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Re: TN: Atlanta OL at Cooks and Soldiers, a few 1995 right bankers and more

Patrick, yes the Pol Roger was part of the PC haul. Thank you for the assist in acquiring it at a great price. That was my last purchase from them, in December 2014, except for some 2001 Yquem in the spring of 2015 that was at a price that was too good to be true. I managed to wriggle out of that on...
by DavidG
on Sun Jun 26, 2016 3:08 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: TN: Atlanta OL at Cooks and Soldiers, a few 1995 right bankers and more
Replies: 5
Views: 99

Re: Anniversary Dinner

Congratulations to you and Susan, Rob. Many more...
by DavidG
on Wed Jun 22, 2016 11:52 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Anniversary Dinner
Replies: 15
Views: 171

Re: 2015: what are you buying?

Welcome and well done! Excellent job on the Canon.
by DavidG
on Tue Jun 21, 2016 10:37 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: 2015: what are you buying?
Replies: 43
Views: 1086

Re: People starving in Biafra, and '15 Haut Brion selling for $524.98

RDD wrote:I've had the 89 Haut Brion a number of times. And some bottles left.
What me worry?


Me too, and even though it cost <$100/btl as a future, >99.999% of the word's population would think I was crazy for paying that much. That's the kind of crazy I can live with.
by DavidG
on Mon Jun 20, 2016 8:44 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: People starving in Biafra, and '15 Haut Brion selling for $524.98
Replies: 51
Views: 551

Re: People starving in Biafra, and '15 Haut Brion selling for $524.98

I mostly agree with Jacques here. I think the increases in income inequality started even before Clinton, with Reagan and trickle-down economics, and kept on accelerating through both Democratic and Republican administrations. Jacques has stated much more calmly than I could my objections to Sanders...
by DavidG
on Mon Jun 20, 2016 7:41 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: People starving in Biafra, and '15 Haut Brion selling for $524.98
Replies: 51
Views: 551

Re: Visited the extraordinary 2010 Cantemerle yet again.

That note is worthy of a shelf-talker. Makes me want to run out and buy a case.
by DavidG
on Sat Jun 18, 2016 8:31 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Visited the extraordinary 2010 Cantemerle yet again.
Replies: 8
Views: 158

Re: Merlot Madness

Holy moly what a tasting! Well done Stuart and thanks for posting. I've only had Masseto once, don't recall the vintage, but was impressed. L'Evangile OTOH has been a long-time favorite. I wonder how often 1982 Petrus would come in third in a non-blind tasting. Clearly your group is not a slave to l...
by DavidG
on Sat Jun 18, 2016 2:34 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Merlot Madness
Replies: 9
Views: 155

Re: The number of châteaux in Bordeaux. Go on, take a guess....

Probably not reckless to say "Bordeaux is diverse," even when referring to the stuff that makes it to the US. But it is true that most of our discussion here is focused on the top 1-2% of those ~9,000 estates. When we say it's overpriced, I think most of us know we're talking about the top...
by DavidG
on Thu Jun 16, 2016 5:06 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: The number of châteaux in Bordeaux. Go on, take a guess....
Replies: 3
Views: 78

Re: 2015: what are you buying?

There are 3 numbers that are too high for me to be even remotely interested in 2015 Bdx:

1) My age
2) My Bordeaux inventory
3) Their prices
by DavidG
on Wed Jun 15, 2016 7:08 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: 2015: what are you buying?
Replies: 43
Views: 1086

Re: timmc in the wsj

Use the second (Google) link and you'll get the entire article.

Well done Timmc!
by DavidG
on Wed Jun 15, 2016 7:02 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: timmc in the wsj
Replies: 6
Views: 135

Re: Muhammad Ali

NBC reports his passing.

A complicated and controversial man. I found more to admire than dislike, but he certainly provoked strong feelings, both positive and negative over the course of his life.
by DavidG
on Sat Jun 04, 2016 4:46 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Muhammad Ali
Replies: 3
Views: 81

Muhammad Ali

Another legend. May be down for the count.

What an amazing life.
by DavidG
on Sat Jun 04, 2016 2:25 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Muhammad Ali
Replies: 3
Views: 81

Re: The 200th of my dinners with some emotional wines

Well done Francois!

