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post #16321 of 18037
Well the top producers did ok but hailstorm, coulure, generally low yields, lots of rot, mildew, etc is what Tom Stevenson and Remington Norman wrote.
post #16322 of 18037
if it's burg, you should only be buying the top producers anyway.

The recent vintage that has the worst reputation is 2004 but I have liked nearly all that I have had.
post #16323 of 18037
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Originally Posted by Manton View Post

if it's burg, you should only be buying the top producers anyway.

The recent vintage that has the worst reputation is 2004 but I have liked nearly all that I have had.

Slew says some have a weird chalky taste. I shrug my shoulders, but he is in the no.

the only vintage I personally avoid is 2005. In 10 years, I will revisit.
post #16324 of 18037
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Originally Posted by Manton View Post

if it's burg, you should only be buying the top producers anyway.

The recent vintage that has the worst reputation is 2004 but I have liked nearly all that I have had.

I got some D'Angerville Clos des Ducs 2004 last year on deep discount - the ones I've tried have been wonderful despite the fact that the vintage is supposed to suck balls. The top producer advice is key, I guess.

To Gome, I had an '05 Chambolle Chames from Dominique Laurent earlier this year and it was a bitch - tough as nails and mouth-puckeringly tannic. I've not bothered to buy any 05's - perhaps I'll be kicking myself in a decade but so be it.
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Originally Posted by tattersall View Post

I got some D'Angerville Clos des Ducs 2004 last year on deep discount - the ones I've tried have been wonderful despite the fact that the vintage is supposed to suck balls. The top producer advice is key, I guess.

To Gome, I had an '05 Chambolle Chames from Dominique Laurent earlier this year and it was a bitch - tough as nails and mouth-puckeringly tannic. I've not bothered to buy any 05's - perhaps I'll be kicking myself in a decade but so be it.

It's so hard to generalize vintages in Burgundy. I feel like really good wines are made every vintage, just not across the board. What's more is that vintages like 08 can go either way on the reds, but a lot of incredibly good whites were made. Great Chablis too.

On the other hand I recently opened a decent bottle from 09 (Bouchard Pere et Fils Vigne de l'Enfant Jesus) and I wasn't crazy about it. While admittedly it was far too young, I don't think I like the vintage too much overall. Too ripe and candied, and not as much acid as I want. I still have half a case so I'll be revisiting them, but not any time soon. A nice vintage for everyday wines though, a lot of the generic Bourgognes were quite good.
post #16326 of 18037
I think 2008 was fine, but the prices dropped after 2009 came out which was highly regarded.
post #16327 of 18037
08 is my go-to year for Bachelet.
post #16328 of 18037
20XX is my go-to year for Bachelet. The 2002's are especially awesome right now, especially the AOC Bourgogne which can be found (granted, not easily found) for $40ish a bottle.
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This is, imo, pretty damn good for a Cali cab. We just started selling. They've got a bunch of single vyd stuff too. Their base Dry Creek Zinfandel is not good... sweet on the finish and not complex at all, but I like this.
post #16331 of 18037
Just had a wine from PASO ROBLES!

Villa Creek Cuvee. GSM blend, very nice.
post #16332 of 18037
Fu who's even going to ask me in real life about gaillac or were vinsubres is located
post #16333 of 18037
nm
post #16334 of 18037
Talk to me. Fuuuu

Hangout with me sometime this weekend.
post #16335 of 18037
i have plans this weekend.








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