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Re: Six days in burgundy and over 130 wines

Sounds like a terrific trip. Lots of great info for those in the market. I'm not a Burg-head so the commentary was most interesting for me. Love the people pics.
by DavidG
on Thu Feb 16, 2017 1:10 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Six days in burgundy and over 130 wines
Replies: 10
Views: 208

Re: President Trump

NSA doesn't trust Trump team to keep secrets. Is Flynn leaking? Is it treason? http://observer.com/2017/02/donald-trump-administration-mike-flynn-russian-embassy/ Intelligence Community pushes back against a White House it considers leaky, untruthful and penetrated by the Kremlin ...out of worries a...
by DavidG
on Mon Feb 13, 2017 3:50 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: President Trump
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Views: 33563

Re: TN: A 2003 Bordeaux tasting

I had the 2003 Branaire Ducru twice in 2015 with very different results, though noth were bottles I'd cellared since release. July 24, 2015 - Pop and pour and drunk over 3 hours. Dark red to rim, nice nose of cassis, dark berries/cherries, hints of iodine give way to mint, chocolate and fresh earth ...
by DavidG
on Sun Feb 12, 2017 6:33 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: TN: A 2003 Bordeaux tasting
Replies: 16
Views: 673

Re: So is this a buy or ... ?

Never had one of any vintage.
Leroy's famous.
2005 is supposed to be great.
$35 sounds reasonable.
If I were still buying wine, I'd take a flyer on a few bottles, and I'm not a Burghead.
by DavidG
on Sun Feb 12, 2017 12:04 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: So is this a buy or ... ?
Replies: 13
Views: 308

Re: The 2010 Les Grands Chenes has been uncorked.

I drank through 6 of the 2005s and liked them pretty well. Not complex or destined for great aged complexity, and a bit oaky, but enjoyable and decent value for very good wine.
by DavidG
on Sat Feb 11, 2017 5:23 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: The 2010 Les Grands Chenes has been uncorked.
Replies: 8
Views: 148

Re: President Trump

Judges kicking ass and not accepting a Trump BS in 9th Circuit. Streaming live at
http://www.ca9.uscourts.gov/media/view_ ... 0000010884
And on CNN.

Jim you need to open a bottle and give us a TN/color analysis.
by DavidG
on Tue Feb 07, 2017 11:22 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: President Trump
Replies: 2493
Views: 33563

Re: Hound, Gerry M, what is your Super Bowl prediction?

A rollicking ride! Congratulations to the Patriots. On the Patriots side, Brady magic and a never-say-die confidence is what won it for them. Lack of big-game experience led to poor decisions that were IMO the game changers for the Falcons: 1) Holding penalties by their secondary on three consecutiv...
by DavidG
on Mon Feb 06, 2017 12:46 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Hound, Gerry M, what is your Super Bowl prediction?
Replies: 14
Views: 202

Re: A Comtesse and a Chevalier

Nice notes, Nic. Try the Pedro Ximenez over vanilla ice cream or pancakes. Not kidding. It should keep a long time after opening.
by DavidG
on Sun Feb 05, 2017 2:12 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: A Comtesse and a Chevalier
Replies: 7
Views: 157

Re: Light Boosting your expectations for BWE 2017

Ha ha, well played Nic! A few years ago I tried to find a few bottles of 1993 Batailley to serve blind as a gag at one of the BWE Conventions. I located some in London but it would have cost something like $400-500/bottle, a bit steep but the epitome of "Bore-dough."
by DavidG
on Sun Feb 05, 2017 12:40 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Light Boosting your expectations for BWE 2017
Replies: 3
Views: 81

Re: 2012 Bordeaux summary?

I concentrated on RB and Pessac. Bought on recommendations and/or experience with older vintages but not yet tried:

Conseillante
Client
Clos Fourtet
Troplong Mondot
Larcis Ducasse
Smith Haut Lafitte
Malartic Lagraviere
Pape Clement
du Tertre
by DavidG
on Sat Feb 04, 2017 3:20 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: 2012 Bordeaux summary?
Replies: 12
Views: 221

Re: The 2012 Olga Raffault Chinon Les Picasses has been uncorked

I agree with your impressions Nic. I think of Loire Cab Franc as on an intensity spectrum somewhere between Beaujolais and Bordeaux, if that makes any sense given that Beaujolais is a totally different grape. I am ok with some green notes but Cab Franc has so much of it that it needs to be a really ...
by DavidG
on Sat Feb 04, 2017 3:01 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: The 2012 Olga Raffault Chinon Les Picasses has been uncorked
Replies: 4
Views: 65

Re: President Trump

Bowling Green Massacre? 9/3/2016. Here you go, Jim:

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Being a Wolverine fan, I could get behind a Buckeyes ban.
by DavidG
on Sat Feb 04, 2017 2:54 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: President Trump
Replies: 2493
Views: 33563

Re: The 2012 Barde Haut has been uncorked....

