Well jburman outdid himself again. Another fabulous evening of food (wonderfully prepared by K's dad), wine, and company. Ole jb has set the bar high and others in the group have stepped up too, making for a great night of wine.
S FL WS GROUP TASTES 1988 BORDEAUX (AND OTHERS) - Jupiter, FL (2/23/2013)
The extremely generous and hospitable JB invited the group over to enjoy scallops and prime rib and a whole lotta great wine. Another memorable evening of great food, wine and company.
EDIT: Updated to add wines.This message has been edited. Last edited by: vinole,
Champagne for my real friends and real pain for my sham friends. - Tom Waits
Nice notes. I wish my 88 LMHB showed as well as yours. I brought one to an offline a little over a year ago. While very nice, it was no where near "classic." Bottle variation, I guess.
"I was astonished to hear this, if only because I have never felt that loving Burgundy precluded one from loving Pinot Noirs—or any other wines—from elsewhere."
Great notes and sounds like a wonderful dinner. I'm unlikely to have the chance enjoy any 1988 Bordeaux, but the notes were great. Thanks for the note on the Keplinger and Jemrose. I have some of the Keplinger and the Jemrose sounds right up my alley, so need to keep an eye out for that winery.
“Appreciating old wine is like making love to a very old lady. It is possible. It can even be enjoyable. But it requires a bit of imagination.”
2000 Philipponnat Clos des Goisses
The 88 LMHB was the rock star of the night for me. The 88 Lynch/Leo Barton and 82 Branaire were 2-4 in no particular order. The 88 LLC was a disappointment. I would have put it under 90 pts.
Fun night. Glad most of the group could make it.
Thanks for the notes Vinole, as always.
I agree completely with LBJ. The LMHB was clearly the WOTN. The Lynch and Leoville were significanlty behind, but both very very nice.
The Rieussec was exquisite. Thanks MiamiAtty.
The La Turque was a victim of previous excess. Could have been enjoyed more under different circumstances, but enjoyed none the less.
Thanks JBurman and K, and K's dad!
Pfffff.... you guys opened up a '98 La La and only decanted for 30 minutes? What's wrong with you guys? You gotta give that wine some time.
I (heart) Burmans
"Remeber, avoid the pointy end." - jburman82
You are defintely buying lunch on friday.
Vinole, I believe it was a Silvio Grasso '05 Barolo. Very nice notes on the night, and much appreciated.
Sounds terrific! Wish we could have been there. I have a 1988 Mouton down there too.
Just one more sip.
Sounds like a great evening.
Does anyone that attended have notes/thoughts on the Clos des Goisses?
While the pessimist and optimist were discussing whether the glass was half empty or half full, I drank it.
Board-0, wish you could have been there too.
Gig, the Phillipponnat was very good but the more I drink this, the more I realize its not a good cocktail hour champagne. It really needs food.
Great notes and totally agree with WOTN being LMHB followed by LB and the 82 Branaire Ducru. Three very different wines; LMHB much more muscular but smooth with plenty of backbone to go for 15-20 years may be more; the LB showed some aging and a nice spiciness with plenty of fruit.
The Branaire in my opinion was the only one that showed its age in color, nose and taste. Very delicate with tertiary aromas, enough red fruits and long finish. This one was opened and poured.
I thought the Sauternes needed more time to open up but was very nice and honestly after all that wine My taste buds did not appreciate the lala which in my humble opinion needed some decanting
For the ones that were missed I have more Branaire to share in a future off line but unfortunately that was my las LMHB
I'm out of my stash of 88 LMHB. I have not tasted the 88 vintage widely, but the LMHB was far and away my favorite - over Leoville Barton, LLC, Cos, HB, Giscours, etc.).
LBJ - try the Phillipponnat NV wines - I think they are better at the cocktail to food transition. Also - I would assume the 2000 CdG was a little on the young and acidic side...
maybe someone with greater experience can correct me, but I have always understood the CdG bottlings to be longer agers and rather rough in their youth (similar to Krug Le Mesnil...)
At the winery, we were told that the CdG is built for long aging. It's made from 65% PN, 35% Chard, all from the CdG vineyard and only the first pressing. It's aged in oak after blending. I tasted the 2000 CdG there and thought it was already wonderful, but would improve greatly with age, and that from someone who normally prefers Champagne on the young side.
Just one more sip.
We definitely missed you Board-O. I believe you would've even liked the Silvio Grasso.
Hope to see you later this month.
Just one more sip.
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