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Last night at home I opened a 1982 Chateau Chasse-Spleen. This was a treat!!! Should drink well for another 2-3 years


bought my bottle in london and it was a treat too!


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g-man, was hoping to hear your experiences with the '94 Graham's I opened recently.
 
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g-man, was hoping to hear your experiences with the '94 Graham's I opened recently.


i'll certainly have to put it on the list to try as I haven't opened any of the 94s yet.

It was a really good year in porto that I would hazard to geuss the 94 grahams would still be young, youthful, sweet, fruity and showing some tannins, but still the plummy fruit dominating most of the flavors.


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- 1987 Dunn Howell Mountain Cab Sauv.


How was this one Shane? Have you had other older vintages? I'm interested in which are the better years for older Howell Mtn cabs.
I tried the 1982 Dunn Howell Mountain late last year and it was fantastic. The bottle came from perfect storage since release and was inserted in a 1982 Bordeaux themed lineup tasted blind. The bottles opened were Haut Brion, La Tour Haut Brion, Leoville Las Cases, and another from the right bank, but can't recall the name. It came in 3rd that night behind the Haut Brion and La Tour Haut Brion. Great wine.


Thanks Max! Some older Cali Cabs really do seem to show well vis Bordeaux. The 75 Mondavi Reserve we had last year at the Cos/Pl offline was the hands down favorite over the 75 PL.
 
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I keep forgetting to post. Two nights ago:

2011 Zind-Humbrecht Riesling

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2009 Rupert & Rothschild Classique


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Beaucastel Vertical

1995-2001
2003-2005
 
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Beaucastel Vertical

1995-2001
2003-2005


How did the 95 show? I have one standing to go with the cassoulet I'm making this weekend.


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Beaucastel Vertical

1995-2001
2003-2005


How did the 95 show? I have one standing to go with the cassoulet I'm making this weekend.


I like the food pairing. The wine is at its peak, IMO. Although there were thoughts that this wine had some heat damage, since it seemed that the fruit had faded.
 
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Thanks mareff. Haven't had it in about a year and a half but my last bottle was surprisingly young so I've laid off them for a while.


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2010 Ceritas Chardonnay Porter-Bass Vineyard – Very, Very nice CA Chard. Reminded me of an 08 Les Combettes that I opened recently.
 
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2010 Cambria pinot noir (Julia's Vineyard) - disappointing and bland.
 
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Reminded me of an 08 Les Combettes that I opened recently.


Which producer from the vineyard of Les Combettes?
 
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Reminded me of an 08 Les Combettes that I opened recently.


Which producer from the vineyard of Les Combettes?
Domaine Matrot. I've enjoyed both the 07 and 08 recently. Really good stuff.
 
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A few good QPR wines over the past 2 nights:

2009 Joseph Chromy Tasmania Chardonnay - quite intense stone fruit flavours

2008 Domaine Charles Audoin Marsannay Clos du Roy - nice bright acidity and ripe cherry fruit makes this a good food wine

2008 Domaine Gille Cotes de Nuits Village - great nose with dark cherries and dark plum flavours make this a rich and flavourful wine. Again, acidity goes well with food.

All of these wines were $25 or less and bought at the LCBO.
 
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2010 Scott Paul La Paulee Pinot
 
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2009 Bodegas Avanthia Valdeorras Godello. Love this stuff.
 
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2009 Bodegas Avanthia Valdeorras Godello. Love this stuff.


Thanks for the tip.
 
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2010 Ceritas Chardonnay Porter-Bass Vineyard – Very, Very nice CA Chard. Reminded me of an 08 Les Combettes that I opened recently.


I liked this as well, although, I found it to be a touch disappointing, in that I felt it was a step down for the 2009.
 
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09 Kanzler PN
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- 1987 Dunn Howell Mountain Cab Sauv.


How was this one Shane? Have you had other older vintages? I'm interested in which are the better years for older Howell Mtn cabs.
I tried the 1982 Dunn Howell Mountain late last year and it was fantastic. The bottle came from perfect storage since release and was inserted in a 1982 Bordeaux themed lineup tasted blind. The bottles opened were Haut Brion, La Tour Haut Brion, Leoville Las Cases, and another from the right bank, but can't recall the name. It came in 3rd that night behind the Haut Brion and La Tour Haut Brion. Great wine.


Thanks Max! Some older Cali Cabs really do seem to show well vis Bordeaux. The 75 Mondavi Reserve we had last year at the Cos/Pl offline was the hands down favorite over the 75 PL.
I've been impressed with how some of these older California cabs have been showing as well. A couple years ago I was fortunate enough to score a lot from auction consisting of 3 cases of older cabs ranging from the late 50's to early 70's, all from perfect provenance. I've went through near a case of these and only had 1 bottle to not show well do to a faulty cork. The best cab I've had to date, regardless of region or country, has been the 1969 Inglenook Estate Bottled cabernet sauvignon. Amazed at how that bottle showed.
 
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2010 Ridge Ponzo Vineyard Zinfandel.
 
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1975 Montrose How ready is it? I have 2

1986 Gruaud-Larose - Best '86 I have tasted Great to hear. Thanks for the tip. I bought a case on futures. with tannins finally integrated


The '75 was showing well but was still a little muted versus the '70. You can drink and enjoy but I don't think you need to be in a hurry.
 
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Thanks. Most of the 1975s I've had have really been tannic, not quite to the extent of the 1986s, but without their depth.


Just one more sip.
 
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1987 R. Lopez de Heredia Vina Tondonia Gran Reserva - Absolutely a beautiful wine. So graceful and very burgundian on the palate.
2007 Felsina Chianti Classico Riserva Rancia - IMO, this is a great QPR wine.
 
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2011 Viña Godeval Godello
 
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