If I were buying wine, I would buy 2012 Barde Haut. You are tempting me Jim but like a smoker who has gone cold turkey it is easier to resist now that I am a couple of months out. Next big challenge will be the coming SQN offer. My last list... Opened my first 2005 Barde Haut about a year ago. Drink...
by DavidG
on Sat Feb 04, 2017 2:46 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: The 2012 Barde Haut has been uncorked....
Replies: 6
Views: 130

Re: Rimmerman on BDX15

He's the ultimate salesman.
by DavidG
on Fri Feb 03, 2017 7:38 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Rimmerman on BDX15
Replies: 12
Views: 362

Re: SF Convention: Response from the Omni. SF.

They're emulating airline ticket pricing. No doubt they have their rate/occupancy profit optimization programs that tell them to do this. It's not supposed to make sense.
by DavidG
on Fri Feb 03, 2017 7:36 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: SF Convention: Response from the Omni. SF.
Replies: 67
Views: 814

Re: President Trump

JimHow wrote:Regardless of Hillary, or the New York Times, or whatever...

That's one crazy mother fucker we got in there right now.


I agree with everything you say here.
by DavidG
on Tue Jan 31, 2017 4:34 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: President Trump
Replies: 2493
Views: 33563

Re: President Trump

Trump following through on his campaign pledge to kill the terrorists and their families. Navy Seal and 8-year-old daughter of Anwar Al Awlaki killed in Trump-ordered raid in Yemen: http://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/seal-american-girl-die-first-trump-era-u-s-military-n714346 We have a shameless mobs...
by DavidG
on Tue Jan 31, 2017 4:25 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: President Trump
Replies: 2493
Views: 33563

Re: President Trump

An interesting Venezuelan perspective on how to defeat a populist: https://www.washingtonpost.com/posteverything/wp/2017/01/27/in-venezuela-we-couldnt-stop-chavez-dont-make-the-same-mistakes-we-did/?postshare=7721485708428211&tid=ss_fb&utm_term=.e2443d0d233f The importance of connecting with...
by DavidG
on Mon Jan 30, 2017 5:18 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: President Trump
Replies: 2493
Views: 33563

Re: President Hamon

That was Marine Le Pen? That's as crazy (but in a funny way) as the current state of global politics, which is crazy in a deeply disturbing way.

And David Lee Roth is a rocker, not a rapper.
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Lee_Roth
by DavidG
on Mon Jan 30, 2017 2:17 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: President Hamon
Replies: 3
Views: 99

Re: President Trump

David itvwas as recently as yesterday that you were complaining about the New York Times. And it was just the other day that Jacques was responding to Timmy's defenses of Hillary. So let's not make it sound like I'm bringing up arguments from months ago. You guys continue to make these arguments as...
by DavidG
on Sun Jan 29, 2017 7:05 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: President Trump
Replies: 2493
Views: 33563

Re: President Trump

And now a White House leaker has tweeted that Trump is preparing papers to order the IRS to end its audit. Fake? True? If true, what are the legal implications?
by DavidG
on Sun Jan 29, 2017 5:12 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: President Trump
Replies: 2493
Views: 33563

Re: President Trump

Jim, I think Jacques' point is that it's too late and of no consequence to keep debating why and how Clinton lost to Trump (or, I would add, how Sanders lost to Clinton). I agree with him in that the immediate concern is Trump's recklessness. You make the more important longer-term point that the Ds...
by DavidG
on Sun Jan 29, 2017 5:03 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: President Trump
Replies: 2493
Views: 33563

Re: 2017 UGC tasting of 2014 Bordeaux

That too sounds good. And not like something from Napa.
by DavidG
on Sun Jan 29, 2017 1:20 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: 2017 UGC tasting of 2014 Bordeaux
Replies: 15
Views: 404

Re: President Trump

Things seem to be coming to a head rather quickly, with the intl terminals at airports around the US in turmoil as Customs and Border Patrol are detaining people, lawyers have volunteered to help on-scene, a Federal judge or two has issued an order to allow detainees access to lawyers despite Trump'...
by DavidG
on Sun Jan 29, 2017 8:20 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: President Trump
Replies: 2493
Views: 33563

Re: The Super Bowl Champion Atlanta Falcons

No, why do you think I posted that?
by DavidG
on Sun Jan 29, 2017 12:18 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: The Super Bowl Champion Atlanta Falcons
Replies: 16
Views: 178

Re: The Super Bowl Champion Atlanta Falcons

AlohaArtakaHoundsong wrote:
DavidG wrote:Who does Putin like?


You must be aware that, supposedly, Putin has Bob Kraft's ring from SB 45 (or whichever) and the story goes Kraft didn't give it to him.


