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BWE France '15

The discussion about France '15 (for some reason) has shifted to off-line emails. As your BD, of course, I will provide you with full public disclosure. Because I am a kind and benevolent BD. It is not my style to participate in secret discussions, but surely after 15 years people know that about me...
by JimHow
on Thu Aug 28, 2014 2:02 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: BWE France '15
Replies: 1
Views: 24

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: 5
Views: 111

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: 194

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: 194

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: 110

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: 632

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: 110

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: 110

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: 110

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: 178

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: 178

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: 178

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: 197

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: 178

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: 178

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: 178

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: 178

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: 197

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: 140

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: 148

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: 144

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: 178

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

I just wolfed down my third whoopie pie of the week. Hey, it's summer for crying out loud.
by JimHow
on Tue Aug 12, 2014 11:40 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: 2010 Chasse Spleen et la pie de la whoopie...
Replies: 9
Views: 197

Re: BWE Bordeaux '15?

Sounds like we have a little critical mass developing for BWE France '15 in May....
by JimHow
on Tue Aug 12, 2014 11:37 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: BWE Bordeaux '15?
Replies: 32
Views: 632

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

This 2010 Chasse Spleen seems to be a Chris "Chasse Spleen" Botta kind of wine....
by JimHow
on Tue Aug 12, 2014 11:33 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: 2010 Chasse Spleen et la pie de la whoopie...
Replies: 9
Views: 197

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

Let's see what we have here....
by JimHow
on Tue Aug 12, 2014 11:27 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: 2010 Chasse Spleen et la pie de la whoopie...
Replies: 9
Views: 197

Re: 1996 Rauzan-Ségla

I would think 1996 + Rausan Segla would = success.

I'm thinking of springing for a 2010 Rausan Segla with my NH Liquor Store gift cards based solely on that James Suckling video we saw last year.
by JimHow
on Tue Aug 12, 2014 11:19 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: 1996 Rauzan-Ségla
Replies: 2
Views: 92

Re: The 2010 Sociando Mallet drinking well now and for 30 yrs.

Little bit of candy in the end, combined with some old school northern Mefoc. Nice pleasant little complexity going on.
by JimHow
on Tue Aug 12, 2014 11:15 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: The 2010 Sociando Mallet drinking well now and for 30 yrs.
Replies: 1
Views: 46

The 2010 Sociando Mallet drinking well now and for 30 yrs.

Just finished a weeklong child pornography trial, I'm going to break my policy of not drinking midweek, damn it. As reported previously, the 2010 Sociando has much more depth than the 2009. It is by no means big and tannic. It is medium bodied, with deep purple color. Has some of that good old fashi...
by JimHow
on Tue Aug 12, 2014 10:16 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: The 2010 Sociando Mallet drinking well now and for 30 yrs.
Replies: 1
Views: 46

Re: BWE Bordeaux '15?

Of course your brother and sister in law would be welcome regardless Danny.
by JimHow
on Sat Aug 09, 2014 2:37 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: BWE Bordeaux '15?
Replies: 32
Views: 632

Re: Rudy

Sounds about right.
by JimHow
on Thu Aug 07, 2014 11:25 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Rudy
Replies: 3
Views: 132

Re: Last night, two Clerc Milon

Since the 2002 left bank is the greatest vintage since 1961, I'm going to assume the 2002 Clerc Milon performed better.
by JimHow
on Sat Aug 02, 2014 10:43 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Last night, two Clerc Milon
Replies: 3
Views: 148

Re: BWE Bordeaux '15?

That would be excellent Comte.
How's the second or third week of May shaping up for everyone?
by JimHow
on Sun Jul 27, 2014 11:48 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: BWE Bordeaux '15?
Replies: 32
Views: 632

Re: Here Comes The Night............

Robby Dayton yeoowww!
by JimHow
on Sun Jul 27, 2014 11:47 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Here Comes The Night............
Replies: 3
Views: 151

BWE Bordeaux '15?

2015 approaching fast. The 15th anniversary of BWE! Crazy. Some potential locations for the 2015 convention: Bordeaux, France Chicago, Illinois Miami, Florida As for Bordeaux: At one point Stuart had suggested a shortened trip to Bordeaux... say, Wednesday to Sunday. People could wrap other personal...
by JimHow
on Sat Jul 26, 2014 3:07 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: BWE Bordeaux '15?
Replies: 32
Views: 632

Re: So what about 2010?

I just bought the last six bottles of 2010 Cantemerle from MacArthur's. I love this wine. You snooze you loose.
by JimHow
on Sun Jul 20, 2014 6:04 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: So what about 2010?
Replies: 14
Views: 363

Re: Uncorked a 2002 Pol Roger last night....

Yes it comes out to $67 per bottle with the NH gift cards, I'm going to buy a bunch.
It was really stunning last week, I absolutely loved it.
I saw that PC price, I'll wait.
by JimHow
on Sun Jul 20, 2014 2:35 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Uncorked a 2002 Pol Roger last night....
Replies: 12
Views: 224

Re: So what about 2010?

Interesting....
Even after DC '14 huh?
by JimHow
on Sun Jul 20, 2014 2:32 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: So what about 2010?
Replies: 14
Views: 363

Re: So what about 2010?

Yes Mark until 2010 came along, I have had the 2002 left bank vintage as the greatest certainly at least in this century, if not since 1961. Likewise, when I talk about the greatness of 2010, I am referring to the left bank.
by JimHow
on Sun Jul 20, 2014 11:55 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: So what about 2010?
Replies: 14
Views: 363

Re: Uncorked a 2002 Pol Roger last night....

How long would I expect a vintage like 2002 Pol Roger to age?
by JimHow
on Sun Jul 20, 2014 11:52 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Uncorked a 2002 Pol Roger last night....
Replies: 12
Views: 224
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