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2008 Clos Ste Michelle Chateauneuf du Pape
 
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2005 Clos Des Papes
2005 Clos Apalta
 
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For fkg's birthday with friends

05 George's Laval Cumieres Champagne - wow
stefania no label Chardonnay.
11 Araujo Sauvignon blanc
95 97 01 03 06 Clerc Milon
06 Shaffer Hillside Select
10 St Cosme Cote Rotie

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1998 Krug Champagne -- I've written about this before, fabulous wine, addictive, hard to let it age, I already look forward to the next bottle

There are 'bigger' and better vintages but the '98 just drinks sooo well! Cool


The '98 is very good, indeed.



Well 3 respected pallets enticed me to buy a 6 pack yesterday of this along with 2 1/2 cases of other champers.... Will list at some point. Merry Christmas boys Smile


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1998 Krug Champagne

Well 3 respected pallets enticed me to buy a 6 pack yesterday of this along with 2 1/2 cases of other champers...Merry Christmas boys Smile

Merry Christmas indeed, marcb. Cool
 
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Last night after service.

5x NV Bollinger Special Cuvee
 
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Last night PURPLE prepared a tapas themed Christmas Eve dinner. Served with that:

* 2001 R. López de Heredia Rioja Reserva Viña Tondonia
* 1995 Taylor (Fladgate) Porto Vintage Quinta de Vargellas


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NV Bollinger Special Cuvee
 
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I feel like a sandwich.


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2002 Penfolds Shiraz RWT
 
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I feel like a sandwich.


Make me one while you're at it. We'll wash it down with some Bollinger.

How was the 01 Lopez?
 
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How was the 01 Lopez?


Tasty as usual. Got a few magnums on order.


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On the road most of yesterday and last night, so nothing yesterday. Plan on making up for it though today and tonight. Merry Christmas everyone!
 
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This afternoon, celebrating the non-end of the world with VinCentric, vijay and on the wine:

N.V. Pierre Péters Champagne Blanc de Blancs Brut Cuvée de Réserve - delightfully crisp starter, great with oysters splashed with vodka (!)

1985 Château d'Angludet - opened nicely to show fading but still present fruit, black tea, grippy tannins still evident. Great showing.

2004 Querce Bettina Brunello di Montalcino - surprisingly muted on this day, even after fours hours in decanter. Dumb phase? Bottle variation? Hoping otw posts notes on the remaining half bottle he took home.

1999 Delas Frères Hermitage Marquise de la Tourette - intoxicating aroma, rich, full palate, still very young. My WOTA.

2001 Bodegas y Viñedos Alión Ribera del Duero - took a while to open, still very dense and youthful, long future ahead

2009 Nicolas Joly Savennières Les Clos Sacrés (Les Vieux Clos) - once it came up to room temp, stone fruits and nice texture, incorporates the 15% abv well

2002 Royal DeMaria Vidal Icewine - burnished gold with a slight spritz (!). IMO could have used a touch more acidity to offset the rich, unctuous texture.

Best possible way to spend a holiday afternoon, with great food and good service from Crush on King Street. Thanks, guys!

I followed the 04 Querce Bettina over the next 3 days. This wine was solidly stuck in the same place with flavours muted and lifeless. The only detectable change was a slight accentuation of the tannin.

I had this wine just 2 months ago, so I don't think it's in a dumb phase. I think it was corked. A sad outcome for a bottle that I lugged home from Montalcino and past Canada Customs. I don't suppose they give refunds on duties paid?

Happy Christmas, everyone!
 
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2007 Chaulk Hill Estate Red.
 
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I think it was corked.


Interesting. I did not get even a whiff of TCA from this bottle, but I will defer to your expertise. Only one thing to do...open another bottle!
 
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On the road most of yesterday and last night, so nothing yesterday. Plan on making up for it though today and tonight. Merry Christmas everyone!


Merry Christmas Max.
 
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2003 William Fevre Les Preueses


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2000 Gruaud Larose
2002 Lynch Bages
 
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I think it was corked.


Interesting. I did not get even a whiff of TCA from this bottle, but I will defer to your expertise. Only one thing to do...open another bottle!

At lower levels, TCA dulls the fruit before it gives you the damp soggy cardboard taste. My guess is that's what we experienced, but who knows for sure... Frown
 
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1986 Ch. Talbot
1997 Matanzas Creek Merlot


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"Wine only turns into alcohol if you let it sit."---Lindsay Bluth
 
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I'm looking forward to hearing your thoughts on the 1986 Talbot, indobob. Was wondering when you were going to pop it! I have my next to last bottle standing up for consumption by the New Year. It's a lovely wine. Hope it shows well for you.

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At lower levels, TCA dulls the fruit before it gives you the damp soggy cardboard taste. My guess is that's what we experienced, but who knows for sure... Frown


It amazes me to this day that so many wine drinkers don't get this. It helps greatly to have a baseline recollection of an untainted bottle but I've had many a friend go into serious denial when the possibility of "mild" taint is raised with a bottle that is muted like this.

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2007 Chaulk Hill Estate Red.


I've had this 3 times from 375 this year and it has impressed each time. Not a big CA guy, but this is a nice wine. Good luck!!

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I'm looking forward to hearing your thoughts on the 1986 Talbot. Hope it shows well for you.

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It was excellent (I put up a note), and the one I had was fully ready to go. I went with 93pts, and I hope yours shows even better!


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"Wine only turns into alcohol if you let it sit."---Lindsay Bluth
 
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