:twisted:
by DavidG
on Sat Jan 28, 2017 10:39 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: The Super Bowl Champion Atlanta Falcons
Replies: 16
Views: 178

Re: President Trump

Jacque's right. This is terrifying. Steve Bannon's no longer just a hackneyed alt-right blogger, he's got a direct feed into policy creation. A disenfranchised electorate has put a lunatic in the White House. Sounding more and more like 1930s Germany. I'm getting more, not less, nervous about the ab...
by DavidG
on Sat Jan 28, 2017 9:54 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: President Trump
Replies: 2493
Views: 33563

Re: The Super Bowl Champion Atlanta Falcons

Who does Putin like?
by DavidG
on Sat Jan 28, 2017 9:24 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: The Super Bowl Champion Atlanta Falcons
Replies: 16
Views: 178

Re: 2017 UGC tasting of 2014 Bordeaux

Cordier funk sounds good to me.
by DavidG
on Sat Jan 28, 2017 9:23 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: 2017 UGC tasting of 2014 Bordeaux
Replies: 15
Views: 404

Re: President Trump

Ah well, just when I get down, I read this story about my nephew Jack in the local newspaper and his school project on the Holocaust: http://www.sunjournal.com/news/lewiston-auburn/2017/01/27/ams-students-research-terrors-holocaust/2067084 Stories like this and the marches are reassuring that there...
by DavidG
on Sat Jan 28, 2017 7:48 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: President Trump
Replies: 2493
Views: 33563

Re: The First 'America First' President (who liked BDX)

A familiar recounting but with a cleverly timely finish that was new to me.
by DavidG
on Sat Jan 28, 2017 11:28 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: The First 'America First' President (who liked BDX)
Replies: 1
Views: 70

Re: Elin McCoy on soil

An interesting read. People have been talking about soil for decades if not centuries. I guess it's poised to be the next thing. I like that she gave some examples and would be tempted to try a few. I wonder how often a grape/soil combo will be true to form and how often grower/vintner intervention ...
by DavidG
on Sat Jan 28, 2017 11:15 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Elin McCoy on soil
Replies: 1
Views: 37

Re: 2017 UGC tasting of 2014 Bordeaux

Posted elsewhere: Just came home from the afternoon version. Some nice wines, some mediocre. Overall I liked Pauillac. Biggest surprise though was Gruaud Larose. I talked to them for a while about the new style - it used to be a bretty, old-school wine but now it was more like something from Napa. R...
by DavidG
on Sat Jan 28, 2017 11:10 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: 2017 UGC tasting of 2014 Bordeaux
Replies: 15
Views: 404

Re: President Trump

Jim and Jacques, the print media did report negatively on Trump. Not (IMO) to a degree commensurate with his inadequacies. I said as much (or tried to) in my post above. I reserve my greatest umbrage for the broadcast media, which has much greater influence, and was much much worse. They would cut a...
by DavidG
on Sat Jan 28, 2017 3:29 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: President Trump
Replies: 2493
Views: 33563

Re: President Trump

The NYT begins to speak truth to power: A Lie by Any Other Name Nice piece, but about 6 months too late. I'll give them credit for finally publishing it, but that hardly makes a dent in their shameful performance prior to the election. The Times and the rest of the print media were closer to the tru...
by DavidG
on Fri Jan 27, 2017 10:20 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: President Trump
Replies: 2493
Views: 33563

Re: President Trump

That was funny Ian.

Torture, not so much:
http://www.cnn.com/2017/01/25/politics/ ... g-torture/
by DavidG
on Thu Jan 26, 2017 12:36 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: President Trump
Replies: 2493
Views: 33563

Re: 1996 Leoville-Barton

Thanks Glenn, can't find the rest of my notes from that night but the 1990 has been awesome every time I've had it. Wouldn't be surprised if Jim's electioneering put the 1996 over the top. My bottle of the 1996 this afternoon is just as Ian describes it. Cellared since release, perfect cork and fill...
by DavidG
on Sun Jan 22, 2017 9:55 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: 1996 Leoville-Barton
Replies: 9
Views: 223

Re: 1996 Leoville-Barton

Nice, you've tempted me to open one of these to go with watching the football games today. Fifteen years ago, the 1996 took best Leoville Barton in a NYC BWE Leovilles dinner, but I don't recall if the 1989 or 1990 were in the mix that night. Looks like a nice WB as well. I gave up on them as the ri...
by DavidG
on Sun Jan 22, 2017 9:00 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: 1996 Leoville-Barton
Replies: 9
Views: 223

Re: President Trump

Spicer cones out with bald-faced lies in the very first press "briefing" (no questions allowed). When called on it on MTP, Kelly Ann CONway denies they are lies, saying they are "alternative facts." How about an alternative POTUS? That I could get behind. The press is finally sta...
by DavidG
on Sun Jan 22, 2017 4:20 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: President Trump
Replies: 2493
Views: 33563

Re: TN: 95 Pichon Lalande [Pauillac], 02 Lascombes [Margaux]

Nice! Love 1995 Pichon Lalande.
by DavidG
on Sun Jan 22, 2017 2:40 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: TN: 95 Pichon Lalande [Pauillac], 02 Lascombes [Margaux]
Replies: 4
Views: 111
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