The Official Wine Thread

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

  1. Manton

    Manton RINO Dubiously Honored

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    Alleged bottles of 1811 d'Yquem have been tasted in the '80s and '90s and pronounced magnificent but all the instances I know of, Rodenstock was involved one way or another so the bottles have to be considered suspect.
     
  2. Piobaire

    Piobaire Not left of center?

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    I would agree.
     
  3. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    foodguy Senior member

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    if you'd paid $180,000 for a bottle of wine, woudln't you declare it magnificent? i mean, what kind of idiot ... never mind.
     
  5. Manton

    Manton RINO Dubiously Honored

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    as others on this forum can attest, when one of my prized bottles sux, I will be the first to say so.
     
  6. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Then maybe some of the others who drink their wines "too young" might have been ok after all!
     
  7. itsstillmatt

    itsstillmatt The Liberator Dubiously Honored

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    Take a little more credit. You are the first to say your wines suck when they are at all disappointing.
     
  8. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    There was this guy that I used to work with that would travel around to different deli's at lunch and get macaroni salad. Every day he would be disappointed and irritated that it sucked. I posed the question, "maybe you just don't like macroni salad?"
     
  9. Manton

    Manton RINO Dubiously Honored

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    My problem is that I love perfectly mature old wines that have peaked and will not get any better. But as a consequence I frequently let my wine get too old and then I drink them and kick myself for letting them slip over the hill.
     
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    yup. and the great ones ... i keep holding thinking "special occasion!" then two more years have gone by. nothing sadder than opening a bottle you know would have been lights-out last year.
     
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    Slewfoot Senior member

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    Unfortunately that seems to happen all the time with White Burgundy these days.
     
  12. Manton

    Manton RINO Dubiously Honored

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    Your sounding of this alarm has succeeded in scaring the crap out of me.
     
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    Piobaire Not left of center?

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    This is the danger though, no? You know how tickled pink I was that the C-C did not have premox...which is why I fear aging white Burgs. Those bottles did make a convert out of me for aged white Burg though.
     
  14. L.R.

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    Thanks for the list, as always, you're a reservoir of great information. I'll have to try it with foie gras, as that's something I've always been partial to. (My lifestyle and income are incongruent, but that's what young age is for...). As it is, I'll probably stick with my bottom shelf reds for the days and those nights of just drinking for the drunk, but I'll give these producers a try.
     
  15. james_timothy

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    For those of us who'd never given Heitz Cellars a second thought before Manton's bottle, here's a decent blog post about it.
     

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