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I used to love Greysac and found it very reliable. What the hell happened to it?
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I've had a number of bottles from 2005+, including some from Z's that were like $8.

None were particularly good, though. I thought it was me...
post #4 of 17
Had it on my list at first. After about two months, I took it off. Bottle variation with Greysac is enormous. And none of them were corked or anything, so I couldn't get credit. I was just sick of having to open 5 bottles for every 3 ordered. And even when it's a "good" bottle, it isn't that good, it's just inoffensive.
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What year did you have, Manton? I had the '07 last week and found it very drinkable for the price. It's not great, but for $12 Bordeaux what do you expect?
post #6 of 17
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I had an '06 last night. Already rotting from the inside out.

Another thing, they seem to be Napa-fying it with every subsequent vintage. I like Napa wine but that's not why buy Bordeaux.
post #7 of 17
Damn. Sorry to hear that. Maybe Kwilk is right RE: bottle variation too. I have another '07. I'll probably drink it tomorrow and report back.
post #8 of 17
i, too, have noticed a lot of bottle variability with Greysac.
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Originally Posted by gomestar View Post

i, too, have noticed a lot of bottle variability with Greysac.

I think you (or someone in the IC) warned me about that before I bought it. Shoulda listened!
post #10 of 17
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I think you (or someone in the IC) warned me about that before I bought it. Shoulda listened!

it was. I said it's solid (but I don't remember if I meant it as if I thought it was solid or if it's a soild choice for a wine list), that Manton is a fran, but that I've had some really weird bottle variability from them.
post #11 of 17
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Greysac used to be a light style, mild fruit, more velvet, perfume & spice that was designed for early maturation (10 years max) and that mimicked the flavors of great bordeaux at its plateau. It was a wine that showed many of the traits of perfectly rounded and aged Bord without any of the profundity. But sinice I love those particular aging traits, to me it was a go-to.

Now it is much fruitier, much "cabbier" and does not age nearly as well.

Suckholes.
post #12 of 17
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Originally Posted by kwilkinson View Post

And even when it's a "good" bottle, it isn't that good, it's just inoffensive.

This was my experience when I bought a bottle of Greysac (2007? '08?) a few months ago--I recall based on your recommendation (thanks a lot). It was drinkable and boring.
post #13 of 17
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Originally Posted by erictheobscure View Post

This was my experience when I bought a bottle of Greysac (2007? '08?) a few months ago--I recall based on your recommendation (thanks a lot). It was drinkable and boring.

You can now proudly join the ranks of people, both on sf and irl, that have been disappointed in my wine recommendations laugh.gif
post #14 of 17
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AFAIK, I was the original Greysac pimp on SF. I swear, it used to be good.
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Originally Posted by kwilkinson View Post

You can now proudly join the ranks of people, both on sf and irl, that have been disappointed in my wine recommendations laugh.gif

No problem (if it even was your rec in the first place and not manton's). Recommending wines with one testis must be tough.
Edited by erictheobscure - 1/11/12 at 3:44pm
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