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The Official Wine Thread

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

  1. Piobaire

    Piobaire Senior member

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    I think even Manton might approve.

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  2. itsstillmatt

    itsstillmatt Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Mom comes through again. 1982 Leoville Poyferre. What a wine. Probably too young. Not a touch of rust on the rim, just perfect.

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    Yum! One of the best 82's to drink right now. Showing so much better than either of its other two Leoville counterparts (the Las Cases being incredibly overrated IMO). Totally agree that it's perfect in its own right.
     
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    With all the money my mother spends, I wish she had better taste.
     
  5. Raoul Duke

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    I wish my mother would bring me wines like that. What others have you had from the '82 vintage? Tops for me so far is the Mouton, however, that is the only First Growth I've had the opportunity to try from that particular vintage. I've also had a number of other classified growths (mostly Seconds) from the vintage, but the Mouton seemed to be on another level. Much like the Leoville Poyferre, it was still quite youthful and maybe a tad too early for drinking.
     
  6. kwilkinson

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    Your mom = amazing.
     
  7. Slewfoot

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    The 82 Mouton is just starting to hit a nice drinkable crest. The past few times I've had it it's really started to open up and fire on all cylinders. A few really undervalued 82's that compete with the big boys include Branaire Ducru and La Dominique.
     
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    Roederer Brut for me tonight. I love Champagne.
     
  9. Manton

    Manton Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Can we trade jobs?
     
  10. kwilkinson

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    :laugh: +1
     
  11. Slewfoot

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    I'm down! Variety is the spice of life.
     
  12. Manton

    Manton Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    great decision, you will have a good time, now where do I go for the wine?
     
  13. Slewfoot

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    ^ Let's meet in the lab tomorrow for the brain transfusion and then we'll each know all we need to about many things.
     
  14. kwilkinson

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    Awesome! Good luck getting used to being asked daily why you wont put sutter home white zinfandel on the wine list.
     
  15. Slewfoot

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    ^ Sweet! One can never back down from Waspy middle aged people who think they know what they're talking about when it comes to wine when they're favorite wine is White Zinfandel.
     
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  16. Piobaire

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    :laugh: Told you months ago that would be a big seller, didn't I?
     
  17. Cary Grant

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    A wine tasting with the owner of Mocali vineyards last night.

    Seven pours, four Brunellos, a Rosso, a Super Tuscan, an unusual dessert offering: Moscadello di Montalcino “Vendemmia Tardiva, plus olive oil also made by Mocali. The dessert wine has an almost grappa-like nose but has the thickness of a gewurz. A bit like a non-frizzante Moscato.

    All were generally too young as if often the case in these but nothing bad. A couple will show promise in a couple of years, especially the “Vigna delle Raunate" DOCG Brunello di Montalcino Riserva. I'd say all of these would currently rate in the 80's.

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    when you guys order tasting menus how do you order wines: by the glass, bottle, or wine pairings?
     
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    I hate wine pairings. I generally order by the bottle. Usually a bottle of white and a half bottle of red. If the food is so jarring that it requires specific wines I will eat elsewhere or order a la carte.
     
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    I usually try and steer clear of tasting menus unless they are at a restaurant that really thrives on them like Blue Hill or Eleven Madison Park, etc. I feel like many places offer tasting menus, but the food on them isn't what they do best, but what is easiest for them to do. Regardless, I agree with Matt that I do bottles. I rarely do wines by the glass as too many have been opened for too long which doesn't allow the wines to show their best.
     

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