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Re: Top 3 Communes

At the risk of being banned by Jim for listing a right-bank commune first (he pronounce the RB not even Bordeaux!):

Pomerol
Graves
Pauillac. No, St Julien. No, Pauillac. No...
by DavidG
on Thu Jun 08, 2017 4:56 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Top 3 Communes
Replies: 17
Views: 352

Re: 2016 Bordeaux futures - anyone biting?

Macarthur's just came out with 2016 Clinet at $95/btl. I no longer have WS Pro so can't compare to other offers, but this one is tempting.
by DavidG
on Thu Jun 08, 2017 4:41 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: 2016 Bordeaux futures - anyone biting?
Replies: 112
Views: 3185

Re: Chateau Notton, Margaux

I heard that even when it's on, it's Notton.

Seriously, though, never heard of it.
by DavidG
on Fri Jun 02, 2017 5:01 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Chateau Notton, Margaux
Replies: 3
Views: 109

Re: Shameless Hucksterism: Online Auction at Zachys

Damn, I'm tempted to come out of wine buying retirement...
by DavidG
on Fri Jun 02, 2017 3:03 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Shameless Hucksterism: Online Auction at Zachys
Replies: 10
Views: 256

Re: Next question...

I haven't had enough vintages of Mouton to offer a broad experience-based opinion, but I would agree with SFEd that other than the 1982, Mouton lacks the depth and complexity of the other firsts.
by DavidG
on Sun May 28, 2017 6:45 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Next question...
Replies: 7
Views: 191

Re: 2016 Bordeaux futures - anyone biting?

If I were buying, these would be on my radar. Mostly wines I'm very familiar with except Figeac and Canon, which I've had only a few times. Left Bank Calon Segur Cos Beychevelle Grand Puy Lacoste (in honor of Jim) Haut Brion (if I hit the lottery) Lynch Bages Montrose Right Bank Angelus (price is no...
by DavidG
on Sun May 28, 2017 6:39 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: 2016 Bordeaux futures - anyone biting?
Replies: 112
Views: 3185

Re: 2016 Bordeaux futures - anyone biting?

I wouldn't be surprised either Ian, particularly if multiple critics score it as high. Sucking gave Beychevelle "only" 94-95 points. That ought to be considered an excellent score but from Suckling perhaps it's damning with faint praise. I agree W_D, critics' ratings got less useful the mo...
by DavidG
on Mon May 15, 2017 10:33 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: 2016 Bordeaux futures - anyone biting?
Replies: 112
Views: 3185

Re: So what have you bought lately?

Nicklasss wrote:Stop reading that thread David, or you're about to fail.

Nic


Nic, it's the "Deals" thread that is dangerous. If I fold, it's all Arv's fault.
by DavidG
on Thu May 11, 2017 5:06 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: So what have you bought lately?
Replies: 571
Views: 35571

Re: So what have you bought lately?

tim wrote:Nada. Rien. Nothing. It is exhilarating!


My name is DavidG and I have wine buying disorder. It's been 167 days since I last bought a bottle of wine.
by DavidG
on Thu May 11, 2017 11:43 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: So what have you bought lately?
Replies: 571
Views: 35571

Re: President Trump

Sad to say I agree with every word you've written Ian. Wish you to be proven wrong but I'm not hopeful. Then again, who knows what revelation may be around the corner?
by DavidG
on Thu May 11, 2017 4:10 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: President Trump
Replies: 2531
Views: 50354

Re: 2015 vintage discussion

Sounds like 2009/2010 all over again. Both excellent years but different in style. The earlier year riper and softer, the later year crisper and more acidic.
by DavidG
on Mon May 08, 2017 3:22 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: 2015 vintage discussion
Replies: 94
Views: 4395

Re: Bberg on Bdx frost

Frost alone won't kill the vines, just that season's crop if it hits at the wrong time. If it's really really cold long enough it can kill the vines. I don't know how cold for how long but there have been a few brutal winters in past centuries where significant numbers of vines died off.
by DavidG
on Sat May 06, 2017 12:03 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Bberg on Bdx frost
Replies: 6
Views: 119

Re: Dinner with Alfred

Great report, thanks for posting Ian. What a treat to have Alfred Tesseron join you. I've started drinking my 2000 and 2003 Pontet Canet. Both are showing well. The 2003 was a huge JimHow favorite and was delicious when young. One of the few Bdx he got me to open in its youth. It went dark for me af...
by DavidG
on Fri May 05, 2017 3:38 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Dinner with Alfred
Replies: 24
Views: 508

Re: Lunch today will feature two vintages of La Lagune

My favorite 1988 is Yquem.

For the reds, hard to argue with Haut Brion, Lynch and Lafite. I'd pick Haut Brion by a slim margin.
by DavidG
on Mon May 01, 2017 11:38 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Lunch today will feature two vintages of La Lagune
Replies: 11
Views: 289

Re: 2016 Bordeaux futures - anyone biting?

I let my WA subscription lapse a few years ago. I hadn't been using it as a buying guide for some time and mostly kept it for the bulletin board. That became too inactive to make it worth renewing after they drove away or locked out most of the participants. My question was in response to Ian's comm...
by DavidG
on Mon May 01, 2017 11:29 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: 2016 Bordeaux futures - anyone biting?
Replies: 112
Views: 3185

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: 112
Views: 3185

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: 18
Views: 327

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: 12
Views: 322

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: 112
Views: 3185

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: 112
Views: 3185

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: 112
Views: 3185

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: 129

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: 199

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: 103

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: 173

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: 356

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: 569

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: 112
Views: 3185

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: 263

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: 224

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: 199

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: 263

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: 112
Views: 3185

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: 107

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: 107

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: 112
Views: 3185

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: 246

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: 344

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: 571
Views: 35571

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: 228
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