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Re: Dinner at Château d'Yquem

Boy, I wish I was an "A list" type like Alex.

Had them both and my vote goes to Domaine de Chevalier.

Chris Bublitz
by Winona Chief
on Tue Sep 13, 2016 11:15 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Dinner at Château d'Yquem
Replies: 21
Views: 287

Re: What are your top 3 Bordeaux Properties?

Hard to chose, my choices are based on what I have consumed and don't include any vintages in the current century.

Pichon Lalande
Mission Haut Brion
Gruaud Larose

Chris Bublitz
by Winona Chief
on Tue Sep 06, 2016 2:03 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: What are your top 3 Bordeaux Properties?
Replies: 15
Views: 275

Re: In 30 words or less, describe your wine epiphany.

December 31, 1977 blind tasting of red wine in Minneapolis. Easy winners all 1970 Bordeaux - in order: Lascombes (Margaux), Gloria (St Julian), Grand Village (St Emilion, I think). Non-Bordeaux others far behind.

Chris Bublitz
by Winona Chief
on Tue Sep 06, 2016 1:57 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: In 30 words or less, describe your wine epiphany.
Replies: 20
Views: 361

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

I particularly disliked the 1994 wines from St Emilion - perhaps it was the disagreeable flavor of unripe Cab Franc. Better luck with Latour, LLC, Haut Brion and a couple others from the left bank.

Chris Bublitz
by Winona Chief
on Tue Aug 16, 2016 9:43 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: 1994 La Gaffelière, Clos Fourtet, Lagrange, Talbot
Replies: 12
Views: 211

Re: NYC Offline August 12 or 13?

Ian,

I am currently scheduled to lead a hike on the Appalachian Trail in central Pennsylvania that weekend. If this is definite I'll try to find a substitute.

No Bordeaux for me this weekend but a great dinner last night at Gramercy Tavern with Marjorie.

Chris Bublitz
by Winona Chief
on Sat Aug 13, 2016 10:50 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: NYC Offline August 12 or 13?
Replies: 19
Views: 413

Re: TN: Pilgrimage to S. Florida- '82 Bordeaux with Stuart

Sounds like a wonderful time. Very sorry I was not able to participate. Those 82s sure are great. Haut Brion didn't get big scores early on but I have loved it every time I've had it.

Chris Bublitz
by Winona Chief
on Sat Aug 13, 2016 10:42 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: TN: Pilgrimage to S. Florida- '82 Bordeaux with Stuart
Replies: 7
Views: 165

Re: '86 Mouton and Margaux

For the Margaux, I paid $50 a bottle on futures. I didn't buy the Mouton on futures but I think it was about the same price. I think the Mouton is a better wine than the Margaux. Talbot and Rausan Segla were both great in 1986 - liked both of them more than Margaux.

Chris Bublitz
by Winona Chief
on Wed Aug 10, 2016 9:07 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: '86 Mouton and Margaux
Replies: 16
Views: 268

Re: NYC Offline August 12 or 13?

Any news on this? We will definitely be in NYC for this weekend and are available either Friday (12th) or Saturday (13th) evening.

Chris Bublitz
by Winona Chief
on Fri Aug 05, 2016 6:22 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: NYC Offline August 12 or 13?
Replies: 19
Views: 413

Re: Has anyone tried recent vintages of de Chambrun?

Sorry, no recent experience with de Chambrun - I don't think I have seen it in any of my local stores in recent years. I did enjoy many bottles of the 1998 (very good stuff).

Chris Bublitz
by Winona Chief
on Wed Aug 03, 2016 10:40 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Has anyone tried recent vintages of de Chambrun?
Replies: 5
Views: 101

Re: Questions re 2012 Burgundy

For less than $100: 2012 Hospices de Beaune (Louis Jadot) Volnay Santenots Cuvee Jehan de Massol 2012 Marchand Tawse Morey St. Denis Millandes For more than $100: 2012 Faiveley Mazis Chambertin 2012 Faiveley Latricieres Chambertin Agree with Antoine's suggested Nuits: 2012 Nuits St. Georges Cras - B...
by Winona Chief
on Fri Jul 22, 2016 4:50 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Questions re 2012 Burgundy
Replies: 5
Views: 99

Re: The three greatest Bordeaux you have ever tasted

A very fine (like 99.7 points) bottle of 1996 Lafite was enjoyed last July at Jim's place in Maine with a few DC area BWEers. Quite a comparison with the also great (99.8) 1989 Lynch Bages. A few shout outs to some of the greats I left off my only three greatest Bordeaux: besides the two, above have...
by Winona Chief
on Fri Jul 15, 2016 9:17 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: The three greatest Bordeaux you have ever tasted
Replies: 45
Views: 877

Re: 2012 Haut Bergey… A very solid effort.

