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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: 2
Views: 25

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: 553

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: 553

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: 94

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: 10
Views: 123

Re: 2014 Saint-Cosme Les Deux Albion

A perennial favorite Côtes du Rhône here too. I agree with Nic and Jon.
by DavidG
on Fri Mar 24, 2017 4:32 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: 2014 Saint-Cosme Les Deux Albion
Replies: 2
Views: 43

Re: How to post a picture on BWE.

From an iPad, clicking "Choose File" in the "Upload Attachment " tab lets you choose between taking a photo, picking a photo stored on the iPad, or choosing a photo stored in your iCloud Drive.
by DavidG
on Fri Mar 24, 2017 4:30 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: How to post a picture on BWE.
Replies: 3
Views: 55

Re: Rimmerman on BDX15

"Rimmerman sent this on the 2016's last night. He doesn't have any to sell."

:lol: :lol: :lol:

Maybe not today...
by DavidG
on Sat Mar 18, 2017 5:02 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Rimmerman on BDX15
Replies: 38
Views: 794

Re: Biggest Recent Disappointment?

I'm rarely disappointed by a first growth. For the most part they do deserve their reputations. I've had disappointments, though more often due to drinking them too young - 82 and 86 Mouton and 82 Haut Brion come to mind. Kicked myself for not listening to others and expecting I'd be able to apprec...
by DavidG
on Thu Mar 16, 2017 4:41 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Biggest Recent Disappointment?
Replies: 16
Views: 313

Re: Biggest Recent Disappointment?

>> First growths have a target on their backs for biggest disappointments because expectations are so high. >> I have more often been disappointed by the fancier Grand Cru Burgundies than by first growth Bordeaux. Not surprised by this. I don't play in that sandbox in part because of th...
by DavidG
on Thu Mar 16, 2017 4:33 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Biggest Recent Disappointment?
Replies: 16
Views: 313

Re: Biggest Recent Disappointment?

I'll take a hedonistic evaluation over a forensic one any day, Ian. First growths have a target on their backs for biggest disappointments because expectations are so high. I like 88 Haut Brion more than you do, but it's always my favorite first when it's on. Still have some of that and the other fi...
by DavidG
on Mon Mar 13, 2017 3:01 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Biggest Recent Disappointment?
Replies: 16
Views: 313

Re: Biggest Recent Disappointment?

Ian thanks for this input on 1988 Margaux. We have a few bottles and were planning to open one for our 30th anniversary next year. Might just let it rest and go with the Haut Brion. I cant think of a major Bdx disappointment in recent years outside of the occasional corked bottle. A year ago I opene...
by DavidG
on Sun Mar 12, 2017 9:03 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Biggest Recent Disappointment?
Replies: 16
Views: 313

Re: Some Bordeaux Oldies

Happy birthday Stuart and thanks for the fine report.
by DavidG
on Sun Mar 12, 2017 2:20 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Some Bordeaux Oldies
Replies: 12
Views: 189

Re: Seeking wine carrier recommendations.

I have both a Wine Check and a Wine Cruzer. Like them both. I use the Wine Check when I need to carry more than 6 bottles. The Wine Cruzer model I have can fit a Champagne bottle and a magnum but maxes out at 6 bottles total.
by DavidG
on Wed Mar 08, 2017 4:55 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Seeking wine carrier recommendations.
Replies: 8
Views: 93

Re: Seeking wine carrier recommendations.

The Wine Check Patrick mentions is an inexpensive and efficient solution. It wraps around a 12-bottle styro shipper and has wheels and a pull handle. More ergonomic, more sturdy, and much more expensive are Stefan's carrier (I don't recall the brand) and the Wine Cruzer, which I own: http://www.wine...
by DavidG
on Wed Mar 08, 2017 3:56 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Seeking wine carrier recommendations.
Replies: 8
Views: 93

Re: Ron Kramer

A copy of my post over on WB: Very sad to hear this awful news. I'll never forget him or his genuine enthusiasm for people. I was also at that OL at Steve Levy's and the pictures really capture his personality. I knew Ron from the early days of the internet and the Prodigy wine board. He was either ...
by DavidG
on Wed Mar 08, 2017 1:12 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Ron Kramer
Replies: 4
Views: 82

Re: The 2005 vintage begins to strut its stuff

I agree that there's a huge quality/complexity difference between Langoa and a Leoville Barton. Especially after 10+ years of aging.
by DavidG
on Tue Mar 07, 2017 2:34 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: The 2005 vintage begins to strut its stuff
Replies: 27
Views: 548

Re: Who is gonna be in SF on Thursday night?

Who gave Donald Trump Jim's BWE login info?
by DavidG
on Tue Mar 07, 2017 1:03 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Who is gonna be in SF on Thursday night?
Replies: 24
Views: 334

Re: More on 2014

<fingers in ears eyes shut tight> LALALALALALALA! NONONONONONONO! </fingers in ears eyes shut tight>

What's that noise? Something about buying young Bordeaux? Nah, must've been a squirrel on the roof. Next thread...
by DavidG
on Sat Mar 04, 2017 2:49 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: More on 2014
Replies: 15
Views: 221

Re: The 2005 vintage begins to strut its stuff

I liked the article. Thought it was extremely positive about the vintage with the exception, as Ian noted, of some of the heavily extracted St Ems. I'll How a wine now and then, especially if prodded by our BD. Generally, my maturity preferences tend to parallel Patrick's and those of the group that...
by DavidG
on Sat Mar 04, 2017 2:37 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: The 2005 vintage begins to strut its stuff
Replies: 27
Views: 548

Re: GPL 2003

Unless you're a baller.
by DavidG
on Sat Mar 04, 2017 6:23 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: GPL 2003
Replies: 30
Views: 504

Re: I'm back after a big trial, let's get ready for SF!

There was blood everywhere. He stabbed her three times and slit his wrist and smashed her head into the kitchen counter and floor. And not guilty of attempted murder. I can't imagine needing the services of a criminal trial attorney, but if I ever do, I hope it's in Maine and Jim is still practicing.
by DavidG
on Sat Mar 04, 2017 6:21 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: I'm back after a big trial, let's get ready for SF!
Replies: 10
Views: 185

Re: TN 2000 Ch. la Croix du Casse

What a great note. Feels like I'm there, and makes me want some. Sounds like it's time to start opening more of those Y2K wines.
by DavidG
on Thu Mar 02, 2017 2:37 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: TN 2000 Ch. la Croix du Casse
Replies: 2
Views: 65

Re: Happy 17th Birthday to Bordeaux Wine Enthusiasts!

What Ian said. Congratulations Jim. Well done indeed!
by DavidG
on Sun Feb 26, 2017 10:12 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Happy 17th Birthday to Bordeaux Wine Enthusiasts!
Replies: 14
Views: 209

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: 251

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
Replies: 2494
Views: 35745

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: 702

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: 314

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: 157

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: 2494
Views: 35745

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: 222

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: 161

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: 19
Views: 338

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: 232

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: 66

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: 2494
Views: 35745

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: 139

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: 38
Views: 794

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: 860

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: 2494
Views: 35745
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