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Re: Premier Cru files for bankruptcy

stefan wrote:What happened to the proceeds of the sale of his $6 million house?


Has the BK Trustee already spent that much? Or are there secured creditors who get that first (as a personal assets, not a business one), so it's not counted as assets?
by Blanquito
on Thu Feb 11, 2016 9:41 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Premier Cru files for bankruptcy
Replies: 143
Views: 1843

Re: President Trump

South Carolina is now vital. And if it's close like tonight, it will leave us in suspense at least through Super Tuesday. Bush will hang around at least until then no matter what goes down in South Carolina and Nevada, I'd wager. Until the field thins more, it's Trump vs. Cruz, and Rubio vs. the Gov...
by Blanquito
on Wed Feb 10, 2016 4:28 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: President Trump
Replies: 264
Views: 4690

Re: President Trump

5th place for Rubio, it's a whole new ballgame! Who wins the Republican nomination is back in limbo, big time.

I still doubt Bernie's longevity (even though he's come a long way already), he has to compete in a big, diverse state to be taken seriously.
by Blanquito
on Wed Feb 10, 2016 1:49 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: President Trump
Replies: 264
Views: 4690

Re: So what have you bought lately?

This is all good. We have posts about what we are drinking, posts about what we are buying, and occasional inquiries/posts about what we think we might buy. How about a thread about what we are thinking about drinking? I have a couple of magnums I'm thinking about drinking. 1999 Lagrange (St. Julie...
by Blanquito
on Tue Feb 09, 2016 3:36 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: So what have you bought lately?
Replies: 314
Views: 11675

Re: So what have you bought lately?

Thanks (again), Ian. I saw how highly the 05 Beychevelle ranked in your most recent 'top wines' list on your blogspot, ahead of many famous wines. That really caught my attention. I think the 96 Cantemerle is terrific as well, much better than some other vintages like the 2000. Has the added advanta...
by Blanquito
on Tue Feb 09, 2016 3:31 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: So what have you bought lately?
Replies: 314
Views: 11675

Re: So what have you bought lately?

Blanquito wrote:Ian, what's the 05 Beychevelle run over there? It's gotten pricey here.


Crap, I'm repeating myself. Didn't even realize until I did a topic search!
by Blanquito
on Tue Feb 09, 2016 4:41 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: So what have you bought lately?
Replies: 314
Views: 11675

Re: So what have you bought lately?

Comte Flaneur wrote:I am pleased to report in that I have purchased
- a half case (six) of Beychevelle 2005
- a half case of Leoville Lascases 2006


If it's not too gauche, what's the 05 Beychevelle going for in the post-dragon global economy?
by Blanquito
on Tue Feb 09, 2016 4:01 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: So what have you bought lately?
Replies: 314
Views: 11675

Re: DC '16 Saturday 4/2 Charlie Palmer Steak

86/96 is great. Declare wines to get some coverage? I've got an 86 Rausan Segla calling my name.
by Blanquito
on Sat Feb 06, 2016 5:25 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: DC '16 Saturday 4/2 Charlie Palmer Steak
Replies: 15
Views: 193

Re: SF offline at SF-Ed's - Jan 30th

86 is my favorite Sauternes vintage all around.
by Blanquito
on Sat Feb 06, 2016 1:38 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: SF offline at SF-Ed's - Jan 30th
Replies: 4
Views: 69

Re: Friday night dinner-April 1st 2016

Count me in + 1.
by Blanquito
on Thu Feb 04, 2016 12:15 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Friday night dinner-April 1st 2016
Replies: 10
Views: 126

Re: DC '16 Head Count

If there's still room...

Patrick + 1
by Blanquito
on Thu Feb 04, 2016 12:04 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: DC '16 Head Count
Replies: 17
Views: 246

Re: 2006 Bordeaux 10 years after

Thanks for the heads up JCBA. What these notes reveal are two things IMO. - what an incredible bargain bordeaux is in a non trophy vintage - apart from freaks of nature like 2013 there is no such thing as a bad Bordeaux vintage - and the second point is...err...I can't remember... Didn't you mean t...
by Blanquito
on Thu Feb 04, 2016 12:03 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: 2006 Bordeaux 10 years after
Replies: 15
Views: 274

Re: President Trump

stefan wrote:Take away Viet Nam and Uncle Lyndon was one of the greatest presidents.

Include Viet Nam and he was one of the worst.


A compelling documentary -- The Fog of War -- shows clearly just how much Vietnam was LBJ's choice.
by Blanquito
on Wed Feb 03, 2016 4:50 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: President Trump
Replies: 264
Views: 4690

Re: 2004 Canon

I've always liked the 2004 Lagune. I thought it showed well at a big Lagune & Cantemerle vertical in 2014:
https://www.cellartracker.com/classic/e ... vent=25304
by Blanquito
on Wed Feb 03, 2016 4:48 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: 2004 Canon
Replies: 15
Views: 156

Re: 2004 Canon

I haven't had many or any new vintages of Canon, but I am a big fan of the stuff I've had from the 60's, 70's and 80's. Gilman is a champion of this estate's style and I bought some 08 based on his write up.
by Blanquito
on Wed Feb 03, 2016 12:57 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: 2004 Canon
Replies: 15
Views: 156

Re: President Trump

Nice!
by Blanquito
on Tue Feb 02, 2016 4:51 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: President Trump
Replies: 264
Views: 4690

Re: 2004 Canon

Sounds disappointing. Vintage or Chateau?

