you bought lately?

I have one left too.
by JimHow
on Thu Mar 26, 2015 12:40 am
 
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Topic: So what have you bought lately?
Replies: 127
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Re: The 2009 Talbot has been uncorked and other ramblings....

Yes. Wait. Wait 5-10 years.
by JimHow
on Thu Mar 26, 2015 12:38 am
 
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Topic: The 2009 Talbot has been uncorked and other ramblings....
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Re: The 2009 Talbot has been uncorked and other ramblings....

Could very well be in its funky stage right now.
by JimHow
on Thu Mar 26, 2015 12:25 am
 
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Topic: The 2009 Talbot has been uncorked and other ramblings....
Replies: 14
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Re: The 2009 Talbot has been uncorked and other ramblings....

This wine is not wow-ing me.
by JimHow
on Wed Mar 25, 2015 11:54 pm
 
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Topic: The 2009 Talbot has been uncorked and other ramblings....
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Re: So what have you bought lately?

Bobby:
I don't read any sites other than BWE, but I'm not surprised about the 2002 Mouton as that is the greatest vintage of the new century.
I have exactly one 2002 Mouton in my cellar.
In fact, it is the only Mouton I have in my cellar.
by JimHow
on Wed Mar 25, 2015 11:39 pm
 
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Topic: So what have you bought lately?
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Re: 1999 the Cinderella vintage shows well

Of course, 1999 is a Margaux vintage.
That 1999 Chateau Margaux I uncorked when Houndsoung was in town was spectacular.
And the Palmer... Yummmm.
by JimHow
on Wed Mar 25, 2015 11:19 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: 1999 the Cinderella vintage shows well
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Re: 1999 the Cinderella vintage shows well

Leoville Barton gets the highest score.
You know something?
Leoville Barton is one of the great wines of Bordeaux.
There. I said it.
Leoville Barton is one of the GREAT wines of Bordeaux.
by JimHow
on Wed Mar 25, 2015 11:16 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: 1999 the Cinderella vintage shows well
Replies: 10
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Re: TN: 10 Chantegrive 'rouge' [Graves]

2010 Chantegrive is on sale at bassins.com for $19.99.
It is a 90 pointer from The Retired One.
by JimHow
on Wed Mar 25, 2015 11:08 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: TN: 10 Chantegrive 'rouge' [Graves]
Replies: 5
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Re: The 2009 Talbot has been uncorked and other ramblings....

Every time I drink a Talbot, and I know I've told this story before, I think of the time we were in Montreal, at Les Halles maybe?, years ago, I ordered a Gruaud Larose, I think it was either a 1988 or 1990, they used to have their wines behind these little gates in the walls of the restaurant, and ...
by JimHow
on Wed Mar 25, 2015 10:55 pm
 
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Topic: The 2009 Talbot has been uncorked and other ramblings....
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Re: The 2009 Talbot has been uncorked and other ramblings....

Ooh this is really sour, I hope it opens up with some air.
by JimHow
on Wed Mar 25, 2015 10:32 pm
 
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Topic: The 2009 Talbot has been uncorked and other ramblings....
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Re: TN: 00 Roc de Cambes [Cotes du Bourg]

I remember having about a half dozen bottles when they first came out.
They were very nice but I think I'm not surprised they haven't sustained their appeal after 15 years.
Mine are all long gone.
by JimHow
on Wed Mar 25, 2015 10:16 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: TN: 00 Roc de Cambes [Cotes du Bourg]
Replies: 4
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Re: The 2009 Talbot has been uncorked and other ramblings....

This wine is quite a bit personality-less at the get-go, hopefully we'll see some action here.
by JimHow
on Wed Mar 25, 2015 10:14 pm
 
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Topic: The 2009 Talbot has been uncorked and other ramblings....
Replies: 14
Views: 95

Re: So what have you bought lately?

