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2002 Smith Haut Lafitte: A point

Cherry, cedar, gravel. Aromatic. Slight fading at the rim. Classic Graves. Certainly better than the 2005, on par with the 2001, I might give the nod to the 2000 SHL but they are two different animals. What can I say, the British reserve of this vintage just screams out, and when you add in the QPR ...
by JimHow
on Sat Aug 01, 2015 12:34 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: 2002 Smith Haut Lafitte: A point
Replies: 3
Views: 19

Re: Tonight

I definitely remember it, it would have been somewhere between 2002 and 2004.
I distinctly remember you asking me whether I had ever had a Bonneau before.
by JimHow
on Fri Jul 31, 2015 8:43 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Tonight
Replies: 7
Views: 63

Re: TN: 03 Lagrange [St Julien]

I haven't had the 2002 Lagrange in awhile because I don't have any left, I loved it so much.
I'd be curious to see how it has developed.
by JimHow
on Fri Jul 31, 2015 6:22 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: TN: 03 Lagrange [St Julien]
Replies: 4
Views: 55

Re: Tonight

Oops yes Rousseau was my mother's maiden name.
by JimHow
on Fri Jul 31, 2015 6:13 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Tonight
Replies: 7
Views: 63

Re: Which Bordeaux vintages are you worried are fading?

2013 for me is about the price point.
I actually kind of liked that hard-as-nails 100% Cab 2013 La Lagune, could easily envision drinking it with a nice juicy ribeye. If I see it in the $25 range I'll buy a couple bottles.
by JimHow
on Fri Jul 31, 2015 3:36 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Which Bordeaux vintages are you worried are fading?
Replies: 21
Views: 248

Re: Tonight

I remember when you brought a Rousseau to a dinner in NYC, AKR, it must have been about 11 years ago.
by JimHow
on Fri Jul 31, 2015 3:33 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Tonight
Replies: 7
Views: 63

Re: Which Bordeaux vintages are you worried are fading?

That's possible, Danny, I'm not sure when I sipped it during the dinner, that's always been one of my favorite PLs.
by JimHow
on Fri Jul 31, 2015 3:28 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Which Bordeaux vintages are you worried are fading?
Replies: 21
Views: 248

Re: Which Bordeaux vintages are you worried are fading?

The '83 that Danny brought to France was well past its prime.
by JimHow
on Thu Jul 30, 2015 9:04 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Which Bordeaux vintages are you worried are fading?
Replies: 21
Views: 248

Re: Rudy K on American Greed, CNBC 7/24 at 10 PM

Ha I was just telling the BWEers this weekend that I too got a pour of the unimpressive '97 Petrus from JK. At one point I had Musigny's '67 Petrus in one hand and Kapon's '97 Petrus in the other.
by JimHow
on Thu Jul 30, 2015 11:11 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Rudy K on American Greed, CNBC 7/24 at 10 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 267

Re: Historic Mid-Atlantic Sub-Chapter visit to Maine.

We had it on Saturday night out on the deck overlooking Boothbay Harbor.
It may be that it was just such a big contrast to the tannic and acidic Bollinger from the night before, but it was very smooth and delicious drinking.
by JimHow
on Wed Jul 29, 2015 11:58 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Historic Mid-Atlantic Sub-Chapter visit to Maine.
Replies: 34
Views: 395

Re: 2003 Pontet-Canet

Yes, this wine is really singing, and it will only get better.
It seems to have fully emerged from an awkward stage.
by JimHow
on Tue Jul 28, 2015 8:58 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: 2003 Pontet-Canet
Replies: 4
Views: 110

Re: Historic Mid-Atlantic Sub-Chapter visit to Maine.

We had a great time Danny. The lobster was so damned fresh.
That 1982 Gruaud Larose was immense, it clearly had great provenance.
by JimHow
on Tue Jul 28, 2015 8:22 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Historic Mid-Atlantic Sub-Chapter visit to Maine.
Replies: 34
Views: 395

Re: Rudy K on American Greed, CNBC 7/24 at 10 PM

My nugget is the obnoxious loud talking at his table while Francois, others, and I were speaking. They brought '82 Cheval Blanc and other epic wines and kept them at their table… after drinking the Anonymous Benefactor's 1982s and all of the other awesome wines. I knew the dude was a fraud within 60...
by JimHow
on Tue Jul 28, 2015 8:01 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Rudy K on American Greed, CNBC 7/24 at 10 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 267

Re: Rudy K on American Greed, CNBC 7/24 at 10 PM

We had the misfortune of having Mr. Kapon at our NYC '03 dinner in 2003.
by JimHow
on Tue Jul 28, 2015 7:50 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Rudy K on American Greed, CNBC 7/24 at 10 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 267

Re: Rudy K on American Greed, CNBC 7/24 at 10 PM

Saw it last night too, good stuff.
by JimHow
on Tue Jul 28, 2015 1:46 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Rudy K on American Greed, CNBC 7/24 at 10 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 267

Re: Historic Mid-Atlantic Sub-Chapter visit to Maine.

