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Re: Enabling -- '09 La Fleur de Boüard

I am another fan of La Fleur de Bouard. I have consumed many bottles of the 2000 La Fleur de Bouard. A really nice wine for $35 to $40 - not on release, just off the shelves of local retail stores as needed.

Chris Bublitz
by Winona Chief
on Thu May 22, 2014 8:11 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Enabling -- '09 La Fleur de Boüard
Replies: 5
Views: 211

Re: 1996 Pichon Lalande vs 1996 Pontet Canet

Also love the 1996 Pichon Lalande - one of my favorites from that excellent vintage.

Chris Bublitz
by Winona Chief
on Sat May 10, 2014 9:40 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: 1996 Pichon Lalande vs 1996 Pontet Canet
Replies: 5
Views: 209

Re: Serendipitous Bordeaux Lunch

We drank a 1999 Haut Brion for Lucie's birthday a couple of weeks ago. While not fully mature, it was very good and certainly not closed down. Better luck than me! The bottle of 1999 Haut Brion that we opened for my birthday two years ago (May 2012) was quite closed down. Good to hear that it's sta...
by Winona Chief
on Sat May 03, 2014 2:22 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Serendipitous Bordeaux Lunch
Replies: 15
Views: 265

Re: Help with Tasting Ideas

How about wines from years divisible by five? :lol: Actually I think 2 (Family Feuds) and 3 (Border Disputes) are very good ideas. Also could do St. Julien versus Pauillac or Pomerol versus St, Emilion. But what about Bordeaux versus Pretenders (Cabs, Merlots, Cab Francs and Bordeaux style blends fr...
by Winona Chief
on Thu May 01, 2014 11:41 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Help with Tasting Ideas
Replies: 8
Views: 143

Re: The 2010 Cantenac Brown has been uncorked....

Tom In DC wrote:Early line on the BWE 2014 WOTY????

I gotta horse right here, his name is Paul Revere...


:lol: :lol: :lol: Great one, Tom.

Chris Bublitz
by Winona Chief
on Sun Apr 27, 2014 2:44 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: The 2010 Cantenac Brown has been uncorked....
Replies: 23
Views: 527

Re: Forgive me BD for I have sinned...........

Bought and drank a really nice bottle of 2010 Shafer Napa Merlot this week - great fruit on this one. I am not ashamed.

Chris Bublitz
by Winona Chief
on Fri Apr 25, 2014 11:51 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Forgive me BD for I have sinned...........
Replies: 5
Views: 171

Re: 2001s

I am also a big fan of 2001 Bordeaux - lots of good stuff on the left bank. On the other side, I agree with Comte Flaneur on Chateau Margaux (probably the best 2001 red Bordeaux, at least that I've tasted). Also agree with Jim on the Pape Clement - another really good 2001. Haven't had either but I ...
by Winona Chief
on Wed Apr 16, 2014 1:26 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: 2001s
Replies: 15
Views: 484

Re: Last-minute request: BWE dinner Friday in DC?

Sorry, can't make it. We have NSO at the Kennedy Center on Friday night.

Chris Bublitz
by Winona Chief
on Tue Apr 08, 2014 7:34 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Last-minute request: BWE dinner Friday in DC?
Replies: 4
Views: 68

Re: My top 3 wines Saturday night

I believe Michael P said the Saturday night mystery wine was 1961 Château Canon-la-Gaffelière. I thought it was older than 1970 and possibly even from the 50s but ended up guessing 1967.

Chris Bublitz
by Winona Chief
on Mon Mar 31, 2014 11:41 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: My top 3 wines Saturday night
Replies: 16
Views: 347

Re: Need Bordeaux for the weekend?

I can recommend Wide World of Wines. Lots of interesting stuff downstairs. I have known the owner (Elliott Staren) for a long time. I dropped by this afternoon and picked up a few of the goodies that Jay posted above.

Chris Bublits
by Winona Chief
on Tue Mar 25, 2014 11:02 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Need Bordeaux for the weekend?
Replies: 9
Views: 190

Re: BWE DC 14 Friday dinner 3/28

RDD wrote:Barolo (?)


