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Re: 2 Early Maturing 5th Growth Pauillac

For me, 2000 vintage has been a disappointment so far... Not impressed with the wines I had so far... Me too although I have not opened any of my more highly praised Left Bank bottles yet. Yes, me three. At least compared to the hype, I'm let down by year 2000. Some really excellent wines were made...
by Blanquito
on Sun Jun 28, 2015 4:08 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: 2 Early Maturing 5th Growth Pauillac
Replies: 13
Views: 106

Re: 2 Early Maturing 5th Growth Pauillac

I'm still saving my 6 pack of the 93 Batailley for future special occasions. Nothing has seemed worthy yet.
by Blanquito
on Sun Jun 28, 2015 2:03 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: 2 Early Maturing 5th Growth Pauillac
Replies: 13
Views: 106

Re: 2 Early Maturing 5th Growth Pauillac

JimHow wrote:I said from Day One that 2000 was a disappointing vintage for d'Armailhac. Jacques disagreed with me, as I recall.


:D
by Blanquito
on Sun Jun 28, 2015 1:47 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: 2 Early Maturing 5th Growth Pauillac
Replies: 13
Views: 106

Re: 1995 Château La Lagune

Yes, I'm pleased. I missed out on a bunch of other stuff -- I really didn't come close on most lots -- but I also somehow ended up with a case of the 2009 La Dominique on the cheap. Anyone tried it? I'm not sure I'm going to like it based on some of the notes, might be too oaky, etc.
by Blanquito
on Sat Jun 27, 2015 4:50 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: 1995 Château La Lagune
Replies: 14
Views: 145

Re: question for the board

I'd pass. Too much good stuff out there to spend $40 on this one.
by Blanquito
on Sat Jun 27, 2015 4:15 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: question for the board
Replies: 17
Views: 144

Re: 1995 Château La Lagune

Just snagged a case of the 95 Lagune in pristine condition at HDH's auction for $38/bottle including premiums. Looking forward to trying this when shipping season arrives. Thanks for the insider info on this one.
by Blanquito
on Sat Jun 27, 2015 4:13 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: 1995 Château La Lagune
Replies: 14
Views: 145

2001 Sociando Mallet

2001 Sociando Mallet PnP. Glorious bouquet right out of the gates with cedar and an intense note of smoky, roasted poblano. Some call this note "green", I call it great. The palate is resolved and getting silky with lovely cassis and a pleasant leafiness. A little lighter bodied than I mi...
by Blanquito
on Thu Jun 25, 2015 7:36 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: 2001 Sociando Mallet
Replies: 1
Views: 55

Re: Sociando Mallet: Damn I love the 2002 vintage.

Wine Searcher shows both the 75 and 78 S-M available for sale in the USA, though for silly high prices.
by Blanquito
on Thu Jun 25, 2015 3:13 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Sociando Mallet: Damn I love the 2002 vintage.
Replies: 25
Views: 181

Re: So what have you bought lately?

I am fully back in a Bordeaux buying mode. The last 5 years or so, I was focused on other regions -- especially Italy and older Californian stuff -- as my cellar was almost all claret. But with the 2009/10 vintages, the 1995s starting to show well, and my appreciation of the 1983 and 1985 vintages p...
by Blanquito
on Wed Jun 24, 2015 6:47 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: So what have you bought lately?
Replies: 195
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Re: Sociando Mallet: Damn I love the 2002 vintage.

I remember that tasting in NYC that Arvind referred to. I think it was circa 2006. Patrick was there too. We had a good spread of vintages from 1982 iirc to 2003. Both the 2000 and 2003 showed well, but the 1996 was off form. The consensus was that it was a contest between the 1982, which was serve...
by Blanquito
on Wed Jun 24, 2015 6:39 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Sociando Mallet: Damn I love the 2002 vintage.
Replies: 25
Views: 181

Re: Sociando Mallet: Damn I love the 2002 vintage.

