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Re: President Trump

Here's today's http://fivethirtyeight.com forecasts for remaining primaries: -Indiana Democratic primary: According to our latest polls-plus forecast, Hillary Clinton has a 91% chance of winning the Indiana primary. -California Democratic primary: According to our latest polls-plus forecast, Hillary...
by Blanquito
on Mon May 02, 2016 7:17 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: President Trump
Replies: 483
Views: 8194

Re: President Trump

So he get's to have a crybaby fit now that he's lost and Hillary has millions of more votes than him? I never said he ran a dirty campaign. I simply feel that he should shut-up about Hillary now that it is clearly over. Nothing complicated about that. Either he is in serious denial about his chances...
by Blanquito
on Mon May 02, 2016 7:12 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: President Trump
Replies: 483
Views: 8194

Re: President Trump

Definitely Jim, the GOP has been much, much rougher than the Dems, but I expected more from him. Bernie is totally toast at this stage, even without super delegates. Rather than shift to a message focus given this reality, he is doubling-down on the character attacks ("Hillary is unqualified to...
by Blanquito
on Mon May 02, 2016 6:46 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: President Trump
Replies: 483
Views: 8194

Re: President Trump

Bernie is officially pissing me off. He's become the cranky old guy it always seemed he could be. I looks like he's trying on tinfoil hats for size, too. Whatever Hillary's many shortcomings (top of my list is seemingly letting her consultants all too often drive her message and decisions), she's no...
by Blanquito
on Mon May 02, 2016 6:14 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: President Trump
Replies: 483
Views: 8194

Re: 2002 Cos d'Estournel (from MacArthurs haul)

I was only able to snag 4 of these in The Haul, along with 6 Pichon Baron and 6 Glorias.
by Blanquito
on Sun May 01, 2016 7:44 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: 2002 Cos d'Estournel (from MacArthurs haul)
Replies: 10
Views: 104

Re: 3 Bdx & a Burg

I think the 2003s will always be a conversation point. At this point, there are so many expectations about what these wines are or should be, that they will always be viewed through that prism. At the ends of the range are "wow, this is much better and/or more restrained and classic than I woul...
by Blanquito
on Sun May 01, 2016 3:59 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: 3 Bdx & a Burg
Replies: 15
Views: 122

Re: 2002 Cos d'Estournel (from MacArthurs haul)

I plan to open one of my 02 Gloria's from The Haul soon. I had one of my 02 Glorias from my cellared since release stash not long ago so I'll have a good frame of reference.
by Blanquito
on Sun May 01, 2016 2:48 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: 2002 Cos d'Estournel (from MacArthurs haul)
Replies: 10
Views: 104

Re: 3 Bdx & a Burg

Sounds like the 03 LP needs more time. Hoping as I've got 4 half bottles, I'll give them more time.
by Blanquito
on Sun May 01, 2016 3:44 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: 3 Bdx & a Burg
Replies: 15
Views: 122

Re: 3 Bdx & a Burg

dstgolf wrote:Balnquito is that a fact or rumour about Francois?? Tragic if true and surprised because he looked so good last Spring! A shocker if reality.


I was just responding to Stefan's use of "late", but maybe that was just meant that he used to post here but hardly ever does anymore?
by Blanquito
on Sun May 01, 2016 3:10 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: 3 Bdx & a Burg
Replies: 15
Views: 122

Re: 3 Bdx & a Burg

François aka WineDinners passed away?
by Blanquito
on Sun May 01, 2016 1:43 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: 3 Bdx & a Burg
Replies: 15
Views: 122

Re: TN: 2003 Grand Puy Lacoste

JimHow wrote:Danny loves it, you seem to be somewhere in between.


Precisely. I felt very on the fence about this, which is probably a good working definition of "decent".
by Blanquito
on Sun May 01, 2016 12:02 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: TN: 2003 Grand Puy Lacoste
Replies: 7
Views: 85

TN: 2003 Grand Puy Lacoste

All this GPL chatter prompted opening this last night. 2003 Grand Puy Lacoste From 375 ml... Bouquet shows bing cherry reduction, lactic, hand soap, a touch of oak, a bit sickly sweet and still showing a whiff of that praline-toffee that so many 2003s had on release. Round, smooth, sweet and borderl...
by Blanquito
on Sat Apr 30, 2016 10:24 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: TN: 2003 Grand Puy Lacoste
Replies: 7
Views: 85

Re: Is Lafite Rothschild in a slump?

Chateau Vin wrote:Isn't that 09 rauzan segla label for chateau's 300th year or something?


Yeah, it was a one-off for its 350th.
by Blanquito
on Sat Apr 30, 2016 3:37 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Is Lafite Rothschild in a slump?
Replies: 13
Views: 129

Re: Will 2012 GPL suck as bad as the other post-1996 GPLs?