I am a fan of these moderately priced 2012 Bordeaux. Pleasant to drink young and will add character with mid-term aging. I'm a fan of Barde-Haut and La Fleur de Bouard in 2012 as well. Also pleased by 2012 red and white Burgundy, 2012 German Riesling and 2012 Southern Rhone. I guess I just like 2012...
by Winona Chief
on Fri Jul 15, 2016 6:21 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: 2012 Haut Bergey… A very solid effort.
Replies: 32
Views: 744

Re: The three greatest Bordeaux you have ever tasted

I will go with:
1959 Latour
1966 Palmer
1982 Pichon Lalande
My choices are somewhat arbitrary - these are what first came to mind. Probably another dozen very close.

Chris Bublitz
by Winona Chief
on Fri Jul 15, 2016 6:11 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: The three greatest Bordeaux you have ever tasted
Replies: 45
Views: 877

Re: NYC Offline August 12 or 13?

Tim,

There is a good chance Marjorie and me will be in NYC that weekend. I could probably do either the 12th or 13th but Marjorie has a distinct preference for Saturday night (13th).

Chris Bublitz
by Winona Chief
on Thu Jul 07, 2016 11:20 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: NYC Offline August 12 or 13?
Replies: 19
Views: 413

Re: Looking for 2005 Dom Perignon at NH liquor stores

Having tasted both in the last few months, I think the 2005 Dom Perignon is much better than the 2006.

Chris Bublitz
by Winona Chief
on Sat Jun 18, 2016 10:48 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Looking for 2005 Dom Perignon at NH liquor stores
Replies: 8
Views: 156

Re: TN: 98 Faugeres [St Emilion]

I think I drank my last bottle of 1998 Faugeres about 5 years ago. Very pleasant easy drinking Bordeaux. Went through a dozen 375s. I think I paid $8 or $9 a bottle for it. Nice to have around to have whenever and not in the mood to splurge or drink very much. Just bought a bunch of 375s of La Fleur...
by Winona Chief
on Thu Apr 21, 2016 10:06 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: TN: 98 Faugeres [St Emilion]
Replies: 12
Views: 194

Re: TN: 2012 La Fleur de Bouard

I have been a fan of the 2000 La Fleur de Bouard for some time. A nice easy drinking French merlot. I like it better than their much more expensive (like three times as much) special selection Le Plus. I think I still have one or two bottles left. Probably buy some of the 2012 based on Jim's review ...
by Winona Chief
on Mon Apr 18, 2016 5:28 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: TN: 2012 La Fleur de Bouard
Replies: 7
Views: 200

Parker to give up reviewing Bordeaux

Just announced:

Neal Martin will be assuming full reviewer coverage of the wines of Bordeaux for the Wine Advocate.

http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases ... 52670.html

Chris Bublitz
by Winona Chief
on Mon Apr 18, 2016 5:08 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Parker to give up reviewing Bordeaux
Replies: 0
Views: 98

Re: So what have you bought lately?

AKR,

A few of my favorite Cotes du Rhone from MacArthur are:

2013 Charvin Cotes du Rhone Le Poutet - $18.99
2012 Domaine de Mourchon Cotes du Rhone Seguret Tradition - $16.99
2012 Domaine de Mourchon Cotes du Rhone Seguret Grande Reserve - $24.99

Chris Bublitz
by Winona Chief
on Sat Apr 09, 2016 7:51 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: So what have you bought lately?
Replies: 426
Views: 21318

Re: German wine epiphanies over the weekend….