It's something from Italy i.e. not Bordeaux. :lol:
by Winona Chief
on Mon Mar 24, 2014 10:44 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: BWE DC 14 Friday dinner 3/28
Replies: 92
Views: 1826

Re: BWE DC 14 Friday dinner 3/28

What wines are people bringing?

I'll bring a Barolo, a Burgundy (a Saint-Jacques) and something from the Rhone.

Chris Bublitz
by Winona Chief
on Mon Mar 24, 2014 8:57 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: BWE DC 14 Friday dinner 3/28
Replies: 92
Views: 1826

Re: The BD Champagne Reception wines have been selected....

This looks very good. I'll be there.

Chris Bublitz
by Winona Chief
on Mon Mar 24, 2014 8:52 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: The BD Champagne Reception wines have been selected....
Replies: 10
Views: 143

Re: BWE DC '14 Saturday 3/29 Dinner

I think I have a bottle of 2000 Calon Segur around here somewhere. I'll let you know.

Chris Bublitz
by Winona Chief
on Thu Mar 13, 2014 1:25 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: BWE DC '14 Saturday 3/29 Dinner
Replies: 196
Views: 3345

Re: BWE DC '14 Saturday 3/29 Dinner

I was NOT suggesting a blind tasting of 1980s Cordier wines. I am fine with the blind tasting of 2000 and 2002 that is being organized. What I was suggesting was that perhaps 1989 might be an additional theme for wines to drink with dinner given that many of the attendees don't have Cordier wines fr...
by Winona Chief
on Fri Feb 28, 2014 12:51 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: BWE DC '14 Saturday 3/29 Dinner
Replies: 196
Views: 3345

Re: Happy 14th Birthday to BWE!

Congratulations! The creation of BWE was a great idea and a momentous occasion. Its longevity is a testament to its success.

Chris Bublitz
by Winona Chief
on Thu Feb 27, 2014 3:35 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Happy 14th Birthday to BWE!
Replies: 13
Views: 170

Re: BWE DC '14 Saturday 3/29 Dinner

I think Jay mentioned he can bring a 1989 Leoville Las Cases. I have one of those at home so maybe I can bring that to the Saturday night dinner. I would prefer to drink the '89 Lynch and Baron with dinner. Not much discussion of the "Cordier in the 1980's" theme that was floated earlier. ...
by Winona Chief
on Thu Feb 27, 2014 3:22 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: BWE DC '14 Saturday 3/29 Dinner
Replies: 196
Views: 3345

Re: BWE DC '14 Saturday 3/29 Dinner

There is a rumor (don't know if it's true) that David Glasser has cornered the market in 1989 Lynch Bages. Maybe he can bring one. Of course he may be holding them back until the price gets to $1000 per bottle. --------- OK, so I just made that one up. Actually, I can bring a bottle of 1989 Lynch Ba...
by Winona Chief
on Fri Feb 14, 2014 1:07 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: BWE DC '14 Saturday 3/29 Dinner
Replies: 196
Views: 3345

Re: TNs: Some 1998 Chateauneuf du Papes

Funny you should mention 1998 Chateauneuf du Pape - Marjorie and me enjoyed a bottle of 1998 Pegau Cuvee Reserve this evening with beef short ribs stew. This is very nice and pretty much mature at this point but still very fresh on the palate.

Chris Bublitz
by Winona Chief
on Mon Jan 27, 2014 2:03 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: TNs: Some 1998 Chateauneuf du Papes
Replies: 5
Views: 119

Re: BWE DC '14 Saturday 3/29 Dinner

Well, I like 2000 Giscours and have a few bottles in the cellar.

Chris Bublitz
by Winona Chief
on Sat Jan 25, 2014 10:11 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: BWE DC '14 Saturday 3/29 Dinner
Replies: 196
Views: 3345

Re: BWE DC 14 Friday dinner 3/28

Please add Chris Bublitz and Marjorie Hoffman to the list. Looking forward to it.

Chris Bublitz
by Winona Chief
on Mon Jan 06, 2014 1:26 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: BWE DC 14 Friday dinner 3/28
Replies: 92
Views: 1826

Re: Happy New Year to BWEers around the globe!

Enjoying a Pierre Peters Cuvee Reserve Blanc de Blancs (June 2012 Disgorgement) for NYE here in Longmont, Colorado. A Rieslingfan Recommendation.