I'm the wrong guy to ask because I love my wines so young, but that youthful Lynch seemed in such a great place, why wait even though it'll be fresh at least another 20 years. The Lafite, on the other hand, is a 100 year wine. It's 19 years old now but it is going to evolve very slowly. But both wer...
by JimHow
on Tue Jul 28, 2015 11:08 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Historic Mid-Atlantic Sub-Chapter visit to Maine.
Replies: 34
Views: 395

Re: Historic Mid-Atlantic Sub-Chapter visit to Maine.

We had amazing wines this weekend Patrick, combined with the arrival of the BWEers, nice weather, the Maine coast, and lobster galore. It was Heaven!
by JimHow
on Tue Jul 28, 2015 2:12 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Historic Mid-Atlantic Sub-Chapter visit to Maine.
Replies: 34
Views: 395

Re: Historic Mid-Atlantic Sub-Chapter visit to Maine.

2002 Haut Brion: Stellar nose right from the uncorking. This is a great Haut Brion. It has never disappointed. He Who Shall Remain Nameless gave it 89 points I believe. He is crazy. Not a sharp edge, classic, at the beginning of a very long plateau. 95 points. 1997 d'Yquem: Deeply colored, very rich...
by JimHow
on Tue Jul 28, 2015 12:07 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Historic Mid-Atlantic Sub-Chapter visit to Maine.
Replies: 34
Views: 395

Re: Historic Mid-Atlantic Sub-Chapter visit to Maine.

We missed you and Susan RDD!
The lobster tails were sooooo sweet!
by JimHow
on Mon Jul 27, 2015 4:23 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Historic Mid-Atlantic Sub-Chapter visit to Maine.
Replies: 34
Views: 395

Re: Historic Mid-Atlantic Sub-Chapter visit to Maine.

The weather ended up being perfect.
It was 70ish, no humidity, and the rain held off.
We had a little rain this morning but it was clear for the trip out to Cabbage Island.
It was a tremendous weekend, and we continued the BWE tradition of special BWE wines out on the island….
by JimHow
on Sun Jul 26, 2015 11:32 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Historic Mid-Atlantic Sub-Chapter visit to Maine.
Replies: 34
Views: 395

Re: Historic Mid-Atlantic Sub-Chapter visit to Maine.

An epic weekend.
The Cabbage Island lobster bake was spectacular!
by JimHow
on Sun Jul 26, 2015 11:21 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Historic Mid-Atlantic Sub-Chapter visit to Maine.
Replies: 34
Views: 395

Re: Historic Mid-Atlantic Sub-Chapter visit to Maine.

The wines were all spectacular Nic but damn if the 89 Lynch didn't steal the show.
by JimHow
on Sun Jul 26, 2015 11:38 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Historic Mid-Atlantic Sub-Chapter visit to Maine.
Replies: 34
Views: 395

Re: Historic Mid-Atlantic Sub-Chapter visit to Maine.

A few wines from last night:

1989 Lynch Bages
2001 Donhoff Kabinet
2002 Bollinger Grand Cuvee
1996 Lafite
1997 d"Yquem
1982 Gruaud Larose
1988 Dal Forno Romano Amarone
2002 Haut Brion

Crazy.
by JimHow
on Sat Jul 25, 2015 1:31 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Historic Mid-Atlantic Sub-Chapter visit to Maine.
Replies: 34
Views: 395

Re: Historic Mid-Atlantic Sub-Chapter visit to Maine.

Maybe later in the summer Nicola?
Michael P was talking about making a trip over.
by JimHow
on Fri Jul 24, 2015 12:41 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Historic Mid-Atlantic Sub-Chapter visit to Maine.
Replies: 34
Views: 395

Historic Mid-Atlantic Sub-Chapter visit to Maine.

I'm readying the estate for a historic visit from the BWE mid-Atlantic sub-chapter this weekend here in The Great State of Maine! We will be dining here at Chateau How on Friday night and I suspect will be uncorking a fine northern Medoc or two or many more from the cellar to go along with the grill...
by JimHow
on Fri Jul 24, 2015 3:36 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Historic Mid-Atlantic Sub-Chapter visit to Maine.
Replies: 34
Views: 395

Re: Almost famous… The "Andreita" album FINALLY released!

