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Originally Posted by erictheobscure View Post

I'm baffled by the vagaries of my palate. I'm generally a red wine drinker, and I'd guess my red-to-white consumption ratio is about 4:1. But the last couple of times I've consumed red wine, I've been put off instantly. It just strikes me as oddly heavy (as if my taste buds were saying to me, "not more fruit, oak, and tannins, ugh"). I don't think it's the particular red wines I've been drinking either--they've been wines that I normally enjoy. Guess it's time to switch it up to white wines for a while and hope this mood passes.

Taste is a chemical reaction. You're body is always changing, ph varies... and there's what you've eaten lately and the rest. I'm sure we've all had stretches where nothing tasted "right" only to return to "normal" at some point.

In short, your palate is constantly evolving.
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Originally Posted by Edgein View Post

Favorite DRC vintages anyone?  I'll start with '99 La Tache.

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post #12438 of 18227
Good red for lamb?
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Bordeaux.
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Originally Posted by mgm9128 View Post

Good red for lamb?

I really like a Northern Rhone or otherwise a cooler climate Syrah with lamb. Also a more substantial Pinot Noir or a wine with a healthy % of Mourvedre.
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Gstar, you have great taste.  Two of my favorite producers!  Not my fav vintage, however.  99 was the last vintage dad had a hand in at Dujac, classic.  The kids are now making wine, or I should say Jeremy and Diana's wines.  They are getting better and better.  And nice people as well.  I love their Chambolle Gruenchers.  The Grand Crus are decent as well.  Anyone had their RSV?  Magic!

post #12442 of 18227
IMO, 2000 is drinking better right now than 1999. Even some premier cru '99's I've had were surprisingly closed and needed more time.

'96, '00, and '02 are currently drinking really well.
post #12443 of 18227
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Originally Posted by mgm9128 View Post

Good red for lamb?

Blaufränkisch or Zweigelt are great with lamb.
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Susana Balbo is really good for Malbec... (not meant as a neg, it's one of the best Malbecs I've had)
And that Latour AOC Bourgogne is a great value too, IMO. It's on my list, bro.
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It was good, I think. First Bourgogne/Pinot Noir I've had. Not sure whether I like it better than Bordeaux, but it's definitely good. Might get some more.
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Originally Posted by kwilkinson View Post

Susana Balbo is really good for Malbec... (not meant as a neg, it's one of the best Malbecs I've had)
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Unlike many here, I enjoy good Malbec and agree- this is a spectacular representation/expression. Tart, black cherry. Smokier on the nose than the palate. Reminiscent of Barbera.
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Originally Posted by mgm9128 View Post

Good red for lamb?

Red Bandol.
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