Chris Bublitz
by Winona Chief
on Wed Jan 01, 2014 5:03 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Happy New Year to BWEers around the globe!
Replies: 16
Views: 203

Re: Happy New Year to BWEers around the globe!

Happy New Year everyone! Look forward to getting together with many fellow BWEers in 2014. Chris Bublitz PS: Jim, I think that Krug might benefit from a few hours air before you start drinking. I don't believe in decanting Champagne but I think many of the better ones (especially recent releases) im...
by Winona Chief
on Tue Dec 31, 2013 10:58 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Happy New Year to BWEers around the globe!
Replies: 16
Views: 203

Re: 1996 St-Emilion

Don't know what to make of this discussion but there are a few 1996 right banks that I have really enjoyed - particularly Angelus and L'Eglise Clinet. Maybe a little on the ripe side but I sure thought they were great. Of course I'm just some old fool so feel free to take anything I say with a grain...
by Winona Chief
on Wed Dec 25, 2013 1:51 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: 1996 St-Emilion
Replies: 8
Views: 167

Re: TN: Mostly Bordeaux, starring '82 GPL, '75 LLC and '88 Climens

This was a really great evening - many thanks to Jay and Peggy for all their efforts to put this on. I believe the Champagne was a NV Pierre Paillard Rosé Grand Cru really nice stuff, beautiful pale pink with a wonderful aroma. I think the Meursault was a Morey (don't remember which one). Really fin...
by Winona Chief
on Mon Nov 04, 2013 2:51 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: TN: Mostly Bordeaux, starring '82 GPL, '75 LLC and '88 Climens
Replies: 17
Views: 314

Re: What is your Lynch/Angelus/La Lagune/Pavie Maquin?

For me it was Gruaud Larose. Started with the 1971, 1970, 1966 and 1962. Then it was 1979, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1985 and 1986 from the Golden Age of Cordier. After that Gruaud started to lose its mojo for me. More recent vintages (1990, 2000 and 2003) are good but they don't have the same distinctive f...
by Winona Chief
on Sat Sep 21, 2013 6:41 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: What is your Lynch/Angelus/La Lagune/Pavie Maquin?
Replies: 47
Views: 1516

Re: A Vouvray, 2 Burgs, and 2 Bx.

Alex, are you sure that 2006 Hudelot-Noëllat wasn't a Chambolle Musigny? I know I've had 2006 Hudelot-Noëllat Chambolle Musigny Les Charmes a few times. While I liked it a bit more than you, I do agree that is fairly shut down right now.

Chris Bublitz
by Winona Chief
on Sat Sep 07, 2013 1:02 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: A Vouvray, 2 Burgs, and 2 Bx.
Replies: 2
Views: 105

Re: 2009 Cantemerle, 2009 Meyney, and 2010 Vrai Canon Bouche

In case anyone is wondering, 1982, 1986 and 1989 Meyney are all still doing fine (I have a few of these in reserve). If I remember correctly, 1961, 1962, 1966, 1970 and 1978 were also very good.

Chris Bublitz
by Winona Chief
on Sun Sep 01, 2013 9:13 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: 2009 Cantemerle, 2009 Meyney, and 2010 Vrai Canon Bouche
Replies: 21
Views: 925

Re: Dates of Bobby G/Orlando Bobby Honorary Convention 3/27-3/30

Add: Winona Chief + 1

Chris Bublitz
by Winona Chief
on Sun Sep 01, 2013 9:05 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Dates of Bobby G/Orlando Bobby Honorary Convention 3/27-3/30
Replies: 54
Views: 2769

Smoke on the Water - 1996 Pape Clement

Very smoky aroma. It was smooth, rich and creamy. Earthy with black cherry, lead pencil and a bit of funk. Mid-weight, well balanced and quite distinctive. Liked this one a lot. It's into its drinking window and one of my favorite 1996s so far. If you want a score, a solid 92-93. Opened based on the...
by Winona Chief
on Mon Aug 26, 2013 1:06 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Smoke on the Water - 1996 Pape Clement
Replies: 3
Views: 161

Re: 1996 Angelus

Good choice, Ian. Both the 1989 Angelus and the 2001 Chateau Margaux are extraordinary wines. I've had the 1996 Angelus several times in the past and enjoyed it very much (probably a solid 92 point wine to my taste). I think I paid $60 to $75 for the bottles and while I thought they were worth it (r...
by Winona Chief
on Fri Aug 23, 2013 5:12 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: 1996 Angelus
Replies: 10
Views: 276

Re: BWE DC '14

Either weekend is fine with me. In normal weather, the first weekend in April is more likely better for cherry blossoms.