I took the liberty of fixing the link to the full story on your website.
by DavidG
on Sat May 28, 2016 4:49 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: The 200th of my dinners with some emotional wines
Replies: 11
Views: 174

Re: Chateau Palmer redux (long)

Another fabulous report. You are living well, Ian, happy birthday and many more! Keep up the good work!
by DavidG
on Fri May 27, 2016 4:56 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Chateau Palmer redux (long)
Replies: 15
Views: 262

Re: Sneak preview of the new Cité du Vin in Bordeaux

Nice write up. I've enjoyed reading this and other reports. Sounds like a very nice place but no substitute for the personal sort of attention one can get with an arranged visit at a chateaux. Perhaps more introductory than for the hard core Bordeaux-phile. You mention 14,000 bottles on premises. Ar...
by DavidG
on Fri May 27, 2016 4:54 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Sneak preview of the new Cité du Vin in Bordeaux
Replies: 3
Views: 87

Re: 2005 Barde-Haut has been uncorked and other ramblings….

I like this wine too. My notes from about 6 months ago: 2005 Barde-Haut : Cellared since release, perfect cork and fill. Dark red/purple, minimal lightening at the rim. Cassis, dark berries on the nose. Medium-full body, dark fruits, nice balance, still some tannins, medium finish. No longer youthfu...
by DavidG
on Wed May 25, 2016 10:10 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: 2005 Barde-Haut has been uncorked and other ramblings….
Replies: 13
Views: 190

Re: TN: 2010 Chateau Senejac

Welcome to BWE Chris. This sounds like a wine that should drink well for years to come.
by DavidG
on Mon May 23, 2016 6:23 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: TN: 2010 Chateau Senejac
Replies: 6
Views: 126

Re: 2009 Lanessan

Danny, I think the '09 is showing the early drinking attributes characteristic of the vintage. You know I like them with age, and this has no signs of mature complexity, but it's not shut down at all. It was probably open about 60-90 minutes before we started drinking it. I see no harm in holding it...
by DavidG
on Mon May 23, 2016 3:32 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: 2009 Lanessan
Replies: 3
Views: 110

Re: 2015 vintage in Bordeaux - my picks....

A tour de force, Izak, and a great read! Your enthusiasm has me tempted to buy, but I am now just a spectator when it comes to young Bordeaux.
by DavidG
on Sun May 22, 2016 11:27 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: 2015 vintage in Bordeaux - my picks....
Replies: 4
Views: 166

2009 Lanessan

Another candidate for Howing but this wine doesn't need any affirmative action to compensate for its youth. It's drinking quite well already. Dark red to rim, dark fruits, cassis, earth and pencil shavings, open-knit and giving with good structure and soft tannins, medium body, medium finish. Drinki...
by DavidG
on Sun May 22, 2016 3:30 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: 2009 Lanessan
Replies: 3
Views: 110

Re: Some news from François Audouze

Happy Anniversary Francois. Nice to see you drop in.
by DavidG
on Wed May 18, 2016 6:09 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Some news from François Audouze
Replies: 26
Views: 538

Re: President Trump

I think we're assuming that Bernie is responsible for creating this foment and backlash. He provides a platform for it, but even if he drops out it is a mistake to think the agitators will suddenly fall in line and fall in love with Hillary. There is an simmering, angry and very motivated undercurr...
by DavidG
on Wed May 18, 2016 5:49 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: President Trump
Replies: 650
Views: 10877

Re: President Trump

I'm honestly not all that confident, Jim. Clinton is in for a hell of a rough ride.
by DavidG
on Wed May 18, 2016 2:52 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: President Trump
Replies: 650
Views: 10877

Re: President Trump

I don't think Sanders would stand a chance against Trump once the media started to shine a light on him as they would in a general election. Right now the media is too invested in portraying the Democratic nomination process as a tight race worthy of everyone's attention. Clinton is at least battle ...
by DavidG
on Wed May 18, 2016 1:08 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: President Trump
Replies: 650
Views: 10877

Re: Chateau Margaux dinner tonight

Wow, WOW, WOW! Thanks for sharing, Ian. I am riding high on the vicarious hog after reading your report. I've had a few of those wines, but none of the ancient ones and never so many at one sitting. Though the visit to Ch. Margaux in 2005 wasn't a bad attempt... Not surprised at how well the 1961 pe...
by DavidG
on Wed May 18, 2016 12:49 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Chateau Margaux dinner tonight
Replies: 25
Views: 302

Re: President Trump

If anyone should be arrested and indicted, it's Bernie Sanders. He's fomenting blatant criminal activity.

Maybe he can share a cell with his criminal fraudster wife.
by DavidG
on Wed May 18, 2016 12:32 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: President Trump
Replies: 650
Views: 10877

Re: 2013 for the Long Haul

I agree with the comments about Sauternes/Barsac being your best bet in Bordeaux. Plus it's sweet, which is always a nice thing to celebrate many years of a sweet union. Even better if you can find a mag or two to open for a large gathering on your 20th or 25th or so... You can splurge on some Yquem...
by DavidG
on Tue May 17, 2016 12:00 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: 2013 for the Long Haul
Replies: 12
Views: 165

Re: Howing a 2012 du Tertre

Really liking the tobacco and earthy, slightly green-tinged notes coming to the fore with a little more time in the glass.

