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Re: Restaurant review: l'Univerre in Bordeaux

Bravo! Bravo! Very professional!
by JimHow
on Fri Aug 28, 2015 2:19 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Restaurant review: l'Univerre in Bordeaux
Replies: 3
Views: 56

Re: Neal Martin on 2005 Bordeaux

I think the question is more complicated. 2002L is the best vintage. 2003 northern Medoc produced some epic wines. 2009 was the "greatest vintage ever" if you like that style of wine, 2010 was the "greatest vintage ever" if you like that style. 2001 was excellent in Graves and, a...
by JimHow
on Fri Aug 28, 2015 1:10 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Neal Martin on 2005 Bordeaux
Replies: 16
Views: 291

Re: 2012 Fleur Cardinale

The 2010 Fleur Cardinale is a 97 point wine.
by JimHow
on Wed Aug 26, 2015 11:10 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: 2012 Fleur Cardinale
Replies: 7
Views: 124

Re: Deals Thread

not really
by JimHow
on Wed Aug 26, 2015 2:53 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Deals Thread
Replies: 34
Views: 542

Re: 2012 Fleur Cardinale

This is an outstanding property. I hear good things about the '11 too.
by JimHow
on Wed Aug 26, 2015 12:43 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: 2012 Fleur Cardinale
Replies: 7
Views: 124

Re: President Trump

Biden-Warren?
by JimHow
on Tue Aug 25, 2015 12:49 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: President Trump
Replies: 80
Views: 596

Re: Deals Thread

I'm just giving you the business CV, I'm sure you'll get them.
by JimHow
on Mon Aug 24, 2015 10:44 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Deals Thread
Replies: 34
Views: 542

Re: Deals Thread

FWIW, PC has 04 Plo Roger BdB for 40 bucks as pre-arrival...

https://www.premiercru.net/premier/wine ... c-de-blanc


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by JimHow
on Mon Aug 24, 2015 7:32 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Deals Thread
Replies: 34
Views: 542

Re: It has started cooling down....

Glenn I cracked open my case in May. Two or three bottles have been corked or flat. This is the first one that I felt wasn't damaged or flawed, but it is just bitter and mediocre. this wine rivaled the 89 in its youth. I have 7 or 8 bottles left. Hard to see this getting better. Drink em young.
by JimHow
on Sat Aug 22, 2015 2:13 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: It has started cooling down....
Replies: 6
Views: 114

Re: It has started cooling down....

When I started my week I looked at my calendar and Wed, Thurs, and Fri were completely clear -- no court, no appointments, etc. -- going into the weekend. This like never happens. An amazing five straight days off. As the week progressed those 3 days completely filled up, turning my little 5 day lat...
by JimHow
on Sat Aug 22, 2015 1:45 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: It has started cooling down....
Replies: 6
Views: 114

Re: NY Times article on Bordeaux blanc

White Bordeaux has never done much for me.
by JimHow
on Fri Aug 21, 2015 1:32 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: NY Times article on Bordeaux blanc
Replies: 16
Views: 197

Re: RIP Robert Sinskey, M.D.

He lived a great life. Which is all you can ask for in the end. Leave the place at least a little better off because of your efforts. Be good to people, help those most in need. I was very sad when my Dad died this winter, but then after I gave my eulogy to him, even though I was still sad, there wa...
by JimHow
on Wed Aug 19, 2015 12:00 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: RIP Robert Sinskey, M.D.
Replies: 4
Views: 96

Re: Three Médocs

Coincidentally I had the 2002 Sociando Mallet again last night. As I have said many times, this is a Jim How kind of wine. It was consumed with grilled salmon, garnished with garlic and herbs, and fresh garden vegetables. It was popped and poured. After an initial angularity, it bloomed into the you...
by JimHow
on Sun Aug 16, 2015 12:03 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Three Médocs
Replies: 9
Views: 146

Re: President Trump

Imagine a Trump/Fiorina ticket vs. Sanders/Warren.
Wow!

Keep an eye on Jim Webb. I've always been impressed by that guy.
I'm beginning to think Hillary may be unelectable.
by JimHow
on Sat Aug 15, 2015 2:53 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: President Trump
Replies: 80
Views: 596

Re: 2009 Clos Marsalette

I can't remember the lone vintage I've had of this wine -- 2000, I think -- it was "pleasant" but nothing profound.
by JimHow
on Sat Aug 15, 2015 1:48 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: 2009 Clos Marsalette
Replies: 4
Views: 62

Re: President Trump

Just finished watching Trump press conference in a packed auditorium in NH… Likeable. Witty. Completely on his game. Even spoke out against Citizens United. "Telling it like it is." Presidential. Good grief. I mean, we all know it's going to come crashing down. Seriously, he cannot win, no...
by JimHow
on Fri Aug 14, 2015 11:20 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: President Trump
Replies: 80
Views: 596

Re: President Trump

And what's going on in my second-favorite country…?