How's the 2012 du Tertre, Jim? I have a soft spot for this chateau.
by Blanquito
on Sat Apr 30, 2016 3:11 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Will 2012 GPL suck as bad as the other post-1996 GPLs?
Replies: 28
Views: 214

Re: NM on BDX15

Guys see the huge scores for the 2015 Canon? Fairly new wine maker there, I recall.
by Blanquito
on Sat Apr 30, 2016 2:14 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: NM on BDX15
Replies: 13
Views: 133

Re: Is Lafite Rothschild in a slump?

They need a Game of Thrones label at the Rothschilds. If you will, the 2015 update on Rausan Segla's "pagoda" label pander (or should I say "panda") in 2009.

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by Blanquito
on Sat Apr 30, 2016 2:12 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Is Lafite Rothschild in a slump?
Replies: 13
Views: 129

Re: NM on BDX15

AlohaArtakaHoundsong wrote:2005 versus 2015? Well, technology is advancing. Soon we will have self-drinking wines. And of course they will be much, much better than the wines we used to drink ourselves.


Lol. Humor quote of the year!
by Blanquito
on Sat Apr 30, 2016 2:01 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: NM on BDX15
Replies: 13
Views: 133

Re: So what have you bought lately?

Thanks for the thoughts on the 90 LB. I had it at an otherwise semi-disappointing 1990 Bordeaux horizontal last year and I came away extremely impressed. Was probably my wine of the night.
by Blanquito
on Sat Apr 30, 2016 1:40 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: So what have you bought lately?
Replies: 365
Views: 15226

Re: Annual Bordeaux lunch in London

If this is becoming a BWE excursion, I might be able to come to London in early July too.
by Blanquito
on Sat Apr 30, 2016 1:24 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Annual Bordeaux lunch in London
Replies: 10
Views: 70

Re: Annual Bordeaux lunch in London

Chris Winona Chief brought a bottle of the 89 Pichon Lalande to a dinner a few years back. It was awesome with miles and miles to go still. I slightly preferred a wonderful bottle of the 83 PLL that night, which was in a perfect spot and utterly mature with incredible complexity and allure, but it w...
by Blanquito
on Sat Apr 30, 2016 1:22 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Annual Bordeaux lunch in London
Replies: 10
Views: 70

Re: TN 2002 Lafon Rochet

I bought 3 of these at $18 too. Such an innocent time.

Sounds very nice. Drink or hold with only 3 in the cellar?
by Blanquito
on Sat Apr 30, 2016 1:14 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: TN 2002 Lafon Rochet
Replies: 3
Views: 33

Re: So what have you bought lately?

1 bottle 1983 Leoville Poyferre 1 bottle 1988 Raymond Lafon 1 bottle 1990 Leoville Barton 2 bottles 1990 Filhot Creme de Tete 4 bottles 1995 Duhart Milon 1 bottle 1995 Sociando 1 bottle 1996 Sociando 2 bottles 1996 Beychevelle 2 bottles 2008 St Innocent Shea Pinot Noir 1 bottle 2005 St. Innocent Sev...
by Blanquito
on Fri Apr 29, 2016 9:13 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: So what have you bought lately?
Replies: 365
Views: 15226

Re: Will 2012 GPL suck as bad as the other post-1996 GPLs?

If you haven't in the last 5 years, you should try the 82, 83, 85 and 86 Beychevelles. I think they're singing right now, the 82 might even get better still for my mileage. Art says great things about the 88 as well. If you don't think those are great Beychevelles, than its definitely not your cuppa...
by Blanquito
on Fri Apr 29, 2016 9:07 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Will 2012 GPL suck as bad as the other post-1996 GPLs?
Replies: 28
Views: 214

Re: Will 2012 GPL suck as bad as the other post-1996 GPLs?

I have mixed feelings about GPL. I want to like it, it is the "Poor man's Latour" after all. But the profile can be a little stolid in some vintages and the performance is quite variable. That said, I've loved the 1982, 1990, 1995 and 2005 (I own some 2010 but I'm waiting on those before t...
by Blanquito
on Fri Apr 29, 2016 7:25 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Will 2012 GPL suck as bad as the other post-1996 GPLs?
Replies: 28
Views: 214

Re: NM on BDX15

Nice write up. Though it's hard to see that technology and know how could really have changed notably since 2005, it's not like this is a new wine region still figuring things out. Maybe Neal drank some of the Parker-Leve koolaid that there's a relentless march foward in skill, tools, quality in mod...
by Blanquito
on Fri Apr 29, 2016 3:28 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: NM on BDX15
Replies: 13
Views: 133

Re: 2006 Ch Lárossee St Emilion GCC

I am a huge fan of this chateau's work from the 80's. Quite Burgundian with the acids driving the action, so aromatic and pretty.

