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When will the 2010 Brunellos hit the shelves?

I see that stores are selling futures right now.
When can we expect these wines to arrive?
by JimHow
on Sat Dec 20, 2014 2:32 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: When will the 2010 Brunellos hit the shelves?
Replies: 3
Views: 42

Re: France '15

Jean Nicolas...
As BD of BWE I hereby order you and M-C to attend.
Deposits for me + 3 are going out this week.
by JimHow
on Sat Dec 20, 2014 1:32 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: France '15
Replies: 5
Views: 94

France '15

Deposits are being collected.
There's a limit on the number of attendees.
If you snooze you lose!
I want to drink 2010 Pontet Canet at the estate in the spring:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_a-Im86cjw0
by JimHow
on Fri Dec 19, 2014 12:51 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: France '15
Replies: 5
Views: 94

Re: 2002 Pol Roger question

I've loved the 2002 Pol Roger the two times I had it.
I have about 8 bottles in my cellar.
It's at $69 right now in NH.
by JimHow
on Tue Dec 02, 2014 11:20 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: 2002 Pol Roger question
Replies: 10
Views: 199

Re: New vintage ranking 1981-2010

I might move 1999 up a notch or two on my list because of the excellence of the Margaux appellation that year.
by JimHow
on Thu Nov 27, 2014 12:57 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: New vintage ranking 1981-2010
Replies: 14
Views: 305

Re: New vintage ranking 1981-2010

Okay so I'm talking about the left bank.
1998 is unusual because if you were talking about 1998R, it would rank much higher.

2010
1982
1989
2005
2000
1986
2002
1996
1988
1985
1990
2006
2009
1995
2003
1983
2001
2004
2008
1998
2007
1994
1993
1997
1999
1991
1987
1984
1992
by JimHow
on Thu Nov 27, 2014 12:49 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: New vintage ranking 1981-2010
Replies: 14
Views: 305

Re: Opinions on 1997 Bordeaux

Was that a 97 Ducru we had in Georgetown Stefan?
We had it two days in a row.
The first was very lovely, fragrant, elegant.
The bottle we had the next day was nice but not quite as compelling.
by JimHow
on Wed Nov 26, 2014 2:46 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Opinions on 1997 Bordeaux
Replies: 7
Views: 143

Re: Beaujolais is nice, but...

Love Chasse Spleen. Bought a case of the 2010, may buy more.
by JimHow
on Sun Nov 23, 2014 2:33 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Beaujolais is nice, but...
Replies: 3
Views: 90

Re: Wine and A-Fib

Good luck Jacques, my 53 year old brother Tom had it done way back when he was 33, he's been fine and healthy ever since.
by JimHow
on Sun Nov 23, 2014 12:50 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Wine and A-Fib
Replies: 12
Views: 170

Re: 2009 Esprit de Chevalier

I am absolutely loving the porn star moustache Jean-Nicolas...
by JimHow
on Sun Nov 23, 2014 12:45 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: 2009 Esprit de Chevalier
Replies: 9
Views: 136

Re: The Argentina Experiment

No Nic they were just shipped today.
by JimHow
on Fri Nov 21, 2014 1:38 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: The Argentina Experiment
Replies: 9
Views: 158

Re: Is 2010 Cantenac Brown the wine of the year?

I agree with Comte that 2010L may be the greatest vintage ever, but be careful, they are shutting down hard.
by JimHow
on Thu Nov 20, 2014 2:20 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Is 2010 Cantenac Brown the wine of the year?
Replies: 12
Views: 302

Re: Is 2010 Cantenac Brown the wine of the year?

I will be curious to see how the 95 turned out, CV, I remember it being extremely tannic circa 1999 or so at a sidewalk cafe in NYC.
by JimHow
on Thu Nov 20, 2014 12:09 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Is 2010 Cantenac Brown the wine of the year?
Replies: 12
Views: 302

Re: The Argentina Experiment

That is indeed the hope/plan, Tom.
by JimHow
on Wed Nov 19, 2014 11:13 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: The Argentina Experiment
Replies: 9
Views: 158

Re: 2003 San Leonardo and 2008 Cantemerle

Nice score, Rudi.
by JimHow
on Tue Nov 18, 2014 7:22 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: 2003 San Leonardo and 2008 Cantemerle
Replies: 6
Views: 118