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/08/16/opini ... egion&_r=0
by JimHow
on Fri Aug 14, 2015 10:59 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: President Trump
Replies: 80
Views: 596

Re: Is Pontet Canet overrated?

Having been to Chateau Pontet Canet, I have come to the conclusion: Pontet Canet is NOT overrated.
by JimHow
on Wed Aug 12, 2015 11:02 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Is Pontet Canet overrated?
Replies: 21
Views: 919

Re: President Trump

Sanders well ahead of Clinton in Nh poll.
I think the Dems had better find a new candidate. And fast.
Or maybe Bernie is the man?
by JimHow
on Wed Aug 12, 2015 11:01 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: President Trump
Replies: 80
Views: 596

Re: President Trump

Just watched the Trump presser in Mich.
The guy is indefatigable!
Dare I say it… "presidential"?
by JimHow
on Tue Aug 11, 2015 11:42 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: President Trump
Replies: 80
Views: 596

Re: President Trump

Glad to hear you're still drinking wine Scott! I agree, Ian, I enjoy Scott's input because he is from Cincinnati which, of course, is Ground Zero in American politics. I enjoy hearing from the land of Spiro Agnew as well but they are all Marxists there. (Is that O'Malley guy serious? He seems like a...
by JimHow
on Tue Aug 11, 2015 7:27 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: President Trump
Replies: 80
Views: 596

Re: TN: 98 de Sales [Pomerol]

That 2001 de Sales I had in NYC this winter was a total dud.
by JimHow
on Tue Aug 11, 2015 3:08 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: TN: 98 de Sales [Pomerol]
Replies: 4
Views: 68

Re: President Trump

Hey JScott, good to hear from you. One of the great things about these political threads on BWE is how the friendly discussions we have about wines can cross over to friendly discussions about politics. on a lot of other blogs about politics -- as well as on other blogs about wine -- the discussions...
by JimHow
on Tue Aug 11, 2015 3:08 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: President Trump
Replies: 80
Views: 596

Re: 2012 du Tertre

Gerry M picked up 6 bottles for me, can't wait to try it!
by JimHow
on Tue Aug 11, 2015 3:03 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: 2012 du Tertre
Replies: 10
Views: 144

Re: President Trump

I remember when I ran for Congress back in 1994, the year of the "Gingrich Revolution." Prior to that time politics had been feisty but you could still disagree with the other side without considering them Satanic. You still had statesmen like Reagan and O'Neil, H.W. Bush and George Mitche...
by JimHow
on Mon Aug 10, 2015 3:23 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: President Trump
Replies: 80
Views: 596

Re: President Trump

Yes but he still has a double-digit lead in the post-debate polls. The usual rules of political gravity do not seem to be applying to Mr. Trump. As the field narrows down he will come back down to earth. In the meantime, with 17 candidates in the mix, his apparently rock-solid 24% support will conti...
by JimHow
on Mon Aug 10, 2015 1:21 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: President Trump
Replies: 80
Views: 596

Re: This 2004 Lafon Rochet seems better than 2003 Lafon Rochet.

I give this wine 91 points. Very solid. And I am really having trouble imagining it getting better with age. It is 11 years old now and the core of fruit is nice. Not anything profound, but just real nice solid St. Estephe. With more age it might become more angular and hard. Drink up! I'm glad I ha...
by JimHow
on Sat Aug 08, 2015 1:27 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: This 2004 Lafon Rochet seems better than 2003 Lafon Rochet.
Replies: 5
Views: 89

Re: President Trump

I was listening to The Donald's interview on CNN last night and it happened fast but I thought for a second he was referring to Megyn Kelly's hormones. Apparently he did. I think he is now done; interestingly, not because of his debate performance, but his post-debate performance. He is out of contr...
by JimHow
on Sat Aug 08, 2015 12:24 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: President Trump
Replies: 80
Views: 596

Re: This 2004 Lafon Rochet seems better than 2003 Lafon Rochet.

