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K, I would not cut aging by a factor of .5 -- .25 or .20 is more like it. That has an upper limit, though. 20 years in a demi is an eternity unless we are talking about 2005 Latour.
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K, I would not cut aging by a factor of .5 -- .25 or .20 is more like it. That has an upper limit, though. 20 years in a demi is an eternity unless we are talking about 2005 Latour.

Awesome, thanks.
post #5268 of 18066
I have a couple half/full bottles from the same vintage. This thread has inspired me to open both side by side. I don't have much in this department, but I'll post my thoughts when I've done a comparison.
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I have a couple half/full bottles from the same vintage. This thread has inspired me to open both side by side. I don't have much in this department, but I'll post my thoughts when I've done a comparison.

brilliant
post #5270 of 18066
04 Fireblock Grenache.

Just not into wine tonight. Something about the gallon of it I had last night...
post #5271 of 18066
2002 Gruaud Larose. The most California-like Bordeaux I have had in a long time. Not that enthused. Still too young but there seems to be a balance problem which may mean that the tannins will outlast the fruit. Low enough price that I am tempted to try again with one or two and wait a while.
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So, a NYC get together soon, my friends? Bordeaux?

I'll be in the city later this month. I'm working on freeing up an evening.
post #5273 of 18066
Thread Starter 
Some very pleasant and needed R&R at one of our favourite places. Lots of delicious wine. Too much, actually.









post #5274 of 18066
2006 R Wines Shiraz Chris Ringland "CR" Ebenezer
post #5275 of 18066
Chablis is awesome. I am now to SF matt's wine choices what foo is to his wardrobe.
post #5276 of 18066
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Chablis is awesome.

+1, huge Chablis fran here. But teh gf is not a fran of the Chard grape, despite my countless attempts, so Chablis is rarely on the menu.
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K, I would not cut aging by a factor of .5 -- .25 or .20 is more like it. That has an upper limit, though. 20 years in a demi is an eternity unless we are talking about 2005 Latour.
Damn, how did I not know this? What about good Sauternes from good years? I have a number of Guirauds, Rieussecs and Doisey-Vedrines in a bunch of years, some good like '99 and '01 and '03, but also weaker years like '04 and '96. Also a 750ml of '90 de Fargues. I love Sauternes, but rarely drink it because there is so few opportunities to share the stuff!
post #5278 of 18066
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2006 R Wines Shiraz Chris Ringland "CR" Ebenezer

What a perfect choice this turned out to be. We steamed then BBQ grilled artichokes and I had a portion of the brisket I smoked overnight for the protein. I wanted something that would stand up to the brisket and its "bark." Perfect choice and just an $18 bottle of wine.
post #5279 of 18066
Had a bottle of 2006 Charles Krug, Napa Valley with dinner last night. It was so good that I went to order some on the net today. I didn't know how bad restaurants jack the price up.

Anyway, can somebody recommend some more wines similar to the Krug. I love cab sauv--dry.
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Had a bottle of 2006 Charles Krug, Napa Valley with dinner last night. It was so good that I went to order some on the net today. I didn't know how bad restaurants jack the price up.

Anyway, can somebody recommend some more wines similar to the Krug. I love cab sauv--dry.

What was the mark-up? It's not as bad the last decade as it once was though some are still marking 400%
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