The Official Wine Thread

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

  1. Slewfoot

    Slewfoot Senior member

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    I'm lucky!
     


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    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    While, I am new in the game I must admit having to look it up, alas I am impressed. I hope to enjoy such fine wine in the future!
     


  3. Manton

    Manton RINO Dubiously Honored

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    20 years in the game, with some well cellared friends and a willingness to spend $$$ from time to time, and I have never tasted La Tache.
     


  4. foodguy

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    funny. the first time i tasted la tache was back in the early 80s with a guy who had a huge cellar he paid for by owning the only dunkin' donuts in Santa Fe. somehow, the wine always reminds me of that.
    i guess everyone has their grail wines ... mine are jayer and leroy. what are other people's?
     


  5. Manton

    Manton RINO Dubiously Honored

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    I have a shot at La Tache later this summer.

    I've had Leroy and Jayer, not great bottles, and was underwhelmed.
     


  6. audiophilia

    audiophilia Senior member

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    Lovely wines, boys.
     


  7. itsstillmatt

    itsstillmatt The Liberator Dubiously Honored

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    back in the day, i used to help Michel Richard cook special meals at Citrus here in LA. probably the best was the retirement tour dinner for Henri Jayer. it was put on by a bunch of collectors who had supported him for a long time and he brought a ton of wine from the estate cellars. some of them were just astonishing. really fun to cook for.
     


  9. Mark from Plano

    Mark from Plano Lifestyle change - no homo

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    Was wondering how you would like that. I haven't had an '08 CdR yet that I thought was drinkable, as compared with the '07's which I have so far found to be fantastic. If this one was simply "inoffensive" it probably goes to the top of my list of '08's.
     


  10. Parker

    Parker Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I like hanging out with slewfoot!
    On a much smaller note, I opened a bottle of Les Clos Perdus "Prioundo" 2006 last night. (even though I also had wine for lunch [​IMG]).
    I though it was really nice. Spicy and earthy. The fruit is very subtle.

    [​IMG]
     


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    The 2008 Kermit Lynch Cypress Cuvee that I had a few weeks ago was fantastic. I've been thinking of getting a case.
     


  12. Piobaire

    Piobaire Not left of center?

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  13. Manton

    Manton RINO Dubiously Honored

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    Winemaker: Hardy Rodenstock?
     


  14. Mark from Plano

    Mark from Plano Lifestyle change - no homo

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    Dyslexic headline writers are always a treat. Headline says $177k. Text says $117k. 35-40% margin of error there. Either way, a lot of dough for a bottle that likely has turned to vinegar. I know Sauterne can age for a long time...50, 75, even 100 years. But is 200 years realistic for any wine that isn't fortified?

    He's a former sommelier at La Tour d'Argent, so he should know better than me, I guess.

    Lots of traveling in its future as well. London to Bali, where it will sit for 6 years before flying back to Paris to be consumed.
     
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