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post #13141 of 17911
Well really thats the job of the barrel producers. I don't know tons about cooperage, but your best producers - your Damy, Cadus, Mercury, Francois Freres, etc will deliver a consistent product.
post #13142 of 17911
Got these Rieslings today:

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Drank the Rosch Leiwener '10 today. Had it with fried chicken and wasn't too impressed. I thought a Riesling with good acidiity might be a decent fit. However, it was great after dinner. Fruity, good minerality, good acidity. Riesling is often great value. This is, too. 8€, very worth it. Looking forward to the Haag '11 (according to the wine shop guy a great producer).

In the last couple of days we also had:

A Peter Lehman Rosé (discounted to 4€ from 6,90€) I wouldn't pay 6,90€ for it. Actually, I wouldn't pay 4€ or 3€ or 2€ for it. It wasn't enjoyable. Tasted really weird.

Some 13€ Italian '08 wine that wasn't stored properly (wine leaked through the cork). It smelled great, it didn't taste great. Too tannininc, overall imbalanced.

Warwick - Three Cape Ladies '06. New world, ok. I think it needs a couple more years for the tannins to smooth out.

And some other stuff I don't remember, will take notes from now on (even if they're pretty simple).
post #13143 of 17911

F Haag is the Chave of the Mosel.  The sons have done well.  Oliver Haag runs Fritz Haag, Thomas Haag runs Schloss Lieser.  Both equally excellent.  Worth seeking out in most vintages.

post #13144 of 17911
Thread Starter 
This weekend has a few shindigs.

2005 Silver Oak Cab
1999 Beaucastel
2005 Quintessa

Been dreaming about the 1999 Beaucastel, a superb wine.
post #13145 of 17911
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Originally Posted by audiophilia View Post

This weekend has a few shindigs.
2005 Silver Oak Cab
1999 Beaucastel
2005 Quintessa
Been dreaming about the 1999 Beaucastel, a superb wine.
I had a long chat with a friend about Silver Oak a few weeks ago. What did you think?
post #13146 of 17911
Thread Starter 
Scheduled for pre dinner at Le Germain Hotel. I'll let you know.
post #13147 of 17911
Garagiste's latest e-mail makes me question my economic/career choices:

The 2009 DRC 12-packs are now in - the 12-pack contains:

1 x Romanee Conti (BH98+)
1 x La Tache (BH98)
2 x Montrachet (BH/NR)(WA96)
2 x Richebourg (BH97)
2 x Romanee St. Vivant (BH96)
2 x Grands Echézeaux (BH95)
2 x Echézeaux (BH94)

Considering the 2009 Romanee-Conti is already trading for $13,000-18,000+/bottle and the Montrachet up to $6000+, the packs appear to be a reasonable bet for investment...even in the short term.

2009 Domaine de la Romanee Conti 12-Pack - $25,821.60
post #13148 of 17911
could you buy the pack and sell it off one by one?
post #13149 of 17911
Sure. I'll just get a line of credit from B of A. That is, if I can't fish out 25K from my sofa cushions.
post #13150 of 17911
it seems like you can get 09 romanee conti for 4.5k

nvm sold out
post #13151 of 17911

Re: '09 DRC.  I've had the '09 Esch, great, keep it and sell the rest.  Also LT, not near ready, but going to be great wine in 10 yrs.  You can find well stored older vintages for much less, even on restaurant lists if you're lucky.  Some places don't update their prices, so they still have the original mark ups.  I bought a couple bottles of RC in Santa Fe a few years back, sold them and bought a car.  Still have the car, would have drunk the wine!

post #13152 of 17911
Still going strong on my Loire kick...

Baumard Savennieres splits from '02

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Some Charles Joguet Chinon Varennes...

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and Cure

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Case of Domaine de la Pepiere Clos des Briords Muscadet '10 - this is a great summertime white

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and a bit of Burgundy - Tollot Beaut Savigny-les-Beaune - this shows so well well young, minimal oak from this producer, fruity and fresh pinot noir

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post #13153 of 17911

Love Tollot-Beaut Corton Bressandes.  Also their Savigny's are excellent wines and great values.  Some think their wines have too much oak, I'm not one of them.

post #13154 of 17911
The Fritz Haag was quite good. Fruity and crisp acidity. Not sure yet how minerality really plays out, but there may be some noticeable minerality in it.
Also had a glass of Jakob Kühn's Riesling. More fruit and less acidity then Fritz Haag's. Good, too.
post #13155 of 17911
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Love Tollot-Beaut Corton Bressandes.  Also their Savigny's are excellent wines and great values.  Some think their wines have too much oak, I'm not one of them.

This cuvee had minimal oak but I understand some of their Cortons get a high proportion of new barrels. I was impressed with this bottle and while 'great values' and Burgundy seldom go together, I think this one definitely punched above it's weight.
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