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Re: The 2010 Barde Haut has been uncorked….

I've got a few of those sleeping in the cellar. Interested to hear your take.
by DavidG
on Wed Aug 24, 2016 11:01 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: The 2010 Barde Haut has been uncorked….
Replies: 2
Views: 15

Re: President Trump

I understand you are a supporter, David, but just to be clear, the AP and the NYT are now part of the "Pillory Hillary" crowd, too? Scott, I was responding to the NY Post and National Review articles that you linked. Was there a particular AP or NYT story you had in mind? I don't consider...
by DavidG
on Wed Aug 24, 2016 10:39 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: President Trump
Replies: 1062
Views: 15598

Re: President Trump

I'm glad she met with many donors, though I suspect the numbers were selected for maximum impact. Kind of like "only 6% of donations goes to charitable work" when the real number was 88%. Only this time there's no way to know the real denominator. Regardless, the Clinton Family Foundation ...
by DavidG
on Wed Aug 24, 2016 5:41 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: President Trump
Replies: 1062
Views: 15598

Re: Illustrations of Bordeaux Chateaux

Very cool, thanks for posting Tim.
by DavidG
on Wed Aug 24, 2016 12:52 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Illustrations of Bordeaux Chateaux
Replies: 10
Views: 82

Re: 2000 Grand-Puy-Lacoste

Yeah, counterfeiting a GPL would be like counterfeiting a one dollar bill. :lol: I have never been particularly over- or under-whelmed by GPL. My most memorable bottle was a 1982 brought by Chris Bublitz to a dinner maybe 10-15 years ago. It was outstanding. I currently have a total of 4 bottles in...
by DavidG
on Tue Aug 23, 2016 5:21 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: 2000 Grand-Puy-Lacoste
Replies: 38
Views: 397

Re: 2000 Grand-Puy-Lacoste

Sure, I can see big ticket items being a high risk for fraud, and I have no doubt that John Fox' lack of scruples would be no barrier to their sale. And I've read the stories about middling wines being counterfeited. But I kind of doubt that Fox was actively involved in fencing large volumes of midd...
by DavidG
on Tue Aug 23, 2016 5:06 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: 2000 Grand-Puy-Lacoste
Replies: 38
Views: 397

Re: Taking a walk on the wild side with 2000 Cantermerle

And the Cantemerle sings:

Do,
Do do, do do.

Do do do do,
Do do, do do
by DavidG
on Thu Aug 18, 2016 9:43 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Taking a walk on the wild side with 2000 Cantermerle
Replies: 10
Views: 156

Re: President Trump

Moore's first piece about the potential for Trump to win did resonate with me and I suspect many others truly afraid of a Trump presidency. I have no idea if there is any truth to this latest allegation but it reeks of conspiratorial thinking and is no better substantiated than much of what Trump hi...
by DavidG
on Thu Aug 18, 2016 1:59 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: President Trump
Replies: 1062
Views: 15598

Re: President Trump

Trump hired the Breitbart guy to run his campaign so things may get exciting again. I'm sure he'll be more effective at fanning the Pillory Hillary flames. If Trump will listen to him.

And I think Roger Ailes is working for Trump now too. A stellar cast of characters.
by DavidG
on Wed Aug 17, 2016 8:13 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: President Trump
Replies: 1062
Views: 15598

Re: WE on BDX Futures

I never paid much attention to Wine Enthusiast, but I agree in general with this article. It's no longer a guaranteed financial win to buy en primeur. It does depend, however, on which wines you buy and what time frame you're looking at. For the time period discussed in the article, 2005 forward, my...
by DavidG
on Tue Aug 16, 2016 11:14 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: WE on BDX Futures
Replies: 1
Views: 69

Re: TN: 2000 Ch. Rouget

Welcome Jim and thanks for the note. It's especially fun to see the love of wine kindled in a friend.
by DavidG
on Tue Aug 16, 2016 1:03 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: TN: 2000 Ch. Rouget
Replies: 16
Views: 182

Re: 1996 Pontet Canet

I wasn't smart enough to be buying Pontet Canet in 1996.
by DavidG
on Tue Aug 16, 2016 12:58 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: 1996 Pontet Canet
Replies: 9
Views: 221

Re: 1994 La Gaffelière, Clos Fourtet, Lagrange, Talbot

I liked 2004 Angelus, Clinet and L'Evangile in 1994, though not up to par with their top years. Agree with Ian regarding Margaux and Latour. As with all vintage generalizations, there are exceptions. But I had more thin underwined duds than winners from 1994.
by DavidG
on Mon Aug 15, 2016 6:15 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: 1994 La Gaffelière, Clos Fourtet, Lagrange, Talbot
Replies: 12
Views: 158

Re: TN: 2000 Château Giscours (Margaux)