Aside, what does Canon mean in French/Bordeaux?
by Blanquito
on Tue Feb 02, 2016 4:48 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: 2004 Canon
Replies: 15
Views: 156

Re: President Trump

Iowa was basically a 3-way tie. 538.com says Cruz will get 8 delegates and Trump and Rubio with 7 each. The real game is how it affects perceptions of the candidates, with Rubio getting a big bounce, Trump diminished by some yet-to-be-determined degree, and Cruz living to fight another day. Now on t...
by Blanquito
on Tue Feb 02, 2016 4:19 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: President Trump
Replies: 264
Views: 4690

Re: TN: 2002 Gloria

It would be fun to try some 02 vs 04 vs 06, all 'drinkers' vintages. I wonder how they compare stylistically. I imagine 04 being a bit brighter and/or crunchier than 02. Perhaps 06 has the most tannin? At any rate, the 02s have fleshed out a lot since release, more than I expected. Given your love o...
by Blanquito
on Mon Feb 01, 2016 11:02 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: TN: 2002 Gloria
Replies: 19
Views: 223

Re: President Trump

I'd add that I know supporting Hillary is not a generally popular public stance, and I accept that, but I find myself admiring her. And I think she has the experience, brains and savvy (and policies) to make the best president amongst the field. I don't really know Bernie, but I tend to agree with K...
by Blanquito
on Mon Feb 01, 2016 6:33 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: President Trump
Replies: 264
Views: 4690

Re: President Trump

With respect, this sums up nicely how I feel abouf Hillary: http://krugman.blogs.nytimes.com/2016/01/31/pre-iowa-notes/?module=BlogPost-ReadMore&version=Blog%20Main&action=Click&contentCollection=Opinion&pgtype=Blogs&region=Body#more-39512 I would add that she isn't her husband, ...
by Blanquito
on Mon Feb 01, 2016 6:15 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: President Trump
Replies: 264
Views: 4690

Re: So what have you bought lately?

I saw that Jim, crazy stuff. Kinda sounds like they were "selling the fixtures" desperate towards the end. Other details emerging on the Berserkers site makes it sound like PC was scrambling for many years, where negociants in Europe would only work with them with 100% cash upfront paid in...
by Blanquito
on Mon Feb 01, 2016 3:10 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: So what have you bought lately?
Replies: 314
Views: 11675

Re: TN: 2002 Leoville Barton

I bought the 02 L-B for $36/each... on the shelf at retail! I purchased 6 bottles, even thinking that was a bit excessive. I'd likely go for 2 cases today at that price. Oh, the silliness of youth!
by Blanquito
on Sun Jan 31, 2016 10:08 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: TN: 2002 Leoville Barton
Replies: 15
Views: 198

Re: TN: 2002 Gloria

One of these levitated to the top of a mixed case of 02s and I thrust it in service just now when an 05 Potel Volnay 1er Cru Les Angles stumbled out the gate with a mild cork taint. You are quite right this wine is in a good spot. I love how these 02s are fleshing out yet remain quite cool on the p...
by Blanquito
on Sun Jan 31, 2016 1:53 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: TN: 2002 Gloria
Replies: 19
Views: 223

Re: TN: 2002 Leoville Barton

When do you think large formats will peak? I think you prefer your claret younger than I, but en magnum I'd wait at least five years on the 02 LB. I suspect it will have a good 5-10 years of peak drinking starting 2020, but I am always surprised how youthful magnums show (and I rarely drink them) c...
by Blanquito
on Sat Jan 30, 2016 9:11 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: TN: 2002 Leoville Barton
Replies: 15
Views: 198

Re: Tn: 2009 Chateau Fontenil

Rudi Finkler wrote:Thanks for the interesting note, Nic! How is it with the alcohol content?
I had a wonderful 2001 a few month ago. BTW, as far as I know, Michel Rolland’s wife Dany is responsible for Fontenil...


I've read that the Rollands have their primary residence at Fontenil as well.
by Blanquito
on Sat Jan 30, 2016 5:14 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Tn: 2009 Chateau Fontenil
Replies: 4
Views: 70

Re: TN: 2002 Leoville Barton

Have you tried an 02 L-B yet, Jim? I'd pop one soon if I had a case, you might prefer it sooner than later.