Re: 2003 San Leonardo and 2008 Cantemerle

Trying to recall where I saw the 2008 Cantemerle recently at a good price.
Have never had it but I think I'll hunt some down!
by JimHow
on Tue Nov 18, 2014 5:38 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: 2003 San Leonardo and 2008 Cantemerle
Replies: 6
Views: 118

Re: BWE France 15 Chateau visits

My only two requests are Lynch and Pontet Canet, otherwise I'll follow the crowd.
But, as Harry said, it might be good to hit one of our BWE wine of the year favorites, in the spirit of our common man roots.
by JimHow
on Tue Nov 18, 2014 4:00 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: BWE France 15 Chateau visits
Replies: 10
Views: 177

The Argentina Experiment

I know nothing about Argentine wines. So I went on the PJ's website. I picked 12 wines from several recent vintages. I know nothing about any of these wines or any of these vintages. They are all priced between $10 and $26. I picked 12 wines that were rated at least 90 points by either WA, WE, WS, I...
by JimHow
on Tue Nov 18, 2014 3:31 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: The Argentina Experiment
Replies: 9
Views: 158

Re: Update on BWE France 15

Great job Timmy and the organization team.
I'm in for four!
by JimHow
on Mon Nov 17, 2014 6:09 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Update on BWE France 15
Replies: 3
Views: 100

Re: 15 Bordeaux 2011s tasted in Copenhagen - very interesting!

How is the pricing gbf?
by JimHow
on Sat Nov 15, 2014 2:12 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: 15 Bordeaux 2011s tasted in Copenhagen - very interesting!
Replies: 3
Views: 144

Re: The 2012 Caymus 40th Anniversary has been uncorked.

I feel guilty leafing you to drink that done jckba.
I tend to have off the beaten path preferences in my wines.
Myself, I thought the wine matched up beautifully with the juicy steak.
by JimHow
on Fri Nov 14, 2014 2:16 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: The 2012 Caymus 40th Anniversary has been uncorked.
Replies: 9
Views: 152

Re: I hereby appoint Timmy as czar of BWE France '15.

The fate of France '15 rests on your shoulders, Czar McCracken.
Sincerely,
BD
by JimHow
on Fri Nov 14, 2014 2:14 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: I hereby appoint Timmy as czar of BWE France '15.
Replies: 2
Views: 61

Re: 1983 Cos d'Estournel

Could it be that the '89 Purple Baron is just plain overrated?
It always seems to lose up against other wines.
by JimHow
on Fri Nov 14, 2014 2:06 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: 1983 Cos d'Estournel
Replies: 3
Views: 97

Re: 1998 Troplong Mondot

My one experience with 1998 Troplong Mondot a couple years ago led me to the conclusion that I need to uncork my one remaining bottle in about 20 years, if then.
by JimHow
on Fri Nov 14, 2014 1:49 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: 1998 Troplong Mondot
Replies: 2
Views: 114

Re: Denver BWE OFFLINE...88 Bordeaux

Is 1988 the greatest vintage ever produced in Bordeaux? I mean, when you factor in everything we look for in classic Bordeaux. 1988 Bordeaux is like 1970s Major League Baseball, like the '75 World Series... The last show of greatness before money, steroids, free agency, greed took over to ruin every...
by JimHow
on Fri Nov 14, 2014 1:39 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Denver BWE OFFLINE...88 Bordeaux
Replies: 8
Views: 199

Re: Virtual Tasting at 11:30 AM EST

It has been years since I have drunk the 1995 Gazin but I recall it as being very, very tannic in its youth.
by JimHow
on Fri Nov 14, 2014 1:34 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Virtual Tasting at 11:30 AM EST
Replies: 10
Views: 103

"A Year in Burgundy"

A fun little movie.
Nothing great, but definitely makes you want to visit Burgundy.
There's always a poignant beauty, a beautiful sadness to the hills of Bourgogne.
The fragility of the seasons, of life.
Streams live on Netflix.
Two thumbs up.
by JimHow
on Fri Nov 14, 2014 1:26 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: "A Year in Burgundy"
Replies: 0
Views: 29

Re: BWE France 15 Roll Call

Hope you can make it Harry C!
by JimHow
on Fri Nov 14, 2014 1:03 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: BWE France 15 Roll Call
Replies: 11
Views: 295

Re: Quest for Dal Forno Romano Amarone.

