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post #13006 of 20851
Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

$120 for a 1985 Chateau Poujeaux, yay or nay?
If this is any indication, hellz no:

post #13007 of 20851
Originally Posted by kwilkinson View Post

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It was really delicious - powerful with substantial alcohol but well balanced. It had a bit of sous-bois and then it was all red cherries and fresh herbs both on the nose and in the mouth. Expensive for a barbera but a very well-made traditional wine. Bottle was finished quite quickly - always a good sign.
post #13008 of 20851
Enjoying a Savennieres right now - Domaine des Baumard Clos du Papillion - flinty with nice acidity.

post #13009 of 20851
Starting to drink my way through this years allocation of Williams-Selyem

post #13010 of 20851

The return of White Zinfandel?!? happy.gif Glad that people are starting to make serious roses in this country. I have oftenthought that Zinfandel should be a really good grape to make rose with, though this looks to have as much Mourvedre as Zinfandel
post #13011 of 20851
Pretty good for the money. Fruity, crisp acidity.

Very jammy. Very new-world I guess. It was good, but I believe I generally tend to favor "old-world".

Also had a '09 Chateau du Levant sauternes along with the foie gras. It's decent, but I figure the more expensive ones (this one is 14€/0.5l) have a fuller body.

Another bottle of the Chateau de Pellehaut. Good.
post #13012 of 20851
I had buckets of Austrian wine last night.

Lots of really great riesling, and even some older gruners that were alive and well. Overall the whites outclassed the reds.

some pics to come later.
post #13013 of 20851
the reds sucked. many of the whites were phenomenal.
post #13014 of 20851
post #13015 of 20851

Anyone a Priorat fan?  Took a cooking class nearby a few years ago and visited a few of the out of the way wineries.  Tasted an '09 Les Terrasses by Alvaro Palacios recently.  

70% Granacha, 30% Carinera.  Delicious!

post #13016 of 20851
Got half my cellar moved today. Came across an 03 Pegau. Ready to drink? Supposed to be an awesome bottle.
post #13017 of 20851

Really really hot/ripe vintage.  Will be great or weird.  Hoping for great!

post #13018 of 20851
I'm not worried about the quality of this bottle, as by all accounts it's killer, but rather the readiness to drink.
post #13019 of 20851

If that's your only one, I'd wait.  Otherwise see how it's doing.

post #13020 of 20851

Was lucky enough to try the '09 DRC Esch and La Tache.  The Esch was brilliant, great in every way.  The LT was closed, tannic and will be amazing with some age.  No need to touch for 10 years, well 5 at least.  I wouldn't be able to keep my hands off the Esch, however.  '09 is a great red burg vintage.

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