Btw I tried the 2005, 09 and 10 six weeks ago and they are amazing. Especially the 2005, probably the best ever Sociando. I'm glad I bought a case. This makes me happy. I love Sociando on a number of levels, but I tend to prefer it in bigger-riper vintages based on tastings from 1982-2003. Sounds l...
by Blanquito
on Wed Jun 24, 2015 5:10 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Sociando Mallet: Damn I love the 2002 vintage.
Replies: 25
Views: 181

Re: Sociando Mallet: Damn I love the 2002 vintage.

The 82 and the 90 Sociando are sensational still, but I agree that most vintages don't last as long.
by Blanquito
on Wed Jun 24, 2015 4:16 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Sociando Mallet: Damn I love the 2002 vintage.
Replies: 25
Views: 181

Re: Sociando Mallet: Damn I love the 2002 vintage.

We got these for like $25 at PJs back in the day. Did you pick up any of these Blanquito? I do indeed, I have 4-5 purchased on release. Your bottle sounds wonderful. I have a pretty good vertical of Sociando going, maybe 10-12 vintages... Let's see, I have in the cellar the: 82, 86, 89, 90, 95, 96 ...
by Blanquito
on Wed Jun 24, 2015 12:57 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Sociando Mallet: Damn I love the 2002 vintage.
Replies: 25
Views: 181

Re: I believe it is better to drink young Bordeaux than old Bord

:shock: I just cracked open cases of 2004 Clerc Milon, 2002 Branaire Ducru, 2002 Sociando Mallet, and 2004 La Lagune and transferred them to the racks. :shock: The 02 Branaire is in prime time right now. Doesn't have much in the way of tertiary complexity (and I'm now sure how much it will develop)...
by Blanquito
on Mon Jun 22, 2015 1:40 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: I believe it is better to drink young Bordeaux than old Bord
Replies: 43
Views: 413

Re: Best/favorite vintage post-2005?

Thanks for the feedback. Clearly, 09 and 10 are out in front. I find it very interesting, Danny, that as much as you like the 2012 du Tertre, you think the 2009 is far superior. That's potentially very important. Overall, I am most fascinated by the 2009 vintage, partially because I find it a bit to...
by Blanquito
on Sat Jun 20, 2015 10:20 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Best/favorite vintage post-2005?
Replies: 13
Views: 169

Best/favorite vintage post-2005?

Reading all the notes from the Bordeaux trip, I keep seeing that you guys have tried lots from the recent vintages. I haven't had much post-2005 myself. Is a BWE consensus developing on the best vintage from 2006-2014 and/or a ranking of these years? Do 2009 and 2010 deserve the hype, and which do y...
by Blanquito
on Sat Jun 20, 2015 3:23 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Best/favorite vintage post-2005?
Replies: 13
Views: 169

Re: I believe it is better to drink young Bordeaux than old Bord

If I had to drink a classified Bordeaux from a good year at age 2-5 vs age 10 or even 15, I'd opt for the younger age. But I think great Bordeaux takes at least 20 years to really shine, sometimes 25-30 years. The 86s were dissed and folks were losing faith and then they hit 22 years old (in 2008, N...
by Blanquito
on Sat Jun 20, 2015 1:24 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: I believe it is better to drink young Bordeaux than old Bord
Replies: 43
Views: 413

Re: Best and worst Lynch-Bages experiences? 

Danny and I had the 85 and 88 LB at our offline in Denver, and I preferred the 88 quite a bit. The 85 was lovely aromatically, but the palate seemed excessively acidic.
by Blanquito
on Fri Jun 19, 2015 1:22 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Best and worst Lynch-Bages experiences? 
Replies: 27
Views: 209

Re: Best and worst Lynch-Bages experiences? 

The 88 is really good. Better than the 82 though? I've never tried the 82. The 83 ain't shabby either
by Blanquito
on Fri Jun 19, 2015 1:14 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Best and worst Lynch-Bages experiences? 
Replies: 27
Views: 209

Re: Best and worst Lynch-Bages experiences? 