If you're a fan of aged complexity as I am, it should be even better with a few more years. I think it has the fruit and structure to improve further.
by DavidG
on Mon Aug 15, 2016 6:09 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: TN: 2000 Château Giscours (Margaux)
Replies: 8
Views: 148

Re: 2000 Grand-Puy-Lacoste

Glad to hear it has entered its drinking window.
by DavidG
on Mon Aug 15, 2016 6:05 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: 2000 Grand-Puy-Lacoste
Replies: 38
Views: 397

Re: TN: 2000 Château Giscours (Margaux)

I'm still hands off most of my 2000s but I've liked the ones I've opened. Giscours, Prieure Lichine, Sociando Mallet, Charmail on the left, and Nenin, Chauvin, Canon la Gaff on the right were all very enjoyable. The Leovilles and Pichons are too young yet but I'm glad I have them. Others I haven't e...
by DavidG
on Mon Aug 15, 2016 3:48 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: TN: 2000 Château Giscours (Margaux)
Replies: 8
Views: 148

Re: Premier Cru files for bankruptcy

I saw that analysis. I also wonder whether the prosecutor would ever bring other charges, or if this was the easy slam-dunk case and that will be the end of any criminal proceedings against Fox.
by DavidG
on Sat Aug 13, 2016 3:40 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Premier Cru files for bankruptcy
Replies: 205
Views: 5850

Re: The $29.00 2002 Calon Segur has been uncorked….

Yes, Arv. Wish I'd bought a bunch from our wedding year...
by DavidG
on Sat Aug 13, 2016 3:36 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: The $29.00 2002 Calon Segur has been uncorked….
Replies: 16
Views: 197

TN: 2000 Château Giscours (Margaux)

I've loved every bottle I've opened of this. ⋅  2000 Château Giscours - France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Margaux (8/13/2016) Cellared since release. Perfect fill and cork. Dark red, minimal lightening at rim. Classic nose of ripe cassis, Margaux-berries, some earthy complexity. Medium-full body, r...
by DavidG
on Sat Aug 13, 2016 3:34 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: TN: 2000 Château Giscours (Margaux)
Replies: 8
Views: 148

Re: The $29.00 2002 Calon Segur has been uncorked….

An awesome deal on a quintessential Jim How wine. Glad it is everything you expected. But... what is this? The label says $29.99? What kind of DC shenanigans is this? What if Trump finds out about this... A Democratic ex-mayor criminal defendant lawyer from Maine comes to DC and gets a <wink, win...
by DavidG
on Sat Aug 13, 2016 4:22 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: The $29.00 2002 Calon Segur has been uncorked….
Replies: 16
Views: 197

Re: A rosé and a CdP

Thanks for the note on the 2006 Beaucastel Nic. One of the longest-lived CdP, I find they typically need 10 years to start drinking well. Sounds like this one is ready to go. I may open one soon but am still working on my 1995-2000s.
by DavidG
on Sat Aug 13, 2016 3:17 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: A rosé and a CdP
Replies: 2
Views: 35

Re: President Trump

Loved Al Franken's book.
Never laughed out loud at Jon Stewart though I liked his stuff OK.
Colbert could usually get me to LOL when he was on Stewart's show.
Now I like Samantha Bee when I remember to watch.

The Bloody Socks - better name for a band or a political party?
by DavidG
on Fri Aug 12, 2016 5:23 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: President Trump
Replies: 1062
Views: 15598

Re: Premier Cru files for bankruptcy

In the "only in today's social media world" category: Someone has been posting on Wine Berserkers the last few days claiming to be a 22 year old ex-girlfriend of Fox'. Says she only dated him for his money, didn't know about embezzlement until she read about it recently online.
by DavidG
on Fri Aug 12, 2016 5:19 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Premier Cru files for bankruptcy
Replies: 205
Views: 5850

Re: Premier Cru files for bankruptcy

John Fox plead guilty to one count of fraud in return for a maximum sentence of 6 1/2 years in prison.

The judge called his operation a Ponzi scheme running from 2010-2015. Fox also admitted that he began cheating customers in 1993 or 1994.

Details here.
by DavidG
on Fri Aug 12, 2016 6:12 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Premier Cru files for bankruptcy
Replies: 205
Views: 5850

Re: President Trump

I see the commercial television "news" industry as hardly worthy of the moniker, and more interested in ratings than anything else. They'll cover anything outrageous, regardless of truth or fiction. Heaven forbid they actually investigate or ask a follow-up question for fear that their &qu...
by DavidG
on Thu Aug 11, 2016 5:21 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: President Trump
Replies: 1062
Views: 15598

Re: President Trump

I agree with Jacques that on a macro level the estate tax means almost nothing, other than a sound bite/rallying point for those generally opposed to taxes. But I also agree with Scott that on a micro level there are people who are hurt by the estate tax. I don't know if it's the only or main reason...
by DavidG
on Thu Aug 11, 2016 12:39 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: President Trump
Replies: 1062
Views: 15598

Re: What was your favorite surprise of the last year?

