The Official Wine Thread

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

  1. coolpapa

    coolpapa Senior member

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    Nice. Very young, but hope it opened up nicely.

    Quite the big table, too.


    I love late 80s LB, but I have found recent vintages to be lacking.
     
  2. indesertum

    indesertum Senior member

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    cinq cepages for 40 on wtso. been wanting to try this, but just bought a kitchenaid -_-;. cannot afford.

    thanks kwilk! will enjoy
     
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    I love late 80s LB, but I have found recent vintages to be lacking.

    I've got a bottle of '89 I'm going to have around X-mas. The '01 was good but I'm told it's nothing compared to the '89. My dad had them back to back weekends and said the '89 was far superior.

    [​IMG]
     
  4. coolpapa

    coolpapa Senior member

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    I've had the 89 many times, it's one of my all time favorites as it was one of the first "eye openers" I had as a wine newbie. I hope yours is a great bottle.
     
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    Thanks I'm a relative newbie as well so hopefully it's great.
     
  6. Parker

    Parker Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Had a Domaine de Villaine Bouzeron (white burgundy) tonight. Liked it quite a bit.
     
  7. Manton

    Manton RINO Dubiously Honored

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    I still have half a case of L-B '89. [​IMG]
     
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    Had Spanish wine tonight. Not sure if they're well-known overseas. The bottle in the middle, a Valencian wine, was particularly strong (14%) and earthy. [​IMG]
     
  9. Mark from Plano

    Mark from Plano Lifestyle change - no homo

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    Had a home-made beef stew, cornbread and some hard cheese for dinner tonight. Paired it with a value-priced Bordeaux: 2006 Chateau Pipeau (St. Emilion Grand Cru--$23).

    First time I've had the 2006. Nice fruit with reasonable tannins. Not as bombastic as the 2005 Pipeau, but a fairly nice little wine.

    I finished the stew with a little white truffle oil, so it might have been better with a Burg or something with a bit more earthiness I don't know. But it held up fine to the taste of the stew.
     
  10. Piobaire

    Piobaire Not left of center?

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    Hai guiz,

    Drank some wine recently.

    I'm making marrow bones for dinner and have a $14 wine budget. Halp please.
     
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    Hai guiz,

    Drank some wine recently.

    I'm making marrow bones for dinner and have a $14 wine budget. Halp please.


    Too bad Petrus isn't around anymore, only he would know what to get.
     
  12. itsstillmatt

    itsstillmatt The Liberator Dubiously Honored

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    I had a bottle of Yves Leccia Patromonio Blanc. From Corsica, a very nice wine. Drank it with butternut squash soup and pork belly.
     
  13. gomestar

    gomestar Super Yelper

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    Times article on value priced Burgs (red and white). Worth a read.
     
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    Piobaire Not left of center?

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    2003 Robert Mondavi Winery Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve last night with grilled steaks, mushrooms, and veggie. Huge dark fruits (black cherries and black plums), chair leather, maybe a little cassis and dark flowers. Full bodied, medium high alcohol, day bright and intense to the eye.
     
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    Manton RINO Dubiously Honored

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    2003 Robert Mondavi Winery Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve last night with grilled steaks, mushrooms, and veggie. Huge dark fruits (black cherries and black plums), chair leather, maybe a little cassis and dark flowers. Full bodied, medium high alcohol, day bright and intense to the eye.

    Goddamnit.
     

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