I was thinking of buying a 2010 Sassacaia as well.
It looks like the highest rated of the recent Sassacaias.
Is 2010 a good year in Italy? How about 2009 and 2011?
by JimHow
on Fri Nov 14, 2014 1:01 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Quest for Dal Forno Romano Amarone.
Replies: 4
Views: 114

Re: Dinner with Tim

I love those old pre-1983 Lynches with their tobacco, coffee, and leather.
I have a 3L of 1996 Leoville Poyferre, where is this wine in its development?
So corkage is pretty unlimited in Paris I take it?
by JimHow
on Fri Nov 14, 2014 12:56 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Dinner with Tim
Replies: 8
Views: 130

Re: 2010 redux

2010 is definitely shutting down big time. As would be expected.
by JimHow
on Fri Nov 14, 2014 12:47 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: 2010 redux
Replies: 7
Views: 250

Re: GPL dinner featuring five vintages

As I have said before: The last great GPL was in 1995.
by JimHow
on Fri Nov 14, 2014 12:45 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: GPL dinner featuring five vintages
Replies: 5
Views: 211

Re: 2012 Caymus 40th Anniversary edition

I don't have a lot of reason to dispute your notes Outlier, I thought it matched the sirloin quite nicely.
by JimHow
on Fri Nov 14, 2014 12:42 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: 2012 Caymus 40th Anniversary edition
Replies: 5
Views: 122

Re: So what have you bought lately?

I approve of those purchases Stefan.

I'm also guessing 2002 Pol Roger Winston Churchill is probably pretty good.
by JimHow
on Fri Nov 14, 2014 12:41 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: So what have you bought lately?
Replies: 81
Views: 1523

Is 2010 Cantenac Brown the wine of the year?

It's a potential for me, sipping on it tonight, a bruiser, very deep, will age 40+ years but true to Margaux.
It's getting to be that time of year. What is your 2014 BWE wine of the year so far?
by JimHow
on Fri Nov 14, 2014 12:25 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Is 2010 Cantenac Brown the wine of the year?
Replies: 12
Views: 302

Re: My father's 90th birthday party.

Thanks for the sentiments. His birthday is actually today, we had the big celebration on Saturday, tonight we'll have some cake and Chinese food.
He's a great man, very humble.
by JimHow
on Wed Nov 12, 2014 8:17 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: My father's 90th birthday party.
Replies: 15
Views: 273

Quest for Dal Forno Romano Amarone.

As I have reported here before, my single greatest experience with a wine was at Saraceno Restaurant in the North End of Boston back in the late 1990s. Our waiter recommended to us a bottle of 1988 Dal Forno Romano Amarone. It is one of the very few wines I have ever rated 100 points. It literally b...
by JimHow
on Tue Nov 11, 2014 3:24 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Quest for Dal Forno Romano Amarone.
Replies: 4
Views: 114

I hereby appoint Timmy as czar of BWE France '15.

We've had considerable interest in a France '15 trip to be held in the third week of May. My insane trial schedule prevents me from taking any lead in the planning and organization. Comte and Alex have been kind enough to offer their help on the European side, and Stefan and Tom in DC over here stat...
by JimHow
on Sun Nov 09, 2014 5:38 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: I hereby appoint Timmy as czar of BWE France '15.
Replies: 2
Views: 61

Re: My father's 90th birthday party.

Thanks for the sentiments. He's a very sweet man, it was fun to celebrate his 90th with family and friends, some of whom we hadn't seen in a while. A lot of wine was consumed. The 1995 Cos d'Estournel was a favorite, as well as 2000 Lynch. The 3L of 2005 Potel Volnay disappeared very quickly. My 6L ...
by JimHow
on Sun Nov 09, 2014 5:22 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: My father's 90th birthday party.
Replies: 15
Views: 273

Re: Dinner with Tim, François, and Bastien

Wow!
by JimHow
on Sat Nov 08, 2014 1:45 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Dinner with Tim, François, and Bastien
Replies: 11
Views: 169
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