The Official Wine Thread

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

  1. audiophilia

    audiophilia Senior member

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    A magnum of Sea Smoke. Enjoy it, you lucky bugger!
     


  2. Mark from Plano

    Mark from Plano Lifestyle change - no homo

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    I hate wax capsules and the magnum of Sea Smoke I'm popping for tonight's dinner has one. [​IMG]

    Nice!

    Here's my choices for tonight:
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    I sampled the Burg when I opened it to breathe. I'll be having that.
     


  3. Mark from Plano

    Mark from Plano Lifestyle change - no homo

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    Dessert: 2003 Chateau Guiraud.
     


  4. kwilkinson

    kwilkinson Having a Ball

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    Dessert: 2003 Chateau Guiraud.

    Ahhh, Sauternes. This wine is a blend of 50% sauvignon blanc and 50% torrontes. I remember I first tasted the sweet syrup of sauternes when I was but a young boy. Although, fittingly, my first, and all subsequent experiences, have been with d'Yquem instead of this Shiteau Guiraud. What happens with these wines is that the grapes are allowed to ripen and then they pick them and ferment them and while they are fermenting, the mix the juice with this rot and it makes it taste really yummy. The sugars are converted to macerated carbonic macerati, which is what develops the intense flavors.
     


  5. Mark from Plano

    Mark from Plano Lifestyle change - no homo

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    Ahhh, Sauternes. This wine is a blend of 50% sauvignon blanc and 50% torrontes. I remember I first tasted the sweet syrup of sauternes when I was but a young boy. Although, fittingly, my first, and all subsequent experiences, have been with d'Yquem instead of this Shiteau Guiraud. What happens with these wines is that the grapes are allowed to ripen and then they pick them and ferment them and while they are fermenting, the mix the juice with this rot and it makes it taste really yummy. The sugars are converted to macerated carbonic macerati, which is what develops the intense flavors.

    Yes, I'm sure that's what you proles think. What? Did you read that in some Marvin rag, prole? You all still think that grape varietals mean anything? You've let the marketeers convince you that d'Yquem is worth those inflated prices. The differences in the $400 d'Y and most of the others is minimal. But someone convinced you that d'Y was worth the money.
     


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    We had two bottles of Stag's Leap 2006 cab which I thought were pretty good as well as a couple of less-than-stellar whites (typical Kendall Jackson stuff). I know the Stag's Leap isn't a connoisseur's pick but I enjoyed it nonetheless. On another note, we also had half a bottle of Highland Park 18 year and half a bottle of Hennessey XO.
     


  7. kwilkinson

    kwilkinson Having a Ball

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    Yes, I'm sure that's what you proles think. What? Did you read that in some Marvin rag, prole? You all still think that grape varietals mean anything? You've let the marketeers convince you that d'Yquem is worth those inflated prices. The differences in the $400 d'Y and most of the others is minimal. But someone convinced you that d'Y was worth the money.

    Lulz. This meme will never get old
     


  8. Manton

    Manton RINO Dubiously Honored

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    Burgess '96. Now I have had all three vintages. I didn't like this one quite as much as the other two. Nothing wrong with it though.

    Also had a 2000 vintage Champagne I had never heard of before (not bad, nothing spectacular) and a 2005 Stonestreet Chard (spectacular).
     


  9. Piobaire

    Piobaire Not left of center?

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    Okay, Sea Smoke Chard. Meh. They should stick to Pinot.

    Another person brought 06 Rivers-Marie. Easy drinking Sonoma Pinot.
     


  10. Mark from Plano

    Mark from Plano Lifestyle change - no homo

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    I must say that the Bouchard was really, really good. Had a nice balance of bright fruit and funk that I like in a Burg/Pinot. For $33ish it's definitely one I'd buy again.
     


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  12. Manton

    Manton RINO Dubiously Honored

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    deets please

    depicted above.
     


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    In honour of US thanksgiving we had a small bird last night and cracked open something special

    Since I'm not a true baller like Petrus1/lucifer it's only a 1er cru but it ended up being a very nice one. I note that both Jancis and Hugh in their Atlas single out this producer as one of the better ones in Pommard so both team Pio and team Petrus should be pacified...

    2002 Domaine de Montille Pommard 1er cru "Les Pezerolles" - the vineyard is very close to Pommard but the producer is based in Volnay, so something of an odd duck but it was really wonderful. A much lighter wine than I'm used to drinking but a stunning complexity and a great deal of finesse. I gather this would keep for a few more years and even improve but what the hell. This was not at all powerful (only about 12%) and you could certainly taste red fruit - I got strawberry mostly - and a nice minerality too. Would buy again if I could find it. Was perfect with roasted duck.

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  14. Manton

    Manton RINO Dubiously Honored

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    Haha, I recently had an '02 from that same vinyard by a different producer.
     


  15. Piobaire

    Piobaire Not left of center?

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    ^ [​IMG]

    Btw, don't worry about the varietal. [​IMG]
     


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