Jim, Yes, that Selbach-Oster Zeltinger Himmelreich Eiswein was pretty spectacular but we had many other fine German Rieslings at the convention. Phil Bernstein at MacArthurs is a serious German wine expert (also very friendly and helpful). I suggest you tell him some of the German wines you like and...
by Winona Chief
on Sat Apr 09, 2016 5:41 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: German wine epiphanies over the weekend….
Replies: 10
Views: 242

Re: The man they call Winona Chief

Thanks for the kind words. BWE is great group of people. There are many members that make important contributions.

Chris Bublitz
by Winona Chief
on Sat Apr 09, 2016 5:28 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: The man they call Winona Chief
Replies: 4
Views: 133

Re: So what have you bought lately?

Only recent purchases for me (all from MacArthurs) were:

Two more bottles of 2004 Pol Roger Rose - a big hit at the Friday Black Salt lunch
Two bottles of 2012 Selbach-Oster Zeltinger Himmelreich Eiswein - another star of the Black Salt lunch
Two bottles of 2013 Ridge Geyserville

Chris Bublitz
by Winona Chief
on Sat Apr 09, 2016 5:23 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: So what have you bought lately?
Replies: 426
Views: 21318

Re: My wine of the weekend was…..

stefan, 1983 Rausan Segla was always a good one and a favorite of mine (sadly mine are all gone). In general, I think 1983 was a better in Margaux than 1982. 1986 Rausan Segla is a near legendary wine that is still slightly under the radar, though with all the raving about on this site it is unlikel...
by Winona Chief
on Sat Apr 09, 2016 5:17 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: My wine of the weekend was…..
Replies: 21
Views: 486

Re: BWE DC '16, Saturday wines- updated with notes & impressions

Tim,
See my comment above - it was GREAT!!

Chris Bublitz
by Winona Chief
on Thu Apr 07, 2016 10:12 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: BWE DC '16, Saturday wines- updated with notes & impressions
Replies: 25
Views: 426

Re: BWE DC '16, Saturday wines- updated with notes & impressions

The 1986 Gruaud Larose and Cos d'Estournel were both very impressive but were a bit on the young side. More to my taste were the 1989 Cantermerle, 1983 Cos d'Estournel and 1983 Gruaud Larose - all in a good place for current drinking. The 1982 Cantermerle was also excellent. A couple other high qual...
by Winona Chief
on Thu Apr 07, 2016 9:27 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: BWE DC '16, Saturday wines- updated with notes & impressions
Replies: 25
Views: 426

Re: BWE DC '16, Saturday wines- updated with notes & impressions

Thanks for posting your notes, Patrick. Very impressed. I just loved the 1979 Dom Ruinart Blanc de Blancs - a truly great Champagne. Head and shoulders above all the other Champagnes on Saturday night. There were two bottles of 1986 Talbot, I think Rob Dayton brought the other. They were both great ...
by Winona Chief
on Thu Apr 07, 2016 6:50 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: BWE DC '16, Saturday wines- updated with notes & impressions
Replies: 25
Views: 426

Re: BWE has landed in Wash. DC for "sweet sixteenth" convention

Winona Chief reporting in from room 702.
by Winona Chief
on Thu Mar 31, 2016 7:48 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: BWE has landed in Wash. DC for "sweet sixteenth" convention
Replies: 9
Views: 122

Re: Whoopie pies on board, I'm on my way to DC!

Let's get ready to RUMBLE!!
by Winona Chief
on Wed Mar 30, 2016 10:31 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Whoopie pies on board, I'm on my way to DC!
Replies: 5
Views: 67

Re: Thursday, March 31 BWE Dinner

I will be bringing 1997 Hermitage La Chapelle and some red Bordeaux.

Chris Bublitz
by Winona Chief
on Wed Mar 30, 2016 10:27 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Thursday, March 31 BWE Dinner
Replies: 35
Views: 576

Re: Thursday, March 31 BWE Dinner

No need to bring stems. Ripple has good stems and will provide what we need.

Chris Bublitz
by Winona Chief
on Wed Mar 30, 2016 7:46 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Thursday, March 31 BWE Dinner
Replies: 35
Views: 576

Re: HERE COMES DC!

See you soon. Glad to hear Mike is getting better.

