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For the last week or so, I've stood a bottle of 2003 Dominique Laurent Clos Saint Denis Vieilles Vignes. Tonight it will be able to lay down empty.


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DoktaP, what do you think about this one? Thank you.

Wineplease, this bottle was singing and firing on all cylinders. Probably the WOTN imho. It had all the elements you want in an aged cote rotie. It was described by one attendee as having the nose of a charcuterie board (bacon, cured meat, spice) with a heavenly floral (violet) hint. Drinking absolutely beautifully, but can hold on another decade easily. Worth sourcing if you have a chance. As a group, we felt that no score be assigned, but just take in the wondrous nature.


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DoktaP, what do you think about this one? Thank you.

Wineplease, this bottle was singing and firing on all cylinders. Probably the WOTN imho. It had all the elements you want in an aged cote rotie. It was described by one attendee as having the nose of a charcuterie board (bacon, cured meat, spice) with a heavenly floral (violet) hint. Drinking absolutely beautifully, but can hold on another decade easily. Worth sourcing if you have a chance. As a group, we felt that no score be assigned, but just take in the wondrous nature.

This bottle, from that night, is in a very short WOTY list.
Thanks sincerely, Dok, for sharing this. Wink
 
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Really sorry to hear that, Dok. I had the wine 4 times but the last bottle 15-20 years ago. We did one in a series of verticals comparing 1962 and 1955. We did another in a 1955 First Growth horizontal. One we did at a French restaurant where the chef/owner prepared a special meal for four or us, along with a 1971 Lafite. The last we had at a dinner on our home. All four were wonderful.


I brought a 55 Lafite 2 years ago to a WGWeekend in Toronto with DoktaP and it was great. This one, unfortunately, was dead.

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DoktaP, what do you think about this one? Thank you.

Wineplease, this bottle was singing and firing on all cylinders. Probably the WOTN imho. It had all the elements you want in an aged cote rotie. It was described by one attendee as having the nose of a charcuterie board (bacon, cured meat, spice) with a heavenly floral (violet) hint. Drinking absolutely beautifully, but can hold on another decade easily. Worth sourcing if you have a chance. As a group, we felt that no score be assigned, but just take in the wondrous nature.


Great. Thank you for your notes DoktaP.
I actually bought this one about 6 months ago and had been curious when should I open this one Big Grin
But I guess I should wait couple of months when my wife is allowed to drink wine again.
Hopefully i will have the same experience as yours and KSC02 when popping up this bottle.
 
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1997 Mayacamas Cabernet.
 
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1983 Margaux acquired from a fellow board member.
 
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1983 Margaux acquired from a fellow board member.

The nose on this wine in it's prime is spell binding. The first time I opened one, I just enjoyed it's bouquet for 2 hours before tasting. I hope it shines for you and your group. Enjoy and please post your notes.


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The nose on Margaux is often the best of any Bordeaux, in my experience. And it need not be one the greatest vintages. I still remember the nose on the 1964 Margaux, which was little more than a decent wine with a 100 point nose.


Just one more sip.
 
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1993 Justin Isosceles - very low expectations for this still being alive
1996 Pagodes de Cos - same

I hope to be pleasantly surprised.
 
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1993 Justin Isosceles - very low expectations for this still being alive
1996 Pagodes de Cos - same

Special occasion? Razz
 
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1997 Dominus
 
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1997 Dominus


I just had my last 1997 Dominus of three magnums and it dried a little bit with decanting and time in the glass. I'd pop and pour and then decide whether to decant. Just my opinion.
 
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1997 Dominus


I just had my last 1997 Dominus of three magnums and it dried a little bit with decanting and time in the glass. I'd pop and pour and then decide whether to decant. Just my opinion.
Thanks for the note! Will do!
 
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1993 Justin Isosceles - very low expectations for this still being alive
1996 Pagodes de Cos - same

Special occasion? Razz


My irony-meter is in the shop right now so I can't tell if you're joking or not. (I suspect you are.) But if it was a serious question, no special occasion.
 
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1993 Justin Isosceles - very low expectations for this still being alive
1996 Pagodes de Cos - same

Special occasion? Razz


My irony-meter is in the shop right now so I can't tell if you're joking or not. (I suspect you are.) But if it was a serious question, no special occasion.

Green Razz emoticon confirms the jest Wink
 
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1987 Dominus - Going to enjoy this tomorrow night with my son and his fiancee at Kiki's Bistro in Chicago
 
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Kiki's brings back fond (and fuzzy) memories.


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I must try this Kiki's place of which you all speak. I think it may be a possibility for a future xhoser visit.
 
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Kiki's brings back fond (and fuzzy) memories.


Many many visits to KiKi's and all seem fuzzy.

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1960 Cockburn


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Do you think it is the food?

Absolutely! Or, my underwear were too tight Big Grin


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Absolutely! Or, my underwear were too tight Big Grin


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Absolutely! Or, my underwear were too tight Big Grin


I knew it had nothing to do with all of the '59 Bordeaux and such we consumed. Wink
 
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