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Re: New York Times article in defense of Bordeaux blanc

I can't comment from personal experience on premox in white Bdx because I don't drink much of it. But it's not just Burgs that are at risk. I've seen it in white Rhones. And if Stuart says he's seen it in Bordeaux Blanc, I believe it's happening. I wonder if there's a greater risk with wines that ma...
by DavidG
on Mon Dec 15, 2014 10:12 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: New York Times article in defense of Bordeaux blanc
Replies: 10
Views: 160

Re: TN: TN: some good ones including Bordeaux

Harry, the '96 Lynch and the '00 Les Cailloux sound like real treats! And Jo dogs among the others either. Glad to see you're drinking well.
by DavidG
on Mon Dec 08, 2014 11:46 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: TN: TN: some good ones including Bordeaux
Replies: 4
Views: 163

Re: So what have you bought lately?

Yes, I did say I was buying, not necessarily receiving too much. Though they eventually came through on every single bottle, I am done buying pre-arrivals from PC. OTOH, I don't know if I would have been able to resist the 2002 PR Winston Churchill at a pre-arrival price of $150...
by DavidG
on Mon Dec 08, 2014 4:23 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: So what have you bought lately?
Replies: 81
Views: 1519

Re: So what have you bought lately?

Wow, I guess I shouldn't have taken myself off of the PC email list... But I was buying soooo much stuff...
by DavidG
on Sun Dec 07, 2014 9:54 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: So what have you bought lately?
Replies: 81
Views: 1519

Re: So what have you bought lately?

Good buy, Stefan. Did you get those in Europe?
by DavidG
on Sun Dec 07, 2014 5:17 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: So what have you bought lately?
Replies: 81
Views: 1519

Re: 2002 Pol Roger question

Apparently not... To whit:

Great price! Any left?
by DavidG
on Tue Dec 02, 2014 5:12 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: 2002 Pol Roger question
Replies: 10
Views: 199

Re: So what have you bought lately?

2002 Pol Roger Brut
2002 Pol Roger Blanc de Blancs

Trying to resist the rosé...
by DavidG
on Tue Dec 02, 2014 4:19 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: So what have you bought lately?
Replies: 81
Views: 1519

Re: 2002 Pol Roger question

Ian, yes, Clos des Goisses is another long-lived wine which has been a favorite of mine in many past vintages. I may have to snag a few of those as well as some of the 2002 PR regular and WC. Rob, I've been the lucky recipient of a few glasses of 1990 Pol Roger Blanc de Blancs thanks to your generos...
by DavidG
on Mon Dec 01, 2014 4:48 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: 2002 Pol Roger question
Replies: 10
Views: 199

Re: Wild three days of wine

Thanks for the info on use of oak in Chablis. Who are the prominent producers who don't oak, or do all of them do it for their GCs?
by DavidG
on Mon Dec 01, 2014 2:32 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Wild three days of wine
Replies: 18
Views: 286

Re: 2002 Pol Roger question

Thanks guys. I am in for some of each. I think I'm just seeing 2 different listings for the same Blanc de Blancs.
by DavidG
on Mon Dec 01, 2014 2:25 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: 2002 Pol Roger question
Replies: 10
Views: 199

2002 Pol Roger question

I'm looking to add some 2002 Pol Roger to the cellar, and am considering the "regular" vintage blend and some of the Blanc de Blancs. I know we have a few Pol Roger fans on board. How would you compare them? And is there any difference between the 2002 Blanc de Blancs and the 2002 Blanc de...
by DavidG
on Sun Nov 30, 2014 8:00 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: 2002 Pol Roger question
Replies: 10
Views: 199

Re: Wild three days of wine

Wow is right! What a great few days of wine tasting. Thanks for the fascinating read, Tim. I too have a question, about the Le Clos Chablis tasting. You mentioned a heaviness due to oak obscuring the terroir in the Billard Simon and Dauvissat. I thought oak was taboo in Chablis. Were these recent vi...
by DavidG
on Sun Nov 30, 2014 7:26 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Wild three days of wine
Replies: 18
Views: 286

Re: New vintage ranking 1981-2010

Chris' ranking is identical to mine at this stage of the game. Of course, this is based on my limited personal exposure. I haven't drunk 100 or probably even 50 different wines from any of these vintages. I can see where someone might argue that 1982 shouldn't be ranked first because there were only...
by DavidG
on Fri Nov 28, 2014 6:32 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: New vintage ranking 1981-2010
Replies: 14
Views: 305

Re: 2005 Meyney

Sounds like a very nice wine at that price! Do you think cellar time will make it even better?
by DavidG
on Fri Nov 28, 2014 6:26 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: 2005 Meyney
Replies: 6
Views: 156

Re: Thanksgiving 2014, Day 7

Danny, hope you are feeling better soon.
by DavidG
on Fri Nov 28, 2014 12:50 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Thanksgiving 2014, Day 7
Replies: 3
Views: 82

Re: Inspired...

