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Re: 2016 Bordeaux futures - anyone biting?

Have Neal Martin's reviews ever influenced prices? Any evidence that they are now?
by DavidG
on Sun Apr 30, 2017 10:39 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: 2016 Bordeaux futures - anyone biting?
Replies: 41
Views: 684

Re: Lunch in Paris

Wonderful report Tim. Always makes me feel good to read about our BWE brethren celebrating together.
by DavidG
on Sat Apr 29, 2017 3:55 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Lunch in Paris
Replies: 15
Views: 138

Re: WS on the 2016 Futures Campaign

It promises to be an excellent year and Cos held their release price steady. Encouraging, but not quite worthy of high praise considering the baseline and how much prices went up last year. It still feels like the owners have taken the financial incentive out of buying futures. Of course only time w...
by DavidG
on Sat Apr 29, 2017 3:52 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: WS on the 2016 Futures Campaign
Replies: 3
Views: 86

Re: 2016 Bordeaux futures - anyone biting?

For a "pointless" article on 2016 Bordeaux, check out Neal Martin's Spirit Animals piece.
https://winejournal.robertparker.com/th ... deaux-2016
by DavidG
on Sat Apr 29, 2017 12:12 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: 2016 Bordeaux futures - anyone biting?
Replies: 41
Views: 684

Re: 2016 Bordeaux futures - anyone biting?

TW = Total Wine
by DavidG
on Fri Apr 28, 2017 11:09 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: 2016 Bordeaux futures - anyone biting?
Replies: 41
Views: 684

Re: 2016 Bordeaux futures - anyone biting?

I thought he didn't get the formats he ordered from TW, but was offered the wine in 750s instead?
by DavidG
on Thu Apr 27, 2017 4:07 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: 2016 Bordeaux futures - anyone biting?
Replies: 41
Views: 684

Re: 2016 Pessac-Léognan (13 wines)

Another excellent installment Alex. DdC looks pretty good too if you aren't oak averse and/or believe it will integrate over time.

BTW, fixed the link in your original post.
by DavidG
on Thu Apr 27, 2017 3:59 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: 2016 Pessac-Léognan (13 wines)
Replies: 4
Views: 96

Re: Calon Segur 2000, deal or not?

Hope you enjoy them W_D.

I'm DavidG. That's just a quote of Jim's I put in my sig line to tease him. Gee its been almost a year. Guess it's long past fresh...
by DavidG
on Tue Apr 25, 2017 10:04 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Calon Segur 2000, deal or not?
Replies: 4
Views: 157

Re: Another premox Bourgogne and a great 2006 Bordeaux

Premoxed white Burgs = fake wine!
#Sad!

The Pavie Mac OTOH, sounds great.
by DavidG
on Mon Apr 24, 2017 1:17 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Another premox Bourgogne and a great 2006 Bordeaux
Replies: 2
Views: 85

Re: Flickinger on 2016 BDX

Sounds like the ripeness of 2015 is reminiscent of 2009 while the freshness of 2016 is reminiscent of 2010.
by DavidG
on Sun Apr 23, 2017 2:45 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Flickinger on 2016 BDX
Replies: 6
Views: 144

Re: 2010 barde haut

Drunk at age 7. Supposedly an early drinker, but good chance this was at its most awkward stage. Mine will rest for at least another 3 years, though I am now tempted to open one in the name of science. Or contrariness. I know, I know, you're all experienced tasters and can tell an out of balance win...
by DavidG
on Mon Apr 17, 2017 12:56 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: 2010 barde haut
Replies: 12
Views: 300

Re: TN 06 Lagrange and the existentialism of the 90 point score.

A little road tar in young Syrah is a good thing in my book. Not so much in Cab. I suppose those are learned responses.
by DavidG
on Mon Apr 17, 2017 12:42 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: TN 06 Lagrange and the existentialism of the 90 point score.
Replies: 29
Views: 439

Re: 2016 Bordeaux futures - anyone biting?

If Le Pen wins, even if I were buying Bordeaux futures, wine pricing would not be my first worry. The hype is already building for 2016 being one of the best ever. Even without Parker's influence, I see a good chance that prices will hold or increase over 2015. Are futures still worth it? In recent ...
by DavidG
on Mon Apr 17, 2017 12:30 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: 2016 Bordeaux futures - anyone biting?
Replies: 41
Views: 684

Re: Bon Voyage dinner for Tom and Gail (not long to be) in DC

I agree with Jay on the Champagnes. Both young. I preferred the steely acidity and laser focus of the Pommery to the softer sweeter Veuve. The La Chapelle fill was several inches below the cork, but it was still fully alive and kicking. Plenty of fruit, acid and tannin, nice aged complexity. It beca...
by DavidG
on Sat Apr 15, 2017 1:07 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Bon Voyage dinner for Tom and Gail (not long to be) in DC
Replies: 14
Views: 201

Re: The 2000 Sociando Mallet has been uncorked....

Alex, I hate it.

