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post #19561 of 20540
Originally Posted by Manton View Post

I had a magnum of 1983 Prieurre Lichine. It was a good bottle, not spoiled in the least, but definitely over the hill. Not showing any signs of rot, just clearly past its peak. Terrific on the nose, but about 50% of what you could smell you could not taste. Probably a great bottle 10-15 years ago.

For '83, besides Chateau Margaux, other wines from the appellation that I have had recently and are still killer are Palmer and Cantemerle. Some '83 Pomerols are also still showing quite well, L'Evangile in particular.
post #19562 of 20540
Yeah, I had high hopes for this and while it was fine, it just didn't blow me away. Didn't cost me much either, so that helps.
post #19563 of 20540
Christmas night wines with prime rib. The LLC was wonderful, but needed a couple of hours to hit its stride. The 98 Haut Brion was obviously young, but will be great, we didn't get to the 82. The 82 Cheval Blanc was corked.
post #19564 of 20540
By the way, is anybody following the Premier Cru (the bay area wine retailer) saga? I bought wine from this place occasionally when I lived in the bay area, but always had a bad feeling about them. They took forever to deliver, in one case I took wines on hand after waiting a year for wines I'd purchased to arrive. I found them to be awful people in the storefront, arguing about wines that were obviously corked, and basically just being assholes. I never got their business model, the storefront in Emeryville had about half the available floorspace occupied with wine, the rest was empty. It was a weird place and it looks like they are going down and are likely going to take a bunch of people's money with them.
post #19565 of 20540
I visited that place once but it was on San Pablo in Berkeley (what was a very bad neighborhood in my school days and didn't look like an obvious spot for a fine wine store in 2012). Same place? I've read a little about it. I do recall seeing a lot of fine and rare bottles there and mentioning it to Slewfoot, who basically said "Don't."
post #19566 of 20540
Probably the same place. They've had several different storefronts in the east bay. It's going to be a shit show and there are going to be some really unhappy Chinese guys soon.
post #19567 of 20540
Yeah that's the place. Basically a half block in any direction is a borderline slum.
post #19568 of 20540
Sounds like they weren't all that great at running their wine futures Ponzi scheme
post #19569 of 20540

Picked up a bottle of this for a New Year's Eve dinner. Always wanted to try a Quintarelli red (I've only had the white) - can't wait.
post #19570 of 20540

Both nice and have that "Campanian" white wine taste. Relatively easy to drink but at the same time a bit complicated too. Pronounced minerality. The Falanghina was more balanced overall imo.

Quite rich and concentrated for a Gavi di Gavi. Quite a bit of minerality. Lively acidity. Good value too.

Very oaky, but apparently most Aglianicos are (although this one is a cuvée)? Pretty good overall.

Beautiful wine.

Oaky, bold, firmish tannins, could use a few more years in the cellar. So far, Aglianico isn't my favorite variety but it's growing on me. Overall a pretty great wine with more potential.

Also had a bottle of San Gregorio's Lacryma Christi del Vesuvio Rosso. Pretty nice daily drinker.
A bottle of Domaines Lupier 2010 La Dama. I think I've had the 2009 before (or 2008). This one is almost too ripe and overall less complicated than the 2008 or 2009. Good stuff.
A bottle of Gelnelly Grand Vin Stellenbosch 2009. Easy and delicious.
and other wines I don't recall..
post #19571 of 20540

Was between this and the LP demi sec. I just wish they were easier to find, couldn't find this anywhere in the city and my spot for LP put it on special and replaced it with the brut
post #19572 of 20540
1989 Rauzan Segla is not bad.
post #19573 of 20540
A few pops during the season

post #19574 of 20540
Happy new year, guys!

Really good. Crisp, a bit toasty, lots of citrus and green apple. Definitely a saline finish, assertive but balanced acidity. Definitely recommended.

Also had a glass of Moet. Vile in comparison. Unbounded acidity.
post #19575 of 20540
No pictures, as I forgot my phone, but had quite a few last night with two stand outs.

2005 Dom. Really very good and what stood out was the long finish. Minerality, creamy, raspberry and pineapple, in just a super long finish. They were pouring Veuve Yellow BTG and it was tough to go back to that after we had our Dom. Also had a bottle I liked but I didn't quite get the name. A. Margery, or something similar, but definitely not A. Margaine as I've had plenty of that.

At one point in the evening I was pulled into the wine cellar as there was "something you have to see." A magnum of 2004 Sine Qua Non Ode to E Grenache. Blew the back of my head off. Powerful and dense but balanced and easily the wine of the night for me. I am sure I'll never get another glass of that but I sure would like one.
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