I had the 85 Lynch last Fall, I'd drink soon Comte.
by Blanquito
on Wed Jun 17, 2015 11:21 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Best and worst Lynch-Bages experiences? 
Replies: 27
Views: 209

Re: Should Lynch Bages be reduced to cru bourgeois status?

The 1995 GPL, tried for the first time last month, was one of the better "young" bottles of claret I've had in a long time. A substantial step up from the 96 GPL actually, unless the 96 was still shut down when I tried it in 2012.
by Blanquito
on Wed Jun 17, 2015 10:13 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Should Lynch Bages be reduced to cru bourgeois status?
Replies: 28
Views: 376

Re: So what have you bought lately?

DavidG wrote:I am weak. I am unworthy. I am now awaiting delivery this fall of a 6-pack of 2010 Pichon Baron.


I bet that was an expensive bout of weakness...
by Blanquito
on Wed Jun 17, 2015 10:08 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: So what have you bought lately?
Replies: 195
Views: 4336

Re: Should Lynch Bages be reduced to cru bourgeois status?

DavidG wrote:Those Kenyan birth registrars are just not dependable.


For sure. They also reported he was born in the Canal Zone, which we all know makes one love tropically-styled wine and disqualifies him from running for president. Oh wait...
by Blanquito
on Wed Jun 17, 2015 12:22 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Should Lynch Bages be reduced to cru bourgeois status?
Replies: 28
Views: 376

Re: Mini 1986 horizontal

My top 3 at the 1986 Fabio's tasting (in order):
Mouton
Lafite
Rauzan Segla

But there were so many great wines that night: the Gruaud, Talbot, Pichon Baron, Beychevelle, Cos, and Margaux were awesome. The P. Lalande was not on top form and the LLC was slightly corked.
by Blanquito
on Mon Jun 15, 2015 6:09 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Mini 1986 horizontal
Replies: 15
Views: 116

Re: Should Lynch Bages be reduced to cru bourgeois status?

I agree that Lynch is overrated and overpriced. GPL could be another thread, but I think the 2005 GPL is a brilliant wine, possibly a modern legend in the making. The 2000 was underwhelming when I had it 9 years ago, but it could have been too young. I was surprised how ripe the 2009 GPL was when tr...
by Blanquito
on Mon Jun 15, 2015 3:42 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Should Lynch Bages be reduced to cru bourgeois status?
Replies: 28
Views: 376

Re: A Few Gems incl 82 Gruaud

I am on board, I think the 83 and 85 Gruauds are really good, and I concur that the 89 and especially the 90 are overrated.
by Blanquito
on Tue Jun 09, 2015 2:56 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: A Few Gems incl 82 Gruaud
Replies: 16
Views: 163

Re: A Few Gems incl 82 Gruaud

Comte Flaneur wrote:Does a good bottle of G-L 1982 trump every other vintage from this estate?


I think so, at least from 1970-present.
by Blanquito
on Mon Jun 08, 2015 12:50 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: A Few Gems incl 82 Gruaud
Replies: 16
Views: 163

Re: Troplong Mondot 1990

I had the 90 Troplong Mondot last year, and you described it well. Fantastic wine.
by Blanquito
on Sun Jun 07, 2015 12:20 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Troplong Mondot 1990
Replies: 7
Views: 120

Re: So what have you bought lately?

Ian, what's the 05 Beychevelle run over there? It's gotten pricey here.
by Blanquito
on Fri Jun 05, 2015 3:22 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: So what have you bought lately?
Replies: 195
Views: 4336

Re: 2008 Domaine de Chevalier rouge

I've somehow ended up with a far amount of the 05, 06 and 09 DDC rouge without having had a bottle younger than the 1990, so I am heartened to hear that it may not be a modern-styled wine (as it is reputed to be these days in some circles). But then Antoine makes me wonder all over again. I probably...
by Blanquito
on Thu Jun 04, 2015 10:02 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: 2008 Domaine de Chevalier rouge
Replies: 3
Views: 85

Re: A note on the 2003 Pontet Canet we had with Alfred Tesseron.