I think Gilman doesn't like the newer style and after seeing the new design with the heavy bottle, I've steered clear. This note is making me rethink that policy. Thanks.
by Blanquito
on Thu Apr 28, 2016 1:18 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: 2006 Ch Lárossee St Emilion GCC
Replies: 17
Views: 139

Re: President Trump

Ok, that settles it. Jim and Hillary is a much more attractive image than Ted and Fiorina.
by Blanquito
on Thu Apr 28, 2016 2:26 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: President Trump
Replies: 483
Views: 8194

Re: 2015 vintage discussion

If Neil Martin comes out with 94-95 for the likes of Chasse Spleen and it's priced at $28, I may be entering my first -- and last -- futures campaign ever. Famous last words. 2010 was my "final futures campaign" (we'll see, this thread isn't helping). I think we should all embrace Stefan'...
by Blanquito
on Thu Apr 28, 2016 12:56 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: 2015 vintage discussion
Replies: 21
Views: 322

Re: President Trump

NOT an image I wanted, Art!!!
by Blanquito
on Wed Apr 27, 2016 11:43 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: President Trump
Replies: 483
Views: 8194

Re: So what have you bought lately?

Just won a pristine-looking magnum of the 1982 Beychevelle at auction for $422 all-in. Got caught up in the bidding frenzy. Oops.
by Blanquito
on Wed Apr 27, 2016 10:08 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: So what have you bought lately?
Replies: 365
Views: 15226

Re: 2010 Brunello

You need to drink more wines young. This could be your campaign slogan! Jim-"drink more wines young"-How! I'm sure you would receive healthy backing from the viticultural industry (just release the transcripts from all those paid wine junkets and don't let it your scores be influenced!).
by Blanquito
on Wed Apr 27, 2016 7:11 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: 2010 Brunello
Replies: 74
Views: 621

Re: President Trump

From a 538 blogger : " Carl Bialik 10:35 PM... The prediction markets agree with the conventional wisdom that a Trump-Clinton general-election matchup is looking more likely after tonight. According to Election Betting Odds, which uses data from Betfair, Trump is up to a 75 percent chance to w...
by Blanquito
on Wed Apr 27, 2016 2:44 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: President Trump
Replies: 483
Views: 8194

Re: President Trump

Did you hear/see his recent rally where he (briefly) chanted along with the crowd "lyin' Ted, lyin' Ted, lyin' Ted"? Awesome, boggling stuff.
by Blanquito
on Wed Apr 27, 2016 2:34 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: President Trump
Replies: 483
Views: 8194

Re: 2010 Brunello

A friend and Italian wine lover emailed today from Tuscany. He tasted at Lisini and reports that their 2010s blew him away especially the Ugolaia. Incidentally, well-stored bottles of the 94 and 95 Ugolaia are easily the best brunello I've ever tried (which is by no means a ton).
by Blanquito
on Wed Apr 27, 2016 2:31 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: 2010 Brunello
Replies: 74
Views: 621

Re: President Trump

You're right Jim and I was wrong-- I now think Trump will be the nominee, winning it outright on the first ballot. It will be close -- and losing Indiana could seriously complicate things -- but it looks like he'll get enough delegates that the party will coalesce behind him (and indeed the GOP esta...
by Blanquito
on Wed Apr 27, 2016 2:16 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: President Trump
Replies: 483
Views: 8194

Re: Mmmm sipping on this beautiful, $26, 2012 Barde Haut….

I have a bunch of the 05 Barde Haut. Tanzer really seems to like this chateau, I think he gave the 05 93 pts, very high for him. I've been avoiding my 05s in general, fearing they're closed up for business.
by Blanquito
on Tue Apr 26, 2016 11:52 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Mmmm sipping on this beautiful, $26, 2012 Barde Haut….
Replies: 14
Views: 121

Re: Mmmm sipping on this beautiful, $26, 2012 Barde Haut….

Sound great.

What do you think of other Barde Haut vintages?
by Blanquito
on Tue Apr 26, 2016 11:37 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Mmmm sipping on this beautiful, $26, 2012 Barde Haut….
Replies: 14
Views: 121

Re: bob on 2009

He makes the 1982 comparison again, saying it's a 'more consistent' modern version of 1982. But was 1982 really as sweet and confected as 2009 was? And as high-alcohol and big? I actually think 2009 is probably going to turn out a bit overrated. +1, big time. I own a 10-pack of the 2009 GPL, so I h...
by Blanquito
on Tue Apr 26, 2016 11:01 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: bob on 2009
Replies: 4
Views: 113

Re: TN: 00 Lafon Rochet [St Estephe]

I had the 2003 Lafon Rochet several times early on. It was good and a bit more concentrated than the norm here. I found it quite serviceable and decent QPR in the $30s, but it lacked inspiration, so I never laid any down. Would be fun to try again.
by Blanquito
on Tue Apr 26, 2016 7:50 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: TN: 00 Lafon Rochet [St Estephe]
Replies: 4
Views: 54
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