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post #14626 of 18231
FWIW, the last three posters have fantastic palates. Merlot indeed.
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Originally Posted by gomestar View Post

+1 to the tasting thing. It has been a while since I've done the whole "hints of chocolate, currants, tobacco, baby powder, etc." thing, almost all of my focus is on balance and structure. Unless, of course, a note really sticks out, like that whole "spice" thing with la Tache.

Same here. Mainly for me it's about enjoyment. Sometimes I run across a wine with a really unique note and I will work really hard to identify it. I nearly always fail.
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My earlier post about chasing the dragon notwithstanding, I took or am taking possession of a couple of cases of Burg this week.
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My earlier post about chasing the dragon notwithstanding, I took or am taking possession of a couple of cases of Burg this week.

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Originally Posted by Mark from Plano View Post

My earlier post about chasing the dragon notwithstanding, I took or am taking possession of a couple of cases of Burg this week.

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If I was going to drop $60-90 on a bottle, I'd check out Vintry. Their selection of stuff with a little bit of age on it is really solid. 2000 Dujac Chambolle Musigny for $85?? Yep.
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If I was going to drop $60-90 on a bottle, I'd check out Vintry. Their selection of stuff with a little bit of age on it is really solid. 2000 Dujac Chambolle Musigny for $85?? Yep.

This is what I'm talking about when I say you have it better than me.
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If I was going to drop $60-90 on a bottle, I'd check out Vintry. Their selection of stuff with a little bit of age on it is really solid. 2000 Dujac Chambolle Musigny for $85?? Yep.

What I got was more in the $50-60 range and is 2007-2009 vintages. Mostly stuff I've bought over the last 9 months or so that I can finally have shipped.
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Originally Posted by Piobaire View Post

This is what I'm talking about when I say you have it better than me.

ordering and having it shipped is FAR easier than me going down there to get it. It was like an hour long trip last time Manton and I went there, and if it wasn't for the fact that I like having things the instant I want them, I'd just have orders from there mailed right to home. I'd hardly call that an "advantage", and if anything, I shop there less because it's such a pain.
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Yeah, but shipping across the country can usually only happen a very few weeks a year and the shipping costs only make sense if you're willing to plunk down for a half a case or more. Hard to make that work if you're planning a small dinner this weekend.
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Originally Posted by Mark from Plano View Post

Yeah, but shipping across the country can usually only happen a very few weeks a year and the shipping costs only make sense if you're willing to plunk down for a half a case or more. Hard to make that work if you're planning a small dinner this weekend.

Exactly. Plus I hate to drop big bucks on wine I've never tasted and have not had a chance to interact with store folks I might know. Having help you can talk to, people with palates you can trust, is a good thing.
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Originally Posted by Piobaire View Post

Exactly. Plus I hate to drop big bucks on wine I've never tasted and have not had a chance to interact with store folks I might know. Having help you can talk to, people with palates you can trust, is a good thing.

Yeah, well...I do this all the time. A deficiency of character which also means that trips to Vegas are much more expensive for me than they are for you. shog[1].gif
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Originally Posted by Mark from Plano View Post

Shit...DP
I think there's a dedicated thread for that if that is what you're in to.
post #14638 of 18231
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Originally Posted by coolpapa View Post

I think there's a dedicated thread for that if that is what you're in to.

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Lifestyle change indeed.

You two should team up and get an act in Vegas. wink.gif
post #14639 of 18231
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Originally Posted by Manton View Post

Richbourg and Echezaux are each grand cru vineyarnds in the Vosne-Romanee appelation. Neither is a monopole so each has several different producers. Echezeaux is considered to be among the weakest of all Burg grand crus and many believe that certain parcels ought to be downgraded to 1er.

Oh god people, I meant Richbourg & Echezaux. But all of you know that. Sue me for forgetting to say and. They were Romanee-Conti, if anyone is interested in anything except being jerks.
post #14640 of 18231
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Originally Posted by itsstillmatt View Post

Can I tell the difference between the terroir of two similar vineyards, absolutely not. I don't spend much time trying to identify individual notes in wine, it isn't my thing. I tend to like wines that are balanced and typical, which is a slightly different concept from terroir, but if you can taste the very spot in Richbourg Eschezaux from which your wine springs, then more power to you. I just don't have that kind of palate.

You mean Richbourg & Eschezaux, but you want to be an ass and try to humiliate me for missing an & sign. Whoopie.

To some degree I can. Wines from specific spots have distinct differences from each other. Its not that hard, mostly learning about the characteristics and identifying them in the flavor. I like it when a wine is true to its spot and doesn't try to be anything other than what it is. This kind of fiddling is often what makes so many California wines awful.
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