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Next week is the wife's b-day. 2004 lafite, 2005 chateau pavie and a 2006 haut brion

2001 dyquem half bottle for desert. Can't wait
 
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Pete, I've never had any of the wines you mentioned but with the exception of the Sauternes, those other wines shouldn't be touched for quite a while. Especially the Pavie. I've had much lower level Bordeaux from those vintages, and only the simpler ones from 2004 are drinking decently. You sure you want to open those?

Damn, I sound like Board-O! He would likely make a much stronger case than me though, with experience of that caliber of juice. Wink
 
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I was thinking the same but want to crack something special for her b-day. If not, I have some older sine qua non eba's I could dip into, just not the same.

Would like to hear others suggestions and see if concensus is to not open them. I am listening with open ears.

Peter
 
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billhike is on the money. Leave those Bordeaux alone. Depending on your location, you might find a formumite who'd be willing to swap some "ready to open" BDX for your infants.

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Ditto Bill. Ditto PH.

When you mean "just not the same" I'd translate that to mean, "they'll be better."

Those young Bdx wines will be tannic bruisers, nowhere near ready to open. The SQN juice you have should drink MUCH better and be a more pleasant way to spend your bride's birthday.

If you don't want to dip into those either, Champagne is always in style.


-IB

"Wine only turns into alcohol if you let it sit."---Lindsay Bluth
 
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1997 Beaulieu Vineyards Georges De Latour Private Reserve Cabernet.
 
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Ditto Bill. Ditto PH.

When you mean "just not the same" I'd translate that to mean, "they'll be better."

Those young Bdx wines will be tannic bruisers, nowhere near ready to open. The SQN juice you have should drink MUCH better and be a more pleasant way to spend your bride's birthday.

If you don't want to dip into those either, Champagne is always in style.
I agree with these guys as well. I don't even think a ton of decanting will help these wines open to even close to what you want. I'd go with the sqn's.
 
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advice taken. Going pop the SQN's and also pick up a bottle of champagne. Thanks for the advice. I think I will re-thank you all in 5-10 years when i do pop them
 
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10 rather than 5 would be my recommendation.


Just one more sip.
 
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10 rather than 5 would be my recommendation.


Yup.

Where are you located Drpete12? If you had your heart set on opening good Bordeaux for your wife's birthday I still think you could pull off a trade. You certainly have good trade bait.

PH
 
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2006 Ash Hollow Syrah.
Going to give this botle about 5 hours of air and see if it settles down any.
 
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1990 Rauzan Segla
1990 Ornellaia
 
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1989 Leoville Barton
1997 Suduiraut
 
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1990 Rauzan Segla
1990 Ornellaia


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Originally posted by VinT:
1989 Leoville Barton
1997 Suduiraut


wow. very nice gents.
 
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wow. very nice gents.

+1


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We're actually having dinner together with the Mrs. on the weekend. Cool
 
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We're actually having dinner together with the Mrs. on the weekend

That could lead to dancing.......


Nostalgia isn't what it used to be.
 
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1986 Ch. Talbot


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1990 Rauzan Segla
1990 Ornellaia


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Originally posted by VinT:
1989 Leoville Barton
1997 Suduiraut[/QUOTE

wow. very nice gents.


Very nice lineup! I'm interested in how the 97 Suduiraut shows.
 
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1986 Ch. Talbot


Had it a few months ago. One of the few 1986s I've had that seemed just about ready.


Just one more sip.
 
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2000 d'Issan
2003 Tollot-Beaut Corton-Bressandes
 
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[QUOTE]Originally posted by mangiare:
1990 Rauzan Segla
1990 Ornellaia


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Originally posted by VinT:
1989 Leoville Barton
1997 Suduiraut[/QUOTE

wow. very nice gents.


Very nice lineup! I'm interested in how the 97 Suduiraut shows.


Ditto. Also would be interested in why you stood up a Sauternes.....

PH
 
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Ditto. Also would be interested in why you stood up a Sauternes.....

PH


Good question! Certainly not to settle sediment, as there is none in the bottle. I just kinda pulled it from the back of the cellar and stood it next the LB to grab and go for dinner. I'm not doing harm by standing it for a few days, am I?
 
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No harm at all.

PH
 
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No harm at all.

PH


i stand it so i get that nasty petrol up on the top and hopefully it blows off when i pop the cork!


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