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I did mean it, but I honestly hope your movies don't suffer.

The Life and Times of Serge Birbrair... Spielberg must be nervously pacing back and forth right now, in anticipation of getting the first draft of the script.


I got funds for a very short movie, VERY limited budget.

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Big Grin You should have some money left over.

Maybe enough to buy a few nice bottles of wine.


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I am audouzing another bottle for today's dinner with friends. CdP was new to me and will be new for them.
I lovingly named the bottle "PurpleAries" in commemoration of those who set me straight.
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Great not Serge,

I just love this board, always guarantee for some great TN and a laugh and fun. Wink
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  • 1995 Château de Beaucastel Châteauneuf-du-Pape - France, Rhône, Southern Rhône, Châteauneuf-du-Pape (5/9/2006)
    Not remarkable but itself, quite good with BBQ'd pork chops. The whole lemon went into the BBQ sauce to bring some acidity this wine was missing. I doubt very much this wine will outlive my children. (92 pts.)

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which shows that little knowledge may be dangerous.

I am decanting 1995 Beaucastel from now on, 'til it matures. I ate a crow on this one, thank you for having me relive my sorrows...
wanna have TN on a crow?
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Several threads on this wine, so I figured this was as good a place as any.

Decanted for approximately 1 hour before serving. Upon first glance, the wine is extremely young looking in terms of the colour. The nose was atypical for a Beaucastel with this much age on it. Very young showing blackberry, black cherry, some tobacco and, over time some old leather and a complete absence of any of the truffle or barnyard notes I normally associate with older Beaus. Probably would have guessed a predominance of cabernet in the blend if served blind. Palate shows black fruit, a plush mouthfeel but also nice acidity and good length. While a nice showing, I think it's still young and would benefit from further cellaring (92 points, with potential for more).


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purchased this bottle from a board member and this was the first one opened out of his original case purchase. bottle had high neck fill, and cork was deeply stained at bottom, with nothing up the sides. storage appears to have been impeccable.

popped and poured. light brickish red, orange at rim.

a light nose, with aromas and flavors of mature CdP: LOTS of leather, red fruits, spices, underbrush, black pepper, a tiny note of kirsch.

weak entry, but midpalate explodes, then finish keeps expanding and going 45+ seconds.

fruit has receded quite a bit, but plenty of acidity, and some minor, very fine-grained tannin in support.

a few minutes in the decanter brought the nose around, but i think i would have enjoyed this bottle more 2-3 years ago when i expect it had more fruit (and i love fully mature wines).

paired very nicely with julia child's bouef bourgignon.

92 points.

anyone who is holding these and hasn't popped one recently should do so ASAP to check its progress.

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  • 1995 Château de Beaucastel Châteauneuf-du-Pape - France, Rhône, Southern Rhône, Châteauneuf-du-Pape (8/23/2016)
    Really gorgeous. The nose is dominated by cigar box with a little bit of barnyard. The palate is rich and smooth, some red berry fruit, some licorice, a lot of earth, mineral, and a little more barnyard. Long and smooth on the finish.

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Appreciate the notes. I have three left. Sounds like time to open another.


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Same here except two left.


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I had one last week, and I'd say that it is fully ready, but a well stored bottle is in no danger of of dropping off a cliff.

Maybe I should double post on this, adding a note to the "do you like barnyard" thread. I almost always do not like even a hint of livestock in my wine, but here it was so integrated and unobtrusive that fit the expectations for a solid Beaucastel.
 
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Opened Friday night. Cork was almost pristine with just a thin streak about halfway up the cork on one side. Modest amount of bricking. Just a gorgeous, sublime wine. This was the oldest CdP I've had, but I'd say this is drinking at peak and if I had another I'd drink this year or next. It was opened about 1:30 with no decant and we started drinking it about 5.


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Opened Friday night. Cork was almost pristine with just a thin streak about halfway up the cork on one side. Modest amount of bricking. Just a gorgeous, sublime wine. This was the oldest CdP I've had, but I'd say this is drinking at peak and if I had another I'd drink this year or next. It was opened about 1:30 with no decant and we started drinking it about 5.


Was there much sediment? I have three left and I'm thinking of bringing one to a BYO dinner on Saturday. I can always double decant at home. TIA


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Opened Friday night. Cork was almost pristine with just a thin streak about halfway up the cork on one side. Modest amount of bricking. Just a gorgeous, sublime wine. This was the oldest CdP I've had, but I'd say this is drinking at peak and if I had another I'd drink this year or next. It was opened about 1:30 with no decant and we started drinking it about 5.


Was there much sediment? I have three left and I'm thinking of bringing one to a BYO dinner on Saturday. I can always double decant at home. TIA


It wasn't too bad, but I think it would be worth decanting for sediment. I wouldn't keep it in the decanter for long, but then I'd rather experience the evolution in the glass and not risk it falling apart too soon. That said, I don't think you have to worry about that too much. There were 3 of us drinking it and a 2005 Galevan. We probably finished the bottle about 9:30 and it was still drinking well.


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Thanks, I guess I'll double decant it just before leaving for the half hour drive to dinner.


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Thanks, I guess I'll double decant it just before leaving for the half hour drive to dinner.


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I should have posted. There was plenty of ripe berry flavors, but I think this bottle was probably better a couple of years ago. A little soft, 90. I expected a little better based on previous bottles. If the occasion should arise, I'll open another one soon.


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