Chris Bublitz
by Winona Chief
on Wed Mar 30, 2016 7:44 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: HERE COMES DC!
Replies: 7
Views: 133

Re: Thursday, March 31 BWE Dinner

This is coming up tomorrow night at 6:30 p.m. Hope everyone is psyched up and ready to go. For those of you waiting for me to organize the flights of wine - good luck with that. Organizing myself to take a shower is about the limit of my skills. General themes are: Champagne German Riesling red Bord...
by Winona Chief
on Wed Mar 30, 2016 3:41 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Thursday, March 31 BWE Dinner
Replies: 35
Views: 576

Re: Sad Passing of a Legend and Gentleman...Paul Pontellier

Enjoyed a bottle of 1999 Chateau Margaux in a small group last night in memory of Paul Pontellier. He led Chateau Margaux to amazing heights. The thing I like about Margaux is how fine the wines are in lesser vintages. This 1999 was quite wonderful with a beguiling aroma and a slightly exotic flavor...
by Winona Chief
on Wed Mar 30, 2016 1:41 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Sad Passing of a Legend and Gentleman...Paul Pontellier
Replies: 6
Views: 167

Re: Thursday, March 31 BWE Dinner

Sorry to disappear from this thread. We will be starting at 6:30 at Ripple.
Address: 3417 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20008
Phone: (202) 244-7995

So far we have:

Jim H.
Tom W.
Rob & Sue
Patrick + Brother
Stefan & Lucie
Chris & Marjorie
marcs
Jay W

Any one else?

Chris Bublitz
by Winona Chief
on Sat Mar 26, 2016 8:03 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Thursday, March 31 BWE Dinner
Replies: 35
Views: 576

Re: Guarantee for Friday dinner due next Monday the 28th

I plan to bring some red and white Burgundy to the Friday dinner.

Chris Bublitz
by Winona Chief
on Sat Mar 26, 2016 7:52 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Guarantee for Friday dinner due next Monday the 28th
Replies: 13
Views: 195

Re: Thursday, March 31 BWE Dinner

Ok folks, this is just a couple weeks away and I would like to get a final count in to the restaurant.

Marcs, glad you can make it. Jon and Paula, you will be missed.

Any others? How about Michael P?, SF Ed?, Mr. Vino?

Chris Bublitz
by Winona Chief
on Wed Mar 16, 2016 4:52 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Thursday, March 31 BWE Dinner
Replies: 35
Views: 576

Re: Benevolent Dictator Friday Champagne Welcome Reception

Temperatures between 68 and 80 from March 8 to 11 advanced the bloom substantially - and it's supposed to reach 70 again this afternoon. I will be attending the Friday Champagne reception. I think Marjorie has a conference in Baltimore on that day so I don't know if she will be able to participate. ...
by Winona Chief
on Wed Mar 16, 2016 4:42 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Benevolent Dictator Friday Champagne Welcome Reception
Replies: 14
Views: 288

Re: President Trump

The Donald owns a winery (actually one of his sons is the official owner) in Virginia about 100 miles from DC. What night does BWE do the tasting of Trump Wines or will we doing a tasting at the vineyard?

Chris Bublitz
by Winona Chief
on Thu Mar 10, 2016 2:13 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: President Trump
Replies: 1272
Views: 19383

Re: Thursday, Marcch 31 BWE Dinner

I haven't made final arrangements so speaking from past experience (I go to ten to fifteen wine dinners a year at Ripple), we get two or three choices for each course. Thinking about four course dinner with: Soup or Salad Appetizer Main Course Dessert or Cheese Depending on what we do, all in price ...
by Winona Chief
on Wed Mar 09, 2016 2:30 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Thursday, March 31 BWE Dinner
Replies: 35
Views: 576

Re: Thursday, Marcch 31 BWE Dinner

I would like to include several themes:

Champagne
German Riesling
red Bordeaux
Northern Rhone
Dessert wines

Subject to adjustment based on the wishes of the participants,
Best to have at least two or three wines in each flight.

Chris Bublitz
by Winona Chief
on Mon Mar 07, 2016 11:54 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Thursday, March 31 BWE Dinner
Replies: 35
Views: 576
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