When should I come over? ;)
by DavidG
on Fri Apr 14, 2017 11:45 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: The 2000 Sociando Mallet has been uncorked....
Replies: 11
Views: 188

Re: Calon Segur 2000, deal or not?

W_D, I can't answer your question but in true BWE fashion I'll give you two semi-related suggestions. 1) If you don't already have a subscription to Wine Searcher Pro, give it some serious consideration. It won't tell you about the quality of the wine but will give you a solid handle on whether this...
by DavidG
on Fri Apr 14, 2017 4:15 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Calon Segur 2000, deal or not?
Replies: 4
Views: 157

Bon Voyage dinner for Tom and Gail (not long to be) in DC

The Baltimore/Washington chapter of BWE, represented by Jay & Peggy Winton, Chris Bublitz, Peggy and me, met at Ripple in DC to send Tom and Gail off on their next big adventure to Denver. We've been good buddies for a few decades and we're really going to miss them when they hit the road on Sat...
by DavidG
on Fri Apr 14, 2017 4:00 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Bon Voyage dinner for Tom and Gail (not long to be) in DC
Replies: 14
Views: 201

Re: 2016 Bordeaux futures - anyone biting?

Ian, the Farr vintage write-ups have always been interesting, well-written and often more grounded in reality than some of the presumably less-conflicted critics'. Thanks for posting that. I think its madness that agricultural producers are withholding stocks, under the theory that they are entitled...
by DavidG
on Thu Apr 13, 2017 7:10 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: 2016 Bordeaux futures - anyone biting?
Replies: 41
Views: 684

Re: 2016 Château Latour

Thanks, Ian. Interesting comment about 2000 being most over-rated, Alex. I'm liking mine just fine, but I can't recall the hype ever being as intense as for the 2000s, between Parker, the other critics and the added Y2K buzz. Short of inducing nirvana, it would be hard to live up to that level of pr...
by DavidG
on Thu Apr 13, 2017 5:01 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: 2016 Château Latour
Replies: 4
Views: 89

Re: 2016 Château Latour

Very nice reports here and on the other 2016s Alex. What vintage is Latour currently offering for sale? I'm curious how long they keep them, and if that decision is based on how long they think they need to age (in which case maybe they haven't released any yet) or if the timing is primarily financi...
by DavidG
on Thu Apr 13, 2017 11:46 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: 2016 Château Latour
Replies: 4
Views: 89

2016 Bordeaux futures - anyone biting?

I'm 138 days into my freeze, with no plans to buy 2016 Bordeaux. But It's about that time of year for the Bordeaux futures machine to get revved up. Here are Elin McCoy's top 18 wines, top 10 values, and 4 to avoid.
by DavidG
on Wed Apr 12, 2017 10:58 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: 2016 Bordeaux futures - anyone biting?
Replies: 41
Views: 684

Re: Seven times seven

Hard to disagree with any on your list, Ian. But I would find a spot for 1990 Margaux.
by DavidG
on Tue Apr 11, 2017 4:37 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Seven times seven
Replies: 9
Views: 215

Re: In Praise of Trophy Wines

My recollection matches Stu's.
by DavidG
on Sun Apr 09, 2017 9:54 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: In Praise of Trophy Wines
Replies: 14
Views: 299

Re: So what have you bought lately?

It's been 134 days since my last (non-restaurant) wine purchase.
by DavidG
on Sat Apr 08, 2017 10:40 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: So what have you bought lately?
Replies: 528
Views: 32191

Re: The 2014 Ridge Lytton Springs has been uncorked....

I generally prefers Zins in their youth. Drank a lot of them while waiting for my early-80s Bordeaux to mature. Sure Geyserville ages and gains some nuance and complexity but like Jim I'm not sure I like it better that way. And it may somewhat resemble but doesn't really turn into Bordeaux or aged C...
by DavidG
on Sat Apr 08, 2017 10:37 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: The 2014 Ridge Lytton Springs has been uncorked....
Replies: 15
Views: 179

Re: In Praise of Trophy Wines

Well said, Stuart.
by DavidG
on Fri Apr 07, 2017 10:42 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: In Praise of Trophy Wines
Replies: 14
Views: 299

Re: 2010 barde haut

$25 is a fantastic price, but it's no bargain if you don't like it.
by DavidG
on Fri Apr 07, 2017 11:17 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: 2010 barde haut
Replies: 12
Views: 300

Re: Pape Clement @ the Musket Room 4/3

Fun read, jc. I remember that bottle of 2001 Pape Clement, Jim. It was just released and while noticeably oaky it was also fresh and crisp. No excessive sweet/overripe or flabby characteristics at that time. Haven't had it since. I bought a half case of the 2012 based on BWEnabling enthusiasm for th...
by DavidG
on Fri Apr 07, 2017 11:13 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Pape Clement @ the Musket Room 4/3
Replies: 11
Views: 210

Re: TN 06 Lagrange and the existentialism of the 90 point score.

