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The Official Wine Thread

Discussion in 'Social Life, Food & Drink, Travel' started by audiophilia, Jul 20, 2009.

  1. msg

    msg Well-Known Member

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    Ha. The J is actually jeroboam (double magnum) - that explains the price.
     
  2. indesertum

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    salmanazar is the size of a bottle (6 times magnum)
     
  3. erictheobscure

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    Am planning on going out to dinner with some coworkers to celebrate getting tenure. Since our group's on the big side, there aren't that many decent restaurants in town that can accommodate us on short notice. Check out the abominable wine list at this place:

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    PA monopoly + Stephen Starr = 5x retail nightmare. Might call up some BYOBs that aren't on Opentable.
     
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  4. LeatherBoot

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    Had this 2010 Chateau d'Yquem 'Y' Ygrec the other night....very bold and powerful.

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    Have this for tonight

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  6. jcusey

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    15% alcohol? Holy crap.
     
  7. LeatherBoot

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    Not bad for a dry white wine. They have only done 27 vintages since 1959 so 15 % is no accident.
     
  8. Cleav

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    Changed my mind, went for this. Lovely.

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  9. Piobaire

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    Dry whites are not usually good?
     
  10. LeatherBoot

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    There are not many I would purchase for my personal consumption.
     
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    it's one of the cooler wines that have been posted here in a while.
     
  13. itsstillmatt

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    Why does he call it a Y ygrec? I only see one Y on the bottle.
     
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  14. LeatherBoot

    LeatherBoot Well-Known Member

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    That's how Y is pronounced in French.
     
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    It's alright. There is no such thing as a dumb question.
     
  17. Piobaire

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  18. Piobaire

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    That's sort of sad.
     
  19. Piobaire

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    Had some library Linne Calodo wines last week.

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  20. jcusey

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    Thanks for being intentionally obtuse. As I'm sure you recognize, 15% alcohol in a dry white wine is sufficiently unusual to require explanation. It turns out that Yquem harvests the Semillon portion of the wine once the grapes have started to be infected by botrytis. (The Sauvignon Blanc is harvested at the beginning of the vintage, though, so I wonder just how infected the Semillon grapes have to be to get the aggregate potential alcohol that high.) It also turns out that the wine isn't fully dry -- the source I found says that the '10 has around 7 g/l of RS.

    And Yquem changed their policy about when to make Y in '04: they make it every year now.



    Sort of?
     
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