Thank you! It's been a crazy day, we were on the front page of the newspaper today and got a huge response up here in Maine. Ian, the music is varied but this album is produced exclusively with acoustic guitars, influenced by Paul Simon, Neil Young, Bruce Cockburn, Norah Jones, Elton John, The Beatl...
by JimHow
on Fri Jul 24, 2015 3:26 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Almost famous… The "Andreita" album FINALLY released!
Replies: 12
Views: 121

Re: Rudy K on American Greed, CNBC 7/24 at 10 PM

This should be good.
by JimHow
on Thu Jul 23, 2015 2:33 pm
 
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Topic: Rudy K on American Greed, CNBC 7/24 at 10 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 267

Re: Almost famous… The "Andreita" album FINALLY released!

Absolutely! I have 300 free copies, so if anyone wants one, let me know, you'll want the collectors item before they go to iTunes and sell millions!

$JimHow$
by JimHow
on Thu Jul 23, 2015 2:32 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Almost famous… The "Andreita" album FINALLY released!
Replies: 12
Views: 121

Re: Almost famous… The "Andreita" album FINALLY released!

Thanks! It's been a fun project. We made the front page today, and all the radio stations up here are going to be playing it! Good question, Danny, what's next on the bucket list.
by JimHow
on Thu Jul 23, 2015 11:16 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Almost famous… The "Andreita" album FINALLY released!
Replies: 12
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Almost famous… The "Andreita" album FINALLY released!

Well it took 5 years, but my band finally released our debut CD last week!

http://www.sunjournal.com/news/1748812
by JimHow
on Thu Jul 23, 2015 12:49 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Almost famous… The "Andreita" album FINALLY released!
Replies: 12
Views: 121

Re: Any "missing" posts

Hmmm didn't realize this was an issue, I don't think I've had any problems.
We'll have to check into it.
by JimHow
on Wed Jul 22, 2015 11:41 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Any "missing" posts
Replies: 5
Views: 89

Re: 00 Clos Fourtet and 02 Clerc Milon

Mmmmm I can taste the lead pencil on that 2002 Clerc Milon from here.
Those who don't understand 2002L don't know what they're missing!
by JimHow
on Wed Jul 22, 2015 12:31 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: 00 Clos Fourtet and 02 Clerc Milon
Replies: 4
Views: 83

Re: 2012 du tertre

I just find the 2012 vintage in general to be "pleasant," the wines smooth and "pure." We saw that consistently in the 2012s we had in France. I'm surprised you guys didn't like it, I'm hard pressed to remember anything offensive about it: no harsh tannins, no out-of-whack alcoho...
by JimHow
on Tue Jul 21, 2015 9:06 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: 2012 du tertre
Replies: 10
Views: 223

Re: La Conseillante 1988 en magnum

Happy Birthday Maureen!
:ugeek:


Will we ever see Bordeaux again like that from the 1980s?
by JimHow
on Sun Jul 19, 2015 11:28 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: La Conseillante 1988 en magnum
Replies: 10
Views: 112

Re: 2000 Meyney

A 1984 Cos I had in the late nineties tasted basically like water.
by JimHow
on Sat Jul 18, 2015 8:19 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: 2000 Meyney
Replies: 18
Views: 257

Re: 2004 La Lagune: Undrinkable?

My only hope for 2004 La Lagune is to hold them. I can't imagine it is going to get worse than where it is at right now.
by JimHow
on Sat Jul 18, 2015 8:18 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: 2004 La Lagune: Undrinkable?
Replies: 13
Views: 216

Re: Pluto

It really has turned out to be a fascinating visit Danny. I was expecting just a boring, frozen terrain but it has been anything but. The differences in surface compositions between Pluto and Charon is very interesting. The link I posted is just the homepage of nasa.gov. I think they are planning on...
by JimHow
on Thu Jul 16, 2015 12:31 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Pluto
Replies: 31
Views: 442

Re: 2004 La Lagune: Undrinkable?

24 hours later the wine is even more thin and unbearable.
It just seems grossly underripe.
I can't imagine a wine LESs like Burgundy.
I had a 2002 Branaire last night instead that was cooking with grease.
by JimHow
on Wed Jul 15, 2015 9:47 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: 2004 La Lagune: Undrinkable?
Replies: 13
Views: 216

Re: Pluto

by JimHow
on Wed Jul 15, 2015 8:08 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Pluto
Replies: 31
Views: 442
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