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post #17491 of 17875
i suppose it's worth a mention, but went to a 2011 Burg tasting with pB and aravanel (homies), and the results were mixed. 2-3 wines really stood out as excellent, while some others varied from indescript to "is this a syrah?".

Drouhin showed well as always, especially the Gevrey-Chambertin. Excellent right now, and will be even better in a few years. Their Volnay had a a nice nose, but was closed on the palate, needs time.

there was another premier cru red that was really excellent, but I forget what it was (have a list at home).

overall, i found it hard to characterize the 2011 vintage since the variability of the reds was all over the place (or maybe this is a character of 2011? hard to say),
post #17492 of 17875
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Originally Posted by gomestar View Post

i suppose it's worth a mention, but went to a 2011 Burg tasting with pB and aravanel (homies), and the results were mixed. 2-3 wines really stood out as excellent, while some others varied from indescript to "is this a syrah?".

Drouhin showed well as always, especially the Gevrey-Chambertin. Excellent right now, and will be even better in a few years. Their Volnay had a a nice nose, but was closed on the palate, needs time.

there was another premier cru red that was really excellent, but I forget what it was (have a list at home).

overall, i found it hard to characterize the 2011 vintage since the variability of the reds was all over the place (or maybe this is a character of 2011? hard to say),

Funny- was just tasting a variety of recent burgs with a local importer/dist. and he was saying much the same. What they have tried is all over the place with some lesser labels pleasing and some stalwarts not impressing more-so than average.
post #17493 of 17875
Oh Burgundy, you silly goose!
post #17494 of 17875
Drank some 2011 McManis Zinfandel last night. Very interesting wine for me, as I don't often drink Zinfandel. I've had their Cab before which I liked.
It was probably not a wine that I would overwhelmingly want to drink a bottle of, but a couple of glasses was nice and I would go back to it for a reference point... something to surprise me.
Lots of ripe fruit: currant, rasberry and a really odd note struck me, which was maple syrup... perhaps it's just my Canadian blood. Made sense for me though, as the wine wasn't terribly balanced with acidity and tannins. Could have benefited from a little more acidity to counter the fruit forwardness.
post #17495 of 17875
There's a very foo.gif development in my purchasing the whole stock of that wine shop's wine. Basically they let me bring it back to my place over the course of a couple days to make it easier. I paid for 22 bottles took home 6 on Sunday, 12 yesterday and I was going to get the remaining 4 today. Well, I get there and there is only 2 left. The guy there pretty much is telling me I miscounted. I tell him he is wrong and if I could just get a credit that would be fine. Well he gets the owner involved and she calls me "investigating" myself and her employee over these two bottles. Mind you, I have been a customer here for 6 years. She's saying people try to play fast ones on her all of the time, and it's a small business and basically all of this bullshit over two bottles. Not for nothing, but I don't really project the image of a person trying to screw a wine shop out of two $15 bottles of wine. She is calling me back tomorrow. If she doesn't either credit me, or give me two bottles I am sorry to say I am going to have to tell her I won't be a customer there anymore, that'll hurt her more than those two bottles. In fact, I think with her giant fake tits and face lift she is doing just fine.
post #17496 of 17875
Wow they're retarded. Why couldn't they pull up the sale on the spot?
post #17497 of 17875
It wasn't a matter of what they charged me, it was how many bottles I got. I paid of all of them up front, which was supposed to be 22 bottles.
post #17498 of 17875
But presumably you could calculate how many bottles you bought by looking at how much you paid
post #17499 of 17875
i think the issue is they don't have 2 of the bottles he paid for, obviously because Booth stole them after paying for them.
post #17500 of 17875
I was thinking maybe they sold the two bottles to somebody else and didn't want to own up to it.
post #17501 of 17875
I think the guy just miscounted initially.
post #17502 of 17875
'i think the issue is they don't have 2 of the bottles he paid for, obviously because Booth stole them after paying for them.'

I don't think he stole them. Probably drank them at the. shop and drunkenly forgot about it.

Happens all the time with discerning ones
Edited by rnoldh - 4/22/14 at 9:36pm
post #17503 of 17875
ITT we learn that pB's upper body strength mysteriously doubles between Sunday and Monday.
post #17504 of 17875
I made two trips yesterday. smile.gif I had a briefcase with me too.
post #17505 of 17875
Opposite experience with Wine.com. I find them to be way overpriced on most stuff, but occasionally a deal can be had with free shipping. Was sent some 2007 Piccini Riserva that had gone bad, I wrote a nice email and after exchanging three or four emails I was credited back the initial purchase price and was told to keep the remaining bottles that were in the original order. I ordered more wine, and low and behold went over the original credit, spending more anyway. Good customer experience.
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