Bobby G, my concern about cracking open a case of 2003 Sociando is that I will quickly drink the whole case. In fact I have a case each of 2002, 2003, and 2004 Sociando sitting one atop the other in the cellar and I am afraid that if I crack open one case I will drink every wine in all three cases d...
by JimHow
on Wed Mar 25, 2015 10:13 pm
 
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Topic: So what have you bought lately?
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Re: So what have you bought lately?

VERY nicely done jckba.
I've been obsessing a little about Cos since that beautiful 2001 I had a few weeks ago.
by JimHow
on Wed Mar 25, 2015 10:11 pm
 
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Topic: So what have you bought lately?
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The 2009 Talbot has been uncorked and other ramblings....

...while wondering when all this snow is going to melt.
by JimHow
on Wed Mar 25, 2015 10:07 pm
 
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Topic: The 2009 Talbot has been uncorked and other ramblings....
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Re: TN: 10 Chantegrive 'rouge' [Graves]

This is one of the best bargains I've seen in recent years. I got it on sale at Zachy's for about $20.
I too bought a case but they are all gone.
The '09 was excellent too.
by JimHow
on Wed Mar 25, 2015 12:30 am
 
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Topic: TN: 10 Chantegrive 'rouge' [Graves]
Replies: 5
Views: 72

Re: So what have you bought lately?

2003 Sociando is a beauty too, when are you planning on uncorking them?
I have a case sitting in my cellar.
by JimHow
on Mon Mar 23, 2015 10:01 pm
 
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Topic: So what have you bought lately?
Replies: 127
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Re: 2003 Leoville Barton uncorked

It's probably more interesting / useful to have a blind panel tasting for this kind of thing. Otherwise people just hold fast to opinions. Exactly. I've been saying that for years. As I recall the low brow 1982 Branaire performed very well against five other 1982 heavyweights at the blind tasting p...
by JimHow
on Mon Mar 23, 2015 9:56 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: 2003 Leoville Barton uncorked
Replies: 13
Views: 201

Poll: Your favorite 1855 + 1973 classification First Growth

What is your favorite First Growth?
by JimHow
on Sun Mar 22, 2015 10:08 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Poll: Your favorite 1855 + 1973 classification First Growth
Replies: 3
Views: 129

Re: 2003 Leoville Barton uncorked

I loved this wine when we had it with a bunch of other 2003s with Blanquito a few years back. In fact, I love this estate. I'm holding off cracking open my case of 2002 Leoville Barton out of fear that I'll drink them all if I do so. Leoville Barton is one of the 16 estates we are visiting in Bordea...
by JimHow
on Sun Mar 22, 2015 8:20 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: 2003 Leoville Barton uncorked
Replies: 13
Views: 201

Re: TN: 00 RBs - Barde Haute, Marsau, St Colombe, Haut Chaigneu

When should I crack open my case of 2005 Barde Haut?
by JimHow
on Sun Mar 22, 2015 7:25 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: TN: 00 RBs - Barde Haute, Marsau, St Colombe, Haut Chaigneu
Replies: 3
Views: 52

Re: The 2009 Joanin Becot has been uncorked and other ramblings.

Gone Girl was a fun watch the other night.
Nothing great but entertaining nonetheless.
by JimHow
on Sun Mar 22, 2015 4:23 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: The 2009 Joanin Becot has been uncorked and other ramblings.
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Re: The 2009 Joanin Becot has been uncorked and other ramblings.

Yes Paris, Texas won Palme d'Or at Cannes that year.
by JimHow
on Sun Mar 22, 2015 3:06 pm
 
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Topic: The 2009 Joanin Becot has been uncorked and other ramblings.
Replies: 28
Views: 192

Re: What is the word on 2004 Pol Roger?

Saw it today for $79 in NH. I passed.
by JimHow
on Sat Mar 21, 2015 11:46 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: What is the word on 2004 Pol Roger?
Replies: 3
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2008 Greysac

Had a glass with dinner in Manhattan last night.
Chunky, monolithic, vegetal, not real appealing, but quaffable with dinner.
85 points
by JimHow
on Sat Mar 21, 2015 9:43 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: 2008 Greysac
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Re: What is your favourite super second?