This 2004 Lafon Rochet is a Robert Goulet kind of wine.
For my taste, it is head and shoulders over the '03.
by JimHow
on Fri Aug 07, 2015 11:48 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: This 2004 Lafon Rochet seems better than 2003 Lafon Rochet.
Replies: 5
Views: 89

Re: President Trump

Now, you guys are all familiar with the story of the time I was alone in a room with Hillary for 45 minutes in Lewiston back in '91, right?
by JimHow
on Fri Aug 07, 2015 11:29 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: President Trump
Replies: 80
Views: 596

Re: President Trump

I like the idea of your NC wine cellar/bunker, Rob, we'll know where BWEers can report in the event of emergency. Bush-Haley would be an excellent Republican ticket. Some would think maybe a little too southern weighted but that means nothing, see Clinton/Gore. It's all about the strength of the ind...
by JimHow
on Fri Aug 07, 2015 11:25 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: President Trump
Replies: 80
Views: 596

Re: This 2004 Lafon Rochet seems better than 2003 Lafon Rochet.

Man, it is just so amazing how different Bordeaux vintages can be from year to year.
This is really much more classic St. Estephe. A lovely, beautiful, not-over-the-top bouquet.
by JimHow
on Fri Aug 07, 2015 10:18 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: This 2004 Lafon Rochet seems better than 2003 Lafon Rochet.
Replies: 5
Views: 89

Re: This 2004 Lafon Rochet seems better than 2003 Lafon Rochet.

This seems to have more crispness, crunchiness to it than that stewed, Australian-like 2003 from the other night.
(A little unfair of a comment about the 2003 because it did come around in the end, but still it was quite unbalanced for most of the night.)
by JimHow
on Fri Aug 07, 2015 10:16 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: This 2004 Lafon Rochet seems better than 2003 Lafon Rochet.
Replies: 5
Views: 89

This 2004 Lafon Rochet seems better than 2003 Lafon Rochet.

…at least at the outset. Let's see how it develops….
by JimHow
on Fri Aug 07, 2015 10:12 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: This 2004 Lafon Rochet seems better than 2003 Lafon Rochet.
Replies: 5
Views: 89

Re: The 2003 Pontet Canet has been uncorked and decanted….

Well done, Ian, I think we need to expand it.
With the basic skeleton that Ian has outlined, where does everyone feel he/she falls?
by JimHow
on Fri Aug 07, 2015 9:46 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: The 2003 Pontet Canet has been uncorked and decanted….
Replies: 25
Views: 274

Re: The 2003 Pontet Canet has been uncorked and decanted….

We were certainly impressed with their 2009 and other more recent vintages at the estate in May.
by JimHow
on Fri Aug 07, 2015 6:57 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: The 2003 Pontet Canet has been uncorked and decanted….
Replies: 25
Views: 274

Re: President Trump

Donald Trump has zero chance of being president of the United States, whether he runs as a Republican or a third party candidate. As vile as he is, give me someone who speaks his mind over these phony Marco Rubio and Scott Walker types. Those two guys make me want to gag. I said it in the last elect...
by JimHow
on Fri Aug 07, 2015 6:53 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: President Trump
Replies: 80
Views: 596

Re: The 2003 Pontet Canet has been uncorked and decanted….

I think Pontet Canet may be an exception because, when we are talking about Pontet Canet, we are usually thinking since 1994, when Alfred Tesseron took over. So those oldest Tesseron era wines would now be in that 15-20 year range. For my taste, I'm not finding that those mid-nineties Pontet Canets ...
by JimHow
on Fri Aug 07, 2015 2:32 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: The 2003 Pontet Canet has been uncorked and decanted….
Replies: 25
Views: 274

Re: The 2003 Pontet Canet has been uncorked and decanted….

I'm telling you, Pontet Canet is not a wine that gets substantially better with age.
The 1996 is nice now but it was a more profound wine when we first started BWE back in 2000.
by JimHow
on Fri Aug 07, 2015 2:00 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: The 2003 Pontet Canet has been uncorked and decanted….
Replies: 25
Views: 274

Re: The 2003 Pontet Canet has been uncorked and decanted….

Here is my bold statement about Pontet Canet…. Pontet Canet <drum roll> is best consumed when it is young. I know everyone thinks Pontet Canet is this big, tannic, classically-styled Pauillac, in the Mouton Rothchild/Pichon Baron mold. Pontet Canet is at its best in the two or three years afte...
by JimHow
on Fri Aug 07, 2015 11:56 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: The 2003 Pontet Canet has been uncorked and decanted….
Replies: 25
Views: 274
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