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post #2521 of 20671
Chapellet and Chimney Rock are quite nice. Los Vascos is not bad, either. Crognolo is awesome.
post #2522 of 20671
awesome pickups! Lets us know what you think about the Crognolo. Be sure to give a good decant.
post #2523 of 20671
Crognolo is probably the one I am most excited about since I have been looking for it for a long longtime. I have heard people thought it is too young and it should sit for a year or two. What do you think? ps. Also, Zachys has the '06 vintages on sale for $23.99 pss. I'm sick of going into wine shops looking for Brancaia and people looking at me like I'm an idiot.
post #2524 of 20671
I tasted Crognolo last week (first time for me) and was very impressed, especially for the price. I definitely thought it could use some years, though. At the very least, decant it several hours ahead of time.
post #2525 of 20671
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Originally Posted by Johnny_5 View Post
Also, Zachys has the '06 vintages on sale for $23.99

I know, I picked up three.
post #2526 of 20671
I remember your tasting notes and I definitely need to refer them again. Nice score. $23 is so well priced for that wine...Unfortunately, I don't have a good sized cellar so I can't accumulate wine and experience its evolution.
post #2527 of 20671
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I remember your tasting notes and I definitely need to refer them again. Unfortunately, I don't have a good sized cellar so I can't accumulate wine and experience its evolution.

edit: Nice score. $23 is so well priced for that wine...If only I had a cellar.

I don't think you need a perfect cellar for short term aging. Stash some in a closet for a year and see what happens.

You need the optimal 55°, 70% humidity environment if you are going to store Bordeaux or vintage port for 20 years. If you're just aging some near term wine, it's not as important.
post #2528 of 20671
The 2006 needs some time. I've had it twice in the past 6 months and its a tight wine. A big decant is certainly necessary. I can't speak for the 2007.

Also, the Oreno is awesome. The 2004 I had a few months ago rocked.
post #2529 of 20671
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Also, the Oreno is awesome. The 2004 I had a few months ago rocked.

True, but $$$.
post #2530 of 20671
Yes, but is it half the wine that a Sassicaia or ornellaia is? Its less than half the price.
post #2531 of 20671
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Nothing really special but wanted some stuff I haven't tried before and also some stuff that I knew I would like.







Nice score, Johnny. Be interested to read your thoughts as you go through them.
post #2532 of 20671
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Originally Posted by gomestar View Post
Yes, but is it half the wine that a Sassicaia or ornellaia is? Its less than half the price.

Well, my experience is super limited, but so far I agree. I would rather have two Orenos than one Sassicaia -- espeically if I'm paying!
post #2533 of 20671
For sure, although Oreno $99 is out of reach for me at the moment the big Super Tuscans are way out there.
post #2534 of 20671
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Nice score, Johnny. Be interested to read your thoughts as you go through them.

Thank you sir. Cheers.
post #2535 of 20671
Its just food for thought. Expensive, yes, but still priced favorable compared to many.

I am in the mood for some super Tuscan purchasing.
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