A gift bottle of 2002 Bollinger RD. Plan to take it to Chicago to open with friends this fall.

As far as a bottle of Bordeaux that was a pleasant surprise, I'll go with the 2012 Ch du Tertre that I Howed at the urging of Danny and our BD this spring.
by DavidG
on Mon Aug 08, 2016 5:04 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: What was your favorite surprise of the last year?
Replies: 10
Views: 218

Re: What red Bordeaux you drink on a warm day?

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by DavidG
on Sat Aug 06, 2016 4:12 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: What red Bordeaux you drink on a warm day?
Replies: 4
Views: 74

Re: President Trump

Made the NPR news this evening. The Donald's ass-Trumpet continues to blow further and further out of tune with reality. Whether it's out of tune with the majority of the electorate is the question that worries me. A lot can happen in 3 months - an eternity in politics - and I shudder to think of wh...
by DavidG
on Sat Aug 06, 2016 1:20 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: President Trump
Replies: 1062
Views: 15598

Re: BWE at the beach: Krug, Montrose, Gruaud, Bouchard Corton

It's amazing how every now and then a bottle that should by all rights be a goner can surprise you.
by DavidG
on Sat Aug 06, 2016 1:06 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: BWE at the beach: Krug, Montrose, Gruaud, Bouchard Corton
Replies: 16
Views: 252

Another 2000

A Pomerol this time... 2000 Ch. Nenin : Cellared since release, perfect cork and fill. Dark red core, lightening at rim. Dark fruits, cedar/tobacco, strong note of iodine on the nose. Full-bodied with dark ripe fruit, good balance, still tannic on the finish. The next day the iodine note is replaced...
by DavidG
on Mon Aug 01, 2016 1:04 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Another 2000
Replies: 2
Views: 101

Re: What 2013 California wines are BWE'ers laying down?

I'll second the preference for Geyserville. I liked Lytton Springs better back when it was made by Lytton Springs Winery.
by DavidG
on Mon Aug 01, 2016 1:03 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: What 2013 California wines are BWE'ers laying down?
Replies: 26
Views: 422

Re: President Trump

Conventions are earlier this year, so there may be a different dynamic.
by DavidG
on Fri Jul 29, 2016 5:07 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: President Trump
Replies: 1062
Views: 15598

Re: President Trump

Inspiring.
Exceptional.
Historic.

Now on to the nitty gritty of the campaign.
by DavidG
on Fri Jul 29, 2016 3:37 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: President Trump
Replies: 1062
Views: 15598

Re: 2001 Haut-Bergey 2006 Croix de Labrie

I didn't realize Croix de Labrie was a rarity. I've had a few of the 2005. My last note: March 12, 2015 - Cellared since release. Perfect fill and cork. Pop and pour, drunk over 4 hours. Dark purple to rim. Dark berries, cedar, soy/umami on the nose. Medium to full body, lush ripe fruit, wood, soy, ...
by DavidG
on Thu Jul 28, 2016 11:24 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: 2001 Haut-Bergey 2006 Croix de Labrie
Replies: 5
Views: 103

Re: President Trump

If one can't believe the solid people who are Mrs. Clinton's friends, as to her character, I hope one can believe those who already know that Mr. Trump represents the worst kind of national security nightmare, and they believe Mrs Clinton would make a fine commander in chief. I think I've made it c...
by DavidG
on Thu Jul 28, 2016 4:52 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: President Trump
Replies: 1062
Views: 15598

Re: Open Letter to BWErs

As Jim points out, both wield enormous power. I agree with you Rob that the battle for Congress is extremely important. I'm not sure it's more important than the Presidency, now that one of the candidates is looking more nuts with each passing day. But this is the national convention focused on pick...
by DavidG
on Thu Jul 28, 2016 1:52 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Open Letter to BWErs
Replies: 20
Views: 224

Re: President Trump

Agree with your assessment of Kaine, Chris. I was expecting more and got only "good."
I too was very impressed with Adm Huston. He should be brought out of retirement if Clinton wins.
by DavidG
on Thu Jul 28, 2016 1:44 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: President Trump
Replies: 1062
Views: 15598

Re: President Trump

Biggest surprise for me was O'Malley. He's a lightweight but gave a better speech than I thought he had in him.
Bloomberg and Biden were great.
Kaine was a disappointment.
Obama built to a nice crescendo and had some great lines and moments but he went on too long and lost his momentum.
by DavidG
on Thu Jul 28, 2016 3:59 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: President Trump
Replies: 1062
Views: 15598

Re: President Trump

Can't argue with that assessment Jim. I'm with you on all three of these.
by DavidG
on Thu Jul 28, 2016 12:23 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: President Trump
Replies: 1062
Views: 15598
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