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The Official Wine Thread

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

  1. kwilkinson

    kwilkinson Having a Ball

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    Terrible picture, but went over to the sous chef's house today to chillax. Had a 2009 Drouhin Macon Villages and a 2004 Casanuova delle Cerbaie Brunello di Montalcino. I thought it might be a tad early for the BdM, but boy oh boy was I wrong. Just incredible. Definitely worth the $60 it costs at Crush for you NYC'ers.
     


  2. Eustace

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    Terrible picture, but went over to the sous chef's house today to chillax. Had a 2009 Drouhin Macon Villages and a 2004 Casanuova delle Cerbaie Brunello di Montalcino. I thought it might be a tad early for the BdM, but boy oh boy was I wrong. Just incredible. Definitely worth the $60 it costs at Crush for you NYC'ers.


    Way too early for the Riservas but otherwise the 04s are drinking great. The riserva needs another 5 years. Maybe more.
     


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  4. Mark from Plano

    Mark from Plano Lifestyle change - no homo

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    from yesterday, asked GF to bring some some wine (instructions were anything not riesling and not USA): [​IMG]
    So what did you think of this? I've had 5 bottles of the '09 from mid-September last year to mid-March this year and like it very much. Very crisp as I recall. Good acidity and nice green fruit (green apples I think...going by memory here).
     


  5. gomestar

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    it was lovely. Vibrant and nice acidity, yet still quite viscous on the palate. Well balanced and versatile, too.
     


  6. Mark from Plano

    Mark from Plano Lifestyle change - no homo

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    WTSO just posted the '07 Beringer Reserve for $79.33 ($125 retail). Parker gave it 97 points (if you care). Would consider it given how much I've loved all of the '07 Cali Cabs I've had so far. This one should still be going strong in 25 years or so. Sadly WTSO doesn't ship to Texas anymore so...
     


  7. kwilkinson

    kwilkinson Having a Ball

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    WTSO just posted the '07 Beringer Reserve for $79.33 ($125 retail). Parker gave it 97 points (if you care). Would consider it given how much I've loved all of the '07 Cali Cabs I've had so far. This one should still be going strong in 25 years or so. Sadly WTSO doesn't ship to Texas anymore so...
    If you want it that badly, I'd be happy to be a bit of a middle man. Hold it here until the Texas heat dies down a bit... My Vinotemp works well and the basement never gets above 60 anyway.
     


  8. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Stylish Dinosaur Dubiously Honored

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    Pretty full bodied on this one.[​IMG]
     


  9. Manton

    Manton RINO Dubiously Honored

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    I have yet to taste a single bad, or even mediocre, 2004 BdM. Not that I have had that many.

    Also, all of the ones I have drunk have seemed perfectly mature to me.
     


  10. gomestar

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    the non-riserva 2004's are drinking very well young, this surprised me from the start. And I haven't had a dud yet but I haven't had that many either.

    all have been great values, too.
     


  11. Piobaire

    Piobaire Not left of center?

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    Had a litre of 08 Tesch Spatburgunder last night. Thinking a litre is a bit much for a work night at this moment.
     


  12. Manton

    Manton RINO Dubiously Honored

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    I highly recommend the '99 Simard, for which I paid $21.
     


  13. Mark from Plano

    Mark from Plano Lifestyle change - no homo

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    If you want it that badly, I'd be happy to be a bit of a middle man. Hold it here until the Texas heat dies down a bit... My Vinotemp works well and the basement never gets above 60 anyway.

    Thanks. Too late though. Besides, at the moment I don't need to be spending money on wine I won't drink for 10 years.
     


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    Just in case you find yourself working on a broken down generator in a wide spread power outage on a 90+ degree day, I can report that the Chateau Trinquevedel rose is a better match to the activities of the day than the Charles Jouget Chinon, Les Petites Roches.

    I like both, but the serenity of the Les Petites Roches just doesn't match well with lying on your back on hot pavement with grease on your hands and gas in your hair.

    When I'm stomping back to my liquids 'cause the latest try to make the machine work failed, I'm not really looking for a bit of serenity. A gulp of cold fierceness is more like it, and that was there in the wildness of the Trinqueverdel.

    The good news is that as the last of the light of the day disappeared, we got the generator to fire up.
     


  15. kwilkinson

    kwilkinson Having a Ball

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    Just in case you find yourself working on a broken down generator in a wide spread power outage on a 90+ degree day, I can report that the Chateau Trinquevedel rose is a better match to the activities of the day than the Charles Jouget Chinon, Les Petites Roches.
    [​IMG] The three days we spent without power were full of rose too.
     


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