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Went with the Bachelet. Was great.
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birthday dinner sips, typical bad boy shit

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Two very different wines last night. The LMHB was reliably wonderful. It's got a ways to go but is in my sweet spot as far as maturity. The Antica is an Antinori property in Napa, I think it is the former Atlas Peak property. I was hoping for something more restrained, but it's easily identifiable as new world in style. Less over the top than many modern Napa cabs, but still too much for me. It tasted better than it smelled, but it's not something I'd buy again.
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Had a 1986 BV reserve, perhaps the most perfectly preserved bottle I have ever opened. This is a "controversial" wine, with many detractors. This bottle at least was spectacular. A long term ager with more life left but no room for improvement, I don't think.
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Great wine for $20 Robert Parker rated 91 points rolleyes.gif Mourvedre grenache blend.6C6F5911-E110-464B-BECF-49A871FA7FB7-1803-000000C21915D74F.jpg
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mourvedre/grenache blend is right up my alley. That and tempranillo are probably my favorite easy drinkers.
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Not really what I would call "easy drinkers" if you know what I mean. wink.gif I love Bandol so much, but it is pretty pricey for me for everyday.
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Had a 1986 BV reserve, perhaps the most perfectly preserved bottle I have ever opened. This is a "controversial" wine, with many detractors. This bottle at least was spectacular. A long term ager with more life left but no room for improvement, I don't think.
I think BV, especially old vintages, is under rated. The 68 GdL is one of the best wines I've ever had.
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The 68 was a spectacular wine in its day. Unfortunately, my last bottle was brown. Perhaps there are still good bottles out there, I don't know. I had a 69 in August--first one for me--and it was spectacular. That is not a heralded vintage like 68 or 70, both of which I have had many times, so I was surprised at how good it was.
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Their Barolo Brunate can be nice, not my favorite Barbera producer.
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Just opened a bottle of Lustau Los Arcos (amontillado sherry) for eggnog. Delicious stuff. Should I keep it refrigerated and drink in the next couple of days? I suppose the sherry has reached its prime when it was bottled so I guess keeping it for an extended period at room temperature wouldn't improve it. First sherry though so I'm not sure.

Happy belated birthday, Drew.
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Marc deGrazia imports a number of my fav's including Sottimano.

This Orvieto is very light, apples, honey, floral... But with high acidity. Have a few bottles to get through this year.
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Originally Posted by Manton View Post

The 68 was a spectacular wine in its day. Unfortunately, my last bottle was brown. Perhaps there are still good bottles out there, I don't know. I had a 69 in August--first one for me--and it was spectacular. That is not a heralded vintage like 68 or 70, both of which I have had many times, so I was surprised at how good it was.
At 44 years old, there's going to be a ton of bottle variation. I've had a few 68 GdL that were sublime, a few that were brown, and a few that were meh. Such is the nature of "mature" wines.
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85 Lynch: Awesome, mature, firm acids, not going to get better, but I loved it.

96 Montebello: weird bottle. Kind of shrill acidity, almost bretty, very non-typical for the wine in general and the vintage specifically.

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