I've had the 1986 Mouton twice, Keith, and both times I rated it a very rare 100 points.
One bottle I rated 100+ points.
The finish on the bottle that Mr. Vino brought to a dinner in Napa went on for seemingly minutes.
by JimHow
on Fri Mar 20, 2015 8:42 pm
 
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Topic: What is your favourite super second?
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Re: TN: 03 Branaire Ducru [St Julien]

I'm wondering if it's time to start thinking about cracking open my case of 2002 Branaire.
by JimHow
on Fri Mar 20, 2015 8:39 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: TN: 03 Branaire Ducru [St Julien]
Replies: 3
Views: 88

Re: So what have you bought lately?

Very well done on the 2010 Cantemerle and Chasse Spleen, Timmy, I love both of those wines.
by JimHow
on Fri Mar 20, 2015 8:38 pm
 
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Topic: So what have you bought lately?
Replies: 127
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Re: TNs: 86 L'Arrosee, 89 Pichon Lalande

I'm inclined to agree with Musigny 151, I think the '89 PLL beats out most other Medocs except the '89 Lynch and maybe '89 Montrose.
by JimHow
on Fri Mar 20, 2015 1:05 am
 
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Topic: TNs: 86 L'Arrosee, 89 Pichon Lalande
Replies: 8
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Re: What is your favourite super second?

I was thinking about that night as well, Jon, we had two bottles of the 1986 there that night, they were both spectacular, the WOTN.
by JimHow
on Fri Mar 20, 2015 1:02 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: What is your favourite super second?
Replies: 86
Views: 1753

Re: TNs: 86 L'Arrosee, 89 Pichon Lalande

I don't know if I've ever had a l'Arrosee, from any vintage.
It always seems to get high scores from Him but is nonetheless usually priced rationally, I wonder why?
by JimHow
on Thu Mar 19, 2015 8:08 pm
 
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Topic: TNs: 86 L'Arrosee, 89 Pichon Lalande
Replies: 8
Views: 148

Re: So what have you bought lately?

I had the '98 Nenin once and thought it was outstanding.
by JimHow
on Thu Mar 19, 2015 7:49 pm
 
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Topic: So what have you bought lately?
Replies: 127
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Re: What is your favourite super second?

The greatest PLL ever is the 1986.
by JimHow
on Thu Mar 19, 2015 7:30 pm
 
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Topic: What is your favourite super second?
Replies: 86
Views: 1753

Re: Will Neal Martin save Bordeaux?

They used to have unbelievable deals (1995 Petrus for $275, 1995 Ducru, Cos, and PLL for $50, 2002 Pichon Baron for $25 on sale, etc., etc.) Then when Chateau and Estates stopped doing Bordeaux business they started charging like $350 for 2008 Ducru, etc., etc. Right now wines like 2010 Lagrange are...
by JimHow
on Thu Mar 19, 2015 7:29 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Will Neal Martin save Bordeaux?
Replies: 11
Views: 130

Re: Will Neal Martin save Bordeaux?

Yeah it's pretty sad, Gerry, New Hampshire literally went from like the best place in the country to buy wine to the worst place in the country to buy wine. Those current prices are bizarre, how do they expect anyone to pay those prices.
by JimHow
on Thu Mar 19, 2015 6:30 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Will Neal Martin save Bordeaux?
Replies: 11
Views: 130

Re: Will Neal Martin save Bordeaux?

I can't figure out what the New Hampshire Liquor stores are doing with all their ridiculously high priced Bordeauxs in recent years. Every time I walk in there there is like NOTHING sold. Where does it all go? Likewise, I don't see any of those 2010 Lynch Bages moving off the racks at PJs at their $...
by JimHow
on Thu Mar 19, 2015 4:02 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Will Neal Martin save Bordeaux?
Replies: 11
Views: 130
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