I agree. Loved the funk. Still bought up through 2010 and will keep holding them in hopes they will still turn out well.
by DavidG
on Fri Nov 28, 2014 12:44 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Inspired...
Replies: 4
Views: 95

Re: Inspired...

That Beaucastel has been drinking beautifully the last few years.
by DavidG
on Thu Nov 27, 2014 1:51 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Inspired...
Replies: 4
Views: 95

Re: New vintage ranking 1981-2010

I'm curious how many wines from each vintage were drunk to come to these conclusions. My rankings would look pretty different. But with only 10-20 wines some years, even fewer other years, and different ones in different years, my experience is hardly generalizable. I suspect you have a broader expe...
by DavidG
on Thu Nov 27, 2014 2:20 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: New vintage ranking 1981-2010
Replies: 14
Views: 305

Re: Thanksgiving 2014, Day 6

What does selenium smell like? And don't tell me Brunello...

Sounds like some nice Bordeaux there Stefan. I'm still holding my 1996 Leoville Barton. Sounds like it could use a few more years.
by DavidG
on Thu Nov 27, 2014 2:08 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Thanksgiving 2014, Day 6
Replies: 2
Views: 65

Re: Beaujolais is nice, but...

Nice note RPCV. I'm not a fan of Beaujolais Nouveau, though I do like cru Beaujolais. The Chasse-Spleen, though, sounds like the real deal.
by DavidG
on Sun Nov 23, 2014 1:53 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Beaujolais is nice, but...
Replies: 3
Views: 90

Re: 2009 Lalande-Borie

Another hour later in a warm room and this is a bit over-ripe and flabby. A few minutes in the fridge to bring the temp down a bit seems to restore the balance.
by DavidG
on Sun Nov 23, 2014 4:44 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: 2009 Lalande-Borie
Replies: 2
Views: 72

Re: Wine and A-Fib

And good luck, Jacques, though it's unlikely you'll need it. Pulmonary ablation has become a pretty common and routine procedure.
by DavidG
on Sat Nov 22, 2014 11:39 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Wine and A-Fib
Replies: 12
Views: 170

2009 Lalande-Borie

I bought a half-case of this as an early-drinking QPR, and figured it was time to crack one. Stefan's Thanksgiving post inspired me to write a note. Cellared since release, perfect cork and fill, pop and pour. Dark red to rim. Not much going on initially aroma-wise, with a little cherry and oak, a l...
by DavidG
on Sat Nov 22, 2014 11:36 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: 2009 Lalande-Borie
Replies: 2
Views: 72

Re: 2009 Esprit de Chevalier

That's a flavor saver, Nic...
by DavidG
on Sat Nov 22, 2014 11:16 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: 2009 Esprit de Chevalier
Replies: 9
Views: 136

Re: Thanksgiving 2014, Days 1 & 2

Great notes and story as always, Professor. I almost feel like I'm there.

Stefan's notes have become a holiday tradition. The first installment always makes me feel like the holiday season has really begun.
by DavidG
on Sat Nov 22, 2014 11:14 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Thanksgiving 2014, Days 1 & 2
Replies: 7
Views: 134

Re: Wine and A-Fib

I agree with Danny. If the ablation works and the fibrillation stops normal activities and diet can be resumed, no need for anticoagulants and no need to avoid alcohol, but in moderation, as in 12 oz of wine per day max. That's a general guideline, not intended as medical advice, disclaimer blah bla...
by DavidG
on Sat Nov 22, 2014 11:07 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Wine and A-Fib
Replies: 12
Views: 170

Re: The Argentina Experiment

Sounds like a movie title for a film about evil Nazi scientists in hiding and starring Maximilian Schell.