The 2003 P-C was $44 on release at PJ's (though it didn't stay that cheap for long).
by Blanquito
on Thu Jun 04, 2015 6:28 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: A note on the 2003 Pontet Canet we had with Alfred Tesseron.
Replies: 25
Views: 333

Re: TN: 01 Suduiraut, 82 Ducru Beaucaillou, et al.

I've three 2001 Suduiraut half bottles. Sounds like it is ready to go.
by Blanquito
on Tue Jun 02, 2015 2:28 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: TN: 01 Suduiraut, 82 Ducru Beaucaillou, et al.
Replies: 4
Views: 79

Re: What is on your wish list post Bordeaux 2015?

Here are some reviews of the 2010 du Tertre... Jeff Leve - TheWineCellarInsider.com, January 2013 du Tertre is the product of a blend from 70% Cabernet Sauvignon 20% Merlot and 10% Petit Verdot. This is unique for the property as they usually include between 10% and 20% Cabernet Franc. This assembla...
by Blanquito
on Sun May 31, 2015 11:56 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: What is on your wish list post Bordeaux 2015?
Replies: 15
Views: 167

Re: What is on your wish list post Bordeaux 2015?

Which is a better buy, the 2010 or 2012 du Tertre? Or is it a just a win-wine with either? They remain pretty close in price.
by Blanquito
on Sun May 31, 2015 7:22 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: What is on your wish list post Bordeaux 2015?
Replies: 15
Views: 167

Re: 2012 du Tertre Ordered

Not that much chateau du Tertre available in Québec, but in the last days, I've been ok to secure 4 bottles of the 2010! Even if we did not tasted it at the Chateau, I'm pretty sure it is excellent. Nic Nice score. The 2010 is available in the US for $42. I broke down and bought 4 for the 2010 du T...
by Blanquito
on Sat May 30, 2015 2:30 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: 2012 du Tertre Ordered
Replies: 30
Views: 389

Re: 2012 du Tertre Ordered

Nicklasss wrote:Not that much chateau du Tertre available in Québec, but in the last days, I've been ok to secure 4 bottles of the 2010! Even if we did not tasted it at the Chateau, I'm pretty sure it is excellent.

Nic


Nice score. The 2010 is available in the US for $42.
by Blanquito
on Fri May 29, 2015 8:55 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: 2012 du Tertre Ordered
Replies: 30
Views: 389

Re: 2012 du Tertre Ordered

Here's my most recent note on the 2000 from 3/2012: 2000 Château du Tertre A huge, super ripe bouquet here, no decanting necessary. Very fresh, very floral nose, but also with exotic notes of fig, anise, lavander, Indian spice tea. Reminds me a bit of the 2000 Charmail's bouquet from a few nights ag...
by Blanquito
on Fri May 29, 2015 5:41 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: 2012 du Tertre Ordered
Replies: 30
Views: 389

Re: Most useless wine descriptor

How about "inner mouth" for dumb/odd?
by Blanquito
on Thu May 28, 2015 12:37 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Most useless wine descriptor
Replies: 23
Views: 225

Re: Most useless wine descriptor

RDD wrote:A lot of wine descriptors are not quantifiable.
UC Davis is/was big on purity. What is consider a characteristic in French wines is considered a flaw here in the US.


Yeah, I always suspect that when someone says "purity", they really mean no detectable brett.
by Blanquito
on Wed May 27, 2015 3:03 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Most useless wine descriptor
Replies: 23
Views: 225

Re: Most useless wine descriptor

AlohaArtakaHoundsong wrote:I nominate "purity." This one I've always found meaningless as typically used and this morning I was reminded of it


I second the nomination. Jeb Dunnuck loves this one as a "good thing", but why purity is good or bad is a mystery.
by Blanquito
on Tue May 26, 2015 10:27 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Most useless wine descriptor
Replies: 23
Views: 225
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