I don't feel a need to drink "just OK" wines to appreciate the good stuff. But I won't turn my nose up at a good wine that doesn't reach the Wow level. If that's what's available, plenty of enjoyment to be found in the 85-pointers. I agree with Arv about blind tasting but most of my wine d...
by DavidG
on Thu Apr 06, 2017 3:33 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: TN 06 Lagrange and the existentialism of the 90 point score.
Replies: 29
Views: 439

Re: TN: 2006 Lagrange and the philosophy of the 90 point score.

You both have a good point. I rarely use points. Excellent or outstanding are my markers for wow and holy cow wow wines. Like Jim, I'd rather drink wow wines, and for the reasons he gave. Not to put too sharp a point on it, but I should point out that without understanding another's rating system, t...
by DavidG
on Wed Apr 05, 2017 5:40 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: TN 06 Lagrange and the existentialism of the 90 point score.
Replies: 29
Views: 439

Re: Sauternes lovers: wassup with the 2001s?

2001 Yquem was freaking awesome 4 months ago and 2001 Fargues was kicking a$$ 2 weeks ago.
by DavidG
on Mon Apr 03, 2017 4:50 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Sauternes lovers: wassup with the 2001s?
Replies: 20
Views: 1174

Re: 2002 Leoville Barton has been uncorked and other ramblings.

JimHow wrote:
Here it hit 88F today. Time to move south, Jimbo.


I'd like to find some property in Florida that I could go down to in the winter....
jesus Christ, I sound like an old fogie.


Peggy and I are learning to embrace our fogieness. Planning to spend next February in Sarasota.
by DavidG
on Sat Apr 01, 2017 2:26 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: 2002 Leoville Barton has been uncorked and other ramblings.
Replies: 17
Views: 242

Re: de Myrat - backstory

Fun read. I do like Martin's writing more than any of the current or former WA staff, including Parker and Galloni. He tells a good story. Thanks for posting, it's been a bit over a year since I let my subscription lapse.
by DavidG
on Sat Apr 01, 2017 2:18 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: de Myrat - backstory
Replies: 2
Views: 78

Re: Multi-case purchases

My typical buy for a wine to cellar is 6-12 bottles. I'm more interested in diversity than depth. Owning 24 or more bottles of the same wine would limit that. The single exception was 2 cases and 2 mags of 1989 Lynch Bages, the wine that inspired Jim to found BWE, that I bought on release.
by DavidG
on Sat Apr 01, 2017 2:12 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Multi-case purchases
Replies: 4
Views: 104

Re: Poll: How much wine do you drink per week?

Peggy and I go through about 2 bottles a week. Sometimes none, sometimes 3-4. A bottle usually lasts us 2 days. Sometimes 3 if she's not drinking.
by DavidG
on Tue Mar 28, 2017 11:19 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Poll: How much wine do you drink per week?
Replies: 12
Views: 235

Re: 2008 Clos Fourtet TN

Nice pic and nice note! My first experience with Clos Fourtet was in 2005 and I'm a fan. It satisfies that need for a ripe rich right banker.
by DavidG
on Sat Mar 25, 2017 1:16 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: 2008 Clos Fourtet TN
Replies: 5
Views: 136

Re: LYNCH vs. BARON IV: EARTHQUAKE IN SAN FRANCISCO

So many great wines. Loving the reports. Sounds like you are having a great time. We opened a 1989 La Tour Blanche Sauternes Thursday night in sympathy with your theme and it was outstanding over 2 nights. Looking forward to the Friday and Saturday night dinner reports, and of course the extracurric...
by DavidG
on Sat Mar 25, 2017 1:11 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: LYNCH vs. BARON IV: EARTHQUAKE IN SAN FRANCISCO
Replies: 53
Views: 740

Re: LYNCH vs. BARON IV: EARTHQUAKE IN SAN FRANCISCO

Jimmy LB How must have been jet-lagged. I can't imagine such a result if the master manipulator had been in full voice.

My bottles of 1989 Lynch, cellared since release, have often seemed young, requiring hours or even the next day to really blossom.
by DavidG
on Fri Mar 24, 2017 5:33 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: LYNCH vs. BARON IV: EARTHQUAKE IN SAN FRANCISCO
Replies: 53
Views: 740

Re: Safe travels, and see you all soon in the City by the Bay!

Feeling a bit envious already. I'm sure that will increase when the reports start coming in. Looks like a good start at Ed's Wednesday night.
Have a great time!
by DavidG
on Fri Mar 24, 2017 5:27 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Safe travels, and see you all soon in the City by the Bay!
Replies: 5
Views: 128

Re: The 2005 Mongeard-Mugneret Fixin has been uncorked....

Sounds like yer Fixin' to do some mighty fine drinkin' over the next coupla days, pardner.
by DavidG
on Fri Mar 24, 2017 4:33 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: The 2005 Mongeard-Mugneret Fixin has been uncorked....
Replies: 12
Views: 231
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