Turns out it really is a movie, albeit an unheralded documentary:
http://www.smallplanet.gr/documentaries ... experiment
by DavidG
on Tue Nov 18, 2014 12:14 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: The Argentina Experiment
Replies: 9
Views: 158

Re: Leoville-Langoa-Barton vertical

Nice report, Ian. This is a wine I wish I had more of.
by DavidG
on Sun Nov 16, 2014 5:03 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Leoville-Langoa-Barton vertical
Replies: 3
Views: 134

Re: 1990 Filhot creme de Tete

These are most likely tartrate crystals that precipitate out, often when the wine is chilled, and often seen in wine that has not been "cold-stabilized." Not at all an issue. I suppose it might reduce the acid in the balance a bit, as can sometimes be seen in wines that have been frozen af...
by DavidG
on Fri Nov 14, 2014 3:01 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: 1990 Filhot creme de Tete
Replies: 1
Views: 38

Re: Dinner with Tim, François, and Bastien

I've seen him at work, during our 2005 visit to France. It's a combination of corkscrew and hands-on grasping and regrasping of the cork at the lip of the bottle and teasing it upwards, which helps reduce the risk of it falling apart. I've found it helpful on old crumbly or spongy corks, even when u...
by DavidG
on Fri Nov 14, 2014 2:58 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Dinner with Tim, François, and Bastien
Replies: 11
Views: 168

Re: Denver BWE OFFLINE...88 Bordeaux

Hard for me to be objective about this - 1988 Bordeaux gets extra love from Peggy and me because it's our wedding year. But no, I don't think it's the best ever, even for that decade. I like 1982 and 1989 even better.
by DavidG
on Fri Nov 14, 2014 3:13 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Denver BWE OFFLINE...88 Bordeaux
Replies: 8
Views: 199

Re: 2010 redux

I thikn 2010 is going to be more like 2005 with respect to drinking windows. The best wines will take 15-20 years or more to show their best.
by DavidG
on Fri Nov 14, 2014 3:09 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: 2010 redux
Replies: 7
Views: 249

Re: So what have you bought lately?

Wine Searcher shows low prices around $200 in Europe, $250 in the US. I could be wrong, but I don't think it will get much cheaper, and may even go up. I have no way of getting it into the US from Europe short of buying it over there, so I bought in the US.
by DavidG
on Fri Nov 14, 2014 3:05 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: So what have you bought lately?
Replies: 81
Views: 1519

Re: So what have you bought lately?

Been waiting for this one to be released stateside:

6 x 2002 Pol Roger Winston Churchill
by DavidG
on Thu Nov 13, 2014 9:11 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: So what have you bought lately?
Replies: 81
Views: 1519

Re: TN: TNs of a broad range of wines

Nice range of wines, Harry.

Nic, Shafer Hillside is probably my favorite California Cab. I'll have to bring one to the next BWE dinner.
by DavidG
on Sun Nov 09, 2014 11:12 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: TN: TNs of a broad range of wines
Replies: 4
Views: 128

Re: 2010 redux

Every time I read one of your 2010 reports, Ian, I am sorely tempted to break my pledge to pass on this and future vintages of Bordeaux. This time it's a half case each of Talbot and Grand Puy Lacoste in my shopping cart, tempting me to plug in my credit card info. Unlike Father Stefan, I am not imm...
by DavidG
on Sun Nov 09, 2014 8:29 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: 2010 redux
Replies: 7
Views: 249

Re: Dinner with Tim, François, and Bastien

What a fabulous evening, well done!
by DavidG
on Sat Nov 08, 2014 5:18 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Dinner with Tim, François, and Bastien
Replies: 11
Views: 168

Re: My father's 90th birthday party.

Precious times, enjoy.
by DavidG
on Sat Nov 08, 2014 2:59 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: My father's 90th birthday party.
Replies: 15
Views: 273

Re: It's going to be a rough year for the Democrats.

I'm a warren you, jimbo, that ticket'll get klobuchared.

Her "optics" are too "naggy" (like your mom, not a horse). But a lot can change in 2 years.
by DavidG
on Fri Nov 07, 2014 10:24 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: It's going to be a rough year for the Democrats.
Replies: 15
Views: 235

Re: Paris

Interesting wine choice at Guy Savoy as Hubert Montille passed away last week while lunching with friends and drinking a bottle of his 1999 Pommard Rugiens.
by DavidG
on Thu Nov 06, 2014 10:44 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Paris
Replies: 7
Views: 118
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