I was impressed by the drinkability of this, and as Ian says, it's effortless classiness.
by Blanquito
on Sat Jan 30, 2016 5:00 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: TN: 2002 Leoville Barton
Replies: 15
Views: 198

TN: 2002 Leoville Barton

2002 Leoville Barton Still youthful, but structurally open and ready to play. Classy, fruity, high-class new oak, mocha, iodine, savory. Well balanced and more on the medium-to-light bodied side of the spectrum. Delicious and refined with enough character and ripeness to be fun, but this will better...
by Blanquito
on Sat Jan 30, 2016 2:49 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: TN: 2002 Leoville Barton
Replies: 15
Views: 198

Re: How's the 1982 Calon Segur?

I lost out on the 82 Calon. The bidding went way up at the last minute.

I do see a magnum of the 89 Lynch Bages currently at auction, maybe we should do a BWE Block bid on it?!
by Blanquito
on Sat Jan 30, 2016 12:11 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: How's the 1982 Calon Segur?
Replies: 11
Views: 106

Re: How's the 1982 Calon Segur?

The one time I had the 82 Certan de May, it was tremendous.
by Blanquito
on Fri Jan 29, 2016 11:30 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: How's the 1982 Calon Segur?
Replies: 11
Views: 106

Re: How's the 1982 Calon Segur?

I just question whether the bottles being bandied about today on auction are comparable to what has sat undisturbed in his Monkton cellar for a few decades. Absolutely. It is tempting to chase the white whale of a tasting note from perfectly stored, sound bottle of 1982 Bordeaux when what is on the...
by Blanquito
on Thu Jan 28, 2016 5:37 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: How's the 1982 Calon Segur?
Replies: 11
Views: 106

Re: How's the 1982 Calon Segur?

Thanks for the feedback and especially Danny's great recount of a viniferous metamorphosis. Based on this thread, I decided to bid on this wine, which was languishing with no bids, but then I was promptly out bid. Oh well. I'll keep trying, but finding an 82 Calon Segur with a good fill and conditio...
by Blanquito
on Thu Jan 28, 2016 5:20 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: How's the 1982 Calon Segur?
Replies: 11
Views: 106

Re: President Trump

Right now, I'd go even money on Trump winning the nomination over any other individual candidate. I'd still take the field over Trump though.
by Blanquito
on Thu Jan 28, 2016 4:39 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: President Trump
Replies: 264
Views: 4690

Re: President Trump

JimHow wrote:Jeb Bush rises to a solid second place in latest NH poll… Hmmmm.


Mostly at Cruz's expense and Rubio's to a lesser degree. Did Cruz peak too soon? Amazing that the GOP seems to prefer Trump to Cruz. I'm surprised at how little traction Rubio had a gotten so far.
by Blanquito
on Thu Jan 28, 2016 12:23 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: President Trump
Replies: 264
Views: 4690

Re: President Trump

This is the nuttiest presidential campaign in my life time. If I bet on political campaigns, I would be just about ready to put cash on Trump. If Trump wins Iowa, he has a real shot at this given his polling in NH and SC. It could be March before anyone else might win a state against him (except Nev...
by Blanquito
on Thu Jan 28, 2016 12:20 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: President Trump
Replies: 264
Views: 4690

How's the 1982 Calon Segur?

How's the 1982 Calon Segur?

I see this around in the auction market, but I've never had it. Good stuff, worth the tariff?

Thanks.
by Blanquito
on Wed Jan 27, 2016 10:58 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: How's the 1982 Calon Segur?
Replies: 11
Views: 106

Re: What to think about 2003?

stefan wrote:Lagrange, Leoville Poyferre, Calon Segur come to mind.


These at or close to peak? I have some half bottles of each of these, but I've held off assuming they'd be better with more time (especially the Calon Segur).
by Blanquito
on Wed Jan 27, 2016 10:52 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: What to think about 2003?
Replies: 20
Views: 266

Re: What to think about 2003?

We can all agree I think that 2003 is primarily a northern Medoc year, but even in that area not everyone handled the conditions well. I have a middling sized stash of 2003 and I think the jury is still mostly out on these. Some which I used to think fabulous - like the 2003 Duhart Milon, perhaps th...
by Blanquito
on Wed Jan 27, 2016 3:57 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: What to think about 2003?
Replies: 20
Views: 266

Re: Tn: 03 Duhart-Milon

While I much prefer Lafite to Mouton, I generally like Clec-Milon and D'Armailhac more than Duhart. Boy for my taste Stefan, Duhart has been making wines that have had substantial amounts of Lafite characteristics in the past 20 years. Try the 2006 Duhart sometime. Plus one on this. D'Armailhac use...
by Blanquito
on Mon Jan 25, 2016 10:33 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Tn: 03 Duhart-Milon
Replies: 11
Views: 150

Re: Alfred Tesseron buys Robin Williams' Napa Valley vineyard

Excellent news. I have a prediction though: they soon charge more for their Napa wine than they do for Pontet Canet (because they can and probably because the production will be smaller).
by Blanquito
on Mon Jan 25, 2016 10:18 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Alfred Tesseron buys Robin Williams' Napa Valley vineyard
Replies: 3
Views: 82
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