Chris Bublitz
by Winona Chief
on Mon Aug 12, 2013 5:06 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: BWE DC '14
Replies: 28
Views: 1476

Re: BWE NYC: October 12

Sorry, I can't make it. I will be in Minnesota that weekend.

Chris Bublitz
by Winona Chief
on Sat Aug 03, 2013 4:25 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: BWE NYC: October 12
Replies: 22
Views: 680

Re: TN: 1998 Château Monbousquet

Many of the 1986s are starting to show very well now. Recent bottles of Gruaud, Talbot and GPL have all been so good but I've had no experience with 1986 Ducru. Back to the main theme of this thread, I have to say I am not a fan of 1998 Monbousquet. After two unsatisfactory tries (one in a blind lin...
by Winona Chief
on Fri Jul 19, 2013 2:57 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: TN: 1998 Château Monbousquet (France, Bordeaux, Libournais, St. Émilion Grand Cru)
Replies: 8
Views: 273

Re: 2005 Langoa Barton Anyone?

Also a fan of Langoa Barton. I attended a retrospective tasting of Leoville and Langoa Barton at Ruth's Chris Steakhouse in DC early this year. The event was a blind tasting organized by Panos Kakaviatos and featured wines selected (and provided gratis) by Lilian Barton for the tasting. She was real...
by Winona Chief
on Fri Jul 12, 2013 3:07 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: 2005 Langoa Barton Anyone?
Replies: 6
Views: 258

Re: BWE sighting

Thanks for all the birthday wishes. Really quite a surprise to see Jay and Peggy in the booth right next to us at 8407 Kitchen Bar when Marjoie and me were out for a quiet birthday dinner. Exchanged a few BWE stories and promised to do a DC area BWE event sometime in the next few months. I'm up for ...
by Winona Chief
on Sat Jun 01, 2013 6:39 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: BWE sighting
Replies: 6
Views: 283

Re: Stuck on runway at Logan, Wed. flights to Dallas stopped.

My flight was delayed but I did get to Dallas. Rain has stopped. When we landed, the pilot announced it was 39 degrees at the airport (DFW). It was headed to 90 degrees when I left DC - quite a shock.

Chris Bublitz
by Winona Chief
on Thu Apr 11, 2013 12:04 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Stuck on runway at Logan, Wed. flights to Dallas stopped.
Replies: 12
Views: 272

Neal Martin 2003 Retrospective on eRobert Parker

Great quote from Neal Martin in his review of 2003 Bordeaux on eRobert Parker. "Putting the great northern Médoc wines to one side for a moment, the problem with the 2003 Bordeaux at ten years of age is a prosaic one... … they have become boring ." Neal sounds more like our Benevolent Dict...
by Winona Chief
on Sun Apr 07, 2013 10:23 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Neal Martin 2003 Retrospective on eRobert Parker
Replies: 28
Views: 1110

Re: eBob Status

I value the articles and tasting notes from Neal Martin (epecially in Bordeaux and fortified wines). I also enjoy reading the reviews from David Schildknect and Antonio Galloni (too bad he has departed from The Wine Advocate). I used to highly value Robert Parker's tasting notes but over the last te...
by Winona Chief
on Sat Mar 23, 2013 3:42 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: eBob Status
Replies: 14
Views: 379

Re: New Dallas Info

I am planning on doing the Friday night Burgundy dinner. Thinking of bringing 2002 Mongeard-Mugneret Grands-Echezeaux.

Also planning on a 1998 Haut Brion for Saturday night.

Chris Bublitz
by Winona Chief
on Sat Mar 23, 2013 2:57 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: New Dallas Info
Replies: 51
Views: 1695
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