My first bottle of this last year had an odd buttered popcorn/diacetyl note. No hints of that here.
by DavidG
on Sat May 14, 2016 1:53 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Howing a 2012 du Tertre
Replies: 13
Views: 192

Re: Howing a 2012 du Tertre

Nice nose of cassis, tobacco and mouth-watering umami.

Medium body, red fruits, soft palate feel with low acidity (but not flabby), mellow tannins.
by DavidG
on Sat May 14, 2016 1:36 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Howing a 2012 du Tertre
Replies: 13
Views: 192

Howing a 2012 du Tertre

It's been a year since I bought a few of these and popped my first one, but I think this still qualifies for Howing.

Cork and fill are perfect, deep dark red to the rim.

Need to let this warm up a bit from cellar temp.
by DavidG
on Sat May 14, 2016 1:06 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Howing a 2012 du Tertre
Replies: 13
Views: 192

Re: 2015 vintage discussion

Congratulations Patrick!

I've been blithely deleting all of the retailer 2015 Bordeaux emails. This thread is tempting me to take a look. It's a slippery slope...
by DavidG
on Thu May 12, 2016 4:58 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: 2015 vintage discussion
Replies: 73
Views: 1173

Re: President Trump

I think we need to bring back Ken Starr to dig into this...
by DavidG
on Tue May 10, 2016 11:39 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: President Trump
Replies: 650
Views: 10877

Re: TN: 2003 Pavie

Not me - I've been catting around all my vinous life. I'll drink left bank, right bank, California. Guess that makes me a wine slut.
by DavidG
on Mon May 09, 2016 10:03 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: TN: 2003 Pavie
Replies: 15
Views: 169

Re: TN: 00 Chauvin [St Emilion]

When I see that Vieux Chateau Chauvin label my brain wants to autocorrect it to Vieux Chateau Certan.
by DavidG
on Mon May 09, 2016 7:26 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: TN: 00 Chauvin [St Emilion]
Replies: 7
Views: 74

Re: Some thoughts on wine aging

Yes I think you are on to something here Marcus. I know I've posted this before, probably a few times. I had a few cases of 1983 Prieure Lichine, half of which was stored in my dad's passive basement for 5 years (up to low 70s in summer, down to 60s in winter) before I inherited it, and half which w...
by DavidG
on Mon May 09, 2016 7:21 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Some thoughts on wine aging
Replies: 1
Views: 59

Re: BYOB in Boston

Yes, Boston is a wonderfully complicated place. It's the whole New England Puritan, Catholic guilt thing. A lot of it has to do with the complicated seasons, I think. Great city though. But, yes, fucked up in the head. Complicated seasons? I thought it was f'n winter punctuated by a few weeks of f'...
by DavidG
on Mon May 09, 2016 7:02 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: BYOB in Boston
Replies: 12
Views: 150

Re: TN: 00 Chauvin [St Emilion]

I had a few of these (the 2000 Chauvin, not the luxury cuvée). Loved it and another good QPR. Sounds like it has aged a bit since the bottles I drank in 2011: 2000 Chauvin : Dark red to rim. Complex nose with cassis, dark fruts, earth, cedar. Full body, ripe layers of dark fruits, leather, coffee, h...
by DavidG
on Mon May 09, 2016 6:58 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: TN: 00 Chauvin [St Emilion]
Replies: 7
Views: 74

Re: TN: 2003 Pavie

Pavie was the only right banker I bought in 2003. Was this the wine that sparked the RP/JR clash of the critics, or was it an earlier vintage? I've yet to open either of my 2 bottles, but all this positive press is tempting.

Patrick, Orlando Bobby is Robert Alfert on WB.
by DavidG
on Mon May 09, 2016 6:49 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: TN: 2003 Pavie
Replies: 15
Views: 169

Re: Cork Taint

The Saran wrap trick works to some extent, Arv, but my experience is that the wine does not completely recover. I think It is worth using if you can't stand to lose a bottle. My experience as well. Can make the wine drinkable but not normal. Apparently some films work better than others. In my tria...
by DavidG
on Mon May 09, 2016 6:41 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Cork Taint
Replies: 7
Views: 127

Re: A Bernard Magrez wine.

I drank through a 6-pack of 2005 Grands Chênes at a young age, over 2009-2014. So I'm not just an old Bordeaux drinker. I may be old, but not all the Bdx I consume is old. This was a good QPR at $22, and was tasty if fairly chunky, as was your 2010. It also carried a noticeable slug of oak. Maybe ap...
by DavidG
on Mon May 09, 2016 6:33 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: A Bernard Magrez wine.
Replies: 14
Views: 133
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