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edinatlanta

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Last Bottle just had Penfolds. I feel in the same boat right now.
When i lived in Australia (it was with my parents) we lived in an apartment complex in a tony part of town. It was more a reflection of well while we are here lets enjoy the view mpre than we are amongst our people. Anyway they had amassed quite a decent collection of ozzie wine when it was at its peak and included in the lot was a bunch of penfolds.

Well theree was one time where i forget the exact timeline but my parents left and there were some contractors doing some work on the three-unit building and when my parents came back they were short several cases of penfolds which was the au courant wine at the time.
 

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Is that a different label?
 

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I believe this is their old label, think they made the switch the following year in ‘09
nice, got confused as I have lanessan (all post '10), and my label looks total different. Thought maybe they had two bottlings
 

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I’ve enjoyed this in the past but this particular bottle had a very noticeable soapy taste. Internet tells me it could mean too much time on the lees. Anyone ever experience this?
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My wife bought 2 cases of this earlier in the year for thanksgiving when we thought we would be 20+ ppl. As it turns out, we were 4 people. 2 of which are 8 or younger. I better learn to like drinking this wine.

All kidding aside. This seemed like a good crowd pleasing wine that went well enough with dinner.



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The wine is wonderful, but terrible with a Thanksgiving meal if it is traditional in any way. The flavors are all too green!


Some of the longer term posters will remember this story.

The two highest ranked SBs ever are Didier Dagueneau's Pur Sang and Merry's SB. I can't remember the vintages for sure at the moment, think Didier's was 04 and Merry's was more recent, but I lined up a bottle of each and then the chef at one of our spots designed a large tasting menu around the two wines. Hard to believe they were the same grape but both were wonderful in their own way.
You know, some day we will have to have a drink together somewhere or other, despite the criminally small amount of vermouth you put in your martinis.

I've had the '04 Pur Sang (overpriced, by the Coravin glass) and ME and the DD Boisson Renard (also an '04). Delightful wines. I openes a '16 ME tonight and it was singing, so extracted, such a rich honeydew, but dry and tannic like some green twig with a whiff of sunflower's brightness. I love this wine. And the Dageunau was a grail wine for me ever since I saw Jancis wax rhapshodic about his SB when I was like 12. The Boisson was ethereal, austere where the ME was concentrated - the melon alone signalling the consanguinity in the grape. But the DD was so restrained, like melon in a field after a spring rain.

Shitty week but nice to open a really lovely bottle of wine that brings you joy in the present as well as memory of joys past.
 

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2010, Pessac-Léognan
How was the Carbonnuiex? I have a few bottles of the '05, but have never tasted their wine.
 

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