The Official Wine Thread

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  1. Quatsch

    Quatsch Senior member

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    The other day my aunt gifted me two bottles of wine - 1982 and 1989 Bordeauxs that she had. The 1982 is a Beau-Rivage from (I assume) Borie Manoux and carries the designation "Grand Vin," rather than "Grand Vin de Bordeaux" which was what I thought designated one of the seriously excellent producers. The 1989 is Mouton-Cadet from Rothschild. I gather both are from the Medoc and that those were both good vintages, but I don't believe either producer is anything special from my initial google search. Not that it matters, its still neat.

    Are these wines likely to be past their prime? Were they originally capable of aging this long? I'm afraid that they probably haven't been stored as carefully as they could, and I'm a bit worried about being able to remove the cork when the time comes. Anything from a voice of experience on the subject would be helpful.
     


  2. Piobaire

    Piobaire Not left of center?

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    Had an 09 ME SB. Drinking very nicely. Light cat piss, a little baking spice, white flowers on the nose. Palate confirms, along with a faint vanilla. Highly recommend.
     


  3. kwilkinson

    kwilkinson Having a Ball

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    I count three distinct smells that you say you could recognize.
    I call bullshit!


    I'm currently drinking a 2002 Schubert Syrah from New Zealand. Don't think I'm have a NZ Syrah before this. It's tossing off a ton of roasted and gamey meat scents. Very little fruit or floral or earth component. Very one dimensional, but still quite pleasant.
     


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    2006 Morgon from Marcel Lapierre - one of my favorite lighter reds and supposedly one of the most un-adulterated wines out there: no s02, no chaptalizing, no filtering, and no fining. Very complex for a gamay with layers of luscious fruit with a bit of black pepper. Threw a huge deposit for a wine so young...
    I was sorry to hear he died this past Fall but it sounds as if his son is carrying on as he intended it.
     


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    The other day my aunt gifted me two bottles of wine - 1982 and 1989 Bordeauxs that she had. The 1982 is a Beau-Rivage from (I assume) Borie Manoux and carries the designation "Grand Vin," rather than "Grand Vin de Bordeaux" which was what I thought designated one of the seriously excellent producers. The 1989 is Mouton-Cadet from Rothschild. I gather both are from the Medoc and that those were both good vintages, but I don't believe either producer is anything special from my initial google search. Not that it matters, its still neat. Are these wines likely to be past their prime? Were they originally capable of aging this long? I'm afraid that they probably haven't been stored as carefully as they could, and I'm a bit worried about being able to remove the cork when the time comes. Anything from a voice of experience on the subject would be helpful.
    the mouton cadet's prolly way past its prime. its a cheap wine meant to be drunk young. i dont its a particularly good value even at the price (at least the ones i've had which were the two recent ones. i drank half a glass and the rest went in the pot)
     


  6. itsstillmatt

    itsstillmatt The Liberator Dubiously Honored

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    Robert Denogent Pouilly Fuisse. Really great wine. Best producer in the area by a good margin, IMO. Great bargain, though not cheap.
     


  7. Mark from Plano

    Mark from Plano Lifestyle change - no homo

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    2005 Louis Jadot Pommard. Meh. Not a bad wine, but not cheap enough ($45 retail) to be this boring and one-dimensional.
     


  8. whnay.

    whnay. Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Drew Cellars - Pinot Nior - Weir Vineyard - 2007

    Very good, as good as any I've had from CA. $35 at the ritz kroger.
     


  9. Cary Grant

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    '98 Brunello di Montalcino, Vigna Spuntali, Angelini

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  10. gomestar

    gomestar Super Yelper

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    ^^^

    Nice, that should be in a good mixture of mature enough to be great, but young enough to have a little grip
     


  11. Mark from Plano

    Mark from Plano Lifestyle change - no homo

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    2006 de Ladoucette Pouilly-FumÃ[​IMG]. What a lovely wine. Paired it with a Chilean Sea Bass in a beurre blanc sauce. Not a great pairing. The butter sauce really needed a heftier wine. Didn't matter. The wine rose above my incompetent pairing. Citrus-y and acidic. Delicate without being wimpy.

    Would buy again.
     


  12. Cary Grant

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    ^^^

    Nice, that should be in a good mixture of mature enough to be great, but young enough to have a little grip


    A very apt description.
     


  13. .bishop

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    enjoyed a nice L'Ecole 41 Merlot 2007 from columbia valley

    was delish with my filet last night.
     


  14. Cary Grant

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    ^^As I have mentioned before, I'm nostalgically fond of l'ecole. First had their Riesling about 20 years ago... was the first wine I remember wanting more of and creasted my interest in wines. Have not had anything from them in some time now.

    Interesting that 20 years later I'd come to realize just how good the wines of Walla Walla are in general.
     


  15. .bishop

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    i love all of l'ecole, in fact i stumbled upon them at a restaurant, but had a glass of their Perigee from Seven Hills.

    I ended up getting 6 of their 07 Merlots and 6 of their Cab's from columbia, and 6 of the Perigee's and Apogee's.

    A vineyard I think most ppl overlook!
     


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