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post #14221 of 17485
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ME allocation in. smile.gif

Nice. Post tasting notes when you get a chance
post #14222 of 17485
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Originally Posted by Piobaire View Post

ME allocation in. smile.gif

Nice. Post tasting notes when you get a chance

Sorry, not clear. The allocation mail came in today.
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post #14224 of 17485
The Villa Antinori Rosso '08 was drinking fine again. I guess it would benefit from three more years or so (I really need to try some mature wine, have never had one so far.. will ask you guys for a rec again).

Now I've opened the bottle of Santa Cristina bianco (Umbria). Also by Antinori (I still don't quite get the role they play.. they seem to release like every 2nd wine in Italy.. didn't even know the il Bruciato Bolgheri was from them until last week). Nice nose, nice palate -- citrusy, fruity, refreshing and quite dry. The alcohol could be a little better integrated, but overalll I am quite pleased. Good QPR for 5-7€.

@Manton: Wasn't able to get ahold of the 3e Grand Cru last week (sold out, I guess they just had two bottles).
This week a 5e Grand Cru is on offer, 30€ too (Lynch-Moussas) and a 4e Grand Cru (Talbot, 30€). However, I'm more interested in the Talbot Connétable '07 for 15€. The price seems pretty good. Will definitely get a bottle. Maybe more, if anyone here had good experience with it.
Seems like they have a couple "premium" wines on discount every week. Quite a nice supermarket. Wine's rather expensive around here, so I enjoy the possibility to get decent wines for reasonable prices. Moreover, it narrows down the selection and makes it easier to choose from. wink.gif
post #14225 of 17485
Bolgheri is a fun area for both red and white.
post #14226 of 17485
I like the Bruciato. It's quite complex. Could be a little more refined, but maybe that's what you get for 15-20€. wink.gif
post #14227 of 17485
2007 Elyse C'est Si Bon Naggiar. A great bottle with strong mocha notes.
post #14228 of 17485
!!!

They're doing a recreation of the '76 Paris tasting at the shop near our house in late October. Tickets are $100 and they include all of the same wins, albeit contemporary vintages. 4 seats left. Worth the price? Wondering the next opportunity I'll have to sample a Mouton Rothschild.
post #14229 of 17485
sure it's worth it.

Mouton in a weak vintage these days debuts at at least $400, in a strong vintage $1200.

I bet they will pour the 2007 which is the cheapest recent vintage.

Stag's Leap, if it's Cask 23, is often $200.

I think the judgement also featured Haut Brion, which is another expensive beast.
post #14230 of 17485
OK, here was the lineup:

Stag's Leap Wine Cellars 1973 Château Mouton-Rothschild 1970
Ridge Vineyards Monte Bello 1971 Château Montrose 1970
Heitz Wine Cellars Martha's Vineyard 1970 Château Haut-Brion 1970
Clos Du Val Winery 1972 Château Leoville Las Cases 1971
Mayacamas Vineyards 1971
Freemark Abbey Winery 1969

Chateau Montelena 1973 Meursault Charmes Roulot 1973
Chalone Vineyard 1974 Beaune Clos des Mouches Joseph Drouhin 1973
Spring Mountain Vineyard 1973 Batard-Montrachet Ramonet-Prudhon 1973
Freemark Abbey Winery 1972 Puligny-Montrachet Les Pucelles Domaine Leflaive 1972
Veedercrest Vineyards 1972
David Bruce Winery 1973


The french reds are all crazy expensive today. The American reds not so much, but Ridge, SL and Martha's are all hovering around $200 on release. Mayacamas is more like $60 and the others less.

For the American chards, I don't think any of those are above $50 today, though the Veedercrest is not a wine I know.

The french whites are less impressive than the reds but you do have a Leflaive, which is the #2 white burg producer, one of the great Grand Cru vinyards (Batard), from a great producer, that's probably a $300-$400 bottle. Roulot is a great producer though the wine appears to be village level. Clos de Mouches is one of the very most famous 1er crus.

So, that's totally worth $100 IMO
post #14231 of 17485
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Originally Posted by CBrown85 View Post

!!!
They're doing a recreation of the '76 Paris tasting at the shop near our house in late October. Tickets are $100 and they include all of the same wins, albeit contemporary vintages. 4 seats left. Worth the price? Wondering the next opportunity I'll have to sample a Mouton Rothschild.

That sounds like a pretty awesome deal!
post #14232 of 17485
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Originally Posted by Manton View Post

sure it's worth it.
Mouton in a weak vintage these days debuts at at least $400, in a strong vintage $1200.
I bet they will pour the 2007 which is the cheapest recent vintage.
Stag's Leap, if it's Cask 23, is often $200.
I think the judgement also featured Haut Brion, which is another expensive beast.



Hmm. "Featuring" leads me to believe that not all of the wines will be there. Still got a ticket.
post #14233 of 17485
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Originally Posted by Manton View Post

there was one from LI, I think it was called Millbrook

If it was Millbrook, it's not actually from LI -- it's from the Hudson River Valley. Incidentally, it's owned by the same people who bought Williams-Selyem about fifteen years ago.
post #14234 of 17485
This was drinking perfectly:

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post #14235 of 17485
I'd prefer to have some of that in my cellar over the KB
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